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  • Is changing the Constitution the only way to fix Washington?

    08/12/2017 8:52:52 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 83 replies
    PEW Charitable Trusts - research and analysis ^ | August 7, 2017 | Sophie Quinton
    Next month delegations of state lawmakers will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, to attend what organizers say will be the first formal convention of states since the Civil War. They’ll gather at the capitol, inside the turquoise-carpeted House chamber, and draw up rules for a hoped-for future meeting: a convention to draft an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.No “amendment convention” has taken place since the Constitution was written over 200 years ago. But the idea is gaining steam now, stoked by groups on the left and right that say amendments drafted and ratified by states are the last, best hope for...
  • Did Woodrow Wilson read James Madison's debate notes?

    06/24/2017 9:22:13 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    This is fully conjecture, but I'm convinced that the answer is yes. During the time in which Wilson was inventing the concept of the "living and breathing constitution", Wilson made the following observations: (Constitutional Government, page 55) The government of the United States was constructed upon the Whig theory of political dynamics, which was a sort of unconscious copy of the Newtonian theory of the universe [see: Newtonian government]. In our own day, whenever we discuss the structure or development of anything, whether in nature or in society, we consciously or unconsciously follow Darwin; but before Darwin, they followed Newton....
  • Can’t fix our nation by shaking its constitutional tree

    06/17/2017 8:27:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Often people can only take so much pressure before they seek to release it in rash and sudden ways, throwing caution and a careful consideration of consequences to the wind. There were good signs when President Trump was elected that many Americans were entering into that kind of moment. And now, with millions realizing just how widespread and deeply rooted are the problems cool-and-collected President Obama had helped us emotionally paper over, the urge to find release in rash words and deeds is kicking into overdrive. There’s talk of a “cold civil war,” a bitter longing for “national divorce,” and...
  • 6 DNC protesters found guilty in federal court

    06/14/2017 8:36:50 PM PDT · by Reagan80 · 19 replies
    philly.com ^ | June 14, 2017 | Mensah M, Dean
    The First Amendment right to protest the government ends when you use a bolt cutter to breach a security fence and enter a restricted area, a federal judge told six people he found guilty Wednesday for their actions during a chaotic protest outside last summer’s Democratic National Convention in South Philadelphia. “A fence is a fence is a fence,” Senior U.S. District Judge Michael J. Baylson told the six out-of-towners after finding each guilty of trespassing on restricted federal grounds, a misdemeanor. “As a matter of common sense,” said the judge, “when an adult sees a fence, it is clear...
  • Jim DeMint Joins Convention of States Movement to Rein in Federal Government

    06/12/2017 2:24:09 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 40 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 06/12/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    The fast-growing, grassroots Convention of States movement has been joined by former senator and head of the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint, a constitutional conservative who has been one of the leading champions of limited government and individual liberty in America the past two decades. “The Tea Party needs a new mission,” DeMint told USA TODAY on Monday. “They realize that all the work they did in 2010 has not resulted in all the things they hoped for. Many of them are turning to Article V.” Article V of the U.S. Constitution, often referred to as a “safety valve” provided by...
  • Tom Perez Bombs Speech, California Dem Chair Tells Protesters ‘Shut the [bleep] Up’

    05/20/2017 6:21:25 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 45 replies
    observer.com ^ | 05/20/17 | Michael Sainato
    <p>The rift within the Democratic Party was on full display at the California Democratic Party Convention on May 19 in Sacramento, California. Progressives joined members of National Nurses United, protesting the Democratic Party establishment’s refusal to support single payer healthcare system. Rather than follow through with Democratic rhetoric that healthcare is a human right, establishment Democrats have responded to voters by scolding and attacking them.</p>
  • Jeb Bush asks new Republican administration to flex its muscles with a constitutional convention

    11/27/2016 8:33:11 AM PST · by ColdOne · 133 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 11/26/16 | Sarah Lee
    In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush makes the case that the incoming Republican administration should set the agenda by calling for a constitutional convention to establish term limits, a balanced budget amendment and restrictions on the Commerce Clause. Bush asserts that the 2016 election was largely a protest vote over the growth and power of the central government and that Republicans have a rare chance to shift some of that power back to the states. Bush wrote: But here’s something we shouldn’t forget: This election was more about voting against something than voting...
  • Review board says Pittsburgh police chief shouldn't have worn uniform for DNC speech

    10/26/2016 11:26:06 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 3 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 25, 2016 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - While the city’s Office of Municipal Investigations cleared the Pittsburgh police chief of any wrongdoing for giving a speech in uniform at the Democratic National Convention, the Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board’s report did not. Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay came under fire in July after appearing in his police uniform on stage at the DNC in Philadelphia, where the Democratic nominees for president and vice president were picked. “A suit would've been a whole different story,” CPRB Executive Director Beth Pittinger said Tuesday following the release of the board's seven-page report. Pittinger said McLay sent a letter...
  • The Prospects of a Constitutional Convention

    10/03/2016 5:30:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/3/2016 | Bruce Walker
    Regardless of the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, our republic needs a powerful redress against the unconstitutional usurpation of power by the federal government and particularly by the Supreme Court and the president. Restoring federalism is the answer to every significant problem in our republic because federalism produces the marketplace of governments that reward states with honest, efficient, and unobtrusive and which drives wealth and voters out of leftist nanny states. While Republicans at the federal level ought to embrace and to push this agenda, the narcotic of federal government power and printing presses makes it hard for any...
  • Democratic Women of NC postpone convention (Charlotte)

    09/23/2016 3:45:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    democraticwomenofnc.org ^ | 9/22/16 | Ginger Walker
    To get this out to you right away and because Concetta has been non-stop on the phone, she has asked me to send this email out to let everyone know about the decision to postpone the Convention until sometime in October, of course not to conflict with the Western Gala. The situation in Charlotte is very unfortunate, however not as bad as the media is portraying. Our hotel is not in Center City, it’s about 6 or more city blocks away from the location of the incidents last night. That being said, with the uncertainty of what might play out...
  • [Vanity] Do You Know What Today Is?

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

    08/28/2016 3:29:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Jul 30, 2016 | HighImpactFlix
    Video about the possible use of seat-fillers at the 2016 Democrat Convention in Philadelphia. Normal seeming people, including a DNC delegate, talk on camera making the case that huge numbers of delegates left the convention. Empty seats were filled with paid actors. One delegate asserts that people present in the convention hall are portrayed as Bernie delegates but are again, paid actors. He notes he does not recognize these "new" people and doesn't believe they are delegates. Another man notes that the hall was extremely empty until paid actors showed up en masse and films the empty seats on his...
  • Trump, Clinton Favorability Back to Pre-Convention Levels

    08/11/2016 1:29:51 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 38 replies
    Gallup Poll ^ | 8/11/16 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Americans' views of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are almost exactly the same now as …
  • LIVE STREAM: How to Watch Julian Assange’s Speech to the Green Party Online

    08/06/2016 6:52:37 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 62 replies
    Julian Assange will be addressing the Green Party Convention on Saturday morning. Assange has been heavily involved in the U.S. elections this year, with WikiLeaks’ releasing damaging emails that showed officials in the Democratic party worked against Bernie Sanders’ campaign during the primary. The emails forced the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Here’s what you need to know. Julian Assange is scheduled to speak to the Green Party delegates through a live feed video on Saturday, August 6, the Green Party announced. He’ll be speaking at 11:45 a.m. Central, before the party nominates its presidential and vice presidential candidates. Jill...
  • Julian Assange will to Green Party via Live Feed

    Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, the organization that recently posted thousands of the Democratic Party's internal emails online, will speak via live stream at the Green Party national convention, party officials announced Friday. Assange is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. Saturday over a live stream from the Embassy of Ecuador in London. He will speak on the third day of the progressive party's national convention at the University of Houston, before the party nominates its 2016 presidential nominee, widely expected to be Jill Stein. Assange is expected to be interviewed by 2004 Green Party presidential nominee David Cobb,...
  • Donald Trump’s convention looks like it was a failure

    08/02/2016 11:42:41 AM PDT · by Praetorian · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8-1-2016 | Philip Bump
    Conventions aren't that complicated, really. It's the beginning of the general election push, the formalization of a party's candidate and a chance for that candidate to make a pitch to a broad range of voters expected to come to the polls in November. It's four days of non-stop press attention, watched by millions of people. And yet another poll released on Monday suggests that Donald Trump blew it.
  • Hillary's Recycled Speech

    07/30/2016 1:41:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Environmentalists should be pleased with Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, because it was largely recycled talking points we have heard for decades. Putting aside the theatrics designed to make Hillary Clinton appear to be something she is not -- the white pantsuit was a nice touch, as white is traditionally the color of purity and also the color of the suffragettes -- we've heard it all before. First there was the charge that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cannot be trusted with the nuclear codes. The same was said about Ronald Reagan in 1980....
  • Trump Prevails Over Clinton In Convention Speech Ratings Race

    07/29/2016 7:08:23 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2016
    Who won the convention ratings race, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Trump, by a margin of two million viewers, according to Nielsen, the TV ratings firm.
  • Trump beats Hillary in Viewers

    07/29/2016 12:41:53 PM PDT · by Crimson Elephant · 11 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | July 29th, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    It looks like Donald Trump is going to take the lead over Hillary Clinton this election...
  • NEW ELECTION POLL: TRUMP UP BY 6 AFTER DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

    07/29/2016 10:13:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    Regated ^ | July 29, 2016 | Sam Wenkert
    JULY 29: A new election poll released this morning (conducted on July 28) by the USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election Poll shows that Donald Trump has 46.7% of the total popular vote, while Hillary Clinton lags behind with 40.6% of the popular vote. 2,188 people were surveyed. This is a very surprising result, considering that the Democratic National Convention usually gives the Democratic candidate a large boost in the polls. It did not seem to be the case this year for Hillary Clinton....