We now mark the one-year anniversary since important new regulatory restrictions on abortion were passed into law in Texas that protect life and make this nasty procedure safer for women that choose it. Its four major provisions require that abortion doctors have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles where they practice, abortion after 20 weeks of fertilization is banned, stricter controls on medically induced abortion, and abortion clinic facilities must meet the same standards as those of ambulatory surgical centers.
Can you imagine if the American people really knew their history? America would realize that her founders did not tolerate these tyrannical usurpations whatsoever. Apparently, America is still in need of a history lesson. A lesson that will be a hard one to learn.
Do we live in a nation of laws enacted by our duly elected representatives? Or do we live in a country in which a handful of elites can do as they please with no regard to those laws — or due process for those affected by them? This is the central question the U.S. Supreme Court must answer in the wake of Halbig v. Burrell — the court case that could derail Barack Obama's socialized medicine monstrosity once and for all.
Failing to get the 217 votes needed to pass, Republican leaders on July 31 pulled the $659 million border supplemental off the floor of the House Representatives. Republicans opposed the measure as doing nothing to secure the border or prevent the White House from taking yet more executive actions to grant legal status to illegal immigrants.
"Republicans want to indiscriminately return children to their deaths!" Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.) said in remarks on the House floor on Friday, as members of the House of Representatives were forced to delay their August recess to deal with a border appropriations bill.
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964