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  • Countrywide Constitutional Carry?

    10/15/2018 2:09:29 PM PDT · by Sarcasm Factory · 24 replies
    Random Speculation | 15 October 2018 | Humble Self
    Now that a bare conservative majority finally exists on the Supreme Court, it's hard to refrain from wondering whether one more solidly conservative justice would be enough to give a fighting chance to a lawsuit claiming the right to openly carry firearms without a license across every state in the Union, especially New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California, and Hawaii. It's simply supercalifragilisticexpialidocious to think of hundreds of rabidly anti-gun politicians in those states grinding their teeth in impotent hate as free citizens of every state traipsed freely within their jurisdictions with their loaded firearms, sporting maximum-capacity magazines, hanging at...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Who and What Threaten the Constitution?

    10/15/2018 4:58:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    RCP/AmGreatness ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Donald Trump on occasion can talk recklessly. He is certainly trying to “fundamentally transform” the United States in exactly the opposite direction from which Barack Obama promised to do the same sort of massive recalibration. According to polls (such as they are), half the country fears Trump. The media despises him. Yet Trump poses no threat to the U.S. Constitution. Those who since 2016 have tried to destroy his candidacy and then his presidency most certainly do. When, and if, we ever lose our freedoms, it will not likely be due to a boisterous Donald Trump, damning “fake news” at...
  • LEVIN: CNN’s Don Lemon exemplifies the disastrous ignorance & ideological state of the modern media

    10/12/2018 1:26:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | October 10, 2018 | Mark Levin
    MARK LEVIN·WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018 ...No, the First Amendment does NOT protect your “right” to trespass onto a restaurant and harass someone, even a politician, at dinner. The First Amendment and the rest of the Bill of Rights protects the individual against the government. That includes due process and presumption of innocence, which Lemon and his leftist media ilk rejected in the Kavanaugh hearings.
  • Tax Payer Rights

    10/12/2018 8:20:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/18 | Matt Shipley
    Ethically and constitutionally, we, the taxpayers of the United States, should only have to pay for policies and programs that provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare We now live in an era of manufactured rights: illegal alien rights, universal free healthcare rights, free college education rights, LBGTQ rights, right to choose rights, and a list of other rights only limited by one’s imagination. All of these so called rights come with a cost of implementation that must also be continually funded year after year. These alleged rights, for which someone else has to bear the financial...
  • Here are the 12 constitutional amendments on Florida’s 2018 ballot and what they do

    10/12/2018 6:38:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | June 14, 2018 01:56 PM Updated October 09, 2018 10:19 AM | By Elizabeth Koh
    TALLAHASSEE When Floridians head to the ballot box in November, they will encounter a list of candidates asking for their vote for seats in the state House to the U.S. Senate. Among the choices they must make will also be one of the longest lists of proposed constitutional changes in decades, from betting on dog racing to implementing a ban on public officials lobbying for six years after they leave office. The 12 constitutional amendments on this year’s ballot are the most since 1998, when the state’s Constitution Revision Commission — which meets once every 20 years — put nine...
  • Gillum Demands TV Stations Stop Airing DeSantis Ads With “Malicious Falsehoods”

    10/11/2018 11:08:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 10/11/18
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is demanding that television stations stop airing an attack ad from his opponent that contains a number of “malicious falsehoods.” The ad was paid for by the GOP and approved by Ron DeSantis.
  • As Republicans worry about demographics, secession in U.S. deserves attention

    10/10/2018 9:00:43 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 79 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | September 28, 2018 | Douglas Perry
    "Today felt very much like an update of the 1850s: Two very distinct parts of U.S. that no longer care to even fake that they respect or value the other," wrote Ron Brownstein. But should the idea of the U.S. amicably breaking apart scare us? Maybe it should be welcomed and vigorously debated. Michael Malice, the author of cultural commentarys, pointed out in a 2016 Observer article that the United States has "never been united culturally." Which made him question our determination to remain united politically. "The real conundrum," he wrote, "is why two cultures should attempt to move forward...
  • Why Your Vote Hasn’t Mattered Since 1913

    10/07/2018 7:29:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 120 replies
    The daily bell ^ | 6OCT18 | By Joe Jarvis
    “No taxation without representation!”That was a popular phrase during the decades leading up to the Revolutionary War. Colonists thought it was unfair to be taxed and subjected to English rule without consent.Today Washington DC hands down laws and taxes to every one of the 320 million people living in the United States.And just like under English rule, we are not represented in the federal government.Now I know what you’re thinking… we have the right to vote for our leaders.Our votes send Representatives, Senators, and the President to Washington DC. And they represent our interests in government. US Representatives are...
  • Not only no, but HELL NO! Call McConnell!! Do not allow the useful idiots to destroy our nation!!

    09/28/2018 11:35:30 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 283 replies
    Not only no, but HELL NO! Call Senate MAJORITY Leader McConnell!! Do not allow the godless, Constitution-hating useful idiots of the left further rape the Constitution and destroy our nation!! Schedule and take the vote as soon as possible as planned in regular order. If Kavanaugh goes down, let it by vote, not by demoncrat tyranny!!
  • New York Times Hits “Disturbing Trend” of Seeing Islam as “Not a Religion”

    09/28/2018 1:35:31 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 40 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | September 27th 2018 | Robert Spencer
    Merriam Webster defines “religion” as “a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices.” Islam certainly qualifies as a religion by that definition. Religions profess to connect human beings to the divine. Islam professes to do that. At the same time, however, it is also a political system that is authoritarian, supremacist, discriminatory, expansionist, violent, and aggressive. In reality, Islamic law’s political aspects contradict Constitutional principles and American freedoms in numerous particulars, including its denial of the freedom of speech, the institutionalized discrimination against women, non-Muslims, and other groups, its death penalty for apostasy from Islam and...
  • Democrats Don’t Fear Brett Kavanaugh, They Fear The Constitution (Repost)

    09/24/2018 8:38:19 PM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies
    Federalist ^ | July 10, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    (The other day) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in Israel to receive an award for her commitment to tikkun olam (“to heal the world” in Hebrew,) a spiritual concept that progressive Jews have long (distorted) so that their malleable religious views could better align with leftist orthodoxy. It’s the sort of convenient philosophy that allows traditions to be subsumed by the vagaries of contemporary politics. So it is with an increasing number of Democrats and the Constitution: a document they seem believe must bend to the will of their policy preferences rather than preserve legal continuity, limited government, individual liberty,...
  • Vanity: Was Kavanaugh Trump's First Choice?

    09/22/2018 5:50:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Sep 22, 2018 | Vanity
    When news broke out that Brett Kavanaugh was Trump's pick to fill Justice Kennedy's seat, a few critics (including on FR) suggested that he was chosen as a nod to the Bush era and GOP establishment... I am not saying that another pick would have had an easier process nor that Kavanaugh is guilty in the least! But I do wonder if Trump really went with his gut. Sometimes his gut even leads him to side with the establishment, as in the case of the Alabama Senate primary between Luther Strange and Roy Moore. Trump endorsed Luther Strange...but the base...
  • America needs Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court – Here’s why

    09/21/2018 1:15:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    FOXNews ^ | 9/21/18 | Frank Miniter
    Will allegation against Kavanaugh derail his nomination? Democrats are doing everything possible to keep Judge Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court because they don’t want to confirm a conservative jurist who will faithfully and accurately apply the Constitution to cases that come before the high court. The framers who signed the Constitution knew it would need to change with changing times, so they set up a process to amend the document – a process that has led to the adoption of 27 amendments. It was never the intention of the framers to have Supreme Court justices effectively amend the Constitution...
  • Amendment 6 - "...the right to be confronted with the witnesses against him..."

    09/21/2018 7:16:21 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    The US Constitution ^ | 17 Sep 1787 | Constitutional Convention
    Amendment 6 - Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, September 20, 2018 [prayer]

    09/20/2018 5:21:59 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 24 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | September 20, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • Japan’s Abe wants changes to constitution to reflect reality of rising regional threats

    09/17/2018 3:53:05 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 17 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/17/18 | USA Features
    Strictly speaking, some experts believe that Japan has been in violation of Article 9 ever since it created a ‘self-defense’ force, and in a very technical sense there is an argument to be made there. But practically speaking, Japan lives in a neighborhood that has become increasingly hostile over the past 20 years. Between China’s rise, Russia’s revisionist tendencies, and North Korea, it has become clear to Abe that his country’s ‘military’ has to take a different stance moving forward if Tokyo has any hope of fending off the sophisticated forces of Russia and China. That will require constitutional changes....
  • Celebrating our Constitution, Remembering our Heritage

    09/17/2018 3:09:31 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 17, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Constitution Day, 2018 On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention got together for one final time, to sign the final document before sending it out to the states for ratification. (pictured: the Signing of the Constitution, by Louis S. Glanzman) There were 55 delegates in all, that momentous summer in Philadelphia, though all were rarely present at the same time. They had spent the summer debating both the big picture – what was to be the relationship between the federal government, the state governments, and the people? – and the small picture –...
  • Constitution Day: The New Left Progressives Boycott

    09/17/2018 6:30:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-17-18 | MOTUS
    While the rest of us celebrate September 17 as Constitution Day the New Left Progressives (NLP) have cancelled it due to lack of interest. The NLP views the Constitution, as Barack Hussein Obama explained back in 2001, as a “a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can't do to you. Says what the federal government can't do to you but doesn't say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.” What Barry was advocating at the time, and again 7 years later when he ran for president, was a “fundamental transformation” of the Constitution...
  • On Constitution Day, a professor tries to spread founding principles on campus

    09/16/2018 8:36:51 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 16, 2018 12:00 AM | Salena Zito
    MEMPHIS — " We must not be afraid to be free," Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black famously said in a dissent defending free expression. That appeal is germane today, especially on college campuses, professor Daniel Cullen argues. Cullen, a professor of political science at Rhodes College, is working to engage liberal arts college students on the critical importance of the First Amendment and free speech. It's part of a program at 30 colleges and universities across the country who will be marking Constitution Day on September 17, the 231st anniversary of its signing. “It is a critical moment in American...
  • Professor Shoots Self to Protest Trump [semi-satire]

    09/15/2018 3:37:07 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    At the College of Southern Nevada, Professor emeritus Mark Bird shot himself in the arm in a restroom as a protest against President Trump's anti-gun control policies. "People like me should never be permitted to have a gun," Bird said. "The demented Second Amendment guarantee of the right to bear arms clearly failed to prevent me from shooting myself. Trump's unwillingness to repeal this Amendment is the cause of the injury I suffered from my self-inflicted wound." Bird acknowledged that "those who enacted the Second Amendment in 1789 inhabited a simpler and saner world than we do today. Back then...