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  • Keys to Restoring Freedom

    02/08/2016 8:50:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/8/16 | Robert A. Marshall
    We must understand and return our government to the principles upon which our nation was built if we are to fight the current trend toward tyranny that is eroding our freedoms. In order to restore and maintain the constitutional republic established by America’s Founders, we must encourage today’s educators to teach the principles of liberty. The U.S. Constitution was, at its inception, built upon the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration is our national birth certificate and the principles embedded in it are the supporting pillars of our Constitution. Of primary importance among these principles is...
  • The Natural Born Citizen Clause as Originally Understood

    02/07/2016 10:07:51 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 128 replies
    Catholic University Law Review ^ | 2015 | Mary Brigid McManamon
    The concluding statement in the article: "The introduction to this Article posed a question: “in the eyes of early Americans, would someone born in a foreign country of American parents be a ‘natural born citizen’ and therefore eligible to be President of the United States?” The pertinent historical materials lead to only one conclusion: aside from children born to U.S. ambassadors or soldiers in hostile armies, the answer is “no.”"
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,Ray Charles Fridays,February 5,2016

    02/05/2016 2:56:59 PM PST · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | February 5, 2016 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Why is the natural born citizen requirement important?

    02/05/2016 8:15:25 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 101 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 05, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    A lot of sound and fury has been generated in the past month concerning the natural born citizenship requirement found in the Constitution as a requirement for holding the office of the presidency. The issue has been around since Obama's first run for that office, though it was largely ignored at the time by the media and the political establishment. More recently, Donald Trump stumbled (quite by accident, I presume) into actually mentioning the Constitution when he raised the issue with regard to his competitor for the nomination, Ted Cruz. Now, the purpose of this present essay is not to...
  • National Campaign Launched to Abolish U.S. Education Department

    02/04/2016 8:00:26 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies
    The New American | 2-2-2016 | Alex Newman
    After years of running up against unconstitutional federal education mandates imposed on states using bribes and bludgeoning from Washington, D.C., a group of parents and grassroots education activists from across America is launching a fresh effort to shut down the U.S. Department of Education once and for all. The mission: "Stop Fed Ed." In the crosshairs is everything from dumbed-down "standards" such as the Obama-backed Common Core nationalization of schooling and associated federal testing regimes, to the deeply controversial federal data gathering and data mining encouraged and financed largely by the feds. The group hopes to pressure Congress into ending...
  • Ted Cruz: Made in Canada

    02/03/2016 5:44:32 PM PST · by patlin · 135 replies
    Macleans.ca ^ | Jason Markusoff and Allen Abel
    Ted Cruz must long for the day when his three-word memory could suitably summarize his time as a tot in Canada: “It was cold.” He wouldn’t remember, but it was forecast as snowy at -9° C the day he was born, according to the Barometer Betty cartoon on the front of the Calgary Herald for Dec. 22, 1970. ... ... U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz spent weeks with a tidy poll lead ahead of this year’s Iowa Republican caucuses on Feb. 1, the first state contest of party nomination season. Then Donald Trump piped up, threatening to derail or distract,...
  • Myth Busted: 'Separation of Church and State'

    01/31/2016 9:09:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2016 | Matt Barber
    The American church has a problem. It's one part fear, one part confusion and one part apathy. Pastors, priests and rabbis have long swallowed the false notion that all things religious and all things political are somehow mutually exclusive - that never the twain shall meet. Leading up to Ronald Reagan's landslide presidential victory in 1980, Rev. Jerry Falwell, the founder of Liberty University, captured the crux of the church's apathy problem. "I'm being accused of being controversial and political," he said. "I'm not political. But moral issues that become political, I still fight. It isn't my fault that...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Is a Naturalized Citizen, not a Natural Born Citizen

    01/30/2016 6:07:38 PM PST · by kathsua · 146 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | Jnuary 30th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    The United States Constitution requires presidents to be “natural born citizens”. The original Constitution doesn’t define “natural born citizen”, but the 14th Amendment states there are two categories of U.S. citizens: those who are born in the United States and those who are naturalized under Acts of Congress.
  • D.C. Minimum-Wage Woes Grow As Wal-Mart Balks

    01/30/2016 12:57:16 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 59 replies
    Investor's Business Daily, ^ | 1/16/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    Washington, D.C., is beginning to look like a cautionary example of what can happen when bastions of liberalism throw caution to the wind in raising the minimum wage. As IBD recently reported, the nation's capital is now losing about 700 jobs a year at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality sector venues. That's a sharp reversal from the gain of 2,000 such jobs per year the city was enjoying before it hiked the minimum wage by 27%, first from $8.25 to $9.50 an hour in July 2014 and then to $10.50 in July 2015. Now, as D.C. employers brace...
  • Shocking Truth About BLM, Ammon Bundy, the Hammond Family and Burns Oregon

    01/30/2016 11:24:44 AM PST · by Baynative · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 13, 2016 | LaVoy Finicum
    This video was made six months ago. It is LaVoy Finicum who was killed by our government last week speaking about our rights, our constitution and why he feels compelled to stand up.
  • Countdown to Iowa - Rafael Cruz, Ted Cruz's Father

    01/30/2016 9:03:44 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/29/16 | Hannity
    "We need to get back to the foundations that have made America great - the biblical and the constitutional foundations."
  • The Death of Lavoy Finicum in Oregon

    01/29/2016 9:11:08 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 155 replies
    JEFFHED.COM ^ | 29 January 2016 | Jeff Head
    The Death of Lavoy Finicum in Oregon by Federal Officers I have placed 42 still photos from the FBI video of the apprehension of the Bundy brothers and the individuals with them in Oregon in the very early morning hours of January 27, 2016, where Lavoy Finicum, one of the people protesting with the Bundys, was killed. All of those photos are on the following Flickr album: Flickr Album: The Death of Lavoy Finicum The video that was released by the FBI, showing the entire episode from the point of view of an unmanned drone which was circling overhead, can...
  • The Article 5 Convention efforts: Learn about those abuses: The Jacki Daily Show Compilation

    01/28/2016 2:50:26 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 4 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 1/28/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics. Now playing also on station KWEL in Midland-Odessa! Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant...
  • An Answer Every Conservative Candidate Should Have at the Ready

    01/28/2016 7:29:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2016 | James Longstreet
    The other day a commentator asked a GOP candidate this simple question. "What is the Federal Government doing that it should not be doing?" The candidate did not have a ready answer, and did the soft shoe talking point response that had little to do with this question. But, isn't the answer to this question the crux of conservatism? Should not each candidate running for office under the guise of conservatism not have, at the constant ready, a litany of unnecessary federal government programs and activities? Admittedly, the easier response is to take the question in the negative and respond...
  • How a Balanced Budget Amendment Gives the Feds Power Over Whatever They Want – Part 2

    01/25/2016 8:46:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/25/16 | Publius Huldah
    All federal and State officials take an oath to support the federal Constitution (Art. VI, clause 3). When people in Congress appropriate funds for objects not listed in the Constitution [Art. I]; and when State officials accept federal funds for objects not listed, they violate their oath to support the Constitution. According to the PEW Report, federal funds provided an average of 30% of the States’ revenue for FY 2013. Look up your State HERE. Were those federal funds used to implement unconstitutional federal programs in your State? Power over education, medical care, agriculture, state and local law enforcement, environment,...
  • How a Balanced Budget Amendment Gives the Feds Power Over Whatever They Want – Part 1

    01/24/2016 8:45:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/24/16 | Publius Huldah
    Does our existing Constitution permit the federal government to spend money on whatever they want? No! It contains precise limits on federal spending. Federal spending is limited by the enumerated powers delegated to the federal government. If you go through the Constitution and highlight all the powers delegated to Congress and the President, you will get a complete list of the objects on which Congress is permitted to spend money. Here’s the list: • The Census (Art. I, §2, cl. 3) • Publishing the Journals of the House and Senate (Art. I, §5, cl. 3) • Salaries of Senators and...
  • 200 FBI VEHICLES ARRIVE AT OREGON STANDOFF/HILLARY BEHIND LAND GRAB [#142, 1 dead]

    01/23/2016 3:49:17 PM PST · by Syncro · 146 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-23-2016 | BPEarthWatch
    Published on Jan 23, 2016 Trouble in Oregon, Started by Bill and Hillary in a massive land sell-out to Russian Uranium Company.Clinton Foundation took massive payoffs, promised Hammond Ranch and other publicly owned lands to Russian,s along with one-fifth of our uranium ore. https://www.intellihub.com/clinton-fo...Our Website, http://www.BPEarthWatch.Com
  • How Does a President Defeat Nuns?

    01/21/2016 3:21:27 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | January 20, 2016 | REBECCA HAMILTON
    Does anybody, anywhere, believe that the HHS Mandate was ever intended to be anything other than a deliberate attack on the Catholic Church?Anyone?The duplicitous way that the Mandate was handled from day one should have convinced most Americans that shenanigans were afoot.The Mandate was drafted in closed-door meetings of a committee of abortion industry insiders. It violated promises that the President of the United States made to Congress in order to pass Obamacare.The administration rolled it out with an orchestrated apologia from the pandering press. Equally pandering organizations such as the ACLU joined in with assurances that the Mandate...
  • What Do We Do If Obama Invokes Martial Law?

    01/22/2016 5:25:25 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 152 replies
    January 22, 2016 | Righttackle 44
    You've heard the speculation. But what if it really happens? What do We collectively or individually do if Obama invokes martial law under some pretext? What if he orders American military forces to fire upon American citizens? Is there no chance this will happen? Or is there every chance this will happen?
  • Natural Born Citizens and the Presidency: Is a citizen at birth considered natural born?

    01/22/2016 7:58:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 178 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2016 | Mike Razar
    The recent controversy over the eligibility of Ted Cruz for the office of the Presidency is one of those conundrums embedded in the U.S. Constitution. That august document is full of ambiguous words and phrases that challenge even the strictest and most principled interpreters. The phrase "natural born citizen" could mean any number of things. For example, at the time of birth: 1. At least one parent is a U.S. citizen. 2. Both parents are U.S. citizens. 3. The birth occurs in a state of the United States. 4. The birth occurs in a state of the United States or...
  • Common Core Exec: 'Damn the Second Amendment'Says conservatives are "idiots."

    01/22/2016 4:38:26 AM PST · by xzins · 35 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 21 Jan 16 | Trey Sanchez
    Project Veritas has released its third undercover video of another Common Core executive revealing the political ideology behind the national educational standards. And this time the anti-American agenda is made clear. The featured Common Core salesperson in this video is Kim Koerber of National Geographic Education (funded by the Gates Foundation, by the way) and a former Pearson Education publishing executive. Her expressions of hatred for America's founding documents coupled with her undying love for Common Core brings the problem to an entirely new level. Plus, she brings a new meaning to the word disgust when talking about those...
  • Ineligible for the Office of President

    01/21/2016 8:36:15 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 96 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/21/16 | Evalyn Bennett
    It is critical for U.S. citizens to understand the meaning of the Constitution’s term “natural born citizen” when choosing a prospective Commander-in-Chief. The candidate must be free from all possibility of foreign loyalties through either his or her parentage or place of birth. Why is the adoption of a narrow interpretation of “natural born citizen” essential to the future of our nation? If it is sufficient for a person to have only one U.S. citizen parent in order to be considered a “natural born” citizen, then dual citizens could become President, including dual citizens of countries hostile to the United...
  • Duke Student Columnist: America’s First Amendment ‘Obsession’ Is ‘Expression Of White

    01/20/2016 9:09:36 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/20/2016 | Peter Hasson
    According to a columnist for the Duke University student newspaper, America's "obsession with the First Amendment" is really just "an expression of white supremacy." "I am thinking about how an urgent and overdue conversation about racism-on our campus and across our country - has been derailed by a diversionary and duplicitous obsession with the First Amendment," graduate student Bennett Carpenter wrote in university newspaper The Chronicle. "I am thinking about how quickly the conversation has shifted from white supremacy to white fragility - and how this shift is itself an expression of white supremacy." Apparently unaware of the irony of...
  • Historic mistake for Silver Spring stone house [Carlisle, PA]

    01/18/2016 10:32:29 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Cumberlink.com ^ | Michael Bupp
    If Silver Spring Township officials and a local real estate developer didn't know that an old stone house on Route 11 is the reputed birthplace of the U.S. Bill of Rights before they started demolition there last week, they definitely know now. On Jan. 6, workers began demolishing a two-story stone house at 7086 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township that most recently was the site of Stone House Auto Sales. This just isn't any stone house, however. Built in 1780 as the James Bell Tavern, the structure hosted the Stony Ridge Convention on July 3, 1788, a meeting of...
  • A Simple-Minded Reading of the Constitution on the Subject of Citizenship

    01/16/2016 5:15:49 PM PST · by John Valentine · 289 replies
    vanity | 1/16/2016 | Self
    I shall show that the Constitution contemplates two types of Citizen: those that acquire their citizenship at birth and those who acquire their Citizenship at a later time. The first are referred to in the Constitution as 'natural born' and the second is a class of citizen not specifically named but implied and are those we consider 'naturalized citizens.' The word 'citizen' including derivative forms appears only eleven times in the Constitution. We shall look at each instance and derive what is possible from each usage and instance. By the end, I hope to have exhaustively shown that within...
  • Here's Why the Ted Cruz Birther Story Isn't Going Away

    01/16/2016 2:29:17 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 64 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 1/15/2016 | AJ Vicens
    A lawsuit was just filed questioning his eligibility to serve as president. And that's not all. It's unclear what will come of this complaint, but this isn't the only birther action that Cruz is contending with. Also on Thursday, the Arizona Republic reported that Rep. Kelly Townsend, a Republican state legislator from the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, is "circulating a measure at the Arizona legislature that would call a U.S. constitutional convention to outline what it means to be a natural-born citizen." The paper notes that Townsend hopes to get her Legislature on board before reaching out to other states,...
  • Oregon Victory – Judge and 2 US Marshals in Route to Restore Constitutional Rule of Law

    01/16/2016 10:49:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    The Last Great Stand ^ | January 12th, 2016 | Voice of Reason
    It has already been reported that a large group of heavily armed men from the Pacific Patriot Network showed up at the Bundy Militia's camp In Oregon with the intention of hand delivering Bundy's Articles Of Resolution to FBI themselves, and In the video below, you are about to see the beginning stages of what could turn out to be a truly historic victory for the Bundy Militia. Saturday morning, after a meeting with the Occupiers at the Refuge, approximately 15-20 vehicles loaded up with members of the Pacific Patriot Network rolled out of the federal refuge and and went...
  • Speaker Paul Ryan: My 5 Point Agenda for 2016

    01/16/2016 8:21:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 1-16-16 | Andrew Malcolm
    Speaker Paul Ryan gives the Republican Party's Weekly Remarks Here in Baltimore, over the last few days, Republicans have been talking about ideas to address the big challenges facing our country. Right now, Americans are anxious about their security and their futures. We want to save the American Idea for the vast majority of Americans who believe it's just not there for them anymore. We want America to lead again. We want America to be confident again. That is our mission. To do that, we can't just be an opposition party. We have to be a proposition party. If we...
  • My response to Paul Ryan's email to me

    01/14/2016 12:57:17 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 34 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | January 14, 2016 | Jeff Head
    My Letter Responding to Speaker Paul Ryan's email to me I recently received an email from Speaker Paul Ryan on behalf of the RNCC, which I have contributed to and supported in the past. When it became apparent that John Boehner would not keep faith with the Republican Platform or with the millions of Americans who gave him a majority in the house...I stopped contributing. Now, they want me back. The following is my letter in response to Speaker Paul Ryan: Speaker Paul Ryan, January 14, 2016 Re: Response to your letter to me on behalf of the NRCC CC:...
  • To Get the Constitution Back, We'll Have To Rise To Rebellion

    01/13/2016 10:20:36 AM PST · by massmike · 29 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 01/13/2016 | Don Feder
    It's mid-January and the Iowa Caucuses are not quite three weeks away. We're tired of discussing the issues—like where the candidates stand on national suicide by open borders. Whatever shall we talk about? I know, let's consider the weighty question of whether Sen. Ted Cruz is a natural-born citizen! Donald Trump is skeptical. Lawrence Tribe, who teaches what's alleged to be constitutional law at Harvard, says that whether Cruz is qualified to serve as president under Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution is hardly settled law — because the Supreme Court hasn't had an opportunity to misinterpret it yet....
  • Claims that Senator Cruz is not “Natural Born” Need to be Taken Seriously (Prof. Rob Natelson)

    01/13/2016 9:41:01 AM PST · by xzins · 194 replies
    Our American Constitution ^ | 12 Jan 16 | Rob Natelson
    Rob with former US Senator Tom Coburn Note: A shorter version of this article originally appeared at The Originalism Blog at the University of San Diego. Some commentators are dismissing as merely frivolous the claim that Senator Ted Cruz is not a “natural born citizen” as the Constitution uses that term, and therefore ineligible for the presidency. This dismissive attitude is a serious mistake. Although Senator Cruz’s belief that he is natural born may ultimately be vindicated, the case against him is very respectable. At the outset, we should note that the requirement that a president be a “natural born...
  • Cruz: "As President, I'll defend our Constitution!"

    01/13/2016 6:43:03 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 57 replies
    Facebook.com ^ | 1/13/2016 | Ted Cruz
    I fought the United Nations and WON defending U.S. sovereignty. As President, I'll defend our Constitution!
  • Idaho Brings Constitutional Carry into Play in 2016

    01/13/2016 5:31:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Idaho has been a prime candidate for enacting Constitutional carry for decades. They have introduced bills that looked promising, but ultimately were bogged down in intramural fights among Republicans. Last year there were several public demonstrations in favor of Constitutional carry, and consideration of a bill was forced over the Republican leadership. It failed. This year may be different. Speaker Scott Bedke was credited for the bills failure last year. This year, he thinks it might pass. From clearwatertribune.com: The Post Register (Idaho Falls, 12/14/15) interviewed Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke, and reported, “Bedke said gun legislation is likely....
  • Senator Ted Cruz Was For The Constitution, Before He Turned Against It…

    01/12/2016 8:34:18 AM PST · by Aria · 38 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1/12/2016 | Sundance
    When Cruz was my constitutional law student at Harvard, he aced the course after making a big point of opposing my views in class — arguing stridently for sticking with the original meaning against the idea of a more elastic living Constitution whenever such ideas came up. I enjoyed jousting with him, but Ted never convinced me — nor did I convince him. At least he was consistent in those days. Now, he seems to be a fair weather originalist, abandoning that method’s narrow constraints when it suits his ambition”… ~ Laurence H Tribe (Harvard)
  • Natural Born Citizenship: An archaic presidential qualification

    01/12/2016 6:34:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 164 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2016 | Jonathan F. Keller
    I rarely agree with liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, but she’s recently penned two pieces that actually make sense.  Though Marcus is a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, she acknowledged a couple weeks ago that Donald Trump’s threat to go after the Democrat frontrunner for enabling her sexually predatory husband was perfectly legitimate.  Now, as Ted Cruz is under attack from Trump (and some on the left) for being born in Canada, she’s sensibly calling for the end of the presidential natural-born citizen test. I heard a lot about this test from a young age.  My father was...
  • Time to End Radical Islam Political Correctness [Aborting the 1st Amendment]

    01/11/2016 5:16:52 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/11/2016 | Herbert London
    In accordance with a ten year plan of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to implement United Nations’ Resolution 16:18 which criminalizes all criticism of Islam worldwide, the U.S. House of Representatives issued H. Res. 569 condemning violence, bigotry, and "hateful rhetoric" toward Muslims in the United States. This proposal comes on the heels of Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s post San Bernardino promise to prosecute anyone guilty of anti-Muslim speech. It is clear that Ms. Lynch is firing a canon at a fly. According to FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report, there were 1014 hate crime incidents motivated by religious bias...
  • Sowell: 'Messing With the Constitution'

    01/11/2016 11:34:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 12, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction to the proposal has been hostile, out of all proportion to either the originality or the danger of such a convention. The political left has been especially vehement in its denunciations of what they call "messing with the Constitution." A recent proposal by Governor Greg Abbott of Texas to hold a Constitutional convention of states has been denounced by the Texas branch of the American Civil Liberties Union and nationally by an...
  • Here's what 'constitutional scholar' Obama really taught at law school

    01/10/2016 2:14:01 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-10-16 | Karin McQuillan
    Among the lies about himself Obama consistently repeats is that he was a constitutional law professor. Lie one: Obama was never a professor; he was a lecturer. He did not have the qualifications to be a professor. Obama never published a single law paper. He was hired by the University of Chicago when they learned he had been given a book contract on race and law directly after graduating from Harvard. There was no book - just the contract, which he later reneged on. This is not the normal level of accomplishment for a University of Chicago professor or even...
  • Article V Convention Used in Attempt to Change Our Constitution (1 of 2)

    A main problem many Americans have with a constitutional provision convention is that it could be a runaway convention. This is true despite item specific, general subject matter, and convention restrictive petitions as there is no Article V provision giving any such authority to the States or to Congress. Should an “amendments convention,” as the Article V Convention advocate organization Convention of States likes to call it, implying that is all it could ever be, were ever to be convened, it is inherent in this type of a 50 State convention to be a runaway convention should the properly convened...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls for Constitutional Convention to take back states’ rights

    01/08/2016 12:28:09 PM PST · by plewis1250 · 84 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/8/2016 | Brandi Grissom
    The plan lays out nine specific proposed amendments that would: Prohibit congress from regulating activity that occurs wholly within one state. Require Congress to balance its budget. Prohibit administrative agencies from creating federal law. Prohibit administrative agencies from pre-empting state law. Allow a two-thirds majority of the states to override a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Require a seven-justice super-majority vote for U.S. Supreme Court decisions that invalidate a democratically enacted law Restore the balance of power between the federal and state governments by limiting the former to the powers expressly delegated to it in the Constitution. Give state officials the...
  • Seeking support for gun actions, Obama tears into the NRA

    01/08/2016 12:28:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 1/07/16 | JOSH LEDERMAN, KEVIN FREKING
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama tore into the National Rifle Association on Thursday as he sought support for his actions on gun control, accusing the powerful lobby group of peddling an "imaginary fiction" that he said has distorted the national debate about gun violence. In a prime-time, televised town hall meeting, Obama dismissed what he called a "conspiracy" alleging that the federal government - and Obama in particular - wants to seize all firearms as a precursor to imposing martial law. He blamed that notion on the NRA and like-minded groups that convince its members that "somebody's going...
  • Militia in Oregon: Constitutionally Right

    01/07/2016 5:35:59 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    According to the clause in Article I, Section 8, of the United States Constitution, there are certain criteria required to be met in order for the federal government to own land within a State The issue in Oregon, where an armed militia is standing up to the federal government, as they did at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada, isn’t as much about ranchers burning a fire line on the edge of their property to protect their own property (and it getting away from them and burning into “federal land”), whether or not the Hammond family even wants the “armed militia”...
  • On the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen”

    01/06/2016 6:03:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 60 replies
    Harvard Law Review ^ | Neal Kaytal and Paul Clement
    We have both had the privilege of heading the Office of the Solicitor General during different administrations. We may have different ideas about the ideal candidate in the next presidential election, but we agree on one important principle: voters should be able to choose from all constitutionally eligible candidates, free from spurious arguments that a U.S. citizen at birth is somehow not constitutionally eligible to serve as President simply because he was delivered at a hospital abroad.
  • Scalia: Natural Born Requires Jus Soli ("of the soil")

    01/06/2016 3:58:46 PM PST · by sunrise_sunset · 86 replies
    Chicago_Kent College of Law ^ | 1/9/2001 | Supreme Court Transcript
    Tuan Anh Nguyen vs IRS (No 99-2071) Transcript at the Oral Argument pop-up Justice Scalia: I mean, isn't it clear that the natural born requirement in the Constitution was intended explicitly to exclude some Englishmen who had come here and spent some time here and then went back and raised their families in England ? They did not want that. Davis: Yes, by the same token... Scalia: That is jus soli, isn't it ? Davis: By the same token, one could say that the provision would apply now to ensure that Congress can't apply suspect classifications to keep certain individuals...
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified for Gun Background Checks

    01/06/2016 10:30:32 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 139 replies
    healthcareinfosecurity ^ | 01/06/2016 | Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified for Gun Background Checks http://www.healthcareinfosecurity.com/hipaa-privacy-rule-modified-for-gun-background-checks-a-8780 HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified for Gun Background Checks But Most Providers Won't Be Affected by the Change Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • January 5, 2016  Jocelyn Samuels, Director of OCR A modification to the HIPAA Privacy Rule designed to help identify those who are prohibited, for specific mental health reasons, from having a firearm will have little impact on most healthcare providers because it's so narrow in scope. See Also: Exploring the Security Requirements for Virtual Machines The change, which is slated to take effect next month, permits only a small...
  • Cruz Citizenship Timeline (documented)

    01/06/2016 8:00:32 AM PST · by conservative98 · 142 replies
    Scribd ^ | jb_uspu
    This is an authenticated timeline of known facts concerning the citizenship of Senator Ted Cruz. FACTUAL CRUZ CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE (Everything presented in this timeline is a matter of public record. All of it is based upon publicly reported events, public statements made by Rafael Cruz, Ted Cruz, officials with the Elect Ted movement or U.S. and Canadian officials.)
  • Washington State Supreme court upholds conviction on man carrying a paring knife in Seattle

    01/05/2016 11:15:26 AM PST · by SeaHawkFan · 11 replies
    Washington State Supreme Court ^ | 12/31/2015 | Washington State Supreme Court
    http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/index.cfm?fa=opinions.showOpinion&filename=906084MAJ Go to link to read.
  • Republicans ought to join and warn: any "new" examiner hired by BO will be fired in 2017

    01/05/2016 11:08:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    1/5/16 | sff
    I would like to see all 19 Republican candidates, or whatever the number, to get together and put out a blanket statement or ad...warning anyone who might think about applying for Hussein's bullcrap "New ATF examiner" job for this unconstitutional gun control garbage that they will be FIRED in January of 2017. There should no quarter given--his gun restrictions are ridiculous and the Republicans need to remind America that Hussein is not King George III.
  • [vanity] Help! need list of All Obama's unconstitutional policies (I know it's on here somewhere)

    01/05/2016 9:49:14 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 19 replies
    N/A | January 5, 2015 | self
    I have seen lists of the unconstitutional over-reach of this administration and I need as many as possible. Also, does anyone know about fed departments that are now operating beyond their given authority? I looked back but there is so much crud going on that after 15 minutes I couldn't find what I was looking for. Thanks to all and prayers for patriots and saints in this dark hour.
  • How Ted Cruz Became Ted Cruz (conservative movement)

    01/05/2016 7:27:32 AM PST · by Isara · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | January 05, 2016 | Michael Kruse
    In just a few years, he turned an obscure Texas legal post into a national platform for red-meat conservative causes.In 2008, in the high-profile Supreme Court gun-rights case called District of Columbia v. Heller, a brief was filed from the eighth floor of the Daniel Price Sr. State Office Building in Austin, Texas, specifically from the corner office of the man who was then the state's solicitor general, Ted Cruz.The brief took a strong stance on the divisive question of whether the Second Amendment establishes an individual right to own guns, or just protects state and local militias. The brief...