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  • Our rules of the game: U.S. Constitution

    07/18/2018 9:13:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/17/2018 | Walter Williams
    Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, leading to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, has thrown progressives, the Democratic Party and the news media into an out-and-out tizzy. The online magazine Slate declared, “Anthony Kennedy Just Destroyed His Legacy as a Gay Rights Hero.” The New York Times’ editorial board said about a second Trump court appointment, “It is a dark moment in the history of the court and the nation, and it’s about to get a lot darker.” It’s indeed a “dark moment” for those who’ve for decades used the courts to accomplish what would have...
  • Barnicle: “Can we rewrite Constitution and have another President take over right now?”

    07/18/2018 3:48:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Impeachment is too slow for the likes of liberal media denizen Mike Barnicle. He wants President Trump pulled from office immediately. On today’s Morning Joe, Barnicle said: “Can we rewrite the Constitution and have another President take over right now?Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Progressing the Constitution – One Man One Vote IV

    07/16/2018 2:54:04 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | July 16th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The first distinction between Progressives and Constitutional Originalists is their polar opposite emphasis on process. Progressive couldn’t care less for constitutional process. Oh, they’ll utilize constitutional processes if they can arrive at the desired progressive conclusion, but it ultimately doesn’t matter whether they arrive at social justice via popular referendum, statute, administrative regulation, or judicial decisions. Constitutional Originalists cherish proper processes, and the most important process in the American republic is lawmaking, and limited lawmaking, by Congress. To paraphrase Edmund Burke, Originalists sniff out tyranny with every regulation or court decision, regardless of its perceived social justice benefit, which has...
  • Trump Hits Another Home Run With Supreme Court Pick Brett Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 5:14:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 9, 2018 | John G. Malcolm and Elizabeth Slattery
    President Donald Trump announced on Monday night his nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, who was included in The Heritage FoundationÂ’s original list of potential Supreme Court nominees, is a very promising choice.The battle lines were already drawn before Trump made his announcement, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declaring he would not vote for any of the individuals on TrumpÂ’s short list.Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., promised the confirmation vote would happen this fall. Now, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the process of reviewing...
  • The Line in the Sand- Now What?

    07/13/2018 7:07:40 PM PDT · by vannrox
    Metallicman ^ | July 2018 | editorial staff
    ---snip--- Government has three primary functions. It should [1] provide for military defense of the nation. It should [2] enforce contract between individuals. It [3] should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government, in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the costs come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” —Milton Friedman I found this on numerous blogs. There is an amazing amount of truth behind this heartfelt meme. Come to your own conclusions regarding ---snip---
  • How They Get Away With It

    07/13/2018 6:25:34 AM PDT · by vannrox · 55 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | Editorial staff
    On the Manufactured Ignorance of the State Constitutions… "If Congress can regulate this under the Commerce Clause, then it can regulate virtually anything — and the Federal Government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers" -Judicial Ruling under Wickard & Filburn How can you possibly have people thinking that “Rights” are “Privileges”? How can you have elected Senators joyously and repeatedly trying to destroy the Rights guaranteed to us? How can you explain the absolutely lack of understanding that our great nation is a Republic and not a Democracy? How can all this be? Well, the answer is...
  • Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated. What’s the future of Roe vs. Wade?

    07/10/2018 2:23:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 45 replies
    "America" - Jesuit magazine ^ | July 09, 2018 | The Editors
    President Trump’s nomination of D.C. circuit court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat on the United States Supreme Court vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy may furnish the fifth vote needed to overrule Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that legalized abortion in every jurisdiction of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh is a textualist who is suspicious of the kind of judicial innovation that led to the court’s ruling in Roe. That decision removed a matter of grave moral concern—about which there was and remains no public moral consensus—from the democratic process. Reversing Roe will not make abortion...
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation Atheists Ignorant Of Constitution

    07/09/2018 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-09-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Freedom from religion was not what those who fled the oppression and persecution of European monarchies sought and not what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote the Constitution. Yet the Freedom of Religion Foundation seeks to impose its values and restrict the free exercise of religion guaranteed in the First Amendment. Its latest targets are high school football camps in Arkansas where presumably you are allowed take a knee to protest our racist flag but cannot take a knee in thanks to the Creator the Declaration of Independence notes endowed us with our unalienable rights: It’s not...
  • Waitress at Milwaukee restaurant pulls gun on violent customer

    07/09/2018 8:24:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WKOW-TV ^ | 7/7/18 | George Smith
    Surveillance video...shows the customer punching the restaurant manager in the face. After that, a waitress pulls a gun from her apron and the man backs off.
  • Electoral College Explained

    07/09/2018 8:07:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 52 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/9/18 | Unk
    In their great wisdom, the United States’ Founders created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation? The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet. It should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense. Do share this. It needs to be widely known and understood. There are 3,141 counties in the United States. Trump won 3,084 of them. Clinton won 57. There are 62 counties in New York State. Trump...
  • Why Roe v. Wade is a travesty of constitutional law

    07/07/2018 2:09:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 7, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    Roe is judicially wrought social legislation pretending to the status of constitutional law. It is more adventurous than Miranda and Griswold, other watchwords of judicial activism from its era. It is as much a highhanded attempt to impose a settlement on a hotly contested political question as the abhorrent Dred Scott decision denying the rights of blacks. It is, in short, a travesty that a constitutionalist Supreme Court should excise from its body of work with all due haste. Roe has been commonly misunderstood since it was handed down in 1973, in part because its supporters have been so determined...
  • Trump: My Responsibility ‘Is To Select a Justice Who Will Interpret Constitution as Written’

    07/07/2018 11:09:32 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 7, 2018 | Ian Hanchett
    During Friday’s Weekly Address, President Trump said that in picking a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, “my greatest responsibility is to select a justice who will faithfully interpret the Constitution as written.” He added, “Judges are not supposed to re-write the law, re-invent the Constitution, or substitute their own opinions for the will of the people expressed through their laws.” Transcript as Follows: “One of the most important decisions a president will ever make is the decision to nominate a justice to the United States Supreme Court. Last week, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his decision to take senior...
  • Internet Nukes Democrat Senator For Claiming ‘Eight Immigrants’ Signed Declaration

    07/05/2018 9:44:13 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 81 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/05/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Even though the Fourth of July is seen as a holiday of unity for all Americans, there were still some in the political world who chose to use the holiday to send a partisan message. In particular, Democratic Senator and potential 2020 candidate Kamala Harris tweeted odd political commentary on Wednesday’s holiday, erroneously claiming that “eight immigrants” signed the Declaration of Independence. ....The point is also strange because America was not an independent nation at the time and therefore had no immigration laws of its own yet. It is safe to say the internet reacted badly to the Democrat Senator’s...
  • Op-Ed: Independence Day is not an act of Congress

    07/04/2018 7:47:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | July 3, 2018 | William Haupt III
    Op-Ed: Independence Day is not an act of Congress By William Haupt III | Watchdog.org 23 hrs ago “You’ll never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve ‘your’ freedom.” – John Adams If you’ve paid attention to the U.S. calendar of official holidays, then you’ve noticed some holidays are fixed like Christmas, which is always Dec 25. You are also aware others are flexible as to which date they fall upon. Memorial Day falls on the last Monday in May and Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September. And it’s no coincidence Washington’s birthday and...
  • WHY GOD IS IN THE DECLARATION BUT NOT THE CONSTITUTION

    07/04/2018 7:22:43 AM PDT · by OneVike · 60 replies
    Journal of the American Revolution ^ | February 22, 2016 | Anthony J. Minna
    No country venerates its “Founding Fathers” like the United States. Academics, legislators, judges, and ordinary citizens all frequently seek to validate their opinions and policy prescriptions by identifying them with the statesmen who led America to nationhood. It is not surprising, therefore, that debates about the role of religion in the United States are infused with references to the faith of the Founding Fathers and to the two greatest documents they gave to the fledgling republic: the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. People across the religious spectrum, from the most devout believers to the most committed...
  • Deep Dive on the Declaration of Independence and its Relevance Today (AUDIO)

    07/04/2018 5:47:03 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-07-04 | Ben Weingarten
    In honor of Independence Day, for this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast I take a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence, discussing: -Its unique place in human history and the cause of freedom -The link between natural law and natural rights, faith and freedom -The Founders’ emphasis on virtue and morality to sustain a free system of limited government -Parallels between the charges laid out against King George III in the Declaration and modern America from the administrative state to sanctuary cities -The Founders’ views on slavery, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and failing to live up to...
  • The Fourth of July, 2018

    07/04/2018 4:25:54 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-4-18 | MOTUS
    I’ve got a crowd coming to celebrate the 4th on the deck, if it doesn’t rain.  If it does we’ll move indoors for a kitchen picnic. Either way, I still have a lot to do so I hope you enjoy my “best of the 4th” post. Happy Birthday America!From 2010: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? These founding documents were designed and declared with full knowledge of human nature and complete understanding of the soul’s tendencies. The result was the formation of a more perfect union which has stood the test of time in no small part due to the wisdom of...
  • Donald Trump and a Brief History of Gun Control

    07/02/2018 8:57:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | November 20, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    brietbart.com reports that Donald Trump has called for Americans to bear arms to increase security in the United States. His statement reads as follows . . . Carrying a weapon is not always feasible or appropriate. However, given the increased tensions that are the result of continued, escalating terrorism around the world, more legitimately armed individuals on the streets is a positive outcome. Each permit holder must make the decision to carry or not carry. I will carry more often than I have in the past, and I am sure other concealed permit holders will do the same. Do we...
  • Steve Hilton: I didn't get the true genius of America's founders until I moved here.

    07/01/2018 8:40:38 AM PDT · by gattaca · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2018 | Steven Hilton
    Full Title: Steve Hilton: I didn't get the true genius of America's founders until I moved here. Here's what worries me now. July Fourth is a moment for all of us to reflect on America and what it means – and that’s particularly true this year, as the holiday comes right after a week in politics that revealed the great challenges America’s system of government is facing. The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy – and the left’s reaction to it – should give us all pause this Independence Day. I studied America’s system of government years ago when...
  • 'We have to pick a great one': Inside Trump's plan for a new Supreme Court justice (Read this)

    06/30/2018 8:56:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 30, 2018 | Philip Rucker and Seung Min Kim, The Washington Post
    President Donald Trump is driving to execute the same playbook in selecting a new Supreme Court nominee that last year delivered swift confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, following a methodical course in hopes of avoiding the lurching disorder that so often engulfs his White House. As Trump looks to reorient the nation's high court with a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, he has left himself little room for improvisation - in part because he has delegated and outsourced much of the spadework. Using Gorsuch as a model, the president has said his next nominee will be chosen from a...