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  • Watch Ted Cruz’s FANTASTIC speech at Defending the Dream Summit 2014

    08/30/2014 6:10:46 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | August 30, 2014 | Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz gave a great speech today, hitting four topics he said would be at the forefront between now and the elections in November: Amnesty, Obamacare, National Security, and the Rule of Law. His biggest applause line came when he called for the impeachment of Eric Holder, where he got a big standing ovation. There’s so many good soundbites you might as well watch the whole speech and you can do that below:
  • McInerney: The U.S. Is Losing Its Global Status (Video)

    08/30/2014 8:39:01 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 33 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | You Tube
    We have never seen leadership like this out of the White house -that I know of- in our history. There’s a difference between civilian rule and authority and their allegiance to the constitution to protect the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and we are getting into that crossover point where the president and the white house is moving into dereliction of duty because we are not at an increased readiness state and we are taking no steps to respond like we should have done in Benghazi and so we are in a very dangerous situation where the...
  • No One Voted

    08/29/2014 3:13:35 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 22 replies
    Everyone has wondered if his vote would be the one that put a candidate president, senator, . . . county commissioner over the top. We vote more out of habit and tradition, rather than a conviction that “our guy” will work toward restoration of the American republic. Can the November election reverse Obama’s law making, treaty making, his control over spending, and oppression of conservative groups? Who can name the powers Obama does not have? Of course, my title implies something that could never happen. Not a chance. But what if wide swaths of the American people become so disgusted...
  • The “Living Constitution”: Trojan Horse of Progressive Politics

    08/28/2014 3:42:43 PM PDT · by betty boop · 32 replies
    self | August 28, 2014 | Jean F. Drew
    Progress: “Forward or onward movement towards a destination…. Development towards an improved or more advanced condition.” Progressive: “Happening or developing gradually or in stages.” [Compare with Darwinist evolution theory.] “(A person or idea) favouring social reform; Favouring change or innovation.” Progressivist: A person who is “modern, liberal, advanced, forward-looking, forward-thinking, go-ahead, enlightened, enterprising, innovative, up-and-coming, new, dynamic, avant-garde, modernistic, disruptive; radical, left-wing, reforming, reformist, revolutionary, revisionist” So much for definitions provided by the Oxford Dictionary of the English Language . It seems to me there is a whole lot of pure hope (and hype) associated with the idea of “human...
  • LA:Baton Rouge Ban on Guns in Places that Serve Alcohol Unconstitutional

    08/27/2014 3:17:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana has struck down the City of Baton Rouge's ban (pdf) on the possession of firearms or other weapons in places that sell alcohol, and their parking lots.   The lawsuit was filed under Section 1983.   The court granted default judgment to the plaintiff.   A  permanent injunction was ordered against enforcement of the ordinance, which was passed in 2012.   A hearing to determine the amount of damages will be held on October 23, 2014. The facts are clear and undisputed.  On October 13, 2012, at about 1:35 a.m., Earnest Taylor was...
  • Obama plans to ink climate deal without Senate approval

    08/27/2014 7:41:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Rick Moran
    President Obama is planning to use some legislative trickery to write a new climate change accord and bypass the Senate's historic responsibility to approve treaties. Hey! At least he's consistent in his lawbreaking.
  • CA:Federal Court Finds 10 Day Waiting Period Violates Second Amendment (mostly)

    08/25/2014 1:57:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In JEFF SILVESTER v. KAMALA HARRIS, the United States District Court for the eastern District of California found that the 10 day waiting period to receive a firearm after a background check, was a violation of the second amendment for people who already owned a firearm (and could be shown to do so in the California database), who had a valid CCW license in California, or who owned a firearm and had a Certificate of Exemption (COE).  This is a significant win for restoration of second amendment rights in California.   The court gave the government of California 180 days...
  • A Presumption of Liberty

    08/24/2014 2:15:04 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Should I be charged with a felony and end up in a courtroom, I know that as an American I am presumed innocent. There is a presumption of liberty. I may not be deprived of freedom or property unless I forfeit them through violence or fraud. In order to lose personal liberty, the state must prove my guilt. If I’m found guilty, the liberty of one person is affected. Step back for a moment and consider, “presumption of liberty.” When federal courts hear cases that may detrimentally affect the liberty of millions, where is the presumption of liberty? It doesn’t...
  • Freedom OF Religion, Not Freedom FROM Religion

    08/24/2014 10:20:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/14 | Alan Caruba
    A relatively small Freedom From Religion Foundation will continue to use the courts to impose their atheistic views on any public institution The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution do not abandon religion, they embrace it. They do not, however, require that Americans believe in God, nor punish them for failing to do so. Central to the liberties enshrined in these documents is the belief that they come from a higher power and America exists because of that belief. Without it there would have been no America. There are those among us who insist that, as a nation, we...
  • The Constitution Lives in Ferguson - Michael Brown, James Foley, and the rule of law

    08/21/2014 4:45:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jeffery Lord
    The Constitution lives. Even as the news is brutal — it instructs for those willing to pay attention. American journalist James Foley has been beheaded by ISIS. And an American teenager named Michael Brown was shot dead by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer named Darren Wilson. In the case of Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri remains in an uproar. The town is awash in protesters, both from Ferguson and outsiders. There has been a steady diet of rioting and looting. The President of the United States is involved. The Attorney General of the United States is involved, going to Ferguson personally...
  • Atheists and IRS Against the US Constitution

    08/20/2014 1:28:03 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 13 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 13 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The American tax authority, the IRS (Internal Revenue Service), will monitor churches for electioneering in a settlement reached on 18 July with an atheist group, the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF). In 2012 the FFRF filed a lawsuit alleging that "the IRS routinely ignored complaints by the FFRF and others about churches promoting political candidates, issues, or proposed legislation. As part of their tax-exempt status, churches and other religious groups are prohibited from engaging in partisan political activity." Monitoring what is said in houses of worship is a clear violation of the First Amendment, since no law can be...
  • The Hell That Is the Obama White House

    08/19/2014 9:58:11 AM PDT · by dvan · 41 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | August 19, 2014 | David Horowityz
    Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet. Every sentient human being whose brain isn’t stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from Benghazi to the I.R.S. disgrace. How can one know this? Because the culprits haven’t been fired. Moreover, if they are serial liars like Susan Rice, they’ve actually been promoted to posts where their loyalty to the criminal-in-chief can do America and its citizens even more damage, if that is...
  • Rule Of Law vs. Rule Of Man (Larry Schweikart - A Patriot's History of the US)

    08/19/2014 4:24:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | You Tube
    Video: Beck invited historians David Barton and Larry Schweikart on the program to analyze what America can learn from tumultuous periods of history, and the two repeatedly warned that America is starting to view people as groups, rather than individuals, and doing so has been extremely destructive throughout history. “That’s where France was [in the 18th century] … and that’s why they went through so many revolutions so quickly,” Barton explained. “Whoever won the first revolution, that was the enemy for the second revolution. The second group came in and said, ‘They’re not of our group, we’ve got to get...
  • The Rise of Progressive Oligarchy: Reviving the 'vigilant and manly spirit' of republicanism

    08/18/2014 6:16:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18, 2014 | Professors David Corbin and Matt Parks
    In what might have appeared to be a minor political event a few weeks back, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) “insignificant” and “inconsequential” in a debate on the House floor. Why would the former House Speaker insult a colleague in such a manner? She didn’t count her way to this assessment; Democrats do not hold a majority of the House. Nor did she reason her way to this position, as there was nothing in Rep. Marino’s argument on the immigration issue that raised empirical red flags. Perhaps it was a momentary lapse in judgment in the midst...
  • Washington is divided Because it has Abandoned Federalism

    08/18/2014 1:40:25 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 14, 2014 | Philip Klein
    It may sound pedestrian to point out, but it’s critical to restate why it’s so important that our nation is called the United States of America, and not simply America. The full name emphasizes that the Founders viewed the nation not as one monolithic entity but as a union of sovereign entities delegating limited powers to a central government. To preserve this balance, the Founders put a number of checks in the U.S. Constitution, most notably creating the Senate, which allows for equal membership from every state, thus preventing states with larger populations from running roughshod over the interests of...
  • Gun Sales Up Across Area [St. Louis, in wake of Rioters and Looters]

    08/13/2014 9:26:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | August 12, 2014
    Gun sales are up across St. Louis since the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent nights of violence. Sales have quadrupled at ‘Metro Shooting’ in Bridgeton according to owner Steven King. He says sales have mainly been to men, but not all: “Probably a dozen or two dozen guns to females, single mothers. We’ve sold to black people, white people. We’ve sold to asians who have businesses on West Florissant.” said King. “They’re just afraid of whats going on and they’re coming in to purchase either additional firearms or their first firearm.”
  • Who rules America? [Great, but unsurprising, read]

    08/13/2014 9:10:13 AM PDT · by upchuck · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug 12, 2014 | Allan J. Lichtman
    "The public be damned!"— William H. Vanderbilt, railroad magnate, 1882 A shattering new study by two political science professors has found that ordinary Americans have virtually no impact whatsoever on the making of national policy in our country. The analysts found that rich individuals and business-controlled interest groups largely shape policy outcomes in the United States.This study should be a loud wake-up call to the vast majority of Americans who are bypassed by their government. To reclaim the promise of American democracy, ordinary citizens must act positively to change the relationship between the people and our governmentThe new study, with...
  • Study: You Have 'Near-Zero' Impact on U.S. Policy

    08/13/2014 6:29:13 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 12, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    A startling new political science study concludes that corporate interests and mega wealthy individuals control U.S. policy to such a degree that "the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy." The startling study, titled "Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens," is slated to appear in an upcoming issue of Perspectives on Politics and was authored by Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin Page. An early draft can be found here. Noted American University Historian Allan J. Lichtman, who highlighted the...
  • Constitutional Scholars: Sustained Airstrikes in Iraq May Be Unconstitutional

    08/13/2014 5:53:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    The legality of President’s Obama’s sustained and targeted airstrike campaign in Iraq against ISIS forces is a matter of contention among some constitutional scholars. What they all seem to agree upon, however, is that any targeted military operation, lasting no longer than a few days, does in fact pass constitutional muster (via The Hill): “I think any conflict of a couple days in nature could be justified,” said Louis Fisher, a scholar at the Constitutional Law Project, “but as President Obama said last weekend, this is not going to be for just a couple days or weeks, it could go...
  • Our Rights Are Gradually Eroding

    08/12/2014 2:33:15 PM PDT · by PapaNew · 73 replies
    The Tea Party Express ^ | Aug 12, 2014 | Rand Paul
    OUR RIGHTS ARE GRADUALLY ERODING. I THINK THEY ARE GRADUALLY SLIPPING AWAY FROM US. I THINK THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONSTITUTION AS A DOCUMENT THAT RESTRAINS YOUR GOVERNMENT, THAT RESTRAINTS YOUR SIZE AND SCOPE OF YOUR GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN LOST ON A LOT OF PEOPLE, AND I THINK IT'S SOMETHING WE SHOULDN'T GIVE UP ON.
  • Thank God Obama has yet to find his uniformed matadors to fire on Americans

    08/11/2014 10:10:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/11/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    During the standoff at the Bundy Ranch one underlining fact changed the dynamic more than anything else: When push came to shove Barack Obama’s troops did not get into a shooting confrontation with the patriots who had gathered to fight his power. In the end, the federal troops backed down and went away, leaving Obama’s propagandists to rewrite the story, making him look like a reasonable and benevolent dictator willing to listen to his subjects. The truth is that whether they were to come directly from the White House or at ground level, any orders to shoot at peacefully protesting...
  • Tea Party’s horrifying cousin: Here comes “constitutional conservatism”

    08/11/2014 6:11:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    salon.com ^ | 8/11/14 | Heather Digby Parton
    The emerging conventional wisdom that the Tea Party is being vanquished by the GOP establishment, based solely on the fact they are beating primary challengers, is exceedingly myopic. If you believe that, you have a very superficial view of what constitutes “winning.” These primaries are forcing the allegedly mainstream candidates to move far to the right and the performance of the past few years proves that when this happens the Party stays far right as a result of this threat. Primaries can be very effective tools if used properly — and if they are backed up by money and influence,...
  • The Breakdown of Family and the Degradation of Society

    08/10/2014 4:40:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Family must now exist, function in a country that is no longer a constitutional republic but a crony system of third world banana republic corruption with 100 million Americans unemployed or on the dole I was surprised by the statement made by former Florida governor Jeb Bush at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference in 2013. “Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans. Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.” (Aaron Blake, Jeb Bush: U.S. Economy...
  • The Last Comic Standing

    08/09/2014 1:46:00 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/14 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Successor to Washington, Jefferson, Madison is doing a stand-up routine with one-liners such as, "So sue me," and "You're not going to get me impeached are you?" At one time if you had said that an African-American would be president of the United States people would have thought you were crazy. Praise God those days are behind us. At one time if you had said there would be a rogue president violating the Constitution at will and daring Congress to impeach him you would have been accused of either taking drugs or needing some. Sad to say those days are...
  • From Our COLD, DEAD HANDS!

    08/09/2014 6:10:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    A quick jaunt around the best of the right-wingtip of the blog-o-sphere  this week (while the world collapses around us) at Reaganite Republican...
  • Republicans Have More Reason Than Ever To Worry About Primary Challenges

    08/08/2014 10:28:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | Nate Silver
    One of the most universal lessons of sports prediction is that margins matter. An NFL team that wins a number of games by less than a touchdown might get banner headlines for its clutch performance. But a team’s record in close games is mostly just luck. A football team that thrives on winning close games is likely to see its luck revert to the mean and start losing its fair share of them. The same is true in baseball, basketball and most other sports. (SNIP) In fact, the average share of the primary vote received by Republican incumbent senators so...
  • AZ: Unanimous Supreme Court: No Stop and Frisk for Being Peacably Armed

    08/08/2014 6:38:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a case that brought shock-waves to the judicial establishment, an Arizona appeals court ruled that an officer could stop and disarm someone merely because they were armed. Now the Arizona Supreme Court has reversed that ruling in a unanimous decision.   From azcapitoltimes.com: Police cannot frisk someone they stop and question absent some “reasonable suspicion that criminal activity is afoot,” the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.  While this ruling applies only to Arizona,it was the United States Constitution and the fourth amendment that was cited, not the Arizona Constitution.  In a related event in Wisconsin, an open carry...
  • Patrick Henry on Kings and Presidents

    08/08/2014 2:22:27 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Sometime this summer, Obama is expected to violate federal statutes, usurp congressional authority, and grant some form of legal residency to millions of illegal aliens. As our once republic holds its breath waiting for Obama to assume more despotic power, I thought a short read from June 5th, 1788 might be of interest to fellow patriots. At the Virginia Ratifying Convention, Patrick Henry expressed concern with a new office of the proposed constitution, that of executive powers in a President of the United States. The purpose of this post is not to revisit the worn out Federalist/Anti-Federalist debate at FR....
  • A Constitutional Abyss

    08/07/2014 3:14:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8-6-14 | Fred Bauer
    As the administration talks about executive orders, even Democrats are saying: Halt! La Rochefoucauld said that hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue. To which we might add that hypocrisy is the perpetual bedfellow of partisan politics. However, at a certain point in politics, hypocrisy can degenerate into self-righteous sophistry, in which the hypocrite declaims multiple, contradictory slogans in the same tired register of moral dudgeon. Though hypocrisies and bouts of calculated amnesia permeate the current political moment, few theoretical contortions have been as twisted as the Obama administration’s assertions about presidential power. Despite all his rhetoric on...
  • Shock Video: NJ Cop Tells Citizen 'If Obama Doesn't Follow The Constitution, We Don't Have To'

    08/06/2014 11:08:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/6/14 | Debra Heine
    A New Jersey police officer dealt with the complaints of an animal rights activist in a manner that can only be described as a sad sign of the times: “Obama just decimated the freakin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn." The activist, Steve Wronko had gone to the Helmetta Police Department with a list of complaints regarding the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter and to voice his complaints about perceived violations of his Constitutional rights. Via Photography Is Not A Crime: The video was posted Monday by activists trying to bring changes to the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter in New...
  • Not News in NJ: Cop Claims Police Don't Have to Follow Constitution Because Obama Doesn't

    08/06/2014 11:08:31 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 6, 2014 | P. J. Gladnick
    1 1/2 minute video at link. “Obama has decimated the freakin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn. If he doesn’t follow the Constitution, we don’t have to.” So who made this claim? Some crazy guy drunk on beer? Nope. More like an on-duty New Jersey cop drunk on power. As you can see in this video (and after the jump) he was not at all reticent about making this claim. Pretty shocking stuff and the video is now going viral on the Web. However, don't check for it at NJ.Com which covers New Jersey news in such detail that...
  • Constitution Check: Can states exempt themselves from federal gun laws?

    08/06/2014 10:53:12 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 62 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 5, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    THE STATEMENTS AT ISSUE: “It is unlawful for any official, agent or employee of the government of the United States…to enforce or attempt to enforce any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States regarding a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately and owned in the state of Kansas and that remains within the borders of Kansas.” – Excerpt from a Kansas law, ..S.B 102 and titled the “Second Amendment Protection Act,” enacted ..last year.. Kansas was the latest of several states to pass such laws. “The far-reaching...
  • Obama Preparing ... Bold Move - May Stretch Scope Of Executive Power (immigration)

    08/06/2014 9:40:37 AM PDT · by Veto! · 70 replies
    Yahoo News/Time.comN ^ | Aug 6, 2014 | By Brett LoGiurato
    FULL TITLE: "Obama Is Preparing To Make One Of The Boldest Moves Of His Presidency — And It Could Stretch The Scope Of Executive Power" By the end of the summer, President Barack Obama will make what some activists and legal experts say could be the "boldest move" of his presidency as he prepares to move without Congress on immigration reform. The coming executive actions to change immigration policy could become the defining moment in a second term marred by congressional gridlock. A mid fierce debate over the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border they also could set up a potential...
  • Not News in NJ: Cop Claims Police Don't Have to Follow Constitution Because Obama Doesn't

    08/06/2014 8:06:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 6, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    “Obama has decimated the freakin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn. If he doesn’t follow the Constitution, we don’t have to.” So who made this claim? Some crazy guy drunk on beer? Nope. More like an on-duty New Jersey cop drunk on power. As you can see in this video (and after the jump) he was not at all reticent about making this claim. Pretty shocking stuff and the video is now going viral on the Web. However, don't check for it at NJ.Com which covers New Jersey news in such detail that you can do a county by...
  • COMMENTARY: Another High School Graduation Speech Jeopardized!

    08/06/2014 7:09:27 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Liberty Institute ^ | July 31, 2014 | Liberty Institute
    It is starting to feel like Groundhog Day in this country. In the past couple of years, some of the best and brightest students in America have boldly shared their stories of personal faith from the stage at their high school graduation. But instead of standing ovations, these young men and women have been met with shut off microphones, black markers, and threats of jail time. Why? Because decades of threats and attacks have left schools cringing at the thought of student religious liberty. SORRY, GRADUATE, YOU CAN’T TALK ABOUT GOD Rebekah Izzo presents the newest case of schools’ attempts...
  • MO:RKBA Amendment Results 5 August Election

    08/05/2014 5:49:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Today is elections day in Missouri.   The race that I am watching is the Missouri Constitutional Amendment 5, which has been adamantly opposed by those who wish a disarmed population.  It is a clear stating of the right to keep and bear arms, clarifying that it is a fundamental right; that it protects ammunition and accessories as well as firearms; and that the State is obligated to protect that right.  Here is the ballot question and the actual amendment: Official Ballot Title: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to include a declaration that the right to keep and bear...
  • The United State of America

    08/05/2014 4:18:49 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 31st, 2014 | Richard A. Epstein and Mario Loyola
    The tug of war between the president and Congress is steadily escalating. The most recent sign of incipient institutional breakdown is House Speaker John Boehner’s suit against President Obama for rewriting laws and stepping on Congress’s turf. But lurking in the wings is a second separation-of-powers issue, just as important, that Americans have mostly overlooked—the separation between federal and state government. In many areas, that vital divide is fast disappearing, owing to a relentless expansion of federal power. And both political parties share the blame. Federal officials exert enormous influence over state budgets and state regulators, often behind the scenes....
  • Watch Two DREAMers Who Confront Rep. Steve King Get A Timely Lesson on Immigration Law

    08/05/2014 12:47:18 PM PDT · by safetysign · 48 replies
    IJReview ^ | 08/05/2014 | SooperMexican
    Immigrants Erika Andiola & Cesar Vargas recently approached Representative Steve King at a fundraiser in Iowa and criticized him for pushing a law that would take away their “Dream Act” status. Instead of shrinking away, Rep. King patiently explained his point of view on why people shouldn’t advocate for lawlessness when our laws are a feature of American prosperity that they enjoy, but don’t respect. His key comment: “Do you want to live in a country that respects the rule of law, or don’t you?” The confrontation could have gotten ugly very quickly, but Rep. King stuck to his guns...
  • LAWSUIT AGAINST PRESIDENT IS A GOOD IDEA

    08/05/2014 6:20:17 AM PDT · by shortstop · 13 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/05/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    The filing of a lawsuit against the president of the United States by the House of Representatives is an historic event which will clarify the legislative process defined by our Constitution. Those who denounce it as political posturing are afraid of losing it. Those who see it as one party against the other don’t understand it. Those who care about rule of law will embrace it. In short, the suit asks the judicial branch to settle a dispute between the executive branch and the legislative branch, having to do with which is authorized by the Constitution to make and change...
  • Recapturing a Revolution

    08/04/2014 11:10:24 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 4, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It’s hard to find a history of the American Revolution from academia that actually tries to recapture it rather than engage in a deconstruction project. Fortunately, the Liberty Fund has re-issued a classic that tries to reconstruct America’s founding, and largely succeeds. “That the American Revolution and the American people—of all the world’s peoples the most materialistic and most vulgar and least disciplined—should have produced a governmental system adequate to check the very forces they unleashed; this was the miracle of the age, and of the succeeding age, and of all ages to come,” Forrest McDonald wrote in E Pluribus...
  • Democrats, the Constitution and the Rule of Law

    08/01/2014 8:36:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Have we arrived at the point in our nation that a Democratic president and powerful members of his administration can act as lawlessly as they choose without any significant objection or protest from the Democratic Party, the liberal media and Democratic voters? Deny it as they might, liberals seem to have less fealty than conservatives to the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law. Stop right there, you say. Democrats are no different from Republicans. Both parties are equally guilty. Well, as much as it pleases some to invoke moral equivalency excuses when caught in wrongdoing, it simply isn't true...
  • Analysis of Stay in Palmer v. D.C.

    08/01/2014 5:45:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The stay of the permanent injunction ordered by Judge Frederic J. Scullin in the Palmer v. D.C. case has raised considerable ire among those who believe that the right to keep and bear arms has been denied in the District of Columbia for far too long.   Many thought that if constitutional carry were allowed for a period of time in the District, crime rates would have dropped.  Alan Gura predicted such a drop.    Many thought a crime rate drop would make it hard to justify a stay.   Some accused Alan Gura of being an accomplice of the establishment...
  • Defending an ally and defending the Constitution

    07/31/2014 3:37:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/14 | Tom Delay
    First up, I think any friend of our embattled ally Israel has to be outraged by how President Obama and his top aides are treating the clashes now underway with Hamas in Gaza. From their very first responses to the crisis, you would almost think the administration was supporting the terrorists of Hamas over Israel.
  • Hatin’ Republicans To Waste Time Suing Obama

    07/31/2014 6:09:05 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 12 replies
    he House has voted to sue President Obama over his various unilateral executive actions. No doubt all will be shocked to discover it was a party line vote. Obama’s response was typical, he wishes Republicans would “stop just hatin’ all the time.” Anyone who opposes a President who ignores the Constitution is “hatin’.” Worse still, Republicans are mad because Obama is just doing his job. Not the job as defined by the Constitution, which requires the President to enforce the laws passed by Congress. Rather Obama refers to the job as he imagines it wherein he issues dictates and everyone...
  • Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’

    07/30/2014 2:40:28 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 30, 2014 | Roberta Rampton
    KANSAS CITY Mo (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to "stop just hatin' all the time" even as Republicans prepared to sue him over charges he has overstepped the bounds of his office. Republicans in the House of Representatives were expected to vote on Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against the president for exceeding his presidential authority while implementing the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law.
  • "Impeachment" - A Parody of the Beatles' "Revolution"

    07/30/2014 8:21:29 AM PDT · by mononymous · 7 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 7/30/2014 | Mononymous1
    You say you want his impeachment Well, you know We all want to replace the man You tell me that it’s a solution Well, you know We all want to replace the man ‘Cause when you talk about destruction Don’t you know that’s what he’s a-bout I don’t know if it’s gonna be alright Alright, not right You say there’s no other solution Well, you know Boehner’s got a suing plan The DNC wants a contribution Well, you know They know how to run a scam But if you want money from people with minds that hate All I can...
  • Washington State Pols Weigh Controversial "In God We Trust" Plaque

    07/29/2014 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Publius · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 July 2014
    Should “In God We Trust” adorn the chambers of Washington state’s Pierce County Council? That’s the apparently controversial question facing councilmembers on Tuesday, a day after a council committee decided to bring the proposal to a vote of the full seven-member council, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Councilman Jim McCune, the Republican sponsor of the measure, said the national motto is inspiring and patriotic — and he’s unclear why the proposal has created such controversy. “’In God We Trust’ is universal,” he told the newspaper. “It doesn’t have ‘In Muhammad We Trust,’ it doesn’t have ‘In Jesus We Trust.’” Council...
  • A Constitution is Ratified - The Long Road from Nevis to New York

    07/26/2014 9:33:12 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 10 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 26, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    - Reflections on the anniversary of New York’s ratification of the Constitution of the United States. On July 26, 1788, the New York State Ratifying Convention voted – by a slim margin of 30 to 27 – to ratify the Constitution of the United States, essentially re-joining the nation that was now in the process of being reorganized. The people of New York City celebrated with the greatest parade of the era, marching through Manhattan Island to cheering crowds. The old New York establishment may have disliked the new Constitution, but the people of America’s fast-growing metropolis certainly saw its...
  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Calls Constitution “Flawed”

    07/26/2014 7:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 24, 2014
    We rely on the Supreme Court to defend the Constitution from the endless assaults on it that chip away our liberty. Too bad Supreme Court Justices don’t have a higher opinion of the document. Ruth Bader Ginsberg has denounced it, recommending instead the socialist constitution of South Africa. The odious Stephen Breyer appears to attack it at every opportunity (e.g., here, here, and here). Now we hear this from swing vote Anthony Kennedy: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, speaking at the annual conference of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Monterey, waxed eloquent on the deficiencies of the...
  • D.C. Has Constitutional Carry for an Unknown Time

    07/26/2014 2:43:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Alan Gura reports that the District Court, after nearly five years of stonewalling, has found for the Constitutional right to bear arms outside of the home.  It has struck down the prohibitions on carry outside of the home in the District of Columbia, for both residents and non-residents.   It took five years and two petitions for a writ of mandamus to obtain this decision.  The wording below is from the decision.   From alangura.com: In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s...