Wyoming Liberty Group
By Vern Cox
The Founders of our nations were gravely concerned about that the power of government should not become concentrated in one or a few persons or one in branch of government. They were also acutely aware, because of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, that certain powers must be given to a national government. In their wisdom, they devised a plan of government that was new and unique to our nation. That form of government is called "dual sovereignty."
Late Thursday President Obama signed a memorandum directing hospitals that accept Medicaid and Medicare funds must recognize a patient’s designated partner for visitation and consultation rights. Whatever side of our nation’s continuing debate over same sex marriages you may fall on, the continued proclivity of American presidents to use executive orders and presidential memoranda to settle controversial issues and run roughshod over the Constitution remains a repugnant practice in civil society.
Much hullabaloo has been tossed about regarding the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which the Wyoming Liberty Group was proud to take part in. Several news reports of the case showcase countless fears abound about the end of American democracy as we know it because corporations might speak more.
In a landmark decision, which cited the Cheyenne based Wyoming Liberty Group’s amicus brief, the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 21 reversed precedence that limited the ability of Americans to freely participate in the election process.