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  • Law prof wants to scrap US Constitution's 'racist' and 'gendered' language

    07/02/2020 7:08:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    College Reform ^ | July 1, 2020 | Maria Copeland
    A law professor is calling for changes to the “outdated” language of the Constitution. Richard Albert, a professor of law and government at the University of Texas-Austin, denounced the Constitution in an op-ed for The Hill published Tuesday, saying that “its gendered and racist words stand in the way of true reconciliation in this divided country and have no place in any modern society.” "no place in any modern society" Tweet This Albert cites the 13th Amendment as an example of racism in the Constitution, saying that although it abolishes slavery it still includes the Fugitive Slave Clause; which, remaining...
  • Why Facts Don’t Matter to People

    06/28/2020 2:17:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | June 24, 2020 | Barry Brownstein
    Frustrated with COVID-19 restrictions on daily life, a friend said to me, “I just want to know the truth.” Like many people, my exasperated friend, and others I know, are mesmerized and frightened by daily news reports. ... The “clear guidance” politicians claim to dispense and “the truth” my friend wants to learn are not rooted in the principles of human flourishing. My friend is waiting for a government official to blow the all-clear whistle. My friend doesn’t want to believe experts are as fallible as he is, and that the prevailing scientific consensus may be false. ... In North...
  • WILL THE CONSERVATIVES’ LOSING STREAK AT THE SUPREME COURT CONTINUE?

    06/26/2020 9:13:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 06/26/2020 | Paul Mirengoff
    Tomorrow, beginning at 10 a.m. in the East, the Supreme Court will start issuing its final opinions of the term. The big cases yet to be decided include: June Medical Services v. Russo (regarding abortion), Trump v. Mazars USA and Trump v. Vance (regarding access to President Trump’s tax returns case), Little Sisters of the Poor Sts. Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania (regarding the conscience exemption from Obamacare’s birth control mandate), and Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue (regarding tax credits and religious schools). Having incorrectly predicted the result of Michael Flynn’s case in the D.C. Circuit, and not...
  • The Legend of the Proslavery Constitution

    06/26/2020 7:35:34 AM PDT · by Pelham · 60 replies
    Law & Liberty ^ | JUNE 26, 2020 | Jason Ross
    Historians today speak of the “proslavery Constitution” and “antislavery constitutionalism”; they almost never speak of the “antislavery Constitution” or of “proslavery constitutionalism.” This fact is a testament to the profound success of the critique of the Constitution leveled by abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. In his condemnation of the Constitution as proslavery, his resort to Madison’s “Notes from the Constitutional Convention” to demonstrate this case, and his rejection of the Constitution’s authority—all punctuated by his dramatic burning of that document during a Fourth of July address—Garrison has set the terms within which subsequent historical debate on the relationship between the Constitution...
  • Supreme Court likely to extend term to decide remaining cases (into July)

    06/22/2020 8:14:01 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, June 22, 2020 | Alex Swoyer
    With more than a dozen Supreme Court decisions still pending before the session is scheduled to close at the end of the month, it is looking more and more likely the term will be extended into July — a rare occurrence for the justices. ..... Some of the most eyed cases still pending include challenges on the power of congressional subpoenas, restrictions on abortion providers and tests to the limits of religious liberty. ... Trump’s finances Abortion: In Russo v. June Medical Services LLC, the high court is considering whether Louisiana is violating constitutional rights ... by requiring doctors performing...
  • Rep. Gohmert: 'If you're going to destroy 40 million lives at least have the courage to do it in person!'

    05/15/2020 12:43:45 PM PDT · by RandFan · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | 15th May 2020 | Louie Gohmert
    "If you're going to destroy 40 million lives and livelihoods -- at least have the courage to come here and do it in person." Speaking on the House floor Louie Gohmert laced into Democrats in support of proxy-voting. Click excerpt link to Watch!
  • U.N. Shares Antifa Flag, Tells U.S. Antifa Has Right to ‘Freedom of Expression’, ‘Peaceful Assembly’

    06/21/2020 2:51:20 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/2020 | Kurt Zindulka
    United Nations “experts” slammed President Donald Trump’s call to label Antifa as a terrorist organisation, claiming it will undermine Antifa’s right of “peaceful assembly” — despite many instances of violence by the far-left anarcho-communist group.
  • Supreme Court Denies Certiorari to 10 Second Amendment Cases

    06/21/2020 5:10:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 16 June, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    In an unexpected move, the Supreme Court has voted to deny certiorari (refuse to hear) ten Second Amendment cases which have been held at the court, some of which have been waiting for years. Much speculation has been written about the cases, with the expectation the Supreme Court would hear at least one of them in order to clarify splits that have occurred in the circuit courts on the issues of carrying firearms outside the home, bans on gun magazines and semi-automatic rifles. The court is believed to have four justices inclined to enforce the Second Amendment:  Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch,...
  • Trump doubter now says prez governs like 'constitutional conservative' Berkeley law prof John Yoo changes tune

    06/20/2020 7:40:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/19/2020 | WND staff
    "His many personal and professional flaws, including his bankruptcies, sexual scandals, crude and cruel language, repelled me. I saw him as a populist, even a demagogue, who had not prepared for the heavy responsibilities of the presidency," he said in a new book, which was profiled by Paul Bedard in his Washington Secrets column. Yoo worried, at the time, that Trump would "test, evade, or even violate the Constitution." Bedard explains, "Over the course of 300 pages comparing Trump moves to the wishes of the Founding Fathers, Yoo discovered that despite constant criticism that Trump was destroying the Constitution, he...
  • 7 Times John Roberts Was A Leftist Hack

    06/19/2020 7:02:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    John Roberts is a politician — a politician who consistently makes laws, inconsistently applies the Constitution, and can't be voted out of office. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Unelected leftist politicians in robes with lifetime tenure. Turns out, the Supreme Court is a joke, and the punchline is Chief Justice John Roberts.Two high court decisions this week brought that reality into focus, when the George W. Bush-appointed chief sided with leftist justices to say sexual orientation is “sex,” and that the current commander in chief can’t undo unlawful executive action from a past president because of his reasons.Roberts has quite the...
  • 'No Chance' Seattle's CHAZ Demand for Retrials for People of Color Happens (Constitution gets in the way)

    06/19/2020 5:33:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 6/18/20 | Jenni Fink
    The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone protesters' list of 30 demands includes granting retrials to all people of color serving sentences for violent crimes, but experts say the Constitution makes such a do-over a nonstarter. **SNIP** The high rates for people of color come in part because racial bias stacks the judicial system against them, scholars and activists said. And while cases of wrongful prosecution exist, granting retrials to every person of color would violate the Fourteenth Amendment and overwhelm court systems, legal experts said. The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified after the Civil War, grants equal protection to all people regardless of...
  • SCOTUS’s Transgender Ruling Firebombs The Constitution

    06/18/2020 12:54:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    The Federalist, ^ | JUNE 16, 2020 | Joy Pullmann
    The ruling will lead to a tsunami of polarizing court cases and further degradation of Americans' natural rights to free speech, to free association, and to worshipping God as their consciences require... ruling inserting “gender identity” into the word “sex” in a 1964 employment law, the U.S. Supreme Court called a man a woman, possibly leading to eventually forcing everyone else to do so also. The ruling will lead to a tsunami of polarizing court cases and further degradation of Americans’ natural rights to free speech, to free association, and to worshipping God as their consciences require. All this in...
  • Builders and Destroyers: The 2020 Battle for America

    06/16/2020 8:25:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/16/20 | Linda Goudsmit
    There are two kinds of people in this world - builders and destroyers. Be a builder and reject the destroyers in November. There are two kinds of people in this world - builders and destroyers. You know who you are. Our forefathers were builders who rejected monarchy in favor of limited government and the challenge of self-rule. Our forefathers understood the difference between servitude and citizenship. They chose freedom and built a more perfect union - a government of the people, by the people, for the people. The building of the United States of America was the most successful experiment...
  • Congressional Candidate Endorses Looting, Arson [semi-satire]

    06/14/2020 3:07:42 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 June 2020 | John Semmens
    Retired Air Force Col. Kim Olson, a Democratic candidate in Texas's 24th Congressional District near Dallas, came out in favor of the looting and arson that has accompanied many of the George Floyd protests around the country. "In my mind, the 'pursuit of happiness' clause in our Constitution, if properly interpreted, allows for looting and arson as a form of political expression," she argued. "The police upped the ante by putting snipers on the roofs during the peaceful protests," Olson said. "The looting and arson were natural responses to that provocation. If people loot, so what? Burn it to the...
  • The Chasid who Built a Church

    06/14/2020 3:04:54 PM PDT · by Twotone · 25 replies
    Aish.com ^ | June 19, 2018 | Tobi Ash
    Ten days after my father, Rabbi Chaim Grosz, of blessed memory, passed away, I received a large manila envelope with a beautiful card inside from a Catholic church in New Jersey. The front of the card had a woman named “Mary Queen of the Missions”. The inside had a preprinted form in which the church was going to say a Perpetual Mass for the soul of Chaim Grosz, his name carefully handwritten. How could a Perpetual Mass be said for him? My father, a prominent Chasidic rabbi, was born in January 1944 in Hungary. Miraculously, he survived being deported to...
  • Now would be a good time...

    06/09/2020 10:50:55 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 3 replies
    self | jimjohn
    So much to say... 2 full essays I have written became virtually obsolete before being proof-read. Also very busy working these days. But though I would just jump in and say that NOW would be a good time to: * To contact your local Worship Leader to see if they are having service this Sunday. * Having a *private* (very private) meeting with your local law enforcement. Perhaps they could use some "support". (perfect window of opportunity, folks) * Or if their plans are just to surrender, a heads up would be nice, as there may be a need to...
  • A New Constitution for the Freest People on Earth Part I

    06/08/2020 1:29:16 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | June 8th 2020 | Rodney Dodsworth
    “There is . . . in the world (one nation) that has for the direct end of its constitution political liberty.” With these words, Charles de Montesquieu differentiated the purpose, the object, the end of the English constitution from those of other nations. Rome sought expansion, Sparta sought war, religion drove the Jewish laws, and commerce that of Marseilles. When this French nobleman wrote his Spirit of the Laws in 1748, he admitted France’s ages-old enemy, England, had the freest people on earth.1 In words that resonate today, he defined political liberty as the “tranquility of mind arising from the...
  • Leslie Jones prays 'riot that y'all in' leads to nation's end: 'Burn down this f--ing Constitution'

    06/02/2020 9:29:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 75 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 1, 2020 | Douglas Ernst
    Hollywood comedian Leslie Jones says she hopes young people rioting across the U.S. can parlay their anger into something that will “burn down this f—ing Constitution.” The “Ghostbusters” reboot star told her 1 million Twitter followers over the weekend that history is repeating itself regarding riots in response to George Floyd’s death under the knee of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin. Ms. Jones recounted her days causing destruction during the 1992 Los Angeles riots before saying, “Seriously, 30 years from now, the same riot that I was in with my sledgehammer is the same riot that y’all in.”
  • Why did Frederick Douglass believe the opposite of Charlamagne tha God?

    06/01/2020 4:38:58 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 23 replies
    On today's Rush show, he played a very interesting exchange he conducted with the hosts of the Breakfast Club. Its very interesting as well as very instructive. The one thing that stuck out to me more than anything else, was that during the exchange Charlamagne tha God used the phrase "the mechanism of white supremacy" four distinct times. He even elaborated on what exactly that meant to him: CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: Yeah, and, you know, I don’t disagree with you, and that’s why I’m not letting nobody politicize black pain and tell us this is one person’s fault just because...
  • In New Court Filing, Top Senators Blast Rogue Judge’s Refusal To Dismiss Flynn Case

    06/01/2020 1:23:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 1, 2020 | Sean Davis and Mollie Hemmingway
    Seven top Senators said Sullivan's actions violate the Constitution's clear separation of powers on which branch of government may prosecute American citizens. The actions of the rogue federal judge in the Michael Flynn criminal case are an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power that represent a “recipe for tyranny,” seven top senators, including the Senate Majority leader, told a federal court on Monday. In an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) blasted the refusal of Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to grant the Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss...