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  • how to petition sheriff/police to issue statement not supporting unconstitutional laws?

    11/08/2017 9:41:01 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 16 replies
    self | 11/8/17 | NewJerseyJoe
    For those you have engaged in public advocacy in the past: what is the right/best way to petition the county sheriff's office or local police departments, to ask them to issue a public statement saying "We will not obey or enforce any illegal or unconstitutional laws"? Hoping that some of you have been through something similar in the past and can offer good solid advice. Thanks FReepers. PS: if your answer is "Move to another state" or "It's too late for your state" -- that's not helpful. Yes, we know the long-term solution -- but some still want to put...
  • To get Harvey relief funds, residents of Dickinson must vow not to boycott Israel

    10/20/2017 6:56:07 PM PDT · by Wyrd bið ful aræd · 17 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 10/19/17 | claire z cardona
    Applicants for Hurricane Harvey relief grants for the storm-battered city of Dickinson are asked as part of the terms of the agreement to not boycott Israel, a move the ACLU has called unconstitutional. The city began accepting applications Oct. 11 for grants to rebuild homes or businesses damaged in the storm that made landfall Aug. 25. The grant money was donated to the Dickinson Harvey Relief Fund. ...In January 2016, Gov. Greg Abbott met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and said that he wanted legislators to work to approve such a ban. When he signed the bill...
  • FDA Delays New Nutrition Facts Label Unveiled by Michelle Obama

    10/03/2017 4:20:43 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 10/03/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Feds regulate serving sizes of breath mints! The Trump administration is delaying a regulation championed by former first lady Michelle Obama to redesign the Nutrition Facts label. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a rule delaying until 2020 the compliance date for regulations that will make listed calories on food larger in an attempt to fight obesity. Mrs. Obama unveiled the new label in May 2016 as part of her anti-obesity "Let's Move" campaign. Aside from increasing the font size of calories and the addition of "added sugars" on the label, the regulations even dealt with how to...
  • Feds Spend $686,350 Paying Fat Kids Not to Eat

    09/23/2017 12:27:52 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 13 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $700,000 for a study that will pay obese teenagers to not eat as much. A University of Minnesota study that began earlier this year is analyzing whether teens who receive financial incentives for replacing meals with liquid shakes is an effective anti-obesity tool. "Severe obesity is the fastest growing category of pediatric obesity, with a reported prevalence near 6 [percent] in the United States," according to the grant for the project. "Unfortunately, conventional treatment approaches rarely result in sufficient weight loss in adolescents with severe obesity; therefore, innovative and effective strategies are...
  • Appeals court rules against Trump administration on travel ban

    09/07/2017 4:22:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    CBS ^ | Sept 7, 2017 | AP
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the Trump administration's limited view of who is allowed into the country under its revised travel ban. A three-judge panel decided that grandparents, cousins and similarly close extended family relationships of people in the U.S. shouldn't be prevented from coming to the country. The court also said refugees already accepted by a resettlement agency shouldn't be banned. The appeals court decision upholds a decision from a district court judge in Hawaii, who said the administration's view was too narrow. The decision impacts the revised travel ban, which temporarily suspends new...
  • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Obama lawyer who worked on DACA admits it’s probably unconstitutional

    09/05/2017 7:00:38 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 09/05/2017 | Greg P.
    As we get ready to find out exactly what the Trump administration has planned for DACA — we’re hearing the president will kick the can down the road for 6 months — here’s a great thread to read from lawyer Eric Columbus who worked for team Obama on DACA. It’s long, but the money quote comes in No. 7 where he admits that a court challenge to DACA “is very likely to succeed.” Which, of course, means DACA is probably unconstitutional and that this fight was coming no matter who was president. Also read from 27 on down where Columbus...
  • How 'bout ZERO federal control of schools?

    08/27/2017 2:42:27 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    Convention of States ^ | 08/22/2017 | Rita Dunaway
    The fact that we celebrate the Every Student Succeeds Act for shifting education policy back to the states is an alarming indicator of federal dysfunction. Instead of rejoicing about a reduced extent of unauthorized federal meddling in state affairs, we should work to remove the heavy hand of centralized government entirely from every sphere in which it has no legitimate authority. A quick visit to the U.S. Department of Education’s website reveals just how thoroughly the feds have burst the seams of their constitutional pants. There we find the agency reminding states about deadlines for submitting “State plans” for education...
  • Jim Jordan pushing for House vote on clean repeal of Obamacare

    08/11/2017 3:14:00 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/11/2017 | Sally Persons
    Rep. Jim Jordan said Friday that he’s pushing a clean Obamacare repeal bill in the House in an end-run move around leadership. “It’s the same exact legislation we passed 18 months ago — we all voted for, the Senate voted for. We want to bring this to the floor. Our leadership won’t do that. So the only way to go around them is to start what’s called a discharge petition,” Mr. Jordan, Ohio Republican and a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said on Fox News. Mr. Jordan said he plans to begin gathering signatures for the petition Friday, and...
  • Uncertainty Pushes Major Insurer To Leave An Entire State's Exchange

    08/08/2017 10:10:10 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    Newsy ^ | 08/07/2017 | Jake Jones
    Anthem just announced it will back out of Nevada's Obamacare exchange for 2018. A major insurance provider just announced it will back out of Nevada's Obamacare exchange for 2018. Anthem said in a statement Monday it was leaving Nevada's exchange because "planning and pricing for ACA-compliant health plans has become increasingly difficult due to a shrinking and deteriorating individual market, as well as continual changes and uncertainty in federal operations, rules and guidance, including cost sharing reduction subsidies and the restoration of taxes on fully insured coverage." The company had previously backed out of 14 rural counties in the Silver...
  • Schumer wants investigation into fast food packaging

    07/30/2017 2:40:21 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/30/2017 | na
    Sen. Charles Schumer says the Food and Drug Administration should launch a formal investigation into the health consequences of chemicals used in fast food packaging. The New York Democrat on Sunday released a letter he sent to the head of the agency asking for the investigation into phthalates, which are used in plastics to make them more flexible. Some phthalates have been linked to health issues, both developmental and reproductive. People can be exposed to phthalates if they eat or drink food that's come into contact with containers made with the chemicals. Schumer pointed out that some types of phthalates...
  • Levin: GOP ‘Lied Their Way Into Office,’ Perpetrated ‘Greatest Hoax in Modern Politics’

    07/27/2017 9:38:44 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 76 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07/27/2017 | Michael Morris
    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin blasted Republicans in yet another Facebook note on Wednesday, saying they “lied their way into office” and perpetrated the “greatest hoax in modern politics.” “Here comes rationing, long waiting periods, and massive red-tape,” said Mark Levin in all caps on. “The Republicans lied their way into office in what is the greatest hoax in modern politics.” Levin’s comments came after seven Republican senators joined Democrats in voting no on a “clean repeal” of Obamacare promoted by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. on Wednesday. In the note, the famed conservative radio personality laid the...
  • This Is a Safe Space. No Jews Allowed-Why are some progressives embracing overt anti-Semitism?

    07/27/2017 3:40:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 48 replies
    Slate ^ | 7-24-17 | Mark Joseph Stern
    Why are some American progressives embracing overt anti-Semitism? Are you a Jew in Chicago who’d like to march for LGBTQ rights and gender equality? You’ll have to follow a few rules, helpfully laid out in recent weeks by the Chicago Dyke March and the Chicago SlutWalk. First, you must not carry any “Zionist displays.” What are Zionist displays? That’s for others to decide. A Star of David might be OK. But if it’s on a rainbow flag, it probably isn’t because “its connections to the oppression enacted by Israel is too strong for it to be neutral.” Second, you must...
  • Obamacare CO-OP Trade Association Now Appears Dead

    07/26/2017 4:39:13 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/26/2017 | Richard Pollock
    After 20 of the 24 Obamacare non-profit health insurance cooperatives collapsed, despite the influx of $2.4 billion in taxpayer funds, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that its trade association would also fail. The National Alliance of State Health Cooperatives (NASCHO), the Obamacare co-op health insurance trade association, has quietly closed its doors, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. NASCHO once represented as many as 24 Obamacare non-profit co-ops that were intended to compete with for-profit commercial health care insurers and perhaps even drive them out of business. The Obama administration underwrote the experiment with $2.4 billion in long-term,...
  • WARNING: ALL Federal Government Involvement in Health Care is Unconstitutional

    07/23/2017 8:43:40 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 41 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 07/22/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    When the sovereign states decided to create a federal government (yes, it was the states that created the federal government and not the other way around), it was not an open-ended arrangement where the states surrendered all of their powers and authority to the new entity. It was quite to the contrary. Only certain, specifically identified powers, called “enumerated powers,” were delegated to the federal government from the states — powers that the Founding Fathers believed were best performed on a national basis, duties like “provide for the common defense,” to coin money, establish uniform immigration laws, “Post Offices,” treaties...
  • Trump: ‘Single-Payer Will Bankrupt Our Country’

    07/20/2017 3:03:27 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 101 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07/20/2017 | Susan Jones
    “We're in this room today to deliver on our promise to the American people to repeal Obamacare and to ensure that they have the health care that they need,” President Trump told Republican senators at a White House luncheon on Wednesday. “We have no choice. We have to repeal and replace Obamacare.” Trump said Republicans are “so close” to getting the job done, even without a single vote from Democrats: "The way I looked at it, we have no Democrat help. They're obstructionists. That's all they're good at is obstruction. They have no ideas. They've gone so far left, they're...
  • WATCH the Multiple Times Obama Promised Obamacare Would Lower Premiums $2,500 Per Year

    07/19/2017 5:29:57 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 07/19/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    As President Trump reminded both Democrats and their friends in the Democrat Media Complex today, Obamacare was built on a stack of lies. President Trump mentioned two of Obama’s lies, the infamous “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” and if “You like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” Both were lies as millions lost insurance coverage and/or their doctors because of the 2,700-page behemoth that has grown to over 20,000 pages in tyrannical regulations. But another one of Obama’s outright lies he told perhaps more than any other, was the Shamwow promise to lower every...
  • Trump SAVAGES Obama for Obamacare Lies: ‘He Knew He was Lying!’ [VIDEO]

    07/19/2017 5:26:48 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 07/19/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    President Donald Trump laid into former President Barack Obama on Wednesday in a meeting with Senate Republicans after RINO Leader Mitch McConnell’s failure to repeal the Obamacare debacle. Not pulling any punches, the president reminded Americans of the many lies Obama told to sell Obamacare: “Obamacare was a big lie. ‘You can keep your doctor.’ Lie! ‘You can keep your plan.’ Lie! It was a direct lie from the president. Twenty-eight times he said it — 28 times. It was a lie and he knew it was. And now it is hurting this country irreparably.” {..snip..}
  • Cuccinelli Swipes at Swalwell’s Calls to Bolster Obamacare: ‘You Don’t Strengthen a Failure’

    07/16/2017 12:06:32 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 14 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 07/16/2016 | Paul Crookston
    Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif. ) said Sunday on CNN that Republicans would satisfy uneasy voters by strengthening Obamacare, but his fellow panelist Ken Cuccinelli fired back at the notion that the health care program simply needs help. "I think the people are being heard," Swalwell said on "State Of The Union" about the debate over the GOP's health care bill in the Senate. "And I wish we were amplifying these stories two years ago." Swalwell went onto say that those voices would make attempts to repeal Obamacare politically difficult. "It's the people who are coming forward saying, ‘This affects...
  • All Government ‘Charity’ is Unconstitutional, Says Author of U.S. Constitution

    07/08/2017 10:28:51 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 07/07/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    As only a handful of constitutional conservatives, like Ted Cruz , Mike Lee , Rand Paul , argue for the full repeal of Obamacare, something that was promised by all Republicans for seven years, and as Democrats have no answers for disastrous Obamacare other than more government control — what destroyed the health insurance marketplace in America in the first place and caused prices and deductibles to unnecessarily skyrocket — we should be reminded that ALL involvement of the federal government in the healthcare business in any form or fashion, or redistribution schemes pushed on taxpayers under the guise of...
  • Trump Attempts to Save Senate Obamacare Bill by Calling Ted Cruz Personally

    06/24/2017 2:54:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 40 replies
    RedState ^ | 06/24/2017 | Susan Wright
    I can’t imagine what he could have said to put enough shine on the current version of an Obamacare replacement bill that would persuade Senator Cruz to embrace it. The Senate needs 50 votes to get the bill to pass. They can’t rely on Democrats to help in that effort, so they have to pull all the Republican support they can muster. To date, that seems a faraway hope, as well. Senators Cruz, Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, and as of Friday, Dean Heller have all rejected the bill, as written. Cruz, Paul, Johnson, and Lee released this statement...