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  • What would Patrick Henry's opinion of the Incorporation Doctrine be?

    04/07/2018 10:49:08 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Founding Father Patrick Henry famously proclaimed "I smell a rat!" What did it smell like? What was that rat's name? What was the rat's color: brown or grey? What was the rat's purpose? The rat's purpose really is the only important question here. I asked the other questions mainly in jest. Welcome to the 6th and final posting in this series examining the claims that progressives make in regard to Marbury vs Madison. In parts 1 through 5, I mainly examined some of the inconsistencies relating to the progressives' claims. Here in part 6 I highlight where the problem actually...
  • What is the purpose of a bill of rights anyways? To expand government? Or to limit it?

    04/04/2018 5:20:51 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies
    In parts 1 through 4 of this series (Scroll to the bottom for more detail about the parts) I have been examining progressivism and its relation (or lack therof) to the 1803 court ruling Marbury vs Madison. Here in part 5, I just want to ask two questions. First, what is the purpose of a bill of rights? We could be talking about the Bill of Rights of the Federal Constitution, or the Bill of Rights that exists in your State constitution. It doesn't matter really, where that bill of rights happens to exist. What is it for: Is it...
  • Alabama's Democratic Senator: I'm Not Prepared to Support a 'Gun Ban'...Yet.

    04/03/2018 8:33:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/3/2018 | Guy Benson
    When Alabama Republicans made the epic mistake of nominating a surreally-flawed crackpot for US Senate last year, a man named Doug Jones was the beneficiary of that self-inflicted wound. Jones, a Democrat, narrowly won the election to replace Jeff Sessions in one of America's reddest states. After his improbable victory, political observers began to speculate whether Jones would let his liberal flag fly and vote as if he's on borrowed time -- or whether he'd try to cultivate a record that he could conceivably defend in a 2020 re-election push. Early on, the signals have been mixed. He's sided with...
  • Why the Second Amendment?

    03/29/2018 9:14:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/29/2018 | Anna L. Stark
    The Bill of Rights Institute provides an excellent brief background on the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Simply put and stated eloquently, "[t]he Bill of Rights is a list of limits on government power." Unfortunately, not only are there those in favor of surrendering their Second Amendment right, but these same people believe that government forces are incapable of oppression, subversion, coercion, or any number of other forms of tyranny. My advice to this particular group of naïve, nattering nabobs? Pick up any American history book and revisit why America's Founding Fathers were familiar with government oppression –...
  • Trump Has a Strong Message For Former SCOTUS Justice Who's Arguing For Repeal of Second Amendment

    03/28/2018 5:45:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/28/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump said the Second Amendment will never be repealed, despite a call for this by liberal activists and most recently, former United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. “THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED! As much as Democrats would like to see this happen, and despite the words yesterday of former Supreme Court Justice Stevens, NO WAY. We need more Republicans in 2018 and must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court!” the president wrote on Twitter early Monday morning. Stevens penned an op-ed in The New York Times arguing that the level of civic engagement by young people...
  • Mass hysteria and the anti-gun marches

    03/25/2018 11:06:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/25/2018 | Michael Filozof
    The rallies were mass events, attended by hundreds of thousands. Children – the Hitler Youth – were prominently featured, along with stagecraft and pageantry. The purpose of the rallies was to whip the masses into an emotional fervor while Hitler denounced the Jews. It worked. And something similar is happening in the recent spate of children's anti-gun marches, typified by the "March for Our Lives" just concluded in Washington, D.C. The probability of getting struck by lightning is about the same as getting murdered by someone wielding a rifle. But you wouldn't know that by listening to the demagogic (and...
  • Vox: We'll Have to Confiscate Guns To Reach Those Low 'European Levels Of Violence'

    03/15/2018 10:30:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/15/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Regardless, the whole crux of their argument is that banning so-called assault weapons, expanded background checks, waiting period etc. will save lives. It won’t do that, and the anti-gun Left knows it. So, thanks to Vox for actually showing the end game of the Democratic agenda on firearms, which is that they really just want to ban guns. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have cited the Australian model on gun control. Clinton even went so far as to say the Supreme Court got the Second Amendment wrong in 2016. The level of violence in Europe, which is often cited by...
  • Overwhelming Majority Of Studies Find That Gun Control Policies Don’t Work

    03/04/2018 8:10:20 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/4/2018 | Anders Hagstrom
    An analysis of thousands of gun control studies claims that just 63 of those studies found connections between more stringent gun control laws violent crime and suicide reductions. The non-profit RAND corporation spent two years and $1 million on the analysis, searching for evidence of benefit from gun control policies. RAND’s analysis looked to establish connections between gun policies and rates of homicide, suicide, self-defense gun use, hunting, and other categories. The vast majority of those categories went unaffected by legislation, however, according to NPR. “Most of the effects that we were looking for evidence on, we didn’t find any...
  • The Left's Objective in Its War on the NRA

    02/26/2018 8:00:21 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/26/2018 | Steve McCann
    The litany of major American companies severing their ties to the NRA continues to expand. They are succumbing to the drumbeat of false accusations and hysteria ginned up by the left and its political arm, the Democratic Party, as well as the left's cohorts in the media. The NRA has been in leftists' crosshairs for the past two decades. However, the actual purpose of this targeting is far deeper than what the left proclaims to be its objective: the passage of "commonsense" gun laws and restrictions on gun ownership as an antidote to gun violence. Beginning in the first part...
  • bill o’reilly: liberal media to drop huge fake sex assault claim on potus trump in january

    12/13/2017 9:48:14 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/12/2017 | Jim Hoft
    On last Friday’s edition of the Glenn Beck’s radio program, former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly doubled down on claims about the existence of an audio recording of an anti-Trump individual offering “$200,000 to file sexual harassment charges against then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump.” "Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is predicting a huge onslaught against President Trump in January based around fake accusations of sexual assault as Democrats panic that Trump’s chances of re-election are surging. Warning, “There’s going to be a tremendous assault on President Trump” beginning in January, O’Reilly says Democrats now feel they must go all...
  • Schumer Asks Trump to 'Break from the NRA...And Work With Us'

    10/05/2017 10:21:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/4/2017 | Susan Jones
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a news conference on Tuesday he's sent a letter to President Trump, asking for a meeting to discuss gun control. "I have requested of the President to call us together, Democrats and Republicans, to come up with a reasonable solution. Before he was a candidate and marched in lockstep to the NRA, Donald Trump expressed a very reasonable position on gun control," Schumer said. Schumer described the National Rifle Association, a group that supports Americans' constitutional right to keep and bear arms, as a swamp: "Look, this is, I mean, this is the...
  • The tragedy of Bill O’Reilly

    04/20/2017 6:55:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The original definition of tragedy, dating from the classical Greeks, depends upon a fatal flaw. That is why Bill O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News qualifies as “tragic,” even though there are many collateral victims as well, starting with conservatives who are losing a gutsy interrogator unafraid of the stature or political correctness of his interview subjects. As I read the complaints against O’Reilly, it sounds as if he was alleged to have been behaving like a character out Mad Men, the soap opera about a Madison Avenue ad agency in the 1960s. Bill seems to have been old school in...
  • Navajo Nation considers implementing gun registration

    04/07/2017 10:23:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    abc15.c0m ^ | 4/5/2017 | unk
    Navajo Nation Tribal Council officials are reviewing a proposal that would require tribal land residents to register their firearms. The Daily Times reports the proposed bill would require residents to register firearms such as automatic guns, rifles and shotguns to the Navajo Nation Police Department. The bill would allow the police department to maintain a registry which would include the firearm's serial number, registration date and the owner's name and address. If measure is passed, current gun owners would have 180 days from the bill's approval to register their guns with police. New gun owners would have 180 days from...
  • O'Reilly: Left wants 'power taken away from the white establishment'

    12/20/2016 10:38:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 20, 2016 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly said on Tuesday night that liberals want to get rid of the Electoral College because they want “power taken away from the white establishment.” After Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the election to Donald Trump, O’Reilly said Tuesday night, “The left in America is demanding that the Electoral College system put into place in 1787 be scrapped. But there is a hidden reason for this.” The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" explained on his show that a close look at the voting patterns revealed that most of the minority votes usually went to...
  • 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...
  • Trump on the Minimum Wage (vanity)

    07/26/2016 5:13:13 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 110 replies
    Just watched Trump on O'Reilly and he expounded on the minimum wage.Will someone in the know get to Trump and tell him to stifle his minimum wage talk.This is a free market issue...not a state or federal issue.
  • Bill O'Reilly Hits Home Run On America's Race Problems - Destroys Jesse, Sharpton, Obama, CBC

    07/23/2016 8:22:15 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 75 replies
    CNS News ^ | Bill O'Reilly
    Incredible video at link. O'Reilly tells truth about race problem in America. In the process, he destroys the race-baiting poverty pimps Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus. Watch it and you will be armed with facts to defeat any liberal race argument.
  • Bill O'Reilly takes stunning stance on guns after Orlando massacre

    06/15/2016 1:18:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 133 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/14/2016 | Allan Smith
    Bill O’Reilly stunned many viewers Tuesday night when he called for some measures of gun control to be implemented after the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, that claimed the lives at least 49 people — the deadliest mass shooting in US history. […] “There is too much gun crime in the USA, and high-powered weaponry is too easy to get,” he said. “That’s the fact. So let’s deal with it. We all have the right to bear arms, but we don’t have the right to buy and maintain mortars. Even if you feel threatened by gangsters or a New World...
  • Cruz to O’Reilly: You ‘Defend’ Trump ‘A Lot’

    04/08/2016 2:29:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 208 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/8/16 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly that he defends GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump “a lot” on Thursday’s “O’Reilly Factor.” After Cruz pointed to Trump’s donations to liberal politicians, O’Reilly objected that these donations weren’t made “as a politician.” O’Reilly then advised Cruz to have a press conference in Penn Station to see what has happened to it under Mayor Bill de Blasio (D). Later on, Cruz argued there’s “liberal intolerance” in New York state, and stated that New York State Senator Rubén Díaz (D) told him that he knew exactly...
  • Worst O'Reilly Segment EVER!?

    04/05/2016 5:27:49 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 18 replies
    Fox News | self
    Hey did anyone see Bill interviewing Leslie Stahl? According to Stahl, the mainstream media is fair but front runners are always hit hardest. Look at Ted Kennedy she used as an example. She was on to pimp her new book about grandparenting, but I was waiting for BOR to ask when the multiweek segment was coming on Hitlery's emails and quid pro quo work with the Clinton Foundation. What the heck? This was a great example of terrible followup by Bill, and letting a leftist walk all over him.