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  • Texas House passes Convention of States application

    05/21/2015 5:20:35 PM PDT · 67 of 67
    Hostage to rcofdayton

    > “Here is one way-remember Indiana and the law Restoration of Freedom of Religion. Under continuous demonization of the left Indiana caved. Republicans lack courage.”

    Not true, not at all.

    That was the governor, Pence, you referred, not the state legislature. It was the legislature that passed it and sent it to him for signature. The Indiana legislature has courageous conservatives that are in control.

    The Convention of States does not require any action or influence from any governor. Governors and courts are excluded. So governors such as Pence will have no say.

    Your example fails.

    As for the 66 legislative bodies, yes they are controlled by conservatives as the wave that just arived were not backed by national establishment republicans. They are not given attention and they are abandoned by the national party. The grassroots base is hardly linked anymore to the national party.

    Some old power brokers and players can and do impede the conservative members that control the ‘content’ of the legislation. But these few have their hand on the ‘flow’, not the ‘content’.

    Just today the COS reports that Kansas is ready to overwhelmingly vote for the COS application yet the speaker of their house is stalling the vote for no reason other than he is ‘owned’, just like Boehner is owned’ in Congress. But they do not control the content of the legislation, they are like retired cops directing traffic and most are not paying attention, yet.

    It’s a process and the Conservatives that are in control take note and do not give up as they execute contingency plans. That Speaker in Kansas is going to get with the program eventually or be excluded or retired; same with Boehner and any others showing their true colors. It does not go unnoticed.

    There are many frauds that call themselves conservative, like McConnell. McConnell can only last so long trying to thwart Conservatives while maintaining he himself is conservative. We are assured he does not survive in his ‘leadership’ after the 2016 elections, especially now that Bevin will be KY governor, because now Bevin will get control of the KY power brokers that were backing McConnell; they will be turned around.

    These situations and events will play out in every legislative body across the country because now people are awake.

  • Cruz promises detailed tax plan 'soon'

    05/21/2015 10:15:11 AM PDT · 44 of 45
    Hostage to Taxman

    Not only will every consumer be reminded everyday of their tax burden but ....

    BUT ....

    Every year, EVERY YEAR Congress must VOTE on the NRST rate, the rate that consumers pay for that year.

    Do you see what that does?

    It means there will be constant pressure on Congress to lower the rate. And what does this mean?

    It means there will be downward pressure on spending so that Congress members can please their constituents by lowering the NRST rate.

    It’s hands down a brilliant system because it checks, balances and governs itself, as long as we have the Rule of Law.

  • Cruz promises detailed tax plan 'soon'

    05/20/2015 9:52:22 PM PDT · 42 of 45
    Hostage to Tupelo

    The FairTax calls for repeal of the 16th and will ‘sunset’ itself if the 16th is not repealed within 7 years.

    From day one of the enactment of the FairTax, the focus will be on repealing the 16th.

    However in the meantime, the entire Income Tax Code is scrapped and is replaced with the FairTax code, and the IRS is abolished.

    So you have it correct. The 16th is the cancer cell that will allow growth and metastasis until a future generation inherits what we have today.

    The ‘Flat Tax’ is a baby income tax and the 16th allows it to grow and mature into a malignant monster.

    A FLAT TAX NEVER STAYS FLAT.

  • Cruz promises detailed tax plan 'soon'

    05/20/2015 9:41:00 PM PDT · 41 of 45
    Hostage to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    This the 114th Congress. If Ted Cruz is elected President, he will be working with a newly seated 115th Congress which may very well go along with his plan for a Flat Tax.

    During the midterm elections of 2018, there will be a new Congress seated, the 116th Congress and in 2020 there will be the 117th Congress and so on.

    Now you say:

    > “10% pure, 100% flat tax for everyone.”

    and:

    > “No deductions, credits, or loopholes.”

    What’s to stop a future Congress from amending the 10% rate to 7% - 10% - 14% with an exemption for senior citizens on social security only?

    You don’t need to argue that you don’t believe it will happen. But what PREVENTS future Congresses from doing it?

  • Government must obtain warrant for e-mails (unless government wants your e-mails)

    05/20/2015 10:49:40 AM PDT · 7 of 8
    Hostage to Buckeye McFrog

    Many draft folders are stored on cloud servers. Nothing much these days on computers can escape viewing. Even disconnecting from the internet is not what it seems as many routers and wifi wireless connections can be turned on secretly without anyone noticing. Even old computers with ethernet only connections are not immune from viewing because to communicate over the internet, they must first come online and connect.

    The terrorism threat is real and is a result of our awful immigration and visa system which stem all the way back to the 1965 Immigration Act.

    Immigration failures have led to encroachments on our constitutional rights and many of these encroachments are warranted in some cases if we are to combat terrorism effectively. It’s a Catch-22.

    But long term encroachment of our rights lead to erosion of those rights to the point that in the future such rights will be considered as not really rights at all, and therein lies the danger.

    Therefore, we need to profile, locate and deport every illegal and terrorist suspect as a part of a larger war on terror to preserve not only our security but also our rights. Preservation of rights is tantamount as without them the idea that is America becomes a fable rather than a reality.

  • New Hampshire Conservatives Coalesce Behind Cruz for President

    05/20/2015 10:09:55 AM PDT · 7 of 35
    Hostage to SoConPubbie

    > “said former US Senator Bob Smith. “I knew Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan was a friend of mine. And let me tell you, as one conservative to another, Senator Ted Cruz is a lot like Ronald Reagan.””

    Senator Smith GETS IT!

  • Support for same-sex marriage hits record high in US

    05/20/2015 10:06:52 AM PDT · 40 of 54
    Hostage to Yaelle

    38 states have already amended their state constitutions, passed state legislation, held state voter referendums to uphold tradition marriage.

    It is the federal courts for the most part that are overturning the will of the people and their state legislatures in many of the 38 states that move to uphold traditional marriage.

  • Support for same-sex marriage hits record high in US

    05/20/2015 10:02:06 AM PDT · 37 of 54
    Hostage to TangledUpInBlue

    > “Support for same-sex marriage in the United States is at an all-time high ...”

    More lies. To get at how this round of lies was inferred, the analysis needs bias adjustment for the large volume of non-responses, the vast part of which are people that don’t support homosexuality or who don’t want to be bothered with non-stop news of deviant sexual choices.

  • Ted Cruz 2016 : VICTORY at Florida FFFC Straw Poll (2015-05-19) : GOP Beltway Pundits Amazed !

    05/20/2015 7:21:50 AM PDT · 30 of 56
    Hostage to Patton@Bastogne

    Big thumbs up to the Cruz Crew in the photo above!

  • Who Controls the Gay Agenda ?

    05/18/2015 8:04:32 AM PDT · 28 of 31
    Hostage to peyton randolph

    What poor inference and power of observation. You reveal your contribution to be worthless.

  • DEVELOPING: New Information=> US Was Running Weapons Thru Benghazi to Syrian Fighters

    05/18/2015 8:02:27 AM PDT · 49 of 76
    Hostage to Lady Heron

    2 years 8 months later.

    2 years later would have been at the critical timing ppint of the 2014 election contests.

    The media has known this for quite a long time but now it’s coming out, not because Judicial Watch got the documents as those documents were released by Obama’s people when they wanted them to be released.

    SOP: It’s being released now to get all the dirt out in preparation for the 2016 elections. By November 2016 it will be considered old news.

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/16/2015 10:24:50 AM PDT · 267 of 269
    Hostage to LibertyBorn

    > “If such “high information voters” support an Article V convention, then why are they using a hammer to fix a Rolex than isn’t broken?”

    Bad analogy; it’s not a Rolex and it’s not a hammer. It’s the Constitution and it’s the States. And the Constitution is not ‘broken’, it’s imbalanced. The 17th Amendment is the cause of the imbalance. It took 100 years for people to wake up to just how badly unbalanced things have become. Now is the time to correct that imbalance and Congress will never do it themselves because they profit from the imbalance. The Founders left the States Article V when Congress was too vested in the status quo.

    Here is an illustration of the power that States can use through Article V.

    ************************************************
    AMENDMENT XXVIII

    To redress the balance of powers between the federal government and the States and to restore effective suffrage of State Legislatures to Congress, the following amendment is proposed:

    ************************************************
    Section 1.
    A Senator in Congress shall be subject to recall by their respective state legislature or by voter referendum in their respective state.

    Section 2.
    Term limits for Senators in Congress shall be set by vote in their respective state legislatures but in no case shall be set less than twelve years nor more than eighteen years.

    Section 3.
    Upon a majority vote in three-fifths of state legislatures, specific federal statutes, federal court decisions and executive directives of any form shall be repealed and made void.
    ************************************************

    > “An Article V convention is only legitimately the tool for when the Constitution is inadequate to the conditions.”

    The Constitution grants Article V authority to Congress to propose amendments. In this case Congress has no compulsion to amend to correct the imbalance caused by the 17th Amendment. But the States have cause.

    > “However that’s not the problem we face. The problem is the government is deliberately in disregard to the Constitution, but that’s not even really the problem either. It’s far more than that.”

    The federal government won’t be able to “disregard” the illustrated example Amendment 28 above.

    > “The real problem is that those directing our government are no longer our elected representatives. Let that soak in a bit.”

    It doesn’t need to “soak in”. I have been writing about that for years. The recourse is not elections; let that “soak in”. The recourse is the rely on the 7,398 representatives and senators that make up state governments. These representatives and senators make up 99 state legislative bodies and conservatives control 66 of those 99. And when these representatives and senators are called, it’s often a visit or an invitation to come over for dinner. That’s how close they are to the people.

    > “Anyone still talking about “voters” and elections has missed implication of what is going on around us each and every day.”

    “Then realize that nearly 100% of those Conservative high information voters have no recognition of how the government is supposed to be functioning, and even if thei did, their amendments do NOTHING at all to cause the government to function properly — Not a one of the proposed amendments.”

    Not true at all. Amendment 28 above functions because it does not need the federal government or anything to enforce. That amendment can be proposed, ratified and enforced by States alone. Congress has merely an administrative secretarial role and nothing more. If Congress tries to impede or stop the States from amending the US Constitution as above, they will fail and turn the people against them even more.

    > “If 66 of those 99 legislatures(is this like Obama’s 57 States?) are controlled by high information conservatives, then certainly only one of those 66 legislatures would find sufficient backbone and direction to nullify ObamaCare and prohibit federal incursion into the State, but none have done so.”

    It’s not 99 ‘legislatures’, it’s 99 legislative bodies comprising state representatives and state senators. Nebraska is different in that it is bicameral having only one legislative body. Therefore, it is not 100 state legislative bodies, it is 99.

    Nullification is a ‘theory’ with no clear and direct constitutional authority. Article V is clear and direct in the original Constitution. The Constitution’s Supremacy Clause would strike any credible attempt by States to nullify anything, hence the States will not even try. But Article V is clear authority and was made so by the Founders especially George Mason of Virginia for the precise purpose to serve as a check on an out of control federal government which is what we have today.

    > “What an Article V Convention does do is corrupt the Constitution, and serve to validate the corruption that will be ongoing and unamended, virtually all the causes unchanged. Those brilliant Conservatives that are supposedly going to be leading the Convention, and leading the States,have not even acted to fixed the States themselves, nor acted to nullify Obamacare!

    You couldn’t be more wrong on all these shallow assertions. For example, 36 States have failed to set up Obamacare exchanges in defiance of Obama’s master plan to ram his agenda of socialism down the throats of Americans.

    > “There is no sort of “power” at all to Article V; it’s just a tool being abused for the wrong purpose, to the detriment of the Constitution. There is no power to the entirety of the Constitution. Where the power resides is with an enlightened and aware people, who then demand their liberty by forcing a government back into its box of enumerated powers.”

    Well, if there’s no power to Article V, why are you even here flailing on and on about it?

    > “This focus on Article V only shows the people are neither enlightened, nor aware, nor serious about reclaiming their liberty before it is too late.”

    Is that why the Article V movement is growing at breakneck speed since Mark Levin’s speech before ALEC last December 2014?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/15/2015 9:51:08 PM PDT · 262 of 269
    Hostage to Moseley

    The power of the media is in decline. MSNBC, CNN and others have had declining viewership year over year for many many years so much so that their financiers and investors are moving to find another formula that will stop them from going under.

    You are living in a view bubble of many years back if you think the media is all powerful. Their influence is an illusion that they themselves create. Take for example CNN’s Candy Crowley. Watch here how Ted Cruz eviscerates her while keeping a class act composure:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxPnjgU1Q68

    Today it is not so important that some voters are low information as it is that non-voters are high information.

    High information non-voters have been voting at the state level. They withhold their votes at the presidential level because they are disgusted with the liars and corrupt grifters that populate the ranks of presidential candidates. High information non-voters are a groundswell that is large and powerful in the power of Article V.

    It is a fact that Romney lost because more than 6 million blue collar conservative voters shunned him because he is a liar. They are not low information, they are high information.

    It is a fact that voters registered as Independent comprised 24% of the electorate in 2012 and by 2014 they comprised an astounding 42% of the electorate, a clear substantial majority of which are conservative. They are not low information, they are high information.

    It is a fact that 66 of 99 state legislative bodies are controlled by conservatives who have decades of experience with the duplicity of the EPA, gun control initiatives, same-sex marriage advocates, progressive groups funded by Bloomberg, Soros and the like. These conservative state legislators are not low information, they are high information.

    It is a fact that if one talks to a state legislator there will be high probability that the state legislator is smarter, more aware, more in tune that any federal counterpart.

    It is a fact that liberal national reporters will not venture into the conservative flyover country because they are unable to establish any credibility there. They therefore consign themselves to the New York market and the East Coast echo chambers where they talk to themselves revealing shallowness, foolishness and stupidity. They look down on the farmer and rural folk as somehow lowly, unworldly, backwards and yet they miss completely that the grassroots are wise as serpents and are orders of magnitude more knowledgeable than ever imagined. Let the big mouth small brain downstate New Yorkers continue to underestimate the people of flyover country.

    It is the conservative flyover country where the power of Article V is held. A small town in rural Wyoming is more powerful than all of New York City.

    Article V is not an article of democracy, it is an article of federalism tied to preserving the Republic. Therefore, it matters not what the leftstream media or what the Oprah ilk are pushing. They are not able to penetrate flyover country. Forty million progressive low information voters prodded by Michele Obama or Hillary Clinton and cheered by the leftstream media can say whatever they want, it won’t matter to less than 70 conservative state delegates who will propose to amend the US Constitution to assert state power.

    No media, no Obama, no Clinton, no CNN, no Soros, no Bloomberg, NO ONE will convince conservative state legislators to turn back away from doing what they are doing now that they have the numbers.

    Take the following to your all-powerful ‘media’ who you tremble in front of and ask them how they are going to stop the following:

    ************************************************
    AMENDMENT XXVIII

    To redress the balance of powers between the federal government and the States and to restore effective suffrage of State Legislatures to Congress, the following amendment is proposed:

    ************************************************
    Section 1.
    A Senator in Congress shall be subject to recall by their respective state legislature or by voter referendum in their respective state.

    Section 2.
    Term limits for Senators in Congress shall be set by vote in their respective state legislatures but in no case shall be set less than twelve years nor more than eighteen years.

    Section 3.
    Upon a majority vote in three-fifths of state legislatures, specific federal statutes, federal court decisions and executive directives of any form shall be repealed and made void.
    ************************************************

    No large progressive urban demographic can stop the above amendment. They can stop it in their state, but not in the 66 state bodies that are now controlled by conservatives. Soros has tried, and he has failed. Bloomberg has tried and he is failing as local people have woken up to the shysters paid by him to rope them along.

    The kind of amendment illustrated above ends the gravy train of the District of Corruption. There will be a lot of McMansions for sale around the Beltway. Smart owners are heading for the exits now.

  • Marriage Redefined Legally

    05/15/2015 6:15:00 AM PDT · 8 of 25
    Hostage to P-Marlowe

    > “marriage is now a choice of two autonomous ***individuals***”

    What’s an ‘individual’? A twin sister or brother? A goat?

  • Scalia Defends The Constitution, Questions The 17th Amendment

    05/14/2015 7:54:01 PM PDT · 12 of 45
    Hostage to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    Scalia with Thomas and Alito are enough for the US Supreme Court. The other six should be dismissed post haste.

  • Texas House passes Convention of States application

    05/14/2015 6:25:05 PM PDT · 44 of 67
    Hostage to colorado tanker

    > “The point is nobody has done this since the original Convention.”

    I don’t believe that is true at all. This is not a Constitutional Convention or Con-Con. Many liars like to call it a Con-Con.

    The original Convention was called to strengthen the central government, to create a new governing document to replace the Articles of Confederation. It was never called by Artivle V because Article V did not even exist.

    It’s important to understand that Article V is only about Congress or the States proposing AMENDMENTS. It does not allow for a new Constitution.

    There have been very near completions of Article V in the early 1900s. The States were almost to the point of proposing amendments under Article V when Congress persuaded them to let Congress do it for example in the case of the 17th Amendment.

    Today state legislators are more trustworthy than members of Congress to propose amendments. Congress will never propose amendments that take away its power. That is why it was wise for the Founders to allow the States to propose amendments because they saw a time when Congress would try to have all the power to themselves.

    As for your claim that the courts will attack an amendment ratified by States under Article V, take a look at this next example illustration that shows how the power of Article V can be unlocked by the States to restore federalism thereby restoring liberty and saving the Republic. This illustration condenses several of Mark Levin’s suggested Liberty Amendments and also incorporates valuable input from concerned Freepers.

    ************************************************
    AMENDMENT XXVIII

    To redress the balance of powers between the federal government and the States and to restore effective suffrage of State Legislatures to Congress, the following amendment is proposed:

    ************************************************
    Section 1.
    A Senator in Congress shall be subject to recall by their respective state legislature or by voter referendum in their respective state.

    Section 2.
    Term limits for Senators in Congress shall be set by vote in their respective state legislatures but in no case shall be set less than twelve years nor more than eighteen years.

    Section 3.
    Upon a majority vote in three-fifths of state legislatures, specific federal statutes, federal court decisions and executive directives of any form shall be repealed and made void.
    ************************************************

    The courts have no authority to attack the above when fully ratified by 38 states.

  • Texas House passes Convention of States application

    05/14/2015 4:33:20 PM PDT · 31 of 67
    Hostage to colorado tanker

    I’ve been following this Article V movement for years now. and this is the first I have heard anyone say the courts have anything to do with it. Can you describe how courts are involved amending the US Constitution via Article V?

  • BREAKING: (GOP) Senate puts Obama-supported trade bill back on track

    05/14/2015 4:31:12 PM PDT · 128 of 203
    Hostage to RKBA Democrat

    I don’t think it has been voted on yet. I could be wrong. I think cloture has passed but Ted Cruz got his amendment filed this time. McConnell was unable to cut him off like he did on the Iran bill. I don’t think McConnell could cut him off because the dems wanted their amendments in the bill.

    My thinking is the Cruz amendment is the ball game. Who is going to vote down the Cruz amendment? If they do it basically is saying they give all immigration power to Obama and the internationalists. Cruz’ amendment puts the kabosh on that scenario.

    We need to watch carefully the vote on the Cruz amendment.

    The rest of the bill gives authority to Obama to negotiate trade deals. That’s a big item in itself but I am thinking Obama wanted to do an end-run around the injunction against his Executive Amnesty using this trade bill. He wants a 5 million to 11 million new voting bloc for the 2016 elections, or more accurately the hard core left behind Obama want that.

    The rest of the bill is to be renewed in 2018 if the then President requests renewal. President Cruz will likely do the right thing then. But Obama gets 2 years to mess with trade. But like I said I think he wants to import that large illegal voting bloc more than anything else.

  • Texas House passes Convention of States application

    05/14/2015 4:22:46 PM PDT · 29 of 67
    Hostage to colorado tanker

    You trust the present Congress more than 66 out of 99 state legislative bodies controlled by conservatives?

    If you do, then why hasn’t the hard left moved on this already? What’s holding them back?

    And don’t tell me Soros is moving on this because he is getting nowhere with his initiatives.

  • Texas House passes Convention of States application

    05/14/2015 3:53:14 PM PDT · 22 of 67
    Hostage to colorado tanker

    Conservatives control 66 pf 99 state legislative chambers. How do you suppose liberals will get control?

    And you do know it takes 3/4’s of states or 38 states to ratify any amendment to be part of the Constitution don’t you?

  • BREAKING: (GOP) Senate puts Obama-supported trade bill back on track

    05/14/2015 3:49:18 PM PDT · 108 of 203
    Hostage to RKBA Democrat

    So did Sessions, Lee and other stalwart conservative senators. But Cruz filed an amendment that prohibits US Immigration Law from being overridden.

  • House passes bill for Congress to review Iran nuclear deal

    05/14/2015 2:22:29 PM PDT · 10 of 23
    Hostage to Zuben Elgenubi

    No you’re not alone. Many see this as putting Iran over the top to complete acquisition of nuclear weapon technology because $50 Billion of frozen funds will be released in 30 days from signing.

    And the language that Congress can ‘reject’ is meaningless because Obama can VETO such rejection.

    Congress has ceded Senate treaty authority to Obama.

  • BREAKING: (GOP) Senate puts Obama-supported trade bill back on track

    05/14/2015 2:12:18 PM PDT · 64 of 203
    Hostage to WilliamRobert

    Article V is the only recourse, the ONLY recourse:

    Hear Levin lay it out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

  • BREAKING: (GOP) Senate puts Obama-supported trade bill back on track

    05/14/2015 2:09:47 PM PDT · 62 of 203
    Hostage to RKBA Democrat

    We have Article V. That’s the last line of defense. After that there’s nothing.

  • BREAKING: (GOP) Senate puts Obama-supported trade bill back on track

    05/14/2015 2:08:22 PM PDT · 60 of 203
    Hostage to Don Corleone; dware

    Ted Cruz’ amendment neuters that amnesty-like language.

    We need to keep watch that this amendment gets in and stays in the bill.

  • BREAKING: (GOP) Senate puts Obama-supported trade bill back on track

    05/14/2015 2:03:15 PM PDT · 58 of 203
    Hostage to StoneWall Brigade

    Ted introduced an amendment that prevents the bill’s provision for migrants to skirt existing US immigration law. In other words, his amendment stops an end-run around the current preliminary injunction that blocks Obama’s Executive Amnesty. This is the main reason Obama wanted this bill so bad because he wants to import a 5 million to 11 million voting bloc that will tilt the 2016 elections in favor of progressives.

    Ted’s amendment should pass unless McConnell can find a way to strip the bill of Ted’s amendment. If McConnell can do that, then the only way Ted wins the presidency in 2016 is if massive massive MASSIVE amounts of patriots come out of every nook and cranny and vote. The importation of this huge progressive voting bloc is really the end game for Obama’s fundamental transformation.

    Ted will vote YES on the rest of the bill because he is a believer in Reaganomics which I think is not as applicable today as it was in 1981. But it gives the President extraordinary powers until 2018 so Ted can use that power if he wins the presidency. And if as president he does not ask that it be renewed in 2018, it goes bye-bye.

    The question is what can Obama do with the trade power without the power to forge ahead with the importation with his illegal voting bloc?

  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 10:11:05 AM PDT · 46 of 60
    Hostage to GilGil

    You know that Anderson Cooper is homosexual yes? He is.

  • Cruz Battles TPA's Sneaky Immigration Changes

    05/14/2015 9:21:19 AM PDT · 13 of 44
    Hostage to Nifster

    This is very good news because what Senator would vote against this amendment? It should pass without any resistance. My only concern is what will McConnell do to stop it?

    McConnell filed an amicus brief to the 26-State lawsuit that is backed by a preliminary injunction to Obama’s Executive Amnesty. But McConnell did that only because the 26-State lawsuit is going to win and he wants to look conservative, AND because his TPP efforts render the 26-State lawsuit powerless to stop the purpose of Executive Amnesty. In other words, McConnell is a scumbag.

    Yesterday Obama said this TPP Bill is ‘personal’ to him. Senator Sessions has disclosed that the bill contains language that allows Obama to move migrant laborers into the USA and provide them with everything that his Executive Amnesty was to provide. The TPP Bill represents an end-run around the preliminary injunction against his Executive Amnesty.

    The purpose of Executive Amnesty and now this TPP is to import a large voting bloc for the 2016 elections.

    Via his amendment Ted Cruz just threw a wrench into Obama and McConnell’s plan to get around the preliminary injunction.

    McConnell could not cut Ted Cruz out by moving to cloture. It can only be because the democrats would not support him as they want their amendments in the bill.

    What Ted Cruz did here is vital and can have ENORMOUS impact to the 2016 elections and hence the future of the USA.

  • Senate deals stinging defeat to Obama trade agenda (fails 52-45)

    05/13/2015 11:38:42 AM PDT · 113 of 116
    Hostage to Lil Flower

    Direct responses are fair game. You were warned not to include me in your comments to others as you did in post #82 above.

  • Ted Cruz: Why I voted YES for Corker Iran bill

    05/13/2015 11:32:27 AM PDT · 224 of 227
    Hostage to Lil Flower

    You may respond to my direct comments to you.

    But you were warned not to include me in your comments to others.

  • Non-Citizen Deported for Voting in American Elections

    05/13/2015 9:59:39 AM PDT · 16 of 39
    Hostage to afraidfortherepublic

    > “The time to catch foreigners trying to vote is when they register to vote, not after they voted.”

    This so true! Once an illegal vote is cast, there is no way to discern how it went. Search the internet for Rossi v. Gregoire.

  • Court Cases Could Undo Pres. Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration

    05/13/2015 9:41:25 AM PDT · 22 of 28
    Hostage to Lazamataz

    Obama won’t do that. Even if he does, the judge can ensure those DOJ attorneys are disbarred and Obama can do nothing about that.

    The careers of these DOJ attorneys are for all intents and purposes over. It’s just a matter of time.

    When other DOJ attorneys witness what happens, they will refuse to take the cases. Many won’t wait for Obama to ‘order’ them to carry out his orders. They will quit because everything they have worked to achieve will be at risk of being lost.

  • Court Cases Could Undo Pres. Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration

    05/13/2015 8:19:48 AM PDT · 15 of 28
    Hostage to ChildOfThe60s

    100,000 is far less than 5 million or 11 million or more.

    Secondly, Judge Hanen is going to come down like a ton of bricks on the DOJ Attorneys that lied to him.

    So the short answer is Obama will have no one to carry out his orders because the courts are going to jail them, that’s why.

    Obama can get away with a little for a little time, then his game is up. Because he needs pawns, rooks, bishops and knights to carry out his plan. When those pieces are taken, Obama loses.

    The game is still in the beginning setup. Soon the Judge will unleash his fury. Stay tuned.

  • Ted Cruz: Why I voted YES for Corker Iran bill

    05/13/2015 7:11:41 AM PDT · 222 of 227
    Hostage to CharlesWayneCT

    > “The problem with all of your arguments is that Ted Cruz voted yes on an actual bill. That bill harms the country.”

    > “There is no “strategy” for voting yes on a bill that is bad for the country.”

    The problem with your thinking is you don’t distinguish ‘normal’ from ‘abnormal’ contexts.

    Using my fireman example again, a fire breaks out, a fireman needs to wield an axe and bust into the building. The fireman is ‘harming’ the building but is interested in saving or gaining something else.

    The facts are that Obama was going to lift sanctions with or without Congress. Part of lifting sanctions is releasing $50 billion in frozen funds. That is very serious money that persons in the know say can put Iran over the top to completing acquisition of nuclear weapon technology. But releasing $50 Billion requires cooperation of international banks like for example UBS, Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Barclays etc..

    Casual observers of this conflict do not realize that banking is one of the biggest tools of sanctions that exist. Without international banking, the ability of the Iranians to do just about anything is extremely hampered.

    The bill calls for a 30-day wait period before lifting sanctions. This may be enough time for international bankers to delay further the transfer of funds. Obama can say to the Iranians, here’s your $50 billion, but if the bank says not so fast, then more time is possibly gained. International bankers respond not only to the Feds but also the ECB. So there’s another non-US banking entity that can be appealed to especially in light of the fact that the Israelis are very influential in international banking, especially in Zurich. For example, their treasurer is the former head of the IMF and is slated to become head of the World Bank.

    So the bill is a bad bill but it opens some peepholes to shoot through.

    Secondly, it gives Ted Cruz standing to see the ‘deal’. If Ted Cruz had voted no on the bill, he would have no standing. He could argue I am a member of Congress and I demand to see the deal document, but Obama’s people could put him at the back of the line and then cancel. They don’t care one way or the other.

    By voting for the bill he can say I am a member of Congress and I want an appointment to see the deal document. If the Obama people move him to the back of the line and then cancel him, then he can raise hell with McConnell and have plenty of firepower for the press.

    So Ted Cruz is the fireman breaking into the building to save save something of value. He’s harming the building but that will happen anyways. By breaking into the building he has the opportunity to minimize the damage perhaps even save the building.

    I don’t worship Ted Cruz but over several years I have witnessed and researched his motivations and intents. They are identical to my own. So when someone says to me to “stop worshiping Ted Cruz” they are directly attacking me. Ted’s values are MY VALUES and vice versa.

    > “But if we are going to appeal to authority, I feel good standing with Tom Cotton on this vote.”

    By voting NO Tom Cotton was merely making the statement that the ‘DEAL’ should be treated as a ‘TREATY’. I agree but that ignores the reality. The reality was Obama was not presenting it as a Treaty. I don’t agree with Obama but the reality is he was ignoring those saying he must present it as a treaty. That’s the cold hard reality.

    Again the fireman example, if I say the building should not be on fire it ignores the reality that the building is on fire. As a fireman Tom Cotton says “I am not going to bust into that building because it should not be on fire”. Fine, he made his decision.

    But both Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton knew the bill would pass. One voted no and the other voted yes. They have the same principles but Ted Cruz chose the tactical approach. Tom walked away from it. There’s no way to avoid harm on this vote just as there’s no way to avoid breaking things when a fireman busts through windows and walls to get inside a burning building.

    By voting Yes, Ted Cruz uses a less bad option in order to gain standing to see the deal document, to work with the House to insert an amendment like the one he crafted for the Senate (but McConnell cut off) thereby presenting the ‘deal’ as a ‘treaty’. So Ted Cruz is still working to kill the Iran deal. Lastly, Ted Cruz gives Israeli bankers a chance to persuade their Euro colleagues to tell Obama to go fly a kite on the release of the $50 Billion. It also enables them to refuse cooperation to participate in oil transactions when Iran tries to contract purchase and sales agreements to sell their oil. With the price of oil having collapsed, Iran will not gain so much from the oil trade BUT THEY COULD GAIN ENORMOUSLY from the release of the $50B.

    I will use one more example to highlight the problem with your thinking. You appear a person that stands on principles. So do I and so does Ted Cruz. But principles are rules and traditions that have instructions and consequences for not following instructions.

    When rules are followed, it allows all of us to live more peaceably and to conduct business in orderly fashion. But when there is an emergency, the rules we abide by are set aside and we go into another set of rules for when things are ‘IN EXTREMIS’ (search the internet on terms ‘in extremis leadership’).

    Example: Woman jaywalks a street in Manhattan. Cop detains her and begins writing her up. She’s frantic, hysterical, she tries to run away but cop catches here and cuffs her.

    For law abiding bystanders, they nod their heads in agreement with the cop that there are consequences to breaking the law and resisting arrest.

    Except suddenly out of the crowd a crazed man with a long knife emerges and stabs the cop in the back and stabs the woman too. Turns out the man was chasing the woman as he had just been released from prison.

    Now the woman’s infraction has a rational basis and the rules, the normal rules no longer apply. Rather, another set of rules applies, a set of ‘in extremis rules’.

    Ted Cruz was voting in extremis just as I would have done knowing my options.

    Lastly, Ted Cruz and McConnell both voted YES on the Iran Bill but they are not the same. They are not the same because each have different motives and intents. It’s like comparing a fireman with a burglar, both break into a building but for entirely different purposes. Are they equivalent because they both break into a building? No!

  • Raymond Damadian, Inventor of the MRI

    05/13/2015 6:05:05 AM PDT · 22 of 22
    Hostage to bunkerhill7

    All right then, thanks for weighing in.

  • Senate deals stinging defeat to Obama trade agenda (fails 52-45)

    05/12/2015 9:55:08 PM PDT · 89 of 116
    Hostage to Lil Flower

    I’m not interested in you including me in your comments. From now on leave me out of it.

  • Raymond Damadian, Inventor of the MRI

    05/12/2015 9:50:11 PM PDT · 20 of 22
    Hostage to bunkerhill7

    I knew that. I knew it was political correctness. I chose to use the wording I did because I felt it wasn’t worth bogging thread down with distractions of PC.

    My aim was simply to inform of another acronym.

    I never expected someone like yourself to start lecturing about such trivialities.

    Reminds me of when iwas having house built. I had a meet with the GC on site. He told me the framers were putting in a ‘pony wall’

  • Texas Republicans could take new stand on same-sex marriage(to defy gay rights courts)

    05/12/2015 7:28:36 PM PDT · 13 of 59
    Hostage to sickoflibs

    Repeating an illustration showing how the power of Article V can be unlocked by the States to restore federalism thereby restoring our liberty and saving our Republic. This illustration condenses several of Mark Levin’s suggested Liberty Amendments and alsoincorporates valuable input from concerned Freepers.

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    AMENDMENT XXVIII

    To redress the balance of powers between the federal government and the States and to restore effective suffrage of State Legislatures to Congress, the following amendment is proposed:

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    Section 1.
    A Senator in Congress shall be subject to recall by their respective state legislature or by voter referendum in their respective state.

    Section 2.
    Term limits for Senators in Congress shall be set by vote in their respective state legislatures but in no case shall be set less than twelve years nor more than eighteen years.

    Section 3.
    Upon a majority vote in three-fifths of state legislatures, specific federal statutes, federal court decisions and executive directives of any form shall be repealed and made void.
    ************************************************

    Section 3 of the above illustration puts an end to the social tyranny of the federal government.
    WHAT CAN WE DO TODAY?

    Strongly recommended that the following must-see video of Mark Levin be watched, consumed and studied:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

    Urge state senators and state representatives, and the people that work for them, to view it also.

    Most people today don’t even know who their state legislators are. Is this surprising in light of the 17th Amendment?

    Start with a simple task. Put it on your to-do list to find out who is your State Representative and who is your State Senator. Get their names, addresses and phone numbers. You will be astonished at how accessible and neighborly they can be.

    Sign up here as soon as possible:

    http://www.conventionofstates.com

  • Yogi Berra at 90: Quips and quotes from a Yankees icon

    05/12/2015 3:26:14 PM PDT · 13 of 35
    Hostage to TBP

    As a kid I had 3 of his baseball cards but traded two away for players I believe Harmon Killebrew, Warren Spahn. My mother got rid of all my cards when I outgrew them. They’d be worth a mint today. Mothers sometimes just don’t understand ‘investing’ :)

  • By Accepting Apology, Ted Cruz Sets Classy Example

    05/12/2015 2:42:26 PM PDT · 13 of 13
    Hostage to 2ndDivisionVet

    Ted Cruz is a class act period.

    He will win the presidency by a substantial margin and he will go on to make history in league with Ronald Reagan, possibly even greater.

  • 113 Congressional Republicans Voice Support For Lawsuit Challenging Obama's Immigration Actions

    05/12/2015 2:37:10 PM PDT · 7 of 17
    Hostage to Elderberry

    This is the second Amicus Brief that Senator Cruz has filed. The first was immediately filed in support of the 26 State Suit against Obama. This second is to confirm his position.

    But McConnell is filing now when it doesn’t matter and when there is a clear contempt violation by Obama of Judge Hanen’s order. In other words, McConnell’s Amicus is for show, done only in the wake of contempt.

  • Ted Cruz: Why I voted YES for Corker Iran bill

    05/12/2015 11:04:15 AM PDT · 220 of 227
    Hostage to Lil Flower

    So sorry to hear someone peed in your cornflakes!

    BA-BYE!

  • Who Controls the Gay Agenda ?

    05/12/2015 6:12:45 AM PDT · 14 of 31
    Hostage to SauronOfMordor; peyton randolph

    It’s called clustering, and it’s a fact that is part of human nature.

    For example, 75% of the New York Times editorial staff is homosexual. It took 2 decades for that to become a reality.

    For example, nearly 100% of certain medical residency programs in certain cities were so clustered with 5th pathway candidates from India that Medicare had to break them up under threat of lawsuits citing fraud and discrimination.

    And there are countless other examples.

    Homosexuals ‘cluster’ and they do so just as other groups but they are more adroit in keeping their clustering nontransparent because many of them spent decades learning how to remain covert. Now that they are allowing themselves out of the closet, it should not be surprising to see them clustered around certain powerful positions. They lied and deceived their way to positions of influence by promoting each other.

    There’s a reason why nearly every Wall St. backed corporation is pushing the homosexual agenda and it’s not about human rights or civil rights extrapolation from blacks to homosexuals. It’s about power and using that power to proselytize others.

  • Raymond Damadian, Inventor of the MRI

    05/11/2015 10:06:34 PM PDT · 18 of 22
    Hostage to bunkerhill7

    Why are you lecturing about this? There is no point.

  • Ted Cruz: Why I voted YES for Corker Iran bill

    05/11/2015 1:26:55 PM PDT · 218 of 227
    Hostage to Lil Flower

    Sorry to say you’re nuts.

    I wrote a clear example that a school child could understand to help others understand what you are trying to do.

    Here it is again:

    Fireman breaks into a house.

    Burglar breaks into a house.

    Both with entirely different motive and intent and yet they are equivalent in your view because they both broke into a house.

  • Former Michigan GOP Chairman Joins Sen. Cruz Presidential Campaign

    05/11/2015 1:22:24 PM PDT · 21 of 37
    Hostage to 2ndDivisionVet

    Actually it’s not so much the headline which uses the word “join” as it is how people read it as something else.

    For a confirmed team member we should expect Ted to publicly announce or for his campaign team to issue a press release.

    This one looks like an opportunist to get in on the growing groundswell of support for a true conservative.

  • Former Michigan GOP Chairman Joins Sen. Cruz Presidential Campaign

    05/11/2015 1:19:18 PM PDT · 18 of 37
    Hostage to 2ndDivisionVet

    Thank you. I suspected the headlline was misleading.

    We should expect to see a lot more people ‘embellish’ their association with Ted Cruz as the campaign continues to gather momentum.

  • Raymond Damadian, Inventor of the MRI

    05/11/2015 11:36:38 AM PDT · 16 of 22
    Hostage to bunkerhill7

    What is untrue. Yes it commercially called NMR before it was called MRI. GE was very involved in the technology and they at one time called it NMR.

    So there’s no disagreement from this end. Maybe you read something into it?

  • Raymond Damadian, Inventor of the MRI

    05/11/2015 9:58:00 AM PDT · 6 of 22
    Hostage to fishtank

    MRI stands for ‘Magnetic Resonance Imaging’.

    It was once known as NMR which stands for ‘Nuclear Magnetic Resonance’.

    But the word ‘nuclear’ in medicine was deemed distracting and not fitting for the art of medicine. So the invention was changed from NMR to MRI.

  • Ted Cruz: Why I voted YES for Corker Iran bill

    05/11/2015 5:46:10 AM PDT · 216 of 227
    Hostage to Lil Flower

    > “He voted with McConnell on the second vote”

    Truly lacking in comprehension.

    A fireman breaks into a house.

    A burglar breaks into a house.

    Both have entirely different motive and intent. Yet they are equivalent in your view because they both broke into a house.