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  • O's new terror tack

    05/11/2010 3:47:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 604+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 11, 2010 | Editorial
    Why is the Obama administration now taking terrorism so seriously? In the immediate aftermath of the May 1 Times Square bombing attempt, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano -- in typical fashion -- rushed to minimize the plot, calling it a likely "one-off" attack. But scarcely a week later, Attorney General Eric Holder is seeking a significant rollback in suspects' Miranda rights -- so as to better head off the next one. Talk about whiplash. President George W. Bush was savaged by Obama's liberal allies for supposedly "shredding the Constitution" in the War on Terror, but he never called into question...
  • Obama Blasts Pending Arizona Immigration Law: "Irresponsibility"

    04/23/2010 11:42:23 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 25 replies · 734+ views
    President Obama used a naturalization ceremony in the Rose Garden to lash out at the Arizona Legislature for passing a bill requiring proof of legal status and empowering state and local police to stop people based on a suspicion of being illegal immigrants. Obama called for comprehensive immigration reform and said Washington's failure to act has bred a climate of fear and retribution in some border states. He singled out the Arizona bill - which would make it crime to be in the state without documentation - now before Republican Gov. Janice Brewer. The governor has until Saturday to decide...
  • Ashcroft: Holder lacks legal authority to order terror trials

    11/19/2009 1:44:22 PM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 150 replies · 7,830+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/09 | Michael O'Brien
    Attorney General Eric Holder lacks authority to make a decision on moving terror detainees to civilian courts for trial, one of his predecessors said Wednesday. Former Attorney General John Ashcroft, who held his position during the Bush administration from 2001-2005, said that Holder lacked the legal standing to decide to move alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and other terror detainees to federal courts in New York City to stand trial. >p> "The attorney general doesn't have the authority to mandate that the secretary of Defense turn somebody over to him and yield jurisdiction so that something that would have...
  • America, the new serfdom.

    08/23/2008 11:20:41 PM PDT · by gpk9 · 34 replies · 477+ views
    August 24, 2008 | gpk9
    Governments tend toward tyranny. Governments are comprised of selfish humans with personal desires for money, job security, and increased authority over fellow citizens. A citizen working for a government has opportunities to rule over and oppress fellow citizens, they would never have outside their government position. Therefore, government becomes a magnet for selfish power-seeking individuals. By their sheer size and superior firepower, governments tend to overrun and ignore personal rights. The machine capriciously devours it's victims. The Declaration of Independence declares that governments exist to protect the rights of citizens. The Constitution for the United States of America further states...
  • Sicilian businessmen fight Mafia

    09/04/2007 2:27:36 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 4 replies · 462+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 09/03/2007 | Christian Fraser
    The Sicilian Mafia, the Cosa Nostra, is facing a revolt by local businessmen who refuse to pay protection money. Until now almost every business in the Sicilian capital, Palermo, has paid off the Mafia or faced retribution.
  • Prop 200 Guidelines Released

    08/13/2005 4:27:31 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 9 replies · 525+ views
    PHOENIX - Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer Friday released the final election procedure dealing with identification at the polls. Friday's announcement is the culmination of several months of work to forge an election procedure requiring voters to produce sufficient identification at the polls prior to receiving a ballot, as mandated by the voters pursuant to Proposition 200.A new set of regulations to institute new voter-mandated ballot procedures now awaits Governor Janet Napolitano's approval. The procedures set out the forms of identification that can be used when seeking a ballot. "These regulations will ensure that our elections are clean and...
  • I Thought We Won The Revolution

    06/30/2005 6:00:49 AM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 29 replies · 1,024+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | June 30, 2005 | Kevin Fobbs
    I Thought We Won The Revolution By Kevin Fobbs As our nation leads up to our celebration of its birth, we seriously have to wonder whether or not we will have anything left of our Constitution to truly celebrate. After the "Kelo vs. City of London" decision handed down last week, where the U.S. Supreme Court performed a seeming abrupt about face on the 5th Amendment and more importantly on America, when will the Constitution be returned to the American people? The U.S. Supreme Court's surgical disembodiment of the Fifth Amendment was, not a quick and deliberate action. Rather, it...
  • View from the Left: Immigration Should be a Liberal Issue

    05/16/2005 5:47:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies · 767+ views
    Hillary gets it. Hillary Clinton says she's against illegal immigration. And she would fine employers who hire illegal aliens. Pundits say the New York Democrat is using this hot-button issue to position herself for the 2008 presidential election. It's a way to hit Republicans from the right. Polls show huge majorities of both Republicans and Democrats oppose illegal immigration -- and are frustrated that President Bush won't do a thing to stop it. But this issue does not belong to the right. Or it shouldn't. Illegal immigration hurts most liberal causes. It depresses wages, crushes unions and kills all hope...
  • Mexico to Send Protest Letter to U.S. (about extention of wall at California-Mexico border)

    05/14/2005 10:21:08 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 41 replies · 1,202+ views
    AP ^ | May 13, 2005 | TRACI CARL
    MEXICO CITY - Mexico will send a diplomatic letter to the United States protesting the extension of a wall along the U.S.-California border, officials said Friday. Ruben Aguilar, a spokesman for President Vicente Fox, said the president would also continue to pressure the U.S. government to approve a migration accord that would allow more migrants to work legally north of the border. President Bush proposed a temporary work program last year, but it has stalled amid opposition in Congress. Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said Thursday that Fox had instructed him to send the diplomatic letter with the message...
  • Playing the Raza card: Burt Prelutsky offers solution to America's illegal immigration problem

    05/11/2005 1:54:29 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 765+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, May 11, 2005 | Burt Prelutsky
    Posted: May 11, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Out here in Southern California, a local Spanish-language TV station caused a stink recently by putting up several billboards reaching out to potential viewers in Los Angeles, Mexico. Predictably, as soon as outraged gringos complained, they were accused of being racists. How is it, I keep asking myself, that it's only the biggest racists in America who are given carte blanche to condemn others for being what they are themselves? Who but a racist would conclude that America's sovereignty is merely a minor inconvenience they are free to ignore for...
  • Muzzling illegal-alien foes

    05/11/2005 1:37:09 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 654+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 11, 2005 | House Editorial
    Minuteman Project organizer Chris Simcox is expected to testify before Congress next week, but he's not good enough to attend a Homeland Security Department press conference in Arizona. On Thursday, Mr. Simcox, who also edits and writes for the Tombstone Tumbleweed, tried to gain entry to the press conference, where Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff was speaking, as a member of the press. As Jerry Seper of The Washington Times reported on Monday, Mr. Simcox was turned away for "security reasons," according to a spokesman for the Tucson Sector of the Border Patrol, which was acting as security detail for...
  • President Bush and the Illegal Alien Crisis

    05/09/2005 5:54:15 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 104 replies · 2,198+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10 May 2005 | Wes Vernon
    President Bush may be heading for a catastrophic political crash over illegal aliens, and if he doesn't start paying attention to the problem, he could go down in history as another president whose stewardship ended in disaster. The ghosts of Presidents Johnson (both Andrew and Lyndon) and Nixon may soon haunt this White House. Story Continues Below More to the point, thousands or hundreds of thousands – perhaps millions – of Americans may die because the bipartisan chattering class "fiddles while Rome burns," to cite the old metaphor. At his April 28 news conference, not a single reporter – not...
  • Fortress America' sparks new fears

    03/15/2005 8:58:12 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 20 replies · 908+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Mar. 15, 2005 | TIM HARPER
    Canadians are being offered a new vision of a Fortress North America in which the continent is wrapped in a security perimeter from the Arctic all the way to the Guatemalan border. A trilateral commission yesterday unveiled a series of proposals which also urge Ottawa, Washington and Mexico City to create a high-tech, biometric security system to speed passage of law-abiding travellers across borders that would ultimately diminish in importance, much as they have in the countries of the European Union. The commission calls for trilateral threat-intelligence centres and would jointly train law enforcement agents in the three countries. It...