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  • State Representatives Attack Declaration of Independence on Louisiana House Floor

    05/28/2016 5:36:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 27 2016 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Democrat Louisiana state representatives launched an attack against the phrase “all men are created equal” in the Declaration of Independence Wednesday in response to the state House’s consideration of an education bill. State Rep. Barbara Norton (D) led the charge against HB 1035, a measure that would require local school boards of education to have students in grades four to six recite a specified section of the Declaration of Independence after the current daily period of silent prayer or meditation and the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. The bill, introduced by state Rep. Valarie Hodges (R), would require students...
  • Obama just got one giant step closer towards creating a national gun registry

    05/27/2016 12:34:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    President Obama is taking a big step towards creating a national gun registry. Hawaii looks like it is about to provide the federal government with the list of all the gun owners in the state. Supposedly, keeping a list of gun owners’ names will enable the FBI to tell police if a gun owner ever gets arrested. But a national gun registry isn’t necessary to do this check. The FBI isn’t the only organization that can do background checks on already existing gun owners. Hawaii already has a gun registry, and can regularly run its list of names to see...
  • “Benjamin Franklin, an American Life”

    05/26/2016 9:14:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/26/16 | Ed Wood
    Sometimes the rigors of daily life just get too overwhelming, causing me to turn to other less stressful items of interest. So I am now reading, “Benjamin Franklin -- An American Life,” by famed biographer, Walter Isaacson. It is already an amazing story about an amazing man, and I am not half way through its 586 pages --- small type, no pictures! Benjamin Franklin: author, inventor, scientist, politician, raconteur. But he considered himself, first and foremost, to be a printer. And would generally sign his name, “Benjamin Franklin, printer.” For in that Colonial period, a printer was a person of...
  • "We the People," once America's sovereigns are now her subjects

    05/26/2016 8:56:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/26/16 | Doug Book
    "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson For more than a century, members of Washington DC's political ruling class have treated the American people--the true sovereigns of this nation--like subjects, useful only on Election Day and for the payment of unsustainable obligations. These self-anointed patricians have abused the authority of their office while dramatically expanding the size of a government whose power the Founders had sought to define and constrain....
  • The RIGHTS OF The UNBORN [Constitutional Challenge to Roe v Wade]

    05/26/2016 7:38:51 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    Priests For Life ^ | n/a | Fr. Clifford Stevens
    PREFACE The constitutional issues raised by Roe v. Wade have never had, a public airing and the public debate on the subject has turned on philosophical rather than legal issues. This study attempts to bring into focus some of the constitutional issues involved, but by no means exhausts them. it is merely an overview of a totally new development in constitutional law, a development that could be labeled embryonic law. That development was opened by the Roe v. Wade decision, as the issue of civil rights was opened by Plessy v. Ferguson, workers' rights by Lochner v. New York, and...
  • Cato’s Letter #115: The Encroaching Nature of Power, Ever to be Watched and Checked

    05/26/2016 5:48:56 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    This letter is among Cato’s best. Like Machiavelli in a few of his Discourses on Livy, Cato touches on the nature of despots, and the measures taken by the Roman Republic to hold on to liberty. The lesson for America 2016 is that we must take measures, as did the Romans, to restore free government. The essence of republicanism is the checks the people put upon their governors. Keep the governors within certain bounds and nations are free. Without checks on government, men are slaves because the magistrates make their own rules and follow their lusts. Only those nations who...
  • IF HILLARY CLINTON GETS HER WAY WITH THE SUPREME COURT

    05/25/2016 10:22:16 PM PDT · by vannrox · 3 replies
    5/24/16 AT 5:33 PM | ALVIN RABUSHKA
    If Clinton becomes president and appoints liberal justices, the author writes, a liberal majority on the court will enable her to remake the United States. This article first appeared on the Thoughtful Ideas site. If Hillary Clinton is elected, she may have the opportunity to appoint three or possibly four justices to the Supreme Court. First up is filling the late Antonin Scalia’s seat, which will give the court a five-vote liberal majority consisting, on her inauguration, of Sonia Sotomayor (63), Elena Kagan (56), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83) and Stephen Breyer (78). She may be able to appoint young liberals...
  • Religious Freedom in an Age of Secularism

    05/25/2016 5:31:14 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/25/2016 | Star Parker
    The late Claremont Institute scholar, Harry V. Jaffa, opened an essay he wrote called "The American Founding as the Best Regime," discussing the meaning of the words of the preamble to our Constitution. Included in those words, laying out the purpose of the Constitution is the phrase, to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." Jaffa says that "No words of the Constitution reveal the intention of the Constitution," more than these. "What is a blessing?" asks Jaffa. It is "what is good in the eyes of God," he answers. Jaffa then turns to the closing words...
  • A Constitution Gone Wrong

    05/25/2016 1:37:34 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    On the eve of troubles with George III in the 1760s, His Majesty’s subjects on the North American continent regarded themselves as among the luckiest people on earth. Charles De Montesquieu praised the English constitution for its mixture of monarchy and republican spirit. Not only were colonials prosperous, they enjoyed a level of liberty not seen perhaps since the best days of the Roman Republic. To be enlightened in the 18th Century was to be interested in antiquity, and to be interested in antiquity was to be interested in republicanism. Many of the men destined to become the statesmen and...
  • A Nation in Denial

    05/24/2016 1:34:51 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    Men naturally seek to better their conditions and protect what is theirs, among which is their country. I’m continually surprised that so many do not take a look at history, ours and that of other past republics, for clues to help reverse the despotism that is America 2016. Long-lived republics such as Rome and a few Greek city-states fell on hard political times in which freedom was threatened, yet they bounced back from the brink of ruin. No republic, including ours, just coasted along for hundreds of years on their original governing structures. When liberty was threatened, republican men went...
  • Clarice Feldman: A Part-time Law Lecturer vs. the Constitution

    05/22/2016 10:19:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    It’s a lie often repeated that Obama was a Constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago law school. In fact, he was just a lecturer there for a short time who never much impressed his colleagues. Watching this administration in action one wonders what, if anything, he understands about the Constitution at all. His is an administration based on flouting it. It’s true that the judicial process moves slowly and such conduct can continue for a while until halted, but repeatedly the courts are catching up. In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against the administration 20 times....
  • The Supreme Court’s ruling on the continued existence of the United States

    05/22/2016 8:56:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/22/16 | Doug Book
    In 2013 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Bond vs the United States. Posted on the Coach is Right website that year, the following piece made it clear that a ruling in favor of arguments presented by Obama Solicitor General, Donald Verrilli would have a disastrous effect on liberty. In 2012, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) vs Sebelius (ObamaCare) was considered by many to be among the most significant cases heard by the Supreme Court in decades. On its outcome would depend the continued liberty of the American people. For if our elected officials...
  • The John Birch Society vs. Article V

    05/22/2016 5:24:35 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Near the core of John Birch Society opposition to an Article V Convention of the States is mistrust of the American people. Dig further and one cannot avoid the conclusion that JBS opposes the essence of republicanism, the right of all peoples to determine the structure and boundaries of their government. While JBS has no apparent problem with the exercise of the people’s electoral capacity at polling places every two years, they curiously stand athwart the exercise of the people’s sovereign capacity via their states to frame their government. This isn’t to say JBS doesn’t support amending the Constitution –...
  • Primed To Fight The Government - WaPo hit piece

    05/21/2016 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Little Pig · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/21/2016 | Kevin Sullivan
    REDMOND, Ore. — B.J. Soper took aim with his AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and fired a dozen shots at a human silhouette target. Soper’s wife and their 16-year-old daughter practiced drawing pistols. Then Soper helped his 4-year-old daughter, in pink sneakers and a ponytail, work on her marksmanship with a .22-caliber rifle. Deep in the heart of a vast U.S. military training ground, surrounded by spent shotgun shells and juniper trees blasted to shreds, the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard was conducting its weekly firearms training. “The intent is to be able to work together and defend ourselves if we need to,”...
  • On Natural Law Deniers

    05/21/2016 1:25:07 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 13 replies
    "I don't accept the law of gravity." "Then I encourage you to jump, sir.” Over the course of a weekend lunch with my wife, we pondered the goodness of craft beer, and soon wandered into the necessity of North Carolina’s bathroom law. We shook our heads at the idiocracy of Loretta Lynch’s opposition, and her disregard of Natural Law. I was warming up to say something about Sir Isaac Newton’s discovery of God’s differential calculus when my wife came up with the advice above for Natural Law deniers. Bring up Natural Law to friends, its importance to free government, and...
  • Reclaim Our Stolen Sovereignty

    05/18/2016 1:25:21 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    A visitor to America, say a modern Alexis de Tocqueville, might conclude that the American form of government is despotic. Considering we have presidential elections every four years, our imaginary visitor could further refine his observations and determine America 2016 to be an elective despotism. And why not? Obama’s speeches ooze with “I” and “me.” His cabinet secretaries and party have demonstrated loyalty to his person and not the Constitution. Notwithstanding his oath of office, which is a solemn promise to see that the laws be faithfully executed, he pledged to fundamentally transform America. These are mutually exclusive, and we...
  • Thoughts on the Internal Police Power

    05/17/2016 1:28:57 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    At least two historic American statesmen attempted to insert the guarantee of internal police power to the states in both the Constitution and Articles of Confederation. Connecticut delegate Roger Sherman to the Federal Convention tried several times to prevent federal interference with any state’s “Internal Police.” On his final attempt, the motion failed bigtime by an 8-3 vote. What is Internal Police, why was its retention by the states not made explicit at the convention, and what effect could such a clause have had on American governance two hundred years later? Under Internal Police, a government has the power to...
  • States, The Natural Second Party

    05/16/2016 1:37:42 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    While political parties ideally represent the common interests of their members, a contradiction has developed within the GOP over the past twenty years. Leadership and rank-and-file members work toward irreconcilable ends: the retention of power, wealth and status at any cost on the one hand, and change that restores economic prosperity and social cohesion on the other. For years, GOP leadership worked handily with democrat leaders Obama, Pelosi, Reid. Behind closed doors, this common senior leadership develops many thousand page omnibus spending bills. In turn, these assaults on the traditional appropriations process are presented to a membership that is cajoled...
  • Blame Minimum Wage, Not Carl’s Jr. CEO, For Automated Restaurants

    05/15/2016 8:59:32 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 138 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/18/2016 | Editorial
    Overregulation: Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s CEO Andy Puzder has people all in a huff over his idea to automate restaurants. But why be upset with Puzder? This is an inevitable consequence of massive minimum wage hikes by the government. “With government driving up the cost of labor, it’s driving down the number of jobs,” said Puzder. “You’re going to see automation not just in airports and grocery stores, but in restaurants.” He’s right. That’s why whenever the minimum wage rises above the market-set prevailing wage, jobs are destroyed. Who would pay someone $15 an hour to do a job that’s...
  • "Federal judge rules Obamacare is being funded unconstitutionally"

    05/15/2016 9:12:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/15/16 | D. Savage
    The following article has been taken from the May 12th issue of the Los Angeles Times. Although "The Coach's Team" rarely posts anything but original pieces by its own staff, I believe this information is important enough to be re-posted in its entirety for our readers. Please take note of the emphasized phrase below which makes it clear that, although the Obama Regime via the Department of Health and Human Services is in clear violation of the Constitution, the judge's ruling which correctly declares this to be the case "stands a good chance of being overturned on appeal." The reason?...
  • Inmates of The Two-Party Prison

    05/15/2016 1:38:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    If memory serves, I recall an entertaining essay or chapter from perhaps a Stephen Hawking book from a couple of decades ago. Being designed for the mathematically challenged, it sought to introduce his thoughts on the nature of the universe without intimidating the reader. The essay involved a thought experiment where people lived in two dimensions. A people with no height navigated in an X-Y coordinate system-on-a-sheet-of-paper sort of world. It was all they knew. Hawking wondered of the people’s reaction if a third dimension, the Z, was introduced. In any event, he was certain that a surprised people would...
  • First Looks At Kiefer As President, Hayley As An American, And Six More New Series From ABC!!

    05/14/2016 1:28:34 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 34 replies
    Ain't It Cool News ^ | May 13, 2016 | hercules Ain't It Cool NewsAICN
    DESIGNATED SURVIVOR. From writer-producer David Guggenheim, who wrote two 2012 movies: “Safe House” (53% positive on Rotten Tomatoes) and “Stolen” (16%). When the President, Vice President, Speaker of the House, Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General and almost all the other top-ranking cabinet officials die at the same time, Kiefer Sutherland finds himself running the United States.
  • White House Dismisses Court Ruling on Obamacare [semi-satire]

    05/14/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Federal Judge Rosemary Collyer's ruling that the Obama Administration has been illegally subsidizing health insurance companies failed to faze the President or his minions. Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest mocked "the impotence of the President's political opponents. These court cases are an act of desperation. The GOP has lost this battle in the public arena. Voters reelected President Obama. That gives him all the mandate he needs to govern this country. Complaining that Congress never appropriated the money for the subsidies seeks to elevate a constitutional technicality above the will of voters." The "constitutional technicality" that Judge Collyer found persuasive...
  • On Our Constitutional Compact

    05/14/2016 2:11:15 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    Beginning with “We the People,” the Constitution is a compact, an agreement among equals, the people of the American civil society. The events of 1787-1788 could have been scripted straight out of John Locke’s Second Treatise. A preexisting civil society came to the conclusion that its current form of government was inadequate to secure its unalienable rights, which, as per the Declaration (also a Lockean document), is the broad purpose of government. Through state sponsored conventions, special delegations of the sovereign people debated the pro/con of establishing a new government. Just as Locke described the steps that men, emerging from...
  • The Overthrow of Reason

    05/13/2016 2:00:28 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 11 replies
    Our Declaration of Independence was not only illegal, it was an act of treason. Like today, most men in 1787 worldwide equated that which is legal with justice. Who could argue against the idea that justice is joined with statutory law? Equate the legal with the just, and the law can be whatever presidents for life, oligarchs, or a majority say it is. Mankind can be fragmented into a welter of nations, each with its own morality. Might makes right. Justice is rendered relative among the nations of the world. Since there is no single standard of justice, all standards...
  • The Rise of the Politburos: A Fifth Branch of Government

    05/12/2016 1:40:19 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    For several decades, conservatives have lamented the growth of the administrative state, aka the fourth branch of government. Created by congress, directed by the president, and armed with semi-despotic powers, these administrative agencies, by the number of regulations they issue, are the real lawmakers in the once American republic. On paper, the fourth branch is accountable to the reps of the people, the House and Senate of the United States. Liberals love the fourth branch, for while these agencies are legally subject to congressional oversight, they are extensions of the will of the president and are, as a practical matter,...
  • Cato’s Letter #38: The Right and Capacity of the People to Judge of Government*

    05/11/2016 12:08:28 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    In this letter dated July 22nd 1721, Cato explained that the world is regularly lead into mistakes by people who profit from them. If the people were properly apprised of the truth, no one would live in slavery. There are lessons here for early 21st century America. In most nations there is neither the light of truth nor liberty. Where they exist, they are inseparable. Destroy one and the other follows. In these nations we find tyranny and deception, ignorance and slavery joined together, such that “Wherever truth is dangerous, liberty is precarious.” Among sciences, Cato regards political science as...
  • A Foreign Spectator’s View of the Constitution

    05/10/2016 1:52:06 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    As colonists, we were proud to be English subjects, the freest people in the world. Our revolution was against Crown corruption of a wonderful system that was seeping from England into her North American colonies which threatened our rights as Englishmen. As American patriots shake their heads in disbelief at the possible return of a thoroughly corrupt, felonious, treasonous Hillary Clinton to the White House, I recently happened upon a 1787 piece which extolled the anti-corruption features of the Constitution. Just four days after the close of the Federal Convention, and over a month before Alexander Hamilton published the first...
  • Learning Locke: More on Cato’s Letters

    05/09/2016 11:33:50 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    Article V Blog
    As touched upon in Part I, and against the backdrop of an orchestrated South Sea Bubble, subsequent economic crash, and unpunished stock-jobbers, Cato interwove Lockean concepts regarding the laws of nature, civil society, and high crimes which were found some fifty and sixty years later in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. What follows are illustrative of the thought train of two foundational truths, from Locke to Cato to our Declaration of Independence, which culminated in the free government design of our Constitution. The Purpose of Government. John Locke: Civil Society comes into being when every individual has resigned up...
  • Fear Not A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention

    05/08/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 32 replies
    A government designed to secure our unalienable rights has become something of a black-hole that devours liberty. In the sum total of our three national branches, fewer than 1,500 (One president, 435 congressmen, 100 senators, and about 875 Article III judges) men and women push around over 320 million citizens without restraint or fear for their personal safety. What is to be done? If we weigh the potential benefit, meaning the restoration of our republic, against the remote disadvantages of an amendments convention, there is little reason to avoid one. Some prominent conservatives have expressed concern over the possibility of...
  • Learning Locke: An Introduction to Cato’s Letters

    05/07/2016 10:00:25 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Thomas Jefferson famously adapted key passages of John Locke’s Second Treatise in his draft Declaration of Independence. An 18th century gentleman could hardly regard himself as learned without the ability to quote a few Lockean passages from memory. Yet, what of the average colonial? Books were expensive imports. How were the yeomanry educated well enough in Lockean concepts to readily understand and accept this radical document, the Declaration of Independence? Through newspapers. Like modern Americans, our colonial forebears were also political junkies. Freewheeling editorials, letters to the editor that criticized parliamentary and colonial governments were standing features of public life....
  • A Balanced Budget Amendment Path to Free Government

    05/06/2016 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 17 replies
    Free Government is that happy condition wherein government respects and protects the unalienable, Natural Rights of the nation, and makes no law without its consent. Under this simple guidance, government is twice limited: by its end, which any of us would have a right to pursue were there no government at all, and by its means, which require our consent. Yes, the presidential campaign season is entertaining. But if the practical extent of our God-given freedom depends on the election of either Bernie, The Beast or Donald Trump, it follows that actual free government is as real and enduring as...
  • Sunni Islam's Strategy In The On-Going 'Clash Of Civilizations'

    05/05/2016 4:58:57 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    It Is A Mixture Of Stealth And Kinetic JihadBy Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News Islam Is Pursuing A Clash Of Civilizations, The West, Not So Much In 1993 Harvard Professor Samuel Huntington first introduced the concept of ‘The Clash of Civilizations,’ which pointed out that Islam in is conflict with all other politico-ethic-geocultural-economic-religious societal groupings (Western, Slavic-Orthodox, Hindu, etc.). In response U.S. and international academic elites dismissed Huntington’s thesis on the basis that ‘civilizations’ certainly warred in the past, but modern sovereign nationhood and economics had rendered civilizational warfare archaic. Once the Western intellectual judgment ruled out civilizational...
  • A Revision on the Bill of Rights, Part III (a new constitutional argument to seize guns alert)

    05/04/2016 2:19:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Justin Curmi
    The main problem with the notion of self-defense is it imposes on justice, for everyone has the right for a fair trial. Therefore, using a firearm to defend oneself is not legal because if the attacker is killed, he or she is devoid of his or her rights. In addition, one's mental capacity is a major factor in deciding whether a man or woman has the right to have a firearm.
  • Congress Can Remove Ginsberg and Kagan from the Supreme Court!

    05/04/2016 7:53:28 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 60 replies
    Constitution ^ | March 5, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    A few years back I asked a number of people how long does a Supreme Court Justice serve. Almost unanimously the response was until death or resignation. No one’s response was constitutional. There is nothing in the Constitution that says a Supreme Court Justice or any other federal judge serves for life or until they resign. Here is what the Constitution says about the term of office of a Supreme Court Justice or federal judge: “Article III. Section. 1. The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the...
  • Our Noble Constitution

    05/01/2016 1:32:20 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 11 replies
    The triumph of the federal convention of 1787 is that in raising a standard to which the wise and honest could repair, it also raised one that met the threefold test of legitimacy, popularity, and viability.* One reason the federal convention was able to strike the right balance between the urge to lead the people and the need to obey them, and between the urge to be noble and the need to be practical, was the disposition of most delegates to be “whole men” on stern principles and “halfway men” on negotiable details. Another was the way in which it...
  • Don’t kill the candidate

    04/29/2016 9:47:47 AM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 52 replies
    I would like to conclude my week of blogging with a call to action. If no candidate wins a majority in the electoral college, the House of Representatives will choose our next president in a “contingent election,” from among the top three candidates. This is a much less remote possibility than usual this year. As I explained on Monday, there is no way to replace a candidate who dies in a contingent election. This would disenfranchise an entire side of the election, so it provides an unfortunately heightened incentive for assassins. We don’t award assassins this prize at any other...
  • Men of Little Faith: Anti-Federalists and Article V Opponents

    04/29/2016 1:47:49 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    There is a parallel conservatism shared by the framing era Anti-Federalists and today’s Article V opponents. Conservativism in this sense is the tendency to hold on to what is known and to resist change. We take it for granted, but thirteen heterogeneous societies joining in common defense was not inevitable. By 1787, both Federalists and Anti-Federalists foresaw approaching dissolution of the union under the Articles of Confederation (AC). A decade of experience with state constitutions had revealed their defects or weaknesses, and induced among many Americans an inclination toward change. Either the independent republics must join in a more perfect...
  • Trump, Tariffs, Conservatism and the Constitution

    04/28/2016 7:21:59 PM PDT · by tophat9000 · 17 replies
    wiki ^ | wiki
    Tariffs as a source of federal government Revenue So there seem to be some conservatives that are scoffing at Trump talking about tariffs as part of reinvigorating domestic US Industries ... protecting them.... Yet tariffs are probably one of the most back to the founders concept that any candidate is talking about Look at the graph and then read the Wiki page you'll see that tariffs on Imports was the prime source of income for the federal government before the federal income tax system When America was young and weak, tariffs were the founding fathers tool to promote growth of...
  • Walter Williams: A Superior Vision

    04/25/2016 1:22:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 27, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some of the controversy. My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that each of us owns himself. I am my private property, and you are your private property. If you agree with that premise, then certain human actions are moral and others immoral. The reason...
  • Islamisation is banned by the constitution in Hungary

    04/26/2016 5:05:28 AM PDT · by wtd · 10 replies
    Website of the Hungarian Government ^ | April 25, 2016 | PM Victor Orbán
    Islamisation is banned by the constitution in HungaryApril 25, 2016 7:27 PM At a ceremony on the fifth anniversary of the promulgation of the Fundamental Law, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that Islamisation is banned by the constitution in Hungary. The Hungarian government cannot support any mass migration movements which could lead to results conflicting with the National Avowal contained within the Fundamental Law. “Neither the legislature nor the government of the day may pursue such a policy within constitutional boundaries”, he said. He said that in drafting the “Schengen 2.0” action plan, the Hungarian government is fulfilling its constitutional...
  • To Retrieve Free Government, Part I.

    04/26/2016 1:41:49 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Can free government be reestablished in a corrupt republic? Is there enough virtue remaining in America 2016 for renewal? For insight, I can’t help but return to a favorite read, Niccolò Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy.* In this discussion, Machiavelli assumed the republic in question was extremely corrupt, due to either a lack of laws or institutions sufficient to check universal corruption. While he doesn’t explain exactly what he means by institutions, it is clear from context here and the rest of his work that the term encompasses the totality of society and government. In modern parlance, institutions include academe, government,...
  • "The Forgotten History of the Federal Income Tax"

    04/25/2016 8:41:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/25/16 | Susan Frickey
    “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.” – The 16th Amendment, Ratified 1913 The birth of the income tax! Prior to 1913, the constitutionally limited responsibilities of the federal government were generally covered by import tariffs. Occasionally, temporary taxes were imposed to pay for wars, but were to be apportioned by the states and could not be direct, personal taxes, according to the Constitution in Article I, sections 2 and 9. W. Cleon Skousen wrote a very...
  • “Abortion rights” are in the Constitution? Show me where.

    04/24/2016 7:28:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 24, 2016 | Adam Peters
    At the University of North Georgia, some students put on a celebration recently. What were they celebrating? Abortion, of course. With cookies. As UNG Students for Life reported, members of the Skeptics Society encouraged visitors to take fetus shaped cookies and give reasons why abortion should stay legal. Examples ranged from, “A woman controls her own body,” to, “My vagina is too pretty to let a fetus crawl out.” And then there was this: ****IMAGE ON LINK***** It’s common to hear how “abortion rights” are protected in the Constitution. When confronted with that argument, it’s best to respond with a...
  • Americans Flooding Britain to Back Revolution - UK to Adopt US Constitution?

    04/24/2016 4:50:22 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 23 replies
    https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/ ^ | 4/24/16 | Lord Eddie01 Mockton Fragment Daily Crumpette (smaller than a crumb)
    There will come an ultimate day against Islam. At which point you must chose sides and settle your mind. Stand with the original Crusaders - England? I say Hell Yes!! Freeper2103
  • A Presumption of Liberty

    04/23/2016 1:04:37 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    Should I be charged with a felony, I know that as an American I am presumed innocent. This presumption of innocence means I will remain in possession of my God-given liberty until a jury of my peers finds me guilty, and a judge determines that I shall forfeit an element of my liberty, my freedom to move about in society as I please. In a larger sense encompassing the presumption of innocence, there is the presumption of liberty. Liberty comprises all of the enumerated, unenumerated as well as implied rights and privileges of our Constitution. Until I prove myself unfit...
  • Chelsea Clinton: Elect My Mom So The Supreme Court Can Enact Gun Control

    04/22/2016 1:01:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Speaking at a rally, Chelsea Clinton assured a crowd that her mother is the only candidate who would work to enact comprehensive gun control when elected. Clinton said that Justice Scalia's passing opened up a opportunity to put a justice on the Supreme Court who is in favor of gun control, and said that becoming a mother herself helped to shape her views on gun control. Watch here: Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone
  • Article V and The Federalist No. 1

    04/22/2016 3:39:52 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    In my April 20th post, I connected our existing and dire situation with that of 1787. Despite the differences between then and now, there is at least one commonality: the fear that a demagogue, a man who promises to relieve us of our misery, might emerge from the increasing anarchy and social disorders. Alexander Hamilton wrote that men who overturned republics always began their public work by proclaiming their devotion to the people. In words that ring true today, Hamilton’s first Federalist explained the situation that faced America. The young country was at a crossroads; its very existence was in...
  • Federal Park Ranger Mocks Founders, Constitution ... While Leading Tour of Independence Hall!

    04/20/2016 7:05:39 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 5 replies
    PJ MEDIA ^ | 4 19 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    "The foundation of every state is the education of its youth."(Diogenes, Greek Philosopher, 412 323 BC) "All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." (Aristotle, Greek Philosopher, 384 322 BC) "What is being taught in the classroom today to the children will determine the course of the nation 25 years from now."(Lincoln) I'm betting this MORON came out of the government schools! I'm also betting that this nation is closer to the drain than at any time in my lifetime. "YOU'RE FIRED!" Thus sayeth...
  • Rise of the Superpresident

    04/20/2016 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 16 replies
    Thetrumpet.com ^ | May-June 2016 | Andrew Miller
    Bypassing the checks and balances imposed by America’s founders, the executive branch has come to new heights of power. Historians may look back on Jan. 14, 2014, as a tipping point in American history. On that day, President Barack Obama urged his cabinet to help him identify ways to advance economic recovery by circumventing the legislature. “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need,” the president told reporters before his cabinet meeting. “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone. And I can use...