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Because Inauguration Day falls on a Sunday this time, President Obama will hold a small, private swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20 and stage a big public redo the next day.
Suppose the federal government introduces a new religion and requires your attendance. It's pretty clear the Constitution does not provide our government with the right to do that. However, according to the precedent established by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and other justices, the government would have the right to impose a tax upon those who did not attend services at its church. If this tax is large enough to coerce even one person to attend, the government would have come up with another way to invoke its power over the individual. We can thank Obamacare for such a threat to our freedom.
The legal fight against Obamacare lives on. On Monday, the Supreme Court vacated an appellate court ruling that had favored the health care takeover and granted opponents a second chance to make their case that the law is unconstitutional.
America's race toward the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic, massive tax increases is only part of the problem. This Thelma has her Louise -- the Obamacare taxes -- and hand-in-hand, these two terrors are racing toward Jan. 1.
We are heading into the last days before the most momentous election in the 21st century, in which the voters in the United States are faced with a stark choice between two different visions for the country.
Last month, three states joined State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, along with the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the 60 Plus Association, in a major lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Dodd-Frank.
Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark law that has opened voting booths to millions of blacks. Now, opponents of a key part of the Voting Rights Act are asking the high court to finish off that provision.