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  • Dem proposes constitutional amendment to limit Trump's pardon power

    10/30/2017 11:11:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2017 | Cristina Marcos
    <p>A House Democrat plans to propose an amendment to the Constitution that would limit presidential pardoning authority in the wake of three Trump campaign aides facing indictments in the special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.</p> <p>Under Rep. Steve Cohen ’s (Tenn.) proposed constitutional amendment, presidents would be prohibited from pardoning themselves, their families, members of their administrations or people who worked on their presidential campaigns.</p>
  • WaPo Article Calls For Amendment To ‘Ban The Incitement Of Bigotry’

    10/28/2017 5:00:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/17 | Justin Caruso
    The Washington Post published an article Thursday that called for a constitutional amendment to ban inequality and racist speech. As part of the publication’s series published Thursday called, “Fix this democracy—now, 38 ideas for repairing our badly broken civic life,” the Post featured author Ibram X. Kendi’s proposal for “A Constitutional Amendment On Equality.” Kendi writes that the United States needs, “an Anti-Bigotry Amendment that would constitutionalize a critical principle: Group inequity is evidence of discrimination.” “The amendment would make group inequity illegal and ban the incitement of bigotry, as the incitement of anti-Semitism is banned in Germany. Claims that...
  • Middlebury College policy shuts down free speech

    09/18/2017 6:21:03 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 16 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 9-18-17 | Kim Parkhurst
    In light of the ongoing violence on college campuses across the country, Middlebury College is instituting a “heckler’s veto” or temporary policy to shut down speakers whom they believe might be targets of threats or violence. A heckler’s veto is a term used when a government or institution of power shuts down someone’s First Amendment right of free speech to prevent or subvert potential violence that might be unleashed by a heckler in response to what they perceive as disagreeable speech. In layman’s terms, Middlebury is temporarily instituting an infringement on First Amendment rights. Stopping short of a flat-out ban...
  • My proposed IMMIGRATION AMNESTY ACT of 2017

    09/16/2017 11:36:40 AM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 34 replies
    Brian Griffin | 09/16/2017 | Brian Griffin
    [This basically would provide the right to work and stay in the USA for millions for a too expensive to refuse eventual exchange for a Constitution amendment that repeals the Amendment XIV Section I anchor baby clause, imposes federal income taxation tax caps, voter photo ID & US citizen requirements and provides for Presidential line item veto power.] An immigrant must fall into at least one of the following categories to be eligible: a. brought to the USA before the age of 6 who is: I. over age 16 or II. has a first degree or second degree relative who...
  • Amendment would block Secret Service from paying Trump businesses ([D] Rep. Adam Schiff)

    08/31/2017 7:01:04 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 45 replies
    USA Today (via MSNBC) ^ | 8/31/2017 | Kevin Johnson
    If Rep. Adam Schiff has his way, the Secret Service wouldn't be able to pay any businesses owned or operated by President Trump. The California Democrat announced Wednesday his plans to introduce an amendment to an appropriations bill meant to fund the government for fiscal 2018. The amendment reads: "None of the funds made available by this Act to the United States Secret Service may be used to purchase, rent, or otherwise acquire goods or services, including hotel rooms, office space, or golf carts, from entities that are owned or operated by the President or the immediate family of the...
  • GUNS and AMMO: Why California gun owners may be breaking the law on July 1

    06/27/2017 7:13:27 AM PDT · by johnk · 46 replies
    SAC BEE (archive) ^ | June 27, 2017 | BY RYAN SABALOW
    Sweeping new gun laws passed last year by California voters and legislators require those with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition to get rid of them by July 1. The question is: How many of California’s 6 million-plus gun owners are actually going to comply, even though violators face potential jail time if they’re caught? Talk to gun owners, retailers and pro-gun sheriffs across California and you’ll get something akin to an eye roll when they’re asked if gun owners are going to voluntarily part with their property because Democratic politicians and voters who favor gun...
  • Underclothes That Display The 4th Amendment When X-Rayed by TSA

    04/24/2017 10:08:23 PM PDT · by vannrox · 43 replies
    Laughing Squid ^ | 29NOV10 | Scott Beale
    4th Amendment Wear is a series of underclothes that have the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution printed on them with metallic ink that so that it will show up when worn through a TSA X-Ray machine. The clothes are designed as a silent protest against the new reality of being searched to the point where we’re basically naked. We don’t intend for this to be anything more than a thought-provoking way to fuel the debate about safety vs. civil liberties. If we sell a few items, great. But the main intention is to open more dialogue. It’s more...
  • Minori Yahagi shoots for the first time in Saginaw, Michigan USA on 2-22-16 (video only)

    02/01/2017 10:33:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-23-2016 | Tactical Range Solutions
    Minori Yahagi from Japan shoots for the first time in Saginaw, Michigan USA on 2-22-16.
  • Ted Cruz wants term limits for Congress, offers constitutional amendment

    01/05/2017 12:46:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 01/05/2017 | Jamie Lovegrove, Washington Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz is stepping up his efforts to impose term limits on Congress, calling for a constitutional amendment on the issue. The amendment, proposed Tuesday with Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida, would limit senators to two six-year terms and House members to three two-year terms. “D.C. is broken,” Cruz said in a written statement. “The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people. It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington...
  • Stop Whining about the Electoral College and DO SOMETHING (Amendment)

    12/16/2016 5:15:29 AM PST · by StAntKnee · 35 replies
    National Archives ^ | 1787 | Founders
    Hate the Electoral College? Act now to amend the United States Constitution. Instructions are simple. Article V of the Constitution explains, in only 143 words, how to change the parts of the document that brings you to so much pain. Here it is, in full: Article V The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part...
  • Megyn Kelly: Trump and First Amendment 'not a beautiful match'

    12/08/2016 5:46:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/16 | PAULINA FIROZI
    Megyn Kelly: Trump and First Amendment 'not a beautiful match' © Getty Fox News host Megyn Kelly criticized Donald Trump’s use of Twitter and warned of the potential "de-legitimization” of the media under the president-elect in a Wednesday interview with NPR’s "Fresh Air." Kelly, who was the target of many social media attacks during the campaign, said Trump might not be aware “that every tweet he unleashes against you ... creates such a crescendo of anger and, in my case again, threatening behavior.” The reporter cited "thousands of tweets" directed at her as an example — threats to "beat the...
  • CHANGES IN BAIL SYSTEM BENEFICIAL

    12/05/2016 10:31:23 AM PST · by View Out West · 4 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 12/4/16 | Jeff Clayton
    Changes in bail system beneficial By Jeff Clayton / Executive Director, American Bail Coalition Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at 12:02am There has been a lot information – and misinformation – written about New Mexico’s new constitutional amendment on bail. Therefore, it is important to understand just what happened and what the amendment will actually mean for the state. As a person on the front line of this issue, I wanted to share my thoughts on the ramifications of this amendment. First, the idea that bail bondsmen or monetary conditions of bail is somehow going away is not the case. Of...
  • Second Amendment Rights - Donald J. Trump on RKBA

    11/18/2016 5:38:07 PM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 32 replies
    His website ^ | Donald J. Trump
    Second Amendment Rights Donald J. Trump on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period. The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right – it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple....
  • Army Knowlege Online (AKO) bans guns????

    11/02/2016 11:20:07 AM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 24 replies
    Fightin Kentuckian fertile mind ^ | 11/2/2016 | Fightin Kentuckian
    As a US Government contractor and retired US Army Soldier with 23 years of service I’m allowed an account on the US Army’s social portal, AKO, Army Knowledge Online. AKO is an employee portal for all Soldiers and Army Civilians to collaborate, exchange, and find information about their unit, the Army and the US Government. Recently I attempted to load a picture on my AKO profile page. The picture shows a close up of me shooting an M1 Garand. Shortly after the upload AKO informed me via email that Response Via Email: “(Janet C.) - 11/02/2016 07:53 AM Your recently...
  • Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2 1946 (Voter fraud and The Second Amendment)

    10/26/2016 9:42:02 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 49 replies
    Constitutional Societ ^ | 2015 | Constitutional Society
    The Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2, 1946 On 1-2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest, open elections. For years they had asked for state or Federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud -- forged ballots, secret ballot counts, and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies -- by the local political boss. They got no help. These Americans' absolute refusal to knuckle-under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government....
  • JUST SAY “NO” IN NOVEMBER – AMENDMENT 69

    10/04/2016 10:01:22 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 7 replies
    To Advance Freedom ^ | September 16, 2016 | By Richard D. Turnquist
    lead this series of commentaries on the nine initiatives to be decided. It’s A Terrible Idea Last year, when Amendment 69 was validated for the ballot, I heard anecdotal stories about how the proponents gathered signatures by asking people if they wanted to opt-out of Obamacare. Because Obamacare is loathed by all except progressive partisans, that seemed like an attractive alternative. Sadly, this was a misdirection because while Amendment 69 would be made possible through an Affordable Care Act waiver, it is opting out of a bad system in favor of a worse system. If passed, Amendment 69 would be...
  • The Attack On The Second Amendment Is Not Finished

    08/03/2016 6:13:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | 2AUG16 | Jeremiah Johnson
    The Attack On The Second Amendment Is Not Finished by Tyler Durden Aug 3, 2016 8:40 PM 0 SHARES Submitted by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of retired Green Beret of the US Army Special Forces (Airborne)) via SHTFPlan.com,The Statist-Marxists (self-termed “Progressive Democrats”) are by no means finished hacking away at the branch of the Tree of Liberty bearing the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  The right of a free citizenry to keep and bear arms is a right the Marxist-Statists absolutely cannot tolerate.  We have seen it all throughout history: Hitler’s Germany, the Soviet Union, Cambodia…all of the...
  • Clinton: ‘I do not want to repeal the 2nd Amendment’

    08/03/2016 4:17:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/3/16 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Clinton on Wednesday tried to reassure skeptical gun owners that she’s not interested in rolling back Second Amendment rights or hatching a scheme to take Americans’ firearms. Speaking just outside Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Clinton again said she’ll make gun control legislation a top priority of her administration, vowing to fight the “gun lobby” and enact stricter rules, such as expanded background checks. But in fighting for votes across rural America, where gun rights remain a key issue, the former first lady also must tread carefully. The National Rifle Association already has endorsed her opponent, Republican Donald Trump, and many...
  • "Conscience Amendment" rule fails

    07/14/2016 7:08:04 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 166 replies
    RNC Rules Committee
    The amendment to unbind delegates and allow them to vote "their conscience" has been soundly defeated in the RNC Rules Committee
  • President Obama Signs Paul Ryan Bill and Immediately Suspends 5th Amendment…

    07/01/2016 8:34:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6/30/16 | sundance
    Today President Obama signed the PROMESA (Puerto Rico Bailout) bill created by representative Paul Ryan, and with it the immediate suspension of the Fifth Amendment which was supported by a Senate vote yesterday. The Fifth Amendment protects U.S. Citizens from federal seizure of property without compensation. It applies in this instance to Puerto Rico via the general obligation bonds (property) purchased by municipal bond holders (investing citizens), which were supposed to be repaid, and which congress has now determined can be frozen. In addition, PROMESA suspends legal redress, by blocking bond holders (property owners) from suing the debtor (PR) to...