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the “judicial activism” ploy by thomas sowell

For more than half a century, courts let Congress do whatever it wanted to do, so long as the politicians said that they were regulating interstate commerce.

But there was consternation among politicians and the media in 1995, when the Supreme Court said that carrying a gun near a school was not interstate commerce, so that Congress had no power to regulate it– even though states had that power.

Howls of protest went up from politicians and the media because the Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 in favor of an ordinary common-sense reading of the Constitution, instead of the clever word games that had been used for so long to circumvent the Tenth Amendment.

ObamaCare is another piece of Congressional legislation for which there is no federal authority in the Constitution. But when someone asked Nancy Pelosi where in the Constitution there was any authority for passing such a law, her reply was “Are you kidding?”

Two federal courts have now said that they are not kidding.

Read the Full article here

Additional urgent jordan update – may 1

Jack Jordan

Dear Campaign Team –

Sadly, our opponent continues to exaggerate endorsements!

Exaggerated Endorsements:

#1 – NRA Endorsement: I’m a Lifetime Member of the NRA and a strong proponent of protecting our second amendment rights.  Therefore, I was deeply disappointed by our opponent’s misrepresentation of this fine organization and falsely claiming the NRA was endorsing her over me.  The title on the very front page of the South Bend Tribune today, “NRA Scolds Walorski Over Press Release.” Source:  South Bend Tribune, May 1, 2010  http://www.southbendtribune.com/article/20100430/News01/100439934/1129/News

#2 – 4 Group Endorsements: Last week our opponent had a press conference with 4 individuals and then issued a press release stating that 4 groups had endorsed her.  Unfortunately, that was a misrepresentation of the facts.  The truth was that the 4 individuals (not even the top leader of each of these groups) stated their public support for her.  Following is from the Elkhart Truth reporter who attended the event and then our opponent’s press release:

Elkhart Truth, April 23, 2010 by Josh Weinhold:

“…The members of many of the tea party movement groups voted to not endorse candidates this year, leaders said. Thus, the endorsements do not represent the groups’ official approval…”

The title and first paragraph of our opponent’s official Facebook Press Release.   Exaggerating and explicitly stating endorsements from the groups:

Stand with Jackie: Local Tea Party, Taxpayer Groups Endorse Walorski

Local Tea Party, Taxpayer Groups Endorse Walorski

Friday, April 23, 2010 at 12:45pm

(Elkhart, IN) – Leaders from local Tea Party and taxpayer groups today announced their endorsement for Republican 2nd Congressional District Candidate Jackie Walorski. Groups making official endorsements of Jackie’s candidacy were Citizen’s for Common Sense, the St. Joe County Tea Party Patriots, Concerned Citizens of Michiana, and the Tea Party of Michiana Action Coalition.

#3 – On the lighter side: Our opponent did get the endorsement of Mike Pence.  But as I talked with Mike face-to-face last week, he sheepishly revealed that he had promised Jackie months before I got into the race that he would support her when she ran.  He felt it was important that he keep his promise to her.   He said, however, he has followed our race closely and is extremely impressed with our campaign.  Mike then went on to say that if we win in November that he looks forward to working with me in the U.S. Congress beginning in January!

Lastly, reminding you again of the absolute importance of voting in this upcoming Tuesday, May 4th Republican Primary along with urging your family members and friends to get out and vote for Jack Jordan (to ultimately replace Joe Donnelly in the U.S. Congress).  Voter turn-out will win this race for us!

With sincere appreciation for all your help and support,

Jack Jordan

Approved by Jack Jordan and

Paid for by the Jack Jordan for Congress Committee

Urgent jack jordan campaign update

Dear Campaign Team,

Respectfully asking for your help in 2 areas:

#1 – The absolute importance of voting this upcoming Tuesday in the Republican Primary…along with urging your family members and friends to vote for Jack Jordan (to ultimately replace Joe Donnelly in the U.S. Congress).

#2 – Please forward this e-mail quickly and broadly to your many e-mail contacts.  (Recipients, please forward to your contacts)

These are very serious times…one man recently told me that he would lose his right to complain if he didn’t vote in the May 4th Primary.   In this Primary, Republicans have a choice between 2 distinctly different candidates to replace Joe Donnelly.  Jackie Walorski has the typical politician’s resume and she would be “more of the same” in Congress.  Or me, Jack Jordan, who has a real life resume.  I have been blessed to have significant experiences in business, leadership, missions, healthcare, education and international opportunities.   With strong voter turn-out, we will win this race!

As you know, we won’t attack our opponent with half-truths or personal attacks…but we aren’t afraid to get the facts out.   Facts which are very important and help underscore the difference between a citizen candidate and a politician.  Following is information from a “Facts” commercial we launched on TV.  You will notice they are 100% accurately sourced.  (A link to access the commercial is at the end of this e-mail)

Citizen Candidate vs. Politician:

How many lobbyists have given money to each candidate?

Jack Jordan = 0

Jackie Walorski = 43

Many groups who don’t represent our interests:  California Rice Industry Association, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Wine and Spirit Wholesalers, Community Bankers of Illinois Association, California Almond Growers

Source: http://www.congress.org/election/candidate/id/156296 (PAC Tab)

How many years of extensive business experience does each candidate have?

Jack Jordan = 20

Source: http://www.jackjordanforcongress2010.com/meet_jack_resume.php

Jackie Walorski = 0

Source: Elkhart Truth, April 24, 2010 by Josh Weinhold

“Occupation: Former TV reporter and missionary, held various leadership roles at several area organizations”

Has either candidate ever missed a critical committee vote on time change which would have stopped the bill? (A “politician” avoiding a difficult stance?)

Jack Jordan = 0

Jackie Walorski = 1

Source: South Bend Tribune, February 17, 2005 by Martin DeAgostino

“Daylight-saving time still alive; Walorski’s absence lets bill move to full House.”

Source: South Bend Tribune, May 1, 2005 by Martin DeAgostino

“Fox News bloviator Bill O’Reilly calls it “the no spin zone.”

That’s where he corrects the selective memory of public figures whose commitment to the truth seems, shall we say, less than total.

Here then, are some “no-spin” correctives generated by the 2005 Indiana General Assembly…..”

“Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Lakeville, announcing that “I voted ‘no’ every single time that (daylight-saving  time) has been brought up.”

No-spin correction: It’s not always how you vote, but when, and Walorski skipped a committee meeting and vote where she had a unique opportunity to bury the bill.

She cited a competing committee schedule, but the Tribune attended both meetings and there was plenty of time between them.”

Link to commercial:  http://www.jackjordanforcongress2010.com/Jackie%20Walorski%20Facts.php

(Click to watch the Jackie Walorski Facts Ad)

“Enough is Enough” with politics as usual!

Approved by Jack Jordan and

Paid for by the Jack Jordan for Congress Committee

Beware of mislabeled endorsements

Beware of Mislabeled Endorsements

Jackie Walorski, a GOP candidate in the 2nd Congressional District issued a news release today boasting of an endorsement by the National Rifle Association. as it turns out, that was an old endorsement from when she was running for State Representative, and does not apply to the second district race.

From the NRA release: “The rating mentioned in Jackie Walorski’s recent press release was given to her in 2008, when she was running for state representative. It does not apply to this congressional race. The quotes in Ms. Walorski’s release were pulled from a thank-you letter to Ms. Walorski from the NRA upon her retirement as a state representative. This letter had nothing to do with the IN – 2 race.”

from Jim Shella’s Blog on Wishtv 8

Joe donnelly at the bremen band fish fry

Joe Donnelly

The Bremen Band fish fry was yesterday, and I was rather suprized when I went to pickup my order, to see that Joe Donnelly was a couple people behind me in line.I can only assume that this is because he realizes that with the current state of the republican campaigns, that he needs to be out and about.

I believe that Joe is in for a tough time  this year. He had done a very good job as representative, and I really had no problems with him until the health care bill. I think he must realize that could be his undoing.

I will do my best to start posting about his campaign after the primaries. I do thing whichever of the top two candidates that are running against him this year wins the primary, will probably win the seat, but only time will tell.

Randy.

Republican party dirty politics

in doing some searching around on the web, I Came across this article about the 2nd district congressional race here in Indiana.
It’s about the difficulties that jack Jordan is facing when trying to get out to meet his constituents.  I really hope this kind of politics doesn’t continue through the entire election.

I find it interesting to the Republican Party would go to such great lengths to stifle competition.  But then, they are politicians after all.  It just goes to show that career politicians tend to be far too heavy handed, and scared of competition.  Let’s hope that they eventually come to their senses and don’t go to0 negative on this.

Randy