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  • JUSTICE SCALIA: 'FOOLISH' TO HAVE THE SUPREME COURT DECIDE IF NSA WIRETAPPING IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    04/19/2014 2:49:04 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 24 replies
    Breitbart.tv ^ | 4/19/2014 | Pam Key
    Thursday in an interview conducted at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about their views of the First Amendment. Moderator Marvin Kalb questioned Scalia about whether the NSA wiretapping cloud be conceivably be in violation of the Constitution: Justice Antonin Scalia said, "No because it's not absolute. As Ruth has said there are very few freedoms that are absolute. I mean your person is protected by the Fourth Amendment but as I pointed out when you board a plane someone can pass his hands all over your body that's a terrible...
  • How Obama Can Use Executive Actions to Improve Our Democracy (Barf Alert)

    04/18/2014 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 18th, 2014 | Michael Waldman
    With Congress paralyzed, President Obama has promised to use his “pen and phone” to overcome the ongoing dysfunction and get some work done. And the White House has already acted several times to help improve America’s economy. But such policies, no matter how valuable, will achieve little if we do not fix our broken democracy. Allow me to suggest some ideas for how the president can do just that. First, some historical context. Presidents have long acted within their authority, from Jefferson’s purchase of Louisiana without consulting Congress to Lincoln’s freeing the slaves by proclamation. In recent decades, at a...
  • Progressives Don't Grasp the Constitution

    04/18/2014 2:13:56 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 21 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 12th, 2014 | George Will
    In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is “basically about” one word — “democracy” — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence. Democracy is America’s way of allocating political power. The Constitution, however, was adopted to confine that power in order to “secure the blessings of” that which simultaneously justifies and limits democratic government — natural liberty. The fundamental division in U.S. politics is between those who take their bearings from the individual’s right to a capacious, indeed indefinite, realm of freedom, and those whose fundamental value is the right of...
  • Federal Land Retention and the Constitution’s Property Clause: (Univ of Colo Law Review)

    04/16/2014 3:12:56 PM PDT · by xzins · 108 replies
    Federal Land Retention and the Constitution’s Property Clause: The Original Understanding (Conclusion) Robert G. Natelson* Conclusion Considered from the vantage point of original meaning, both the conservative and liberal interpretations of the “other Property” portion of the Property Clause are partly correct. The liberals are correct in that the Constitution – not just arguably, but clearly – authorizes permanent property ownership outside the Enclave Clause. The clarity of this result flows both from the text of the document and from comments made during ratification. Moreover, the liberals are correct in suggesting that those lands are subject to a public trust...
  • A Frankenstein Constitution

    04/16/2014 2:47:01 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 70 replies
    A common concern among Article V opponents is fear that a convention of the states to propose constitutional amendments will result in an oppressive constitution. All we need to do is enforce the constitution we have. Elect the right people to implement our written constitution and all will be well. As logical and appealing as that approach appears to be, it ignores some horrible realities, and actually promotes our headlong dive into tyranny, for the anti-constitution, the unwritten Frankenstein constitution rules. First, aside from the occasional heat politicians take from an outraged populace, our legislative and executive branches in the...
  • Constitution Check: Does the Second Amendment need to be amended?

    04/15/2014 9:29:18 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 44 replies
    new.yahoo.com ^ | 04/15/14 | Lyle Denniston
    Constitution Check: Does the Second Amendment need to be amended? THE STATEMENT AT ISSUE: “As a result of [Supreme Court] rulings, the Second Amendment, which was adopted to protect the states from federal interference with their power to ensure that their militias were ‘well regulated,’ has given federal judges the ultimate power to determine the validity of state regulations of both civilian and militia-related uses of arms. That anomalous result can be avoided by adding five words to the text of the Second Amendment to make ti unambiguously conform to the original intent of the draftsmen. As so amended, it...
  • Article V...Constiutional Convention

    04/15/2014 4:35:55 PM PDT · by SgtBob · 57 replies
    April 15th, 2014 | SgtBob
    U. S. Constitution
  • Article V Legislation Passes Arizona House, Heads to Troubled Senate

    04/15/2014 9:36:54 AM PDT · by Strawberry AZ · 22 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04-15-14 | Michael Alexander (Vanity)
    Please consider this an update and a Call to Action on our efforts to get Article V legislation passed here in Arizona: After months of working its way through myriad legislative hoops, SCR1016 passed the House yesterday and is now headed to the Senate for a final vote of the full chamber... no more committees, no more hearings. I am told that the President of the Senate, Andy Biggs, has promised to oppose all attempts to allow a vote on any Article V legislation. Although a reliable conservative on most matters, he has been compromised on this issue by the...
  • 34 States Call for Constitutional Convention - and Possible Rewrite

    04/13/2014 5:05:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 11, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    Even with Michigan recently becoming the 34th state to call for a Constitutional Convention, it's not at all certain that a rewrite of the nation's founding document is close at hand... Unless called to deal with a specific issue, some legal experts warn a "runaway" convention could create chaos. "Let's assume that we get Congress to call for a convention, and we are deliberating about one item. Maybe that would stick. But how can you be confident that once you open the door to a constitutional convention, even if for one narrow amendment, that it won't just become a runaway...
  • PALIN: OBAMA DOESN'T UNDERSTAND OR 'CHOOSES TO DISRESPECT OUR CONSTITUTION'

    04/13/2014 2:51:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blasted President Barack Obama on Saturday for either not understanding or deliberately disrespecting the Constitution. "We have a president who doesn't understand or just chooses to disrespect our Constitution," Palin said on Fox News' Cashin In with host Eric Bolling. Obama has unilaterally changed immigration, health care, and welfare laws, among others, according to Palin, and she said that he has sent a message with his actions that an elite crew will run the government as they see fit instead of "We the People." She also said there needs to be "new energy" in government...
  • Nevada Militia To Feds: ‘Control Our Borders, Not Our Ranchers’

    04/13/2014 6:20:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    CBS LAS VEGAS ^ | April 11, 2014
    The rural Nevada showdown between federal government officials and militia members protecting rancher Cliven Bundy has evolved into a battle of government “tyranny,” with many newly arriving militiamen rolling in to draw a line in the dirt about 70 miles northeast of Las Vegas. ... “This is a better education than being in school! I’m glad I brought you. I’m a good mom,” Ilona Ence, a 49-year-old mother from St. George and Bundy relative who brought her four teenage children to the ranch, told the Las Vegas Sun. “They’re learning about the Constitution.” Ence’s teenage sons posted up a sign...
  • The Beat Goes On: Opposing Obama Is Racist

    04/13/2014 5:39:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/13/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    Alas, another reporter asked me the same question I have been repeatedly asked for the past five years. “As an African-American, why are you a member of the Tea Party?” It dawned on me to ask the reporter, “If you are a thinking patriotic American, why are you not a member of the Tea Party?” It is stunning that reporters cannot see the absurdity and racism against white voters in their assumption that Tea Party membership (pushback against Obama's agenda) equals racism.
  • The Constitutional Amendment Process

    04/11/2014 3:35:48 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 38 replies
    I post the following to address a common concern of Freepers who oppose an Article V state convention. The authority to amend the Constitution of the United States is derived from Article V of the Constitution. After Congress proposes an amendment, the Archivist of the United States, who heads the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is charged with responsibility for administering the ratification process under the provisions of 1 U.S.C. 106b. The Archivist has delegated many of the ministerial duties associated with this function to the Director of the Federal Register. Neither Article V of the Constitution nor section...
  • Crimean Parliament to Adopt Kremlin-Backed Constitution on Friday

    04/09/2014 7:25:30 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 6 replies
    Cihan News Agency ^ | March 10, 2014 00:40 GMT | Ria Novosti
    The Crimean parliament on Friday is due to adopt a new constitution for the region, which has been already agreed upon with the Kremlin, the speaker of Crimea's parliament has said. “I’m convening an extraordinary session on Friday. This will be a historic session of the State Council which will adopt the constitution of Crimea as a subject of the Russian Federation,” Vladimir Konstantinov said. The new constitution defines the republic as a democracy and states that its territory is “united and indivisible,” the Kommersant business daily said Wednesday.
  • The Proper Pace of Political Change.

    04/08/2014 4:17:21 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    April, 1913 | Senator Elihu Root
    Coincident with ratification of the 1913 amendments to the constitution, New York Senator Elihu Root expressed his concerns in a series of lectures at the alma mater of James Madison, and Woodrow Wilson, Princeton University. He was one of the most respected and influential politicians of the early 20th century. Senator Root spoke freely, without hesitation, the language of our framing generation. As a tidal wave of progressivism swept across America, he clearly feared our overnight transformation from a federal, to a democratic republic. Senator Elihu Root: The Proper Pace of Political Change. (Excerpts): In this country we have set...
  • NM:Legal Immigrants Have Same Right to Concealed Carry Permit as Citizens

    04/07/2014 8:53:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On 31 March, the U.S. District Court for New Mexico ruled that legal immigrants have the same right to obtain a concealed carry permit as citizens.   The equal protection clause mandates that legally residing residents be treated the same under the law.  From Jurist.org: BELLEVUE, WA – The chief U.S. District Court judge in New Mexico today granted a permanent injunction against the State of New Mexico’s “citizens only” concealed carry law that unfairly discriminated against permanent legal resident aliens in a case brought by the Second Amendment Foundation. The Second Amendment Foundation backed the lawsuit  From the Washington...
  • America Betrays Her Revolution

    04/07/2014 5:06:12 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 31 replies
    To Freepers, our statist government is a daily “fingernails across the chalkboard” experience. Why is Obama able to sweep judicial, and legislative powers into the executive? Why did our national government morph from one designed to protect our freedoms into one of increasing political and social oppression? Why did the federal government generally remain within its Constitutional bounds prior to WWI and not thereafter? Thank the 17th Amendment. Tomorrow is its one hundred and one year anniversary. It fundamentally altered the Constitution; it pulled the keystone from the arch of our Framers’ structure. The structure upon which our freedoms depend...
  • The McAuliffe Way: Not What The Framers Intended

    04/06/2014 10:04:01 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 26 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | April 4, 2014 | Frank Salvato
    Mr. McAuliffe stated,point blank,he would not engage in partisan skullduggery to affect the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare at the expense of the Virginia State budget, yet that is exactly what he is doing. Less than six months after taking office, Mr. McAuliffe is not only doing “a 180” on his campaign promise not to hold the budget hostage to his whim, but doing so at the expense of the State budget and the well-being of State government. So what does it mean when we say Gov. McAuliffe and his Progressive and Democrat stooges will hold the budget hostage in...
  • Florida Senate Passes COS Application to State Amendment Convention

    04/03/2014 3:02:31 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 26 replies
    That the Legislature of the State of Florida does hereby make application to Congress pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States to call an Article V convention for the sole purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States which: Impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government. Limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government. Limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. An identical resolution will be considered by the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow.
  • Nancy Pelosi Channels Founding Fathers, Comes to Find They Would Love ObamaCare

    04/02/2014 3:37:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    IJReview ^ | April 2, 2014
    Delusional Pelosi Channels Founding Fathers - Video It boggles the mind that Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) thinks she would ever know what the Founding Fathers would have wanted, but on Tuesday she appeared pretty confident that she knew that they definitely would have loved Obamacare. No wonder Allen West called her ’delusional’: “There are those critics, bumps in the road, but they’ve only been turbulence. They have not been an obstacle to the American people having healthier life that our that our founders wanted for them.” She goes on to say that Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and George Washington...
  • Did Michigan just trigger 'constitutional convention'? Bid gains steam

    04/02/2014 12:25:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 76 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-2-2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – Momentum is building behind what would be an unprecedented effort to amend the U.S. Constitution, through a little-known provision that gives states rather than Congress the power to initiate changes. At issue is what's known as a "constitutional convention," a scenario tucked into Article V of the U.S. Constitution. At its core, Article V provides two ways for amendments to be proposed. The first – which has been used for all 27 amendment to date – requires two-thirds of both the House and Senate to approve a resolution, before sending it to the states for ratification. The Founding...
  • If You Think Presidential Elections Matter

    04/02/2014 6:51:18 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 35 replies
    Elections matter in republics. I question the practical, modern purpose of American elections. Their traditional purpose was to determine who will represent us in a law-making congress and who the electoral college appoints as President. Subsequently, these people were to promote the general welfare and happiness of a free people. Is that what we have? Is it our recent experience? Does Congress draft, debate and send to the President the rules that govern a free people? Instead of responsible, accountable government, we endure a lawless executive whose perception of constitutional powers is that which he and his handlers believe he...
  • An Analysis of President Lincoln's Legal Arguments Against Secession

    03/31/2014 10:24:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    Apollo3 ^ | April 9, 1994 | James Ostrowski
    INTRODUCTION On May 27, 1861, the army of the United States of America (the "Union")--a nation formed by consecutive secessions, first from Great Britain in 1776, and then from itself in 17881--invaded the State of Virginia,2 which had recently seceded from the Union, in an effort to negate that secession by violent force. The historical result of the effort begun that day is well known and indisputable: after four years of brutal warfare, which killed 620,000 Americans, the United States negated the secession of the Confederate States of America, and forcibly re-enrolled them into the Union. The Civil War ended...
  • Unbelievable: Common Core Problem Asks Kids to Choose Two Amendments to Remove From Bill of Rights

    03/31/2014 1:58:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    IJReview ^ | 03/31/2014 | Emily Hulsey
    A mother in Arkansas has expressed concern over her daughter’s recent Common Core school assignment that asked her to remove and replace two of the first ten amendments of the Constitution. The team assignment stated that the Bill of Rights is “outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.” Here is a copy of the assignment:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE PHOTO The mother who spoke up said she was particularly troubled by the fact that her daughter’s Sixth Grade History class had received no prior training in civics or how to amend the Constitution, which may...
  • Is There a “Right” to Birth Control? (what the administration really wants)

    03/27/2014 5:42:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 27, 2014 | Joe Hargrave
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday from opposing legal counsel on the HHS contraception mandate cases. The media consensus appears to be that the justices were hard on the mandate and appear likely to issue a narrow ruling exempting “closely-held” corporations, which both of the plaintiffs are, while leaving open the question of whether or not publicly-traded corporations have First Amendment rights. The distinction is relevant since closely-held corporations are directly operated by their owners and are fairly limited in the number of shareholders they typically have, while public corporations have hundreds or thousands of shareholders. The...
  • Since When Does Federalism Contain an Exemption for Internet Gaming?

    03/26/2014 11:14:40 AM PDT · by 54fighting · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | 3/26/14 | Neil McCabe
    As states like New Jersey, where it is now legal, and Massachusetts, where there is a move to legalize online gaming, Adelson is convinced that online gambling competes with his brick-and-mortar poker rooms. To this end, he is calling on the Congress, and specifically his Republican friends, to outlaw his competition. The ask has put Republicans in a precarious situation where they are forced to choose between philosophical principles, like federalism, and their opposition to crony capitalism against the obligation to hear out and support Adelson. Texas Gov. J. Richard “Rick” Perry, for instance, was once one of the leading...
  • Georgia Votes for Convention of States to Amend Constitution

    03/26/2014 10:33:58 AM PDT · by PapaNew · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/7/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Georgia state legislature has passed a measure calling for a Convention of States to amend the U.S. Constitution, a move long championed by many in the tea party movement. The action restricts the convention to topics of limiting the power of the federal government and establishing term limits for federal officials. Georgia's House voted 107-58 on Thursday to pass the measure, which previously had passed the state Senate. "An Article V Convention of States would provide an opportunity for the citizens of this great nation to restore the balance of power between the states and the federal government," Republican...
  • Religious Freedom At Stake In Hobby Lobby Case

    Yesterday the Supreme Court heard the case of Sebelius v Hobby Lobby. This is a potentially momentous case. Hobby Lobby is owned by a Christian family. Their religious beliefs are such that they oppose abortion in any form. They provide healthcare to their employees, however they don’t provide coverage for any procedure or pill that could harm an unborn child. Under Obamacare, the Federal government has mandated contraception and abortion coverage. Hobby Lobby objects on religious grounds. The left is crying war on women, Sandra Fluke is loudly proclaiming that corporations aren’t people and can have no religion. To take...
  • Barack Hussain's Legacy: Top 10 Greatest Achievements and Lessons to the World

    03/25/2014 5:43:58 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 27 replies
    English Pravda ^ | March 24, 2014 | Joanna Rosamond
    As a result of his disastrous leadership we came to the realization that an incompetent and socially irresponsible president should be dismissed like any bad manager.
  • The Other Academic Complex

    03/21/2014 6:52:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 19, 2014 | David Corbin and Matthew Parks
    I want to spend some time talking about . . . a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead. I believe this is the defining challenge of our time: making sure our economy works for every working American. That’s why I ran for president. It was the center of last year’s campaign. It drives everything I do in this office. – President Barack Obama, 12/04/13 President Obama has been consistently militant in pursuing a progressive domestic agenda during his...
  • Democrats Oppose Article V State Amendment Convention in FL Senate Rules Committee Vote

    03/20/2014 3:17:52 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 71 replies
    Today, Florida took another step toward reclaiming federal powers foolishly given away in 1913. The Senate Rules Committee passed by 8-5, the following resolution: Amendments to the Constitution of the United States; Applying to Congress to call a convention for the sole purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States which impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government, and limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. Every Republican voted yea, every Democrat nay.
  • The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police

    03/19/2014 5:54:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | 3/18/2014 | Jack Minor
    The office of sheriff was created to address worries exactly like the rampant militarization of police forces in America, claim two sheriffs who have challenged elected officials in their states over what they believe are unconstitutional abuses of power. “Right now the threat to individual Americans from al-Qaida and other groups is nowhere near the threat we face from officials in our own country who are working at taking away our liberties,” Delaware Sheriff Jeff Christopher told WND.
  • Ayn Rand Reconsidered

    03/18/2014 6:25:16 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 38 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 14, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    She’s been derided in academia for decades: Panels disparaging her works are not unusual at the Modern Language Association’s annual confab. Yet and still, her virulent atheism has made her controversial on the right, where, it would seem, she would find a more sympathetic audience. Nevertheless, when it came to worldly matters, she was uncommonly prescient. For one thing, the Russian-born novelist had a keener understanding of the U. S. Constitution than many American Constitutional law professors do today. “The Bill of Rights was not directed against private citizens, but against the government—as an explicit declaration that individual rights supersede...
  • Florida Senate Rules Committee: Call to an Article V Amendment Convention.

    03/18/2014 2:32:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 80 replies
    The Rules Committee of the Florida Senate will take up SM476 this coming Thursday, March 20th at 10:30 AM. SM476 is an application to Congress for an Article V state amendment convention: Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: (1) That the Legislature of the State of Florida does hereby make application to Congress pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States to call an Article V convention for the sole purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States which: (a) Impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government. (b) Limit the power and...
  • Michael Farris and the John Birch Society Square off in Oklahoma (Article V)

    03/17/2014 1:12:43 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 47 replies
    Convention of States ^ | March 17th, 2014 | Jordan Sillars
    If you’re interested in the Convention of States Project and enjoy a good, old-fashioned debate, you’re in for a treat. Convention of States Project director Michael Farris will join Oklahoma State Senator Rob Standridge on March 19 and 20 to debate leaders of the Oklahoma John Birch Society on the efficacy of calling a Convention of States to stop the abuses of Washington, D.C. Questions have been swirling around the Convention of States issue, and Michael and Rob look forward to answering many of them. A Convention of States is our best chance to stop the overreach of the federal...
  • A Nation Adrift [video]

    03/16/2014 7:50:02 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 15 replies
    New Liberty Video ^ | 2003? | New Liberty Video
    http://www.itbn.org/index/detail/lib/Networks/sublib/TBN/ec/FwNGwxMzrqg5ccjsD78EVfXSbAzBCdxi See review here: http://christiananswers.net/catalog/nation-vs.html
  • How will things change in Crimea if it joins Russia?

    03/16/2014 12:31:40 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 51 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | 3.15.2014 | Tiffany Harness
    Let’s start with money matters. Who will pay the pensions of retirees who paid into the Ukrainian system? Voters are being told that Russia will assume the obligations for all pensions, with a big leap in benefits. For example, the average monthly pension in Russia is said to be about $270, almost double the $150 paid in the average Ukrainian’s monthly pension. And the retirement age will drop by five years, to 60 for men and 55 for women. And what about schools? Schoolchildren are expected to get new history books with a more outsize section on Russian history...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Thinks the Constitution is 400 Years Old

    03/12/2014 2:16:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 86 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3-12-2014 | Staff report
    Sheila Jackson Lee Thinks the Constitution is 400 Years Old It isn't BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff March 12, 2014 4:08 pm VIDEORep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) declared the U.S. Constitution to be 400 years old Wednesday on the House floor, which would mean it was signed in 1614. “Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years,...
  • Jackson Lee: US Has Been ‘Operating’ Under Constitution for 400 Years

    03/12/2014 2:09:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    March 12, 2014 4:25 PM Jackson Lee: US Has Been 'Operating' Under Constitution for 400 Years By Andrew Johnson Representative Sheila Jackson Lee gave us a peek into the depth of her knowledge of American history on Wednesday. Here’s what she had to say about the Constitution: “Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority — the Republicans, my chairman and others — for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating...
  • GIVE STATES VETO OVER ABUSIVE FEDERAL LAWS

    GIVE STATES VETO OVER ABUSIVE FEDERAL POWERS PETITION CONGRESS TO PROPOSE THIS AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. IT WILL GIVE THE STATES A VETO ON OVERREACHING FEDERAL POWERS. http://tinyurl.com/VetoTheFed
  • Three New Tools to Protect the Rule of Law & Our Constitution (Triple Barf Alert)

    03/11/2014 8:15:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    Speaker of the House ^ | March 11, 2014 | John Boehner
    When President Obama began the year by boasting about his pen and phone, Speaker Boehner said, “I would remind the president he also has a Constitution, and an oath of office that he took where he swore to faithfully execute the laws of our country.” Not too long after that, Boehner addressed the American people’s growing concern about White House overreaching: “The president seems to change the health care law on a whim, whenever he likes. Now he is running around the country telling everyone he’s going to keep acting on his own. He keeps talking about his phone and...
  • Conn. Cop: I Will Kick Down Doors To Confiscate Guns

    03/11/2014 8:08:23 AM PDT · by Sopater · 59 replies
    Story Leak ^ | 03/10/2014 | Mikael Thalen
    A Connecticut man revealed shocking comments made by a Branford police officer this week who has openly defended door-to-door gun confiscation. After the tragic Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, Conn. lawmakers mandated that all “assault rifles” and “high capacity” magazines be banned, requiring all in circulation to be registered with the state. Fearing the obvious move towards confiscation, the vast majority of gun owners have refused to submit, with estimates finding less than 13 percent of rifles being registered. Navy veteran and firefighter John Cinque, who made national news after telling state lawmakers he would not comply with gun registration,...
  • The Tyrant in the Gray Flannel Suit

    03/07/2014 9:43:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 7, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Traditional American distrust of the centralized state is based on some lessons learned the hard way.Russia’s takeover of Crimea is already so complete that commercial flights to Kiev from the region’s main airport, located outside Simferopol, the regional capital 50 miles from Sevastopol, now leave from the international terminal instead of the domestic one as they did until last week. The shift suggests that Kiev and the rest of Ukraine are now classified as foreign territory. New York Times, March 6, 2014 There is no one who can be trusted with political power. Lord Acton’s famous epigram — “Power corrupts,...
  • Dalai Lama to lead US Senate prayers

    03/06/2014 6:46:32 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/5/2014 | unknown
    The Dalai Lama will lead the US Senate in prayer on Thursday as the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader meets leaders of Congress, his office said.
  • C-Span to Ignore Lois Lerner Testimony

    03/05/2014 4:31:07 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 26 replies
    I checked today's C-Span 1, 2, 3 and Radio schedules. Lerner's 0930 appearance before Issa's committee will not be carried live. Today's C-Span Washington Journal hostess Greta made no mention of it either. I suppose it figures, since her news sources are limited to the NYT, WaPo and Politico.
  • New push for limits on Washington power

    03/04/2014 7:27:45 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 3/4/2014 | Bob Unruh
    Whether in early 2017 it’s President Hillary Clinton, President Jeb Bush, President Chris Christie, President Joe Biden or someone else, the individual occupying the Oval Office would face new limits on executive orders, Commerce Clause actions, a balanced federal budget and a ban on using international treaties to govern inside the U.S. if a state-based movement is successful. ... Snip ...
  • Statement regarding Attorney General request to intervene in Peruta case – Chuck Michel

    03/01/2014 4:47:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    calgunlaws.com ^ | 28 February, 2014 | Chuck Michel
    The Attorney General’s office was repeatedly invited to participate in this case both by Sheriff Gore’s attorney, and by the plaintiffs. The Attorney General declined to participate in the case, just as she has refused to get involved in similar cases challenging policies in other cities and counties that refused to accept self-defense as justification to get a license to carry a firearm in public to defend yourself and your family. In fact, when the Attorney General’s office was named as a defendant in some of those cases, it has successfully moved to be dismissed from the cases because the...
  • Eric Holder Asks State Attorneys General To Ignore Law

    02/28/2014 10:11:02 AM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 28, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Corruption: Attorney General Eric Holder wants his counterparts at the state level to treat the rule of law with the same contempt and selectivity that he and his boss in the White House employ. 'We the people" and "consent of the governed" are important American concepts that Holder and his boss, President Obama, do not understand. They've made it clear by spreading their creeping lawlessness among the attorneys general of the 50 states. We acknowledge the doctrine of prosecutorial discretion, which provides those charged with enforcing our laws in the courts with the authority to decide which particular cases merit...
  • Obama’s Attempt to Disarm and Disable the US Military

    02/27/2014 2:57:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 27 Feb 14 | Montgomery J. Granger
    Barack Hussein Obama seeks to use the teachings of ancient Chinese military genius Sun Tzu, as described in his famous quote: “One hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the most skillful, subduing the enemy’s military without battle is the most skillful.” The question is: Are we going to let him? Recently, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that he is proposing huge cutbacks in the military, especially with regard to Army personnel . The set-up for this fall included prematurely withdrawing from Iraq and announcing that all U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan would end by December 2014. We...
  • Obama’s “Right to Worship” Ushers in New State Religion

    02/27/2014 2:16:39 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27, 2014 | Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.
    The constitutions or laws of many nations provide for what is called “religious liberty.” In practice, this liberty is under severe restrictions in numerous countries, if it exists at all. The fact is that no one can really talk about religious freedom without examining what the “religion” holds. Grace builds on nature but does not contradict it. No religion, without further discussion, can simply believe anything at all. Some minimum criterion of order and right is presupposed to this freedom to follow religion’s teachings or one’s conscience. Concern about “fanaticism” is legitimate, even when such fanaticism is rooted in...