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Congress and the First Amendment are the big winners in recent Supreme Court decisions
By HatetheSwamp
June 30, 2023 9:36 am
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In all the brouhaha over the Affirmative Action decision yesterday, there was almost no mention of a Supreme Court decision in favor of a Christian employee of the USPS who refused to work on Sundays.

Today, two biggies. One in which a Christian website designer who refused to serve same sex couples. The Court sided with the Christian. The other having to do with "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap's" plan to give money to people who owe student loans.

Supreme Court decisions is something I know a little about. I don't claim to be a constitutional scholar, as po does, but I know some things about this stuff.

So. Big picture:

These decisions extend trends the Court created last year:

First?, the Court takes the liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights more seriously than the Court has in a looooooooong, looooooooong time. As an American who values the inability of Big Brother to thwart the rights of individuals, I'm cheering, though pb didn't think the Court would go this far in standing with the First Amendment as it did in the LGB case. But, pb also thinks that individual liberty is a reeeeeeeeeeeally, very good thing.

Second, it understands that Article 1 of the Constitution relates to the Legislature. In the student loan scam, "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap's" string pullers tried, well, to rape the Heroes Act of 03. Past Courts would, most likely, have endorsed the President's scam but, as it did last year, the Court interpreted the intent of Congress literally and shot the overreach of the Executive Branch. Niiiiiiice!

These have been two very good days if you love our Republic.

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  1. by Indy! on June 30, 2023 9:53 am
    The USPS thing will backfire on Christians. Businesses will now simply put a question on their job applications asking if you can work on Sunday. Anyone who answers "no" will automatically be eliminated from consideration.

    So far as the student loans... First off, I have no dog in this hunt. I was lucky enough to have parents who believed in college and paid the lion's share of what it took to get me thru so I didn't have to borrow a dime. Just fyi - thanks mom and dad. 🙂 But there has to be something done because these loans would not be legal outside of the student loan system. They are predatory loans taking advantage of people too young and financially naive to know what they are signing up for. From what I understand, the banks other loan agents don't even use their own money to extend these loans - they are using OUR money - government cash. The US gov't loans the money to banks at a below market rate and the banks make free money off free money. So there HAS to be some way the gov't can step in and clear up this mess. People end up facing retirement and STILL paying off their college loans.


  2. by Donna on June 30, 2023 10:02 am

    "But there has to be something done because these loans would not be legal outside of the student loan system. They are predatory loans taking advantage of people too young and financially naive to know what they are signing up for." - Indy

    Yep, all of that.

    I graduated from Towson University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. The only financial help I needed came from my parents for the first semester, but I was able to pay my way through the rest. I probably paid about 95% of my college expenses by working p/t at a trophy business, tutoring, and playing in a rock band (I was incredibly busy in those days). I didn't even know of anyone who took out a college loan. College was much more affordable then.

    Today I probably wouldn't bother getting a 4-year degree. Way too expensive.


  3. by HatetheSwamp on June 30, 2023 10:10 am

    The USPS thing will backfire on Christians. Businesses will now simply put a question on their job applications asking if you can work on Sunday.

    If they do, they'll lose big in any and every Court. The First Amendment means stuff. Especially these days.

    As far as the loan issue?, it's the string pullers' ridiculous attempt to abuse the intent of the Heroes Act that's the issue. If Congress had passed the measure and "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap" signed it, there'd be no problem.


  4. by HatetheSwamp on June 30, 2023 11:01 am

    From a lengthy tweet by that gay Guy Curt never heard of, on the LGB Supreme Court decision:

    "...I applaud the Court. I encourage people who are freaking out over today’s decision to READ IT…

    ...…experience tells me these views will displease factions of the Left & Right. So be it. Not only do I believe the newly-calibrated mix of precedent is right on the law & good for society — polling shows most Americans support this blend of outcomes, despite all the shouting.

    …I believe nearly all Americans endorse ‘more perfect union’ striving. In my (general, broad strokes, not great for Twitter) view, that goal is furthered by expanding the acceptance & rights of LGBT people without forcibly crushing opposing views…

    …Much has happened since. Today, SCOTUS struck a blow for the First Amendment rights of said dissenters. Years prior, it established SSM as a right (& I got married!), and the conservative justice who authored today’s ruling expanded LGBT protections in another case (Bostock)…"

    Well said, gay Guy.


  5. by Indy! on June 30, 2023 11:27 am
    The only thing the business would have to prove is they need to be open on Sunday, peebs. You're overstepping your bounds again - separation of church and state. This is why nobody respects the Clowns anymore. They're politicians with an agenda now. You can't keep making decisions outside the boundaries of the Constitution and expect people to follow along.


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