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  • Vanity: Was Kavanaugh Trump's First Choice?

    09/22/2018 5:50:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Sep 22, 2018 | Vanity
    When news broke out that Brett Kavanaugh was Trump's pick to fill Justice Kennedy's seat, a few critics (including on FR) suggested that he was chosen as a nod to the Bush era and GOP establishment... I am not saying that another pick would have had an easier process nor that Kavanaugh is guilty in the least! But I do wonder if Trump really went with his gut. Sometimes his gut even leads him to side with the establishment, as in the case of the Alabama Senate primary between Luther Strange and Roy Moore. Trump endorsed Luther Strange...but the base...
  • America needs Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court – Here’s why

    09/21/2018 1:15:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    FOXNews ^ | 9/21/18 | Frank Miniter
    Will allegation against Kavanaugh derail his nomination? Democrats are doing everything possible to keep Judge Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court because they don’t want to confirm a conservative jurist who will faithfully and accurately apply the Constitution to cases that come before the high court. The framers who signed the Constitution knew it would need to change with changing times, so they set up a process to amend the document – a process that has led to the adoption of 27 amendments. It was never the intention of the framers to have Supreme Court justices effectively amend the Constitution...
  • Amendment 6 - "...the right to be confronted with the witnesses against him..."

    09/21/2018 7:16:21 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    The US Constitution ^ | 17 Sep 1787 | Constitutional Convention
    Amendment 6 - Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, September 20, 2018 [prayer]

    09/20/2018 5:21:59 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 24 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | September 20, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • Japan’s Abe wants changes to constitution to reflect reality of rising regional threats

    09/17/2018 3:53:05 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 17 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/17/18 | USA Features
    Strictly speaking, some experts believe that Japan has been in violation of Article 9 ever since it created a ‘self-defense’ force, and in a very technical sense there is an argument to be made there. But practically speaking, Japan lives in a neighborhood that has become increasingly hostile over the past 20 years. Between China’s rise, Russia’s revisionist tendencies, and North Korea, it has become clear to Abe that his country’s ‘military’ has to take a different stance moving forward if Tokyo has any hope of fending off the sophisticated forces of Russia and China. That will require constitutional changes....
  • Celebrating our Constitution, Remembering our Heritage

    09/17/2018 3:09:31 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 17, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Constitution Day, 2018 On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention got together for one final time, to sign the final document before sending it out to the states for ratification. (pictured: the Signing of the Constitution, by Louis S. Glanzman) There were 55 delegates in all, that momentous summer in Philadelphia, though all were rarely present at the same time. They had spent the summer debating both the big picture – what was to be the relationship between the federal government, the state governments, and the people? – and the small picture –...
  • Constitution Day: The New Left Progressives Boycott

    09/17/2018 6:30:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-17-18 | MOTUS
    While the rest of us celebrate September 17 as Constitution Day the New Left Progressives (NLP) have cancelled it due to lack of interest. The NLP views the Constitution, as Barack Hussein Obama explained back in 2001, as a “a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can't do to you. Says what the federal government can't do to you but doesn't say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.” What Barry was advocating at the time, and again 7 years later when he ran for president, was a “fundamental transformation” of the Constitution...
  • On Constitution Day, a professor tries to spread founding principles on campus

    09/16/2018 8:36:51 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 16, 2018 12:00 AM | Salena Zito
    MEMPHIS — " We must not be afraid to be free," Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black famously said in a dissent defending free expression. That appeal is germane today, especially on college campuses, professor Daniel Cullen argues. Cullen, a professor of political science at Rhodes College, is working to engage liberal arts college students on the critical importance of the First Amendment and free speech. It's part of a program at 30 colleges and universities across the country who will be marking Constitution Day on September 17, the 231st anniversary of its signing. “It is a critical moment in American...
  • Professor Shoots Self to Protest Trump [semi-satire]

    09/15/2018 3:37:07 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    At the College of Southern Nevada, Professor emeritus Mark Bird shot himself in the arm in a restroom as a protest against President Trump's anti-gun control policies. "People like me should never be permitted to have a gun," Bird said. "The demented Second Amendment guarantee of the right to bear arms clearly failed to prevent me from shooting myself. Trump's unwillingness to repeal this Amendment is the cause of the injury I suffered from my self-inflicted wound." Bird acknowledged that "those who enacted the Second Amendment in 1789 inhabited a simpler and saner world than we do today. Back then...
  • Jeff Sessions to DOJ lawyers: Resist nationwide injunctions...

    09/13/2018 7:13:09 PM PDT · by caww · 63 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/13/2018 | Kelly Cohen
    AGJeff Sessions is telling Justice Department lawyers to push back against federal judges who have imposed nationwide injunctions against many of the Trump administration’s policies. "A number of such injunctions in recent years have brought to the fore 'the problem of judges acting outside the bounds of their authority' and granting relief that reaches far beyond the confines of the particular case or controversy before them,”.. adding, “Consistent with the longstanding position of the Ex. Branch under Administrations of both parties, the Dept.of Justice opposes the issuance of such nationwide injunctions.” In the memo, Sessions tells lawyers to remind the...
  • It's Our Constitution -- Not Kavanaugh

    09/12/2018 4:43:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    One of the best statements of how the Framers saw the role of the federal government is found in Federalist Paper 45, written by James Madison, who is known as the "Father of the Constitution": "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce. ... The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs,...
  • Article V – Dynamic Federalism

    09/10/2018 12:45:15 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | September 10th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Over a long radio career, Rush Limbaugh regularly slammed the Congressional Budget Office for its static analysis of tax cuts. It is natural to think in linear terms. If Congress cuts taxes by X, then government revenue should fall by X. Right? Except, it often doesn’t work that way. Man and men in society aren’t linear thinkers. Sometimes the output is a magnitude larger and opposite to the input. Cut taxes by X and the output isn’t an X tax loss, but typically a dynamic increase in tax revenue several times the tax cuts. Dynamic response isn’t limited to economics....
  • Sen. Ben Sasse unloads on Congress at Kavanaugh hearing (should be watched again and again)

    09/09/2018 5:57:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    Ben Sasse can be an ass, but he is superb in this video.
  • Politicians Aspiring High Office-Not Constitutionally Eligible Pres & CinC of Our Military or VP

    09/08/2018 3:45:16 PM PDT · by CDR Kerchner · 68 replies
    CDR Kerchner (Ret) Blog ^ | 08 Sep 2018 | CDR Kerchner (Ret)
    Natural Born Citizen – A List of Politicians Aspiring to High National Office Who Are Not Constitutionally Eligible to be President and Commander-in-Chief of Our Military, or Vice President. They are Not a Natural Born Citizen. The list: https://www.scribd.com/lists/22182725/Politicians-Who-Are-Not-A-Natural-Born-CitizenAs per ‘Principles of Natural Law‘ in place at the time of the founding of our country and when the founding documents including the U.S. Constitution were written, a ‘natural born Citizen’ is one born in the country to parents who are both Citizens (born Citizens or naturalized Citizens) of that country when their child is born in the country. See ‘The...
  • How to Remove an Unfit President With the 25th Amendment [BARF Alert BARF Alert BARF Alert]

    09/08/2018 3:35:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 55 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | Saturday, September 8, 2018 | Beth Skwarecki
    The US Constitution provides instructions for how to remove a president from office if they are unfit to do their job—gravely wounded, for example, or mentally unstable. The instructions were ratified as an amendment in 1967, after John F. Kennedy's assassination. Until that point, the Constitution just vaguely referred to the fact that a president could be removed for "Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of said Office." When can the 25th amendment be invoked for an unfit president? Whenever the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet are ready to do so. One anonymous "senior official" wrote...
  • Abortion the Great Equalizer [semi-satire]

    09/08/2018 3:17:38 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    Former president of Planned Parenthood Gloria Feldt told a Cornell University audience that “abortion gives women an equal seat at life’s table. Putting all of the burden of child-bearing and birthing on women violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause. Abortion is the remedy. Freeing ourselves of the obligations imposed on us by a patriarchal society is the only way we can enjoy the same power that men have monopolized through a discriminatory reproductive system.” Feldt’s remarks mirrored those of former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton who also advocated an economic rationale for preserving the court-granted right of reluctant would-be mothers to...
  • Senator Kamala Harris Not a Natural Born Citizen of USA to Constitutional Standards

    09/08/2018 10:23:35 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 156 replies
    Scribd ^ | 8/11/2018 | Charles F. Kerchner, Jr.
    Senator Kamala Harris’s staff has refused to answer any questions regarding the citizenship status of her parents when she was born. The normal path to becoming a naturalized U.S. Citizen takes five years. Kamala Harris was born in 1964. Her father emigrated from Jamaica to the USA in 1961. Her mother emigrated from India to the USA in 1960. Thus there was not sufficient time for either of Kamala’s parents to become naturalized U.S. Citizens. Kamala’s father eventually became a naturalized U.S. Citizen per his bio. It is not known at this time if Kamala’s mother ever became a naturalized...
  • Dem Uses Kavanaugh Hearing to Jockey for Position in 2020 [semi-satire]

    09/08/2018 1:52:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    Fresh from his preposterous antics in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court in which he characterized himself as a "Spartacus fighting against tyranny," Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) brushed aside Wall Street Journal reporter Byron Tau's attempt to ask him a question about it, asserting that "it is unconstitutional for anyone to question me about anything I said in Congress in any other place." Booker's heroic moment came when he made a show of releasing what he called "wrongly classified documents that Republicans are trying to hide from the American people. I know that...
  • Kamala Harris Calls Kavanaugh’s Pocket Constitution ‘That Book You Carry’

    09/07/2018 8:30:03 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 63 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7 Sep 2018
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) described a pocket-sized version of the U.S. Constitution belonging to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as “that book you carry,” on day four of the judge’s confirmation hearing. Kavanaugh replied, “Three points I believe, senator, first the constitution, it is in the book that I carry. The constitution protects unenumerated rights. That’s what the Supreme Court has said.”
  • Watch: Kamala Harris Calls Kavanaugh’s Pocket Constitution ‘That Book You Carry’

    09/07/2018 4:05:37 PM PDT · by davikkm · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) described a pocket-sized version of the U.S. Constitution belonging to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as “that book you carry,” on day three of the judge’s confirmation hearing. Asking Judge Kavanaugh which unenumerated rights he would do away with, Harris said: I’m going to ask you about unenumerated rights. You gave a speech praising former Justice Rehnquist’s dissent in Rhodes, there’s been much discussion about that, and you wrote, quote, celebrating his success, that ‘success in stemming the general tide of free-wheeling judicial creation of unenumerated rights,’ that is what you said in celebration of Justice...