The ink has barely dried on the ObamaCare 101 DVDs that are being produced by The John Birch Society. Already JBS CEO Arthur Thompson�s prophetic warnings that as time progressed we�d find even more concerns in the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are coming true.
While the overall complaint of the White House against Arizona’s immigration bill was its alleged potential for racial profiling, the lawsuit filed against Arizona last week by the federal government did not attempt to make the case that the law was discriminatory. Instead, the Department of Justice charged the state of Arizona with usurping federal powers. However, in an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation, Attorney General Eric Holder indicated the possibility of filing a second lawsuit against the state of Arizona on the grounds of racial profiling.
Through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the federal government provides grants — currently about $5 billion of taxpayers’ money a year — to states to assist low-income households with their heating and cooling costs.
The New Black Panther Party has been a controversial subject for a number of reasons. On Election Day 2008, Black Panther member King Samir Shabazz and national chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz were caught on video bearing billyclubs outside of a Philadelphia polling center. An investigation was launched and charges of voter intimidation were made, but the Department of Justice, under the leadership of Eric Holder, elected to dismiss the case.
In what might be considered a bitter irony for conservatives, a U.S. District Court judge in Massachusetts used a state's rights argument in one of two cases yesterday in which he ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.