• Pragerisms

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    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower


Wisconsin Gov: I’ll grant clemency to any doctor performing abortions

by JAZZ SHAW Jun 28, 2022 at HotAir:

Stephen Voss/Pool via AP

Here’s an odd fact that I don’t recall hearing before. Were you aware that Wisconsin has had a law on the books banning almost all abortions since 1849? Even after Roe v Wade was decided, the law was never repealed. It simply became unenforceable. But now, after Dobbs, the law is technically back in effect. This has captured the attention of the state’s Governor, Tony Evers, along with his state Attorney General and other Democrats. Evers is facing a tough reelection bid this year and he must believe that the abortion question will be a political winner for him because he decided to seize it with both hands over the weekend. He promised to work to ensure that the law would not be enforced on his watch, but he also went one step further. He said that if any doctor was charged under the law, he would grant them clemency. (NBC News)

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, vowed over the weekend to grant clemency to anyone charged under the state’s 1849 law banning most abortions.

That law, enacted more than a century before Roe v. Wade, has remained on the books in the state and has technically retaken effect following the Supreme Court ruling Friday overturning the landmark case.

Evers, Wisconsin Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul and several county district attorneys in the state have said they would refuse to enforce it, but it remains possible that other officials — such as other district attorneys and newly elected state lawmakers — could enforce it now or in the future. Evers and Kaul are both up for re-election this fall, and both are facing tough races.

Governors are entitled to grant clemency for all manner of offenses, and if Evers were to do this there is little that could be done to stop him. Of course, that assumes that anyone is actually going to bring charges against a doctor this year, which seems far from certain. But his promise exposes yet another case of the executive or legislative branches of the government at any level coming into conflict with the judicial branch, and that’s a problem.

From Joe Biden’s criticism of the Supreme Court to situations like the one we’re seeing in Wisconsin, the system simply isn’t working as intended by the Founders. Laws are passed as needed by the legislators elected by the voters. The executive branch has the responsibility to enforce those laws. When asked to do so, the judicial branch reviews the laws to ensure they are constitutional. It’s really supposed to be just that simple.

But now we have the executive branch, both at the federal level and in multiple states, refusing to enforce existing laws and undermining the judicial branch by questioning their rulings, lessening people’s faith in the democratic process. And in the case of Governor Evers, even if law enforcement attempts to enforce this particular law and a judgment is rendered by a jury of the accused’s peers, the Governor is announcing that he will preemptively cancel that process in all such cases before he’s even been presented with an opportunity to review each case.

If the Governor doesn’t want to see this law enforced there is a way to ensure that doesn’t happen. And this applies to any law in his state, not just this Civil War-era abortion law. Convince a sufficient number of voters that the law needs to be repealed and encourage them to have their state legislatures do so. Then he can sign the bill doing away with the law and the problem will be resolved. But if there is insufficient consensus among the voters that the law needs to be removed and he thwarts it across the board anyway, you have a problem. That would be an example of blatant autocracy and a rejection of the democratic process.

Remind me again who is undermining democracy in the United States today? This is going on in far too many places and it involves issues ranging from abortion to gun control and beyond. (In New York, the Governor and the state legislature are already calling a hastily arranged session to try to thwart the Bruen decision.) If this situation fails to alarm you, I would suggest that you’re not seeing the big picture. This is about more than simply one policy or law. If you are in the majority and figure out a way to game the system in your favor, the shoe will eventually be on the other foot and your political adversaries will follow your example. We’ve seen the same scenario play out with the fight over the filibuster in the Senate. And it’s not going to end well, I fear. If the Democrats continue down this path, the shoe may be on the other foot far sooner than they might believe.

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