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  • The rightness of the Employee Rights Act

    07/12/2017 5:30:07 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, July 10, 2017 | By Richard Berman
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: This week, Senate Republicans will continue working on their proposed health care reform bill, which is polling at 38 percent favorable. Meanwhile, another piece of legislation which polls near 80 percent favorability is hiding in plain sight. The Employee Rights Act (ERA) calls for guaranteed secret ballot elections as a condition of unionization. It requires periodic union recertification after substantial workforce turnover. *** *** It’s a pro-employee law that union households strongly support, including those in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ohio. *** The annual take of nongovernment unions is conservatively estimated to be in excess of $8 billion. Every...
  • Ted Cruz: Supreme Court Will Dismantle Second Amendment if Hillary Clinton Is Elected President

    01/04/2016 8:36:11 PM PST · by Isara · 79 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 4, 2016 | Leigh Munsil
    WINTERSET, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Monday warned voters that their Second Amendment rights are in jeopardy if they elect Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton this November."If Hillary Clinton is elected president, the Supreme Court will rule that no individual American has any individual right to keep and bear arms whatsoever," the Texas senator said. "And the government can make it a felony for you to own a firearm and protect your family."The GOP candidate and Iowa frontrunner backed up his claim by arguing that the next president will likely be responsible for naming anywhere from one to...
  • Sorry, Social Justice Warriors: Political Correctness Has Peaked

    11/03/2015 2:45:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | November 3, 2015 | David French
    If you’re Social Justice Warrior, you’re a liar. You actively spread absurd falsehoods about the nature of men, women, sex, and culture that can’t withstand even the slightest scrutiny. You change history and conceal facts to fit preferred narratives, even when it costs human lives. You claim the best of intentions yet achieve the worst of outcomes. And through it all, you hate the very nation and political system that have granted you the liberties you so grotesquely abuse.
  • New Mexico Abolishes Civil Asset Forfeiture

    04/14/2015 1:52:03 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 22 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-14-15 | Cara Sullivan
    Every year, law enforcement agencies seize millions of dollars simply by suspecting the property is connected to criminal activity. Friday, April 10, after being unanimously passed through the legislature, HB 560 was signed into law by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. Read her Executive Message here. Among other improvements, HB 560 reforms the current law on forfeiture procedures by requiring a criminal conviction for seizure and proper reporting. Civil asset forfeiture is a practice in which assets suspected of being associated with crime may be seized and subsequently forfeited, often without the owner being charged with a crime. Law enforcement...
  • Questioned for smoking

    12/26/2013 4:49:45 PM PST · by DariusBane · 47 replies ^ | 12/26/2013 | Retardo
  • It's Not Only Islam that Threatens Our Freedoms

    05/29/2013 7:52:23 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 May 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    If you, like me, are worried about the Islamization of the West because it will erode our civil liberties, like freedom of speech and freedom of conscience, you should carefully consider that there are other trends in our society that have nothing to do with Islam but are taking us in the same anti-libertarian direction, both giving too much power to the government and at the same time paving the way to quasi-totalitarian societies, thus indirectly enabling Islamic supremacism to flourish and do its damage. I am examining here the case of Britain, but the pattern is similar in many...
  • Stop Trying To Keep Me Safe

    11/29/2012 2:21:39 PM PST · by Guido2012 · 2 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 11/29/2012 | Tony Caruso
    I am sick and tired of hearing that the first duty of a president is to keep Americans “safe.” I must have missed it, but where is that duty spelled out in the Constitution? In the name of keeping Americans safe, our government has launched the “War on Drugs” followed by the “War on Terror,” both of which, in reality, have been a War on Liberty. The government’s effort to keep us safe has eviscerated our Constitution, and like most jobs the government does, the results have been counterproductive.
  • Former Justice official: Obama worse than Bush on civil liberties [VIDEO]

    04/23/2012 9:52:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/12 | Grae Stafford
    The Obama administration’s use of executive power has gone further than the Bush administration’s toward diminishing Americans’ civil liberties, author John Yoo told The Daily Caller. “Somehow the Obama administration has increased the protections for terrorists, while at the same time reducing them for the rest of us law-abiding citizens in the United States,” Yoo said after a panel discussion on his new book “Taming Globalization” at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Yoo was deputy assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Bush administration. During his tenure, he...
  • Ten Reasons Why Your Liberties Are Being Lost

    06/11/2011 2:33:04 PM PDT · by Barry Secrest · 11 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 06/11/2011 | Barry Secrest
    It would now appear that the Democratically inspired, Rino approved onslaught against America's independence and freedom has been doubled down upon as of late. As the Conservatives battle to drag the leftist perpe-traitors out into the light--along with their ideas--increasingly intensifies, an ensuing battle by members of the Left becomes joined. Now, what could be described as the Mother of all tug-of-wars has ensued, as the Conservative media, Legislators and citizens on the Right wage ideological war against the axis press and their commanding minions on the Left, both laying siege to one another in earnest. But, as luck would...
  • Death of a Free Press in America?

    06/07/2010 7:23:53 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 14 replies · 32+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 06-07-10 | J. D. Longstreet
    Maybe it is just my natural paranoia at work, but I get the gnawing feeling that somewhere, in a dark corner of the Obama Regime, there is a huddle of “Obamanites” in a whispered discussion in which they examine the possibility of a takeover of the press in the US. I know, I know. It’s just another conspiracy theory, right? Could be. On the other hand, it IS what a socialist government does -- and make no mistake about it -- the United States is now a socialist state run by a socialist government… at least until November. Look, bailing...
  • Kagan: Constitution as Charter of “Positive Liberties” (Marxist - all the way)

    05/18/2010 10:13:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 484+ views
    National Review ^ | 5/17/10 | Ed Whelan
    Kagan: Constitution as Charter of “Positive Liberties”By Ed Whelan May 17, 2010 12:19 PM According to this Wall Street Journal article, during her service as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall in 1987, Elena Kagan took the position that the Constitution confers so-called “positive” rights to governmental aid, not just “negative” liberties protected against governmental interference or penalty. Specifically, with respect to one certiorari petition she expressed her “worry that a majority of this court will agree with Judge Posner that ‘the Constitution is a charter of negative rather than positive liberties.’” And with respect to another, she discussed...

    11/14/2009 11:55:44 PM PST · by Cindy · 44 replies · 1,918+ views - from THE SUNDAY TIMES ^ | November 15, 2009 | Nicola Smith in Rawalpindi
    SNIPPET: "An Irish jihadist living in Pakistan’s Swat valley says he is preparing to wage war against British and allied troops in Afghanistan. Khalid Kelly, a former altar boy from the Liberties area of Dublin who used to be known as Terry, told The Sunday Times he is undergoing weapons training in Pakistan’s mountainous tribal region in order to fight jihad against the enemies of Islam. His dream is to face a British soldier in combat, although he would “settle” for an American, he said. “I’m already on the path to jihad. I’ve already picked up a gun and done...
  • Canadians willing to suspend liberties in a pandemic: Poll

    09/23/2009 6:34:34 PM PDT · by BGHater · 43 replies · 1,006+ views
    Canwest News Service ^ | 23 Sep 2009 | Sharon Kirkey
    Canadians are bullish on giving government officials permission to restrict personal freedoms in a flu pandemic, with half of those surveyed agreeing that violation of a quarantine order would be tantamount to manslaughter. As well, 90% of Canadians surveyed for a research report in pandemic ethics believe doctors and nurses have an obligation to report to work during a pandemic, provided safety precautions are in place. Almost half -- 48% -- say that health care workers who do not show up for work without a legitimate excuse should be fired or lose their professional licenses. The survey, conducted for the...
  • The Ruin of Liberties - Samuel Adams from 1771

    08/25/2009 7:03:26 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 32 replies · 1,227+ views
    Letters and Writings of Samuel Adams ^ | 12/9/1771 | Samuel Adams
    "If the liberties of America are ever compleatly ruined, of which in my opinion there is now the utmost danger, it will in all probability be the consequence of a mistaken notion of prudence, which leads men to acquiesce in measures of the most destructive tendency for the sake of present ease. When designs are form'd to rase the very foundation of a free government, those few who are to erect their grandeur and fortunes upon the general ruin, will employ every art to sooth the devoted people into a state of indolence, inattention and security, which is forever the...
  • The police can attach a GPS to your car without a warrant [WI]

    05/10/2009 1:37:42 PM PDT · by clyde_m · 40 replies · 2,587+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | May 10, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    It seems that the police, at least in Wisconsin, can attach a GPS tracking device to a car for any reason or no reason at all. No warrant or any level of suspicion is required. The case does not appear to be erroneously decided, and should withstand further review. It’s time for the captains of industry to develop a reasonably priced product that can disable such devices attached to cars.
  • Obama has "presumption of innocence" in his sights

    05/04/2009 8:30:45 AM PDT · by clyde_m · 18 replies · 780+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | May 4, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    Obama, the Constitutional (law professor) lecturer, is asking Congress to take away the presumption of innocence for US citizens that bank overseas. Further, he plans to force companies to keep jobs in America by disallowing tax deductions for domestic support of overseas operations.

    04/17/2009 5:52:17 AM PDT · by Patriot2A · 20 replies · 601+ views
    The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) ^ | 15 APRIL 2009 | Jeff Gruenewald (; 517 353 9563) and William Parkin (; 757 535
    Press Release: Background Information: Far-Right Attacks on U.S. Law Enforcement The murder last week of 3 Pittsburgh police officers by far-right extremist Richard Poplawski is the most recent incident of violent activity in the United States by a far-right extremist against a police target. Research led by Dr. Joshua D. Freilich (John Jay College, CUNY) and Dr. Steven Chermak (Michigan State University) and funded by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) has revealed a violent history of fatal attacks against law enforcement officers in the United States by individuals who adhere to far-right...
  • Justices Reject Pornography Law

    01/21/2009 11:15:32 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 267 replies · 3,025+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 01/21/2009 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to consider attempts to revive a 1998 law intended to protect children from Internet pornography, ending a legal conflict dating to the administration of President Bill Clinton. Without comment, the court handed down an order declining to take the case of Mukasey v. A.C.L.U., No. 08-565. The administration of former President George W. Bush, through Attorney General Michael Mukasey, had asked the justices to review the law. The American Civil Liberties Union has been a leading foe of the statute. The Child Online Protection Act has been the subject of court battles...
  • ACLU Supports Terrorist Against Americans

    American Civil Rights Union As usual, the ACLU misreads the Constitution, and sides with those who would attack America and murder Americans, instead of following the Constitution and protecting Americans and America. The latest example is the ACLU promotion of the interests of an Al Qaeda representative in the US. The facts for this article, but not all of the legal conclusions, come from an article in the Los Angeles Times on 5 December, 2008. It concerns an apparent representative of Al Qaeda in the US, who is also a legal resident in the US. On 5 December, the...
  • The Greenies Are Coming! The Greenies Are Coming!

    12/03/2008 5:09:52 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 4 replies · 365+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | December 3, 2008 | David Karki
    It's been 233 years since Paul Revere and William Dawes made their nighttime horseback ride to warn the American colonists that British redcoats were marching from Boston to Lexington and Concord to seize the weapons with which they would defend themselves. Having been warned, the Minutemen met the British and the Revolutionary War began that April night in 1775. So it is once more. But instead of red-coated infantry coming to take away arms, this time it's green-obsessed enviro-wackos coming to take away your incandescent light bulbs. And your SUV. And your flush toilet. And your livestock. And most of...