James Madison, along with the other founders, saw the separation of powers and the inherent checks as central to our Republic. That is why the current executive’s continuous violation of that separation is particularly disturbing.
My car got stuck in the snow yesterday, obviously leading me to blame global warming — or maybe it was the lack of it.
That’s basically what the debate on climate change has come down to: an argument over the daily weather report and an attempt to apply questionable scientific conclusions to barely-related policy.
But when conservatives allow the climate change debate to be framed this way, they’re setting themselves up to be labeled ‘anti-science.’ They’re setting themselves up to lose.
Over the last few weeks, millions of Americans have discovered that their current health insurance plans are being cancelled as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Many of those Americans are also discovering that new plans on the exchanges will cost them significantly more. Both realities are in direct contradiction with the promises that President Obama and the Democrats used to sell ACA in 2009.
Raised premiums, notices of cancelled policies and a failed website have become the norm for Americans today under Obamacare. Yet the Obama administration continues to spout the same talking points no matter the anecdotes to the contrary. Check out the 5 biggest lies Democrats told to the American people about Obamacare.
As with every artificial political crisis in recent years, the government shutdown has led to a media focus on which side should be blamed. One thing that has been ignored in this discussion is that President Obama has publicly declared he is refusing to negotiate on these issues. Despite Democrats only representing a minority in the House, President Obama has essentially decided he would hold the government hostage until he gets everything he wants. Despite this reality, Democrats and their allies are trying to portray the Republicans as unreasonable.