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  • Alexander Hamilton Tried To Warn Us

    04/12/2010 9:34:42 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 11 replies · 711+ views ^ | 04/12/10 | CaroleL
    As the Obama administration continues its plan to usurp the rights of the American people with regard to commerce, energy, immigration and other key issues of our time; we should remember the warning of one of our nation's founders with regard to our rights and the document that was supposed to safeguard them. What many, especially those educated in the "modern" American public school system, may not know is that the founders strongly disagreed on whether or not to include the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution.
  • Tea Party protesters refused entry into congressional buildings

    03/20/2010 12:41:33 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 300 replies · 9,254+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/20/10 3:15 PM EDT | Mark Hemingway
    As part of today's rally to stop the Democrats' health care reform legislation thousands of protesters descended on the lawn of Capitol building. But many more were also using the occasion to visit the their congressional representative and tell them what they think of the bill. However, Capitol Police recently stopped allowing any of the peaceful protesters to enter into congressional buildings. Crowds are now gathering in front of the House and Senate offices, demanding that they be let in to air their constituent concerns.
  • The Bill of No Rights

    03/20/2010 10:02:47 AM PDT · by ronnyquest · 3 replies · 174+ views
    As seen in "Rights, Responsibilities, and Communitarianism," the existence of a right implies a duty in others. The opposite of a duty is liberty, which implies no right in others. The identification of things for which there are no rights is thus an additional means of securing Liberty. The following is a list of no rights (or "non rights") that has been circulating on the Internet. It is sometimes said to have been written by State Representative Mitchell Kaye from Cobb County, Georgia. Now I am informed that it was really written and copyrighted by an active Libertarian from Mississippi,...
  • "Chuck Schumer: We’d like to create Senate rules that can’t be changed by a 2/3 Majority"

    03/16/2010 2:20:28 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 24 replies · 1,154+ views
    THE RIGHT SCOOP ^ | 03162010 | therightscoop
    There have been some very interesting papers written that say that the constitutional right, for instance, of the senate to make it’s own rules superceeds the two thirds, that you can’t change the rules, but only when congress writes new rules at the beginning of each congress, every two year period when we reorganize ourselves. Um, that’s something we want to explore.
  • Obamacare’s Less about Constitutional Rights

    03/15/2010 1:50:20 PM PDT · by The Conservative Camp · 1 replies · 289+ views
    The Conservative Camp ^ | March 15, 2010 | Robert Ditmar
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – Bill of Rights, Article 3, the Constitution of the United States of America (1791) If you believe in the U.S. Constitution is at all valid, you would be adamantly opposed to the liberal monstrosity known as government-run health care, otherwise known as Obamacare, in all its current form. You would oppose it for any...
  • McCain-Feingold and Free Speech (McCain's attempt to silence pro-lifers)

    03/03/2010 10:12:04 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 783+ views
    The New American ^ | 2010-03-04 | Jack Kenny
    Hillary Clinton will not easily be mistaken for Sir Winston Churchill, but our nation’s Secretary of State borrowed a metaphor from old “Winnie” recently when lecturing on the importance of freedom on the Internet. As the former British Prime Minister warned of the communist “iron curtain” descending on Eastern Europe at the beginning of the Cold War, Secretary Clinton has warned of an “information curtain” falling in those nations where governments have used modern technology to suppress and plunder, rather than facilitate, the flow of information among peoples and nations. The Secretary made her comments in Washington on January 21,...
  • 'Right To Bear Arms' Means Just That

    03/03/2010 4:48:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,891+ views ^ | March 3, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Otis McDonald, 76, stands before the Supreme Court, which Tuesday heard arguments in his suit to overturn Chicago's handgun ban Gun Rights: Otis McDonald, 76, an Army vet who lives in a high-crime area of Chicago, thinks the Constitution gives him the right to bear arms to protect himself and his wife as he protected his country. We think so too. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on behalf of four Chicago residents led by homeowner McDonald, the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association to overturn Chicago's three-decade-old ban on owning handguns. In a 5-4...
  • 'Tenther' movement aims to put power back in states' hands

    02/10/2010 9:17:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies · 1,370+ views
    CNN ^ | Feb 10, 2010 | By Ed Hornick, CNN
    Washington (CNN) -- Their message is loud and clear: Big government is out of control; states need to take back their constitutional rights. A movement has been growing over the past two years of urging states to exert their rights under the 10th Amendment. The Amendment, part of the Bill of Rights, states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." A number of states have passed resolutions that assert their rights. While the resolutions have no legal teeth, they're...

    01/04/2010 12:27:20 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 41 replies · 1,476+ views
    Knowledge Creates Power ^ | 1.03.10 | Floyd Brown
    With the signing of an under-publicized amendment to Executive Order 12425, Barack Obama has fundamentally altered your constitutional rights. His actions are undermining your rights to protect personal privacy from a foreign internationalist police agency named Interpol. A one-paragraph executive order may seem inconsequential to many, but this action has far-reaching implications and threatens the sovereignty of America. Obama's secretive executive order amended an order issued by President Reagan in 1983. Reagan's order recognized Interpol as an international organization and gave it privileges and immunities commonly extended to foreign diplomats. Reagan opened the door to allow Interpol to operate in...
  • Federal Airline Passenger “Bill Of Rights” Will Fail Miserably

    12/29/2009 3:27:01 PM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies · 441+ views ^ | December 29,2009 | Steve McGough
    From the very same folks who wonder why is there anything done for those who are not happy why nothing is done. From the “why don’t they do something” file, we have the federal government stepping in to ensure airlines don’t leave passengers inside of aluminum tubes sitting on airport taxiways more than three hours.More feel good legislation that will ripple through the industry and make travel worse than it already is. Last week the President Obama’s United States Department of Transportation decreed … there will be an airline passenger bill of rights, and passengers will no longer be inconvenienced...
  • Health Care Not In Constitution

    12/23/2009 5:08:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,647+ views ^ | December 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Self-Evident Truths: Sen. Dianne Feinstein says it comes under the Commerce Clause. Rep. Steny Hoyer says it's mandated by the "general welfare" clause. Despite liberal wishes, health care is not a right. The "living Constitution" that Democrats and their court appointees have given us may be the death of our freedoms. Their constitution adapts to the times and serves the whims of the elitists. The Constitution is supposed to limit government powers. It does not allow government to do anything it feels like doing. Cass Sunstein, the head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, is the author of...
  • Happy Birthday to the Bill of Rights! (ratified on 15 Dec. 1791)

    12/14/2009 9:41:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,498+ views
    Bill of Rights Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Amendment II A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Amendment III No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor...
  • December 15th: Bill of Rights Day, A Eulogy

    12/14/2009 6:19:31 AM PST · by RepublicnotaDemocracy · 230+ views
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 12-14-09 | Kevin Gutzman
    The Bill of Rights should be mourned, not celebrated. It is defunct. Intended as the bulwark of the right of decentralized self-government, it now serves mainly as an excuse for the opposite: a roving judicial veto of state policies that federal judges dislike. So, if the people of virtually every state ban flag burning or regulate abortion, provide capital punishment or support prayer in school, that does not settle the matter. Unlike 200 or 100 years ago, today the federal judiciary is apt to step in to stop state legislatures from adopting policies like this. The people never consented to...
  • Politics, Religion, And Atheism In NC (Sore Loser Attacks Constitution)

    12/11/2009 6:53:45 AM PST · by steve-b · 29 replies · 1,307+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/10/09 | Michael Stone
    Politics, religion, and atheism in North Carolina are coming to a head. Cecil Bothwell, atheist, is soon to be seated as a City Council member in North Carolina. However, there is a problem: Under North Carolina's constitution politicians who deny the existence of God are barred from holding office. Opponents of Cecil Bothwell are using that law to argue.... Federal courts have ruled religious tests for public office are unlawful under the U.S. Constitution. While Article 6, section 8 of the North Carolina state constitution says: "The following persons shall be disqualified for office: First, any person who shall deny...
  • Obama's New Bill Of Rights

    11/10/2009 1:19:05 PM PST · by myfreepress · 53 replies · 1,904+ views
    MyFreePress ^ | 11/10/2009 | MoralsMan
    On Wednesday the Obama administration took its first major step in a plan to ban all firearms in the United States. The Obama administration intends to force gun control and a complete ban on all weapons for US citizens through the signing of international treaties with foreign nations. By signing international treaties on gun control, the Obama administration can use the US State Department to bypass the normal legislative process in Congress. Once the US Government signs these international treaties, all US citizens will be subject to those gun laws created by foreign governments. These are laws that have been...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/26/2009 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies · 992+ views ^ | 10/26/2009 | Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. --...
  • Things to watch for during a “Declared National Emergency”

    10/25/2009 8:04:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 87 replies · 3,541+ views
    Sentinel Radio ^ | 10-24-09 | Marion Valentine
    *snip* When the Constitution of the United States was framed it placed the exclusive legislative authority in the hands of Congress and with the President. Article I, Section 1 of the United States Constitution is concise in its language: “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.” That is no longer true. The Bill of Rights protected Americans against loss of freedoms. That is no longer true. The Constitution provided for a balanced separation of powers. That is no longer applicable. Perhaps it...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/22/2009 5:56:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 3,617+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. The...
  • Introduction to the Free Speech Clause [First Amendment in the Bill of Rights]

    10/19/2009 3:21:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies · 996+ views
    law.umkc ^ | not given |
    Introduction to the Free Speech ClauseThe issues: What events influenced the thinking of the framers about the right of free speech?  What is the original understanding of the First Amendment? What values does the Free Speech Clause serve?  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment  of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.  IntroductionAlthough First Amendment jurisprudence is almost entirely a creation that began in the 20th century, common law...
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Gun control on culture war's front burner

    10/19/2009 9:59:25 AM PDT · by neverdem · 83 replies · 3,272+ views
    United Press International ^ | Oct. 18, 2009 | MICHAEL KIRKLAND
    As the U.S. Supreme Court makes its stately way into the new term, a case over the horizon promises to hit the 20,000 gun control laws in this country with the impact of a 9mm round. The prep work came last year in District of Columbia vs. Heller. A narrow 5-4 majority struck down the gun control law in the nation's capital, and for the moment settled an argument over just what the Second Amendment to the Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights, actually means. The Second Amendment reads, "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of...
  • Americans Must Defend Their Constitutional Rights from Foreign Attack

    10/17/2009 11:22:58 AM PDT · by Psion · 18 replies · 890+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | October 16, 2009 | Dr. Paul L. Williams, PhD
    Dr. Paul L. Williams, PhD October 16, 2009 I am a United States citizen on trial in Canada for exposing a situation at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario that threatened the lives and welfare of Canadians and Americans alike. My book "The Dunces of Doomsday," published in the U.S. by Cumberland House, revealed potential terrorist threats from al-Qaeda affiliates at McMaster. The university is suing me for libel, demanding $4 million in punitive and aggregated damages. Unlike American libel laws where the plaintiff must prove that what said about him is not true and it was said in...
  • History Speaks - The Virginia Declaration of Rights

    10/13/2009 7:09:33 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 35 replies · 1,800+ views ^ | May 1776 | James Mason
    Personal Note: Again I present an article for its historical significance instead of the short (and valuable) quips from our founding fathers. As our liberty is being jeopardized by our growing government, I believe that knowing our history is becoming more important. Written before the Declaration of Independence and penned by James Mason (IV), this was one of our nation’s original founding documents. George Mason attended the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. Following the convention Mason became an anti-federalist. When he returned to Virginia he recommended that his State NOT ratify the new Constitution, complaining that it lacked a...
  • God and Guns, Part 1 (Chuck Norris column and his new Fact book)

    10/12/2009 8:34:44 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 10 replies · 1,201+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 12, 2009 | Chuck Norris
    God and guns are what our country was founded upon. Any new student of the Revolutionary period quickly learns that. They are what keep us strong, or what should keep us strong. They are there for our defense. God and guns were so important to our founders that they established our protection to exercise them in the first two amendments to our Constitution – the uninhibited and unrestricted freedom to choose our own religion and bear our own firearms. But, more and more, these pillars of American life and liberty are being attacked and abandoned, not only out of sheer...
  • High Court Targets Chicago's Gun Ban

    10/02/2009 5:59:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 2,517+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
    Gun Control: The Supreme Court agrees to decide if the Second Amendment applies to all of us, or just Washington, D.C. Why would the Founders put in the Bill of Rights something applying only to a federal enclave? In a 5-4 decision last year written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court overturned a draconian District of Columbia gun ban enacted 32 years ago that barred private ownership of handguns at all. Scalia wrote that an individual's right to bear arms is supported by "the historical narrative" both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted. The court ruled that...
  • Massachusetts Attorney General and District Attorneys Argue to Block Bill of Rights

    10/02/2009 12:46:09 PM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies · 2,087+ views
    Gun Owners Action League ^ | 10/2/09 | Wallace
    Recently the Massachusetts Attorney General filed what is called an Amici Curiae (friend of the court brief) in the case of Commonwealth v. Richard Runyan. The brief is signed on to by a host of district attorneys and state officials. This is a case that is going before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court regarding the Massachusetts firearm storage laws. In typical fashion of what we have come to expect of our state officials, the brief is full of support for state restrictions on innocent lawful citizens and an outright objection that the Second Amendment applies to the states. One of...
  • Sotomayor Guns For 2nd Amendment (CORRECTED)

    06/05/2009 5:14:41 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 26 replies · 2,745+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 4, 2009 | Editorial
    (Corrected) Gun Control: In a case headed for the Supreme Court, a three-judge panel rules Chicago's gun ban constitutional since the 2nd Amendment doesn't apply to states and cities. High court nominee Sonia Sotomayor concurs.Those Pennsylvania townsfolk bitterly clinging to their guns may have been premature in celebrating the decision in D.C. v. Heller that the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does indeed guarantee an individual right to keep and bear arms.
  • Incorporation 101: The Second Amendment is no good here

    09/30/2009 11:50:05 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 37 replies · 1,769+ views
    Minneapolis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | September 30, 2009 | John Pierce
    Even as you are reading this, the Second Amendment offers you no protection whatsoever from state gun laws! But today, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of McDonald v. Chicago and we may soon finally see the Second Amendment take its rightful place as a protection for ALL Americans!
  • Report: Conn., Mass. have third toughest gun laws

    09/28/2009 7:21:23 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 35 replies · 1,616+ views ^ | Monday, September 28, 2009 | Associated Press
    Associated Press press story, please go to link.
  • Healthcare reform is a TROJAN HORSE for changing America forever...permanently

    09/15/2009 6:51:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies · 599+ views
    DefendUsx ^ | September 15, 2009 | Michael Connelly
    A Constitutional Lawyer and has read the entire health care bill and has some comments, not about the bill, but about the effects on our Constitution. It's a broader picture than just health care reform. All of you and those to whom you communicate had better situp and pay attention; Once this sort of thing happens, it will be irreversible.
  • Obama's regulatory chief pushes new 'bill of rights'

    09/11/2009 6:54:16 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 35 replies · 1,064+ views
    Obama's regulatory chief pushes new 'bill of rights' Sunstein effort to change interpretation of Constitution by 2020 A government that is constitutionally required to offer each citizen a "useful" job in the farms or industries of the nation. A country whose leadership intercedes to ensure every farmer can sell his product for a good return. A nation that has the power to act against "unfair competition" and monopolies in business. This is not a description of Cuba, communist China, or the USSR until 1991. It's the vision of the future of the U.S, a radical new "bill of rights" drawn...
  • Don't Talk to the Police (video lecture)

    09/08/2009 1:28:39 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 47 replies · 2,645+ views
    Regent University School of Law ^ | none given | Prof. James Duane
    Link to Video
  • TownHall Angry Mob Song by Lisa Mei "Enemy Number One"

    09/07/2009 8:47:29 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 6 replies · 1,427+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9/7/09
    inspired by the DHS Report, and angry Townhall Mobs.
  • Under the radar: 10th Amendment Movement Picks up Steam

    07/19/2009 6:52:52 AM PDT · by NoobRep · 64 replies · 2,471+ views ^ | 7/19/09 | Nancy Morgan
    Millions of Americans watch with horror as the Obama administration continues to implement its own version of 'change.' Change that involves an unprecedented and systematic devolution of power to the federal government, in direct contravention of the Constitution. From the pending takeover of 17% of economy under the auspices of health care reform, to the government takeover and subsequent ownership of automobile companies, to the unconstitutional interference in the formerly private market under the rubric of stimulating the economy. Not to mention the proposed cap and trade legislation which would give the federal government unlimited powers of taxation and regulation...
  • If we could get millions of Americans to march on Washington, what would we do?

    07/18/2009 11:30:17 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 839 replies · 66,589+ views
    Prior thread ^ | July 18, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    <p>"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."</p>
  • Why You Should Never Talk to Police

    07/07/2009 10:04:31 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 161 replies · 7,001+ views
    There are two video lectures on YouTube a friend recently shared with me about when it comes to talking to the police. Even if you, like me, never expect to encounter police officers in a hostile situation, these are important videos to watch. This is especially true when it comes to law-abiding citizens who carry concealed or open weapons in self-defense. Don't Talk to Cops, Part 1Don't Talk to Cops, Part 2This is not anti-police at all, but it is vital information for dealing with them.
  • Longtime FReeper pens Pro 2A song...Free Download

    06/27/2009 7:44:48 AM PDT · by ez · 20 replies · 668+ views
    New Album "A Walk In The Hollow" ^ | May, 2009 | Wells Hollow
    There is now a Free Pro Second Amendment song download available online..."Don't Come For My Gun" is a message for politicians, penned by new county music duo "Wells Hollow" during the last election cycle. The author, Bee Thomas has been a Freeper since Aug of 1998, and he gets it. To receive your free download of this new song, go to, and scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will see a link and instructions. I bought my last case of 1000 rounds .223 for $80. It is now up to $500-600. They are INFRINGING on...
  • FREE DOWNLOAD of new Pro Second Amendment Song

    06/23/2009 2:18:38 PM PDT · by ez · 23 replies · 864+ views
    New Album "A Walk In The Hollow" ^ | 5/22/09 | Wells Hollow
    There is now a Free Pro Second Amendment song download available online..."Don't Come For My Gun" is a message for politicians, penned by new county music duo "Wells Hollow" during the last election cycle. The author, Bee Thomas has been a Freeper since Aug of 1998, and he gets it.To receive your free download of this new song, go to, and scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will see a link and instructions.WE HAVE NEVER BEEN UNDER SUCH AN ASSAULT ON OUR RIGHTS. Get the song and pass it says it all. Lyrics...Don't Come...
  • Shreveport Mayor says that when the police stop you, 'your rights are suspended'

    06/17/2009 8:15:34 AM PDT · by thewarden · 49 replies · 1,986+ views
    Hear video from Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk radio show of a conversation between a Shreveport man and Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover. Robert Baillio was stopped by a police officer who, without a warrant or without probable cause, took a gun from his truck. When Mr. Baillio called Mayor Glover for an explanation, he was told, more than once that ‘when you are stopped by a police officer, your rights are suspended’. The Mayor owes an explanation for his remarks. Listen to the broadcast and to Mr. Baillio’s conversation with the Mayor here: 090614guntalkA.mp3 The mayor's comments start at 12:30 into...
  • Gun Rights Groups Plan State-By-State Revolt

    06/17/2009 5:30:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies · 1,864+ views ^ | 16 June, 2009 | Declan McCullagh
    Gary Marbut isn't aiming to eliminate federal gun laws. He just wants to make them much less relevant. Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, is one of the leaders of a new grassroots movement that's seeking to invoke the principle of states' rights -- including states' own authority to regulate firearms -- to thwart what he and his allies view as an increasingly overreaching federal government. Politicians in Washington have "assumed power that many of us believe was not authorized under the limits of the Constitution," Marbut said in an interview with last week. This modern-day federalist...
  • Outlook for Citizenship MBs not good . . .

    06/04/2009 10:50:36 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 10 replies · 1,074+ views
    According to a recent study of civics literacy by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute:* Fewer than half of all Americans can name all three branches of government, a minimal requirement for understanding America's constitutional system. * Only 24% of college graduates know the First Amendment prohibits establishing an official religion for the United States. * Nearly a third of the respondents failed to name two of America's enemies in World War Two; 22% of college graduates did not answer that question successfully. * 54% of respondents (and only 44% of 18- to 34-year-olds) knew that Congress shares foreign policy power with...
  • Second Amendment News Roundup for 6/2/09

    06/02/2009 11:12:11 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 1 replies · 333+ views
    The Liberty Sphere ^ | June 2, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    The Liberty Sphere's daily (Monday-Friday) roundup of news and opinion from the best gun bloggers on the Internet. This daily feature is designed to raise awareness of the importance of the Second Amendment to ALL of our liberties, and to cite instances of threats to the right to keep and bear arms.
  • The Second Amendment Defends the First Amendment

    05/20/2009 2:56:53 PM PDT · by What127 · 4 replies · 400+ views
    blog ^ | 5/20/09
    What is the American freedom which protects all other freedoms & rights guaranteed in the United States Constitution? Which sacred amendment of guaranteed liberty protects all other nine original amendments, as well as all other added over the previous 230 years in the United States? The second amendment.
  • “The U.S. Constitution has one big flaw”

    05/04/2009 8:48:58 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 18 replies · 1,100+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 05042009 | TDC
    By Vincent Gioia Source: “The Constitution contains one glaring error which enables opponents of freedom, liberty and individual rights to impose their philosophy on all of us; this mistake is in the constitutional language that makes treaties entered into by the United States the supreme law of the land; overruling all other federal and state laws and judicial decisions to the contrary.” “The problem and grievous mistake is what is written in Article VI which states in part:” “This Constitution and the Laws of the United States shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which...
  • Yes, California, There Is an Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    04/21/2009 5:10:29 AM PDT · by Delacon · 120 replies · 3,196+ views
    Cato at Liberty ^ | April 20, 2009 | Ilya Shapiro
    Last June, the Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, at least in the home for self-defense.  Here’s our own Bob Levy, who masterminded the Heller litigation, talking about that decision: While the Court’s ruling was a watershed in constitutional interpretation, it technically applied only to D.C., striking down the District’s draconian gun ban but not having a direct effect in the rest of the country.Well, today the Ninth Circuit (the federal appellate court covering most Western states) ruled that the Second Amendment restricts the power of state...
  • Interpretations: Rethinking Original Intent

    03/14/2009 9:18:11 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 76 replies · 2,000+ views
    WSJonline ^ | JESS BRAVIN
    The debate over the Constitution's meaning takes a surprising turn; a pivotal gun-rights case Art Resource, NYThe nation's founders in 'The Signing of the Constitution,' a 1940 painting by Howard Chandler Christy. A debate is building over how to interpret the document. After the Supreme Court struck down the District of Columbia's handgun ban last June, gun-rights advocates trained their sights on similar restrictions in Chicago and Oak Park, Ill. Last month, the National Rifle Association received ammunition from an unlikely source: the Constitutional Accountability Center, a liberal litigation shop. In a brief filed with the federal appeals court in...
  • States Passing Resolutions of Sovereignty?

    02/11/2009 10:01:38 AM PST · by TCH · 63 replies · 3,547+ views
    Various State Legislatures | February 11, 2009 | TCH
    PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO ALL AMERICANS - THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Good information to pass on to the sleeping public. It is preaching to the choir for most of you. Redistribute to the sleepers. 9+ States have now declared sovereignty... Add Washington to the list. In case you didn’t hear about it on the mainstream media (which you haven’t because they want to keep us asleep), numerous states are currently declaring or have already declared sovereignty, including: Washington New Hampshire Arizona Montana Michigan Missouri Oklahoma California Georgia Possibly: Colorado, Hawaii, Pennsylvania,...
  • This is One Bill You Can't Afford to Ignore

    12/21/2008 7:43:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 1,298+ views ^ | December 21, 2008 | Ken Connor
    Tis the season to be spending! But in January, the joy of giving will give way to the pain of "payment due."  Bills are not pleasant for anybody, but there is one bill that all Americans should be thankful for—the Bill of Rights. Monday was the 217th birthday of the Bill of Rights.  This cherished document provides some great insights into the principles the Founding Fathers prized.  In it they listed some of the fundamental rights they believed were due every American and the restrictions on government they felt were necessary to preserve our liberties. Controversy Over the Bill of...
  • U.S. now only 2 states away from rewriting Constitution

    12/12/2008 2:05:34 AM PST · by Man50D · 27 replies · 2,266+ views ^ | December 12, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    A public policy organization has issued an urgent alert stating affirmative votes are needed from only two more states before a Constitutional Convention could be assembled in which "today's corrupt politicians and judges" could formally change the U.S. Constitution's "'problematic' provisions to reflect the philosophical and social mores of our contemporary society." "Don't for one second doubt that delegates to a Con Con wouldn't revise the First Amendment into a government-controlled privilege, replace the 2nd Amendment with a 'collective' right to self-defense, and abolish the 4th, 5th, and 10th Amendments, and the rest of the Bill of Rights," said the...
  • Domestic and International Threats Against the US Part Two

    12/09/2008 12:19:43 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 1 replies · 450+ views
    RightSideNews ^ | 12/9/08 | Vincent Gioia
    Unrecognized by Americans majorities - domestic and international threats will change our country forever (blame the media) - Part Two - Islam By Vincent Gioia The people in any country are only able to protect themselves and assure their freedom if they are aware of what is going on that affects them. Knowledge of current events was difficult to obtain two hundred years ago when the United States was created but nonetheless early Americans realized the importance of keeping everyone informed so they built into the Constitution a safeguard for freedom of expression which is acknowledged in the First Amendment...
  • Obama on gun control

    11/10/2008 8:24:53 PM PST · by mamelukesabre · 28 replies · 466+ views ^ | nov 07 2008 | barak obama
    "Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault...