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The Dumbed-Down Court

July 2, 2012


THIS 2008 photo of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts speaks volumes. Here is a man who wants to be liked. Is it any surprise Roberts is responsible for arguably the most stupid Supreme Court ruling in history, a ruling that makes a penalty a tax even though members of Congress said over and over that the penalty was not a tax? At Forbes, Doug Bandow writes that “rarely has such a smart judge written such a bad opinon.”

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“My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord”

July 2, 2012

The Visitation by Mariotto Albertinelli

REFLECTIONS by Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira on the Magnificat, perhaps the most beautiful words ever written, can be found here. He wrote:

Observe that from beginning to end, the Magnificat is a thesis followed by arguments demonstrating it. It sings with extraordinary balance of the justice and mercy of God to show His grandness: grandness in His mercy, grandness in His justice. It is also a demonstration that all human power is nothing independent of God and a proof of His dominion over the entire universe. It is a triumphal hymn to the grandness of God.


Fowl Freedom

July 2, 2012


I WROTE before about the poultry vendor in my area where personal, retro-commerce prevails. It’s not the same since my favorite counterman, Bill, died. It will never be quite the same. But I am loyal to my people unto death. Love is synchrony, the movement through time together. It thrives on routine. The owner of the stand may be sick of saying, “What can we get for you today, Mrs. Wood?” but he will say it many more times.

There is a new picture of a chicken up behind the counter and a quote:

I dream of a world where a chicken can cross the road without his motives being questioned.


Doctors Against Obamacare

July 2, 2012


WHILE the American Medical Association, which represents a small minority of physicians, has supported Obamacare, many doctors have organized to condemn it. Here is a statement on the Supreme Court ruling by Elizabeth Lee Vliet of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a group formed in 1943 which is suing the federal government in U.S. District Court. And here is a plan for reform by AmericanDoctors4Truth.

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