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  • Is It Ignorance or Is It Intent?

    07/24/2013 12:48:11 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 14 replies
    July 24, 2013 | MosesKnows
    Is It Ignorance or Intent That Will Destroy American I had penned something in a chat room without fully recognizing what I suggested. What I posted was “Americans' ignorance of America's past could destroy America’s freedom.” What if it is intent and not ignorance causing America’s decline. I have the belief that if more people were aware of how America became an exceptional country they would have a better appreciation of freedom. America did not become exceptional because of what the government did, America became exceptional because of what the Constitution prohibited the government from doing. The generations’ immediately following...
  • Iranian analysis confirms intent to attack America

    02/29/2012 10:56:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/29/12 | Reza Kahlili
    According to an analysis posted in February on a website linked to Iran’s government, the Islamic republic has plans to attack targets in both America and Israel, The Daily Caller has learned. The analysis, posted in Persian on the Iranian website psyop.ir, is titled “From Mediterranean Sea to the Waters of America.” It ominously warns of an impending attack on American soil. That website, which analyzes psychological warfare tactics employed by Iran’s so-called enemies, “America & Israel,” has close ties to Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence, the Islamic regime’s cyber army, and its Revolutionary Guard Corps — the military force charged...
  • Mullen Stresses Precision, Innovation to Graduates

    06/11/2010 2:54:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 129+ views
    DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE) ^ | June 10, 2010 | By Jim Garamone
    Note: The following text is a quote: Mullen Stresses Precision, Innovation to Graduates By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service FORT LESLEY J. MCNAIR, Washington, D.C., June 10, 2010 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today told graduates of the National Defense University here that their careers will be dominated by their understanding of the precise application of military force and national power. NDU’s National War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces graduated 603 people from the armed services, civilian agencies and many foreign countries. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and King Abdullah of...
  • Supreme Court Justice Scalia visits [UVa] Law School

    04/19/2010 4:51:52 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 10 replies · 613+ views
    Cavalier Daily (University of Virginia Daily) ^ | April 19, 2010 | Katherine Raichlen
    Supreme Court Justice and former University Law professor Antonin Scalia spoke at the Law School Friday to present the 12th annual speech within the Henry J. Abraham Distinguished Lectures Series, which is sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Freedom of Expression. ... In his lecture, Scalia discussed the merits of originalism as a method of constitutional interpretation. The originalist approach, he said, views the Constitution as no different from any other legal text, such as a statute. “That is to say, the Constitution has a static meaning that does not change from generation to generation,” though...
  • Have "WE THE PEOPLE" been compromised?

    03/16/2009 8:26:03 PM PDT · by Atom Smasher · 58 replies · 1,014+ views
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  • U.S. plot (Fort Dix) suspects had no intent to kill: attorneys

    12/16/2008 8:19:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 618+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/08 | Jon Hurdle
    CAMDEN, New Jersey (Reuters) – Five Muslim men accused of planning an attack on a U.S. army base had no intention of following through even though they shared Muslim anger toward America after September 11, defense attorneys said on Tuesday. The men, all born outside the United States, plotted but did not execute an attack on Fort Dix in New Jersey and discussed attacks on other installations including Dover Air Force Base in Delaware and the U.S. Coast Guard in Philadelphia, prosecutors say. They were arrested in May 2007 and face life in prison if convicted. In closing arguments after...
  • Judge thinks drive-by shooter has no intent to kill?

    12/12/2006 7:55:26 AM PST · by Son House · 2 replies · 218+ views
    The Rochester Postbulletin ^ | Fri, Dec 8, 2006 | From staff reports
    http://news.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=2&a=277196 A 23-year-old Rochester man accused in a drive-by shooting in northeast Rochester in January has been found guilty on several, but not all, of the charges against him. Olmsted District Judge Joseph Chase issued a verdict and written memoranda explaining the verdict on Thursday. He found the shooter, Christopher Edwards, guilty of three counts of drive-by shooting, all felonies, and one count of first-degree assault, also a felony. Chase dismissed six counts of attempted first-degree murder, saying he was not convinced that Edwards meant to kill. "I give the GSR (gunshot residue) evidence little weight in this case," he...
  • Bush: N.Korea must reveal its intent on missile(Bush sidesteps NK's bait)

    06/26/2006 9:16:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 716+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06/26/06 | Matt Spetalnick
    Bush: N.Korea must reveal its intent on missile By Matt Spetalnick Mon Jun 26, 2:59 PM ET President George W. Bush called on North Korea on Monday to tell the world what it has atop a missile the United States believes it is preparing to test-fire and to heed warnings not to launch it. The White House said Bush has a number of options if North Korea fires off the missile but that the focus for now is on reaching a diplomatic solution to the standoff. Washington, which has warned of a harsh response if North Korea goes ahead with...
  • Originalism Above All Else - (Thomas, Scalia the models for new justices!)

    07/15/2005 4:54:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 538+ views
    FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE.COM ^ | JULY 15, 2005 | Steven Geoffrey Gieseler
    Like killer bees they will swarm in droves. No nominee will be safe. Ultra-Conservative. Stealth Liberal. Anti-(insert special interest here) Ideologue. Extreme Judicial Activist. The labels ascribed to whoever President Bush nominates to the United States Supreme Court will be legion. And they will be entirely useless in assessing whether that man or woman is fit for the Court. This is no postmodernist-gibberish screed on how words don’t mean anything. Indeed, the usual carping about labels in the law and in politics is considerably overwrought. Justice Rehnquist is generally conservative, and Justice Stevens is generally liberal. Labels often fit. But...
  • The Purposeful Selection of a Supreme Court Justice - (only one upholding original intent!)

    07/08/2005 6:25:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 421+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | JULY 8, 2005 | FRANK SALVATO
    In a more perfect United States there would be a separation of politics and government rather than an illegitimate separation of church and state. The fact that there is absolutely no mention of the latter in the US Constitution hasn’t stopped ideologues and activists from forcing that bit of fiction down our collective throats. Neither has the constitutionally derived authority of We the People thwarted them from hijacking the act of governing for the benefit of politics. I don’t blame those who haven’t a clue as to how our government is supposed to work for their lack of knowledge. US...
  • The case for 'originalism' - (return to original intent of Founders & Ratifiers is essential)

    06/06/2005 3:05:36 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 754+ views
    PITTSBURGH LIVE.COM ^ | JUNE 5, 2005 | EDWIN MEESE III
    Today's battles over judges have too often broken down along party lines. Democrats sought to filibuster judicial nominees. Republicans worked to guarantee nominees an up-or-down vote. Even the uneasy "truce" achieved last month was the result of politics, not principle. The partisan division is unfortunate, because the judiciary is no place to be playing politics. "Judges shouldn't be liberal or conservative, since the Constitution isn't liberal or conservative," as President Ronald Reagan once observed. Taking the politics out of the judiciary is a key tenet behind the concept of constitutional originalism. That's the idea that judges should issue rulings based...
  • Lincoln's Strategy - Emancipation was an early goal - (American history buffs alert!)

    05/09/2005 9:35:24 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 81 replies · 1,724+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE.COM ^ | MAY 9, 2005 | MAKUBIN THOMAS OWENS
    For the most part, I agree with Peter Lawler’s critique of the recent New York Times column by David Brooks on Lincoln and the evangelical abolitionists. But Lawler says one thing that is dead wrong and needs to be corrected. Lawler writes that “Lincoln opposed abolitionism before the Civil War because he believed it was unconstitutional; the Constitution only opposed the expansion of slavery into new territories. Abolitionism was a revolutionary principle, and it could finally only be justified by Lincoln after civil war had begun.” While Lawler is correct in observing that Lincoln was no abolitionist, his argument plays...
  • Letting the Radical Islamist Cat Out of the Bag - (Islamofascism dwarfs Hitler in scope)

    05/07/2005 4:21:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 872+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MAY 6, 2005 | Frank Salvato
    A statement posted by the purported deputy of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Abdel-Rahman al-Iraqi, very possibly may have completely redefined the War on Terror. It was such a slip of the tongue that one has to wonder whether or not Abu will be allowed to keep his after Abu Musab al Zarqawi gets his hands on him. Unintentional or not, the statement revealed the underlying motives of the Islamic terrorists’ full-blown jihad today. Al Iraqi’s statement, which was posted on a website sympathetic to radical Islamic terrorists, was intended as a public statement of support for Zarqawi and his...
  • Stop Making Sense - (Taranto on Al Gore's new interpretation of Founders' original intent)

    04/29/2005 5:25:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 755+ views
    OPINION JOURNAL.COM ^ | APRIL 29, 2005 | JAMES TARANTO
    Stop Making Sense Earlier this week, a once-prominent American politician weighed in on the questions of judicial appointees, the filibuster and religion in politics, and he made a lot of sense. Here's what he said: We began as a nation with a clear formulation of the basic relationship between God, our rights as individuals, the government we created to secure those rights, and the prerequisites for any power exercised by our government. "We hold these truths to be self-evident," our founders declared. "That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. ....
  • ENGLISH USAGE, OLD AND NEW

    03/25/2005 1:24:59 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 50 replies · 1,506+ views
    Griffin Internet Syndicate ^ | 08 Mar 2005 | Joseph Sobran
    These are the times that try English majors’ souls. The sacred rules we were taught, and struggled to grasp and live by, are violated in the daily papers, not to mention radio. Doesn’t anyone these days know the difference between may and might? I grant there are gray areas where either can be argued. But there are some areas that aren’t gray: “I might go to the movies tonight.” I don’t want to seem priggish about this. I may wince inwardly at a split infinitive, and I try (with some strain) never to split one myself, but I don’t complain...
  • Our Living, Breathing Constitution

    03/24/2005 2:57:34 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 535+ views
    DALEY TIMES-POST ^ | MARCH 22, 2005 | EDWARD L. DALEY
    Many judges these days like to refer to the Constitution of the United States as a "living, breathing document", implying that its text is designed to be flexible. It is not. The Constitution is a set of rules, and like any other set of rules, it is meant to be strict and uncompromising. Of course, the Constitution can be modified through the amendment process, but once ratified, any amendment becomes like the rest of the Constitution; rigid. And while any amendment may be repealed, as was the case with the 18th Amendment (The Prohibition Act), until that happens, it is...
  • New votes emerge in recount (Washington state recount)

    12/10/2004 1:55:06 PM PST · by ambrose · 37 replies · 2,059+ views
    New votes emerge in recount By Andrew Garber Seattle Times staff reporter OLYMPIA ? New votes are turning up in the governor's race around the state as election workers find ballots that were never counted, punch cards with problem chads and optical scan ballots that weren't marked properly. In Whatcom County, for example, election workers found seven unopened, uncounted ballots that had earlier been accidentally put in a wrong pile. The numbers are small, a few votes here and there, but with only 42 votes separating Republican Gov.-elect Dino Rossi and Democrat Christine Gregoire, even small changes like the one...
  • LOOK WHO IS MAKING LAW

    12/04/2004 10:58:27 AM PST · by forest · 34 replies · 2,779+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #328 ^ | 12-5-04 | Doug Fiedor
    When we look at the constant assault on all that made America great -- a common language, personal liberty, the right to assemble with whom we wish, conventional marriage, the Boy Scouts, religion, etc. -- we need only look inward to those working among us. We can call them Democrats, liberals, the left, or progressives. The label is not important. By their acts, we know them as socialists and they have a plan to disassemble society as we know it. We have written about the infamous House Progressive Caucus[1] many times before. The Progressive Caucus is the Congressional arm of...
  • SAY NO TO SPECTER AS CHAIRMAN

    11/13/2004 11:42:38 AM PST · by forest · 13 replies · 1,015+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #325 ^ | 11-14-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Well isn't that interesting: John Edwards is on his way out, so that makes Arlen Specter the trial lawyers' darling in the Senate. The liberal Specter is also in line to become chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. If that happens, we're betting that President Bush's plans for tort reform will be dead on arrival. The real problem, though, will be the Senate approval for Supreme Court Justices. Bush may get to pick three this term, as well as elevate Clarence Thomas to Chief Justice. As Justice Committee chairman, will Specter play ball and support Bush's picks? Many groups around...
  • CA: Time for state to honor the intent of Prop. 42

    09/06/2004 9:03:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 249+ views
    OC Register ^ | 9/6/04 | Gregory T. Winterbottom / OCTA
    If you only read the headlines, it looks like the state of California has done quite a bit to help advance local transportation projects ["O.C. traffic gets help," Front Page, Aug. 6]. But when you dig a little deeper, a much different story emerges. Though the state has allocated funding for a handful of projects in recent months, including $45 million for improvements on the Garden Grove (22) Freeway and $23 million for the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, the transportation outlook is not nearly as rosy as it might seem. In 2002, California voters approved Proposition 42, which required a...
  • Attorney: No Unlawful Intent In Teacher Porn Case

    02/05/2004 2:28:09 PM PST · by Samwise · 3 replies · 174+ views
    WRTV ^ | February 5, 2004 | WRTV
    LAPEL, Ind. -- A parent and an attorney are coming to the defense of a teacher accused of viewing pornography in front of students, saying they believe he was simply checking a pupil's CD-ROM. Derek Shelton, a teacher and basketball coach at Lapel High School, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of disseminating matter harmful to a minor, a class D felony. According to a police affidavit, Shelton, 34, played a CD-ROM given to him by a student. As four female students watched, pornographic titles appeared on a computer screen, followed by a video clip that "showed a...
  • Florida’s “Parental Notice of Abortion Act” and tyrant Justice Shaw

    01/03/2004 9:01:02 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 8 replies · 649+ views
    American Constitutional Research Service | January 3, 2004 | John William Kurowski
    American Constitutional Research Service Jan. 3, 2004 In a recent case North Florida Women's Health & Counseling Services, Inc. v. State of Florida[decided July 10th, 2003] Senior Justice Shaw delivering the opinion of the Court which struck down Florida’s “Parental Notice of Abortion Act” stated the following: “In the final analysis, we cannot fault the trial court for faithfully applying the controlling law. The court reasoned simply as follows (1) This Court in T.W. held that the Parental Consent Act imposed a significant restriction on a pregnant minor’s right of privacy. (2) The Court in T.W. further held that, in...
  • JUDICIAL TYRANNY: FROM PARENTAL RIGHTS TO TERRI’S LAW

    12/14/2003 12:22:47 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 10 replies · 997+ views
    American Constitutional Research Service | 12-14-03 | John William Kurowski
    American Constitutional Research Service 12-14-03 JUDICIAL TYRANNY: FROM PARENTAL RIGHTS TO TERRI’S LAW BACKGROUND On Oct. 21, 2003 Florida’s Legislature passed a bill know as “Terri’s Law” authorizing Gov. Jeb Bush to intervene in a case in which a judge, Judge Greer, ordered a feeding tube to be removed from Terri Schiavo who was, and had been, in an incapacitated state for a number of years. The order of the judge to remove Terri’s feeding tube was in consequence to a court action by Terri’s husband who claimed Terri’s wish was to be left to die and sought the Courts...