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  • The Next Constitutional Convention Could Bring an End to the Constitution

    07/27/2015 8:04:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/26/15 | Ed Wood
    Just a little more about the call for a “Constitutional Convention,” or a “Convention of States,” as it is now being called. They just gave it a new name to make you think it is an exercise by the various states. It isn’t. And here is why. The authorization for calling a “convention,” or “meeting” for the purpose of changing the Constitution of the United States is found in Article V. It is very short. Only one paragraph. In fact, it is only one sentence! Here it is, in its entirety. Article V The Congress, whenever two thirds of both...
  • Should the U.S. Constitution Still Be the Nation’s Legal Bedrock?

    06/21/2015 5:37:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 15, 2015
    Voters may question just how faithful President Obama has been to the U.S. Constitution, but they continue to stand firm in their own belief about the document that has been the supreme law of the United States for 227 years ... A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 89% of U.S. Likely Voters want to continue using the Constitution as the fundamental law of the United States. Five percent (5%) are against continued use of the Constitution, while six percent (6%) aren’t sure. That compares to 85% of American Adults who said in 2013 that the Constitution should...
  • Democrats Chant ‘Four More Years!’ During Obama’s Surprise Visit to Congressional Baseball Game

    06/12/2015 10:33:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama surprised members of Congress and fans who gathered at Nationals Stadium for the annual Congressional Baseball tournament with a visit Thursday. During the game, Obama mingled among members of Congress ahead of a crucial trade authorities vote Friday. According to the White House pool report, fans on the Democratic side of the ballpark chanted, “Four more years! Four More Years!” as Obama visited with members of Congress with House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
  • Justice Dept. subpoenas Reason Magazine to find anonymous commenters. Internet implodes

    06/10/2015 5:18:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/10/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The Libertarians are up in arms this week after the Justice Department served subpoenas to Nick Gillespie’s Reason Magazine over comments left on their web site by anonymous readers. The commentariat buzz in question erupted over an article dealing with the life sentence imposed on Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht. This has prompted some outraged cries from observers such as Bloomberg contributor (and former Reason editor) Virginia Postrel, who described the move as stomping on free speech. Powerline’s Steven Hayward (coincidentally also a former contributor to Reason) wonders aloud whether the Justice Department attorneys are just stupid or possibly...
  • Sir William Blackstone and the long war against law

    06/01/2015 8:06:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    AFA Journal ^ | January, 2015 | Ed Vitagliano
    In his office in the Alabama Judicial Building, Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker proudly displays a four-volume 1773 edition of Commentaries on the Laws of England. Written by William Blackstone, the famous English jurist, Commentaries formed the core of American jurisprudence both before and after the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, said Parker, who was first elected to the high court of Alabama in 2004 and reelected six years later.An introduction in the reprint from University of Chicago Press begins with this startling sentence: “Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1765-69, is the most important legal...
  • Netanyahu invite is a symptom of Boehner’s grudge match against the U.S. Constitution (Irony Alert!)

    03/02/2015 5:28:10 AM PST · by mac_truck · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 2 2015 | Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
    House Speaker John Boehner’s annoyance with President Barack Obama is turning into a grudge match against the Constitution. His decision to invite a foreign head of government to address Congress without first consulting the sitting president has no precedent in American history. And for a simple reason. It’s unconstitutional. Boehner (R-Ohio) fully admits that his failure to communicate with the White House was not an oversight. Like a schoolboy passing notes when the teacher turns to the blackboard, he sneaked behind Obama’s back to set the date for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech with his country’s ambassador to the...
  • Likely US presidential candidate: Egyptian option should be examined to solve Israeli-Arab conflict

    12/19/2014 7:47:12 AM PST · by Freeport · 32 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12.19.2014 | N/A
    Ben Carson, on his first visit here, tells ‘Post’ he is not sure that a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria ‘makes sense,’ and that Israeli settlement construction is ‘blown out of proportion.’ Retired neurosurgeon and aspiring US politician Ben Carson could walk down the streets of Jerusalem, shout at the top of his lungs “I am Ben Carson,” and almost no one would know who he is. At least not yet. But that could change very quickly as the 2016 US presidential campaign picks up speed, and Carson gains traction. And if recent polls are any indication, the 63-yearold...
  • St. Paul school sued after sixth-grader banned from handing out anti-abortion fliers

    04/27/2013 8:25:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 4-26-13 | Mila Koumpilova
    A parent at St. Paul's Nova Classical Academy alleges the charter school violated his sixth-grade daughter's right to free speech when administrators prohibited her from passing out anti-abortion fliers. The parent, Nicholas Zinos of St. Paul, has sued the school in federal court on behalf of the girl. Nova policy requires administrator approval before students hand out or post materials at school, the lawsuit states. In a letter to Zinos, the school's top administrator said the school has come to limit political, religious and controversial speech to its high school students in response to parental concerns. The lawsuit alleges the...
  • Illinois House Judiciary ERA Hearing 11/19/2014 2:00 p.m.

    11/12/2014 6:29:16 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 13 replies
    Concerned Women for America of Illinois ^ | 11/12/2014 | Debbie Leininger
    HJRCA 7, the ERA, has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m. It could be called for a vote then if the sponsor decides to call it. - See more at: http://www.cwfa.org/illinois-house-judiciary-era-hearing-november-19-200-p-m/#sthash.9lUi0l1C.dpuf
  • Constitutional problems with international courts

    10/01/2014 9:50:01 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 1, 2014 | Eugene Kontorovich
    The Cornell Law Review has just published my new article, “Three International Courts and Their Constitutional Problems.” The article considers the constitutionality of joining the International Criminal Court in light of largley forgotten debates over two prior international tribunals: the Mixed Commissions for the slave trade in the early 19th century, and the International Prize Court in the early 20th Century. The U.S. ultimately signed onto both projects, but only after changing their scope or jurisdiction to comport with constitutional concerns. The paper lies at the intersection of international law, constitutional law, and foreign relations. But really its a federal...
  • Targeting the Constitution

    09/23/2014 1:16:12 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 9 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 23, 2014 | Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz
    It is now well known that the IRS targeted tea party organizations. What is less well known, but perhaps even more scandalous, is that the IRS also targeted those who would educate their fellow citizens about the United States Constitution. According to the inspector general’s report (pp. 30 & 38), this particular IRS targeting commenced on Jan. 25, 2012 — the beginning of the election year for President Obama’s second campaign. On that date: “the BOLO [‘be on the lookout’] criteria were again updated.” The revised criteria included “political action type organizations involved in … educating on the Constitution and...
  • Annenberg Public Policy Center survey provides new evidence of widespread political ignorance

    09/18/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ilya Somin
    A recently released Annenberg Public Policy Center survey provides new evidence of widespread political ignorance. Fellow Washington Post-affiliated blogger Reid Wilson lists some of the more striking results: Wednesday marked national Constitution Day, the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. But only 36 percent of Americans can actually name the three branches of government the Constitution created. That’s according to a new survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and it shows a huge percentage of Americans might need to take a civics refresher course. Only 38 percent of Americans knew the Republican Party controls the U.S....
  • A Handy Guide to the Constitution is Reissued for Its Birthday

    09/17/2014 7:31:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Todd Gaziano
    On September 17, Americans will celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Convention President, George Washington, declared that it was “little short of a miracle” that deliberations were successfully concluded. Only three delegates who stayed to the end refused to sign the document and two of those, George Mason and Elbridge Gerry, later supported it with the promise that a bill of rights would be added.Rhode Island’s ratification of the Constitution on May 29, 1790 made it unanimous among the original 13 states, but the new republic began...
  • Constitutional chutzpah

    08/28/2014 6:26:15 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 1 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 27, 2014 | Seth Lipsky
    There are three ways something can become what the US Constitution calls the “supreme law of the land.” It can be made part of the Constitution by amendment, it can be passed by Congress as a law or it can be ratified by the Senate as a treaty. President Obama can’t get his climate-change agreement made supreme law of the land by any of those constitutional routes. Not even close. The Republican House doesn’t want it. The Democratic Senate won’t act. That’s because the people don’t want it. They’re no dummies. Even in drought-stricken California, the Hill newspaper reports, Democratic...
  • Constitutional Convention is Within Reach For Conservatives

    07/17/2014 11:53:03 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 69 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 17, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    As the November 2014 elections draw closer, Republicans are fixated on taking control of the Senate and Democrats find themselves focused on picking out china patterns for a presumptive Hillary Clinton inaugural ball in 2017, conservatives should consider the fact that a Constitutional Convention is very much within reach in 2015. Once the votes are counted, the Republican Party may just control the needed number of statehouses across the country to invoke the rarely discussed provision set in Article V the US Constitution which requires Congress to call a convention of states to propose amendments. Better still for conservatives, the...
  • (Catholic Caucus) Blessed John Paul II: Champion of Religious Freedom

    07/10/2014 5:47:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Knights of Columbus ^ | April 27, 2011 | Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D.
    Blessed John Paul II: Champion of Religious Freedom Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D. Address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Washington, D.C. April 27, 2011Introduction“Ladies and gentlemen: On the threshold of a new millennium, we are witnessing an extraordinary global acceleration of that quest for freedom which is one of the great dynamics of human history. This phenomenon is not limited to any one part of the world; nor is it the expression of any single culture. Men and women throughout the world, even when threatened by violence, have taken the risk of freedom, asking to be given a...
  • Pope John Paull II on the US Constitution and Freedom

    09/17/2013 2:15:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 9/17/2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    Interesting reflections for a Constitution Day courtesy of remarks made by Pope John Paul II to President Reagan on September 10, 1987 during the Pope’s visit to the US: Mr President, 1. I am grateful for the great courtesy that you  extend to me by coming personally to meet me in this city of Miami. Thank you  for this gesture of kindness and respect. On my part I cordially greet you as the  elected Chief Executive of the United States of America. In addressing you I  express my own deep respect for the constitutional structure of this  democracy, which you are...
  • Bergdahl and Pentagon loyalty: a disturbing connection

    06/05/2014 10:05:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Allen West ^ | June 5, 2014 | Allen West
    While many focus their disgust for the federal government towards the occupants housed in the IRS, DoJ, VA, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, this latest deserter-for-Taliban trade puts the spotlight on another particular building. ... It was the late Army Colonel David Hackworth who bestowed the title of “perfumed princes” on senior military leaders who stood not for the men and women in uniform but rather for their own career advancement. As we live through the decimation of our armed forces it’s difficult to say Vaughn doesn’t have a point. Vaughn believes “There is no way that the White House could...
  • The American Flag Daily: James Madison

    03/16/2014 2:18:55 PM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 16, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Today is the birthday of James Madison, 4th President of the United States, author of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, who also served in the House of Representatives and as Secretary of State to Thomas Jefferson. He was the last survivor of the Founding Fathers, passing in 1836.
  • The American Flag Daily: Hamilton's Federalist Papers

    03/10/2014 5:04:06 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 10, 2014 | FlagBearer
    It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood: if they be repealed or revised before they are promulged, or undergo such incessant changes, that no man who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. -Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 62
  • Anti Christian Bigotry in California School District is Rebuked by Judge. (Catholic Caucus)

    05/10/2010 2:09:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/9/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    I have marveled over the years at the kind of fear and anger the Christian Faith generates in some sectors of our society. Even the suggestion that there might a a small nativity scene in a park, or Christmas tree near City Hall, or a display of the Ten Commandments often elicits a hew and cry and brings forth camera crews and elicits lawsuits. But the venom seems especially reserved  for symbols of the Christian faith in particular and to some extent the wider Judeo-Christian heritage. A reference from the Q’ran in school is seen by many of this same...
  • California College prevents student handing out copies of US Constitution

    10/13/2013 11:26:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/13/13 | Doug Book
    California’s Modesto Junior College decided it was just too dangerous for Army Vet Robert van Tuinen to pass out copies of the Constitution of the United States on campus. Van Tuinen was hoping to gain support for his proposed Young Americans...
  • Lindsey Graham Still Wants to Go to War (Against Iran)

    09/17/2013 3:23:49 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | September 17, 2013 | Patrick Buchanan
    This summer produced a triumph of American patriotism. A grassroots coalition arose to demand Congress veto any war on Syria. Congress got the message and was ready to vote no to war, when President Obama seized upon Vladimir Putin’s offer to work together to disarm Syria of chemical weapons. The war America did not want — did not come. Lindsey Graham is determined that this does not happen again. The next war he and his collaborators are planning, the big one, the war on Iran, will not be blocked the same way. How does Graham propose to do this? He...
  • Patrick Buchanan: Congress Should Veto Obama’s War – OpEd

    08/27/2013 5:17:03 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | August 27, 2013 | Patrick J Buchanan
    “Congress doesn’t have a whole lot of core responsibilities,” said Barack Obama last week in an astonishing remark. For in the Constitution, Congress appears as the first branch of government. And among its enumerated powers are the power to tax, coin money, create courts, provide for the common defense, raise and support an army, maintain a navy and declare war. But, then, perhaps Obama’s contempt is justified. For consider Congress’ broad assent to news that Obama has decided to attack Syria, a nation that has not attacked us and against which Congress has never authorized a war. Why is Obama...
  • Obama's Violating Oath, Constitution in Implementing Obamacare

    07/10/2013 12:24:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    The Constitution requires the president to take an oath or affirmation that says: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Article II, Section 3 says, "He shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed." In his unequal and discriminatory implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), President Barack Obama is now violating both his constitutional oath of office and his constitutional duty to faithfully execute...
  • Happy Father’s Day, Patriot: I Hope You’re Raising Your Kids to be Righteously Rebellious

    06/16/2013 3:16:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2013 | Doug Giles
    Hey, Dad. If you’re going to send your kid to a public school or a state run university, then you’ve got to teach your child not to just sit there in class, like a nice boy, and take whatever propaganda the “progressives” shove down their pie hole. The Conservative/traditionalist is the rebel of our day. “The Man” and “The Machine” on campus to rage against is not stodgy traditionalism, but rank socialism and its moral and political vacuity. Meet the new boss — it’s not the same as the old boss. For Dads who want their kids to make a...
  • Rand Paul: Obama Administration Needs ‘Remedial Education’ on the Constitution

    06/09/2013 3:42:38 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 22 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6 7 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had some harsh words Thursday for the Obama administration collecting phone records of millions of Americans. Speaking with Yahoo! News, Paul said, “I think it would be remedial education for those who are doing this. They need to go back and read the Constitution, read the Fourth Amendment, and understand that our records are private.”
  • Benjamin Franklin's 2 Questions Still Stand

    04/30/2013 4:14:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    In 1787, when delegates at the Constitutional Convention were divided and at an impasse regarding how to build our government and frame the U.S. Constitution, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin appealed to the other delegates to pray for divine intervention to help them out of their darkness: "In this situation of this assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened ... that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning...
  • Senators Approve Resolution to Assist Israel in Iran Strike

    04/17/2013 4:43:02 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/17/2013 | Elad Benari
    The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopts a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel in an attack against Iran. The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted on Tuesday a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel if it is forced to take action against Iran. The resolution, Senate Resolution 65, was introduced last month by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and was co-sponsored by 15 Senators, including Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York)...
  • Holy Week and Holy War (Part 1)

    03/26/2013 5:01:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    It's Holy Week, but what's not so holy is the assault on religious liberty in the U.S. Religious liberty has been called rightly America's "first freedom," not only because the right is contained in the First Amendment but also because it predates the U.S. and has its origin in God, not government, and the freedoms he endowed within us. But over the past few decades, that basic freedom has come under assault -- particularly, in recent years, regarding Christianity. Last week, I discussed how religious liberty in foreign countries is being suppressed. This week, I will begin to address...
  • If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?

    01/09/2013 10:39:39 AM PST · by Windflier · 149 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 3 January 2013 | Dean Garrison
    The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -Thomas Jefferson Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that...
  • The Battle of Athens Tennessee August 02, 1946

    12/27/2012 10:18:11 AM PST · by paratrooper82 · 16 replies
    Constitution Source ^ | January 1995 | A.K. Pritchard
    I. Introduction On 2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest, open elections. For years they had asked for state or Federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud -- forged ballots, secret ballot counts, and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies -- by the local political boss. They got no help. These Americans' absolute refusal to knuckle-under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government. These Americans had a choice. Their...
  • The Federal Government is prohibited

    12/26/2012 11:46:23 AM PST · by paratrooper82 · 15 replies
    WH Petition ^ | 12-26-2012 | Sleeper
    The Federal Government is forbidden from "infrnging upon" Americans' protected natural right to keep and bear arms. Please sign he petition demanding our Federal Government observe and obey the 2nd Amendment of the US Constutition.
  • The U.S. Election is a Referendum on Civilization

    11/06/2012 1:52:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 6, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    That the election of November 6, 2012, has the potential to be a definitive moment in American history is now almost a truism. This conception may sound overblown to the ignorant and disengaged, but in fact it is a great understatement. As America is the only nation left in which freedom is still on the ballot, this definitive U.S. election means even more, in truth, than most voters may realize. It is a referendum on the survival of modern civilization. ......if the rest of the world were allowed to vote, Barack Obama would win in a Saddam-like landslide. Throughout what...
  • The Leadership of Fools

    09/26/2012 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 8 replies
    I’m saying that when the President does it, that means it’s not illegal! Richard Milhous Nixon It has been said that a nation can be judged by the way it treats foreigners within its borders. But more importantly, a nation can and should be judged by its elected leaders and their actions. I intend to go through approximately fifty years of elected quasi-leaders known as President of the United States and examine their actions. The side of the aisle which they align themselves with is irrelevant. Partisan politics will take no part in this discussion. A simple evaluation of the...
  • The United States or Just America

    09/26/2012 10:53:06 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 9 replies
    Does the United States actually exist as the country we once knew, or is this nation really just some sort of transitional nation which is or will be called America? The concept of our founding fathers, obviously, was to create a Constitutional Republic where men could pursue their dreams and live a life free from the twisted whims of tyrants. Of course, as we all know, nothing man-made lasts forever and it appears that dream is either dead or dying and at a rapid pace. I believe what we now have, is exactly what the framers fought to rid themselves...
  • On Sovereignty

    09/25/2012 4:07:21 PM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 9 replies
    We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. Abraham Lincoln Are we in the United States sovereign individuals? I believe we are according to the U.S. Constitution. The purpose of this treatise is to investigate and expose the principals of not only what it means to be sovereign, but of sovereignty in general and whether the U.S. Constitution actually guarantees the individual sovereign status. This discourse will touch on the differences between republicanism, democracy and the actual make-up of the United...
  • The United States and the U.S. Constitution

    09/25/2012 2:18:22 PM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 9 replies
    The Constitution of the United States is much more than just a piece of paper; it is a document written by God fearing men who believed in Liberty and Justice for all who are citizens of this great nation and their Posterity. While the U.S. Constitution is a guide for ourselves and for those who represent us, the U.S. Constitution is much more; it is the “law of the land” and should be viewed as such, as well as considered whenever any of the three branches of government, i.e., Legislative, Executive, or Judicial, enact new laws or perform the duties...
  • Capehart Asks How We 'Abandoned' the Constitution? Coburn Explains. Capehart Doesn't Know Art1 Sec8

    08/02/2012 5:23:26 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 6 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-2-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    This video explains EVERYTHING wrong with media and Liberalism today. Jonathan Capehart, a writer for the Washington Post, appears on MSNBC, and quotes the TEAParty's goal to fix Washington, D.C., and especially the "abandonment of the Constitution." Then the fool asks Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) how and when that "abandonment" has happened. Coburn explains and Capehart cuts in and says he isn't familiar with Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. Video here.Photo: Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post Writer - Symbol of all that is wrong with Liberalism JONATHAN CAPEHART: Sen. Coburn, it’s Jonathan Capehart. I want to bring you back...
  • Obama eligibility lawsuit reaches Supreme Court

    07/18/2012 10:00:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 42 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/18/2012 | Doug Book
    Of the dozens of lawsuits denying the constitutional eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to be President of the United States, one has finally reached the docket of the Supreme Court. Should the Court accept the case for review, it will be the first upon which the justices will issue a substantive ruling—one based on the merits. On February 3rd, Georgia Administrative Court Judge Michael Malihi ruled that Barack Obama is eligible to appear on the Georgia ballot. It was a case during which Malihi received not one scrap of evidence from Obama or his attorney; subpoenas from plaintiffs were ignored;...
  • The Purpose of the U.S. State Department

    07/18/2012 9:08:12 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 4 replies
    Mission Statement Create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community. American diplomacy in the 21st century is based on fundamental beliefs: our freedom is best protected by ensuring that others are free; our prosperity depends on the prosperity of others; and our security relies on a global effort to secure the rights of all. The history of the American people is the chronicle of our efforts to live up to our ideals. In this moment in history, we recognize that the United States has an immense responsibility to use...
  • American Twilight - The lamps of liberty are going out

    07/07/2012 8:46:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    The National Review Online | July 7, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    ..................In recent years, speaking to audiences hither and yon, I’m wont to say something on the lines of “The lamps are going out on liberty all over the world.” It’s my update on a famous observation by Edward Grey, British foreign secretary on the eve of the Great War. In August 1914, Sir Edward stood at his window in the summer dusk, and said, “The lamps are going out all over Europe.” He was speaking metaphorically. After all, his remark was prompted by the sight of London’s lamplighters going about their evening routine lighting the lamps in Whitehall. Metaphorically speaking,...
  • Obama’s Presidential Constitutional Over-Reach is Crucial Lesson From History

    06/23/2012 1:09:35 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 1 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 23, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    If the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the unsound Obamacare, President Obama will not be the first president in modern times to be handed an absolute power grab attempt back to him like day old hash by the court. All one has to do is go back to the early 20th century when another democrat president felt that he had an imperial hold upon how the Constitution and the law should apply, much like the 1995 sci-fi movie character Judge Dredd in the movie “Judge Dredd” The character arrogantly claimed “I am the Law!” President Franklin D. Roosevelt attempted to...
  • Obama’s Despotism Takes Switchblade to U.S. Constitution

    06/20/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 11 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 20, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    The rule of law that safeguards all Americans is what our brave men and women have fought and even died on the field of battle for, and in one swift switchblade move, President Obama has decided that he will decide nearly a million illegal criminals will not have to abide by federal and state laws. Obama also practiced this same despotic action when he decided in February 2011to not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which congress passed in 1996, that barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage. But the despotic Obamarule did not stop there, because there...
  • George Washington’s Constitution Up for Grabs Next Week

    06/14/2012 11:53:56 AM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Webpronews ^ | 6/14/2012 | Todd Rigney
    George Washington’s copies of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, both of which are 223 year-old, are scheduled to hit the auction block at Christie’s next week. The documents, which are bound in a book containing notes by the first President of the United States himself, were made available to the press earlier this week. Those who are looking to own a piece of history will have an opportunity to do so on June 22nd. Potential bidders better have plenty of money in the bank, as the documents are expected to fetch upwards of $3 million. What separates this...
  • Why Obama Strikes Out In Court (Zero Seeks Radical Expansion of Federal Power)

    06/06/2012 10:29:03 AM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/6/2012 | Ilya Shapiro
    As the world awaits the Supreme Court's ruling on ObamaCare, there's a larger story that the pundits are missing: the court's rejection of the Obama administration's increasingly extreme claims on behalf of unlimited federal power. This term alone, the high court has ruled unanimously against the government on religious liberty, criminal procedure and property rights. When the administration can't get even a single one of the liberal justices to agree with it in these unrelated areas of the law, that's a sign there's something wrong with its constitutional vision.
  • An Open Letter to President Barack H. Obama, Constitutional Scholar [Excellent]

    04/03/2012 6:39:48 AM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    America's Right ^ | April 2, 2012 | Jeff Schreiber
    Dear Mr. President, Supposedly, you are some sort of constitutional scholar. At the very least, you can read, you can write, and despite being merely some sort of guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, you once famously referred to yourself as a “Constitutional Law professor.”Ringing a bell so far, Mr. President? Great.While my Juris Doctor is from the Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, and while Rutgers-Camden is hardly Harvard Law School, within the first three days of Constitutional Law class those who did not already know of and understand perhaps the single most important...
  • White House doormat: Obama tramples Constitution at every opportunity

    03/13/2012 9:00:01 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3/13/2012 | Frank J. Gafney
    When Barack Obama became president of the United States, he swore an oath to "preserve, protect and defend our Constitution." Unfortunately, evidence has accumulated ever since that he feels no obligation to honor his commitment. In fact, Mr. Obama has been violating that oath, left and, well, left. Here are a few of the most egregious examples: Under the president's health care legislation, now universally known as Obamacare, Americans are compelled to purchase health care. The constitutionality of this measure is being tested in court at this writing. But such a mandate smacks of big-government overreach that must be struck...
  • FBI director: Have to check whether targeted killing rule is outside US only.

    03/08/2012 2:53:22 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 07, 2012 | | Catherine Herridge
    FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday said he would have to go back and check with the Department of Justice whether Attorney General Eric Holder's "three criteria" for the targeted killing of Americans also applied to Americans inside the U.S. Pressed by House lawmakers about a recent speech in which Holder described the legal justification for assassination, Mueller, who was attending a hearing on his agency's budget, did not say without qualification that the three criteria could not be applied inside the U.S. "I have to go back. Uh, I'm not certain whether that was addressed or not," Mueller said...
  • Founding Fathers intended to keep government honest

    02/20/2012 11:47:13 AM PST · by SmileRight · 4 replies · 2+ views
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 2/20/2012 | John R. Smith
    We feel the enormity of an important election on the horizon. As we wait, who out there understands the immense importance of knowing how government in America was meant to work? Why wouldn’t any thinking citizen want to know why our Founding Fathers created our government the way they did, deciding what government was supposed to accomplish, how our leaders were expected to lead? The “Founding Fathers” sound so far away. But their relevance is not, because present-day “progressive” politicians want to sweep away the principles of the fathers so a new structure can be imposed. What’s so great about...