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  • Can the 13th Amendment be used to challenge the 'redistribution of wealth' programs

    05/26/2013 9:56:41 AM PDT · by ChiefJayStrongbow · 21 replies
    The Chief's head | 5/26/2013 | The Chief himself
    Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. … (Please respond with thoughtful comments). When we spend the better part of five months working so that the US government can take our hard earned money and re-distribute it to others in the form of: - Welfare - Unemployment - Social Security (to those who never contributed or are withdrawing more than...
  • Why we should mistrust the government

    05/16/2013 3:14:21 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2013 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    mistrust of government is as old as America itself. America was born out of mistrust of government. The revolution that was fought in the 1770s and 1780s was won in the minds of Colonists in the mid-1760s when the British imposed the Stamp Act and used writs of assistance to enforce it. The Stamp Act required all people in the Colonies to have government-sold stamps on all documents in their possession, and writs of assistance permitted search warrants written by British troops in which they authorized themselves to enter private homes ostensibly to look for the stamps. These two pieces...
  • RKBA a Fundamental Right(LA)

    10/19/2012 4:31:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 October, 2012 | Bobby Jindal
    Louisiana - -(Ammoland.com)- This November, I am proud to join the National Rifle Association in support of Amendment 2 to the Louisiana Constitution to protect the gun rights of law abiding citizens, let me tell you why. Here in Louisiana, we love our sportsmen’s paradise, we love our culture, and we love our freedom. But, years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that the government could restrict the gun rights of law abiding citizens. We saw it after Katrina. Folks were in their homes with no electricity, no power, no 911 service, and reports of looters going door to door. That’s...
  • U.S. Murders: All 13,636; Hands and Feet 801; Assault Rifles: less than 348

    07/29/2012 10:41:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    opencarry.org ^ | 29 July, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    It is often said that guns, particularly assault rifles, are designed for one thing, and one thing only: to kill lots of people. Assault rifles in the United States are failing miserably in this purpose. There are tens of millions of assault rifles in America. Because the definition of an assault rifle has been rather fuzzy, the number can be said to be anywhere from 10 million to 30 million. Of those, the AR-15 type is fairly common with numbers between 5 and 10 million. The FBI murder statistics do not differentiate between types of rifles. There are about 100...
  • FDR, Obama and the Supreme Court

    06/01/2012 7:30:30 PM PDT · by timesthattrymenssouls · 11 replies
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 6/1/2012 | Nancy Tengler
    Amity Shlaes should be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature for her epic history of the Great Depression: The Forgotten Man. But, she won't. She won't because she portrays an historical and economically sound assessment of the facts of the Great Depression rather than the whitewashed history taught in our schools. Much like the Obama Administration's profligate spending and castigation of the court, FDR greatly expanded government spending during his first term and used the Commerce Clause to attempt to regulate private businesses. The Schechter brothers were butchers, the middle-men between the farmer who raised chickens and the retail stores...
  • House Approval On Guns During State Of Emergency (CO)

    02/21/2012 5:41:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    kktv.com ^ | 20 February, 2012 | AP
    DENVER (AP) -- House lawmakers approved a bill to forbid the state from seizing Colorado residents' firearms during a declared state of emergency. Republican House Leader Amy Stephens says the bill is about emergency preparedness. The proposal passed the Republican-led House Monday with bipartisan support but it's likely to be defeated in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
  • Hightower v. Boston Licensing To Carry Lawsuit Appeal Filed(MA)

    02/07/2012 7:11:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 February, 2012 | comm2a
    Jamaica Plain, MA --(Ammoland.com)- Today an appeal was filed in Hightower v. Boston in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeal seeks to overturn the lower court decision dismissing Stacey Hightower’s lawsuit against the City of Boston challenging the constitutionality of discretionary licensing in Massachusetts. Stacey Hightower is an Air Force veteran and former Boston Police Officer. She resigned from the Boston Police Department in 2008 after 10 years of service to pursue a career in education. The city responded by revoking her licensing to carry (LTC) firearms and seizing her personally owned firearm and ammunition. During the district...
  • Glenn Beck's Interview of Newt Gingrich Calls for a Discussion of 'Good Government'

    12/07/2011 8:42:54 AM PST · by tcg · 15 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/7/11 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    heard Glenn Beck's radio interview of Newt Gingrich. I knew that Glenn Beck was not a fan of the Republican primary Presidential candidate, so I listened closely. What I heard in the exchange revived a long held concern I have with some aspects of what is being called "conservative" politics these days. What is needed in campaign 2012 is a discussion of whether there can be such a thing as "good" government. Clearly, from the tenor of the interview, Glenn Beck seems to think not - while Newt Gingrich disagrees. ...We need to ask whether the exercise of governance respects...
  • Legislative leaders OK fix for cop entry ruling(IN)

    11/22/2011 6:38:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    nwitimes.com ^ | 21 November, 2011 | DAN CARDEN
    INDIANAPOLIS | Republican and Democratic leaders of the Indiana House and Senate on Monday endorsed legislation to clarify Hoosier self-defense rights after a controversial Indiana Supreme Court ruling. The General Assembly's Legislative Council unanimously approved a proposal allowing a person to use force under some circumstances to stop the illegal entry of a police officer into a home as long as the person does not know it is a police officer, the officer does not identify himself or herself as police and the officer is not wearing a badge or uniform. The right to use force would not apply in...
  • Seattle Gun Rights Examiner co-authors Chicago Sun Times op-ed

    05/30/2011 7:11:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 May, 2011 | David Codrea
    "Quit your anti-gun tantrum, Chicago," a May 27 Chicago Sun-Times editorial headline by Second Amendment Foundation Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb and Gun Week Senior Editor Dave Workman commands. "The Second Amendment Foundation recently filed two important suits that...challenge government hostility toward two U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the Second Amendment." they write, citing their "case...against the State of Illinois, which sidestepped an opportunity to adopt legislation that would allow Prairie State citizens to legally carry loaded handguns for their personal protection." "The Foundation is challenging the City of Chicago’s ridiculously cumbersome handgun permit ordinance, which was written in an...
  • New gun ordinance(IA)

    05/26/2011 5:26:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    crestonnewsadvertiser.com ^ | 25 May, 2011 | Joel Bovaird
    From Joel Bovaird Creston As a citizen of the city of Creston and a valid non-professional permit to carry weapons holder, I was appalled to see that the people that we have elected to lead this fair city have decided to wage a war against my second amendment rights. The mayor and the city council have decided they want to ban law-abiding citizens from being able to protect themselves and our loved ones inside city-owned dwellings. Some may say, well, just in city-owned buildings. I say okay, but according to the ordinance, this includes city park shelters. I say where...
  • A Practical Look At The Reality Of Defensive Gun Use

    03/18/2011 10:08:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Oakland Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 March, 2011 | Yih-Chau Chang
    In the raging gun control debate in this country, the subject of defensive gun use is one that the gun control lobby would like to keep away from the ears of the general public. After all, if there were more lawful defensive gun uses by common, law-abiding citizens than there were violent crimes committed with firearms by criminals, then the whole premise of their argument would simply fall apart. The whole idea of the anti-gun argument is that more guns leads to more violent crime. Unfortunately, for gun control advocates, the reality is that defensive gun use is a very...
  • Breaking Gunwalker Scandal Stops ATF Power Grab

    02/10/2011 4:20:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Marktwain | 10 February, 2010 | Marktwain
    Senator Grassley of Iowa has not backed down from the breaking ATF scandal. The ATF is reputed to have been involved with the “gunwalking” of hundreds, perhaps thousands of firearms into Mexico through illegal channels. Two of the “gunwalked” rifles are said to have been involved in the death of Border Patrol agent Terry in the gunfight that erupted on the border on December 15th, 2010. Before the scandal broke, the ATF was pushing for a serious increase in its power and reach through an “emergency” regulation calling for drastically increased record keeping for rifle sales in the border states....
  • Corsi investigators find NO Obama birth info at any Hawaii hospitals

  • Jefferson On Citizenship Under A Republican Form Of Government

    08/19/2010 9:51:33 PM PDT · by patlin · 32 replies
    ConstitutionallySpeaking ^ | Aug 19, 2010 | constitutionallyspeaking aka patlin
    Now, let us begin this short visit back into the year of 1803 and the wisdom & patriotism of Thomas Jefferson from his time in the Virginia state legislature… But are there no inconveniences to be thrown into the scale against the advantage expected from a multiplication of numbers by the importation of-foreigners ? It is for the happiness of those united in society to harmonize as much as possible in matters which they must of necessity transact together. Civil government being the sole object of forming societies, its administration must be conducted by common consent. Every species of government...
  • NYC: Muslim Owned Hotel Exploits 14Th Amendment

    06/16/2010 4:44:05 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 4 replies · 418+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | June 16Th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    Talk about the enemy using our freedoms against us. This Muslim owned hotel is openly exploiting our 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; 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...
  • Latest score--Chicago 'illegal' gun owners: 3, bad guys: 0

    06/10/2010 4:44:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies · 101+ views
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 June, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
    It's getting dangerous to rob and terrorize people in Chicago, despite Mayor Daley's best efforts. We've already talked about the armed career thug who got the (last) surprise of his life when he broke into the home of an 80-year-old Korean War veteran, who in defiance of Chicago's handgun ban, was prepared to defend himself--and did. That was May 26th. Just over a week later, a man running from the police after a traffic stop, allegedly dropping narcotics as he ran, jumped through the front window of a home in his efforts to escape. The homowner, understandably on the defensive...
  • Bailouts, takeovers, big spenders, usurpers, socialists, fascists, Marxists, ad infinitum

    04/07/2010 3:33:05 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies · 1,067+ views
    April 7, 2010 | Jim Robinson
    Bailouts, takeovers, big spenders, usurpers, big taxers, big government program pushers, liberals, RINOs, socialists, statists, political whores, fascists, Marxists, race pimps, abortionists, perverts, criminals, traitors, cowards, ad infinitum. And on the heels of the bailouts, big spending/big taxing/economy killing big government control freak programs, government health care takeover, etc, next up we have the VAT tax, then energy taxes, then amnesty, followed by total economic collapse and bankruptcy at the corporate levels, private level and at every level of government state, local and federal. Welcome to la la land. Time to hit the reset button on the political class. Just...
  • Justice Holmes and the Empty Constitution

    06/16/2009 10:36:36 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 2 replies · 480+ views
    The Objective Standard ^ | Summer 2009 | Thomas A. Bowden
    Summer 2009Vol. 4, No. 2This article is from TOS Vol. 4, No. 2. The full contents of the issue are listed here. Justice Holmes and the Empty Constitution Thomas A. BowdenOn April 17, 1905, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. issued his dissenting opinion in the case of Lochner v. New York.1 At a mere 617 words, the dissent was dwarfed by the 9,000 words it took for the Supreme Court’s eight other Justices to present their own opinions. But none of this bothered Holmes, who prided himself on writing concisely. “The vulgar hardly will believe an opinion important unless...
  • University of Miami banning guns off campus?

    03/06/2007 12:42:04 PM PST · by NorthFlaRebel · 44 replies · 1,402+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | March 6, 2007 | Shad
    Underclassmen must live on campus. Upperclassmen must maintain a grade-point average of 2.5 or better to live off-campus. And anyone caught with a gun is not only off the team, but kicked out of school. "Zero tolerance," Shannon told reporters Monday, as spring practice started for the Hurricanes. "You get caught with a firearm, you get dismissed from the university."
  • Constitution Week Begins

    09/18/2006 11:39:18 AM PDT · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 10 replies · 221+ views
    Huntsville Item/ Huntsville, Texas ^ | 9/18/2006 | none listed
    This week marks the 219th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention, and Walker County leaders are asking everyone to get involved. “Constitution Week is celebrated each September. It serves as a reminder to each of us the freedom we all enjoy,” said Walker County Judge Danny Pierce. “May we all be ever thankful for the leadership that supports and defends these freedoms around the world.” Constitution Week is also recognized nationally, but Pierce said it is important that school children and adults alike recognize the importance of this week...
  • Terror is no freedom [But Zot will set you free]

    01/19/2006 4:31:57 PM PST · by i dont understand · 82 replies · 1,661+ views
    Killing many of th innocent does not uphold what the Constituion clearly wnats in severe regards. I don't want Ben Ladin to prevail in what is the most serious of kinds but doing the deeds of crminilaty my not work to the good advantage too. In 1932, said that no type of terror shouild work to stop the good. This may be true but I see Gitmo and Afghanistan over and abopve what the good in iraq will come and find a tough balnce to meet. We shall see.
  • Are We, the People, the Enemy?

    08/05/2005 7:34:27 PM PDT · by servingchrist · 36 replies · 1,098+ views
    SierraTimes.com ^ | 7-13-2005 | Nancy Levant
    Are We, the People, the Enemy? Nancy Levant Well, they are certainly not listening to us, and that is quite a dilemma. For the last year or two, every time I wrote to Congress and expressed my concerns for things like the Patriot Act, CAFTA, the Endangered Species Act, etc., I get responses that 1) don’t address any of the points I made in my letters, and 2) I am told in no uncertain terms why the Patriot Act, CAFTA, and other legislation will, in fact, be supported. One of my reps actually had the nerve to say that CAFTA...
  • LONGINQUE OCEANI - ON CATHOLICITY IN THE UNITED STATES

    07/04/2004 3:38:01 PM PDT · by Viva Christo Rey · 6 replies · 348+ views
    Magisterium of the RomanCatholic Church | JANUARY 6, 1895 | His Holiness, Pope Leo XIII
    4. Nor, perchance did the fact which We now recall take place without some design of divine Providence. Precisely at the epoch when the American colonies, having, with Catholic aid, achieved liberty and independence, coalesced into a constitutional Republic the ecclesiastical hierarchy was happily established amongst you; and at the very time when the popular suffrage placed the great Washington at the helm of the Republic, the first bishop was set by apostolic authority over the American Church. LONGINQUE OCEANI      ON CATHOLICITY IN THE UNITED STATESENCYCLICAL OF HIS HOLINESS POPE LEO XIII, JANUARY 6, 1895 To the Archbishops and...
  • We won the war , what now?

    04/30/2003 7:33:34 PM PDT · by Nateman · 14 replies · 267+ views
    Me ^ | April 30, 2003 | Nate Hall
    We have some rather clever fellows here at FreeRepublic and I'm starting this vanity thread for the input, (not to mention as a way to suggest some ideas of my own). The rule of law needs to be established first but what should the laws be? What do we do with all that state property? For the first question, I suggest a constitution like our own original but with a few changes. "Provide for the general welfare" replaced with the phrase "the rule of law". "Regulate commerce" replaced with "maintain free trade". A balanced budget amendment taking the place of...
  • Santorum is Right, and You Should Be Supporting Him: An Explanation of Lawrence v. Texas

    04/26/2003 12:28:27 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 707 replies · 572+ views
    Serious Vanity | 4-26 | TOH
    With the recent publicity surrounding Sen. Rick Santorum's remarks on the issue of sodomy, almost everyone on FR must be familiar by now with the Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas.Petitioner Lawrence and his special friend are trying to overturn a Texas law against homosexual sodomy. There are two issues in this case: 1) Is there a constitutional right for any two adults to engage in any kind of consensual sex, as long as it's behind closed doors? The petitioners say yes, there is, and are asking the court to agree. 2) Does it violate the 14th amendment's guarantee of...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court rules on Concealed Carry

    04/20/2002 12:27:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies · 205+ views
    Wisconsin Public Radio | 17 April 2002 | Wisconsin State Trooper
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court sent back to a listened to arguments about the Constitutionality of a 130 year old law banning the carry of concealed weapons in Wisconsin. One justice in the court asked if the constitutional amendment, passed three years ago, was in effect when the incident occured, just three days after the election, because the election had not yet been certified.The Wisconsin constitutional amendment recognizes the right to bear arms for self-defense, hunting, target shooting, or any other legal purpose. The court has another case coming up, where the purported offense occured a year after the constituional amendment...