Archive for January 20th, 2011

26 States Join Suit Against Obama Health Law

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The opposition to Obamacare continues to grown…

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Six more states joined a lawsuit in Florida against President Obama’s health care overhaul on Tuesday, meaning more than half of the country is challenging the law.

The announcement was made as House members in Washington, led by Republicans, debated whether to repeal the law.

The six additional states, all with Republican attorneys general, joined Florida and 19 others in the legal action, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said.

“It sends a strong message that more than half of the states consider the health care law unconstitutional and are willing to fight it in court,” she said in a statement.

The states claim the health care law is unconstitutional and violates people’s rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties.

Government attorneys have said the states do not have standing to challenge the law and want the case dismissed.

This last statement is important to understand. If the government can keep anyone from having “standing” to sue, they will be able to completely be able to strip the voice of the people out of politics. Be careful of this. It shouldn’t be a secret to anyone that our judicial system is out of control, most often used by the liberals, to legislate from the bench.

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Pope Condemns Islamic Attacks on Christians, Egypt Islamic Authority Calls Comments Insulting, Halts Dialogue with Vatican

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

What is a call for ending violence from Muslims against Christians, refereed to in Muslim run Egypt? “Insults towards Islam” of course.
Recently my detractors have taken me to task for not acknowledging the massive “peaceful” and “tolerant” ways of Islam. But as much as I keep looking for them, I’m still having difficulties seeing these “peaceful” and “tolerant” ways. Maybe, because in truth, they don’t really exist in the numbers my detractors would like all of to believe.

Egypt’s highest Islamic authority, al-Azhar, said on Thursday it was freezing all dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church over what it called Pope Benedict’s repeated insults towards Islam.

Benedict this month condemned attacks on churches that killed dozens of people in Egypt, Iraq and Nigeria, saying they showed the need to adopt effective measures to protect religious minorities. (Reuters)

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