I figure three recent supreme court decisions are all we need to see where this country is headed:
Stike One - The Medicinal Marijuana Decision: growing pot in your own back yard for your own consumption is an act of interstate commerce -- and the States Have No Rights.
Strike Two: - The Eminent Domain Decision: Hey Mr. Working Man, that's a nice beach front property you've struggled all your life to keep in the family. Mind moving? We need it for a fancy office park -- and Individuals Have No Rights (and I'm on the same side as Clarence Thomas not once... but twice!? Jeez, when did the fabric of the Universe tear?).
Strike Three: Ten Commandments Decision(s): "I am the Lord thy God, and thou shalt have no other Gods before me." Now y'all bow down and kiss Charlton Heston's gentile-plays-Jewish ass.
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On a brighter note (?), I'm passing on along this link to a recent New York Times Op Ed piece in which former Lyndon Johnson aide Jack Valenti tells of how things were back when "bi-partisan" really meant something -- when the majority got most of it wanted, and the minority got some of what it wanted. Very different from today's motif, when the majority thinks it's entitled to everything and minority gets bupkus.
Who'da thunk we Baby Boomers would ever look back on the Lyndon Johnson years as "The Good Old Days" ?
OPINION | June 24, 2005
The Best of Enemies
By JACK VALENTI
Scenes from the era of bipartisanship.
Any way... you know that drill... that's my opinion, and it should be yours, too...