From The Daily Signal, by Leslie Ford & Ryan T. Anderson, August 19, 2014
Should the government be able to coerce a family farm into hosting a same-sex wedding?
In a free society, the answer is no. Family farms should be free to operate in accordance with the beliefs and values of their owners. Government shouldn’t be able to fine citizens for acting in the market according to their own—rather than the government’s—values, unless there is a compelling government interest being pursued in the least restrictive way possible.
By: Jim Carroll
In the near future there will be a major political event that may affect our country for generations to come. No, I’m not talking about the upcoming 2014 mid-term elections; I’m not even talking about the 2016 Presidential election. What I am referring to is the next probable vacancy on the Supreme Court.
For years now, the Supreme Court has been split ideologically, with four liberal leaning Justices, four conservative leaning Justices, and one swing vote who leans more to the conservative side. Even with recent changes on the Court, the ideological split has been relatively maintained. In the most recent changes on the Court, retiring conservative justices have left and been replaced under a conservative administration, and the more liberal justices have done likewise under a liberal administration, but there is a chance that may soon change.
AUGUST 14, 2014.
Parker County Sheriff’s Investigators recovered a large amount of property reported stolen in a theft case.
Sheriff Larry Fowler said Jerry L. Weeks, 34, of Weatherford was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in connection to the case.
The case was initially reported late last week, when the victim stated a package had been stolen from his property off of FM 920.
Weeks was identified as a suspect in the case, through the investigation and identified by security surveillance footage of the thefts.
Last week a judge in Tennessee upheld that state’s Constitutional authority to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Though the decision was made a week ago, it has only now been made available electronically.
The case involved a same-sex couple married in Iowa that sought a divorce in Tennessee. Because Tennessee does not recognize same-sex relationships as marriages, it was unable to divorce the couple. Last week, Judge Russell E. Simmons, Jr., cited the Supreme Court’s decision in the federal Defense of Marriage Act case, U.S. v. Windsor, as support that Tennessee has the right to define marriage for itself. Simmons writes: “The Windsor case is concerned with the definition of marriage, only as it applies to federal laws, and does not give an opinion concerning whether one State must accept as valid a same-sex marriage allowed in another State.”
The Parker County TEA Party will hold its monthly meeting:
After taking a few months off for the summer, The Parker County Republican Women’s monthly meeting will be August 14th at the Doss Heritage & Culture Center in Weatherford. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. at a cost of $15. Reservations can be made by calling Sonja Davis at 817-443-3870, or by email at email@example.com.
The period of atmospheric and surface warming that began in the late 1970s ended in the mid- to late 1990s, but the climate change industry is hot. Witness a new effort by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) to use unsupported assertions about the hugely adverse effects of greenhouse gas emissions purportedly now looming large to justify federal auctions of “carbon” permits, with the revenue inevitably used by the political class for purposes of redistribution to favored interest groups.
Government records show a discrepancy in apprehensions and court receipts.
by Senator Blutarsky, 8/9/14 -
And some wonder why a person will spend $70,000 to get reelected to a non-paying political party post ?
sometimes a “prince” wants to rule their own little fiefdom…..
From The Weatherford Democrat, by Judy Sheridan, 08/ 07/14
The County Executive Committee of the Parker County Republican Party will meet Tuesday to select a candidate for the position of County Court at Law No. 2 judge, a position voters will fill during the November election.
The position was formerly held by Judge Ben Akers, who died last month after a lengthy illness. Visiting Judge Don Chrestman, who retired from Parker County’s 43rd District Court in 2010, has been assigned to fill the position temporarily.