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  • Trump Should Mount a Vigorous Defense in Senate Trial

    12/17/2019 8:35:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | December 17, 2019 | Bob Barr
    Now that the House is set to impeach President Trump for what its Nadler-led Judiciary Committee decided were “impeachable offenses,” it is time to consider what will or, more important, should happen in a Senate trial. In my view, no matter the utter lack of substance in the articles of impeachment certain to be approved by the House this week, the president should prepare to mount a vigorous defense and Senate Republican leaders should assist, not impede him. As an Impeachment Manager in the 1999 trial of former President Clinton, I learned very early that an impeachment trial in...
  • Sorry, Congress. Facebook Can’t Fix Stupid

    10/30/2019 9:21:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 30, 2019 | Bob Barr
    In the not too distant past, most adults realized that not everything one saw on the internet or on social media was to be taken as true. Today, however, what used to be a sarcastic phrase – “I saw it on the internet so it must be true” – is taken quite literally, regardless of the online source for such information; especially if it confirms our existing opinions and beliefs. This reflects a deep-seated cultural problem far beyond the ken of the Congress to solve; yet, of course, they try. And, as is par for the congressional course, they are...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Trump did NOT commit an impeachable offense on call with Ukraine’s president–Here’s..

    10/02/2019 8:58:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2019 | Gregg Jarrett
    Full title: Gregg Jarrett: Trump did NOT commit an impeachable offense on call with Ukraine’s president – Here’s whyIn their delusive demands for the impeachment of President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats are substituting partisan politics for the commands and intent of the U.S. Constitution. This became self-evident when Pelosi announced her impeachment folly the day before she even set eyes on the alleged evidence, which turned out to be no evidence at all. The usual gaggle of misanthropes like Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff of California and Jerrold Nadler of New York have been searching for...
  • AG Barr contempt vote LIVE

    05/08/2019 7:44:34 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 151 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/8/19 | Fox News
    Live now. Disgusting spewage by Nadler, Jackson Lee, etc. Yet, it's a hilarious dog and pony show.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, April 18, 2019 [prayer]

    04/17/2019 9:43:25 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 36 replies ^ | April 18, 2019 | 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 for protection for our President and all believers in our nation.
  • “Pardon Me Rudy” -- More Disney Flick Than Legal Theory

    06/06/2018 6:23:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 6, 2018 | Bob Barr
    With the Trump Administration it often is difficult to determine whether a bizarre public statement is a clever smokescreen, or if the proponent actually believes what he or she is saying. While Trump is a true master at manipulating his enemies, his advisors are not always as deft. Take, for example, the recent proclamation by Trump’s latest Legal Eagle, Rudy Giuliani, asserting the president possesses the power to self-pardon. Considering all that has been happening in Washington these days, one might conclude that such a statement serves as an intentionally crafted distraction by Trump’s attorneys, thrown to the media like...
  • Qatar: America's Biggest Little Ally in the Middle East

    04/11/2018 12:27:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | April 11, 2018 | Bob Barr
    If one were to pick an emblem of America’s global military might, the B-52 properly might top the list. The strategic bomber’s expansive 185-foot wingspan and 159-foot fuselage, make the “Stratofortress” a universally recognizable symbol of unrivaled aerial firepower. This is especially the case if you are unfortunate enough to be the target of its devastating payload – which can be munitions ranging from unguided or guided bombs, to cruise missiles or nuclear weapons. Reportedly, up to 500 Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria found this out the hard way in February, illustrating that when America wants to send a message, it...
  • Russia’s “Breadbasket” Is Not Part of America’s Vital National Security Interest

    01/02/2018 9:38:00 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Bob Barr
    “Make America Great Again.” The phrase became ubiquitous during the 2016 presidential election as both a branding tagline and rallying cry for Donald Trump’s campaign. It quickly came to symbolize an “America-first” attitude in solving the country’s problems; rebuffing the rampant “anti-exceptionalism” demonstrated by the previous administration. Now, “MAGA” (as it is often abbreviated) appears to guide Trump’s every domestic and foreign policy decision; even when its applicability may not be clear. Just last month, the Administration approved plans to sell sophisticated Javelin anti-tank missiles to the Ukraine, bolstering that government’s ongoing conflict against pro-Russian separatists. The move is a...
  • Massive Fraud in Net Neutrality Process is a Crime Deserving of Justice Department Attention

    12/19/2017 9:27:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | Bob Barr
    If one was expecting to have a reasoned, adult debate over “Net Neutrality” in the lead-up to the Federal Communications Commission’s vote last week to roll-back the Obama-era regulations, they were surely disappointed. Rather than a logical look at the current state of how the internet works today (much of the anti-FCC rhetoric was not based in such a reality), or even a practical discussion about how the internet has evolved freely and robustly absent of such regulations, most of the “discussion” was a digital shouting match of partisan and anti-capitalism rhetoric. That, and a massive amount of fraud. As...
  • The Real Reason Democrats Hate Losing the State and Local Tax Deduction

    11/29/2017 10:53:22 AM PST · by Boomer · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/29/17 | Bob Barr
    Since state and local taxes can be deducted, the tax burden is shifted from those governments to the federal government, which in turn makes up for this lost revenue by keeping taxes higher on the rest of the country. In effect, taxpayers in low-tax states and cities, like those in the South, are forced to subsidize the lavish public spending of liberals in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and California, who have little incentive to reduce the local taxes that fund their pet projects. It is much like making charitable donations online using someone else’s credit card. It does not...
  • Violent Tribalism on Display in Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 7:20:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 17, 2017 | Bob Barr
    When it comes to political violence such as we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, there are no partisan “sides” to the issue. In an enlightened society, you either believe violence is an acceptable means to an end, or you do not. In this parity, there is no room for equivocation, where the perceived nobleness or virtue of one’s agenda can excuse it. Initiating force against any group or individual for the sake of achieving a political goal or simply making a political statement, is morally and legally wrong. Full stop. Last weekend was a national embarrassment in every sense...
  • A Presidential Pardon for America’s Toughest Sheriff?

    08/09/2017 11:06:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | August 9, 2017 | Bob Barr
    While most Americans do not know the name of their local sheriff, they do know the name of Maricopa County, Arizona’s former sheriff – Joseph “Joe” Arpaio. He is known to millions across the country as “America’s toughest sheriff.” To be sure, “Sheriff Joe” is a controversial figure. In his 24 years as Sheriff, he implemented many unconventional, often punitive measures for making sure inmates knew they were serving “hard time.” For example, in 1993 he established a “Tent City” outside the prison to house inmates convicted of crimes, and would remind them when the hot Arizona sun bore down...
  • Time to Take Off the Gloves with Campus Protestors

    04/19/2017 8:16:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | April 19, 2017 | Bob Barr
    Listening to liberal college administrators waxing poetic from their ivory towers, one might conclude the greatest threat to higher education is not helicopter parents who turn students into helpless babes, or a chronic lack of civics education among incoming freshman, but rather “Diversity” -- the new Holy Grail of post-secondary education. Campus bureaucrats have dumped millions of taxpayerdollars into “diversity training” materials and mandated courses based on theories such as one that concludes it is racist to expect punctuality in others. In this higher education alt universe, it is taught also that gender can take on any shape, form, or...
  • IRS Brazenly Continues Crackdowns On Conservative Organizations

    05/05/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 5, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    A little publicized IRS decision should have conservatives who write about politics very alarmed. The IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative political organization, the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty (PHCIL), due to a handful of articles that founder Gary Aldrich wrote in his personal capacity. His decade-old articles simply criticized Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, which the IRS claimed constituted electioneering. The articles were linked to as "alerts" from the PHCIL website. The American Spectator noted, “Although the literature demands that those like Clinton and Kerry be kept out of power, it never specifically says, ‘Don’t vote...
  • Why Wait 100 Days? Trump’s First 30 Days.

    12/28/2016 11:53:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | December 28, 2016 | Bob Barr
    While the most arrogant President in modern American history pontificates that if only he had been permitted to run for a third term he would have been easily reelected, President-elect Donald Trump is methodically preparing to assume office as the first true reformer since Ronald Reagan. Media pundits love to speculate on what Trump’s “First 100 Days” will look like. However, the country’s 45th President-in-waiting likely will press an agenda that can accomplish more in his first month than most of his predecessors accomplished in their first year.After all, what is so magical about the “first 100 days”? It...
  • True Border Security is Not About the Wall, It is About the Will

    04/13/2016 9:15:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | April 13, 2016 | Bob Barr
    Last month, two men were caught on video climbing over the border wall with Mexico and into the United States, carrying with them two large back packs apparently loaded with illegal drugs. The climbers, who were also caught on government surveillance approaching the wall in Mexico before even setting foot on it, easily scaled down into the U.S. within a few yards of not one, but three U.S. Border Patrol vehicles. The Border Patrol officers, although clearly aware of the illegal fence climbers, did nothing. The men re-scaled the wall back into Mexico only after realizing a media crew was...
  • Government Case Against Apple is “Pure Applesauce”

    03/02/2016 5:50:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | March 2, 2016 | Bob Barr
    “The Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all.” These were not the words of a radical social justice warrior from “Black Lives Matter,” or even a liberal Democrat in Congress. They were the deliberate and percipient observations from one of the most substantive and constitutionally faithful of Supreme Court Justices -- the late Antonin Scalia. The tragedy of Scalia’s untimely passing is amplified by the need for voices such as his in the current fight between iPhone manufacturer Apple and the federal government, over forced access to an encrypted phone...
  • The Peasant King of Crass Leads the Field

    02/10/2016 11:54:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | February 10, 2016 | Bob Barr
    While delivering remarks in New Hampshire this week critical of Ted Cruz's thoughtful position on the use of waterboarding, one of Donald Trump's supporters yelled out to him that this made Cruz a word not fit for pages of this site. Not wanting such a crude, but biting, criticism of his opponent to be left hanging in the air, Trump did what we all could have guessed he would do -- stop his speech, chuckle, and then repeat it into the microphone to make sure every person and media representative present heard. It was classic Trump. To say that Trump's...
  • Let’s Hope the GOP is Serious About Sentencing Reform

    07/15/2015 7:50:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | Joly 15, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Last Friday, President Obama wrote 46 letters to men and women across the United States that will change their lives. “Dear Jerry,” Obama wrote to one man, “I wanted to personally inform you that I will be granting your application for commutation.” Jerry, like the others, is a convicted drug offender who, Obama claims, should long ago have served his time and been released back into society. Instead, tens of thousands of other low-level drug offenders continue to fester in federal prison; the consequence of overzealous, 1980s-era mandatory minimum sentencing requirements that have led to dangerous overcrowding in the federal...
  • Former Libertarian Presidential Nominee Supporting Ted Cruz

    01/13/2016 3:34:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Resurgent ^ | January 12, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    The other day, Steve Hayes had this piece up at the Weekly Standard. In it, he noted that Cruz was running a video positing himself as the heir to the Ron Paul Revolution. You'd never even know Rand was running. Rand Paul, after all, was the fusion candidate who was going to bring libertarians and conservatives together along for a ride against the left. It has not happened. Rand Paul's campaign has imploded. And now, if you scroll down in this article towards the end you will find this blurb: "Former Georgia congressman and Libertarian candidate for president Bob Barr...