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  • End Nationwide Injunctions

    09/06/2019 11:47:27 AM PDT · by karpov · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 5, 2019 | William P. Barr
    When a federal court issues an order against enforcement of a government policy, the ruling traditionally applies only to the plaintiff in that case. Over the past several decades, however, some lower court federal judges have increasingly resorted to a procedural device—the “nationwide injunction”—to prevent the government from enforcing a policy against anyone in the country. Shrewd lawyers have learned to “shop” for a sympathetic judge willing to issue such an injunction. These days, virtually every significant congressional or presidential initiative is enjoined—often within hours—threatening our democratic system and undermining the rule of law. During the eight years of the...
  • Gorsuch: Americans should remember political opponents 'love this country as much as we do'

    09/07/2019 9:32:41 AM PDT · by be-baw · 132 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 7, 2019 | JESSICA CAMPISI
    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch in a newly released interview laments a lack of civility in the country while demurring on political questions involving President Trump. Gorsuch told The Associated Press for a story published Saturday that Americans should remember that their political opponents “love this country as much as we do." snip Gorsuch has conducted a series of interviews as the 52-year-old conservative justice makes the rounds to promote his new book, “A Republic, If You Can Keep It,” which is slated for release Tuesday. snip As one of the court’s most conservative members, Gorsuch praised federal judges who...
  • As the rule of law dissipates...

    09/04/2019 6:55:18 AM PDT · by LavaDog · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4 SEP 2019 | David L. Rosenthal
    When legislatures create laws that call for actions to be taken that contradict constitutional law, they exceed the boundaries of their delegated powers, contradict the law of the land, and set up conditions leading to violation of civil rights. Executives who sign those pieces of legislation into law also act corruptly and in violation of constitutional law. Red flag laws, for example, which permit circumvention of due process, are unconstitutional. Yet judges use them as a basis for issuing orders to confiscate firearms. When they do so, they are violating constitutional law. Judicial orders that call for confiscation of firearms...
  • Lincoln: The Founders did not make America racist or slaver. They inherited it that way

    09/02/2019 4:35:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 257 replies
    See the Lincoln-Douglas debate #6. Stephen Douglas: We then adopted a free State Constitution, as we had a right to do. In this State we have declared that a negro shall not be a citizen, and we have also declared that he shall not be a slave. We had a right to adopt that policy. Missouri has just as good a right to adopt the other policy. I am now speaking of rights under the Constitution, and not of moral or religious rights. I do not discuss the morals of the people of Missouri, but let them settle that matter...
  • Shaping the Presidency Part IX

    09/02/2019 1:56:41 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    ArticleVBlog ^ | September 2nd 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: July 25th. Despite trodding familiar ground once again, we can see today the Framers’ determination to craft a corruption-free mode of election such that new Presidents could faithfully execute their duties. The Framers’ President wasn’t the leader or product of a political party. Nor was he in the pocket of foreign interests. From the Framers’ widespread experience in State government, no one raised an eyebrow when Madison criticized Executive election by the House of Representatives or Congress. Expect in every election a conspiratorial mess. Any President appointed in this fashion was pre-bought, if not fatally weakened by the side-deals...
  • Washington Police Chief Who Refused to Enforce Gun Control Running for Governor

    09/01/2019 8:38:56 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 18 replies
    BLP ^ | Sep 1, 2019 | Richard Moorhead
    A Washington state police chief who took a stand in refusing to enforce elements of the state’s widely encompassing new gun control package is now running for Governor of the state. He’s making a pledge to restore the gun rights of Washingtonians a central message of his campaign. Loren Culp is the police chief of Republic, Washington. He was praised by gun owners and vilified by liberal prosecutors for his constitutional refusal to enforce parts of a massive gun control law enacted in 2018.
  • Chris Hayes: Electoral College ‘Would Be Unconstitutional’ If It ‘Wasn’t... In The Constitution’

    08/31/2019 1:45:42 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 106 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/31/2019 | Scott Morefield
    Chris Hayes argued that the Electoral College “would be unconstitutional” if it “wasn’t specifically in the Constitution.” The MSNBC host made the comment during a lecture-style presentation knocking the system on Friday night’s “All In with Chris Hayes.”
  • Philadelphia Wellness Check Results in Hysteria, Anti-gun owner Propaganda

    08/31/2019 5:31:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( On 28 August, 2019, relatives of a former gun dealer called the police because they said, they were concerned the 72-Year-old man might be depressed and/or suicidal. I do not know if the man was suicidal or not, but old white men commit the largest percentages of suicides. They tend to use guns to do the deed.  The police raided the house, on the authorization of the relatives. It appears to be a nice home in a nice neighborhood. Bustleton is home to many of Philadelphia's police officers and firefighters.The wellness check turned into a full-blown media circus....
  • Reform the Electoral College

    08/28/2019 7:30:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    seattletimes ^ | 08/27/2019 | Seattle Times Editorial Board
    The controversial way America elects presidents is barreling toward a crisis point. A federal court ruling has spotlighted the confounding nature of the system, which twice in the last five elections put presidents into office against the wishes of the majority of American voters. Under the Constitution, the voters who select a president every four years are, in fact, picking a party-chosen slate of electors pledged to that candidate. The presidential candidate who wins a state’s popular vote gets all its electors — except in Nebraska and Maine, which split the electors by Congressional districts. These electors formally select the...
  • Justice Ginsburg has Third Bout with Cancer, Second in 8 Months

    08/28/2019 4:17:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 84 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) is no friend of the Second Amendment. Justice Ginsburg voted against the Heller decision. She voted against the McDonald decision. Her opinion on the Second Amendment is clear.   From “If the court had properly interpreted the Second Amendment, the Court would have said that amendment was very important when the nation was new,” she said. “It gave a qualified right to keep and bear arms, but it was for one purpose only — and that was the purpose of having militiamen who were able to fight to preserve the nation.”” Ruth's position is to...
  • DNC Speaker: Socialism Endorsed By Constitution, Bible

    08/24/2019 8:22:56 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 85 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 23, 2019 | Cameron Cawthorne
    'If you want to have a moral debate, bring it on, baby' A speaker at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting Friday said if free health care is labeled "socialism" by Republicans, then they should "acknowledge that the Bible must then promote socialism." "When we embrace moral language, we must ask does our policy care for the least of these? Does it lift up those who are most marginalized and dejected in our society? Does it establish justice? That is the moral question," said Rev. William Barber, who has spoken at several DNC meetings. "If someone calls it socialism, then...
  • Federal appeals court rules that presidential electors can basically screw over voters

    08/23/2019 7:02:10 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 21 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/23/19 | Jon Dougherty
    As the Democrat Left seeks to circumvent the Electoral College with the National Popular Vote Compact, in which states agree to assign their presidential electors to whomever receives the most votes nationally, even if the other candidate won their state, a federal appeals court has thrown even more shade at voters. As the Washington Free Beacon reported Wednesday, a federal appeals court in Colorado ruled 2-1 that the then-secretary of state was wrong to remove and replace an elector who wanted to cast his ballot for GOP alternative John Kasich rather than Hillary Clinton, who won in Colorado. [...] You...
  • Shaping the Presidency Part VI

    08/22/2019 1:27:55 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | August 22nd 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    No other topic at the Federal Convention, our Article II chief Executive, demanded more time and debate. Our Framers needed some sixty votes to arrive at their brilliant Electoral College. Unlike the politics of redesigning Congress, the chief Executive emerged not from the clash of wills between large and small States, but from a series of ingenious efforts to design a new institution suitably energetic but safely republican. From the beginning to the end of the convention, delegates wrestled with Executive powers, the balance of those powers with Congress, and how a free people could design an office that prevented...
  • Siege at Ruby Ridge: The Forgotten History of the ATF Shootout That Started a Militia Movement

    08/21/2019 4:31:33 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 65 replies ^ | August 21, 2019 |
    The shootout between Randy Weaver and his family and federal agents on August 21, 1992 is often considered a pivotal date in American history. The short version is this: Randy Weaver and his wife Vicki moved with their four kids to the Idaho Panhandle, near the Canadian border, to escape what they thought was an increasingly corrupt world. The Weavers held racial separatist beliefs, but were not involved in any violent activity or rhetoric. They were peaceful Christians who simply wanted to be left alone. Specifically for his beliefs, Randy Weaver was targeted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and...
  • Court rules Electoral College members aren't bound by popular vote

    08/21/2019 2:28:30 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 253 replies
    DENVER — A U.S. appeals court in Denver said Electoral College members can vote for the presidential candidate of their choice and aren’t bound by the popular vote in their states. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Colorado secretary of state violated the Constitution in 2016 when he removed an elector and nullified his vote when the elector refused to cast his ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote. It was not immediately clear what effect the ruling might have on the Electoral College system, which is established in the Constitution. Voters...
  • Shaping the Presidency Part V

    08/19/2019 1:26:02 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    ArticleVBlog ^ | August 19th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: June 9th. Our Framers were not about to substitute one national tyrant with another. All had lived under the abuses of George III and his royal governors. Less well-known today is the 1776 reaction by the newly independent States. In an 18th century version of “power to the people,” the States set up overly democratic governments featuring weak governors. Although the rules varied from State to State, most legislatures appointed governors, made judicial appointments, and even served a judicial roles in some cases. Property wasn’t secure as the legislatures ran from one extreme to another according to the passions...
  • “How do you propose to end mass shootings then?”

    08/16/2019 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Sarcasm Factory · 47 replies
    "The Writer in Black" (authorial blog) ^ | 14 August 14 2019 | David L. Burkhead
    I get that question whenever I object to more “gun control” as a response to the latest tragedy. I have long held, and continue to hold, the position that more restrictions on law-abiding gun owners is not the answer to mass murder. It doesn’t work. It just leaves the law abiding helpless in the face of criminal violence.First, let’s dispense with that “end”. I hate to tell you this, but you can’t end them. “Gun control” certainly cannot. France’s strict gun control did not prevent Charlie Hebdo nor the 2015 Paris attacks. India’s draconian gun laws did not prevent Mumbai....
  • Kamala Harris is proposing a new kind of 'red flag' law to take guns away from racists

    08/16/2019 3:49:10 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 15 Aug 19 | Nate Madden
    Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) has taken the concept of "red flag" gun confiscation laws a step further with a proposal to take guns away from white nationalists who might commit a hate crime. According to a policy proposal on her campaign website Wednesday, Harris said she would work to "combat and disarm violent hate" from white supremacists by pushing for legislation to give courts the ability to issue "Domestic Terrorism Prevention Orders" to take away the guns of "a suspected terrorist or individual who may imminently perpetrate a hate crime." According to the statement, such orders...
  • Kamala Harris: Law Enforcement Should Be Allowed To "Seize Guns" Of Suspected Domestic Terrorists

    08/15/2019 1:33:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 15, 2019 | Ian Schwartz
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) pushed her gun control agenda in an interview Wednesday with CNN's Wolf Blitzer during the Philadelphia police shooting. Harris, speaking of the El Paso shooting, said President Trump may not have pulled the trigger but he did supply the ammunition with "racist rhetoric." Harris said law enforcement should be allowed to seize guns from those "suspected to be involved" in domestic terrorism. "I'm prepared to say that law enforcement should be allowed to seize the guns of those who are suspected to be involved in domestic terrorism," Harris said. "I agree with Harry...
  • “Red Flag Laws” Raise Red Flags

    08/14/2019 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Taxman · 48 replies
    Dillon Blue Press ^ | April, 2019 | Alan Korwin
    Officials promoting so-called "red-flag laws" should be evaluated for fitness to serve. Why? Because their so called "extreme protection orders" are blatant constitutional violations and have no place in an American system of justice. This much is obvious. Empowering your neighbors, roommates, former lovers, relatives or people who have a grudge against you to use armed police to attack you, without warning or probable cause, does you serious criminal harm and must be stopped cold. \ Encouraging the public to "red flag" each other is what dictators did in the Soviet Union, communist China and elsewhere. Leftist sympathizers in America...