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  • All Three Branches of Government Are Acting Above the Law What do we do about it?

    07/20/2012 8:16:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    Reason ^ | July 19, 2012 | Andrew Napolitano
    The greatest distinguishing factor between countries in which there is some freedom and those where authoritarian governments manage personal behavior is the Rule of Law. The idea that the very laws that the government is charged with enforcing could restrain the government itself is uniquely Western and was accepted with near unanimity at the time of the creation of the American Republic. Without that concept underlying the exercise of governmental power, there is little hope for freedom. The Rule of Law is a three-legged stool on which freedom sits. The first leg requires that all laws be enacted in advance...
  • ACORN Sprouting Fresh Branches

    02/10/2011 5:47:04 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2-10-11 | Matthew Vadum
    As the remnants of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now regroup in order to bring chaos to the 2012 election cycle, ACORN’s renamed New York chapter is teeming with activity. The successor organization, called New York Communities for Change (NYCC), operates out of the same office on Nevins Street in Brooklyn that is home to ACORN and its partisan arm, the socialist Working Families Party of New York. Longtime ACORN leader Jon Kest is executive director of NYCC. Kest is the brother of Steve Kest, former executive director of ACORN, who has joined fellow radical community organizer Van...
  • Chuck Schumer’s Three Branches of Government: House, Senate, and President

    01/31/2011 5:37:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    I guess Senator Chuck Schumer didn’t take civics very serious while in school. On CNN over the weekend, Chuck Schumer boldly or stupidly declared his own version of the three branches of government to be the House, the Senate, and the President? Just imagine if Sarah Palin had said this; it would be on continuous rotation on the main stream media. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Now just in case you didn’t quite catch what Schumer said, here’s the transcript (via Hot Air): "So I would urge my Republican colleagues, no matter how strong they feel — you know,...
  • When The Ties That Bind Become Shackles - (how Wahhabism developed into current bloodlust rampage)

    07/28/2005 6:03:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 556+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | JULY 27, 2005 | R.V. TUCKER
    Muhammad Al-Sheikh put things in proper perspective when he wrote a column in the Saudi daily Al-Jazirah entitled ‘Thank you America’ in which he reminded the Saudis of a history with the United States that spans six decades. It was the late King Abdul Aziz (founder of modern Saudi Arabia) who chose to allow Americans to come to the Saudi Kingdom in search of oil. Aziz was also responsible for choosing capitalism over communism after WWII, allowing a country with nothing to grow enormously wealthy and powerful. Muhammad Al-Sheikh writes, “We must admit that our relations with America were the...
  • From the Back Porch - Term limits for legislators (the way to get things done in Washington)

    04/21/2005 6:35:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,035+ views
    LEESVILLE DAILY LEADER.COM ^ | APRIL 21, 2005 | GEORGE FRASHER
    A government of the people, by the people, for the people ... of power The judicial branch of our government has come in for increasing criticism in recent years and it seemed to peak in the Terri Schiavo incident. Unfortunately, the concern of the people over the actions of the judicial have somewhat masked the concern of the people over the actions of the legislative branch, the Congress. Abe Lincoln's famous saying that Americans like to quote does not totally stand up as to how Congress actually performs. When it comes to Congress, or even to state legislatures, you have...
  • Judicial supremacy and the Constitution - (legalities of the Terri Schiavo case)

    04/15/2005 1:19:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 775+ views
    ECO.FREEDOM.ORG ^ | APRIL 14, 2005 | KIM WEISSMAN
    First, let us understand what the Terri Schiavo matter was not about: Despite ideological diatribes from David Corn at The Nation, this was not "an ugly big-government attempt to intervene in a family conflict" designed to appease "religious right crusaders." Despite ranting from Robert Scheer, also at The Nation, this was not "egregious political opportunism and shameless trafficking in human misery," and the citation of dubious polls won't validate Scheer's hope that the majority of Americans want to see a helpless woman starved to death by judicial order. And despite hysteria from the Los Angeles Times, this was not "a...
  • Rock Star Judges Usurp Power for Fame - (Rush Limbaugh read this column by John Plecnik today)

    03/31/2005 2:49:00 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 640+ views
    LINCOLN TRIBUNE.COM ^ | MARCH 31, 2005 | JOHN C. PLECNIK
    Countless conservatives fear the quickening onset of judicial activism. Challenges that never would have passed the laugh test in days of yore are passing the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to find sympathy from our Supreme Court. We all remember Michael Newdow, aptly named “America’s least favorite atheist” by Time Magazine. The man had the hubris to charge that our Pledge of Allegiance was an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion, due to the inclusion of the phrase, “under God.” While it is unremarkable that a wannabe Perry Mason would allege anything to argue before our nation’s highest court, the...