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  • What is Our Alternative to Government Solutions?

    08/03/2015 5:24:56 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 13 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/3/15 | jim 0216
    The ONLY real, valid alternative in life is freedom. Freedom is at the heart of most issues these days even if many don’t realize it. Your run-of-the-mill politician and most candidates for 2016 election see no political future in freedom. Of course that makes sense since political freedom is the absence of government and government coercion. Individual freedom or liberty is tremendously valuable and easily lost and is being drowned out by the deafening drum beats and bull horns of the Leftist MSM, government schools, government press corps, and politicians grasping for fame, fortune (your money) and power (at the...
  • John Kerry admits: Iran deal isn’t in treaty form because it would never be ratified by Congress

    08/03/2015 3:52:45 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/03/15 | Robert Laurie
    The Constitution can be SUCH a pain. If you’re looking for someone who will admit what the left thinks, but usually doesn’t say, John Kerry might be your new best friend. Last week, we saw him testify that his nuclear deal with Iran would most likely lead to the deaths of American citizens. It was a disgusting, and probably treasonous, moment. It was also just the beginning of Kerry’s revelations. According to everyone’s favorite Secretary of State, the Iran deal isn’t being presented as a treaty because the administration is well aware that no sane person would ratify it. As...
  • On courts and constitutionality in the Kentucky Resolution of 1798

    08/03/2015 3:36:05 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 3, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    One of the most common complaints of constitutionalists against the conduct of our federal government is that the judiciary at all levels routinely oversteps its boundaries, intruding into those areas that are beyond its constitutional reach. Though this is largely accepted by most Americans because of its long practice, this does not mean that what we see in Washington with respect to the judicial branch should be be tolerated or allowed to continue. As with unconstitutional actions by the other branches of government, our Founders provided a way for violations of our founding compact to be rectified by the states...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Asked a 'Gotcha' Question: Does the Bible Have Authority Over the Constitution?

    08/03/2015 7:37:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR
    "Does the Bible have authority over the Constitution?" That "gotcha" question was put to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. The retired neurosurgeon, however, didn't fall for the bait. NBC's Chuck Todd said it's a question from a Facebook poster by one Victor Roush, adding that it's a "simple question." "Does the Bible have authority over the constitution?" "That is not a simple question by any stretch of the imagination," Carson, retired neurosurgeon retorted. "I think probably what you have to do is ask a very specific question about a specific passage of the Bible...
  • Are You One of the 68%?

    08/01/2015 5:03:21 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 5 replies
    Convention of States Project ^ | 7/31/15 | Convention of States Project
    You elect them. They go to Washington, D.C. They accept lobbyists' money. They forget who they represent. Break the cycle. SIGN the petition and help call a Convention of States: http://ow.ly/QesXB
  • Comparing Roof And Abdulazeez Shootings

    08/01/2015 10:28:56 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 7 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | August 1st | T. Carter
    There you have it. Immediately after learning about Dylan Roof, MSNBC had drawn the quick conclusion that Roof was a racist, right-wing supremacist. They weren't able to draw any conclusions about Abdulazeez's ideology, even after learning that he had visited the Middle-East and come back "very different" from his old self. For some bizarre reason, Maddow's brilliant investigative skills and intuition evaporated into thin air following the Chattanooga shooting. It was a truly strange phenomenon that, even after law enforcement deemed the shooting a terror attack, Maddow was unable to determine Abdulazeez's motivation. As more details emerged over the weeks,...
  • Is the Supreme Court the ‘sick man’ of the Constitution? [So Says Senator Ted Cruz]

    07/31/2015 10:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Constitution Daily ^ | 07/30/2015 | Louis Gentilucci
    “A remedy is needed that will restore health to the sick man in our constitutional system,” said Senator Ted Cruz, shortly after the Supreme Court’s rulings on Obamacare and marriage equality in June. “With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that, I believe, will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections,” President Barack Obama warned after Citizens United in 2010. “Many of our politicians have surrendered to the false god of judicial supremacy, which would allow black-robed and unelected judges...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    07/31/2015 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1) “University Language Guide: The Word ‘American’ Is Offensive” By Katherine Timpf Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer “According to a “Bias-Free Language Guide” used by the University of New Hampshire, the word “American” is “problematic” and therefore should not be used. “North Americans often use ‘American’ which usually, depending on the contexts, fails to recognize South America,” the guide explains. “[It] assumes the U.S. is the only country inside these two continents,” it adds. It recommends using “Resident of the U.S.” or “U.S. citizen” instead. According to the guide, other “problematic” terms include “opposite sex” (it recommends...
  • Nepal's Draft Constitution Would Ban Religious Conversion

    07/28/2015 10:16:23 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Hindu Press International, Hinduism Today Magazine ^ | July 22, 2015 | Julia A. Seymour
    Nepal: HPI Note: This report is from a Christian website. Christians and Muslims in Nepal are criticizing the draft version of a new constitution that bans religious conversion. Spurred to action by the recent earthquake, Nepal's government introduced the draft for public comment on June 30, Reuters reported. The draft states that "any act which may be contrary to public health, public decency or morality or incitement to breach public peace or act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of each other is not allowed and...
  • America, Take Heart: If Frank Can Do It, So Can We

    07/24/2015 5:23:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-24-2015 | MOTUS
    Today’s post comes compliments of Mark Steyn, writing about one of the greatest come-backs in musical history: According to Scott Fitzgerald, there are no second acts in American lives. Which isn't true. But there are few second acts like Frank Sinatra's…the man who had lost his fans, lost his voice, lost his agent, lost his movie contract, lost his TV show and lost his record label is back at the microphone. He takes his time, colla voce, and declares himself: I've Got The World On A String Sittin' on a rainbow Got the string around my fi-i-i-inger... As Mr. Steyn...
  • Feds Seize Medical Records on 'Fishing Expedition' Investigations with No Subpoena from a Judge

    07/22/2015 6:35:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20 2015 | Mark Fitzgibbons
    While focusing their resources and political energy on the NSA’s mass collection of metadata, privacy advocates have neglected the most dangerous institutionalized violations of the Fourth Amendment: administrative subpoenas. Now a United States District Court judge in Texas has ruled for the Drug Enforcement Agency that an administrative subpoena may be used to search medical records. It was inevitable, given the march towards illegally nullifying the Fourth Amendment through use of these judge-less bureaucrat warrants authorized by Congress. Administrative subpoenas are issued unilaterally by government agencies -- meaning without approval by neutral judges -- and without probable cause stated under...
  • Bipartisan Anger in Congress over Obama's UN Move [Rex Lex]

    07/21/2015 11:19:08 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/21/2015 | Gil Ronen
    Republican lawmakers – but some influential Democrats as well – were angry Monday about the Obama administration's decision to have the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) vote on the Iran nuclear deal before Congress has had a chance to accept or reject it. The unanimous UNSC vote in favor of the Iran Monday deal came just hours after the State Department formally sent the agreement to Congress to be reviewed. Rep. Eliot Engel (NY), the top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, joined panel Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif) in a statement that said they were “disappointed” that the UNSC voted...
  • .Hutchinson Orders Adjutant General To Arm Full-Time Military Personnel (ARK)

    07/18/2015 6:49:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    5 News Online ^ | 17 JUL 15 1700hrs | Curtis Lanning and Dillon Thomas
    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Following the shooting death of four Marines in Chattanooga, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel. The governor also ordered the Arkansas flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday (July 20), according to a news release. “Our hearts break at the news of another senseless act of violence and terror, this time out of Chattanooga,” Governor Hutchinson said. “Our prayers go out to all the families of the victims, especially the family of Staff Sgt. David Wyatt of Russellville, one of Arkansas’s own.” He continued, “I...
  • A Patriot’s Guide for Winning the Presidency in Four Issues

    07/18/2015 5:30:21 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 13 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 18, 2015 | William Michael
    With so much riding on the 2016 Presidential Election, even the best candidate can get overwhelmed by the issues. Although many issues will be used to distract voters and divert attention, the four issues below are the most crucial we face as a sovereign nation and as people. Just as Donald Trump paved the way for an honest discussion on illegal immigration, these issues (including illegal immigration) should be clearly communicated to the American public for their consideration in 2016. These are NON-PC Talking Points and NON-PC Solutions for NON-PC Candidates! Rule of Law Respect for the Constitution. Presidential Executive...
  • Does Opposing Same-Sex Marriage Risk Violating the Constitution's Establishment Clause?

    07/17/2015 8:31:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2015 | David French
    Yesterday, Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern wrote a piece that mainly disagrees with my (orthodox Christian) belief that homosexual sex is morally wrong — as is all sexual intercourse outside of marriage. I’m shocked — shocked — that a liberal writer on LGBT issues would take issue with my rather conventional Christian world view. What I did find interesting, however, was this statement: His thesis is that homosexuality is like abortion: an evil to be combatted, anathema to basic Christian values. Gay marriage is wrong, he suggests, because gay sex is wrong—an immoral choice, not an aspect of an immutable...
  • Time to Wake Up, America

    07/15/2015 8:54:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/15/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    What is the Obama administration working towards? There are signs of the past, and what his own words have spoken to as to the future of the United States. There is no moderation in the progressive cabal that runs the country. And with the help of traitorous Republicans, the left is working on the final few steps needed to destroy the cultural and societal basics that have served this country well. The judiciary, thanks to hard leftists and Justice John Roberts, has effectively gutted the Constitution on behalf of “social justice,” a socialist agenda leading to the destruction of the...
  • Pity the Poor RINO, Restore Republican Freedom

    07/14/2015 10:15:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/14/15 | Rob& Sherri Dodsworth
    How often at your workplace have you held your tongue out of fear of saying something that could get you fired? Everyone looks out for their interests. Read that again. You and I and everyone else naturally try to do that which best serves ourselves and our families. It’s called human nature and it has served mankind well since the Creation. The people we send to government are no different. They can’t be different, for like us, they are as imperfect as the rest of mankind. First we must understand that most of the chosen 435 in the House of...
  • Corker-Obama Iran Policy: Another Republican Constitutional Traitor

    07/13/2015 11:06:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/13/15 | Ed Wood
    Under the terms of the Constitution, the president must persuade a two-thirds supermajority of senators to approve any binding agreements he may make with a foreign power. Of course, a president may legitimately make non-binding agreements as permitted under his power to conduct foreign affairs. But to obligate the United States of America to any such agreement, a president must either persuade the Senate to ratify it as a treaty, or persuade the full Congress to pass a law accepting his agreement by ordinary legislation — a bill passed by a majority of both houses and signed into law by...
  • Lesbian Democrat senator denies individual right to religious liberty

    07/13/2015 10:14:49 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The chilling redefinition of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat of Wisconsin and the Senate’s only lesbian, is a looming threat to religious liberty. With the possible loss of tax exemptions for churches and institutions that don’t comply with the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, an era of religious persecution may be upon us. Baldwin made her remarks on the June 27 broadcast of Up With Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. In a transcript of her remarks posted on Newsbusters, Baldwin ignored the fact that it was religious persecution in Europe that led to people...
  • Divide Power to Restore Liberty

    07/12/2015 2:38:25 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    Vanity
    It has become something of a yawner at FreeRepublic to read the endless, “Let’s enforce the constitution we have.” Couple that bumper sticker admonition with “kick out the rinos,” and one can understand Einstein’s definition of insanity. The fact is that Obama has swept legislative and judicial powers into the executive branch. DO YOU GET IT? Do you understand that Obama is a tyrant? To what purpose do elections serve arbitrary power?
  • Why "gay marraige" is unconstitutional [vanity]

    07/09/2015 10:45:56 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies
    July 10, 2015 | Tom Hoefling
    "Gay marriage" makes it impossible to fulfill a single clause of the stated purposes of the Constitution. You can't possibly "form a more perfect Union" by destroying the most important first bonds that tie together any society, the bonds of holy matrimony, and the bonds of the natural family. You can't "establish Justice" by committing the gross injustice of destroying the first and most important institution of civil society, which is the family. You can't "insure domestic Tranquility" by committing violence against domestic life. You can't "provide for the common defense" by destroying the source of the next generation that...
  • Why disregard of law is America’s greatest threat-If illegally here, why bother to obey any laws?

    07/09/2015 7:23:12 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    wash times ^ | 7/8/15 | vd hanson
    Barbarians at the gate usually don’t bring down once-successful civilizations. Nor does climate change. Even mass epidemics like the plague that decimated sixth-century Byzantium do not necessarily destroy a culture. Far more dangerous are institutionalized corruption, a lack of transparency and creeping neglect of existing laws. All the German euros in the world will not save Greece if Greeks continue to dodge taxes, featherbed government and see corruption as a business model. Even obeying so-called minor laws counts. It is no coincidence that a country where drivers routinely flout traffic laws and throw trash out the window is also a...
  • AWESOME: Police Officer Puts Another Cop in his Place For Harassing Citizens

    07/09/2015 5:20:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Sure News ^ | 07/09/15
    “There’s a constitution that I swore and oath to so don’t’ freakin mess with it with these citizens! Do you understand me”
  • Oregon bureaucrat overrides 1st Amendment? How to gut gov’t bullies

    07/08/2015 7:40:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/08/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Schizophrenic states like Oregon must desist from passing laws and ordinances that counter their own Constitution, nullifying it and instituting anarchy in its place. SCOTUS should also get this message It’s no surprise that a lowly state bureaucrat believes he can wield more power than the Oregon and United States Constitutions combined. Given the recent Supreme Court opinions that illegally upheld anti-(not just un-)Constitutional actions by government, these actions of a state employee only seem natural. Administrative punishments, like those levied against Christian bakery owners in Oregon, are becoming commonplace. However, they are not acceptable. The question becomes rhetorical as...
  • The Unsoundness of Judicial Supremacy [MUST READ]

    07/07/2015 11:13:08 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 30 replies
    The Witherspoon Institute - Public Discourse ^ | July 8th, 2015 | Paul R. DeHart
    "Decisions of the Supreme Court that go beyond power delegated to the judicial branch or are contrary to the Constitution are null and void. To protect our constitutional republic, citizens, states, and the other branches of the federal government must resist any such decision." The Supreme Court looms large in American politics. In fact, many accept the claim—made by the Court and others—that the Supreme Court gets the final say as to what counts as law under our system of government. Judicial review is now bound together with the doctrine of judicial supremacy, crafted by Chief Justice Roger Taney in...
  • One Senator Says That The 1st Amendment Does Not Apply To Individuals, And Does Not Stop There

    07/07/2015 7:52:21 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 109 replies
    DailyHeadlines.net ^ | 07July15 | Belle
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) says the 1st Amendment’s religious liberty protections don’t apply to individuals. On MSNBC last week, Wisconsin’s junior Senator claimed that the Constitution’s protection of the free exercise of religion extends only to religious institutions, and that individual’s do not have a right to the free exercise of their own religion. During the MSNBC appearance, which was covered by Breitbart and NewsBusters, Baldwin appeared clueless to the fact that the free exercise clause of the 1st Amendment has already been found to apply to individuals – not just churches, synagogues, mosques or other institutions of faith and...
  • Words Used to Mean Things – Then Came Government

    07/07/2015 3:11:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7-6-15 | Seton Motley
    We are a nation founded upon and (allegedly) governed by words. Beginning with – specifically, foundational-ly – the Constitution. Every syllable was by our Founding Fathers debated and carefully crafted. To ensure a limited, enumerated government, maximum freedom for We the People – and a document that clearly, concisely laid out these parameters. The Constitution is a “living, breathing document” - but with the amendment process as its only respiratory system. If you don’t like it – amend it. Otherwise, it is what it is – it says what it says. The Constitution established a system that also relies on...
  • The Supreme Court Ruling Has Just Removed The Wall Of Separation Between Church And State

    07/06/2015 11:53:54 PM PDT · by knarf · 33 replies
    self | July 7, 2015 | knarf
    I've been mulling this over for a few days ....
  • Sen. Cruz: SCOTUS 'Stopped Being an Umpire...They Put on an Obama Jersey'

    07/06/2015 7:21:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 6, 2015 | Susan Jones
    By trying to resolve policy matters, the U.S. Supreme Court "stopped being an umpire," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. Cruz said the justices have become team players: "They put on an Obama jersey, they got out the eraser, they erased terms in the (Obamacare) statute and rewrote it, joining the Obama administration. ... In a period of 24 hours, we had two decisions in the Supreme Court where a majority of the justices violated their judicial oaths," he told NBC's Chuck Todd. "In one, they ignored the text of federal law -- they rewrote...
  • MO: State Supreme Court Upholds Strong Right to Arms Amendment

    07/06/2015 4:16:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Missouri State Supreme Court has upheld Amendment 5, which provides increased protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the State.  From stlpublicradio.org: Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, a Democrat running for governor in 2016, has stuck by Amendment 5 as well -- despite heat he has taken from fellow Democrats, including St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce. In her own statement, Joyce said her office was closely reviewing the Supreme Court's decision. "We remain very hopeful that we will retain our abilities to hold gun offenders accountable to ensure the safety of all citizens in...
  • States Don’t Have to Comply: The Anti-Commandeering Doctrine

    07/05/2015 7:44:39 PM PDT · by BlackjackPershing · 93 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 7/5/2015 | Mark MaHarrey
    Most Americans believe that the federal government stands absolutely supreme. Nobody can question its dictates. Nobody can refuse its edicts. Nobody can resist its commands. This is simply not true. Laws passed in pursuance of the Constitution do stand as the supreme law of the land. But that doesn’t in any way imply the federal government lords over everything and everybody in America.
  • Call For An "Assembly Of The States" In May 2016

    07/05/2015 3:30:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    It is time for states to undertake specific steps to re-assert their 10th amendment rights against the usurpations of the federal government. We are, after all, the United States of America, not the United Federal Government of America.
  • God in the State Constitutions

    07/05/2015 7:18:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The subject of God in the Constitution arises from time to time, and this site deals with the topic specifically elsewhere. However, another question also arises: how is God referenced, if at all, in state constitutions? This list is not guaranteed to be exhaustive, but it attempts to be. Using the most recent version of each state's constitution, these words were searched for: God, Lord, Creator, Christ. Other variations were recorded when noted. Each instance is noted below, alphabetically by state name. Copied portions are excerpts only — only the sentence with the term in question is included. Refer to...
  • Honor the immigrant boy who would shape America

    07/04/2015 8:53:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Scott L. Montgomery
    Removing Alexander Hamilton from the $10 bill would be an injustice. THIS Fourth of July, as Americans contemplate their country’s birth and today’s global status, which founding father might they single out for celebration? Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison would be likely choices. But they would be the wrong ones. For 200 years, the man who did most to set the United States on the path to prosperity and world power has been treated as a second-tier founder. Alexander Hamilton shares no granite on the face of Mount Rushmore, nor is he granted a monument or memorial in our nation’s Capitol....
  • Supreme Court Ignores Our Constitution and Wears the Hats of Obama-type Fascists

    07/04/2015 10:56:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/04/15 | Jerry McConnell
    Many American citizens have been openly questioning and wondering if the recent SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) decisions regarding and Same Sex Marriage are the beginnings of a governmental fascist takeover by self-appointed elitists. The SCOTUS decisions were much less Constitution-based directives for guidance as the work of that body is properly defined, but more establishment of illegal law as articulated by five or six, self-deigned ‘supreme beings’ in the beginnings of a coup d’état for outright control of our government. Three of the Justices of the current body who were appointed by conservative U. S. Presidents remained...
  • John Witherspoon’s Presbyterian Rebellion [Happy Presbyterian Rebellion Day, everyone!]

    07/04/2015 8:54:01 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/3//2014 | Joanne Butler
    Ben Franklin is the prototype for the celebrity-as-politician. His autobiography is still in print; if he were alive, he’d be on Drudge’s columnists’ list, and command speaking fees that would turn Hillary Clinton green with envy. A popular T-shirt has a quote erroneously attributed to Franklin: ‘Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.’ But John Witherspoon? He wasn’t a fan of self-promotion, which was no less prevalent then. Today, in D.C., his statue stands at a tiny triangle where Connecticut Avenue intersects with N Street and 18th Street N.W. It is routinely ignored. At...
  • Reagan Warned about Airbrushing Our History Away

    07/03/2015 11:12:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | John Fund
    We’ve got to teach history based not on what’s in fashion but what’s important — why the Pilgrims came here, who Jimmy Doolittle was, and what those 30 seconds over Tokyo meant. If we forget what we did, we won’t know who we are. . . . I’m warning of an eradication of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit. Let’s start with some basics: more attention to American history and a greater emphasis on civic ritual.
  • Obergefell: A wholesale act of judicial nullification

    07/03/2015 8:10:45 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies
    WND ^ | July 2, 2015 | Alan Keyes
    ...Americans still loyal to the premises of right and justice must emphatically reject this decision. They must refuse to submit to it, just as in colonial times America’s first patriots refused to submit to British taxes imposed without regard for the will of legislatures elected by the people... The Obergefell decision is a more directly treasonous betrayal of constitutional law and justice than any of those previous acts of tyranny. As ratified by the American people, the U.S. Constitution derives its authority from their sovereign will. In the Declaration of Independence they cite the authority of “the laws of nature...
  • Are Americans still in charge of our lives?

    07/02/2015 11:43:43 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 13 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | July 2, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    Amid unending political horserace punditry — who’s up, who’s down in the wake of Supreme Court rulings, Congress’ trade-promotion votes, Iranian nuclear negotiations and the racist Charleston massacre — let’s Think Again about the most important concern: Are the American people winning or losing? Are “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” — the national promise Americans celebrate on July Fourth — secure in this year of the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary? That watershed moment in the annals of human liberty curbed a tyrannical monarch, like the American founding it helped inspire. Initially an agrarian backwater in a socially stratified...
  • Oklahoma's Highest Court Rules Against Ten Commandments Display on Gov't Property

    07/02/2015 8:42:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/02/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    Oklahoma's Supreme Court ruled that a Ten Commandments display on the capitol grounds of Oklahoma City must be removed. In a 7-2 decision released Tuesday, the state's highest court concluded that the privately-funded 6-foot tall granite monument violates the Oklahoma constitution, which states, "No public ... property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any ... system of religion ...." "Because the monument at issue operates for the use, benefit or support of a sect or system of religion, it violates Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution...
  • ACT NOW: Obama, Senators Want to Resurrect Gun Ban

    07/01/2015 4:51:08 PM PDT · by forty_years · 17 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 6/12/2015 | Gun Owners of America
    ACT NOW: Fill in a form, letter text is provided, click, and your letter is delivered to your senators. [CLICK THIS LINK] Anti-gun Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey just announced they want to bring back their toxic legislation stripping Americans of their gun rights without due process of law. Their legislation sought to BAN many private sales of firearms, forcing countless gun buyers to run to a dealer and submit to a background check before making their purchase. Thankfully, Senators Toomey and Manchin failed. But we can be sure that their proposal will be an infringement of Second Amendment...
  • Confirmation Hearings...Kagan...“There Is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage”

    07/01/2015 10:50:23 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 34 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dave Blount
    FULL TITLE: In Confirmation Hearings, Elena Kagan Stated “There Is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage”... Obama and Shrillary aren’t the only ones to “evolve” rather dramatically regarding the federal desecration of marriage on behalf of the radical homosexual agenda. Legal Insurrection recalls testimony by leftist Supreme Court Injustice Elena Kagan during her confirmation hearings. This is so straightforward, you had to know she didn’t mean it: Senator John Cornyn: Do you believe that there is a federal constitutional right to samesex marriage? Kagan: There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
  • Supreme Court's same-sex ruling roils conservative Tennessee House Republicans

    06/30/2015 11:03:46 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 10 replies
    Chattanooga TimesFreePress ^ | July 1, 2015 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE -- Nearly half of Tennessee's House Republican Caucus met "in a state of shock" Tuesday to discuss whether to hold a special legislative session in response to last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. They discussed topics such as what, if anything, state lawmakers can or should do in areas like protecting clergy who refuse to perform same-sex ceremonies because it would violate their religious beliefs. At least 33 of the most conservative members of the 73-member GOP Caucus packed into a conference room in Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell's office for more than an hour. They...
  • A Republic If You Can Keep IT

    06/30/2015 8:27:12 PM PDT · by Pfesser · 15 replies
    6/30/2015 | David Whitaker
    What a silly bunch of people our Founding Fathers were. They worked for months to create the Constitution to give birth to a republic. What a waste of time. All they really needed to do was to create the Supreme Court with instructions to make it up as they go along. But no, those silly men foolishly tried to create a nation of laws, not a nation of men. Anyone can see that all we needed was a dictatorship of nine people called the Supreme Court. So throw that foolish Constitution in the fire. We never needed it. One of...
  • Loserville (The Triumph of the Cult of Liberalism)

    06/30/2015 9:19:53 AM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    ZBlog ^ | 6/29/2015 | Z Man
    ...Reading conservative sites the last week, I’m getting that vibe from both the chattering skulls and their readers who show up in the comments. There’s a state of shock at what has transpired over the two weeks.Their preferred party sold them out to please global finance. The court untethered itself from the English language and made itself the enforcer for the Cult of Modern Liberalism. Not only was the Right not winning, they were blown off the field. As I pointed out the other day, the gay marriage ruling is the biggest assault on religious liberty in the history of...
  • When the governed no longer consent

    06/30/2015 7:12:40 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 31 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | June 30,2015 | Jon D
    In the wake of last week’s “landmark” decision by the U.S. Supreme Court mandating nationwide acceptance of gay marriage, some states have begun pushing back, essentially telling Uncle Sam what he can do with his high court ruling. In Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued an opinion stating that county clerks, judges and justices of the peace could refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, noting that the SCOTUS ruling did not abolish religious liberty. “This newly minted federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage can and should peaceably coexist with longstanding constitutional and statutory rights, including the rights...
  • NBC Today host tries to CORNER Ted Cruz on his response to SCOTUS gay marriage ruling [VIDEO]

    06/29/2015 10:17:35 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 75 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 29, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    <p>NBC Today host - Savannah Guthrie - tries to throw gotchas at Sen Ted Cruz over his stance on the recent SCOTUS homo marriage ruling. Sen Cruz' handling of the host, and interview, are a glorious thing to see....</p>
  • Most disturbing impact of SCOTUS rulings: They’ve made the federal government the 51st state

    06/29/2015 10:12:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/29/15 | Herman Cain
    Trashing the Tenth Amendment. Let’s refresh our memories about exactly what the Tenth Amendment says: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. That is not ambiguous. If the Constitution doesn’t expressly grant the federal government a power or expressly prohibit the states from exercising that same power, then the states and not the federal government have that power. But in both the ObamaCare ruling and the gay marriage ruling last week, the Supreme Court ruled as if the Tenth...
  • The Supreme Court Shakes Its Fist at God

    06/28/2015 12:01:30 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 28 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 28, 2015 | JP
    The U.S. Supreme Court must think God asleep. In its most odious decision since Roe v. Wade, which over the past four decades has resulted in the slaughter of more than 57 million unborn children, the High Court on Friday declared homosexual marriage a Constitutional right. In a majority opinion at odds with his putative Catholic faith, Justice Anthony Kennedy suggests that those who oppose “marriage equality” just don’t get where lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders are coming from. “It would misunderstand these men and women,” wrote Kennedy, “to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that...
  • Afraidfortherepublic (vanity)

    06/27/2015 6:17:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    vanity | 6-27-15 | self -- vanity
    Back in the olden days, when I first joined FRee Republic; when I no longer could stand to lurk anymore and had to comment, I chose afraidfortherepublic as my screen name. We were in the heart of the Clinton impeachment scandals (1998). Also the Elian Gonzalez saga. The screen name seemed appropriate. Some people thought it was too long, and they call me AFTR for short. After W was sworn in, a number of other FReepers encouraged me to change my screen name, but I declined because I still feared for the future of the Republic. Jes' sayin' that the...