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  • My Thoughts on January 6 and "Insurrections"

    12/24/2023 10:22:14 AM PST · by CDR Kerchner · 25 replies
    The Post & Email Newspaper ^ | 23 Dec 2023 | Don Fredrick
    (Dec. 23, 2023) — Of course I cannot get into the heads of the people present, but my assumption is that many (if not most) in the January 6, 2021 crowd (and some in the Trump administration) hoped the presence of thousands of protestors would demonstrate to the House members that the voters were angry and believed the election was stolen, and that the Electoral College votes of several states with numerous election “irregularities” should not be counted but should be sent back to the states for reconsideration and auditing. But that would not be an “insurrection” in the sense...
  • Nikki Haley walks back 'verify everybody' social media proposal, wants free speech for 'anonymous Americans'

    11/21/2023 3:47:26 PM PST · by george76 · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2023 | Hanna Panreck
    'What I don’t like is anonymous Russians and Chinese and Iranians having' it, Haley told CNBC ... Nikki Haley was asked to explain her earlier remarks about social media companies on Wednesday and said that while she didn't mind "anonymous American" free speech, she didn't support anonymous free speech for actors in Russia, Iran and China. During an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday, Haley said every person on social media should be "verified by their name." Haley, who was fiercely criticized by fellow Republican candidates for the idea, joined the hosts of CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday and was...
  • A Well-Outfitted Militia: German Translation of the Second Amendment Offers Insight

    11/20/2023 6:07:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | | 11:31 AM on November 18, 2023 | By Ranjit Singh
    Minuteman statue detail, Lexington, Credit: Tim Grafft/MOTT There’s a perennial debate in gun politics in the United States. The gun control side makes various specious arguments claiming that the Second Amendment protects muskets and not modern arms, that the right to keep and bear arms belongs to a select militia like the National Guard, not We the People, and that “well-regulated” authorizes the de facto destruction of our rights via regulation. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Those of us who have studied the copious scholarly research on the text and history of the Second Amendment know that those arguments are bunk. We know that...
  • Ballot Initiative Would Weaken Nation's Strongest Tax Limitation Law

    10/16/2023 2:31:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 13, 2023 | Patrick Gleason
    In addition to the off-year elections to be decided this November in Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi, a number of ballot initiatives will be voted on in other states. Perhaps the most consequential measure appearing on the November 2023 ballot, at least when it comes to fiscal policy, is found in Colorado, where voters will be asked whether they want to weaken the nation’s strongest tax and expenditure limit in exchange for property tax relief. Proposition HH, which was referred to the November ballot by Colorado lawmakers with the support of Governor Jared Polis (D), would weaken the state’s Taxpayer’s...
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom Officially Calls for Convention to Change US Constitution

    09/15/2023 4:32:06 PM PDT · by Publius · 125 replies
    The Western Journal (via MSN) ^ | 15 September 2023 | Richard Moorhead
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom is eyeing a change to the United States Constitution. The state's legislature on Thursday approved a resolution in support of Newsom's call for a 28th Constitutional amendment, according to the Los Angeles Times. The amendment would enshrine a list of Democratic gun-control policy priorities into federal law. California is requesting a Constitutional convention to enshrine the amendment. For the amendment to be considered, two-thirds of state legislatures would have to vote in favor of a convention, according to the Times. The proposed "Right to Safety Amendment" would limit legal gun ownership to adults 21 and older,...
  • Georgia clerk says ‘mishap’ caused erroneous release of list of Trump charges

    08/16/2023 1:12:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 16, 2023 | Alanna Durkin Richer
    The clerk of the Fulton County, Georgia, court system acknowledged Tuesday accidentally releasing what appeared to be a list of criminal charges against Donald Trump before he was actually indicted, and sought to deflect blame amid mounting criticism from Republicans who have seized on the blunder to characterize the case as rigged. After refusing to explain what happened for more than a day after Reuters posted the document the media outlet said was published on the court’s website, clerk Che Alexander’s office said she was doing a “trial run” of the court’s filing system on Monday “in anticipation of issues...
  • Has Liberty Died in Our Hearts?

    07/31/2023 5:25:44 PM PDT · by Twotone · 22 replies ^ | July 27, 2023 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it." — Judge Learned Hand (1872-1961) Late last week, a judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court revealed that he had had enough of the FBI and Congress trashing the Constitution. The normally secretive court and the normally secretive judge explained in a rare public opinion the unlawful behavior of FBI agents spying on ordinary Americans in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The FISA Court judge...
  • Judge unmasks staffers who stifled social posts

    07/12/2023 1:48:09 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 29 replies ^ | 7/12/2023 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty, acting on a lawsuit filed against the Biden administration by two states and a group of plaintiffs, said the case “arguably involves the most massive attack against free speech in United States’ history.”Court documents show that while top Biden administration officials such as Dr. Anthony Fauci sought publicly and privately to censor social media posts over COVID-19 content, the task was more extensively carried out behind the scenes by a select band of staffers. These aides led the administration’s efforts to squelch content they opposed, mostly by pressuring social media platforms with repeated requests...
  • The Uncompromising Faith of America’s Founders Is Alive Today

    07/03/2023 3:40:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | Jul 3, 2023
    Enshrined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is the right to freedom of religion. This right is the freedom that is listed first in the Bill of Rights. At America’s core, the ability of every individual to seek truth and choose their own religious beliefs – or none at all – affords everyone equal footing to live by their faith or live by the dictates of their conscience. In 1791, Baptist minister John Leland wrote, “Every man must give an account of himself to God, and therefore every man ought to be at liberty to serve God in...
  • Brace yourself: You're about to become a felon

    06/27/2023 9:33:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Jun, 2023 | Colin McWay
    Merrick Garland wants to take your guns (and their accessories) away, the Constitution be damned. In January 2023, the attorney general, Merrick Garland, signed ATF final rule 2021R-08F (the Rule), which calls for the registration of pistol braces in furtherance of the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968. The Rule is wholly unconstitutional and fraudulently established. In this post, I will break down both the unconstitutionality of the Rule and the fraudulent basis upon which it has been established. Let's start with the Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment. Without the Bill of...
  • DHS outsourced censorship to third parties, then tried to cover it up: House Judiciary GOP report

    06/26/2023 5:49:21 PM PDT · by CFW · 9 replies
    Just the News ^ | 6/26/23 | Ben Whedon
    he Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency outsourced its "censorship operation" to a nonprofit it funded following a First Amendment lawsuit by Louisiana and Missouri attorneys general, "implicitly admitting that its censorship activities are unconstitutional," according to an interim staff report by House Judiciary Committee Republicans shared with Just the News. CISA also wanted to use the Center for Internet Security, which operates the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC), as its "mouthpiece" to obfuscate its own role in censorship, the report says. It cites spring 2022...
  • 673 UNC university professors sign letter opposing courses on America's founding, Constitution

    04/26/2023 12:00:07 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 53 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | April 26, 2023 | Anders Hagstrom
    Hundreds of professors at the University of North Carolina signed a public letter Tuesday opposing legislation that would require university students to take courses on America's government and founding documents. The 673 UNC Chapel Hill professors revealed the public letter Tuesday, arguing the new courses and another bill in the North Carolina House of Representatives would constitute an infringement on the university's "academic freedom." The first piece of legislation, House Bill 96, would require students to take a 3 credit-hour course covering America's founding and history. Required reading for the course would include the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence,...
  • A ‘Transgender Bill of Rights’

    04/12/2023 7:45:01 AM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies ^ | 4/11/2023 | SAMANTHA KOCH
    The goal: to dismantle the rights and liberty of every American citizen of today and future generations. A new bill introduced by the woke Left is one that should send a chill down the spine of every sane American (we are still the majority). Representative Pramila Jayapal, a proud proponent of the most destructive ideas to American principles, has proposed the Transgender Bill of Rights. According to an opposing political colleague and favorite target of denigration from the Left, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, it is “the most insane piece of legislation I’ve ever seen.” As quoted in the introductory text...
  • Donald Trump's post claiming he'll be arrested Tuesday could see him DENIED BAIL over fears he'll try and incite Jan 6. riot at arraignment hearing, former federal prosecutor says

    03/18/2023 8:50:07 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 154 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 18 Mar 2023 | Stephen M. Lepore
    A former federal prosecutor said Saturday that former President Donald Trump's post on Truth Social sharing details of his arrest could affect his chances of getting bail and his conditions for release. Trump claimed on his Truth Social account that the Manhattan DA's office will arrest him on Tuesday - and branded the probe 'corrupt and highly political', calling the alleged hush money payment an 'old and fully debunked fairy-tale.' Glenn Kirschner, an MSNBC legal analyst, went on the network Saturday and compared the all-caps rant to his posts leading up to the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 and...
  • Gingrich decries ‘insane’ Florida bill for register of bloggers critical of DeSantis

    03/06/2023 1:18:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Mon 6 Mar 2023 14.06 EST | @MartinPengelly
    A Florida bill that would require bloggers who write about the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, to register with the state proved a step too far even for the godfather of far-right Republicanism, the former US House speaker Newt Gingrich. “The idea that bloggers criticising a politician should register with the government is insane,” Gingrich wrote on Twitter. “It is an embarrassment that it is a Republican state legislator in Florida who introduced a bill to that effect. He should withdraw it immediately.” The bill was introduced by Jason Brodeur. It states: “If a blogger posts to a blog about an...
  • Mark Levin on DOJ's move to pierce Trump's attorney-client privilege: This is the unraveling of our liberties

    02/20/2023 11:56:27 AM PST · by bitt · 20 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2/19/2023 | By Ashley Carnahan
    Justice Department prosecutors asked a federal judge to compel one of Trump's lawyers to testify Fox News host Mark Levin tore into special counsel Jack Smith for going after former President Trump's right to attorney-client privilege. Justice Department prosecutors on Tuesday asked a federal judge to compel one of Trump's lawyers, M. Evan Corcoran, to answer more questions before a grand jury regarding the former president's handling of classified documents. Prosecutors cited the crime-fraud exception as a way to circumvent the attorney-client privilege. This exception, Levin said, is used if prosecutors believe a client is seeking advice from an attorney...
  • They're Trying to Torch Attorney-Client Privilege With Trump Again

    02/17/2023 8:11:35 PM PST · by bitt · 8 replies ^ | 2/15/2023 | matt vespa
    Federal prosecutors are trying to compel the lawyer of former President Donald Trump to testify before the grand jury, citing the “crime fraud” exception to circumvent attorney-client privilege. They cannot beat Trump, so they need to shred legal frameworks considered sacrosanct to find anything that could lead to an indictment. This order comes from the special counsel reviewing the allegations that Donald Trump mishandled classified information, which shouldn’t be going near this since it could lead to Mr. Biden being slapped with similar charges. At least, that’s what’s logical (via NBC News): "The special counsel investigating Donald Trump’s handling of...
  • Fast Facts: The Second Amendment

    01/07/2023 6:40:23 PM PST · by TBP · 13 replies
    Daily Mojo Facebook Page ^ | February 21, 2018 | Doc Thompson
    The facts about the Second Amendment in a short video.
  • On this day in history, Dec. 15, 1791, Bill of Rights ratified, codifying unique freedoms in new nation

    12/15/2022 3:23:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 15, 2022 12:02am EST | Kerry J. Byrne
    The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, collectively known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified following vigorous national debate on this day in history, Dec. 15, 1791. Their passage came 3½ years after the Constitution was enacted to become the framework of the national government on June 21, 1788. “A clash erupted over ratification [of the Constitution], with the Anti-Federalists opposing the creation of a strong national government and rejecting ratification and the Federalists advocating a strong union and adoption of the Constitution,” writes the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University. […] “A bill of rights...
  • Supreme Court Issues Ruling, Gutting Miranda Rights And Threatening The Fifth Amendment

    06/23/2022 11:16:09 AM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 23, 2022 | Michael Robinson
    On Thursday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Vega V Tekoh, a case involving the administration of Miranda rights, with the court ruling that a suspect’s words or statements can be used in court regardless of their Miranda rights. For background, these are the facts of the case in question: Terence Tekoh worked as a patient transporter in a hospital in Los Angeles. After a patient accused him of sexual assault, hospital staff reported the allegation to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Carlos Vega went to the hospital to ask Tekoh questions and take Tekoh’s statement. Although the...