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  • Vanity: Freeper ideas on decorating kids rooms for patriotic/religious/educational

    08/15/2017 10:25:43 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 17 replies
    15 AUG 17 | dcbryan1
    Wife unit and I just completed painting our childrens rooms. Theme should be between K-3 , boy and girl. What posters/themes centered on education and religion would you put in their room? Below is a small list I have brainstormed, and I am interested in things that just ARENT taught as much anymore or not emphasized enough. When I was growing up my room was filled with posters to keep my mind going......most were hand made by mom. I'm sure there are nice ones that homeschoolers and teachers use that maybe I'm not thinking of. Thanks! FReegards!
  • Let’s Study the Constitution, Part 9

    08/05/2017 12:21:12 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/5/17 | Susan Frickey
    The Ninth Amendment, also known as the “silent” Amendment, says “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” What does this mean? What makes the Ninth Amendment unique is that it guarantees protection of all our rights even though they may not be specifically mentioned in the Constitution. Just because the document is silent on some natural rights does not mean they do not exist. The Ninth Amendment closes the loophole. James Madison was concerned that any attempt to enumerate fundamental liberties would be incomplete and might...
  • Frum (Religious) Mom of 6 Thrown in Jail

    07/11/2017 1:31:57 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 16 replies
    COLLive.com - Chabad Online ^ | 7/11/17 | COL Staff
    An Orthodox Jewish mother of six who was barred from speaking with her own children because she insisted on raising them in a religious home has been thrown in jail because she lacked the financial means to reimburse her wealthy ex-husband $10,000 in court costs as order by an Ohio judge. Julie Goffstein and her husband Peter Goffstein had been raising their boys as members of the Chabad community in Cincinnati when Peter Goffstein decided that he no longer wanted to live a religious lifestyle. Given an ultimatum of choosing between her religion and her marriage, Julie chose to continue...
  • Textbook Gets Bill of Rights Right

    05/05/2017 9:32:30 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 5, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When you wade through a sea of textbooks and lectures that mangle American history, finding one that doesn't makes an impression. Into this category falls The Bill of Rights in Translation: What It Really Means by Amie Jane Leavitt. To see how accurate it is, just look at how this entry in the Kids' Translations series from Capstone Press handles what is arguably currently the most controversial amendment to the U. S. Constitution, particularly in an era of gun-free zones. "To protect the country, citizens sometimes must serve as soldiers," Leavitt explains. "Citizens also have a right to protect themselves."...
  • Rand Paul introduces the most sweeping reform of civil asset forfeiture law in decades

    03/18/2017 12:35:20 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 67 replies
    Rare.us ^ | March 17, 2017 4:16pm | Rare
    Sen. Rand Paul has long taken the lead in calling for the reform of civil asset forfeiture laws, a controversial police practice in which authorities basically steal the property of citizens without due process and little recourse. Billions have been seized from citizens by the police based on nothing more than suspicion, which many see as a direct violation of the Fifth Amendment. It’s state-sanctioned theft. “Under civil forfeiture laws, your property is guilty until you prove it innocent,” says the Institute for Justice’s Scott Bullock. On Thursday, Sen. Paul reintroduced FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) Act, which specifically addresses...
  • To Jury, or, Not To Jury

    01/23/2017 5:47:22 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/23/17 | Gary Hunt
    Burns Chronicles #54 Though I have posted the Preamble to the Bill of Rights a number of times, people still ask if there really is a Preamble to the Bill of Rights. A preamble sets forth the purpose of the document, as the Preamble to the Constitution sets forth its purpose. It is not a part of the document, rather an explanation as to why the document was created. When Congress approved, and sent the Bill of Rights to the States, as required by Article V of the Constitution, the first paragraph explained why the Joint Resolution was passed. It...
  • What Thomas Jefferson meant by "unalienable rights"

    12/15/2016 10:42:58 AM PST · by Crucial · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    When Thomas Jefferson crafted the Declaration of Independence, he pointed to “certain unalienable rights” with which we were endowed by our “Creator.” What did he mean when he wrote the phrase “unalienable rights,” and what rights are “unalienable”? Jefferson understood “unalienable rights” as fixed rights given to us by our Creator rather than by government. The emphasis on our Creator is crucial, because it shows that the rights are permanent just as the Creator is permanent. Jefferson’s thought on the source of these rights was impacted by Oxford’s William Blackstone, who described “unalienable rights” as “absolute” rights–showing that they were...
  • Reclaiming the Bill of Rights

    12/15/2016 7:00:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 15, 2016 | Craig Seibert
    Today marks the 225th Anniversary of the passing of the Bill of Rights, Dec 15, 1791. The Founding Fathers originally intended the Bill of Rights to be an additional shield against federal tyranny reinforcing the clear limits that the Constitution already had put in place. Like Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings when he proclaimed to the ancient demon “You Shall Not Pass”, the Bill of Rights was to be an instrument that States and individuals would use to proclaim the same message to the national government, “You Shall Not Pass!” The Constitution itself could have served this purpose...
  • Obama: God-Given Rights 'Was a Radical Idea'

    09/21/2016 9:09:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 21, 2016 | 6:12 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama affirmed this week that the Declaration of Independence recognizes that “individual human beings” have “God-given rights.” Yet, he insisted this was a “radical idea” at the time of the founding. […] “So I recognize a traditional society may value unity and cohesion more than a diverse country like my own,” he said, “which was founded upon what, at the time, was a radical idea — the idea of the liberty of individual human beings endowed with certain God-given rights.” What would Alexander Hamilton say to that? Or Thomas Jefferson? Or Cicero? Writing in February 1775, a young...
  • Why not just strip away all rights of those on watch lists?

    07/03/2016 4:19:58 AM PDT · by UpStateNY · 26 replies
    I’ve heard a lot lately about restricting those on the “terror watch list” or “no-fly list” from purchasing a firearm. I get the appeal, because no logical person wants to enable a bad person to do bad things. But if we’re going to restrict the Second Amendment for these people without due process, why stop at just one amendment if it means saving lives? Should people on a terror watch list be allowed to attend a suspected radicalized house of worship? Why allow them to congregate at all? Why is a person suspected of planning terror allowed to have a...
  • A Look at Thomas Jefferson's Egregious Hypocrisy

    07/01/2016 8:18:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 129 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 7/1 | John Horgan
    I once admired Jefferson, seeing him as an essentially good, no, great man with one tragic flaw: The writer of the inspiring words “all men are created equal” owned slaves. Now, I see Jefferson as an egregious hypocrite, who willfully betrayed the ideals he espoused. I reached this conclusion only after visiting Monticello, Jefferson’s famous Virginia estate, last month. Previously, I didn't realize the extent of Jefferson’s slave ownership, and I lazily—and ignorantly--excused it as a common ethical blind spot of his time. *Jefferson often denounced slavery. He wrote in 1774, "The abolition of domestic slavery is the great object...
  • Democrats Attack 3 Of The 10 Amendments In The Bill Of Rights

    06/27/2016 3:38:04 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/27/2016 | Staff
    Freedom: Hillary Clinton and other leaders in her party always talk about how they want to grant new rights to Americans. They talk about the "right to affordable health care," the "right to a college education," the "right to a livable wage." But at the same time, many of these same Democrats have been agitating to restrict or outright repeal existing rights enshrined in the Constitution's Bill of Rights.
  • Our First State Constitutions and Bills of Rights

    06/07/2016 1:38:31 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | June 7th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    I recently looked up our early state constitutions and bills of rights with an eye toward clauses that proclaimed the peoples’ sovereign right and duty to closely watch their governments, be covetous of liberty, and amend their constitutions when necessary. Connecticut. Its first post-revolutionary constitution was actually in 1818, which included a Declaration of Rights: “That all political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit; and that they have at all times an undeniable and indefeasible right to alter their form of government in such manner as...
  • Obama just got one giant step closer towards creating a national gun registry

    05/27/2016 12:34:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    President Obama is taking a big step towards creating a national gun registry. Hawaii looks like it is about to provide the federal government with the list of all the gun owners in the state. Supposedly, keeping a list of gun owners’ names will enable the FBI to tell police if a gun owner ever gets arrested. But a national gun registry isn’t necessary to do this check. The FBI isn’t the only organization that can do background checks on already existing gun owners. Hawaii already has a gun registry, and can regularly run its list of names to see...
  • Our 2nd Amendment

    03/29/2016 8:28:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/29/16 | Senator Mark Green (TN)
    On December 15, 1791 the states which comprised our fledgling democracy ratified ten amendments which became known as the Bill of Rights. The preamble to the Bill of Rights states, “the conventions of a number of states …expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers.” The intent of the Founders was to restrain government abuses, the amendments contained in the Bill designed to be checks and balances on government authority. The second amendment reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and...
  • Trump Says He’d Consider Bill Pryor for Sp. Ct, Who Prosecuted ‘Ten Commandments’ Judge

    02/14/2016 4:27:13 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 107 replies
    Charistian News ^ | February 14, 2016 | Heather Clark
    Pyror Moore II-compressedCHARLESTON, S.C. — During Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, Donald Trump said that if he were to nominate a judge to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, he would consider Diane Sykes or Bill Pryor, the latter of which prosecuted “Ten Commandments Judge” Roy Moore.
  • How Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Differ on the Issues

    01/21/2016 8:22:02 AM PST · by Calpublican · 60 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | 01/20/2016 | Major Garrett
    WASHINGTON -- One year from Wednesday, a new President of the United States will be inaugurated. A new poll shows Republican Donald Trump leading Ted Cruz two-to-one in New Hampshire, less than three weeks before the primary. Sarah Palin's endorsement helps Trump deflect attacks from Cruz over Trump's conservative credentials. But the candidates differ on several issues, including taxes, government surveillance and immigration. (Click Link for Balance of Article)
  • Is Privacy A Right Or A Privilege?

    01/20/2016 12:37:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Steve Sherman
    Many people feel they have a right to privacy, but do they? Does the Constitution protect the notion of privacy? Well yes and no. The general right to privacy is derived loosely from three places in the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment known as The Liberty Clause. None of them are enough to protect privacy in the modern age. The 1st Amendment protects privacy of beliefs among other things like speech, press, religion, the ability to meet peaceably, and petition the government. The 3rd Amendment protects your home from being taken over by the government. The 4th Amendment...
  • Historic building where Bill of Rights was born is partially demolished

    01/19/2016 1:48:47 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-19-16 | Thomas Lifson
    Symbolism doesn't get much more chilling than this. Serious efforts are underway to abrogate the First and Second Amendments, in the name of "campaign finance reform" and "commonsense gun safety" - both euphemisms masking the tyrannical impulses of the left. At such a time, to demolish the site where the Bill of Rights were first proposed is unnerving, to say the least. But government incompetence, rather than some sinister plot, seems to be at the root of it. Phyllis Zimmerman of The Sentinel of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania reports: On Jan. 6, workers began demolishing a two-story stone house at 7086...
  • Historic mistake for Silver Spring stone house [Carlisle, PA]

    01/18/2016 10:32:29 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Cumberlink.com ^ | Michael Bupp
    If Silver Spring Township officials and a local real estate developer didn't know that an old stone house on Route 11 is the reputed birthplace of the U.S. Bill of Rights before they started demolition there last week, they definitely know now. On Jan. 6, workers began demolishing a two-story stone house at 7086 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township that most recently was the site of Stone House Auto Sales. This just isn't any stone house, however. Built in 1780 as the James Bell Tavern, the structure hosted the Stony Ridge Convention on July 3, 1788, a meeting of...