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  • If the GOP doesn't stop Obama now they never will

    02/27/2015 5:37:26 AM PST · by Pietro · 31 replies
    Vanity | Pietro
    This isn't just about amnesty; it's about net neutrality, it's about bans on bullets, it's about the EPA shutting down power plants, its about using the IRS as a political goon squad. Its about a post-constitutional autocratic destruction of the American Republic. If the GOP doesn't stop Obama now, they never will.
  • Of course he Hates America (Saturbray)

    02/23/2015 10:58:44 PM PST · by bray · 9 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 2/23/15 | bray
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13 Why in the world would Obama care if someone accused him of hating America? After all he was basically elected on the hate America platform. He cannot point to one instance in his entire life which...
  • Homeland Security: Secure the borders, secure the nation, remain armed and ready!

    02/23/2015 11:59:51 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    February 23, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Mandatory steps in securing our nation and our homes and neighborhoods from Islamic Terrorist attacks: 1) Quit pouring money down the federal drain to use in setting up unconstitutional restrictions on the people (shutter the DHS). 2) Enforce the immigration laws. Secure the borders! 3) Quit trying to disarm the people. Abolish all so-called "gun-free" zones which are in reality killing fields by invitation. 4) We the people need to enforce our second amendment rights: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not...
  • Principles of constitutionalism: divided power is limited power

    02/19/2015 5:52:45 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 8 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 11, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    In the previous installment of this series, I discussed the place that virtue was understood to have as the basis for all good government, and thus its central position in the minds of the founding generation who established our Constitution. In this article, I would like to explore one of the ramifications of that principle, and discuss how it was applied in our founding document. This is the principle that "divided power is limited power," and why it is important, constitutionally and morally speaking, for power to be both divided and limited. If there is one thing our founders were...
  • The Republican Wisdom of Machiavelli

    02/18/2015 3:14:56 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 144 replies
    The accepted dogma among many conservatives is that the way to save what remains of our republic is to vote conservative, constitutionalist, virtuous men and women into office. History shows that to be a blind alley, a dead end that occupies many minds, all the while evil men get away with high crimes. It’s a pity that electoral history going back decades have failed to disprove their belief. Most of the conservative candidates we send to congress go wobbly, rino or worse. Meanwhile, no congressional rats ever turn conservative. Clearly, there is something outside the power of personal character and...
  • Oregon Wins as our Governor loses (Saturbray)

    02/14/2015 7:14:21 AM PST · by bray · 30 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 2/14/15 | bray
    “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 NIV Once again the immorality of the earth worshipers raises its evil head in Oregon as a Governor gets caught with his hand in the $olar cookie jar. Fortunately, thanks to the corruption of the Democrat Party activists in the state media they were able to divert his guilt long enough to get him re-elected for his 4th term beginning last month and...
  • What High Horse? (Saturbray)

    02/07/2015 7:12:59 AM PST · by bray · 12 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 2/7/15 | bray
    1 John 2:16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. When you are on a rocking horse everyone else seems on a high one. For someone who has reached new lows as the worst leader in the world’s history, he has the gall to pretend he is a preacher. To accuse Christians of being prideful by their outrage of a religion that is at the heart of fanatical cultists; burning someone alive is an accusation that encapsulates liberalism. Christians today...
  • Reliance on the Virtue of Politicians Cannot Restore our Republic.

    02/06/2015 1:16:27 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 85 replies
    A common solution at FreeRepublic for the ills of our nation is to just enforce the constitution we have. Elect enough Tea Party conservatives and freedom will be restored. From the moment of our independence, the first question, as posited by Mercy Warren was “what government consistent with the Declaration of Independence can be designed by men too proud for monarchy, too poor for nobility, and it is to be feared, too selfish and avaricious for a virtuous republic?” Republicanism was in our blood. Despite the efforts of the British Crown, all of the states had evolved from quasi-republican colonies....
  • The UK Political Scene

    02/02/2015 4:44:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    2/2/2015 | Self
    "Our debts, national and personal, are huge. We can never pay them off. Our trade imbalance is just as bad. Our recovery is based entirely on a house-price balloon that could burst in a moment. The main effort of the Government is to avoid any shocks until the Election is over-but what then?" Peter Hitchens "Mail on Sunday" column Sunday 2/01/15 The story of politics everywhere in the world from Obama's America to Cameron's Britain is all about faking people out about the true nature of the economic situation. The "Conservative" Prime Minister sits on a debt mountain worse than...
  • Limited Government Requires Unlimited Resources: Republican Water and Energy Vision

    02/01/2015 10:17:45 AM PST · by ckilmer · 35 replies
    2/1/2015 | Charles Kilmer
    American liberty has always been held up by two pillars. Limited government and unlimited resources. What happened in the 1970's was that the USA moved toward a future based on limited resources. (That has naturally pushed the USA in the direction of unlimited government because of the need for the government to adjudicate over relatively scarcer resources.) In order to facilitate the republican vision of limited government its important that pubbies also push for a future of unlimited resources. Toward this end the republican party needs to have a technological vision Greater than Reagan's Star Wars for foreign policy which...
  • Let Alaska decide (Saturbray)

    01/31/2015 6:36:16 AM PST · by bray · 8 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 1/31/15 | bray
    Genesis 14:21 The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.” Just as the price of gas is reaching levels Americans can both go to the grocery store and fill their cars in the same week, our Glorious Premier Obozo decides to close the remainder of the ANWAR desert to oil exploration. This oil reserve holds more than thirty years of energy for America and would further stabilize the price of gas, but Marxists like him hate cheap oil so he is closing this production by edict. Alaskans want to develop and...
  • The Fifth Branch of Government.

    01/26/2015 1:39:48 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    For several decades, conservatives have lamented the growth of the administrative state, aka the fourth branch of government. Created by congress, directed by the president, and armed with semi-despotic powers, these administrative agencies, by the number of regulations they issue, are the real lawmakers in the once American republic. On paper, the fourth branch is accountable to the reps of the people, the House and Senate of the United States. Liberals love them, for while these agencies are subject to congressional oversight, they are for practical purposes, extensions of the will of the president and are unaccountable to congress. Consider...
  • America, Please Dial the Suicide Prevention Hotline.

    01/17/2015 4:53:33 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 137 replies
    Orignal Content | 1/17/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It seems America has a steely determination to kill herself. Let's look at the events of the last few days, since January 12, 2014. Nancy Pelosi named a Muslim Congressman to the very important House Intelligence Committee, which will afford him access to some of the most secretive information on America's war on terror. Rep. André Carson of Indiana has been linked to the Muslim Brotherhood through the Muslim American Society / Islamic Circle of North America (MAS/ICNA) groups, and in May of 2012, asserted that American schools should be modeled after madrassas, which are Islamic teaching schools. The President...
  • Je Suis Charlie (Saturbray)

    01/17/2015 8:29:33 AM PST · by bray · 20 replies
    Matthew 7:15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. It seems all the conservative commentators cannot understand why the Onazi regime continues to make a pretzel appear straight with their explanation of the Islamic barbarians in Paris. They cling to their Koran and thuggish tactics like a terrorist holding an infidel’s head while reporters try to explain the unexplainable. After he snubbed the biggest march in history against Islam, the world asked in astonishment how the leader of the free world could not lead a procession for freedom of...
  • Men, Made of Sterner Stuff

    01/07/2015 5:08:59 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 99 replies
    Orignal Content | 1/7/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    The smoke has cleared, and John Boehner, the neo-progressive Obama-enabler, has retained his House Speaker position. Despite a clear and unequivocal message sent by many millions of Americans and conservatives, the dissenters in the House who would have removed Boehner numbered only twenty-five -- twenty-five men and women of conviction, out of two-hundred thirty-six. That is a mere 10.5% of the total Republicans seated in 2015. The reseating of Boehner, who I now call the Crying Cheeto (due to his weepiness and odd orange skin color), guarantees an agenda of appeasement of Democrats, a failure to rein in an out-of-control...
  • A Mandatory Plank for the Party (Current or New) needs to be how Leadership is chosen. ~ Vanity

    01/06/2015 12:29:36 PM PST · by GraceG · 20 replies
    GraceG
    I think the vote for speaker demonstrates a clear need for having a well thought out process for choosing who is the leader concerning the house and senate and also a process that will remove the obvious blackmailing using campaign funds and committee assignments and committee chairmanships. Right now it is damned shame that is is ran almost like a Mafia family selecting it's leadership or union Boss "Card Check" election. Here is what needs to be done: Selecting the Speaker of the House, House Minority leader, Senate Majority/minority leader. 1. Once the House/Senate members are seated a member may...
  • States, The Natural Second Party.

    01/06/2015 11:16:23 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 85 replies
    Vanity
    Today’s reelection of John Boehner proves there is but one party, the Uniparty. Political parties represent the common interests of their members, and to this end the two wings of the Uniparty have far more in common than differences. Their rhetoric often contrasts, but their mutual interests are on display. Witness the fifth year of Obamacare, out of control spending, executive and judicial tyranny. Both wings despise the Tea Party more than each other. The framers’ constitution wisely divided power and provided checks that reached across the branches. Congress can deny appropriations, congress can override presidential vetoes, the senate can...
  • Remove The Crying Cheeto

    01/04/2015 1:35:25 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 141 replies
    Original Content | 1/4/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    John Boehner epitomizes all that is wrong with the Republican Establishment. Boehner has thwarted every plan to overturn or ameliorate the most heinous aspects of Obama's neo-tyrannical rule. These days, I like to call Boehner Crying Cheeto. That is because he is an odd orange- or yellow-color, and cries at the drop of a hat. Boehner started, seemingly, on the right track. He was helpful in engineering the Contract with America in 1994, which helped propel Newt Gingrich to the position of the Chairman of the House. He quickly turned, however, and was involved in an unsuccessful attempt to unseat...
  • Republican Liberty

    01/04/2015 8:49:13 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 19 replies
    To quote from the Declaration of Independence anymore at FreeRepublic is to be regarded as something of a dullard. The timeless maxims of our revolution no longer seem to ring true, for if they did, there would be far more discussion at this forum on how to implement these truths in a nation that has largely forgotten them. As we lurch from one election cycle to another, and speculate two years out whether the GOP presidential nominee will be a conservative or rino, it is worthwhile to step back from politics for a moment, and consider government. By that, I...
  • Sharpton is a pure racist (Saturbray)

    12/27/2014 6:20:29 AM PST · by bray · 25 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 12/27/14 | bray
    James 3:16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. There is no question the most racist group in America is African Americans. Their hatred of every other group is being shown on the news every night. White America has for the past fifty years tried to get along with blacks and generally like them, however that relationship is becoming very one sided. You can only tolerate a group which only responds with violence to your outreach for so long before you finally have to cut bait. America has fought a war...
  • My most recent update on my Bone Cancer condition

    12/23/2014 12:26:27 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 67 replies
    JEFFHEAD.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Jeff Head
    42nd Entry: December 23rd, 2014- Report on AUG radiation therapy and 5 years since diagnosis Well, I am very late entering this information and making this entry. In early August we traveled to MD Anderson in Houston for our annual pilgrimage and to accomplish three things. To conduct our annual check-up on my Chorodoma with Dr. Rhines and Gisella, his chief nurse practioner. To attend the Annually Brain and Spine Tumor conference held each year at MD Anderson, hear the presentations, and especially to see all of our friends there. To conduct the stereo-tactic radiation treatment that Dr. Rhines had...
  • Notice the Media Narrative Now

    12/21/2014 2:17:57 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 80 replies
    Vanity | 21 December2014 | Trueblackman
    The media is now in full CYA mode over the shooting of 2 NYPD officers yesterday as they have gone to ground to give full cover to President Obama, the Mayor of New York, Al Sharpton and the whole crazed Left Wing. The created narrative now is that, "This was a lone suicidal gunmen, that had nothing to do with the anti-police protest or the movement for social justice!" The media has been quick to read statements from Obama, the Mayor and Sharpton concerning the shootings in the hopes of deflecting blame, but we need to remember that this was...
  • Divest the West (Saturbray)

    12/20/2014 8:28:57 AM PST · by bray · 3 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 12/20/14 | bray
    Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:7 While the world was caught up in a cheesy movie and the race war, there was a major event happening in Salt Lake City. No it was not the declaration of Romney's 10th run at the presidency, there was a convention of Western States discussing how to finally get their land turned...
  • Food for Thought:Some Implications of Sony

    12/19/2014 4:27:10 AM PST · by nathanbedford · 23 replies
    Vanity ^ | December 19, 2014 | Nathan Bedford
    Implications of Sony 1. The threat posed by unidentified attackers of the Sony system is not limited to the Hollywood corporation but has broad, even existential, implications for homeland defense, for liberty, especially the First Amendment, and for the economy. 2. Our nuclear facilities, our transportation infrastructure, our communication infrastructure, our banking institutions, Wall Street, our media, system of justice and the rule of law, in short, the whole structure which holds our way of life together and keeps us from anarchy are potentially threatened by any expansion or intensification of this threat. 3. The identity of the hackers is...
  • Obama To Unilaterally Normalize Relations With North Korea and ISIS (Satire?)

    12/18/2014 12:32:19 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    Disassociated Press ^ | 12/18/2014 | Yours Truly
    President Obama announced plans to normalize diplomatic relations with North Korea and ISIS today, including opening an embassy in both North Korea and the ISIS Caliphate. "We will end an outdated approach that for decades has failed to advance our interests," Obama claimed, "And instead we will begin to normalize relations between our three countries." Specifically, the White House took three major steps today as part of their "New Course on North Korea and ISIS": 1. Initiating discussions to reestablish diplomatic relations, including a U.S. embassy in Pyongyang and Raqqa, and North Korean and ISIS embassies in the United States....
  • Republican Surrender (Saturbray)

    12/13/2014 7:27:05 AM PST · by bray · 10 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 12/13/14 | bray
    When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” Matthew 2:4-6 NIV If anyone tries to make the argument that either Party is not run by Marxists they have to look no further than John Bohner and his...
  • Question: Are Boehner/McDonnell/RINOs being systematically blackmailed by WhiteHouse/FBI/CIA/IRS?

    12/12/2014 9:26:28 AM PST · by quesney · 76 replies
    Justaquestion
    Are Boehner, McDonnell, Chief Justice Roberts and other assorted RINOs being systematically blackmailed by WhiteHouse/FBI/CIA/IRS? It would explain a lot. In all seriousness. We know how this President operates. We know how he uses the government agencies. We know he targets enemies. We know the Republican leadership doesn't represent the people who keep voting for it. We've all seen crazy decisions made by them that seem illogical and self-destructive to their party's interests (to say nothing of the country's). We know we're all being spied on. We all know the US is no longer a free country. Has any independent...
  • Thanks for nothing GOP! I’m done with you people!!!!

    12/12/2014 7:49:17 AM PST · by HammerT · 98 replies
    12/12/2014
    Boehner and GOP elite are playing checkers while Obama and his comrades in the Democratic National Communist party are playing chess. So Let me explain to you all what is going to happen in the next few months. First of all, when the time arrives to ‘defund’ homeland security it will FAIL. The socialists will all scream in unison about national security and suddenly be worried about terrorism and disease entering the country. [And anything bad that does happen will be blamed on the GOP naturally] They will be everywhere talking up this now found appreciation for Homeland security and...
  • If Boehner Breaks Hastert Rule over CRomnibus, that Frees ALL Republicans to Support New Speaker

    12/11/2014 4:56:48 PM PST · by xzins · 167 replies
    Freeper Editorial ^ | 11 Dec 14 | Xzins
    The only ethical response to betrayal by one's own leader is to find a new leader. There have been famous betrayals, but for America one stands out. Benedict Arnold was a general in the American Revolution. Thousands of officers and enlisted followed him, obeyed him, attended to his every word. That was prior to September 21, 1780 and his plot with the British to turn over the critically strategic ground of West Point to the British in exchange for money and position. After his betrayal of his country, it would have been a strange thing indeed to have found his...
  • Congress’ Failure to Call an Amendments Convention. (Part VI)

    12/04/2014 5:28:38 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 46 replies
    At this moment, Mark Levin is speaking to a breakfast gathering of the American Legislative Exchange Council. Afterward, at 9:30 AM, he will join a Convention of the States Policy Workshop. On his radio show, he has been openly critical of state legislators for not doing their duty, to demand an amendments convention. I can only assume that videos will be available in the near future. The question of the desirability of a convention, so often expressed at FreeRepublic, is entirely separate from the legal issue of congress’ obligations under Article V*. More than two-thirds of the states have made...
  • Feel the Fetters.

    12/01/2014 2:12:04 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    No topic beats the frequency of politics at Free Republic. Since the national government has become ubiquitous in our lives from beginning to end, it follows we should pay attention to what our masters are doing. Yes, masters. On November 20th, 2014, Obama made clear the midterm trouncing of Hisself and his party would have no effect on his approach to governing. Nearly as disappointing, but not shocking was the limp GOPE response to Obama’s declaration. In a speech designed for all North America, (minus Canadians and Americans) Barack Hussein Obama crossed America’s Rubicon and decreed his lawmaking powers. Dressed...
  • Staying the course on Ferguson (Saturbray)

    11/29/2014 8:24:07 AM PST · by bray · 22 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 11/29/14 | bray
    Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1 If anyone in America wants to focus on what the Obama Army radicals want than Ferguson is where they will focus, but that is a fool’s errand. This is the same anti-American communist radicals we have seen protesting for the past 50 years and who have put us in the social malaise we are in. Most Americans understand this is another Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackmail orchestrated feigned outrage we have witnessed time and time again....
  • If Not Now, When?

    11/28/2014 3:03:54 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 26 replies
    Conservatives are not split as to whether or not Obama and his ministers have committed high crimes. We are split over what to do about it. There is no question Obama has gathered arbitrary powers within the executive branch to make, ignore, modify congressional statutes at his whim. His administrative agencies, a shadow army of lawgivers whose identities (sans Gruber) are kept quiet and out of public view, issue dozens of unconstitutional and imperial diktats every year. OTOH, what is certain is that impeachment of American presidents is unfortunately an historic rarity. Taken all together, impeachment is largely viewed as...
  • The activist Attorney General Eric Holder

    11/26/2014 8:29:24 AM PST · by RedMDer · 24 replies
    Nov. 28, 2014 | RedMDer
    Attorney General Eric Holder plans to to continue a federal investigation into the shooting of robbery suspect Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson after a grand jury found that there was not enough evidence to even indict him. The grand jury after many months, days and hours of seeing and hearing evidence, studying the evidence and hearing testimony found no fault with Officer Wilson regarding the incident. He was doing what police officers are supposed to do, protect the community from crime. Mr. Holder needs to answer to the American People why he thinks it is imperative to pursue this...
  • Remove the Tyrant. Reverse the Tyranny.

    11/24/2014 11:20:37 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 24 replies
    Vanity
    Elections no longer serve their intended purpose, to temporarily empower others to make law on our behalf, subject to constitutional limitations. Obama plainly said last week that the outcome of the midterms meant the exact opposite of its results. He will issue diktats on behalf of those who didn’t vote! His first act was to lead a barbarian invasion across our southern border. A last ditch defense of our republic demands two actions. First, the virus that afflicts our governing body, Barack Obama, must be excised. If not, he will continue his scorched earth demonic march through our God given...
  • CHECKMATE! The end of the Legislative and Judicial branches. (Vanity/Opinion)

    11/24/2014 9:53:50 AM PST · by Enterprise · 47 replies
    Nov 24, 2014 | Enterprise
    <p>Obama is sneering at the Republicans again, telling them to "pass a bill" regarding immigration. The Democrats are taunting the Republicans and daring them to do something.</p> <p>It appears that there doesn't need to be another "bill" passed, as this ACT is supposed to prevent Obama from doing exactly what he is doing.</p>
  • Obama has effectively "legalized" all 20 million ++ illegals

    11/22/2014 10:05:22 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 69 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/22/2014 | Dick Bachert
    Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu appeared on O'Reilly the other evening. I don't watch O'Reilly very often as I feel he goes a bit overboard with the "Fair and Balanced" thing. But I'm glad I watched that show. Sheriff Babeu made a comment that might have been lost on the casual observer but brought what's left of my alleged brain to its feet. According to the Sheriff, Obama's immigration executive power grab will cover illegals who have been here for 5 years or more. Sheriff Babeu, Joe Arpio in Maricopa County and many other law enforcement officials out there...
  • Sieg Heil (Saturbray)

    11/22/2014 8:06:11 AM PST · by bray · 9 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 11/22/14 | bray
    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NIV America is no longer a Representative Democracy, but a Marxist dictatorship in the model of Iraq and Cuba. The only difference between the two is that their Communist Party is filled with Party clones, but there is a powerless opposition Party here. When the President stepped in front of the people and said he knew more than the elected congress we watched the end of the American ideal. We not only have the most...
  • Just Enforce the Constitution We Have

    11/22/2014 4:56:00 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 29 replies
    As our once republic swirls down the drain of despotism, a common call at FR to restore freedom is to “just enforce the constitution we have.” In a perfect world of cuddly puppies and chocolate rivers, we could live in unspoiled freedom and happiness if we only enforced the written constitution. The problem is that no nation ever was, nor will ever be, composed of saints. If men were saints, government wouldn’t be necessary. If that sounds familiar, it should. After years of study on the nature of government in general, and republics in particular, James Madison and other framers...
  • Vanity - Betrayed by the president

    11/20/2014 7:03:34 PM PST · by Ironfocus · 35 replies
    Self
    My apologies for the vanity, but I hope my Freeper friends will indulge me. The dream started for me when I was still in high school. The hard work and planning started soon after. As conditions deteriorated, and my country of birth continued to leave me with few options, the plans became more clear, and turned to action. First find the right job, then to Europe for 2 years, and then on to our new home. And finally, after 17 years of planning, and carefully walking the path we had planned, we landed in Atlanta to begin our new future....
  • Congress should not invite Obama to give the State of the Union Address

    11/20/2014 9:15:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    November 20, 2014 | me
    During much of American history, the President informed Congress of the State of the Union in writing. The Constitution does not mandate that the President give a State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. Even under a normal president, the SOTU is a spectacle that elevates the President above Congress and the Supreme Court, which should not be done. Some Supreme Court justices no longer attend the SOTU, partly for this reason. We don't have a normal president but one who acts like he is king. Congress should simply not invite Obama to give the SOTU...
  • The Legal Risk of Implementing Illegal Amnesty

    11/20/2014 5:08:53 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 15 replies
    Obama will not implement his unconstitutional amnesty alone. For one, the director of DHS Jeh Johnson will violate immigration law when he orders his underlings to carry out Obama’s diktats. So, my question is to what extent can Obama’s administrative foot soldiers be held legally responsible for their deeds? Do executive orders protect them? If so, it means the cabinet secretaries hold Obama’s orders as the supreme law of the land, and not the constitution they swore to uphold. Of course the loathsome Eric Holder or his replacement will do nothing. I’m speaking of the next administration, when perhaps men...
  • Congress’ Present Duty to Call a Convention. (Part IV)

    11/19/2014 3:47:33 AM PST · by Jacquerie
    Hamline Law Review ^ | Fall 1990 | Bruce M. Van Sickle & Lynn M. Boughey
    Full title: Lawful and Peaceful Revolution: Congress’ Present Duty to Call a Convention for Proposing Amendments. Now more than ever, it is time for the people via their states to stop the runaway train of tyranny. Despite a landslide midterm win, the GOP is emotionally and institutionally incapable of defending congressional prerogatives against a lawless president. It is past time to reassert our right, both constitutionally and God given, to free government. This fourth in a series of excerpts from the Hamline Law review is designed to arm freepers with the intellectual ammo to convince their state reps and senators...
  • The Overlooked Irony of Jonathan Gruber's Candid Statements

    11/18/2014 7:24:31 PM PST · by T Ruth · 23 replies
    Freeper Editorial | 11/18/2014 | Self
    The Overlooked Irony of Jonathan Gruber's Candid Statements MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber has been captured on a number of video recordings stating that the Democrats relied upon and exploited the “stupidity of the American voter” to pass Obamacare. But American voters are not really stupid – not most of them anyway. Even the average Democrat voter is not stupid. Rather, Democrat voters are badly misinformed because they rely on the leftist media for information and opinion. So what Gruber and the Democrats really exploited was not the stupidity of the American voter, but corrupt and dishonest reporting by leftist journalists....
  • My response to an email question regarding immigrtion

    11/17/2014 12:42:53 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 32 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Novemebr 17, 2014 | Jeff Head
    My Answer to a Question about Immigration On occasion in my email, I get messages and questions regarding my JEFFHEAD.COM site and the various pages on it. Some agree with what I say, some do not. Sometimes I get rousing hoorahs, sometimes profane denouncements, other times messages seeking information or clarification. I received a message seeking info/clarification today. It reads: JH, Did t'he Book Audacity of Truth have a statement that immigration was a burden to t'he US? If so, Can you PLEASE send me t'he quote. Thanks Rml4u2cu I responded to this individual with the following email...and hope anyone...
  • Obama's simplified plan for America [FReepathon XLV]

    11/16/2014 10:31:31 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 186 replies
    The sum total of Obama's godless Marxist philosophy is that "privileged" people are too rich while underprivileged people are too poor. He has stated that there should be a limit on how much wealth a person should be allowed to accumulate. And he has stated many times that we'd all be better off if we simply spread the wealth around a little. He also believes that the Constitution is a flawed document that does not go far enough in defining what the government MUST do FOR the people. And he applies these same views to America vs the world. Americans...
  • Keystone is the key (Saturbray)

    11/15/2014 10:08:26 AM PST · by bray · 2 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 11/15/14 | bray
    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.Galatians 5:1 Now is the time to put our America hating President out on a limb and the Keystone pipeline is the way to do it. This is a project that 70% of Americans welcome and will create jobs and energy independence immediately. His only Gruber claim is that the oil is not clean enough for his standards yet the Houston refineries process this oil all the time. The fact is he hates this country...
  • The Constitution REQUIRES impeachment of a usurping chief executive. [FReepathon XLIV]

    11/15/2014 9:52:16 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 298 replies
    <p>The Constitution must be defended or we become a lawless state. The Constitution clearly gives the congress the sole power to legislate and specifically, in this case, the sole power to regulate immigration.</p> <p>Facts: The president has made proposals for various levels of immigration reform, amnesty, etc, and all such proposals have been soundly defeated and rejected by the congress. The president now claims that if the congress does not act as he dictates, then he will grant amnesty by executive order to millions of aliens who have entered the country and are residing here illegally.</p>
  • Congress’ Present Duty to Call a Convention. (Part II)

    11/14/2014 1:13:13 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 20 replies
    Hamline Law Review ^ | Fall 1990 | Bruce M. Van Sickle & Lynn M. Boughey
    Full title: Lawful and Peaceful Revolution: Congress’ Present Duty to Call a Convention for Proposing Amendments. The means to peacefully amend our form of government is unique to American constitutions, as evidenced in the early state constitutions immediately after independence and the 1777 Articles of Confederation. In an odd twist, it was the amending Article, number XIII of the confederation that sowed the seed of its own destruction. While acknowledging that government must be amenable to change determined by its member states, it required unanimous consent of all states. In theory the Articles of Union were amendable, in practice they...
  • Congress’ Present Duty to Call a Convention. (Part I)

    11/12/2014 10:42:50 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    Hamline Law Review ^ | Fall 1990 | Bruce M. Van Sickle & Lynn M Boughey
    Full title: Lawful and Peaceful Revolution: Congress’ Present Duty to Call a Convention for Proposing Amendments. The solution to America’s problems is to be found within the American tradition. Fabian socialism, fascism, islam are foreign imports. As varieties of Utopian statism, they not only offer no reasonable solutions, they are hostile to our cultural DNA. They ignore four hundred years of customs, beliefs, and replace them with oppressive forms unfit for free society and contradictory to free government. This 1990 treatise examines the history of Article V from its conceptual beginning in the Articles of Confederation through the 1787 Federal...