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  • Federalism: Yesterday and Today

    10/20/2014 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Publius · 57 replies
    A Publius Essay | 20 October 2014 | Publius
    IntroductionFederalism, or States’ Rights, has a long and honored history. To define terms, Federalism involves the assignment of powers between the entities that make up a federation and the federal authority created by those entities to act on behalf of that federation. In the United States Constitution, the people delegated certain enumerated powers to the federal government for the sake of operating a federated union. The 10th Amendment was put in place to insure that the federal government would never assume powers not delegated to it. It reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor...
  • Public University Cracks Down On Students Handing Out Constitution Outside ‘Free Speech Zone’

    10/16/2014 9:43:06 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2014 | Eric Owens
    Officials and campus cops at Southern Oregon University threatened to call the police on a group of four students who were distributing copies of the U.S. Constitution outside the designated “free speech zone” last week. The Constitution kerfuffle occurred last Tuesday at the obscure public school in the middle of nowhere, Campus Reform reports. The students, all affiliated with Students for Concealed Carry, ironically were also gathering signatures for a petition to end the taxpayer-funded school’s restrictive speech policies. Administrators and school police officers didn’t like it. The four students say they were followed by bureaucrats and cops and threatened...
  • Does our Constitution still work?

    10/15/2014 6:12:11 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2014 | John Stossel
    Does the Constitution still matter? When it was written, Ben Franklin said the Founders gave us a republic, "if you can keep it." Few people thought the republic would last another 227 years, but it has. The Constitution's limits on government power helped create the most free and prosperous country on earth.... Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) asked President Obama's Supreme Court pick, Elena Kagan, "If I wanted to sponsor a bill and it said, Americans, you have to eat three vegetables and three fruits every day, does that violate the Commerce Clause?" Amazingly, Kagan wouldn't say, "Yes, of course!"...
  • Houston Seeks To Monitor Sermons Via Subpoena

    10/15/2014 9:52:12 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 4 replies
    Five pastors in the City of Houston have been hit with a subpoena demanding copies of sermons and other pastoral communications. These pastors apparently oppose a City Ordinance which allows men to go into the ladies restroom and vice versa. A petition drive was launched against the “non-discrimination” ordinance, which over 50,000 residents signed. The City claimed there were “irregularities” in the collection of signatures and refused to put the issue on the ballot. As such a lawsuit was filed against the city, which then turned around and issued subpoenas to these pastors. Interestingly none of the pastors are parties...
  • [Criminal] Obama Could Be Calling His Lawyers After The Revelation Allen West Just Made

    10/14/2014 6:46:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Tom Hinchey
    Judge Jeanine Pirro remarked that the Obama Administration is violating federal law by reducing the military by 90,000 while simultaneously recruiting illegal immigrants into the armed services and arming them through unilateral executive order. Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen West joined the judge to discuss this unlawful action. Col. West agreed with Judge Jeanine’s comment that it is a felony to arm an illegal immigrant under Title 18 USC 922 (d)(5a) “When has law ever meant anything to Barack Hussein Obama? But the more important thing that we have to come to understand is if you go to the Constitution,...
  • Open Carry as Performance Art

    10/14/2014 4:19:44 PM PDT · by Thud
    Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 7, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Bill from Vegas [case quotation]"… Gun carriers seem to not notice, or willfully ignore, that apparently-purposeless gun carrying is never going to be regarded as purposeless by bystanders...." Which is why I consider lawful open carry primarily to be a form of performance art. You're not against art are you, Mr. Lathrop? Do I first have to drop my Glock in a jar of urine or rub elephant dung on it to get you to respect my self-expression? Who are you to judge me anyway? Dammit, man, it's an aesthetic, not a dialectic. Okay, yea, I'm armed. But I...
  • Police captain punished for refusing to attend Muslim Brotherhood-linked mosque

    10/14/2014 1:10:39 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 54 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Unknown
    The city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, punished one of its own veteran police commanders for his refusal to attend a Muslim religious service being held at a mosque he said practiced radical Islamic dogma, according to court records. He also "dared" to refuse to order his officers to visit a mosque he alleges has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • University officials threaten students passing out U.S. Constitution (Oregon)

    10/14/2014 10:24:58 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10/14/2014 | Kaitlyn Schalhorn
    University officials threatened to call the police and disciplinary action against students who were passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution at Southern Oregon University (SOU) last week. A group of four students at SOU handed out copies of the Constitution on campus Tuesday while collecting signatures to end the university’s restrictive speech policies, which limit free speech to an area that totals less than one percent of campus. While doing so, the students were approached multiple times by school administrators and campus police who all asked the students to move to a different area of campus.
  • A Supreme Court, Not Supreme Wisdom

    10/12/2014 11:37:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/14 | Alan Caruba
    The Constitution remains supreme above the office of President and, in great measure, we can thank the work of Chief Justice John Marshall I am not a lawyer, but I have read the Constitution and I cannot find any indication that the Founding Fathers intended the guarantee of “equal protection of the laws” in the 14th Amendment to include same-sex marriage. The idea would have been regarded as an abomination to the men who created the Constitution. To many who regard the institution of marriage a sacred bond between a man and a woman, the decisions of lower courts that...
  • Alan Gura as Superman

    10/12/2014 6:32:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This depiction of Alan Gura as Superman in the fight to restore second amendment rights was made available for people to sign, as a gift to Alan, at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago.   Alan Gura is held in high regard because of his court wins in the Heller and McDonald Supreme Court cases.   He recently had another victory in the Palmer v. DC case, though it took five years to obtain a decision there. Alan Gura attended the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago.  Several speakers  warned of the dangers of  circuit court take overs by Obama...
  • Georgia’s Proposed Constitutional Amendments – November 2014

    10/11/2014 4:48:51 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 5 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | October 11, 2014 | Larry Walker II
    A Yes-No Proposition- By: Larry Walker II -There are two Proposed Constitutional Amendments on Georgia’s ballot this November 4th. They are as follows:A. To prohibit an increase in the state income tax rate in effect January 1, 2015 (Senate Resolution 415). "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to prohibit the General Assembly from increasing the maximum state income tax rate?"B. Adding reckless driving penalties or fees to the brain and spinal injury trust fund (House Resolution 1183). "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow additional reckless driving penalties or fees to be added to the Brain and...
  • Unconstitutional Obamacare Website Won't Release Premium Rates Till After Mid-Term Elections

    10/11/2014 12:36:01 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | October 10, 2014 | Suzanne Hammer
    "The most transparent administration in the history of the United States" has announced that the "new and improved" Healthcare.gov website is more streamlined for this year's enrollment into Obamacare; but, the premium rates for plans will not be released on the website until after the November 4th midterm elections. "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide." -Barack Hussein Obama The government has released its new website which takes only 16 pages to enroll this year as opposed to the 76 pages last year. However, customers who enroll in Obamacare will not...
  • Demonstrably False: The Presidency of Barack Obama

    10/11/2014 10:01:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/11/14 | George H. Shear
    Barack Obama’s flimsy lies in defense of his handling of the Secret Service prostitution scandal have been characterized by the Washington Post as “Demonstrably False.” This truthful statement from a leading media outlet has been a longtime coming; but those of us who have been honest observers of the miserable failure in the White House say: Better late than never. Barack Obama has lied to us from the first day he entered public life from wherever he came from. If Franklin Roosevelt’s Administration was the, “New Deal” and John Kennedy’s was the “New Frontier,” Barack Obama’s Administration must be labeled...
  • Parallel Reconstruction

    10/08/2014 9:02:53 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 7 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    While the political commentators in the nation’s capital are wrapped up in the debate over what to do about ISIS, and as one third of the Senate and nearly all members of the House campaign for re-election, the president’s spies continue to capture massive amounts of personal information about hundreds of millions of us and lie about it. The president continues to dispatch his National Security Agency spies as if he were a law unto himself, and Congress — which is also being spied upon — has done nothing to protect the right to privacy that the Fourth Amendment was...
  • Three Cheers for American Exceptionalism!

    10/08/2014 8:50:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/14 | Tim Dunkin
    As is typical for left-wingers, they want to tear down rather than build up There was an interesting story coming out of the Denver area recently which many may not have seen. It involved hundreds of high school students from five schools in Jefferson County, Colorado, walking out of classes, most often at the instigation of their teachers, and protesting several recent decisions made by the school board of that county, a board which includes several recently elected conservative members. The two most commonly cited reasons for the protests were the imposition of merit pay for teachers and a proposed...
  • TENNESSEE: NOV AMENDMENT, TO CURB ABORTION, YES ON 1

    10/08/2014 6:25:40 AM PDT · by GailA · 15 replies
    YES ON 1 ^ | 10/8/14 | na
    YES on 1, TN is #3 in out of state abortions. Why Yes on 1 Who We Are YES on 1 is a community-based outreach to raise awareness of the proposed pro-life constitutional amendment slated for public vote in 2014. Local committees in support of YES on 1 are being developed in communities, counties, churches and campuses across the state. Because of a radical 4-1 ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2000, Tennessee now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade or the U.S. Constitution. Background Basic commonsense protections passed by the Tennessee...
  • Ted Cruz to introduce constitutional amendment on gay marriage after Supreme Court ducks appeals

    10/07/2014 1:35:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2014 | AllahPundit
    “Putting the paddles on the chest of a divisive issue with absolutely no hope of the outcome he promises is a hallmark of Ted Cruz,” says GOP consultant Rick Wilson acidly, the memory of last year’s doomed “defund” effort firmly in mind. Okay, but the fine print on what Cruz wants to do is interesting. Typically when social conservatives start talking up amendments aimed at gay marriage, they’re thinking of a substantive change — namely, a new law of the land that says marriage involves one man and one woman and no other combination. Once that’s in the Constitution,...
  • GOP Remains (Mostly) Silent on Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Move

    10/07/2014 6:59:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/7/14 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann
    To see how the politics of gay marriage has changed in this country in 11 years, revisit this Nov. 19, 2003 New York Times piece after the Massachusetts Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in the state: House Majority Leader Tom DeLay denounced what he said was a “runaway judiciary”; the Republican National Committee said the decision “could be an issue” in the upcoming presidential contest; and an aide to a Democratic presidential candidate predicted the subject “is going to come up again and again.” And, well, in 2004, a strong argument can be made....
  • Straight Talk About An Article V Convention

    10/06/2014 12:35:51 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 77 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | Publius Huldah
    This speech was presented to Campaign For Liberty – Memphis on March 24, 2014. It exposes some of the false claims made by those pushing for the so-called “convention of states”. 1 https://vimeo.com/107933176 Below are hyperlinks to the exhibits referred to in the speech. Additional resources are also included. The one page Chart which illustrates our Declaration, Constitution, and federal system is HERE. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report 2 cited in the speech was dated March 7, 2014. CRS’s revised Report, dated April 11, 2014, is HERE. The Report exposes as false the assurances that the States would be...
  • Extreme Conservatives in Search of Purity

    10/04/2014 8:54:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Don't give America to the hard left liberal progressive commie bastard democrats because you can't find purity in the Republican Party A listener to my Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs program on KCAA AM1050, and regular reader of Political Pistachio, emails me often to challenge what he considers to be my oath to the Republican Party. I have no oath to the GOP. My oath is to God, and my political ideology is that of a Classical Centrist, which is someone that, without compromise, supports the original intent of the United States Constitution. I wish, I have told Nathan,...
  • Our Great Charter of Liberty

    10/04/2014 5:26:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2014 | Ed Feulner
    When July 4 rolls around, there’s no mistaking it. There are fireworks, parades and other patriotic tributes to our Declaration of Independence. But if you’re like most Americans, September 17 comes and goes without any fanfare. Which is a shame, really. Constitution Day may lack the flair and pageantry of our national birthday, but without this landmark document that carefully outlined the form of our republic, it’s unlikely we’d still be celebrating the Declaration in the 21st century. How can we make sense of our history without a proper understanding of the Constitution? How can we know, for example, why...
  • The Moral Hazard of the Export-Import Bank - Privatized Profits & Socialized Risk

    10/01/2014 3:19:19 PM PDT · by Noremac
    Communities Digital News ^ | October 1, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    There are a lot of solid reasons why federal programs like the Export-Import (EX-IM) Bank, should be terminated. I cover the majority of those reasons in the report I just filed on Communities Digital News. http://www.commdiginews.com/business-2/moral-hazard-at-the-export-import-bank-private-gain-vs-social-risk-26916/ Issues like questions of proper management, potential for fraud related to insider influence, unintended consequences of disruption of domestic markets, risk related to the volatility of the world economy, are all among them. Those are legitimate concerns and have demonstrated themselves to be problems. Above them all, and foremost is the essential consideration of legitimacy. The Ex-Im bank was spawned in illicit circumstances. Most...
  • fcc wants to ban 'redskins'

    10/01/2014 6:36:15 AM PDT · by shortstop · 32 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/01/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    The Federal Communications Commission is going to outlaw a word. Or at least it is going to give serious consideration to doing so. Yesterday, the FCC agreed to consider a petition asking it to forbid the use of the word “redskins” on the public airwaves. “Public” airwaves, of course, is the insane claim of the federal government that it owns the air and all things which pass through it. A broadcasting company builds a transmitter and the equipment necessary to broadcast, it purchases the electricity which is the substance of a transmission, and it sends a signal to receivers purchased...
  • The History and Danger of Administrative Law [Imprimis]

    09/30/2014 12:49:29 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 5 replies
    Imprimis Hillsdale College ^ | September 2014 | Philip Hamburger
    There are many complaints about administrative law—including that it is arbitrary, that it is a burden on the economy, and that it is an intrusion on freedom. The question I will address here is whether administrative law is unlawful, and I will focus on constitutional history. Those who forget history, it is often said, are doomed to repeat it. And this is what has happened in the United States with the rise of administrative law—or, more accurately, administrative power.
  • Habit and Voting.

    09/30/2014 10:20:54 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    We do most things in our lives out of habit. Each of us has various routines that outline our day, family and lives. This isn’t to say we shouldn’t step back now and then to consider change for the sake of improvement, for we should, yet just as the sun follows a predictable yearly path, man has a natural tendency to favor the familiar and regular. So, out of habit I will vote in the mid-term election. Aside from local and state officers, my representative Steve Southerland (FL-2) is in a tight race against a legacy candidate, the daughter of...
  • Hillary Clinton Adviser Calls for New Constitution w/Mandatory Service

    09/29/2014 9:43:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 9/29/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Finally we can put that partisan bickering behind us with a moderate leadership that will… push for a new Constitution. According to Burstein, mandatory federal service, higher taxes on the rich and environmental radicalism — among other things — are needed to save American democracy. I can’t wait. What about you? And while we’re at it, let’s stop touting the “American Dream” Let’s call it the Communist Dream instead. The new Constitution would institute a two-year national service commitment
  • Not Progressive, But Rather Retrograde Government.

    09/29/2014 7:45:28 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    As we get worked up over the November mid-term elections, it is worthwhile to step back a moment from politics and take a look at an important facet of our current (as opposed to constitutional) government. The Constitution of 1787 provided Congress with plenty of authority to deal with the likes of a power grabbing FDR, LBJ or Obama. Make no mistake, Obama has UNITARY authority over the executive branch. Every freedom absorbing regulation or crime committed by the EPA, IRS, HHS etc. is his responsibility. The EPA shuts down coal fired electric plants, the IRS shuts down political opposition,...
  • We need a new constitution: How we save American democracy from charlatans, loudmouths & the 1%

    09/29/2014 12:26:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | September 27, 2014 | Professors Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
    The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll says that a clear-cut majority is disgusted with the present political scene and retains little hope that future generations will fare as well as we have. As candidates get down and dirty in the lead-up to midterm elections, 60 percent say the country is in a general state of decline. A mere 19 percent of those polled have a favorable opinion of Republicans in Congress; their Democratic colleagues (or “colleagues”) poll at 31 percent. But the most remarkable number is 79: that’s the percentage of the politicized public that presently voices its discontent...
  • Taking the Fight to D.C.: Grass March Cowboy Express

    09/26/2014 7:25:24 PM PDT · by Baynative · 11 replies
    GrassMarchCowboyExpress ^ | 8/11/14 | staff-post
    The Grass March Cowboy Express is a coast-to-coast cowboy express relay ride, beginning at the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Bay, Calif., on September 26. Riders will travel a distance of over 2,800 miles to Washington, D.C., and ultimately to the Atlantic Ocean. They will deliver county resolutions and petitions calling for relief from federal agencies which operate outside the laws of Congress and support for transfer of federal lands to the states. The Grass March calls attention to the plight of ranchers, miners, hunters and property owners everywhere carrying the slogan, “Government regulation without representation is tyranny.”
  • 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...
  • Why the Framers Relied on Constitutional Structure

    09/24/2014 6:14:48 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 16 replies
    A common refrain from Article V state amendment convention opponents is that all we need to do is follow the constitution we have. For the constitution to be implemented as it should ideally be, i.e. as our supreme law, we must send honorable, virtuous men and women to Washington DC to fulfill its purpose and tenets. Unfortunately, this belief falls into the same dangerous solution as offered by Socialists, who tell us socialism will finally work once the “right men and women” assume the reins of power. The reality is that the people we send to DC are like the...
  • Treason Outside the Constitution.

    09/21/2014 3:00:21 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 31 replies
    For the purpose of felony offense, treason in America is famously defined in our constitution. No longer may political opponents be brought before the equivalent of King’s judges and face charges for real or imagined insults or crimes. No, constitutional treason consists of making war against the United States or assisting its enemies. Oh, and unless the traitor confesses, two witnesses must observe the treasonous act. Put aside for a moment the constitutional definition and hurdles to be surmounted in order to obtain a felony conviction. Consider the broad, historic and popular concept of treason, the betrayal of one’s country....
  • Removing intolerant organizations that teach and practice the elimination of non-members.

    09/20/2014 8:53:44 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 18 replies
    I am the source | 20 September 2014 | Chuck Plante (backtothestreets)
    Our great nation was formed by people of diverse nationalities, primarily Europeans with differing religious identities. While some mistrust existed, occasionally igniting localized conflicts, the religions of these many cultures did not teach and engage in the extermination of people of differing faiths. The world is now facing such a religion of extreme intolerance. It has a toehold in the USA and most other western nations, but cannot be allowed to remain because a religion of extreme intolerance teachings that dictates the elimination by death of nonbelievers does not, nor ever will be compatible with our historical embrace of religious...
  • The survey that proves the republic is unsalvageable

    09/20/2014 1:04:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)One in three Americans can’t name a single branch of the U.S. government, according to a poll from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The survey, which was conducted from July 8 to 14, and published Sept. 17, found that only 36 percent of respondents could name all three branches of government, while an alarming 35 percent of survey respondents couldn’t name a single branch. The poll, which contains a margin of error of plus or minus 3.06 percent, surveyed 1,416 U.S. adults aged 18 and older. The report also found that only 27 percent of...
  • Viciously anti-American Maxine Waters says Sharia Law and our Constitution can co-exist

    09/19/2014 10:48:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The stink of nervous sweat must be filling the air in the rooms where House Democrats meet. It must be palpable. The conversations about what to do must be totally free-wheeling and without boundaries. Questions of integrity and true patriotism are likely being pushed aside. Survival and maintaining power are the only things that matter. Never one to be concerned about looking anti-American, the extremely self-absorbed Maxine Waters had a thought cross her malevolent mind: “Let’s suck up to the Islamists who are here to kill Americans!” Her latest attacks on America came at a recent meeting of the Council...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    In honor of Constitution week... Stupid Things Democrats Say "It's time to take back America!" ~ Joe Biden (D) Delaware, 9/1/14 Just two points... a) you've had the White House for 6 years now, take it back from "what"? b) Eric Holder says that phrase is racist.***********************************************************President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” Well that sounds great... except for two very minor issues: 1) None of the founders were Muslim 2) We live...
  • ASU reverses decision, players can display crosses

    09/18/2014 7:45:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | September 18, 2014 | Fred Jackson
    The Christian legal group Liberty Institute says the university has reversed an earlier decision in which it ordered the school's football players not to display a memorial cross decal on the back of their helmets. The football players decided to include the crosses to honor Markel Owens, who was killed in a home invasion, and equipment manager Barry Weyer, who died in a car accident. Liberty Institute calls it a "great victory for the players."
  • Constitution Day and My Birthday- Concurrent

    09/17/2014 8:37:36 AM PDT · by Vendome · 10 replies
    Vanity | Vendome
    So I’m at an observance of Constitution Day last week and in a contest, testing our knowledge of the constitution. Now, I’m gonna win and I’m one question away. The moderator asks: “Besides Constitution Day, what other day is celebrated concurrently? “. “My Birthday!” I yelled. “Wrong Answer” replied the Mod. “You call my Mom on Wednesday and tell her that!” I protested. The Mod says “Anyone know the answer?”. So I’m looking around and . . . Nothing. No one answered. I turned to the gal behind me and whispered “Citizenship Day” and she yelled out the same. Afterward,...
  • A Handy Guide to the Constitution is Reissued for Its Birthday

    09/17/2014 7:31:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Todd Gaziano
    On September 17, Americans will celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Convention President, George Washington, declared that it was “little short of a miracle” that deliberations were successfully concluded. Only three delegates who stayed to the end refused to sign the document and two of those, George Mason and Elbridge Gerry, later supported it with the promise that a bill of rights would be added.Rhode Island’s ratification of the Constitution on May 29, 1790 made it unanimous among the original 13 states, but the new republic began...
  • Top 10 myths about the Constitution on Constitution Day

    09/17/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Constitution Center via Yahoo ^ | September 17, 2014 | NCC Staff
    The Constitution is our most endearing document, but not everything you read online about the Constitution is accurate! Here are some of the top myths about the Constitution and the Founding Fathers still out there on blogs and websites. To be clear, these myths are not about interpretations of the Constitution; they center on people and events related to the founding document.
  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 6:09:22 AM PDT · by struggle · 257 replies
    CSPAN-3 ^ | 9/17/2014 | struggle
    The House Select Committee on Benghazi hears testimony from Homeland Security and Secret Service officials on the implementation of the Accountability Board’s recommendations following the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
  • Legalized Highway Robbery – How the Government can Seize the Property of Innocent Americans

    09/16/2014 2:07:00 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 23 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 9-15-14 | Cara Sullivan
    Last week, The Washington Post published “Stop and Seize,” a three-part series chronicling the government’s seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from Americans not charged with a crime. Asset forfeiture laws are designed to protect the public and deter crime by taking property gained through criminal activity. However, criminals are not the only ones who have their property confiscated. According to The Washington Post, since 2001, police have seized $2.5 billion in cash from people who were never charged with a crime. Law enforcement must retain their ability to prevent criminals from bearing the fruits of criminal...
  • By Virtue of Their Silence

    09/16/2014 5:10:19 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 32 replies
    As the November elections approach, we’ve heard nothing but deafening silence from the GOP as to why the electorate should put Congress in its hands. Now, I have nothing against the ages-old stratagem of not interrupting an enemy in the process of making enormous mistakes. But, we’re not simply considering a ‘my team good’ vs. ‘their team bad’ situation, as if the outcome was nothing more than a sporting event to be remembered until the next big game. Some fundamental American freedoms have been under assault for decades, and Obama and his party have accelerated the trend. Where is the...
  • PBS is running a Ken Burns documentary on “The Roosevelts.” Here’s what he won’t show

    09/15/2014 11:42:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 83 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/15/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Ken Burns is at it again. The Left’s favorite propagandist has put together a 7 part series on the two Roosevelt presidents. Leaving aside what he is likely to show about Teddy Roosevelt, without seeing a minute of this presentation I’ll go out on a short strong limb and guess what will not be shown about Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Even a very superficial study of FDR shows he was a consummate phony. He preached “There is nothing to fear but fear itself,” but everything he did was presented as a fearful crisis that could only be handled by giving him...
  • SELF-EXAMINATION: Are You to Blame for America’s Demise?

    09/15/2014 8:17:53 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 33 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | September 15, 2014 | R.G. Yoho
    There’s no doubt this column will anger many of you; however, I also think each one of us must occasionally ask ourselves if our beliefs and actions are not contributing to the ultimate demise of our precious nation. Therefore, I have compiled the following list of items that are increasingly responsible for the undermining of America’s great heritage and traditions. These items are not in any particular order. And they are by no means exhaustive. But I must say this: If you truly believe any more than a couple of the things listed below, then you need to dare to...
  • The Illusion of Neutrality: The secular state cannot be neutral in matters of religion

    09/13/2014 5:01:03 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | 9/11/14 | Anthony Esolen
    We have all heard what has come to be a liberal dictum, that the State must remain neutral as regards religion or irreligion. One can show fairly easily that the men who wrote our constitution had no such neutrality in mind, given the laws that they and their fellows subsequently passed, their habits of public prayer at meetings, and their common understanding that freedom without virtue, and virtue without piety, were chimeras. To show that that understanding persisted, all one need do is open every textbook for school children published for almost two hundred years; or recall that Catholic immigrants...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Objects to Democrats Attempt to Repeal Free Speech Protections

    09/10/2014 4:48:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    SenTedCruz/YouTube ^ | September 9, 2014 | SenTedCruz
    Sen. Ted Cruz Objects to Democrats Attempt to Repeal Free Speech Protections
  • God’s Call to Warriors

    09/09/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Decision Magazine ^ | April, 2014 | Gen. Jerry Boykin
    I love warriors. I love being with warriors. I don’t care how badly injured you are. I don’t care if you’re blind. I don’t care if you are missing limbs. You’ve got a warrior’s heart. You’re a warrior, and you need to continue being a warrior. Exodus 15:3 says: “The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name” (NIV). Exodus is pretty early in the Bible. And then in the last book of the Bible, in Revelation 19, it says He’s coming back. As what? As a warrior. It says He’s coming back riding a white horse and...
  • Dr Alveda King Sparks Debate With Comments On Faith & ISIS Crisis - Cavuto

    09/09/2014 3:01:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Sept 9, 2014 | You Tube
    Why are people offended by "in God we Trust" and "one nation under God"? That's where authority and power comes from that's the source of our strength comes from. That's the foundation of this nation. Much more in the interview!
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Gun Ban in Northern Mariana Islands

    09/09/2014 4:33:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    With the 9th Circuit ruling in Peruta, Guam, Hawaii, and the Northern Mariana Islands can no longer sustain heavy restrictions on the ownership and carry of handguns.   Guam has already reformed its law.  Hawaii has a ruling against it and is waiting to see what  happens with the Peruta decision.   Now the Northern Mariana Islands have had a lawsuit filed against them to repeal the total ban on the ownership and carry of handguns.   It is hard to see how such a ban can stand, given the decisions in Heller, McDonald, and Peruta.   The lawsuit has been filed by...