RUSH: Trent in Houston. I’m glad you called. You’re next on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. Long-term caller, first-time listener. (sic) How are you doing, sir?
RUSH: Very well, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: Doing great. Glad to hear it. There are eight words I’ve always wanted to say to you. “Mr. Limbaugh! Mr. Limbaugh! You can’t say that!”
RUSH: And now do you feel better?
CALLER: A little bit. No. But, you know, I gotta tell you: I’m a 24/7 subscriber. I haven’t really had the courage to listen to you lately, really since the election. I’ve just been kind of struggling with postelection blues and everything. If you’d asked me beforehand, I woulda bet you a million dollars that Governor Romney would have won that election. It just kind of felt like, you know, you’re the mayor of Realville. I didn’t think you were gonna have anything positive to say about this, any kind of good news for us, but I’m kind of throwing a Hail Mary. You know, between the Supreme Court likely hosing us over on issues related to the gay marriage, do you have any words of encouragement or hope or anything?
RUSH: You know, I actually do.
RUSH: I actually do. I want you to listen very carefully. In fact, just before I took your call, you were on hold. While you were on hold, I got in the e-mail a release, if you will, from the office of Senator Ted Cruz. What it is: “Senator Cruz releases inaugural report on Obama administration’s unprecedented attempts to expand federal power.” This release from Senator Cruz is an explanation how the Supreme Court has unanimously rejected Obama administration arguments six times since January of 2012.
These are six things that the Obama administration sought which would have granted unchecked executive power but were turned back by the Supreme Court. Now, let me read it to you. “Sen. Cruz’s report highlights the six cases that the Supreme Court has unanimously rejected since January 2012. Had President Obama’s Department of Justice been successful in its cases,” which they weren’t. But had Obama succeeded at the Supreme Court, “the federal government would have the power to: Attach GPSs to a citizenÂ’s vehicle to monitor his movements, without having any cause to believe that a person has committed a crime (United States v. Jones).”
Obama lost that. Obama would have had the right to “[d]eprive landowners of the right to challenge potential government fines as high as $75,000 per day and take away their ability to have a hearing to challenge those fines (Sackett v. EPA).” That’s an EPA case that Obama lost. Had Obama won at the court, Obama would have had the power to “[i]nterfere with a churchÂ’s selection of its own ministers. (Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC)” This was a Lutheran church and school versus the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
This was a case where the government was demanding the right to select the ministers at a church. They lost. The next issue the government would have had the power to do had the court not turned them down was to “[o]verride state law whenever the President desires. (Arizona v. United States).” This was, in part, the Arizona immigration law. They wrote their own law to mirror federal immigration law because Obama wasn’t enforcing it. The Supreme Court ruled in such a way to deny the federal government the ability to override state law.
Big victory there. All of these are victories. The federal government, the Obama administration was turned back in all of these. The next one: The federal government would have had the power to “[d]ramatically extend statutes of limitations to impose penalties for acts committed decades ago. (Gabelli v. SEC).” So had the regime not lost that, they could have extended the statutes of limitations in order to impose penalties for crimes committed decades ago — on a whim, whenever they wanted to apply. An end to the statute of limitations, they coulda done it.
The Supreme Court said no.
The last one: Had Obama’s Department of Justice been successful, the federal government would have had the power to “[d]estroy private property without paying just compensation. (Arkansas Fish & Game Commission v. United States).” So Ted Cruz has put out this release. There are six cases here where the Supreme Court, in the last 16 months, has beaten back the Obama administration in various power grabs. So you asked for some good news, and there is some. We will link to this report at RushLimbaugh.com. It’s Cruz.Senate.gov. We’ll find the place and put it promptly at RushLimbaugh.com so you can read the release yourself.