By Valerie Richardson The Washington Times
A federal appeals court Thursday threw out a ruling that would have prohibited the president from declaring a National Day of Prayer, in a decision that cheered social conservatives and occasioned much wailing and gnashing of teeth by groups advocating a strict separation of church and state.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation announced that it would seek a rehearing by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a three-judge panel ruled against its challenge to the 1952 law, which instructs the president to issue a proclamation encouraging citizens to pray.
The Chicago-based court ruled that the organization lacked standing because it suffered no harm. It noted that the proclamation requires the president only to take action and does not compel any individual to pray “any more than a person would be obliged to hand over his money if the president asked all citizens to support the Red Cross or other charities. Read More
By Ambreen Ali
The distrust of Washington that tea party protesters expressed before the midterm elections continues to run deep through the movement and applies to everyone in Washington, including the firebrand newcomers popularly perceived to be their allies.
When it comes to cutting the budget and reducing the size of government, these grass-roots activists profess zero tolerance for compromise.
As for the Republican freshmen, tea partiers are quite prepared to unseat the ones they elected if they fail to perform up to snuff. Read More
Voters have the last word !!
President Obama, September 12, 2008
Beginning January 1, 2013, ObamaCare imposes a 3.8% Medicare tax on unearned income, including the sale of single family homes, townhouses, co-ops, condominiums, and even rental income.
In February 2010, 5.02 million homes were sold, according to the National Association of Realtors. On any given day, the sale of a house, townhome, condominium, co-op, or income from a rental property can push middle-income families over the $250,000 threshold and slam them with a new tax they can’t afford. Read More
Robert David Hall is the actor who plays the coroner on CSI.
This should be required reading for every man, woman, and child in the United States of America .
“I’m 63 and I’m Tired”
by Robert D. Hall
I’m 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I’ve worked hard since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there’s no retirement in sight, and I’m tired. Very tired.
I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth” to people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it. Read More