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  • Georgia’s Proposed Constitutional Amendments – November 2014

    10/11/2014 4:48:51 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 5 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | October 11, 2014 | Larry Walker II
    A Yes-No Proposition- By: Larry Walker II -There are two Proposed Constitutional Amendments on Georgia’s ballot this November 4th. They are as follows:A. To prohibit an increase in the state income tax rate in effect January 1, 2015 (Senate Resolution 415). "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to prohibit the General Assembly from increasing the maximum state income tax rate?"B. Adding reckless driving penalties or fees to the brain and spinal injury trust fund (House Resolution 1183). "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow additional reckless driving penalties or fees to be added to the Brain and...
  • TENNESSEE: NOV AMENDMENT, TO CURB ABORTION, YES ON 1

    10/08/2014 6:25:40 AM PDT · by GailA · 15 replies
    YES ON 1 ^ | 10/8/14 | na
    YES on 1, TN is #3 in out of state abortions. Why Yes on 1 Who We Are YES on 1 is a community-based outreach to raise awareness of the proposed pro-life constitutional amendment slated for public vote in 2014. Local committees in support of YES on 1 are being developed in communities, counties, churches and campuses across the state. Because of a radical 4-1 ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2000, Tennessee now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade or the U.S. Constitution. Background Basic commonsense protections passed by the Tennessee...
  • The Craziness of a ConCon [Constitutional Convention]

    09/21/2014 4:06:15 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 134 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    I keep getting asked about this and people keep advocating it, so let's talk about it. The issue is a Constitutional Convention, with the expressed intent being to return the United States to its Constitutional Roots. Sounds like a good idea, yes? Well, it quite arguably is, if you'd like to see the government return to its Constitutional boundaries. The problem is that this "remedy" isn't a remedy and if it comes to pass what you want won't happen. I know this for a fact and, if you think about it, so do you. I know what you're going to...
  • Mark Levin distorts the Great Compromise of 1787

    05/23/2014 7:36:45 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 47 replies
    5-23-14 | johnwk
     On this evening’s show, 5/23/2014, Mark Levin talked about the Great Compromise of the Convention of 1787, but he never mentioned how the apportionment of both taxation and representation became the moving parts of the Great Compromise. So, let me fill in the parts Mark Levin left out. During the framing of our existing Constitution the question of how each State would be represented in Congress became a matter of heated debate and deciding upon rules which fixed each State’s representation created an impasse during the Convention. On July 2nd of the Convention Sherman of Connecticut remarked: “We are now...
  • Mark Levin’s liberty amendment flip-flop on balancing the annual budget

    05/23/2014 6:44:45 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 41 replies
    5-23-14 | johnwk
    Isn’t it interesting to recall that on November 18, 2011 Mark Levin said he was “happy the balanced budget amendment didn't pass the House because it was a fraud”, and now Mark Levin promotes a fraudulent balanced budget amendment with one of his “liberty amendments” which would make it constitutional for Congress to not balance the annual budget? The two of sections of Mark’s fraudulent balanced budget amendment making it constitutional for Congress to not balance the annual budget are: SECTION 6: Congress may provide for a one-year suspension of one or more of the preceding sections in this Article...
  • Mark Levin’s socialist liberty Amendment

    05/22/2014 8:52:08 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 49 replies
    5-22-14 | johnwk
      Mark Levin loves to TALK ABOUT SOCIALISM and how it attacks rights associated with property ownership, and how government force is used under socialism to take and then transfer the property of one group of individuals to another group selectively determined by those who hold political power. This transfer of property is primarily accomplished through a socialist tax on profits, gains, and other “incomes” which seeks out the most productive hard working citizens, taxes them, and then redistributes the property they have earned to those who enjoy riding in government’s free cheese wagon who are expected to return the favor...
  • Mark Levin may get his evil wish to convene a Constitutional Convention

    05/13/2014 5:52:30 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 214 replies
    5/13/14 | johnwk
    SEE: Did Michigan just trigger 'constitutional convention'? Bid gains steam In the wake of the vote, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter pressed House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday to determine whether the states just crossed the threshold for this kind of convention. Like Michigan lawmakers, Hunter's interest in the matter stems from a desire to push a balanced-budget amendment -- something that could potentially be done at a constitutional convention. If Duncan Hunter wants to balance the annual budget, then why does he not “push” for and demand the apportioned direct tax which is in our Constitution be used to...
  • The NRA Quietly Backs Down On Domestic Violence

    04/23/2014 4:05:41 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 39 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 4/22/2014 | Laura Basset & Christina Wilkie
    WASHINGTON -- For nearly a decade, the National Rifle Association successfully blocked a bill in Washington state that would have required alleged domestic abusers to surrender their firearms after being served with a protective order. Only those actually convicted of felony domestic violence, the nation's largest gun lobby argued, should be made to forfeit their gun rights. This past year, the NRA changed its tune. As the bill, HB 1840, once again moved through the state legislature, the gun lobby made a backroom deal with lawmakers, agreeing to drop its public opposition to it in exchange for a few minor...
  • 34 States Call for Constitutional Convention - and Possible Rewrite

    04/13/2014 5:05:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 11, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    Even with Michigan recently becoming the 34th state to call for a Constitutional Convention, it's not at all certain that a rewrite of the nation's founding document is close at hand... Unless called to deal with a specific issue, some legal experts warn a "runaway" convention could create chaos. "Let's assume that we get Congress to call for a convention, and we are deliberating about one item. Maybe that would stick. But how can you be confident that once you open the door to a constitutional convention, even if for one narrow amendment, that it won't just become a runaway...
  • What Are Justice Stevens’s Proposed Six Amendments?

    03/06/2014 5:05:02 PM PST · by Bogey78O · 32 replies
    Josh Blackman's blog ^ | 3-6-2014 | Josh Blackman
    After my previous post on the Justice Stevens’s new book, I requested a review copy from the publisher, which I have now received. Here are his six proposed Amendments. I’ll avoid commenting until I read the entire book (a fairly breezy 133 pages, followed by the Constitution as it stands now, and a list of all JPS clerks). The “Anti-Commandeering Rule” (Amend the Supremacy Clause of Article VI) This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States,...
  • Convention of States Project Scholarship Contest winners

    02/03/2014 6:48:48 PM PST · by GILTN1stborn · 3 replies
    Facebook ^ | 02/03/2014 | Convention of the states project
    Check out his month's COS Project Scholarship Contest winners! The picture we posted is the Viral Award winner in the 12-17 age division. The Staff Choice winner in the 12-17 division --> http://ow.ly/tfe4C The Viral Award winner in the 18-22 age division --> http://ow.ly/tfeGL And the Staff Choice winner in the 18-22 age division --> http://ow.ly/tfdZ7
  • Harry Reid's Obstructionism [MSM has noticed]

    01/14/2014 5:22:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | January 14, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    ".............Reid’s tight control of the amendments process has become a point of contention in the debate over unemployment benefits, which he’d like to extend without providing funding for the program. After signaling that he would not allow any Republican amendments on a bill to temporarily extend the benefits, Reid appears to be backing down, however begrudgingly. “I am open to considering a reasonable number of relevant amendments to [the bill], if that’s what it takes to end Republican obstruction,” he said Monday on Twitter. Allowing a “reasonable number of relevant amendments” from the minority party has not always been considered...
  • Laptop searches by agents at border OK, U.S. judge says

    01/02/2014 4:34:13 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 50 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jan 02, 2014 | AP
    U.S. border agents should have the authority to search laptop computers carried by news photographers and other travelers at international border crossings without reasonable suspicion, a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled this week. In a written decision on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman granted a government motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by civil rights attorneys who claimed the practice was unconstitutional and sought to have it halted.
  • Yes, the Constitution and its amendments are outdated.

    10/09/2013 1:16:05 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 25 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 10/7/13 | Twitchy staff
    In Arkansas a class of sixth graders were asked to prune the Constitution and its amendments. Glenn Beck decried the notion of an outdated Constitution in his radio program. Like a true patriot he defended it, but he was wrong. The Constitution is outdated as are many of its amendments. Here are some amendments that need instant pruning or decapitation: The 16th amendment allowing the federal government to collect income tax. If that were abolished, so would Obamacare, according to Chief Justice John Roberts. The 17th amendment establishing the direct election of United States senators. The Founders were correct in...
  • Mark Levin still promoting an Article V convention. Why?

    09/25/2013 9:05:21 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 114 replies
    9/25/2013 | johnwk
    I heard Mark Levin this evening once again encouraging the call for an Article V convention purportedly to restore our constitutionally limited system of government. What Mark Levin does not caution his listening audience about is, that “we the people”, ordinary productive American Citizens, would not be in charge of that convention. In fact, Mark Levin’s Article V Convention if called would be controlled by the very people who now cause our miseries which are the various state Legislatures and Governors who work in concert with our federal government to enslave and plunder the wealth which Americas businesses, industries and...
  • In defense of Mark Levin’s attack on a wealth based tax

    09/24/2013 4:43:53 AM PDT · by JOHN W K
    9/24/2013 | johnwk
    About a year ago two professors of law at Yale wrote an article titled Why (and how) to tax the super-rich which appeared in the LA Times. Mark Levin immediately responded to the article which proposed an annual “wealth tax” and identified Bruce Ackerman as a “Left wing disgusting professor at Yale Law as is Anne Alstott” ___ the two professors who wrote the article. I agree! But what I cannot understand is why Mark Levin now proposes to perpetuate a tax upon wealth under one of his “Liberty Amendments”, especially when our founding fathers rejected an unrestrained tax upon...
  • Why does Mark Levin perpetuate FDR’s slavish Victory Tax with a Liberty Amendment?

    09/14/2013 3:33:06 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 65 replies
    9-14-2013 | johnwk
    In one of Mark Levin's Liberty Amendments he promotes keeping alive taxes calculated from profits, gains and other incomes. If one wants to judge the motives and character of those who advocate changes to our Constitution, there are two specific issues which give us a clue: (a) the manner in which Congress fills our national treasury; and (b), what our nation uses for “legal tender”. In other words, “its all about the Benjamins”. So, let us take a look at issue (a) and ask ourselves why does Mark Levin offer to perpetuate taxes calculated from profits, gains and incomes which...
  • A continuing series of discussions of Mark Levin’s new book (debunking the straw men)

    09/02/2013 11:02:07 AM PDT · by Kolath · 5 replies
    RightScoop ^ | 09/02/2013 | K-Bob
    I took the above time and provided several links to articles that I hope you at least scan, because the above is necessary to understand my answer to the first two important questions that have arisen since the publication of Mark Levin’s Liberty Amendments. Our questions this week are: What happens if we try an Article Five convention of the states, and we fail to accomplish our objective? Why should we expect the federal government to honor these new amendments, should they pass, when they ignore so much of the Constitution now? An Article Five convention for proposing amendments sounds...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: An Article V convention in our future?

    08/26/2013 9:41:56 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 22 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8-27-13 | Phyllis Schlafly
    [snip] The authority for such a procedure is Article V of our Constitution, so they are calling their plan of action an Article V convention. However, they are fooling themselves when they suggest that Article V creates a path to bypass Congress with a “convention of states.” [snip] If Congress ever decides to act, Article V gives Congress exclusive power to issue the “Call” for a convention to propose “amendments” (note the plural). The Call is the governing document that determines all the basic rules such as where and when a convention will be held, who is eligible to be...
  • A Summary of Mark Levin’s Proposed Amendments

    08/25/2013 2:36:07 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 145 replies
    Amendment to establish congressional term limits. No more than twelve total years combined in house and senate. Amendment to repeal the 17th Amendment. Governors may fill vacancies to fill out remainder of terms. Upon two thirds vote, state legislatures may remove their senators. Amendment to establish twelve year term limits on scotus. On three-fifths vote, and within twenty four months of a ruling, congress or the states may override scotus decisions. These overrides are not subject to judicial review. Congress shall submit preliminary budget to president by first Monday in May for the next fiscal year. Should congress/president not adopt...
  • Mark Levin's 'Liberty Amendments' includes one that would promote judicial supremacy

    08/19/2013 10:03:35 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 44 replies
    America's Party News ^ | August 20, 2013 | Steve Schulin
    One of the proposed Constitutional amendments in Mark Levin's new book specifies that Congress can overturn a Supreme Court opinion. But the amendment also specifies that if, within 24 months, Congress doesn't so overturn a Supreme Court opinion, then the opinion becomes definitive. It's that last part that seems a big step in the wrong direction to me. Under the current Constitution, a Mayor, County Executive, Governor or President's duty to support the Constitution would not be defined by a court opinion or by Congress. But under Mr. Levin's proposed amendment, executives would have to let these other branches tell...
  • Mark Levin talks about his new book with conservative panel on Hannity

    08/16/2013 9:34:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 8/16/2013 | Hannity
    Mark Levin was on with Hannity and a great conservative panel tonight for the full hour to discuss his new bestseller, The Liberty Amendments. Great questions from the panel and great discussion from Levin. Watch below:
  • 'Liberty Amendments': "Levin’s Strategy is the Only Way for the American People to Have a Say..."

    08/16/2013 6:29:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    "We are spectators to a game show in Washington.   We might be able to vote a few of the contestants off the show,  but we have NO control over the rules of the game..." "Levin aims to change the rules of the game…  or, more properly, reset them, to restore the brilliant system  put in place by America’s Founders" Some highlights from Mr Hayward's glowing endorsement of the Levin plan for conquering the leviathan establishment state, as spelled out in his new book 'The Liberty Amendments'... The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic is one of the most focused,...
  • Mark Levin’s “Liberty Amendments”

    08/15/2013 4:14:41 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/15/2013 | John Hayward
    Radio host Mark Levin’s new book, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, is one of the most focused, accessible, and aggressive political books you’ll ever find. Levin’s thesis is that the balance of power between the three branches of the federal government, the states, and the American people has been distorted beyond the ability of conventional politics to repair. After all, if the power of the legislature has been diminished relative to the executive, the executive has dispersed its disproportionate power into unelected bureaucracies, and the states are increasingly powerless vassals of Washington, then there is no way for...
  • Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments Hits #1 on Amazon

    08/13/2013 8:50:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/13/13
    On the first day of its release, Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic reached the #1 spot in sales on Amazon.com--not just for political books, but all books. Levin appeared on Hannity on the Fox News Channel on Monday evening to discuss the book, and his proposals to restore the Framers' vision for limited government through an Article V convention that would propose eleven new constitutional amendments to restrain the runaway power of the federal government. "I'm simply saying, I think it's time, if Americans want to remain free, to start reacquainting ourselves with the Constitution, and...
  • Mark Levin calls for second constitutional convention ?!

    07/11/2013 6:10:36 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 63 replies
    7-11-13 | johnwk
    On last evening`s show [7-10-2013], Mark Levin has called for a second constitutional convention. But it is baffling why Mark Levin, who I have grown to admire as a constitutionalist would call for a second constitutional convention for proposing amendments to our Constitution, when, just like the call for immigration reform, the fault is not a defect in our law, but a failure to enforce existing law. Indeed, the fault is not in our existing Constitution, Mr. Levin, but an unwillingness and failure of the States and people therein to enforce the existing Constitution and its defined and limited powers....
  • Mark Levin's new book - "The Liberty Amendments: Restoring The American Republic"

    07/10/2013 12:39:11 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Mark Levin's new book - "The Liberty Amendments: Restoring The American Republic"
  • How to Repeal the 16th and 17th Amendments

    07/07/2013 5:42:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2013 | Theodore Koehl
    Americans may be able to regain control over their federal government by moving their respective individual state legislatures to invalidate the 16th and 17th Amendments to the United States Constitution. Essentially, this is a vote to reverse ratification of an Amendment without a Constitutional Convention. Repeal of the 16th Amendment starves the federal beast by depriving it of its consumption of money from the states and the taxpayers through income. States could exercise better control over how or even if their money is spent. Repeal of the 17th Amendment makes United States senators directly appointed by the state legislatures, as...
  • Endangered: The Constitution Part 6

    04/28/2013 9:09:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2013 | Mark Baisley
    Among the many thoughtful details that the founders bequeathed to the rest of us is the purposeful naming of our nation; The United States of America. A single moniker like “America” would have neglected the composure of independence and cooperative defiance necessary to earn the crucial signatures on the Declaration of Independence and, soon afterward, the Articles of Confederation wherein the new country’s name was made official. The basic tenet behind the name is captured plainly in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments. The Ninth of our Bill of Rights reads, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not...
  • Getting Rid of the 2nd Amendment

    01/09/2013 12:30:05 PM PST · by BillM · 15 replies
    US Government | 2013/01/09 | US Government
    Article V of the Constitution spells out the processes by which amendments can be proposed and ratified. To Propose Amendments •In the U.S. Congress, both the House of Representatives and the Senate approve by a two-thirds supermajority vote, a joint resolution amending the Constitution. Amendments so approved do not require the signature of the President of the United States and are sent directly to the states for ratification. •Two-thirds of the state legislatures ask Congress to call a national convention to propose amendments. (This method has never been used.) To Ratify Amendments •Three-fourths of the state legislatures approve it, or...
  • MT:Columbia Falls lawmaker proposes constitutional amendments on gun rights

    01/04/2013 7:44:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    missoulian.com ^ | 4 January, 2013 | TRISTAN SCOTT
    COLUMBIA FALLS – A state lawmaker in the Flathead Valley is proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution to offset the effects of new firearms restrictions, which if passed, he says will erode civil liberties and infringe on state’s rights. Rep. Jerry O’Neil, R-Columbia Falls, says he will work with the Montana Legislature in an effort to adopt two new constitutional amendments to the U.S. Constitution to protect firearm ownership and national sovereignty. He said the issue is pressing due to the call for gun restrictions in the wake of last month’s school shootings in Newtown, Conn. He is most concerned...
  • Mass. groups to call for constitutional amendment

    07/24/2012 10:16:40 AM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 07/24/2012 | Associated Press
    A Massachusetts group has submitted thousands of petition signatures in support of a non-binding public policy question asserting that corporations are not entitled to the same rights as people on the November ballot. The Democracy Amendment Coalition of Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it has submitted 20,000 signatures from registered voters to Secretary of State William Galvin’s office. The ballot question would instruct Massachusetts lawmakers to pass a resolution asking Congress to propose a Constitutional amendment regarding the rights of corporations and placing limits on political contributions and spending. If approved by Galvin’s office, voters in six state Senate districts and...
  • Justice Roberts Explains Justice Roberts: Politics, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Change

    07/08/2012 12:38:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 8, 2012 | James W. Lucas
    ...... Just as Justice Owen Roberts' switch was attributed to the political storm of Democrat opposition to the Court's reversal of New Deal legislation, there is a widely cited report....that Chief Justice John Roberts had originally sided with the conservative dissenters in the ObamaCare decision, but changed his vote because of concerns about the political prestige of the Court in the eyes of the media and Washington elites. Owen Roberts destroyed his judicial papers. However..... He acknowledged that the Supreme Court's pro-New Deal decisions "reduce the states to administrative districts rather than coordinate sovereigns" and that his switch reached "a...
  • Gay-marriage backers seek to turn tide in votes in 4 states

    06/18/2012 4:53:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Gay marriage dominates the list of “social-issue” ballot measures going to voters this year, with amendments for and against same-sex unions up in four “blue” states: • In Minnesota, voters will be asked to amend their state constitution to say that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. Amendments like this have already passed in 31 states, including North Carolina in May. The Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment was put on the ballot by lawmakers in 2011, a few months after Republicans took over the state Legislature for the first time in 38 years. • In Maine, gay-marriage...
  • Comparison of Proposed Corporate Personhood Amendments

    01/17/2012 6:44:07 PM PST · by Son House · 3 replies
    Battleground Blog ^ | January 17, 2012 | Rick Staggenborg
    There are many amendments that have been proposed whose sponsors claim will abolish corporate personhood and/or declare that money is not free speech. Here is a discussion of the problems with the four types that have been introduced in Congress and of two that are being promoted by various groups and individuals to address these problems. EDWARDS-STYLE AMENDMENTS TO GIVE CONGRESS THE POWER TO REGULATE CORPORATE “FREE SPEECH” The Donna Edwards amendment is the prototype of a group of amendments that would if passed give Congress the power to regulate corporate money in campaigns. Others falling into this group include...
  • 'We The People': NPR Readers Would Ratify Four New Amendments

    12/24/2011 7:53:36 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 68 replies
    National Progressive Radio ^ | December 20th | Debra Rosenberg
    In "Reconstituting The Constitution: How To Rewrite It," we invited readers to share their own thoughts on how we might change the founding document for 2011. Now the people have spoken. As of Dec. 20, you've chosen to abolish the Electoral College, to limit campaign contributions from corporations, to deny corporations the rights of citizens and to prohibit members of Congress from lobbying once they leave office. In our un-scientific sampling, "ratification" required the support of two-thirds of voters. (You can still add your selections here.)
  • Detainee Fight Goes to Senate

    11/28/2011 7:39:18 AM PST · by Kackikat · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11//28/11 | BY EVAN PEREZ
    A showdown begins Monday in the Senate over the handling of terrorism detainees, with the Obama administration pushing to scuttle a bipartisan proposal that would generally put detainees before a military tribunal. A proposal seeks to largely close the door to civilian trials for detainees, such as those at Guantanamo Bay. The proposal, part of Congress's annual spending bill for the Pentagon, represents the latest escalation of a battle between President Barack Obama and lawmakers over detainee policy that began soon after he ordered the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba........
  • 2011 Constitutional Amendments [Texas]

    10/19/2011 11:27:21 AM PDT · by Windflier · 20 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | October 7, 2011 | Empower Texans
    On November 8th, 2011, Texans will have the opportunity to vote on 10 proposed amendments to the state’s constitution. Texans for Fiscal Responsibility offers our views and recommendations. PROPOSITION 1Ballot reads– “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.” In other words – A surviving spouse of a deceased veteran will become exempt from all property taxes as long as they don’t get remarried, the property is the primary...
  • The Constitution of the United States - Sept. 17, 1787

    09/16/2011 7:42:42 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 51 replies
    America's Party ^ | Sept. 17, 1787 | We the People
    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.Article. I. Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Section. 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the...
  • Seven ways Rick Perry wants to change the Constitution

    08/19/2011 9:12:24 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 82 replies
    The Ticket via Yahoo ^ | 8/19/2011 | By Chris Moody
    Rick Perry has many ideas about how to change the American government's founding document. From ending lifetime tenure for federal judges to completely scrapping two whole amendments, the Constitution would see a major overhaul if the Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate had his druthers. Perry laid out these proposed innovations to the founding document in his book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington. He has occasionally mentioned them on the campaign trail. Several of his ideas fall within the realm of mainstream conservative thinking today, but, as you will see, there are also a few surprises.
  • Dozens of Republicans Vote for Handouts to Big Labor

    06/14/2011 1:25:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    RedState ^ | June 14, 2011 | Daniel Horowitz
    Yesterday, the House passed the largely non-controversial Military Construction/Veterans Affairs Appropriations (MilCon) bill for FY 2012. Unfortunately, it is these non-controversial bills which provide a safe haven for meretricious policy initiatives through the rapid fire amendment process. While everyone was focused on presidential politics, the House passed an amendment forcing government contractors to use labor unions on federal construction projects. Oh, and like most bad legislation, this amendment passed by one vote, with the help of 27 Republicans. In 2009, Obama used his signature power grab tool; an Executive Order, forcing all private companies to sign a project labor agreement...
  • Jim Inhofe to Democrats: 'Get a life' (not amused by snarky RAT amendments)

    04/07/2011 8:28:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/05/11 | DARREN GOODE
    Jim Inhofe to Democrats: 'Get a life'By DARREN GOODE | 4/5/11 3:08 PM EDT Sen. Jim Inhofe has a simple message to House Democratic critics of the Republican plan to derail EPA climate change regulations: “Get a life.” The Senate Environment and Public Works ranking member wasn’t amused by the series of snarky Democratic amendments to rename the GOP legislation preventing EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) offered a series of amendments to the House measure — which Inhofe is pushing in the Senate — to change the title of the...
  • EDITORIAL: No safety in Shariah--Political correctness puts women at risk

    01/28/2011 4:37:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2011 | Editorial
    The barbaric Middle Eastern practice of honor killing has made an appearance on our shores. It happens when men murder members of their own family to avenge purported slights against Islam. For instance, Pakistan-born Muzzammil Hassan allegedly beat and then beheaded his wife Aasiya in Buffalo, N.Y. on Feb. 12, 2009. Six days earlier, Aasiya announced her intention to file for divorce and obtained a restraining order. In another example, Iraq-born Faleh-Hassan Almaleki allegedly ran down his 20-year-old daughter Noor with his Jeep Cherokee near their Phoenix home on Oct. 20, 2009. Noor was killed and the mother of her...
  • 2010 FLORIDA ELECTIONS GUIDES: Amendments, Voter Guides, Judges, Candidates,…for November 2, 2010

    10/26/2010 9:39:09 PM PDT · by FactReal · 2 replies · 1+ views
    FactReal ^ | 10/27/2010 | FactReal
    AMENDMENTS - AMENDMENTS AT-A-GLANCE: Sponsors, donors, costs, legislation text, public records, etc. - AMENDMENT #4 in depth - AMENDMENT #4 financed by big Democrat donor who is also behind FL-25 Democrat Joe Garcia - AMENDMENT #5 and #6 in depth (George Soros & leftwing groups financing these Amendments) GUIDES & BALLOT - 2010 VOTER GUIDES: Candidates, Amendments, Judges…for Miami & Florida - SAMPLE BALLOT for Miami-Dade County CANDIDATES FOR FLORIDA GOVERNOR: - FL GOV: Rick Scott v. Alex Sink: On the Issues CANDIDATES FOR FLORIDA'S 25TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: - FL-25: Joe Garcia v. David Rivera: On the Issues -...
  • FLORIDA AMENDMENT 4: Leftists financing it...donation records show

    10/26/2010 8:30:17 PM PDT · by FactReal · 6 replies
    FactReal ^ | 10/25/2010 | FactReal
    MEET CHRISTOPHER FINDLATER - BIG DEMOCRAT DONORLefty Godfather behind Amendment #4 and FL-25 Democrat Candidate Joe Garcia. As reported last month, Chris Findlater and other leftists were behind the attack ads against GOP candidate David Rivera to benefit their beloved candidate, Democrat Joe Garcia. Findlater is also behind the proponents of Amendment #4, the group Florida Hometown Democracy, Inc., PAC. He created a group Hometown Democracy Fund which has $2 millions on hand and donated $200,000 to Florida Hometown Democracy. More on Christopher Findlater and his groups: - Hometown Democracy shares the same address with Florida Hometown Democracy, Inc.,...
  • GEORGE SOROS, UNIONS, LAWYERS behind Florida's Amendments 5 and 6...donation records show.

    10/26/2010 7:29:37 PM PDT · by FactReal · 15 replies
    FactReal ^ | 10/26/2010 | FactReal
    Leftwing Radical George Soros, Unions, and Lawyers are behind these Amendments Check who has donated to the proponents: here. SUPPORTERS & DONORS: These measures are supported and bankrolled by lawyers, unions and true-leftist Democrat Party loyalists like ACLU, NAACP, the League of Women Voters, etc. Charlie Crist. George Soros George Soros behind the Amendments: The proponents, Fair Districts for Florida, "amassed a war chest of almost $7 million, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday. Most of the money has come in six-figure checks from liberal special interests including teachers' unions, trial attorneys and America Votes, a get-out-the-vote group...
  • Proposed: U.S. Sovereignty - Amendment XXVIII

    10/21/2010 4:32:56 AM PDT · by BocoLoco · 7 replies
    10/21/2010 | BocoLoco
    U.S. Sovereignty – Amendment XXVIII No person residing within the jurisdiction of the United States shall have an illegal citizenship status, nor obtain any support, funding, or benefits provided to citizens of the United States. No child of parents who are illegal residents shall be considered a citizen of the United States at birth. No citizen of the United States shall be a citizen of another nation. Citizens of the United States who are also citizens of one or more foreign nations must declare their allegiance to the United States on or before their 21st Birthday. Citizens who do not...
  • Floridians holding house parties to promote amendments (Janet Reno honorary co-chair)

    08/29/2010 2:07:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 28, 2010 | Amy Sherman
    Floridians are holding dozens of house parties across the state Saturday with hopes of publicizing their support for two amendments that could be overshadowed on the November ballot by high-profile statewide races for U.S. Senate and other offices. Sponsored by FairDistrictsFlorida.org, activists planned 56 parties at homes or in some cases restaurants or coffee shops to educate others about Amendments 5 and 6. Each would make it harder for lawmakers to draw districts that favor any particular party or incumbent. The amendments are intended to protect minority voters and are backed by the NAACP. Spreading the word through house parties...
  • SPIN METER: GOP hot, cold on Constitution(barf alert)

    08/24/2010 8:19:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 23 August, 2010 | BEN EVANS (AP)
    WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia won his seat in Congress campaigning as a strict defender of the Constitution. He carries a copy in his pocket and is particularly fond of invoking the Second Amendment right to bear arms. But it turns out there are parts of the document he doesn't care for — lots of them. He wants to get rid of the language about birthright citizenship, federal income taxes and direct election of senators, among others. He would add plenty of stuff, including explicitly authorizing castration as punishment for child rapists. This hot-and-cold take on the...
  • Founding Fathers have a new fan base that is growing daily

    06/05/2010 2:13:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | June 5, 2010 | Krissah Thompson (The Washington Post)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Earl Taylor has spent 31 years teaching that "the Founding Fathers have answers to nearly every problem we have in America today." Only in recent months has he found so many eager students. On a recent Saturday, he held the rapt attention of 70 of them. The eight-hour seminar held at a roadside inn here was one of half a dozen "Making of America" sessions nationwide that day, all sponsored by a little-known organization based in Idaho. Two years ago, Taylor, president of the National Center for Constitutional Studies, made about 35 trips to speak to small...