Monthly Archives: May 2009

Abortion

This week I’ll address the controversy of abortion. As college graduations and commencement ceremonies go this season’s were relatively uneventful – except on the campus of Notre Dame University. This year the Catholic school had a very special guest for its commencement address: President Barack Obama.

Having President Obama speak at Notre Dame is like having Ted Kennedy address graduates at BYU – not that it’s shocking, in and of itself, but that it’s out of character. And, frankly, there’s nothing really wrong with being forced out of character once in a while. read more

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American Law or International Law?

Today, I want to shed light on the work of the United Nations – not because I think the UN is a diabolical machine of the New World Order (although I do think that), but because more and more American jurisprudence is looking to international law to achieve radical change in American culture – the gay rights decision in the Lawrence case a few years ago is a perfect example of this judicial hubris: what Justices can’t establish through American precedents and state laws, they now reach across the oceans and grab from international law and treaties. read more

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