Posts Tagged ‘tad armstrong’

Masterpiece Cakeshop, LTD. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

7 Jun 2018

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The Obama Standard: Has It Been Met?

27 Jul 2016

The Madison-St. Clair Record

Tad Armstrong

The Democrats’ convention theme is always one of “optimism,” while painting the Republicans’ convention as dark and pessimistic. “Optimism” is normally defined as hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something. But, the Obama/Clinton brand of optimism is laden with additional baggage, to wit: hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something while contemporaneously covering up, hiding or utterly disregarding the facts. I suppose it can be labeled “blind optimism.” It’s the type of political campaign optimism that, in the wake of a terrorist attack, says “Move on. Nothing to see here. No need to worry. After all, these random acts of violence aren’t challenging the very existence of our nation. America is no less safe than it was a week ago. We have it under control. Move on.” (more…)

The Rule of Law Is On Life Support

19 Jul 2016

Chaos and Tyranny Await At Bedside

The Madison-St. Clair Record

Tad Armstrong

President Obama described the recent police officer ambush in Baton Rouge as an attack upon “the rule of law.” Indeed, it was. Yet, such anarchy is a predictable consequence in a nation whose leaders disrespect “the rule of law” on a regular basis, especially so when that nation is a constitutional republic. (more…)

What Qualifies a Supreme Court Nominee for Confirmation?

17 Mar 2016

A seldom heard message on judicial review.

Tad Armstrong

There are so many moving pieces to this election year puzzle. It makes it hard to choose which of several serious issues to address first. 

Let’s start with media abuse (on the right and the left) of the role the Senate plays in the confirmation process. According to most of them, the Senate has a duty to confirm whomever a President nominates as long as he is “qualified,” but what does that mean? Last night on Fox News Megyn Kelly labeled Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, as “incredibly qualified,” implying, however, that he would “nevertheless” not likely be confirmed by a Republican Senate because the process has become more about ideology and power politics than “qualifications.” (more…)

Informational Meeting – O’Fallon, Missouri

8 Oct 2015

O'Fallon, MOELL Informational Meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

March Madness Over Libyan Skies

6 Apr 2011

President Obama’s decision to attack might have been unwise, but it was constitutional.

© St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Tad Armstrong

If you would like an honest answer to questions concerning the constitutionality of legislation or executive branch decisions, steer clear of any lawyer who graduated from a prestigious law school, has taught constitutional law and is Democratic politician. Ouch! That last “unqualification” might hurt a bit. Although I don’t shy away from criticizing Republicans, it has been my studied observation that one is more likely to get a trustworthy answer from a Republican than from a Democrat when it comes to presidential war powers. (more…)

Are We Grown Up Enough to Meet the Challenges of our Time?

1 Dec 2010

The next two years will define America for generations to come.

© St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Tad Armstrong

It has now been one month since the hard work of everyday Americans paid off in the mid-term elections and turned this nation back from the precipice of the type of collapse we are witnessing all across Europe. Over the past year, I have seen firsthand how much work and resolve it takes for citizens to run their own country. These folks decided they could make a difference, but it took a commitment from them they were not used to making. They passed the first test with flying colors. We are now facing challenges as a nation that will test our mettle to the maximum. (more…)