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  • New York governor to allow 35,000 paroled felons to vote

    04/19/2018 5:03:02 AM PDT · by Bogie · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 18, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    New York State plans to restore voting rights to about 35,000 New York felons on parole who previously were barred from casting a ballot until they completed their parole, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
  • Iowa Legislature moves Toward Right to Arms Constitutional Amendment

    04/19/2018 2:12:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Only six states do not have some sort of right to keep and bear arms amendment or clause in their state Constitution. They are California, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and  New York. California, Maryland, New Jersey and New York show the lack of a state constitutional protection with their highly restrictive firearms laws.Two outliers on that list are Iowa and Minnesota. State constitutional protections of the right to bear arms provide protection when the federal Constitution fails to do so. The U.S. Supreme Court has been reluctant to protect Second Amendment rights for a decade. Getting to the U.S....
  • New York AG Calls for Closing Presidential Pardon Loophole

    04/18/2018 3:40:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    NYT ^ | 4-18-2018 | Bob Brigham
    For some stupid reason, the founders of our republic decided to design an immensely complicated constitutional system chock-full of checks and balances — on the theory that it was important to prevent power from becoming concentrated in any one part of the government — and then just gave the head of the Executive branch the absolute, unilateral power to nullify all federal laws by handing out “get out of jail free” cards to anyone he wants. For most of American history, the insane scope of the pardon power has been kept in check by norms, and the understanding that flagrant...
  • The Constitution and the Confederation Congress

    04/16/2018 2:04:21 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | April 16th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: When to Amend? Congress, that poor substitute for an actual government, was on the verge of collapse in 1787. Not a single state complied with the tax requisition of 1786. When the Federal Convention in Philadelphia adjourned on September 17th, the prospects of adequate tax collections for 1787 were equally dim. James Madison wrote, “The Treasury Board seems to be in despair of maintaining the shadow of government much longer. Without money, the offices must be shut up, and the handful of troops on the frontier disbanded.” Nothing but the hope of better things inspired by the convention did...
  • The Founders’ Lesson On Gun Control

    04/15/2018 8:03:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/15/18 | KrisAnne Hall
    What many citizens and legislators do not understand is that the federal government has no right to prevent any law-abiding citizen from owning or possessing ANY firearm. The entire argument for gun control is built upon a false premise. The second amendment is not about self-defense from criminals. As unpleasant as it may be for this modern society to say out loud, historically and constitutionally speaking, the right of the people to keep and bear arms has always been a right to protect yourself from those in power who want to enslave you. If America wants to engage in a...
  • ACLU Praises Breach of "Attorney Client Privilege" [semi-satire]

    04/14/2018 12:29:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 April 2018 | John Semmens
    This week in an unprecedented move, Special Counsel Robert Mueller engineered a raid on President Trump's long-time lawyer Michael Cohen that seized all of his files and documents. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lauded this piercing of the President's and Cohen Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and denial of due process, calling them "warranted exceptions." As ACLU spokesman Bertram Petty explained "the Bill of Rights is intended to protect innocent people from tyrannical abuses. In this case, everyone agrees that Trump and his associates are 'bad hombres' and as such, not entitled to any rights that...
  • FL Grade School Rewards Kids with T-Shirts and Spot in Video If They Stand Up Against 2A

    04/13/2018 8:36:31 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 13, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE-FL Grade School Rewards Kids with T-Shirts and Spot in Video If They Stand Up Against the Second Amendment A Florida parent sent this email to TGP this week. The Ruth K Broad – Bay Harbor K-8 administration sent a letter home with students saying kids who stand against the Second Amendment will be rewarded. From a local parent: The attached is an email I received today from my daughter’s school located in Miami-Dade County regarding participation in a video and sale of “never again” t-shirts. This is a public school. This is the type of garbage that is...
  • 'It's Disputed by Our Founding Fathers': Paul Challenges Pompeo on Syria, Military Deployments

    04/12/2018 7:35:55 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 4-12-2018 | Fox News Insider
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) challenged Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo Thursday on whether President Trump can authorize strikes on Syria without approval from Congress. Pompeo, the current CIA director and a former congressman, said at his Senate confirmation hearing that he believes the president has the authority to sign off on another attack on Bashar al-Assad's forces. He said that power of the president has not been disputed by Democrats or Republicans for an "extended" period of time. Paul disputed that, arguing the Constitution gives that power to Congress, not the executive branch. "Actually it's disputed mostly by our...
  • In Neil Gorsuch, Trump Kept His Promise to the American People

    04/10/2018 5:42:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | April 10, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    On April 10, Justice Neil Gorsuch will celebrate his first anniversary on the United States Supreme Court. President Donald Trump and his supporters should celebrate as well, because in Gorsuch, Trump kept one of his core campaign promises to the American people.During his campaign, Trump promised that if elected, he would appoint Supreme Court justices like the late Justice Antonin Scalia: judges who respect the Constitution and interpret it based on how it was originally understood rather than his own personal policy preferences. Trump then took the unprecedented step of releasing a list of judges from which he would select...
  • At town hall, Wasserman Schultz says Parkland shooting hit home [Gun Grabbers On the March!]

    04/07/2018 3:07:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Congresswoman heard about Parkland tragedy from high-school age daughter Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she heard about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School not from her staff, but from her ninth-grade daughter. She it was a tragedy that hit home for her and for that reason she called the town hall in Pembroke Pines Saturday for a discussion on how to prevent gun violence. ....Fred Guttenberg, who daughter Jamie was killed in the Parkland school shooting, was among the speakers. Guttenberg, who has become an outspoken advocate of stricter gun law since the shooting, urged the crowd...
  • What would Patrick Henry's opinion of the Incorporation Doctrine be?

    04/07/2018 10:49:08 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Founding Father Patrick Henry famously proclaimed "I smell a rat!" What did it smell like? What was that rat's name? What was the rat's color: brown or grey? What was the rat's purpose? The rat's purpose really is the only important question here. I asked the other questions mainly in jest. Welcome to the 6th and final posting in this series examining the claims that progressives make in regard to Marbury vs Madison. In parts 1 through 5, I mainly examined some of the inconsistencies relating to the progressives' claims. Here in part 6 I highlight where the problem actually...
  • Trampling The Constitution One Amendment At A Time

    04/07/2018 7:56:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-7-18 | MOTUS
    Trampling the Constitution because it isn’t ‘woke’ enough has turned into a daily work out for Progressives. I think it’s cute that they profess to believe in the principles of both the First and Second Amendment while spending a great deal of time and effort to violate and destroy them.The assault on the Second Amendment has been so well documented and become so ingrained in the sheeple brain that little towns across America feel empowered to virtue signal their disdain by passing illegal legislative bans: Deerfield residents with assault weapons may sell them, hand them over to police or move...
  • Town Bypasses Constitution, US Citizens Given 60 Days to Turn in Guns Or Become Criminals

    04/05/2018 10:39:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 166 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 04/05/18 | Jack Burns
    As the state promises gun rights activists they’re not coming for their guns, behind the scenes they’re pleading for it to happen. And now the feared gun grab is occurring. Residents in Deerfield, Illinois have 60 days to surrender their “assault weapons” or face fines of $1000 per day per gun. The gun ban ordinance was passed on April 2nd with residents left with few choices of how to dispose of their valuable “assault weapons.” Upon careful reading of the ordinance, residents will be left with revolvers, .22 caliber “plinking” rifles, and double barrel shotguns to defend their homes and families from criminals who...
  • The Bill of Rights and the Failure of Education

    04/04/2018 6:04:08 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 4, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    What have we learned, in the weeks since the Valentine’s Day massacre in Parkland, Florida? We have seen the same well-intentioned but utterly misguided efforts that we always see after such horrors: a focus on banning one weapon out of many, as if that would make a difference, while closing our eyes to the real perpetrators and the actual causes of vulnerability. But we are used to that. What we are unused to, however, is the removal of the façade that for so long as hidden the Left’s efforts at the banning, and even outright confiscation, of firearms from law-abiding...
  • What is the purpose of a bill of rights anyways? To expand government? Or to limit it?

    04/04/2018 5:20:51 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies
    In parts 1 through 4 of this series (Scroll to the bottom for more detail about the parts) I have been examining progressivism and its relation (or lack therof) to the 1803 court ruling Marbury vs Madison. Here in part 5, I just want to ask two questions. First, what is the purpose of a bill of rights? We could be talking about the Bill of Rights of the Federal Constitution, or the Bill of Rights that exists in your State constitution. It doesn't matter really, where that bill of rights happens to exist. What is it for: Is it...
  • DNC vice chairwoman: 'Repeal the 2nd Amendment'

    04/03/2018 8:14:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 4/3/2018 | Art Moore
    When former U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens called for repeal of the Second Amendment in a New York Times op-ed last week, Democratic Party officials largely laid low. But the vice chairman for civic engagement and voter protection for the Democratic National Committee issued a tweet urging “Repeal the Second Amendment,” with a link to Stevens’ op-ed: Repeal the Second Amendment — KarenCarterPeterson (@TeamKCP) March 27, 2018
  • Restore the Framers’ Deliberative Senate

    04/02/2018 12:51:43 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | April 2nd 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    To the extent that the world’s once most deliberative institution performs its duty at all, the US Senate is reactive rather than deliberative. It reacts to crises of the moment such as school/church shootings and short-term continuing spending resolutions. Unless your Congressman or senator is Ryan, Pelosi, McConnell or Schumer, it’s unlikely your representative or senator had a say in one of Congress' most important duties: appropriations. The bill was presented to the rank and file Congress on a Wednesday, which gave them scant time to read the ginormous thing before voting on Friday. This insult to the sovereign people...
  • Nationwide Rallies Supporting The Constitution

    04/01/2018 6:01:17 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 16 replies
    There are nationwide rallies supporting the Constitution and the Second Amendment on April 14, 2018 in response to the March for our Lives. Please plan to attend if you are able to do so. Let's show the libs that Conservatives can come together too! Here is a link to the national event page The NCCPA
  • Will Media Cover? Students Organize Pro-Life Walkout

    03/31/2018 10:27:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 3/27/2018 | Gabriel Hays
    Students at a California high school are hoping to inspire another national walkout day – but this time for the pro-life cause. Not gun control. While hopeful, some students are concerned about a double standard on what issues are socially acceptable for the now-popular school walkout. Considering that no major liberal media outlets are circulating their campaign, maybe they’re onto something. But conservative media, like Fox News, are paying attention. A junior, Brandon Gillespie is the student organizer of Rocklin High School’s April 11th walkout. He has the support of classmates and several administration members of the Sacramento, California school...
  • Lawsuit filed to block ouster of Santa Rosa homeless camps (Constitutional issue?)

    03/31/2018 7:52:42 AM PDT · by rey · 43 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 31 Mar 2018
    Homeless advocates filed a lawsuit Friday to block Sonoma County and Santa Rosa from shutting down the two large encampments that have grown in southwest Santa Rosa, arguing that forcing people out of their camps without providing an acceptable alternative would be unconstitutional. The county has given homeless people until Tuesday to leave the two tent villages on Sonoma County Community Development Commission land behind the Dollar Tree store in Roseland. The suit sets up a high-profile showdown between homeless advocates, who argue that local governments are doing too little to help people in need, and agencies that say they...