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  • "Impeachment" - A Parody of the Beatles' "Revolution"

    07/30/2014 8:21:29 AM PDT · by mononymous · 2 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 7/30/2014 | Mononymous1
    You say you want his impeachment Well, you know We all want to replace the man You tell me that it’s a solution Well, you know We all want to replace the man ‘Cause when you talk about destruction Don’t you know that’s what he’s a-bout I don’t know if it’s gonna be alright Alright, not right You say there’s no other solution Well, you know Boehner’s got a suing plan The DNC wants a contribution Well, you know They know how to run a scam But if you want money from people with minds that hate All I can...
  • Washington State Pols Weigh Controversial "In God We Trust" Plaque

    07/29/2014 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Publius · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 July 2014
    Should “In God We Trust” adorn the chambers of Washington state’s Pierce County Council? That’s the apparently controversial question facing councilmembers on Tuesday, a day after a council committee decided to bring the proposal to a vote of the full seven-member council, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Councilman Jim McCune, the Republican sponsor of the measure, said the national motto is inspiring and patriotic — and he’s unclear why the proposal has created such controversy. “’In God We Trust’ is universal,” he told the newspaper. “It doesn’t have ‘In Muhammad We Trust,’ it doesn’t have ‘In Jesus We Trust.’” Council...
  • A Constitution is Ratified - The Long Road from Nevis to New York

    07/26/2014 9:33:12 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 26, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    - Reflections on the anniversary of New York’s ratification of the Constitution of the United States. On July 26, 1788, the New York State Ratifying Convention voted – by a slim margin of 30 to 27 – to ratify the Constitution of the United States, essentially re-joining the nation that was now in the process of being reorganized. The people of New York City celebrated with the greatest parade of the era, marching through Manhattan Island to cheering crowds. The old New York establishment may have disliked the new Constitution, but the people of America’s fast-growing metropolis certainly saw its...
  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Calls Constitution “Flawed”

    07/26/2014 7:34:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 24, 2014
    We rely on the Supreme Court to defend the Constitution from the endless assaults on it that chip away our liberty. Too bad Supreme Court Justices don’t have a higher opinion of the document. Ruth Bader Ginsberg has denounced it, recommending instead the socialist constitution of South Africa. The odious Stephen Breyer appears to attack it at every opportunity (e.g., here, here, and here). Now we hear this from swing vote Anthony Kennedy: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, speaking at the annual conference of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Monterey, waxed eloquent on the deficiencies of the...
  • D.C. Has Constitutional Carry for an Unknown Time

    07/26/2014 2:43:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Alan Gura reports that the District Court, after nearly five years of stonewalling, has found for the Constitutional right to bear arms outside of the home.  It has struck down the prohibitions on carry outside of the home in the District of Columbia, for both residents and non-residents.   It took five years and two petitions for a writ of mandamus to obtain this decision.  The wording below is from the decision.   From alangura.com: In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s...
  • Obama's immigration flip flop

    07/25/2014 8:01:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | July 25. 2014 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    President Barack Obama insisted for years that he had absolutely no legal authority — none whatsoever, zero, zilch — to slow deportations on a broad scale. Forget everything he’s said. Obama’s pledge to use his executive powers by the end of the summer marked both a dramatic reversal in rhetoric and a major strategic shift on immigration. The president is no longer emphasizing his own powerlessness but rather his determination “to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.” [SNIP] The shift could be used by critics as an example of Obama saying...
  • Gowdy on IRS: Americans agree the government should tell us the truth

    07/24/2014 5:47:05 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 24, 2014 | Tgowdysc
    After Q & A with Koskinen yesterday, Trey Gowdy took to the House floor today: Madam Speaker there is a hunger for things that bind us together. Americans agree that the IRS should never target citizens. Americans agree that government should tell us the truth. The IRS has offered 8 different explanations for targeting our fellow citizens. If we madam speaker changed our story to government 8 different times we would be called inmates. We can't lie to government. Therefore,government should never be able to lie to us. We agree that no president should ever prejudge the outcome of an...
  • MO: Supreme Court Rules Right to Keep and Bear Arms Will be on August 5 Ballot

    07/21/2014 8:19:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Missouri will have a strengthened Right to Keep and Bear Arms provision on the August 5th ballot.  Yesterday the Supreme Court upheld rulings against foes of the amendment , who tried to keep it off the ballot.   The constitutional amendment was passed by overwhelming margins in the legislature, assuming that it would be on the November Ballot.   Governor Nixon (D) decided to put the measure on the August primary ballot instead.   A few days ago, Governor Nixon vetoed a popular gun law reform that was passed with veto proof margins in the house, and potentially veto proof margins...
  • Liberals Hate Civil Rights - Especially When Conservatives Exercise Them

    07/21/2014 5:08:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Liberals never met a civil right they didn't dislike. As with everything about liberal ideology, liberals’ great concern for civil rights is a scam, a lie, a fraud designed to sucker in the weak-minded and disguise their goosesteppy inclinations. They care about civil rights like Michael Bay cares about Oscar night. Sure, liberals pose as advocates of civil liberties, but only when they don’t have the power to squash them. In my new book, Conservative Insurgency, a speculative future history of the struggle to restore our system and culture, the left’s coordinated attack on our Constitutional rights is one of...
  • A Question for Article V State Amendment Convention Opponents

    07/18/2014 12:50:57 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 100 replies
    To Free Republic opponents of Article V, I put this question, “what infringement of our natural and constitutional rights, or other high crime against our republic, could compel you to support an Article V state amendment convention to propose amendments to our constitution?”
  • Veterans to Obama: You Turned Your Back on Us So We Will Turn Ours on You: Literally (VIDEO)

    07/18/2014 6:53:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    http://www.tpnn.com/ ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Burke
    President Obama’s visit to Delaware was not met with all cheers and admiration as his photo-op shots might suggest. BuzzPo reports that a group of 25 veterans decided to show Obama just what they think about his poor treatment of America’s veterans. Eric Reed, founder of Gun Rights Across America, spoke with the organizer of the back turning protest, Martin Nicholson. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, Nicholson gives the command to around 25 veterans to turn their backs to Barack Obama’s passing motorcade at approximately the 35-second mark. (Watch Video Below) They remain with their backs turned until...
  • Forty-six Democrat Senators Want to Change our Laws Strictly for Politics

    07/17/2014 5:46:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/17/14 | Jerry McConnell
    The impossible just got legs for a potential possibility; and not a good one at that. In a bare-faced political move, forty-six elected Democrats in our United States Senate; that’s EIGHTY-SEVEN PERCENT of all Democrats, are willing to make a change to our most predominant, most revered and oldest established legal document, the United States Constitution, all for their desire for more political power in our government.
  • Boehner Critics Blew It Before [They approve of Boo Hoo suing the Zero]

    07/17/2014 1:25:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Separation Of Powers: John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama is being mocked by the very same people who dismissed an earlier challenge to Obama's imperial ways — one the Supreme Court unanimously upheld. That case involved Obama's decision in early 2012 to make "recess" appointments to several key posts, though the Senate was still in session. As with Boehner's proposed suit, it was widely ridiculed as a "political stunt" without legal merit that would end up backfiring on the GOP. Laurence Tribe, the left's favorite constitutional law professor, said, "Whatever standards the courts ultimately adopt . .. this case ought...
  • Federal judge rules California death penalty is unconstitutional

    07/16/2014 1:32:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/16/2014 | Maura Dolan
    <p>A federal judge in Orange County ruled Wednesday that California’s death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney, ruled on a petition by death row inmate Ernest Dewayne Jones, who was sentenced to die nearly two decades ago.</p>
  • Obama executive actions seen as threat to Constitution

    07/15/2014 10:10:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A prominent law professor and avowed supporter of the Obama White House will tell the House on Wednesday that the president has created one of the biggest constitutional crises in the country’s history and will endorse House Republicans’ effort to sue to rein him in. Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University, will say President Obama is trampling the founders’ vision for the country in his push to circumvent Congress, and he will demand Republicans and Democrats alike forget their party labels to unify against this White House’s power grab. “What we are witnessing today is one of the...
  • Progressives Understand The Constitution

    07/14/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Over the past century, progressives have demonstrated they know the nature of republics, of the dying constitutional republic they are killing, very well. In their quest to create the new man, they learned they first needed to recognize the nuts and bolts of the American Republic. Once they understood the foundation and structure of our great experiment in freedom, they could identify the critical supports, that if pulled, would collapse it. The framing generation of 1787 fretted intensely how to form free government over an extensive territory that avoided the classic problem of republics, their degeneration into democracies in which...
  • Does Religious Speech Threaten Democracy? [Democrats Propose Amendment to Restrict Speech]

    07/11/2014 7:42:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/11/2014 | Zac Morgan
    The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday approved by a 10–8 vote a constitutional amendment that, if passed, would functionally eliminate the political rights of speech and association. While the committee made the language more succinct than in its original iteration, the law still poses a profound threat to fundamental liberties. For instance, Congress probably would have the power to ban religious sermons and church literature. Section 1 of the amendment permits Congress and the states to “advance democratic self-government” — whatever that means — “and political equality” by “regulat[ing] and set[ting] reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by...
  • (Catholic Caucus) Blessed John Paul II: Champion of Religious Freedom

    07/10/2014 5:47:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Knights of Columbus ^ | April 27, 2011 | Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D.
    Blessed John Paul II: Champion of Religious Freedom Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D. Address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Washington, D.C. April 27, 2011Introduction“Ladies and gentlemen: On the threshold of a new millennium, we are witnessing an extraordinary global acceleration of that quest for freedom which is one of the great dynamics of human history. This phenomenon is not limited to any one part of the world; nor is it the expression of any single culture. Men and women throughout the world, even when threatened by violence, have taken the risk of freedom, asking to be given a...
  • Democratic Bill Would Grant Executive Power to Deny Religious Freedom to Churches, Synagogues,

    07/10/2014 5:09:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/10/14 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Most houses of worship have been granted a full exemption from Obamacare's regulation mandating coverage of contraception and abortifacients, but Ed Whelan points out that new legislation unveiled by Senate Democrats yesterday could put that religious protection in jeopardy. Although "bill itself wouldn’t abolish the exemption," Whelan writes, it "would allow the Obama administration (or its successors) to abolish the exemption and the accommodation in their entirety. (If the bill were instead intended to preserve the exemption and the accommodation against regulatory abolition, it would be a fairly simple matter to say so clearly.)"
  • Incoming: You won’t believe progressives’ latest assault on the Constitution

    07/09/2014 11:19:04 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | 7/9/14 | Allen West
    Every now and then I come across a story so unbelievable, it’s simply laughable beyond all comprehension. Here’s the latest. Progressive socialists have revealed themselves to America for who they are and regardless of the media manipulation, lies, deceit, and coercion their agenda is failing — as it has worldwide. So what’s their next step? Well, according to a piece in the Washington Post by E J Dionne, “Its time for Progressives to reclaim the Constitution.” Really?? Dionne advocates for progressives to enshrine themselves in the fundamental document of our Republic, the U.S. Constitution. Excuse my vernacular, but I just...
  • Putting Constitutional Lipstick on a Progressive Pig

    07/08/2014 12:08:18 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 7/8/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    As John Adams wrote: “It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.” Progressive disavowal of the former and laxity on upholding the latter demonstrate that they are ill suited to lay claim to a free constitution governing a free people.
  • MO: Court Rules for RKBA on Ballot August 6th

    07/08/2014 5:59:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On 1 July, 2014, Judge Jon Beetem dismissed the lawsuit against placing the constitutional right to keep and bear arms on the August 6th primary ballot. Other states that have placed similar measures before the public have seen overwhelming support for them, often with majorities over 74%.   Wisconsin passed such a measure in 1998 with 74% of the vote.   Kansas passed their amendment with 88% of the vote in 2010.  Louisiana did the same with 74% of the vote in 2012.    Oklahoma has a similar measure on the ballot for this November.   It seems likely that Democrat Governor Nixon...
  • Obamacare faces another court threat — and this one could be fatal

    07/07/2014 1:05:03 PM PDT · by illiac · 14 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 7/7/14 | Russ Britt - Marketwatch
    The threats to Obamacare just keep on coming…… A case before the U.S. District Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia may determine the Affordable Care Act was written in such a way that it prevents the federal government’s HealthCare.gov web site from offering subsidies. Now such a ruling would have a long way to go before it actually would become enacted — and a lot of legal hoops would have to be jumped through — but such a finding could be a show-stopper for Obamacare. More than 5 million of the 8 million who signed up for Obamacare...
  • Senator Suggests President "Borrow" Power to Solve Immigration Problem

    07/07/2014 5:52:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 July 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill) suggests that President Obama "borrow some of the unused legislative power Congress is sitting on to solve the immigration problem." "I know some of my Republican friends across the aisle will insist that the power to enact laws is exclusively reserved to Congress under our Constitution," Durbin acknowledged. "However, an even older common law principle is that a right left dormant for an extended period lapses and may be taken up by a more energetic party. The need for immigration reform has been known for a long time, yet Congress has neglected to pass legislation. So...
  • The Presidency Has Turned Into an 'Elective Monarchy' (Book review)

    07/06/2014 9:35:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | July 5, 2014 | Gene Healy
    The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America, by F.H. Buckley, Encounter Books, 2014, 319 pages, $27.99.Try making sense out of what Americans tell pollsters. According to the Pew Research Center, fewer than one in five of us trusts the federal government. Gallup says that nearly three quarters of us consider it "the biggest threat to the country in the future." Yet by equally overwhelming margins, Gallup shows Americans agreeing that "the United States has a unique character because of its history and Constitution that sets it apart from other nations as the greatest in the...
  • Obama’s irresponsible taunt: President increasingly willing to go at it alone: "So Sue Me" He says

    07/06/2014 7:19:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 07/06/2013 | BY JONATHAN TURLEY
    'So sue me,' he dares in a Rose Garden speech on Tuesday that he intends to expand, not reduce, his use of unilateral actions to circumvent Congress. The unanimous decision of the Supreme Court late last month that President Obama violated the separation of powers in appointing officials is the type of decision that usually concentrates the mind of a chief executive. Obama, however, appeared to double down on his strategy — stating in a Rose Garden speech on Tuesday that he intended to expand, not reduce, his use of unilateral actions to circumvent Congress. Summing up his position, the...
  • "A More Perfect Union"

    07/05/2014 9:41:43 AM PDT · by Baynative · 10 replies
    BYU TV ^ | 7/5/14 | Network
    Witness how a handful of brilliant men lead a political battle to create a new form of government.
  • Audiobook: Madison's Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787

    07/04/2014 7:27:56 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Happy Independence Day everybody! I would like to introduce my largest project to date: Attempting to put together one voice per Founder in the most important debate in American History. The most important debate which nobody has ever heard. We are going to make sure people can finally hear it. You can listen to as well as download the files, here. This is still very much a work in progress. I do not believe it is enough that people can read these notes, nor think that simply making the notes easier to read is enough. Given how they are written,...
  • The Progressive Assault on the Legacy of Independence Day

    07/04/2014 6:12:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 7/4/2014 | Bruce Thornton
    Independence Day is a good time to revisit the foundations of our political order, especially given the long record of Barack Obama and the Democrats’ disregard for the Constitution. The members of the Continental Congress who met in Philadelphia in July 1776 sought their independence from England in order to recover their rights that had been violated by a tyrant, and to establish political freedom and autonomy so that those rights could be protected from further erosion. For a century now the Progressive ideology has insidiously undermined that legacy of autonomy in a slow-motion revolution that aims to “fundamentally transform...
  • Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago (free stuff in the Constitution)

    07/04/2014 4:31:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/03/14 | Monique Garcia, Hal Dardick
    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being challenged in court. Today’s ruling also could affect the city of Chicago’s ongoing phase-out of retiree health insurance subsidies, a program Mayor Rahm Emanuel was counting on to save millions of dollars a year, as well as legislation recently approved to modify the pension plans of city workers and laborers. The 6-1 decision centers around a 2012 law that allowed the state to charge retired workers for...
  • Who are the real extremists?

    07/03/2014 7:03:14 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 6 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | July 3, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    Imagine a Fourth of July tradition like Hollywood’s where each year the Oscars pay homage to fallen stars. Liberty-loving Americans would fete public servants who’ve honored Thomas Jefferson’s rule to “leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.” Might celebrating trustworthy stewards inspire Americans to Think Again about our Founders’ insights, ingraining a culture that prizes democratic accountability and lawful government, the one that transformed our risky political experiment into history’s freest and most prosperous society? We’d be celebrating two recently passed stalwarts who put country and constitutional order before party: Sen. Howard Baker, the Senate Watergate Committee’s ranking...
  • The Wait Is Over: Supreme Court Ruling Emboldens Us to Continue to Carry On

    07/01/2014 4:47:41 AM PDT · by rhema · 38 replies
    LCMS.org ^ | June 30, 2014 | Rev. Matthew C. Harrison
    Two years ago, I sat on a panel before Congress, testifying to the importance of religious liberty in America today. It seems like a long time ago. Since then, we have seen and heard a steady stream of news, from the church and the culture, about the Health and Human Services’ mandate and the Affordable Care Act, abortifacients and the conscience, religious freedoms and what this means for women. Thankfully, the wait is over. The Supreme Court has ruled, and the verdict is in: In a landmark case, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious liberty, specifically in regard...
  • Jonathan Turly Weighs In On Supreme Court Ruling & Executive Orders Special Report

    06/30/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | June 30, 2014 | You Tube
    Video - special report with Jonathan Turly on SCOTUS ruling.
  • Sen. Durbin: Obama Will 'Borrow the Power' to Solve Immigration

    06/30/2014 10:35:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/30/14 | Eric Scheiner
    About Us Subscribe Contact Us Donate RSS Sen. Durbin: Obama Will 'Borrow the Power' to Solve Immigration June 30, 2014 - 11:52 AM By Eric Scheiner Subscribe to Eric Scheiner RSS Follow Eric Scheiner on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More Sharing Services 109 Share on print Share on email Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says President Barack Obama, “will borrow the power that is needed to solve the problems of immigration.” Durbin made the comments at a press briefing on immigration last Thursday urging House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring an immigration bill onto the floor for...
  • Toppings, Innings, and Following the Rules: The Myth of Unlimited Presidential Power

    06/29/2014 9:17:42 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 29, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    It was pizza night at the Di Leo household, and, yes, like any good entertainer, I take requests. One for plain cheese, one for sausage, one for pepperoni and black olives. My bride gets mushrooms, black olives and jalapenos. I go all out, for myself: pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions and red peppers. Everyone eats something different, and that’s fine. That’s the point of pizza, in fact: there’s a good deal of variety here, tons of good options. It’s easy to get the impression that there are no limits; if the pantry is well-stocked, you could ask for anything, and individualize...
  • How did the “Progressives” Empower Themselves at our Expense for Over 140 Years?

    06/28/2014 10:13:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/28/14 | Jerry Todd
    A three-legged stool can always stand without wobbling – a solid foundation for good or evil. Addressing the 14th, 16th and 17th Amendments. The Articles (7) and their clauses, the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10) are original to the Founders, Framers, and Ratifiers. The 11th and 12th Amendments serve to States’ protection. The 13th freed the slaves. The 14th Amendment – This was the first of three Amendments that created the “progressive” three legged stool. The 14th was a mandatory ratification, a required condition before states were allowed reunification after the Civil War. Congress deliberately established federal supremacy. The 14th,...
  • The Supreme Court Just Struck a Huge Blow Against the Government's Invasion of Your Privacy

    06/26/2014 8:14:09 AM PDT · by Marie · 19 replies
    Policy Mic ^ | 6/25/2014 | Jenna Kagel
    (Regarding Cellphones) The Supreme Court has handed down a unanimous decision in Riley v. California, and it's good news for digital privacy advocates. The Court decided that once someone is arrested, the police may not search the person's phone without a warrant. The ruling stated that "the term 'cell phone' is often misleading in shorthand; many of these devices are in fact miniature computers that also happen to have the capacity to be used as a telephone. They could just as easily be called cameras, video players, rolodexes, calendars, tape recorders, libraries, diaries, albums, televisions, maps, or newspapers." Before just...
  • Homeland Security adviser tweets America is ‘Islamic country’

    06/24/2014 4:04:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 32 replies
    Washington times ^ | 6/14/12 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A leading adviser at the Department of Homeland Security has jumped from the frying pan into the fire, following up comments about the Constitution being “Islamically compliant” with an even more head-turning tweet — that America is an Islamic country. In October, adviser Mohamed Elibiary sent out a Twitter message that said, “Yes, I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution. Move on!
  • Sowell: A Lame Duck Country?

    06/23/2014 9:10:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 24, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Pundits are pointing to President Barack Obama's recent decline in public opinion polls, and saying that he may now become another "lame duck" president, unable to accomplish much during his final term in office. That has happened to other presidents. But it is extremely unlikely to happen to this president. There are reasons why other presidents have become impotent during their last years in office. But those reasons do not apply to Barack Obama. The Constitution of the United States does not give presidents the power to carry out major policy changes without the cooperation of other branches of government....
  • U.S. Can Kill Citizens Abroad Under Certain Circumstances, Memo Says

    06/23/2014 10:35:11 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 06/23/2014 | Devlin Barrett
    The U.S. government can kill an American citizen abroad if that person is plotting to attack Americans and U.S. authorities can't apprehend them, according to a newly declassified government memo. The document laid out the legal rationale for a drone-missile strike that killed terror suspect Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in 2011. The 2010 memo, which a court released Monday, has been at the heart of a debate about the legality of the U.S. government ordering deadly force from a drone against a U.S. citizen overseas. The strike...
  • How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment

    06/21/2014 9:04:11 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 111 replies
    POLITICO Magazine ^ | May 19, 2014 | Michael Waldman
    How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment The Founders never intended to create an unregulated individual right to a gun. Today, millions believe they did. Here’s how it happened. By MICHAEL WALDMAN May 19, 2014 "A fraud on the American public.” That’s how former Chief Justice Warren Burger described the idea that the Second Amendment gives an unfettered individual right to a gun. When he spoke these words to PBS in 1990, the rock-ribbed conservative appointed by Richard Nixon was expressing the longtime consensus of historians and judges across the political spectrum. Twenty-five years later, Burger’s view seems as quaint...
  • MO: First and Second Amendment Linked Again; Court Settlement

    06/21/2014 5:19:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Lt. Jerry Bledsoe as shown on video Second Amendment supporters continue to use the First Amendment to support their rights.   It was only a few weeks ago that a New York Times blogger, Patrick Blanchfield, linked to Gun Watch to bolster his compelling case that open carry of firearms is protected political speech under the First Amendment.  Here is a case where the ACLU in Missouri has obtained a settlement against a police officer and department for suppressing First Amendment rights that were used to support Second Amendment rights.  From the ACLU in MO: CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO—Police Officer Jerry...
  • IRS Head Says Special Prosecutor Would Be Waste of Money

    06/20/2014 6:02:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 34 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 June 2014 | John Semmens
    Citing a lengthy list of suspicious coincidences—including the most recent loss of critical evidence due to a narrowly focused crash of the computers used by individuals involved in the discriminatory treatment of conservative organizations—many of the Agency's critics have called for a "Special Prosecutor." IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means Committee, though, that "appointing a 'Special Prosecutor' to investigate alleged abuses in the Agency would be a colossal waste of money. Look, we've thoroughly frustrated every inquiry launched thus far. Why should anyone think we wouldn't just as easily thwart a so-called Special Prosecutor?" Representative Dave...
  • Redskin, Blackskin: Pigment is destiny

    06/20/2014 5:54:28 AM PDT · by nathanbedford · 16 replies
    Vanity | June 20, 2014 | Nathan Bedford
    Redskin, Blackskin: Pigment is destiny A Councilman in the city of Washington DC utters the word "niggardly" quite correctly and without any racial connotations whatsoever rather it its proper meaning of "stingy." Black members of the Council, ignorant of the dictionary meaning of the word, take offense and demand the offender's resignation for outrageously using a racial epithet. The Councilman is forced off the board. It did not matter that his heart was pure and his tongue was free of racism, only the subjective reaction of a racial component of the city Council of Washington DC mattered. In this episode...
  • Mass Hysteria In The Stock Market Backed By The Full Faith And Credit Of The United States.

    06/19/2014 4:56:36 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 8 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 6/19/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
    Article IV, Section 1  "Full Faith and Credit" Clause of the United States Government. "This is the worse post recession  recovery in American  history,"  as the stock market reaches new highs, compliments of the Federal Reserve's money printing. It is hard to fathom how the elites and intellectuals can get it so wrong that they fall for falsehood after falsehood. The smartest people in the room have been foiled no less than Hitler's mesmerized disciples, or Mao's little-red-book of communized socialist fellow travelers, or Stalin's scientists who guaranteed that wheat could be grown in the coldest, most inhospitable climates.There is...
  • What Trey Gowdy Just Did Could Be A Defining Moment For America, I Was Stunned At 2:24 (VIDEO)

    06/19/2014 2:06:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    The Conservative Post ^ | 6/18/14 | Becky Bailey
    Trey Gowdy had a defining moment when he had to explain to Congress and Barack Obama exactly what their job titles are supposed to be. Trey Gowdy lead the charge in passing a bill that directs Obama to follow the laws – ....
  • Bi-Partisan Committees Discuss Protocols for Inevitable Article V Convention

    06/18/2014 8:25:27 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/18/2014 | Mark Meckler
    An Article V convention, also known as the Convention of States, has quietly become a political inevitability, as state legislators all over the nation consider how to rein in the federal government’s unprecedented overreach and abuse. Last week, a group of over a hundred state legislators – most appointed as delegates from their states – came from all over the nation to Indiana to prepare for the Convention of States. The legislators, who hailed from thirty-three states, attempted to establish the structure and rules of a convention. Though Article V is clear about Congress’s duty to call a convention upon...
  • God Redacted from High School Graduation Speech

    06/18/2014 3:47:39 AM PDT · by rhema · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/16/14 | Todd Starnes
    Brooks Hamby never wanted to be a rabble-rouser. He just wanted to thank Jesus in his high school graduation speech. But the Brawley Union School District in Brawley, Calif., said the references to Jesus and prayer in Brooks’ graduation speech were “inappropriate” and violated “prevailing legal standards.” School officials rejected three versions of the young man’s graduation address, and one administrator went so far as to redact every religious reference with a black marker – as if it were some sort of top secret government document. “The first and second draft speeches proposed oppose government case law and are a...
  • US appeals court reverses ruling that granted defense access to FISA court records

    06/16/2014 7:56:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 16 June 2014 | AP
    <p>Attorneys for a 20-year-old man accused of trying to ignite a bomb in Chicago will not be allowed unprecedented access to secret intelligence court records, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday, reversing a trial court and handing a victory to the federal government.</p>
  • Supreme Court: Law-Abiding Citizen Cannot Buy A Gun For Another Law-Abiding Citizen

    06/16/2014 12:10:19 PM PDT · by Bratch · 102 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 16, 2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    On June 16, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that a law-abiding citizen cannot buy a gun for another law-abiding citizen. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the majority opinion and Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the dissent.