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The Essence of Liberty: Part 269 (1) From Affirmative Action to Sodomy

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The Essence of Liberty: Part 269 (1) 

Compiled by 

Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume 

A Summary of Gutzman, Kevin R.C. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Constitution 

(The book is available from the Ludwig von Mises Institute at http://www.mises.org) 

Chapter 12: The Court’s Brave New World: From Affirmative Action to Sodomy 

Affirmative Action

Lyndon Johnson instituted “affirmative action” which has since come to be little more than “benign race discrimination.”

The Supreme Court got into the act with Griggs v. Duke Power Co. (1971). Duke Power required a high school diploma and a certain aptitude test score for employment and promotion. The Court found this to be racially discriminatory and declared that employment standards had to be “reasonably related” to the relevant job. Businesses responded by hiring and promoting staff on a racial basis—i.e. the non-discrimination policy has, in effect, resulted in a virtual mandate to discriminate.

Quotas also appeal to university administrators. In University of California Board of Regents v. Bakke (1978), Allan Blake had been denied admission to the UC Medical School even though his qualifications were better than those of all the minority candidates that were admitted. The Court’s decision was nonsensical. Four of the judges would have upheld UC’s program, four would not have and the fifth voted to force “the school to admit Bakke while also stating that schools could give particular races and ethnic groups special privileges to augment ‘educational diversity.’” But, these admissions had to be “on the margin” – i.e. outright quotas could not be used. Ironically, “…given the enormous disparity between the qualifications of most students admitted…and those of the preferred minority…marginal “affirmative action” would have admitted few, if any, specially privileged minority students.”

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Cheney: War Is Not The People’s Business Administration Not Listening To Public….

March 27, 2008 1 comment

The Boston Channel.com

Article by David Brown, NewsCenter 5 Anchor/Reporter
POSTED: 8:14 am EDT March 27, 2008
UPDATED: 8:59 am EDT March 27, 2008
WASHINGTON — Back in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s worst days when he was grappling with the Vietnam quagmire and raucous anti-war protests at home, he said that in the big decisions about war and peace, “The people should be in on the takeoffs as well as the landings.”Tell that to President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, who apparently could care less what Americans think — except every four years at election time.Cheney made that clear in an intriguing interview with ABC News on his recent Middle East trip. Despite the difficulties surrounding the unprovoked U.S. invasion of Iraq five years ago, Cheney insisted, “It was the right thing to do.”When the interviewer told him that two-thirds of Americans say the war in Iraq is not worth fighting, Cheney scoffed.The administration would not be “blown off-course by the fluctuations in public opinion polls,” he vowed.

GyG: TARPLEY, IRAN, and CHENEY….???

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Tarpley….
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webster_Tarpley

Iran – April 6th….
http://tinyurl.com/32r43o

and….

Cheney….
http://tinyurl.com/3dlzcs

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SHOOTER’ MARINE FUMES

March 27, 2008 1 comment

‘SHOOTER’ MARINE FUMES
New York Post ^ | March 27, 2008 | DAPHNE RETTER
Posted on 03/27/2008 9:18:18 AM EDT by vietvet67
WASHINGTON – One of the Marines’ most-accomplished snipers took dead aim yesterday at Hillary Rodham Clinton’s claims of facing fire in Bosnia, saying she has dissed the real heroes.

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Listening to Bill Buckley Give a Speech Was a Painful Experience

March 27, 2008 1 comment

by Bill Bonner
by Bill Bonner


DIGG THIS

Listening to Bill Buckley give a speech was a painful experience. It was like watching an old cow give birth. The words came out so slowly…and then you were inevitably disappointed. You expected more. A man who took so long to choose his words ought to come up with something better. But Buckley’s words were always a little slimy.

Still, the pompous tone did its job. The common, naturally-conservative American thought he heard an angel singing…and thought he saw something practically divine in Buckley’s palaver. He had found nobility he could bend to…a man whose looks, wealth, and education and family rivalled the Kennedys’.

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FRED Columns Scoping Out Pepe Why We Should Get It Right, But Won’t

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March 26, 2008

Gringos here in Mexico talk endlessly about how they love and admire the Mexican people, how friendly the natives are, how wonderful the culture is and, by strong implication, how wonderful the gringos are for appreciating Mexico. Actually they don’t. They live in gated communities in the hills, can’t speak three words of Spanish, and have surprisingly little contact with the country. They have invented a Mexico that doesn’t exist, and have fallen in love with it.

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Strategic Doctrine

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Washington Times
March 27, 2008
Pg. 17

Strategic Doctrine
How to deter nuclear states, proxies
By Louis Rene Beres, Thomas McInerney and Paul E. Vallely

For our nation, there is no more urgent need than strategic doctrine. Without it, every U.S. response to enemy threats would lack coherence. We deserve better than a “seat of the pants” program for national survival. We now deserve to hear from each presidential candidate about such vital plans.
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A Smarter Weapon

March 27, 2008 1 comment

USA Today
March 27, 2008
Pg. 11

A Smarter Weapon
Why two retired military officers believe it’s essential that the next president use outreach, good deeds and a strong military to make the United States safer.
By Anthony C. Zinni and Leighton W. Smith Jr.
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War Heroes Turned Away from Public School

March 27, 2008 1 comment

March 26, 2008Kyle-Anne Shiver
The national organization, Vets for Freedom, is currently sponsoring a Heroes Tour of American cities that will end in Washington, D.C. on April 8 to coincide with General Petraeus’ testimony before Congress.  Our Afghanistan/Iraq War heroes were scheduled to speak to high school students in Minnesota on Tuesday.
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What Will Life Be Like in the Year 2008? (from 1968 magazine article)

March 27, 2008 1 comment

What Will Life Be Like in the Year 2008? (from 1968 magazine article)
Mechanix Illustrated ^ | November 1968 | James R. Berry
Posted on 03/26/2008 10:09:42 PM EDT by Drew68
40 Years in the Future

By James R. Berry

IT’S 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, and you are headed for a business appointment 300 mi. away. You slide into your sleek, two-passenger air-cushion car, press a sequence of buttons and the national traffic computer notes your destination, figures out the current traffic situation and signals your car to slide out of the garage. Hands free, you sit back and begin to read the morning paper—which is flashed on a flat TV screen over the car’s dashboard. Tapping a button changes the page.

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New Revelations in Haditha Case – Rumsfeld Set Up Shadow “Body” to Oversee Investigations

March 27, 2008 1 comment

New Revelations in Haditha Case – Rumsfeld Set Up Shadow “Body” to Oversee Investigations

Richard Thompson

 

Revelations by top Marine Generals, that former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, set up a shadow “body” composed of high-ranking administration officials to oversee the Haditha investigations, could prove to be the most damning evidence of the political motivations and influence over the ongoing prosecutions of Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Chessani, USMC, and other combat Marines involved. 

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today’s toons….

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today’s toons….

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1992342/posts 

Stolen Valor, Southern Style

March 27, 2008 1 comment

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2008

HTTP://FORMERSPOOK.BLOGSPOT.COM/

Stolen Valor, Southern Style
Every month seems to bring a new case of “Stolen Valor”–military
honors falsely claimed by veterans, or in some cases, by individuals
who never served in the armed forces.
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Listen Up Marines, We Belong at Sea

March 27, 2008 1 comment

SMALL WARS JOURNAL
www.smallwarsjournal.com
Listen Up Marines, We Belong at Sea
By SWJ Editors
Coming soon in April’s Proceedings – Listen Up Marines! We Belong at Sea,
Ready for Trouble by Lieutenant General Bernard E. Trainor, U.S. Marine
Corps (Retired). Here’s a sneak preview:

As the Marine Corps looks beyond Iraq, the question becomes “Where do we
go from here?”
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