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  • Articles of Impeachment: If Not Now, When?

    10/24/2012 2:35:29 PM PDT · by Doc Savage · 23 replies
    October 24, 2012 | Doc Savage
    If George W. Bush had gone back to sleep after having been notified that four Americans had been killed in an attack on a U.S. Embassy; created a fraudulent excuse of an obscure video as the culprit; and then flown off to a fund raiser in Las Vegas (of all places),... we would have had the leftist politicians and media in this country demanding his impeachment or his head on a pike at the gates of the city! It is clear to me and should be to any other sane American who loves their country that this man has violated...
  • Appeals court to consider making it easier to carry handguns in Maryland

    10/24/2012 6:32:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 23 October, 2012 | Ann E. Marimow
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday will consider whether to make it easier for Maryland residents to publicly carry handguns, one of many ongoing legal challenges to gun restrictions throughout the nation. If the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, in Richmond, upholds a lower court decision, the Maryland State Police anticipate that thousands of additional residents would qualify for permits to carry loaded firearms in public places from Silver Spring to Baltimore. At issue is the stateís current requirement that residents provide a ďgood and substantial reasonĒ to the state police for carrying a handgun. In March,...
  • Obamaís Bizarre Anti-Gun Debate Flub

    10/22/2012 7:41:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 22, 2012 | Bob Owens
    It‚Äôs generally hard to pinpoint the moment when a politician self-destructs ‚ÄĒ the ‚ÄúDean scream‚ÄĚ moments are few and far between. Campaigns tend to fall apart as part of a cascade of mistakes, where the number of things going wrong simply becomes insurmountable. Barack Obama didn‚Äôt have a ‚ÄúDean scream.‚ÄĚIf anything, future pundits will look back to Mitt Romney‚Äôs commanding performance at the first presidential debate in Denver as the beginning of the end of Obama‚Äôs presidency, but perhaps a response to a question at the second debate at Hofstra put the final nail in Obama‚Äôs electoral coffin.When asked what...
  • Amendment 2 getting the most attention(LA barf alert)

    10/22/2012 5:10:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 22 October, 2012 | Todd C. Elliott
    State Rep. Mickey Guillory urges voters to review upcoming Louisiana state constitutional amendments that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot before they go to the polls this election day. Guillory Ė who was invited to speak to the Kiwanis Club on Thursday Ė focused on Amendment N. 2 on the ballot. He said the proposed bill is a ďcontroversialĒ gun control bill. ďThere area lot of pros and cons that go with this bill,Ē Guillory said. ďThe District Attorneys Association Ė who came before the Criminal Justice Committee Ė their position on this is that they were neutral, which...
  • Private Property Rights - A Basic Premise of America's Constitution

    10/21/2012 3:30:40 PM PDT · by loveliberty2 · 8 replies
    Our Ageless Constitution ^ | 1987 & 2008 | Stedman & Lewis
    Private Property Rights - A basic Premise Of America's Constitution Tired of having the fruits of their labors confiscated by an overpowering British government, America's Founders declared themselves free and independent. Most American schoolchildren can recite their claim that ". all men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights ... to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Less familiar, however, are these lines from their Declaration of Independence: "He ( King George III ) has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance .......
  • Native Born vs. Natural Born (vanity)

    10/19/2012 11:59:50 AM PDT · by NTHockey · 165 replies
    I visited the Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday. While on the tour, one of the staff members came up and asked me if I wanted to be President. I said that I was ineligible, since my mother was naturalized after I was born. He argued that since I was born here that I was born here that I was natural. We went back and forth; he not knowing the difference between native born and natural born and I refusing to back down. I plan to write the head and tell him that their staff needs to be a) better...
  • McCarthyism I can support

    10/19/2012 7:11:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/19/2012 | Roger Kimball
    Andrew McCarthy is one of our most percipient commentators on law and on Islam, writing with a clarity and knack for grasping the essential that are a joy, and an education, to behold. In his PJM column today, both aspects of his expertise are on display. The column is called ‚ÄúIt¬ís Not Just Obama¬ís Lies ¬ó It¬ís the Premise of Obama¬ís Lies,‚ÄĚ [1] and it takes off from Candy Crowley¬ís effort in Tuesday¬ís debate to save face for Obama over the Libyan disaster. We all know now that that attack, which left an American ambassador and three other Americans...
  • Firearm instructor prepares to educate officers on open carry(OK)

    10/19/2012 4:39:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies | 18 October, 2012 | Dontaye Carter
    In two weeks the open carry law takes effect. Gun-training classes have been filling up and in some cases doubling their normal size. One Bixby Police Officer says more education is needed, even for law enforcement. "This is a shift in culture,Ē said Bixby Police Officer Michael Konshak. ďNow we're going to have guns out in the open." Konshak has been in law enforcement nearly 22 years. He's a firearm instructor certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. Konshak is worried there hasn't been enough talk about this law. "I don't have any fear,Ē he told FOX23....
  • Proposition 2: Not Wanted

    10/18/2012 12:28:47 PM PDT · by 92nina · 4 replies
    Alliance for Worker Freedom ^ | 2012-10-18 | Tom Fletcher
    On November 6th the people of Michigan will go to polls and vote whether to enshrine collective bargaining in the state constitution or allow Michiganís legislature to retain control of its state. The simple fact is that Proposition 2 will give Big Labor free reign over a range of issues and will allow them to essentially veto anything they donít like. According the Mackinac Institute, Proposition 2 could potentially cost the taxpayers of Michigan billions in savings. Current laws that could be affected include: Health insurance premium sharing. Recent legislation protects taxpayers from paying lavish government employee health insurance premiums....
  • Presidential candidates' gun rights views impacting voters(WI barf alert)

    10/18/2012 2:30:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 17 October, 2012 | Joe Nelson
    EAU CLAIRE, Wisc. (WEAU) - Gun rights have become a hot topic in this year's presidential race, with the two candidates squaring off on gun issues during the crucial debates. Both President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney acknowledged the need to uphold the Second Amendment, but also to regulate guns, in Tuesday's debate. "Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced, but part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence," Obama said. "I'm not in favor of new pieces of legislation on - on guns and - and taking...
  • Connecticut Citizens Defense League Releases 2012 Political Endorsements

    10/15/2012 4:28:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 October, 2012 | CCDL
    Groton, CT --( The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL)ís Executive Committee has released a comprehensive list of endorsed candidates for the fall 2012 elections, as a service to their members and voters interested in their second amendment rights statewide. Each of these candidates has demonstrated, through their voting record or current actions and mindset, that they are the best pro-second-amendment choice in their respective race. More candidates may be endorsed as election day approaches, so please watch the CCDL website at for further information. The CCDL would like to remind its members that the only way to ensure we...
  • Taking a bold stand against savagery and jihad: Subway ads generate controversy in NYC

    10/13/2012 12:45:25 PM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies ^ | 10/13/2012 | Fern Sidman
    An interview with Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense InitiativeBy Fern Sidman As the controversy continues to escalate over the placement of ads in New York City subways that call for a moral outcry against jihad and the pernicious deeds of radical Islamists around the world, Israel National News (INN) sat down with Pamela Geller, a co-founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization that has spearheaded this ad campaign. If Ms. Geller's name sounds familiar, it is because she has been at the forefront of championing the cause of democracy, freedom, liberty, and justice through her role...
  • Commentary: SCOTUS to Hear Appeal of Florida Supreme Courtís Bad Call

    10/12/2012 5:02:52 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 11 replies
    The Capitol Vanguard ^ | October 8th, 2012 | Robert Sanchez
    Floridiansí Property Rights May Get a Reprieve. When it had a chance to uphold property rights, the Florida Supreme Court got it wrong. Will the U.S. Supreme Court now get it right? The question arose last Friday when the nationís highest court Ė during the first week of its 2012-13 term ó agreed to hear an appeal of the Florida courtís misguided decision. The Koontz family merely wanted to exercise their rights as property owners, to develop the familyís land in legal and responsible ways. But regulators saw a chance to pounce and make all kinds of costly, unrelated, outrageous...
  • Mark Levin Show - Friday October 12, 2012

    10/12/2012 3:17:06 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 59 replies
    Mark levin Show ^ | Friday, Oct 12, 2012 | Mark levin
    Subbing for Fudd Fan, Biggirl...
  • Shooting Down the 2nd Amendment, One Lawsuit at a Time

    10/12/2012 8:58:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 11 October, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    It was one of those little stories that most people miss, even more so when it is released during a heated presidential election. But it is one that is critically important because it represents an unprecedented power grab by the one profession that has arguably done more damage to America than any other. If Americans don't demand an end to this nonsense, we have no one to blame but ourselves. The details of the story are both simple and infuriating: a New York appeals court in has ruled that a former high school athlete shot in 2003 can sue --...
  • Americans Agree, Gun Control Is A Loser

    10/12/2012 8:52:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 11 October, 2012 | Philip L. Watson
    Every year Gallup surveys the American public for their opinion on things like gun issues. In 2011 Americans voiced an all-time high approval rating in support of the Second Amendment. The amount of Americans that favor a ban on handguns sits at a paltry 26 percent. A majority of Americans are also against banning so called Ďassault weapons,í a bogeyman frequently trotted out by anti-gunners attempting frighten Main Street America. The strong majority (60 percent) do not support new gun laws; however, they do support active enforcement of the laws we already have on the books. The amount of women...
  • School Orders Cross Removed From Football Helmets

    10/11/2012 5:48:18 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 73 replies ^ | 10/10/12 | Todd Starnes
    Wisconsin school district has ordered a joint public-private school football team to change its logo Ė in the middle of the season ó after a lone parent said the inclusion of a bishopís hat and cross was a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Martin Lexmond, superintendent of the Shorewood School District, told Fox News that he made the decision to remove the logos after consulting with the school board. ďIt just didnít occur to anybody that there might be questions about it,Ē he said. ďA parent last week raised the question asking if this was a violation of separation of...
  • MILLER: Targeting Paul Ryan The GOPís Second Amendment advocate stands up to the gun grabbers

    10/10/2012 9:20:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10 October, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Paul Ryan faces Joe Biden in a vice presidential debate Thursday where guns could become one of the many hot topics discussed. The Wisconsin Republican congressman has recently become a lightning rod for attacks from gun grabbers who think the issue is their ticket to thwarting the Romney campaignís growing momentum in the polls. Consider the local ABC affiliate in Michigan that ambushed Mr. Ryan on Monday. Reporter Terry Camp used his one-on-one time with the GOP vice presidential candidate to ask ó twice ó whether the country has a gun problem. Mr. Ryan replied that the nation has a...
  • Would You Support a County-Wide 'Violence Tax'? (Poll) (tax on guns and ammo)

    10/10/2012 9:45:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 10 October, 2012 | NA
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has floated the idea of a tax on guns and ammunition to offset a 2013 budget shortfall. Is this a good idea? Nicknamed a "violence tax," a proposed Cook County tariff would hike up the prices of firearms and ammo as a way to take care of a 2013 budget shortfall, according to an NBC 5 Chicago News report. READ: Check Out the Full NBC 5 Chicago News Story for More Details The tax is being considered by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who said it wouldn't just be used to fill a...
  • Obama's Arrogant Actions Place Him, and us, Dangerously Close To Totalitarianism

    10/09/2012 12:26:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Power: Given the president's end-runs around Congress, his shredding of the Constitution and his assault on the authority of the courts, a second term free of electoral restraints may be a frightening prospect. Judge Andrew Napolitano, a Fox News commentator, raised the question on Neil Cavuto's "Your World" show Wednesday. And while it seems fanciful in light of the safeguards built into our democracy and its institutions, it recognizes the threat posed by the president's policies and actions if left unchecked. "I think the president is dangerously close to totalitarianism," Napolitano opined. "A few months ago he was saying, 'The...
  • Black faith leaders announce campaign goal to strip 25 percent of black vote from Obama

    10/09/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 9, 2012 | Caroline May
    Unhappy with President Barack ObamaĎs support of same-sex marriage, a group of African-American faith leaders have announced a campaign aimed at stripping 25 percent of the black vote that went to Obama in 2008 (95 percent). The newly formed nonprofit group, God Said, will begin targeting voters in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Florida with television and radio advertising, as well as a grassroots campaign to encourage people to consider the gospel when they enter the voting booth. ďThe black community is among the most religious in America and we are offended that President Obama has announced his support...
  • 'Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool' (Executive Orders)

    10/09/2012 8:44:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies ^ | October 06, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Obama's executive orders more and more dispensing with Congress Barack Obama has used executive orders to seal presidential records; create a faith council, an economic council, and a domestic policy council, a council on women and girls and dozens more; study bioethics, change pay grades, set up a team of governors to synchronize state and federal military operations in the U.S.; improve regulatory review; create a jobs council; set up immunity for Bosnia, revoke some earlier orders and talk about finances. GASP! And heís used them to talk about fiscal responsibility, ensure abortions through Obamacare; review Guantanamo Bay operations; promote...
  • Owen Courreges: Reasonable protection for gun owners(LA)

    10/09/2012 7:23:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 8 October, 2012 | Robert Morris
    Itís nighttime. You awake to a noise outside. Is it a prowler? You arenít sure. You grab a small pistol from your nightstand and shove it in your pocket as you proceed out to your driveway to investigate the disturbance. If itís nothing, you reason, you donít want to be walking around in plain view with a gun in your hand. Congratulations. You just committing the crime of carrying a weapon illegally, and you did it without ever leaving your own property. This is what the Louisiana First Circuit held in State v. Young in 1985. La. Rev. Stat. 14:95...
  • Erie County man charged in Le Roy grenade incident(NY)

    10/09/2012 6:54:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 9 October, 2012 | Scott DeSmit
    LE ROY ó An Erie County man faces various charges after a routine traffic stop on Route 19 led to the discovery of a homemade grenade and long gun in the trunk of a car Monday morning. The discovery forced the evacuation of some residents and the closing of several roads in the village. Paul R. Kaiser, 26, of 12335 Bullis Rd., East Aurora was charged with one count of first-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class B felony; one count of unlawful possession of marijuana and various traffic offenses including speeding, driving with a suspended license and uninspected...
  • US Department of Homeland Security looking for (more than) a few good drones

    10/09/2012 2:47:19 AM PDT · by gotribe · 5 replies
    Network World ^ | 09/27/2012 | Michael Cooney
    The US Department of Homeland Security this week issued a call for unmanned systems makers to participate in a program that will ultimately determine their safety and performance for use in first responder, law enforcement and border security situations. In a twist that will certainly raise some eyebrows, the program's results of the ironically named program -- The Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) -- will remain unavailable to the public, which considering how involved the actual public may be with these drones is shall we say, unfortunate. Specifically the DHS says: "The information within each test report will be...
  • Your Kid Needs Indoctrination, Not Education

    10/08/2012 6:47:46 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 4 replies
    Alan Levy, Sales Rep By Day, Rightwing Avenger By Night | 10/08/12 | Alan Levy
    There are many things one can expect from a Barack Hussein Obama diatribe. The first thing you'll notice is a whole lot of mumbling and stuttering, much like a poor soul suffering a mini-stroke. The second is the occasional phoney-baloney "Malcolm X voice" (H/T Ann Coulter) if he's PO'ed about something. (You know, things like FOX News, no more chicken poodle soup, Benjamin Netanyahu, a lousy day at the links, that sort of thing.) The third thing you'll notice is his incessant cheerleading for federal interference in education, Constitution be damned. This cheerleading happens in almost every one of his...
  • At Harvard Law School in 1991, Obama approved of restricting speech to protect minorities

    10/08/2012 11:13:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    At the height of early-1990s conservative backlash over political correctness and ďspeech codesĒ on U.S. college campuses, Barack Obama participated in a panel event geared toward denying that restrictions on free expression were problematic, or happening at all. The 1991 Harvard Law School yearbook quoted the future President of the United States virtually shrugging his shoulders at the thought that non-liberal white students might take offense at restrictions on speech that minority students found objectionable. ďI donít see a lot of conservatives getting upset if minorities feel silenced,Ē Obama said, flipping the argument around.
  • The Greatest Pro-Gun Yard Sign Ever

    10/07/2012 4:02:53 PM PDT · by CelesteChristi · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 16, 2012 | Doug From Upland
    Great Video - Great Sign! I laughed. Have a look...
  • Scalia: Abortion, death penalty "easy" cases

    10/05/2012 2:37:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/5/2012
    Justice Antonin Scalia says his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the Supreme Court among the easiest to resolve. Scalia calls himself a "textualist" and, as he related to a few hundred people who came to buy his new book and hear him speak in Washington the other day, that means he applies the words in the Constitution as they were understood by the people who wrote and adopted them. So Scalia parts company with former colleagues who have come to believe capital punishment is unconstitutional. The framers of the...
  • Mrs. Obama: ĎBarack Has Done a Phenomenal Job Working Around a Congress...'

    10/05/2012 5:41:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 33 replies
    CNSnews ^ | October 4, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    "[Y]ou can have a president you love, but if you donít have a Congress thatís willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways,Ē First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday on Tom Joynerís radio program. ďAnd I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a Congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues,Ē she said. ďBut I think heís done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have Barack...
  • MILLER: Gun carry in the Obama era

    10/03/2012 1:38:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1 October, 2012 | Emily Miller
    The ability of Americans to bear arms is on the line in this presidential election. The Supreme Court, which started a new term on Monday, will have little choice but to take up the issue of carry rights within the next few years. All it takes is the appointment of one new justice to shift the balance on this constitutional question. Oral arguments were heard in Washington Monday in one of the cases that could make its way to the high court. A federal judge will first decide whether the District can outright ban any form of open or concealed...
  • Request for List of Obama's Unconsitutional Acts

    10/03/2012 6:49:10 AM PDT · by madmominct · 16 replies
    me | madmominct
    Does anyone know where there is a good list of the unconstitutional or questionably unconstitutional acts that Obama has perpetrated so far? I want to post it on Facebook - not that my liberal friends will read it, but somebody might. I am realizing that a lot of the reason such a large percentage of our country still supports this man is sheer ignorance. Maybe someone will read this list and start thinking...I know it's a longshot, but I have to try. I know that the 2016 Disouza movie has awakened some folks - even democrats - so there is...
  • Muslim Violence is Our New Law

    09/30/2012 5:35:11 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 32 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sept 30,2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Over two centuries ago a group of British colonists huddling amid the forests and rivers of a new continent decided what they could and could not say by killing enough soldiers and mercenaries that the people who had been in charge of their speech decided they should try their luck somewhere where the regulating was easier. This state of affairs in which the country that those colonists formed became and remains one of the very few places in the world, even among Western democracies, where freedom of speech is absolute, came about through stirring speeches, deeply felt debates, classical ideas...
  • Judges, prosecutors claim cuts in their salaries are 'unconstitutional' (Greece)

    09/29/2012 11:46:06 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies ^ | 9-29-12 | ekathimerini
    In a letter addressed to Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, his fellow coalition leaders -- PASOKís Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Leftís Fotis Kouvelis -- Justice Minister Antonis Roupakiotis and Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, six judges and prosecutors associations have claimed that the proposed cuts in their salaries and pensions devised by the government are unconstitutional. Judges and magistrates have been staging a series of rolling work stoppages in recent weeks, while administrative judges have said they will extend their industrial action until October 5.
  • Mark Levin Show, Friday, September 28th, 2012

    09/28/2012 3:11:47 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 50 replies
    Mark Levin Show Website ^ | Sept 28, 2012 | Mark R. Levin
    Subbing for Fudd Fan & Biggirl...
  • Doug Casey on the 'Worsening Storm,' QE3 and the Hard Assets Alliance

    09/27/2012 5:43:59 PM PDT · by arthurus · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 26 September 2012 | Daily Bell
    Let's talk about actual economic reality. At this point, everything the government is doing ¬Ė and not just the US government but governments everywhere ‚ąí is not only the wrong thing but exactly the opposite of the right thing. They're passing more laws, raising taxes, creating more currency and incurring more debt. They should be doing the opposite. We're currently still in the eye of the storm. Their actions guarantee that when we go back into the hurricane ‚ąí the trailing edge of the hurricane ‚ąí it's going to be much worse and will last much longer than what we...
  • An Act of Bravery: Otis W. McDonald and the Second Amendment

    09/27/2012 12:51:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 September, 2011 | NA
    USA --( Otis McDonald, born and raised amidst the hardships of sharecropping in the cotton fields of Fort Necessity, Louisiana, overcame poverty and social prejudice to become the first in his family to earn a college degree and rise to the relative comfort of Americaís middle class. With drug and gang activity on the rise in Chicago, McDonaldís home has become increasingly threatened by violent crime. With no other intent but to defend his family against life-threatening intrusion, McDonald encounters the dichotomy of gun-wielding criminals and a Chicago statute limiting the purchase of handguns. As lead petitioner in a Supreme...
  • Egypt leader demands US aid, censorship, plus end to Israel Ďoccupationí

    09/27/2012 9:22:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Seprmber 26, 2012 | Neil Munro
    Egyptís new Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday used his first speech at the United Nations to demand curbs on Western free speech rights and ďan end to all forms of occupation of Arab lands.Ē Morsi also used his U.S. speech to push his revolutionary mix of Islamic and progressive demands .. that UN countries establish a ďnew global economic governanceĒ; and that Western countries continue to transfer aid and technology to Egyptís government and poverty-stricken population. Much of his emphasis was on the establishment of a Palestinian state. ďMy duty [is] to support our Palestinian brothers and sisters Ö...
  • Beware an October state of 'emergency' (... Obama's options should he fear electoral defeat)

    09/27/2012 7:05:31 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies ^ | September 26, 2012 | Robert Ringer
    As the reincarnation of Meyer Lansky once said, ďYou never want a serious crisis to go to waste.Ē Well, wadda ya know, the Duplicitous Despot just happens to be a man badly in need of a serious crisis, and the Middle East just happens to be on fire. But surely Obama couldnít have created the turmoil in Arab countries all by himself, could he? No, but he certainly has done everything within his power to fan the flames of discontent throughout the region, such as playing up the infamous, anti-Muslim YouTube video as the cause of the ďspontaneousĒ Islamic protests....
  • New law allows guns at polling places(IN)

    09/26/2012 8:16:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 26 September, 2011 | NA
    TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - With election day nearing, it's important to know your rights at the polls. A recent state law gives a much clearer pictures of the rights of gun owners on Nov. 6. "I think self defense is something everyone should exercise," President of Students for Self Defense Rights Wesley Allen said. "It's good you can exercise self defense at Walmart, or exercise it going to the polling locations." Allen, along with other gun rights activists, are excited to to exercise their right to bear firearms at the polls Nov. 6. That is because a law signed...
  • Was America Founded As A Christian Nation?

    09/25/2012 7:24:27 PM PDT · by billflax · 103 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/25/2012 | Bill Flax
    Few matters ignite more controversy than Americaís Christian roots. The issue reverberates anew this electoral season where the faiths of both major candidates have been questioned. Religion imbues politics. The battle over Americaís beginnings muddles wishful hero worship with efforts to commandeer Americaís past so to steer her future. The most vocal proponents of Christian America and their counterparts advocating a completely secular state necessarily cherry-pick data to prove exaggerations while discarding inconvenient details. By transforming our Forefathers into faithful servants of Christ the Religious Right risks compromising the biblical message. Baptist theologian Al Mohler warns advocates of Christian America...
  • Obama: ĎFuture must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islamí

    09/25/2012 8:51:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 333 replies
    Twitchy and Red State ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Twitchy headline says it all.Context provided by Erick Erickson at Red State: In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today the President of the United States declared that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Already, the media and the left are in full denial, probably based on their general lack of understanding of theology. This would have been a gaffe had Mitt Romney said it. But with Barack Obama, heís just speaking bold truths. His bold truth declares that the future does not belong to practicing Christians. Pay careful attention to what he says: "The future...
  • Florida justice warns of assault on the courts Ďthrough partisan politicsí

    09/25/2012 1:39:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 24, 2012 | Mary Ellen Klas
    As the secretive campaign against the three Florida Supreme Court justices up for merit retention took shape Monday, one of the targeted justices warned that the future of the stateís independent judiciary was under threat. "This is the most stressful time Iíve ever experienced in my life,íí said Justice R. Fred Lewis at a meeting of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. ďThere is an entire branch of government to protect and defend. We cannot sacrifice fairness and impartiality and the court system to political whims." Lewisí remarks came three days after the Republican Party of Florida announced it will oppose...
  • Free speech `red lines' feed Muslim film rage

    09/24/2012 12:27:49 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2012 1:53 PM (ET) | BRIAN MURPHY
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - In U.S.-funded ads running on Pakistani TV, subtitled clips show President Barack Obama extolling America's traditions of religious freedom. For many watching, though, the message misses the mark in efforts to calm the Islamic outrage over a film denigrating the Prophet Muhammad. America's free speech laws and values of openness are not in question, but rather there is confusion and anger over how they are applied.
  • Commentary on Ronnie Barrettís Open Letter to the Public (VIDEO)

    09/22/2012 7:28:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 22 September, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Ronnie Barrett, Owner and CEO of Barrett Firearms Manufacturing is a patriot and a man of principle Ė heís also one hell of a gun maker. I was reminded of this fact when I read a recent letter he wrote to the public concerning the Violence Policy Centerís continued efforts to push politicians into banning .50 caliber rifles. Initially, I was just going to pull highlights from Barrettís letter that cut to the heart of the matter, but I thought it was so well written that I decided to reproduce the whole thing, though I did add some relevant videos:...
  • Push to Let College Students Carry Guns Picks Up Steam

    09/22/2012 4:14:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 21 September, 2012 | JOE PALAZZOLO AND STEVE EDER
    At more college campuses across the country, students are winning the right to pack a gun. Many colleges have long been allowed to make their own decisions about whether students can carry firearms on campus, and most still forbid it. But gun-rights advocates working through the courts and state legislatures have managed to secure a significant expansion of gun rights at public universities. Students are now permitted by law to carry guns on public campuses in five statesófour more than two years ago.
  • New Declaration of Independence

    09/21/2012 2:24:28 PM PDT · by TomB779 · 7 replies
    9/21/2012 | Tom Bryant
    IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012. The majority Declaration of the Citizens of the United States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for a the freedom loving citizens of a nation to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with their elected President, and to renounce among the powers of the earth, the authority to which said President is entitled, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to their action. We hold these truths to continue to be self-evident,...

    09/21/2012 7:00:15 AM PDT · by Sopater · 17 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | September 19th, 2012 | Massad Ayoob
    I try to stay out of politics. Ainít my job. Here at Backwoods Home, Iím the resident gun guy, and because Iím the only staffer who also works in the criminal justice system, I sometimes go there too. A hugely important Presidential election looms upon us. The next four years will see new appointments to the United States Supreme Court, with obviously great implications for those of us who believe in the Constitution and have sworn an oath to uphold it. As has been discussed here before, the one-issue voter isnít necessarily wearing blinders. Rather, he or she recognizes that...
  • GOP blocks veterans jobs bill with budget vote

    09/20/2012 4:15:49 PM PDT · by GLH3IL · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/19/2012 | Ramsey Cox
    ďThis violates the Budget Control Act, there is no dispute about it,Ē Sessions said in a floor speech Wednesday. ďThe bill will not even go through the House and it violates the Constitution because it says revenue bills must be started in the House ... [and] this is a revenue bill.Ē The Veterans Jobs Corp Act would have created new job-training programs to help veterans find work in targeted fields such as national park conservation, historic preservation projects, police work and firefighting, among others. Sens. Scott Brown (Mass.), Susan Collins (Maine), Dean Heller (Nev.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Olympia Snowe...
  • Golden State devalues gun rights(CA)

    09/19/2012 7:04:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 17 September, 2012 | Raquel Okyay
    We know America is in big trouble when power corrupted law enforcement and Californiaís liberal state legislature ban together to createnew laws that regulate, pre-punish, and harass law abiding gun owners. In the name of safety and protection, lawmakers being obsessedwith violating our rights and beating up the Constitution bloody, feed into thebig government ways of today. They fail to realize, however, that the Constitution is meant to protect individual, God-given rights; it does not say big government can violate our rights, and do whatever they want. This all started with a 2011 California law (AB 109) that bans open...