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  • An Elective Despotism: the Tyranny We’ve Brought on Ourselves

    08/30/2015 8:57:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/30/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    It is no secret that over recent decades, constitutionally defined powers reserved to Congress or the states have swirled into the Executive branch. As a result, no matter the name or the party, the next President will possess and put to use the autocratic power secured by Barack Obama. His will be a broad authority associated far more with the likes of brute strongmen like Hugo Chavez than with George Washington. But don’t put the entire blame on Obama, for he didn’t pull the keystone to the Framers’ division of powers and claim them all for his own. Blame early...
  • Constitutionality of Planned Parenthood Defunding Plans

    08/29/2015 4:12:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/15 | Douglas Gibbs
    Kick the federal government out of their State in regards to Planned Parenthood, abortion, any and all health services, health programs, health care, or health insurance intrusions Radio Host Dave Levine, a host on KMET 1490 AM on Monday, wrote on his blog, “Arkansas is the fourth state to terminate such contracts with the Feds—New Hampshire, Alabama and Louisiana are the others. By this time next year, 30-plus states will have stopped funding the baby killer company.” Mr. Levine was referring to Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s decision to order his State’s Department of Human Services to terminate the Medicaid contract...
  • Why The Media Supports Hillary's Constitutional Rewrite And Hate Trump's

    08/28/2015 3:36:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | John Nolte
    In a highly partisan and divisive speech before the Democrat National Committee Friday, Democrat presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton promised to do something that should sound familiar to anyone who has been watching the presidential race lately: she promised to amend the Constitution. This isn’t the first time she has made this pledge. It has been a theme throughout her campaign.
  • How the Supreme Court Abolished Article V of the Constitution

    08/28/2015 4:44:27 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 37 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8.14.15 | Robert A. J. Gagnon
    On July 31 at the American Bar Association’s International Human Rights Award Luncheon, former Justice John Paul Stevens declared that, while the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment establishes a right to “gay marriage,” it does not protect an individual’s right to keep and bear arms.... I marvel at Stevens’ ability to reject an application of the Fourteenth Amendment to a right clearly enumerated elsewhere in the Constitution (viz., “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” in the Second Amendment) while affirming its application to a supposed right not elsewhere even remotely alluded to in the...
  • The Children of Illegal Immigrants Are Not Born American Citizens

    08/27/2015 6:39:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/15 | Tim Dunkin
    Anchor Babies, Common Law, The Constitution, Eliminate birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants Once again, Donald Trump has managed to open up a robust national discussion about an issue that up to this point had been largely ignored by the political class. This time, the discussion is about so-called “birthright citizenship,” the idea that whenever a foreign national (regardless of legal status and with a very few exceptions) has a child on American soil, this child automatically becomes an American citizen from birth. This approach to citizenship has been the de facto (though not de jure) approach to...
  • Anchors Away: Ridiculous to believe that the 14th Amendment was intended for children of illegals

    08/27/2015 5:52:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | Jan LaRue
    “Bin Laden 2016” raises the question: Does “birthright citizenship,” regardless of parentage, qualify one to become president of the United States? Now that I have your attention, let’s consider a logical consequence of the current policy of the U.S. government, granting “birthright citizenship” to a child born in the United States of illegal immigrants, otherwise known as an “anchor baby.” Section I of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “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.” At...
  • Trump: Willing To Kill The Constitution In Order To Save It? I’m OK With That.

    08/27/2015 6:18:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 144 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-27-2015 | MOTUS
    Every day the media is filled with talking heads perplexed by the phenomenal success of The Donald. They’ve no idea what is fueling his popularity, which in itself is indicative of their disconnect from the reality of our day-to-day existence. With a new poll showing The Donald in the lead among Republican candidates with a 40% share, heads are beginning to explode and shaky legs are beginning to crumble under the pollsters.“This is real. I’m having trouble processing it. Like, my legs are shaking.” - TimeThe only people more surprised about the appeal of The Donald than the media are...
  • The Constitution Still Doesn’t Grant Birthright Citizenship

    08/27/2015 3:56:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/27/15 | Ann Coulter
    To support his insane interpretation of the post-Civil War amendments as granting citizenship to the kids of illegal aliens, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly is now taking job applications for the nonexistent — but dearly hoped-for — Jeb! administration, live, during his show.(Apparently my debate with O’Reilly will be conducted in my column, Twitter feed and current bestselling book, Adios, America, against the highest-rated show on cable news.)Republicans have been out of the White House for seven long years, and GOP lawyers are getting impatient. So now they’re popping up on Fox News’ airwaves, competing to see who can denounce Donald...
  • To Liberals, Changing the Constitution Is Only Outrageous When a Republican Does It

    08/26/2015 5:36:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/25/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    When is it outrageous to amend the Constitution? Donald Trump, the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination, wants to overturn the constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. Whether out of panic or sincerity, a number of other Republican candidates have joined the bandwagon. This is probably good politics for the GOP nomination and almost certainly bad politics for the general election. I am inclined against the idea as a matter of public policy, because the costs would outweigh the benefits. But I am far from convinced it is something to be outraged about. It’s funny: On countless public policy...
  • The Unconstitutional “Anchor Baby” Delusion

    08/25/2015 4:10:05 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/15 | Lt. Col. (P) Bill Connor
    The Congressional and historic record make clear that the legal concept of birthright citizenship, used by countless aliens to gain U.S. citizenship through anchor babies, is both wrong and unconstitutional. “The United States have not recognized a double allegiance. By our law a citizen is bound to be ‘true and faithful’ alone to our government.” – House Report No. 784, June 22, 1874 With the 2016 election heating up, many Americans are finding the opportunity to express anger over the nation’s illegal immigration problems. Donald Trump, a long-shot as a presidential candidate (having never held public office), shot to the...
  • Thoughts on Article V and the Second Amendment

    08/22/2015 10:01:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/22/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    Article V of the Constitution is to the body of the nation what the Second Amendment is to our persons; both enshrine the right to self-defense. Their enumeration in the Constitution isn’t actually necessary, for both rights are derived from nature and nature’s God, existing long before the Constitution. They are thus unalienable, meaning we could not give them away if we wanted to. Still, it is hard to not regard both as bequests, as invaluable gifts from our Framers to every subsequent generation of Americans. Having pursued and ultimately failed at peacefully settling their differences with George III and...
  • On Citizenship, the ‘Birthers’ Are Right: Constitution, Tradition, favor Birthright Citizenship

    08/22/2015 7:31:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/22/2015 | John Yoo
    Donald Trump stoked the immigration fires that are burning up the Republican party by proposing an end to birthright citizenship. This week he claimed that children of aliens who are born on U.S. territory “do not have American citizenship” and that their right is “not going to hold up in court.” Trump’s argument runs headlong into the Constitution. His proposal shows, once again, that while he may be running as a Republican, he is not running as a conservative. Conservatives believe in following the Constitution’s text, as understood by those who wrote and ratified it and with due regard for...
  • The Impeachable Offense

    08/21/2015 10:02:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/21/15 | Jerry Todd
    In 2012, Jerry Todd wrote of Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachman (R) after she exposed the dangerous, perhaps even treasonous relationship between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin. At the time, RINOs castigated Bachman for “Muslim insensitivity.” But today, Todd says: “Happy to see folks are waking up.” Some names and positions to be concerned with: Arif Alikhan – Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Mohammed Elibiary – Homeland Security Adviser Rashad Hussain – Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference Salam al-Marayati – Obama...
  • A “Constitutional literacy adviser” seems to think the USA can’t deport anyone

    08/21/2015 9:34:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/21/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Say what you will about Donald Trump, but Mr. Bald Eagle has certainly gotten the nation talking in a very serious fashion about important nuances of constitutional law, particularly on the subject of immigration. This long overdue conversation will no doubt be tested in the courts multiple times in the coming years and perhaps we will get some clarity, but for the moment the debate continues to rage among candidates and legislators alike. Jumping into the conversation this week is “constitutional literacy adviser” for the National Constitution Center, Lyle Denniston. In an opinion piece which seems to specifically target...
  • John Doe reform bill moves to Assembly (WI)

    08/20/2015 11:39:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 8-20-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – A bill that would reform Wisconsin’s controversial John Doe procedure – a grand jury-like procedure used to hound Gov. Scott Walker and his conservative allies for years – is now headed to the Assembly floor. Assembly Bill 68 passed Thursday in an executive session of the Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. The bill’s authors, state Rep. David Craig, R-Town of Vernon, and Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, said the committee’s vote is an important step toward “ensuring the John Doe statute isn’t abused going forward.” AB 68 was inspired in large part by lengthy campaign-finance probes launched by Milwaukee County...
  • Ted Cruz 2011: The Constitution protects birthright citizenship for illegals

    08/20/2015 1:18:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    David Freddoso’s right that this is, in fact, consistent with what Cruz has been telling reporters this week.Well, part of it is, at least. Cruz yesterday: “Absolutely,” Cruz replied. “We should end granting automatic birthright citizenship to the children of those who are here illegally.”When pressed on whether a change to the Constitution to end birthright citizenship would be realistic, Cruz said: “I think it is possible, but any constitutional amendment by its nature is difficult to achieve.” If you heard the quote in the first paragraph but not the one in the second, you might think the clip...
  • The Presidential Candidate We SHOULD Be Listening To! (And it's not who you think.)

    08/20/2015 10:01:34 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 26 replies
    Politichicks.com ^ | 8-20-2015 | Steven Maikoski
    Perhaps you missed this small and unimpressive candidate for president, for his physical presence was as weak as the voice that delivered his message. At barely five feet, two inches tall, he stood up and criticized our government’s expensive actions, focusing on the problems before us instead of engaging in the sound bite war waged by the other candidates. Some in the audience craned their necks to hear his timid presentation, but most quickly dismissed him as being horribly incompetent in today’s media society. However, his words hit home with some people as he spoke about how Congress was wreckfully...
  • FOX NEWS ANCHORED IN STUPIDITY ON 14TH AMENDMENT

    08/20/2015 12:53:05 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 45 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | August 19, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Based on the hysterical flailing at Donald Trump -- He's a buffoon! He's a clown! He calls people names! He's too conservative! He's not conservative enough! He won't give details! His details won't work! -- I gather certain Republicans are determined to drive him from the race. These same Republicans never object to other candidates who lack traditional presidential resumes -- Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain, to name a few. I'm beginning to suspect it's all about Trump's opposition to mass immigration from the Third World. Amid the hysteria, Trump is the only one speaking clearly...
  • Birthright Citizenship -- A Fundamental Misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment

    08/19/2015 10:22:10 AM PDT · by drpix · 22 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | January 14, 2011 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    An article posted by E. Pluribus Unum on another thread - but worthy of its own thread. It was published in 2011 but has become very pertinent today: Trump, Levin and company are telling the truth about "anchor babies," while the Democrats, RINOs and the media have been perpetuating the liberal lie.
  • Toward a Standing Article V Convention

    08/19/2015 9:04:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/19/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    In our last guest essay for Coach is Right we made an opening case for Article V state amendment conventions, rather than SCOTUS, to deal with major social and governing issues. It is through state conventions rather than the elastic whims of nine unaccountable lawyers that the Framers envisioned a free people would keep and improve their republic. Enlightenment philosophers recognized that whereas power is aggressive, liberty is passive. Unless it is actively pursued, liberty will always fade in the face of encroaching power. Our Framing generation knew this and provided the means by which liberty could be actively defended....
  • Trump questions the legality of the Constitution

    08/19/2015 7:31:05 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 126 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 8/19/2015 (1 hour ago) | Steve Benen
    A few days ago, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump unveiled an actual immigration policy, which included a striking provision: "End birthright citizenship." As regular readers know, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution doesn't leave much in the way of wiggle room: the rights of American citizenship are given to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States." The principle of birthright citizenship has been upheld by the Supreme Court many times since its enactment following the Civil War. If the Constitution says those born in the United states are citizens of the United States, what exactly does Trump intend...
  • Trump to O'Reilly: The 14th Amendment is unconstitutional

    08/19/2015 6:32:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/19/15 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump clashed with Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday night over the part of his immigration plan that would take away citizenship from the children who were born in the United States but whose parents came to the country illegally. Under the 14th Amendment, O’Reilly told Trump on “The O’Reilly Factor,” mass deportations of so-called birthright citizens cannot happen. Trump disagreed, and said that “many lawyers are saying that’s not the way it is in terms of this.” “What happens is, they’re in Mexico, they’re going to have a baby, they move over here for a couple of days, they have...
  • The 4th Branch of Government Must Be Destroyed

    08/16/2015 3:03:24 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 21 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 08/16/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “How does it become a man to behave toward this American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it. I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government”, wrote Henry David Thoreau in his essay on Civil Disobedience. The government we find ourselves living under today is no different than that in which Thoreau described in 1849. Our government solely endeavors to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, while at the same time it looses some of its integrity with every breach of the public’s trust. What has become truly perplexing to those...
  • Delaware Police Chief: Keep and Bear Means what it Says

    08/16/2015 4:42:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Delaware State Constitution has an explicit protection for the right to keep and bear arms.  It was enacted in 1987.   A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and State, and for hunting and recreational use.  Art. I, § 20 It seems that some public officials take their oath of office seriously.  In Lewes, Delaware, the city has a ban on the open carry of arms.  The legislature, when it passed  a comprehensive preemption statute, allowed ordinance that violated the statute to be grandfathered, if they existed before July...
  • One Question Every Planned Parenthood Proponent Should Have to Answer

    08/14/2015 10:36:49 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 5 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-14 | Ben Weingarten
    The more areas in which government interjects beyond its clearly defined Constitutional prerogatives, the greater the probability that it will use taxpayer funds to support causes that violate the beliefs of large swaths of citizens. This is true on a bipartisan basis. And this brings us to one of the brilliant insights of the Founders, who created a constitutional republic as opposed to a democracy. In a republic, the rights of the smallest minority, the individual, are protected because of a limited government with negative rights. On the other hand, in a democracy we get majority rule, where 51% of...
  • It’s unconstitutional to ban the homeless from sleeping outside, the federal government says

    08/14/2015 5:45:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/14/2015 | Emily Badger
    We all need sleep, which is a fact of life but also a legally important point. Last week, the Department of Justice argued as much in a statement of interest it filed in a relatively obscure case in Boise, Idaho, that could impact how cities regulate and punish homelessness. Boise, like many cities — the number of which has swelled since the recession — has an ordinance banning sleeping or camping in public places. But such laws, the DOJ says, effectively criminalize homelessness itself in situations where people simply have nowhere else to sleep. From the DOJ's filing: When adequate...
  • The Militarization of Law Enforcement in California

    08/13/2015 2:06:33 PM PDT · by Talkwire · 20 replies
    FOIA Request ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Joseph Tully
    Many local police and sheriff departments in California have requested armored military surplus vehicles from the Pentagon. The militarization of police is dangerous for society. It perpetuates an “Us” versus “Them” mentality; of both sides being under siege by the other. This becomes absurd when military tanks are requested by local law enforcement for use in otherwise tranquil suburban and rural counties. Full article here.
  • Iraqi premier says will seek mandate to change constitution

    08/12/2015 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 12, 2015 11:40 AM EDT | Vivian Salama and Sinan Salaheddin
    Iraq’s prime minister announced Wednesday he will seek a popular mandate to change the country’s constitution amid widespread calls to fight corruption and curtail government spending. The announcement came as Islamic State militants ambushed a military convoy in Iraq’s western Anbar province, killing at least 14 soldiers. […] In Baghdad, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he respects the current constitution, implemented in 2005, but believes “it is incomplete.” […] On Tuesday, lawmakers unanimously approved a reform plan proposed by al-Abadi that eliminates the three vice presidencies and the three deputy prime minister posts, dismantling part of the top-heavy government established...
  • To Keep the Republic

    08/12/2015 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/12/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    “A republic madam, if you can keep it.” What did Ben Franklin mean by his famous retort at the close of the 1787 Federal Convention? Here’s a clue: Voting every two years is insufficient effort to keep a republic. Franklin and his convention peers knew that unlike tyrannies and absolute monarchies, republics required the people’s active participation. This wasn’t a new concept; our Framers were well aware of Roman and Greek republics, all of which amended and improved their unwritten constitutions as changing times warranted. It was from their love of liberty and dread of consolidated power the Roman Republic...
  • More Concealed Handgun Permits, Less Crime? Read John Lott’s Latest.

    08/11/2015 11:28:47 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-11 | Benjamin Weingarten
    John R. Lott Jr., author of the groundbreaking More Guns, Less Crime, and president of the Crime Research Prevention Center, published a study last month on the rapid growth in concealed carry permits during the Obama years that revealed some interesting takeaways. Among them, Lott found that: Between 2007 and 2014, murder rates have fallen from 5.6 to 4.2 (preliminary estimates) per 100,000. This represents a 25% drop in the murder rate at the same time that the percentage of the adult population with permits soared by 178%. Overall violent crime also fell by 25 percent over that period of time. The broader trend is...
  • TED CRUZ RELEASES NEW AD PROMISING TO PROSECUTE AND DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

    08/11/2015 9:16:51 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 30 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 8/11/2015 | RightScoop
    This morning Ted Cruz released a new video ad that promises to prosecute and defund Planned Parenthood, also telling people to join him in Iowa for his Rally for Religious Liberty on August 21st. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY4y3y_2LOg
  • CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION SPARKING BUZZ, BUT ODDS STILL LONG

    08/10/2015 5:24:43 PM PDT · by thomasryan · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 8/10/2015 | WILL WEISSERT
    With Republicans controlling more than half the state legislatures across the country, some want to use that power to push for a federal spending limit through a mechanism unused since George Washington's day. Their plan: Persuade enough states to call a national constitutional convention so that a federal balanced budget amendment can be added to the Constitution. It would be a historic move. The United States has not held a constitutional convention since Washington himself led the original proceedings in Philadelphia in 1787. "Everywhere I'd go at town hall meetings, people would say, `What are we going to do? There's...
  • The Constitution and the Christian Perspective

    08/10/2015 6:18:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/15 | Douglas Gibbs
    Once a society loses its moral compass, and denies the moral standard its Judeo-Christian foundation provides, the rest of our rights are soon to follow. On Saturday night I attended a judicial forum at Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship in Temecula, and it turned out to be a very interesting event. The attendees, based on their questions, and the responses by the folks on the stage, reminded me that most Americans have a basic handle on what’s going on, and a faint idea of what the Constitution calls for in order for us to maintain our American System, but they are...
  • The Question They Dare Not Ask

    08/07/2015 6:48:16 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 6 replies
    Self | August 7, 2015 | Robert J. Seyko
    There is one question that should be asked of every presidential candidate at a presidential debate. It is also a question no one dares ask: In 1794, as you are of course well aware, James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, was asked about the constitutionality of publicly funded charity. He responded: "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending on objects of benevolence the money of their constituents." Given Mr. Madison's remarks, it is beyond contention that the welfare state in its entirety is unconstitutional. If...
  • Your Rights When The Cops Pull You Over Explained In One Brilliant Infographic

    08/07/2015 2:48:27 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/02/2014 | Christina Sterbenz
    Getting pulled over can make even the most law-abiding citizen's heart race. You should understand what you can and can't do. ~snip~ Read the rest of your rights when interacting with police below:
  • Obama Unimpressed with Current Roster of Presidential Candidates [semi-satire]

    08/05/2015 8:59:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    In remarks at the African Union meeting in Ethiopia this week, President Obama lamented “the sorry slate of candidates seeking to succeed me. To be honest, there is no one worthy to follow the path I have blazed. I may have to consider running for reelection.” Obama brushed aside the Constitutional provision prohibiting him from seeking another term as “a dangerous and unnecessary impediment” that might have to be altered “for the sake of humanity. You know, the guys who wrote the Constitution in 1787 didn’t see fit to limit the chief executive to any set number of terms. The...
  • What is Our Alternative to Government Solutions?

    08/03/2015 5:24:56 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 13 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/3/15 | jim 0216
    The ONLY real, valid alternative in life is freedom. Freedom is at the heart of most issues these days even if many don’t realize it. Your run-of-the-mill politician and most candidates for 2016 election see no political future in freedom. Of course that makes sense since political freedom is the absence of government and government coercion. Individual freedom or liberty is tremendously valuable and easily lost and is being drowned out by the deafening drum beats and bull horns of the Leftist MSM, government schools, government press corps, and politicians grasping for fame, fortune (your money) and power (at the...
  • John Kerry admits: Iran deal isn’t in treaty form because it would never be ratified by Congress

    08/03/2015 3:52:45 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/03/15 | Robert Laurie
    The Constitution can be SUCH a pain. If you’re looking for someone who will admit what the left thinks, but usually doesn’t say, John Kerry might be your new best friend. Last week, we saw him testify that his nuclear deal with Iran would most likely lead to the deaths of American citizens. It was a disgusting, and probably treasonous, moment. It was also just the beginning of Kerry’s revelations. According to everyone’s favorite Secretary of State, the Iran deal isn’t being presented as a treaty because the administration is well aware that no sane person would ratify it. As...
  • On courts and constitutionality in the Kentucky Resolution of 1798

    08/03/2015 3:36:05 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 3, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    One of the most common complaints of constitutionalists against the conduct of our federal government is that the judiciary at all levels routinely oversteps its boundaries, intruding into those areas that are beyond its constitutional reach. Though this is largely accepted by most Americans because of its long practice, this does not mean that what we see in Washington with respect to the judicial branch should be be tolerated or allowed to continue. As with unconstitutional actions by the other branches of government, our Founders provided a way for violations of our founding compact to be rectified by the states...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Asked a 'Gotcha' Question: Does the Bible Have Authority Over the Constitution?

    08/03/2015 7:37:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR
    "Does the Bible have authority over the Constitution?" That "gotcha" question was put to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. The retired neurosurgeon, however, didn't fall for the bait. NBC's Chuck Todd said it's a question from a Facebook poster by one Victor Roush, adding that it's a "simple question." "Does the Bible have authority over the constitution?" "That is not a simple question by any stretch of the imagination," Carson, retired neurosurgeon retorted. "I think probably what you have to do is ask a very specific question about a specific passage of the Bible...
  • Are You One of the 68%?

    08/01/2015 5:03:21 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 5 replies
    Convention of States Project ^ | 7/31/15 | Convention of States Project
    You elect them. They go to Washington, D.C. They accept lobbyists' money. They forget who they represent. Break the cycle. SIGN the petition and help call a Convention of States: http://ow.ly/QesXB
  • Comparing Roof And Abdulazeez Shootings

    08/01/2015 10:28:56 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 7 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | August 1st | T. Carter
    There you have it. Immediately after learning about Dylan Roof, MSNBC had drawn the quick conclusion that Roof was a racist, right-wing supremacist. They weren't able to draw any conclusions about Abdulazeez's ideology, even after learning that he had visited the Middle-East and come back "very different" from his old self. For some bizarre reason, Maddow's brilliant investigative skills and intuition evaporated into thin air following the Chattanooga shooting. It was a truly strange phenomenon that, even after law enforcement deemed the shooting a terror attack, Maddow was unable to determine Abdulazeez's motivation. As more details emerged over the weeks,...
  • Is the Supreme Court the ‘sick man’ of the Constitution? [So Says Senator Ted Cruz]

    07/31/2015 10:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Constitution Daily ^ | 07/30/2015 | Louis Gentilucci
    “A remedy is needed that will restore health to the sick man in our constitutional system,” said Senator Ted Cruz, shortly after the Supreme Court’s rulings on Obamacare and marriage equality in June. “With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that, I believe, will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections,” President Barack Obama warned after Citizens United in 2010. “Many of our politicians have surrendered to the false god of judicial supremacy, which would allow black-robed and unelected judges...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    07/31/2015 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1) “University Language Guide: The Word ‘American’ Is Offensive” By Katherine Timpf Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer “According to a “Bias-Free Language Guide” used by the University of New Hampshire, the word “American” is “problematic” and therefore should not be used. “North Americans often use ‘American’ which usually, depending on the contexts, fails to recognize South America,” the guide explains. “[It] assumes the U.S. is the only country inside these two continents,” it adds. It recommends using “Resident of the U.S.” or “U.S. citizen” instead. According to the guide, other “problematic” terms include “opposite sex” (it recommends...
  • Nepal's Draft Constitution Would Ban Religious Conversion

    07/28/2015 10:16:23 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Hindu Press International, Hinduism Today Magazine ^ | July 22, 2015 | Julia A. Seymour
    Nepal: HPI Note: This report is from a Christian website. Christians and Muslims in Nepal are criticizing the draft version of a new constitution that bans religious conversion. Spurred to action by the recent earthquake, Nepal's government introduced the draft for public comment on June 30, Reuters reported. The draft states that "any act which may be contrary to public health, public decency or morality or incitement to breach public peace or act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of each other is not allowed and...
  • America, Take Heart: If Frank Can Do It, So Can We

    07/24/2015 5:23:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-24-2015 | MOTUS
    Today’s post comes compliments of Mark Steyn, writing about one of the greatest come-backs in musical history: According to Scott Fitzgerald, there are no second acts in American lives. Which isn't true. But there are few second acts like Frank Sinatra's…the man who had lost his fans, lost his voice, lost his agent, lost his movie contract, lost his TV show and lost his record label is back at the microphone. He takes his time, colla voce, and declares himself: I've Got The World On A String Sittin' on a rainbow Got the string around my fi-i-i-inger... As Mr. Steyn...
  • Feds Seize Medical Records on 'Fishing Expedition' Investigations with No Subpoena from a Judge

    07/22/2015 6:35:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20 2015 | Mark Fitzgibbons
    While focusing their resources and political energy on the NSA’s mass collection of metadata, privacy advocates have neglected the most dangerous institutionalized violations of the Fourth Amendment: administrative subpoenas. Now a United States District Court judge in Texas has ruled for the Drug Enforcement Agency that an administrative subpoena may be used to search medical records. It was inevitable, given the march towards illegally nullifying the Fourth Amendment through use of these judge-less bureaucrat warrants authorized by Congress. Administrative subpoenas are issued unilaterally by government agencies -- meaning without approval by neutral judges -- and without probable cause stated under...
  • Bipartisan Anger in Congress over Obama's UN Move [Rex Lex]

    07/21/2015 11:19:08 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/21/2015 | Gil Ronen
    Republican lawmakers – but some influential Democrats as well – were angry Monday about the Obama administration's decision to have the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) vote on the Iran nuclear deal before Congress has had a chance to accept or reject it. The unanimous UNSC vote in favor of the Iran Monday deal came just hours after the State Department formally sent the agreement to Congress to be reviewed. Rep. Eliot Engel (NY), the top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, joined panel Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif) in a statement that said they were “disappointed” that the UNSC voted...
  • .Hutchinson Orders Adjutant General To Arm Full-Time Military Personnel (ARK)

    07/18/2015 6:49:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    5 News Online ^ | 17 JUL 15 1700hrs | Curtis Lanning and Dillon Thomas
    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Following the shooting death of four Marines in Chattanooga, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel. The governor also ordered the Arkansas flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday (July 20), according to a news release. “Our hearts break at the news of another senseless act of violence and terror, this time out of Chattanooga,” Governor Hutchinson said. “Our prayers go out to all the families of the victims, especially the family of Staff Sgt. David Wyatt of Russellville, one of Arkansas’s own.” He continued, “I...
  • A Patriot’s Guide for Winning the Presidency in Four Issues

    07/18/2015 5:30:21 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 13 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 18, 2015 | William Michael
    With so much riding on the 2016 Presidential Election, even the best candidate can get overwhelmed by the issues. Although many issues will be used to distract voters and divert attention, the four issues below are the most crucial we face as a sovereign nation and as people. Just as Donald Trump paved the way for an honest discussion on illegal immigration, these issues (including illegal immigration) should be clearly communicated to the American public for their consideration in 2016. These are NON-PC Talking Points and NON-PC Solutions for NON-PC Candidates! Rule of Law Respect for the Constitution. Presidential Executive...