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  • The blunt truth about the communist squatting in the White House

    06/23/2013 1:25:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 73 replies
    by Captain Bluntly Obvious
    Yup. His daddy was a communist. His mommy was a communist. His mentor was a communist. He admitted in his book before running for the presidency that he himself was a Marxist. And that may be part of the misunderstanding and confusion. It may be that many people do not understand what a Marxist is. "Marxist" is just a fancy word for a communist. And Obama is a self-admitted, constitution-hating, spread-the-wealth-around Marxist/communist. And no one can deny that. It's a self-evident, self-admitted fact. And he wants to transform America. Transform it to what? Transform it from a free country to...
  • Capitol Police to Tea Party: Show Us Your Websites or Forget Your Rally

    06/04/2013 2:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 438 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 4, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    CAPITOL POLICE SUDDENLY WANTS TO SEE TEA PARTY WEBSITES BEFORE PROTEST APPROVED. And they are taking weeks to grant the request.The Tea Party Patriots were planning a rally in Washington DC on Wednesday June 19th. But they ran into a wall. The Capitol Police want to see their websites first. Kevin Mooneyhan from the Tea Party Patriots described this latest assault on the Tea Party: Below is the timeline of events surrounding our June 19th rally at the Capitol. We haven’t done anything to publicize this event yet because we wanted to make sure we had the permit in hand....
  • Confirmed: Lerner Participated In Persecution Of Tea Party Groups (From Human Events)

    05/24/2013 7:12:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 99 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/24/2013 | John Hayward
    It seems like only yesterday that IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner was claiming she knew nothing about the dastardly work of those shadowy "low-level employees in the Cincinnati office" - who somehow remain shadowy to this day, despite having been blamed for the worst abuse-of-power scandal in living memory. The Incompetence Defense beloved of this administration, and so effective with a media that would never accept it from a Republican official, was deployed with gusto. Lerner was shocked, shocked, to discover gambling against Tea Party groups going on at Rick's Tax Exempt Organizations Cafe American. But now National...
  • The Greatest Challenge to the 1st Amendment: A Follow Up

    05/13/2013 8:16:04 AM PDT · by RightWingNilla · 3 replies
    The Freehold ^ | 5/10/2013 | JONATHAN DAVID BAIRD
    The Government has forced Cody Wilson’s company, Defense Distributed, to take down his designs for 3D printed firearms. I can’t say I’m surprised, and if you had read my other article earlier in the week you would understand why: This is a blatant attack on the first amendment. Forget, for a minute, that these plans can be used to create guns. What is the difference between banning these plans from distribution, and banning a book? There are quite a few books out there that could be considered just as dangerous. I downloaded a PDF book on building machine guns last...
  • Watertown House to House police search

    04/24/2013 8:15:55 AM PDT · by jt2 · 47 replies
    How is it at all legal for the police to have coerced people from their homes during the house to house search that was conducted in Watertown MA last week? By 'coerced', I mean being told to leave their residence by police SWAT teams. When you have 10 police pointing rifles at you, yelling at your to get out of your house, I'd consider that coersion. These people were removed from their homes and forced to go someplace else. It appears that they were not 'allowed' back into their homes for hours. How is that possible in America? Were homeowners...
  • Ted Cruz: Background Check Goal a 'Federal List of Every Gun Owner in America' (News Video at link)

    04/12/2013 11:12:24 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 56 replies
    Bretbart ^ | April 11, 2013
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Fox News' "Hannity" discussing universal background checks: -snip- "Why is all this focus directed at background checks? The reason is because the Department of Justice has said the only way to implement what they want–universal background checks–is a registry, a federal list of every gun owner in America. And that would be wrong; it'd be unconstitutional."
  • Gun Law Drafted In Secret

    04/09/2013 9:09:45 AM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 8, 2013 | Alan Korwin
    Can you imagine what a tough uphill struggle the anti-gun-rights people would have if the “news” media wasn’t falling all over itself to support the anti-rights side? Connecticut just drafted 138 pages of gun law basically in secret, enacted it before it could be read and digested by those who signed it — and certainly not by the public it pretends to legitimately control — and in doing so ended up requiring federally licensed agents in the state to violate federal law, or flatly deny citizens their rights. Just on practical grounds this is a disaster. But that’s as if...
  • Memo: DHS can confiscate bank accounts without warrant

    04/08/2013 6:42:54 AM PDT · by Communist Spy · 69 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 04/08/2013 | Marv Dumon
    Under the Patriot Act” the DHS has the absolute right to seize, without any warrant whatsoever, any and all customer bank accounts, to make “periodic and unannounced” visits to any bank to open and inspect the contents of “selected safe deposit boxes.
  • EDITORIAL: Gun control by the U.N.The White House attempts an end run around the House

    03/21/2013 7:52:05 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 110 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Mar. 20, 2013 | The Washington Times Staff
    Bureaucrats from 150 nations are ramping up efforts to impose gun control through international pact. Here in the United States, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has become the vehicle to drive an agenda that is deeply controversial because once a treaty is ratified by the Senate, it becomes the supreme law of the land. Last week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry — no friend of the Second Amendment — announced support for the treaty, which calls for international regulations on firearms, including personal firearms as well as military weapons. During the presidential campaign, President Obama was evasive about...
  • First on CNN: NRA charges Obama’s efforts will lead to gun confiscation (Memo confirms NRA claim)

    02/13/2013 9:53:11 AM PST · by tobyhill · 44 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/13/2013 | Mark Preston
    The National Rifle Association will assert that President Barack Obama’s attempt to enact new gun control laws will result in the “confiscation” of people’s firearms in a new web video scheduled to run in five states and the District of Columbia. The video will go online around the time Obama begins delivering his State of the Union address, in which he is expected to mention his effort to reduce gun violence through legislative means. NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told CNN that the organization based its warning on what he said is a Justice Department document, “Summary of Select Firearm Violence...
  • Jumping on Feinstein-Obama Ban-Wagon

    02/11/2013 11:32:16 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Jeff Knox
    Manassas, VA --(Ammoland.com)- Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) has published some of the details of her new “assault weapons” ban, and it’s even uglier than anticipated. It is expected was introduced on January 22 2013, the first day the Senate accepts bills for the new session. Meanwhile, on the first day of the new session in the House of Representatives, several legislators introduced - or reintroduced - a variety of anti-rights bills. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) has 4 bills: H.R.137 requiring background checks on all firearm transfers, H.R.138 banning possession and transfer of magazines with a capacity over 10 rounds, H.R.141 regulating...
  • Biden: W.H. readies 19 executive actions on guns

    01/14/2013 5:10:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 483 replies
    Biden: W.H. readies 19 executive actions on guns By: Reid J. Epstein January 14, 2013 06:49 PM EST The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administration’s first definitive statements about its response to last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Later this week, Obama will formally announce his proposals to reduce gun violence, which are expected to include renewal of the assault weapons ban, universal background checks and prohibition of high-capacity magazine clips. But...
  • Obama: Some Gun Control Measures 'I Can Accomplish Through Executive Action'

    01/14/2013 9:45:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/14/13 | Daniel Halper
    "My understanding is the vice president's going to provide a range of steps that we can take to reduce gun violence," said Obama. "Some of them will require legislation, some of them I can accomplish through executive action. And so I will be reviewing those today, and as I said, I will speak in more detail to what we're going to go ahead and propose later in the week.
  • Joe Biden guarantees Obama will bypass reluctant Republicans and cement new gun control laws

    01/09/2013 6:07:32 PM PST · by tobyhill · 87 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 1/9/2013 | DAN FRIEDMAN
    Vice President Biden pledged Wednesday that President Obama will bypass a reluctant Republicans in Congress and take executive action to curb gun violence, prompting a full-blown fit from conservative gun rights backers. Biden heads a White House task force set this month to release proposals in response to the Newtown shooting. He told reporters before a Wednesday meeting with gun violence victims and gun control groups that Obama will not let Republican resistance prevent action. "The president is going to act. There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken," Biden said. "We haven't decided what that is...
  • Stopping the spread of deadly assault weapons--summary of Feinstein Bill, incl. registry requirement

    12/27/2012 7:50:24 AM PST · by driftdiver · 338 replies
    United States Senate ^ | 12/27/2012 | Dianne Feinstein
    In January, Senator Feinstein will introduce a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devises. Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation: Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: -120 specifically-named firearms -Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic -Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
  • Obamacare Redefines 'Full Time' Employment As 30 Hours A Week

    09/12/2012 6:48:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 47 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | 12 Sep 2012, 4:16 PDT
    A year and a half after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, bureaucrats at the IRS and Health and Human Services issued an 18-page report outlining new regulations that will dramatically increase health care costs for small and large businesses alike. The regulations, written by an IRS attorney, arbitrarily redefine "full time employee" as someone who works 30 hours a week for a business. Traditionally, most private businesses have defined "full time employee" as someone who works 40 hours a week. With this new regulation, the federal government is now removing the right of businesses to...
  • Obama Administration Expands ATF’s Power to Seize Property

    09/08/2012 2:49:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 09.07.2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Obama Administration Expands ATF’s Power to Seize Property As part of a one-year trial run, the Department of Justice has granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives the power to “to seize and administratively forfeit property allegedly involved in controlled substance offenses,” which is almost tantamount to saying that on the mere suspicion that one is doing something illegal, the ATF can snatch one’s firearms and property. The Washington Times, among other publications, have explained the implications of this new DoJ decree: It’s a dangerous extension of the civil-forfeiture doctrine, a surreal legal fiction in which the seized...
  • "Issues" or America? (Thomas Sowell on Obama)

    08/20/2012 10:12:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 21, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    There are some very serious issues at stake in this year's election — so many that some people may not be able to see the forest for the trees. Individual issues are the trees, but the forest is the future of America as we have known it. The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration, during the process of dealing with particular issues. For example, the merits or demerits of President Obama's recent executive order, suspending legal liability for young people who are here illegally, presumably as a...
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Anti-Gun Treaty

    07/10/2012 1:47:25 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 58 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-9-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom.
  • Obama May Be In Deep Trouble – With Chief Justice John Roberts

    05/23/2012 7:55:28 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 46 replies
    Patriot Army of America ^ | May 23, 2012 | Posted by luchadora41
    Ever since Obama assumed the office of President, critics have hammered him on a number of Constitutional issues. Critics have complained that much, if not all of Obama’s major initiatives run headlong into Constitutional roadblocks on the power of the federal government. Obama certainly did not help himself in the eyes of the Court when he used the venue of the State of the Union address early in the year to publicly flog the Court over its ruling that the First Amendment grants the right to various organizations to run political ads during the time of an election. The tongue-lashing...
  • Does Elena Kagen have a $20 million commitment to destroying the American Republic?

    05/01/2012 4:52:27 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 158 replies
    Yahoo Answers ^ | 4/24/2012 | Alan M Gottlieb
    What would you say if you learned that a member of the highest court in the land has spent the last 30 years openly advocating for the destruction of the US Constitution and even went so far as to accept $20 million from Shariah Law proponents to accomplish her goal? That Supreme Court Justice is Elena Kagan. The year after Ronald Reagan entered the Oval Office with the goal of restoring America to greatness; Elena Kagan penned a telling and disturbing senior thesis titled "To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933." In that body of work, Kagan...
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O. E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE, BELIEVE. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa … a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights …” -Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn...
  • Shift on executive power lets Obama bypass rivals

    04/23/2012 7:16:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 72 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/23/2012 | Charlie Savage
    — One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism. -snip- But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress. Branding its unilateral efforts “We Can’t Wait,” a slogan that aides said Mr. Obama coined at that strategy meeting, the White House has rolled out dozens of new policies — on creating jobs for veterans, preventing drug shortages, raising fuel economy...
  • What If the Government Rejects the Constitution?

    04/12/2012 7:14:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 155 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if the government never took the Constitution seriously? What if the same generation -- in some cases the same human beings -- that wrote in the First Amendment, "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech," also enacted the Alien and Sedition Acts, which made it a crime to criticize the government? What if the feds don't regard the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land? What if the government regards the Constitution as merely a guideline to be referred to from time to time, or a myth to be foisted upon the voters,...
  • The Republic, if We Can Keep It (CW2)

    03/29/2012 5:56:51 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 29, 2012 | Michael Applebaum, MD
    <p>As some have noted, the conversations, tensions, and irritations are ratcheting up, and arguably enough to consider the possibility of a more violent future -- i.e., revolution or civil war.</p> <p>Whether civil war will precede revolution, be contemporaneous with it, or not occur at all is unknowable and likely will depend to some degree on the influence of Fifth Columnists and their religious/racial/ethnic/cultural/philosophic/violent inclinations. As to them, we will have to see.</p>
  • Obama’s war on liberty

    03/20/2012 7:32:40 AM PDT · by StaffiT · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 19, 2012 | Joan R. Neubauer
    That agenda is to lead us to European-style socialism. Despite the fact that socialism has caused the European economy to tank. Despite the fact its results have fomented rioting in the streets. Despite the fact that it has failed miserably. But Obama and his cohorts have an agenda, the agenda of the elites who feel they know better than the rest of us. In addition, they have the mistaken impression that any rights We the People may have, derive from government. They, as the ruling class will decide what rights we may or may not enjoy, a concept anathema to...
  • High Treason: Obama and Pentagon Declare Congress Invalid 2012

    03/15/2012 8:21:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 2012
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's testimony asserting that the United Nations and NATO have supreme authority over the actions of the United States military, words which effectively declare Congress a ceremonial relic, have prompted Congressman Walter Jones to introduce a resolution that re-affirms such behavior as an "impeachable high crime and misdemeanor" under the Constitution. During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday, Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey brazenly admitted that their authority comes not from the U.S. Constitution, but that the United States is subservient to and takes its marching orders from the United Nations...
  • 25 Signs That The Nazification Of America Is Almost Complete

    02/21/2012 4:51:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 25 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 2/19/2012 | Staff
    The United States of America is becoming more like Nazi Germany every single day. In fact, the Nazification of America is almost complete. The parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States of today are going to absolutely shock many of you. Most Americans simply have never learned what life was really like back in Nazi Germany. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany was a Big Brother totalitarian police state that ruthlessly repressed freedom and individual liberty. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany adopted socialism, dramatically increased government spending and raised taxes to astronomical levels. Under Adolf Hitler, abortion became legal in Germany, the...
  • 25 Signs That The Nazification Of America Is Almost Complete

    02/19/2012 5:36:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 113 replies · 3+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 2/19/2012 | Staff
    The United States of America is becoming more like Nazi Germany every single day. In fact, the Nazification of America is almost complete. The parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States of today are going to absolutely shock many of you. Most Americans simply have never learned what life was really like back in Nazi Germany. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany was a Big Brother totalitarian police state that ruthlessly repressed freedom and individual liberty. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany adopted socialism, dramatically increased government spending and raised taxes to astronomical levels. Under Adolf Hitler, abortion became legal in Germany, the...
  • NRA official: Obama wants to outlaw guns in 2nd term

    02/10/2012 5:02:27 PM PST · by upchuck · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Wash Times ^ | February 10, 2012 | By Sean Lengell
    A top official with the National Rifle Association said Friday that President Obama will move to "destroy" gun rights and "erase" the Second Amendment if he is re-elected in November. While delivering one of the liveliest and best-received speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said the president's low-key approach to gun rights during his first term was "a "conspiracy to ensure re-election by lulling gun owners to sleep." "All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his...
  • US Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg: South Africa has a better Constitution model than US.

    02/04/2012 2:17:13 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 126 replies
    Patroit Action Network ^ | 2/4/2012 | Darla Dawald
    US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg tells Egyptians: Don’t look to the “OLD US Constitution” for guidance in drafting a new constitution. Justice Ginsburg holds in high esteem the constitution of South Africa and Canada.
  • Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    02/08/2012 8:11:18 AM PST · by rarestia · 116 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Shaun Waterman
    Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace. The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.
  • Holder tells Congress the Obama administration wants to ban guns

    02/08/2012 7:21:59 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:29 AM 02/08/2012 | By Chris Cox
    Last Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about his role in the deadly “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal. However, instead of answers, Congress got more defiance, more arrogance, and more wasted time with an attorney general who clearly feels no sense of obligation to the American people or our rule of law. But for all the stonewalling, there was at least one telling moment at this hearing, and it should concern law-abiding gun owners and all Americans who expect accountability from our government. In a rash attempt to...
  • FBI warns of threat from anti-government extremists

    02/07/2012 7:52:42 AM PST · by Twotone · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 6, 2012 | Patrick Temple-West
    Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday. These extremists, sometimes known as "sovereign citizens," believe they can live outside any type of government authority, FBI agents said at a news conference. The extremists may refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard.
  • It’s back!plan to kill talk radio. Group advising White House wants to restore controversial policy

    02/02/2012 7:51:58 AM PST · by tutstar · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Klein Online ^ | 2 1 2012 | Aaron Klein
    Actual title is : It’s baaack! The plan to kill talk radio. Group advising White House wants to restore controversial policy An organization that helped to craft President Obama’s environmental policies has recommended the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, purportedly as a method of silencing critics of the theory of global warming. The Presidential Climate Action Project, or PCAP, last year released an extensive list of recommendations for the White House in a 75-page paper entitled, “Building the Obama Administration’s Climate Legacy.” Primary among the PCAP’s recommendations is that the Department of Energy should join the U.S. Department of Housing...
  • Obama Said What?

    01/26/2012 9:31:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2012 | Townhall.com Staff
    Editor's note: This piece was authored by Brion McClanahan. In case you missed it, and many did, President Barack Obama gave his annual “State of the Union” address last night. All the pageantry, the pomp…the demagoguery, what’s not to watch? In light of President Obama’s promises and agenda, perhaps it would be useful to analyze his address through the lens of the founding generation. After all, they wrote and ratified the Constitution, so they should have a fair understanding about its meaning, powers, and how it should be interpreted. Obama: “Tonight, I want to speak about how we move forward,...
  • SOTU: Obama "Can't Wait" to Bypass Constitution

    01/25/2012 6:35:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2012 | Charles Payne
    It turns out Mitt Romney paid $6.2 million in taxes in the latest year between federal and local taxes and I say bravo for him that sounds fair as hell to me. Really, just think for a moment and ask yourself does anyone get $6.2 million a year in services from the government? This past weekend is a perfect example. A nature preserve sits right behind my house, which is great because it's like having a giant backyard with deer, foxes, and occasional eagles. I worry about those giant trees that lean toward the house in such an ominous way...
  • What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?

    08/10/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 596 replies · 30,553+ views
    End The War on Freedom ^ | June 18, 2003 | Bill St. Clair
    A friend of mine recently forwarded me a question a friend of his had posed: "If/when our Federal Government comes to pilfer, pillage, plunder our property and destroy our lives, what good can a handgun do against an army with advanced weaponry, tanks, missiles, planes, or whatever else they might have at their disposal to achieve their nefarious goals? (I'm not being facetious: I accept the possibility that what happened in Germany, or similar, could happen here; I'm just not sure that the potential good from an armed citizenry in such a situation outweighs the day-to-day problems caused by masses...
  • Justice memo argues Obama recess appointments were legal

    01/12/2012 10:11:53 AM PST · by Sopater · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/12 12:32 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    The Department of Justice offered a defense on Thursday for President Obama’s controversial decision to make several recess appointments while Congress was in pro forma sessions. In a memo, Justice argued the pro-forma sessions held every third day in the Senate do not constitute a functioning body that can render advice and consent on the president’s nominees. It said the president acted consistently under the law by making the appointments.
  • Homeland Security Is Monitoring The Drudge Report, The New York Times

    01/11/2012 5:29:51 PM PST · by Windflier · 93 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 11 January 2012 | Adam Clark Estes
    It's unclear exactly why, but the Department of Homeland has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" program to monitor the top blogs, forums and social networks online for at least the past 18 months. Based on a privacy compliance review from last November recently obtained by Reuters, the purpose of the project is to "collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture." Whatever that means. Either way, the list of sites reported by Reuters reveals in a Wednesday afternoon exclusive is pretty intriguing...
  • EPA Fines Companies Because They Didn’t Use A Fuel That Doesn’t Exist

    01/11/2012 1:38:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Human Events ^ | 01/11/2012 | John Hayward
    Gosh, it’s tough to figure out why that recovery is stalled. The Orwellian nightmare of running a business in the shadow of the Obama Administration is nicely captured in this story from the New York Times, which explains why motor fuel companies are about to be fined $6.8 million for failure to use a biofuel that does not exist: In 2012, the oil companies expect to pay even higher penalties for failing to blend in the fuel, which is made from wood chips or the inedible parts of plants like corncobs. Refiners were required to blend 6.6 million gallons into gasoline and...
  • Obama Administration Reportedly Plans to Create Internet ID for All Americans

    01/11/2012 2:58:09 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 227 replies · 1+ views
    <p>President Obama is putting plans in motion to give the Commerce Department authority to create an Internet ID for all Americans, a White House official told CNET.com.</p> <p>White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt told the website it is "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet.</p>
  • Obama to Congress: I’ll decide what’s constitutional

    01/11/2012 12:04:59 AM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller. ^ | 01/05/2012 | Chris Cox
    Election season is here, and you might think President Obama would be going out of his way to show voters that he can be trusted with the powers of the presidency. But you would be wrong. Just a few days before Christmas, Obama served notice to all Americans that he will continue to abuse executive privilege by seeking new ways to vilify gun owners and further his anti-gun agenda. Congress placed a provision in the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill for 2012 designed to bar the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from using any of its $30.7 billion taxpayer funds...
  • The Top 5 Reasons Obama Must Be Removed as Commander-in-Chief

    01/08/2012 11:54:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2012 | Stella Paul
    Obama recently signed a mysterious new law that proclaims all American soil is a "battleground," thereby allowing the president to indefinitely detain any American citizen without charges. Critics fear Obama will use his fun new unconstitutional powers to make his political enemies disappear, but that may not be necessary. The way things are going, most patriotic Americans will soon be six feet under, felled by apoplectic strokes brought on by reading the latest outrage committed by our "Commander in Chief." He may not have a limit to what he'll inflict; but our collective blood pressure may have a limit to...
  • Obama bypasses Senate, installs new consumer chief

    01/04/2012 11:07:27 AM PST · by Justaham · 158 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1-4-12 | BEN FELLER and JIM KUHNHENN
    President Barack Obama says he won't take "no" as an answer from Republicans, so he's going around them to appoint the head of a new consumer protection agency. Obama says Republicans would just keep holding Richard Cordray's nomination hostage—and the president says that's inexcusable and wrong. He says Cordray must be in place in order for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to start helping consumers deal with unscrupulous mortgage companies, dishonest payday lenders, and others. Obama announced the appointment of Cordray during a stop Wednesday in Ohio, where Cordray once served as attorney general. Republicans are outraged but Obama says...
  • RUSH: REGIME GRABS POWER TO DETAIN US CITIZENS

    01/03/2012 3:21:42 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 153 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Regime Grabs Power to Detain US Citizens January 03, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, and I can't believe that nobody's talking about that, either: The thing Obama signed on New Year's Eve, the new Defense Authorization Act.I don't know if people don't know what's in this or if other things take precedence. Well, it is being reported because I saw it. I saw it reported. Obama signed this thing, the new Defense Authorization Act on New Year's Eve. Folks, you know what this thing does? It allows the United States military to detain anybody for no reason! They don't...
  • FINAL CURTAIN: OBAMA SIGNS IMDEFINITE DETENTION OF CITIZENS INTO LAW AS FINAL ACT OF 2011

    01/02/2012 5:56:39 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 139 replies · 2+ views
    JonathanTurley.org ^ | January 2, 2012 | Jonathan Turley
    President Barack Obama rang in the New Year by signing the NDAA law with its provision allowing him to indefinitely detain citizens. It was a symbolic moment to say the least. With Americans distracted with drinking and celebrating, Obama signed one of the greatest rollbacks of civil liberties in the history of our country. . . and citizens partied only blissfully into the New Year. Ironically, in addition to breaking his promise not to sign the law, Obama broke his promise on signing statements and attached a statement that he really does not want to detain citizens indefinitely. Obama insisted...
  • NDAA passage perfect way to sully Bill of Rights Anniversary with a black eye.

    01/02/2012 12:40:09 PM PST · by cold666pack · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Denver Examiner ^ | December 16, 2011 | Sunana Batra
    What a way to celebrate the 220th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Each member of Congress, before assuming office, took an oath swearing to protect the Constitution, yet here we now have a Congress which has instead decided to ignore the fact that they are guardians of the Constitution. Instead they have approved an act which now permits indefinite detention of anyone deemed a terrorist in America.... Essentially, Congress has granted the President the power to ignore the Bill of Rights and detain Americans without due process. So, a brief recap, since terrorists threaten the lovely liberties we wrap...
  • The terrorists have won

    12/05/2011 4:48:11 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 4+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-12-02 | Jack Hunter
    Since 9/11, Senator Lindsey Graham has said repeatedly that we must fight the terrorists “over there” so we don’t have to fight them “over here.” But this week, Graham threw that all out the window. Apparently, we are now at war everywhere. Forever. Commenting on the controversial Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act — which many contend gives the federal government new powers to arrest American citizens without charge — Graham made clear this week that “1031, the statement of authority to detain, does apply to American citizens and it designates the world as the battlefield, including the...
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    03/19/2010 7:09:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies · 580+ views
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 March, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
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