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There They (SCOTUS) Go Again!

Today marks another bleak day in America in terms of the decisions coming out of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)! Now My assertion in this blog  has little to do with the out-come of the court’s completely partisan ruling, but it has more to do with the SCOTUS operating outside of the Constitutionally granted powers given to the SCOTUS. The power in question is the made up term “Judicial Review”!

I would be doing you all an injustice if were to leave the impression that I agree with the decision of SCOTUS today because I DO NOT  AGREE WITH THIS DECISION!! I assert without the slightest ambiguity that the case before the court today should not have been heard at any judicial level. The case of Burewell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. does not warrant a case in court seeing that is attempting to conflate the religious views of the David Green family with the business practices of a for-profit corporation (Hobby Lobby).

The twist of logic of this conflation will be covered in another blog later. But just to be clear, corporations are a separate and distinct legal entity from its owners and a corporation’s primary legal purpose is to separate the owners from the institution making them exempt from financial and legal liabilities. In other words a corporation can make a product that kills you and you are only allowed to get financial restitution from said corporation, but owners are free of all liabilities even if they knew it would kill you. And thus, how do you anyone justify the idea that a corporation has the religious views of the owner, but the owner does not inherit anything from the corporations? It is a one-sided highway that leads to nowhere!

I digress, back to the topic of judicial review! Judicial Review was first coined back in 1803 in the case of Marbury v. Madison. In the case of Marbury v. Madison the SCOTUS declared, for the first time in American history, that the SCOTUS has the  ability to limit Congressional power by declaring legislation unconstitutional. This is a power that is not declared by the Constitution, was never utilized until this case, and in my opinion was pulled out of the backside of the Chief Justice John Marshall court. Read more…

Net Neutrality Note!

Net Neutrality is incredibly important to all who value a free flow of information and the opportunity for cyber democracy. Under the Open Internet Preservation Act of 2014, the FCC has the power to enforce net neutrality rules, which require telecom companies to treat all websites equally and the FCC should do so.

It is not in the overall BEST interests of Americans to have an internet tiered system of access placed on connection speeds. This will drown out the voices of start-up companies; it will prevent the equal sharing of information; it will encourage a cronyism corporate system of access: and will further advance the already existing monopolistic practices of ISPs.

I hereby request that the FCC place internet service in the same classification as telephone lines. We The People are very much against the proposed changes that Comcast and Verizon are requesting. Please protect Internet Democracy by supporting Net Neutrality NOW!!!!

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