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  • Constitutional Republic vs. Pure Democracy: How the U.S. Election Process Has Changed

    08/11/2020 10:37:04 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 8 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 8/11/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    Conservatives are generally quick to point out that America is a republic, not a democracy. But what really is the difference, and are they even right? Voting in America has changed considerably since the days of our founding. Back then, the government didn’t even print official ballots. Instead, you got ballots from the candidate who wanted your support. Sometimes voting took place in public, so everyone knew who you voted for. And, of course, the franchise was largely restricted to white, male property owners. Now, anyone who turns 18 can vote. And the Democratic Party wants to increase ballot access...
  • Is Kamala Harris eligible to be Joe Biden's VP?

    08/10/2020 10:23:20 AM PDT · by CDR Kerchner · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10 Aug 2020 | Gary M. Wilmott
    Is Kamala Harris a natural born citizen? It is no secret that Harris wants to be Joe Biden's vice president. The junior senator from California clearly sees an opening to her real objective: the presidency of the United States. With Biden surprisingly outlasting the other anti-American socialist candidates, Harris recognizes that Biden's age and declining cognitive abilities pose a glorious opportunity to resurrect her presidential ambitions. After all, there is an good chance that the bumbling, incoherent Biden might have to resign or be removed in his first term and his V.P. would succeed him. Even if Biden managed to...
  • Is Kamala Harris eligible to be Joe Biden's VP? Not if you value our Constitution

    08/10/2020 6:52:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/10/2020 | Gary M. Wilmott
    Is Kamala Harris a natural born citizen? It is no secret that Harris wants to be Joe Biden's vice president. The junior senator from California clearly sees an opening to her real objective: the presidency of the United States. With Biden surprisingly outlasting the other anti-American socialist candidates, Harris recognizes that Biden's age and declining cognitive abilities pose a glorious opportunity to resurrect her presidential ambitions. After all, there is an good chance that the bumbling, incoherent Biden might have to resign or be removed in his first term and his V.P. would succeed him. Even if Biden managed to...
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rep. Ken Buck call for Article V Convention

    08/04/2020 11:37:35 PM PDT · by RandFan · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | Aug 4 | Rep. Matt Gaetz
    Fascinating discussion between Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) following HBO's "The Swamp" (I didn't see it). Gaetz & Buck want a Convention of the states to introduce federal term limits and a balanced budget amendment. They also discuss a range of other topics regarding Congress and how things are done. Click Excerpt Link then play the video (discussion starts about 5 mins in)...
  • Who Else Is Sick of These Bullies?

    08/03/2020 5:31:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2020 | Thomas Tripp
    What does it mean that most of the adults out there–parents, professionals, educators, laborers, ordinary folks–don’t seem to have the moral and intellectual wherewithal to stand up to the bullies and the dreamers and the ignorance that recently has been abetted wholly by the Internet and the media, by cunning political activists, the schools and their teacher unions? The media lives on conflict, not knowledge or common sense or even intellect, just conflict. They know conflict sells even if the conflict is imaginary. Imaginary? Yes, imaginary. What this country used to stand for are integrity, honesty, straight-talk and no pandering...
  • Race Politics: LBJ's BIG SWITCH from INTIMIDATION to ENTITLEMENT to control minority voters

    08/02/2020 3:42:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 28, 2020 | Bill Federer
    In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were "so far inferior ... that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit." Abraham Lincoln rejected this. He did not believe in "stare decisis" - that he had to honor the precedent of the Dred Scott decision, stating June 28, 1857: "We think the Dred Scott decision is...
  • An Encounter in Louisville Shows the Enduring Importance of the Right to Armed Self-Defense

    07/29/2020 11:11:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2020 | Jacob Sullum
    Last Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky, about 300 armed members of the NFAC (Not F---ing Around Coalition), a self-described "Black militia" based in Atlanta, had what the Louisville Courier-Journal called "a tense standoff" with about 50 armed Three Percenters, which the paper described as a "far-right... militia." While the incident, which ended without violence, could be seen as yet another sign that the country is descending into 1968-style chaos, it was also a striking illustration of the Second Amendment's enduring practical and symbolic importance that scrambled conventional stereotypes about the right to armed self-defense. Since Kentucky allows open (or concealed) carrying...
  • It's Time to Crush the New Rebellion Against Constitution

    07/27/2020 10:22:45 AM PDT · by EtchASketch · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 27,2020 | Frank Miele
    Jonathan Karl of ABC News asked an interesting question of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany at last Tuesday’s press briefing: “Where in the Constitution does the president derive the authority to send federal law enforcement officers to the streets of American cities against the will of the elected officials in those cities?” McEnany, as it turned out, was prepared. Section 1315 of Title 40 of the U.S. Code, she explained, “gives DHS the ability to deputize officers in any department or agency like ICE, Custom and Border Patrol and Secret Service … for the duties in connection with the...
  • COVID-1984 TREATS THE CONSTITUTION LIKE TOILET PAPER

    07/27/2020 8:53:56 AM PDT · by shortstop · 8 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/27/2020 | Bob Lonsberry
    In recent days, courts have said that dancing topless in Buffalo is protected by the First Amendment, while attending church in Nevada isn’t. Covid can’t keep you away from a stripper, but it can keep you away from your priest. You may gather by the thousands to shout vulgarities at the cops – or burn down cities in the Northwest – but you can’t go to the gym or the amusement park, or hold your wedding or funeral. It’s covid-1984 and the deadly pathogen is not a novel virus, it is an all-powerful government. The bug will come and go,...
  • Today, we lost America. We are pulling out of the biggest Back the Blue rally in America.

    07/25/2020 2:00:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | July 24, 2020 | Kyle S. Reyes, the National Spokesman for Law Enforcement Today.
    I’m disgusted. I’m embarrassed. My heart is broken for the America that we’ve lost. This morning, I woke up at 3am. I proudly announced on Fox and Friends First that Law Enforcement Today was proudly joining a number of other groups in taking part in the largest Back the Blue event in America. Acclaimed keynote speaker Paul Butler and I were going to be the joint Masters of Ceremonies. We had rock and roll legend Ted Nugent flying in for the National Anthem – accompanied by Congressman Clay Higgins, the keynote speaker. The first wave in the attack came from...
  • New Trump Policy Would Restore Voting To Its Rightful Owners — Citizens

    07/24/2020 7:36:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2020 | Ben Weingarten
    Political representation should not be driven by foreign citizens. All Americans who claim to care about voting rights should be cheering the Trump administration’s new policy on congressional apportionment, which would help restore representative government by transferring political power from illegal immigrants back into the hands of citizens.That our political class granted power to those unlawfully in America ought to outrage anyone who cares about the sanctity of the ballot and the rule of law. Yet this fact has persisted for decades under administrations both Democratic and Republican. The Trump administration, on behalf of forgotten Americans, has been uniquely willing...
  • 5 Things Trump Should Start Running On Right Now To Win Re-Election

    07/23/2020 6:55:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 07/23/2020 | Kyle Sammin
    The coronavirus pandemic and recession that followed make it hard for any other news to make it to the front page, but the end of the tragedy is in sight. Just this week, researchers at Oxford announced positive results in human trials for their vaccine. Even if we are not yet at the beginning of the end, we may be, as Winston Churchill once said, at the end of the beginning. That means it might be time, at last, for the presidential campaign to focus on more than the pandemic. By this point in the election cycle, we should be...
  • And They Wonder Why We’re Cynical

    07/23/2020 5:06:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 7-23-20 | MOTUS
    “No matter how cynical I get, I just can’t keep up.” – Lily Tomlin One study suggests that two-thirds of Americans between the ages of fifteen and thirty-four who were treated in emergency rooms suffered from injuries inflicted by police and security guards, about as many people as the number of pedestrians injured by motor vehicles. - Jill Lepore, New Yorker If that claim seems patently unbelievable to you it’s because it is simply not true, apparently the result of bad math and misunderstanding.The article’s subtitle, “why did American policing get so big, so fast? The answer, mainly, is...
  • Historical Ignorance and Confederate Generals

    07/22/2020 3:14:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 587 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    The Confederacy has been the excuse for some of today's rioting, property destruction and grossly uninformed statements. Among the latter is the testimony before the House Armed Services Committee by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley in favor of renaming Confederate-named military bases. He said: "The Confederacy, the American Civil War, was fought, and it was an act of rebellion. It was an act of treason, at the time, against the Union, against the Stars and Stripes, against the U.S. Constitution." There are a few facts about our founding that should be acknowledged. Let's start...
  • President Donald J. Trump Is Taking Action to Ensure American Citizens Receive Proper Representation in Congress

    07/21/2020 11:35:02 AM PDT · by little jeremiah · 39 replies
    White House News ^ | July 21, 2020 | President Donald J. Trump
    We will collect all of the information we need to conduct an accurate census and to make responsible decisions about public policy, voting rights, and representation in Congress. President Donald J. Trump PROTECTING AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: President Donald J. Trump is taking action to prevent illegal aliens from being counted in the 2020 census for the purpose of apportionment. President Trump is issuing a memorandum clarifying that illegal aliens are not to be included for the purpose of apportionment of Representatives following the 2020 census. This follows the President’s order directing the Federal government to collect the information needed to ensure...
  • A Warning to America

    07/19/2020 12:26:35 PM PDT · by delta7 · 31 replies
    Martin Armstrong blog ^ | 19 July 2020 | Armstrong
    A warning from Yugoslavia- don't do what we did
  • What is Capital?

    07/19/2020 6:58:48 AM PDT · by Tippecanoe · 13 replies
    Book: Voice of America ^ | 1925 | G W Cartwright
    'Capital is what men and women have saved. It is “what was left over from yesterday.” The man who has saved a dollar is a capitalist. If he has saved two dollars, he is a greater capitalist. If he has saved enough to give employment and opportunity to other men, he is a captain of industry. Most of the enterprises that require large capital investment are made possible by combining the savings of thousands of small investors. There are over three million investors in the stocks and bonds of electric light and power companies in this country alone. Our great...
  • Texas attorney general forbids local authorities from shutting down churches, religious schools

    07/18/2020 7:44:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Bentley Media Group, ^ | July 18, 2020 | Daniel Payne
    They're 'protected by the First Amendment and Texas law,' A.G. says. The attorney general of Texas yesterday ordered local authorities to cease any attempts to shut down churches and private religious schools, stating that those institutions are protected by both the U.S. Constitution and Texas statute. .. A.G. Ken Paxton said that "the robust constitutional and statutory protections unique to religious individuals and communities at all times" prohibit local governments from closing them down, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... local public health officials have [recently] begun to issue orders restricting or limiting in-person instruction" in private schools. In the...
  • Natural Born Citizens: Understanding Who Can Be POTUS in a Nation Beset By Divided Loyalties

    07/17/2020 9:58:52 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 38 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 7/17/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    Possibly another thing the Founding Fathers could have been a little clearer on: Exactly what constitutes a "natural born citizen" to determine eligibility to be POTUS. The last time this was sort of a big deal was when Arnold might have run for prez. (He's probably too content to smoke stogies in his hot tub to bother these days.) But exactly who qualifies as a citizen has huge ramifications for out country. Know as much about the matter as we do after reading Natural Born Citizens: Understanding Who Can Be POTUS in a Nation Beset By Divided Loyalties.
  • America Finds Its Mr. Rights

    07/17/2020 5:25:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | July 17, 2020 | Tone Perkins and FRC Senior Writers
    When Secretary Mike Pompeo first set out on this journey to get back to the real heart of human rights, no one could have possibly predicted the year our country would have. Shaken by outrage, unrest, and the growing insistence that America is too flawed to fix, a return to our roots will only dredge up more hard feelings, some say. On the contrary, Pompeo insists. Maybe the best time to revisit all that's pure and good about our nation is when people are determined to destroy it. "Some say the report's timing couldn't be worse," he said. "I say...