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  • Supporters of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore hand out flyers, wave signs in Pelham

    07/24/2016 5:47:51 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 4 replies
    AL.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Kent Faulk
    A small group supporting suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore waved "Judge Moore is Right!" signs and handed out flyers at a major intersection in Pelham on Monday morning until police showed up. * * * Moore was automatically suspended from the bench in May after the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission filed judicial ethics charges regarding a January order he issued to state probate judges. That order stated the Alabama Supreme Court's March 2015 order telling probate judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses was still in place, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2015 decision legalizing [homosexual]...
  • Why a bill about catfish will show whether Ryan's serious about regulatory reform

    07/24/2016 3:44:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2016 | Neil Siefring
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) convened a needed Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens as part of his legislative agenda, "A Better Way." The Speaker and his colleagues who worked on the task force have rightly identified the massive regulatory burden imposed by federal bureaucrats as an obstacle to economic growth and a distortion of our constitutional form of government. That is why it is baffling that Ryan has failed to bring regulatory reform legislation that recently passed the Senate to the floor of the House for a vote. The tale is one of catfish and courage. The catfish you...
  • Randy Barnett: To Secure These Rights

    07/24/2016 2:07:27 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 24th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In the first chapter to his superb new book, Our Republican Constitution, Professor Randy Barnett opens with the events and intellectual background that led to our Declaration of Independence. Of primary importance is the concept and place of natural law and natural rights. Thousands of men risked their necks in order to assume “the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature” entitled them. Whatever structures of government were to follow, their designs would recognize self-evident truths, that all men are in possession of God-given, natural, unalienable rights. While the literature of the time emphasized rights to life,...
  • Notice:There’s a separation between Mosque and State

    07/22/2016 10:07:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | Diane Berderman
    We must take back our Constitution and reverse the perverse interpretations by lawyers of the Charter for Rights and Freedoms so that all children in Canadian schools learn how to get along with one another in a secular world For those who many not be aware, there is in Canada a separation between mosque and state. Our public school system is secular. As in non-religious affiliated. Except on Ontario where we have a Catholic system that dates back to the BNA Act of 1867. The beauty of Canada is that all religions are treated equally. No one religious group getting...
  • Donald Trump: The Echo of Our Framers’ Uncorrupted President

    07/22/2016 2:01:49 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 22nd 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Our Framers don’t get the credit they deserve. Their presidential electoral system was designed to avoid the road to ruin so typical in republics: popular election of a demagogic strongman who promises to quell that which he foments, meaning societal discord and anarchy, by rewarding his supporters and destroying his opponents. How in the world did our Framers come up with the method in Article II to elect a president? Contrary to popular belief, there are two central purposes to their outwardly clumsy and confusing process. First, it was to elevate men of only the highest virtue, wisdom and talents...
  • Cruz Blew It - For All Of Us

    07/21/2016 9:46:02 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 87 replies
    Argue the Constitution ^ | 7/21/2016 | Steven Maikoski
    No, Senator Cruz did not have to endorse Donald Trump. If he had I would have considered it as phony as a Hillary campaign ad. We already know that the Cruz faction considers Donald Trump to be a character something this side of the father of Rosemary’s Baby; so, an endorsement by Ted, even a phony one, would have no effect on the election. Senator Cruz is a constitutionist. I am a constitutionist. I study our Constitution, the Federalist Papers, the anti-federalists and read associated writings from Algernon Sidney to Forrest McDonald. When I met Ted Cruz (after his appearance...
  • A Surprising Conversation With Kevin D. Williamson of National Review

    07/21/2016 11:03:48 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 5 replies
    ManTalkMinute.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Dave Sussman
    Kevin and I sat down to discuss political punditry in 2016. He believes ‘armageddon sells’ in political discourse, yet while there are future economic problems on the horizon, things aren’t as bad as they’re made out to be. As an original Never-Trumper, his opinion of the Republican Nominee is unwavering. I ask if he and his likeminded colleagues have painted themselves into a corner. He also answers those on Ricochet[.com] who suggest SCOTUS is a legitimate reason to pull the lever for Trump in November. Kevin D. Williamson is National Review’s roving correspondent and director of the National Review Institute’s...
  • Are State and Local Elected Officials Making Themselves Irrelevant?

    07/19/2016 9:08:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/19/16 | James Wilson
    Our federal government was not assumed by royalty or nobility, but was created by the sovereign states. The creature and the limited delegated authority entrusted to it at creation cannot be superior in power to their creator. The federal government may be larger in size, but not necessarily greater in authority. Understanding this foundational principle and enforcing proper governmental boundaries are essential to protecting the people from the tyranny of a large, centralized government. America’s application of this principle is unique in that local elected officials are not considered lesser in terms of authority, but greater. For example, county sheriffs...
  • Atheist group cautions schools: No field trips to Noah’s Ark theme park

    07/19/2016 6:39:07 AM PDT · by Hube · 27 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/18/2016 | Dave Huber
    That ‘ol Freedom From Religion Foundation is at it again, this time sending out letters to “every public school district in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, West Virginia and Ohio” warning them not to undertake field trips to a Noah’s Ark theme park — Ark Encounter — because they would “violate” the First Amendment. The FFRF specifically mentions the park’s owner, Ken Ham, stating he “is free to erect monuments to his bible, but public schools are not permitted to expose the children in their charge to religious myths and proselytizing.” In response, Ham lowered the admission price for kids to $1,...
  • Justice Inadvertently Boosts Trump Candidacy [semi-satire]

    07/18/2016 8:51:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 July 2016 | John Semmens
    This week Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg waded into the political domain and unintentionally bolstered the chances for Donald Trump to win the presidency. Calling him a "faker with a big ego," the 83-year-old Justice threatened to move to New Zealand if Trump wins in November. Alarmed that Ginsburg's outburst could work in Trump's favor, the Washington Post's editors criticized "her abandonment of the veneer of judicial impartiality. The acceptance of the Court's authority to strike down legislation enacted by the people's representatives relies on a perception of unbiased application of basic legal and constitutional rules. Taking sides in...
  • Gun control push - July 15, 2016 notes

    07/18/2016 6:32:10 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 6 replies
    CAN-DO-USA ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Schulin, America's Party
    Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH-03) ... touts a bill, H.R. 1217, which is titled "The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act", which she says "would expand the existing background check system to cover all commercial firearm sales." ... She then touts another bill, H.R. 1076, which is titled "Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act", and is also known as "No Fly, No Buy". She says this bill "would allow the FBI to block gun sales to people on the terrorist watch list."... She then touts another bill, H.R. 3051, which is titled "Background Check Completion Act". She...
  • Article V More Than Ever

    07/16/2016 1:46:41 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 16th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Our revolutionary Constitution violated two accepted truths of 18th century political science: stable republics require small territories, and external commerce was detrimental to republics. As to the first, any government that depends on the direct or indirect participation of the people requires a certain commonality in traditions, religion, and culture. This was thought possible only in city-states or across small territories. Yet, not only history, but our experience after 1776 had shown that even small republics had to guard against majoritarian tyranny. All forms of direct or indirect democracies were prone to the rise of factions that would put their...
  • McCaskill [D-MO]: Founding Fathers ‘Maniacal’ for Wanting Separation of Powers

    07/14/2016 11:08:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 14, 2016 | David Rutz
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) called the Founding Fathers of the United States “a little maniacal” in their focus on having a separation of powers during an appearance Thursday on Morning Joe. McCaskill, a Hillary Clinton supporter, said while criticizing Donald Trump that the country should not be divided and pointed to the rancor in Congress as proof of the problem.
  • Democrat Rep. Believes Our Constitution is 400 Years Old

    03/14/2014 1:21:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Republicans introduced (and passed) a bill that would require the President of the United States to enforce laws as they are written. Republican Trey Gowdy summarized the sentiment behind the bill nicely when he explained that Congress passes laws… Not suggestions. The bill is in response to the President’s most recent unilateral changes to Obamacare. But, the fact that it takes a literal “act of Congress” to make the President do his job, is not really the point of this article. I’m afraid it is far more basic than that. Representative Sheila Jackson, a Democrat from Texas (yes…...
  • Electoral vs. Sovereign Capacity: American Conventions

    07/14/2016 1:46:30 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    Article V Blog ^ | July 14th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    My last post touched on the religious, societal and political upheavals endured by 17th century England. The outcome was twofold: an English Bill of Rights crafted and ratified by a non-parliamentary convention, and the end of the Stuart line of kings. Members of parliament alternatively served as both political representatives and delegates of the sovereign people. To this day, as evidenced by the recent Brexit referendum, the British system does not differentiate very well between the electoral and sovereign capacities of the people. While war and religious turmoil preoccupied the mother country, her colonies on the North American continent fought...
  • Teachers stage walkout at German school after Muslim pupil refuses to shake hands with female [tr]

    07/12/2016 6:34:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2016 | Gareth Davies and Allan Hall
    Teachers at a school in Germany staged a walkout protest at an end-of-term ceremony for A-level students after a Muslim pupil refused to shake the hand of his class mistress on 'religious grounds.' As the female teacher at the Kurt-Tucholsky School in Hamburg went to shake the hand of the student he offered his wrist instead. Apparently, seconds later, he told her; 'No offence, my religion won't let me do that. I do not mean to disrespect you.'
  • Electoral vs. Sovereign Capacity: Introduction

    07/10/2016 2:22:02 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 10th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    One of the concerns expressed by Article V opponents stems from an assumed equivalence between popularly elected representatives to the US House and Senate, and delegates appointed by the states to an Article V convention to propose amendments. With that in mind, it is worthwhile to examine the two dimensions of the American polity, the electoral and sovereign capacities of the people. In the American Republic the people are entrusted by God and themselves to exercise two distinct duties. First, under the guidance of the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God, they are to craft and amend as necessary the...
  • Upheaval To Reinvent U.S. Politics

    07/09/2016 12:07:56 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 11 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | David Malpass,
    “THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED.” That’s the angry outcry from many Americans as we rush headlong toward the November election. Milton Friedman defined a worthy goal for a society seeking equal opportunity: There should be no arbitrary obstacles blocking people from realizing their ambitions. The angry public sees government overreach as precisely that–an arbitrary obstacle that thwarts their ambitions. This column has advocated a sweeping government upheaval that would rewrite federal rules in order to limit Washington’s power and redirect it toward growth, security and higher middle-class incomes. Every government department needs to be reinvented and, in most cases, downsized through...
  • Ginsburg worries 'everything' will be up for grabs if Trump wins

    07/09/2016 8:38:34 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/8/16 1:15 PM | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes "everything" will be up for grabs if Donald Trump is elected president and has the opportunity to appoint several justices to the high Court. "I don't want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs," Ginsburg said of the presumptive Republican nominee succeeding in his bid for the White House in an interview published Friday by The Associated Press.
  • American Liberty: A 5000-Year Miracle Celebrates 240 Years

    07/08/2016 8:27:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/8/16 | Susan Frickey
    “We, the People . . .” are the three most powerful words in the history of world governments. It was the promise of a new way of self-governance; a profoundly unique experiment born of America’s 13 colonies and defended with the blood of Patriots. But today, battles rage among a divided people over an array of issues. At the center of the conflict is an oversized American government no longer bound by constitutional limits and retaining only a vague recollection of the finite powers delegated to it at the time of its creation. As Americans we should honor and celebrate...
  • When Republics Die

    07/08/2016 1:39:05 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 28 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 8th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    A shiver ran through me as I watched James Comey’s clumsy dance around the edges of why Hillary was guilty of selling out her country, yet would not be prosecuted. Could that day, July the 5th, two days into America’s 241st year be the end of the republic established in 1788? Did we witness THE historic moment of the 21st century? As opposed to authoritarian regimes in which the moment of their deaths is known exactly by the date and time their despots pass on into hell, what of republics? When do republics die? One of the most famous ancient...
  • Does Mike Bloomberg Know Something We Don’t About the Clinton FBI Probe?

    01/27/2016 11:28:25 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 24 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 1/27 | Liz Peek
    Another explanation is that he sees trouble ahead for Hillary Clinton. Because of his close relationship with former NYC police Chief Ray Kelly and others in the law enforcement community, he might have the inside track on the FBI investigation into the former Secretary of State’s handling of classified documents and questionable foundation-related activities. Democrats have done a fine job of completely dismissing the FBI inquiry, but the possibility that Clinton could face serious legal hurdles may be encouraging Bloomberg’s ambitions. The probe is not, as some Hillary backers have claimed, scandal-mongering by right-wing zealots. It is a serious investigation,...
  • Hillary and Our Duty To Retrieve Free Government Part III

    07/06/2016 1:43:10 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 6th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In parts I & II last April, I referenced Niccolo’ Machiavelli’s examination of the tough job that awaits good men in corrupt republics to restore free government. Just as a body in motion tends to stay in motion in the direction it is headed, so too do societies and their governments. The government of our republic, dedicated to unalienable rights, has been so corrupted that its next president might be not a hidden traitor, but one who openly sold out her country. Crooked Hillary is a symptom, rather than a cause. Congress long ago perfected the art of exempting themselves...
  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY: INDIVIDUAL interest, not “public” (government) interests.

    07/04/2016 12:58:21 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 1 replies
    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY Let us once again put INDIVIDUAL interests over “public” (government) interests. Let us proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the people (Lev. 25:10). On this Independence Day, July 4, 2016, we find ourselves wanting to celebrate freedom but freedom and the Constitution and their true meaning is no longer taught in schools. Instead socialism, the synonym for tyranny and big government, is taught and broadcast throughout the land. We’re not even sure what liberty and freedom means and many are not even sure freedom is desirable for individuals and society. How did we reach this...
  • Fourth of July: American dream never meant government largesse

    07/04/2016 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 3 replies
    Oregonian ^ | July 4, 2016 | Nolan Nelson
    Oregonian By Letters to the editor on July 04, 2016 at 7:33 AM, updated July 04, 2016 at 7:34 AM Fourth of July: American dream never meant government largesse Fourth of July: On July 4, we recognize the Declaration of Independence, which defines the American dream as inalienable natural rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Constitution establishes a government to secure those rights by promoting the general welfare and the blessings of liberty. Whatever the Constitution further defines relies upon natural human rights independent of and superior to any government construction. They are intangible property sourced...
  • Founding Principle of the United States of America: Individual Rights

    07/04/2016 7:07:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/4/2016 | Charlotte Cushman
    If we want to restore freedom to our country, we must re-discover our roots. Our Founding Fathers were so committed to their revolutionary ideas that they were willing to put their lives on the line for the document that laid the moral foundation for the United States of America—the Declaration of Independence. We need to be willing to do the same. We need to be willing to stand up and say: “My life belongs to me, not to the government, not to the state, not to King George, not to a welfare program, but…to me!” We need to believe in...
  • The Lone Man Resisting Judicial Tyranny

    07/03/2016 12:41:19 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 26 replies
    The Stand ^ | Monday, May 9, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    The Constitution gives absolutely no authority, none, to the federal government to dictate marriage policy to the states. *** *** When the Obergefell case was decided by the Supreme Court, its ruling legally applied only to the plaintiffs before it, as is true in any case before any court. The concept of “judicial review” - in which the Court, and not Congress, gets to decide what the law is - is not found in the Constitution anywhere. It was invented out of the ether by Chief Justice John Marshall in 1803 as a way for the Court to grant dictatorial...
  • Progressing the Declaration of Independence

    07/03/2016 2:30:16 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 3rd 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    One of the reasons I enjoy Independence Day is that it makes Leftists squirm. These citizens of the world are uncomfortable at the sight of unabashed and self-confident patriots celebrating the founding of a nation dedicated to undeniable truths. Tough. Let the micro-aggressions roll as we stand athwart the progressive junking of all that is good and decent. On our nation’s 150th anniversary in 1926, Republican president Calvin Coolidge gave a speech in which he responded to the progressive wave that was muddying the minds of the nation. Only thirteen years after the passage of the destructive 16th and 17th...
  • The True Meaning of Liberty by Clarence Thomas

    07/01/2016 3:00:06 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 27 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | Ramona Tausz
    "Since well before 1787, liberty has been understood as freedom from government action, not entitlement to government benefits." [Quote #7 - in dissenting opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.]
  • A Look at Thomas Jefferson's Egregious Hypocrisy

    07/01/2016 8:18:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 129 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 7/1 | John Horgan
    I once admired Jefferson, seeing him as an essentially good, no, great man with one tragic flaw: The writer of the inspiring words “all men are created equal” owned slaves. Now, I see Jefferson as an egregious hypocrite, who willfully betrayed the ideals he espoused. I reached this conclusion only after visiting Monticello, Jefferson’s famous Virginia estate, last month. Previously, I didn't realize the extent of Jefferson’s slave ownership, and I lazily—and ignorantly--excused it as a common ethical blind spot of his time. *Jefferson often denounced slavery. He wrote in 1774, "The abolition of domestic slavery is the great object...
  • The Democratic vs Republican Constitutions (Part II)

    06/30/2016 1:17:10 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    http://articlevblog.com/ ^ | June 29th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In my last post, Professor Randy Barnett described the Left’s conception of We The People as a collective, a single mass that expresses its sovereign will through congress. Here, first comes government, then come rights. Rights are what We The People collective say they are. The Republican Constitution. On the other hand, We The People of a Republican Constitution are composed of sovereign individuals. The people we send to government are fellow citizens and servants who exercise limited, enumerated, and “just” powers. Their purpose isn’t to reflect majoritarian will, but rather to secure the unalienable rights we all possess. A...
  • Vanity New Book “The Genius of AMERICA: How the Constitution Saved Our Country” by Michel Oreskes

    06/29/2016 12:44:17 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 15 replies
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    The author of this book has been seen several times on various tee vee shows. Understand that the sales of this soon to be released tome are already soaring. If any here have had the opportunity to read it, please share your feelings. pro? con? informative? encouraging? I ask to due the fact the author was once entwined with the AP, NY Times, NRP and therefore must have some rust on his body of information.
  • Republican Judge Richard A. Posner: F*** the Constitution

    06/28/2016 9:44:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 06/27/16 | Joel B. Pollak
    Judge Richard A. Posner, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, has published an op-ed at Slate declaring that the U.S. Constitution is a waste of time. Posner writes: And on another note about academia and practical law, I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries—well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course...
  • 4-4 For the Constitution

    06/28/2016 6:59:38 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 13 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 6/28/2016 | Steven Maikoski
    After a 4-4 tie in the Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision, our nation’s fundamental transformation ran into a roadblock. The Courts had stopped President Obama’s generous immigration policies, so we saw the President immediately call a press conference to renew his desires—while ignoring the real problems, which are both national and international. Our nation’s problem is that the president is not taking “care that the laws be faithfully executed,” which is his duty from Article II, Section 3 of our Constitution. If he had obeyed his constitutional duty and enforced immigration law like a president should, he would...
  • The Democratic vs. Republican Constitutions (Part I)

    06/28/2016 1:35:09 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    http://articlevblog.com/ ^ | June 27th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    This squib began as a review of Professor Randy Barnett’s latest work, Our Republican Constitution. However, once I got into his explication of the two contradictory visions of the Constitution and what it means for Western Civilization, I decided to linger on the high points. If the Leftist avalanche of executive branch lawmaking, group rights, collegiate snowflakes, moral relativism, and horrid supreme court decisions under a Constitution designed to secure unalienable rights leaves you puzzled, then Professor Barnett’s latest book will help clarify the insanity that is modern progressivism. For those familiar with his previous works going back to The...
  • Federal Judge: U.S. Constitution Is Outdated, Judges Should Stop Studying It

    06/27/2016 4:26:07 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 140 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 27th, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    According to 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner in a post published to Slate, U.S. judges should stop studying the Constitution. “I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation,” Posner argued. “Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century,” he continued. “Which means that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post–Civil War amendments (including the 14th), do not speak to today.”
  • Senator Murphy Reveals “Slippery Slope” Strategy on ABC’s “This Week”

    06/27/2016 6:53:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On ABC This Week, June 19, Senator Chris Murphy revealed what Second Amendment supporters have said was the anti-Second Amendment strategy all along.  Pass incremental infringements on the Second Amendment until nothing is left that means anything.  That is why anti-Second Amendment plotters push so hard on legislation that seems unrelated to the current terrorist atrocity. They use it as an emotional vehicle for other legislation they normally could not pass.  In the interview, ABC’s Jon Karl is questioning Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut. From the ABC transcript: KARL: — there’s these proposals. Your proposal would’ve done nothing in...
  • Keeping the Constitution: No Broken Windows Allowed

    06/24/2016 1:19:22 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    http://articlevblog.com/ ^ | June 23rd 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    For those not old enough to know, New York City’s crime rate prior to the Mayor Rudy Giuliani era was so bad that a sci-fi movie, Escape From New York (1981) did very well at the box office. In this dystopian story, Manhattan was walled off and filled with the worst criminals from across America. Mayor (1994-2001) Giuliani famously put into practice a “no broken windows” (NBW) theory of law enforcement. His police no longer ignored misdemeanor violations of the law. The criminal element soon realized that not only were petty crimes prosecuted, but prison time for felony violations was...
  • Why Gun Owners Call BS Every Time Anti-Gun Left Calls for Common Sense

    06/23/2016 1:41:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | October 2015 | Don McDougall
    “If I had my way, sporting guns would be strictly regulated, the rest would be confiscated” ~ Nancy Pelosi Chuck Schumer : “We’re going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We’re going to beat guns into submission!” The first quote is by Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the second ...by Democrat Chuck Schumer. If you asked either politician today they would (in public) proudly tell you all … ALL they want is a few simple common sense gun control laws…you know… for the children. Hillary Clinton isn’t any better, she admits to wanting to ban all semi-automatic weapons....
  • Down the Memory Hole

    06/23/2016 9:31:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    The Progressives have systematically used education, media and the courts to indoctrinate, cajole and hijack the people into accepting a truncated vision of the Constitution How can we possibly know the motive of the perpetrator of the Orlando Massacre? It is a mystery to the President, the Attorney General, his whole administration, and their cheerleaders in the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media. Forget that the killer called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS. This has been redacted from the government transcripts so it has been effectively dropped down the Memory Hole. Forget that according to survivors he was...
  • “America: Still Worth Fighting For” Part 1

    06/23/2016 8:54:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/23/16 | KrisAnne Hall
    Our contemporary American experience seems often Orwellian. We have a Congress that denies our Rights in the name of security. We have a president who not only writes laws with his pen, but is also in the habit of rewriting history to serve his political purposes. Many patriots have expended a great deal of energy this year in the fight to see our Liberty protected and America’s greatness restored. We are all well aware that there are still many struggles ahead and mountains yet to be conquered. But let us be reminded of a hope that is rooted firmly in...
  • To the dems protesting.......in 1963 MLK was a gun owner on an FBI Watch List!

    06/22/2016 5:38:13 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    Spread this link far and wide.
  • Paul Ryan: House sit-in on guns is a 'publicity stunt'

    06/22/2016 3:56:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/22/16 | Theodore Schleifer
    ...Ryan called the Democratic lawmakers' sit-in Wednesday to protest inaction on gun laws a "publicity stunt," saying that House liberals were more interested in headlines.... .....the sit-in that began earlier in Ryan's chamber earned his scorn. "This is nothing more than a publicity stunt," Ryan said, saying House Democrats would infringe on Second Amendment rights and do nothing to prevent terrorist attacks. "This is not about a solution to a problem. This is about trying to get attention." Ryan said they would not take up gun bills that the Senate already voted down on Monday. He called on legislation to...
  • The Supreme Court Just Created a Full-Blown Police State

    06/22/2016 11:37:57 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 78 replies
    armstrongeconomics.com ^ | Jun 21, 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    The Supreme Court ruling in Utah v Strieff awarded the police total freedom to stop any citizen, at any time, to do whatever they desire. The Supreme Court determined that the “poisonous fruit” of a police officer’s stop of a citizen can be used against them at trial. This has wiped out, in reality, any constitutional protection you thought you had. This is a sad day for the United States, for the Supreme Court has officially created a full-blown police state and clearly has no intention of honoring why this nation began the entire American Revolution — to prevent illegal...
  • John Locke: On the Dissolution of Government (II)

    06/22/2016 12:26:41 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    http://articlevblog.com/ ^ | June 21st 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In view of the increasing failures of national, state, local government from San Jose, CA to Sweden to protect their citizens from thugs, both secular and religious, where do innocent people turn when the institutions designed to serve the community fail to do so, or worse, actually turn against the people? From my last post, John Locke explained in Chapter XIX of his Second Treatise, the legislative power, or, simply the legislative, granted by society to government is the essence of republicanism. When any force, from outside or within, alters the legislative, government is dissolved. Locke writes: "When the legislative...
  • Government Self Interest Directly Opposes Individual Self Interest - Whose Side Are You On?

    06/21/2016 1:17:25 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 10 replies
    Let’s get it straight. Government self-interest is opposed to the Constitution and individual freedom. State and individual self-interest - embodied in the Constitution and state and individual freedom - is opposed to government self-interest. By its very nature the central government is against the interests of the states and the people. That is why we have a Constitution, to keep this potential monster in its constitutional cage. Again, let’s get it straight. Political government basically does only one thing well: coerce and kill. Government is VERY GOOD at coercion and killing. A good government, limited by the rule of law,...
  • John Locke: On the Dissolution of Government

    06/20/2016 9:02:02 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    http://articlevblog.com/ ^ | June 19th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The spark for this squib is the failure of western governments to protect the persons and property of their citizens from politically or religiously motivated criminals. Among just a few of the outrages: • Swedish elementary school children recently beseeched their principal to protect them from islamic students. • Closer to home, the mayor of San Jose California directed his police force and firefighters to stand idly by as paid Leftists assaulted Trump rally attendees: • Last year, the mayor of Baltimore so much as encouraged rioters to destroy property. What gives? Is this why societies create governments? John Locke...
  • (Vanity) The End Game of the American Republic

    06/17/2016 8:37:34 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 61 replies
    http://vetscor.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | A Navy Vet
    While us Constitutional advocates always say the next general election is the most important, this one actually is...
  • Glenn Greenwald: The FBI was right not to arrest Omar Mateen before the shooting

    06/17/2016 10:58:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 138 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2016 | Glenn Greenwald
    Citizens should not forfeit their rights if they haven't committed a crime. The massacre at an Orlando LGBT club has predictably provoked the same reaction as past terror attacks: recriminations that authorities should have done more to stop it in advance, accompanied by demands for new police powers to prevent future ones. Blame-assigners immediately pointed to the FBI's investigation of the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen. "The FBI closed this file because the Obama administration treats radical Islamic threats as common crimes," GOP Sen. Lindsey O. Graham argued on Fox News. "If we kept the file open and we saw what...
  • Joe Manchin laments Fifth Amendment: ‘Due process is what’s killing us right now’

    06/17/2016 7:18:32 AM PDT · by Little Pig · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/16/2016 | Douglas Ernst
    West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin told an MSNBC panel on Thursday that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is "killing us" in terms of preventing gun violence. Mr. Manchin, a Democrat, referred to due process as an inconvenient "firewall" when it comes to denying Americans firearms. Money quote: "So can't we say that if a person is under suspicion, there should be a five-year period of time that we have to see if good behavior, if this person continues the same traits?"