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  • Cruz likely eligible to be President

    03/13/2013 6:01:43 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 518 replies
    Big Givernment ^ | March 11 | Ken Klukowski
    On Mar. 8, reporter Carl Cameron on Special Report on Fox News Channel was surveying potential GOP 2016 presidential candidates. Then he raised Ted Cruz--one of the most brilliant constitutional lawyers ever to serve in the Senate--the new 41-year old Hispanic senator from Texas. Cameron added, “But Cruz was born in Canada and is constitutionally ineligible” to run for president. While many people assume that, it’s probably not true. Cameron was referring to the Constitution’s Article II requirement that only a “natural born citizen” can run for the White House. No one is certain what that means. Citizenship was primarily...
  • Hearing to begin for voter ID challenge

    01/15/2012 6:02:18 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies · 1+ views
    A judge is scheduled to hear arguments this week about the constitutionality of Wisconsin's new voter photo identification law. Supporters argue the Republican-authored law will help curtail fraud. Opponents counter the law disenfranchises groups of people who likely don't have identification, such as the poor, minorities and the disabled. The League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit in Dane County against Gov. Scott Walker and state election officials challenging the law. The group argues the state constitution bars only children, felons and the mentally incompetent from voting and the Legislature improperly prohibited a new class of people — namely, those...
  • President Obama Wanted to Be Prime Minister of Indonesia

    04/27/2011 7:55:37 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 25 replies
    New York Mag ^ | 4/20/11 | Dan Amira
    Obama wasn't always so reserved: In one anecdote, a household servant, Saman, tells of an 8- or 9-year-old Obama hitting him twice in the chest for not turning out a light as he'd requested. Perhaps Obama learned to dole out such punishment from his mother, who, according to two sources, would spank Obama with her hand or a belt if he misbehaved or failed to finish his homework. (Obama denies his mom used such parenting tactics.) Then there's this anecdote: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” [Obama's stepfather] Lolo asked Barry one evening, according to Saman....
  • 47 Reasons Sarah Palin is qualified to be President

    02/11/2011 7:24:28 PM PST · by conservativeforpalin · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Politicons ^ | February 11th | Henry D'Andrea
    Our good friends over at Conservatives4Palin have come up with a good solid list of 47 reasons Gov. Sarah Palin is qualified to be President, all in honor of her 47th birthday. Here are just a few: 1) She won’t perjure herself by taking the Presidential oath of office like many of her potential opponents. 2) She has 9 years of executive experience, more than 3 times as much as the current President. As Governor, she held the 2nd most powerful gubernatorial office in the country. 3)She knows how to budget. In her years as Governor, she reduced the state...
  • 10 Qualifications Sarah Palin Has Over Five Recent Presidents (Part Two)

    12/10/2010 3:50:40 PM PST · by onyx · 41 replies · 4+ views
    Conservative4Palin ^ | Friday, December 10, 2010 | Nicole Coulter
    Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a two-part series on Governor Sarah Palin’s qualifications for the presidency. We hope Barbara Walters reads both of them so she can be more "informed" for her next interview with Governor Palin, whenever that might occur. She might even be able to ask an intelligent question. Qualification: an essential skill, quality, or attribute that makes somebody suitable for a job, activity, or task.In the first part of our series, we explored Governor Sarah Palin’s nearly two decades of experience as a city councilor, mayor and governor, her work as an oil and gas regulator, and...
  • Resume of General McChrystal compared to the president

    07/24/2010 11:05:03 AM PDT · by chittlin · 17 replies
    email | 7/24/2020 | chittlin
    General McChrystal Resume Commander, International Security Assistance Force Commander, United States Forces Afghanistan United States Army SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE: USMA EDUCATIONAL DEGREES United States Military Academy - BS - No Major United States Naval War College - MA - National Security and Strategic Studies Salve Regina University - MS - International Relations MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses United States Naval Command and Staff College Senior Service College Fellowship Harvard University FOREIGN LANGUAGES: Spanish PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT: 2LT 2 Jun 76 1LT 2 Jun 78 CPT 1 Aug 80 MAJ 1 Jul 87 LTC 1...
  • Brown County Sheriff's qualifications challenged (Quo Warranto)

    03/18/2010 2:33:44 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 9 replies · 427+ views
    The Ledger Independent ^ | Mar. 17, 2010 | MISTY MAYNARD
    GEORGETOWN, Ohio -- A quo warranto action filed in February 2009 in the Twelfth District Court of Appeals had been stayed while awaiting the resolution of an appeal meant to unseal criminal court records for Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger. With the resolution of the appeal -- which was denied -- the quo warranto case will move forward, said plaintiff Dennis Varnau. A writ of quo warranto can be sought against a person who "usurps, intrudes into, or unlawfully holds or exercises" a public office, according to Ohio Revised Code.
  • Census Hiring For 500 Valley Positions

    11/24/2009 9:00:13 AM PST · by Bullpine · 5 replies · 552+ views
    KMPH 26 Fox News ^ | Nov 23, 2009 09:59 AM PST | KMPH 26 Fox News
    The U.S. Census Bureau is offering a glimmer of hope to those looking for a job. The agency will be testing applicants on Monday in Porterville to fill 500 positions which will be available in January and the Spring of 2010. Some of the positions offered include; enumerator, crew leader, crew leader assistant, and clerk. The pay ranges from $11.75 per hour to $17.00 per hour. No experience is required. Testing for the positions will take place at the Porterville Library, from 3-5 p.m. The test is said to be a multiple chose test, and is about 30 minutes long....
  • Goodlatte Supports Birth Certificate Requirement Bill

    05/19/2009 5:05:05 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 23 replies · 1,004+ views
    The Daily News Record ^ | May 19, 2009 | Jeff Mellott
    U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, has signed on as a co-sponsor of a bill that would require presidential candidates to provide proof of their birthplace and, hence, satisfy a constitutional requirement to be able to run for the office. Last year, questions came up about Republican candidate U.S. Sen. John McCain's eligibility under the Constitution to run for president because of his birth at a Naval air station in the former U.S. Canal Zone in Panama. McCain's parents were both American citizens. The validity of President Obama's birth certificate also has been challenged in court. The state of Hawaii provided...
  • The Constitution: Article 1 Section 5, and The Federalist Papers, Number 62

    02/26/2009 10:46:25 AM PST · by HighlyOpinionated · 8 replies · 548+ views
    The Constitution of the United States of America Article I, Section V. Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members . . . . The Federalist Papers, Number 62 The Senate For the Independent Journal. Author: Alexander Hamilton or James Madison To the People of the State of New York: HAVING examined the constitution of the House of Representatives, and answered such of the objections against it as seemed to merit notice, I enter next on the examination of the Senate. The heads into which this member of the government may be...
  • A Must Read About Dual CitizenshipThis has nothing to do with birth certificates!!)

    11/18/2008 4:51:08 AM PST · by LongIslandConservative · 3 replies · 734+ views
    TD Blog ^ | 7/25/2008 | Judah Benjamin
    This originally appeared on Texasdarlin in the summer, but it is even more important now with the Donofrio case in front of SCOTUS. It is lengthy but very relevant. Please see both parts 1 & 2 of the article. Who is eligible to be POTUS under Article II of the Constitution and why? The answer isn’t what most people think and people need to know! People made a big ruckus about McCain’s eligibility but what about Obama? He may have held anything up to 4 other Nationalities. If a Naturalized Citizen cannot hold the Office of POTUS neither can a...
  • BERG RALLY - TODAY 3:00 PM - SUPREME COURT STEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10/30/2008 8:47:25 AM PDT · by jzlouis · 38 replies · 1,865+ views
    Country First ^ | October 30, 2008 | MommaE
    RALLY AT SUPREME COURT FOR PHIL BERG!! THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2008 AT 3:00 PM EST Everyone that can, grab your signs and please be at the steps of the Supreme Court at 3:00 PM this afternoon! The things to go on the signs will be listed below. We need as large a Crowd as we can get to be waiting at the steps of Supreme Court for Mr. Berg, the person meeting him at the Train Station as well as Will Bower who will be there to accompany him there. Fox News will also be at the Train Station and...
  • Bill Clinton fails to give Barack Obama his approval as president.

    10/29/2008 10:35:39 AM PDT · by General Mosby · 13 replies · 2,827+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 1:09AM BST 06 Aug 2008 | Toby Harnden
    WAS PRESIDENT CLINTON TRYING TO TELL US SOMETHING? (READ ABOUT "CONSTITUTION" AND "PRESIDENT")
  • Campaign (or) Coup d'Etat

    10/28/2008 9:41:11 AM PDT · by The_Tick_01 · 7 replies · 612+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | October 28, 2008 | JB Williams
    Americans inherently sense that something is horrifically wrong in this election... The 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama is a case of truth being stranger than fiction and conspiracy being more than just theory. Hollywood couldn’t write a more intriguing script of crime, corruption, deceit, cover-ups and international intrigue. Obama’s cultish grip on his young ill-educated minions makes Jim Jones and David Koresh look like beginners. Anatomy of a Coup A sudden and decisive action in politics, especially one resulting in a drastic change of government illegally, or by force, is a Coup d'état. It’s important to recognize the difference...
  • No Standing?

    10/27/2008 7:07:51 PM PDT · by JoeA · 7 replies · 827+ views
    Self ^ | 10/27/08 | Joe Alfieri
    Welcome to Barack Obama's America, a land where mere citizens dare not challenge the legitimacy of The One. A country where behind the mask of democracy lays massive voter fraud and intimidation of opponents. A nation where campaign finance laws are yet another minor obstacle to be overcome in the process of stealing an election. In an election season marked with massive voter fraud, and in which the least qualified Democratic candidate has spirited the nomination away from a rival who soundly beat him in nearly every major primary, a federal court has ruled that the common man has no...
  • Presidential Candidate, DNC Explain Stance in Berg Suit

    10/24/2008 4:56:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 51 replies · 2,257+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 24 Oct 2008 | John Semmens
    In behavior that has baffled understanding, Senator Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) are vigorously and expensively fighting Philip Berg’s lawsuit demanding that the Senator provide his birth certificate to verify that he meets the “natural born citizen” requirement to serve as president. “Any normal person who met the requirement would simply produce the document in question,” Berg said. “Hiring an army of lawyers to avoid taking this uncomplicated step suggests that Senator Obama is either an abnormal person or one who doesn’t meet the requirement.” John Lavelle, Obama’s attorney on this case, offered a different explanation. “Berg’s...
  • Second Citizenship Lawsuit Filed Against Barack Obama

    10/22/2008 11:57:11 AM PDT · by mikemoose · 69 replies · 3,234+ views
    InjuryBoard.com ^ | Oct. 22, 2008 | Brian W. Smith
    A second lawsuit has been filed against Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama over his lack of evidence of U.S. citizenship. Steven Marquis, a resident of Fall City, Wash., a town about 30 miles southeast of Seattle, has filed a lawsuit against Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed, demanding that Mr. Reed verify Mr. Obama's citizenship status. The complaint seeks specifically that the office of the Washington Secretary of State verify and certify that Mr. Obama is or is not a "natural born" citizen by producing original or certified verifiable official documents. The lawsuit argues that this certification should take...
  • Rush said "Eliteism vs ?"

    10/21/2008 5:20:43 AM PDT · by conservativesister · 8 replies · 622+ views
    10/21/08 | Conservativesister
    <p>Yesterday Rush said the reason the "they" commitee (as in Noonan and company) doesn't like Sarah Palin is because of her grammar and speaking. She drops her "g" when saying good morning. You know this really has me pissed, who do these hippocrites think they are. Are they afraid of BEAUTY because anyone can learn to speak.........Beauty, Elegance and Grace are attributes they lack and Sarah has.</p>
  • Contrary to Internet Rumor, No Court Ruling Yet On Obama / DNC Motion to Dismiss in Berg v. Obama

    10/04/2008 5:48:37 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 66 replies · 2,086+ views
    Obamacrimes.com ^ | 10/04/2008 | EagleUSA
    I received a phone call from Phil J. Berg a few minutes ago. He informed me that a rumor is circulating on the Internet that the Court has ruled on the Motion to Dismiss filed by Senator Obama and the Democratic National Committee in the Berg v. Obama case. Some of the visitors to this website have posted comments claiming the Court has ruled. The comments on this site were written by visitors to the site. On Mr. Berg's behalf, I am posting this to state clearly the Court has not yet ruled on the Motion to Dismiss in Berg...
  • Fred Thompson Takes a 2×4 To The Liberals Over Sarah Palin

    10/01/2008 6:52:22 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 12 replies · 987+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | October 1, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Fred Thompson digs Sarah Palin. And he doesn’t much like the way the liberals and the press (I know, redundant) have treated her. But Fred also has no doubt she’s up to the task. When John McCain selected Governor Sarah Palin, as his running mate, the Democrats and their far-left constituency let out a primal scream that could be heard from sea to shining sea. How dare he choose someone that they and their pals in the media had not had a chance to vet (i.e. libel, slander, and otherwise and otherwise eviscerate). Ah, but it was not too late....
  • In America, Anyone Can be President or Vice President

    09/17/2008 2:02:25 PM PDT · by ancientart · 12 replies · 487+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | September 14, 2008 | Donna Marmorstein
    One of the great things about America is that you don't have to come from a royal house to be a leader. You don't have to be born to a wealthy dynasty. We like to say that anyone can become president. When we consider candidates for high office, we look to see how their lives link to the sweat and hardship, difficulty and victory, struggle and overcoming that formed our nation. If some candidates have led a soft life, we'll listen politely when they describe their parents' or ancestors' struggles. If they have no relatives with stirring stories of triumph,...
  • Times-Herald: Born in the U.S.A.?

    08/25/2008 5:57:46 PM PDT · by dvan · 11 replies · 171+ views
    Times Herald Staff ^ | 08/25/2008 | KEITH PHUCAS
    PHILADELPHIA - A Lafayette Hill attorney filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday challenging Sen. Barack Obama's claim to United States citizenship. The action seeks to remove the Democratic candidate from the November ballot. To be eligible to serve as U.S. president, a person must be born in this country. According to Obama's birth certificate, which his campaign posted on its Internet site in June to quell rumors that he is foreign born, the Illinois senator was born in Hawaii on Aug. 6, 1961. On Thursday, Philip Berg filed a temporary restraining order in federal court to bar Obama from...
  • Who Would You Choose as Your Doctor: McCain or Obama?

    08/05/2008 9:48:38 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 29 replies · 43+ views
    (Viral E-mail) | (Viral E-mail)
    John McCain: Military, 22 years, Congress 26 Years Barack Obama: Congress, 143 Days Ask yourself this question: if Obama and McCain were surgeons, and the above records were translated into medical experience, which one would you want to operate on your family members?
  • Obama to Hillary: How come I’m qualified to be VP but not president?

    03/10/2008 7:44:09 PM PDT · by jdm · 58 replies · 1,294+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 10, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Good question. The best answer, if any answer to that question can be called “good,” would be that he’s going to learn on the job under the sort of foreign-policy tutelage that only someone who used to pick out the White House drapes can provide. Was that the answer her campaign offered when pressed? Of course not. Theirs was much stupider, as befits the worst team money can buy. Apparently he’s going to learn all he needs to know before the convention — which means, I guess, that Democrats can elect him to the presidency without worries. Today, on a...
  • What Qualifications Should Be Necessary to be President?

    11/20/2007 5:59:51 PM PST · by HighWheeler · 25 replies · 1,124+ views
    November 20, 2007 | HighWheeler
    To get an important job, you have to be qualified for that job. Many times qualifications and skills are related. Demonstrated Education is one thing, Desire is another good character, and appropriate Experience counts for a lot. A job candidate should be able to express these in detail during their job interview. The list of important aspects of a person who will be chosen as The President of the United States should be wide and deep in all kinds of categories. I'm not talking about how a candidate stands on issues. Issues are like the obstacles you encounter while you...
  • Mukasey at the Bat ("He is no lefty squish")

    09/18/2007 4:55:21 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 6 replies · 65+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 17 September 2007 | Ruth Marcus
    Now, Mukasey is reported to be President Bush's choice to replace the departed attorney general, Alberto Gonzales. His selection would be an enormous relief to anyone who cares about the Justice Department and wants to see it recover from the multiple injuries sustained during Gonzales's tenure. He has the independence, stature, intellect and experience to help rehabilitate a battered agency. In case this praise injures Mukasey's prospects, let me hasten to add: He's no lefty squish. He would not be attorney general in the Marcus administration. But if a Michael Mukasey had been attorney general for the past six years,...
  • Bush Recoils from Greatness

    10/04/2005 8:08:33 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 108 replies · 2,063+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2005 | Pat Buchanan
    Bush recoils from greatness By Pat Buchanan Oct 3, 2005 Syndicated columnist Handed a once-in-a-generation opportunity to return the Supreme Court to constitutionalism, George W. Bush passed over a dozen of the finest jurists of his day -- to name his personal lawyer. In a decision deeply disheartening to those who invested such hopes in him, Bush may have tossed away his and our last chance to roll back the social revolution imposed upon us by our judicial dictatorship since the days of Earl Warren. This is not to disparage Harriet Miers. From all accounts, she is a gracious lady...
  • The Affirmative Action Myth - (skills, H.S. preparation...not race...should be qualifiers)

    04/06/2005 4:57:43 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 532+ views
    CATO INSTITUTE.ORG ^ | APRIL 6, 2005 | Marie Gryphon
    In the wake of the Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold university admissions preferences, affirmative action remains a deeply divisive issue. But recent research shows that college admissions preferences do not offer even the practical benefits claimed by their supporters. Because preferences do not help minority students, policymakers and administrators of all political persuasions should oppose their use. Affirmative action defenders frequently and correctly tout the importance of college to the goal of improving life prospects. But preferences at selective schools have not increased college access. They cannot do so because most minority students leave high school without the minimum...
  • Playing 'whack-a-mole'

    01/24/2005 4:04:59 AM PST · by Puzzleman · 13 replies · 1,031+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2005 | Douglas MacKinnon
    As a Republican, I would like to endorse former Gov. Howard Dean as the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee. My endorsement has nothing to do with politics or the qualifications of Mr. Dean. Rather, it has to do with an out-of-control media that not only manipulated our electoral process, but, in fact, changed the makeup of the last presidential campaign.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • AN OPEN LETTER TO JOHN KERRY

    10/09/2004 6:39:55 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,030+ views
    Private Email | OCTOBER 9, 2004 | RAYMOND S. KRAFT
    Senator John Kerry c/o Democratic National Committee 530 S. Capitol St. SE Washington DC 20003 An Open Letter to John Kerry US Constitution Article 14 Section 3 Disqualifies You From the Presidency Dear John In April 1971 you testified as a Naval officer before Congress, giving the North Vietnamese what they hadn't gotten from American POWs in Hanoi: a confession of war crimes. According to Senator John McCain (14 May 1973 US News & World Report) your testimony was "the most effective propaganda they had to use against us." Your photograph is displayed in the Vietnamese Communist War Remnants Museum...
  • Gay Men Lose Challenge to Florida Gay Adoption Ban

    01/28/2004 6:27:16 PM PST · by Kieri · 37 replies · 628+ views
    AP ^ | 01/28/04 | AP
    Gay Men Lose Challenge to Florida Gay Adoption Ban By Catherine Wilson Associated Press Writer Published: Jan 28, 2004 MIAMI (AP) - Four gay men lost a federal challenge Wednesday to the only blanket state law banning homosexuals from adopting children, a statute passed at the height of Anita Bryant's anti-homosexual campaign. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the men, who are foster parents seeking to adopt children in their care despite the 1977 law. "Obviously we're crushed," said Paul Cates with the American Civil Liberties Union's Lesbian and Gay Rights Project. Gov Jeb Bush said he...
  • The war over the judiciary (Ellen Goodman has gone over the top)

    05/15/2003 3:12:21 PM PDT · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 21 replies · 414+ views
    boston rag ^ | 5-15-03 | ellen goodman
    <p>COULD SOMEBODY please tell George W. Bush that he is not commander in chief of the judiciary? No matter how ''hot'' he looked in his flight suit, black robes require a cooler demeanor. The administration seems to think that the president has the right to appoint judges the way he can appoint overseers to Iraq. It has forgotten that the Senate is supposed to advise and consent -- and sometimes dissent.</p>
  • Who's Smarter? Bush & War Cabinet or Hollywood Stars?

    03/22/2003 6:22:46 PM PST · by wildbill · 41 replies · 701+ views
    vanity ^ | 03/21-2003 | Cindy Osborne
    Who's Smarter? The Hollywood group is at it again. Holding anti-war rallies, screaming about the Bush Administration, running ads in major newspapers, defaming the President and his Cabinet every chance they get, to anyone and everyone who will listen. They publicly defile them and call them names like "stupid", "morons", and "idiots". Jessica Lange went so far as to tell a crowd in Spain that she hates President Bush and is embarrassed to be an American. So, just how ignorant are these people who are running the country? Let's look at the biographies of these "stupid", "ignorant", "moronic" leaders, and...
  • The lynching of Estrada

    02/07/2003 6:31:01 AM PST · by ShelleyAa · 9 replies · 153+ views
    For all their sanctimonious calls for diversity, one might actually think many Senate Democrats desire our nation to be a nation diverse of thought and people; they do not. Simply put, their words don’t match their actions. Enter one Miguel Estrada, a Hispanic who came to America as a teenager from Honduras speaking virtually no English, to the recent May 2001 “unanimous well-qualified” highest possible American Bar Association rated nominee. Estrada is a Columbia University and Harvard Law School honors graduate with impressive lawyer’s resume, who has argued 15 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, worked as a federal prosecutor,...