Unchecked power drove health care reform

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Tad Armstrong

The outcome of lawsuits challenging the health care reform law will depend upon whether the legislation is just so massive that the justices would return to the principles set by the framers of our constitutional form of government.

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A Supremely Sullied System

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Tad Armstrong

We cannot assume a death sentence for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, even if he is found guilty.

The dust of pure evil had not yet settled on the remains of the Twin Towers and its victims when President George W. Bush declared we would take Osama bin Laden “dead or alive.” General Patton would not likely have been as conciliatory. Bush was crucified by the politically-correct crowd for his cowboy rhetoric, but at least he was speaking to the reality of war on the battlefield, not to post-capture remedies.

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Tempest in a Teapot

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Tad Armstrong

“Not true” is not synonymous with “you lie.” It is a wee bit nicer, and it does not necessarily imply deceit. Such reactions at U.S. political speeches are frowned upon, but the Brits have no compunction when reacting negatively to speeches made in Parliament. Would it be more enlightening to the American people to permit at least a modest degree of jousting at a State of the Union address? Are we really better off by insisting on etiquette while our president gives the Supreme Court a tongue lashing?

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History Shows Proposed Reform as Unconstitutional

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Tad Armstrong

U.S. Supreme Court ultimately will reject pending health care reform bill.

As our country moves toward passing a health care bill that many legal scholars believe to be unconstitutional, it is more important than ever that the average American becomes more familiar with our founding document. I am on a mission to help transport our populace from its current state of constitutional lethargy to a place that will enable “We, the People” to govern ourselves again.

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Not So Fast, Mr. President

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Tad Armstrong

Congratulations, Mr. President, but if you care about the rule of law, you’ll have to fork over the Nobel Peace Prize within 60 days of accepting it next week. Contrary to Mel Brooks’ pronouncement in “History of the World Part I,” it’s (not always) good to be the king. It’s impossible if you are an American President.

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