Morning Briefing: July 2, 2012
by Jen Green
They’ve Confirmed What We All Suspected
If only half of this article from CBS News is to believed, Chief “Justice” John Roberts is more of a turncoat than we thought he was. Since Thursday, speculation has swarmed that he was originally in the “unconstitutional” column on ObamaCare but changed his mind. In this article, the writers speculate it was not pressure from the President that made him cave, but pressure from the media.
Oy. A Supreme court justice whose decisions rise and fall on the whim of the mainstream media. Who needs a Constitution–we got the New York Times!
The Litmus Test for 2016?
Three Republican governors whose names have already been discussed as potential candidates for a 2016 run have drawn a line in the sand against ObamaCare. Wisconsin’s Scott Walker was first to speak on Thursday when he said he would not implement ObamaCare in his state–at least until after the election.
Florida’s Rick Scott and Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal have both followed suit. Another future presidential hopeful, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said this, “Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional. While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right.”
One has to wonder, can these men walk the talk? And if so, if one or all of them buck the system, will that be the litmus test for the grassroots when they select their next nominee?
Breaking the Natural Law has Consequences
A “minister” in Minnesota is learning that when you break the natural law, there are consequences. When Rev. Oliver White proclaimed his support for so-called “same-sex” marriage, over half the members of Grace United Community Church of Christ left. Apparently, those who did so felt God really did put a period after His definition of marriage.
Despite a nationwide plea for help, his church was no longer able to pay their bills, forcing them to close their doors.
As to why he decided to voice his support for “gay marriage,” White said, “I knew so many gay and lesbian people as people and I couldn’t for 1,000 years imagine why they shouldn’t have the same privileges that heterosexuals have.”
When did a minister’s feelings become the standard for what is “preached” from a “pulpit?”