In this issue

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 9, 2012/ 19 Tammuz, 5772

Rally 'round the ruling: Obamacare is revving up Obama opposition

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As Benjamin Franklin was leaving Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention, a woman approached him.

"Well, doctor, what have we got?" she asked. "A republic, or a monarchy?"

"A republic," Franklin replied. "If you can keep it."

The Constitution, Abraham Lincoln said, "is the only safeguard of our liberties."

But an insufficient safeguard, if our leaders ignore it.

King Barack I treats the public treasury as his piggy bank, enforces only the laws he likes and asserts the power, without oversight from Congress or the courts, to kill American citizens suspected of terrorism. His attorney general dodges lawful subpoenas while protecting and promoting vote fraud.

"The judiciary is the safeguard of our liberty and of our property under the Constitution," said Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes. But for more than half a century, judges have been inventing "rights" not found in the Constitution, ignoring those spelled out in it.

Thomas Jefferson said: "Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press." But news media "watchdogs" now sleep curled up at the feet of the Democratic Party.

The Supreme Court's ruling on Obamacare is a vivid reminder that we cannot rely upon others to protect our liberty.

The provision requiring Americans to buy health insurance is unconstitutional, conservatives think. On the rationale by which Obamacare was sold to the public, the Supreme Court agreed.

"[The framers] gave Congress the power to regulate commerce, not to compel it," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts. "Ignoring that distinction would undermine the principle that the Federal Government is a government of limited and enumerated powers."

But Obamacare is constitutional under Congress' power to tax, the chief justice ruled.

Obamacare can no more be justified under the taxing power than under the Commerce Clause, according to conservative legal scholars. It is a contrivance Chief Justice Roberts used to obtain the result he wanted.

Why would a supposed conservative strain so to uphold Obamacare? Chief Justice Roberts is a coward who was frightened by the administration's threats, many irate conservatives contend. Praise from The New York Times matters more to him than fidelity to principle, say others.

Some conservatives think the chief justice did the right thing. Not legally -- I agree with his critics that Chief Justice Roberts tortured the law to make it go where he wanted to take it -- but politically.

If the president is re-elected, it wouldn't have mattered if the Supreme Court had thrown out the health care law. He'd simply ignore the decision. (He's already ignoring the ruling that Obamacare is a tax.) The only way to restore constitutional government is to remove Barack Obama from office. I think that's why -- after siding with the conservatives on every point of law -- the chief justice strained so to find Obamacare constitutional.

The ruling spared the president the humiliation of having his signature "achievement" vanish, so it is a victory for him. But it sure isn't for Democrats in swing states. Obama- care killed them in the 2010 midterms. They'd like nothing better than to have the issue go away -- which it would have if the Supreme Court had found it unconstitutional. Now, what former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell called "an albatross around our neck" is back, wrapped more tightly by the Supreme Court's ruling that Obamacare is a tax.

"It's not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices," Justice Roberts said. Americans know now the only way to get rid of this hugely unpopular law is to vote Mr. Obama and his party out of office.

As those about him were celebrating the success of their attack on Pearl Harbor, Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto, who -- with great reluctance -- had planned it, is reputed to have said: "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant, and fill him with a terrible resolve."

Though only the chief justice knows for sure why he did what he did, the results are a flood of contributions to the Romney campaign, a reinvigorated Tea Party, an aroused and united GOP.

We've learned through bitter experience what Benjamin Franklin intuited. Only we can keep the republic. The Supreme Court has made our task easier.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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