H.R. 998 “constitutional” right…

The  summary of this act is as follows: “Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 – Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates.

Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination.

Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct they reasonably believe to be unlawful under this Act.

Authorizes federal departments and agencies to enforce these prohibitions by cutting off the educational assistance of recipients found to be violating them.

Allows an aggrieved individual to assert a violation of this Act in a judicial proceeding and recover reasonable attorney’s fees should they prevail.

Deems a state’s receipt of federal educational assistance for a program to constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity for conduct prohibited under this Act regarding such program.

While this may sound innocent enough, maybe even good, what is neither innocent nor good but rather a symptom of our countries continued slide into hedonism and depravity is that fact the justification for this bill’s constitutionality is the infamous commerce clause. We should not be allowing our congressmen to get away with this nonsense.

If the constitution allows this, then the tenth amendment has no meaning (except that it was put in afterwards as an amendment and therefore trumps the commerce clause).

Please call or write your congressman/woman and ask them to call for the ejection of congressman Polis for this outrageous abuse of power.


Interesting… meh, not really.

Is anybody surprised that the Herman Cain scandal is no longer a big deal now that he isn’t at the front of the GOP primary pack? The more I learn of this scandal the more it looks like a manufactured story aimed at tarnishing a GOP candidate who would’ve made the ridiculous nature of the claims of republican racism obvious to anybody who is willing to think about them.

Yes, there are still new articles being posted that show up in Google news, but they are primarily editorial in nature or are primarily on sexual harassment in the work place. So basically nobody in the mainstream media cares about this case for it’s own merits and it will be ignored unless or until Cain gets to the front in the polls again.

Just occured to me…

I was thinking about something I had read in stuff christians like about how often people run into a mormon who isn’t nice. I realized that there are two ways to look at the existence of mean christians. On the one hand, you can assume based off of that one person that all christians are like that. Or on the other hand, you can view this as meaning that if someone that bad can become a christian, then what is stopping you?

Why the rally?

Dad wondered why there would be a rally at just the announcement of a bipartisan deal with regard to the debt ceiling. The way I see it there are two possibilities. Either, one the news media ignored the actual source of the rally in favor of their preferred political party being involved in the deal. (This is pretty unlikely since I haven’t heard of anything else that might reasonably have an effect.) Or, the added certainty of a deal existing, regardless of what the deal was.

Business ventures automatically have a certain level of uncertainty, adding in a potentially disasterous pending government decision into the mix can lead to many business leaders to vacillate, unsure of whether to risk investing or play it safe in the hopes of having enough to make it. Getting the government decision out of the way allows investors to make their decisions based off of more stable factors.

Hopefully, this helps to clear a few things up.