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  • Progressing the Constitution – One Man One Vote IV

    07/16/2018 2:54:04 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | July 16th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The first distinction between Progressives and Constitutional Originalists is their polar opposite emphasis on process. Progressive couldn’t care less for constitutional process. Oh, they’ll utilize constitutional processes if they can arrive at the desired progressive conclusion, but it ultimately doesn’t matter whether they arrive at social justice via popular referendum, statute, administrative regulation, or judicial decisions. Constitutional Originalists cherish proper processes, and the most important process in the American republic is lawmaking, and limited lawmaking, by Congress. To paraphrase Edmund Burke, Originalists sniff out tyranny with every regulation or court decision, regardless of its perceived social justice benefit, which has...
  • California forced to give back $331 million stolen from home-owners

    07/16/2018 10:03:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    What if the bluest state in the country stole a third of a billion dollars from victims of chicanery and the media refused to notice?    I have been stunned at the lack of media coverage of California’s foiled robbery of almost a third of a billion dollars. That’s right: under Governor Jerry Brown, the Great State of California helped itself to hundreds of millions of dollars – money that was supposed to go to home owners, and you probably didn’t hear about it. Bib Egelko of the San Francisco Chronicle was one of the few to cover this...
  • These will be the world's biggest cities in 2030

    07/11/2018 8:32:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2018 | Leanna Garfield
    With over 37 million residents, Greater Tokyo is the most populous metro area in the world today. Urban growth is not unique to Japan. By 2030, the United Nations predicts that the world will have 43 megacities, defined as metro areas with more than 10 million people. Most of them will be in developing regions in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The UN recently released its annual World Urbanization Prospects, which estimates which metro areas will have the highest populations by 2030. On World Population Day this Wednesday, let's take a look at the top 13: 13. Greater New...
  • Illinois drops from the fifth-largest state to No. 6

    12/20/2017 5:54:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 20. 2017
    Illinois declined in population again in 2017, losing its spot as the fifth-largest state in the nation to Pennsylvania, according to census data released Wednesday. Illinois lost about 33,700 residents, dropping the total population to 12,802,023, the greatest numeric population loss of any state. Pennsylvania saw a slight increase, and with a total population of 12,805,537, has outranked Illinois for the first time in years, based on U.S. Census Bureau figures from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017. This is the fourth year in a row that Illinois’ population decreased, a troubling trend, according to William Frey, a demographer...
  • State of Jefferson Amasses 21 Total Counties

    01/07/2016 7:23:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/16 | Katy Grimes
    Breaking up California Successfully amassing support in 21 California counties, proponents of the State of Jefferson movement took their petitions to the Secretary of State and the State Legislature Wednesday. Channeling Howard Beale, from the 1976 movie “Network,” State of Jefferson supporters might as well have chanted, “I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.” And fed up they are. California’s northern most counties are suffering from a lack of representation in the state Legislature. Twenty Northern California counties have 6 state level representatives, while the southern 38 counties have 114 state representatives.
  • Florida to Pass New York State's Population

    01/09/2014 10:33:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/03/2014 | MIKE SCHNEIDER
    Sometime this year, Florida will surpass New York in population, becoming the nation's third-most populous state, and sun-seeking seniors are not driving the growth. The milestone is validation of the increasing influence of the Sunshine State as it approaches being home to 20 million residents. Once Florida passes New York, only California and Texas will have more people. "Florida is kind of an icon of the 21st century in terms of the shifting population and the growing role Latin America is playing in transforming the country," said James Johnson, a business professor at the University of North Carolina. "I think...
  • CA: State's population projected to reach nearly 60 million by 2050 (with a Hispanic majority)

    07/09/2007 4:43:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 1,149+ views
    SACRAMENTO – If you think California is crowded now, just wait until 2050. The Department of Finance predicted Monday that California will have 59.5 million residents when the state reaches the mid-century mark – nearly 22 million more than today. Hispanics will make up 52 percent of the population in 2050, up from 36 percent currently. Whites, now 43 percent of the population, will drop to 26 percent, while Asians' share will grow by one percentage point to 13 percent and blacks will decline from 6 percent to 5 percent, according to the department's forecast. Hispanics are projected to become...
  • YES: Immigration will double the population of the United States within the next 60 years.

    02/18/2002 1:23:06 PM PST · by dennisw · 73 replies · 3,634+ views
    INSIGHT MAGAZINE ^ | Feb. 18, 2002 | Dirk Chase Eldredge
    YES: Immigration will double the population of the United States within the next 60 years. Posted Feb. 18, 2002 By Dirk Chase Eldredge The United States will double its population in the next 60 years unless we take prompt, aggressive action. The doubling will be caused almost entirely by immigration; more than 90 percent of our population growth since 1970 has come from recent immigrants and their children born here. Only Congress and the president can prevent this calamity, but so far neither has taken preventive action. Like Nero, they are fiddling while Rome burns. To exacerbate matters, Congress ...
  • In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states (WaPo is whining)

    07/15/2018 8:42:28 PM PDT · by tom h · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Philip Bump
    The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia analyzed Census Bureau population projections to estimate each state’s likely population in 2040, including the expected breakdown of the population by age and gender ... we see that, in fact, the [US] population will be heavily centered in a few states. Eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center’s estimate. The next eight most populous states will account for an additional fifth of the population, up to 69.2 percent — meaning that the 16...
  • Hey, Democrats, The System Doesn’t Need To Be ’Fixed’ Every Time You Lose An Election

    07/03/2018 2:19:12 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3 Jul, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    Maybe it's your agenda that's broken. If you’re under the impression that the system exists merely to facilitate your partisan agenda, it’s not surprising that you also believe it’s “broken” every time things don’t go your way. This is why so many Democrats argue that we should “fix” the Electoral College when they lose a presidential election and “fix” the filibuster when they run the Senate and now “fix” the Supreme Court when they don’t run the Senate. During the Obama presidency, liberal pundits groused about the supposed crisis posed by a “dysfunctional” Congress. In political media parlance, “dysfunction” can...
  • 2056: Looking Backward from a Trump Future

    06/29/2018 6:28:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The four decades since 2016 have seen a breathtaking restoration of the Republic of the United States of America.  Looking back from 2056, the historians and pundits say it was inevitable. The United States had enormous energy resources, an educated and ethical workforce, a history of entrepreneurial spirit. The fruits of the digital industrial age, genome processing, and robotic development were on the edge of explosion. The resurgence back from the malaise and blame America thinking of the Obama administration was certain to happen, with a wealthy, prosperous, powerful and free America the obvious result. It wasn't that way....
  • IN ENGLAND, HILLARY TRASHES AMERICA’S ELECTORAL COLLEGE

    06/25/2018 8:03:45 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 125 replies
    Grabien ^ | June 25, 2018
    Repeat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is heaping more criticism on America's electoral college, this time during an appearance at Oxford in the United Kingdom. Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential campaign with 232 electoral votes to President Trump's 306, has previously called for scrapping America's system of electing presidents, instead relying on a direct one-person, one-vote election. The Democrat was lamenting the power of populism when the subject came up: “Populists can stay in power by mobilizing a fervent base. Now, there are many other lessons like this. Louise mentioned my personal experience with winning 3 million more votes, but...
  • Illegal Aliens Give California NINE Extra Electoral Votes

    06/24/2018 3:40:51 AM PDT · by gaggs · 32 replies
    TRUE FACT: You want to talk about foreign interference in our elections? Illegal Aliens give California NINE extra electoral votes (because they are counted towards a state's number). This cancels out entire states!It's not just California. Any State with a large number of Illegal Aliens is getting extra seats in the House and extra electoral votes, which ARE taken away from other States. This is the one and only true reason the Left wants to give Illegals everything under the sun... VOTES!
  • California Democrat's Voting Scam: The Golden State does favors for illegal immigrants

    06/22/2018 8:27:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/22/2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “The California state budget on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk puts tens of millions of dollars into programs that could help undocumented immigrants fight federal efforts to deport them,” the Sacramento Bee reports, “including opening up $10 million to hire lawyers for unaccompanied minors trying to stay in the U.S.” For that crowd, the Democrats’ $200 billion budget has even more to give. The budget “expands funding for immigration legal services offered through the Department of Social Services and public colleges,” and “includes $1.6 million to build a team of eight attorneys and investigators in the Labor Commissioner's office at the...
  • Rapper Slams Hillary in New Rap Song

    11/01/2016 6:52:46 AM PDT · by Arcy · 7 replies
    Freenauts ^ | 11-1-16 | Arcy
    Freenauts slams Hillary for refusing to talk about her black step son, Danney Williams. Black community starting to wake up to the inherent bigotry and racism within the democrat party.
  • Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot (YES!)

    06/12/2018 6:20:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/12/18 | JOHN MYERS
    California’s 168-year run as a single entity, hugging the continent’s edge for hundreds of miles and sprawling east across mountains and desert, could come to an end next year — as a controversial plan to split the Golden State into three new jurisdictions qualified Tuesday for the Nov. 6 ballot. If a majority of voters who cast ballots agree, a long and contentious process would begin for three separate states to take the place of California, with one primarily centered around Los Angeles and the other two divvying up the counties to the north and south. Completion of the radical...
  • 2016: If Hillary Is Indicted, President Clinton Could Pardon Herself and Congress Might be Helpless

    06/04/2018 9:31:01 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 42 replies
    https://lawandcrime.com ^ | October 28th, 2016 | Chris White
    On Friday, just days before the election, reports are emerging that the FBI has re-opened the Hillary Clinton email investigation. “The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” a letter from FBI Director James Comey reads. And while Comey didn’t indicate how long the investigation could take, it’s pretty safe to bet investigators won’t come to any kind of decision before November 8th. It may even take months for the FBI to wrap up round two of this. So what happens if Clinton is elected, takes office, and then finds her...
  • A Response to the Idea of Removing the Natural Born Citizen Clause From Our Constitution

    06/03/2018 5:27:12 PM PDT · by rxsid · 60 replies
    puzo1.blogspot.com ^ | May 17, 2018 | Mario Apuzzo, Esq
    A Response to the Idea of Removing the Natural Born Citizen Clause From Our Constitution Thursday, May 17, 2018 University of Richmond School of Law Professor Kevin C. Walsh proposes ridding our Constitution of its “natural born Citizen” clause.  See his article, “The ‘Irish Born’ One American Citizenship Amendment,” here https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3165238 . Professor Walsh writes that the original Constitution is not perfect and it is time to change its actual text.  In that connection, he advocates that naturalized American citizens should be eligible to be President.  He states: “There are not two classes of American citizenship, just one. It is...
  • e President,' Said the Woman Who Thought It Was Her Due

    04/20/2018 5:47:55 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 20 Apr 2018 | Jim Treacher
    Norm Macdonald, in addition to being the best Weekend Update anchor ever, is also a keen student of human nature. Last year he summed up the results of the 2016 presidential election with this koan-like observation: "People hated Hillary Clinton so much that they voted for someone they hated more than Hillary Clinton in order to rub it in." I really think that sums up our current moment. A lot of people, myself included, underestimated just how tired of Hillary everyone was. After a quarter-century of listening to that awful old criminal's angry, scolding voice, America finally said enough was...
  • Eliz. Warren Questions Electoral College: Not A"HealthyDemocracy" If Person With Most Votes Loses

    05/16/2018 10:10:27 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 155 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | May 15, 2018
    .Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke Tuesday at the Center for American Progress 'Ideas Conference' with other 2020 Democratic presidential contenders and declared that democracy is "crumbling." Other speakers included Senators such as Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Amy Klobachur, Sherrod Brown, and Kirsten Gillibrand. Warren, relitigating the 2016 U.S. presidential election, said it is not a signal of a "healthy democracy" if a candidate with more 3 million more votes then the opponent is not declared the winner. She said democracy is about "whoever gets the most votes wins." "In 2016, nearly three million more people voted for Hillary Clinton than Donald...