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  • President Ronald Reagan Radio Address to the Nation on Prayer in Schools

    03/28/2017 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=39565 ^ | February 25, 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans: From the early days of the colonies, prayer in school was practiced and revered as an important tradition. Indeed, for nearly 200 years of our nation's history, it was considered a natural expression of our religious freedom. But in 1962 the Supreme Court handed down a controversial decision prohibiting prayer in public schools. Sometimes I can't help but feel the first amendment is being turned on its head. Because ask yourselves: Can it really be true that the first amendment can permit Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen to march on public property, advocate the extermination of people...
  • This healthcare debate among the GOP factions is absolutely stupid and counterproductive

    03/26/2017 5:08:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    This is absolutely stupid. These long drawn out debates within the GOP struggling to settle on the nitty gritty about what and who should be covered and at what price is ridiculous. It's NOT your job, gentlemen. All you are doing is playing into the socialist democrats hands. Please consult your pocket constitutions and discover that the power to make these decisions regarding health care and insurance, etc, is not an enumerated power and is not delegated by the constitution to the congress or the federal government. It's reserved to the states and the people. Get OUT of it!! Conservatives...
  • House GOP releases plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

    03/06/2017 3:13:27 PM PST · by gwjack · 118 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 3/6/2017 | Dan Mangan
    Congressional Republicans on Monday night released their formal plan for replacing Obamacare. Read the bill here.
  • Sessions Just Confirmed He’s Going After States With Legalized Marijuana, Claims It Causes “Violence

    03/02/2017 5:15:18 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 183 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 2/28/2017 | Melissa Dykes
    While Trump may claim he’s for states rights, Attorney General Jeff Sessions just pissed on the opinions of about 71% of Americans who do not believe the federal government should attempt to ram federal laws down the throats of states where voters have legalized marijuana. After Press Secretary Sean Spicer essentially warned everyone last week that the Trump administration plans to crack down on states with recreational marijuana laws, AG Sessions backed that up on Monday with some bizarre statements that prove the guy actually believes Reefer Madness was a documentary. Via Politico: “Most of you probably know I don’t...
  • Trump to governors: You're getting some authority back

    02/27/2017 10:23:38 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 02/26/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Promising to focus the federal government on the security of Americans, the economy and infrastructure, President Trump told the nation’s governor’s Monday at the White House they will have more authority under his administration. Trump said the federal government will do “whatever we can to restore authority to the states, when that is the appropriate thing to do,” aiming to “give you back a lot of the powers that have been taken away.” “We have to let the states compete and see who has the best solutions,” Trump said. “States are different. People are different.” But he said that, going...
  • Returning Power to States and School Boards

    02/23/2017 2:16:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | February 23, 2017 | The Editors
    Yesterday the Trump administration preserved federalism, respected the principle of local control over local schools, and corrected one of the Obama administration’s many lawless and radical executive actions. With a simple, two-page letter, the Departments of Education and Justice withdrew and rescinded two Obama-administration letters that purported to unilaterally redefine Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Obama administration had expanded Title IX’s explicit ban on sex discrimination in federally funded educational institutions to encompass “gender identity” discrimination and then imposed intrusive “guidance” on every federally funded school in the nation, on matters ranging from pronoun usage to...
  • State Officials Want Trump To Reverse Obama’s Last-Minute Election Power Grab

    02/20/2017 10:28:35 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-19-2017 | Richard Pollock
    State officials across the nation are fighting former President Barack Obama’s last-minute decision to impose federal authority over state-run election systems, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), which includes officials from all 50 states and U.S. territories, appealed to President Donald Trump in a resolution approved Saturday at the group’s winter meeting to overturn the Obama policy, but doing so may encounter unexpected resistance from the new administration.
  • Homeschoolers Revolt Against Republican School Choice Bill

    02/19/2017 5:54:30 AM PST · by davikkm · 95 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Homeschooling families throughout the nation are voicing opposition to a Republican-sponsored school choice bill that they say will ultimately result in regulation of homeschooling in the United States. Many parents who homeschool their children, as well as their numerous local and national homeschooling organizations, are protesting the bill, introduced by Iowa Rep. Steve King (R), and calling upon the members of Congress who are its sponsors to “leave homeschooling families alone.” School vouchers created by H.R. 610, the Choices in Education Act of 2017, “would be a slippery slope toward more federal involvement and control in homeschooling,” asserts William Estrada,...
  • GOP bill would allow states to defund Planned Parenthood

    02/16/2017 3:51:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2017 5:03 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    The House voted Thursday to make it easier for states to deny federal family-planning funds to groups such as Planned Parenthood that also perform abortions. A rule imposed by the Obama administration says that states cannot deny funding to clinics for reasons unrelated to their ability to provide basic family planning services. Federal dollars cannot be used to pay for abortions, except in restricted circumstances. Tennessee Rep. Diane Black and other Republicans said the rule, finalized in December, unfairly restricts how states can spend federal family-planning funds. …
  • Trump is in control of fight with California

    02/11/2017 7:36:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | February 11, 2017 | Susan Shelley
    Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, California has resembled the busty blonde B-movie actress in a horror film. You know the look. Eyes wide. Red lips parted halfway between a gasp and a scream. Hands frozen in mid-flail. That was the reaction in the scene where President Trump called California “out of control” and said he might have to cut off federal funds. This terrifying prospect has public officials up and down the state looking everywhere for a copy of the U.S. Constitution. It says he can’t do that, right? States have rights. Right? You might think so if...
  • Rep. Ryan Zinke Resigns as Delegate to RNC

    07/16/2016 6:19:32 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 69 replies
    AP ^ | 7/15/2016 | AP
    <p>A Montana lawmaker has resigned as a delegate to the Republican National Convention over the GOP's position on the transfer of federal lands to states.</p> <p>Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke told The (Billings) Gazette that he still plans to give a speech Monday to the convention about national security. But he says he's withdrawing as a delegate because the GOP platform is "more divisive than uniting."</p>
  • N.Y. pol asks Trump not to interfere with state's medical pot

    01/26/2017 5:48:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 26, 2017 | Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY - The lead state Senate sponsor of New York's medical marijuana law has written to President Trump asking that the feds allow such state programs to continue. Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) wrote to Trump on Dec. 9 when he was President-elect encouraging him to direct his Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions "to respect the wishes of the citizens and elected officials of 29 states and allow carefully regulated and closely monitored medical cannabis programs to continue without undue interference from the federal government." Despite the growing number of states allowing some type of marijuana use, the drug...
  • Washington Can't Work (power back to the states)

    12/28/2016 3:26:46 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Bruce Walker
    President Trump and the Republican Congress are going to do a lot and will likely act quickly and decisively to help the economy become strong, make the borders secure and the immigration laws effective, protect us from terrorists and rogue nations, and improve our education system. It is vitally important, however, to grasp at the outset that Washington cannot work. Federal solutions always fail. The best thing federal politicians can do is to get Washington out of the lives of ordinary Americans, their businesses, and their communities. This must happen fast, because Washington is crawling with folks who will work...
  • Automatic voter registration bill dies in Illinois House after veto

    12/15/2016 6:05:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Cook County Record ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | S. Laney Griffo
    Automatic voter registration bill dies in Illinois House after veto, but similar legislation could follow SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would automatically register voters across Illinois has held up in the General Assembly, leaving unclear whether such a bill can secure enough votes to become law amid the current political environment. The Illinois State Senate easily topped the total needed to override the veto with a 38-18 vote in favor. The parties, however, were more divided in the Illinois House of Representatives. The bill received 67 yes votes. However, 71 votes were required to override...
  • What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About

    12/07/2016 2:25:44 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Kevin Cramer
    What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About The standoff isn’t about tribal rights or water, but a White House that ignores the rule of law. Kevin Cramer A little more than two weeks ago, during a confrontation between protesters and law enforcement, an improvised explosive device was detonated on a public bridge in southern North Dakota. That was simply the latest manifestation of the “prayerful” and “peaceful” protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Escalating tensions were temporarily defused Sunday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the direction of the Obama administration, announced it would refuse to grant...
  • Will Rauner join Emanuel in defying Trump's plan to end sanctuary cities?

    12/07/2016 6:53:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Dec 6, 2016
    Will Rauner join Emanuel in defying Trump's plan to end sanctuary cities? CHICAGO - Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner is being challenged by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city council to stand up to President-elect Donald Trump's plan to enforce federal law concerning so-called "sanctuary cities." A committee in the Chicago City Council advanced a resolution Monday calling on Rauner to issue a statement of "support for cities that welcome our undocumented family members and neighbors and condemn any effort to strip the city of Chicago of federal funding." Rauner's office contends that the governor supports immigration policy reform,...
  • LA Times: Concealed carry reciprocity ‘absurd and dangerous’

    12/06/2016 4:08:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    guns.com ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | Brian Seay
    The Los Angeles Times editorial board says the Donald Trump backed, NRA push for nationwide concealed carry reciprocity is bad for public safety, calling it “absurd and dangerous” in a piece published Saturday. Lawmakers have four bills drafted that would make concealed carry reciprocity a federal law allowing gun owners licensed to carry in one state, to be able to carry in any other state. The Times calls it an effort to “dismantle state and local gun-control laws,” driving nationwide concealed carry laws “to the lowest common denominator” by allowing people to get carry permits in states with less...
  • Immigration Group Claims NC GOP Governor’s Loss Was Due to Illegal Alien Voters

    12/05/2016 2:42:22 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | John Hoft
    Immigration Group Claims NC GOP Governor’s Loss Was Due to Illegal Alien Voters Jim Hoft Dec 5th, 2016 2:21 pm 46 Comments North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory conceded the race today in North Carolina to Democrat Roy Cooper. Cooper defeated Governor McCrory by over 10,000 votes. Americans for Legal Immigration blamed Governor McCrory’s defeat on illegal alien voters. Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory conceded his race today after failing to challenge ineligible voters that included illegal immigrant voters that cost him his race against Democrat Roy Cooper. “Governor McCrory won’t be the last Republican victim of illegal immigrant voters...
  • Only 4 states can stop vote fraud

    12/04/2016 12:47:02 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    WND.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    WND Exclusive Only 4 states can stop vote fraud 'No systematic oversight of the system' exists The raging debate about voter fraud has been hijacked by the left, says a leading expert on the issue, and the left is driving the narrative in a false direction using slick deception. The question is: What will President-elect Donald Trump do about it? When people think about “voter fraud,” they tend to think about the dead voting, people voting in multiple precincts or party machines paying homeless people to cast ballots. While those are all legitimate concerns, the mass fraud happens long before...
  • Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections?

    12/03/2016 5:52:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 1, 2016 | Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund
    Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections? There’s no way to know. But the evidence suggests that significant numbers of noncitizens cast ballots. By Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund Donald Trump’s claim that illegal voting may have cost him a popular-vote majority has touched off outrage. Widespread voter fraud, the media consensus suggests, isn’t possible. But there is a real chance that significant numbers of noncitizens and others are indeed voting illegally, perhaps enough to make up the margin in some elections. There’s no way of knowing for sure. The voter-registration process in almost all states runs on the honor system....