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  • The disunited states of Europe

    06/11/2005 6:11:21 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 448+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2005 | The Editors
    For all those who were moaning about the death of the United States of Europe after the French and Dutch voted down the proposed European constitution, there was a wee bit of reason for optimism. The fiercely independent Swiss voted to strengthen their ties with the European Union. Switzerland will join the EU's passport-free travel zone. The decisions in these three nations suggest that folks on the continent still greatly value the benefits of economic cooperation but don't want so much political decision-making taken from them and their nations. The Swiss have resisted joining the EU but decided to sign...
  • The GOP's new view on use of filibuster(Liberals Attack :accusing us of hypocrisy, again)

    04/25/2005 6:41:24 AM PDT · by marylandrepub1 · 6 replies · 530+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 25, 2005 | Steve Chapman
    CHICAGO - In the Senate debate over the filibustering of judicial nominees, it's helpful to know something about congressional procedure, democratic theory and constitutional interpretation. But none of those is as important as the oldest law of politics: Where you stand depends on where you sit. Republicans portray the Democrats' use of the filibuster against judicial nominees as shockingly unprecedented. In fact, the GOP used the filibuster to block President Lyndon B. Johnson's 1968 nomination of Abe Fortas for chief justice of the United States. More recently, they tried valiantly to filibuster six of Mr. Clinton's choices for the federal...
  • Pass the Constitution Restoration Act (CRA)

    04/17/2005 8:57:14 PM PDT · by jdhljc169 · 32 replies · 3,090+ views
    Conservative USA ^ | 4/17/05 | Conservative Caucus
    Pass the Constitution Restoration Act (CRA) THE BILL TO RESTORE OUR CONSTITUTION! This important bill will restrict the jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court and all lower federal courts to that permitted by the U.S. Constitution, including on the subject of the acknowledgement of God (as in the Roy Moore 10 Commandments issue); and it also restricts federal courts from recognizing the laws of foreign countries and international law as the supreme law of our land. The new Senate bill is S. 520, introduced by Senators Shelby, Brownback, and Burr, and the House version is H.R. 1070, introduced by Rep....
  • More Judicial Activism

    03/01/2005 10:10:54 AM PST · by Richie Rich · 2 replies · 215+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 03/01/05 | Richie Rich
    The judicial activism continues: the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a Missouri case to bar a penalty that had been legal in 19 states. Today's ruling reversed a 1989 Supreme Court decision that had allowed executions of 16- and 17- year-old killers. "Juvenile offenders cannot with reliability be classified among the worst offenders,'' Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the court in Washington. He pointed to "the stark reality that the United States is the only country in the world that continues to give official sanction to the juvenile death penalty." And all this time I thought the justices were...
  • THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

    01/01/2005 10:44:17 AM PST · by TheOtherOne · 27 replies · 1,644+ views
    FOUNDING FATHERS ^ | 1776 | FOUNDING FATHERS
    Complete text of Constitution with amendments THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Preamble We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish the Constitution of the United States of America. Article I. Sect. 1. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives. Sect. 2. The...
  • <b>Aging court:</b> Chief Justice Rehnquist's illness raises stakes of election

    10/26/2004 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 5 replies · 300+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | October 26, 2004 | Press Democrat Editorial Staff
    With Justice David Souter's 65th birthday last month, the only member of the Supreme Court who is under retirement age is 56-year-old Justice Clarence Thomas. While Supreme Court justices have proven the adage that with age comes wisdom, there is no denying that with age also come ailments: Three of the four justices over the age of 70 have suffered from cancer. And, on Monday, it was revealed that Chief Justice William Rehnquist, 80, has joined this group, with a diagnosis of thyroid cancer. The severity of Rehnquist's illness is unknown, but he expects to be back at work on...
  • How treaties trump the Constitution

    07/17/2004 5:00:33 AM PDT · by Mikey · 81 replies · 1,655+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 17, 2004 | Henry Lamb
    Nothing in the U.S. Constitution authorizes the federal government to regulate private property. Nothing in the U.S. Constitution authorizes the federal government to manage wildlife or prescribe land-use regulations within the various states. By what authority, then, has the federal government constructed the expansive bureaucracy that now forces wolves, panthers and bears on states and communities that don't want them, or levied fines, and jailed people who dare dig a ditch or dump a load of sand on their own private property? This federal power arises from the treaty clause (Article VI (2)) of the U.S. Constitution. Alabama attorney Larry...
  • EMPTY HOLSTER GATHERING in North Denver

    02/27/2004 9:07:36 AM PST · by Ms12Gauge · 28 replies · 237+ views
    The Stanley Scoop ^ | 2/27/04 | Rick Stanley
    February 27, 2004 Rick Stanley Constitutional Activist Phone: 303-329-0481 E-mail: rick@stanley2002.org MEDIA RELEASE Stanley Scoop 02/27/04 ** Special Edition ** ========================================================= THE STANLEY SCOOP ** ** Visit the website: http://www.stanley2002.org ** ** Like the Scoop? Forward it to everyone you know! ** ========================================================= SPECIAL EDITION: Subject: Rick Stanley and "The Empty Holster Gathering" Rick Stanley, Constitutional Activist, former U.S. Senate candidate, Enemy of the State, and self avowed extremist on the order of our forefathers of America, gave the following media release for your use: "With the Passion of Christ and God as my witness", Rick Stanley says "fill em...
  • COLORADO ALERT! Constitutional Convention DANGER! (my title)

    12/12/2003 11:00:26 AM PST · by Ms12Gauge · 13 replies · 305+ views
    Constitutional convention weighed Conflicting laws' effect on budget spurs proposal By Julia C. Martinez, Denver Post Capitol Bureau Bipartisan momentum appears to be building at the state Capitol for a historic constitutional convention to reform budget-limiting provisions of Colorado's constitution. Republicans and Democrats on a legislative committee trying to forge solutions to conflicting laws admitted Thursday they have hit a roadblock and probably cannot win the necessary two-thirds vote in the legislature to make needed reforms to the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, Amendment 23 and other laws passed by voters. "We have elements of the budget that are in conflict...
  • Does Constitution Say That Jesus is "Lord" of the Government?

    12/01/2003 1:12:46 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 70 replies · 509+ views
    I heard someone on Fox News talking about how the Constitution says "in the year of our Lord." Very interesting. Does the government have a "lord"? This is even more interesting around Christmas time when many people think the government should be banning Christmas holiday decorations. -----------------------------------done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names, GO WASHINGTON--Presidt. and deputy...
  • Hospice Patients Alliance Blasts Hospice Agencies (Terri Schindler-Schiavo's Fight)

    09/05/2003 6:44:27 PM PDT · by floriduh voter · 51 replies · 1,328+ views
    Hospice Patients Alliance | 10-15-2002 | Ron Panzer
    Hospice Patients Alliance Blasts Hospice Agencies That Terrorize the Chronically Disabled by Ron Panzer, President HPA GRAND RAPIDS, MI - October 15, 2002 - Terri Schiavo currently is being held in a Pinellas County Florida hospice that is not licensed to provide care for the chronically ill. Terri Schiavo is a non-terminal disabled patient with brain damage. Terri's own treating physician, Dr. Vincent Gambone, testified before the court,saying "her condition is one that there is no recovery. The damage that is done to the brain is not repairable."1 However, the chronically disabled are by definition not going to recover completely....
  • Qatar: An American ally

    04/29/2003 6:14:39 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 7 replies · 367+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2003 | S. Rob Sobhani
    <p>The nerve center of America's military campaign against dictatorships in the Middle East has moved from Tampa to Doha, Qatar, the new home of Central Command. This Persian Gulf nation of 200,000 may also be the nerve center of America's war of ideas; namely the war between freedom and tyranny.</p>
  • I Am No Longer A Conservative

    08/21/2002 7:00:41 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 84 replies · 488+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | August 21, 2002 | Cuck Baldwin
    At one time, I was proud to call myself a conservative. No more. I would even argue that conservatives are as much responsible for the political and cultural deterioration of our country as liberals. That means Republicans share as much blame for the downward spiral of our nation as Democrats. People who believe they are voting for a substantive change of direction by voting for either major party are kidding themselves. Both liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, are heading in the same direction. The pattern goes something like this: Democrats (liberals) use the power of political office to spearhead...
  • Question about the commerce clause

    07/01/2002 2:37:55 PM PDT · by inquest · 32 replies · 684+ views
    My own noggon | 7-1-02 | Ink West
    Often I hear about this or that case where a state law is ruled by the courts to be in violation of the "commerce clause" of the Constitution. But I can't understand for the life of me how any state can "violate" the commerce clause when said clause doesn't actually prohibit anything. All it does in enable (unless there's another commerce clause that I'm not aware of). Does anyone out there know how the courts can get away with ruling that way?
  • Abortion and the Law

    06/05/2002 5:20:07 PM PDT · by katherineisgreat · 28 replies · 5,536+ views
    repunk ^ | 5/28/02 | Abbey Carter
    May 28, 2002 Abortion and the Law Abbey Carter Abortion is one of the most defining political and moral issues of the past 30 years. For years Americans have used abortion as a political litmus test to determine a candidates true political ideology. Procured abortion is the purposeful termination of a pregnancy, and that is the type of abortion this paper will discuss. Procured abortion is more commonly referred to as just “abortion.” There are over 4,000 of these abortions a day. [1] About 24% of all pregnancies end in abortion. Also, 43% of all women will have had...
  • Supreme Court Needs to Declare US Constitution "unconstitutional" (for separation of ch. and st.)

    03/13/2002 8:38:47 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 10 replies · 346+ views
    The Constitution ^ | James Madison
    Here in the Constitution, it says that if the President doesn't return a bill (either signed or vetoed) from Congress within ten days, it becomes law. But he can miss Sunday and it won't count as one of the ten days. Isn't that an abomination to the whinerbals? (whiner + liberal) Here's the constitution respecting the Christian Sabbath day of rest and not the Jewish day of rest on Saturday or the Muslim Friday. I think the Supreme Court needs to rule the entire Constitution as unconstitutional. All this lack of separation of church and state. lt; /sarasmgt; the Bill...