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  • Cherokee Indians: We are free to oust blacks

    09/16/2011 1:08:12 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 38 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/14/2011
    The nation's second-largest Indian tribe said on Tuesday that it would not be dictated to by the U.S. government over its move to banish 2,800 African Americans from its citizenship rolls. "The Cherokee Nation will not be governed by the BIA," Joe Crittenden, the tribe's acting principal chief, said in a statement responding to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Crittenden, who leads the tribe until a new principal chief is elected, went on to complain about unnamed congressmen meddling in the tribe's self-governance. The reaction follows a letter the tribe received on Monday from BIA Assistant Secretary Larry Echo...
  • Republicans for Tax Hikes

    08/26/2011 4:01:23 PM PDT · by feralcat · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | Aug. 22, 2011 | David Weigel
    It's not news when Jon Huntsman criticizes fellow Republicans. It's news when he agrees with them. On Sunday, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Huntsman found himself in a virtual love-in with Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann over, of all things, taxes. The paper asked Huntsman if "the half of American households no longer paying income tax—mainly working poor families and seniors—should be brought onto the income tax rolls." He agreed, crediting the GOP's current front-runner for vice president, Sen. Marco Rubio, with the insight that "we don't have enough people paying taxes in this country." The Journal...
  • Okla tribal court reinstates amendment that bars some freed slaves' descendants as members

    08/24/2011 6:51:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    AP ^ | August 22, 2011
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower tribal court decision that voided a voter-approved constitutional amendment denying citizenship to non-Native American descendants of tribal members' former black slaves. In a 10-page opinion, tribal court justices wrote that the Cherokee Freedmen, as they are known, were never afforded citizenship in the tribe by the Treaty of 1866, but that a "fair reading indicates that it was an expression by the parties that the Freedmen would be treated as equals" to Cherokees under federal law that existed at the time.
  • The Essential Rules Of Tyranny

    07/30/2011 7:22:38 PM PDT · by shoptalk · 25 replies
    Alt-Market ^ | Friday, July 29, 2011 | Brandon Smith
    As we look back on the horrors of the dictatorships and autocracies of the past, one particular question consistently arises; how was it possible for the common men of these eras to NOT notice what was happening around them? How could they have stood as statues unaware or uncaring as their cultures were overrun by fascism, communism, collectivism, and elitism? Of course, we have the advantage of hindsight, and are able to research and examine the misdeeds of the past at our leisure. Unfortunately, such hindsight does not necessarily shield us from the long cast shadow of tyranny in our...
  • Calls to scrap Australia's written citizenship test

    07/27/2011 3:59:03 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 42 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 28th July 2011 | Bruce McDougall and Tim Vollmer
    THE federal government faces calls to scrap Australia's written citizenship test because it is too hard for thousands of migrants who cannot understand the questions. New Australians are refusing the test for fear of failing and being deported, with just 9043 migrants applying from October to December last year when there should have been about 30,000, The Daily Telegraph reported. A submission to the Inquiry into Multiculturalism said almost 23 per cent of Sudanese migrants, 17.5 per cent of Afghanis and 16 per cent of Iraqis fail to pass the test on first or subsequent attempts. The NSW Teachers' Federation...
  • [Texas] Rule requiring drivers to prove citizenship now law

    07/04/2011 1:37:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 4, 2011 | Jason Buch
    As the House early last month debated a must-pass finance bill, one member slipped in language that puts into law a controversial Texas Department of Public Safety policy requiring driver's license applicants to show they're in the country legally. The amendment, added by Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, to the education funding bill legislators needed to balance the state budget had originally been included in Senate Bill 9, the so-called "sanctuary cities" bill that failed in the special session. It also had appeared in an omnibus homeland security bill by Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, that died in the regular session....
  • A Nation of Narcissists

    06/19/2011 11:04:41 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 20 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 06-20-11 | stolinsky
      A Nation of Narcissists David C. Stolinsky June 20, 2011 “How to find yourself” gives 94,600,000 hits on Google.− News item The self is not something one finds; it is something one creates.− Thomas Szasz Narcissistic personality disorder, which is characterized by an exaggerated sense of self-importance and the need for constant attention, has been eliminated from the new manual of mental disorders. Narcissism has become so common that it is no longer considered abnormal. But common is not the same as good, or even tolerable. Childish narcissists. This morning I listened to the Dennis Prager Show. The...
  • END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP: 4 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Aderholt, Hensarling, Herger & McKeon)

    06/08/2011 3:49:38 PM PDT · by lwoodham · 7 replies
    NumberUSA ^ | 6/8/2011
    Reps. Robert Alderholt (R-Ala.), Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Wally Herger (R-Calif.), and Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) have cosponsored the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). The bill currently has 77 co-sponsors and amends current U.S. code to require at least one parent to be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident for a new born to receive automatic citizenship. The Fourteenth Amendment extends citizenship to all persons born in the U.S. and "subject to the jurisdiction"; it also grants Congress the power to enforce and define the provisions of the amendment.
  • Cop accused of lying about citizenship to join FBI

    06/07/2011 2:18:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | June 6, 2011 | Guillermo Contreras
    ........The Iranian-born officer, now a U.S. citizen, was taken to federal court in San Antonio late Friday on a charge of making false statements about his citizenship to get a job in law enforcement. He was released on $50,000 unsecured bond following a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo. If convicted, Amrollah could face up to five years in prison. ........The FBI claims Amrollah lied about his U.S. citizenship in applications to be a jailer, a police officer and, most recently, an FBI agent. In April 2010, the affidavit said, Amrollah e-mailed the FBI expressing interest in attending WMD...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Crashing a Citizenship Ceremony : Culture Blog!

    05/25/2011 8:31:48 PM PDT · by thecodont · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | May 25 2011 at 11:15 AM | Beth Spotswood
    There are certain opportunities that are so rare and so special, you'd be nuts not to grab them. This is how I ended up at the Phillip Burton Federal Building on Friday afternoon watching my friend Nadir be sworn in as an American citizen. Born in Portugal and arriving in California at age 9, Nadir has spent the past decade working towards his citizenship. Now 26 years old, it's not like Nadir's been lounging around, twiddling his thumbs, waiting for a passport. Nadir put himself through college, he's currently working in Washington DC for a Congressman and next year, he'll...
  • Superman Loves America Again – It’s Official (after renouncing US citizenship)

    05/12/2011 1:09:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | 05/12/2011 | Rich Johnston
    In Action Comics #900, a back up strip by David Goyer, showed Superman announcing he was to go to the UN and give up his citizenship of the USA, so to ensure his actions were not mistaken for US government policy. And the news exploded. Well, today, from DC Comics, on the last page of Superman #711, we see a very different situation. Superman loving America after all! That (thankfully) doesn’t spoil the story having on its own right here. And to quote; “That’s what America is about, really. That’s the American way. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...
  • Steve King Outraged: 3 Terror Convicts Get Citizenship

    05/03/2011 2:57:00 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5-3-11 | Martin Gould
    Three people convicted of terror-related offenses after 9/11 were given U.S. citizenship later, outraging Rep. Steve King, the Republican chairman of the House subcommittee that deals with immigration. “It’s outrageous that you can have people under your very nose and adjudicate them through the process and convict them and then turn around and grant them citizenship,” King told CNS News. The unidentified trio were all granted U.S. citizenship under the Obama administration, two in 2009 and one in 2010, according to federal auditors. They were caught up in an investigation involving “an identified link to international terrorism,” said the report...
  • Three Convicted in Terror- Related Cases Later Granted U.S. Citizenship by Obama Administration

    04/29/2011 8:46:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 4/29/11 | Edwin Mora
    Three people convicted of crimes as a result of a terrorism-related investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) were later naturalized as U.S. citizens by the Obama administration, according to federal auditors. The March 2011 audit (released on April 21, 2011) by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), entitled Criminal Alien Statistics: Information on Incarcerations, Arrests and Costs, shows that three individuals were among “defendants where the investigation involved an identified link to international terrorism but they were charged with violating other statutes [not directly related to terrorism], including fraud, immigration, drugs,
  • Three Convicted in Terror-Related Cases Later Granted U.S. Citizenship by Obama Administration

    04/30/2011 5:39:14 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | April 29, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) -- Three people convicted of crimes as a result of a terrorism-related investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) were later naturalized as U.S. citizens by the Obama administration, according to federal auditors. The March 2011 audit (released on April 21, 2011) by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), entitled Criminal Alien Statistics: Information on Incarcerations, Arrests and Costs, shows that three individuals were among “defendants where the investigation involved an identified link to international terrorism but they were charged with violating other statutes [not directly related to terrorism], including fraud, immigration, drugs, false statements, and general conspiracy charges,” referred...
  • PC Comics: Superman Renounces America!

    05/02/2011 1:31:02 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 6 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 29, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    Once upon a time, superheroes were a source of comfort and escape from the difficulties and ugliness of real life. While real-life recession and terrorism aren’t likely to meet any tidy resolutions soon, we can always count on Batman to solve the Riddler’s latest puzzle just in time, or Spider-Man to save the damsel in distress (well, usually). Somewhere along the line, though, it was decided that our heroes had to grapple with real-world issues. When done sparingly and handled well, this can elevate the genre, such as Harry Osborn's battle with drugs or 2008’s brilliant The Dark Knight. But...
  • Three Convicted in Terror-Related Cases Later Granted U.S. Citizenship by Obama Administration

    04/29/2011 10:06:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies
    Cnsnews ^ | Friday, April 29, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    Three people convicted of crimes as a result of a terrorism-related investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) were later naturalized as U.S. citizens by the Obama administration, according to federal auditors. The March 2011 audit (released on April 21, 2011) by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), entitled Criminal Alien Statistics: Information on Incarcerations, Arrests and Costs, shows that three individuals were among “defendants where the investigation involved an identified link to international terrorism but they were charged with violating other statutes [not directly related to terrorism], including fraud, immigration, drugs, false statements, and general conspiracy charges,” referred by DOJ as...
  • What is a Natural-Born Citizen?

    04/29/2011 3:15:09 PM PDT · by llandres · 100 replies
    No wonder so many people are confused, or ignorant, about this subject and its Constitutional importance relative to Presidential eligibility. This first link - http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/PlaceR - is a 9 min. interview with Peter Spiro, a Temple University law professor, by the day's cspan moderator. Listen to the questions and his answers. Sheesh. Here's another link to the Washington Journal segment that followed, with call-ins and emails, titled, "Should U.S. presidents be 'natural born' citizens?" http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/OpenPhones7290 Should? Should??? Folks, this is what we're up against - ignorance, misinformation, apathy or a combination thereof.
  • Superman Renounces U.S. Citizenship

    04/28/2011 8:44:58 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 28 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-28-11 | The Rat
    Holy crap Batman, what’s up with Superman? It sounds like truth, justice, and the American way just don’t get it for your Kryptonian pal anymore. What happened? Yes citizens of Metropolis, it’s a dark day indeed. As unthinkable as it sounds, your super- hero is fed up with America and has renounced his U.S. citizenship. How can this be, you ask? It seems that Superman dropped in on a Tehran demonstration to stand with non-violent protestors against the Iranian regime. This not only ticked off the President’s national security advisor; the mullahs weren’t too happy either. Following a dress-down from...
  • New Law Requires Photo ID, Proof of Citizenship to Vote in Kansas

    04/25/2011 11:38:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNews ^ | April 25, 2011 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Voters in Kansas will need to show a photo ID the next time they go to the polls. In a signing ceremony last week, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill to protect the integrity of elections, he said: "We must be able to accurately and fairly discern the will of the people of Kansas." While Gov. Brownback said the new law establishes "reasonable steps" to protect the rights of citizens, the American Civil Liberties Union called it a "giant leap backwards." The new Kansas law requires photo ID from all in-person voters at every election. People submitting...