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  • Solyndra execs invoke Fifth Amendment more than a dozen times

    09/24/2011 3:01:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/23/11 | Andrew Restuccia
    Solyndra execs invoke Fifth Amendment more than a dozen timesBy Andrew Restuccia - 09/23/11 11:17 AM ET House Republicans pressed top executives at the failed solar company Solyndra Friday for answers regarding the company’s decision to declare bankruptcy just two years after receiving a $535 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration. But the executives, surrounded by photographers, invoked their Fifth Amendment rights more than a dozen times during the hearing of a House Energy and Commerce Committee investigative panel. “On the advice of my counsel I invoke the privilege afforded to me by the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution...
  • Airborne 'Anchor Baby' Shows Folly of U.S. 'Birthright Citizenship'

    09/22/2011 7:17:05 AM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-22-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWe have covered the disgraceful sham of "anchor babies" and birthright citizenship for a long time - illegal aliens using America's current misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment to obtain citizenship for their illegal babies - just by getting inside our borders prior to the birth. You have seen the Mexican women who come across the Rio Grande in labor, to have babies in Texas hospitals. Like this woman, who did just that, failed to pay her hospital bill, and just "doesn't understand the anger" of Americans at her willful disregard for our laws or her personal...
  • 28th Amendment (From an EMail)

    09/14/2011 6:32:07 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 11 replies
    September 14, 2011 | EMail
    Congressional Reform Act of 2011 1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office. 2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose. 3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just like the rest of us. 4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a...
  • North Carolina voters to decide marriage amendment on May ballot (Senate approved!!!)

    09/13/2011 6:45:21 PM PDT · by fwdude · 43 replies ^ | 09/13/2011 | Jeremy Kryn
    <p>ALEIGH, North Carolina, September 13, 2011 ( – North Carolina voters have been granted a chance to vote on a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman next year.</p> <p>The state Senate voted 30-16, with one Republican absent, to approve the measure Tuesday afternoon.</p>
  • When love was a warm toy gun

    09/13/2011 8:47:25 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 29 replies
    Renew America ^ | September 13, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    In a way, commercials can tell you more about how we've changed than history books. The other day I came across the following 1960s TV commercial on YouTube; it's for a toy set called the "Gung Ho Commando Outfit" by Marx. And it's a perfect snapshot of the America that, sadly, no longer exists.
  • The Constitution and Real Federal Regulatory Reform

    09/09/2011 6:33:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 31 August, 2011 | Admin
    The American Thinker has published as a blog item my review of President Obama’s so-called regulatory review (You call this regulatory reform?). Under the direction of Professor Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s former University of Chicago law school colleague, all federal regulatory bodies were to eliminate regulations which were unduly burdensome to small businesses. Private sector critics promptly called the reforms a drop in the bucket. Let’s look at that. Professor Sunstein claims that the reforms could save businesses over $10 billion in compliance costs over the next five years. The Small Business Administration reports that the total cost of regulation...
  • Berlusconi Confirms Italy Moving Toward Balanced Budget Amendment

    08/05/2011 11:50:16 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 5, 2011
    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi confirmed that they would be moving toward a balance budget amendment on Friday, after rampant speculation that the European Central Bank would intervene bond markets and purchase Italian and Spanish debt in exchange for structural reforms.
  • Levin: Constitutional genius Obama can’t veto balanced budget amendment

    07/19/2011 12:09:31 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 32 replies
    Mark Levin Audio via The Right Scoop Blog ^ | July 18, 2011 | Mark Levin
    Earlier today Obama threatened he would veto the Cut, Cap, and Balance bill if it reaches his desk. Levin says the only problem with this is that, while he can veto the Cut and Cap part, if the Balanced Budget Amendment passes both the House and the Senate it goes to the states, not Obama. He’s got nothing to do with it. One would expect a brilliant, ivy league Constitutional Law Professor to know these things:
  • Balanced budget amendment headed to House floor next week (Will the rookie Hussein support it?)

    07/13/2011 5:45:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/12/11
    Balanced budget amendment headed to House floor next weekThe Daily Caller – 15 hrs ago A balanced budget amendment will be considered on the House floor next Wednesday, The Daily Caller has learned from a senior GOP source on Capitol Hill. House leadership gave the amendment its stamp of approval, when House Speaker John Boehner laid out three conditions for any deal on the debt limit to reporters Tuesday. Republican freshmen have been pushing the balanced budget issue for weeks. (Dems: We couldn’t attack Republicans if we agree to Medicare cuts) “The spending cuts have to be larger than the...
  • The 14th Amendment Coup d’Etat

    07/08/2011 10:35:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 7, 2011 | Scott Ott
    Will Obama trash the Constitution to raise the debt ceiling?In your face, Tea Partiers!Left-wing pundits like Keith Olbermann (Current TV), Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC), and Katrina vanden Heuvel (Washington Post) practically drool at the recent claim that President Obama can unilaterally declare the debt-ceiling law unconstitutional, break off negotiations with Republicans, and order the Treasury secretary to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars without consulting Congress.O’Donnell revels in the Eureka! moment as he realizes Obama doesn’t need to negotiate with stubborn Republicans, he can just dictate terms thanks to this “nuclear option.” Vanden Heuvel thinks the president should threaten to deploy...
  • Reining in Congress: An Enforceable Balanced Budget Amendment

    07/10/2011 3:38:34 PM PDT · by mjonesee04 · 17 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | 7/10/2011 | Rob Natelson
    There is growing sentiment that one or more constitutional amendments may be necessary to rein in the runaway Congress. The principal mechanism the Founders built into the Constitution for such contingencies is the procedure in Article V by which two thirds of the state legislatures force what the Constitution calls a “Convention for proposing Amendments.” Essentially this is a meeting of state legislative representatives for the drafting of one or more amendments on subjects designated by the legislatures. Of course, Congress and its apologists have every reason to prevent such a convention from being called, so they have widely misled...
  • Poll: Should Illinois' Constitution be amended to affirm traditional one-man/one-woman marriage?

    06/06/2011 9:07:39 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 10 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 6, 2011 | steelers6
    The lefties are way out in front so far. 32.5% Yes 58.9% No 8.6% Don't care
  • Why the Balanced Budget Amendment Must Be Stopped

    05/07/2011 7:20:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/07/2011 | Zbigniew Mazurak
    Currently, Washington Republicans are mulling over two versions of a Balanced Budget Amendment. One, sponsored by Sens. Orrin Hatch and John Cornyn, would limit government spending to 20% of GDP and require a balanced budget (i.e., without a deficit) five years after the amendment is ratified. The version introduced by Sen. Mike Lee would be similar, but it would limit government spending to 18% of GDP, the lowest in decades. Both versions, however, are fundamentally flawed and therefore utterly unacceptable. Let me explain. Firstly, and most worryingly, both proposed amendments would effectively undo all the limitations on the federal government...
  • The States Must Restrain the Federal Government(After all, the states have ultimate trump card)

    04/22/2011 6:06:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 27 replies
    american thinker ^ | 4/22/11 | mac mcdowell
    Three reports have been released this month that all come to the same conclusion; we, as a nation, are about to go down the drain economically if the Federal Government cannot bring its spending habits under control. First it was the Pew Charitable Trust with its addendum to the No Silver Bullet report; then the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook; and finally Standard & Poor's Ratings Service which lowered its long-term outlook for the United States' sovereign debt to "Negative" from "Stable." But this is old news as far as reports go. Last July the Congressional Budget Office issued...
  • H.J. Res 46 – Proposed Constitutional Amendment (Vanity)

    04/02/2011 4:58:49 PM PDT · by deaconjim · 12 replies
    My View of The World ^ | April 1, 2011 | James P. Willis
    The freshman Congressman representing Virginia’s 9th district Morgan H. Griffith has recently introduced H.J. Res 46, which is a constitutional amendment that will allow any federal law to be nullified by a two-thirds super-majority of state legislatures. The text of the bill is as follows: H.J.RES.46 -- Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to allow the several States to nullify a law or regulation of the United States. (Introduced in House - IH)
  • Kucinich to offer amendment to de-fund Libya military action

    03/23/2011 5:30:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2/23/11 | Kelly O'Donnell, Luke Russert,, Domenico Montanaro
    Kucinich to offer amendment to de-fund Libya military actionFrom NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, Luke Russert, and Domenico Montanaro Liberal Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is vowing to introduce an amendment to de-fund the military action in Libya. It's not likely to pass the House. Below is the full press release. Kucinich last night also sent out a fundraising solicitation last night on the military action and on the potential that his district is eliminated after districts are re-drawn later this year. Here's Kucinich's release: Amendment Would Deny Funds for the Military Offensive in LibyaWashington D.C. (March 22, 2011) - Congressman Dennis Kucinich...
  • Force a Balanced Budget

    03/08/2011 11:39:25 AM PST · by garycsr55 · 15 replies
    Myself | 03/08/2012 | garycsr55
    We must face reality. Politicians are just not able to balance the Federal Budget. It' just not in their natures. The vast majority of them live in a fantasy world as far as money management is concerned. Even freshman congressmen, who are the most likely among them to have dealt at some point with real life, soon learn that personal finance problems become a thing of the past. They have little to be concerned about when dealing with the costs of health care for themselves. Their personal retirement security concerns fade in importance as well. They no longer need be...
  • New York Plans Gun Registration

    03/04/2011 9:43:58 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 34 replies
    Wham1180 ^ | 03/03/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    First they came for our bicycles. Now they’ve come for our guns. One day after word leaked of a New York State plan to require license plates and annual fees for bicycles, information has gotten out about pending legislation that would register and attach a fee to every firearm in the state. Already one of the most anti-gun states in the country, New York’s move would all but nullify the Second Amendment. At issue is Senate Bill 2994, which is linked in its entirety at the bottom of this column. It would require every gun owner in the state to...
  • Rep. King to offer amendment to slash DoJ funding equal to cost of DOMA defense

    03/02/2011 5:09:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/2/11 | Daniel Strauss
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is planning to offer an amendment to slash as much funding to the Department of Justice as would have been used to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. "What I intend to do, and there are other solutions that are offered, and I believe that the Speaker is focused on this, as well ... is to offer an amendment on an appropriations bill that would cut the funding to the Department of Justice in an amount yet to be
  • (Vanity)Handgun Purchase with a new twist

    02/27/2011 2:26:27 PM PST · by JerseyDvl · 61 replies
    The Devils Lair | 1/27/11 | JerseyDvl
    I always find the process of purchasing a weapon interesting since it is a right guaranteed to all citizens assuming they are not felons, drug addicts, illegal aliens, domestic abusers, or mentally unstable....supposedly. My experience this time around, which was my 5th, seemed to be different in a few ways and I wantd to share it and solicit opinions from my favorite 2nd ammendment defenders.