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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review July 3, 2012/ 13 Tamuz, 5772

The Court Breathes New Life Into the Great Destroyer

By David Limbaugh




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As we approach the Fourth of July and contemplate its glorious significance, recent events have brought into sharp relief the precarious condition of America's unique liberty tradition.

Our Constitution is the best written guarantor of human liberty in human history, but its safeguards do not make it completely bulletproof against systematic assaults undermining its integrity.

In a little more than three years in office, President Obama has distinguished himself as the Great Destroyer of our liberties through a comprehensive set of policies that are at war with the American idea and are succeeding in fundamentally transforming America, in fulfillment of Obama's promise.

Just in the past few weeks, we've witnessed multiple body blows against our freedoms, in areas ranging from immigration to "Fast and Furious" to Obamacare to the economy to race relations to state sovereignty to our very social compact itself.

We've just learned that in this poisonous political climate Obama has fostered, even Chief Justice John Roberts, conservatism's latest great hope for restoring America's high court to a posture of judicial restraint, has reportedly succumbed to liberal media and presidential bullying to undermine the Constitution in the name of protecting it.

After admitting he had no constitutional authority to change immigration law unilaterally, Obama issued an executive order effectively blocking deportation of so-called "Dreamers," as many as 800,000 young illegal immigrants. It's one thing for a president to act in an area over which Congress has authority but hasn't yet spoken. It's another for him to take executive action in direct derogation of Congress' explicit pronouncement — such as its multiple rejections of the DREAM Act.

When Justice Roberts joined with the liberal justices on the Arizona immigration law case to validate Obama's war against that state — and others — for trying to protect its borders and preserve its state sovereignty, the gleeful, ball-spiking administration went to town. The Supreme Court obliterated three of the four provisions of the statute and emasculated the only one it did uphold by extracting its enforcement teeth.

Obama lurched into immediate action to rub Arizona's nose in the dirt. It broke seven cooperative agreements with local law enforcement authorities to police illegal immigration; it announced that the Department of Homeland Security would severely limit the cases in which it would enforce the law; and it established a hotline and encouraged citizens to tattle on law enforcement officers for any instances of racial profiling. It is despicable for the federal government to turn citizens against their states and gin up racial tensions in the process.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder has notoriously played the race card elsewhere, not just in calling Americans cowards on race but in accusing congressional investigators of pursuing him over "Fast and Furious" as a way to get at President Obama because they are both African-Americans. Despite the fact that Holder was caught in two lies to Congress and has wrongfully withheld thousands of legally discoverable documents, President Obama invoked executive privilege on his behalf to shield him from having to turn over further incriminating evidence.

Of course, the granddaddy of Obama's recent attacks on our liberty is Obamacare, which has been a disgraceful fraud from the beginning. Though he told us that nearly 50 million Americans were without health insurance, a closer examination revealed that the number of American citizens who wanted to procure health insurance coverage yet couldn't afford it was closer to the neighborhood of 10 million. Obamacare will not bend the cost curve down but bend it upward, dramatically. It will reduce, not increase, access to and the quality of care. It will further smother small businesses with a tsunami of new regulations and some 20 new taxes. It will destroy the doctor-patient relationship and preclude most people from retaining their plans.

Then Justice Roberts, who was said to be exceedingly concerned with maintaining the integrity and image of the court, reportedly caved to political pressure and changed his opinion and then engaged in contorted reasoning to rationalize the perverse and dangerous result his vote delivered. His ruling doesn't merely validate the unconstitutional monstrosity known as Obamacare; it opens the door for a horrifying expansion of power under the congressional taxing authority, notwithstanding elitist apologists who sanguinely assure us the consequences of the ruling are limited.

Justice Roberts apparently forgot that his first duty is not to protect the "image" of the court but to protect the Constitution, of which the court is the primary steward.

Whether or not he intended to, Justice Roberts breathed new life, for now, into the Great Destroyer, making November that much more important. If the tea party was taking a brief nap — as some have suggested (but I don't believe) — the federal government has awoken it with an ear-piercing alarm that will not quit ringing before Election Day.

On this Fourth of July, let's truly reflect on America's Constitution and its liberty and redouble our resolve and commitment to recapturing both.


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