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  • The U.S. Is Not A Democracy – So What Is It? PART 2

    02/27/2017 9:00:09 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/27/17 | Mark Herr
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall said, “Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that of order and chaos.” -From The Life of George Washington, Revised Edition 1832. The chaos gripping our present society is certainly not the ‘balanced’ republic Marshall was referring to. Our system is functioning more like a plane crashing - like a democracy. Let’s explore ‘balanced republic,’ ‘democracy’ and ‘order and chaos’ by using an analogy. The U.S. government is comparable to a commercial aircraft. The pilot and co-pilot are the elected representatives. They are selected by qualified passengers (or U.S. voters)....
  • Article V and the Question of Sovereignty Part I

    02/27/2017 6:05:17 AM PST · by Jacquerie
    Article V Blog ^ | February 27th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    As President Trump works to undo the outrages of the Pen and Phone President, he will issue executive orders, consult congress, and instruct his cabinet secretaries to reverse the mess their social justice predecessors left behind. The President has enormous power, and while patriots know his power isn’t absolute, too many Americans believe it nearly is, or should be. A person or body is said to have legal sovereignty when he or it has unlimited, absolute law-making power, and when there is no person or body legally superior to him or it. Over a series of posts, I will take...
  • This Bill Would Drag the Federal Government Into Disputes Over Pets

    02/27/2017 4:35:43 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 24, 2017 | John-Michael Seibler
    Congress has written some laudable policies into the Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 (H.R.909) that are designed to protect domestic violence victims from “trauma caused by acts of violence or threats of violence against their pets.”There is one provision of the bill, however, that takes a familiar step too far: It would create a federal crime to harass or intimidate any person’s pet in a way that causes “substantial emotional distress.”Given the threats from cyberattacks, interstate and international crime cartels, terrorist groups, drug trafficking, and the criminal aspects of immigration issues, the resource-constrained federal law enforcement community does...
  • Univision’s Jorge Ramos Tells Latinos America Is “Our Country, Not Theirs” (VIDEO)

    02/26/2017 10:46:14 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 77 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    From NewsBusters: “ Further ramping up his open opposition to President Trump’s immigration law enforcement policies, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has let loose with an outrageous tirade that could best be described as equal parts nationalistic identity politics, racially-driven demagoguery, and yet another instance of the irresponsible conflation of legal and illegal immigration. Here’s how the Univision/Fusion anchor kicked off his participation in the 2017 edition of the network’s annual entertainment awards show, Premios Lo Nuestro (“Our Awards”):
  • Montana Governor Blocks Right to Bear Arms [fake-satire]

    02/25/2017 3:47:42 PM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) vetoed legislation that would have made the state a “Constitutional carry” state. That is, individuals would be permitted to exercise their right to bear arms as defined in the US Constitution’s Second Amendment without having to obtain state or local government permission to do so. In his veto message, Bullock declared that “the idea that an individual is qualified to determine whether he needs to carry a firearm is absurd. Selfish concern for self-preservation at the expense of broader social goals must not derail sensible gun control. Right now, far too many people have guns....
  • Exclusive – Regnery: Anti-Trump Democrats’ Best Allies Are Senate Republicans

    02/25/2017 2:15:57 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 25, 2017 | Alfred S. Regnery
    So far, the Senate has confirmed 14 of the 549 senior federal positions that President Trump needs to run the government and who need Senate confirmation—Cabinet secretaries and people who run the departments, bureaus, agencies and the rest of the government. The rest of the government is being run by career bureaucrats and a few Obama holdovers.
  • Re-signing of the U.S Constitution.

    02/24/2017 12:14:06 PM PST · by Fhios · 17 replies
    2/24/2017 | Total Vanity
    This may embarrass some Democrats and certainly put the finger on them a while. The GOP takes the original Constitution and has it transcribed as a piece of art, complete with the amendment lists and bill of rights and on the same type of paper the original was written on. Arrange a ceremony in Washington DC at the House, and invite all the Senators and Congressmen from each state to come and sign it as a re-affirmation and commitment to follow the Constitution and the Laws of the United States during a joint session of Congress. The progressives heads will...
  • MT: Governor Bullock Vetoes Constitutional Carry, again

    02/24/2017 5:02:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | February 24, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Bullock (D) of Montana vetoed constitutional carry again. This year,2017, it was HB 262. Bullock vetoed the bill on Thursday afternoon, the 22nd of February. In an nbcmontana.com article, Governor Bullock stated that allowing individuals to decide whether they are eligible to carry concealed weapons is absurd: Bullock noted in his veto letter that he had rejected two bills identical to Harris' measure in past sessions. The governor says the idea of allowing individuals to decide for themselves whether they are eligible to carry concealed weapons is absurd. Governor Bullock did not mention that in Montana, individuals can...
  • Wash. governor orders agencies to ignore immigration requests

    02/23/2017 7:10:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-23-2017 | Reid Wilson
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Thursday signed an executive order blocking state law enforcement agencies from detaining undocumented immigrants at the request of federal officials, days after the Trump administration began ramping up immigration enforcement actions.   Inslee’s order prevents state agencies from discriminating against or refusing service to those in living the country illegally. It also blocks those agencies from spending state resources to create or enforce a registry of citizens on the basis of religious affiliation.   The order blocks the Washington State Patrol and the state Department of Corrections from detaining anyone solely on the basis...
  • SHOULD ISLAM BE RESTRAINED IN THE UNITED STATES?

    02/23/2017 4:00:27 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 75 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/17 | Robert Klein Engler
    Limiting US citizenship and the number of mosques in the U.S. are practical matters that can be done to control the threat Islam poses. Just as the right to bear arms is restrained, so should freedom of religion be restrained when it comes to Islam Freedom of religion in the United States is a complex issue. It is an issue that involves both tradition and Constitutional law. Tom Krattenmaker writes, “The freedom to believe as one chooses is crucial to the American way, and belief has little meaning if it cannot be acted upon. Even so…the right to practice religion...
  • Returning Power to States and School Boards

    02/23/2017 2:16:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | February 23, 2017 | The Editors
    Yesterday the Trump administration preserved federalism, respected the principle of local control over local schools, and corrected one of the Obama administration’s many lawless and radical executive actions. With a simple, two-page letter, the Departments of Education and Justice withdrew and rescinded two Obama-administration letters that purported to unilaterally redefine Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Obama administration had expanded Title IX’s explicit ban on sex discrimination in federally funded educational institutions to encompass “gender identity” discrimination and then imposed intrusive “guidance” on every federally funded school in the nation, on matters ranging from pronoun usage to...
  • NH: Governor Sununu Signs Constitutional Carry

    02/23/2017 4:41:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Chris Sununu has signed SB12, the "permitless" or Constitutional carry bill for New Hampshire in a signing ceremony.  The ceremony was held at 10:30 Eastern time, today, 22 February, 2017. From Governor Sununu's facebook page: Signing #SB12 into law is a commitment I made to the people of New Hampshire. I am proud today to fulfill that commitment. Similar bills were vetoed twice by former Democrat Governor Maggie Hassan.  Hassan left the Governor's mansion to become a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire. The bill passed with solid margins in the Senate, 13-10, and in the House, 200-97. Here...
  • Did CIA pick sanitize Obama's passport records?

    02/22/2017 8:56:42 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies
    WND.com ^ | 01/08/2013 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – John Brennan, the Obama counter-terrorism adviser nominated this week to head the CIA, played a controversial role in what many suspect was an effort to sanitize Obama’s passport records.
  • Constitutional Provision for Right to Arms Likely for Iowa

    02/21/2017 5:35:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 17 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Iowa is one of only six states that does not have some sort of protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the state Constitution. The other five states are California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Minnesota. One of the reasons for this lack is the difficult process that a state constitutional amendment has to undergo to be passed in Iowa.  First, the amendment must be passed by the General Assembly. Then an election must occur. Then the amendment must be passed a second time. Finally, the amendment is to be presented to the people,...
  • The Crisis at Hand

    02/21/2017 5:16:29 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | February 21st 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: The Establishment Strikes Back. “I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”— Donald J. Trump Among the accusations directed at President Trump (DJT), I don’t recall anyone calling him stupid. Beginning with Ronald Reagan, the drive by media regarded every Republican president as intellectually weak, and too dim to lead our nation. Not so with DJT. Perhaps his opponents know it is an easily dismissed charge, and to go there would only embarrass themselves. A man who took a small, inherited fortune,...
  • Democrats Question Trump's Sanity: Invoke 25th Amendment Unless He "Gets a Grip"

    02/20/2017 4:42:48 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 54 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-20-2017 | Tim Brown
    The real party that should have their sanity questioned has now begun to talk about invoking the 25th Amendment against President Donald Trump. The are so desperate to tank Trump's presidency that they are going to stop at nothing to do so. The Hill reports: Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) in a floor speech this week called for a review of the Constitution's procedures for removing a president. He warned the 25th Amendment of the Constitution falls short when it comes to mental or emotional fitness for office. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a weekend interview with CNN’s “State of the...
  • Governor Greg Abbott Unveils Texas Plan

    02/20/2017 12:16:17 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | February 20th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Early last month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered the keynote address to the Texas Public Policy Foundation. My heart skipped a beat when I read the title to his press release, Governor Abbott Unveils Texas Plan, Offers Constitutional Amendments to Restore the Rule of Law. Take a moment to click the link and scan the highlights. Now, when the governor of the second largest state in the Union, “gets it,” all of us in the COS movement should applaud. Few can match the combined political and professional resume’ of Greg Abbot. He was a Texas trial judge, an adjunct professor...
  • MT: Constitutional Carry Sent to MT Governor for Third Time

    02/19/2017 3:34:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Montana has "permitless" or Constitutional carry, for areas outside of city and town limits, which is more than 99% of the state.  Bills to extend Constitutional carry to the entire state have passed the legislature three times. The first time was in 2011. Democrat Governor Brian Schweitzer vetoed HB 271, and the legislature was not able to override the veto. The second time was in 2015. Democrat Governor Steve Bullock vetoed HB 298. The third time happened on February 15, 2017. The Senate passed HB 262, which will now go to Governor Bullock again. HB 262 passed the house...
  • Secretary Rex Tillerson Begins Deconstructing 7th Floor “Shadow Government” at Dept of State…

    02/18/2017 10:00:11 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | Sundance
    The term “shadow government” is not a construct of critics; it’s actually the term the professional bureaucrats within the 7th floor of the Washington DC based Department of State gave to themselves. The career political operatives who reign within the State Department openly view themselves as a distinctly separate state governing authority, with no attachment to the policies or objectives of the United States presidency or any mere elected official therein.
  • Legal loophole: Virginia AG uses forfeiture funds to cover staff salaries

    02/18/2017 8:22:41 AM PST · by Makana · 30 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | February 18, 2017 | Jason Snead
    So, you’re sitting on millions of dollars’ worth of confiscated property. You want to give your workers a raise, but federal rules bar you from using seized assets to fund salaries. What’s an attorney general to do? Well, if you’re Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, you turn to a strange source for the solution: the very U.S. Justice Department officials who are responsible for enforcing the rules you want to skirt. They told Herring he could use the funds to cover routine costs “so long as your overall budget does not decrease.” Herring promptly started using seized funds to cover...
  • Alabama Strongly Considering Constitutional Carry

    02/16/2017 5:10:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    State Senator Gerald Allen, R-Tuscloosa, is pushing to restore "permitless" or Constitutional carry in Alabama. He pre-filed a bill on 18 January, 2016, for that purpose. From al.com: Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, has pre-filed a bill to end a requirement that he said is an improper limit on the constitutional right to bear arms, according to a news release. "It's time we give our citizens the right to bear arms without first seeking the government's permission," Allen said. Alabama already allows people to openly carry a holstered pistol without a permit. Allen said there is no logical reason to...
  • The StingRay Is Exactly Why the 4th Amendment Was Written

    02/15/2017 10:37:20 AM PST · by TBP · 67 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | February 13, 2017 | Olivia Donaldson
    IImagine you are in the middle of your typical day-to-day activities. Maybe you are driving, spending time with family, or working. If you are like most people, your phone is at your side on a daily basis. Little do you know that, at any time, police and law enforcement could be looking at information stored on your phone. You haven't done anything wrong. You haven't been asked for permission. You aren't suspected of any crime. The StingRay Police have the power to collect your location along with the numbers of your incoming and outgoing calls and intercept the content of...
  • Donald Trump, The Machiavellian Man Part II

    02/13/2017 1:53:29 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | February 13th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Judge Robart vs. the Constitution. In 1922, the historian Carl Becker wrote, “Whenever men become sufficiently dissatisfied with what is, with the existing regime of positive law and custom, they will be found reaching out beyond it for the rational basis of what they conceive it ought to be.” Rush Limbaugh asserted some twenty years ago, that since the drive-by media didn’t make him, they couldn’t, despite their efforts, destroy him. That concept was writ large from the moment of Donald Trump’s nomination. EVERY major social, media, academic, and political institution, including the GOP, opposed his candidacy. As Rush...
  • On Trial: Five Signs Even The Ninth Circuit Knows Trump Will Win Travel Ban Fight In End

    02/12/2017 9:13:00 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 107 replies
    LawNewz.com ^ | 02/12/2017 | Robert Barnes
    Tell #1: When The 9th Circuit Cannot Even Cite The Most Important Law On The Subject The Constitution delegated expressly to Congress the right to control immigration. Congress in turn gave broad power over immigration to the President. This statute was the cited basis for Trump’s foreign entry ban on select countries. Guess how many times the 9th Circuit even mentioned this statute? Zero! This shows the 9th Circuit knew they had no answer for the law. Instead, they pretend this key law doesn’t exist. Just reading the law exposes why the 9th Circuit hid it.... “Whenever the President finds...
  • Stephen Miller on 9th Circuit Ruling: ‘There’s ‘No Such Thing as Judicial Supremacy”

    02/12/2017 8:56:17 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 67 replies
    Breithbart ^ | Feb 12, 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” reacted to the 9th Circuit Court ruling upholding the blocking of President Trump‘s executive order halting immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States senior advisor to President Donald Trump Stephen Miller said, there was no such thing as “judicial supremacy.” Partial transcript as follows: TODD: Let me start with the decision by the 9th circuit and the president himself saying to reporters that a new order may be drafted. Is that what you and others are doing right now? Drafting a new order since essentially the 9th circuit seemed to give...
  • Mexican President Nieto Seeks To Protect Mexicans From a Life in Mexico…

    02/11/2017 12:46:03 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | Sundance
    There is something uniquely bizarre about the President of a country fighting to provide a better life for the citizens of his country by keeping them out of his country. Yet that’s exactly what Mexican President Peña Nieto did yesterday, when the government of Mexico announced they would be attempting to keep their own citizens out of Mexico in order to provide them a better life in the U.S.
  • Ninth Circuit Court Now Demands It Be Protected From Itself…

    02/10/2017 5:22:10 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 257 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 10. 2017 | Sundance
    Oh, the winning… it’s often too funny. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is now independently, on its own impetus, requesting an internal vote on a full panel en blanc hearing to review its own decision. Additionally, the full ninth are asking the Trump administration to file an additional brief telling the court why the three member original appeals ruling authority was wrong. In essence, the smart judges know what wasn’t considered, and are now looking for an out. You just can’t make this stuff up.
  • Trump Drops HUGE Terror Bombshell as Dems Keep Obstructing

    02/10/2017 12:54:47 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 86 replies
    The Washington Standard.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Washington Standard
    The White House has just released a list to Fox News containing the names of 24 REFUGEES who came from the 7 COUNTRIES affected by Trump’s TRAVEL BAN, and have been charged with TERRORISM! This effectively exposes all of Obama’s intentional lies which he spewed in a desperate attempt to cover-up the shocking truth that we now know definitely and beyond any doubt… Trump has been right all along…
  • Syria’s President Bashar Assad Admits Terrorist Embeds Within Syrian Refugee Population…

    02/10/2017 9:00:58 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 15 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Sundance
    Investigative reporter Michael Isikoff interviewed Syria’s Bashar al-Assad about the civil war and the ongoing refugee crisis. Isikoff did not expect to hear Assad confirm President Trump’s position that terrorists are embedded within the refugee community. Worth noting, amid the 30,000 foot view of the larger issues, is how accessible Assad is to this western journalist interview. Ask yourselves, why hasn’t the New York Times, or Washington Post interviewed Assad and delivered a similar finding?….
  • Banned by The New American

    02/10/2017 8:35:30 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 18 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | February 10th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The John Birch Society (JBS) can thank itself for this post. A few days ago, the JBS unintentionally put a smile on my face when I attempted to comment on a column at their website. See the saved screenshot below. In response to a piece at The New American (TNA), Wyoming and Arkansas Reject Call for Convention of States Con-Con, I was prevented from posting to the comment section. Since it never went to moderation, the content of my comment was irrelevant. I wondered, how many other COS supporters are banned as well? Hmmm, maybe Mark Meckler, Michael Farris, and...
  • TRUMP MUST BREAK JUDICIAL POWER

    02/10/2017 3:54:21 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 52 replies
    WND.com ^ | 9 Feb 17 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    As for Trump’s disparagement of the judges, only someone ignorant of history can view that as frightening. Thomas Jefferson not only refused to enforce the Alien & Sedition Acts of President John Adams, his party impeached Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase, who had presided over one of the trials. Jackson defied Chief Justice John Marshall’s prohibition against moving the Cherokees out of Georgia to west of the Mississippi, where, according to the Harvard resume of Sen. Warren, one of them bundled fruitfully with one of her ancestors, making her part Cherokee. When Chief Justice Roger Taney declared that President Abraham...
  • The Spirit of America: Conservative Grassroots Leaders Plan Massive Pro-Trump Demonstrations

    02/09/2017 6:54:55 PM PST · by Elvina · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. On Feb. 27 and March 4, the rallies—dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies—will spring up nationwide in cities and towns across America.
  • Vanity: Can the president ignore the court and continue with his valid executive order?

    02/09/2017 4:01:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 368 replies
    February 9, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Vanity Discussion Question: Can the president ignore the court order and continue with his valid executive order? It appears the president is acting in accordance to his constitutional powers and specifically in accordance to laws regarding immigration and has been challenged and overridden by an unconstitutionally political activist (liberal) court. If so, can he can he continue with his valid orders controlling the actions of the executive branch? No doubt this would set up a "constitutional crisis" but this is going to happen soon anyway as it's the only way we will ever restore constitutional government, ie, the liberal activist...
  • Senate confirms Sessions, gun groups react

    02/09/2017 12:58:23 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 31 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 9 Feb 17 | Brian Seay
    Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions talks to reporters Wednesday after the Senate voted 52-47 to confirm him as the next attorney general. President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, was confirmed Wednesday night in a near-party-line vote in the Senate, finishing off a contentious process and leaving pro-gunners cheering, and gun control groups jeering. The Senate voted 52-47 to confirm Sessions. Democrat Joe Manchin III broke the party line and voted for Sessions, something he said he’d do back in November. No Republican voted against the senator from Alabama, and while he could have voted to confirm himself...
  • Some Notes on the State of Virginia

    02/07/2017 10:12:58 AM PST · by Jacquerie
    Article V Blog ^ | February 7th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    There’s a tendency among 21st century patriots to assume the foundation of republican free government, conventions of the sovereign people, was known from the moment of independence in 1776. While the essential purpose (security of rights) of any government, expressed so eloquently by Thomas Jefferson, was widely accepted, the actual process to arrive at such government remained elusive. How were thirteen distinct societies to go about replacing their previous monarchal régimes? Let’s look at one, Virginia. Virginia’s Royal Governor, Lord Dunmore, dissolved the House of Burgesses when it passed a resolution on June 1st 1774 declaring a day of fasting...
  • Who We Are - And Who The American People Are Not

    02/07/2017 8:52:11 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 21 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 6, 2017 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    With a new administration comes, for once, a new clarity. President Trump is attempting to bring some sanity to our immigration programs – requiring vetting before admission of refugees, for example, so that we don’t suffer the horrific outbreaks of criminality – car fires, riots, gang rapes, honor killings, and the like – that Europe has suffered for years, at the hands of these very same so-called “refugees.” And before the ink was dry on his Executive Order (almost word for word an executive order issued by his predecessors, with nothing radical about it at all), the George Soros –funded...
  • Preserving Our Constitutional Solid Ground

    02/07/2017 6:08:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2017 | Terry Paulson
    What a treasure our Constitution is and how easy to take for granted. In a world facing accelerating change and division, it’s a gift to have an anchor that keeps our freedoms secure. Abraham Lincoln knew the value of that anchor when he said, “Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” In our recent divisive election, the issue of who would appoint what could be as many as three Supreme Court appointments during the next Presidential term was a major factor in the votes of many citizens...
  • Executive Power Run Amok

    02/06/2017 10:04:18 AM PST · by Theoria · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 06 Feb 2017 | John Yoo
    Faced with President Trump’s executive orders suspending immigration from several Muslim nations and ordering the building of a border wall, and his threats to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, even Alexander Hamilton, our nation’s most ardent proponent of executive power, would be worried by now. Article II of the Constitution vests the president with “the executive power,” but does not define it. Most of the Constitution instead limits that power, as with the president’s duty “to take care that the laws are faithfully executed,” or divides that power with Congress, as with making treaties or appointing Supreme Court...
  • Yes, we can repeal EVERY WORD of Obamacare

    02/06/2017 8:58:10 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 31 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 6, 2017 | Dean Clancy
    Two new pieces of information change the equation dramatically. The first offers unmistakable evidence that the Obamacare exchanges are collapsing, contrary to the Left’s “everything is working fine” narrative. The second proves the Senate can repeal the law’s onerous insurance mandates with only a simple majority, rather than a bipartisan supermajority — something that, up till now, Republican leaders have (conveniently) denied. ***snip*** The second bit of news is even more game-changing. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed what many of us have long suspected, namely, that the Senate can indeed repeal every word of Obamacare’s mandates and subsidies —...
  • NY Guv Wants Abortion Protected in State Constitution [semi-satire]

    02/05/2017 11:14:30 AM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    Following the nomination of federal appellate court judge Neil Gorsuch for the US Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced a move to amend his state’s constitution to make a woman’s right to an abortion “safe from judicial meddling by a Supreme Court packed with Trump appointees.” “The right of a woman to choose to terminate a pregnancy that was granted by the Court in their historic Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 must be saved from being callously snatched away after 40 years of successful operation,”...
  • How to Drain the Judicial Swamp

    02/05/2017 10:04:05 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 February 2017 | Selwyn Duke
    It’s no surprise the Democrats plan to fight against the nomination of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge Neil Gorsuch. There are no confirmation battles like Supreme Court confirmation battles because, as we always hear, such a decision can “shape the country for a generation.”This doesn’t sound like the role envisioned by the founders. As Alexander Hamilton wrote in The Federalist, No. 78, the judiciary is (theoretically) the “least dangerous” branch of government because it “has no influence over either the sword or the purse.” So how have the courts been afforded so much power?“Afforded”...
  • Trump’s win spurs new push on gun rights

    02/04/2017 11:58:53 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3 Feb 17 | Reid Wilson
    President Trump’s election has encouraged gun rights advocates to mount a new legislative push in states across the country. Legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced bills to allow residents to carry guns in the open, roll back licensing requirements for concealed weapons and limit the number of facilities where guns are prohibited. Measures in several states would allow those with licenses to carry firearms in schools, airports and churches. Those backing more expansive gun rights largely embrace Trump’s claims — many of which are disputed by federal and local law enforcement statistics — that crime is...
  • Former Nazi and Democrat George Soros Connected to Every Major Protest Since November Election

    02/04/2017 9:57:06 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 69 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 4, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    The University of California, Berkeley, the self-proclaimed “home of the free speech movement”, on Wednesday night gave conservatives a Nazi style beat-down on Wednesday night.
  • Just a Little Tyranny

    02/03/2017 12:06:06 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | February 3rd 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    By an eyelash, portions of my community avoided a ban on housecats. I am not kidding. Last Saturday, my wife and I attended a meeting of county commissioners, civic groups, and the public. Its purpose was to explain an upcoming US Fish & Wildlife (USFW) approved regulation regarding protection of . . . a mouse. That’s right, the St. Andrews Beach Mouse. Government biologists couldn’t find one in rural Gulf County Florida, but our sand dunes and climate are perfect, they say, for the little critters. Habitat protection for a never-seen rodent will cost the average homebuilder at least several...
  • Neil Gorsuch and the Living-document Lie

    02/03/2017 8:41:56 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/17 | Selwyn Duke
    We can have a living constitution or a living constitutional republic--but we cannot have both While leftists are outraged at the idea of banning immigrants who may spit on our Constitution, banning judges who would actually uphold it is a different matter. This brings us to the opposition to President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Judge Neil Gorsuch, who The New York Times actually calls a “Nominee for a Stolen Seat.” In reality, the Times advocates a perversion of judicial philosophy that long ago had stolen Americans’ birthright.
  • Rioters: Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution

    02/02/2017 3:21:27 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 20 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 2/2/2017 | Loud Mime
    "The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it." This is the powerful weapon that the federal government can use in dealing with the new wave of violent fascism that is infecting our nation. At what point can it be used? Can it be used in the arrests of people who incite the rioters?
  • NRA Applauds Neil Gorsuch's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

    APPEARS IN News Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association (NRA) applauds the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. “President Trump has made an outstanding choice in nominating Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. He has an impressive record that demonstrates his support for the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, Executive Director, NRA-ILA. “We urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, just as it did in confirming him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by...
  • Last Stand for the Free Exercise of Religion

    03/30/2016 7:13:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    Many reporters attending oral arguments in the Supreme Court sit in assigned chairs on the far left side of the chamber. These chairs stand behind a double row of massive marble columns. Brass gates, some opened and some closed, stretch between the columns; burgundy curtains, pulled back by cords, hang behind them. Given their assigned seats, some reporters may not be able to see any of the justices holding forth at the front of the chamber. All they hear are their voices. Because the court only releases a transcript and audio recording of its arguments, the only Americans who definitely...
  • Neil Gorsuch

    01/31/2017 4:44:55 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 40 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan. 31, 2017 | Sundance
    Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch is a Colorado native and the son of a Republican politician, the late Anne Gorsuch Burford, who was a state legislator and then director of the Environmental Protection Agency for President Reagan. Gorsuch attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School, after which he clerked for D.C. Circuit Court judge David Sentelle. Gorsuch then clerked for Supreme Court justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy in 1993–94. The next year he studied for a doctorate of philosophy at Oxford University under the legal philosopher John Finnis. After spending ten years at a law firm in Washington,...
  • ( Sharia Law vs. Constitution ) ... Building an Islamic Theocracy as It's Replacement

    01/30/2017 12:16:23 PM PST · by johnk · 16 replies
    FRC (Family Research Council) ^ | 2016 | William Wagner
    ... The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth."4 Similarly, Anjem Choudary, Head of Islam4UK, states: "Our objectives are to invite the societies in which we live to think about Islam as an alternative way of life ... and ultimately, as well, to establish the Shariah on state level."5 With the patient planting of new enclaves, the process of establishing the parallel society and political system has begun. Those behind this process seem willing to master an understanding of the occupied country's government and legal system, systematically dismantling it while building...