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  • Constitutional Crisis: Activist Federal Judge Orders DHS Complete restart of 'Dreamers' Program

    04/25/2018 4:07:44 PM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Trump’s administration received a serious setback on Wednesday, following an activist Federal Judge’s decision, which forces the Department of Homeland Security to resume the Dreamers Program, an Obama-era (illegal/unconstitutional) executive order that protects hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from deportation. More precisely, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates for the District of Columbia said on Wednesday that the White House was “arbitrary and capricious” with regard to trying to end Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and basically forced the DHS to resume it, while claiming the Department of Homeland Security had failed to explain him (the...
  • (No mention of Donald's civil rights) ACLU’s Constitutional Analysis of the Public Statements...

    02/04/2018 1:32:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    ACLU ^ | 2/03/18 | Doesn't matter
    ACLU’s Constitutional Analysis of the Public Statements and Policy Proposals of Donald Trump Donald Trump's statements and policy proposals would blatantly violate the inalienable rights guaranteed by the Constitution. We have undertaken an analysis of his most controversial policy proposals. These include his pledges to deport over 11 million undocumented immigrants, to ban Muslims from entering the United States, to surveil American Muslims and their houses of worship, to torture again, and to revise libel laws. We have found them all wanting, to say the least. According to our analysis, Trump’s proposals taken together would violate the First, Fourth, Fifth,...
  • Run, Hide, Tell vs. Stand and Fight

    06/04/2017 6:59:42 AM PDT · by Tudorfly · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06-04-2017 | Anthony Joseph & Ekin Karaskin
    The Metropolitan Police have issued a warning to 'run, tell and hide' as they hunt for terrorists who went on a rampage on the streets of London tonight.
  • State of Tennessee Files Constitutional Challenge to Refugee Resettlement Program

    03/13/2017 12:29:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/13/17 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The Thomas More Law Center filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Tennessee General Assembly and the State of Tennessee in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee on Monday challenging the federal refugee resettlement program for violating the state’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit places Tennessee at the center of the national debate concerning the operation of the federal refugee resettlement program. President Trump will be holding a rally in Nashville on Wednesday to garner public support for his agenda. His revised Executive Order 13780 temporarily halting the federal...

    12/05/2016 10:31:23 AM PST · by View Out West · 4 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 12/4/16 | Jeff Clayton
    Changes in bail system beneficial By Jeff Clayton / Executive Director, American Bail Coalition Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at 12:02am There has been a lot information – and misinformation – written about New Mexico’s new constitutional amendment on bail. Therefore, it is important to understand just what happened and what the amendment will actually mean for the state. As a person on the front line of this issue, I wanted to share my thoughts on the ramifications of this amendment. First, the idea that bail bondsmen or monetary conditions of bail is somehow going away is not the case. Of...
  • Jeb Bush asks new Republican administration to flex its muscles with a constitutional convention

    11/27/2016 8:33:11 AM PST · by ColdOne · 133 replies ^ | 11/26/16 | Sarah Lee
    In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush makes the case that the incoming Republican administration should set the agenda by calling for a constitutional convention to establish term limits, a balanced budget amendment and restrictions on the Commerce Clause. Bush asserts that the 2016 election was largely a protest vote over the growth and power of the central government and that Republicans have a rare chance to shift some of that power back to the states. Bush wrote: But here’s something we shouldn’t forget: This election was more about voting against something than voting...
  • Bill Kristol: Maybe Republicans should nominate someone with a ‘radical constitutional agenda’ next

    10/27/2016 11:08:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 61 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/16 | Robert Laurie
    Kristol doesn't have a leg to stand on here. He has a long, long, looooong history of actively opposing the very agenda he's now suggesting may be the "right" post-Trump move Bill Kristol is pretty sure Trump is going to lose. He’s been working hard to make that happen and he might be right but, as he admits, there’s a solid chance that he’s wrong, too. However, he’s devoting his time not to stopping Hillary, but instead to preparing for a post-Trump GOP. Should Trump go down in flames, how will the party deal with the populist leanings of its...
  • ‘No fly/No buy’ is a lie, here’s why

    06/16/2016 9:32:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 6/16/2016 | Larry O'Connor
    Imagine if the federal government suspended your right to your faith, your right to assemble and your right to speak your mind based on your inclusion on a secret list of American citizens with no prior due process and no open explanation of how you got on that list or how you can get off of it. Absurd, right? So, why is it absurd to apply that scenario to your 1st amendment rights, but it’s “common sense” when it comes to your 2nd amendment rights? The idea goes beyond absurd and borders on dangerous or even tyrannical when you discover...
  • Refuting the Establishment: It Wasn’t Constitutional Conservatives that Gave Us Trump

    04/21/2016 7:08:02 AM PDT · by writer33 · 15 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/21/16 | Jen Kuznicki
    The political establishment on the right is mostly ignorant of the constitutional provisions that enable political stands to be taken, or, they just don’t care. It’s a terrible irony that the Left has been able to own the bubble-gum wrapper version of what our constitutional rights are, and the so-called right sits there delusional about how to respond. One of the political establishment-types I often read is Peter Wehner. I have written many posts about him, to use him as a perfect example of people who grassroots conservatives know to be following the wrong herd. Wehner does not disappoint, as...
  • Idaho Rep. RaĂşl Labrador gives his endorsement to Ted Cruz

    02/18/2016 3:11:03 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 29 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | Feb 18, 2016 | Fox News Latino Staff
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may not have the best rapport with the Latino community, but on Thursday he received a key endorsement from a member of the community. Congressman Raúl Labrador of Idaho came out in support of Cruz’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination. In his endorsement, the Puerto Rican-born lawmaker called Cruz “a stalwart defender of the constitution and a tireless advocate for conservative principles.” “Americans know Washington is broken,” Labrador said in a press release. “Ted Cruz is the only candidate that will truly change the way Washington works, restore the balance of power between the presidency...
  • History on Proper Principles: The Legacy of Forrest McDonald

    01/31/2016 9:22:16 AM PST · by Pelham · 6 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | Lenore Ealy, Stephen Klugewicz
    "As an interpreter of American constitutional government, McDonald has achieved a national reputation among historians, statesmen, and the literary public that began with the publication of We The People in 1958. Respected historians David M. Potter and C. Vann Woodward praised We The People in the pages of the Saturday Review and the New York Times, and shortly after the book's publication McDonald appeared on NBC's "Continental Classroom" television show. He delivered dozens of talks across the country during the bicentennial celebration of the Constitution, and in the 1980s Novus Ordo Seclorum was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. In 1987, the...
  • Convention of States Rhetoric Is Overly Simplistic

    01/23/2016 2:18:33 PM PST · by Alexander Reagan · 16 replies
    The Convention of States rhetoric is overly simplistic since they know that most supporters of a constitutional convention rely on the words of admired conservative leaders topped off with little time for doing their own independent research. This is unfortunate since they are being deceived. Here is some information to show the deception.
  • Banning Gun Sales to People on No-Fly List May Not Be Constitutional, Experts Say (Capt Obvious)

    12/11/2015 6:46:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced plans to issue an executive order barring anyone listed on federal terrorist watch lists from purchasing a gun in the state. But while the idea of “no fly, no gun” has found growing support following the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week, including that of President Obama, experts say such a policy may be unconstitutional. The problem lies with the terrorist watch lists themselves, which are both secret and routinely updated without the typical due process given to those who are accused of breaking the law, such as court proceedings. Without a...
  • Gun Control Group Calls For Obama To Declare “State of Emergency,” Ban Guns

    12/02/2015 2:18:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | December 1, 2015 | Bob Owens
    The National Gun Victims Action Council (NGVAC) is calling on President Barack Obama to declare a “state of emergency” over fictional events, and then use that fictitious excuse to scrap the Constitution and impose his will under martial law. Gun control supporters really are apparently just this crazy (hat tip: AWR Hawkins): Americans are in the midst of a gun violence epidemic. The National Emergencies Act gives the president the power and responsibility to declare a state of emergency when the government lacks the procedures and capacity to address an unchecked natural or man-made public health epidemic. How much more...
  • Reviving a Constitutional Congress

    11/22/2015 3:20:10 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 7 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | MosesKnows
    The link is to an article adapted from a speech delivered on September 15, 2015, at Hillsdale College's Sixth Annual Constitution Day Celebration in Washington, D.C. Reviving a Constitutional Congress
  • Ted Cruz Discussses New Fox News Poll and More with Sean Hannity

    10/14/2015 6:37:20 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/14/2015 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz full video on last nights Hannity
  • 2015 Proposed Constitutional Amendments, TEXAS

    09/15/2015 10:15:00 AM PDT · by Svartalfiar · 20 replies
    Carlos H Cascos - Secretary of State | self
    So, a couple days ago I received a letter in the mail from our SecState, explaining the proposed constitutional amendments that will be appearing on the Nov 3 ballot. Searching FR for 'Texas proposition' I got one hit for a single article about the 2014 proposed amendment. Throwing this up here to get some discussion from fellow Texans in time for the ballot here in a couple months. The letter adds some somewhat more normal English wording to explain each one, but that's a lot of typing (and a ton more formatting), so I just copied over the actual wording....
  • Perhaps we should seek an annullment of our masrriage to the government

    06/30/2015 8:06:05 AM PDT · by knarf · 11 replies
    self, various FR articles ^ | June 30, 2015 | knarf
    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation
  • Attack of the UniParty: What to Do?

    05/12/2015 7:59:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Reagan showed us the way: Time for constitutional conservative true grit in the face of an entrenched establishment hierarchy instead of blind, emotional party allegiance to a Progressive RINO Establishment Republican Party loyalists are having a tough time of it lately; a consequence of one sellout after another at the hands of the Republican-held House and Senate leadership. Perceptive Republicans are used to it: they’ve had to march a long, tough slog since Ronald Reagan departed the Oval Office.

The Loretta Lynch nomination to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General sailed smoothly through, after a cooling-off period; House Majority Leader John...
  • Conservative lawmakers weigh bid to call for constitutional convention

    05/01/2015 10:57:29 PM PDT · by RC one · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2015 | Reid Wilson
    Conservative state legislators frustrated with the gridlock in Washington are increasingly turning to a plan to call a convention to consider a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution — an event that would be unprecedented in American history and one that could, some opponents predict, lead to complete political chaos.Legislators in 27 states have passed applications for a convention to pass a balanced budget amendment. Proponents of a balanced budget requirement are planning to push for new applications in nine other states where Republicans control both chambers of the legislature.If those applications pass in seven of the nine targeted states,...