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  • SURPRISE! Campus Noose Drawing Was Created By Black Students. NO CHARGES FILED For ‘Hate Crime’

    04/30/2016 12:25:54 PM PDT · 32 of 38
    Amendment10 to lowbridge; All
    As a side note to this thread, please consider the following.

    This incident is an example of what John Bingham, the main author of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment, had tried to prevent the states from doing with the equal protections clause of that amendment imo.

    In this example, state actors are wrongly basing the punishment for a crime on the race of the people who do the crime.

    It can also be argued that state actors are wrongly effectively establishing a privileged / protected class which the states have amended the Constitution to expressly prohibit both themselves and the feds from doing as evidenced by Clause 8 of Section 9 of Article I and Clause 1 of Section 10 also of Article I.

    • Article I, Section 9, Clause 8: No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States [emphasis added]: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

    • Article I, Section 10, Clause 1: No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility [emphases added].

  • Why Over Half of Prince's Estate Will Go To The Government

    04/29/2016 12:12:09 PM PDT · 16 of 42
    Amendment10 to OddLane; All
    "Both the federal government and … will assess so-called “death taxes” or estate taxes on Prince’s assets, ..."

    Sorry folks, but I do not see in Congress’s constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers any clause that would give the feds the power to appropriate estate taxes.

    “Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

    What am I overlooking?

    Remember in November !

    When patriots elect Trump, Cruz, or whatever conservative they elect, they need to also elect a new, state sovereignty-respecting Congress that will not only work within its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers to support the new president, but also protect the states from unconstitutional federal government overreach, putting a stop to unconstitutional federal taxes for example.

    Also, consider that such a Congress would probably be willing to fire state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices.

  • Republican party now more hated in US than it's been in 24 YEARS and Donald Trump may be to blame

    04/29/2016 11:33:54 AM PDT · 22 of 53
    Amendment10 to Zakeet; All
    Republican RINO party now more hated in US than it's been in 24 YEARS and Donald Trump may be to blame is to be credited for that."

    There! Fixed it.

  • Barbara Boxer: Carly Fiorina Pick Shows Ted Cruz ‘Has No Judgment Whatsoever’

    04/29/2016 11:29:36 AM PDT · 18 of 54
    Amendment10 to damper99; All
    "I never thought that there was anything I could agree on with Barbara Boxer."

    You beat me to it. Good work !

  • Supreme Court denies bid to block Texas voter ID law

    04/29/2016 11:24:42 AM PDT · 36 of 48
    Amendment10 to kennedy; All
    ”… who say the measure is discriminatory."

    The states can basically discriminate on the basis on anything that they don’t amend the Constitution to expressly protect. And since the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect not having to show a valid photo ID before voting, or make abortion and gay “marriage” protected rights for that matter, as they have with the rights expressly protected by the Bill of Rights, there is nothing stopping the states from prohibiting people who cannot present a valid photo ID from voting.

    Noting that all roads of corruption in DC lead to Congress imo, pro-gay activist justices have got to be more careful about recognizing constitutionally unchecked 10th Amendment-protected state powers. Otherwise, citizens might catch on to the double-standards that the Supremes are applying to things like photo ID versus abortion and gay “marriage” imo.

  • Insiders: Clinton would crush Trump in November

    04/29/2016 10:50:29 AM PDT · 63 of 84
    Amendment10 to Zakeet; All
    We’re getting mixed messages on Hillary’s prospects.
    Democratic Strategist: Trump Will Beat Hillary Like 'A Baby Seal'

    Trump likely knows how to deal with misguided people like Hillary.

  • Trump, Tariffs, Conservatism and the Constitution

    04/28/2016 8:14:34 PM PDT · 6 of 18
    Amendment10 to tophat9000; All
    Here is Trump’s basic tax plan.
    TAX REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

    The following material is from a related thread and supports the material in the OP imo.

    Not only were most of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention wealthy, but they put their money where their mouths were by committing themselves, and all other wealthy Americans, to uniquely pay the taxes needed to run the federal government. This is evidenced by the following excerpt from the writings of Thomas Jefferson.

    The rich alone use imported articles, and on these alone the whole taxes of the General Government are levied [emphasis added]. … Our revenues liberated by the discharge of the public debt, and its surplus applied to canals, roads, schools, etc., the farmer will see his government supported, his children educated, and the face of his country made a paradise by the contributions of the rich alone, without his being called on to spend a cent from his earnings.” —Thomas Jefferson to Thaddeus Kosciusko, 1811.

    But also consider that in the early days of the nation, state sovereignty-respecting justices had clarified that Congress is prohibited from appropriating taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially any issue that Congress cannot justify under its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers.

    “Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

    So I wouldn’t be surprised if rich people limited the federal taxes that they paid by policing Congress to tax and spend only for things that it could justify under its Section 8-limited powers.

    But since rich people have evidently forgotten about Congress’s limited power to appropriate taxes, they are now probably bribing lawmakers to put loopholes into appropriations laws that benefit the rich.

    The problem with bribing lawmakers is that lawmakers probably laugh all the way to the bank to deposit bribes for putting loopholes into appropriations bills that Congress cannot justify under Section 8.

    Remember in November !

    When patriots elect Trump, Cruz, or whatever conservative they elect, they need to also elect a new, state sovereignty-respecting Congress that will not only work within its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers to support the new president, but also protect the states from unconstitutional federal government overreach, putting a stop to unconstitutional federal taxes for example.

    Also, consider that such a Congress would probably be willing to fire state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices.

  • Good news: 33% of millennials don’t like socialism

    04/28/2016 5:12:36 PM PDT · 11 of 18
    Amendment10 to SeekAndFind; All

    Thank you for referencing that article SeekAndFind. As usual, please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

    Socialism isn’t necessarily the problem imo. After all, the roads and sidewalks that we use every day, along with police departments and public schools, are products of socialism imo.

    The problem with socialism is when minority factions manage to subvert the will of the majority and pirate government powers and taxes for their own benefit.

  • EPA slammed after refusing to cover Colorado county’s costs from toxic spill

    04/28/2016 4:41:17 PM PDT · 18 of 26
    Amendment10 to jazusamo; All
    Thank you for referencing that article jazusamo. As usual, please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

    EPA [emphasis added] slammed after refusing to cover Colorado county’s costs from toxic spill"

    FR: Never Accept the Premise of Your Opponent’s Argument
    Patriots, please bear in mind that the Founding States gave the “power of the purse” (1.7.1) uniquely to the House of Representatives. So Congress and the executive branch, not the constitutitionally undefined EPA, should be deciding this matter imo.

    This issue is a good example of federal lawmakers not only stealing 10th Amendment-protected state powers and associated state revenues to deal with INTRAstate environmental issues, but wrongly delegating such stolen powers and revenues to non-elected federal bureaucrats in blatant defiance of the Constitution’s Sections 1-3 of Article I.

    “Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

    By abdicating their constitutional responsibilites to non-elected bureaucrats, corrupt lawmakers can keep their voting records clean so that they can fool low-information patriots into reelecting them.

    In other words, the EPA is one of Congress’s many “useful idiots.”

    Remember in November!

    When patriots elect Trump, Cruz, or whatever conservative they elect, they need to also elect a new, state sovereignty-respecting Congress that will work within its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers to support the new president, including putting a stop to unconstitutionally delegating legislative powers and unconstitutional taxes, particularly such stolen from the states, to people outside the legislative branch.

    Also consider that such a Congress would probably be willing to fire state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices.

  • Trump's foreign policy speech left experts puzzled or appalled

    04/28/2016 11:30:35 AM PDT · 27 of 123
    Amendment10 to SteveH; All

    I think the “experts” have been puzzled or appalled since Trump announced that he was running for president.

  • Trump's 'America first' speech alarms U.S. allies

    04/28/2016 11:14:22 AM PDT · 16 of 124
    Amendment10 to Innovative; All

    At this point in time, I question if USA has true allies. As Trump has indicated, the fools / crooks running the federal government have been letting the countries that we trade with rip off the USA.

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/28 (100th & Last Day)

    04/27/2016 9:15:42 PM PDT · 46 of 267
    Amendment10 to DoughtyOne; All

    Vote Trump

  • Bernie Sanders Staffers Seek To Elect ‘Brand New Congress’ (seeks socialist US house in 2018!)

    04/27/2016 5:42:15 PM PDT · 9 of 20
    Amendment10 to drew; All

    Not only is Sanders clueless about the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers, but he unsurprisingly surrounds himself with people who are likewise clueless about those limited powers.

  • Bernie Sanders To Cut 'Hundreds Of Campaign Jobs' And Focus On Winning California

    04/27/2016 5:16:15 PM PDT · 11 of 29
    Amendment10 to drew; All

    It’s interesting to see a senator prudently manage money when the money essentially belongs to him.

  • Donald Trump shows dangerously incoherent foreign policy

    04/27/2016 4:50:23 PM PDT · 22 of 143
    Amendment10 to rbg81; All
    "Actually, I thought it was one of the most coherent things I’ve read in a long time."

    I agree.

  • Bernie Sanders Is Right: The US Is Already a Socialist Country [Rev 13]

    04/27/2016 2:48:30 PM PDT · 23 of 29
    Amendment10 to Buckeye McFrog; All
    "Eventually the voters would put state governments in the hands of Socialists, who would send Socialist Senators to Washington. Rendering the 17th. Amendment moot."

    With one major exception, there’s nothing in the Constitution stopping the states from being socialist governments even if the Constitution stops the feds from going socialist.

    In fact, state sovereignty-respecting socialist Justice Louis Brandeis had noted that the states, not the federal government, are laboratories of democracy.

    Laboratories of democracy

    The exception to states going full socialist is that the states cannot make laws which effectively abridge rights which the states have amended the Constitution to expressly protect. Doing so would violate Section 1 of the 14th Amendment.

    14th Amendment, Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States [emphasis added]; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    Again, federal Social Security and Obamacare are examples of unconstitutional federal social spending programs which are based on 10th Amendment-protected state powers, and state revenues uniquely associated with those powers, that the corrupt, post-17th Amendment ratification federal government stole from the states. This is evidenced by the following excerpts from Supreme Court case opinions.

    • ”State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress. [emphases added]” —Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

    • “Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

    For example, when Obama was an Illinois state senator he should have led state government leaders to establish Obamacare for Illinois. And if Illinois Obamacare had proved successful, then he should have pushed for a healthcare amendment to the Constitution to establish Obamacare nationally, although the states could have chosen not to ratify the amendment.

    Instead, low-information voters supported Democrats in 2008 who wrongly established national Obamacare without the required consent of the Constitution’s Article V state majority.

  • Pro-life group invites Trump to ‘Being Pro-Life 101’ educational course

    04/27/2016 2:08:34 PM PDT · 28 of 34
    Amendment10 to Morgana; All
    Thank you for referencing that article Morgana. As usual, please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

    ”… some pro-lifers question his convictions on abortion, or even his knowledge of the topic, ..."

    Speaking of knowledge of abortion, low-information pro-lifers need to get themselves up to speed on the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers so that they can start pointing out the following. The states have never delegated to the corrupt feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for abortions.

  • Bernie Sanders Is Right: The US Is Already a Socialist Country [Rev 13]

    04/27/2016 1:57:34 PM PDT · 6 of 29
    Amendment10 to Jan_Sobieski; All

    As mentioned in related threads, low-information Bernie Sanders is an excellent example why the ill-conceived 17th Amendment should never have been ratified.

    More specifically, Sen. Sanders, along with many other low-information senators, including former Senators Clinton and Obama, have evidently never understood that the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to establish social spending programs like Social Security and Obamacare.

  • Lawmakers demand Census ask about sexual orientation, gender identity

    04/27/2016 11:23:36 AM PDT · 55 of 80
    Amendment10 to jazusamo; All
    The only sex-related issue that the states have amended the Constitution to expressly protect, giving Congress the legislative power to strengthen if necessary, is voting rights as evidenced by the 19th Amendment.

    So any sex-related issue outside the scope of voting rights is a 10th Amendment-protected state power issue imo, not the business of the feds.

    In fact, pro-LGBT lawmakers in both federal and state governments are arguably crossing the line in trying to make LGBT people a privileged / protected class which the states have expressly prohibited in broad terms in the Constitution.

    • Article I, Section 9, Clause 8: No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States [emphasis added]: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

    • Article I, Section 10, Clause 1: No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility [emphasis added].

    Lawmakers demanding that census collects data about PC sexual orientation is also arguably a good example of corrupt lawmakers trying to unconstitutionally expand the federal government’s limited powers in small steps. Both James Madison and Thomas Jefferson had warned about this.

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/27 (1 more day)

    04/26/2016 9:15:38 PM PDT · 51 of 225
    Amendment10 to DoughtyOne

    Vote Trump

  • Oklahoma Senate gives final OK to balanced budget convention (29th state!)

    04/26/2016 5:31:36 PM PDT · 26 of 42
    Amendment10 to cotton1706; All
    Thank you for referencing that article cotton1706. Please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

    Patriots, please beware that a balanced federal budget is not necessarily constitutional.

    From a related thread …

    Once again, it’s time for "Federal Government Annual Budget 101,” the constitutionally limited power federal government's budget as the Founding States had intended for the budget to be understood.

    Note that a previous generation of state sovereignty-respecting justices had clarified that Congress is prohibited from appropriating taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially any issue that Congress cannot justify under its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers. This is evidenced by the following excerpt.

    "Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

    In fact, based on the Court’s statement above, here is a rough estimate of how much taxpayers should be paying Congress annually to perform its Section 8-limited power duties.

    Given that the plurality of clauses in Section 8 deal with defense, and given that the Department of Defense budget for 2015 was $500+ billion, I will generously round up the $500+ billion figure to $1 trillion (but probably much less) as the annual price tag of the federal government to the taxpayers.

    In other words, the corrupt media, including Obama guard dog Fx Noise, should not be reporting multi-trillion dollar annual federal budgets without mentioning the Supreme Court’s clarification of Congress’s limited power to appropriate taxes in budget discussions.

    The bottom line is that the states that want to amend the Constitution to require a balanced federal budget need to include the excerpt above from Gibbons as a provision in such an amendment.

    Remember in November!

    When patriots elect Trump, or whatever conservative they elect, they need to also elect a new, state sovereignty-respecting Congress that will work within its Section 8-limited powers to support the new president, including putting a stop to unconstitutional federal taxes.

    Also consider that such a Congress would probably be willing to fire state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices.

  • Hillary Clinton considers all-female ticket by choosing woman as vice-president nominee

    04/26/2016 4:51:33 PM PDT · 89 of 89
    Amendment10 to bryan999; All
    Thank you for referencing that article bryan999. Please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

    Regarding the referenced article, these people evidently don’t understand the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers.

    In fact, note that one of the very few powers that the Founding States delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, to regulate an aspect of domestic policy is to run the US Mail Service (1.8.7).

    In other words, nearly everything that the unconstitutionally big federal government does is based on 10th Amendment-protected state powers and state revenues which the corrupt feds have stolen from the states in the form of unconstitutional taxes.

    “Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

    Remember in November !

    If patriots elect Trump, Cruz, or whatever conservative they elect, they will also need to elect a new, state sovereignty-respecting Congress that will work within its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers to not only support the president, but also surrender back to the states state powers and state revenues that the corrupt feds been stealing from the states.

    Note that such a Congress will also probably be willing to fire state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices.

  • No, The Primary System Is Not Rigged

    04/26/2016 11:22:33 AM PDT · 33 of 99
    Amendment10 to SeekAndFind; All
    The primary system has little to do with the constitutionally enumerated procedure for electing a president.
    ”Article II, Section 1, Clause 2: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

    12th Amendment: The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; ..."

    So how can the primary system not be rigged?

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/26 (2 more days)

    04/25/2016 9:26:00 PM PDT · 49 of 193
    Amendment10 to DoughtyOne

    Vote Trump

  • Kasich: "We believe that an open convention is the best way for the Republican Party to win"

    04/25/2016 6:21:08 PM PDT · 41 of 130
    Amendment10 to maggief; All

    As mentioned in related threads, one of the very few powers that the states have actually delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, to regulate an aspect of domestic policy is to run the US Mail Service (1.8.7).

    So a key question to ask is how many constitutionally undefined political parties does it take to run the mail service?

    I say none.

    Patriots need to amend the Constitution to prohibit political party support for candidates for federal office imo.

    Remember in November !

  • Climate deniers: It’s time to stop denying

    04/25/2016 5:47:44 PM PDT · 58 of 73
    Amendment10 to 2ndDivisionVet; All

    Global warming alarmists have evidently waken from their winter hibernation.

  • State Supreme Court Lets Ruling Stand On Bakery That Turned Away Gay Couple

    04/25/2016 4:26:11 PM PDT · 14 of 42
    Amendment10 to Blood of Tyrants; All
    "Gay rights trump the constitution."

    From a related thread …

    The referenced baker is paying the consequences for evidently not knowing his 14th Amendment (14A) protections.

    14th Amendment, Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States [emphasis added]; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    Regardless what pro-gay activist justices and judges want everybody to think about LGBT “constitutional” rights, gay “marriage” for example, the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect such rights. And misguided, low-information state officials are unthinkingly violating Section 1 of 14A, imo, by using PC, constitutionally unprotected gay “rights” to trump constitutionally enumerated rights, the 1st Amendment-protected rights of religious expression and free speech in these cases.

    Regarding business owners using 14A to protect themselves from misguided, pro-LGBT state officials and other likewise low-information LGBT supporters, note that Acts 22:23-30 indicates that Paul claimed his rights as a Roman citizen to save himself from being flogged.

  • U.S. Senator: 'Global Warming is...the Moral Challenge of Our Generation' [Jeff Merkley]

    04/25/2016 4:21:02 PM PDT · 19 of 24
    Amendment10 to Olog-hai; All

    Thank you for referencing that article Olog-hai. As usual, please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

    Regarding Sen. Merkley’s talk about global warming, it remains that the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for PC climate change purposes.

    That said, I haven’t found any evidence that Sen. Merkley has proposed a resolution to propose a global warming amendment to the Constitution to the states which, if the states chose to ratify such an amendment, would give the feds the power to tax and spend for such a purpose. Insights, corrections welcome.

    And it remains that the House, not the Senate, would need to originate any bill intended to appropriate taxes (1.7.1) for global warming purposes if the feds had the constitutional authority to make such a bill.

  • Oops! Federal Law Prohibits Obama Funding UN Climate Bureaucracy

    04/25/2016 3:07:27 PM PDT · 13 of 18
    Amendment10 to detective; All
    Thank you for referencing that article detective. As usual, please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

    ”… federal law now officially makes it illegal for the Obama administration to send a single penny of your money to the UN climate bureaucracy."

    FR: Never Accept the Premise of Your Opponent’s Argument

    Patriots, please bear the following in mind. Even if there was no federal law stopping the corrupt RINO-controlled House from using its unique, “power of the purse” powers (1.7.1) to appropriate taxes for the UN climate bureaucracy, it remains that the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to appropriate taxes for such a purpose.

  • Colorado Supreme Court won’t hear baker’s appeal over same-sex wedding cakes

    04/25/2016 1:37:14 PM PDT · 23 of 41
    Amendment10 to Coronal; All
    The referenced baker is paying the consequences for evidently not knowing his 14th Amendment (14A) protections.
    14th Amendment, Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States [emphasis added]; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    Regardless what pro-gay activist justices and judges want everybody to think about LGBT “constitutional” rights, gay “marriage” for example, the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect such rights. And misguided, low-information state officials are unthinkingly violating Section 1 of 14A, imo, by using PC, constitutionally unprotected gay “rights” to trump constitutionally enumerated rights, the 1st Amendment-protected rights of religious expression and free speech in these cases.

    Regarding business owners using 14A to protect themselves from misguided, pro-LGBT state officials and other likewise low-information LGBT supporters, note that Acts 22:23-30 indicates that Paul claimed his rights as a Roman citizen to save himself from being flogged.

  • Michelle Obama Lunch Rules Ban Fried Foods, Frosted Flakes in Daycare

    04/25/2016 1:18:50 PM PDT · 45 of 52
    Amendment10 to Nachum; All
    Thank you for referencing that article Nachum. As usual, please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

    "The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service issued a final rule Monday that will affect more than 3 million kids in daycare centers across the country."

    As a reminder to patriots, the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to decide policy for any aspect of INTRAstate schools, including school lunch menus.

    And let’s quit picking on FLOTUS and the USDA. Corrupt Congress is letting USDA get away with stealing legislative branch powers, power that the states have never given to Congress in this case, USDA actually exercising stolen 10th Amendment-protected state legislative powers to do these things.

    Remember in November !

  • A Christian Doctor Was Fired for the Most Frightening, Orwellian Reason You Can Imagine

    04/25/2016 12:54:25 PM PDT · 21 of 32
    Amendment10 to T-Bird45
    "Read the article again - Dr. Walsh had NOTHING to do with the "assignment." That came from TPTB at the GA state health department in order to create a "reason" to end his short duration as an employee."

    Point taken.

    But I won’t draw a conclusion because the article doesn’t provide enough information on the issue imo. And I wouldn’t be surprised if we got conflicting testimonies about what actually happened if we had the opportunity to ask questions of the people involved.

  • Florida Supreme Court temporarily blocks 24-hour abortion waiting period

    04/25/2016 12:37:19 PM PDT · 12 of 15
    Amendment10 to Morgana; All
    Thank you for referencing that article Morgana. As usual, please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

    "The ACLU’s Nancy Abudu blasted the waiting period as an “unconstitutional [emphasis added]” ..."

    If parents were making sure that their children were being taught about 10th Amendment-protected state powers, then instead of having to put up with pro-abortion activist justices who pretend that the mythical constitutional right to have an abortion is real, grade school children would probably be able to point that the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect abortion as a right. The states are therefore free to make laws to prohibit constitutionally unprotected abortion.

    Note that the 19th Amendment (19A), the amendment that effectively gave women the right to vote, is arguably the PC “right to have an abortion” amendment imo.

    More specifically, as evidenced by the passage of the relatively recent unconstitutional omnibus spending bill, corrupt federal lawmakers have learned to exploit 19A by winning the votes of low-information women with the unconstitutional promise that the feds will pay for their abortions. This is despite the fact that the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to appropriate taxes for funding abortions.

    After all, since one of the very few powers that the states have delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, to regulate an aspect of domestic policy is to run the US Mail Service (1.8.7), one of the very few practical things that 19A actually got for women where the federal government is concerned is the power to voice their opinions on how the mail service is operated.

  • A Christian Doctor Was Fired for the Most Frightening, Orwellian Reason You Can Imagine

    04/25/2016 10:45:46 AM PDT · 11 of 32
    Amendment10 to SeekAndFind; All
    "To make matters worse, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal vetoed a religious freedom bill this month which would have helped Walsh in his case."

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Dr. Walsh is unaware of his 14th Amendment protections.

    14th Amendment, Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States [emphasis added]; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    The irony of Dr. Walsh’s case is this imo. I don’t know what was in Dr. Walsh’s sermons. But as an agent of the state, Dr. Walsh was possibly violating the 14th Amendment protections of staff members who got the “assignment” of listening to them.

  • "The Forgotten History of the Federal Income Tax"

    04/25/2016 10:10:42 AM PDT · 13 of 18
    Amendment10 to Oldpuppymax; All
    Another aspect of the history of the federal taxes that has been forgotten is this. A previous generation of state sovereignty-respecting justices had clarified that Congress is prohibited from appropriating taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially any issue that Congress cannot justify under its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers.
    “Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

    Low-information rich people probably do not understand the following. Corrupt federal lawmakers essentially laugh all the way to the bank to deposit the bribes that rich people give them to put loopholes in appropriations bills that benefit the rich, rich people clueless to the idea that the feds don’t have the Section 8 authority to make prabably most of appropriations bills that they do in the first place.

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/25 (3 more days)

    04/24/2016 10:44:34 PM PDT · 93 of 215
    Amendment10 to DoughtyOne

    Vote Trump

  • “Abortion rights” are in the Constitution? Show me where.

    04/24/2016 10:06:22 PM PDT · 12 of 23
    Amendment10 to Morgana; All
    Patriots, please note the following previously posted material concerning the so-called right to have an abortion.

    When the Founding States drafted the Bill of Rights (BoR) they decided that the states did not have to respect the rights expressly protected by the BoR. The states initially obligated only the federal government to respect those rights.

    So even if the Founding States had included an amendment in the BoR which expressly protects a woman’s so-called right to have an abortion, the states did not have to respect such a right.

    It wasn’t until the states ratified the 14th Amendment (14A), that amendment ratified under very questionable circumstances, that the states obligated themselves to likewise respect the rights that the states amend the Constitution to expressly protect.

    In fact, despite the institutionally indoctrinated, state sovereignty-ignoring, pro-abortion Roe v. Wade activist justices who evidently wanted everybody to think that the drafters of the Constitution had “hidden” the fictitious constitutional right to have an abortion in the 9th Amendment, the justices applying this mythical right to the states via 14A, the justices wrongly ignored the following.

    They ignored that a previous generation of state sovereignty-respecting justices had clarified that Section 1 of 14A did not add any new protections to the Constitution. Section 1 only strengthens rights that the states have amended the Constitution to expressly protect, the PC right to have an abortion not among those rights.

    “3. The right of suffrage was not necessarily one of the privileges or immunities of citizenship before the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, and that amendment does not add to these privileges and immunities. It simply furnishes additional guaranty for the protection of such as the citizen already had [emphasis added].” —Minor v. Happersett, 1874.

    In fact, the congressional record shows that John Bingham, the main author of Section 1 of 14A, had clarified that 14A applies only those rights that the states have amended the Constitution to expressly protect to the states.

    “Mr. Speaker, this House may safely follow the example of the makers of the Constitution and the builders of the Republic, by passing laws for enforcing all the privileges and immunities of the United States as guaranteed by the amended Constitution and expressly enumerated in the Constitution [emphasis added].” —John Bingham, Congressional Globe, House of Representatives, 42nd Congress, 1st Session. (See lower half of third column.)

    And regardless that there has never been anything stopping the states from amending the Constitution to expressly protect having an abortion as a right, it remains that the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect such a right.

    The bottom line is that pro-abortion factions must subvert 10th Amendment-protected state sovereignty by continually fighting tooth and nail to make sure that there is always a majority of state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices to keep the PC “right” to have an abortion alive.

    By the way …

    If there’s any amendment that can be regarded an abortion rights amendment, as least politically, it is the 19th Amendment (19A) imo. That amendment effectively gave women the right to vote.

    But what did women really gain by winning the right to vote? After all, not only are the plurality of clauses in Congress’s constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers defense related, but one of the very few powers that the states have actually delegated to the feds to regulate an aspect of INTRAstate commerce is to run the US Mail Service (1.8.7).

    So women fought for suffrage to have a voice in how the US Mail Service is run, right?

    The bottom line is that corrupt, post-17th Amendment ratification federal lawmakers have been exploiting 19A by winning votes from low-information women with the constitutionally indefensible campaign promise of federal funds to pay for abortions. Politicians are doing this regardless that the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to appropriate taxes for funding abortions.

  • Trump: Cruz ‘never faced a debater like me’

    04/24/2016 6:37:09 PM PDT · 49 of 164
    Amendment10 to kinsman redeemer; All

    Here’s some miscellaneous remarks concerning stump’s statement about debating.

    Trump doesn’t debate. He manages.

    The presidential race should be called the national liar’s contest.

  • Report: Obama’s Global Warming Plan Would Cost Poor Americans $44 Billion, Raise Taxes By 166%

    04/24/2016 1:30:44 PM PDT · 14 of 22
    Amendment10 to Kaslin; All
    Thank you for referencing that article Kaslin. As usual, please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

    Patriots, we need to stop blaming everything on Obama.

    More specifically, regarding Obama’s PC global warming plan, the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for environmental issues like global warming.

    “Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

    And by remaining silent on Obama’s PC global warming plan, corrupt Congress is actually letting Obama get away with stealing 10th Amendment-protected state powers, and associated state revenues, to implement his climate plan.

    In fact, the Founding States gave the “power of the purse” (1.7.1) uniquely to the House of Representatives (HoR). This means that the HoR uniquely has the power to appropriate taxes. So the corrupt, RINO-controlled House, with the help of the likewise corrupt, post-17th Amendment ratification Senate, is supporting Obama’s unconstitutional global warming plan by stealing state revenues, by means of unconstitutional federal taxes, to fund this plan.

    Federal lawmakers are probably letting Obama get away with stealing state powers and state revenues so that Obama can do Congress’s unpopular, unconstitutional legislative work for it. By letting last-term Obama get away with stealing state powers and revenues, corrupt federal lawmakers are able to keep their voting records clean, probably so that they can continue to fool low-information patriots into reelecting them. (Patriots need to reconsider the 22nd Amendment.)

    Remember in November !

    If patriots elect Trump, Cruz, or whatever conservative they elect, they will also need to elect a new, state sovereignty-respecting Congress that will work within its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers to not only support the president, but also surrender back to the states state powers and state revenues that the corrupt feds have not only been stealing from the states, but are unconstitutionally giving to foreign nations.

    In fact, note that such a Congress will also probably be willing to fire state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices.

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/24 (4 more days)

    04/23/2016 9:13:16 PM PDT · 32 of 201
    Amendment10 to DoughtyOne

    Vote Trump

  • Trump’s ‘System Is Rigged’ Argument Is Working

    04/23/2016 2:56:54 PM PDT · 21 of 47
    Amendment10 to Trump20162020; All
    Given the constitutionally undefined political parties are forcing the states and candidates for POTUS to follow rules that have practically nothing to do with the procedure for electing a POTUS that the Founding States enumerated into the Constitution, yes, the inevitable conclusion imo is that the “system is rigged.”
    ”Article II, Section 1, Clause 2: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

    12th Amendment: The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; ..."

    From a related thread …

    Patriots need to understand that, since they grew up with a POTUS nomination process corrupted by political parties, they wrongly think that the process somehow compliments the Constitution.

    In fact, the political parties are only not defined by the Constitution, but they exist to control 10th Amendment-protected state powers and associated state revenues that the corrupt Washington cartel has been stealing from the states since the end of the Civil War, and arguably since the administration of President George Washington imo.

    In fact, note that one of the very few powers that the states have actually delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, to decide domestic policy is to regulate, tax and spend for the US Mail Service (1.8.7).

    So a key question concerning the political parties is, how many political parties does it take to manage the US Mail Service?

    I say none.

    Remember in November !

    If patriots elect Trump, Cruz, or whatever conservative they elect, they will also need to elect a new, state sovereignty-respecting Congress that will work within its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers to not only support the president, but also surrender back to the states state powers and state revenues that the corrupt feds have been stealing from the states.

    In fact, note that such a Congress will also probably be willing to fire state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices.

  • 5 Things Most People Don’t Understand About the National Debt

    04/23/2016 1:47:03 PM PDT · 47 of 68
    Amendment10 to expat_panama; All
    Thank you for referencing that article expat_panama. Please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

    Speaking of the national debt, consider the following from a related thread ...

    Once again, it’s time for "Federal Government Annual Budget 101,” the constitutionally limited power federal government's annual budget as the Founding States had intended for the budget to be understood.

    Note that a previous generation of state sovereignty-respecting justices had clarified that Congress is prohibited from appropriating taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially any issue that Congress cannot justify under its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers. This is evidenced by the excerpt below.

    "Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

    In fact, based on the Court’s statement above, here is a rough estimate of how much taxpayers should be paying Congress annually to perform its Section 8-limited power duties.

    Given that the plurality of clauses in Section 8 deal with defense, and given that the Department of Defense budget for 2015 was $500+ billion, I will generously round up the $500+ billion figure to $1 trillion (but probably much less) as the annual price tag of the federal government to the taxpayers.

    In other words, the corrupt media, including Obama guard dog Fx Noise, should not be reporting multi-trillion dollar annual federal budgets without mentioning the Supreme Court’s clarification of Congress’s limited power to appropriate taxes in budget discussions.

    Remember in November!

    When patriots elect Trump, or whatever conservative they elect, they need to also elect a new, state sovereignty-respecting Congress that will work within its Section 8-limited powers to support the new president, including putting a stop to unconstitutional federal taxes.

    Also consider that such a Congress would probably be willing to fire state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices.

  • Go ahead, Donald, get 1,237; it won't matter: RNC delegate

    04/23/2016 1:08:25 PM PDT · 109 of 183
    Amendment10 to PJ-Comix; All
    Patriots are reminded that constitutionally undefined political party presidential nominating conventions have practically nothing to do with the Founding States’ procedure for electing a president as enumerated in the Constitution.
    ”Article II, Section 1, Clause 2: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

    12th Amendment: The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; ..."

    The political parties are only not defined by the Constitution, but they exist to control 10th Amendment-protected state powers and associated state revenues that the corrupt Washington cartel has been stealing from the states since the end of the Civil War, and arguably since the administration of President George Washington imo.

    In fact, note that one of the very few powers that the states have actually delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, to decide domestic policy is to regulate, tax and spend for the US Mail Service (1.8.7).

    So a key question concerning the political parties is, how many political parties does it take to manage the US Mail Service?

    I say none.

    Remember in November !

    If patriots elect Trump, Cruz, or whatever conservative they elect, they will also need to elect a new, state sovereignty-respecting Congress that will work within its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers to not only support the president, but also surrender back to the states state powers and state revenues that the corrupt feds have been stealing from the states.

    In fact, note that such a Congress will also probably be willing to fire state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices.

  • Donald Trump Is Not Your Protector: A Warning to Conservative Christians

    04/23/2016 11:48:53 AM PDT · 64 of 153
    Amendment10 to Kaslin; All
    Noting that I will gladly vote for Trump if he is nominated, please consider the following.

    The problem with constitutionally low-information Trump, and likewise low-information Christians, is this imo. Evidently neither Trump or Christians understand that the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for either abortions or transgender restrooms.

    In other words, any official, vote-winning action that the feds take on these issues is based on 10th Amendment-protected state powers and state revenues that the feds have stolen from the states in the form of unconstitutional federal taxes.

    • “Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

    • "From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited [emphasis added]. ...” —United States v. Butler, 1936.

    The states need to amend the Constitution to get political parties and their Constitution-ignoring platforms out of the federal government.

    In fact, given that one of the very few powers that the states have actually delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, to regulate an aspect of domestic policy is to run the US Mail Service (1.8.7), the key question to ask concerning political party support of federal government leaders is this.

    How many political parties does it take to run the US Mail Service?

    I say none.

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/23 (5 more days)

    04/22/2016 9:04:30 PM PDT · 15 of 181
    Amendment10 to DoughtyOne

    Vote Trump

  • U.S. Signs UN Climate Pact Blasted as Disastrous by Scientific, Economic Experts

    04/22/2016 3:52:49 PM PDT · 10 of 20
    Amendment10 to detective; All

    Thank you for referencing that article detective. Please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

    Patriots, regarding the UN Climate pact which Obama unthinkingly signed, quit picking on Obama !

    Please consider that Congress has always had the constitutional authority to impeach and remove lawless Obama from office for doing such things, but has stubbornly refused to do so.

    What is going on, imo, is that corrupt Congress is letting federal officials outside the legislative branch, including POTUS, state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices and non-elected bureaucrats like those running the EPA and IRS, get away with stealing federal and state legislative powers so that these officials can do the unconstitutional things with these legislative powers that corrupt Congress probably wants to do.

    In this case, since the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for INTRAstate environmental protections issues, by letting Obama get away with signing this treaty the corrupt, post-17th Amendment ratification Congress has actually allowed Obama and foreign countries to steal 10th Amendment protected state power to regulate environmental issues.

    And by silently approving Obama’s signing of the UN Climate pact with no constitutional authority to do so where climate issues are concerned, Congress is once again using last-term Obama as a “useful idiot.” (Patriots need to reconsider the 22nd Amendment.)

    By having everybody outside the legislative branch do their dirty work for them, corrupt lawmakers are able to keep their voting records clean in order to fool low-information patriots into reelecting them.

    Remember in November !

    When patriots elect Trump, Cruz, or whatever conservative they elect, they need to also elect a new, state sovereignty-respecting Congress that will not only work within its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers to support the new president, but also protect the states from unconstitutional federal government overreach as evidenced by this unconstitutional climate treaty.

    Also, consider that such a Congress would probably be willing to fire state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices.

  • Trump revisits North Carolina bathroom law for transgenders: Let the states decide

    04/22/2016 3:04:41 PM PDT · 100 of 132
    Amendment10 to SeekAndFind; All

    Thank you for referencing that article SeekAndFind. As usual, please note that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

    Patriots, please bear in mind that the idea of “leaving it up to the states” is not a matter of opinion, but constitutional law.

    In other words, even if everybody supported the idea of transgender restrooms, it remains that, since the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect so-called LGBT “rights,” the states are free to make laws which discriminate on the basis of sex (except where voting laws are concerned).

    Whether or not a state allows transgender restrooms is ultimately up to a given state’s legal majority voters, and their wallets, just as constitutionally unprotected gay “marriage” is.

  • ESPN Has a Right to Fire Curt Schilling. What Rights Do People of Faith Have?

    04/22/2016 11:32:41 AM PDT · 20 of 63
    Amendment10 to detective; All
    "Freedom of religion is supposed to be protected by the Constitution. ... But anyone expressing Christian beliefs can be fired from their job."

    I’m not up to speed on the ESPN case. But note that the Supreme Court clarified in United States v. Cruikshank that only the federal government, and now the state governments though the 14th Amendment, are obligated to respect constitutionally enumerated rights. Ordinary citizens and employers do not have to respect constitutionally enumerated rights like the feds and state governments do imo.

    Corrections, insights welcome.

  • Gay Lawmaker: You May Be Denied Federal Programs for Aiding Religious Freedom

    04/21/2016 10:15:04 PM PDT · 14 of 23
    Amendment10 to massmike; All
    ”… told a Farm Bureau staff member that her support for a pro-marriage amendment to the state constitution could result in a loss of federal subsidies [emphasis added] to her organization and to the state’s farmers."

    I cannot believe the above excerpt from the first line.

    Simply put, a previous generation of state sovereignty-respecting justices had clarified that Congress is prohibited from appropriating taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially any issue that Congress cannot justify under its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers, INTRAstate agriculture not one of those express powers.

    “Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

    In fact, state sovereignty-respecting justices had also later indicated that the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for intrastate agricultural purposes.

    ”From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited. None to regulate agricultural production is given, and therefore legislation by Congress for that purpose is forbidden [emphasis added].” —United States v. Butler, 1936.

    So the low-information state lawmaker unsurprisingly doesn’t understand that the federal funds that he is threatening to have withheld from the farmers are arguably based on state revenues that the corrupt feds stole from Missouri, and other states, by means of unconstitutional federal taxes.

    Note that the 14th Amendment (14A) probably also comes into play with this issue. More specifically, Section 1 of 14A prohibits the states from official actions which abridge the constitutionally enumerated rights of citizens, 1st Amendment-protected freedoms of religious expression and speech in this example.

    14th Amendment, Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States [emphasis added]; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/22 (6 more days)

    04/21/2016 9:46:48 PM PDT · 68 of 186
    Amendment10 to DoughtyOne

    Vote Trump