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  • 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...
  • Halbig Is an Opportunity for Supreme Court To Rededicate Itself to Rule of Law

    07/29/2014 8:59:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare. But more important, it will be an opportunity for the high court to reaffirm this nation's commitment to the rule of law. In Halbig v. Burwell, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that under the Affordable Care Act federal health insurance subsidies are available for policies purchased only on state exchanges and not those purchased on the federal exchange. If the Supreme Court takes the case, it...
  • Obama: What's legal might not be right for US

    07/25/2014 8:16:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 25, 2014 | by Everett Rosenfeld
    President Barack Obama said Thursday that American companies performing tax "inversions" are not doing right by their country. Obama said that these companies, which buy foreign firms to technically change their tax domicile to a country with a lower tax rate, benefit from America's university system and infrastructure, but then turn around and "game the system." He told CNBC exclusively that, despite the legality of this corporate practice, inversions are not fair. "You are an American company. You continue to benefit in all kinds of ways from being an American company," the president said. "It is true that there are...
  • A Newfound Respect For The Law

    07/24/2014 5:29:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I thought of that quote when I heard White House Spokesman Josh Earnest say, “It is pretty obvious what the congressional intent was.” He was talking about the D.C. Court of Appeals ruling that Obamacare subsidies apply only to states that set up exchanges because, well, that’s what the text of the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act says. The Obama administration, it seems, has a newfound respect for the intent of lawmakers. As George Will pointed out back in January, “Four words that threaten disaster for the ACA say the subsidies shall be available to persons who purchase health...
  • Halbig and the Rule of Law

    07/22/2014 4:26:26 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/22/2014 | John Daniel Davidson
    A federal appellate court dealt a severe blow to Obamacare today, and in so doing scored a victory for the rule of law, the separation of powers, and the idea that words matter. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled 2–1 in Halbig v. Burwell that federal subsidies for health-insurance plans sold on the Obamacare exchanges can be disbursed only through exchanges created by states, not those created by the federal government. In a surprise twist, shortly after the Halbig decision came out, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its...
  • U.S. Congressman Blocked From Entering Child Immigrant Facility

    07/02/2014 11:31:10 AM PDT · by Reagan79 · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/02/2014 | Chuck Ross
    An Oklahoma Congressman who visited an Army base being used to house illegal immigrant children now wonders what the federal government is hiding after he was denied access to the facility. “There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held,” Rep. Jim Bridenstine said in a statement following his visit Tuesday to Ft. Sill Army base near Lawton.
  • What Trey Gowdy Just Did Could Be A Defining Moment For America, I Was Stunned At 2:24 (VIDEO)

    06/19/2014 2:06:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    The Conservative Post ^ | 6/18/14 | Becky Bailey
    Trey Gowdy had a defining moment when he had to explain to Congress and Barack Obama exactly what their job titles are supposed to be. Trey Gowdy lead the charge in passing a bill that directs Obama to follow the laws – ....
  • Venezuela's "very weak" judiciary undermines rules of law: jurists group

    06/05/2014 8:11:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 6, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE NEBEHAY
    Venezuela's judiciary is persecuting students, dissidents and independent judges while turning a blind eye to most crimes in a country, an international human rights watchdog said on Thursday. The independence of legal institutions in Venezuela is "very weak", the Geneva-based jurists group concluded in a report. "It is of the utmost importance that the legal and political institutions of the State - especially the judiciary and the Attorney General's Office - be strengthened and become the fundamental pillar of democracy, as guardians of the rule of law".
  • Obama Rebuffs Critics of EPA: ‘Spin Overwhelms Substance’

    06/02/2014 2:59:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 2, 2014 | by Devin Dwyer
    President Obama today pushed back against critics of his plan to dramatically cut U.S. carbon emissions, telling supporters it’s a necessary to confront a looming threat to “this beautiful blue ball in the middle of space that we’re a part of.” Opponents of the policy — both Republican and Democrat — have variously voiced skepticism of a human role in climate change, the costs of such change and concern about harm to the U.S. economy by unilaterally imposing new restrictions on American energy companies. The president however was undeterred, asserting his executive authority and arguing that the new standards “are...
  • Standing to Sue Obama

    05/05/2014 3:33:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The legal left and media are always last to know, but there are the makings of a correction in how the courts police conflicts between the political branches. President Obama's serial executive power abuses—on health care, immigration, marijuana and much else—may be inspiring a heathy rejoinder. Under the Constitution, Congress is supposed to create and amend laws and the President to faithfully execute them, but Mr. Obama has grabbed inherent Article I powers by suspending or rewriting statutes he opposes. The President has usurped Congress with impunity because he assumes no one has the legal standing to challenge him. Most...
  • Democracy Has Failed Because We Have Failed

    04/29/2014 4:53:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The PanAm Post ^ | April 28, 2014 | Frank Worley-Lopez
    Until We Learn to Be Sovereign, the Illegitimate State Will Continue.A recent editorial column here at the PanAm Post spoke of the failures of the opposition parties in Venezuela and their culpability in the collapse of their country. The article raises some very important questions about democracy itself. Democracy, after all, is a very good system, and can produce some very positive results. However, it is also a system fraught with incredible danger. Democracy represents the will of the people, but it also represents their whims, their fears, and their prejudices. The Historical Legacy: False Promises, Division, Failure It was...
  • John Stewart takes on Sean Hannity..and wins!?

    04/24/2014 9:21:43 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 58 replies
    The Week ^ | 4-24-14
    "This brewing spat started on Monday night, when Stewart mocked Hannity for supporting Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in his battle against the federal BLM. Hannity hit back on Tuesday night. On Wednesday's show, Stewart walked through Hannity's criticisms and showed why the Fox News star is tossing his verbal stones from a glass house."
  • The 15 Strangest Cat Laws

    04/22/2014 6:42:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Cat News ^ | 8-29-13 | Conradukp
    We write articles all too often about things like animal cruelty and the mistreatment of cats. Clearly there are a lot of us out there that think cat laws in this country (and others) should be way more strict when it comes to their treatment. However, there are some laws out there that we’re not quite sure how became legal. They just seem so strange. Then again, states have the right to pass their own legislation so it is what it is. But trust us when we say these cat laws are super weird! Thanks to Bandofcats, Mustlovecats, and a...
  • 5 Ways Obama Has Destroyed The Rule Of Law In America (At Least)

    04/22/2014 4:22:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | John Hawkins
    When you allow unlawful acts to go unpunished, you're moving toward a government of men rather than a government of law; you're moving toward anarchy. And that's exactly what we're doing. -- John Wayne All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. -- George Orwell Tell me why any American should respect the law? Because it's moral? Not necessarily. Slavery was once the law of the land. Abortion is the law of the land today. Even in a nation like America, it's not unusual for laws to be unfair, unjust, and even immoral. Is it...
  • Holder claims ´vast amount ofdiscretion´ in enforcing laws

    04/08/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/14 | Thomas Lifson
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Eric Holder offered an alarming new doctrine for the Republic: laws are only suggestions, and the real authority to enforce or not enforce them lies in the hands of the president and his cabinet officers. (snip) There is a vast amount of discretion that a president has — and more specifically that an attorney general has,” Holder responded. “But that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way so that your acting consistent with the aims of the statute but at the same time making sure that you are acting in
  • VIDEO On eve of O/care deadline, law remains a work in progress (Repub wood-chippers O/Care bill)

    03/31/2014 4:24:24 AM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/30/14 | STEPHANIE CONDON
    After six tumultuous months, open enrollment on the new Obamacare marketplaces comes to a close. Once enrollment is over, a look at the marketplaces will give the nation a better picture of how well the Affordable Care Act is functioning. It's already perfectly clear, though -- to voters and lawmakers alike -- that the law is a work in progress. The first few months of open enrollment were disastrous, after HealthCare.gov -- the site that serves as the Obamacare portal for 36 states -- was launched with major technical problems. Still, the administration says it has largely recovered, with more...
  • Protesters in Ukraine and Venezuela Seek the Rule of Law

    02/28/2014 5:10:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | Michael Barone
    What motivates people to demonstrate in central squares, day after day and week after week, against repressive regimes at the risk of life and limb? It's a question raised most recently by events in Ukraine and Venezuela. The leaders and backers of the Yanukovych regime in Ukraine and the Maduro regime in Venezuela have had a ready answer. The demonstrators are fascists, neo-Nazis and criminals. Russian President Vladimir Putin's sidekick, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, called the demonstrators "masked and armed people" with "black masks and Kalashnikov rifles" using "terrorist methods." Backers of the Venezuelan regime, headed by Hugo Chavez's chosen...
  • Federal guidance on pot business leaves banks wary

    02/15/2014 1:48:31 PM PST · by steve86 · 18 replies
    Seattle PI / Associated Press ^ | 2/15/2014 | GENE JOHNSON
    SEATTLE (AP) — For marijuana dispensaries around the country, the days of doing business in cash — driving around with bill-stuffed envelopes to pay the rent, or showing up at a state revenue office with $20,000 in paper bags for the tax man — can't end soon enough.
  • The Whatever President

    02/13/2014 12:25:08 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/2014 | Rich Lowry
    We were told that President Obama would wield his executive power this year to defy Congress. Instead, he is defying his own health-care law. The Obama administration announced this week it is delaying and changing the law’s employer mandate, the latest in a series of seat-of-the-pants revisions to Obamacare. The president was eager to highlight steps he was taking to bypass Congress in his State of the Union last month, but left this one out. If he had demanded congressional action to delay the employer mandate, he surely would have gotten a bipartisan bill on his desk forthwith. Maybe we...
  • Obamacare Is Just Another Word For Laws We Ignore Together

    02/11/2014 8:16:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/11/2014 | David Harsanyi
    Another Obamacare fiasco? Guess what? We’ll rationalize that disaster into something awesome, tout de suite. You can’t keep your insurance if you like it? Consider yourself lucky. Obamacare disincentivizes work. Be grateful! The Affordable Healthcare Act will cost three times as much as initial estimates? Spending creates jobs. The exchanges have been a disaster? Stop rooting for the president to fail, for God’s sake.The Treasury Department just announced it will delay a coverage mandate for companies with 50 to 99 employees for a year. And liberals who grouse about the anarchic tendencies of grassroots conservatives will be prepared to...
  • Even compliance with Connecticut 'assault weapon' ban not enough for gun-haters

    02/04/2014 3:02:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 February, 2014 | Kurt Hofmann
    The anti-gun jihadists of the Connecticut government, who boast that the state's ban of so-called "assault weapons" (recently upheld as "Constitutional" by a federal judge despite his admission that the banned firearms and magazines are "in common use," and thus deserving Second Amendment protection even under the narrowly written Heller decision) is now the most draconian in the nation, are not satisfied with mere compliance with every detail of the law. They demand abject, terrified worship of the law. This is illustrated by comments made in response to resident gun manufacturer Stag Arms' attempts to gain clarification from the Connecticut...
  • Ted Cruz: The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama

    01/28/2014 8:09:45 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Wall St J ^ | January 28, 2014 | TED CRUZ
    Ted Cruz: The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama In the nation's history, there is simply no precedent for an American president so wantonly ignoring federal law. By TED CRUZ Jan. 28, 2014 Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the president's persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive fiat. On Monday, Mr. Obama acted unilaterally to raise the minimum wage paid by federal contracts, the first of many executive actions the White House promised would be a theme of his State...
  • Obamacare Whac-A-Mole

    12/27/2013 6:35:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | Mona Charen
    The wheels began to come off Obamacare in 2011 when the administration announced that the "CLASS Act," a provision to provide long-term disability care, was, in the words of Kathleen Sebelius, "totally unsustainable," and would be discontinued. What was the problem? The White House website had boasted: "No taxpayer funds will be used to pay benefits under this provision ... Safeguards will be put in place to ensure its premiums are enough to cover its costs." "Safeguards." Sounds quaint now, doesn't it? A bit like "If you like your plan ... " So why did the Department of Health and...
  • Some Conservative Advice For Chris Christie

    11/21/2013 4:10:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    Whether we like it or not – and we don’t – there’s a significant chance that Chris Christie will be the 2016 Republican nominee. Perhaps he can use a few helpful hints from the GOP’s Tea Party/Constitutional Conservative/Actual Conservative wing. Let’s start by establishing a baseline: We don’t like you and we don’t trust you. Now, that’s not a deal breaker. You feel the same way about us. There is nothing that says we conservatives can’t grow to like and/or trust you. Maybe we just got off on the wrong foot. So, in that spirit, let’s share our feelings. We...
  • Howard Dean: I Wonder If Obama Has the 'Legal Authority to Do This' (Video)

    11/14/2013 10:23:00 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 45 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 14, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/howard-dean-i-wonder-if-obama-has-legal-authority-do_767096.html
  • At 'Justice for Immigrants’ Mass, bishop calls Jesus 'divine immigrant'

    10/21/2013 7:51:04 AM PDT · by haffast · 49 replies
    NCR ^ | Oct. 17, 2013 | Mary Stadnyk, Lois Rogers
    Trenton, N.J. - Jesus was the "divine immigrant" who lived his life "traveling from place to place," Bishop David O'Connell of Trenton told the congregation at a midday "Justice for Immigrants" Mass Oct. 11 at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral. "Sacred Scripture tell us where he was from and what his ancestral lineage was," the bishop said in his homily. "But nowhere in the Bible do we find his permanent address, the location of his house, where he lived after beginning his public ministry. "He lived and worked as an immigrant, an itinerant preacher, on many levels," the bishop...
  • NAPOLITANO: The Obama administration has gone rogue

    10/10/2013 9:44:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2013 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    Before you rejoice that the government has seized an alleged terrorist in Libya who was indicted for planning the notorious 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, before you join the House of Representatives in a standing ovation for the Capitol Hill police who killed a woman whose car struck a White House fence and who then drove away at a high speed, and before you commend the New York Police Department for quickly getting to the bottom of an alleged assault by a motorcycle gang that tormented a young family on a city street, please give some thought to the...
  • A Call for Fair and Realistic Immigration Reform

    09/05/2013 8:12:16 AM PDT · by haffast · 36 replies
    Pennsylvania Catholic Conference ^ | 9-3-2013 | Pennsylvania’s Catholic Bishops
    A Call for Fair and Realistic Immigration Reform A Statement from Pennsylvania’s Catholic Bishops Most Pennsylvanians have immigrant roots. Each family has a unique story, but so many stories include hard working, faith-filled ancestors who came to America to pursue a dream and worked hard to fulfill it. Immigrants have significantly contributed to the growth of our country. The Catholic Church has always provided spiritual and social services to immigrants out of a strong belief that immigrants deserve the same basic rights and freedoms owed to every child of God. Our Church is an immigrant Church, built by our ancestors...
  • Member of Congress berates Obama for consulting Congress on Syria

    09/01/2013 8:47:26 AM PDT · by Bogie · 45 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/31/member-of-congress-berates-obama-for-consulting-congress-on-syria/
  • Obama illegally changes Obamacare to benefit members of Congress and their staff

    08/03/2013 6:25:15 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 3, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama illegally changes Obamacare to benefit members of Congress and their staff In 2010, Obamacare was passed by the House and Senate, and signed by President Obama.Three years later, members of Congress and their staff complained that Obamacare was going to cost them a lot of money, and said that this would likely cause a brain drain among their staff. In response to this, Obama made changes to Obamacare so that these things would not happen.Obama’s actions here are illegal, because he made these changes without Congress voting on them first.In addition, it shows that the...
  • More hypocrisy from Obamacare supporters: Obama gives liberal Massachusetts an illegal waiver

    08/03/2013 5:25:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 3, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog More hypocrisy from Obamacare supporters: Obama gives liberal Massachusetts an illegal Obamacare waiver Massachusetts, one of the bluest states in the country, has requested an Obamacare waiver. And Obama has granted their request.This waiver is illegal for two reasons. First, the waiver was not approved by the U.S. Congress. Second, the U.S. Constitution requires that the federal government treat all states the same.Previous examples of hypocrisy from the supporters of Obamacare include:Obama gave some organizations an exemption from some of the requirements of Obamacare. Many of these organizations were unions that had supported the passage of...
  • Open letter to "Dear Leader" in response to his Zimmerman statement

    07/21/2013 3:28:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Received via email with request to post | July 21, 2013 | Commentary by a lurker
    Mr. President: By stating that the outcome would have been different were it a white child, you have deemed the jury’s verdict on Mr. Zimmerman to be wrong. The prosecution said that race was not involved; the jurors revealed that race was never considered; and yet, you purposed to re-inject it into an already contorted national algorithm…to an exponential degree. You re-condemned a man found innocent by an impartial jury. What does remembrance of your being profiled in some department store have to do with other than your own imagined past? By clouding the jury decision with such self-serving verbal...