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  • Black Lives Matter Leader Demands New Constitution or There will be "Bullets"

    10/07/2015 8:32:17 AM PDT · by rightistight · 100 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 10/7/15 | Aurelius
    A "Black Lives Matter" leader has issued a dire warning for the United States: the United States needs a new Constitution or else, he warns, "it will be the bullet" for the US. Blake Simons, who wrote an article detailing his ideas, is the Deputy Comms Director of "Afrikan Black Coalition." The name of his piece is "A New Constitution or the Bullet." Simons writes, "Our Black Lives Matter protests have stormed the country, yet cops continue to kill us daily, and the judicial system continues to justify our deaths with acquittals, non-indictments, and light sentences-all in the name of...
  • Trump: Eminent domain is ‘a wonderful thing’

    10/06/2015 6:24:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 06, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated his stance in favor of eminent domain — a view not shared by many in his party.   "Eminent domain, when it comes to jobs, roads, the public good, I think it's a wonderful thing," Trump told Fox News' Bret Baier.    ADVERTISEMENT “You're not taking property. … You're paying a fortune for that property,” he said of the process, adding that homeowners can be paid “four, five, six, ten times” their property’s value.   Trump, a real estate mogul, noted that he’s dealt with eminent domain a lot in building developments...
  • The Ultimate Power: The People Themselves

    10/05/2015 10:02:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/5/15 | Karen Lees & Bill Norton & Mark Herr
    Of America’s founding architects, Thomas Jefferson is arguably one of the greatest minds and ardent defenders of liberty and the fundamental rights of man. Yet he was wise enough to recognize that he was not immune from the corrupting effects of governing power. Jefferson said, “If once they [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors shall all become wolves … Cherish therefore the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them.” From textbooks to...
  • Congressional Duty vs. Discretion. Article V.

    10/05/2015 7:23:46 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    Our Constitution details both duties and discretions to its member states and three branches of government. Duties involve commands that must be obeyed, while the exercise of discretionary power is of course, optional. For instance, Congress has the option to implement enumerated, delegated powers such as those in Article I Section 8. Congress does not have to write statutes involving taxation, commerce, naturalization, post offices & post roads, etc. It may do so as it sees fit. These are specific grants of power from We the People, which when used as intended, facilitate the general welfare and blessings of Liberty....
  • Mika: Why Not a Gun Ban Like in Australia?

    10/05/2015 6:48:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 79 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    They really are coming for your guns . . . After the Charleston church shootings, President Obama praised Australia's draconian gun laws, which included a mandatory buy-back program, AKA confiscation. On today's Morning Joe, Mika wondered "why" we couldn't institute a similar gun ban in the United States, throwing in support for a database of all gun ownership for good measure. Joe Scarborough was actually obliged to explain to Mika that her gun ban was never going to happen because we have the Second Amendment here. That left Mika grimacing in regret [see the screengrab]. View the video here.
  • Letter: Put all gun owners in a well-regulated militia

    10/05/2015 5:39:22 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 87 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 10/05/2015 | Robert Hammer
    Here's a completely constitutional gun-control measure Congress should consider: Establish a robust national militia, mandating that every gun owner become a member. Failure to register with the militia should result in serious jail time. In the obvious interest of knowing the quantity and quality of arms available to the militia's purposes, all members should be required to inventory all of their personal arms. Failure to do so should also warrant significant jail time.
  • Swearing by the Constitution-Ted Cruz’s lodestone (Very long)

    10/04/2015 8:17:09 AM PDT · by VinL · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/4/15 | Terry Eastland
    Consider that in Republican Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, we have a presidential candidate who during his high school years in Houston was among several students who met twice a week to read the Constitution and the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers and the even more obscure debates on ratification. All of that while also memorizing the entire Constitution in shortened mnemonic form. Thus, in case you didn’t know (and Cruz still does), “TCC NCC PCC PAWN momma WReN” stands for the powers of Congress in Article I, section 8, of the Constitution: “taxes, credit, commerce, naturalization,...
  • Poetry Sunday: The Wisdom of the Gods of The Copybook Headings

    10/04/2015 6:54:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-4-2015 | MOTUS
    I’ve outsourced my post today to Neo-Neocon and Rudyard Kipling, both of whom, in their own way, have written about black holes: Nature abhors a vacuumFirst, Neo: she wrote an excellent article discussing the enigma that is our magic negro president. Nature abhors a vacuumIt continues the ongoing debate of whether Barry is a fool or a knave (spoiler alert: they are not mutually exclusive). And she includes interesting insights from various other authors: In my recent post exploring the life and work of the remarkable Brit F. L. Lucas, I came across a quotation that’s particularly apt: “One may question...
  • Another Week In Which The War on Christians Intensifies

    10/03/2015 1:06:16 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 9 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | October 3, 2015 | American Faith Today
    Another Week In Which The War On Christians Intensifies Broadcast in Politics Conservative 22 minutes 4 seconds until Show American Faith Today American Faith Today unfollow Call in to speak with the host (347) 989-8387 h:428673 s:7972989 upcoming Play Host Christian persecution Oregon shooting Christians in other countries Academic elites gay agenda Shots fired. That's a common refrain to alert law enforcement and it's a common refrain to alert Christians of the actions of our enemies against us. We saw another shooting taking place in Oregon and it would seem that this individual did not have much love for those...
  • We Need to Become America Again

    10/01/2015 9:06:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/1/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The American people, the working people of this country, the 9-5ers with a wife and kid are scared. Business owners just scraping by are demonized by the administration for being too rich and not paying their employees enough. The economy has spent time in a ditch yet Barack keeps telling us everything is fine. The Obama administration is unique, being the first in American history to at once dismiss our culture, the Christian religion and the moral principles upon which the nation was founded. The majority of Americans do not condone Barack Obama bowing and scraping before those whose mores...
  • Gun Heroes of the Day: Pro-2A Police

    09/29/2015 10:37:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 26 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    As a survey revealed, the majority of U.S. police officers support an armed citizenry. Why wouldn’t they? With their hands-on experience dealing with criminals, they know how effective personal arms can be. They don’t live in protected, “green zone” enclaves. They have non-police friends, family and associates. Many if not most have had positive experiences with armed defenders. In short, police and Sheriff Departments are a rich source of natural allies for defenders of American gun rights . . . Police that support the Second Amendment give disarmists nightmares. In theory, all police should support Americans’ gun rights. From...
  • Burning Down our Constitutional House.

    09/29/2015 3:28:39 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 33 replies
    The Constitution was to be our republican house, our shelter from tyranny. Its four load bearing walls were the three federal branches plus the state governments. This structure in turn was protected from the harsh elements of despotism by a roof composed of ten recognized, God-given and societal rights. Various interior design details in the form of enumerated powers and those prohibited to the states, made for prosperous living to a free people. Since 1913 we have largely failed to maintain our home. What began as seemingly minor alterations to the structure, beginning with the 17th Amendment, rot was introduced...
  • Islam Requires a Person to Violate the Constitution

    09/26/2015 8:34:23 AM PDT · by pinochet · 26 replies
    Ben Carson is being attacked for noting the difference between Islam and other faiths. Islam is a religion that requires a person to violate the US constitution, in order to be even a mild practitioner of that faith. In the performance of his job, a US President has to honor the Christian God Jesus, ahead of the Muslim God Allah, because America is a majority Christian nation. A moderate Muslim may be non-violent, but even he would never commit blasphemy against his God, Allah. An American President is required by law to defend the US pork industry against foreign pork...

    09/25/2015 7:35:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | September 25, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Pope Francis chided Americans yesterday for their supposed intolerance and xenophobia, the same thing President Obama does every day, in his historic address to the U.S. Congress. Although Francis toned down his sometimes in-your-face rhetoric for his congressional speech, it was still a politically tone-deaf lecture on America's failings, past and present.
  • How to Prevent an Article V State Amendments Convention . . . Forever

    09/23/2015 1:42:37 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 35 replies
    If I wanted to surreptitiously prevent an Article V State Amendments Convention, I would plant a seed in the media that state legislatures must submit to congress, identical or near identical applications that deal with a particular topic. For instance, should ten states apply to balance the national budget, and another ten applied to enact congressional term limits, while another ten sought repeal of the 17th Amendment, I would inform congress and the media that only ten of the required thirty-four (two-thirds) applications had been presented. Obviously, this is an easy sell to congress; there is little reason for congress...
  • Biblical Scholarship Suggestion.

    09/23/2015 11:28:18 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    A common post to FR involves the question, “Is America a Christian nation?” It’s a bit vague, but if the question is refined to “Is our form of government based on Biblical principles,” the answer has to be a resounding YES. I base my response largely on my continuing study of Algernon Sidney, a late 17th century English statesman, soldier, author, polemicist. His manuscript, Discourses Concerning Government (published 1698) relied on Scripture to dispute the Divine Right of Kings and absolute government in any form. Without exactly saying so, he argued that republican, free government was the only form that...
  • Ben Carson's Right -- Islam is Incompatible with the Constitution

    09/23/2015 7:29:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/23/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    [SNIP] Ben Carson is right. So says Syrian Islamic scholar Abd Al-Karim Bakkar who said in 2009 that democracy and Islam are like matter and anti-matter in physics: Democracy runs counter to Islam on several issues…. In democracy, legislation is the prerogative of the people. It is the people who draw up the constitution, and they have the authority to amend it as well. On this issue we differ. This is self-evident in the fact that Islamic theocracy rules throughout the Islamic world, crushing human rights such as those delineated in our Bill of Rights. In some “secular” states like...
  • UN Climate Regime Must Bypass U.S. Congress, French Govt Says

    06/04/2015 10:24:37 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    The New American ^ | June 3, 2015 | Alex Newman
    United Nations and its member regimes must sidestep the U.S. Constitution and the American people’s elected representatives to save the world from global warming, declared French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (shown). Speaking to representatives of African governments and dictators during UN “climate” talks in Germany on Monday, the Socialist Party foreign policy chief explained that the U.S. Congress would refuse to approve the proposed planetary climate regime. As such, the emerging agreement, set to be finalized in Paris later this year, must be imposed on the United States by the Obama administration and the UN — without the consent of...
  • Quran vs. Constitution: Why they're incompatible

    09/22/2015 11:55:12 AM PDT · by redleghunter · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 09/26/2009 | William J. Federer
    President Barack Obama stated in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009: "When the first Muslim American was recently elected to Congress, he took the oath to defend our Constitution using the ... Holy Quran." The dilemma is: How can one swear to defend something upon a book that promotes the opposite? The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion, yet the Quran states in Sura 4:89, "Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back (from Islam), take hold of them and kill them wherever you find...

    09/22/2015 7:50:11 AM PDT · by panzerkamphwageneinz · 23 replies
    Quran vs. Constitution: Why they're incompatible Exclusive: William Federer compares documents amendment by amendment Published: 09/26/2009 at 12:00 AM Read more at President Barack Obama stated in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009: "When the first Muslim American was recently elected to Congress, he took the oath to defend our Constitution using the ... Holy Quran." The dilemma is: How can one swear to defend something upon a book that promotes the opposite? The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion, yet the Quran states in Sura 4:89,...
  • A Muslim in the White House?

    09/22/2015 6:18:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/22/15 | Klaus Rohrich
    Given that Islam is a religion advocating 12th century values, it puts itself squarely at odds with the Constitution. And that’s where the real concern about Muslims in the White House is rooted It’s interesting how a theoretical question set off an avalanche of weaseldom from all the usual suspects, as well as a welcome display of principled philosophy on the part of two GOP presidential hopefuls. The first arose with Donald Trump, following his failure to correct a questioner at a town hall meeting who referred to Barack Obama as both non-American as well as Muslim. Trump maintained that...

    09/21/2015 1:41:00 PM PDT · by Hostage · 133 replies
    Convention of States Project ^ | September 2015 | Convention of States
    In July 2015, Professor Rob Natelson, one of the nation’s leading Article V experts, crafted an initial draft of rules for a Convention of the States along with Convention of States Project co-founder, Michael Farris. Since then, members of the Convention of States Caucus -- a group of 200+ state legislators from 40 states, all united in their support of an Article V Convention of States -- have been invited to review Natelson’s rules and provide input. The following is the latest iteration of those rules as of September 2015. When a Convention of States is called, these rules will...
  • Cruz rebukes Carson for comments about Muslim president [Original title]

    09/21/2015 12:05:21 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 254 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/21/15 | Mark Hensch
    <p>Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is criticizing GOP rival Ben Carson for saying that a Muslim should not be president of the United States.</p> <p>At a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sunday evening, Cruz said religious convictions should have no bearing on one’s fitness for the Oval Office.</p>
  • 'You Can't Solicit Your Opinions' (Cop threatens students handling out pocket U.S. Constitution)

    09/21/2015 11:25:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/19/15 | CampusReform
    Students attempting to recruit for a Turning Point USA chapter were told by a campus policeman that he would have to "lock [them] up" if they did not stop soliciting their opinions.
  • Donald Trump’s Policy on The Second Amendment

    09/21/2015 9:59:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump has put his Second Amendment position on his web page for the 2016 election cycle.  The positions put forward are not new or bizarre.  They follow the Donald pattern of political positions that are enormously popular, but which have been declared “non-viable” by political correctness and the Washington Cartel. Donald Trump, once again, ignores the political taboos created by the ruling elite to prevent the electorate from enacting changes that the electorate desires, but the elite fears. Here is a summation of the Donald’s Second Amendment positions.  You can go to Trump’s site,, and read them yourself....
  • Why Property Rights Matter

    09/20/2015 10:29:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/20/15 | Karen Lees & Sylvia Zika
    John Adams said, “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God … anarchy and tyranny commence. Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist.” I am not a politician or public figure. I am one of many Americans whose property is under assault by government. I am a student of self-governance living in New Jersey. My state and local governments make a habit of redistributing privately held property among the private parties it chooses. This is absolutely forbidden by the U.S. Constitution. If it can happen here in my...

    09/18/2015 2:23:18 PM PDT · by JediJones · 32 replies ^ | 9/18/2015 | Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period. The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right – it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple. It’s been said...
  • Irreconcilable Differences (Good Read)

    09/18/2015 12:57:10 PM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies
    The Zman Blog ^ | 9/18/2015 | Zman
    ...There’s a huge chasm between the ruling class of American society and those over whom they rule. It’s not simply a disagreement over the direction of society. In many respects, the duty of the ruling class is to guide their subjects to the right policies. In a sane society, the people in charge are smarter and more knowledgeable so they better be more right than the masses. No, the dispute today is over the nature of society and it is an irreconcilable dispute. The ruling class of today imagines a world that does not include a thriving, rambunctious middle class...
  • Federalism: The Missing Issue; This is the Most Important Issue Nobody Talks About.

    09/18/2015 10:54:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/18/2015 | Bruce Walker
    The biggest problem in American government today is the hyper-nationalization of government. Even in the middle of Republican presidential politics, even when every Republican candidate claims to be a "conservative," the myopic fixation on federal government resolution of every conceivable problem dominates everything, and the centralization of all power into our Potomac cesspool is largely ignored. The problem, of course, is Washington. America is brought down not by awful governance in New York City or Chicago. America easily survives over-taxation in Massachusetts or over-regulation in California. The beauty of American government has always been federalism, the retention of most governmental...
  • Constitution Day

    09/17/2015 10:51:52 AM PDT · by loveliberty2 · 25 replies
    Our Ageless Constitution ^ | September 17, 2015 | Self
    Our Ageless Constitution "The structure has been erected by architects of consummate skill and fidelity; its foundations are solid; its components are beautiful, as well as useful; its arrangements are full of wisdom and order...." -Justice Joseph Story Justice Story's words pay tribute to the United States Constitution and its Framers. Shortly before the 100th year of the Constitution, in his "History of the United States of America," written in 1886, historian George Bancroft said: "The Constitution is to the American people a possession for the ages." He went on to say: "In America, a new people had risen up without...
  • The Triumph of the Constitution

    09/17/2015 1:17:02 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    1966 | Clinton Rossiter
    The triumph of the Convention of 1787 is that in raising a standard to which the wise and honest could repair, it also raised one that met the threefold test of legitimacy, popularity, and viability. One reason the Convention was able to strike the right balance between the urge to lead the people and the need to obey them, and between the urge to be noble and the need to be practical, was the disposition of most delegates to be “whole men” on stern principles and “halfway men” on negotiable details. Another was the way in which it worked with...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ It's US Constitution Day ~ 17 September 2015

    09/16/2015 6:00:27 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 62 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents.... ~ Constitution Day, September 17, 1787 ~ We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall)...
  • Kim Davis and Passive Obedience.

    09/16/2015 11:54:05 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 11 replies
    The recent jailing of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals harkens back to another time of societal upheaval. After a bloody civil war and a brief military dictatorship, latter 17th Century England also dealt with fundamental questions involving governmental power and religious freedom. The core of the controversy was the extent of the divine right of English kings. To a thoroughly religious people steeped in Scripture as history and a guide to everyday life, the extent of kingly prerogatives was no small matter. If the Bible determined the word of kings to...
  • Constitutionally, Slavery Is No National Institution

    09/16/2015 9:27:36 AM PDT · by Theoria · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 16 Sept 2015 | Sean Wilentz
    The Civil War began over a simple question: Did the Constitution of the United States recognize slavery — property in humans — in national law? Southern slaveholders, inspired by Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, charged that it did and that the Constitution was proslavery; Northern Republicans, led by Abraham Lincoln, and joined by abolitionists including Frederick Douglass, resolutely denied it. After Lincoln’s election to the presidency, 11 Southern states seceded to protect what the South Carolina secessionists called their constitutional “right of property in slaves.” The war settled this central question on the side of Lincoln and Douglass....
  • Should Texas secede? Question may appear on Republican primary ballot

    09/15/2015 5:24:50 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 108 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 09.15.2015 at 8:55 AM | Luqman Adeniyi
    Texas already seceded once — in 1861, by popular vote in a statewide election. But the Texas Nationalist Movement wants a repeat a century and a half later, and thinks the March GOP primary is the place to start. The Nederland-based Texas independence group is circulating a petition aimed at getting a non-binding vote onto the GOP primary ballot over whether "the state of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation." Their goal? 75,000 signatures from registered voters by Dec. 1 — more than the 66,894 the Texas Secretary of State's office says the group needs to get...
  • Bernie Sanders (Like All Socialists) is a Thief Claiming to be a Humanitarian

    09/15/2015 10:58:38 AM PDT · by TBP · 26 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | September 15, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    Most people don't know what a socialist is. Socialist sounds too much like "social." A socialist, I suspect, for most Americans means to be "social." Who could be opposed to that? Bernie Sanders is a Socialist. In reality, he's a theft using the respectability of the United States Senate as cover for his criminal views. Like all socialists, Sanders believes it's OK to steal from people if he can get enough votes and enough support from the people he will be stealing for -- the beneficiaries of his thieving ways. Of course, Sanders isn't the only socialist in Congress. Most...
  • College Graduates Don’t Know Basic Facts About the Constitution

    09/15/2015 2:00:54 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    ACTA ^ | 8 Sep 2015 | Molly Mitchell
    *Nearly 10% of college graduates think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court.*.... WASHINGTON, D.C., September 8, 2015 — The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) today released a survey that shows how little college graduates and the general public know about the Constitution. According to the study, nearly 10% of college graduates think Judith Sheindlin — commonly known as Judge Judy — is on the Supreme Court; one-third of college graduates can’t identify the Bill of Rights as a name given to a group of Constitutional amendments; and 32% believe that Representative John Boehner is the current president...
  • Toward a Standing Article V Convention (Part II)

    09/15/2015 2:06:59 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 19 replies
    Conservative media frequently features post mortems on the American Republic, why the greatest experiment in free government failed. Our demise is attributed to various causes, but the most common accusation centers on our collective failure to keep the republic. Part I established why the states should immediately gather in an Article V amendments convention to restore the American Republic. The convention could remain a permanent institutional feature of the American governing scene by never adjourning sine die, and resolve to meet, for instance, on a particular day the following year. We have little choice but to press our states to...
  • To bring America back we need to break some stuff

    09/14/2015 12:38:26 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 11 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 14, 2015 | Dan Miller
    In December of 2011, I wrote an article titled The U.S. Constitution and Civil War. A remark by Cokie Roberts -- that we need to ignore parts of the Constitution to save the rest -- inspired my article. To bring America back, we don't need to, nor should we, ignore or otherwise break the Constitution; it is America's foundation. We do need to destroy and rebuild much of the mess that has been wrongly erected atop that foundation.Who should be our next President?Daniel Greenfield, in an article titled This is the America We Live in Now, wrote, We are not this culture. We...
  • Administration Brushes Off Court Ruling [semi-satire]

    09/13/2015 9:17:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration brushed off U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer’s ruling that the GOP’s lawsuit against unappropriated spending for health care would proceed. In her decision, Collyer wrote that “the Constitution could not be more clear: ‘No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in consequence of Appropriations made by Law.’ Neither the president nor his officers can authorize appropriations; the assent of the House of Representatives is required before any public monies are spent.” “While the President is disappointed that this errant judge has aided and abetted a GOP political stunt, the ruling will have no impact...
  • Sustainable Liberty

    09/13/2015 8:29:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/13/15 | Don Clifford
    To paraphrase the Declaration of Independence, when it becomes necessary for a people to alter a course of events deemed destructive to the preservation of liberty, any available legitimate means to accomplish this should be wholeheartedly embraced and pursued in all due earnest. The Constitution of the United States of America has been hollowed out. It is a dead letter. Even with its myriad of checks and balances the Constitution is not ultimately self-enforcing. But fortunately, the Founding Fathers in their great wisdom enabled “We the People” to reclaim our constitutionally secured rights in just such a situation as we...
  • Why an Article V State Convention is “Safer” Than Uniparty Tyranny.

    09/12/2015 11:41:59 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 25 replies
    American style hard tyranny isn't conjecture; it is here and will get worse if we do not reclaim powers stolen from, and rights denied to us by the Uniparty apparatus. Our highest institutions, including the electoral process, have been corrupted to the point they serve ends opposite to those intended, and are therefore incapable of restoring freedom. The question to be answered is, “How shall we reclaim liberty?” We must appeal to first principles, to eternal truths that span time from the Creation to this very moment. One of those truths is that the only legitimate powers of government are...
  • DEA blasted for no-warrant searches of patient records, court battle heats up

    09/11/2015 6:38:26 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 31 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 9/11/15 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have been accessing personal medical files without a warrant, generating a backlash from doctors and privacy advocates who say the practice is intrusive and unconstitutional -- and have taken the agency to court. “It’s just not right,” Texas attorney Terri Moore said. The controversial record searches are part of the government's effort to crack down on illegal “pill mills” and prescription drug abuse. But they've set up a clash over privacy rights, and a legal battle is now playing out in the 5th and 9th Circuit appeals courts. Lower courts have issued conflicting rulings to date,...
  • Democracy or Republic? What Difference Does It Make?

    09/11/2015 8:09:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/11/15 | Karen Lees & Bill Norton
    We learned it in school. America is a democracy, right? It’s stated as a fact in third grade social studies textbooks. Politicians give speeches about our great democracy. We hear it on TV, radio, in political debates, and from the White House. We even aspire to spread democracy around the world. But is it true? Is our form of government a democracy? Say the pledge of allegiance. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic…” There’s that pesky word Republic. How did that word get in there? Democracy or republic – what’s...
  • Living In Acirema

    09/10/2015 6:15:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/15 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Constitution is holding us back. People decide their gender. Criminals are victims of an unjust society. Human institutions, tried and proven after countless millennia declared no longer valid Thanks to liberals we now live in a Bizarro world, like that created by DC Comics. Everything appears backwards, upside down, inside out. Laws of economics are canceled. Climate is now created by mankind, not natural processes. Nature no longer abhors a vacuum, but welcomes it. The Constitution is holding us back. People decide their gender. Criminals are victims of an unjust society. Human institutions, tried and proven after countless millennia declared...
  • Federal Judge Hands Republicans ‘Historic,’ Unexpected Win Over Obama(Proceed to Block HealthCare)

    09/10/2015 3:00:01 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 9, 2015 | Jack Davis
    The White House has said it will appeal the decision. Constitution 1; Obama 0. That was the score Wednesday as a federal judge gave House Republicans the go-ahead to proceed with their lawsuit to block President Obama’s budget-busting healthcare law. “This suit remains a plain dispute over a constitutional command, of which the Judiciary has long been the ultimate interpreter,” wrote U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, who said that House Republicans have legal standing to sue. The Constitution, Collyer wrote, “could not be more clear: ‘No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in consequence of Appropriations...
  • Why Judicial Supremacy Is Not Compatible with Constitutional Supremacy

    09/10/2015 8:24:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/10/2015 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    A pro-choice voter in New Hampshire had a question for John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, who was making the rounds as a presidential candidate: Would he “respect” Roe v. Wade even though he is a pro-lifer? Kasich answered, “Obviously, it’s the law of the land now, and we live with the law of the land.” Whether he knew it or not, Kasich had wandered into a debate over the courts, one in which some of the other presidential candidates are also participants. Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, has denounced “judicial tyranny.” When five justices ruled that...
  • Accommodate Conscientious Objectors to Same-Sex Marriage

    09/10/2015 8:21:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/10/2015 | The Editors
    Kim Davis is out of jail, but she never should have been there to begin with. In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court required all states to recognize same-sex marriage, putting Mrs. Davis, head clerk of Rowan County, Ky., in a difficult position. In Kentucky, marriage licenses bear the name and invoke the authority of the head county clerk, making Mrs. Davis, in her view, a participant in a union to which she objects on religious principle. One day after the Court’s ruling, she stopped issuing marriage licenses entirely. A lawsuit followed, charging her with violating the law as interpreted...
  • America's Descent Into Lawlessness

    09/10/2015 4:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do you remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby? In 2003, the Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to investigate allegations that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, unlawfully disclosed the covert status of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Yet Plame may not have been a covert undercover agent, based on the formal government definition of that role. And even if she were, it was widely known at the time that Secretary of State Colin Powell's subordinate, Richard Armitage, had most likely disclosed her status earlier. In other words, Libby was in an Orwellian position of being accused of a crime...
  • The lesson of the Kim Davis fiasco? Officials should follow laws they disagree with...

    09/09/2015 3:52:55 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-9-15 | The Looking Spoon