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  • St. Paul school sued after sixth-grader banned from handing out anti-abortion fliers

    04/27/2013 8:25:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 4-26-13 | Mila Koumpilova
    A parent at St. Paul's Nova Classical Academy alleges the charter school violated his sixth-grade daughter's right to free speech when administrators prohibited her from passing out anti-abortion fliers. The parent, Nicholas Zinos of St. Paul, has sued the school in federal court on behalf of the girl. Nova policy requires administrator approval before students hand out or post materials at school, the lawsuit states. In a letter to Zinos, the school's top administrator said the school has come to limit political, religious and controversial speech to its high school students in response to parental concerns. The lawsuit alleges the...
  • Dad slams school lesson that teaches 2nd graders ‘government gives us rights’

    11/19/2014 9:33:30 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    EAG News ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    FAIRFIELD, Ohio – According to a citizenship lesson for 8-year-olds, rights are given to Americans by their government. Parent Andrew Washburn posted a picture on Facebook of a handout titled “Being a Good Citizen” by Phyllis Naegeli. “So Emma brought home a very interesting handout from school the other day. So informative! I didn’t know that our rights come from the government! Thank you, government!” he sarcastically wrote. “And thank you, Fairfield (City School District), for teaching my eight year old daughter all about her rights!” he added. Washburn tells EAGnews his daughter attends Fairfield North Elementary in the Butler...
  • Why Ferguson grand jury was needed

    10/22/2014 11:55:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | October 22, 2014 | Paul Callan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If the local grand jury brings no charges against police Officer Darren Wilson in the case of Michael Brown's killing, street protests in Ferguson, Missouri, are inevitable. Demonstrators angry about Wilson's shooting of the unarmed black teenager in August already decry the grand jury's secrecy and "lack of transparency." But for those who believe that the grand jury procedure is some sort of cop and prosecutor conspiracy to trample the rights of minority citizens, a little background on this hallowed institution might be in order. Although prosecutors are often accused of controlling grand jury proceedings, the institution was actually created...
  • Christians Can’t Accept Houston’s Intimidation Tactics Without Protest

    10/17/2014 5:14:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10-16-14 | Mollie Hemingway
    Support for legalizing same-sex marriage dropped from 54 percent to 49 percent since February, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Analysts said they had no idea why or if it was just a random blip. I joked on Twitter that my April article “Rise of the Same-Sex Marriage Dissidents” probably was the cause. But in all seriousness, perhaps seeing the totalitarianism of extremist wings of the gay rights movement has soured some people on efforts to change marriage law — or at least given people pause about the tradeoffs involved with redefining marriage or enacting broad legislation around sexual...
  • David French Slays Goliath

    09/29/2014 2:27:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 29, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the fifth column in a series. The first four installments, “This is Providence,” “Pharisees and Pharaohs,” “Prayers and Preparation,” and “Pride and Perjury” can be accessed in my column archive. Some of the themes discussed in this series were also part of a speech I gave at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event in July. The full speech can be viewed by clicking on this link. I first met David French back in 2004. He had just taken a job as president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE. I loved working informally with...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Objects to Democrats Attempt to Repeal Free Speech Protections

    09/10/2014 4:48:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    SenTedCruz/YouTube ^ | September 9, 2014 | SenTedCruz
    Sen. Ted Cruz Objects to Democrats Attempt to Repeal Free Speech Protections
  • The IRS’s God Complex (IRS signs pact with atheists)

    08/05/2014 6:12:00 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Is the Internal Revenue Service a threat to religious liberty? As the IRS continues to come under well-aimed fire for harassing conservative groups, on Friday it secured a final court order formalizing what amounts to a secret agreement to monitor the pulpits of ill-favored churches. The serious danger, as former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams told Fox News, is that the IRS will start treating “theology as politics,” and regulate it accordingly. Lovers of liberty should be very concerned. According to a June 27 IRS letter to the Justice Department, 99 churches merit “high priority examination” for allegedly illegal...
  • Liberals Hate Civil Rights - Especially When Conservatives Exercise Them

    07/21/2014 5:08:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 21, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Liberals never met a civil right they didn't dislike. As with everything about liberal ideology, liberals’ great concern for civil rights is a scam, a lie, a fraud designed to sucker in the weak-minded and disguise their goosesteppy inclinations. They care about civil rights like Michael Bay cares about Oscar night. Sure, liberals pose as advocates of civil liberties, but only when they don’t have the power to squash them. In my new book, Conservative Insurgency, a speculative future history of the struggle to restore our system and culture, the left’s coordinated attack on our Constitutional rights is one of...
  • How did the “Progressives” Empower Themselves at our Expense for Over 140 Years?

    06/28/2014 10:13:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/28/14 | Jerry Todd
    A three-legged stool can always stand without wobbling – a solid foundation for good or evil. Addressing the 14th, 16th and 17th Amendments. The Articles (7) and their clauses, the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10) are original to the Founders, Framers, and Ratifiers. The 11th and 12th Amendments serve to States’ protection. The 13th freed the slaves. The 14th Amendment – This was the first of three Amendments that created the “progressive” three legged stool. The 14th was a mandatory ratification, a required condition before states were allowed reunification after the Civil War. Congress deliberately established federal supremacy. The 14th,...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Bill Of Rights Is Born

    06/08/2014 6:31:58 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 8, 2014 | JasonZ
    On this date in 1789, Virginia Representative James Madison addressed the First Congress, proposing a total of twenty amendments to the newly-ratified United States Constitution. These amendments were eventually condensed to twelve, ten of which were ratified by enough states to become the Bill of Rights as we know them today.
  • Harvard grad Chuck Schumer fails history, credits Jefferson for Bill of Rights

    06/04/2014 9:45:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-4-14 | Stephan Dinan
    Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, stumbled Tuesday over basic American history, crediting Thomas Jefferson for authorship of the Bill of Rights during a debate over the First Amendment and campaign finance. “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute,” Mr. Schumer said. While Jefferson is deemed the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, he was not intimately involved in the writing of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, which is...
  • Supreme Court Green-lights Indefinite Detention Of Innocent Americans

    05/09/2014 1:24:45 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 9, 2014 | By Pastor Chuck Baldwin
    America’s founders, largely distrustful of centralized power, created several checks and balances into the U.S. Constitution to help ensure that one person, or one group of people, would not be able to unilaterally exert his or their will over the American citizenry. First, the federal government itself was divided into three separate and distinct branches–each holding the capability (and responsibility) to check the power of the other. Second, the Bill of Rights was made part of the Constitution for the protection of individual liberties. Third, the “free and independent states” of the nation retained their sovereignty and independence after the...
  • Unbelievable: Common Core Problem Asks Kids to Choose Two Amendments to Remove From Bill of Rights

    03/31/2014 1:58:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    IJReview ^ | 03/31/2014 | Emily Hulsey
    A mother in Arkansas has expressed concern over her daughter’s recent Common Core school assignment that asked her to remove and replace two of the first ten amendments of the Constitution. The team assignment stated that the Bill of Rights is “outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.” Here is a copy of the assignment:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE PHOTO The mother who spoke up said she was particularly troubled by the fact that her daughter’s Sixth Grade History class had received no prior training in civics or how to amend the Constitution, which may...
  • Put America’s First Principle Back Into Practice

    02/02/2014 10:09:40 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 65 replies
    Conservatives believe, as did our founding generation, a fundamental truth, a maxim that early on differentiated the US from other republics. The first principle of American political society is that government exists to secure our unalienable rights. Our Declaration eloquently expressed it as, “That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, . . . “ That straightforward concept begat the question, “How to best secure those rights?” The answer was to be found in some form of republican government. By that, the founding generation meant the peoples’ representatives consent to all laws. That determination was all well and...
  • A More Perfect Union Part 1 of 8 mp4 (Film)

    01/29/2014 8:55:45 AM PST · by restornu · 5 replies
    A More Perfect Union Part 1 of 8 mp4 (Film)
  • IRS should create, adopt U.S. taxpayer bill of rights -Watchdog

    01/09/2014 12:04:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/09/2014 | PATRICK TEMPLE-WEST
    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service should take steps to restore public trust in its work, including adopting a taxpayer bill of rights that clearly states individuals' rights to fair treatment from the tax agency, an IRS watchdog said on Thursday. With its reputation for political neutrality hurt by a 2013 uproar over its treatment of conservative political groups, the IRS needs to reassure Americans of their tax rights, said the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an oversight arm of the agency.
  • 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.
  • The Bill of Rights: 222 Years and Counting

    12/15/2013 9:07:34 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 15, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On December 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified by the Old Dominion – the Commonwealth of Virginia – enabling the Bill of Rights to hit the necessary three-quarters requirement for passage. With Virginia’s ratification, the Bill of Rights was now a part of the Constitution of the United States. Both how we came to this point, and the reason it was done, tell us a great deal about the Founding Era. To better understand where we are today, let’s take a moment to look back, and remember 18th century America… and return to the present, and ponder how...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Bill Of Rights

    12/15/2013 4:32:52 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 3 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 15, 2013 | FlagBearer
    On this day in 1791, the Virginia General Assembly became the ninth state legislature to ratify the Bill of Rights, which made the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution law of the new nation. Many of our personal freedoms we take for granted today - freedom of speech, the press, assembly and religion, the right to bear arms, and other rights - began on this day in 1791 following Virginia's vote.
  • The best Obama animated gif ever?

    11/21/2013 11:11:46 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Don't know if this has ever been shared here before, but I think it's too good to not share. 100 years from now, when everyone alive today is LONG dead (because healthcare is on the express lane to Suckville and life expectancy is shouting "wait for me!") The people of 2113 will need something that can quickly and accurately describe the era of Obama...THIS is that something. 
  • EU-US trade deal to include ‘corporate bill of rights’ (sticky situation)

    09/26/2013 9:42:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 26 September 2013 | Jeremy Fleming
    Controversial rights for multinational corporations to sue states, likely to be included in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are causing a political headache for EU and US negotiators, but may also set a precedent for future trade agreements, notably with China. The TTIP currently being negotiated includes so-called “investor-state” dispute clauses empowering EU and US-based corporations to lodge private legal cases directly against governments.The European Commission’s proposal for investor-state dispute settlement under the TTIP would enable US companies investing in Europe to bypass European courts and directly challenge governments at international tribunals, whenever they find that laws in...
  • The Spirit of 2776 Violations of Civil Liberties

    08/28/2013 4:11:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 28, 2013 | John Ransom
    The great unifier, and Healer of Nations, has done it again. Like the man He most wishes to emulate, Jesus H. Christ, Barack H. Obama is a man of peace. Yet, in His wake He brings war. He divides this house against itself: brother against brother, father against son and daughter against mother. And now as His Team America, World Police gets ready to swing into action again-- now in Libya, now in the Sudan, now in Syria-- He has not forgotten the war on the Pharisees and the Scribes at home. The all-knowing “Eye in the Sky” penetrates everything...
  • Rand Paul: I Want To Know If FBI Is Following The Bill Of Right When Using Drones For Surveillance

    07/16/2013 8:47:30 PM PDT · by Jebby · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2013
    As the Senate agreed today to stop the "nuclear option," Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) told Eric Bolling on Your World that he plans on filibustering the FBI director nomination. Democrats, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, had warned Republicans that if they don't allow President Obama's executive branch nominees, then they'd strip Congress' power to filibuster. Sen. Paul said he would put a hold on the nomination of James Comey as FBI director to get more information on how the federal government is using drones. "I'm trying to get a real truth. Is the FBI using the Bill of...
  • Their Constitutional Rights Violated By Authorities

    07/16/2013 10:32:49 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 16, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Bill Of Rights: A Nevada family files a lawsuit after police literally seize their house to use as a command post after entering without a warrant and assaulting family members. Isn't this what helped start the American Revolution? For those who snoozed through civics class, recent news events have provided an education on the U.S. Constitution, the bedrock of American democracy, assaulted by an administration that views it as obstructionist and irrelevant and by courts that view it as a "living document" — which is to say it means whatever they say it means on any given day. The contraceptive...
  • Are Americans Living in a Police State?

    07/16/2013 7:13:59 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 14 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | July 16, 2013 | Alan Caruba
    New Jersey --( The thing about a police state is that it tends to creep up on you. One day you think the Bill of Rights is intact and the freedoms you take for granted are intact, but the next day you find out that under the National Defense Authorization Act (HR 1540), signed into law by President Obama on December 31, 2011, you can be arrested and detained without recourse to an attorney or the courts. HR 1540 kills the concept of Habeas Corpus by permitting the detention of U.S. citizens without trail. In 2009 the National Emergency Centers...
  • Californians Sign Petition to Repeal Bill of Rights

    07/13/2013 1:37:52 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 29 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 July 2013 | John Semmens
    A petition to repeal the Bill of Rights because it is blocking the full implementation of President Obama's plan for America easily gained endorsements in California this past week. The petition idea was instigated by activist Mark Dice and he found few beach goers who refused to sign his petition. “Obama's my man,” said one signer. “I'd do anything to help him out.” “The Bill of Rights is really old,” said another. “There's no way that the scribblings of some long dead white guys should be allowed to stop the President from doing what needs to be done today.” “Too...
  • WNat Hentoff: Will Congress rescue disappearing Constitution? (Put Obama in the witness chair!)

    07/09/2013 6:25:33 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies ^ | July 9, 2013 | Nat Hentoff
    At long last, enough members of Congress have rediscovered their primary reason for being there at this defining time in U.S. history – to rescue the disappearing Constitution. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon who is a member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, is joining with Colorado Democrat Sen. Mark Udall to “introduce legislation that would limit the federal government’s ability to collect data on Americans without a demonstrated link to terrorism or espionage” (“Udall, Wyden Propose Limiting the Federal Government’s Ability to Collect Vast Amounts of Data on Americans,”, June 14). Ads by Google Usd Canadian...
  • Distrusting Government (common ailment)

    07/03/2013 8:03:46 AM PDT · by kimtom · 1 replies ^ | Jul 03, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Recent opinion polls demonstrate a deepening distrust of the federal government. That's not an altogether bad thing. Our nation's founders recognized that most human abuses are the result of government. As Thomas Paine said, "government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil." Because of their fear of abuse, the Constitution's framers sought to keep the federal government limited in its power. Their distrust of Congress is seen in the governing rules and language used throughout our Constitution. The Bill of Rights is explicit in that distrust, using language such as "Congress shall not abridge," "shall not infringe,"...
  • Contest - Write a New Federal Law - My Entry - Constitutional Reset Law

    07/03/2013 6:12:29 AM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 14 replies
    Self ^ | JeffD
    New federal law: The constitutional reset law We need what I would call a “constitutional reset” law passed that would make null and void any existing federal law that has been passed over the past 237 years that they did not have... Follow the link above to read the rest
  • Distrusting Government

    07/03/2013 4:48:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 3, 2013 | Walther E. Williams
    Recent opinion polls demonstrate a deepening distrust of the federal government. That's not an altogether bad thing. Our nation's founders recognized that most human abuses are the result of government. As Thomas Paine said, "government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil." Because of their fear of abuse, the Constitution's framers sought to keep the federal government limited in its power. Their distrust of Congress is seen in the governing rules and language used throughout our Constitution. The Bill of Rights is explicit in that distrust, using language such as "Congress shall not abridge," "shall not infringe,"...
  • What is the proper balance between privacy and security?

    06/23/2013 9:53:57 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 77 replies
    Jim Robinson
    <p>The answer is in the constitution. The original intent of the constitution is to severely restrict the powers of government while guaranteeing our God-given, unalienable individual rights.</p> <p>The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.</p>
  • Argument Ending Questions For Why Government Spying On Everyone Is Wrong

    06/12/2013 11:11:11 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-13-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • ACLU Sues Over NSA Phone Records Program

    06/11/2013 1:49:48 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 154 replies
    Associated Press/ABC News ^ | June 11. 2013 | AP
    Two prominent civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency over its program that reportedly collects the telephone records of millions of American customers of Verizon. The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union say in a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday that the program violates First Amendment rights of free speech and association. It also alleges the program violates Fourth Amendment rights to privacy. The lawsuit additionally alleges the government's program exceeds Congress' authority.
  • ...Ted Cruz on why Holder won’t resign: ‘Still some amendments in Bill of Rights left unviolated’

    06/07/2013 12:46:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 6 June, 2013 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Holder says he won't resign until he accomplishes all his goals. I guess there are still some amendments in Bill of Rights left unviolated…
  • Anti-Second Amendment Bill Maher: ‘I Ain’t Giving Up My Gun’

    05/18/2013 10:50:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 5/18/2013
    Bill Maher on Friday once again exposed himself as a total hypocrite. Minutes after telling his HBO Real Time panel "the Second Amendment is bulls--t," he admitted having two firearms in his house - "one upstairs and one down" - claiming, "As long as we live in the gun country, I ain’t giving up my gun"
  • Brennan's Spooky Swearing-In

    03/27/2013 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | March 27, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. President Obama's choice to be Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was approved by the Senate on a vote of 63-34, with thirteen Republicans voting to confirm him. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) created quite a stir with his 13-hour filibuster against the Brennan nomination. Not until he received written assurances from Attorney General Eric Holder that U.S. citizens would not be targeted for killing by drones on U.S. soil would the doughty Kentuckian stand down. Good for him. John Brennan then proceeded to take the Oath of Office, as administered by Vice...
  • Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

    05/04/2013 4:17:38 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 4, 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    CLEMENTE: “No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It’s not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out. BURNETT: “So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible. CLEMENTE: “No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not.” >Snip< “All of that...
  • CNN Poll: 4 in 10 Open to Give Up Liberties for Security

    05/01/2013 10:44:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 01 May 2013 05:19 PM | Greg Richter
    A new poll shows a willingness by 4 out of 10 Americans to give up some civil liberties to fight terrorism. But they don’t want the government eavesdropping on their cell phone calls or emails. … When it comes to security versus personal freedoms, 81 percent favor expanding use of cameras on streets and in public places. That's up 20 points since 2001. Seventy-nine percent favor using facial-recognition technology to search for suspected terrorists at public events. …
  • Endangered: The Constitution Part 6

    04/28/2013 9:09:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | 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...
  • Police told to choose: Gun control or Constitution (Video warns military, too)

    04/20/2013 2:31:44 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 20, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    Video warns military, too – D.C. lawmakers about to commit 'treason' “This is a message to every member of law enforcement and the military,” a sizzling new YouTube video begins. “You know you have a choice to make.” The video, produced by a man identified on Facebook as Aaron Hawkins, is a challenge to those who enforce America’s laws, warning them the day is coming when gun-control legislation will undermine the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment and police forces will be asked to restrict or even confiscate American citizens’ firearms. On that day, the video warns, America’s lawmakers will have committed...
  • Dad Furious After Finding This Crayon-Written Paper in Florida 4th-Grader’s Backpack: ‘I Am Willing

    04/15/2013 12:01:30 AM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies
    Yahoo News (original source The Blaze) ^ | Fri, April 12, 2013 | By Madeleine Morgenstern
    The words are written in crayon, in the haphazard bumpiness of a child's scrawl. "I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure." They're the words that Florida father Aaron Harvey was stunned to find his fourth-grade son had written, after a lesson in school about the Constitution. Aaron Harvey's son wrote as part of a school lesson, "I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure." TheBlaze has redacted the child's name. Harvey's son attends Cedar Hills Elementary in...
  • The Pursuit of Happiness, the Pursuit of Virtue, and the Right of Conscience

    04/11/2013 10:30:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | April 11, 2013 | Bradley Abramson
    In the American Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers proclaimed that we are endowed by our Creator with the unalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, we have long forgotten what our Founders meant by that now iconic phrase—“the pursuit of happiness”—and, as a consequence, we are now in jeopardy of losing the very liberty our Founders purchased for us at the risk of their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. Indeed, if we properly understood what our Founding Fathers meant by the phrase “pursuit of happiness,” a photographer in New Mexico, a pastry business owner in Colorado,...
  • The best 7 minutes of gun control speech!

    04/10/2013 11:13:27 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/31/2013
    This must be Shared! As Americans we need to stand together to NOT lose our Rights!
  • Should Distrust Of Government Be A Phenomenon Exclusive To Gun Owners?

    03/28/2013 7:13:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 27 March, 2013 | Yih-Chau Chang
    "The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust." -- Samuel Butler In the current political climate surrounding the hot topic of gun control, there has been much attention focused on the subject of "gun owner paranoia." One mainstream news agency after another has decried the lack of progress regarding the gun control bills currently stagnating in Congress due to gun owners' supposed fears regarding gun bans and firearms confiscation. However, despite the government assurances that gun confiscation is off the table, a sentiment that is being...
  • Senator Leahy Offended By Cruz Citing Constitution

    03/14/2013 5:03:04 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies ^ | 3/14/13
    During the Senate Judiciary Committee debate on gun legislation Thursday, Senator Leahy cut off Senator Cruz and angrily scolded the young senator for "lecturing" him on how to be a Senator.
  • NJ Mother Pressured to Turn Over Her Guns...After Reading the Constitution at Tax Dispute Assembly

    03/13/2013 3:02:18 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/12/13 | Erica Ritz
    A New Jersey mother was arrested and told to turn over her guns after reading the Constitution and peacefully protesting at a tax dispute forum, she says. Eileen Hart was with her husband Keith and her 7-year-old daughter on Saturday at the Gloucester Community Center to dispute a mandatory home re-evaluation that would roughly double her property value (and therefore dramatically increase her rates), objecting on multiple grounds. As an Orthodox Jew, she refused to have the inspectors in her home when her husband was away at work. As an American citizen, she objected to the seemingly arbitrary reappraisal, noting...
  • Paul fires back: Sens. McCain, Graham think 'whole world is a battlefield'

    03/07/2013 12:51:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 220 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2013 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blasted fellow GOP Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, saying the two “think the whole world is a battlefield.” Paul criticized the hawkish senators for thinking the laws of war should take precedence over the Bill of Rights. The two had criticized Paul’s statements about drone policy during the Kentucky Republican’s 13-hour filibuster on Thursday. “They think the whole world is a battlefield including America and that the laws of war should apply,” Paul said in an interview on Fox News about McCain and Graham, who had described Paul’s comments about drones...
  • Maryland Gov. Wants to Require a License to Own a Handgun

    02/07/2013 6:16:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | February 7, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants state lawmakers to consider passing legislation that would require residents to obtain a license before purchasing a handgun. Such a law would be an impediment to a constitutional guarantee for which there is no such requirement. I find it interesting that liberals attack the requirement that a person needs to show identification in order to vote, but they will put multiple restrictions on people who have a right to keep and bear arms as set down in the Constitution.Unlike the Second Amendment, there is no absolute right to vote. Consider the 26th Amendment that was...
  • Reducing Violent Crime in the US From the Inside Out (Part 3 of 4)

    02/05/2013 1:03:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | February 5, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    In the past two weeks, I've highlighted ways we can reduce violent crime in the U.S. But I've saved the best and most powerful solutions for last because they work from the inside out. In Part 1, I revealed how rational and rewarding it would be to post armed guards at our schools. In Part 2, I showed how reducing the number of firearms in the U.S. would not curb violent crime. Today and next week, I will discuss an age-old solution that America's Founding Fathers knew was key for maintaining civility in our communities -- a solution being mimicked...
  • The Shepherd and the Herd of Sheeple

    02/02/2013 12:08:19 AM PST · by Masada Mossad · 1 replies
    sharia unveiled ^ | 31 January 2013 | Schuyler Montague
    Benjamin Franklin stated it best when he said: “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” What beautiful words of wisdom, that apply today in America, as much if not more so, than the day he was first quoted. With the proposal of each new bill and the passing of each new law today, we find ourselves deeper and deeper in debt. Not just in the financial sense, but equally if not more importantly, in our deficit of freedom. Government today is completely and totally reactionary and utilizes each and...