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  • The EPA’s “Power Plan” Is An Unlawful Power Grab

    09/23/2016 6:30:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/23/2016 | Marlo Lewis
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument next Tuesday, September 27 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s so-called Clean Power Plan. The centerpiece of resident Obama’s climate policy agenda, the Plan establishes first-ever carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for “existing” (already built) coal and natural gas power plants. The Plan will increase consumer energy prices and impede job and GDP growth yet have no discernible effect on global temperatures or sea levels. However, that’s not why the Court should strike it down. The Court should overturn the Plan because it is an unlawful power grab. The Plan will...
  • Obama Administration’s Lawless Decision Delays a Much-needed Infrastructure project

    09/18/2016 7:40:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | September 15, 2016 | Kenny Stein
    Seemingly every day some politician or another, usually from the left of the political spectrum, calls for more infrastructure investment. In North Dakota there is a $3.7 billion infrastructure project under construction. This project received all the necessary federal permits and is 60% complete. But now the Obama administration, bowing to radical left wing protestors, has thrown the project into doubt with its unprecedented decision last Friday to halt construction on one section of the project. Apparently infrastructure investment is not the priority we were led to believe. The project in question is known as the Dakota Access Pipeline. It...
  • Hillary Is Banned By Law From Becoming President (Vanity)

    08/15/2016 6:55:41 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 77 replies
    8/15/2016
    Former United States Attorney General Michael Mukasey tells MSNBC that not only is Hillary Clinton’s private email server illegal, it "disqualifies" her from holding any federal office. Such as, say, President of the United States. Very specifically it points to one federal law, Title 18. Section 2071. For those of us who do not have United States Code committed to memory, here’s what it says: “(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other...
  • Vanity: Rattle On (A Momentous Anniversary)

    08/09/2016 3:45:17 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | August 9, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    You are reading the 1,500th post to American Rattlesnake, a project which began in the febrile imagination of my friend and colleague, Michel Evanchik. If you had told me in 2010 that over half a decade later this website would exist, let alone be flourishing, I would have scoffed. Those of you who are regulars know how fond I am of hyperlinking useful information that illustrates a relevant point. One of the discoveries you make while curating these old posts is how ephemeral this medium is, as many of the sites linked to have long since disappeared into the Internet...
  • UN Law of the Sea Arbitration Tribunal Sinks the Rule of Law

    07/19/2016 10:32:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/19/16 | Joseph Klein
    The decisions of the UNCLOS “compulsory” arbitration tribunal are not enforceable in the conventional legal sense The international arbitration tribunal, constituted under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“UNCLOS”), issued its final Award on July 12th in the so-called “compulsory” arbitration instituted by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China. The Philippines had sought rulings on a number of issues, including the source of the parties’ rights and obligations in the South China Sea and the effect of UNCLOS on China’s claims to historic rights within its claimed ‘nine-dash...
  • How State Bars Are Taking Down Conservative Attorneys

    07/05/2016 7:05:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    State bars across the country have become havens for the left in recent years, increasingly used to target conservative attorneys. With deep pockets — due to the exorbitant amount of dues they charge attorneys in order to practice law — it is impossible to fight back once targeted. More than half of state bars are mandatory, which means they are unavoidable if you want to practice law. This is very disturbing, considering many of these states have right-to-work laws. Why are attorneys required to join a union? Arizona has one of the most corrupt state bars in the country. Many...
  • Somewhere, Whitey Bulger Is Laughing...

    07/05/2016 8:59:12 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 3 replies
    vanity | July 5, 2016 - Banana Republic Day | me & the crooked fibbies
    And people thought that FBI Special Agent John Connolly was an "anamoly". Whitey Bulger, who's getting the last laugh, knows better...
  • Rule of law in Obama’s America

    06/18/2016 5:53:42 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 32 replies
    The Journal ^ | 6/18/2016 | Mike Holz
    "Clearly, there seems to be a lack of knowledge about or adherence to the duties of professional responsibility in the halls of the Justice Department. ... The misconduct in this case was intentional, serious and material. In fact, it is hard to imagine a more serious, more calculated plan of unethical conduct." - U.S. District Court Justice Andrew S. Hanen That was District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen's reaction when he discovered that Department of Justice lawyers had lied to him regarding the Obama Administration's issuing of 100,000 expanded work permits for undocumented immigrants. This action violated Judge Hanen's prior...
  • Hispanics eager to punish Trump, GOP over border wall, immigration rhetoric

    05/08/2016 5:54:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 119 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan & Seth McLaughlin
    Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign promising to build a border wall to stop illegal immigrants — and Hispanic rights advocates say Republicans will now reap the pain of having him as their party’s nominee. America’s Voice, a leading immigration advocacy group, said Republicans are facing “a moment of truth.” Other organizations predicted that Hispanic voters will be eager to punish Mr. Trump for his rhetoric and the party as a whole for nominating him. “The Republican Party is about to run into a force more powerful than their hatred — the power of the love of families and communities...
  • Why Cruz Campaign Proves we are No Longer a “Nation of Laws but Men (Women)”

    05/03/2016 8:38:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | May 2, 2016 | Michael Ware
    Our Founding Father, John Adams is quoted as saying: “We are a nation of laws and not men.” He said this to express the fact that we were not ruled by men. Whether king or emperor, all were to be governed and judged the same. Unlike the many nations of the world, swept up in divine right or democratic despotism (France), we were a nation that was founded on a written law. This law, the Constitution, was to be the final authority. We were not to look to figureheads or talking heads. We were to look to the standard, and...
  • NC man outraged after Donald Trump sign stolen from front yard

    04/01/2016 9:04:04 PM PDT · by TTFX · 40 replies
    Fox8 ^ | April 1, 2016 | WEB STAFF
    A North Carolina man is outraged after he said somebody stole a Donald Trump sign from his front yard. WJZY reported that Victor Enriquez claims it happened sometime Tuesday night in his Gastonia neighborhood. “We need to respect democracy. And respect what I feel. Not everybody feels how I feel,” Enriquez said, according to WJZY. The 78-year-old said the Trump campaign gave him the sign as a “thank you” after he donated $80 to the presidential candidate. Enriquez, an immigrant from Paraguay, said the Republican front-runner is the best choice for presidential candidate. He said he plans on buying an...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions Changes the Trajectory of American Politics — and Perhaps American History

    02/28/2016 10:28:39 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 129 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 28, 2016 | Virgil
    To the catchy riff from Sweet Home Alabama, Sen. Jeff Sessions took the podium in Madison, Alabama, on Sunday afternoon and changed the trajectory of the 2016 Republican nomination fight—and perhaps also of U.S. history. In becoming the first U.S. Senator to endorse Trump, Sessions, regarded as the gold-standard of immigration hawkery, declared, “Politicians have promised for 30 years to fix illegal immigration. Have they done it?” As the crowd shouted, No!, Sessions answered: “Donald Trump will do it.” Then Sessions added, “I’ve told Donald Trump this isn’t a campaign, this is a movement...”
  • Refugee ‘Religious Test’ ... Federal Law Requires It

    11/18/2015 9:01:14 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 11.18.15 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Under federal law, the executive branch is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum. Under the provision governing asylum (section 1158 of Title 8, U.S. Code), an alien applying for admission must establish that ... religion... was or will be at least one central reason for persecuting the applicant. Moreover, to qualify for asylum in the United States, the applicant must be a 'refugee' as defined by federal law. That definition (set forth in Section 1101(a)(42)(A) of Title , U.S. Code) also requires the executive branch to take account of the alien's religion: The...
  • The President and the Rule of Law

    11/12/2015 6:09:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Earlier this week, a federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld an injunction issued by a federal district court in Texas against the federal government, thereby preventing it from implementing President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration. Critics had argued and two federal courts have now agreed that the orders effectively circumvented federal law and were essentially unconstitutional. Though the injunction on its face restrains officials in the Department of Homeland Security, it is really a restraint on the president himself. Here is the back story. President Obama has long wished to overhaul the nation's immigration laws to make it...
  • Laws are for the Little People

    10/30/2015 6:51:03 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 13 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 30, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    If Hillary Clinton got what she deserved, she would spend the rest of her ambassador-murdering, national security-endangering life in a federal prison. Yet, let's be realistic here – she will not. Indeed, instead of going to the Big House, there's an even chance that the Free Stuff Army will rally to her cause next year and put her into the White House. She will continue to be completely unaccountable to the Congress and to the American people. Despite her role in the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the attempted obfuscation of responsibility, despite her endangerment of American national security...
  • Kim Davis and the Rule of Law

    10/14/2015 9:35:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Most liberals and even some conservatives are arguing that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis must either issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or quit her post. Where you stand on this issue too often comes down to a case of where you stand on the question of whether same-sex nuptials are now “the law of the land” because Justice Tony Kennedy and four of his black-robed cohorts say so. We all know about the Defense of Marriage Act. President Obama announced early in his administration that he would not enforce that law. This 1996 act had been overwhelmingly passed...
  • Same-sex common-law marriage a Texas first (more judicial activism)

    10/07/2015 5:08:05 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Posted: 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 | Chuck Lindell
    For the first time in Texas history, a same-sex relationship has been recognized as a common-law marriage. Travis County Probate Judge Guy Herman signed a judgment acknowledging that Stella Powell and Sonemaly Phrasavath met the legal requirements to be considered married even though their eight-year relationship did not include a marriage license. Herman’s order, signed Monday but distributed Tuesday, ended Phrasavath’s quest to have her relationship with Powell, who died last year, recognized as a marriage after Powell’s siblings filed a probate suit stating that she had died single because she could not marry another woman under Texas law. The...
  • Rule of Law, or, Rule of Man: An Analysis of the Kim Davis Fiasco

    09/10/2015 11:21:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/15 | Gary Hunt
    The Supreme Court and States' Tenth Amendment Rights The Constitution created a Union. That Union was of the several States, and the Constitution was written to join those States into a confederation, with a federal government that dealt only within the powers and authorities defined in the document. The autonomy of states was assured within the Constitution, though doubts arose as to whether the federal government might attempt to secure more power than was intended and granted to it. The most significant clarification of that intent was laid out in the Preamble to the Bill of Rights. A preamble sets...
  • America's Descent Into Lawlessness

    09/10/2015 4:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do you remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby? In 2003, the Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to investigate allegations that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, unlawfully disclosed the covert status of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Yet Plame may not have been a covert undercover agent, based on the formal government definition of that role. And even if she were, it was widely known at the time that Secretary of State Colin Powell's subordinate, Richard Armitage, had most likely disclosed her status earlier. In other words, Libby was in an Orwellian position of being accused of a crime...
  • The Rule Of Law Only Matters When The Left Says It Does

    09/08/2015 2:39:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/7/15 | Scott Greer
    Make no doubt about it: officials will go to jail if they refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.The saga of Rowan County, Ky. clerk Kim Davis took a turn for a prison cell after a federal judge threw the book at Davis for turning away gay couples wanting to get married.Naturally, Davis’s tribulations has become the latest and fiercest battle in America’s culture war. Her supporters say she’s practicing civil disobedience against an unjust Supreme Court ruling. Her detractors say she is undermining the rule of law and deserves jail time. Oddly enough, the anti-Davis faction includes plenty...
  • Caesarism Comes to the Republican Party

    08/28/2015 9:54:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was treated not as a political candidate, but as a savior. Progressives fell into a swoon, typified by Newsweek editor Evan Thomas' 2008 comment, "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world; he's sort of God." Now, a similar kind of unreasoning adulation is greeting (improbably enough) Donald Trump. Fred Barnes...
  • How to end the Anchor Baby problem Immediately ~ Vanity

    08/20/2015 8:06:42 PM PDT · by GraceG · 21 replies
    10/20/2015 | GraceG
    I just thought of an effective way to end the anchor baby problem clear and simple. Granted it sounds a bit "Draconian", but once you hear it, it does make sense. First, imagine what happens when both parents break ANY OTHER law and get sent to jail. What happens to a child in this case? 1. The child gets taken away by CPS to a temp foster home. 2. If the parents are declared unfit the child can be ran though the foster system and given a fresh set of parents. Well, why not apply this to Illegal Aliens who...
  • Red Flags Of Corruption Over Huntington Park (California)

    08/04/2015 5:57:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Rule Of Law: Two aliens have been appointed city commissioners in California, an unprecedented institutionalization of illegal immigration. But contrary to reports, the public's mad and red flags of corruption are up. In a page-one headline, the Los Angeles Times hailed the appointment of illegal immigrants to two Huntington Park, Calif., civic commissions as a milestone that "charts a bold path for immigrants." It was booster journalism at its worst, gushing about illegals gaining participatory "rights" in U.S. public life that had supposedly been unjustly denied them. It also stood in stark contrast with the multiple local press reports —...
  • Trump: I Would Give Non-Criminal Illegal Aliens Legal Status

    08/01/2015 9:02:13 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 149 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 7/29/2015 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump says as president he would ultimately give some illegal immigrants legal status and isn't ruling out a pathway to citizenship, CNN reports. That sounds different than what he said during his June 16 announcement speech when critics say he insulted Mexicans. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. … They're sending people that have lots of problems," he said then. "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Those who are not committing crimes could find legal status under a Trump administration, he told CNN's Dana Bash in...
  • Why disregard of law is America’s greatest threat-If illegally here, why bother to obey any laws?

    07/09/2015 7:23:12 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    wash times ^ | 7/8/15 | vd hanson
    Barbarians at the gate usually don’t bring down once-successful civilizations. Nor does climate change. Even mass epidemics like the plague that decimated sixth-century Byzantium do not necessarily destroy a culture. Far more dangerous are institutionalized corruption, a lack of transparency and creeping neglect of existing laws. All the German euros in the world will not save Greece if Greeks continue to dodge taxes, featherbed government and see corruption as a business model. Even obeying so-called minor laws counts. It is no coincidence that a country where drivers routinely flout traffic laws and throw trash out the window is also a...
  • Disregard For the Law is America's Greatest Threat

    07/09/2015 5:29:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Barbarians at the gate usually don't bring down once-successful civilizations. Nor does climate change. Even mass epidemics like the plague that decimated sixth-century Byzantium do not necessarily destroy a culture. Far more dangerous are institutionalized corruption, a lack of transparency and creeping neglect of existing laws. All the German euros in the world will not save Greece if Greeks continue to dodge taxes, featherbed government and see corruption as a business model. Even obeying so-called minor laws counts. It is no coincidence that a country where drivers routinely flout traffic laws and throw trash out the window is also a...
  • Cruz: Trump’s Bold Focus On Immigration Exposes Gop ‘Washington Cartel’ Attitude

    07/05/2015 9:57:56 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/5/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)96% said Donald Trumps comments about Mexico sending it’s criminals to the Untied States were “bold” and “brash,” but put a needed focus on the many Republicans who support the Chamber of Commerce and Wall Street’s cheap labor immigration push. “I am a passionate advocate for legal immigrants,” Cruz said. “I am the son of an immigrant who came legally from Cuba and I’ll tell you, from the day I started campaigning I traveled the state of Texas talking about how all of us, we are the children...
  • Who has the authority to stop Obama?

    06/06/2015 5:07:14 PM PDT · by elephantlips · 36 replies
    06/06/2015 | Warren Rue
    Who is in authority to arrest our president? (Not meant to be funny or cute) He has violated the constitution over and over again and I firmly believe he could step out onto Pennsylvania Avenue and gun down a random individual and no one but no one would do a thing about it. There must an authority to handle such things yet nothing happens. Where is our rule of law when it comes to the president?
  • Scott Walker On The Dana Show 5-22-15

    05/22/2015 12:56:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    FM News Talk ^ | May 22, 2015 | Dana
    29:00 [click on picture then click on red dot to listen]
  • Baltimore and the Betrayal of Black Dignity

    05/09/2015 6:32:44 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 12 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | May 5, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Baltimore is the latest American city to become a stage for the farce that is our national racial discourse. The swift, politicized indictment of 6 police officers for the death of Freddie Gray––which brought down, for now, the curtain on this performance by abandoning all the canons of procedural justice–– is a fitting end to this sorry spectacle. The winners of this shameful display are obvious, as they always are after these riots. Local thieves, gangsters, and thugs; bourgeois white “anarchists” out on a lark; junior-high posers indulging adult-sanctioned destruction; well-heeled black politicians fanning the flames and leveraging the...
  • D.C., parts of Md., Va., join de Blasio to demand amnesty for illegal immigrants

    04/06/2015 9:32:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Alexandria, the District of Columbia and Montgomery County joined New York City and dozens of other municipalities across the country Monday in demanding a court allow President Obama’s deportation amnesty to go into effect immediately, saying they want the tax revenue they think the newly legalized workers would bring. A federal court in Texas halted the amnesty, ruling that Mr. Obama likely broke the law in declaring it, but the local officials,...
  • Exclusive: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Says ‘Rule of Law’ Trumps ‘Compassion’ for Undocumented Immigrants

    02/25/2015 10:22:05 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 02/25/2015 | JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALL
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott holds a book about Texas school laws as he delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott told ABC News the “rule of law” trumps “compassion” for undocumented immigrants.
  • Principles of constitutionalism: divided power is limited power

    02/19/2015 5:52:45 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 8 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 11, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    In the previous installment of this series, I discussed the place that virtue was understood to have as the basis for all good government, and thus its central position in the minds of the founding generation who established our Constitution. In this article, I would like to explore one of the ramifications of that principle, and discuss how it was applied in our founding document. This is the principle that "divided power is limited power," and why it is important, constitutionally and morally speaking, for power to be both divided and limited. If there is one thing our founders were...
  • Loretta Lynch: Illegal Aliens Have Right To Work As Much As American Citizens

    01/28/2015 11:19:26 AM PST · by bestintxas · 131 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/28/15 | m boyle
    President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch, said on Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing that she thinks illegal aliens have the same right to work in America as American citizens do. “Senator, I believe the right and the obligation to work is one that is shared by everyone in this country, regardless of how they came here,” Lynch said when asked by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) who has a greater right to work: Illegal aliens, or lawful immigrants and American citizens? “Certainly, if someone is here—regardless of...
  • Obama Invites Illegal To Be His Guest of Honor At State Of The Union

    01/20/2015 12:48:07 PM PST · by yoe · 125 replies
    Ana Zamora, who came to the United States illegally, is among the 22 people selected to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama at tonight’s State of the Union address. This is an honor bestowed on people who provide a human face for the liberal agenda that President Obama will lay out. Ana is the face of Obama’s executive amnesty, which conservative Republicans call an affront to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Mayor De Blasio’s Bloody Hands - Obama, Holder, and the Left's climate of hate

    12/22/2014 1:53:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 22, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The climate of hate in Dallas was real,and it had real consequences,”wrote former New York Times columnist Frank Rich in response to a letter to the editor criticizing his 2011 New York Magazine essay titled “What Killed JFK.” So the obvious question:New York City’s current police commissioner Bill Bratton said this past Saturday night of the cold-blooded murder of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos:“They were, quite simply,assassinated—targeted for their uniform,and for the responsibility they embraced.”.................Whether it’s inviting the infamous race agitator Al Sharpton to the White House dozens upon dozens of times(Obama)or giving speeches in which the message...
  • Obamacare deadline extended in California for Jan. 1 coverage

    12/15/2014 4:00:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 15, 2014 | by Chad Terhune
    <p>California’s health insurance exchange extended its deadline for consumers wanting Obamacare coverage in effect by Jan. 1.</p> <p>Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, said people who start the application process or make some “good faith effort” by Monday will have until Dec. 21 to finish signing up. Monday at midnight had previously been the hard deadline.</p>
  • Principles of constitutionalism: the primacy of the Constitution

    12/15/2014 6:42:03 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 15 replies
    Renew America ^ | 13 December 2014 | Tim Dunkin
    The United States of America are in a bad way. All around us we are seeing the fruits of a people who have forgotten the first principles that gave our nation that it had originally. We were founded as a constitutional republic. What this means is that our entire political system, in which we participate indirectly, is supposed to be governed by the Constitution. Yet, we have strayed from this, and many, many people in this nation do not even really understand either the purpose or the workings of that document, because they have never learned them, nor even thought...
  • Sowell: Is Law Optional?

    12/08/2014 2:40:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 9, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The fiasco of "Rolling Stone" magazine's apology for an unsubstantiated claim of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house — and the instant rush to judgment of the university administration in shutting down all fraternities, when those charges were made — should warn us about the dangers of having serious legal issues dealt with by institutions with no qualifications for that role. Rape is a crime. It belongs in a criminal justice courtroom. And those found guilty belong behind bars for a long time. What could possibly have led anyone to believe that college professors or campus administrators...
  • Williams: What's Rule of Law?

    12/08/2014 8:58:09 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 10, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    President Barack Obama said just before the recent Ferguson, Missouri, riots, "First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law." Most Americans have little or no inkling of what "rule of law" means. Many think it means obedience to whatever laws legislatures enact. That's a vision that has led to human tragedy down through the ages. Historically, it sanctioned the divine right of kings, whereby a monarch was subject to no earthly authority, deriving his right to rule directly from the will of God. More recently, it's a vision that included the Nuremberg laws, which led...
  • Walker, Van Hollen join lawsuit against Obama immigration order

    12/04/2014 9:32:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 12-3-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Saying President Obama has violated his constitutional duty and has exceeded his administrative power, Gov. Scott Walker joined governors and attorneys general in 17 states Wednesday in a lawsuit seeking to block Obama’s executive order on immigration. “The immigration system is broken, but this is an issue that should be addressed through collaborative federal action, not unilateral action by the President,” Walker said in a statement, after the complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas. “President Obama’s actions represent a violation of his constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws and exceed the limits...
  • Protesting Their Protectors

    12/01/2014 12:55:47 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/14 | Alan Caruba
    What we are witnessing is a rejection of the rule of law and those who put their lives on the line to protect society When you get right down to it, the protests said to be about the shooting of Michael Brown are really about how differently the black and white communities view the police. Blacks may want and need protection, but they don’t have the level of confidence in the police that whites express. That protection occasionally includes having to shoot those who threaten the lives of police officers. If the Ferguson and other city protests are against that...
  • Eric Holder: Law enforcement challenging, vital, often thankless

    10/27/2014 2:42:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    Speaking to a gathering of police chiefs Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder said that the work of law enforcement is “often thankless” and “challenging,” but is absolutely “vital” to the U.S. and to the world. “These sacrifices are too often overlooked,” Mr. Holder told the annual conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. “And I believe we do ourselves, our communities and our nation a grave disservice if we ignore these difficulties.” Law enforcement officials, who the IACP represents, provide leadership in their communities, but must continue to address ongoing tensions like those in Ferguson, Missouri, the attorney...
  • PA House Moves to Spank Scofflaw Governments, Concurs with HB80 (preemption enforcement)

    10/24/2014 5:04:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Every one of the 50 states has some kind of firearms preemption law.   This makes perfect sense, as otherwise each town, county, and local government could enact a local ordinance to invalidate your right to keep and bear arms.   You could easily be placed in jail for an inadvertent violation of an ordiance that you never knew existed, just because you crossed an invisible political boundary. Pennsylvania has such a law, and it is a well thought out example.  There is only one problem; the means to enforce it is weak.   To prevent local governments form flouting the rule...
  • Judicial Watch Sues DHS for Records Relating to January 2014 Solicitation of ‘Escort Services’...

    10/22/2014 3:20:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 22, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Sues DHS for Records Relating to January 2014 Solicitation of ‘Escort Services’ for ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children’ In January, ICE sent out a request for a contractor to “provide unarmed escort staff … for on-demand escort services for … unaccompanied alien children … There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total …” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on October 16, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking “any and all records” relating to a January 2014 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) request for...
  • Immigration advocates to Obama: Don’t let Dems ‘stand in the way’

    09/03/2014 1:36:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    Immigration rights advocates are pushing President Obama to brush aside calls from fellow Democrats to delay executive action on deportations until after the election. "I say to the Democrats: Stand aside," Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said during a press call Wednesday. "Let the president make a decision; let him announce it; and stop this stopping the progress of our community towards justice." Other advocates piled on. "The president said that he was ready to take bold action, and a few Democrats should not stand in the way," said Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro, deputy vice president of policy at the National Council of...
  • WH Rules: Violation in Terrorist Swap Punishable By Jail, Suspension, Removal of Office

    08/22/2014 1:16:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 22, 2014
    The law violated by the Obama administration when it secretly exchanged five Guantanamo terrorists for an Army solider captured by the Taliban after deserting his post is punishable by jail, suspension and removal of office, according to written White House rules. The nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), confirmed this week that the president broke a “clear and unambiguous” law when he swapped the high-level terrorists for Bowe Bergdahl, an Army sergeant who went AWOL in Afghanistan in 2009. According to rules issued by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the violation is...
  • The Constitution Lives in Ferguson - Michael Brown, James Foley, and the rule of law

    08/21/2014 4:45:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jeffery Lord
    The Constitution lives. Even as the news is brutal — it instructs for those willing to pay attention. American journalist James Foley has been beheaded by ISIS. And an American teenager named Michael Brown was shot dead by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer named Darren Wilson. In the case of Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri remains in an uproar. The town is awash in protesters, both from Ferguson and outsiders. There has been a steady diet of rioting and looting. The President of the United States is involved. The Attorney General of the United States is involved, going to Ferguson personally...
  • Democrats, the Constitution and the Rule of Law

    08/01/2014 8:36:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Have we arrived at the point in our nation that a Democratic president and powerful members of his administration can act as lawlessly as they choose without any significant objection or protest from the Democratic Party, the liberal media and Democratic voters? Deny it as they might, liberals seem to have less fealty than conservatives to the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law. Stop right there, you say. Democrats are no different from Republicans. Both parties are equally guilty. Well, as much as it pleases some to invoke moral equivalency excuses when caught in wrongdoing, it simply isn't true...
  • Michele Bachmann: What I Saw at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    07/31/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/31/2014 | Michele Bachmann
    This past weekend I did what President Obama refused to do during his recent trip to Texas—I visited the U.S-Mexico border. I knew that the border crisis was serious, but nothing could have prepared me for just how bad this situation truly is. The results of the Obama administration’s lawlessness when it comes to enforcing existing immigration laws were magnified in the Rio Grande Valley, where Congressman Steve King and I visited a number of facilities and met with local, state, and federal officials. What we saw was people processing, not border security. Americans would be shocked to learn that...