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  • Alexander Hamilton Tried To Warn Us

    04/12/2010 9:34:42 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 11 replies · 711+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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...
  • OBAMA HAS SIGNED AWAY OUR RIGHTS WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER CHANGE RE:INTERPOL! (Updated)

    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
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    investors.com ^ | 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 | Law.umkc.edu
    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...