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  • Schiff Defends Total Control Over Impeachment Hearings [semi-satire]

    11/09/2019 10:32:13 AM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Nov 2019 | John Semmens
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif) defended procedural rules that grant him absolute control over which witnesses will be called and heard, saying "the fate of the nation is in my hands. I will not jeopardize its future by allowing Republicans to derail my hearings by attempting to inject irrelevant issues, witnesses, or questions into the mix." Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif), the ranking Republican member of the committee, called Schiff's stance "a blatant violation of due process. Speaker Pelosi's contention that this procedure is fair because we are allowed to request that certain witnesses be permitted to testify is...
  • "Whistleblower" Lawyer Claims Coup Is Constitutional Right [semi-satire]

    11/08/2019 6:27:52 PM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Nov 2019 | John Semmens
    It turns out that Mark Zaid, the attorney representing the purported "whistleblower" that launched this latest round of allegations against President Trump for his phone call to the Ukrainian president in July, sent out a Tweet in January of 2017 proclaiming "the coup has started" and "impeachment hearings next up." The most reasonable interpretation of this statement leads to a conclusion that Zaid and others were part of an effort to oust President Trump from office before Trump even had an opportunity to commit a high crime or misdemeanor and that, consequently, the impeachment currently underway is not based on...
  • The Constitution of The United States of America

    11/08/2019 3:19:12 AM PST · by knarf · 40 replies
    US History archives ^ | September 17, 1787 | The Founders
    Perhaps this should be a daily feature
  • Democrats Consider Three Articles of Impeachment

    11/07/2019 1:35:31 PM PST · by gswilder · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/07/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    House Democrats have reportedly weighed drafting three articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, sparked by a so-called “whistleblower’s” mischaracterization of the president’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine......
  • Impeaching America's Future

    11/07/2019 5:02:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2019 | Emmett Tyrell
    WASHINGTON -- What does the future have in store for us if Congress succeeds in impeaching President Donald Trump, the president who presides over the best economy America has had in the last 50 years? I think you can look to South America for a glimpse of the great republic that will be vouchsafed us by the congressgirls from what is called "the Squad" and from the most foulmouthed field of Democratic candidates ever to run for the presidency. Already the Democratic National Committee has asked the candidates to avoid crude back-alley language in their debates, and NBC News has...
  • What Other Big Story Did the Mainstream Media Squelch? | by Sharon Rondeau

    11/06/2019 6:29:07 PM PST · by CDR Kerchner · 12 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | 11/06/2019 | Sharon Rondeau
    (Nov. 6, 2019) — On Tuesday, Project Veritas (PV), founded by James O’Keefe, released an explosive report demonstrating that executives at ABC News declined to air additional evidence pointing to the late Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of young girls and women over a number of years as described by “Good Morning America” anchor Amy Robach on a “hot mic” and video. ...
  • President Donald J. Trump Is Appointing a Historic Number of Federal Judges to Uphold Our Constitut

    11/06/2019 5:12:44 PM PST · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 11/6/19 | Whitehouse
    President Donald J. Trump Is Appointing a Historic Number of Federal Judges to Uphold Our Constitution as Written It is up to us to reclaim our heritage of equal and impartial justice. It is up to us to re-dedicate ourselves to the traditions and wisdom of our Founders. President Donald J. Trump HISTORIC RESTORATION OF THE JUDICIARY: President Trump is transforming our judiciary – appointing a historic number of Federal judges who will interpret the Constitution as written. Working with the Senate, President Trump has now had 158 judicial nominees confirmed to the Federal bench – a historic transformation of...
  • Elections 2019: Texas Voters Approve Constitutional Ban On State Income Tax

    11/06/2019 12:50:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/06/2019 | Zachary Evans
    Texas voters on Tuesday approved an amendment to the state’s constitution banning an income tax. While Texas is already one of seven states that does not have an income tax, the amendment will make it extremely difficult to impose the tax in the future. “Today’s passage of Prop 4 is a victory for taxpayers across the Lone Star State,” said Republican Governor Greg Abbot. “I am grateful to Rep. Jeff Leach for his bold leadership on this issue, and for the overwhelming majority of Texans who voted to ensure that our great state will always be free of a state...
  • A Discredited Objection to Originalism is Renewed in a Misguided Hit-Piece

    11/01/2019 8:21:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/01/2019 | Eric Tung
    In a misguided hit-piece—“Justice Gorsuch is wrong: ‘originalist’ judges make stuff up too”—Kim Wehle renews a discredited objection to originalism. Originalism is a method of interpretation that adheres to the Constitution’s words as understood at the time of adoption. For originalist judges, rights protected by the Constitution at the time of ratification are rights that deserve protection today, since the meaning of the Constitution as ratified by the people cannot change, except through amendment by the people. That is why we have a written constitution in the first place. But, for “living constitutionalists,” the judge is like a king who...
  • This Impeachment Subverts the Constitution

    10/28/2019 12:28:56 PM PDT · by libstripper · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN ^ | Oct. 26, 2019 | David B. Rivkin, Jr. @ Elizabeth Price Foley
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed committees investigating President Trump to “proceed under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry,” but the House has never authorized such an inquiry. Democrats have been seeking to impeach Mr. Trump since the party took control of the House, though it isn’t clear for what offense. Lawmakers and commentators have suggested various possibilities, but none amount to an impeachable offense. The effort is akin to a constitutionally proscribed bill of attainder—a legislative effort to punish a disfavored person. The Senate should treat it accordingly.
  • Twice as many copies of the Constitution have sold during Trump’s presidency [tr]

    10/16/2019 10:48:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | October 16, 2019 | Andrew Keshner
    Though sales have been brisk throughout the Trump era, they’ve surged during certain events, according to NPD Bookscan...
  • Why Red-Flag Laws Are Purely un-American! 1

    10/14/2019 6:02:20 AM PDT · by budj · 31 replies
    Richard Moorhead ^ | Oct 13, 2019 | Richard Moorhead
    Local residents of a Martha’s Vineyard town in Massachusetts are up in arms after a revered school crossing guard has had his legally owned guns and carry license confiscated by police. Stephen Nichols is an 84-year old Korean War veteran who served as a police officer of Tisbury, Massachusetts for six decades. He’s been employed as a school crossing guard of the Tisbury School, until recent termination as a result of the same unclear incident that’s resulted in the red flag gun seizure executed against him. Local reports indicate that Nichols had criticized a local school resource officer in a...
  • ONE OF THE 'LARGEST RADICAL ANTI-GOV. GROUPS' IN U.S. WILL ESCORT GOP'ers AT TRUMP MINN. RALLY

    10/10/2019 8:25:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 10/9/2019 | JESSICA KWONG
    Republicans at President Donald Trump's rally in Minneapolis on Thursday will reportedly be escorted by a typically heavily armed group that has been called "one of the largest radical anti-government groups in the U.S. today." That is how the Southern Poverty Law Center describes the Oath Keepers, who refer to themselves as "guardians of the republic." On the group's website, it describes itself as a "non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders, who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to 'defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.'" The Oath...
  • ...Tampa's Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy Ruled Unconstitutional...

    A federal judge has ruled one Florida city cannot ban therapists from practicing a controversial “gay conversion” therapy in their jurisdiction. NBC affiliate WFLA-TV reports the judge struck down a 2017 ban imposed by the city of Tampa, ruling that the city has no authority to regulate health professionals and only the state government can do that – a victory for some religious based groups....
  • EXCLUSIVE! Trump Activates U.S. Marine Reserves For ‘Emergency Within The United States

    10/06/2019 5:21:51 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 110 replies
    InfoWars ^ | Oct, 6, 2019 | Unknown
    [Truncated title: EXCLUSIVE! Trump Activates U.S. Marine Reserves For ‘Emergency Within The United States’ To Stop Illegal Coup] BREAKING NEWS UPDATE concerning a directive involving the United States Marine Corps reserve units via MARADMINS number 550/19, signed on Oct. 3, 2019, authorized by Brigadier General Daniel L. Shipley, Director, Manpower Plans and Policy. Notably, Brigadier General Daniel L. Shipley was nominated by President Trump for the rank of major general, according to a Jan. 16, 2019 Defense.gov press announcement. Before serving in his current role, Shipley served as the deputy director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Department of Programs and Resources...
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation Files Complaint Against Judge Kemp For Giving Amber A Bible

    10/03/2019 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 16 replies
    CBSDFW YouTube Page ^ | Oct. 3, 2019 | KTVT Channel 11 Dallas
    Freedom From Religion Foundation Files Complaint Against Judge Tammy Kemp For Giving Amber Guyger A Bible The organization says it protects the Constitutional principals of the separation of church and state. The Dallas County DA defended the judge's actions.
  • BREAKING: DOJ Special Prosecutor for Intel Chairman Adam Schiff (VANITY)

    09/29/2019 9:41:14 AM PDT · by topher · 54 replies
    Multiple: NBC News, Gateway Pundit, The Duran | 29-Sept-2019
    Web links:NBC NEWS: Trump says House Intel chair Schiff should 'resign and be investigated' — for parodying him In this article, conservatives in the 'House' are working to Censure Adam Schiff. Republican Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., in the House introduced a resolution censuring Schiff for his remarks. Propaganda was an important part of Germany in the 1930's and 1940's. Also, in the Communist USSR and Communist China, propaganda was used to prop up DICTATORSHIPS. Should propaganda be allowed by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee??? The committee in the House partially controls and oversees the CIA/NSA among other important...
  • Foundation says governor violated Constitution with prayers

    09/26/2019 10:29:41 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 09/26/19 | Staff
    A national organization says South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is violating the Constitution by holding prayers before press conferences. News outlets report the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the governor’s office concerning two prayers earlier this month before press conferences regarding Hurricane Dorian. Foundation attorney Ryan Jayne says the practice violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment, which prohibits government from favoring one religion over others. A spokesperson for the governor, Brian Symmes, says as long as McMaster is governor and the state has to prepare for dangerous storms, there will be a chaplain saying prayers...
  • Why the Electoral College is Bad for America - Part I

    09/23/2019 1:32:51 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 64 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | September 23rd 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    A book by George C. Edwards III, 2004. Democracy is always an easy sell. If you admire democracy, if you feel that America is or should be a democracy, you’ll enjoy this book. If the 2000 election angered you not because Al Gore sought to extend recounts until Florida “got it right,” but instead because he won half a million more votes nationwide than George Bush and still lost, then this book is for you. Purpose of the Electoral College. However, if you believe the Framers’ system served a distinct and noble purpose, that of providing an endless succession of...
  • Constitution Day: 232 Years of the Framers' Errors?

    09/22/2019 9:07:43 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 17, 2019 AD | John F Di Leo
    Every September 17, we celebrate Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by the delegates who were still in town, that fall day in 1787 following the Constitutional Convention. Over the past century, however, there have been more and more complaints about it. We have been told that this clause or that was unfair, that this point was dated and this other point was misguided. All in the interest of numbing the populace, so people wouldn’t mind when the Constitution was violated. After all, if a politician violates a sacred oath, that’s a sin against his constituents,...