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  • BREAKING: Federal Judge dismisses Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights case

    07/31/2015 4:14:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-31-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – A federal judge on Friday tossed out former Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights lawsuit and declared Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment that forced Abrahamson out of her long-standing seat of power does indeed pass “constitutional muster.” U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson said he wasn’t persuaded by Abrahamson’s case. His ruling puts to rest the liberal justice’s claims that the amendment approved by Wisconsin voters in April unfairly led to her ouster as chief justice. “This court has been asked whether the immediate implementation of an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution concerning the structure of its court system...
  • 1,147,000 Americans are Alive Today Because the Hyde Amendment Saved Them From Abortion

    07/10/2015 1:17:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 10, 2015 | Kelsey Hazzard
    On Wednesday, abortion advocates introduced a bill to pay for elective abortions with federal taxpayer funds. The bill “targets the Hyde Amendment, a 1976 provision that blocks federal money from going to pay for abortions, with exceptions for cases of rape or incest or when a pregnant woman’s life is in danger. Hyde Amendment language is frequently included on spending legislation and is attached to the annual bill paying for Medicaid.” According to a 2010 statement from the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights, the Hyde Amendment has prevented over a million abortions. Five years have passed since that statement, making...
  • An Amendment to Restrict the Privilege of Voting

    06/10/2015 7:30:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/15 | JIM ONEILL
    Is there any way to delouse America—to rid it of the parasitic infestation that is sucking America’s life blood away—killing the host while feeding on it? By “parasitic infestation” I mean the myriad parasites who feed off of America’s largesse and blessings without any thought of gratitude or recompense. Across the board I see arrogant entitlement attitudes exhibited among the very poor through the very rich—a supercilious self-centered gimme-gimme-gimme narcissistic moral squalor that affects all economic levels. “Is there anything that can be done to salvage the USA?” In addition I see much social injustice. It is socially unjust that...
  • Order in the Court! Abrahamson v People of Wisconsin

    05/14/2015 2:04:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Lasee's Notes ^ | 5-14-15 | Sen. Frank Lasee
    Back in 2011, a dust-up between several Wisconsin Supreme Court justices led to a series of headlines revealing a long history of Wisconsin’s highest court not playing nice together. In response to this disclosure, the State Legislature offered a constitutional amendment changing the way the Supreme Court chooses its chief justice, by electing one instead of giving the title to the longest serving member. This spring voters approved this constitutional amendment by a 53-47 margin. This new constitutional provision allows the seven justices to vote for a chief justice they believe will be best to lead the court. Less than...
  • Pat Roggensack is – or soon will be – chief justice; Shirley Abrahamson is not

    05/01/2015 7:13:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Shirley Abrahamson may be trying all she can to hold on to the reins of power, but the former state Supreme Court Justice doesn’t have the votes. On Wednesday, the four conservative members of the seven-person court took up a motion by Justice Michael Gableman to elect Justice Patience Roggensack as the court’s new chief justice. The legal reading is that Abrahamson’s nearly 20-year term as chief justice is over. “As of yesterday (there are) four votes in favor of the motion, all by email,” a source close to the court told Wisconsin Watchdog. The vote was...
  • Congress Wants Answers From Capitol Police on Gyrocopter [Hillary and mailman on the same page]

    04/17/2015 12:39:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 17, 2015 | Hannah Hess with Emma Dumain
    "............“I am concerned because I think, you know, we should have been alerted,” Cummings said. “I’m telling you whenever anything happens around here, I get about 20 alerts, but I didn’t see anything on this, which is amazing.” Whether the Oversight committee will hold a hearing on the incident remains unclear. A spokeswoman for Chairman Jason Chaffetz told CQ Roll Call staff is in the process of putting together a letter to the Secret Service to try and understand the circumstances surrounding the incident. At least one public official was warning against overreaction. “The gyrocopter incident yesterday was not a...
  • Abrahamson’s attorney sits on board of Soros-supported judicial group (WI)

    04/16/2015 5:02:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 4-14-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The Washington, D.C., attorney representing Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson in her civil rights case against her peers serves on the board of directors of a George Soros-backed judicial group. Robert S. Peck is founder and president of the Center for Constitutional Litigation, which bills itself as “among the most sought-after appellate litigators within the plaintiffs’ bar.” Abrahamson tapped the constitutional law expert to represent her in a civil rights case that aims to save her powerful chief justice position from a voter-backed, state constitutional amendment approved at the polls last week. The amendment allows...
  • Judge declines to immediately halt chief justice amendment (WI)

    04/10/2015 7:43:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4-10-15 | Patrick Marley
    Madison— A federal judge declined Thursday to put an immediate halt on an amendment to the state constitution adopted by voters this week that would allow the members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court to choose the chief justice. The job of chief justice has automatically gone to the most senior member of the Supreme Court for the last 126 years. Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and her supporters sued to keep her position as the court's leader on Wednesday, a day after voters approved changing how the chief justice is selected. She argues the provision can't go into effect until her...
  • Voters back amendment on chief justice selection (WI)

    04/08/2015 1:09:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4-8-15 | Patrick Marley
    Madison— Voters on Tuesday approved letting state Supreme Court justices choose who will lead them — a change to a 126-year-old system that is likely to result in the demotion of Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. With 97% of precincts reporting, the proposed amendment to the state constitution had 53% "yes" votes and 47% "no" votes. The proposal often overshadowed a race for a seat on the high court, with outside money flowing mostly to the referendum rather than the court election. In that race, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley — an ally of Abrahamson's — won a third 10-year term on...
  • The John Birch Society & Article V - Standing for Hypocrisy and Deception

    03/27/2015 2:21:16 PM PDT · by Strawberry AZ · 53 replies
    Vanity ^ | 03-27-2015 | MJ Alexander (Vanity)
    Someone recently asked, “Why is it that the John Birch Society is so opposed to an Article V amendment convention today despite the fact that they have been supporters of amending the Constitution since back in the 70s?” That’s a darned good question. It a matter of history that Robert Welch, the first president of the John Birch Society, welcomed those who would repeal the 16th Amendment (the progressive income tax) into the society and made their cause a part of JBS lore. In 1975, Larry McDonald, then a Democrat U.S. Representative from Georgia, who went on to become the...
  • Groups decry chief justice referendum

    03/24/2015 10:15:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-23-15 | Patrick Marley
    Madison -- Groups called on voters Monday to reject a proposed amendment to the Wisconsin constitution that would allow state Supreme Court justices to select their chief justice, rather than have the position go to the most senior member of the court. If approved April 7, the change is expected to dislodge Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson from the court's top job. Abrahamson would remain on the high court but no longer have administrative control of it. Mike Wilder of Wisconsin Voices said at a Capitol news conference that the current system -- where voters elected Abrahamson to a 10-year term...
  • Article V and the John Birch Society: Allies Separated By A Common Goal (Vanity)

    03/14/2015 8:43:48 AM PDT · by Strawberry AZ · 85 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04-14-2015 | Michael Alexander (Vanity)
    Of the many people I've met over the last two years who are opponents of an Article V Convention of States to Propose Amendments to the Constitution, one of my greatest regrets is that there are many with whom I would most likely agree on virtually every other issue in modern-day political discourse. Many of them, however, almost proudly admit that their positions on a COS are rooted in a decades-old fear of the unknown and an inability to trust their fellow citizens, while most COS proponents put their faith in stringent, new safeguards and an optimistic view of the...
  • Citizen Four wins Oscar

    02/22/2015 8:03:31 PM PST · by Vendome · 44 replies
    Vanity | 2/22/2015 | Vendome
    My thanks to Edward Snowden an American Hero Glenn Greenwald, for his excellent expose And Laura Poitras for a terrifc film documenting the U.S. Governments crimes.
  • 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...
  • On the question of recusal... (Vanity)

    02/16/2015 3:37:31 PM PST · by Strawberry AZ · 1 replies
    Vanity | 02-16-2015 | MJ Alexander (Vanity)
    After two years of watching how‭ ‬one man‭ ‬presides over the‭ ‬Arizona State Senate,‭ ‬I can no longer withhold my opinion:‭ ‬Andy Biggs lacks the courage of his convictions.‭ ‬I refer specifically to his obstruction of Article V legislation that would add Arizona to the growing list of states applying to Congress for a‭ ‬convention to propose amendments to the Constitution.‭ ‬He‭ ‬claims to‭ ‬fear that state legislators‭ ‬– such as himself and‭ ‬89‭ ‬of his closest colleagues‭ ‬-‭ ‬would lose control of the agenda,‭ ‬risking a re-write of‭ ‬the‭ ‬entire Constitution,‭ ‬despite copious‭ ‬and credible‭ ‬evidence‭ ‬dispelling‭ ‬such concerns...
  • Article V Convention: Doing it Right [Amending the US Constitution]

    02/05/2015 11:44:36 AM PST · by Moseley · 74 replies
    Fairfax Free Citizen ^ | February 5, 2015 | Jonathon Moseley
    This week, Virginia’s General Assembly considered applying under Article V of the U.S. Constitution for a convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The final “no” vote from Virginia may seriously take the winds out of the sails of the effort nationwide. Virginia is home turf for both Mark Levin and Michael Farris, key proponents of a “Convention of the States” campaign. However, some have been introducing an Article V Convention year after year in Richmond, so it may very well return next year. The decision was a highly controversial, high-stakes contest of two completely alternate understandings of what...
  • 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 couldn’t 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 “Insanity” is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Let me add one to the mix: “Treason”… which one source defines as the betrayal of...
  • Article V – The Solution to Domination Without Fear…

    12/15/2014 2:53:12 PM PST · by Strawberry AZ · 18 replies
    Vanity | 12/15/2014 | MJ Alexander (Vanity)
    Irrespective of our political philosophy, few among us are not concerned with the conflict between the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Grandstanding has become the norm in an increasingly polarized environment, but events of late – specifically, the unilateral de-criminalization of millions of illegal aliens under the guise of prosecutorial discretion - far exceeds the usual. Atop the list of attributes that make the structure of our republican federalism the world’s benchmark for self-governance is our constitutional system of checks and balances. For almost 2Ľ centuries it has ensured against the disproportionate amassing of power by any...
  • 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 “leaders” were too afraid to do what they were elected to do – check the president's unilateral amnesty grant. They were too afraid to do what’s right for the country, too afraid that they won’t 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...
  • Texas Republican Party Supports Restoring Full Right to Bear Arms

    11/19/2014 10:10:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 83 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Texans marching in support of the right to keep and bear arms Some people may not know that the Texas revolution for independence against dictatorial rule, like the American revolution, started with an attempt to disarm the citizens.  It is not surprising that when Texas became a state, they had written the right to to keep and bear arms into their constitution. Prior to the losing the Civil War, or if you prefer, the War Between the States, Texas had one of the strongest right to keep and bear arms protections in its 1845 constitution.  It was:  "Every citizen...
  • Vanity: Constitutional Amendment Booklet

    11/01/2014 6:20:33 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 68 replies
    01 Nov 14 | OneWingedShark
    So, I've been working on a little booklet to present/illustrate the reasons why the amendments are needed in addition to the amendment-text itself — I'm not entirely pleased with the justifications I've written up, and I'm not sure that these are enough for presenting to an Article V Amendment-convention, but nonetheless here they are. [Link to Booklet]
  • The Craziness of a ConCon [Constitutional Convention]

    09/21/2014 4:06:15 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 134 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    I keep getting asked about this and people keep advocating it, so let's talk about it. The issue is a Constitutional Convention, with the expressed intent being to return the United States to its Constitutional Roots. Sounds like a good idea, yes? Well, it quite arguably is, if you'd like to see the government return to its Constitutional boundaries. The problem is that this "remedy" isn't a remedy and if it comes to pass what you want won't happen. I know this for a fact and, if you think about it, so do you. I know what you're going to...
  • Senate Joint Resolution 19 'intended to limit free speech'

    09/05/2014 6:46:34 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man Blog ^ | 9/4/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    US Senate to Protect the Media Monopoly's Right to Corrupt Presidential Elections   An apocryphal story from the good old 1960s tells of $3 million found under the bed of a deceased congressman, with the question automatically asked, at that time, “how does an honest, $50,000 per year congressman accumulate that kind of money?” These days, newspapers don’t blink at the President’s $10 net worth—chump change compared with the $100s millions accumulated by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, remuneration for—speaker’s fees.   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, slumming at only $3 million to $10 million, made hay clamoring for public...
  • California backs constitutional amendment limiting corporate campaign spending

    06/24/2014 4:21:42 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Monday, Jun. 23, 2014 - 7:39 pm | Jeremy B. White
    While Assembly Joint Resolution 1 does not by itself force any changes, both houses of the Legislature have now embraced language that pushes back on a landmark Supreme Court case equating corporate campaign spending with free speech. The 23-11 vote, with many Republicans in opposition, came the day after more than a dozen protesters were arrested at the state Capitol while demonstrating against money in politics.
  • Facing Primary Challenger, Lamar Alexander Digs In on Amnesty

    06/24/2014 12:14:24 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is boldly defending his vote for the Senate "Gang Of Eight" immigration bill as he campaigns for re-election in Tennessee, after his Tea Party-backed primary challenger Joe Carr has made the issue a central point in his campaign. In an emailed statement to Breitbart News, Alexander issued a strong defense of his support for immigration reform – first published in the Knoxville News Sentinel. "We have amnesty today,” Alexander said. "Turning your head while 11 million people are already here illegally is perpetual amnesty. I voted along with 67 other United States senators to end perpetual...
  • Two Immigration Amendments Approved by House

    05/30/2014 6:02:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    On Thursday, the House of Representatives approved two immigration enforcement amendments offered by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act. The bill includes funding for the Justice Department, and Rep. King's amendments addressed the recent report of more than 36,000 criminal illegal aliens being released from custody and sanctuary cities. SNIP Nine Republicans voted against the amendment, including pro-amnesty supporters Mario Diaz-Balart, Peter King, David Valadao, and Jeff Denham.
  • Secretary Johnson Agrees to Comply with King Amendment Which Passed in the House Today

    05/29/2014 6:30:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    National Journal ^ | Steve King
    Washington, DC - Congressman Steve King released the following statement after his amendment to H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations (CJS) Act of 2015 was adopted. Also today, in a Full House Judiciary Committee Hearing, King questioned the witness, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson, on the failure of the Obama Administration's immigration enforcement priorities. During this questioning, Secretary Johnson agreed that he would comply with the King amendment when passed. "I am pleased to see my amendment adopted to the CJS Appropriations Act in the House today," said King. "My amendment directs...
  • Would Democrats Amend Constitution to Stop the Koch Brothers?

    05/19/2014 3:18:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2014 | Byron York
    It's no longer news when Majority Leader Harry Reid takes to the floor of the Senate to denounce the Koch brothers. But most Americans probably don't know that Reid and many of his Democratic colleagues now want to amend the U.S. Constitution in far-reaching ways to put an end to the conservative billionaires' political influence. "The shadowy Koch brothers are attempting ... a hostile takeover of American democracy," Reid charged recently. "No one should be able to pump unlimited funds into a political campaign." Reid urged his fellow lawmakers to support a proposed constitutional amendment, written by Democratic Sen. Tom...
  • Breaking the Constitution – National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

    05/03/2014 6:53:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2014 | Hank Adler
    Just another group of New York lawyers: “Let’s see if we can find a loophole in the Constitution of the United States and amend the Constitution without a Constitutional Amendment.” “Let’s skip any vote required by Congress, let’s skip the required vote of the states and let’s skip a Constitutional Convention --- oh, and let’s not even ask the people of New York.” Looking for a loophole. That is what we just love about lawyers, isn’t it? Governor Cuomo has signed, on behalf of the people of New York, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. This Compact would result in...
  • A Brief Update on Arizona’s Effort to Pass Article V Legislation.

    04/25/2014 7:27:02 AM PDT · by Strawberry AZ · 23 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04-25-2014 | Vanity
    Both Article V bills, HB2305 and SCR1016, passed through all committee hurdles, and passed floor votes in the House, the latter doing so twice. But they died an inglorious procedural death in the senate because that chamber’s president, Andy Biggs, exercised his pocket veto power and refused to allow either bill to come to the floor for a final vote, despite considerable pressure brought by sponsors and supporters. Yesterday, the legislature adjourned for the year. So, we lost. Most are quietly licking their wounds, trying to rationalize the irrational. And some are asking some pretty hard questions. Unfortunately, right now,...
  • Are you living in a Constitution Free Zone?

    04/24/2014 3:40:34 AM PDT · by 7thson · 25 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | April 17, 2014 7:13 am | Bobby Eberle
    It's sad to see what's been happening with our government in recent years. Slowly, but surely, our rights and freedoms are being taken away. We thought our Constitution would protect us. After all, it was written to shield Americans from the abuses of government. But believe it or not, there are places in this country where the Constitution doesn't apply.
  • 34 States Call for Constitutional Convention - and Possible Rewrite

    04/13/2014 5:05:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 11, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    Even with Michigan recently becoming the 34th state to call for a Constitutional Convention, it's not at all certain that a rewrite of the nation's founding document is close at hand... Unless called to deal with a specific issue, some legal experts warn a "runaway" convention could create chaos. "Let's assume that we get Congress to call for a convention, and we are deliberating about one item. Maybe that would stick. But how can you be confident that once you open the door to a constitutional convention, even if for one narrow amendment, that it won't just become a runaway...
  • Did Michigan Just Trigger 'Constitutional Convention'? Bid Gains Steam

    04/11/2014 1:32:11 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/2/14 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Momentum is building behind what would be an unprecedented effort to amend the U.S. Constitution, through a little-known provision that gives states rather than Congress the power to initiate changes. At issue is what's known as a "constitutional convention," a scenario tucked into Article V of the U.S. Constitution. At its core, Article V provides two ways for amendments to be proposed. The first – which has been used for all 27 amendment to date – requires two-thirds of both the House and Senate to approve a resolution, before sending it to the states for ratification. The Founding Fathers, though,...
  • George Will: A Recourse to Budgetary Inaction

    04/11/2014 1:10:08 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 27 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 4/10/14 | George Will
    From the Goldwater Institute ...comes an innovative idea. It would use the Constitution's Article V to move the nation back toward the limited government the Constitution's framers thought their document guaranteed. The Compact for America is the innovation of the Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias, who proposes a constitutional convention carefully called under Article V to enact a balanced-budget amendment written precisely enough to preclude evasion by the political class.Congress, which relishes deficit spending, would not, unilaterally and unpressured, send this amendment to the states for ratification. Hence the Goldwater Institute's recourse to Article V. It provides, in the same sentence,...
  • Ft. Hood Shooter Ran Free for 15 to 20 Minutes — Before Being Stopped by Military Policewoman

    04/03/2014 10:04:37 AM PDT · by montag813 · 73 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-03-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Outrageous. Reckless. Senseless. That is what many military families are calling the continuing ban on concealed carry for servicemembers on U.S. military bases. Bases like Ft. Hood, where 3 brave members of our military were gunned down by an apparently mentally-compromised Spc. Ivan Lopez. And the outrage will only grow in light of a new shocking report that Lopez was able to remain free for 15 to 20 minutes -- more than enough time for him to kill 3 and wound 16 -- before finally being confronted by a military policewoman, whereupon he took...
  • A Perfect Day: My America @ The Gun Range

    03/24/2014 9:37:22 AM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 19 replies
    The Backwoods Engineer Blog ^ | 21 Mar 2014 | The Backwoods Engineer
    We awaited zero  hour.  All was prepared; it was go time.  Furtively, we glanced at the clock. 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... GO! Two of my co-workers, T. and S., and I went to the outdoor shooting range today, taking off as close to the exact tick of the end of our shift as my WWV-synchronized watch could determine. Our three pickup trucks raced along the interstate, exited, then caravanned over a few miles of dirt roads to our local public outdoor range. The  spring weather in Alabama was shirtsleeve-warm with a stunningly beautiful sky as we pulled up to...
  • Sharpton, Dems at Ohio rally welcome poll worker imprisoned for voter fraud

    03/24/2014 5:38:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 47 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 3-23-14
    Ohio Democrats honored a disgraced Hamilton County poll worker, convicted of voting multiple times, at a Voter Bill of Rights rally Thursday. Al Sharpton was the keynote speaker at an event to spearhead a campaign to get an amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would, among other things, allow for online voter registration. But the real guest of honor turned out to be Melowese Richardson, according to the Cincinnati Inquirer. Inquirer reporter Sharon Coolidge tweeted: In the 2012 presidential election, Richardson voted as many a six times in her fight “for Mr. Obama’s right to sit as president of the...
  • Rep. Rakestraw Braddock's (Article V) Balanced Budget Bill Passes Georgia General Assembly

    03/22/2014 8:25:08 PM PDT · by Strawberry AZ · 20 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | March 22, 2014 | PRWEB.COM Newswire
    State Rep. Paulette Rakestraw Braddock announced that on Wednesday, March 19, the Georgia Senate passed by a vote of 30-25 the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment. "I am thrilled to see Georgia take the lead to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington," said Rep. Rakestraw Braddock, the lead sponsor of the legislation. Our Georgia lawmakers are saying, 'Enough is enough' to the burgeoning $18 trillion federal debt. We are the first in the nation to call for an Article V constitutional convention of states to rein in out-of-control Washington spending." The Amendment now awaits Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's signature. Read...
  • Balancing the annual budget and tax reform ___ Tea Party candidates need to have concrete solutions!

    02/15/2014 2:55:34 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 9 replies
    2-15-14 | johnwk
    Is it not our duty, more than ever, and as Tea Party Activists, to inform the American People about the brilliance of our Founder’s original tax plan and how our Founders intended to extinguish deficits if imposts, duties and excise taxes were found insufficient to meet Congress’ constitutionally authorized expenditures? In 1995 and 1996 Congress held Hearings on “Replacing the Federal Income Tax”. My submissions before the Committee on Ways and Means which were presented under the heading “American Constitutional Research Service” are part of these recorded hearings, and I recently found they are available on line. My two submissions...
  • Indiana House approves constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages

    01/28/2014 2:42:09 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    FOX News ^ | 1-28-14 | FOX
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House of Representatives approved a proposal Tuesday that would place the state's gay marriage ban in the state constitution, while leaving the door open to eventual approval of civil unions.</p> <p>The proposed ban, which cleared the chamber on 57-40 vote, now heads to the Indiana Senate, where members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are set to take up the issue.</p>
  • From the Publisher (Guns & Ammo opening letter, Jan 2014)

    12/08/2013 4:50:52 PM PST · by mykroar · 14 replies
    Guns & Ammo | January 2014 | Chris Agnes
    Dear Reader,Dynamic changes for "Guns & Ammo" have been in development for many preceding months and were to first appear in the March issue. Given recent events, we have decided to move forward and implement these changes effective immediately.The February issue will mark the introduction of Eric R. Poole as the new editor of "Guns & Ammo" magazine. Eric has previously written features with "Guns & Ammo" on new products and has contributed to the "Modern Sporting Rifles" column every other month. He's known for his passionate advocacy of Second Amendment rights and continues to be a lifelong student of...
  • Open carry -- Illegally detained

    11/24/2013 9:02:20 AM PST · by DariusBane · 81 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 11/24/2013 | westerberg
    A video of illustrating your 2nd Amendment rights in Arlington Tx. The message here is that you can and will be detained if you open carry in Texas. A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Looks sort of infringed to me.
  • Selectman Wants Gun Safety Enforced

    11/10/2013 3:43:44 PM PST · by grumpygresh · 29 replies
    Swampscott MA patch ^ | 11/09/13 | Terry Date
    Selectman Barry Greenfield would like to give police the authority to inspect gun safety at people's homes. The problem, he said, is that police do not have the authority, granted by a local ordinance, to enforce the law and inspect the safeguarding of guns at the homes of the 600 registered gun owners in town.
  • Dianne Feinstein: First Amendment Is A Special Privilege

    10/31/2013 5:57:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    sipsey street irregulars ^ | 10/31/13 | Dutchman6
    Here is the evil queen's actual money-quote footage from the Senate floor on who will be selected to become government "approved" reporters. Video - 3:13 Pay close attention, folks. We're standing on the ledge of Federally Issued, Press-Pass Identity Cards for "Gov't Allowed" Reporters. No others need apply. Got a video camera, or audio recorder ? Make sure your Ausweise* is in order. (Permission to be on Reich Property)
  • “Vitter Amendment” To Debt Deal Is Popular With Voters, Not So With Some On The Hill

    10/18/2013 10:30:36 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    fox ^ | 10-17-13 | John Fund
    It’s a contest over which senator is the most unpopular with his colleagues. Surprisingly, it’s probably not Ted Cruz. The most likely winner is David Vitter of Louisiana, who is mounting a campaign to end government subsidies for congressional health coverage. Polls show that 92 percent of voters dislike the idea of a special Obamacare privilege for anyone on Capitol Hill. Yesterday, Vitter won an influential new recruit: GOP senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Graham told NRO’s Bob Costa that he will “object” to any pending fiscal deal unless the Senate at the same time votes on Vitter’s proposal....
  • Obama Doesn´t Rule Out Using 14th Amendment To Raise The Debt Limit

    10/06/2013 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/13/13 | Mary Bruce
    With the October 17 deadline to raise the debt limit rapidly approaching, President Obama is not specifically ruling out using the 14th Amendment to increase the nation´s borrowing ability if the political impasse continues and Congress fails to do so, but says he does not expect the fight to get to that point. "I´m pretty willing to bet that there are enough votes in the House of Representatives right now to make sure that the United States doesn´t end up being a deadbeat. The only thing that´s preventing that from happening is Speaker Boehner calling the vote," the president told...
  • Obama: “I Won’t Violate The Constitution, Unless You Make Me…” (usurp power from congress)

    10/05/2013 11:29:51 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    http://noisyroom.net ^ | 10.5.13 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Political bridge-building is usually considered a good thing, but when the “bridge” you are building is the abridgement of the separation of powers, not so much. More Obama Domestic Abuse: Now Look What You Made Me Do… on tap. In an alarming development, word comes from Mark Levin and others in Congress that the President is prepping to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally. You know — usurping the power of the purse granted solely to Congress. That ladies and gentlemen, is impeachment worthy. Mark Levin gets it and America better pay attention: OBAMA: “An economic shutdown, that results from Default,...
  • I don't usually pimp my blog, but I've had the germ of an idea. . . .

    10/02/2013 11:17:37 AM PDT · by Salgak · 28 replies
    Catalog of teh Burning Stoopid ^ | October 2, 2013 | Self
    I've had an idea how to get the Budget process fixed, and maybe Capitol Hill as well: I have a genuinely bi-partisan solution to the underlying budget problem. An Amendment to the Constitution. With the following terms: A budget, NOT a continuing resolution, must be passed by the House and submitted to the Senate by June 1st of every year. The Senate must hold a vote on the budget by July 1st of every year. If the House and Senate cannot agree on a budget, they MUST go into conference on the budget on the next business day, and neither...
  • Are You a Constitutional Hypocrite?

    09/02/2013 7:03:49 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 47 replies
    THE CONSTITUTION CLUB ^ | September 1, 2013 | Keith Broaders
    Practically everyone I know agrees that strictly obey the Constitution and that is why those that oppose the calling forth of Article V Convention are Constitutional hypocrites. You can not support the Constitution while at the same time rejecting the provisions of Article V. The Article V Convention was what the method the founders provided to insure the people would be able to control the government and prevent their abuse of power. There have already been more than 34 states that have petitioned Congress for an Article V Convention Even though the requisite numbers of states has been reached Congress...
  • The Myth of a Runaway Amendments Convention

    08/29/2013 8:04:53 AM PDT · by mahatmakanejeeves2
    American Thinker ^ | 8/29/13 | Rob Latelson
    America is in a constitutional crisis as well as an economic crisis. The problem is not just Barack Obama. It is the entire Democrat party, which has been taken over by Marxists (that is a literal truth and not just hyperbole), and which caused and continues to perpetuate both crises.