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  • A Senate of the States: June 12th – June 13th, 1787

    10/19/2017 1:37:59 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | October 19th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    As of June 12th, the evolving senate still had no powers beyond those of the Confederation. Additional powers arrived after delegates determined its institutional shape and characteristics. At issue was the senate’s relationship with the lower house and the executive branch. Governor Randolph reminded the committee “the democratic licentiousness of the state legislatures proved the necessity of a firm senate.” The best model was the senate of Maryland, which consisted of fifteen members appointed to five-year terms by an electoral college of two electors from each county and one each from the cities of Baltimore and Annapolis. [] Yet, even...
  • Salon’s Top 'Conservative’ List Is Nearly All 'Never Trump' Liberals Who Hate the Right

    10/16/2017 11:16:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10-16-2017 | Kristine Marsh
    Salon’s Top 'Conservative’ List Is Nearly All 'Never Trump' Liberals Who Hate the Right Kristine Marsh October 16, 2017 Over the weekend, liberal online magazine Salon put out a highly mockable list of their top “25 Conservatives Actually Worth Following on Twitter.” The story made a splash on social media, because it seemed Salon’s only criteria for being a “worthy conservative” is that you had to be an outspoken “Never-Trumper” and a fierce critic of the right. Brownie points if you support Obamacare and spew profanities at the president. What didn’t count? Actually being a smart, thoughtful commentator on conservative...
  • A Senate of the States: June 7th – June 11th, 1787

    10/16/2017 1:08:52 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | October 16th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    On June 7th, John Dickinson (DE) motioned "that the members of the second branch ought to be chosen by the individual Legislatures." The separate question of proportional or federal (equal) representation in the senate carried over into July, and nearly wrecked the convention. Senatorial election by the states solved two unacceptable aspects of the Virginia Plan. First, the Lower House elected the VA Plan’s Upper House. Nearly all the convention delegates had served in their respective state houses or congress, and were aware of the out-of-doors deal making and corruption certain to occur under the VA Plan. An Upper House...
  • A Senate of the States: June 1st – June 6th, 1787

    10/12/2017 1:25:09 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | October 12th, 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    On the first and second days of June 1787, the Committee of the Whole grappled with the 7th Resolution of the Virginia Plan: "that a national Executive be instituted, to be chosen by the national Legislature-for the term of ------ years &c to be ineligible thereafter, to possess the executive powers of Congress &c." Along the way of debate on the executive, John Dickinson (DE) would segue into the composition of the second house of congress, the infant United States Senate. The Framers’ starting point was the British monarchy. It could not be otherwise. While a chief executive armed with...
  • Senate Democrats Obstruction Damaging Senate As Senate Democrats oppose President Trump’s nominees

    10/11/2017 2:28:39 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Republican National Lawyers Assn ^ | 10-10-2017 | Michael B. Thielen
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Senate Democrats' Obstruction Is Damaging the Senate As Senate Democrats oppose President Trump’s judicial nominees for bad reasons and no reasons, they are damaging the Senate as institution long-term. A quick example of each. The Democrats are using procedural motions to delay the confirmation of NON-CONTROVERSIAL nominees: The Senate has confirmed just seven judges this year, including Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. There are 149 judicial vacancies right now, compared to the 108 Trump started the year with. Trump has so far sent nominees for 50 of the current vacancies. . . . The majority leader...

    10/03/2017 6:44:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 168 replies ^ | October 2, 2017
    STEPHEN PADDOCK Born on April 9, 1953 Birth Name Stephen Craig Paddock Occupation Accountant / Auditor Net Worth $5,000,000 USD Hometown Sun Valley, California Parents Benjamin Hoskins Paddock(father) Girlfriend Marilou Danley Cause Of Death Suicide Siblings Eric Paddock (brother) Bruce Paddock (brother) Profiles Stephen Paddock Instagram Stephen Craig Paddock (April 9, 1953 - October 1, 2017) was an American mass murderer who committed a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017, that left over 58 people dead and over 515 others injured. He resided in Mesquite, Nevada and was the partner of Marilou Danley Las Vegas Mass...
  • The Case for Colonialism: Don’t retract, rebut…. and censure those who seek to silence.

    In a recent paper entitled “The case for colonialism” Bruce Gilley argued that “Western colonialism was, as a general rule, both objectively beneficial and subjectively legitimate in most of the places where it was found”. Gilley then argued that colonialism should be “recovered” “by reclaiming colonial modes of governance, by recolonizing some areas, and by creating new Western colonies from scratch”. These are highly controversial claims. But it is unlikely that Gilley anticipated the antipathy with which they would be received. Two petitions were initiated—gathering over 15,000 signatures between them—demanding that the journal in which the paper was published (Third...
  • Fashion Notes: Melania Trump Stuns at U.N. In Off-The-Runway Calvin Klein Suit

    09/21/2017 6:48:16 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 49 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 19 Sep 2017 | John Binder
    First Lady Melania Trump stunned at the United Nations conference in New York City Monday in her choice of off-the-runway American fashion. Melania, who arrived with President Trump as he addressed world leaders, chose an all-American look to represented the United States at the conference, opting for a Calvin Klein suit from the Fall 2017 collection.The grey suit, which features subtle black detailing, was paired with a black blouse and black stilettos, as Melania kept the ensemble simple and business-oriented.
  • Illicit Manufacture of Handguns in Australia

    09/05/2017 8:15:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 9/4/2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Australia has one of the strictest firearms regulatory schemes in Western Civilization. It has not appreciably changed their overall murder or suicide or accidental death rates, which were already low and falling when the scheme was implemented. As Australia is an continent considerably separated from the rest of the industrialized world, it is a near ideal test case for the efficacy of gun control schemes. A figure from an Australian government report on sources of illegal guns shows that when guns are tightly regulated, criminals find ways around the regulation.
  • Trump at UN to push world leaders to back reform

    09/03/2017 6:44:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 9/3/2017 | none
    US President Donald Trump will host a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations this month to push for reform of the global body that he once dismissed as a "club" for people "to have a good time." World leaders at the September 18 event will be asked to support a 10-point political declaration that backs UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "in making concrete changes to the United Nations," according to the document obtained by AFP on Friday. Attending his first UN gathering of world leaders, Trump is scheduled to address the General Assembly on September 19, on the first...
  • Obamas looking to buy a $15 million vacant lot on Martha's Vineyard

    08/31/2017 9:44:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 8/31/2017 | Robert Laurie
    Conservatives generally believe that the accumulation and maintenance of wealth is a good thing. We like money, we admire success, and we don’t view those who’ve achieved a significant fortune with contempt. We’re aware that well-funded bank accounts provide employment, stimulate the economy, and keep the country humming along. The left disagrees. If you’re rich, you aren’t paying your fair share. Heck, even if you’re not rich you should be taxed more. To them, the wealthy are like dragons - sleeping on a mountain of ill-gotten gold - lording over the peasants with filthy, probably-stolen, lucre that they couldn’t spend...
  • The U.S. Constitution and civil war

    08/24/2017 11:07:23 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 26 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 24, 2017 | Dan Miller
    I wrote and published this article on December 27, 2011. Providing historical perspectives on the constitutional ramifications of the war, it has had more than 46,000 views. Perhaps it may provide useful perspectives now, as we seem to be heading toward another potentially more deadly and divisive civil war.Only we can prevent another civil war. Will we?Formerly great universities, once bastions of constitutionally protected free speech, are now trying -- often successfully -- to kill it. Fake news abounds increasingly in our "mainstream" media, which neglect or minimize legitimate news. Our history, good and bad, are being relegated to the...
  • Here's a list of weapons anti-Trump rioters used to assault Phoenix police

    08/24/2017 9:47:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies ^ | 8/24/2017 | Dan Calabrese
    I guess this is what we can look forward to for the foreseeable future. When the president of the United States decides to show up somewhere and say words, left-wingers will riot. And why not? The Washington Post is already building the narrative that conservatives who dare to say words are instigating the inevitable violence. The mayor of Phoenix, who is a Democrat, asked Trump to cancel the Tuesday night rally - mainly out of partisan motivation but also because he knew this would probably happen. When a left-wing mob threatens to wreak havoc and assault your police, give them...
  • Confederate Flags Enjoy Sales Boom In Charlottesville Aftermath

    08/24/2017 9:42:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 8/24/2017 | David Krayden
    Despite attempts to shame Confederate history and symbols, sales of Confederate flags are booming, reports. Alabama Flag & Banner in Huntsville, Alabama is doing its best to meet the demand. It’s receiving up to 100 orders a day. Other manufacturers stopped producing the flag after the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina and the subsequent decision by then-governor Nikki Haley to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol building. Orders came streaming into the Flag & Banner store. After violence in Charlottesville and talks about removing historic monuments that are tied to the Confederacy, there was another increased...
  • ‘We Will Shoot’ Anyone Who Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Says Venice Mayor

    08/24/2017 9:23:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 8/24/2017 | Joshua Gill
    The mayor of Venice declared that if anyone shouts ‘Allahu Akbar,’ authorities will “send them straight to Allah” in light of the Barcelona terror attacks. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro made the remark at a conference where he also stated that Venice’s more aggressive approach to thwarting terrorists made the city far more secure than Barcelona, according to The Times. Other Italian leaders, such as Mayor Andrea Gnassi of Rimini, expressed disdain for Brugnaro’s blunt warning to Islamic terrorists, but Brugnaro said Venice’s success in routing out terrorists speaks for itself. “In contrast with Barcelona, where they had not set up protection,...
  • Android update ruined Free Republic Page on my Samsung

    08/20/2017 7:40:58 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 46 replies ^ | 8/20/17 | me
    Help.....I just updated my Android Samsung 4....been putting it off....ALWAYS worry what that might bring. Well, now I can't read the FR page and other pages like Duck Duck Go.....any ideas....suggestions?
  • Drudge Dumps Trump After Charlottesville Riots and Deadly Racist Attack

    08/12/2017 7:42:06 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 117 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 12, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    It’s been a little over 200 days since Donald Trump was sworn in as president. The president has been under a constant media assault since he first stepped into the Oval Office. The media attacks have been constant, brutal and often fictitious. But it now looks like he has lost Matt Drudge. The Drudge Report headline on Saturday reads: “Make America Hate Again”. Obviously, Drudge is pushing responsibility for Saturday’s race riots and deadly assault on President Trump. It took six months for President Trump to lose his most influential supporter. This is a very sad development.
  • The Plight of the Gregory Family from Santa barbara

    07/24/2017 8:44:16 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 18 replies
    I want to share with you the tragic story of the Gregory family from Santa Barbara California. Alexander Gregory, like myself was a blogger and businessman with a family who lived in Santa Barbara. His family originally came from Long Island New York. They were also Christians and they home schooled their children, Russell, Jeffrey, Ashley and they had a baby boy named Chastin. That is where they got into trouble... First, it started with social services knocking on their door demanding to interview and "examine" their children, then it came to .the police, they forced their children to face...
  • communists Islamists and nazis are complusive liars

    07/24/2017 8:37:39 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Communism and fascism or national socialism as it is known thrive among its adherents mainly on foundations of ignorance, vain glory, greed and deception. It is deception that the communist platform is built firmly and fixed upon most of all. Islam is also based on principals of communism and Nazism. In their religion it is okay to lie for Allah. This is known as Taquyat. More on that on a later article. In the previous century, Before the internet, before freedom of the press and publishing in other countries and before information became more widely circulated, the communists and...
  • Communism at "Peace"

    --No victims in any category below have been double-counted. --Outside Peru, no war-related deaths or imprisonments have been included.