Investigations, Madame Speaker?

August 18, 2010

 
The following is a press release from the Hayworth campaign, dated and distributed 18 Aug 2010.

Statement from Dr. Nan Hayworth regarding Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments:

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Answering the wrong question

August 17, 2010

 
President Obama recently made news by announcing that the building of a mosque on private property in lower Manhattan is an exercise in freedom of religion.  Apparently the fact that the private property is within only about 600 feet of 9/11’s Ground Zero took a while to enter the President’s consciousness, because it took him a day to walk back his remarks somewhat.  If he’d thought of it sooner, he might not have generated such a backlash that even New York Democrats have clammed right up when asked for reaction, and his own administration has disavowed his remarks.  Through it all, the President keeps missing why this controversy isn’t dying down.

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Repeal, Replace…Referendum?

August 4, 2010

 
The state of Missouri is famous as a political “bellwether” state, both in projecting presidential winners and in gauging public sentiment on divisive issues.  That trend may be continuing in the latest vote on a key aspect of the Democrats’ new health care law:  71.1% of the people of Missouri just approved a ballot proposition to bar the law’s “individual mandate” provision from taking effect in their state.

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A tax, except when it isn’t

July 20, 2010

 
Remember how President Obama swore up and down that a government mandate on individuals to buy health insurance they may or may not even want, under penalty of a hefty sum payable to the IRS, wasn’t a tax?  He was so stubborn on that talking point that even George Stephanopoulos, armed with Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, couldn’t budge him on what constituted a tax.

Amazing what a lawsuit brought by 20-plus states will do for one’s perspective.

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Top five things you didn’t know about the health care law

July 9, 2010

 
Statistically speaking, if your representative in Congress is a Democrat, the odds are you know more about the deceptively named Affordable Care Act (ACA) than your Congressman, given how few of them are known to have bothered to read the thing before falling over themselves to vote for it.  Be that as it may, since John Hall is making a day-long show Friday morning and afternoon of recounting the new law’s purported benefits to the District’s businessmen (and its citizens on the same topic at a public forum at Cortlandt’s Hudson Valley Hospital Center at 3:00pm),, we’ve compiled five important facts about the Obama/Pelosi health care law for you to review before Rep. Hall arrives.

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John Hall vs. the Constitution, Part III: Constitution wins!

June 29, 2010

 
Monday the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Second Amendment-rights case McDonald v. Chicago.  The majority opinion, written by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, affirmed what many of us have known all along:  that the Second Amendment protects an individual right, not to be infringed by any government, whether federal, state, or local.  This elevates the Second Amendment from what law professor Glenn Reynolds calls its status as “a neglected stepchild that has been interpreted out of existence,” and finally restores its rightful standing as full-fledged constitutional law, despite John Hall’s disappointing absence among its defenders.

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John Hall vs. the Constitution, Part II

June 26, 2010

 
Another day, another attack on the Constitution by Congress and John Hall.  Last time it was the Commerce Clause (read about it here); this time your First Amendment freedom of speech is in the Congressional Democrats’ crosshairs, and once again John Hall has chosen the wrong side.  With his vote in favor of the so-called DISCLOSE Act, Rep. Hall is effectively picking and choosing who enjoys freedom of political speech, depending on whether the speech in question favors his friends.
 
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