Category Archives: Judicial Activism

Principles and Policies Podcast for 3/28/2013- Reince Priebus Sticks Strictly To The Platform…Except When He Doesn’t

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Thursday March 28, 2013. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis analyze statements made by RNC Chair Reince Priebus regarding the Republican Party and homosexual marriage. Not surprisingly, we find it duplicitous.

Article links- http://www.onenewsnow.com/latest-headlines-from-the-web/2013/03/26/rnc-chairman-reince-priebus-to-gop-don%E2%80%99t-go-old-testament-on-gays

Principles and Policies Podcast for 3/22/2013- The 4th Amendment May Not Be Dead Yet

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Friday March 22, 2013. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis ponder a recent ruling from the 9th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (the most liberal Circuit court in the country) which says that “demand letters” issued by the US Justice Department to communications companies asking for YOUR personal information with attached gag orders are unconstitutional.

Article links- http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/16/judge-rules-secret-fbi-letters-unconstitutional/

Principles and Policies Podcast for 1/28/2013- Why We’re Not Excited By The March For Life

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Monday January 28, 2013. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss why, even though they’re 100% pro-life with no exceptions, they’re not too excited by the prospect of yet another March For Life.”

Article links- http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2013/01/26/abc-and-cbs-spike-huge-pro-life-march-yet-highlight-puny-pro-gun-contro

Principles and Policies Podcast for 1/23/2013- When Congress Is Constitutionally Illiterate What Can We Expect?

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Wednesday January 23, 2013. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis expose the fact that the vast majority of the federal government, especially Congress, is constitutionally illiterate. That includes both major political parties, folks!

Article link- http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/14/defenders-of-constitution-dont-always-use-it-for-l/?page=all

Principles and Policies Podcast for 11/7/2012- Frodo Lives!

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Wednesday November 7, 2012. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss an interview with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in which he likens his lonely fight to return to constitutional originalism to Frodo’s quest in the Lord Of The Rings.

Article links- http://cnsnews.com/news/article/scalia-restoring-constitution-i-dont-know-im-optimistic

Principles and Policies Podcast for 10/23/2012- Pretzel Logic, The 14th Amendment, And The Defense Of Marriage Act

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Wednesday October 23, 2012. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis continue and expand their critical analysis of a recent federal court decision which finds that the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, an exercise of Congress’ power to enforce Article IV of the Constitution, is unconstitutional. Huh?

Article links- http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/religious-implications-of-ny-federal-appeals-court-striking-down-doma/2012/10/19/f2b2f006-1a0b-11e2-aa6f-3b636fecb829_blog.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/doma-defense-of-marriage-act_n_1980197.html

http://news.yahoo.com/gay-marriage-judge-overturns-doma-stepping-pressure-supreme-195800574.html

Principles and Policies Podcast for 10/17/2012- Right To A Cell Phone With Pre-Dialed 911?

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Wednesday October 17, 2012. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis review a recent interview with retired Supreme court justice John Paul Stevens in which Stevens fields one of the most confusing gun rights question we’ve heard in a while and gives an even more incoherent answer.

Article link- http://cnsnews.com/news/article/justice-stevens-maybe-you-have-some-kind-constitutional-right-cell-phone

Principles and Policies Podcast for 9/20/2012- Federal Appeals Court Rules That The Bill Of Rights No Longer Applies

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Thursday September 20, 2012. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis break the bad news that, just when you thought you were safe, a federal appeals courts has decided that the 4th, 5th and 6th amendments to the Constitution no longer apply.

Article link- http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/obama-gets-detention-authority-back-for-now/

Principles and Policies Podcast for 9/18/2012- What Happens When An Umpire Gets “Creative”

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Tuesday September 18, 2012. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis dissect a judge’s article in which he admits that he re-writes law by “moving the strike zones.” We say “Foul Ball!”

Article link- http://cnsnews.com/news/article/prop-8-judge-what-judges-do-and-must-do-move-strike-zone