BEING REASONABLE: Judicial activism broadens government authority

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Did you hear about that recent case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court involving a broad overreach of authoritarian power?

I can’t believe the justices required even a full minute to consider the merits of the case. The proper decision should be obvious.

Inherent to this case is whether or not the government and/or any one of its departments can tell citizens what to do. It seems to me provisions contained within the Constitution prohibit such a clear overreach of power — subjecting American residents to the government’s will and stripping them of any semblance of personal autonomy.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Discrimination still acceptable in Springfield

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In a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Springfield city commission voted against amending its human rights code, which would have added sexual orientation to the city’s list of attributes requiring anti-discrimination protection.

  • Written by NATE SMITH