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  • Gauntlet is thrown; Obama spurns the People, Congress

    11/27/2014 7:50:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/27/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    We could allow each new "authorization" from the Oval Office scofflaw to undermine our nation, or we could meet the challenge by effectively applying our Constitution Immigration reform, Keystone XL, net neutrality, ObamaCare manipulation (Gruber disclosures), bankrupting coal, bankrupting business... Don’t forget the president’s encouraging the choreographed protests that followed the grand jury’s lack of an indictment of Officer Darren Wilson and Obama’s champion Eric Holder’s unwillingness to accept the ruling. With every one of these issues the president has had a field day challenging not just Congress, but the vast majority of the American People. And he does it...
  • Does Second Amendment apply to the Corps? 11th Circuit to Decide

    11/27/2014 5:24:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Army Corps of Engineers Administered Land In the Ninth Circuit federal court of appeals, District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled that the second amendment does not stop at the boundary of land administered by  the Army Corps of Engineers.   There are millions of acres of wild land and waters involved, as the Corps of Engineers administers enormous projects across America on the waterways. In the 11th Circuit, Judge Harold Murphy in Georgia has ruled that the second amendment does not apply on land administered by the Corps, because the land is all considered "sensitive", like a courtroom, or...
  • Will Obama be impeached now that Republicans control both houses of Congress?

    11/26/2014 12:42:17 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 89 replies
    Renew America ^ | Updated November 20, 2014 | By Stephen Stone, RenewAmerica President
    Shortly after communist-mentored Barack Obama was elected to the White House in 2008, I asked a brother at a family gathering, "Who's going to be president of the United States in 20 years?" Without hesitating, he said, "Barack Obama." More informed than most people I'd asked, he instantly got the drift of my question. As I was thinking through the implications of the de facto communist coup that precipitated the question, however, I was struck with a realization that gave me some degree of hope in the face of our nation's heightened peril. Although no major communist strongman in the...
  • When the Republic Isn’t Worth Defending

    11/26/2014 6:57:34 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 47 replies
    I vaguely recall from Gibbon, or maybe it was from a high school class, that the Roman Empire didn’t go out with a bang. With a nod to Alaric and his Visigoths of 410 AD, there really isn’t a singular event to mark the beginning of the long slide. In broad strokes it is fair to say that Roman society declined together, simultaneously with government. For centuries, Roman citizenship was a precious possession, a jewel of unsurpassed value. As such it was held closely and kept in short supply, for among other privileges, the Roman citizen wasn’t taxed. He was...
  • Silly WWII Analogy...but Fun!

    11/26/2014 2:12:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On freerepublic, people were discussing the recent legal victory, where a federal judge ruled that people who already had guns had no reason to wait through a 10 day California waiting period.  The law was first passed in 1923.  He ruled that the law infringed on second amendment rights.  The KG9 Kid wrote, from freerepublic.com: I'm sorry, but I read of these little 'victories' by the CalGuns Foundation in their thoroughly anti-gun state and cannot help but compare them to some WWII Japanese radio broadcast that exclaims that the Imperial Japanese Navy now has now deployed the first rocket-powered...
  • Will the Constitution Survive King Barack the Transformer?

    11/25/2014 12:23:11 PM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-25-14 | Vince
    What makes a tyrant? Dictionary.com defines tyrant thus: A sovereign or other ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly. In 1776 the 13 American colonies declared independence from just such a tyrant. Eleven years later the same 13 states came together to write a Constitution that was specifically crafted to thwart the emergence of a new tyrant. The laws were to be written in Congress, where discussion, debate and competing factions would keep them from consistently favoring one constituency over another. In turn those laws were to be executed by the President whose constituency was the whole country. That separation...
  • Five Ways Congress Should Respond To Obama’s Exec Amnesty-Don’t get mad. Don’t get even. Get nasty.

    11/25/2014 2:23:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 25, 2014 | Scott McKay
    "........What Obama has done—asserting the right to legalize millions of trespassers and squatters against the expressed wishes of Congress and in contravention of settled federal law by use of what he and his minions term “prosecutorial discretion”—cannot stand. GOP leadership on Capitol Hill needs to overreact to it in order to set an example....[SNIP]1.Yes, Defund The Bogus Fiat Amnesty.The Federalist’s Sean Davis took the squishes to task last week for their attempts to sell impotence, and he was correct on all points:.....2.Censure.When the Bill Clinton impeachment mess was unfolding in 1998,the Senate Democrats’ response to House Republican talk of impeaching...
  • Obama To Immigration Critics In Congress: "Pass A Bill" [Or Else I'll Keep Passing My Own?]

    11/23/2014 5:56:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 22, 2014 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    REBECCA KAPLAN CBS November 20, 2014 Obama To Immigration Critics In Congress: "Pass A Bill" Nov 20, 2014 President Obama on Thursday defended the actions he's taking to shield about 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation as "lawful" and consistent with what his predecessors have done. "I continue to believe that the best way to solve this problem is by working together to pass that kind of common sense law," the president said. "But until that happens, there are actions I have the legal authority to take as President - the same kinds of actions taken by...
  • A Christian Nation, Not a Theocracy

    11/24/2014 2:29:15 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    When a nation is not virtuous, and turns its back on God, the people of that country finds that liberty is elusive Last Tuesday Night, at the end of the discussion during the Corona Constitution Class, I gave the folks an assignment. Read the Declaration of Independence, and notice how the grievances the colonists had with the British government are similar to the grievances many Americans have with today’s federal government. One of the students sent me an email as he began to read. He stated that as he began to read the Declaration of Independence, he came across Chuck...
  • Remove the Tyrant. Reverse the Tyranny.

    11/24/2014 11:20:37 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 24 replies
    Vanity
    Elections no longer serve their intended purpose, to temporarily empower others to make law on our behalf, subject to constitutional limitations. Obama plainly said last week that the outcome of the midterms meant the exact opposite of its results. He will issue diktats on behalf of those who didn’t vote! His first act was to lead a barbarian invasion across our southern border. A last ditch defense of our republic demands two actions. First, the virus that afflicts our governing body, Barack Obama, must be excised. If not, he will continue his scorched earth demonic march through our God given...
  • Obama's Amnesty Threatens To Shut Down Constitution

    11/21/2014 10:06:22 AM PST · by raptor22 · 46 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 21, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Amnesty: Pundits warn that a funding fight over the president's move to grant de facto amnesty to illegal aliens threatens a politically risky government shutdown. But there's something much more important at stake here. The Founders had good reason to give Congress the power of the purse: Short of impeachment, it's the most effective way to stop a lawless president from disobeying the will of Congress and usurping powers not granted by the Constitution. The question is: Will Congress use this power to thwart President Obama's shredding of the Constitution with his executive amnesty plan? Incoming Senate Budget Committee Chairman...
  • Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986 "NOTICE TO CONGRESS BEFORE IMPLEMENTING CHANGES" (Required)

    11/22/2014 4:03:19 PM PST · by xzins · 107 replies
    Government Printing Office ^ | 1986 | US Congress
    "(3) NOTICE TO CONGRESS BEFORE IMPLEMENTING CHANGES.— "(A) IN GENERAL.—The President may not implement any change under paragraph (1) unless at least— "(i) 60 days, "(ii) one year, in the case of a major change described in subparagraph (D)(iii), or "(iii) two years, in the case of a major change described in clause (i) or (ii) of subparagraph (D), before the date of implementation of the change, the President has prepared and transmitted to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate a written report setting forth the...
  • [Problems Government Can't Solve] Consequences, Elections have them and so does Legislation

    11/23/2014 10:34:48 AM PST · by Moseley · 6 replies
    Delaware Politics ^ | November 23, 2014 | Larry Mayo
    [ KEY QUOTE ] You see, during the election, nothing changed. We, the voters, continued to ask our politicians to solve problems our government has neither the ability nor the authority to solve, and they continued to promise to do just that. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After all, the purpose of civil government is what? To do for us what we can’t do for ourselves? No. To level the playing field? No. To spread the wealth around? No! The purpose of OUR government is simply, to secure our rights, those rights which were given to all of us by our Creator. Period! I...
  • Obama's Real Speech on Immigration

    11/23/2014 9:16:52 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov 22, 2014 | Jeff Head
    Here's Obama's real speech on immigration...but only Fox has covered it: Video of Obama's Real Speech on Immigration His own words condemn him and everyone should see it.
  • Obama, Our Modern John C. Calhoun

    11/22/2014 11:01:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PJ Media's Rule of Law ^ | November 20, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    One of the ideas that plunged America into the bloody Civil War was the belief that federal laws could be nullified by those who disagree with them. Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina was a chief proponent of the doctrine that Southern states could nullify federal laws if states disagreed with them. In announcing a lawless amnesty edict tonight, President Obama is our modern John C. Calhoun. Elementary school civics class has taught the same thing for two hundred years: Congress makes the laws, the president enforces the laws, the judiciary interprets the laws. The reason this is so...
  • Just Enforce the Constitution We Have

    11/22/2014 4:56:00 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 29 replies
    As our once republic swirls down the drain of despotism, a common call at FR to restore freedom is to “just enforce the constitution we have.” In a perfect world of cuddly puppies and chocolate rivers, we could live in unspoiled freedom and happiness if we only enforced the written constitution. The problem is that no nation ever was, nor will ever be, composed of saints. If men were saints, government wouldn’t be necessary. If that sounds familiar, it should. After years of study on the nature of government in general, and republics in particular, James Madison and other framers...
  • Executive Branch DOES NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY to Seize the power of Legislative/Judical branch

    11/22/2014 12:05:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Agree or Disagree? Here is my understanding..... Yes Executive Orders are "Constitutional'. It was done by many other Presidents. For the record, this is how Democrats are defending this. However....., Executive Orders ONLY APPLIES to the Executive Branch. They DO NOT APPLY to the Legislative or Judicial Branch. THEREFORE......, Yes one branch of government, DOES NOT HAVE THE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY to SEIZE the power of the Legislative/Judicial branch. Executive orders ONLY HAVE AS MUCH POWER that is granted to them by the U.S. Constitution. Furthermore, again.... it only applies to the Executive Branch and not the other two branches of...
  • Obama Puts The Republic Out Of Its Misery

    11/21/2014 4:03:18 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 21 2014 | David Harsanyi
    All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress – unless the President says otherwise. “This is how democracy works,” Barack Obama lectured the country before giving everyone the specifics of his expansive one-man executive overreach on immigration. If you enjoy straw men but are turned off by open debate and constitutional order, this speech was for you. Obama acknowledges his overreach openly every time he argues that he intends to do the job of an obstinate Republican congress. In his speech, Obama scolded those who question whether he has the authority to change the legal status of...
  • Jay Carney: Obama ‘Literally’ Doing What He Said Was Unconstitutional in 2011

    11/21/2014 8:13:44 AM PST · by don-o · 61 replies
    Former White House spokesman Jay Carney admitted on CNN that President Obama did indeed flip-flop on executive amnesty. Host Anderson Cooper asked Carney for his opinion, after showing a series of clips of Obama denouncing executive amnesty, “So, I mean, other than his frustration, what has changed? I mean, he’s a constitution scholar. What has changed that allows him to do this?” “I think if he could have those words back, especially the first clip where he specifically talked about suspending deportations,” Carney said, “that is literally what he is doing today.” Carney went on saying, “In later instances including...
  • SESSIONS: NOW IS ‘TIME TO STAND STRONG’ AGAINST OBAMA’S ILLEGAL AMNESTY TO PROTECT AMERICAN WORKERS

    11/20/2014 10:01:15 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 20, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions says that President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is something that is “endangering our entire constitutional order” as a democratic Republic. “President Obama’s executive amnesty violates the laws Congress has passed in order to create and implement laws Congress has refused to pass,” Sessions said in a statement. “The President is providing an estimated 5 million illegal immigrants with social security numbers, photo IDs, and work permits—allowing them to now take jobs directly from struggling Americans during a time of record immigration, low wages, and high joblessness.” Sessions noted that Obama’s specific actions...
  • Obama Delivers A Nothing Burger: No Meat, Lots of Gravy

    11/21/2014 7:15:15 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 24 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-21-2014 | MOTUS
    I’m still not sure what, in possibly the most over-hyped speech of the century, El Presidente promised. He told illegals they can come forward, get fingerprinted, “get right with the law” and stay here “temporarily.” I didn’t hear him say exactly how that’s going to work; I didn’t hear him say he was giving illegal immigrants social security numbers, photo IDs and work permits – as was repeatedly leaked out before the speech. In fact, this is really all he actually said about illegal aliens: So we’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve been in America for more...
  • WH Laughs: "It Doesn't Tear Up the Constitution"

    11/20/2014 7:48:39 AM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 20, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    Asked the MSNBC host, "What's your response to the Washington Post editorial that said that the president's frustration with Congress 'doesn't grant the president license to tear up the constitution'?"
  • The Obama amnesty is the crime of the century

    11/20/2014 7:24:38 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher
    Absolute Rights ^ | 11/20/2014 | Dr. David Fast
    According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation in their recent data observation. There are more younger females getting into target shooting than the traditional established shooters. You can see the rest of this infograph here.
  • WH Official Palmieri: Obama’s Not ‘Tearing Up the Constitution’ on Immigration

    11/20/2014 7:22:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    mediaite ^ | Nov. 20, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    White House Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri affirmed to Morning Joe Thursday morning that President Barack Obama’s proposed executive action carving out legal protection for undocumented immigrations currently residing in the United States was within his constitutional powers, and did not represent an executive power grab of regal dimensions. “He’s not king,” Palmieri said. “He can’t just pick up the piece of legislation that the advocates and he were pushing for and implement that.
  • At the Intersection of Democracy and Tyranny

    11/20/2014 6:58:49 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-20-2014 | MOTUS
    On this day in history in 1923, U.S. Patent Office granted Patent No. 1,475,074 to Garrett Morgan for the 3-way traffic light. While traffic lights were in use before Morgan’s invention his was the first to include the cautionary yellow light, signaling drivers to slow down and stop.This innovation has prevented countless accidents since its inception. However, there will always be a handful of people who think the yellow light means that everybody else should slow down so they can speed up and sail through the intersection unassailed from either direction. Barry Soetoro has always been one of those people.Which is...
  • Boehner Spokesman Warns ‘Emperor Obama’ Against Friday Immigration Action

    11/19/2014 7:02:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Pete Kasperowicz | Nov. 19, 2014 11:39am
    A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) labeled President Barack Obama as “Emperor Obama” on Wednesday, after the White House leaked to reporters that the president would act unilaterally on Friday to amend U.S. immigration laws. “If ‘Emperor Obama’ ignores the American people and announces an amnesty plan that he himself has said over and over again exceeds his constitutional authority, he will cement his legacy of lawlessness and ruin the chances for congressional action on this issue – and many others,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said.
  • The Legal Risk of Implementing Illegal Amnesty

    11/20/2014 5:08:53 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 15 replies
    Obama will not implement his unconstitutional amnesty alone. For one, the director of DHS Jeh Johnson will violate immigration law when he orders his underlings to carry out Obama’s diktats. So, my question is to what extent can Obama’s administrative foot soldiers be held legally responsible for their deeds? Do executive orders protect them? If so, it means the cabinet secretaries hold Obama’s orders as the supreme law of the land, and not the constitution they swore to uphold. Of course the loathsome Eric Holder or his replacement will do nothing. I’m speaking of the next administration, when perhaps men...
  • U.S. Constitutional Crisis: November 20, 2014 - Mexican National Revolution Day: November 20, 1910

    The Mexican Revolution, which began on November 20, 1910, and continued for a decade, is recognized as the first major political, social, and cultural revolution of the 20th century. The United States, Mexico’s northern neighbor, was significantly affected by the human dislocation that resulted: if someone did not want to fight, the only alternative was to leave the country—and over 890,000 Mexicans did just that by legally emigrating during the second decade of the 20th century….
  • Florida Carry - Open Carry Court Case, Oral Arguments

    11/19/2014 6:07:22 PM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video on YouTube Florida Carry has been litigating a case through the Florida court system, a case about whether a ban on open carry in Florida is constitutional under the State and Federal constitutions.  It is quite an accomplishment that the case is being heard by the Fourth District Court.   A few days ago, the oral arguments were heard by a three judge panel.  The video above, just under 39 minutes, is of the opposing counsels giving oral arguments before the three judge panel.  The case is State v. Norman.   From a discussion of the case on...
  • Obama Is Not a Monarch

    11/19/2014 1:08:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | November 19, 2014 | SEN. TED CRUZ
    The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law. Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power within the executive branch; Congress should heed those words as the President threatens to grant amnesty to millions of people who have come to our country illegally. To be clear, the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American People. The Democrats suffered...
  • The Coming Murder of the US Constitution

    11/19/2014 9:14:19 AM PST · by mojito · 24 replies
    Chicago Boyz ^ | 11/18/2014 | Trent Telenko
    The most important issue is missing from debate over the coming Obama administration’s “Executive Amnesty for illegal immigrants.”If such an action is taken without even an attempt at impeachment, we will mark that day as the day the U.S. Constitution was murdered. Certainly some Constitutional forms will hold on another decade or two, but the relevance of Congress to federal policy making, Constitutional branch separation of powers generally, and ultimately the rule of law will be gone. Future generations of Americans will mark the Constitution as a dead letter from that day. Our American birth right to the rule of...
  • Congress’ Present Duty to Call a Convention. (Part IV)

    11/19/2014 3:47:33 AM PST · by Jacquerie
    Hamline Law Review ^ | Fall 1990 | Bruce M. Van Sickle & Lynn M. Boughey
    Full title: Lawful and Peaceful Revolution: Congress’ Present Duty to Call a Convention for Proposing Amendments. Now more than ever, it is time for the people via their states to stop the runaway train of tyranny. Despite a landslide midterm win, the GOP is emotionally and institutionally incapable of defending congressional prerogatives against a lawless president. It is past time to reassert our right, both constitutionally and God given, to free government. This fourth in a series of excerpts from the Hamline Law review is designed to arm freepers with the intellectual ammo to convince their state reps and senators...
  • Fourteenth Amendment Gives Congress the Power to Enforce the Second Amendment, not Infringe it

    11/18/2014 3:46:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On the NevadaFirearmsPAC facebook page, Roderic Converse posted the above image of the 1866 comments of Senator Jacob Howard.   The New York Times reprinted the comments on the front page, during  the Congressional debate.   They are an explanation of the Fourteenth Amendment, by one if its primary proponents, at the time of its passage.  From Roderic Converse on Facebook: Co-sponsor Senator Jacob Howard on May 23, 1866 gave his comments about the proposed 14th Amendment and its purpose. His thoughts made the front page of the New York Times on May 24. The right to keep and bear...
  • Congress’ Present Duty to Call a Convention. (Part III)

    11/16/2014 9:44:12 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 24 replies
    Hamline Law Review ^ | Fall 1990 | Bruce M. Van Sickle & Lynn M. Boughey
    Full title: Lawful and Peaceful Revolution: Congress’ Present Duty to Call a Convention for Proposing Amendments. Article V figured prominently in the public debate on the constitution, which began immediately after adjournment of the federal convention on September 17th 1787. 30. James Madison praised the proper balance between ease and difficulty in amending the constitution. From Federalist 43 of January 23rd 1788, “(Article V) guards equally against that extreme facility, which would render the constitution too mutable, and that extreme difficulty, which might perpetuate its discovered faults.” IOW, setting the bar at two thirds to call amendment conventions was not...
  • Opinion - Why the House GOP should threaten another government shutdown

    11/14/2014 4:00:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 14, 2014 | By JON HEALEY
    Decisions, decisions. Congressional Republicans are torn over how to respond to President Obama's executive order allowing more of the people who've settled in the United States illegally to apply for temporary visas and work permits. Although they all see this as an abuse of power, some Republicans want to threaten another government shutdown to try to block Obama, while others want to try to roll back the initiative bit by bit. The choice facing Republicans boils down to this: Do they repeat the hardball tactics they used last fall in a vain attempt to defund Obamacare or do they pick...
  • Congress’ Present Duty to Call a Convention. (Part II)

    11/14/2014 1:13:13 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 20 replies
    Hamline Law Review ^ | Fall 1990 | Bruce M. Van Sickle & Lynn M. Boughey
    Full title: Lawful and Peaceful Revolution: Congress’ Present Duty to Call a Convention for Proposing Amendments. The means to peacefully amend our form of government is unique to American constitutions, as evidenced in the early state constitutions immediately after independence and the 1777 Articles of Confederation. In an odd twist, it was the amending Article, number XIII of the confederation that sowed the seed of its own destruction. While acknowledging that government must be amenable to change determined by its member states, it required unanimous consent of all states. In theory the Articles of Union were amendable, in practice they...
  • School tells kids: Stop praying to Jesus, singing Amazing Grace (Colorado Springs)

    11/11/2014 6:57:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Christian students at a Colorado public high school were told they could no longer meet to pray, sing religious songs or discuss religious topics during free time – because such activity violated the U.S. Constitution, a lawsuit filed in federal court alleges. Chase Windebank is a senior at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs. Three years ago he started meeting together informally with his classmates for prayer and religious fellowship. The young people would meet in an unoccupied choir room to sing songs like “Amazing Grace” and discuss the issues of the day from a religious perspective. But all...
  • Napolitano thinks Obama can and should grant fiat amnesty to illegals

    11/09/2014 8:42:01 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/9/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet “Jan The Man” Napolitano who helped give hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens a stay of deportation now says she backs Barack Obama’s plans to grant broad, unqualified amnesty by executive action. In a recent interview, Napolitano told the Washington Post, “If Congress refuses to act and perform its duties, then I think it’s appropriate for the executive to step in and use his authorities based on law … to take action in the immigration arena.’’ In her speech titled “Anatomy of a Legal Decision,” given in Georgia in an obvious attempt to stir up...
  • Here’s How The GOP Victory Could Cause Obama To Leave The Constitution In A Pile Of Ashes

    11/07/2014 7:26:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 6, 2014 | L. Todd Wood
    Obama doesn’t like it.He’s been repudiated by the voters, and he doesn’t like it. He’s supposed to be loved by the masses, but they have turned on him. He’s supposed to be the Democratic savior, but the Democratic candidates for the most part didn’t even want to be seen with him.The man who uttered the words “Don’t worry, you have me” has no one. The emperor has lost his clothes.Where do we go from here?President Obama is going to get defensive. He’s going to get mean. He’s going to do whatever he wants, the Constitution be damned.He’s not just a...
  • Amendment would Constitutionally Protect Alabama from Foreign & Sharia law

    11/07/2014 5:03:56 AM PST · by wtd · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/5/2014 | Act for America
    Amendment would Constitutionally Protect Alabama from Foreign lawHundreds of court cases in the US have used Sharia Law in their judgements. This election day, voters in Alabama will have the chance to approve a constitutional amendment that protects the freedoms of the people of Alabama and even foreigners residing there by prohibiting the application of foreign law in Alabama courts. Act for America
  • The Disunited States of America [the Left really *thinks* this way]

    11/07/2014 2:45:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | November 6, 2014 | Jamelle Bouie
    ...In other words,the dysfunction of the Obama era—driven by the asymmetrical polarization of the GOP versus the Democratic Party—is likely to remain locked in place for the rest of the decade, perhaps longer.......This past year,frustration with congressional inaction on immigration—and public pressure from immigration activists—pushed the White House to float the possibility of taking unilateral action to create a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants. The result was a primal scream from conservatives,who accused the president of flouting the Constitution.....And while the Obama proposal fell within the president’s authority,it’s also true that Republicans weren’t completely wrong. There is a point...
  • ASU Law Prof: Arizona Sovereignty Bill is Unconstitutional

    11/06/2014 3:26:34 PM PST · by PapaNew · 41 replies
    CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | Nov 06, 2014 | Rebecca Thomas
    A majority of Arizona voters approved it, and now all Arizonans might have to pay for it. Proposition 122 is setting Arizona up for a big court battle. The so-called state sovereignty bill was narrowly passed in Tuesday's election, garnering 51 percent of the vote. The proposition amends the Arizona Constitution's Declaration of Rights to confirm that the state and federal government are subject to the United States Constitution. The new law states Arizona may restrict the actions of its employees and use of its financial resources to purposes it deems to be consistent with the U.S. Constitution. ASU constitutional...
  • Article V Now

    11/06/2014 10:22:11 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 60 replies
    With sixty-six of ninety-nine state houses in GOP hands, the prospect for a successful state convention to propose amendments has never been, and likely never will be, better. After all the back and forth at FR, one aspect of Article V hasn't been discussed very much. Although major elements of the national, central government predictably thinks otherwise, the language of Article V doesn't require the states to make identical applications to Congress. There is nothing to remotely infer the states must make identical applications. From Federalist 85, just two thirds of them need to apply and Congress must call a...
  • Of Right and Capacity to Judge Government.

    11/06/2014 2:16:53 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Cato's Letters ^ | July 22nd, 1721 | Thomas Gordon
    In most parts of the earth there is neither light nor liberty; and even in the best parts of it they are but little encouraged, and coldly maintained; there being, in all places, many engaged, through interest, in a perpetual conspiracy against them. They are the two greatest civil blessings, inseparable in their interests, and the mutual support of each other; and whoever would destroy one of them, must destroy both. Hence it is, that we every where find tyranny and imposture, ignorance and slavery, joined together; and oppressors and deceivers mutually aiding and paying constant court to each other....
  • Alabama Amendment 3 Passes with 72 Percent of the Vote

    11/05/2014 2:37:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the constitutional amendments up for a vote in 2014 was Amendment 3 in Alabama.  The amendment was intended to strengthen the already strong protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the Alabama Constitution.   The wording to be replaced seems clear: Text of Section 26:Right to Bear Arms “ That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.[1][2] But courts in some states have claimed that the right to bear arms in defense of self was, in fact quite limited, either to location, such as only in the...
  • Government doesn't just want to help you. It wants to control you.

    11/02/2014 11:22:54 AM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 2, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Is this video part of the vast right-wing conspiracy damned by Hillary Clinton and her ilk? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rwmD4c_NxI] Video linkThe video was posted last year. Has our situation become better, or worse, since then? My "unprincipled" viewSome pogroms programs start with facially good intentions and are reported as though they were good by the “principled” media. Then they change focus slowly and few notice; the few who notice and speak about it can be silenced. By the time that more notice and speak, it's too late. “Our” Government won. Soak, rinse lightly, soak and repeat. If you haven't read Matthew Bracken's Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy please do. Then...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat party part twenty five

    11/02/2014 8:59:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/2/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This installment shows the War on Women has always been conducted by the Democrats. They have always rubbed minorities in the dirt and bragged about it as they smugly went about their dirty business. Chapter Ten: Democrat assaults on Women and minorities Women Suffrage On January 10, 1878 Aaron Sargent, a California Republican, introduced Susan B. Anthony’s women suffrage bill which was defeated by the then majority Democrat Senate. Similar bills were defeated three more times by Democrat controlled Senates and woman’s suffrage only became a reality when it was finally passed by a Republican Senate and Republican House in...
  • Vanity: Constitutional Amendment Booklet

    11/01/2014 6:20:33 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 64 replies
    01 Nov 14 | OneWingedShark
    So, I've been working on a little booklet to present/illustrate the reasons why the amendments are needed in addition to the amendment-text itself — I'm not entirely pleased with the justifications I've written up, and I'm not sure that these are enough for presenting to an Article V Amendment-convention, but nonetheless here they are. [Link to Booklet]
  • Police can require cellphone fingerprint, not pass code

    10/31/2014 10:15:10 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 16 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 30, 2014 | Elisabeth Hulette
    A Circuit Court judge has ruled that a criminal defendant can be compelled to give up his fingerprint, but not his pass code, to allow police to open and search his cellphone. The question of whether a phone's pass code is constitutionally protected surfaced in the case of David Baust, an Emergency Medical Services captain charged in February with trying to strangle his girlfriend. Prosecutors had said video equipment in Baust's bedroom may have recorded the couple's fight and, if so, the video could be on his cellphone. They wanted a judge to force Baust to unlock his phone, but...
  • Virginia police can now force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint

    10/31/2014 2:57:14 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    ZDNet Zero Day ^ | October 31, 2014 -- 13:59 GMT | By Zack Whittaker
    Virginia police can now force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint Summary: A circuit judge likened police forcing smartphone owners to unlock their device with a fingerprint akin to providing a DNA sample or an actual key. Is nothing sacred anymore? A Virginia circuit court judge ruled this week that smartphone users can be compelled to give up their fingerprint, but not their passcodes, allowing police to search their devices. First reported by local Virginia news, the decision-making case in question surrounded a man charged with attempting to strangle his girlfriend. A video purporting to show the incident...