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  • America Might See a New Constitutional Convention in a Few Years

    10/02/2017 1:19:11 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 63 replies
    The Economist ^ | September 30th 2017 | Unknown
    THE I’s had been dotted; the T’s were crossed. The 55 delegates to America’s first and so-far-only constitutional convention had hammered out compromises on the separation of powers, apportionment of seats in the legislature and the future of the slave trade. But on September 15th 1787 George Mason, a plantation owner from Virginia, rose to his feet to object. Article V of the draft text laid out two paths by which future amendments could be proposed. Congress could either propose them itself, or it could summon a convention of representatives from the states to propose them. Mason warned that if...
  • American Aristocracy

    08/28/2017 1:23:01 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 14 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 28th 2107 | Rodney Dodsworth
    On June 11th, 1788 at the Virginia Ratifying Convention to the Constitution of the United States, Anti-Federalist George Mason remarked in reference to the House of Representatives, “They must form an aristocracy, and will not regard the interest of the people. Experience tells us that men pay most regard to those whose rank and situation are similar to their own.” Certainly, he did not mean a British aristocracy of artificial legal distinctions, special rights, duties, and privileges along perhaps with land from a centuries-long gone monarch. To what did Mr. Mason refer? In the revolutionary, radical Whig, American vernacular he...
  • Missouri is state #12 to adopt Convention of States!

    05/12/2017 4:00:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    Published on May 12, 2017 On May 12, 2017, the Show Me State became the 12th to successfully adopt the Convention of States Article V application to impose fiscal restraints, term limits, and other limits on federal overreach. Thank you to the thousands of COS Missouri warriors!
  • University Admissions Officer Blasts Christians and Conservatives as “Worthless Trash”

    11/14/2016 9:22:13 AM PST · by RummyChick · 97 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/13 | klukowski
    FAIRFAX, Va.—A top admissions officer at George Mason University (GMU) condemns faithful Christians and conservatives as “worthless trash,” a sentiment that could alarm thousands of high school students seeking admission to the university, and raises serious First Amendment problems if it impacts any admission decisions.
  • Sons of Climategate: Dodgy Scientists Caught Red-Handed by FOIA Lawsuit

    05/15/2016 9:37:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 15 May 2016 | James Delingpole
    The dodgy scientists who wrote to resident Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding that RICO laws be used to prosecute climate skeptics just got even more badly screwed. Already one of them — George Mason University professor Jagadish Shukla — is under Congressional investigation for what has been described as the “largest science scandal in US history.” Now the background to their footling conspiracy has been exposed thanks to a FOIA request by the Competitive Enterprise Institute which has forced them to release their private letters and emails. Like Climategate, it makes for some fascinating reading, mainly because —...
  • Three students arrested on drug, bomb charges at George Mason University

    03/22/2016 6:15:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 22, 2016
    Court documents say three students at George Mason University have been arrested after alleged bomb-making materials were found in a dorm room. [Snip] Search warrants say police found a leafy green substance, match books, shaved match heads, a mortar and pedestal, lighter fluid, hand sanitizer candles and a PVC pipe.
  • George Mason students can’t identify Ronald Reagan by his photo

    02/17/2016 7:50:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/17/16 | Dan Calabrese
    "Is that Bill Clinton?" "Nixon, maybe?" "A certain politician of sorts." Joe Biden doesn’t do much better, but rest assured, everyone recognized Kim Kardashian. It’s a good thing it’s only three minutes because every second you spend watching it will make you dumber. Here’s what I’m trying to work out from this: Yes, they should all recognize Reagan and Biden, but is this really an indictment of the current generation or would this have pretty much been par for the course at any point in history? When I was in college in the mid-‘80s, what if someone had walked around...
  • The Founding Fathers - Who is your favourite?

    10/27/2015 1:48:04 PM PDT · by ConfusedSwede · 75 replies ^ | Today | ?
    My favorites are Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine.
  • Commentary: Why we should repeal the 17th Amendment

    09/24/2014 11:11:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Elko Daily Free Press ^ | September 24, 2014 | Thomas Mitchell
    We managed to repeal the 18th Amendment, which created Prohibition. It is time to repeal the 17th. What? You have no idea what the 17th Amendment is? Well, it is the one that effectively ended federalism by taking the power to appoint U.S. senators from state legislatures and having the citizens directly elect them, as they had always done with the House of Representatives. We may not get better senators, but it is likely they would not try dictating to the states what they should do — as they did when they set the national speed limit at 55 mph...
  • Harvard grad Chuck Schumer fails history, credits Jefferson for Bill of Rights

    06/04/2014 9:45:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-4-14 | Stephan Dinan
    Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, stumbled Tuesday over basic American history, crediting Thomas Jefferson for authorship of the Bill of Rights during a debate over the First Amendment and campaign finance. “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute,” Mr. Schumer said. While Jefferson is deemed the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, he was not intimately involved in the writing of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, which is...
  • George Mason's Objections to the Constitution

    09/16/2011 4:50:58 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 29 replies
    Objections to this Constitution of Government. There is no Declaration of Rights, and the laws of the general government being paramount to the laws and constitution of the several States, the Declaration of Rights in the separate States are no security. Nor are the people secured even in the enjoyment of the benefit of the common law (which stands here upon no other foundation than its having been adopted by the respective acts forming the constitutions of the several States.) In the House of Representatives there is not the substance but the shadow only of representation; which can never produce...
  • University to Offer Class on Trayvon Martin (George Mason)

    07/12/2013 11:54:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 12, 2013 | Dimitrios Halikias
    The Trayvon Martin case is already making its way into the classroom. This fall, George Mason University in Virginia will offer a sociology class called “Race and Politics, Trayvon Martin.” According to the syllabus, the class will discuss the connection between race and politics in American history and the Martin case will be presented alongside historic cases such the Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court decision. Martin will also be discussed alongside African-American figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Emmett Till, and Rodney King. The course website indicates that the class will specifically examine “why, and in what...
  • Founders Quote - Mason on Senators

    05/01/2013 4:22:59 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 34 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 1788 | George Mason
    "Those gentlemen, who will be elected senators, will fix themselves in the federal town, and become citizens of that town more than of your state." --George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788
  • The 2nd Amendment - Thank God & George Mason

    02/14/2013 4:54:43 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 11 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/14/2013 | Richard Williams
    But more importantly than the cold hard facts and statistics regarding gun ownership vs "control" is the fact that the 2nd amendment to our Constitution simply acknowledges a God-given (inalienable) right that pre-exists human government - the right to self-defense against criminals and tyranny . . .
  • Startling implications of a Jihadi letter

    11/09/2007 11:03:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 379+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 09, 2007 | Ray Robison
    New light is being shed on the 2001 anthrax attacks in a fascinating open letter to Ayman al Zawahiri of al Qaeda, written by a jihadi living in London. Numan Bin Uthman, a former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, provides yet more evidence that the global Islamic jihad movement is losing its resolve.  But the letter contains a startling admission. Uthman tells us of a conversation he had with al Qaeda leaders before the 9/11 attacks in which he urged them not to use WMD. From AKI News: Uthman also said that he had taken part in...
  • Second Amendment Ratified to Preserve Slavery (barf-up both lungs alert)

    01/26/2013 11:35:46 AM PST · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Truth-out ^ | 1/26/13 | Hartmann
    Received from a Navy buddy who has since been seduced by the Dark Side. ===================================================== The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too. In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the "slave patrols," and they...
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • Founders' Quotes - Jefferson & Hamilton on Duty to be Armed

    12/03/2007 6:42:18 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 21 replies · 1,226+ views
    The Patriot Post - Others ^ | 12/03/2007 | Thomas Jefferson
    Founder’s Quotes – Jefferson and Hamilton on Citizens Duty to be Armed “The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves in all cases to which they think themselves competent, or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press.” Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Cartwright, 1824) ”If the representatives of the people betray...
  • New Study: America’s Most Liberal States Rank Least Free

    05/06/2009 7:01:12 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 29 replies · 875+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 5/06/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    According to a new study released by the Mercatus Center of George Mason University, some of our most liberal states rank at the bottom in a measure of personal freedom. "Freedom in the 50 States, an index of personal and economic freedom," finds the most free states to be first New Hampshire, then Colorado, followed by S. Dakota, Idaho, Texas, Missouri, Tennessee, Arizona, Virginia and N. Dakota.The bottom ten least free states in the U.S. are (in descending order) Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington, Hawaii, Maryland, California, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and bringing up the bottom is New York. It is...
  • Three Charged in GMU Embezzling Scheme [George Mason University]

    05/05/2009 1:58:18 PM PDT · by freespirited · 4 replies · 764+ views
    FOX ^ | 05/05/09 | Paul Wagner
    Three relatives have been charged in connection with an embezzlement scheme at George Mason University, and investigators say they stole as much as $200,000. University police say Jose Rosado, a supervisor with Campus Living Villages-- a company that manages the dorms at GMU-- hired as many as five ghost employees. All of them were members of his extended family. ... According to Jim Short, president of Campus Living Villages, Jose Rosado was a supervisor who had been working for the company since 1998.... Explaining how the scheme worked, Short said some employees who don't have bank accounts choose to get...