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  • Distrust of federal land agencies escalates with conviction of Oregon ranchers

    11/27/2015 5:09:19 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 11/27/2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Ranchers in the West are engaged in 21st-century range wars, but their adversaries are not the rustlers and cattle barons of lore. Federal land management agencies, overzealous officers, and self-righteous judges are the foes western ranchers fear the most. On October 7, father and son ranchers from Oregon, Dwight, 73, and Steven Hammond, 46, were labeled as terrorists and sentenced to five years in federal prison under anti-terrorism laws. In 2001, a fire set by the Hammonds to eliminate overgrown sagebrush on their own property inadvertently spread to adjacent BLM land. The two were convicted of arson when the Bureau...
  • Ben Carson stumbles on American history, again

    11/23/2015 7:38:48 AM PST · by VinL · 35 replies
    SunTimes ^ | 11/23/15 | Chad Merda
    Ben Carson may want to brush up on his American history, especially when one of his favorite topics ... the Founding Fathers ...are concerned. For the second time in weeks, he botched a reference to Thomas Jefferson. During a C-SPAN interview that aired Sunday night, host Steve Scully pointed out that Carson talks a lot about the Founding Fathers and asked Carson if he has one in particular that he's most impressed with. "I'm impressed by a lot of them, but particularly impressed with Thomas Jefferson, who seemed to have very deep insight into the way that people would react,"...
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • County Jail Run for Profit: Inmates = Slaves

    11/19/2015 4:46:45 PM PST · by Talkwire · 67 replies
    Civil Rights Attorney ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jaye Ryan, Attorney at Law
    Jails are NOT profit centers, and people in custody are not slaves. Privatization of jail system phones and commissary has resulted in overcharging inmates, and a lucrative revenue source for the Contra Costa County Jail. Remember our justice system is based around the presumption of innocence, "Innocent until proven Guilty". In fact, in 78% of Contra Costa County jail detainees are awaiting trial. These are people who could not make bail and are in the jail awaiting their day in court. Pre-sentence inmates are milked like revenue cows to make money for the County. The Contra Costa Jail makes $1.5Million...
  • Keeping Out Jihadists: What the Constitution Tells Us About States’ Powers

    11/18/2015 7:37:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2015 | by JOHN C. EASTMAN
    The jihadist attacks in Paris this past weekend have raised anew grave concerns about the president's aggressive policy of settling tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in cities and towns across the United States. More than two dozen governors have announced their opposition to the refugee-resettlement program, but commentators have raised serious questions about whether the states have any power whatsoever to prevent the president's actions. The federal government's power over immigration is "plenary," we are told, and the states have nothing to say about the matter. Or so the received wisdom goes. Truth be told, Congress does not...
  • Op-ed: We need more than luck to protect us from gun violence

    11/15/2015 1:10:53 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 62 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov 14 2015 | Rachel Borup
    Last weekend I took my 9-year-old on a mother-daughter date to Fashion Place Mall. As we sat in the crowded food court enjoying an ice cream, two white men in their early 20s walked by our table, each wearing jeans, a tucked-in T-shirts and a prominently displayed gun in its holster. The men walked slowly and seemed to enjoy the fact that people in the food court were visibly alarmed by their conspicuous exhibition of weapons. My immediate response was fear for my and my daughter's lives. We have all seen the tragedies in the news. We've heard how these...
  • Our 17th Amendment - good or bad choice

    11/15/2015 9:37:56 AM PST · by YankeeinOkieville · 66 replies
    Mark Levin is one of the smartest scholars on the United States Constitution and I trust his opinion. Having said that,every once in a while he will indicate that the 17th is not his favorite amendment to our U.S. Constitution and this got me to thinking about how our country has been affected by this one - both good and bad. While there are a number of seemingly entrenched Senators we could do with changing, due at least in part to name recognition by LIVs and misleading TV ads, I'm not at all sure state legislatures could or would do...
  • U.S. Permanent Resident Sues Hawaii for Deprivation of Second Amendment Rights

    11/15/2015 6:24:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    It is long established law that United States residents who are not U.S. citizens enjoy the same Constitutional protections as U.S. citizens, with minor exceptions, under the equal protections clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Several recent cases have reaffirmed that precedent. Voting is specifically limited to Citizens in the Constitution. A permanent resident of Hawaii, Andrew Namiki Roberts, is suing the Honolulu Police Department for denying him the right to own a handgun for self defense. From the Honolulu resident Andrew Namiki Roberts, who was born in England, was given a permit to acquire rifles and...
  • Rally to Defend Religious Liberty [Live Event]

    11/14/2015 9:05:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies ^ | 11/14/15 | Ted Cruz, et al
    Greenville, SC | 12 pm ET | #DefendReligiousLiberty
  • Paraphrase of the Week

    11/13/2015 7:48:46 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-13-2015 | MOTUS
    And this week’s award goes to…Mona Charen: There was a much-beloved quote circulated among leftists, often attributed to Sinclair Lewis, that “when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” In light of recent episodes of mob action on American campuses, the quote needs updating: When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in “diversity” and demanding “safe spaces.” - H/T Doug Ross Mona continues on to imply that making a mockery of higher education by offering courses on Martha Stewart’s “whiteness” and Fifty Shades of Gray might contribute to students lack...
  • Put It To Rest: Yes, Ted Cruz Is A Natural Born Citizen

    11/13/2015 6:01:14 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-13-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    The last few days, a new group of birthers has started to harass me: most of them Trump-supporters. The target of these new birthers? Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas. These people tell me that Cruz is ineligible to be president because he’s supposedly not a “natural born citizen.” When I then ask these folks why that is, they point at the constitution, which says only a “natural born citizen” can become president. Great. However, that doesn’t actually answer my question. The Constitution states that only a “natural born citizen” can become president, but doesn’t actually explain what that is...
  • The Equal Privileges amendment, Amendment Twenty-Eight.

    11/12/2015 3:45:12 AM PST · by WilliamofCarmichael · 1 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Nov. 12, 2015 | williamofcarmichael
    It should have been done in the 1960s -- today it MUST be done. The Equal Privileges amendment, Amendment Twenty-Eight. The privilege to study hard, work hard, and prosper.
  • Veteran's Day Tribute from Trump campaign via email

    11/11/2015 12:12:19 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 41 replies
    via email | 11/11/15 | Donald J. Trump
    Dear [redacted], November is a great month for Americans. In New York City, we get to look out on Central Park and see the leaves change as we move from the beauty of Fall to a magnificent city cloaked in the chill and briskness of Winter. What we Americans often gloss over is that November is a time for celebrating the very reason we enjoy the freedom, opportunity and prosperity found nowhere else in the world. The reason we are able to live like we do is due to the courage, dedication and sacrifice of those who serve in the...
  • The Real Reason G.W. Bush Hates Ted Cruz

    11/10/2015 7:49:24 AM PST · by Shery · 18 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9 November, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    "I just don't like the guy", said former President George W. Bush of Senator Ted Cruz, according to reports of a meeting Bush had with donors not too long ago. The 43rd president went on to add that he believed Cruz was an opportunist running for president for personal gain, unlike his sainted brother, who is a true public servant. Shortly after the report came out, "Bush's brain" Karl Rove continued the attack on Cruz, saying "I do know that President Bush has expressed some--on a number of occasions--a little bit of astonishment...
  • The Two Questions Mark Levin Would Ask At Tuesday's GOP Presidential Debate

    11/10/2015 6:40:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | November 10, 2015 | Tony Lee
    On Monday’s Breitbart News Daily (6AM to 9AM EST on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125), conservative talk radio host and scholar Mark “The Great One” Levin revealed the two questions he wants the GOP presidential candidates to answer at Tuesday’s Fox Business Network’s debate.
  • The Real Reason G.W. Bush Hates Ted Cruz

    11/09/2015 4:35:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 9, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    “I just don’t like the guy,” said former President George W. Bush of Senator Ted Cruz, according to reports of a meeting Bush had with donors not too long ago. The 43rd president went on to add that he believed Cruz was an opportunist running for president for personal gain, unlike his sainted brother, who is a true public servant. Shortly after the report came out, “Bush’s brain” Karl Rove continued the attack on Cruz, saying, "I do know that President Bush has expressed some — on a number of occasions — a little bit of astonishment as to the...
  • University officials agree to rip up Constitution in undercover VIDEO

    11/09/2015 7:32:46 AM PST · by · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Conservatives have long accused academics of shredding the Constitution, figuratively speaking, but a Project Veritas sting operation recently caught them doing it literally. Undercover video released last week showed administrators at Yale, Cornell, Syracuse, Vassar and Oberlin agreeing to rip up copies of the Constitution handed out off campus after an investigator posing as a student described the document as “triggering” and “oppressive.” “Well, I think that the Constitution means things to different people; like you said it is a flawed document and the people who wrote it are certainly flawed individuals in my mind,” Cornell lead Title IX investigator...
  • Levin: ‘Destroy-the-Constitution’ TPP Deal Would Allow Obama ‘Take Us to Fast Track to Hell’

    11/09/2015 9:32:03 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/09/15 | Tony Lee
    Conservative talk radio host and scholar Mark Levin says no conservative in Congress should vote for the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which he referred to as a “destroy-the-Constitution deal” that would enable President Barack Obama to take “us to the fast track to hell.” Speaking to host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Levin said that even people “who are required to comply with it are not going to comprehend” the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, which is 6,000 pages long, 2 million words, long, and 30 chapters. “No conservative—none—in...
  • Oregon County Allows Sheriff to Void Gun Control Laws If He Thinks They’re Unconstitutional

    11/09/2015 9:06:44 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 11/6/15 | Natalie Johnson
    Nearly a month after a tragic mass shooting shook Umpqua Community College, a rural Oregon county roughly two hours west of the school passed a measure directing the sheriff to bypass state and federal gun laws if he judges them unconstitutional. Coos County residents smoothly approved the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance on Tuesday with more than 60 percent voting for its passage. The ordinance bars public employees from using county funds to enforce any laws the sheriff deems unconstitutional. It also prohibits enforcement of Oregon’s recent law requiring background checks on private gun transfers, including transactions between friends. County employees...
  • Reclaim and Rescind - Returning Power to the People

    11/08/2015 6:37:35 AM PST · by dserenda · 7 replies
    Liberty Conservatives ^ | 11/7/2014 | David Serenda
    Our great nation was founded by men filled with integrity and honor who were willing to sacrifice not only their fortune but their lives. They were compelled to leave their homes and careers to help guide our new nation into a direction that would demand restraints upon the government’s role in the lives of the people. They fought to establish a republic that would grant limited power to a federal government, because they understand that any government with central power is a corrupt government. These great patriots understood that absolute power corrupts and a best form of government was best...
  • The American definition of a conservative, and why that definition matters [Vanity]

    11/07/2015 11:58:56 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies
    Free Republic | 11-8-2015 | Tom Hoefling
    What exactly is a conservative, in the historical American sense of that word? A conservative is someone who understands the self-evident truth that our rights come from God, not from any man. A conservative is someone who understands that, before anything else, legitimate human government exists to equally protect and defend our God-given, unalienable, individual rights, including the rights of those who are as yet unborn. A conservative is someone who understands the simple difference between right and wrong. A conservative is someone who understands the fundamental, crucial nature of the God-created, God-defined, God-instituted marital union of one man and...
  • O’Keefe Video: Cornell Administrator Shreds Constitution Because it is ‘Triggering’

    11/06/2015 4:21:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies
    Cornell Review ^ | November 5, 2015 | Casey Breznick
    Video from investigative journalism outfit Project Veritas (PV) released Thursday morning shows a Cornell administrator shredding a copy of the U.S. Constitution after a PV journalist posing as a student told the administrator the document is triggering. Elizabeth McGrath, Cornell’s Lead Title IX Investigator, is seen in the video feeding pages from a pocket-size Constitution through a paper shredder after the undercover journalist says it would be therapy for her. McGrath asks the journalist if she would like to participate, an offer she declines. I have my own personal reasons why the Constitution is very triggering for me, the PV...
  • Why Colonial women were smarter than women today

    11/05/2015 8:05:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    WND ^ | November 4, 2015 | Bill Federer
    Mercy Otis Warren Mercy Otis Warren was called "The Conscience of the American Revolution." She was wife of Massachusetts House Speaker James Warren and sister of patriot James Otis. Mercy Otis Warren corresponded with many American leaders, including: Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton and John Adams. In 1805, Mercy Otis Warren published a three-volume "History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution." In her work, "Observations on the new Constitution, and on the Federal and State Conventions," 1788, Mercy Otis Warren wrote: "The immediate gift of the Creator obliges every one ... to resist the first approaches of...
  • Journalist explains the intent of the 2nd Amendment (short - must watch)

    11/04/2015 5:47:00 PM PST · by ripnbang · 7 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | November 4, 2015 | Patriot Post
    We could use a few more journalists like Ben Swann. “The Second Amendment is not about hunting, or even just about defense of your own home. It was written by men who ultimately believed that governments and armies would turn on their own people. The Second Amendment was written to guarantee that would never happen.” Video here
  • Review: The Inalienable Right to Stand Your Ground

    11/04/2015 5:11:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Joshua Prince, Esq. and Allen Thompson, Esq., have written an important article about natural law and the right of self defense in the St. Thomas Law Review. A tip of the hat to Dave Hardy for a link to the article (pdf). The article is well written and impeccably footnoted. I found many references of which I was unaware, including an excellent history of how the idea of "retreat" as a necessity became included in some state's law, relatively recently. Here is the introduction: In 1776, Thomas Jefferson stated what American political and legal thinkers took to be "self-evident":...
  • College caught shredding Constitution in undercover video 'It's an oppressive document'

    11/03/2015 2:27:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/3/15 | staff
    James O’Keefe’s latest undercover video shows professors at two prestigious private universities openly disparaging, and in one case shredding, the U.S. Constitution. Project Veritas, O’Keefe’s undercover journalism unit, sent a female journalist disguised as a student to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and to Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. She got commitments from leadership at each to shred the Constitution, and in the case of Vassar, Project Veritas’ undercover cameras captured the official shredding of the U.S. Constitution. Kelly Grab, assistant director of equal opportunity at Vassar College, was captured on video saying: “Yes, I think we have a...
  • Resistance: It’s Not Futile

    11/03/2015 7:46:50 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-3-2015 | MOTUS
    And speaking of the Constitution (we were) I wonder if this might be part of the problem: On the other hand, 21% students -- and 30% of self-described liberals -- agreed with the statement that the 1st Amendment was an “outdated amendment that can no longer be applied in today’s society and should be changed.”Also remarkable was the fact that 35% of respondents agreed that “hate speech is NOT protected under the 1st Amendment.” I wonder where our children get such notions? In March 2008 Ayers was elected (by a large majority of his peers) as Vice President for Curriculum...
  • The Magdeburg Confession

    12/17/2009 12:06:40 PM PST · by the_conscience · 2 replies · 388+ views
    Law and History Review ^ | John Witte Jr
    Ironically, Beza found his "signal example"8 of how to deal with tyranny and resistance not so much in the work of early Calvinists as in the work of later Lutheransparticularly the Lutheran jurists and theologians who had drafted the Magdeburg Confession of 1550. The Magdeburg Confession was a major distillation of the most advanced Lutheran resistance theories of the day.9 The leaders of the small Saxon city of Magdeburg had drafted this Confession in response to the order of the Holy Roman Emperor to impose by civil law the uniform Catholic doctrines and liturgies being crafted by the Council of...
  • Same-sex couple sues Honolulu police officer over discrimination, assault claims

    10/29/2015 3:54:07 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    KHON-TV ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Web Staff
    A same-sex couple has filed a lawsuit, accusing a Honolulu police officer of discrimination, assault and battery, and violation of their Fourth Amendment rights. Courtney Wilson and her girlfriend, Taylor Guerrero, were vacationing on Oahu back in March. According to the lawsuit, they held hands while shopping at a grocery store in Pupukea and, at one point, kissed. They claim Honolulu police officer Bobby Harrison, who was off-duty but in his uniform, told them to "take it somewhere else." They say he then threatened to have them thrown out of the store, and even encouraged the store manager to issue...
  • The Republic of Congo's Flawed Referendum Process(US Disappointed by the Deeply Flawed Process of C

    10/28/2015 5:58:19 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    US Dept of State ^ | October 28, 2015
    The United States is disappointed by the deeply flawed process that culminated in the recent referendum on a new constitution for the Republic of Congo. The Republic of Congo's Flawed Referendum Process Press Statement John Kirby Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 28, 2015 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare The United States is disappointed by the deeply flawed process that culminated in the recent referendum on a new constitution for the Republic of Congo. The credibility of the referendum process was marred by violence, intimidation, and severe restrictions on basic freedoms. In its aftermath, the United States strongly urges all...
  • Glenn Beck Describes the Unique and Impressive Skill Ted Cruz Possesses, but Is �Not Comfortable..

    10/28/2015 11:22:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 67 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 28, 2015 1:2 | Tr� Goins-Phillips
    Glenn Beck said Wednesday he believes 2016 hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) self-described “audiographic memory” would be a “massive plus” in a president. Beck said Cruz remembers anything as long as it’s been said to him out loud because it “imprints on him an audio file.”“To be able to sit down — if you could just watch all the tapes of Vladimir Putin, nobody is getting around him,” Beck said. “You’re sitting down, ‘Actually, no, that’s not what you said.’ Yes it is. ‘No it’s not.’ … To have someone with a photographic or, in [Cruz’s] case, audiographic memory is...
  • Cruz plans town hall in Las Vegas on Thursday (October 29)

    10/28/2015 9:54:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | October 27, 2015 | Las Vegas
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be in Las Vegas on Thursday.Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, will have a one-hour town hall that starts at 6 p.m. The event is at Mountain Shadows Community Center, 9107 Del Webb Blvd. Doors will open at 5 p.m..Nevada is an early voting state, with February caucuses that play a key role in determining which candidates get the Republican and Democratic party nominations for president.....To RSVP for Cruz's town hall, visit
  • Even in Their Errors, People Act As a Check to Government Abuse and Overreach

    10/27/2015 8:48:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/27/15 | Bill Norton & Mark Herr
    Often in political conversation, one hears chastisement of the so-called uninformed voter, or laments about the ignorance of the people. Some might even be so arrogant as to prefer the uninformed not involve themselves in government at all. Of course, the label uniformed often means anyone who disagrees with the person casting the label. But do we really want to limit involvement of the people in public affairs? The Architects of our Republic made it clear that the people are the only keepers of our unalienable rights and the only true protectors of the Constitution. It is through the involvement...
  • Ted Cruz Makes an Argument That Needs To Be Made Over and Over in 2016

    10/26/2015 3:16:06 PM PDT · by Isara · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | October 26, 2015 | David French
    Heres Ted Cruz, speaking Friday: One more liberal justice and our right to keep and bear arms is taken away from us by an activist court. What is he talking about? This from a piece I wrote earlier this month: [I]f the Supreme Courts decision in Obergefell v. Hodges teaches us anything, its that the age of judicial supremacy means that five justices can amend the Constitution far more efficiently than Congress and the state legislatures. And right now there are clearly four Supreme Court justices who are committed to the absurd view that the operative clause of the...
  • Amish man challenges photo ID requirement to buy firearms

    10/26/2015 8:55:32 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 90 replies ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | uncredited
    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. An Amish resident of central Pennsylvania is challenging the photo identification requirement to purchase a firearm, saying his religious beliefs prevent him from being photographed. Andrew Hertzler argues in a suit filed Friday in U.S. Middle District Court that the requirement violates his religious freedom and his constitutional right to possess a firearm. Hertzler said his beliefs as a member of an Amish community in Lancaster County bar photographs being taken of him, but he was prohibited from buying a gun in June for self-defense purposes.

    10/25/2015 12:30:17 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 17 replies
    The terms and names underlined are defined. Use hover to check. All definitions obtained from additional Internet sources. This is yet another copy of the Constitution but displayed IMO in a form easier to read and understand. Using simple HTML code I've found that by spreading out the text I can better understand. That means displaying the exact text in outline form. The "real" meaning nowadays of course is in the Court decisions.

    10/25/2015 12:13:34 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 10 replies
    Some terms and names are defined. Most are underlined use hover to check. All definitions obtained from additional Internet sources. This is yet another copy of the Amendments but displayed IMO in a form easier to read and understand. Using simple HTML code I've found that by spreading out the text I can better understand. That means displaying the exact text in outline form. The "real" meaning nowadays of course is in the Court decisions.
  • What I Carry and Why

    10/25/2015 6:54:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 86 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Most of my carry is with a beat up Glock 17 and/or the no longer manufactured S&W 337. The 337 has a 3.2 inch barrel on the Scandium frame with the titanium cylinder. Loaded, the Glock weighs a smidgen under two pounds (31.8 ounces); the 337, just under 1 pound (15.4 ounces), according to my digital scale. The ballistics of 9mm+P delivers a 115 grain .355 inch projectile at about 1350 fps; the .38+P, a 125 grain .357 inch projectile at about 950 fps. The revolver has high viz adjustible sights and Crimson Trace grips. The Glock has TruGlo...
  • The Shutdown Prevention Act

    10/24/2015 3:27:38 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 13 replies
    October 24th 2015 | Representative Gwen Graham
    Families across North Florida are tired of Washingtons manufactured crises and shutdown threats, that's why I've introduced The Shutdown Prevention Act to take away power from the small minority causing Congressional chaos and put it back in the hands of the moderate majority of Democrats and Republicans who believe government should actually govern. Government shutdowns hurt our military and most vulnerable families harder than anyone else. Its easy for members to abandon their responsibilities and let the government shutdown. Its harder to roll up their sleeves and negotiate a budget. I think we were elected to do the hard work,...
  • It's True, Democrats Want to Take Your Guns

    10/23/2015 2:05:05 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 74 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | October 23, 2015 | Mary Kate Cary
    First, full disclosure: I am a gun owner. I passed a background check and legally own a 20 gauge pump-action shotgun that I use to shoot clay pigeons at target ranges. I am not alone. According to a 2013 survey by the National Sporting Goods Association, women's participation in shooting sports increased by 51.5 percent, to just over 5 million women, for target shooting over the last decade. There are a lot of women like me who like to shoot skeet. In case you are wondering, I am not a member of the NRA. I believe that gun violence is...
  • Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Warning To Donald Trump: "Policy Differences" Coming Soon

    10/22/2015 6:49:14 PM PDT · by Isara · 438 replies
    CBN ^ | October 22, 2015 | David Brody
    In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Ted Cruz says he has a plan to begin highlighting, policy differences between him and Donald Trump. There are plenty of policy differences and there may well come a time when we start highlighting those more, Cruz tells The Brody File. In a political campaign there are seasons and phases to itas the race narrows down, as people start making choices, we may see some more policy contrasts. Cruz has been climbing in the polls and has the money to make a serious run at the nomination. Hes been courting evangelical voters...
  • GOP candidates and the Convention of States. [question]

    10/22/2015 3:22:05 AM PDT · by Fhios · 34 replies
    10/22/2015 | vanity
    Has any of the Republican primary candidates mention support or no support of Article V convention? I'm disappointed it's not part of somebodies Stump speech. Is it that the issue is little understood? Any ideas on how any of the candidates stand on the issue?
  • Obama moves to mainstream illegal immigrant students

    10/21/2015 8:36:48 AM PDT · by 100American · 14 replies ^ | Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Its for the Children... The Obama administration Tuesday pushed illegal immigrant youths to enroll in high school and college and announced a list of guarantees in schools and tips to help students apply for scholarships or financial aid. In a 63-page handbook, the Education Department urged schools to create support groups for illegal immigrant students and their families and warned against asking about students legal status. Message publicly that your institution supports undocumented students and their rights to a high-quality education, the handbook said. The administration hopes to enlist schools in the effort to normalize the experience of being in...
  • Video: Ted Cruz at the North Texas Presidential Forum (10/18/2015)

    10/19/2015 8:55:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    In case you didn't see it live yesterday. Ted Cruz at the North Texas Presidential Forum (video) Jim Robinson: "Cruz is knocking it out of the park!!"
  • Status Report: States Can Nullify Federal Gun Control in Practice

    10/19/2015 5:14:53 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 17 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | October 16, 2015 | TJ Martinelli
    There were several important victories in the fight to protect the Second Amendment from federal attack during the 2015 legislative session. This sets the stage for further action to nullify in practice federal infringement on the right to keep and bear arms in 2016. In light of the recent murders at an Oregon college, Obama is once more trying to use a vicious crime as an excuse to violate our natural right to self-defense via executive orders. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have both stated they intend to introduce gun control measures such as magazine capacity limits, background checks and...
  • Ted Cruzs amazing ability to piss off the Marxist Media

    10/17/2015 10:41:47 AM PDT · by Isara · 43 replies
    Conservative Report ^ | October 17, 2015 | Will Stauff
    There’s no question that Ted Cruz is the best candidate in the field to defeat the media. When I first heard about Ted Cruz it was Senator Cruz giving Diane Frankenstien’s bride a civics lesson on the constitution.BLOWOUT! Ted Cruz vs. Dianne Feinstein (video) The biggest take away from that exchange was that Tyrant Feinstein wasn’t going to be schooled on the constitution by Ted Cruz and the mask came off and the ugly inner commie came out and lashed out at Senator Cruz. She was so mad that she let the cat out of the bag and told...
  • Cruz Wins 603 Alliance Selection Caucus

    10/17/2015 2:18:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies ^ | 10/17/15
    The Group Represents Broad Conservative Coalition Supporting CruzContoocook, NH – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz won the 603 Alliance Selection Caucus today, receiving a whopping 72.3% of the vote. The 603 Alliance is New Hampshire’s largest gathering of conservative activists, comprised of a broad coalition of Tea Party, Liberty, faith-based, and Republican women groups from all over the state.The 603 Alliance grew out of conservatives’ concern that various factions were splitting the conservative vote and allowing establishment moderates to win in New Hampshire. Determined to give the conservative coalition a stronger voice, the 603 Alliance decided to coalesce behind and endorse...
  • Cruz wins conservative NH group's caucus

    10/17/2015 2:55:40 PM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was the decisive winner in a New Hampshire caucus held by a conservative group on Saturday.The conservative firebrand took 72.3 percent of the final vote in the several-round election that eliminated the bottom two vote-getters until one candidate was left standing.The caucus was put on by the 603 Alliance, a group of about 700 conservative activists in the Granite State who met at the Hopkinton Fair Grounds to endorse one Republican candidate for president.I am inspired by the number of New Hampshire conservatives who believe that our campaign can win, Cruz said in a statement shortly...
  • Cruz runs away with first-ever conservative activist caucus, Carson second

    10/17/2015 3:16:13 PM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies
    Union Leader ^ | October 17. 2015 | Eli Okun
    HOPKINTON – A casual observer could have been forgiven for mistaking the Hopkinton Fairgrounds for Iowa on Saturday. Inside an unheated, cavernous barn, more than 700 grassroots activists conducted their own presidential caucus — rounds of voting and redistributing to select a candidate who would stand up for strict conservative values. In this first-ever New Hampshire caucus, organizers hoped the new style of competition would help unify the right against establishment candidates. In the end (and in the beginning), it wasn't really close: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz cruised to the win after just three rounds of voting. Though all...
  • Ted Cruz: A Man of Principle

    10/17/2015 9:35:23 AM PDT · by Isara · 191 replies
    American Clarion ^ | October 17, 2015 | Bob Ellis
    Ted Cruz is the 2016 presidential candidate who most closely matches my values and principles. Ted Cruz is the 2016 presidential candidate who has PROVEN he ardently believes in the things I believe in.Some say they believe in the things I doand then they DO the opposite. Some say they believe in the traditional American values that I do, but then they run from the fight to defend and advance traditional American values. Ted Cruz stands and fights for traditional American values, and has proven he years to advance American values and make them victorious in our land again. His...