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  • The Left’s Dangerous Assault on Free Speech

    10/25/2019 7:57:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 24, 2019 | Arthur Milikh
    Strange days, indeed, when America’s free press opposes free speech. “Free speech is killing us,” headlined a New York Times op-ed. Its author, New Yorker staff writer Andrew Marantz, argued that “hate speech” leads to violence. Worse, he claims it can cause totalitarianism and even genocide. To avoid this fate, Marantz says we must rethink the First Amendment, which would include government and private companies striving to limit “hate speech.” He agrees with a former American Civil Liberties Union official that one day in the not-so-distant future, legal “protection of hate speech” will “seem ridiculous in retrospect.” Some governments have...
  • Church band fights to perform at community event, wins

    10/05/2019 8:03:56 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 5 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | WND Staff
    'Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the Establishment Clause does not permit government hostility toward religion' A church worship band has been allowed to perform at a community festival after a major constitutional-rights group intervened. Event organizers had rejected the band, claiming Christian songs might "offend" some people.
  • WWII Vet's Bible at Center of Fight at VA

    09/28/2019 7:37:05 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/28/2019
    A prominent religious-rights legal team is defending the Veterans Administration's placement of a Bible on a "Missing Man Table" at the Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center. First Liberty Institute is representing members of the Northeast POW/MIA Network in a lawsuit filed by anti-religion interests over the display.
  • America Embraces the Tyranny its Founders Fought to Reject

    09/08/2019 10:29:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center ^ | January 8, 2016 | Mike Maharrey
    The American Founding generation fought a long, bloody war to free themselves from a tyrannical government, only to see the people eventually embrace the very system they struggled to throw off.That may seem like a stinging indictment, but careful examination of U.S. governance today reveals that it rests on essentially the same philosophical foundation as the 18th century British system Americans rejected.The founding generation developed a brand new conception of government, resting it on the consent of the governed and the idea that governing institutions must operate within constitutional constraints. Today, we still see the vestiges of those founding ideals...
  • Maine tops ‘safest states’ rankings four years after removing major gun restriction

    09/04/2019 5:12:09 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 67 replies
    Maine Examiner ^ | 9/2/19 | Maine Examiner
    AUGUSTA – When Maine passed a “Constitutional Carry” law allowing Maine residents to carry a concealed firearm without any special permit in 2015, opponents of the law forecast a dangerous future for the state. They said the new law would hurt public safety and put Maine kids at risk. One state representative who opposed the bill went so far as to say it would give Mainers a reason to be afraid every time they went out in public or to work. Another state representative suggested the law would lead to violent criminals with recent arrests and convictions legally carrying handguns....
  • Any Canucks here?

    09/02/2019 8:01:14 AM PDT · by NachOsten · 48 replies
    Long story, need advice on naturalized cit rights
  • Letter: Second Amendment restricts government

    08/19/2019 7:07:16 AM PDT · by Shane · 18 replies
    Reading Eagle ^ | 8/19/2019 | Robert A. Confino
    For those who do not understand the meaning of “Rights”, we need to make it clear once and for all: The 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution, does not apply to semi-automatic rifles, nor does it apply to bolt action rifles or pistols. The 2nd Amendment RESTRICTS GOVERNMENT. The technology of the firearm is irrelevant. The restriction on Government remains the same, regardless of the firearm. The 2nd Amendment was not written to grant permission for citizens to own and bear firearms. It forbids Government interference in the right to keep and bear arms, period. The right of the...
  • Blackstone's Commentaries on Laws of England & Charles Finney's Revivals

    08/18/2019 7:43:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 16, 2019 | Bill Federer
    America's laws are largely derived from English Common Law. Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, published 1765-1769 by Oxford's Clarendon Press, articulated English Common Law in a way that powerfully influenced America's founders. Blackstone's work is considered the definitive pre-Revolutionary source of common law by United States courts. Blackstone wrote: "The principal aim of society is to protect individuals in the enjoyment of those absolute rights, which were vested in them by the immutable laws of nature." Blackstone drew upon previous documents highlighting Creator-given rights, which then crystallized in America's Declaration of Independence. Historian Dr. Marshall Foster...
  • a more Liberty-focused and specific Constitution

    08/06/2019 12:32:26 PM PDT · by repentant_pundit · 12 replies
    United Territories of Liberty ^ | 2018 | Liberty Lifeboat Project
    Have you had enough of: U.S. Government now approaching 23 Trillion dollars in debt, and still borrowing about One Trillion more dollars every year. That’s about 3 Billion new dollars borrowed every day. Congress funding abortions with your tax dollars Government taking one-fourth of the average paycheck, while sending money to other people who refuse to work…and occasionally bailing out companies like General Motors and CIT Group, who have failed to repay billions of dollars to the taxpayers Courts forcing private business owners to fill orders that violate their ethical standards...
  • The EU Is Reportedly Stripping 5 Countries Of Some Market Access Rights — After Brexit

    07/29/2019 9:28:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/29/19 | Huileng Tan
    The move will see the European Commission blocking Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Singapore from accessing parts of the European Union's financial market, according to the Financial Times. The five countries are deemed as no longer regulating credit rating agencies as rigorously as the bloc — thereby removing them from a position which made it possible for European banks to rely on those ratings, reported the Financial Times, The European Commission will be blocking five countries from accessing parts of the European Union's financial markets — in a move that could hit the United Kingdom after it leaves the bloc,...
  • How to be “Mathematically Pro-Gun” Without Mentioning “Rights”

    06/13/2019 1:32:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Open Source Defense ^ | 13 May, 2019 | BJ Campbell
    The problem with “rights based” arguments, quite honestly, is they go nowhere, because of what government is. Government, at its root, is an exchange of some amount of liberty for some amount of security. It’s a grand bargain. Some governments take more of your liberty, and grant you more security in exchange. Some take more and grant you less security. Some leave you more liberty and grant you less security. Some leave you with a lot of both. And every argument about every government policy can, at its root, be boiled down to an exchange of some amount of liberty...
  • Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values? (The Answer Is: Absolutely Not)

    06/11/2019 5:37:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | June 11, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    "My religion defines who I am. And I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life," said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012. "I accept my church's position on abortion as ... doctrine. Life begins at conception. ... I just refuse to impose that on others." For four decades, Biden backed the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of the tax dollars of Joe's fellow Catholics to pay for what they view as the killing of the innocent unborn. Last week, Joe flipped. He now backs the repeal of the Hyde Amendment. Ilyse Hogue of NARAL Pro-Choice America welcomed home the...
  • Uncovering Pakistan's secret human rights abuses

    06/08/2019 4:40:41 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    BBC News, Dera Ismail Khan ^ | June 2, 2019 | M Ilyas Khan
    For more than a decade Pakistan has kept Waziristan under tightly regulated travel restrictions Tens of thousands of people have been killed in Pakistan's long battle with militants as part of the post-9/11 "war on terror". Evidence of murder and torture by soldiers and insurgents is emerging only now. The BBC has gained rare access to some of the victims. It was early in 2014 when TV news networks trumpeted a major victory in the war against the Pakistani Taliban - the killing of one of the group's most senior commanders in a night-time air raid. Adnan Rasheed and up...
  • Why an Illegal Phone Search Got This Man Kicked Out of the USA

    06/06/2019 5:38:24 AM PDT · by vannrox · 57 replies
    The daily bell ^ | 25may19 | By Joe Jarvis
    There was no conceivable reason for border agents to be suspicious when “Charles” flew from Brazil to Chigaco, with a final destination of Denver. But that didn’t stop them from searching his luggage, searching him, and finally searching his phone. Customs and Border Protection has been ramping up their searches of the electronics of travelers to the United States. Over 30,000 people had their electronics searched at a U.S. airport last year while traveling to or from the United States. In this interview, Charles tells me about his ordeal with the United States Customs and Border Protection. He was traveling...
  • In praise of Clarence Thomas

    06/04/2019 7:50:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies ^ | June 4, 2019 | Star Parker
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is, once again, under attack. And, once again, the attacks are from liberals who cannot tolerate Thomas' consistent, unyielding and faithful commitment to America's founding principles. The latest concerns Thomas' 20-page opinion offered up in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, recently considered by the Supreme Court. Planned Parenthood challenged Indiana law prohibiting abortion for reasons of sex, race or non-life threatening deformity. The challenge was upheld in district court and the law overturned. However, the Supreme Court chose not to rule on the matter for procedural reasons, turning it back to...
  • Democrats preparing ultimatum for people of faith

    05/05/2019 6:13:07 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 47 replies
    WND ^ | 5/4/2018 | WND
    The Alliance Defending Freedom, a powerhouse of civil and religious rights advocacy, has joined other groups in denouncing the Equality Act proposed in the Democratic-majority House as a threat to faith. “Essentially, the Equality Act gives people of faith an ultimatum: Change your faith-based practices or face government punishment,” wrote ADF’s Sarah Kramer. WND reported it would amend the Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding, credit and the jury system. And it would specifically prevent Christians from relying on the Religious Freedom...
  • How Jesus of Nazareth Transformed the World: Women and Children

    04/20/2019 4:30:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 20, 2019 | Jack Kerwick
    As Christians around the world enter the holiest weekend of the year, non-Christians as well should be grateful for the life of Jesus of Nazareth.  As I show in my book, Christianity and the World: Essays Philosophical, Historical, and Cultural (Stairway Press 2017), there isn’t a facet of 21st century human life, particularly life in Western civilization, that doesn’t bear the impress of the religion that has informed the collective consciousness of European peoples for the last two millennia. As the Reverend D. James Kennedy puts it, Jesus of Nazareth is “the greatest man who ever lived” and “has changed virtually every...
  • Gun Rights: Why Youth Voices Matter?

    04/17/2019 2:19:02 PM PDT · by JayCh · 13 replies
    Jay Chambers
    When it comes to the protectors of a country’s right, there are always two sides that are mostly making themselves known. We have the older, more experienced people that have already gone through a lot, and we also have the hopeful youth that is looking for a chance. . The youth have always been belittled for their ideas because they were “too young.” However, look at Mark Zuckerberg, who was barely 20 when he launched Facebook. Or Nathan Hale, who graduated from college (Yale, of all places) at 18, being put on a secret mission three years later by George...
  • It’s Not The Equality Act, It’s The Homosexual Supremacy Act

    04/09/2019 4:29:17 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 32 replies
    Bwire ^ | 4/7/19 | Bryan Fischer
    Don’t let the left and the Talking Snake Media lie to you. They lie to us all by the words they hope will drive and dominate the narrative. One of those words is “equality.” They have deceived more people by this one word than perhaps by any other. After all, who could be against equality? If they can create a linguistic narrative driven by the notion of “equality,” then if we oppose it they tag us as people who are against fairness and equal rights for all and as people who are nothing more than blackguards and bigots. But the...
  • Alaska Human Rights Commission director resigns after uproar over ‘Black Rifles Matter’ sticker

    04/08/2019 10:12:45 PM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 51 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | April 8, 2019 | Anchorage Daily News
    The director of the Alaska Human Rights Commission resigned Monday, three days after she was suspended for her actions involving a “Black Rifles Matter” sticker on a vehicle in the commission’s Anchorage parking lot. Marti Buscaglia, in a letter to commissioners, said she hoped her resignation would put the issue behind the agency.