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  • Lawsuits challenge Electoral College System in four U.S. States

    02/21/2018 5:17:34 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    Reuters/MSN ^ | 2-21-2018 | Nate Raymond
    A coalition that includes a Latino membership organization and a former Massachusetts governor filed lawsuits on Wednesday challenging how four U.S. states allocate their Electoral College votes in presidential elections. The lawsuits were filed in federal courts in Massachusetts and California, states that went for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, and South Carolina and Texas, where a majority of votes went to Republican U.S. President Donald Trump. The lawsuits challenge the winner-take-all system used in those states to select electors who cast votes for president and vice president in the Electoral College after a presidential election. Forty-four other states...
  • Miami "News" Radio says Parkland is a "tipping point" RINO host says he is one issue voter: Guns

    02/21/2018 5:24:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    WIOD.com ^ | 2/21/18 | Jimmy Cefalo, Ted Deutsch
    Jimmy Cefalo, pretend conservative, just had a FAWNING interview with Demon Rat congressclown Ted Deutsch. Jim says he is now a ONE ISSUE VOTER AND THAT ISSUE IS GUNS.
  • Immigration, Internet,…: The Left’s Warped, Ridiculously Fake Federalism

    02/20/2018 10:03:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | Seton Motley
    Our nation’s Founding Fathers - were geniuses. They overcame the unbelievable handicaps of being white, male and by nigh all accounts all heterosexual - to create the greatest form of government in the history of personkind. Amongst their very many brilliances - was federalism. The concept of a very limited federal government with expressed powers - leaving the unexpressed and all the rest to the states and the people. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments to our Constitution help lock down this federalism. The Founders knew they weren’t perfect (though they came exquisitely close). Their federalism allows states to experiment with...
  • The 2nd ammendment is useless...

    02/19/2018 12:16:40 PM PST · by right way right · 24 replies
    myself | rightwayright
    Unless we use it.
  • God vs. Evolution in U.S. Public Schools - William Jennings Bryan in 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial

    02/18/2018 12:17:33 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Cal State ^ | 1925 | William Jennings Bryan
    Religion is not hostile to learning; Christianity has been the greatest patron learning has ever had. But Christians know that "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" now just as it has been in the past, and they therefore oppose the teaching of guesses that encourage godlessness among the students. Do bad doctrines corrupt the morals of students? We have a case, Mr. Darrow, one of the most distinguished criminal lawyers in our land, was engaged about a year ago in defending two rich men's sons who were on trial for as dastardly a murder as was...
  • Court Says Muslim Travel Ban Unconstitutional [semi-satire]

    02/17/2018 12:19:22 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    This week the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 9-4 to overturn President Trump's anti-terrorist travel ban from eight countries on the grounds that "it violates the First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom. The President's assumption that the Muslim call for jihad from its adherents empowers him to block the immigration of practitioners of this religion into this country is mistaken. The protection of the First Amendment is absolute. It allows no exception for religious practices that entail violence. To single out one religion merely because it commands the coercion or murder of unbelievers is, therefore, unconstitutional." Chief Judge...
  • Presidential Power Over Immigration

    02/16/2018 8:36:00 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/16/18 | KrisAnne Hall
    Does the President have authority over immigration? That question cannot be answered by quoting a particular article, section, and clause. The Constitution must be applied. First, we must consider whether immigration involves a power delegated to the federal government. The answer to that question is yes and no. The authority to create “a uniform Rule of Naturalization” is vested in the federal government. However, not everything our federal government currently considers as immigration falls under this delegation. The power over foreign immigration is delegated through Article 1 section 8 clause 4; “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Because it...
  • How Trump's Views on Gun Control Have Shifted Over the Years

    02/15/2018 11:28:02 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    In his 2000 book, The America We Deserve, Trump criticized Republicans who “walk the NRA line” and “refuse even limited restrictions” on firearms laws. “It’s often argued that the American murder rate is high because guns are more available here than in other countries. After a tragedy like the massacre at Columbine High School, anyone could feel that it is too easy for Americans to get their hands on weapons. But nobody has a good solution,” he wrote. “This is another issue where you see the extremes of the two existing major parties,” continued Trump, who, at the time of...
  • Appeals Court Opinion: International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump

    02/15/2018 8:18:02 AM PST · by EDINVA · 14 replies
    Appeals Court affirms lower court decision: The Opinion/Dissent runs 285 pages so linked only (with apologies for any incorrect posting info) http://coop.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/Published/172231.pdf
  • Colorado Considers ‘Purple Card’ As Its Own Version Of The ‘Green Card’

    02/14/2018 11:08:47 AM PST · by rxsid · 23 replies
    denver.cbslocal.com ^ | 02.14/2018 | By Shaun Boyd
    Colorado Considers ‘Purple Card’ As Its Own Version Of The ‘Green Card’ February 13, 2018 at 11:59 pmColorado would have it’s own version of a “green card” under legislation at the state capitol. It would be called a “purple card.” Some state lawmakers say if Congress won’t reform the immigration system, they will. Their bill would allow anyone who has paid state taxes for at least two years and hasn’t had a felony in three years to be eligible for legal status....Omar Gomez is leading the purple card movement, which he says is good for everyone. “It benefits the state...
  • Give the Anti-Federalists Their Due

    02/12/2018 12:21:41 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 11 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | February 12th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In something a flashback from the Eagle’s Super Bowl victory, riot and mayhem also welcomed the draft Constitution when it made the Philadelphia newspapers. Advocates of the new plan held a majority in the Pennsylvania legislature, then in the last days of its regular session, and they attempted to ram through a statute calling for a ratification convention. To prevent a quorum, some of the Constitution’s opponents, the Anti-Federalists, made themselves scarce. The Assembly sent the sergeant-at-arms to seize enough absent members to establish a quorum, and forcibly kept them on the floor of the chamber. It is difficult today...
  • US Constitution and Insurrection

    02/11/2018 8:06:42 AM PST · by AndyJackson · 33 replies
    US Constitution ^ | June 21, 1788 | James Madison, Alexander Hamilton
    Q anon tells us to expand our thinking, Seals [SEALS] are wonderful creatures, and work fast at capturing their prey." Well let us broaden our thinking and look at some of the frequently overlooked powers under the US constitution pertaining to "insurrection." After all bonus marchers aside, how long has it been since we have faced genuine "insurrection" within the boarders of the US? First, what is insurrection? The dictionary defines it as "a violent uprising against an authority or government." 18 US Code §§2381-2390 address TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES. For instance 18 U.S. Code § 2383 states "Whoever...
  • Whodunit? Who Meddled With 'Our Democracy'?

    02/10/2018 10:43:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2018 | Ilana Mercer
    Republicans have revealed that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) treats Americans not as citizens, but as subjects to spy on. I'd expect nothing less from a Court created and perpetuated by George W. Bush and his Republicans. But, what do you know? Following Barack Obama’s lead, President Donald Trump and his Republicans have renewed FISA Section 702, which, in fact, has facilitated the usurpations the same representatives are currently denouncing.Also in contravention of a quaint constitutional relic called the Fourth Amendment is Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller has taken possession of “many tens of thousands of emails from President Donald...
  • Russia's ban on film “Death of Stalin” challenged with lawsuit in a city devastated by the Gulag

    02/08/2018 11:23:47 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 7 replies
    Meduza/Kommersant ^ | 7 Feb 2018
    On January 23, days before Armando Iannucci's new comedy “The Death of Stalin" was due to premiere in Russia, the Culture Ministry revoked the film’s distribution license. Hours before, the movie was screened for a group state officials who roundly criticized it as a mockery of Soviet history. Human rights activists in Syktyvkar have filed a lawsuit challenging the Culture Ministry’s decision to revoke the distribution license... Why sue in Syktyvkar? The region was tightly integrated with the Soviet Gulag, meaning that nearly every family with local roots dating back a few generations suffered directly because of Stalinism. The activists...
  • Charlie Daniels: America Is in the Middle of a Full-Blown Constitutional Crisis

    02/08/2018 10:19:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 8, 2018 | Charlie Daniels
    Charlie Daniels It’s been over a year since the election that totally amazed America. To those who voted for Donald Trump it was a refreshing miracle, as the “rust belt,” the much-maligned coal miners, those who were tired of watching ISIS grow stronger, those who hated the fact that America had a president who refused to even identify our sworn blood enemy by its proper name, had finally had their voices heard. The fruits of their votes are reaching fruition as the economy sizzles, their burdensome taxes have been modified, their 401Ks are prospering, new jobs and old companies...
  • A 2nd Amendment Thought Experiment

    02/08/2018 6:59:06 AM PST · by Sopater · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2018 | Peter Skurkiss
    Here's a simple thought experiment regarding the 2nd Amendment. What do you think the U.S. would be like if we didn't have it? Without the 2nd Amendment, firearms would likely be highly restricted and controlled. Various state legislatures might not vote for that, but it would come about through a combination of federal action, judicial decisions, and bureaucratic decrees. Violent crime would probably be higher as an unarmed citizenry is easy prey for criminals. In all likelihood, America would look like other Anglo countries such as Australia and Great Britain with respect to gun ownership. That's the easy part of...
  • Let's Limit Spending: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is not the key to our Big Government problems.

    02/06/2018 8:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/06/2018 | Walter Williams
    Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That's a misguided vision, for the simple reason that in any real economic sense, as opposed to an accounting sense, the federal budget is always balanced. The value of what we produced in 2017 — our gross domestic product — totaled about $19 trillion. If the Congress spent $4 trillion of the $19 trillion that we produced, unless you believe in Santa Claus, you know that Congress must force us to spend $4 trillion less privately. Taxing us is...
  • Adam Schiff’s conspiracy about Russia and America’s Second Amendment is as ridiculous as it gets

    02/06/2018 9:32:46 AM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 6, 2018 | Samantha Chang
    Democratic congressman Adam Schiff is shilling more crackpot Russia conspiracy theories. This time, Schiff made a series of startling claims, the most bizarre of which is that Russians are secretly promoting the Second Amendment to subliminally influence Americans to kill each other. “They also trumpeted the Second Amendment,” Schiff said. “Apparently, the Russians are very big fans of our Second Amendment…The Russians would be thrilled if we were doing nothing but killing each other every day. And sadly, we are.” The California lawmaker made the claims during a speech at the University of Pennsylvania — ironically, the alma mater of...
  • Sedition Against Our Government (Vanity)

    02/06/2018 5:48:59 AM PST · by frnewsjunkie · 14 replies
    Censor ^ | January 3, 2018 | Timothy Benton
    Do we see a movement from could be moving from sedition to outright treason from some in the left? Is there a move from many within the Democratic party to not only resist to the point of the insurrection against the president to outright plotting to overthrow this duly elected administration?
  • Roosevelt announces “court-packing” plan - February 5, 1937

    02/05/2018 12:33:28 PM PST · by Sopater · 14 replies
    On February 5, 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt announces a controversial plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 judges, allegedly to make it more efficient. Critics immediately charged that Roosevelt was trying to “pack” the court and thus neutralize Supreme Court justices hostile to his New Deal. During the previous two years, the high court had struck down several key pieces of New Deal legislation on the grounds that the laws delegated an unconstitutional amount of authority to the executive branch and the federal government. Flushed with his landslide reelection in 1936, President Roosevelt issued a proposal...