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  • 14th Amendment Proves The Lockdowns Are UnConstitutional

    04/29/2020 3:43:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
  • A Different Take on Federalism Part II

    04/20/2020 2:23:10 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | April 20th 2020 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle – Scotus Guts the 14th Amendment Independence is one thing, but when applied to government, unchecked independence is another term for tyranny. While the mode of appointment to the federal bench affords the courts independence from elections, the framers’ Constitution armed congress with significant, yet unfortunately, unused Article III checks. Thanks to the 17th Amendment which de-federalized and democratized congress, congress is typically incapable of asserting its 13th-15th Amendment enforcement duties over an “independent” and often runaway scotus. Make no mistake; just as the “exceptions and under such regulations as the congress shall make” clause of Article III empowers...
  • A Different Take on Federalism Part I

    04/13/2020 2:57:41 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | April 13th 2020 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: The Insidious 17th Amendment. The 17th Amendment did to federalism what the 13th Amendment did to slavery. Both are long-gone vestiges of our framing era. Tenth Amendment? States’ rights? Poof, and not only long-gone but neither slavery nor federalism can possibly return without repeal of their respective amendments. Conservatives would do well to consider the 13th – 15th Amendments. Beginning with freeing slaves, then prohibiting state violations of privileges or immunities, securing due process, equal protection and entitling blacks to vote, the post-civil war amendments fundamentally altered society and the federal/state government relationship. Unlike the pre-civil war Constitution, the...
  • Justice Department Alleges Conditions at South Carolina’s Broad River Road Complex Violate the Constitution

    02/05/2020 6:01:21 PM PST · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    justice.gov ^ | February 5, 2020 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 5, 2020 The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina today concluded that there is reasonable cause to believe that the conditions at the Broad River Road Complex in Columbia, South Carolina, violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. Specifically, the Department concluded that there is reasonable cause to believe that the Broad River Road Complex fails to protect youth from youth-on-youth violence and places youth in punitive, prolonged isolation. As required by the Civil Rights of Institutionalized...
  • Supreme Court to Hear ‘Bridgegate’ and School Choice Cases

    01/14/2020 8:09:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2020 | Elizabeth Slattery and Abigail Klose
    The Supreme Court returned Monday for oral arguments after a lengthy holiday break. During the court’s January sitting, the justices will hear arguments in eight cases, including ones dealing with school choice and the “Bridgegate” scandal. The justices already have heard arguments in cases involving the Second Amendment, Obamacare, and whether federal law covers claims of discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Later in the term, the court will take up cases involving the president’s ability to fire the head of an “independent” agency, regulation of abortion providers, and the dispute over a subpoena for President Donald Trump’s...
  • How the left is trying to resurrect the unnecessary Equal Rights Amendment

    01/03/2020 7:18:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 2, 2020 | Inez Stepman
    As America enters a new decade, progressives are stepping boldly into … the bra-burning feminism of the 1970s. Specifically, they’re trying to resurrect the Equal Rights Amendment, the radical feminist constitutional amendment the rest of us had long thought a dead issue. If they manage to ratify — a dubious constitutional proposition — they could enshrine left-wing gender dogmas into the highest law of the land. This year, Virginia is expected to ratify the ERA, bringing the total number of states to have done so since its heyday in the ’70s to 38, the threshold needed for amending the Constitution....
  • Eric Swalwell's Trump comment on CNN sparks Twitter furor: 'We can only conclude that you're guilty'

    12/18/2019 4:52:15 AM PST · by knighthawk · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18 2019 | Brie Stimson
    Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., said Tuesday that if President Trump refuses to send the documents and witnesses that House Democrats requested in the impeachment inquiry, “We can only conclude that you’re guilty,” sparking critics on Twitter to accuse him of suggesting the president is guilty until proven innocent. "In America, innocent men do not hide and conceal evidence," Swalwell added, in his conversation with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "They are forthcoming and they want to cooperate and the president is acting like a very guilty person right now." Among those objecting to Swalwell's remarks was Ben Williamson, communications director for Rep....
  • (vanity) Who did Robert Creamer Visit at the WH in addition to Obama?

    10/21/2016 8:40:17 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Vanity
    I'd like to crowdsource this with some FR sleuths / weaponized autism / centipedes.... With whom did Robert Creamer meet at the White House aside from Obama? He met with both POTUS and FLOTUS according to the visitor’s log: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/disclosures/visitor-records Others he visited: Kristin Sheehy. Sheehy , Kristin J. Employee $55,000.00 Per Annum EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR OPERATIONS http://www.realclearpolitics.com/politics_nation/RCPWHSalaries09.pdf James Messina is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations ****** Miti Sathe Miti Sathe is a Democratic Party activist who works for Blue Engine Message & Media, a political consulting firm, and serves as the...
  • How President Trump can use 14th Amendment to put citizenship question back on the 2020 Census

    07/05/2019 6:24:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/05/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    President Trump holds winning cards on the census citizenship question, both politically and legally. An overwhelming majority, 67% of Americans, see such a question as legitimate, and those who want to obscure the difference between citizens and non-citizens have an argument that will not add to the ranks of those voting Democrat in the 2020 presidential race. Moreover, despite media spin (“American pride has hit an all-time low, a poll finds”), emphasizing the increase in the number of Americans who aren’t proud (almost all of the increase among Democrats who only love America when a Democrat is president), fully...
  • Supreme Court Deserves Praise for Reversing Itself on Takings Clause

    06/25/2019 1:27:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 24, 2019 | Paul J. Larkin Jr.
    Our constitutional system assumes that federal courts serve to remedy an injustice created by officials in the legislative and executive branches. Unfortunately, federal courts, even the Supreme Court, sometimes are responsible for creating an injustice. Thirty years ago, the Supreme Court did that for property owners in Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank of Johnson City. On Friday, in Knick v. Township of Scott, the court ended that injustice by overruling Williamson County by a 5-4 vote. For more than 30 years, people with claims under the Fifth Amendment’s takings clause have been told, “Get in the back of the...
  • How a Post–Civil War Supreme Court Decision Dismantles Sanctuary Cities

    06/07/2019 5:48:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 7, 2019 | Brian S. Messenger
    Shortly after the Civil War and the passage of the 14th Amendment, the US Supreme Court decided the Slaughter-House cases.  Historically, many people have looked at these decisions as severely limiting the ability of the federal government and federal courts from interfering with state government functions by using the Privileges and Immunities clause of the 14th Amendment.  Regardless of your position on that debate, this article looks at how the decision by Justice Miller in 1873 actually provides a strong precedent for using the Privileges and Immunities clause of the 14th Amendment against all sanctuary states, counties, and cities. Privileges...
  • The Judiciary Can’t Impose Proportional Representation on the Nation, Justice Kavanaugh

    03/28/2019 11:17:39 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | March 28, 2019 | James Lucas
    On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases whose plaintiffs contend that legislative redistricting which disproportionately favors the political party in charge of the redistricting process is unconstitutional. These cases present the starkest possible test of whether the Court’s new, supposedly originalist five-justice majority will restore respect for the Constitution or follow previous SCOTUS majorities down the path of judicial imperialism. And so far, the oral arguments have raised concerns that newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh may already be steering the court onto that path. Specifically, Justice Kavanaugh’s questions have suggested that proportional representation could be a...
  • Appeals Court Rules That Ohio's Law Defunding Planned Parenthood Is Constitutional

    03/12/2019 11:23:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2019 | Lauretta Brown
    A federal appeals court upheld the constitutionality of Ohio’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood Tuesday. The 2016 law bars state funding to any healthcare organization that performs or promotes abortions. Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, had sued over the law claiming that it violated their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 11-6 Tuesday to overturn a previous decision by a three-judge panel in the same appeals court that said the law was unconstitutional. During his time as the state’s attorney general last year, now-Gov. Mike DeWine (R) requested that the case...
  • HAMMER: Let The ‘ISIS Bride’ Come Back And Then Try Her For Treason

    02/23/2019 8:09:22 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    The Dailywire ^ | February 22, 2019 | JOSH HAMMER
    Although the remarkable dumpster fire that is the Jussie Smollett self-beclowning saga has captured all the headlines this week, the legally murky kerfuffle that is the so-called "ISIS bride" — Hoda Muthana — is probably the more nationally pressing story. Muthana was born in the U.S. to a father who was a Yemeni diplomat. All sides of the constitutional debate regarding the original public meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment's Citizenship Clause concede that if the Clause's intermediary phrase, "subject to the jurisdiction thereof," means anything at all, it refers to the fact that the children of foreign diplomats are not...
  • JOURNALIST GROUPS ALARMED BY JUSTICE THOMAS’S CALL TO RECONSIDER FREE PRESS RULING

    02/22/2019 12:29:33 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/2019 | Kevin Daley
    Professional journalism groups reacted with alarm after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas released an opinion Tuesday urging the high court to reconsider a landmark freedom of the press decision called New York Times v. Sullivan. The Sullivan ruling generally shields reporters and news platforms from libel or defamation lawsuits provided they were acting in good faith. Though journalists believe that protection is essential, Justice Thomas said the high court was wrong to usurp the role of states in regulating libel. “[Sullivan] and the Court’s decisions extending it were policy-driven decisions masquerading as constitutional law,” Thomas’s opinion reads. “We should not...
  • THE LEFTIST LIE OF BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP: 14th AMENDMENT!

    01/16/2019 3:20:23 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 19 replies
    Self ^ | 1/16/2019 | Dick Bachert
  • Can we fight the "Sanctuary City/State Fire" with more Fire? ~ Vanity

    01/05/2019 5:43:09 AM PST · by GraceG · 12 replies
    GraceG
    I was recently thinking, what would happen if a conservative city/county/state decided to make a statement about the other cities/counties/states that are "sanctuary zones" and pass law that would read like the following: "As long as a sanctuary city/county/state area exists where the ICE agents are turned away by their local authorities, we reserve the right to refuse law enforcement service to ANY OTHER federal agency under the Equal protection under the Law provision of the 14th amendment. These agencies that we may refuse local cooperation with include but are not limited to the Following agencies: IRS, EPA, DEA, BATF,...
  • Split 3rd Circuit Upholds NJ's Ban on Large-Capacity Gun Magazines

    12/05/2018 2:25:23 PM PST · by ScottfromNJ · 53 replies
    New Jersey Law Journal ^ | December 05, 2018 | Charles Toutant
    Split 3rd Circuit Upholds NJ's Ban on Large-Capacity Gun Magazines The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has rejected a challenge to New Jersey’s ban on firearm magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The appeals court, by a 2-1 margin, said the law limiting high-capacity magazines does not violate the Second Amendment, the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause or the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. The court affirmed an order from the U.S. District Court that denied challengers’ motion to preliminarily enjoin enforcement of the law. Judges Joseph Greenaway Jr. and Patty Shwartz ruled to affirm the lower court....
  • Black Americans Deserve Clarification on Birthright Citizenship

    11/13/2018 8:52:00 AM PST · by LavaDog · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/13/2018 | Carl Jackson
    How do you undermine America’s long held motto, “E Pluribus Unum,” while systematically destroying America’s sovereignty? One illegal alien at a time.
  • Law requiring a birth certificate to register to vote advance moves to appeals court

    11/04/2018 5:35:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    The debate over how to sift out illegal voters from legal ones has reached the federal appeals court level, making it possible the Supreme Court eventually will rule whether a state can demand a birth certificate to register to vote. The case before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver centers on a 2011 Kansas law, the Documentary Proof of Citizenship (DPOC). In June, a district court judge struck down the law, with biting criticism of analysts who contend a large number of noncitizens nationwide vote illegally, tilting close elections to Democrats. Judge Julia A. Robinson said the Kansas...