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  • Ginsburg says 'we still' need an Equal Rights Amendment to make US 'more perfect'

    02/10/2020 5:26:39 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 10 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Monday the U.S. still needs an Equal Rights Amendment, days before the House is set to decide whether to remove the deadline to ratify the amendment. Ginsburg spoke at a Georgetown Law School event Monday almost 100 years after women voted in their first presidential election. The justice mentioned how the National Women’s Party viewed the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote as “the beginning” after courts interpreted the amendment to only apply to voting rights. “Their idea was the 19th Amendment was the beginning, but women should have equality...
  • ‘A long time to wait’: Virginia passes Equal Rights Amendment in historic vote

    01/15/2020 7:19:33 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2020 | Gregory S. Schneider, Laura Vozzella, Patricia Sullivan
    RICHMOND — Both chambers of Virginia’s General Assembly passed the Equal Rights Amendment Wednesday, fulfilling a promise that helped Democrats seize control of the legislature and marking a watershed moment in the nearly century-long effort to add protections for women to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Highlight Which Anti-Gunners are Pro-Victim

    12/11/2019 9:31:50 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Freep | 12-11-2019 | CharlesOconnell
    Academia, the MSM and the Billionaires' Non-Profit Boards, need to own up if they are influenced by Cultural Marxism of the Frankfurt School variety. (Take down the West by "making it stink.") Any discussion of their viewpoints about 2nd Amendment, needs to account for whether or not they support the following goal: * An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime. If you are against guns, then you need to declare where you rank the rights of crime victims. Why would they want to disregard the average crime victim? As part of a plan to destabilize the middle-class...
  • James Clyburn Floats Amendment to ‘Get Rid of Impeachment Altogether’ if Pelosi Fails

    12/06/2019 1:08:17 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/06/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Appearing Friday on CNN’s New Day, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) called for the U.S. Constitution to be changed if Congress fails to impeach President Donald Trump.
  • Several guns seized from Redmond man after 'concerning Twitter posts' for 'Joker' movie

    10/09/2019 3:46:26 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 78 replies
    KOMO ^ | October 8th 2019 | KOMO News Staff
    Investigators became aware of the posts last week, including one dated Sept. 26 showing the man holding two AK-47 guns -- one in each hand, pointing skyward, fingers on triggers. The caption on the photo read: "One ticket for joker please," according to Redmond police. The post comes as U.S. officials had issued warnings about the potential for mass shootings at the movie, which opened on Thursday to increased security around the Seattle-area movie theaters. FBI intelligence officials had uncovered social media posts related to extremists classified as 'incels' -- short for "involuntary celibate" -- and the man had been...
  • 2nd Amendment Rally | November 2nd, 2019 in Washington D.C.

    09/22/2019 11:22:22 AM PDT · by TrumpisRight · 16 replies
    http://www.2ndamendmentrally.com ^ | Sept 22, 2019 | 2nd Amendment Rally
    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
  • My Revised Proposal for Constitutional Amendments to Protect Middle and Working Class People

    04/19/2019 11:45:17 AM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 29 replies
    Brian Griffin | 04/19/2019 | Brian Griffin
    REAL PROPERTY PROTECTION AMENDMENT Governmental financial impositions of any year with respect to any residential property without water frontage shall not exceed 1/40,000 the average annual federal civilian salary as of the end of the penultimate calendar year times the sum of their square footage of finished living space and linear footage of public road frontage. EMPLOYMENT/INCOME PROTECTION AMENDMENT Federal/state employer/income taxation may be levied at no more than 24/20ths of the rates of January 1, 2019 on any person/entity having an annual income of less than the average annual federal civilian salary as of the end of the penultimate...
  • Vanity: Arguments For/Against Constitutional Amendment Supporting Gun Control

    04/03/2019 3:01:09 AM PDT · by PigRigger · 53 replies
    Fix Democracy First ^ | May 25, 2015 | Evelyn McChesney
    My Daughter has to do a paper arguing against a proposed Amendment to the Constitution to address the modifying of the second Amendment to read "to keep and bear arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed." I know FReeper's are a wealth of knowledge, so I am looking for references: > Arguing against the modifying a currently existing Amendment > Arguing against the adding of an Amendment negating or infringing upon another > Arguing against the the premise that the right was only intended for those part of a well regulated militia Any references to court cases...
  • Minnesota Lawmakers Are Trying to Smuggle in Measure to Subvert Electoral College

    03/29/2019 12:43:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 27, 2019 | Tara Ross
    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again—or just hide your idea in a giant piece of legislation, where you hope it won’t get noticed. The National Popular Vote campaign hopes that Minnesota voters won’t see its sneaky maneuver until it’s too late. Perhaps National Popular Vote supporters feel desperate. They’ve been trying to get their controversial interstate compact approved in Minnesota since 2009, but the legislation always flounders. This year, National Popular Vote is trying something new in Minnesota. Its compact has been introduced as standalone legislation, just as it normally is. Meanwhile, the compact also has been...
  • Lawmakers in Hawaii Propose Repealing Second Amendment

    03/08/2019 5:31:44 AM PST · by vannrox · 53 replies
    Black Listed news ^ | 8MAR19 | Carey Wedler, Jon Miltimore
    Legislators in Hawaii, which has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the United States, moved this week to bring their concerns about the Second Amendment to the national level. In Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) No. 42, introduced Tuesday, Democratic lawmakers assert that in light of the numerous tragic mass shootings at schools, work places, and public events, this body believes that it is necessary to repeal or amend the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. In the resolution, lawmakers urge Congress to adopt a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution pursuant to article V of the United States Constitution to clarify the...
  • GOP Sen. Cruz, Rep. Rooney introduce constitutional amendment to impose term limits on Congress

    01/04/2019 9:56:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | January 4, 2019 | Jamie Ehrlich
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Republican Rep. Francis Rooney proposed a Constitutional amendment on Thursday that would impose term limits on members of both houses of Congress. The amendment, co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and David Perdue (R-Ga.), would restrict senators to two six-year terms and House members to three two-year terms. A similar amendment was proposed by Cruz in January of 2017. "For too long, members of Congress have abused their power and ignored the will of the American people," Cruz said. "Term limits on members of Congress offer a solution to the brokenness...
  • A Look at California Gun Laws, Among the Toughest in the Nation

    11/08/2018 2:42:06 PM PST · by KingofZion · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 8, 2018 | Ian Urbina
    *** Here’s a look at the state of gun regulations in California: Recent Legislation • Raised the age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. • Imposed lifetime bans on gun ownership for those convicted of domestic violence or involuntarily hospitalized for mental illness twice in a year. • Strengthened a law prohibiting multiburst trigger devices, including bump stocks. • Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two other measures. One would have prohibited the purchase of more than one long gun a month. The other would have allowed teachers and employers to petition the courts to have guns confiscated from...
  • 12 pairs of dueling pistols

    09/22/2018 5:46:09 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    OOBJECT ^ | Unknown FR Post 9-22-2018 | David Galbraith
    Dueling pistols are strange, beautiful and ironic. Gadgets to shoot each other in the face, crafted with the delicacy and decorative extravagance of expensive jewelry.They appeared in the 18th C, as faster firing versions of older, flintlock guns replaced swords. Their use dwindled in the 19th C, while duels were still fought in the Western US states. Here the less rich would engage in gouging, similarly prearranged combat, with the aim of plucking out the opponent’s eyes. Dueling pistols were designed for the upper classes, for the preservation of honor. They were used illegally by generals and poets (Pushkin was...
  • Mark Warner to reveal amendment to ‘block’ Trump from ‘arbitrarily revoking security clearances’

    08/17/2018 6:05:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner on Friday said he plans to present an amendment preventing President Trump from “arbitrarily revoking security clearances.” Warner’s announcement came after Trump earlier this week revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan and hinted Friday that he would soon do the same for Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr. “I will be introducing an amendment next week to block the President from punishing and intimidating his critics by arbitrarily revoking security clearances,” Warner tweeted. “Stay tuned.”
  • BREAKING: 9th Circuit reverses Hawaii district court, rules in FAVOR of 2nd Amendment!

    07/24/2018 4:50:33 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 25 replies
    MORE WINNING!!! The normally activist 9th Circuit just issued a ruling that affirms the 2nd Amendment protections of the right of gun owners to carry guns in public, reversing a ruling by a Hawaii district court! Click the link in the tweet below to read the entire ruling: https://twitter.com/lawrencehurley/status/1021784847818403841/photo/1
  • Gun rights supporters rally in Orange County

    07/21/2018 8:34:01 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 34 replies
    wral.com ^ | 7/21/2018 | Alfred Charles
    Hillsborough, N.C. — Under the threat of rain, dozens of people gathered Saturday morning in Orange County to express their support for the Second Amendment and their right to carry guns. Over 200 people had expressed interest in the event, which was publicized by organizers via a Facebook.post. The event was held at the Old Orange County Courthouse and several speakers said they were strong advocates of the Second Amendment, which is enshrined in America's Bill of Rights. "Only the misuse of a gun is wrong," one of the speakers said. "I believe the majority of Americans do not want...
  • Some Questions for Aspiring Supreme Court Justices

    07/02/2018 1:25:43 PM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 20 replies
    07/02/2018 | Brian Griffin
    These questions are those that might be asked by leftist Democrats, RINOs and conservative Republicans. [general] Should the original Constitution or any particular amendment be primarily interpreted using the intent of the persons who wrote the Constitution or a particular amendment? Was Thomas Jefferson an extremist? Was James Madison an extremist? Would interpreting the Constitution as Thomas Jefferson would be extremist? Would interpreting the Constitution as James Madison would be extremist? Many legal scholars hold the opinion that if the words of a legal document are perfectly clear by themselves, they should be allowed to speak for themselves and no...
  • Weaponizing the First Amendment: How Free Speech Became a Conservative Cudgel

    06/30/2018 12:43:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/30/18 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — On the final day of the Supreme Court term last week, Justice Elena Kagan sounded an alarm. The court’s five conservative members, citing the First Amendment, had just dealt public unions a devastating blow. The day before, the same majority had used the First Amendment to reject a California law requiring religiously oriented “crisis pregnancy centers” to provide women with information about abortion. Conservatives, said Justice Kagan, who is part of the court’s four-member liberal wing, were “weaponizing the First Amendment.” The two decisions were the latest in a stunning run of victories for a conservative agenda that...
  • The Senate refused to vote on an amendment to protect due process. But why?

    06/15/2018 6:49:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 15, 2018 | Mike Ciandella
    On Monday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) proposed an amendment to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. The National Defense Authorization Act has to be renewed every year, and every year Lee proposes the same amendment. This year, it was co-sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (R-Calif.), who may be as far to the left of the political spectrum as Lee is to the right. What was this amendment about? The proposal for Amendment 2366 read simply: To clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or...
  • GOP Congressmen Target Citibank’s $700 Billion Contract Over ‘Anti-Second Amendment Policies’

    04/14/2018 1:14:37 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/12/18 | Peter Hasson
    Sixteen Republican congressmen are asking the General Services Administration (GSA) to reevaluate a $700 billion contract with Citibank as a result of the the financial institution’s “anti-Second Amendment policies.”The congressmen, led by Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita, sent a letter to GSA Administrator Emily Murphy on Wednesday, asking her to terminate the contract in response to Citibank’s March announcement restricting its clients participation in gun sales.“In 2017, the General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Citibank a contract of more than $700 billion to partially implement the federal charge card program, SmartPay 3,” the congressmen wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The...