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  • The Constitution of the United States

    10/22/2016 9:11:05 AM PDT · by garyb · 1 replies ^ | 09/17/1787 | G. Washington Presidt and deputy from Virginia
    Article II 4: The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States. 5: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. Article XIV (Amendment 14...
  • “The Terrorist Threat against U.S. has Never Been Greater” says Johns Hopkins Lecturer

    10/21/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Mary Habeck, an adjunct lecturer at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (known as SAIS), noted that terrorism has spiked since 2011. She said that today, "the terrorist threat against the U.S. has never been greater." She added, "You have to go back to the Algerian civil war to find" this number of terrorist attacks. Habeck said, "First of all, al-Qaeda and ISIS [known as the Islamic State, or ISIL] have a plan and they’re executing it." "They have created a whole series of campaign plans for each country," Habeck said, and "ISIS inherited...
  • About That "Pillar" Of American Democracy...

    10/20/2016 4:54:11 PM PDT · by vannrox · 11 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 21OCT16 | simon black
    About That "Pillar" Of American Democracy... by Tyler Durden Oct 20, 2016 3:20 PM 0 SHARES Submitted by Simon Black via,The series of debates in the contest to see who will become Captain of the Titanic is finally over.And as the smoke clears from the evening’s entertainment, the main headlines are focusing on just one thing: Donald Trump’s pledged refusal to say he will accept the election results.The media is spinning itself into an absolute frenzy over this, perhaps even worse than the Pussygate tape.It started even before the debate, with yesterday’s headline in the Washington Post read, “Trump’s...
  • Why It’s Not Cool That Trump Wants The Constitution Interpreted The Way The Founding Fathers Did

    10/20/2016 1:38:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 87 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 10/19/2016 | Julia Craven
    WASHINGTON ― Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump advocated for a literal interpretation of the Constitution during the third, and final debate, on Wednesday. “The justices that I’m going to appoint will be pro-life, they will have a conservative vent,” Trump said in response to a question about how the Constitution should be interpreted. “They will be protecting the Second Amendment. They are great scholars in all cases ― and they’re people of tremendous respect. They will interpret the Constitution the way the founders wanted it interpreted.” That’s not cool. Here’s what was going on when the Constitution was written in...
  • Our Civil War: Political Victory is Necessary But Not Sufficient. Spiritual Victory is Essential.

    10/19/2016 8:54:00 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 3 replies
    America is in a civil war which at its root is a spiritual battle between light and darkness. Christians cannot and should not run away from it. By God's grace we must face it prayerfully and confidently, not with anger or hatred in our hearts toward our fellow man, but with a resolve that freedom is worth fighting for and if necessary, dying for. The casualties of this war have so far mostly been the 70K+ defenseless unborn. God assigns different roles to different people in this war. In the American Civil War of 1861-1865, many Christians fought and died...
  • Trump: Please Explain Why America Needs to be Great Again. (vanity)

    10/19/2016 8:07:01 AM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 16 replies
    VetsCoR | October 19, 2016 | A Navy Vet
    Dear Mr. Trump. If you have an opening or closing statement in tonight's debate, I request that you take this last opportunity to detail why you want to "Make America Great Again". If not statements, then interject your message where appropriate. Below is a start.
  • Predictions for the coming Hillary Clinton presidency!

    10/18/2016 4:26:26 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 71 replies
    Web ^ | 10/18/2016 | Unknown
    The transformation of the United States from a democratic republic to a socialist oligarchy is well under way and will continue apace in the next four years. The America we grew up in during the sixties and seventies is gone. Guess it depends on your perspective. The following predictions are not in any particular order. 1. Hilary Clinton will win in an electoral landslide, although the voter turn-out will be low. Credit for the victory will go in large part to the turn out of the black vote and minorities mobilized by the Democratic machine. Trump’s gaffs will keep many...
  • Peter Schweizer: 2016 Election About Whether America Will Be Ruled by Political Class

    10/18/2016 9:52:28 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 18, 2016 | John Hayward
    Shortened title. Full title: Peter Schweizer: 2016 Election About Whether America Will Be Ruled by Political Class or American People Peter Schweizer, author of the best-selling book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow for Tuesday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily. “I think it’s important that we have this national conversation about Washington, D.C., and what the problem is,” said Schweizer, gratified that the topic of corruption has become an important part of the 2016 election. “For too long, Alex, the political debate...
  • Our National Daddy

    10/17/2016 2:07:54 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | October 17th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The ideals of our revolutionary era were heavily influenced by the Enlightenment soldier, politician, ambassador, polemicist Algernon Sidney (1623-1683) and the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704). They wrote their best works at the height of Stuart tyranny. Sidney’s manuscript of Discourses Concerning Government cost him his head in 1683. Locke chose to keep his head down, fled to the Netherlands, and delayed release of his Two Treatises of Government until 1690. Even then, in fear of Stuart return after the Glorious Revolution of 1688, he did not acknowledge his authorship until two weeks before his death. What is less well-known is...
  • The Trump Revolution Deconstructed

    10/16/2016 6:57:51 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 2 replies | October 15, 2016 | Youtube -SGT
    ILANA Mercer, Author of 'The Trump Revolution: The Donald's Creative Destruction Deconstructed' joins me to discuss her new book and the very real threat Donald Trump represents to the corrupt, entrenched deep state which has been in control of the US government for decades. Ilana explains, "The Trump revolution is not really about whether Clinton is worse than a Bush prototype, it's about a constitutional Mad max that we inhabit where the very structure of our liberty is dead."
  • Donald Trump’s War of Independence

    10/15/2016 10:52:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | October 15, 2016 | David R. Usher
    Donald Trump is leading America’s third war of Independence (the first two being in 1776 and the War of 1812). Donald Trump’s declaration of independence from the Establishment in both parties was long coming.  He bounced between parties for two decades before coming to the conclusion that both parties worshipped globalism. He had no choice but to run for the Presidency.  His candidacy is in fact America’s Third War for Independence.  Trump’s campaign touched the taproot of the Electorate.  Most Americans cannot quite put a finger on the reason,  but understand one thing: they know they have been sold...
  • Federal Judge Extends Florida Registration

    10/13/2016 1:00:23 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | October13th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Another day, another judicial usurpation. Yesterday, in a display of judicial usurpation so familiar in federal courts, US District Judge Mark Walker agreed with the Democrat Party of Florida and extended voter registration by an additional week. The excuse this time to rewrite state law was the supposed inconvenience caused by Hurricane Matthew’s slow pass up Florida’s east coast. Like Leftist Judges across the nation, Walker breezily assumed lawmaking power in matters reserved to the states. After the usual give and take and debate associated with developing statutes, the Florida legislature limited registration to a month before the general election....
  • John Podesta's Collaboration with Hillary Clinton to Destroy the Constitution

    10/13/2016 12:57:21 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 9 replies ^ | October 12, 2016 | Leon Puissegur
    John Podesta is a name that has been heavy in the news with Wikileaks information and others. It seems that he is the go-to guy for all sorts of things - mainly ideas to destroy your opponents by any means necessary. This is the part of the recent release of all the emails that seems to be buried by the news media, yet it comes out not in the favor of Hillary Rodham Clinton. But one has to understand what is going on and why. If Hillary Clinton was really leading by as much as many claim she is, they...
  • Hillary & Guns: link list [aw!m vanity]

    10/12/2016 2:30:25 PM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh quoted polling today that the right to bare arms is high priority during this election -- 39% think it's their top concern [if I'm not mistaken]. If you have related info about Hillary v Trump reg. 2nd Amendment, please add. In followup posts I'll be referring to and linking some shockers for anyone who cares about gun rights.
  • Voting is a duty to preserve God’s gift of Liberty

    10/12/2016 8:56:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/12/16 | Karen Lees
    “Choosing not to vote isn’t rebellion. It’s surrender.” – Author unknown In the election of November 2012, over 90 million eligible voters did not vote. It is estimated that up to 50 million of those were Christians. Sadly, many of them had not even registered. This is not only disgraceful, but Christians are accountable to God for neglecting the responsibility of maintaining His precious gift of liberty. After the November 2012 election, Rev. Franklin Graham said, “If Christians are upset, they need to be upset at themselves… If Christians would just vote, then elections in this country would be much...
  • War on Terror book on sale

    10/10/2016 3:06:05 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 2 replies
    No Compromise Media ^ | 10-10-2016 | Paul Ibbetson
    One of the five most complete books on terrorism and national security when it comes to abuse and use of the Patriot Act. Get now for .99 cents for Kindle. 330 pages of research. Enjoy. topics include: detention, surveillance, enemy combatants,interrogation, warrants and searches and more.
  • Live Thread Liberty Watch / America Armed & Free radio

    10/09/2016 10:53:03 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 1 replies
    Liberty Watch / America Armed & Free radio ^ | 10/09/2016 | Charles Heller
    Liberty Watch, Sunday 11 AM - 12 PM, MST So that government remains the servant, not the master. America Armed & Free 12 PM - 1 PM, MST. Your most up to date info on your right to keep and bear arms, on AM 1030 Tucson, your blowtorch of freedom! Call in line 520 790 2040 Listen live: or TuneIn KVOI The Voice 1030 AM Cortaro, AZ

    10/07/2016 3:25:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies ^ | October 7, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The United States Constitution makes Judge Richard Posner yawn. ”I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution,” he once wrote. “Eighteenth-century guys, however smart,” Judge Posner suggested, couldn’t have grasped our high tech world. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights, according to him, “do not speak to today.” He dismissed it as a document based on “what those 18th-century guys were worrying about.” Judge Richard Posner is a smart guy. And he’s no 18th-century guy. Instead he was born in 1939. That means that he...
  • Progressing the Constitution: One Man, One Vote II

    10/05/2016 2:12:45 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | October 5th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    (cont. from part I) If the 14th Amendment demands adherence to one-man-one-vote, the electoral college and US Senate operate in clear violation. Why didn’t scotus demand US Senate membership according to population? Because, unlike amending the constitutions of fifty defenseless states, the US Congress has the power to visit unremitting hell on a Supreme Court that pulled such a stunt. From the decision, “The superficial resemblance between one of the Alabama apportionment plans and the legislative representation scheme of the Federal Congress affords no proper basis for sustaining that plan since the historical circumstances which gave rise to the congressional...
  • ACLU Files Civil Lawsuit for Connecticut Open Carrier (video)

    10/02/2016 5:06:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video The First and Second Amendments protect and reinforce each other. On September 11th, 2015, the protestor in this case, Michael Picard, was legally open carrying a handgun and had a camera running.  The police took the camera, his pistol and pistol permit.  They did not realize the camera was still recording. Charges against Picard were eventually dropped, after he refused a plea bargain.  On September 15th, 2016 the ACLU-CT has filed a civil rights law suit against the three individual police officers.  From HARTFORD — In a complaint filed today in the U.S. District Court...
  • "You Have the Right to Remain Innocent" -- Professor James Duane's New Book - Video

    09/30/2016 3:23:42 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 15 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | 09/29/16 | Cato Institute
    Law professor James Duane became a viral sensation in 2008 for a lively lecture that explained why people shouldn’t agree to answer questions from the police. In his new book, You Have the Right to Remain Innocent, Duane expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen’s constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination. By using case histories of innocent persons who were wrongfully imprisoned because of information they gave to police, Duane debunks the claim that “if you haven’t done anything wrong, then you don’t have anything to worry about.” Join us for an informative lecture about the...
  • Exactly What Is Wrong with Us, America?

    09/30/2016 9:10:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/30/16 | Robert Schilt
    “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of Constitutional power.” –Thomas Jefferson What is wrong with us, America? The answer to that question is, “I am.” We are, each of us, what’s wrong with America. As citizens of the United States we are responsible for what takes place in our country and...
  • Feds Steal 100 Million Acres of Alaska During Summer of 2016

    09/27/2016 10:23:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 26, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Every US state has a motto. Some are interesting, like “Live Free of Die,” in New Hampshire, and some are sadly truthful, like, “Our Government is Vampiric” in Massachusetts. Just kidding. It’s more along the lines of “We’ll Tax You to Death,” or something like that. Anyway, some, like the motto for the 49th state, Alaska, are very upbeat and offer a sense of adventure. In Alaska, politicians tell us to look, “North, to The Future.” But, a shocking move by the federal government might inspire Alaskans to change their motto to, “Our Land Is Being Stolen By The Feds!”...
  • Archbishop Lori Responds to Civil Rights Commission

    09/21/2016 8:00:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, responded forcefully in defense of religious liberty to a very disturbing statement from the chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights upon the issuance of its report on "Peaceful Coexistence." First, let's go over what the report said. Here's what page 21 of the report states: USCCB:(1) schools must be allowed to insist on inclusive values; 2) throughout history, religious doctrines accepted at one time later become viewed as discriminatory, with religions changing accordingly; 3) without exemptions, groups would not use the...

    09/17/2016 4:19:00 PM PDT · by windhover · 8 replies
    Vanity | 9/17/2016 | Windhover
    It took 200 years for the Roman Empire to fall. It appears to have taken the Constitutional Republic of The United States of America only 60 years, but still counting. What we see now is the fruit of decades of Marxist/Liberal infiltration and influences within the vital social, governmental, media, and cultural institutions of the America we have known. Their purpose: To radically change, or destroy, the Constitution, the government institutions and systems flowing from it. By so separating the Constitution from our national life, they degrade our traditional culture and values of Judaeo-Christianity that underpin the Constitution and stand...
  • Georgetown students say U.S. Constitution taken ‘too seriously’

    09/17/2016 8:45:00 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept. 17, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    An education watchdog’s Constitution Day interviews on Georgetown University’s campus revealed no shortage of students who said the document is outdated. Campus Reform asked Georgetown students, who have an average SAT score of 1460 and a high school GPA of 4.01, what they thought of the document George Washington said he would “never abandon.” The[y] overwhelmingly disagreed with the nation’s first president and Revolutionary War hero. Some of the responses by young “Hoyas,” include: “People definitely take [the Constitution] too seriously, it’s not 250 years ago.” “When it was written, we were considering things that absolutely don’t apply today.” “I...
  • Candidate vs. the Machine

    09/17/2016 7:21:24 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 16, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Jeffrey Leef is a Republican and a political novice who challenged Chicago's Democratic machine by running for Congress. He had no expectation of defeating incumbent Rep. Danny Davis, whose 7th district hasn't elected a Republican in 70 years. This was an idealistic pursuit by a citizen in defense of the endangered two-party system in Cook County. What could possibly go wrong? Leef got the nomination and secured enough signatures to get on the ballot. But before he could put up signs or receive a single donation, an ousted committeeman filed an objection to his candidacy with the Board of Elections....
  • Constitution Day 2016

    09/17/2016 5:02:15 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 12 replies ^ | Oak Hill Publishing Co
    The History of Constitution Day Citizens of the United States have celebrated Independence Day and Presidents' Day since the 1870s, and in 2005, the nation began to celebrate Constitution Day. Also know as Citizenship Day, Constitution Day is an American holiday honoring the day 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution. This historic date was September 17, 1787.oooLouise Leigh and Constitution Day Another important figure in the creation of Constitution Day is Louise Leigh. Leigh, after taking a course in Constitutional History with the National Center for Constitutional Studies, was inspired to spread her newfound love...
  • The Constitution of the United States - Broken down into its sentences and proofread.

    09/16/2016 10:07:20 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 22 replies
    September 16, 2016 | re_tail20
    The Constitution of the United States - Broken down into its sentences and proofread. Several years ago, I posted the Declaration of Independence broken down into its sentences and proofread. (Jefferson, for all his praises and faults, was a great writer, and little proofreading was needed.) Earlier this year, I posted George WashingtonÂ’s Rules of Civility broken down into its sentences and proofread. Washington copied these from a book written earlier by someone else, and it required a lot of proofreading. Grammar of 270 years ago had capital letters in words in different parts of a sentence, at random it...
  • TODAY IS CONSTITUTION DAY..Let's all take a knee and thank GOD for it.

    09/16/2016 7:09:54 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 25 replies
  • [Vanity] Do You Know What Today Is?

    09/14/2016 7:59:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 49 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    Do you know what today is? Saturday, September 17, is of course a very important and underappreciated occasion which I believe should be a national holiday -- Constitution Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. But it was on this date, September 14, that one of the most important provisions came into being, thanks to George Mason. It was Article V. "The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call...
  • "A Restatement of First Principles: What is the purpose of the armed citizenry?"

    09/11/2016 9:18:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/11/16 | Mike Vanderboegh
    In 2012, Mike Vanderboegh of the Sipsey Street Irregulars website put into clear and concise language the true purpose of an armed citizenry as conceived by the Founders of our nation and the authors of its Constitution. What follows is the article Vanderboegh posted. Read it, save it and pass it along to your friends. By Mike Vanderboegh We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments...
  • Natural Rights and Man-made Anti-rights Part 3

    09/09/2016 9:40:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/9/16 | Publius Huldah
    What happened to bring us where we are today – on the brink of social, moral, and financial collapse? We forgot the Principle set forth in our Declaration that the sole purpose of civil government is to secure our Natural God-given rights by protecting us from those who seek to take these rights away from us. We were seduced and deceived into believing that civil government should 1) Provide for our needs; and 2) Protect us from the risks and uncertainties of Life. The belief that government is responsible for all our needs is self-destructive. Historically, when this ideology has...
  • Diversity is Our Demise

    09/09/2016 2:31:14 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 14 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | September 9th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Somewhere in the 1980s, “diversity is our strength” made its debut. At the time, I gaffed it off as another Leftist idiocy that would soon fizzle out. How wrong I was. Their mantra, which spread to the rest of government and society, goes something like this: diversity supposedly means respect for all cultures, religions, ethnic backgrounds. Since all values and moralities are equal, the multiculturalist must deny any intrinsic superiority of free societies over slave societies. Since our national strength is derived from a multitude of cultures, Leftist ideology demands not only the importation of muslims, but retention of their...
  • Islamic Colonization of Virginia

    09/08/2016 9:33:02 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 13 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | September 8, 2016 | Jeff Bayard
    The Virginia Free Citizen Status: On-going In Dan Wolf’s recent article, Resettling Immigrants in Virginia, we presented several maps to illustrate the correlation between the resettlement of Muslim refugees and the growth of Muslim institutions throughout the Commonwealth.  Now you’re most likely asking yourselves what all this means.  And you would be right to do so. It’s expected and perfectly natural for a newcomer to gravitate towards and seek out people who speak his language or are from the same region.  This provides an added degree of comfort and support to someone who understandable feels alone and surrounded by the...
  • The Framers’ Senate

    09/07/2016 2:29:00 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | September 7th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Writing as if he had an eye on 20th and 21st century America, Charles de Montesquieu in the mid-18th century wrote, “At the birth of societies, the rulers of republics establish institutions; and afterwards the institutions mold the rulers.” The institution of the US Senate has indeed been transformed from the Framers’ intended structure and purposes determined at the federal convention of 1787. There, on May 31st, Governor Edmund Randolph of Virginia set forth the first purpose of a senate: to check “the turbulent follies of democracy.” Consider for a moment the nation’s short history and the Framers’ recent experiences...
  • Government in Rebellion

    09/05/2016 1:45:40 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | September 5th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The Latin rebellare means renewal of war. When a town or tribe was conquered and terms of peace agreed to, it was in rebellion if it violated its settlement with the Romans. From this, the root of the word rebellion involves rejection of an agreement by the conquered. Violence to reassert dominance and control is typically the conqueror’s response. Closer to home, recall that sporadic slave disturbances of early America were ruthlessly put down with Roman-style force. Our duty as American citizens goes no further than obedience to the law of our making requires. We are not servants of the...
  • Satire: Obama Ratifies Treaty on Sharia Law

    09/04/2016 11:58:31 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 4, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Having personally ratified the Iran Scam Treaty and the Climate Change Treaty with China, President Obama today met with Turkish, Saudi and Iranian heads of state to ratify a new treaty making Sharia Law binding in the United States. Please see also, The West Needs Sharia Law – Pakistani cleric. Obama, a renowned constitutional scholar, quickly rejected objections by Senate leaders that "He shouldn't oughta do that because it's our job" by reminding them that He is the President and is therefore empowered by the Constitution to do whatever pleases Him.Here is the text of President Obama's statement on ratification of the Sharia Law Treaty, provided...
  • God-given Natural Rights, Man-made Anti-rights and why “Safety Nets” are Immoral Part 2

    09/04/2016 8:58:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/4/16 | Publius Huldah
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” -The Declaration of Independence It is not the federal government’s job to secure ALL of our Natural Unalienable Rights, just those appropriate for a “federal” government. Other God-given rights are secured by state and local governments. How is the Natural Right to Life Secured?...
  • Federal Register | Control of Communicable Diseases (CDC Quarantine rule changes)

    09/02/2016 8:15:31 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 21 replies
    Federal Register ^ | 08/15/2016 | CDC
    Federal Register | Control of Communicable Diseases (CDC Quarantine rule changes) The Federal Register The Daily Journal of the United States Government Proposed Rule Control of Communicable Diseases A Proposed Rule by the Health and Human Services Department on 08/15/2016 This document has a comment period that ends in 42 days (10/14/2016) Submit a formal comment Publication Date:     Monday, August 15, 2016 Agency:     Department of Health and Human Services Dates:     Written or electronic comments on the NPRM must be received by October 14, 2016. Action:     Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Shorter URL: Related...
  • A Primer to The Preamble of Our Constitution

    09/02/2016 2:17:18 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 25 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | September 2nd 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The government of our creation rarely does any of the things it is supposed to do, and spends enormous sums doing that which it is not empowered to do. The next time you and your smug, liberal in-law get into politics, I have a curveball for you that he is sure to swing at and miss. Since the vast majority of Leftists substitute passion for reason, it is but a small task to put their nonsense to rest, IF we are armed with fundamental knowledge of our Declaration and Constitution. First, ask him if he believes government exists, as per...
  • T.I. Drops Black Lives Matter Song: Constitution ‘Just a [bleeping] Piece of Paper’

    09/01/2016 3:08:54 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Sep 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Rapper T.I. has released a politically charged song titled “War Zone” that’s chock-full of Black Lives Matter-inspired themes and racial rhetoric. The song, featured on the Atlanta-based artist’s new Us or Else EP, features the refrain of “Hands Up, Cant’ Breathe,” a reference to the Black Lives Matter protest chants made popular following the police-involved killing of New York City resident Eric Garner. “War Zone” references other high-profile shootings of black men, including that of Philando Castile, who was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer in an incident that was live-streamed in a widely shared Facebook video, and of...
  • Conservatives still do not understand a Clinton Supreme Court

    08/31/2016 11:23:33 PM PDT · by Whiskeyjim · 45 replies
    The Right remains in haughty, indignant reactive mode to the 24 hour news cycle established by the left. They should be commanding the news cycle by examining what a Clinton Supreme Court will do. Because it is truly scary.
  • Article V and The Machiavellian Moment

    08/31/2016 2:20:01 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 31st 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Through a series of lessons arranged in three Books, the thrust of Niccolo’ Machiavelli‘s Discourses on Livy deals with how nations in general, and republics in particular, can design, keep, and if necessary, restore free-government. The media for this exercise are the experiences, trials, successes and failures of the Roman Republic as related by Titus Livius (59BC – 17AD). J.G.A. Pocock, an historian at Washington University in St. Louis Missouri, coined the term “Machiavellian Moment” to identify the commencement of clear thinking in which civil society realizes that unless it takes corrective action, the corruption into which the nation has...
  • Grand Juries and Free Government

    08/29/2016 1:49:03 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 29th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Like you, I listened slack-jawed as James Comey argued that somehow there is an unbridgeable legal divide between Hillary’s extreme recklessness and indictable gross negligence. Bravo Sierra meters pegged nationwide. Once again, a Clinton dodged earned and deserved punishment. Not only will no federal prosecutor indict Hillary, no grand jury will get to see and judge the evidence either. While good for Hillary, what of the effect on the nation? The first clause to the Fifth Amendment of our Constitution provides that “No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment...
  • Trial by Jury, a Hallowed American Right, Is Vanishing

    08/28/2016 11:59:18 AM PDT · by Theoria · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Aug 2016 | Benjamin Weiser
    The criminal trial ended more than two and a half years ago, but Judge Jesse M. Furman can still vividly recall the case. It stands out, not because of the defendant or the subject matter, but because of its rarity: In his four-plus years on the bench in Federal District Court in Manhattan, it was his only criminal jury trial. He is far from alone. Judge J. Paul Oetken, in half a decade on that bench, has had four criminal trials, including one that was repeated after a jury deadlocked. For Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who has handled some of...
  • Responses come in to Illinois Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping

    08/27/2016 6:25:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Friday, August 26, 2016
    Responses come in to Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping SPRINGFIELD - Friday, Illinois lawmakers from all over the state expressed their dismay with the Illinois Supreme Court Democrat majority's decision to block voters from expressing their opinion on a proposed November referendum. Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) released the following statement Friday: Illinois residents, as Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas writes, have had their voices ‘muzzled’ after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled yesterday that only politicians, and not the people, have the power to draw legislative district maps. We cannot disenfranchise the will of...
  • American system of bail is unconstitutional says Obama Justice Department

    08/23/2016 9:03:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/23/16 | Publius Huldah
    In a federal filing last Thursday, Obama’s Justice Department said that defendants can't be held in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. The Department argued that the practice was a violation of the 14th Amendment. Author and attorney Publius Huldah disagrees. "How Bail works in our Criminal Justice System and why it’s Important" By Publius Huldah “Holding defendants in jail because they can't afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday…” “It's the latest step by the Obama administration in encouraging state courts to move away from imposing fixed cash bail...
  • God-given Rights, Man-made Anti-rights, and why “Safety Nets” are Immoral

    08/23/2016 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/23/16 | Publius Huldah
    It is the dogma of our time that proponents of government “safety net” programs hold the so-called moral high ground. Accordingly, progressives preen over their own “compassion;” and many who pretend to be conservatives chime in that they too “believe in safety net programs.” But safety net programs are unconstitutional and immoral. They are unconstitutional because “charity” is not one of the enumerated powers of the federal government.1 They are immoral because they are based on a fabricated system of man-made anti-rights which negate the Natural Rights God gave us. I. The Origin of Rights and the Purpose of Civil...
  • What Justice Breyer Told Me –” I don’t think George Washington knew about the internet.”

    08/22/2016 11:35:33 AM PDT · by Bratch · 18 replies ^ | August 21, 2016 | Hugh Hewitt
    Best-selling novelist and principled conservative activist of long-standing Brad Thor announced last week that he was abandoning his #NeverTrump position and would vote for Donald Trump in November. I was flattered to have my columns on the impact of the presidential election on the United States Supreme Court cited by Brad as the source of the arguments that changed his assessment of the election. “Stunned” more than “flattered,” perhaps, because most articles by law professors are read by no one other than other law professors, so we are not used to having our legal arguments considered by non-professors. The world...