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  • States can guard against Fed-sponsored refugees

    11/21/2015 11:08:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Protection of this nation from the insidious importation of terror under the guise of poor, despondent refugees. States must prosecute their authority as expressed by the Constitution Chastising and threatening governors with temper tantrums is all the power the president wields in attempting to force states to accept refugees whose numbers are likely riddled with terrorists. And the House of Representatives isn’t catering to the snarky attitude either, having just passed a bill to place a hold on acceptance of refugees from Syria with a bipartisan, veto-proof majority. How this issue goes forward depends on the willingness of the Senate...
  • Growing number of states refuse refugees

    11/16/2015 1:26:39 PM PST · by antonia · 41 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/16/2015 | Antonia
    At least 15 Republican governors and one Democratic governor have announced plans to block Syrian refugees from resettling in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Indiana Gov. Mike Pence; Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant; Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner; Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker; Florida Gov. Rick Scott; North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory; Ohio...
  • Medical Marijuana Isn’t a Joke. Debating the DEA Head Is

    11/11/2015 11:22:02 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 254 replies
    News Ledge ^ | November 11, 2015 | Marcus Chavers
    Another day, another controversy. Medical marijuana activists are rightly upset over comments DEA head, Chuck Rosenberg, made to reporters last week.During a Q&A, he talked about his stance on medical marijuana. "What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal because it's not. We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don't call it medicine -- that is a joke." Right, so you want to have an intellectual debate prefaced with medical marijuana is a joke. Want to clarify that bit a more? "There are pieces...
  • DOJ Sues Town for Nixing Rezoning Plan to Build Islamic Temple

    10/02/2015 11:35:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 2, 2015
    In its latest effort to protect Muslim rights in the United States the Obama Justice Department is suing an Illinois town for denying a rezoning application to convert an office building into an Islamic temple. Failing to approve plans for the Islamic worship center violates a 2000 law known as the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit filed this week in federal court. The accused are lawmakers in Des Plaines, a Chicago suburb with a population of about 60,000. In 2013 the Des Plaines City Council voted 5-3 to reject...
  • Rand Paul: 'It's Absurd' That Kentucky Clerk Was Taken Into Federal Custody

    09/03/2015 1:05:31 PM PDT · by z taxman · 45 replies
    Talking points Memo ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Caitlin Cruz
    Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) said on Thursday it was "absurd" that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis had been jailed for contempt after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. "I think its absurd to put someone in jail for exercising their religious liberties," the GOP presidential candidate and outspoken advocate of states' rights told CNN on Thursday, shortly after Davis' fate was decided by a U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning. "This is really the problem when from on high we decide to get involved on a federal level with something that has always been a local issue," Paul...
  • Scott Walker opens Texas swing promising to`wreak havoc on Washington

    09/02/2015 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    HIGHLAND PARK Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker brought his mild manner, shy smile and promise to wreak havoc on Washington if elected president to a century-old soda fountain in the North Texas enclave of Highland Park Wednesday, opening a three-day swing through Texas. One of the things I heard inside there and I hear from other people across the country is that Americans are looking for someone to shake things up, Walker said, speaking before a throng of reporters after spending more than an hour working his way through the crowd of folks gathered at the Highland Park Soda Fountain....
  • Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted

    08/28/2015 3:28:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 7:15 PM EDT
    A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in Fargo issued a temporary injunction requested by North Dakota and 12 other states halting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers from regulating some small streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule, which has prompted fierce criticism from farmers among others, was scheduled to take effect Friday. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne...
  • Judge blocks EPA water rule; EPA say they will defy injunction

    08/28/2015 7:46:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    A federal judge has ruled that a controversial regulation that would give the Environmental Protection Agency jurisdiction over small streams and ditches is bureaucratic overreach and has halted the implementation of the rule. The judge was not pleased with the EPA, who said they would go ahead and implement the regulation in the 37 states that did not sue to end it.
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely, Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Recapture Canyon case want judge disqualified ( Utah : BLM )

    07/23/2015 8:22:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Ch 13 ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ben Winslow
    Lawyers for a San Juan County commissioner convicted of his role in a protest ride in Recapture Canyon are asking a judge to disqualify himself, citing his ties to an environmental group. ... Judge Shelby is close friends with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliances legal director, Stephen Bloch, who has advocated for a stiff sentence for Lyman. Judge Shelby disclosed the relationship ... Steve Bloch, on behalf of SUWA, Steve Bloch and his wife Kara are friends of mine and have been for a long, long time. I practiced with Kara at Snow Christensen starting in 1999. My wife and...
  • Wesley Clark Suggests Internment Camps For Radicalized Citizens

    07/19/2015 4:53:21 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 74 replies
    Alan Colmes ^ | July 18, 2015 | John Amato
    I've always liked Wes Clark. I interviewed him in 2005, when the topic of torture was new and fresh in our minds and he told me how disappointed he was in Dick Cheney. Our cell phone connection was horrible, but he called me back from the airport. I say this because when I watched this segment I was as totally shocked as Digby was. I hope he rethinks his position after he listens to what he actually said. He's talking about bringing back WWII Japanese style internment camps to America, which has always been a blight on US history.
  • .Hutchinson Orders Adjutant General To Arm Full-Time Military Personnel (ARK)

    07/18/2015 6:49:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    5 News Online ^ | 17 JUL 15 1700hrs | Curtis Lanning and Dillon Thomas
    ARKANSAS (KFSM) Following the shooting death of four Marines in Chattanooga, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel. The governor also ordered the Arkansas flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday (July 20), according to a news release. Our hearts break at the news of another senseless act of violence and terror, this time out of Chattanooga, Governor Hutchinson said. Our prayers go out to all the families of the victims, especially the family of Staff Sgt. David Wyatt of Russellville, one of Arkansass own. He continued, I...
  • Allahu Akbar: What the lowering of the Confederate flag is REALLY about

    07/10/2015 6:06:57 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 30 replies
    http://allenbwest.com ^ | 10 July 2015 | Michelle Jesse
    Today, many are cheering the end of an era in the South. As The New York Times reports, many see the lowering of the Confederate flag from outside South Carolinas State House as closing a chapter on a symbol of the Deep South and its history of resistance and racial animus. [snip] Mohammed Elibiary: "Today is a new day in the South. Gone will be the Confederacy as we create the New South. Federalism & individual rights, no states' rights." [snip] Mohammed Elibiary: "States' rights was defeated with the Confederacy in the Civil War. USA has federalism and individual rights,...
  • What it is?

    07/10/2015 12:09:55 PM PDT · by skimbell · 32 replies
    Shameless Vanity | July 10, 2015 | skimbell
  • States Dont Have to Comply: The Anti-Commandeering Doctrine

    07/05/2015 7:44:39 PM PDT · by BlackjackPershing · 94 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 7/5/2015 | Mark MaHarrey
    Most Americans believe that the federal government stands absolutely supreme. Nobody can question its dictates. Nobody can refuse its edicts. Nobody can resist its commands. This is simply not true. Laws passed in pursuance of the Constitution do stand as the supreme law of the land. But that doesnt in any way imply the federal government lords over everything and everybody in America.
  • Was the South Ever Confederate, Anyway?

    07/05/2015 11:52:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Knoxville Mercury ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jack Neely, director, Knoxville History Project
    Everybody has an opinion about whether the Confederate flag is good or bad. Theyre all dug in. Some are certain its racist and the very signature of evil. Others say its purely an expression of Southern pride and reverence for ancestors who fought and died a long time ago. Some of them have devoted careers and personal reputations to these propositions. A newspaper column is not going to change any minds. The Civil War is a big bagful of ironies and paradoxes, and not a recommended study for folks who like to keep things simple. It would be a particular...
  • Pound Sand, Your Honor! More Americans Want States to Ignore Federal Courts

    07/03/2015 8:02:37 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 July 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    While dissenting from the recent Supreme Court decision rubber-stamping same-sex marriage, Justice Antonin Scalia warned his colleagues that with each decision ... unabashedly based not on law the Court moves one step closer to being reminded of [its] impotence. And a new poll shows that another such step has in fact been taken, with more Americans supporting the idea that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings. Writes Rasmussen Reports, A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings...
  • Forget A Federal Marriage Amendment and Go For Religious Freedom Acts In All 50 States

    06/30/2015 4:37:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | John Hawkins
    I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools. By imposing its own views on the entire country, the majority facilitates the marginalization of the many Americans who have traditional ideas. Justice Samuel Alito on the Supreme Court decision that forced gay marriage on the country The dilemma Christians and conservatives face after the Supreme Court's made-up-from-whole-cloth-instead-of-the-Constitution ruling on gay marriage is...
  • El Paso venue won't allow same-sex marriage ceremonies

    06/29/2015 7:14:25 PM PDT · by proust · 48 replies
    KVIA-ABC ^ | June 29, 2015 | Darren Hunt
    A gay El Paso couple contacted ABC-7 to report an Upper Valley wedding venue that won't let them get married there. The owner of Grace Gardens says she is exercising her religious freedom in denying same-sex marriages.
  • Sowell: Supreme Court Disasters

    06/29/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them. But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of these decisions that raise the question whether we are still living in America, where "we the people" are supposed to decide what kind of society we want, not have our betters impose their notions on us. The Constitution of the United States says that the...