Kim Davis’ Body

Abolitionist John Brown attacked the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859. He wanted to use the weapons stored there to arm slaves and start a rebellion against the slave-holding South. It didn’t work out like he planned, though, as he was captured and subsequently hanged for treason. Opinions were, and still are, mixed about Brown. Some thought him More …

Let’s All Freak Out Over Indiana

All things considered, I guess I’d rather witness a Twitter riot than an actual riot. But I’ve been watching the absolute berserker frenzy on social media over Indiana’s religious freedom law, and it is both exhausting and terrifying. Exhausting because everything that’s being said is being said at MAXIMUM VOLUME. Terrifying because of the casual way that people are saying the most More …

There is No Law; There’s Only What You Can Get Away With

There was a time when a senator would never ask an Attorney General nominee if the president could selectively enforce laws, because everybody knew the answer would be, “Of course not.” That time is long gone. Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch says President Obama’s executive action on immigration is a reasonable use of the president’s executive discretion, but won’t identify More …

Upskirt Photos, Law, and Natural Law

(Hello, everyone who was brought here by a Google search for “upskirt photos!” Hope you’re not too disappointed!) The Massachusetts Supreme Court recently ruled that it was not illegal to covertly point your phone camera up the skirts of women you see in public and take pictures of their swimsuit area. So, the Massachusetts legislature then had to pass a More …

So, What’s Up with Andy Stanley?

I realize that Andy Stanley is a very popular and successful minister. I’ve read many of his books and seen many of his videos myself. Even the early ones, before he had a stylist, where he looked like he thought the only shirts that “fit” were the ones that were big enough to sell advertising space on the fabric between More …

Does America Even Want Religious Freedom Anymore?

There was a time when religious freedom was a big deal to Americans. It used to be at least a consideration. I mean, it is in the Constitution and all. People have asked for all kinds of things — psychedelic mushrooms, exclusion from the draft, not to get blood transfusions when they’re bleeding to death — and if they cited More …

Using Jesus to Score Political Points: Arizona Religious Freedom Bill Edition

I’m a pretty easy going guy, but I have two main pet peeves: 1) People who leave their shopping carts rolling around in the parking lot. The stores install those cart corrals (which already take up valuable parking places) for a reason. Would it kill you to roll your cart into it, instead of leaving it to block up even More …

Q & A with Clarence Thomas

Have an hour to kill this Saturday? Is your favorite college football team so terrible that you’re desperate to find something else to watch? Or maybe you just like judicial interviews better than going outside and doing stuff and maybe interacting with people. If any of those apply to you, you could do a lot worse than this Q&A with More …

Mark Cuban Acquitted of Made-Up Crime

It’s long been my position that there’s no such thing as “insider trading.” (I could go on and on about why I hold that position, but I’ll spare you right now. Suffice it to say that another word for “insider information” is “information”; the only thing that makes it “insider” is where you’re standing when you hear it.) It’s a More …

New Jersey Says You’re Wrong to Not Want to Be Gay

New Jersey’s legislature has passed, and Gov. Chris Christie has signed, a bill that makes it illegal for therapists to offer gay conversion therapy. Christie said he was “reluctantly” treading into an area in which government should be careful because the risks of “conversion therapy” in his mind outweighed parental rights.   “I believe that exposing children to these health More …

Ex-Gay Community Lobbies for Government Protection

I can’t wait to see all the coverage this gets: Ex-Gay Community Lobbies Congress for Recognition, Protection From Discrimination: Two weeks ago, Doyle announced that a planned reception that was to be held at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. had to be postponed and moved to an undisclosed location after members of the ex-gay community and the FRC More …

The Riots That Didn’t Happen

Even though there have been some unpleasant incidents, you have to admit that the public reaction to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial has been pretty mild. It’s been downright somnambulant when you consider that some of America’s favorite racial demagogues have spent the better part of a year basically calling for riots. On WSJ.com James Taranto looks at More …

Is Gay Marriage Compatible with Religious Freedom?

Short answer, “No.” Longer answer, with a sarcastic “um” at the start, “Um, no.” Kim Daniels outlines the repercussions of a Supreme Court ruling that establishes a right to homosexual marriage. She makes it sound pretty catastrophic, and let me tell ya, she’s soft-pedaling it: We don’t yet know how the Supreme Court will rule next week in the Proposition More …

This is Either Extremely Encouraging or Brutally Depressing

Ann Althouse observes: If Gosnell is not convicted… it will help the pro-life movement. We’re going to skip right over how depressing and outrageous it would be if Gosnell were to walk. We’ll worry about that another time. If this is true–if Gosnell isn’t convicted of anything and the resulting outrage turns the tide against abortion in America–then at least More …

The Case Against Roe

Have you been looking for someone to cogently, logically make the case against the supposed “right” to abortion on demand? Well, look no further; the Wall Street Journal makes the heck out of it right here: Last year the Journal of Medical Ethics published a paper by two academics who argued that “what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) More …

The Opinion of One Completly Uneducated Layman on Shelby County v. Holder

In the Supreme Court case of Shelby County v. Holder, Alabama is arguing to be released from the oversight requirements of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. I’m no lawyer myself, and I don’t know all the ins and outs of Constitutional law along with associated fancy-shmancy Latin terms and whatnot. However, I do know that Alabama, and the rest of More …

The Difference Between "Law" and Whatever It Is that Obama Does

These announcements keep coming down clarifying the meaning of Obamacare and the administration’s position on exemptions and requirements. And every time, religious organizations wait with bated breath, hoping that this time the administration will finally show some regard for the religious objections to the contraceptive mandate. (The Anchoress has a rundown of the latest one here.) Maybe those with religious More …

Scalia on the Law

Courtesy of NRO’s Uncommon Knowledge, sit back and let yourself be educated for eight minutes: In a sane world, where we appreciated the vigorous defense of America’s founding principles, we’d be making plans to put Scalia’s face on Mt. Rushmore.

Americans Are Revolting!

Jerry Bowyer says that Americans are already living in a state of open revolt: as the government swamps us with more and more laws and regulations, we become more keen on the idea of sidestepping them or ignoring them altogether. It’s not civil disobedience that I’m talking about. It’s the opposite:  Civil disobedience is meant to be noticed. It is More …

Illiterate Senators Cry "Discrimination!"

Rand Paul proposes a measure that would force the Senate to actually read bills before they pass them. What a novel idea: After blasting the Senate last week for passing a 600-page bill no one had time to read, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced legislation that would force the Senate to give its members one day to read bills for More …