Observant Christians and Jews will be particularly put to the test and some, such as Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, have already caved-in to the demands of the secular left that they abandon their beliefs and accept the Supreme Court’s decision as final. Others, such as we here at CHQ, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, our friends at the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage, and others, see the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex “marriage” for what it is – a profoundly political decision that can be undone through political means.
Our friend Mark Skousen, producer of FreedomFest, reports this year's FreedomFest promises to be another intellectual feast, and perhaps the summer's best collection of thinkers on economics and politics with over 250 speakers, panels and debates gathered under one roof. Time is short to register; use this link for FreedomFest 2015 registration or go here to view the complete program and here to view the list of speakers, including Glenn Beck, economist Stephen Moore, John Stossel of Fox News, columnist and author John Fund, Daniel McCarthy, editor of The American Conservative, WND's Joseph Farah and Steve Forbes.
What Justice Roberts’ opinion and the Supreme Court majority said to Congressional Republican leaders in King v. Burwell was, in essence, “don’t expect us to save you from the bad policies previous Congresses passed into law,” so “man-up” and do the work the Constitution gave you to fix them or live with them. And the way we see it, this tough love from Justice Roberts to the Republican leaders in Congress applies to other areas of Obama overreach and governmental “jiggery-pokery" as well.
We join the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer in suggesting that the winnowing process for 2016 begins today. Republican presidential candidates who publicly pledge to vote for or sign into law the repeal of ObamaCare will still be viable conservative candidates. Those who won’t make that pledge ought to be toast.
United States Supreme Court released its decision in the King v. Burwell Obamacare case upholding the current subsidy scheme, which on its face conficts with the plain language of the statute Congress enacted. More on this developing story will be posted as the implications of the decision become clearer.
Senator Ted Cruz has weighed in on Washington cronyism with a powerful speech at the Heritage Foundation that we think every American should see. “Washington has done a great job of one thing – picking winners and losers,” said Senator Ted Cruz, “except it’s clear each time who the losers are: it’s American families... What’s happening in Washington is no accident... It is a concerted effort by corporate lobbyists and establishment politicians. Lobbyists and career politicians make up the Washington Cartel."
Even if Russia threatens the continent, the Europeans don’t plan on defending themselves. Instead, virtually everyone expects America to save them, if necessary. Washington is being played for a sucker as usual. Instead of pouring more resources into NATO, Washington should disengage militarily, turning leadership of the alliance and responsibility for defending the continent over to Europe.
After 250 Orlando, Florida Disney workers were laid-off and forced to train their foreign replacements, by voting for TPA, Marco Rubio just provided the final vote to advance legislation that will double or triple the number of foreign workers allowed under the program that just put his American citizen constituents out of their jobs.
Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
At a time when the clergy sees, hears, and knows few sins as described in the Ten Commandments it seems strange that the Pope should adopt the language and politics of the New Age Left to command Catholics to embrace “Sister Earth.” And, the logical conclusion of the Pope’s message is that he endorses a political solution to climate change that could only be accomplished by remaking the world order and empowering a transnational authority, such as the U.N., to impose this New World Order on reluctant sovereign nations, such as the United States.
In an exclusive column on Breitbart, Senator Ted Cruz outlined the sleazy backroom deals, cronyism, corporate welfare and lies that have turned the current trade package into an attack on American workers and sovereignty, and away from the "free trade" traditionally favored by conservatives. Cruz says as things stand now he will have no choice but to vote "NO" on a bill that is of the lobbyist, by the lobbyist, and for the lobbyist – and at the expense of the taxpayers.
Yesterday, the Charles Koch Institute hosted a panel discussion on the cost of government cronyism – and the numbers were truly astonishing. Yet, the consensus or “top takeaways” of the panel were that taxpayers have no idea what government cronyism really costs them, how pervasive it is and how it distorts the economy by using politics and political connections, instead of free markets, to pick winners and losers.