We elevate the events of the American Revolution to near-mythical status all too often and forget that the real revolutionaries were people just like you and me.
On Thursday, a majority of the Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare in recognition of its importance as a key initiative of the Obama administration. The big surprise, for many, was the vote by the Chief Justice of the Court, John Roberts, to join with the Court’s four liberals.
Predictions are always hazardous when it comes to the economy, the weather, and the Supreme Court. I won’t get near the first two right now, but I’ll hazard a guess on what the Court is likely to decide: It will uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) by a vote of 6 to 3.
If you’re dark-haired, brown-skinned and have the misfortune of living in Arizona in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in State of Arizona v. United States of America, get ready to be stopped, searched and questioned. Then again, if you’re a citizen living in the United States, this is merely one more component of the police state that appears to be descending upon us.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg announced that he will introduce legislation next week to allow certain Indonesians who came to the U.S. to reopen claims for asylum. Many Indonesians, including a number of families in New Jersey, fled their native country to avoid religious persecution.