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  • Responses come in to Illinois Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping

    08/27/2016 6:25:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Friday, August 26, 2016
    Responses come in to Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping SPRINGFIELD - Friday, Illinois lawmakers from all over the state expressed their dismay with the Illinois Supreme Court Democrat majority's decision to block voters from expressing their opinion on a proposed November referendum. Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) released the following statement Friday: Illinois residents, as Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas writes, have had their voices ‘muzzled’ after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled yesterday that only politicians, and not the people, have the power to draw legislative district maps. We cannot disenfranchise the will of...
  • American system of bail is unconstitutional says Obama Justice Department

    08/23/2016 9:03:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/23/16 | Publius Huldah
    In a federal filing last Thursday, Obama’s Justice Department said that defendants can't be held in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. The Department argued that the practice was a violation of the 14th Amendment. Author and attorney Publius Huldah disagrees. "How Bail works in our Criminal Justice System and why it’s Important" By Publius Huldah “Holding defendants in jail because they can't afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday…” “It's the latest step by the Obama administration in encouraging state courts to move away from imposing fixed cash bail...
  • God-given Rights, Man-made Anti-rights, and why “Safety Nets” are Immoral

    08/23/2016 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/23/16 | Publius Huldah
    It is the dogma of our time that proponents of government “safety net” programs hold the so-called moral high ground. Accordingly, progressives preen over their own “compassion;” and many who pretend to be conservatives chime in that they too “believe in safety net programs.” But safety net programs are unconstitutional and immoral. They are unconstitutional because “charity” is not one of the enumerated powers of the federal government.1 They are immoral because they are based on a fabricated system of man-made anti-rights which negate the Natural Rights God gave us. I. The Origin of Rights and the Purpose of Civil...
  • What Justice Breyer Told Me –” I don’t think George Washington knew about the internet.”

    08/22/2016 11:35:33 AM PDT · by Bratch · 18 replies
    HughHewitt.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Hugh Hewitt
    Best-selling novelist and principled conservative activist of long-standing Brad Thor announced last week that he was abandoning his #NeverTrump position and would vote for Donald Trump in November. I was flattered to have my columns on the impact of the presidential election on the United States Supreme Court cited by Brad as the source of the arguments that changed his assessment of the election. “Stunned” more than “flattered,” perhaps, because most articles by law professors are read by no one other than other law professors, so we are not used to having our legal arguments considered by non-professors. The world...
  • CAIR To Trump: The Constitution Says Government Can’t Study or Criticize Radical Islam

    08/18/2016 8:10:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 17, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Trump is jihad group’s worst nightmare. The fact is Trump’s comparison to the Cold War is spot on. Islam, like Communism, is a political ideology a with religious component. Groups like CAIR aid and abet terrorism and should be prosecuted. The Department of Justice is sitting on a “mountain of evidence” against CAIR and other Muslim Brotherhood groups. Obama scuttled those prosecutions. Trump will right that wrong.
  • Hillary Campaign Vows To Destroy Opposition Website (Breitbart)

    08/18/2016 7:04:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 18, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign has sent out a fundraising email arguing the website Breitbart News has no “right to exist,” and suggests that if elected, the website will be shut down entirely. “We’ve had a conservative media in this country for a while,” says the email, sent Thursday and signed by deputy communications director Christina Reynolds. “I don’t always like what they have to say, but I respect their role and their right to exist Reynolds’ acknowledgment that the regular conservative media has a “right to exist,” though, is used to contrast it with Breitbart, which apparently has no...
  • Biden's remark on Japan Constitution raises eyebrows

    08/18/2016 3:09:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 18, 2016 4:58 AM EDT | Ken Moritsugu
    A recent remark by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that America wrote Japan’s Constitution is raising some eyebrows in Japan. […] Biden, appearing Monday with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, attacked Republican candidate Donald Trump for saying that Japan might need to consider obtaining nuclear weapons in the future. The vice president said, “Does he not understand we wrote Japan’s Constitution to say that they could not be a nuclear power?” …
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • California Assembly Passes Bill To Curb “Policing For Profit” Via Asset Forfeiture

    08/16/2016 11:29:39 AM PDT · by dtroxx · 13 replies
    Reality of Sense ^ | 8-16-16 | Reality of Sense
    August 15, 2016 the California Assembly voted 66-8 to pass a bill that not only bolsters restrictions on state officials from seizing property without due process, but throws a wrench into federal efforts to do the same. Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) introduced Senate Bill 443 (SB443) last year. The legislation sets additional restrictions on the state to prevent abuses from civil asset forfeiture, a controversial practice that observers such as the Institute for Justice (IJ) have called “legal plunder.” SB443 passed in the state Senate last summer by a resounding 38-1 vote. But the Assembly failed to pass the...
  • Orwellian CA Bill: Reporters Can’t Post Undercover Videos

    08/16/2016 9:59:41 AM PDT · by dtroxx · 17 replies
    Reality of Sense ^ | 8/16/2016 | Reality of Sense
    Planned Parenthood wielding new hammer against free speech. This one is big. It adds to California’s growing reputation as Police State Central. First we had SB 277, which forced vaccinations on school children. Now we have Assembly Bill 1671, which would make it a crime for journalists to post and report on certain undercover videos, even though they didn’t make the videos. That’s right. In California, such videos are already illegal, because they don’t have permission of all parties to be recorded. But if Bill 1671 passes, reporters who are sent those videos, or find them, couldn’t post them and...
  • The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, ...

    08/15/2016 7:35:08 PM PDT · by amorphous · 14 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | 15 August 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    “There is nothing more dangerous than a government of the many controlled by the few.”—Lawrence Lessig, Harvard law professor The U.S. government remains the greatest threat to our freedoms. The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror. More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, the U.S. government has become a greater menace to the life, liberty and property of its citizens than any of the so-called dangers from which the government claims to...
  • Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It

    08/13/2016 6:46:50 AM PDT · by Theoria · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Aug 2016 | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Mr. Obama will leave the White House as one of the most prolific authors of major regulations in presidential history. In nearly eight years in office, President Obama has sought to reshape the nation with a sweeping assertion of executive authority and a canon of regulations that have inserted the United States government more deeply into American life. Once a presidential candidate with deep misgivings about executive power, Mr. Obama will leave the White House as one of the most prolific authors of major regulations in presidential history. Blocked for most of his presidency by Congress, Mr. Obama has sought...
  • An Appeal to Union

    08/11/2016 2:07:54 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 11th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    When various objections to the draft Constitution arose in the fall of 1787, James Madison asked his fellow citizens to shun despair. The future was bright if Americans did not listen to those who claimed our problems were insurmountable. In similar fashion, America 2016 can avoid disunion if the sovereign people utilize Article V to meet their problems head-on. From the last portion of The Federalist #14, by James Madison: I submit to you, my fellow-citizens, these considerations, in full confidence that the good sense which has so often marked your decisions will allow them their due weight and effect;...
  • The devastation Hillary Clinton will eagerly inflict on the United States

    08/10/2016 9:03:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/10/16 | James Wesley Rawles
    The Coach’s Team has re-posted in its entirety the following article by James Wesley Rawles, originally published on the SurvivalBlog.com. There can be no doubt that a President Clinton would aggressively persist in Barack Hussein’s unconstitutional practice of legislating by Executive Command. Rawles anticipates Clinton’s ruinous campaign against the Constitution while at the same time recommending countermeasures which the American people may deploy in order to fight back. Madame President Clinton’s Coming War on the Blogosphere, and Your Countermeasures by James Wesley Rawles Now that Hillary (“Hitlery”) Rodham Clinton (HRC) has received the Democratic Party nomination for president, there is...
  • Armed homeowner scares off would-be burglars in Pittsburgh neighborhood

    08/10/2016 6:35:08 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 22 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | Aug. 9, 2016 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH — A homeowner armed with a gun scared off two would-be burglars who broke into his home early Tuesday morning, Pittsburgh police said. Authorities said the men smashed a kitchen window to enter the home on Adelaide Street around 2:30 a.m. The sound of the breaking glass woke up the homeowner. Police said he grabbed his gun and confronted the men in his kitchen. According to police, the homeowner told the men to get out and they followed his orders, backing out of the kitchen and climbing back down a fire escape. Zone 2 police are investigating the attempted...
  • Dealing With Constitutional Change

    08/09/2016 2:18:57 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 9th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    If we pause for a moment and consider the grand, historic sweep of governing forms in England and America, the conclusion must be that action is needed now to save what precious little remains of free government. Freedom for our English ancestors waxed and waned in cycles as the Roman empire, Saxon kings, Vikings, William of Normandy, Magna Charta, the rise of Parliament, religious wars came and went. By the mid-18th century, no people on earth were more prosperous than the American colonists of King George III, yet our forebears revolted when they viewed the approach of hard tyranny. Having...
  • Madame President Clinton’s Coming War on the Blogosphere, and Your Countermeasures

    08/08/2016 3:39:44 PM PDT · by Ancesthntr · 15 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | August 1, 2016 | James Wesley Rawles
    Now that Hillary (“Hitlery”) Rodham Clinton (HRC) has received the Democratic Party nomination for president, there is a strong likelihood that she will win the election in November and then be enthroned as president in January of 2017. I predict that she will waste no time in launching an onslaught of punitive new policies via executive orders, presidential memoranda, and policy directives promulgated through her cabinet and Federal agencies to eviscerate our Constitutional rights (most notably the 1st and 2nd Amendments). A key goal this campaign will be silencing dissent in the alternative press and the American blogosphere. Given HRC’s...
  • James Madison’s Warning Against Federal Meddling in Local Schools: General Welfare Clause Revisited

    08/07/2016 8:36:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/7/16 | KrisAnne Hall
    According to the father of the Constitution the powers delegated to the central government “are few and defined and those that remain in the States are numerous and indefinite.” Federalist Papers #45 Madison also explained that those powers are “reserved to external objects” of “war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce.” He stated that the central government’s power to tax is intended to be limited to those powers. Fed #45 Madison clarified the meaning of the often-abused “clauses” in 1792 during the Cod Fishery Bill debate. Specifically, that the General Welfare, Necessary and Proper, Commerce, and Tax and Spend clauses were...
  • Why Are Voters So Angry?

    08/05/2016 10:24:30 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 54 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2016 | Myron Magnet
    Haunting this year’s presidential contest is the sense that the U.S. government no longer belongs to the people and no longer represents them. And this uneasy feeling is not misplaced. It reflects the real state of affairs. We have lost the government we learned about in civics class, with its democratic election of representatives to do the voters’ will in framing laws, which the president vows to execute faithfully, unless the Supreme Court rules them unconstitutional. That small government of limited powers that the Founders designed, hedged with checks and balances, hasn’t operated for a century. All its parts still...
  • A Convention of States. Now.

    08/05/2016 1:59:09 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 5th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The American republic is on its knees. No methodical and orderly process like that in Article V can keep up with the pace of unconstitutional executive branch and scotus derived amendments to the Constitution. What is to be done? Apply for a Convention of States for one purpose? Events are moving far too fast to be limited by artificial bounds imposed on Article V that serve to delay a state convention. While Washington disregards the supreme law of the land, we are expected to follow it to the letter. How many decades must go by before the sovereign people respond...
  • Mr. Khan, I’ll Gladly Lend You My Copy of the Koran!

    08/04/2016 8:46:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/16 | Dr. Don Boys
    Mr. Khan, I’m waiting for you to answer my charges or document when you publicly opposed the mistreatment of Muslim women. I will apologize if you have renounced your previous support for sharia law and the Muslim Brotherhood During the last few days, the media have been hyperventilating over the Trump-Khan controversy; but of course, they prefer dealing with that rather than Clinton’s compulsive lying! Furthermore, it seems to be acceptable for Hillary to call Patricia Smith (who lost her son in Benghazi because of Hillary’s incompetence) a liar after Smith’s speech at the RNC convention. The media is strangely...
  • Rules for Changing a Limited Republican Government into an Unlimited Hereditary One

    08/03/2016 6:53:02 PM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies
    Constitution society ^ | 1784 | Philip Freneau
    Rules for Changing a Limited Republican Government into an Unlimited Hereditary One Volume (?) 1784-1796 Organizing the New Nation THE ANNALS OF AMERICA --------------------- Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. 100 Philip Freneau Rules for Changing a Republic [into a Democracy, then] into a Monarchy Those who had opposed the constitution thought their fears justified by the conduct of the government that began to function in 1789. Under the aggressive leadership of Alexander Hamilton, the secretary of the treasury, economic measures were taken that favored the few, while a effective party machine was organized and the army strengthened in such a way...
  • The Framers’ President II

    08/03/2016 1:52:13 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 3rd 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    As outlined in posts here and here, the electoral system of Article II was designed to produce presidents of the George Washington caliber, and not that of Barack Obama and possibly Hillary Clinton. The Framers strove to make the president’s fidelity to the Constitution coincident with his personal interest: enduring fame. The men to become the Framers’ president had already made their mark in their professions, communities and states. All that remained was to earn the respect and admiration of the entire nation and . . . history. The Framers’ president was above faction. Not only did he not owe...
  • Prof. John Banzhaf: '...All Constitutional Scholars Agree’ Muslim Immigration Ban Would Be Legal

    08/02/2016 12:43:23 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/2/16 | John Hayward
    George Washington University Law School Professor John Banzhaf was a guest on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily, where he discussed the constitutionality of Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim immigration with SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon.
  • The wrath of Khan

    08/02/2016 8:44:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Maybe it's time Khizr Khan spent some time reading the Constitution Khizr Khan Esq. was doing fine at the Democrats’ convention last week until he decided to needlessly blacken Republican nominee Donald Trump’s name. (A transcript of the speech is available here.) Khan, full of righteous indignation in the glare of the stage lights, had the high ground. People liked him. They identified with him. They felt his pain. They wanted to rally behind this father of a brave Muslim American soldier who gave his life in Iraq in 2004 to save his American brothers-in-arms.
  • Khizr Muazzam Khan Misquotes U.S. Constitution about Immigration

    08/02/2016 8:32:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    While Muslims try to use our Constitution against us, the reality is their arguments are empty. They cannot use against us what they don't fully understand, and what was written to protect us against totalitarian ideologies like theirs A woman came up to me at a Unite IE meeting last night very concerned about the attack Khizr Muazzam Khan laid on Trump with his “TheConstitution forbids a ‘religious test’ in the vetting of immigrants” claim. “Is it true?” she asked. Khizr Khan is the father of a deceased Muslim U.S. soldier who slammed Donald Trump during his Democrat National Convention...
  • On the Inevitable Changes to Republican Forms

    08/01/2016 1:42:52 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    Article V Blog ^ | August 1st 2015 | Rodney Dodsworth
    If there is one aspect of the crisis that Convention of States supporters and opponents can agree on, it is that our governing institutions have been corrupted from their constitutional purposes to “ . . . form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty . . . “ Where the two sides differ is what to do about it. Regular readers know of my admiration for the late Stuart-era martyr for free government, Algernon Sidney. The fundamental thread of his voluminous Discourses Concerning...
  • Hillary and media are wrong about the Constitution

    07/31/2016 12:49:04 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 18 replies
    My Friend | 7/31/2016 | A Friend
    Hillary and media are wrong about the Constitution, even conservatives give them a pass! Conservative media is not doing a great job pointing out the problems with liberal statements on the second amendment. Hillary has been consistent in what she has been saying lately. She said this on ABC news "If it is a constitutional right," she began her next answer, "then it — like every other constitutional right — is subject to reasonable regulations." If it is a right? It may not be a right? When the 2nd amendment says "The right of the people" somehow it is still...
  • Pocket US Constitution becomes best-seller after speech

    07/31/2016 8:23:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2016 6:56 PM EDT
    A pocket version of the U.S. Constitution has become a best-seller on Amazon.com. […] The Constitution emerged as a best-seller days after Muslim-American lawyer Khizr Khan, whose son was killed while serving in Iraq, flashed a pocket Constitution and offered to lend it to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a speech at the Democratic National Convention. The version Khan used at the convention did not appear to be the same as the one that became popular on Amazon. …
  • Article V: Let Experience be Our Guide

    07/30/2016 2:04:37 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 30th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Article V opponents often echo, from The John Birch Society and Eagle Forum talking points, an admonition to “Just enforce the Constitution we have.” On the other hand, our Framers, the most brilliant thinkers in political history were not so conceited as to believe their design was perfection on earth. The existence of Article V is self-evident proof of their humility. In previous posts I cited the republican lessons that Niccolo’ Machiavelli, Charles De Montesquieu, Algernon Sidney and Cato’s Letters drew from history that pointed toward the necessity of eternal vigilance, of using experience to inform our actions toward keeping...
  • The Lines are Drawn, the Die is Cast. The Dem Party is the Enemy of America. What is Our Response?

    07/29/2016 11:04:54 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 15 replies
    The DNC banner should be construed as: "Constitution? What Constitution? We don' gotta show you no stinkin' Constitution!" The problem is much bigger than the express hatred of a few amendments. That is only the beginning and the tip of the iceberg. The Democratic Party is now clearly a Socialist party. The ONLY value they forward is the value of more government. The Democratic Party is the party of government. Government is the only value of the Democratic Party. The Constitution on the other hand is an anti-government document because it severely LIMITS the scope and power of the central...
  • The Solutions to Our Broken Institutions Are In the Constitution

    07/29/2016 8:22:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    How could any of this fail to end America's 240 year old experiment in human freedom? America is facing a crisis. As a matter of fact we are in such a constant state of crisis that I should be using the plural crises but that sounds silly and looks improbable. As do the policies which have pushed us to this point. Open borders erase what being an American means. Strangulation regulation that prohibit growth and punish productivity. Free Trade giveaways that send our industry and jobs overseas. Taxation that makes us long for the tax rates that started the Revolution.
  • Democrats HATE The Constitution [DNC Banner - "We Don' Gotta Show You No Stinkin' Constitution"]

    07/28/2016 12:08:19 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 25 replies
    dailywire.com ^ | JUNE 16, 2016 | BEN SHAPIRO
    On Thursday, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) let slip what most Democrats have been thinking for decades: Constitutional rights are problematic. Manchin told Morning Joe, “The problem we have, and really the firewall we have right now is due process. It’s all due process. So we can all say we want the same thing, but how do we get there?” That dang due process. That silly Second Amendment. This Constitution thing keeps getting in the way of Democratic priorities. I’m old enough to remember when Democrats protested the PATRIOT Act by claiming that it violated citizens’ rights. Now they want to...
  • U. S. City Rolls Over for Radical Mosque

    07/27/2016 4:04:56 PM PDT · by boatbums · 12 replies
    WND.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Leo Holman
    A radical mosque known for breeding terrorists has been granted special privileges by the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, which allows its members to take over a public park and treat it as their own, to the exclusion of other residents, according to complaints filed by a citizens group. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/u-s-city-rolls-over-for-radical-mosque/#7UHWQlF7O7Ccp8fO.99
  • Supporters of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore hand out flyers, wave signs in Pelham

    07/24/2016 5:47:51 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 6 replies
    AL.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Kent Faulk
    A small group supporting suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore waved "Judge Moore is Right!" signs and handed out flyers at a major intersection in Pelham on Monday morning until police showed up. * * * Moore was automatically suspended from the bench in May after the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission filed judicial ethics charges regarding a January order he issued to state probate judges. That order stated the Alabama Supreme Court's March 2015 order telling probate judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses was still in place, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2015 decision legalizing [homosexual]...
  • Why a bill about catfish will show whether Ryan's serious about regulatory reform

    07/24/2016 3:44:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2016 | Neil Siefring
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) convened a needed Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens as part of his legislative agenda, "A Better Way." The Speaker and his colleagues who worked on the task force have rightly identified the massive regulatory burden imposed by federal bureaucrats as an obstacle to economic growth and a distortion of our constitutional form of government. That is why it is baffling that Ryan has failed to bring regulatory reform legislation that recently passed the Senate to the floor of the House for a vote. The tale is one of catfish and courage. The catfish you...
  • Randy Barnett: To Secure These Rights

    07/24/2016 2:07:27 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 24th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In the first chapter to his superb new book, Our Republican Constitution, Professor Randy Barnett opens with the events and intellectual background that led to our Declaration of Independence. Of primary importance is the concept and place of natural law and natural rights. Thousands of men risked their necks in order to assume “the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature” entitled them. Whatever structures of government were to follow, their designs would recognize self-evident truths, that all men are in possession of God-given, natural, unalienable rights. While the literature of the time emphasized rights to life,...
  • Notice:There’s a separation between Mosque and State

    07/22/2016 10:07:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | Diane Berderman
    We must take back our Constitution and reverse the perverse interpretations by lawyers of the Charter for Rights and Freedoms so that all children in Canadian schools learn how to get along with one another in a secular world For those who many not be aware, there is in Canada a separation between mosque and state. Our public school system is secular. As in non-religious affiliated. Except on Ontario where we have a Catholic system that dates back to the BNA Act of 1867. The beauty of Canada is that all religions are treated equally. No one religious group getting...
  • Donald Trump: The Echo of Our Framers’ Uncorrupted President

    07/22/2016 2:01:49 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 22nd 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Our Framers don’t get the credit they deserve. Their presidential electoral system was designed to avoid the road to ruin so typical in republics: popular election of a demagogic strongman who promises to quell that which he foments, meaning societal discord and anarchy, by rewarding his supporters and destroying his opponents. How in the world did our Framers come up with the method in Article II to elect a president? Contrary to popular belief, there are two central purposes to their outwardly clumsy and confusing process. First, it was to elevate men of only the highest virtue, wisdom and talents...
  • Cruz Blew It - For All Of Us

    07/21/2016 9:46:02 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 87 replies
    Argue the Constitution ^ | 7/21/2016 | Steven Maikoski
    No, Senator Cruz did not have to endorse Donald Trump. If he had I would have considered it as phony as a Hillary campaign ad. We already know that the Cruz faction considers Donald Trump to be a character something this side of the father of Rosemary’s Baby; so, an endorsement by Ted, even a phony one, would have no effect on the election. Senator Cruz is a constitutionist. I am a constitutionist. I study our Constitution, the Federalist Papers, the anti-federalists and read associated writings from Algernon Sidney to Forrest McDonald. When I met Ted Cruz (after his appearance...
  • A Surprising Conversation With Kevin D. Williamson of National Review

    07/21/2016 11:03:48 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 5 replies
    ManTalkMinute.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Dave Sussman
    Kevin and I sat down to discuss political punditry in 2016. He believes ‘armageddon sells’ in political discourse, yet while there are future economic problems on the horizon, things aren’t as bad as they’re made out to be. As an original Never-Trumper, his opinion of the Republican Nominee is unwavering. I ask if he and his likeminded colleagues have painted themselves into a corner. He also answers those on Ricochet[.com] who suggest SCOTUS is a legitimate reason to pull the lever for Trump in November. Kevin D. Williamson is National Review’s roving correspondent and director of the National Review Institute’s...
  • Are State and Local Elected Officials Making Themselves Irrelevant?

    07/19/2016 9:08:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/19/16 | James Wilson
    Our federal government was not assumed by royalty or nobility, but was created by the sovereign states. The creature and the limited delegated authority entrusted to it at creation cannot be superior in power to their creator. The federal government may be larger in size, but not necessarily greater in authority. Understanding this foundational principle and enforcing proper governmental boundaries are essential to protecting the people from the tyranny of a large, centralized government. America’s application of this principle is unique in that local elected officials are not considered lesser in terms of authority, but greater. For example, county sheriffs...
  • Atheist group cautions schools: No field trips to Noah’s Ark theme park

    07/19/2016 6:39:07 AM PDT · by Hube · 28 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/18/2016 | Dave Huber
    That ‘ol Freedom From Religion Foundation is at it again, this time sending out letters to “every public school district in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, West Virginia and Ohio” warning them not to undertake field trips to a Noah’s Ark theme park — Ark Encounter — because they would “violate” the First Amendment. The FFRF specifically mentions the park’s owner, Ken Ham, stating he “is free to erect monuments to his bible, but public schools are not permitted to expose the children in their charge to religious myths and proselytizing.” In response, Ham lowered the admission price for kids to $1,...
  • Justice Inadvertently Boosts Trump Candidacy [semi-satire]

    07/18/2016 8:51:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 July 2016 | John Semmens
    This week Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg waded into the political domain and unintentionally bolstered the chances for Donald Trump to win the presidency. Calling him a "faker with a big ego," the 83-year-old Justice threatened to move to New Zealand if Trump wins in November. Alarmed that Ginsburg's outburst could work in Trump's favor, the Washington Post's editors criticized "her abandonment of the veneer of judicial impartiality. The acceptance of the Court's authority to strike down legislation enacted by the people's representatives relies on a perception of unbiased application of basic legal and constitutional rules. Taking sides in...
  • Gun control push - July 15, 2016 notes

    07/18/2016 6:32:10 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 6 replies
    CAN-DO-USA ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Schulin, America's Party
    Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH-03) ... touts a bill, H.R. 1217, which is titled "The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act", which she says "would expand the existing background check system to cover all commercial firearm sales." ... She then touts another bill, H.R. 1076, which is titled "Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act", and is also known as "No Fly, No Buy". She says this bill "would allow the FBI to block gun sales to people on the terrorist watch list."... She then touts another bill, H.R. 3051, which is titled "Background Check Completion Act". She...
  • Article V More Than Ever

    07/16/2016 1:46:41 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 16th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Our revolutionary Constitution violated two accepted truths of 18th century political science: stable republics require small territories, and external commerce was detrimental to republics. As to the first, any government that depends on the direct or indirect participation of the people requires a certain commonality in traditions, religion, and culture. This was thought possible only in city-states or across small territories. Yet, not only history, but our experience after 1776 had shown that even small republics had to guard against majoritarian tyranny. All forms of direct or indirect democracies were prone to the rise of factions that would put their...
  • McCaskill [D-MO]: Founding Fathers ‘Maniacal’ for Wanting Separation of Powers

    07/14/2016 11:08:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 14, 2016 | David Rutz
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) called the Founding Fathers of the United States “a little maniacal” in their focus on having a separation of powers during an appearance Thursday on Morning Joe. McCaskill, a Hillary Clinton supporter, said while criticizing Donald Trump that the country should not be divided and pointed to the rancor in Congress as proof of the problem.
  • Democrat Rep. Believes Our Constitution is 400 Years Old

    03/14/2014 1:21:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Republicans introduced (and passed) a bill that would require the President of the United States to enforce laws as they are written. Republican Trey Gowdy summarized the sentiment behind the bill nicely when he explained that Congress passes laws… Not suggestions. The bill is in response to the President’s most recent unilateral changes to Obamacare. But, the fact that it takes a literal “act of Congress” to make the President do his job, is not really the point of this article. I’m afraid it is far more basic than that. Representative Sheila Jackson, a Democrat from Texas (yes…...
  • Electoral vs. Sovereign Capacity: American Conventions

    07/14/2016 1:46:30 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    Article V Blog ^ | July 14th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    My last post touched on the religious, societal and political upheavals endured by 17th century England. The outcome was twofold: an English Bill of Rights crafted and ratified by a non-parliamentary convention, and the end of the Stuart line of kings. Members of parliament alternatively served as both political representatives and delegates of the sovereign people. To this day, as evidenced by the recent Brexit referendum, the British system does not differentiate very well between the electoral and sovereign capacities of the people. While war and religious turmoil preoccupied the mother country, her colonies on the North American continent fought...
  • Teachers stage walkout at German school after Muslim pupil refuses to shake hands with female [tr]

    07/12/2016 6:34:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2016 | Gareth Davies and Allan Hall
    Teachers at a school in Germany staged a walkout protest at an end-of-term ceremony for A-level students after a Muslim pupil refused to shake the hand of his class mistress on 'religious grounds.' As the female teacher at the Kurt-Tucholsky School in Hamburg went to shake the hand of the student he offered his wrist instead. Apparently, seconds later, he told her; 'No offence, my religion won't let me do that. I do not mean to disrespect you.'