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  • After 30 years in the Senate, Harry Reid takes his leave of Washington

    12/08/2016 3:15:04 PM PST · by mdittmar · 73 replies
    cBS News ^ | December 8, 2016 | Reena Flores
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada bid a final farewell Thursday to his colleagues, following a 34-year career in Congress, the first four in the House, and 30 years in the upper chamber, where his leadership saw -- among other legislative accomplishments -- the passage of sweeping healthcare reform. Reid, who has been the Democratic leader for over a decade, is retiring at the age of 77, just as Republicans have taken control of the White House and continued their hold on the legislative branch.
  • Ryan Backs Trump's Push for Term Limits

    11/17/2016 10:39:23 AM PST · by conservativepoet · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/16 | Scott Wong
    Speaker Paul Ryan, who just won his 10th term in the House, said Thursday that he backs President-elect Donald Trump's call for term limits for members of Congress.
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer to introduce bill to end Electoral College

    11/16/2016 6:21:34 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2016 | Daniella Diaz
    Retiring Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, who was an outspoken supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, is set to introduce a Senate bill that aims to end the Electoral College. Boxer announced in a statement on Tuesday that the bill, which she planned to introduce later Tuesday afternoon, would determine the winner of presidential elections by the outcome of the popular vote. She cited President-elect Donald Trump's victory in the Electoral College despite Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's apparent popular vote advantage. Trump now praises Electoral College, says he could have won popular vote "In my lifetime, I have seen...
  • Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days (Turtleman & Swamp Dweller McConnell)

    11/11/2016 3:13:58 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 46 replies
    NPR ^ | November 9, 2016 | Amita Kelly & Barbara Sprunt
    On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell mostly made nice with Trump but also shot down or expressed little enthusiasm in some of his plans. On Trump's proposal to impose term limits on Congress, McConnell said, "It will not be on the agenda in the Senate." McConnell has been a long-standing opponent of term limits, as NPR's Susan Davis reports. "I would say we have term limits now ó they're called elections." McConnell also threw some cold water on Trump's infrastructure plans, calling it not a top priority. McConnell did say repealing Obamacare is a "pretty high item on our...

    10/19/2016 3:04:20 AM PDT · by free_life · 92 replies
    The Donald ^ | Oct 18, 2016 | The Donald
    There is another major announcement I am going to make today as part of our pledge to drain the swamp in Washington. If I am elected President, I will push for a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress. Decades of failure in Washington, and decades of special interest dealing, must come to an end. We have to break the cycle of corruption, and we have to give new voices a chance to go into government service. The time for Congressional term limits has arrived. ...
  • Donald Trump: I Will Push Term Limits to Tell Congress 'You're Fired'

    10/18/2016 7:19:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct 18 2016, 9:03 PM ET | Ali Vitali
    Donald Trumpís Washington is shaping up to look a lot like a boardroom scene from ďThe Apprentice.Ē The GOP nominee on Tuesday told supporters here that he plans to tell the entrenched guard of Congress ďyouíre fired,Ē continuing his ethics reform push by advocating for term limits on members of Congress that would further ďdrain the swampĒ in Washington, D.C. [Ö] Trump at a rally later said his proposal would limit House members to 6 years (3 terms) and Senate members to 12 years (2 terms). Ö
  • Trump Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Set Term Limits For Congress

    10/18/2016 2:19:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 112 replies ^ | 10/18/16 | Chris White
    GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump announced on Tuesday his intention to push for a constitutional amendment setting term limits for members of both chambers of Congress. Speaking to a crowd at a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Trump spoke about his desire to ďbreak the cycle of corruptionĒ in Washington, D.C. if he elected president. The GOP nominee told the crowd it was time to ďdrain the swampĒ of special interests. He recited portions of his newly unveiled ethics reform proposals and then told the crowd another major announcement which is part of his plan. ďIf I am elected president,...
  • CNN Host Tries to Burn Trump, Thinks Members of Congress Already Have Term Limits

    10/18/2016 4:16:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 94 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 18, 2016 | David Rutz
    As part of a new policy to ďdrain the swampĒ in Washington, D.C., Trump announced Tuesday he would push for a constitutional amendment as president to impose term limits on all members of Congress. ďCorrect me, there already are term limits, so what does he mean?Ē Baldwin skeptically asked reporter Dana Bash. Indeed, Baldwin had to be corrected. Bash did so politely.
  • Trump Just Put The FEAR In Every Congressman With 1 EPIC Promise To America

    08/19/2016 6:37:58 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 225 replies
    For many establishment congressmen of both parties, being elected isnít a chance to make a difference in the political life of America. Itís a sinecure that allows them to become fat off of special interest money and speaking fees. Americans of all stripes are frustrated with this attitude, which is part of the reason why anti-establishment Donald Trump got the Republican nomination. Now, Trump has made a huge move to end congressional sinecures and the politicos who occupy them. According to Associated Press, Trump told an audience in North Carolina that he would look into term limits for Congress if...
  • How to reform Public Schools.

    07/24/2016 10:56:38 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies ^ | July 23, 2016
    What can we do to reform Fairfax County Public Schools? There is certainly a lot to do! This is a list of 11 reforms which would decimate the entrenched FCPS Mafia, promote greater parent involvement, and protect Constitutional principles. --- All readers of ResistanceMedia are IMPLORED to contact the FCPS school board and send them a link to this article with a message about how these reforms are needed. A referendum on these reforms is needed, and we will be considering a campaign to put some of these reforms on the ballot in an upcoming referendum. By clicking this link,...
  • Charlie Daniels: Our System Was Not Designed for Career Politicians

    06/28/2016 11:07:39 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 12 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Charlie Daniels
    As an avid supporter of term limits, I have addressed this subject in this column many times over the years and have received some valid and sensible opposition to my opinion. The basic counter argument is that the bi-yearly or quad-yearly elections serve as term limits, as the voters have a chance to replace any candidate, but if they are doing a good job for their state, congressional district or whatever, why should they be removed from office just because they have served a prescribed amount of terms? Well, one rebuttal is fairly obvious and the other more obscure. We...
  • Term Limits in the Holy Land

    05/29/2016 2:44:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Primack Channel ^ | 29/5/16 | Eleutheria5
    Also my first Hebrew Language broadcast.
  • America Needs Congressional Term-Limits And A President From Outside-the-Beltway

    04/02/2016 6:38:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/02/16 | Gail Jarvis
    Cutthroat Republican interference with this presidential election might cause a lot of Americans to finally acknowledge that a congress composed of well-fed career politicians is not beneficial to the public In the 1960s, when flower children replaced American traditions with a ďfeel-goodĒ counter-culture, their rallying cry was: ďDonít trust anyone over 30.Ē Now in their declining years, these elderly flower children must surely experience deja vu when they witness the antics of todayís post-pubertal do-gooders. Like the flower children, todayís young people are driven to correct what they perceive as societyís flaws. This is their ďRite of PassageĒ, the sociological...
  • How can we start a national referendum on TERM LIMITS?

    03/28/2016 6:34:00 PM PDT · by simka · 58 replies
    Can we force Congress to accept Term Limits? And what is the appropriate method?
  • Two Words that Would Seal Trumpís Deal for Me

    03/04/2016 10:47:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/04/16 | Michael Shannon
    Term Limits: If Trump adds term limits to his signature issue of immigration then Iím instantly a Trumpista Theories abound, thus far, regarding the increased numbers of voters in the republican primaries as compared to the deflating democrat totals. They include everything from democrats not bothering to cast a ballot because Hillary Clinton is the presumptive heir to Obamaís throne, to discontent with their own candidates. Those of us who have a tendency to sit in the balcony (far outside the Beltway) and observe the antics, bustling and rhetoric of all the candidates, may have arrived at a different viewpoint...
  • Provisional Results: Rwandans Vote to Allow Kagame Extra Terms

    12/19/2015 2:20:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    "Voice of America" ^ | Peter Clottey
    Charles Munyaneza, executive secretary of the National Electoral Commission, said 98.4 percent of voters supported the proposed amendment. Turnout was high, with 98.3 percent of registered voters participating. Rwandans in the diaspora voted Thursday, while the entire country voted Friday. Munyaneza said that "6,155,606 Rwandans voted yes and 100,863 Rwandans voted no. ‚ĶThe process has been peaceful mostly at the polling stations. Rwandans were very enthusiastic, and I think this is the first time that we have got that kind of voter turnout. We are impressed that youth, "he students, really participated in their big numbers.‚ÄĚ ... The Rwandan constitution...
  • Time for Congo's Kabila to Pull a George Washington ‚Ķ and Leave

    11/03/2015 11:32:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 3, 2015 | Brian McNicoll
    We've had our moments when power changed hands in the United States. There was Jimmy Carter's cold shoulder to Ronald Reagan, the Bush v. Gore decision and, of course, the removal of the Ws from the keyboards by Clinton staffers when George W. Bush prevailed. But once the election is over, the votes have been counted and, in a few cases, the courts have ruled, the loser steps aside and the winner takes over. The new president's appointees replace those of his predecessor. No one tries to hang on. No one tries to extend the term. It's not that way...
  • Plans for Congress Term Limits Must Be Kept Short and Tight

    01/30/2016 3:26:51 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/16 | Jerry McConnell
    The Founding Fathers vision of a ‚Äúcitizen‚Äôs legislature‚ÄĚ vanishes when the process of reelection enters the picture How many times over the years have you seen one group or another with a proposal to get Term Limits for Congress enacted? I‚Äôd say there were more of those than suggestions for Obama‚Äôs Impeachment which should be a slam-dunk. Well, more or not, this one initiated by Americans for Constitutional Liberty is the latest one to cross my desk and while I would like to see a realistic one put out there for a change. All the ones I have seen just...
  • Cruz: ‚ÄėWe Need Quite A Few Constitutional Amendments‚Äô

    01/09/2016 8:17:09 AM PST · by Isara · 171 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/09/2016 | Kerry Picket
    MASON CITY, Iowa‚ÄďTexas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz wants to add a number of amendments to the U.S. Constitution. He told reporters Friday at the Praise Community Church he would like to see amendments added pertaining to a balanced budget, term limits, and restoring power to state legislatures.‚ÄúWe need quite quite a few constitutional amendments,‚ÄĚCruz said. "I will fight hard for a balanced budget amendment including also a term limits amendment. I think a term limits amendment is absolutely critical. If you look at the abuses of power we're seeing in Washington-term limits for members of Congress and the Supreme court."He...
  • The Return of Term Limits

    09/21/2015 3:53:22 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | September 20, 2015
    A Gallup poll released last Friday found that a full 75 percent of Americans believe that corruption in government is widespread. Thatís up by nine percentage points since 2009, when only 66 percent felt that way. So itís no surprise that a populist revolt is in full swing. Bernie Sanders, a socialist who rails against government ties with Wall Street, is leading front-runner Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. Three Republicans who have never held office ó Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson ó are way ahead of veteran GOP governors and senators in the race for the...
  • Scott Walker favors term limits for Congress, open to limits for federal judges

    08/21/2015 7:23:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he favors term limits for members of Congress, suggesting 12-year terms for members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate and hinting the same time frame could extend to members of the federal judiciary. ....He pointed to the two-term limit on U.S. presidents and said, ďIíd even accommodate, say, letís make it 12 so that the U.S. Senate and the House are consistent amongst each other.Ē ďIt also makes sense not just for the House and the Senate ó if the presidentís term limited, if the House and the Senate members were ever to...
  • Obama: If I Ran for a Third Term, I Could Win

    07/28/2015 6:10:15 AM PDT · by McGruff · 150 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28/2015 | Maya Rhodan
    President Obama said that if he could run for a third term he thinks he would win, while calling for African leaders to adhere to term limits during a historic speech before the African Union. ďI actually think Iím a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I canít,Ē Obama said in Ethiopia on Tuesday. Ē Thereís a lot that Iíd like to do to keep America moving, but the lawís the law.Ē
  • Hewitt: 5 bold reforms Hillary should champion to devastate the GOP and ensure a long ĎClinton Eraí

    06/16/2015 7:04:24 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 42 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-06-16 | Benjamin Weingarten
    1. A constitutional amendment abolishing the Electoral College and substituting in its place a direct election of the president by popular vote. 2. A constitutional amendment abolishing the two term limit on the presidency. 3. A constitutional amendment mandating that 5% of GDP be spent on the Pentagonís budget, with safeguards that the money actually be spent on soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines and the equipment they need, and not on absurd ďtack-onsĒ like ďgreen energyĒ production for military bases. Rebuild the military and detach it from the GOP, and do so before a coup becomes a reality in the...
  • 79 Members of Congress Have Been in Office least 20 years; No wonder Washington never changes

    05/20/2015 4:45:57 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May 18, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    No wonder Washington never changes Ė 79 members of Congress have been there since Bill Clintonís first term in the White House. This list includes names such as Reid, Feinstein, McConnell, McCain, Pelosi, Boehner, Rangel and Boxer. In this article, I am going to share with you a complete list of the members of Congress that have been ďservingĒ us for at least 20 years. They believe that they are ďservingĒ us well, but without a doubt most Americans very much wish that true ďchangeĒ would come to Washington. In fact, right now Congress has a 15 percent approval...
  • Democracy By Pretense

    05/17/2015 6:35:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | May 17, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Last week, the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission abruptly canceled its planned public meeting. On the OCMCís agenda was to have been the proposed weakening of legislative term limits, from the current eight-year maximum to 12 years, which the august Legislative Branch and Executive Branch Committee had advanced, 8-1, to the full commission. Perhaps the cancelation came from concern that supporters of term limits were riding to the capitol for a news conference to coincide with that now-scuttled meeting of the commission, announcing a campaign to confront this latest gambit against citizen-imposed limits. Goodness, a meeting of this elite tribunal and...
  • GOP Searches for Patty Murray Challenger

    05/08/2015 3:36:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 5/8/15 | Simone Pathe
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee might be Sen. Patty Murrayís best friend in 2016. A Republican operative confirmed to CQ Roll Call the party is looking to target Murray this cycle, but with many of the stateís most eligible Republicans expressing more interest in challenging the Democratic governor, a formidable candidate remains elusive. The man who could be the GOPís top recruit is, at least publicly, noncommittal. Rep. Dave Reichert, a six-term congressman whoís flirted with statewide office before, told CQ Roll Call in a statement Monday, ďMy entire career I have always kept my options open. I have considered every...
  • Is It Possible To Undo The Court's Term Limits Blunder?

    05/06/2015 9:28:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 6, 2015 | George Leef
    Twenty years ago this month, the Supreme Court placed a huge roadblock in the way of a grass-roots, bipartisan movement that had been gaining strength, namely the term limits movement. In many states, voters had approved limits the number of terms that state officials may serve. Back in the early 90s, there was similar pressure to limit the number of terms members of the U.S. House and Senate could serve. And then, the Supreme Court said such limits were unconstitutional in U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton. By a 5-4 vote, the justices held that putting term limits on members of...
  • Rand Paul reignites the term limits debate

    04/11/2015 5:15:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When Rand Paul announced his ďofficialĒ candidacy for the presidency this week he sparked a number of debates, not only in the media and among his opponents, but inside the GOP. One of the less noticed ones revolved around a comment he made during the speech regarding the institution of term limits for congressional offices, similar to what we have for the Oval Office. This drew a quick response from our friend Matt Lewis, who feels that Rand is missing the mark. "During his presidential announcement on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul took a stand for term limits. ďWe limit the...
  • Huckabee calls for Supreme Court term limits

    03/29/2015 6:41:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As he continues the process of ‚Äúconsidering‚ÄĚ running for President, Mike Huckabee is rolling out some of the golden oldies of political bones to chew. Such was the case this week when he trotted out the time honored proposal of putting limits on the terms of Supreme Court justices. Prospective presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called Saturday for the imposition of term limits on U.S. Supreme Court justices, saying that the nation¬ís founders never intended to create lifetime, irrevocable posts.‚ÄúNobody should be in an unelected position for life,‚ÄĚ the former Arkansas governor said in an interview, expanding upon remarks he...
  • Rush Limbaugh: If Obama Sought Third Term, Would Anyone Stop Him?

    03/10/2015 6:49:58 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 113 replies,blogs ^ | March 9 2015 | Jack Coleman
    The listener's question -- even though the 22nd Amendment prevents President Obama from seeking a third term, what if he decided to remain in office after January 2017? [Rush] Let's put this in a scenario, because some of you might be thinking, all right, Rush, now this is, we're going too far now. I mean, now all you guys thinking Obama's doing this and that and he's violating the Constitution, but he would never -- well, let's construct a scenario and see if it has even the slightest bit of believability. And let's establish some things that we know to...
  • Why wouldn't Obama stick around? ...BHO won't easily give up 6 free vacations a year (Will he?)

    03/12/2015 8:19:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    WND ^ | March 10, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    How many vacations have you taken in the last six years? Have you taken six? I doubt most Americans have been able to do that. For families, it might be even tougher. Do you know how many Barack Obama has taken? 38. Thatís right. Thatís more than six vacations per year Ė all expenses paid by you the taxpayer. And these are not your routine week-at-the-beach excursions. These would almost all be vacations of a lifetime for even very wealthy Americans. He and the first family, God love them, are living it up on your dime. And because presidential family...
  • A Proposed Constitutional Amendment for Reining in Judges

    02/19/2015 9:17:22 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/19/15 | Tim Dunkin
    Dealing with the problem of tyrannical, out of control judges who refuse to abide by either the letter or the spirit of the Constitution It is a widely agreed upon proposition that the federal judiciary in our country is out of control; literally out of control. Federal judges increasingly act as if there are no limits to their authority to not only interpret, but to make and impose law. As a result, the situation has developed whereby there are essentially no meaningful checks on federal judges at all, and the system of checks and balances has broken down which was...
  • Remembering Patrick Henry... (Vanity)

    01/11/2015 5:47:36 PM PST · by Strawberry AZ · 41 replies
    Vanity | 01-11-2015 | Michael Alexander
    In case you couldnít tell by their actions, the GOP currently holds more seats in Congress than they have since 1929, a direct result of mid-term voters demanding change writ large. Their first action was to elect leadership, and incredibly, they chose the same floundering crew who, hand-in-hand with equally inept Democrats in Congress and the White House, have nearly scuttled the Ship of State. We all know that the definition of ďInsanityĒ is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Let me add one to the mix: ďTreasonĒÖ which one source defines as the betrayal of...
  • An End to Career Politicians... (Vanity)

    12/15/2014 1:42:13 PM PST · by Strawberry AZ · 21 replies
    Vanity | 12/15/2014 | MJ Alexander (Vanity)
    Anyone looking for a good reason to support Mandatory Term Limits for all federal officials need look no further than the headlines. After the most resounding electoral triumph since 1947, Republican Congressional ďleadersĒ were too afraid to do what they were elected to do Ė check the president's unilateral amnesty grant. They were too afraid to do whatís right for the country, too afraid that they wonít be re-elected. Job One for the Party Elite has become protecting their private power structure, not the Constitution. During the last legislative session here in Arizona, a majority of constitutional conservatives supported legislation...
  • Group Seeks to Put Term Limits on Grand Rapids Mayor, City Commissioners

    10/29/2014 9:56:02 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/25/2014 | Anne Schieber
    Rina Baker and Bonnie Burke are long-time Grand Rapids residents unhappy that the same old policies and politics seem to dominate their city government. So, last March, in 12-degree temperatures, they went door-to-door asking residents to sign a petition to place a term limits proposal on the November ballot. The initiative would limit the mayor and city commissioners to only allow a person to serve two four-year terms in office. The response was overwhelming. Within months, they had recruited 45 people to circulate petitions. They called their group the ďGrand Rapids Citizens for Municipal Term LimitsĒ and by summer had...
  • The Deceivers

    10/19/2014 10:01:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 18, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Many politicians prove themselves nothing better than powerful arguments for term limits. But Arkansas State Senator Jon Woods rivals the very best of them. Sen. Woods (R-Springdale) and State Rep. Warwick Sabin (D-Little Rock) co-authored a 22-page, 7,000-plus-word constitutional amendment that voters will find on this Novemberís state ballot. If passed, the amendment, simply known to voters as Issue 3, will constitute roughly one-eighth of the entire Arkansas Constitution ó even including all 85 previous amendments to that document. Issue 3 is so long, in fact, that it cost Arkansas taxpayers more than $1 million to print it in newspapers...
  • A new case for Congressional term limits

    10/01/2014 10:26:17 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2014 | George Will
    ďThe legislative department is everywhere . . . drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.Ē ó James Madison, Federalist 48 Unfortunately, Congressís vortex now spins the other way, throwing off powers that the executive scoops up. Hence this autumnís spectacle: Feverish House and Senate candidates waging ferocious campaigns to win or retain offices that are of rapidly diminishing significance. It is official: America ďis at war.Ē We know this because the presidentís press secretary says so. Congress has not said so, but many members say that the Islamic State must be countered and that they may have more to say...
  • Cochran Says He'll Serve Full Seventh Term If Elected

    05/27/2014 12:05:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 5/27/14 | Matthew Boyle
    MADISON, MississippióSen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) told the Associated Press that if heís re-elected, he plans to serve the full six years of what would be his seventh term in the U.S. Senate. ďI sure hope, if I am alive and well, I'll be serving,Ē Cochran, who is facing a primary challenge from Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel, said when asked if he plans to serve all six year of a seventh term. ďYes, I think that's something the people have a right to expect, and I intend to serve a full term.Ē The pledge from Cochran is interesting because there's...
  • Is It Time to Give Term Limits to Supreme Court Justices?

    05/27/2014 10:17:11 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 21, 2014 | Norm Ornstein
    This has been quite a time for anniversaries: the 50th of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 50th of the Great Society, the 60th of Brown v. Board of Education. Each has produced a flurry of celebrations and analyses, including the latest, on Brown. Here's one more. Ten years ago, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Brown, I attended one of the most interesting and moving panels ever. Yale Law School brought together six luminaries who had been clerks to Supreme Court justices during the deliberations over the Brown decision. They talked about the internal discussions and struggles...
  • Reid Remarks On Republican Obstruction

    05/21/2014 5:00:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | May 21, 2014 | U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    ďMy Republican colleagues have exerted so much effort to cause nothing to get done, but they prefer it that way. They practically break their backs ensuring that nothing happens here on the Senate floor.Ē†ďLast week was another great example of Republicansí fruitless hard work. Republicans blocked debate on a bill that would reinstate important, but expired, tax provisions Ė legislation that extends tax cuts and helps countless Americans as they recover from the recession.Ē †ďWe donít need to waste any more of the Senateís hard work on obstruction. †Letís get this tax extenders bill passed, and give American families and...
  • Washington Post Op-Ed Goes Viral: End Presidential Term Limits (With Poll to FReep)

    11/30/2013 7:35:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 30, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    An op-ed in the Washington Post went viral this week as it drew controversy advocating for an end to presidential term limits. In the piece, bluntly titled ďEnd presidential term limits,Ē New York University history professor Jonathan Zimmerman suggests that the 22nd Amendment limiting presidents to two terms of office should be repealed as a way to assuring a more effective presidency and protecting democracy from a leader without fear of votersí wrath. Citing the treatment of President Obama in the wake of his troubled Affordable Care Act rollout and a nuclear deal with Iran, Zimmerman argued that if Obama...
  • Extortion and Bribery Revisited

    11/27/2013 8:06:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 27, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Authorís Note: This column is a continuation of my previous column ďBribery and Extortion,Ē which serves as an extended review of Peter Schweizerís excellent new book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets. In the wake of the tragic December, 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Vice President Biden criticized more than just the gun industry. He also criticized the video game industry. He argued specifically that video games contribute to a national culture of violence. He stated immediately that he didnít know what the government was going to do about it. Nonetheless, he said,...
  • A Summary of Mark Levinís Proposed Amendments

    08/25/2013 2:36:07 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 145 replies
    Amendment to establish congressional term limits. No more than twelve total years combined in house and senate. Amendment to repeal the 17th Amendment. Governors may fill vacancies to fill out remainder of terms. Upon two thirds vote, state legislatures may remove their senators. Amendment to establish twelve year term limits on scotus. On three-fifths vote, and within twenty four months of a ruling, congress or the states may override scotus decisions. These overrides are not subject to judicial review. Congress shall submit preliminary budget to president by first Monday in May for the next fiscal year. Should congress/president not adopt...
  • Sowell: Throw the Rascals Out?

    10/28/2013 1:10:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 29, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Polls indicate that the public is so disgusted with Washington politicians of both parties that a surprisingly large proportion of the people would like to get rid of the whole lot of them. It is certainly understandable that the voters would like to "throw the rascals out." But there is no point in throwing the rascals out, if we are just going to get a new set of rascals to replace them. In other words, we need to think about what there is about current political practices that repeatedly bring to power such a counterproductive set of people. Those we...
  • Sowell: Throw the Rascals Out?: Part II

    10/28/2013 1:10:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 29, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    The public's opinion of politicians of both parties seems to have reached a new low. But no matter how much the voters detest Congress ó or how justifiably ó that does not mean that there will be radical changes at the next election. For one thing, "Congress" is not on the ballot. Only individual members of Congress are. Most voters like their own Senator or Representative, often because of special favors that these incumbents have done for their own constituency ó at the taxpayers' expense. Add to this the so-called "campaign reform" laws that restrict the raising of money that...
  • Levin to the Rescue

    08/14/2013 11:11:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | August 14, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Only those happily trampling on the last vestiges of freedom will deny that our federal government as a constitutional republic has ceased to function. The president can no longer control (nor does this one want to control) the enormous and ever-expanding bureaucracy functioning as a government by fiat. The legislative branch, so corrupted, so drunk by the allure of power, so disdainful of its constituents, is unable to stop its bankrupting ways. The judiciary is perhaps the worst. The Supreme Court is openly rejecting the authority of the Constitution itself. If the federal government refuses to adhere to the enumerated...
  • ĎThis Towní Needs an Enema

    07/19/2013 4:01:13 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 29 replies ^ | July 17th, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    Mark Leibovich of the New York Times has written a pretty scathing book about Washington, DC, called This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in Americaís Gilded Capital. It is a pretty accurate portrayal of the Washington, DC more and more Americans have come to hold in contempt. There exists in Washington a new aristocracy where, for example, a poor boxer from Searchlight, NV, can get elected to the United States Senate, become wealthy enough to live at the Ritz, and see his family profit from K Street. It is a city where the new aristocrats move...
  • Bill Introduced to Change Term Limits for President (H.J. Res. 15)

    07/08/2013 9:28:53 AM PDT · by kimtom · 29 replies ^ | January 6th, 2013 | alan joelny
    While the country was discussing the Fiscal Cliff, guns, and Hurricane Sandy, a new bill was introduced in Congress on Friday. Representative Jose Serrano (D-NY15) put forth a bill, now called ¬ďH.J. Res. 15‚Ä≥, that proposes ¬ďan amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President¬Ē. According to GovTrack, it was then ¬ď[r]eferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary¬Ē. Further, ¬ď[t]his resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on January 4, 2013, which will consider it before possibly...
  • Best-selling author Vince Flynn dies at age 47.

    06/19/2013 9:46:50 AM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 18 replies
    Fox news ^ | June 19, 2013 | Fox news
    Flynn self-published his first book, "Term Limits," in 1997 before landing a publishing deal. "Term Limits" became a New York Times bestseller. Most of his books centered on the character Mitch Rapp, a counterterrorism operative. He averaged a book a year.
  • Prolific Author Vince Flynn Reportedly Dead at 47

    06/19/2013 8:13:17 AM PDT · by Wilum · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/19/2013 | Erica Ritz
    Bestselling author Vince Flynn has died at 47-years-old after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, local CBS affiliate WCCO reports. He died Wednesday morning at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, and leaves behind a wife and three children.