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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 companyís 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. ďOn 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 ( Ė 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 Obamaís so-called regulatory review (You call this regulatory reform?). Under the direction of Professor Cass Sunstein, President Obamaís 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. Letís 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 canít 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. Heís 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 Ė 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 couldnít attack Republicans if we agree to Medicare cuts) ďThe spending cuts have to be larger than the...
  • The 14th Amendment Coup díEtat

    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¬íDonnell (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¬íDonnell revels in the Eureka! moment as he realizes Obama doesn¬ít need to negotiate with stubborn Republicans, he can just dictate terms thanks to this ¬ďnuclear option.‚ÄĚ 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 ďConvention for proposing Amendments.Ē 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 Ė 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 Virginiaís 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 theyíve 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 Yorkís 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.
  • National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill

    02/27/2011 10:25:50 AM PST · by docbnj · 24 replies
    National Rifle Association ^ | 25 Feb 2011 | NRA
    H.R. 822, introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), would allow any person with a valid state-issued concealed firearm permit to carry a concealed firearm in any state that issues concealed firearm permits, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms for lawful purposes. A state's laws governing where concealed firearms may be carried would apply within its borders. The bill applies to D.C., Puerto Rico and U.S. territories. It would not create a federal licensing system; rather, it would require the states to recognize each others' carry permits, just as...
  • HSB17 slated for debate tomorrow - without the ability to carry(IA)

    02/04/2011 6:10:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Des Moines Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 February, 2011 | Sean McClanahan
    The Iowa House Public Safety Committee (HPSC) will be meeting at 2 PM on Thursday to discuss HSB 17. This is the bill that would put the Right to Keep and Bear Arms into the Iowa Constitution. Right now, Iowa is one of only six states in the country that does NOT have this protection in our state constitution. This is the text of the amendment that is being proposed: The right of an individual to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, and use arms to defend life and liberty and for all other legitimate purposes is fundamental and inviolable. Licensure,...
  • 3 Arrested In Teen's Death (Clerk erases thug)

    01/27/2011 3:58:01 PM PST · by FunkyZero · 12 replies ^ | 12:50 pm EST January 27, 2011 |
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Three people were arrested Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman on Indianapolis' northwest side during an apparent robbery attempt.
  • Amendment Would Ban Government from Owning Corporations

    01/25/2011 8:56:04 PM PST · by FromLori · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 JANUARY 2011 | JACK KENNY
    Rep. Mike Turner, (R-Ohio) has introduced a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit federal government ownership in private enterprises. Called the Preserving Capitalism in America Amendment, the amendment would prohibit the government from buying stock or equity in corporations. In a statement posted on his website Monday, Turner said roughly 1,000 non-union retirees in the Dayton, Ohio region suffered up to a 70 percent reduction in pension benefits after the pension liabilities of the bankrupt Delphi Corporation, a former subsidiary of General Motors, were assigned to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in July of 2009. The federal agency took over $6.2...
  • Virginia House backs constitutional amendment to limit unions

    01/18/2011 6:24:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/18/11 | Fredrick Kunkle
    Virginia House backs constitutional amendment to limit unionsBy Fredrick Kunkle Posted at 6:18 PM ET, 01/18/2011 The House of Delegates on Tuesday approved a resolution that would enshrine Virginia's "right-to-work" law in its constitution, thereby making permanent the state's traditional wariness toward the influence of labor unions. Republicans argued that Virginia's laws against compulsory union membership are key to its reputation as a business-friendly state, and that a state constitutional amendment reiterating those principles would strengthen its ability to counter recent pro-labor actions from Washington. The resolution, HJ500, sponsored by Del. Richard Bell (R-Franklin), passed 61-36. But it seems less...
  • Presidential term limits proposed on 1/7/11

    01/17/2011 7:39:17 AM PST · by GracieB · 18 replies
    Text of H. J. Res. 17: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second... Back to Bill Status Show this version: Download PDF Full Text on THOMAS Compare to this version: Show changes: Side-by-side Highlighted Expand all sections Collapse all sections Link to this view Jan 7, 2011 - Introduced in House. This is the original text of the bill as it was written by its sponsor and submitted to the House for consideration. This is the latest version of the bill currently available on GovTrack. HJ 17 IH 112th CONGRESS 1st Session H....
  • POLL: New poll at The Alamo... Which Constitutional amendment has been the most detrimental?

    01/09/2011 7:21:17 PM PST · by Publius772000 · 15 replies
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 01/09/11 | Michael Naragon
    An earlier comment concerning the freedom of speech question in the Giffords case got me wondering about this. I'd love to see the results, and I'll be sharing the percentages with my government and U.S. classes. Thanks!
  • The terrible mistake of revoking birthright citizenship: U.S. owes Mexicans more, not less

    01/06/2011 9:22:56 PM PST · by presidio9 · 113 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, January 6th 2011 | Rogers M. Smith
    As the new Congress convened, a group called State Legislators for Legal Immigration proposed two laws. One would declare that children of parents who immigrated here illegally are not born "subject to the jurisdiction" of the U.S. and so are not birthright citizens under the 14th Amendment. Under the other, states would issue two types of birth certificates, one for those born "subject to the jurisdiction" of the U.S. and one for everyone else. The states have no power to pass the first proposed law. Congress may be able to, but it is a bad idea that will not halt...
  • Proposed 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    01/07/2011 6:50:22 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 37 replies
    Email chain from patriot friends | January 7, 2011 | Unknown
    Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ."
  • Aaron Zelman [JPFO], RIP

    12/29/2010 9:57:53 AM PST · by backwoods-engineer · 50 replies · 26+ views
    Zelman, Aaron S. December 21, 2010, age 64 years, of Erin, WI. Beloved husband of Nancy Zelman (nee Soderlund). Dear father of Erik and Jeremy Zelman. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Funeral services 11:00 AM Friday, December 24, 2010 at Beth El Ner Tamid Synagogue, 2909 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon. Memorials to JPFO, P.O. Box 270143, Hartford, WI 53027 or Beth El Ner Tamid Synagogue are appreciated.
  • Amendment Would Enable States to Repeal Federal (Commiecareô) Law

    12/19/2010 7:00:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 2+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/19/10 | KATE ZERNIKE
    Amendment Would Enable States to Repeal Federal LawBy KATE ZERNIKE Published: December 19, 2010 The same people driving the lawsuits that seek to dismantle the Obama administrationís health care overhaul have set their sights on an even bigger target: a constitutional amendment that would allow a vote of the states to overturn any act of Congress. Under the proposed ďrepeal amendment,Ē any federal law or regulation could be repealed if the legislatures of two-thirds of the states voted to do so. The idea has been propelled by the wave of Republican victories in the midterm elections. First promoted by Virginia...
  • Appeals Court Holds that Email Privacy Protected by Fourth Amendment

    12/14/2010 7:56:06 PM PST · by Raymann · 28 replies
    EFF ^ | DECEMBER 14TH, 2010 | Kevin Bankston
    In a landmark decision issued today in the criminal appeal of U.S. v. Warshak, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the government must have a search warrant before it can secretly seize and search emails stored by email service providers. Closely tracking arguments made by EFF in its amicus brief, the court found that email users have the same reasonable expectation of privacy in their stored email as they do in their phone calls and postal mail.
  • Health care repeal amendment clears first panel (Florida's SJR 2)

    12/09/2010 7:07:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Jax Daily Record ^ | 12/09/10 | Keith Laing
    Health care repeal amendment clears first panelby Keith Laing The News Service of Florida 12/09/2010 After being fast-tracked through its first committee stop Wednesday, a proposed constitutional amendment to prevent the federal government from compelling people to participate in any health care system could be the first bill passed during next yearís session, Senate President Mike Haridopolos said Wednesday. The resolution, SJR 2, easily cleared the Senate Health Regulation Committee, with only the Democratic members of the panel, Sens. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate) and Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood), voting against it. The proposal is a tweaked version of what would have been...
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. Constitutional amendment to balance the budget?)

    12/07/2010 7:26:33 AM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies ^ | 12-7-10 | Fox news
    Do You Favor a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution? No -- It restricts the government's ability to respond effectively to a recession and alters the balance of power. Yes -- It's a simple rule of finance that even I have to live by: spend what you have, not what you think you'll have. Undecided -- The government sometimes needs to spend in response to emergency, such as war, and I'm not sure I want an amendment that could impede our response. Other (post a comment)
  • Suggested States Rights Amendment [Vanity]

    11/02/2010 8:21:01 AM PDT · by StonyMan451 · 42 replies
    Vanity | Matthew Collins
    The federal government, and Congress in particular, has too much control over the states. They can pass laws that have a profound effect on the ability of states to manage their own resources, to keep a balanced budget, and basically to run things the way they see fit. States should be relatively independent in the way they run their affairs, with minimal interference by the Congress and the federal government. The states need a way to keep the feds in check. I am proposing an amendment that I believe would restore the proper relationship between the states and the federal...
  • Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Haslam commits to sign permitless carry of handguns

    10/19/2010 8:37:33 PM PDT · by kwikrnu · 35 replies
    Haslam showed up at a Tennessee Firearms Association meeting last night. Me and a couple of other guys including richard hamblin got him to say he would sign legislation. This helps pressure the legislature. This has been spreading all over Tennessee. It is a big deal because Haslam has a B rating with the NRA. He was a member of Bloomberg's Mayors against guns. As Mayor he oversaw the banning of guns in Knoxville City Parks. My audio on youtube which is only edited for time (I took out a few people's questions because they made little sense and had...
  • Taranto: Obama Likes First Amendment for Mosque, Why Not for Fox?

    09/30/2010 11:08:24 AM PDT · by cruise_missile · 13 replies
    News Busters ^ | 09/30/2010 | Lachlan Markay
    In light of President Barack Obama's recent attack on the Fox News Channel, the Wall Street Journal's James Taranto wonders: "why is the Ground Zero mosque the only case in which Obama has ever defended anyone's First Amendment rights without qualification?" There are a number of possible answers, and at least some of them are reasonable and worthy of media attention. And indeed, a few journalists have noticed and raised objection to the White House's selective contempt for opinion media - Fox is "destructive," but MSNBC libtalkers Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann "provide an invaluable service." But there is a...
  • N.J. Democrat: How about $500 per year to exercise 2nd Amendment rights?

    09/29/2010 6:13:30 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Sept. 29, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Pathetic. Disturbing. Unreal. Itís already totally unacceptable the state of New Jersey severely restricts residents concerning their 2nd Amendment rights, but now a New Jersey state legislator suggests Ė for $500 per year Ė the state would reconsider their opinion. They think they can generate tax revenue through the scheme.
  • The Case for a ĎRepeal Amendmentí [2/3 of state legislatures can repeal fed law]

    09/16/2010 12:42:26 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 15 replies
    Volokh Conspriacy ^ | 9/16/2010 | Randy Barnett
    The Case for a ĎRepeal Amendmentí Randy Barnett ē September 16, 2010 6:00 am William Howell, the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, and I have an op-ed in todayís Wall Street Journal making the case for a constitutional amendment giving 2/3 of state legislatures the power to repeal any federal law or regulation. Here is the wording of the Repeal Amendment: ďAny provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose...
  • 14th Amendment never meant for illegals

    08/24/2010 5:36:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/24/10 | Gerald Walpin
    The suggestion by at least three senators that the Constitution be amended to deny birthright citizenship to children of illegal aliens born in the United States has induced derogatory retorts that to do so would negate the 14th Amendment's protection of civil rights. Historical facts - ignored by those opposed - in fact demonstrate that such an amendment would reinstate the rule as originally intended by the adoption of the 14th Amendment in 1868. At issue is the first clause of the 14th Amendment, which states, "All persons born ... in the United States, and subject to the
  • Attorneys question if ICE deportations are valid

    08/23/2010 5:59:27 AM PDT · by Technoman · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8-23-10 | Sheena McFarland
    Spanish Fork ē As Milton Salazar-Gomez was driving to work in early August, he saw red and blue lights in his rear-view mirror and pulled over. He handed the Utah County sheriffís deputy his driving privilege card after the deputy told him that his carís registration had expired. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent working with the deputy saw a star tattoo on Salazar-Gomezís wrist, examined it and asked if he was in the country illegally. Salazar-Gomez said yes. Then they took him to jail, accusing him of being in a gang, Salazar-Gomez said. ďIím not in a gang; I...
  • Pulteney (New York) man shot intruder Friday night

    08/22/2010 1:49:29 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Penn Yan Chronicle-Express ^ | Aug 21, 2010 @ 09:53 AM | By Joe Dunning
    Pulteney, N.Y. óAn elderly homeowner thwarted an apparent break-in early Friday night when he twice shot the perpetrator in his home. Stephen Boyechko was napping with his wife in the bedroom of his ranch-style home at 8016 Brown Road when he was awakened by the sound of breaking glass in a nearby bathroom, Steuben County Chief Deputy Noel Terwilliger said at the scene. Boyechko, in his mid-80s, then grabbed a handgun and confronted the would-be burglar and fired twice, striking him in the abdomen and the groin. The name of the would-be burglar was not released, but he was described...
  • Gay Marriage Amendment Fails in Senate [from 2006; better time to revive?]

    08/14/2010 5:42:59 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2006 | Shailagh Murray
    A constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, backed by President Bush and conservative groups, was soundly defeated in the Senate yesterday after proponents failed to persuade a bare majority of all senators to support the measure. Although most states have acted to prevent same-sex partners from marrying, seven Senate Republicans were wary of wading into the politically risky issue and voted against bringing the proposed amendment to a final vote. ..... Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (Tenn.) and other GOP leaders had sought the vote as a way to help galvanize their party's conservative base at a time of flagging...
  • Personhood Colorado announces press conference with Dr. Alan Keyes to release Amendment 62 strategy

    07/24/2010 7:01:51 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 ^ | 07/24/2010 | Staff
    DENVER, CO - Colorado's Personhood Amendment 62 will hold a press conference on Monday, July 26, to announce the Amendment 62 campaign strategy and campaign message, and to release their first radio ad to the media. Speakers will include Dr. Alan Keyes, Walter Hoye, Founder of the California Civil Rights Foundation, and Bishop Phillip Porter, Founder of All Nations Pentecostal Church. These national leaders will attest to the dehumanization of children in the womb, and explain the Amendment 62 campaign message.
  • Georgia voters say "YES" to Personhood amendment

    07/22/2010 8:29:39 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 07/22/2010 | Staff
    LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - Christian Newswire - Throughout the state on Tuesday, July 20th voters supported an amendment to the Georgia State Constitution that said the "right to life is vested in each human being from their earliest biological beginning until natural death" and that right should be protected by law. In all 46 counties where the amendment was presented, it passed overwhelmingly by an amazing 75 % ! Georgia is the first state in the nation where voters have said "Yes" to the Personhood question. Georgia Right to life chapters began work this spring in requesting that their local county...
  • Water For Fighting PAC "Forced" to Follow California Government Example

    07/20/2010 2:10:01 PM PDT · by dersepp
    Water For Fighting PAC Blog ^ | July 20, 2010 | J. F. Shaughnessy
    With great fanfare, the Governor and California State Legislature placed their pork-laden bond issue on the November, 2010 ballot. But the political needs of the lame-duck Governor and the Legislators have again changed. While the needs of suffering communities in the Central Valley have only greatened, the Governor and the State Legislature is in the process of aggressively removing said relief from the ballot and choose to deny the People a say on the issue. You see, the profit from trafficking in human rights of those in the Central Valley and elsewhere would be much better spent on another day....
  • Michael Barone: Thomasís Principled Jurisprudence in Arms Case - Justice Thomas correctly applied...

    07/08/2010 10:22:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | July 8, 2010 | Michael Barone
    Thomas’s Principled Jurisprudence in Arms CaseJustice Thomas correctly applied the privileges and immunities clause in the McDonald case.  In 1978, Justice Lewis Powell wrote an opinion in the Bakke case asserting that the need for diversity could justify racial preferences in university admissions. No other justice joined this opinion, but because the other justices were split 4-4, Powell’s opinion decided the case, and in time his argument has been embraced by a majority of the Court. A regrettable result, in my view, but a consequential one.   Last month, Justice Clarence Thomas delivered a similarly decisive opinion in McDonald v....
  • Thomas' Principled Jurisprudence in Arms Case

    07/08/2010 5:04:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | July 8, 2010 | Michael Barone
    In 1978, Justice Lewis Powell wrote an opinion in the Bakke case asserting that the need for diversity could justify racial preferences in university admissions. No other justice joined this opinion, but because the other justices were split 4-4, Powell's opinion decided the case, and in time his argument has been embraced by a majority of the court. A regrettable result, in my view, but a consequential one. Last month, Justice Clarence Thomas delivered a similarly decisive opinion in McDonald v. Chicago, the case holding that the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms, recognized by the court in...
  • The 17th Amendment Revisited

    07/05/2010 4:27:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | July 2, 2010 | Thomas Brewton
    Original provisions of the Constitution intended to prevent Congress from enacting ‚Äúdumb‚ÄĚ laws were vitiated by ratification of the 17th Amendment. Before ratification of the 17th Amendment it‚Äôs unlikely that a Senate committee would have needed to raise the sort of question posed by Senator Coburn during confirmation hearings on Elena Kagan‚Äôs nomination to the Supreme Court. A Wall Street Journal editorial reports: If Congress passed a law saying Americans were required to eat three fruits and three vegetables a day, Mr. Coburn asked, would that be legitimate under the Commerce Clause? It sounds like a ‚Äúdumb law,‚ÄĚ Ms. Kagan...
  • Constitutional Amendment Idea

    06/07/2010 8:50:21 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 49 replies · 107+ views
    Self | 07 Jun 10 | Self
    Amendment XXVIII.1.         All Federal law subordinate to the Constitution of the United States of America prior to the ratification of this amendment are null and void; 2.         The Sixteenth Amendment is hereby repealed.            a.         The rate of taxation shall be Five per cent of an individual’s income.            b.        Individuals only shall be thus taxed.            c.         These taxes will not be withheld from the individual prior or upon payment to the individual.            d.        A debt due to these taxes shall never be rectified by seizure of properties or monies possessed by the debtor unless duly convicted by Jury.            e.         There will be no exceptions or credits to any person regarding this taxation....