Is Roe v. Wade on a Collision Course in the Supreme Court? 

Is Roe v. Wade on a Collision Course in the Supreme Court? 

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor famously stated in 1983 that  Roe v. Wade is “on a collision course with itself” considering ongoing advances in medical science. Roe contains the seeds of its own destruction since the Court’s basic premise, that abortions should be allowed before the baby is “viable” outside the womb, disintegrates over…

Are Pro-Abortion Politicians excommunicated?

Are Pro-Abortion Politicians excommunicated?

Cardinal Bishop Raymond Burke, a prominent Church prelate and Canon lawyer, issued a statement on April 7, 2021 explaining that politicians who publicly support abortion and other intrinsic evils contrary to Church teaching should not receive Holy Communion. He based this, in part, on the fact that those politicians may be automatically excommunicated. Cardinal Burke…

Court-packing: What is it? Why is it Unconstitutional?  Historical attempts, and What is Happening Today…

Court-packing: What is it? Why is it Unconstitutional? Historical attempts, and What is Happening Today…

A group of Democratic lawmakers has launched an effort to let President Biden appoint four new Justices to the Supreme Court. Their stated purpose is to change the balance on the Court so that it will approve the Democrats’ liberal policies. This is a highly questionably and likely unconstitutional practice known as “court-packing.” President Biden…

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on a mission to rein in big tech censorship

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on a mission to rein in big tech censorship

On April 5, Justice Thomas issued a concurring opinion in the case  Joseph Biden vs. Knight First Amendment Institute, addressing the historically unprecedented control of information and communication by a few privately owned digital platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon. While the case had originated as an attack against President Trump, Justice Thomas used…

Abortion is Unconstitutional and Not a State Issue

Abortion is Unconstitutional and Not a State Issue

There is a common misconception that if the Supreme Court overrules Roe vs. Wade, abortion will be outlawed. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Many, if not most, of the individual states would still allow abortion absent a nationwide ban. This would not put the issue to rest, just as state-by-state rules on slavery did…

Vaccine Mandates and Employer Liability

Vaccine Mandates and Employer Liability

We have seen varying degrees of public hysteria since the beginning of Covid 19 and more than a little government overreach. Some of that may begin to subside now with reduced new cases and rollout of the vaccines, but with the vaccines we are also starting to see some new abuses in the form of…

Covid Vaccine Myths and Morality

Covid Vaccine Myths and Morality

As a California attorney, I take regular continuing education classes. With Covid on everyone’s’ minds, I decided to learn something about vaccine laws. Some of what I learned was eye-opening, including the truth about three common Covid vaccine myths. Myth 1:   Covid Vaccines are FDA approved. Reply: The vaccines have only been authorized so far…

IS THE VACCINE MORAL?

IS THE VACCINE MORAL?

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen time and again just how much the so-called “experts” don’t know. There have been ongoing disagreements among medical researchers and the public health community with their ever-changing predictions. The experts say… For the first few months, we were told to stay home, avoid beaches and…

What is Responsible Voting?  

What is Responsible Voting?  

The first among human rights: Life We prioritize and judge between competing issues by weighing their relative importance. First and foremost, especially as a Catholic, our voting should always recognize that the role of government is to protect life, liberty and property, in that order.  Pope Francis has said that “The right to life is…

History and Racism- who are the racists?

History and Racism- who are the racists?

We hear a lot these days about systemic or institutionalized racism, especially in connection with the police and persisting economic disparity between races. Protesters say historical racism is so embedded in our western culture that we need to erase symbols of our tainted past like statues and the names of cities, schools and sports teams.…

Contact Tracing, Mandatory Smartphone Apps and China

Contact Tracing, Mandatory Smartphone Apps and China

As our society gradually unwinds the Covid-19 shutdowns and people reenter the public workforce, we’re seeing new government efforts to “protect” us whether we like it or not. This increasingly involves mandatory health screenings and various forms of technology-assisted “contact tracing,” including new smartphone apps to identify people who are sick or have associated with…

Do Shutdowns Save Lives?

Do Shutdowns Save Lives?

We have been “socially distanced” now for more than two months with widespread mandatory business closures. The purpose of this was to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, “flatten the curve” so that our hospitals will not be overwhelmed and possibly buy time for a vaccine to be developed.   The experts told us this…

Working Our Way Back

Working Our Way Back

We all agree on the need to start reopening the economy, and our lives in general, as soon as possible to avoid a cascading array of catastrophes—major economic problems, business failures, unemployment, depression, domestic problems, suicides, possible food shortages, increased poverty and the like.    We also need to remember that the U.S. Constitution remains…