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In 1960 Senate Democrat hypocrites pass resolution against election-year Supreme Court recess appointments

This via David Bernstein at the Washington Post’s Volokh Conspiracy blog:

Thanks to a Volokh Conspiracy commenter, I discovered that in August 1960, the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a resolution, S.RES. 334, “Expressing the sense of the Senate that the president should not make recess appointments to the Supreme Court, except to prevent or end a breakdown in the administration of the Court’s business.”  Each of President Eisenhower’s Supreme Court appointments had initially been a recess appointment who was later confirmed by the Senate, and the Democrats were apparently concerned that Ike would try to fill any last-minute vacancy that might arise with a recess appointment. Not surprisingly, the Republicans objected, insisting that the Court should have a full complement of Justices at all times. Of course, the partisan arguments will be exactly the opposite this time.


Confiscation Without Representation: Government Seizes First, Asks Questions Never

i wantYet another ongoing government authoritarian problem is the rampant abuse of civil forfeiture. Which is where federal, state and local Leviathans seize personal property of all sorts.  Often when someone is merely suspected of – not charged with – a crime.  Often when the tie between the property and any criminal activity is at best tangential.

Election Lesson Not Learned: Lame Duck Democrats Rush to Tax the Web

And the Blue Should Be Dictating Tax Increases?

Election 2014 was a gi-normous repudiation of the Democrat tax-and-spend, go-it-alone-government-knows-best model. 

For everyone except Democrats.


" No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant. "

--George Washington

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