We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It may not mean much more than an expression of sentiment, but Pence's amendment to forbid the FCC from resurrecting the Fairness Doctrine saw a lot of support in the House.
Naming that thing "Fairness" was a slick piece of double-speak, wasn't it? It put people in the position of voting against fairness. On the other hand, I thought most people in Western Civilization grew past the "No fair!" schoolyard complaint around age 10. Maybe 11.
There exists a huge element in our society and government that believe that governments primary purpose is the redistribution of wealth.
Another tangent. We have three co-equal branches of government correct? Then how can the Supreme Court, utilizing judicial review, rule laws passed by another branch, Congress and signed intolaw by the Executive Branch?
Habu, it's a long and complicated story - maybe a whole course in itself.
As to the Fairness Doctrine - always get nervous whenever something has an unquestionably good name like that. Whatever the Peace and Justice Act of 2009 is, I'll bet it's provocative and unjust. The Poor Children's Food Act of 2011 will ultimately make food less affordable. You get the idea.
Assistant Village Idiot
A Reader has known Habu since forever.
Habu understands having taken graduate level Constitutional Law courses and receiving A's in both.
But thank you for telling A Reader how complex it all is, now I can just get it out of my silly old mind and we can all go back to the mall.
We do after all live in a bumper sticker world and once you've said:
Marbury v. Madison
5 U.S. 137; 1 Cranch 137; 2 L. Ed. 60; 1803 U.S