Michael Steele is the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee. It is only logical to think that Republicans would handle his chairmanship with care–given the fragile nature of recent Republican relations with the black community.
If Republicans hope to salvage their base and expand upon it, they must reach out to communities that usually do not see a genuine alternative. Conservative principles are not geared toward whites, the wealthy, or “Joe American”–they are for everybody. The sooner Republicans put that to action is when they will start seeing results.
President Woodrow Wilson and other progressives in the early 1900s preached that the Constitution must be interpreted to meet “the needs of the times,” rather than taken literally.
Citing the Constitution’s religious freedom principles, President Obama declared that Muslim leaders should be allowed to build a 13-story mosque two blocks from the former World Trade Center site
E pluribus unum is a foundational principle that suggests unity. If we look at Feisal Abdul Rauf’s record, it is pretty clear that we do not have a person who truly seeks peace–only justice for crimes he believes American committed against the Muslim people. Common sense (if not prayer), should govern our diverse nation. Not political correctness.
Apparently, the will of the people is not considered valid enough to those who wield the gavel. U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled to overturn Proposition 8, The California Marriage Protection Act, because it violated the U.S. Constitution–at least in his mind.
Judicial review alone is not a bad concept. In fact, it is actually a “check and balance.” But when you combine judicial review with a political agenda, power is taken from the most important branch of government–Congress.