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  • TODAY IS CONSTITUTION DAY..Let's all take a knee and thank GOD for it.

    09/16/2016 7:09:54 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 25 replies
  • Energy Bill's Hidden Tribal Forest Management & Other Provisions

    09/15/2016 6:04:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/15/16 | Lawrence Kogan
    Diminish Private Property Rights This article is based on a recently prepared memorandum of law and correspondences dispatched to 13 members of Congress explaining the unconstitutionality of the pending legislation discussed below. Energy and forest management are not generally assumed to be interrelated policies. Nevertheless, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK-R) is pushing a massive 792-page Senate Energy bill incorporating more than 393 amendments covering these and other policy areas which many in Congress have not likely read. The bill is No. S.2012 - the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, which, according to nonprofit Western States Constitutional...
  • Miss Sloane Official Trailer - Teaser (2016) - Jessica Chastain Movie [Anti-Gun Hollyweird Fantasy]

    09/13/2016 4:47:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2016 | Staff
    Starring: Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill Miss Sloane Official Trailer - Teaser (2016) - Jessica Chastain Movie An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
  • Trudeau tells Chinese leaders Canada isn't perfect on human rights either (pretty much the same.)

    09/06/2016 1:44:16 PM PDT · by jerod · 22 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Septeember 6, 2016 | By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press
    When Justin Trudeau raised concerns directly with China's political elite about their human-rights record, he says he also acknowledged that Canada isn't perfect. The prime minister shared more details Tuesday about his high-level talks last week with Beijing, sessions that included face time with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang....
  • Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’

    08/27/2016 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’Gun rights activist Maj Toure is seeking to educate his fellow black citizens on the importance of the Second Amendment, gun ownership, and gun safety via his new group, “Black Guns Matter” (BGM). The launch of BGM “kicked off a planned 13-city tour, with similar events in cities like Baltimore and Chicago with high rates of gun violence, where he feels gun training could make a difference.
  • God-given Rights, Man-made Anti-rights, and why “Safety Nets” are Immoral

    08/23/2016 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/23/16 | Publius Huldah
    It is the dogma of our time that proponents of government “safety net” programs hold the so-called moral high ground. Accordingly, progressives preen over their own “compassion;” and many who pretend to be conservatives chime in that they too “believe in safety net programs.” But safety net programs are unconstitutional and immoral. They are unconstitutional because “charity” is not one of the enumerated powers of the federal government.1 They are immoral because they are based on a fabricated system of man-made anti-rights which negate the Natural Rights God gave us. I. The Origin of Rights and the Purpose of Civil...
  • 20 Examples of What It Would Look Like if White Privilege Really Existed

    07/16/2016 4:31:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | July 16, 2016 | John Hawkins
    1) We’d see frequent discussions on whether bumbling white dads or negative portrayals of southerners on TV and in movies were unfair to white people. 2) The government would be turning down talented black and Hispanic students to allow less qualified white students to get in via Affirmative Action. 3) Minorities would be LEAVING the United States, not making dangerous treks through the desert in the middle of the night to get in. 4) Falsely calling someone a “racist” would be considered to be just as repulsive as being a racist. 5) There wouldn't be an option to press 2...
  • Lawmaker: Second Amendment Applies to Muskets, So Eliminate Assault Weapons

    07/14/2016 8:41:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 126 replies
    Pajama Media ^ | July 13, 2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.C.) joined other Democrats to call for the reinstatement of the federal assault weapons ban, arguing that the Second Amendment only applies to muskets. “This is something as a non-lawyer that I have had trouble with from the very beginning. When the framers of our Constitution considered the Second Amendment, they were talking about muskets,” Coleman said during a news conference outside of the Capitol Building on Tuesday.
  • No-Gun List? How About a No-Abort List?

    07/02/2016 5:37:00 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/2/16 | Jonah Goldberg
    The federal government needs to compile a list of women who shouldn’t be allowed to get abortions. The criteria for getting on the list must be flexible. If an official at, say, the NIH or FBI think that a woman should be a mother for some reason or other, he or she can block an abortion. Maybe the woman has great genes or a high IQ or the sorts of financial resources we need in parents. Let’s leave that decision where it belongs: in the hands of the government.
  • Why Gun Owners Call BS Every Time Anti-Gun Left Calls for Common Sense

    06/23/2016 1:41:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies ^ | October 2015 | Don McDougall
    “If I had my way, sporting guns would be strictly regulated, the rest would be confiscated” ~ Nancy Pelosi Chuck Schumer : “We’re going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We’re going to beat guns into submission!” The first quote is by Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the second Democrat Chuck Schumer. If you asked either politician today they would (in public) proudly tell you all … ALL they want is a few simple common sense gun control laws…you know… for the children. Hillary Clinton isn’t any better, she admits to wanting to ban all semi-automatic weapons....
  • Hot new Democratic gun-grab idea: A new watch list of people who used to be on watch lists

    06/16/2016 2:17:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot ^ | June 16, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Man, when Democrats say they’re done worrying about due process, they don’t mess around. Follow the logic here. Republicans argue that we can’t summarily strip people on a terror watch list of their gun rights because there are too many innocents who land on those lists, often due to simple bureaucratic errors like confusing a law-abiding person with a terror suspect whose name is similar. The GOP plan, from John Cornyn, calls for a temporary three-day hold when someone on a list tries to buy a gun while the government goes to court to try to convince a judge that...
  • BREAKING: EPIX Pulls Katie Couric’s Fraudulent Documentary “Under The Gun”

    05/31/2016 10:34:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 31, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Just two weeks after first airing and one week after director Stephanie Soechtig and executive producer/narrator Katie Couric were caught in a scandal where Soechtig replaced the answer to a question with footage shot at a different time, the streaming media channel EPIX has pulled their original film.
  • The RIGHTS OF The UNBORN [Constitutional Challenge to Roe v Wade]

    05/26/2016 7:38:51 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    Priests For Life ^ | n/a | Fr. Clifford Stevens
    PREFACE The constitutional issues raised by Roe v. Wade have never had, a public airing and the public debate on the subject has turned on philosophical rather than legal issues. This study attempts to bring into focus some of the constitutional issues involved, but by no means exhausts them. it is merely an overview of a totally new development in constitutional law, a development that could be labeled embryonic law. That development was opened by the Roe v. Wade decision, as the issue of civil rights was opened by Plessy v. Ferguson, workers' rights by Lochner v. New York, and...
  • On Mother's Day, President Obama addresses "diaper gap"

    05/08/2016 12:51:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 90 replies ^ | May 8, 2016 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    On Mother's Day, President Obama wants to talk to you about the "diaper gap." In a post on Medium for the holiday, Mr. Obama explained that many low-income families struggle to afford diapers for their young children, a trend that can lead to health and well-being issues for not only the children but for the mothers. "I can't imagine what it would have been like to be a parent that has to choose between diapers and other basic expenses," he wrote. "Access to clean diapers isn't just important for a child's health and safety. Research has shown that mothers who...
  • Hillary Clinton and America's Last Election

    05/04/2016 2:22:29 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 40 replies ^ | 05/04/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    If those of us in the Republican party cannot let go of the personal animosity that exists against each other and unite against the Democratic party, then the 2016 election will be the last election in American history. What I mean by this is if Hillary Clinton becomes our next President then America will enter the longest period of uninterrupted Democrat rule since the days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Meaning, as Daniel Greenfield of Front Page Mag writes, “it will be the single greatest opportunity for the left to transform America since the days of the New Deal”. Furthermore, Greenfield...
  • Walter Williams: A Superior Vision

    04/25/2016 1:22:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 27, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some of the controversy. My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that each of us owns himself. I am my private property, and you are your private property. If you agree with that premise, then certain human actions are moral and others immoral. The reason...
  • In final Passover greeting, Obama parallels Exodus and civil rights battle

    04/22/2016 10:13:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/22/16 | Sara Miller
    Barack Obama sent out his final Passover greeting as US president on Friday, recalling his 2009 tradition-making seder — the first ever at the White House, and drawing a parallel between the story of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt and the battle for civil rights across the globe. “Mah nishtana halailah hazeh?,” the president wrote, quoting the Four Questions asked during the Jewish service on the first night of Passover. The Hebrew phrase means: “Why is this night different from all other nights?” The president continued: “For Michelle and me, this Passover is different from all other Passovers because it...
  • Donald Trump Comes Out Against North Carolina’s ‘Very Strong’ Bathroom Bill

    04/21/2016 9:34:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 147 replies
    Donald Trump says transgender people should be able to "use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate." On NBC's Today show Thursday morning, the GOP front-runner said he opposes North Carolina's "very strong" bathroom bill, which allows businesses to prohibit transgender people from doing just that. "North Carolina did something that was very strong and they're paying a big price. And there's a lot of problems." Trump said.
  • Patriot Volunteers Needed

    04/19/2016 11:09:34 PM PDT · by FreedomIsNotFree1776 · 1 replies
    I am a volunteer for the Tim Donnelly Congressional campaign in the San Bernardino. We will be walking house to house in the Victorville, CA area this Saturday 4/23/16. We need and would love to have fellow patriots come out and help talk with voters during the afternoon. The walks are a lot of fun and we really spread the message of protecting our constitutional rights. Tim Donnelly has a great track record of supporting his fellow American and he needs your help to deliver our message to the people in Washington. Please come by and meet Tim and help...
  • Walter Williams: Rights Versus Wishes

    04/18/2016 2:45:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 20, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Here is what presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders said: "I believe that health care is a right of all people." President Barack Obama declared that health care "should be a right for every American." The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: "Every person has a right to adequate health care." President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his January 1944 message to Congress, called for "the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health." And it is not just a health care right that people claim. There are rights to decent housing, good food and a...
  • Administration defends new gun law [N Mariana Islands $1k pistol excise tax]

    04/18/2016 11:03:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Saipan Tribune ^ | April 18, 2016 | Dennis B. Chan
    The administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres defended the CNMI’s new gun control laws on Friday as a law that could be “a role model” for other U.S. states and jurisdictions facing seemingly uncontrolled and continued gun violence. The administration was responding to queries regarding its position on recent reports that the a legal challenge to the new law, Public law 19-42, was likely, particularly over a provision that asseses a $1,000 excise tax on pistols.
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘The Unborn Person Doesn’t Have Constitutional Rights’

    04/04/2016 5:20:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    CNS ^ | 04/03/16 | Staff
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press today that “the unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.” Clinton made the statement in response to a question from “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd. Clinton also said that an unborn child’s constitutional rights are “not something that exists.” Todd asked: “When, or if, does an unborn child have constitutional rights?” “Well, under our laws, currently, that is not something that exists,” said Clinton. “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights. Now that doesn`t mean that we don’t do everything we possibly can in the vast majority of...
  • Hillary: Unborn Children Don't Have Constitutional Rights

    04/03/2016 7:35:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 4/3/16 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    On Sunday, Hillary Clinton told Chuck Todd that no unborn child has constitutional rights. "The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights," under our current laws, said Clinton. She also said that "the woman's right to make decisions" is most important when it comes to abortion. Most notable perhaps is Clinton's use of "person." Oftentimes, when talking about a woman's right to choose, pro-choicers will use terminology that suggests the unborn is not a person or human, but a "fetus."
  • A rifle behind every blade of grass.

    02/28/2016 3:38:03 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 16 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 2/27/2016 | TheAlamoBeerCompany
    I hope you real Conservs are bundled-up.. Possible CW#2 + WW#3 coming :p This vid is (honestly badly done, but the message is there..) what may happen too soon.. PLEASE keep politics (elections) out of this..
  • Orthodox Judaism Opposes Human Rights

    02/15/2016 4:39:58 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 32 replies
    Weltanschaaung Kampf ^ | 2/12/'16 | Yehoishophot Oliver
    The words that we use matter. When we speak using terms from Torah, our intention is clear. We believe that Torah is the source of our moral values. But once we start using English terms and ideas, we enter a dangerous philosophical minefield. We use words thinking that we’re expressing Torah ideas, but without realizing it, we are employing secular ideas as well. One prime example is "human rights." People use this term as if it's some kind of innate, obvious Truth, yet they fail to explain why it is so. Where oh where do these "human rights" come from...
  • Why Beretta is moving its gun factory to Tennessee (from MD)

    12/19/2015 6:04:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | December 18, 2015 | Aaron Smith
    Beretta USA says Maryland's tough new gun laws are the reason it's moving its factory to gun-friendly Tennessee. The American subsidiary of the 500-year-old Italian company has had a factory in Accokeek, Maryland since the 1970s. The company has manufactured the M9, the U.S. Army's standard-issue sidearm, since 1987 at that factory, which is about 20 miles south of Washington, D.C.
  • Trey Gowdy Berates DHS Official Who Has No Clue About Rights

    12/15/2015 12:55:34 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/14/15
    South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy was forced to teach a DHS official about Constitutional rights during a House hearing. GOWDY: Let me ask you another question about the terrorism list. What process is afforded a U.S. citizen, not someone who has overstayed a visa, not someone who crossed the border without permission, but an American citizen; what process is currently afforded an American citizen before they go on that list? KELLI BURRIESCI: I'm sorry, um, there's not a process afforded the citizen prior to getting on the list; there is a process should someone feel they are unduly placed on...
  • Why do Progressives think Non-Citizen even have American rights? ~ Vanity

    12/11/2015 5:06:54 PM PST · by GraceG · 38 replies
    The one thing about the hornet's nest in the media that Trump kicked over the other day was the whole idea that it was somehow wrong to ask an incoming immigrant about their religious affiliation. But I ask you all, why did all the progressives either the republicans or the democrat progressives all while and moan like stuck little piggies about this issue. They seem to come from the perspective that the rights protected in Constitution extend to everyone everywhere in the world. This is absurd, plain outright absurd and dangerous. Their interpretation of "Protected American Rights" would then mean...
  • The Democrats' Domino Approach to Rights

    12/06/2015 9:46:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | December 6, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Will the government soon quarter troops in your home?The Third Amendment prohibits that, sure — but if prominent and powerful Democrats are so anxious to toss out the First and Second Amendments to the Constitution, who's to say they wouldn't jettison the Third?Last year, every Democratic U.S. Senator voted to repeal the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech and replace it with new, broad powers for incumbents in Congress to regulate their own campaign spending and their opponents', and thereby regulate essential political speech.Luckily, those 54 senators still lacked the two-thirds margin needed to send their constitutional amendment to the...
  • Poll? Would you favor a renewal of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban? HIT IT

    12/05/2015 9:18:14 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 33 replies
    Sandiegotribune ^ | 5/12/15 | SanDiegoTribune
    You folks know what to do! Go vote
  • The Equal Privileges amendment, Amendment Twenty-Eight.

    11/12/2015 3:45:12 AM PST · by WilliamofCarmichael · 1 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Nov. 12, 2015 | williamofcarmichael
    It should have been done in the 1960s -- today it MUST be done. The Equal Privileges amendment, Amendment Twenty-Eight. The privilege to study hard, work hard, and prosper.
  • How the F.B.I. Can Detain, Render and Threaten Without Risk

    11/03/2015 8:41:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03 Nov 2015 | Patrick G. Eddington
    At exactly 5 p.m. on March 13, 2007, just as I was preparing to leave my cubicle in Washington for the day, I got a phone call from the journalist Jonathan Landay of McClatchy Newspapers. To this day, I remember his exact words. 'One of your congressman’s constituents is being held in an Ethiopian intelligence service prison, and I think your former employer is neck-deep in this.' The congressman was Rush Holt, then a Democratic representative from New Jersey, for whom I worked for 10 years starting in 2004. The constituent was Amir Mohamed Meshal of Tinton Falls, N.J., who...
  • Gov't approves law cancelling parents' rights

    11/01/2015 3:56:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/11/15 | Gil Ronen
    The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved Sunday for legislation a bill submitted by MK Yoav Kisch (Likud) called "Parents and their Children." The law would make Israel the first country in the world to take away parents' rights as legal guardians of their own children. It would hand over vast power to social workers, who will be able to initiate proceedings against parents who, in their opinion, fail to respect a list of ten "children's rights" enumerated in the bill. These rights include the right "to physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development and to develop their talents and personal...
  • It’s About We the People, Not They the Government

    10/31/2015 11:20:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/15 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    The fight is not over, and we are winning battles here and there. The problem was that more of us needed to start fighting in the first place I am not happy about what I am seeing in Washington. Frankly, I believe everyone feels this way. It’s about time that more people felt angry with Washington DC backroom deals, big business bailouts, and big labor cronyism. Then again, I am not happy about being unhappy. Too many people in this country were NOT angry. They were not even paying attention to what was going on, or they turned a blind...
  • The NRA will fall. It’s inevitable. Just look at the demographics.

    10/20/2015 1:26:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 19, 2015 | Adam Winkler
    The recent deadly shooting at an Oregon community college, like so many before it, isn’t likely to lead to new federal laws designed to curb dangerous people’s access to guns. While this understandably frustrates supporters of gun safety legislation, there is reason for them to be hopeful. The National Rifle Association’s days of being a political powerhouse may be numbered. Why? The answer is in the numbers. Support for, and opposition to, gun control is closely associated with several demographic characteristics, including race, level of education and whether one lives in a city. Nearly all are trending forcefully against the...
  • Common Sense - Thomas PAine

    10/10/2015 4:28:41 PM PDT · by 100American · 5 replies
    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. The pamphlet explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence in clear, simple language. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places. Washington had it read to all his troops, which at the time had surrounded the British army in...
  • J. Christian Adams: Constitutional conservatives SHOULD NOT support Ben Carson anymore

    10/09/2015 2:45:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10-8-2015 | The Right Scoop
    J. Christian Adams tweeted out tonight that not a single constitution conservative should support Ben Carson anymore because of his support for the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act:
  • WATCH: Cruz Crushes Liberal Senator On Human Rights Hypocrisy

    09/24/2015 4:24:08 PM PDT · by absentee · 32 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9/24/15 | Rob Eno
    Today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to the Senate floor to advocate for the changing of the name of the street on which the Chinese Embassy stands to Liu Xiaobo Plaza. Currently, the name of the street is International Place. The move was done quickly, mostly because the President of China is coming to the United States tomorrow. Originally, Democrats had no objection to the move, until Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) stood up to object.
  • Sen. Cruz: Without Life, There Is No Liberty

    09/22/2015 5:47:31 PM PDT · by Isara · 27 replies ^ | September 22, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:“Today, Senate Democrats voted against protecting children, capable of feeling pain, by blocking legislation that would stop abortions from being performed on babies older than five months. Despite the Senate’s refusal to take up this legislation, I am confident that one day America will end the horrific practice of late-term abortion. Until that day comes, I will stand resolutely with those fighting to protect the most precious gift of all: life itself. Each life is a gift from...
  • Connecticut Homeowners Fight to Prevent City Taking Their Homes for Redevelopment Emminent domain

    09/16/2015 5:08:07 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 09/16/2015 | Melissa Quinn Energy News Connecticut Homeowners Fight to Prevent City From Taking Their Homes for Redevelopment Melissa Quinn / @MelissaQuinn97 / September 16, 2015 / Janet Rodriguez's house on First Avenue in West Haven, Conn., is one of the homes the city is approved the use eminent domain on to make way for a $200 million high-end mall. (Photo: Janet Rodriguez) Every day, Janet Rodriguez sits at her home in West Haven, Conn., and she waits. She waits for a knock at her front door, a knock she fears will bring news that Rodriguez and her family will be forced to...
  • At What Point Does the Homosexual Agenda Become A National Religion?

    09/12/2015 4:20:28 PM PDT · by Shery · 23 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9 September, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Religious Protestants, Catholics, and Jews have been under strict scrutiny by the activist courts for violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment for simple, peaceful, and innocuous displays of religious symbols. Some of these religious symbols, such as a replica of the Ten Commandments, or references to God, such as the one in the Pledge of Allegiance, have been a part of this country since its founding. Yet, the legal community feels that anything short of eradicating public display of Judeo-Christian symbols violates the constitutional directive against establishing a national religion. Why shouldn’t paganism and secular agenda items, which...
  • Rights

    08/21/2015 6:17:15 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 4 replies
    August 21, 2015 | MosesKnows
    Rights Rights, right to life, unless you are unborn ... some of us think the unborn has the right to live. Rights come up often of late. America enumerated our reasons to break away from the unlimited powers of King George III to live under Nature’s Law. The Declaration of Independence recognized our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The nation instituted a government to protect rights we got from our Creator. I have difficulty in reconciling the right to life as granted by our Creator with the right to abort a baby. The difficulty is that...
  • These people need to die! [vanity]

    08/05/2015 8:50:38 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 14 replies
  • Local Governments Are The Source Of Housing Inequality

    07/28/2015 1:26:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JULY 27, 2015 | Chuck DeVore
    Wealth inequality? Blame local government, whose meddling in property rights causes artificial scarcity in housing. ... Matthew Rognlie, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology doctoral student in economics .. makes an interesting insight; housing prices are going up because of artificial scarcity caused by land-use regulation. Put another way, the concentration of wealth is not an issue of the “1 percent” winning while the rest of us lose—it’s an issue of homeowners benefitting from government restrictions on property rights that prevent a free market in homebuilding, restricting supply and driving up prices. ... If Rognlie is correct (and the data suggests...
  • U.S. drops Cuba and Malaysia from human trafficking blacklist

    07/28/2015 6:33:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Carol Morello
    Human rights advocates on Monday accused the State Department of making political calculations when it upgraded Malaysia and Cuba in the annual ranking of where countries stand in combating human trafficking. Both countries were removed from the list of the worst offenders in the Trafficking in Persons Report issued Monday. Last year, they were Tier 3 countries, a category reserved for nations that don’t meet minimum standards to fight modern-day slavery, and aren’t doing anything to improve.
  • Jeff Merkley introduces sweeping LGBT rights bill that makes big changes to Civil Rights Act

    07/25/2015 3:06:07 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 24, 2015 | Jeff Mapes
    Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, who led the fight in the last Senate for a ban on job discrimination against gays, has said for months that he's shifting to a more expansive approach. On Thursday, Merkley and his allies introduced their new bill, and it is indeed far more sweeping than anything the Oregon Democrat has proposed on gay rights in the past.
  • Your rights during police encounters

    07/24/2015 10:09:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 64 replies
    Just so you know your rights.
  • Obama pledges gay rights push in Africa

    07/24/2015 6:40:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama said he will voice support for gay rights during his Friday trip to Africa, despite warnings from some leaders to steer clear of the issue. In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, Obama said he has delivered a "blunt" message on gay rights to African leaders in the past and the topic will be "front and center" when he visits Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • The trouble with the ‘dignity’ of same-sex marriage (Positive rights in Constitution?)

    07/06/2015 10:25:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2015 | Jonathan Turley
    Like many people at the Supreme Court last month, I was deeply moved by the historic ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges recognizing the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry. At such a transcendent moment, it is difficult to do anything but celebrate the triumph of what Justice Anthony Kennedy called the “dignity” and “profound hopes and aspirations” of the many loving couples who had been denied the recognition of marriage. But Kennedy’s moving language was more than just aspirational thoughts on dignity. He found a right to marriage based not on the status of the couples as homosexuals but...
  • [CBS Face The Nation VIDEO ]Same-sex marriage opponent (Russell Moore):conservative beliefs need to

    06/29/2015 5:21:53 AM PDT · by Unedited · 2 replies
    CBS Face The Nation VIDEO via ^ | Published on CBS Face The Nation June 28, 2015 | CBS Face The Nation VIDEO via Unedited
    Russell Moore makes the case for respecting the rights of conservatives on CBS' Face the Nation. Click the link to view.