Something to think about …. “Indeed, where were they?”!!


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~~September 29, 2015~~ 

WHERE WERE THEY?

One of the events that I watched during the Pope’s visit was his address to Congress.

A historical even since no other pope had addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress.

As I saw the justices march in, I noticed not all were there.

I wondered what happened.

Seems like others wondered too.

What I didn’t know is that the three of them are Catholics.

Does make one wonder.

HortyRex©

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Supreme Court Justices, from left, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan await the start of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

Supreme Court Justices, from left, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan await the start of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #324 …. “Kim Davis: Zapped”!!


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~~September 3, 2015~~ 

KENTUCKY COUNTY CLERK … BACK TO COURT

*Allen Clifton*

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is the personification of religious idiocy. She has become a face for those in this country who honestly believe that their religion trumps our laws; those who think the Bible is more legally binding than our Constitution. She’s someone who thinks her rights are being violated because she’s being ordered not to infringe on the Constitutional rights of others – as per our Supreme Court and our Constitution.

It’s just lunacy. She has absolutely no legal leg on which to stand, yet she’s still trying to fight this in court – even though the highest court in the land already ruled on same-sex marriage months ago. What she’s essentially trying to do is challenge the Supreme Court’s decision back to the very same Supreme Court that made the decision in the first place.

Her job is to issue marriage licenses in accordance with the State of Kentucky which is bound to the Constitution of the United States of America. If she wants to become an anti-gay marriage advocate, she needs to quit her job and go join some hate group filled with knuckle-dragging fools like herself. She has no right (nor does any other business owner or government employee) to deny service to anyone based on religious beliefs.

Using your religion to try to justify denying Americans their Constitutional rights isn’t “religious freedom” – it’s discrimination.

And yes, it’s as simple as that.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

Read more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/let-explain-religious-freedom-kentucky-county-clerk-kim-davis/

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’

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A heartfelt thank you …. “Sprinkled with lots of Gratitude”!!


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~~June 29, 2015~~ 

THANK YOU TO THESE JUSTICES

Supreme Court’s landmark ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide

In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent.

 The Court’s five liberal justices

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Justice Elena Kagan

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Stephen G. Breyer

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion

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“No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision.

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.

In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

Marriage is a “keystone of our social order,” Justice Kennedy said, adding that the plaintiffs in the case were seeking “equal dignity in the eyes of the law.”

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/us/supreme-court-same-sex-marriage.html?_r=0

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All my adult life, I’ve wondered if I would ever see this in my lifetime. I wasn’t too hopeful. It won’t happen. The country isn’t ready for it. Yet, it did.

I am so very thankful for these enlightened human beings who found in their hearts that equality is something that applies to all.

Equality isn’t reserved for a specific race, group or country.

Equality is for ALL since we are created equal.

We belong to the world, we belong to the human race and as such should be treated.

The words “thank you” don’t begin to express the feelings in my heart and soul. Yet, they will have to do because, in my mind, they embody the meaning of this decision.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, YOUR HONOR(S) HortyRex©

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Marriage Equality: “It’s up to you, Justice Kennedy”!!


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~~May 1, 2015~~ 

A SWING VOTE AGAIN

Obergefell v. Hodges

Anthony McLeod Kennedy (born July 23, 1936) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Since the retirement of Sandra Day O’Connor, Kennedy has often been the swing vote on many of the Court’s 5–4 decisions.

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~Gay rights and homosexuality~

Kennedy’s concept of liberty has included some protections for sexual orientation. As early as 1980 then Judge Kennedy speculated that some homosexual behavior is constitutionally protected. He wrote the Court’s opinion in the 1996 case Romer v. Evans, invalidating a provision in the Colorado Constitution denying homosexuals the right to bring local discrimination claims.

In 2003, he wrote the Court’s opinion in Lawrence v. Texas, which invalidated criminal laws against homosexual sodomy on the basis of the Due Process Clause of the United States Constitution, overturning the Court’s previous ruling in 1986’s Bowers v. Hardwick.

In both cases, he sided with the more liberal members of the Court.

The decision in Lawrence also controversially cited foreign laws, specifically ones enacted by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and a decision of the European Court of Human Rights, in partly justifying the result.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Kennedy

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IOTD …. “Images of the Day”, #226: “LoveCantWait!!


#LoveCantWat

~~April 28, 2015~~ 

TODAY is Equality & Justice Day!

It’s an exciting day in history as we return to the U.S. Supreme Court to fight for nationwide marriage equality.

April 28 …. the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges.

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’

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Something to think about …. “The future”!!


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~~April 17, 2015~~ 

I can truthfully say that I’m not satisfied with the job that the politicians in Washington have done for the last 6-7 years. I don’t think that there’s much difference between the “two isles”. However, only common sense is needed to know that what has happened up to now can’t continue, shouldn’t continue. There’s a lack of morality, ethics and values …. even though both sides claim these for their “platforms”. There is a lot at stake.

The House and the Senate were brought because of “Citizens United“. 

I’m trying to look at the “big picture” here. Think hard …. the Supreme Court is one of the three branches of government. They approved that ruling. If the Presidency is “bought” because of unlimited monies in the campaign, the last bastion remaining, even though tittering, will also belong to a selected few.

Is that the future that awaits us?

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Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, No. 08-205, 558 U.S. ___ (2010), is a U.S. constitutional law case dealing with the regulation of campaign spending by organizations.

The United States Supreme Court held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by a nonprofit corporation.

The principles articulated by the Supreme Court in the case have also been extended to for-profit corporations, labor unions and other associations.

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Something to think about … “Citizens United”!!


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~~February 1, 2015~~ 

Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, No. 08-205, 558 U.S. 310 (2010), is a U.S. constitutional law case dealing with the regulation of campaign spending by organizations.

The United States Supreme Court held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by a nonprofit corporation. The principles articulated by the Supreme Court in the case have also been extended to for-profit corporations, labor unions and other associations.

In the case, the conservative lobbying group Citizens United wanted to air a film critical of Hillary Clinton and to advertise the film during television broadcasts in apparent violation of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (commonly known as the McCain–Feingold Act or “BCRA”). Section 203 of BCRA defined an “electioneering communication” as a broadcast, cable, or satellite communication that mentioned a candidate within 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary, and prohibited such expenditures by corporations and unions.

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The United States District Court for the District of Columbia held that §203 of BCRA applied and prohibited Citizens United from advertising the film Hillary: The Movie in broadcasts or paying to have it shown on television within 30 days of the 2008 Democratic primaries.

The Supreme Court reversed this decision, striking down those provisions of BCRA that prohibited corporations (including nonprofit corporations) and unions from making independent expenditures and “electioneering communications”. The majority decision overruled Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce (1990) and partially overruled McConnell v. Federal Election Commission (2003).

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The Court, however, upheld requirements for public disclosure by sponsors of advertisements (BCRA §201 and §311). The case did not involve the federal ban on direct contributions from corporations or unions to candidate campaigns or political parties, which remain illegal in races for federal office.

“As it appears in … full read”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._FEC

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~Keith Olbermann on on “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission”~

Almost prophetic. Uploaded in 2010. What has happened in five years?

~Uploaded on Jan 21, 2010~

Today, the Supreme Court, of Chief Justice John Roberts, in a decision that might actually have more dire implications than “Dred Scott v Sandford,” declared that because of the alchemy of its 19th Century predecessors in deciding that corporations had all the rights of people, any restrictions on how these corporate-beings spend their money on political advertising, are unconstitutional.

In short, the first amendment — free speech for persons — which went into affect in 1791, applies to corporations, which were not recognized as the equivalents of persons until 1886. In short, there are now no checks on the ability of corporations or unions or other giant aggregations of power to decide our elections.

None. They can spend all the money they want. And if they can spend all the money they want — sooner, rather than later — they will implant the legislators of their choice in every office from President to head of the Visiting Nurse Service

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