Hobby Lobby scores one for Liberty in the Supreme Court [Hub Debate]

“It is God who gave us life and liberty. Can the liberties of nations be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” –Thomas Jefferson.   Last week, a landmark decision came down from the Supreme Court in the case involving Hobby Lobby. To make a long story short, Hobby Lobby sued the federal…

Can the judiciary limit itself? Not if we can help it [Hub Debate]

Plenty of people are spending time talking about the Hobby Lobby ruling itself and are missing a much bigger issue: the ever-expansive role of the judiciary. When we don’t get what we want out of the legislative process, we lawyer up and try to create all kinds of fancy language to inject new meaning into existing law. Sometimes, the courts go along with it and encourage the same bad behavior in others. The end result is that we don’t even have a real system of law anymore; we have a…