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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost (Gueranger)

    09/16/2018 12:01:49 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Green Double THE GOSPEL, which is now assigned to the Mass of the seventeenth Sunday, has given it the name of the Sunday of the love of God, dating, that is, from the time when the Gospel of the cure of the dropsy and of the invitation to the wedding-feast, was anticipated by eight days. Previously, even, to that change, and from the very first, there used to be read on this seventeenth Sunday, another passage from the New Testament which is no longer found in this serial of Sundays: it was the Gospel which mentions the difficulty regarding...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost (Gueranger)

    10/01/2017 3:29:48 AM PDT · by CMRosary
    Green Double THE Gospel, which is now assigned to the Mass of the seventeenth Sunday, has given it the name of the Sunday of the love of God, dating, that is, from the time when the Gospel of the cure of the dropsy and of the invitation to the wedding-feast, was anticipated by eight days. Previously, even, to that change, and from the very first, there used to be read on this seventeenth Sunday, another passage from the New Testament which is no longer found in this serial of Sundays: it was the Gospel which mentions the difficulty regarding...
  • Coburn:The only way to fix Washington is to have a Convention of the States and limit their power

    01/15/2014 10:05:43 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 88 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | January 15, 2014
    It turns out that Senator Tom Coburn is a big supporter of Mark Levinís new book The Liberty Amendments. When asked last night about this new 1000 plus page spending bill and the fact that the Senate will vote on it before anyone gets a chance to read it, Sen. Tom Coburn told Mark Levin that you canít prevent this stuff from happening because all we have is a bunch of career politicians who only care about getting reelected. He says the only way to fix Washington is for the states to convene a Convention of the States and limit...
  • Another Change needed in the 17th amendment.

    10/12/2013 12:54:01 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 32 replies
    10/12/13 | Vanity
    Another clause to add to a 17th amendment change. 1. Government employees (not military), federal and state are prohibited from all campaign donations. 2. Government employees (not military), federal and state do not get to vote in elections. Seems to me with 8% of the current workforce being a government employee (verify the 8% somebody?), that creates an inside coalition that will always support higher pay, more job security, more agency regulatory responsibility -- which is a progressive agenda.
  • Pester Your State Assemblyman to Restore Federalism

    09/04/2013 12:38:27 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 17 replies
    Like a modern day Patrick Henry, Mark Levin may have sparked a revolutionary train of events. The Liberty Amendments rationally examine where we are, where we are headed, and what must be done to restore our once federal republic. Fussing and fuming at FR, demanding the political head of Boehner, electing conservatives, etc., are all necessary but demonstrably insufficient to check our death spiral into despotism. Those who profit so well from the system they corrupted have no interest in reform. The key to restoration resides with us, the sovereign American people. What follows is a letter I sent in...
  • A Rubber Stamp Senate no More

    08/03/2013 4:16:25 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 30 replies
    Picture in your mindís eye a day when GOP senators ignore the only slightly veiled public threats of Obama, and the rants of a corrupt media. Imagine a Democrat senate judiciary committee chairman who privately, quietly lets the president know that any nominee with the slightest history of opposition to the 10th Amendment will be rejected for a seat on the federal bench. These are all possible. Among the senateís unique duties is that of consenting or not to presidential secretarial, judicial and ambassadorial nominees. As opposed to what the left-media and Dingy Harry would have us believe, the senate...
  • Good Government for a Good People

    07/14/2013 6:40:16 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    In an American Thinker* column today, Bruce Walker posited that just as America long ago overcame British tyranny, she will overcome the evil Left that infests our government. Here, I join in support of his theory, that American good will eventually overwhelm evil. To do this, many conservatives must go beyond the heartfelt belief that electing fellow conservatives alone will restore republican freedom. Electing only Godly, virtuous people to office is the ideal. While no republic can survive a government of crooks, it is unreasonable to expect all angelic politicians any more than our society at large was ever composed...
  • About Mark Levinís Show Last Night . . .

    07/11/2013 12:21:54 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 83 replies
    On Markís nationally syndicated show last night, he revealed the thrust of his soon-to-be launched Liberty Movement. He described once again how reform will not emerge from the men and women of the institutions responsible for the fast approaching demise of our society and republic. If reform is to occur, it will only emerge from us, the sovereign people, the foundation of legitimate government. The vehicle for that reform will be the states, and the tool of reform is the constitutional amendment process of Article V. He emphasized that neither of the two amendment processes of Article V provide for...
  • MUST LISTEN: Mark Levin explains how we can rescue America from Tyranny

    07/10/2013 10:48:54 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 07-10-2013
    This is fantastic. For the first time Mark Levin begins to discuss his much awaited new book, The Liberty Amendments, and describes a process we can use to turn back the tide on this leviathan of a federal government we have. And the federal government will have no say about it.
  • US Senator, Make it the Easiest Job in the World

    06/30/2013 6:34:28 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    Vanity
    Iíve spent a fair amount of time these past few months researching and noodling the cause and effect of the one hundred year old 17th Amendment. Iím especially excited that Mark Levinís upcoming book will address, certainly among other topics, the horrible 17th and what to do about it. Consider the awful lot of todayís typically abused senator. He or she is pulled this way and that by hundreds of interests. Every competing interest has its hands out for tax subsidies, special legislative carve outs, or both. Since constitutionally enumerated powers long ago went the way of the dodo bird,...
  • Mark Levin and The 17th Amendment III (We canít continue like this)

    06/22/2013 12:58:51 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 26 replies
    The Mark Levin Show | June 21st, 2013 | Mark Levin
    As his fans know, Mark finished another book. Every night it seems, he wants to bust out and talk about it, but his publishers have put the ixnay on too much disclosure. Still, he shows a little leg now and then. That happened yesterday, in the first hour of his show. Mark Levin: I want to explain an aspect of this that hasnít been discussed. We have United States Senators, and we have for a hundred years, since 1913, . . . and the 17th Amendment, which I believe must be repealed. We now have individuals in the US Senate...
  • Structure is Destiny

    06/07/2013 8:39:41 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 71 replies
    Conservatives tout the importance of the traditional family to our society. Father, mother, children, the family is the building block, the foundation of society. This isnít news to any civilization. Radical Leftists tell us it doesnít matter. A family is whatever one or two or more people of any sex wish it to be. After almost fifty years of the Great Society, in which many fathers were replaced with a monthly stipend to mothers, we conservatives know the results. Directionless, violent and barbaric boys grow into felonious men. Absent the proven institution, the structure of traditional marriage, women still have...
  • Mark Levin and the 17th Amendment II

    06/02/2013 2:51:56 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 31 replies
    May 30th 2013 | Mark Levin
    As all of his fans know, Mark finished another book. Every night it seems, he wants to bust out and talk about it, but his publishers have put the ixnay on too much disclosure. Still, he shows a little leg now and then. That happened in the second hour of his show last Thursday, May 30th, 2013. I suspect he was actually reading some excerpts from it. Mark Levin: We the people must have as a goal, the reestablishment of our founding principles. How can a people incapable of selecting their own light bulbs and toilets, possess enough confidence to...
  • The 17th Amendment and Mark Levin

    04/13/2013 9:42:21 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 61 replies
    April 11th, 2013 | Mark Levin
    Mark is working on another book. Every night it seems, he wants to bust out and talk about it, but his publishers have put the ixnay on too much disclosure. Still, he shows a little leg now and then. That happened in the second hour of his show last Thursday, April 11, 2013. With the help of sixteen rinos, Dingy Harry got 68 votes to proceed with a gun control bill that few, if any Senators had read. After wailing on the lack of process and regular order, Mark focused on the nature of the Senate and how it differed...
  • Repeal the 17th Amendment to Restore the 10th.

    04/08/2013 4:57:56 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 28 replies
    Happy Anniversary! Today marks one hundred years of the horrible 17th Amendment. Its Progressive purpose was to democratize the Senate, and boy, did it! In a complete about face from the philosophy, experience and warnings from the Framing generation, the States no longer participate in the federal government. One hundred years ago today, the republic ceased being federal, and overnight became a single un-confederated republic that spanned a continent. It also created a temporary, partial power vacuum, and set the stage for total consolidation of authority in the national government. Once State agency was removed, all that was left were...
  • The 17th Amendment and Administrative Government

    04/08/2013 3:52:44 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 16 replies
    Happy Anniversary. Today marks one hundred years of popularly elected Senators. Canít you feel the democratic love? The 17th Amendment, which replaced State Legislatures as Senatorial electors with the general voting public, just doesnít get the credit it deserves. Without it, Obama could not rule as the despot he is. Background. A wave of Populist/Progressive change began in earnest in the late 19th Century. Intellectuals such as Professor Woodrow Wilson rejected the Natural Law basis of our revolution and Declaration of Independence. Congress was too cumbersome, slow, restrictive and inattentive to the changing needs and demands of an emerging industrial...
  • The 17th Amendment, Gateway to Despotic Government

    04/08/2013 2:26:47 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Happy Anniversary! Today is the 100th Anniversary of the horrible 17th Amendment. In 1787-1788, Anti-Federalists warned that historyís lesson regarding republics would result in a despotic American government. Because republics rested on the will of the people, republics demanded among their communities a certain commonality of interests, traditions and morals. Absent commonality, society was certain to disintegrate into warring factions bent on besting and oppressing each other. Only an authoritarian government of force could keep the peace and control these hostile groups. Government could be one or a few men at the top lording over the many, or it could...
  • The 17th Amendment, State Laws and the Independent Judiciary

    04/08/2013 1:00:14 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    Albany Law Review ^ | 2003 | Donald J. Kochan
    Oh Happy Day! Today is the hundredth anniversary of the 17th Amendment!Lets Make a Deal. When consumers purchase goods, they expect the products to last. Everyone expects some durability to their purchases. Legislation is also a product. Retail consumers of Congressional law can only catch a glimpse at the give and take of brief public hearings and meager open debate. What we do not see is more important. An incredible amount of personal and monetary capital goes into major legislation. Various interest groups invest tremendous sums in lobbyists, polling, media, etc to get their pet interests passed by Congress. Within...
  • The 17th Amendment and Republican Freedom

    04/08/2013 12:00:11 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 46 replies
    Happy Anniversary! Today marks 100 years of the 17th Amendment.To Freepers, our statist government is a daily ďfingernails across the chalkboardĒ experience. What will the likes of Senators Schumer and Durbin or Representatives Hoyer, Lee and Pelosi try to pull next? Why did our national government morph from one designed to protect our freedoms into one that promises increasing oppression? More to the point, why did the federal government generally remain within its Constitutional bounds prior to WWI and not thereafter? Thank the 17th Amendment. It fundamentally altered the Constitution; it pulled the keystone from the arch of our Framersí...
  • The 17th Amendment Revisited

    07/05/2010 4:27:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | July 2, 2010 | Thomas Brewton
    Original provisions of the Constitution intended to prevent Congress from enacting ‚Äúdumb‚ÄĚ laws were vitiated by ratification of the 17th Amendment. Before ratification of the 17th Amendment it‚Äôs unlikely that a Senate committee would have needed to raise the sort of question posed by Senator Coburn during confirmation hearings on Elena Kagan‚Äôs nomination to the Supreme Court. A Wall Street Journal editorial reports: If Congress passed a law saying Americans were required to eat three fruits and three vegetables a day, Mr. Coburn asked, would that be legitimate under the Commerce Clause? It sounds like a ‚Äúdumb law,‚ÄĚ Ms. Kagan...