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Links 06-14-2005

Doug McHone has tackled an issue that I definitely have strong opinions on - baked goods.

Sharp-eyed Carla Rolfe spotted Phil Johnson in Michael Jackson's entourage. Despite overwhelming evidence, Phil denies it.

Albert Mohler takes on day-care:

The issue of day care for children has been hotly debated for decades, with only a few dedicated souls brave enough to speak the truth. A stable, loving home environment with a caring mother is best for children. Where this is not the case - even where this is not possible - it serves no honest purpose to deny the truth. continue...

Last week, the U.S. Supreme court ruled that the federal government can prosecute medical users of marijuana even if it is legal in their state. I resisted commenting on this issue to avoid being misinterpreted as approving of marijuana use. Now, Thomas Sowell has hit the nail squarely on the head:

...the real significance of this decision has little to do with marijuana and everything to do with the kind of government that we, our children, and our children's children are going to live under.

The 10th Amendment to the Constitution says that all powers not granted to the federal government belong to the states or to the people.

...Justice Clarence Thomas cut through that fog in his dissent when he said that the people involved in this case "use marijuana that has never been bought or sold, that has never crossed state lines, and that has had no demonstrable effect on the national market for marijuana."

Instead of going in for fashionable "nuance" talk, Justice Thomas drew a line in the sand: "If Congress can regulate this under the Commerce Clause, then it can regulate virtually anything - and the Federal Government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers." full article...

2005-06-14 at 8:13 AM MT | |