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  • Prosecution of Far-Right But Not Antifa for Same Riots ‘Constitutionally Impermissible’: Judge

    02/22/2024 5:02:13 AM PST · by CFW · 46 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 2/22/24 | Caden Pearson
    A federal judge on Wednesday found that the “selective prosecution” of far-right groups without charging their far-left counterparts for the same acts is “constitutionally impermissible.” U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Carney of southern California therefore dismissed charges against two men from the “white nationalist” Rise Above Movement (RAM) who violently clashed with members of the far-left group Antifa at three southern California pro-Trump events in 2017. In his 35-page order, the judge stressed the importance of equal protection under the law. He said that although the two men may have been involved in violent acts, prosecutors were wrong to exclusively...
  • Supreme Court Opinions [2/21/24]

    02/21/2024 7:10:14 AM PST · by CFW · 7 replies
    Scotusblog ^ | 2/21/24 | staff
    SCOTUS issued opinions at 10:00 this morning on the following cases: We have two opinions, apparently. The first is from Justice Jackson, in McElrath v. Georgia. It is unanimous. McElrath v. Georgia, No. 22-721 [Arg: 11.28.2023] Issue(s): Whether the double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment prohibits a second prosecution for a crime of which a defendant was previously acquitted. The court holds that the jury's verdict that McElrath was not guilty of "malice murder" by reason of insanity constituted an acquittal for double jeopardy purposes despite any inconsistency with the jury's other verdicts. The state court's decision is reversed...
  • George Washington: The Indispensable Man

    02/19/2024 12:49:12 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 13 replies
    George Washington: The Indispensable Man | 1969 | James Thomas Flexner
    “The commander in chief expressed ‘disapprobation of such disorderly proceedings’ (ad hoc mass meeting of officers) as the illegally called meeting. He summoned a meeting of his own for the following Saturday, March 15, 1783. This was probably the most important single gathering ever held in the United States. Supposing, as seemed only too possible, Washington should fail to prevent military intervention in civil government?
  • South Carolina House Returns Constitutional Carry Bill to Senate

    02/19/2024 6:58:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | February 16, 2024 | Dean Weingarten
    On February 13, 2024, the South Carolina House rejected changes to the Constitutional Carry bill, which was passed in the South Carolina Senate in January. The House re-passed the bill as it was previously overwhelmingly passed by the House in 2022. The vote for H 3594 was 85 to 26, with 8 house members not voting and four house members on excused absences. The House Majority leader, Davey Hiott explained the action. From X: “While I respect the intentions and efforts of the Senate, the House Republican Caucus remains united in our decision to non-concur with the senate’s changes. We...
  • Death Throes of the Deep State

    02/16/2024 1:30:58 PM PST · by reasonisfaith · 72 replies
    Rumble ^ | 02/16/24 | SG
    "We are going to see the deep state bureaucracy fully fleshed out in rare form. We are going to see every fold on Jabba the Hutt. We are going to see individuals like Brennan and Clapper and the Obama Administration and Newland and others brought out into the light. We are going to see the full nature of the military intelligence community’s manipulation of the military forces of the United States of America at the command and control level, in league with different US bureaucratic agencies and different committees within the US Congress, to subvert the Constitutional Republic of the...
  • US Constitution encasement vandalized with red powder at National Archives

    02/15/2024 11:13:54 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/14/24 | Angela Fritz
    CNN — The National Archives in Washington, DC, closed early on Wednesday after two people dumped red powder on the display that protects the US Constitution, Archives officials said in a news release. “The Constitution was unaffected in its encasement. No damage was done to the document itself,” the Archives said in a statement. The individuals were immediately detained by security at the time of the incident, around 2:30 p.m., and officials are investigating, the Archives said
  • Updated: Incident at National Archives Rotunda Closes Galleries to Public (Red powder dumped on U.S. Constitution)

    02/15/2024 10:43:30 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    National Archives ^ | February 14, 2024
    The National Archives Rotunda and galleries in Washington, DC, closed to the public today after two individuals dumped red powder on the encasement protecting the U.S. Constitution at approximately 2:30 pm. They were immediately detained by security personnel. Officials are investigating the incident.
  • Climate Protesters Arrested after Throwing Pink Powder on U.S. Constitution in Museum

    02/15/2024 8:49:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | February 15, 2024 | Jason Walsh
    Climate Protesters Arrested after Throwing Pink Powder on U.S. Constitution in Museum Two climate activists were arrested on Wednesday after they poured a pink powder on a case holding the U.S. Constitution. The two protesters were caught on camera in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, claiming their act was to raise awareness for climate change. In a video posted on X, one of the activists can be heard saying: “This country is founded on the conditions that all men are created equally.” “We are calling for all people to have all these rights, not just wealthy white men.”...
  • Bullets Fly All Over Blue State’s Highways After It Clamped Down On Guns

    02/10/2024 5:45:37 PM PST · by CFW · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/10/24 | BRANDON POULTER
    Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed one of the nation’s most restrictive gun laws in 2023, and now highway shootings are surging in the state. Over 50 models of guns are banned under the legislation, including popular rifles such as AR-15s and M-16s, and the Democratic Legislature wants to crack down further with several more gun control bills in the body. The state is now seeing a surge in highway shootings, with more than a dozen reported on state highways since the beginning of the year, according to KOMO News. There have been over 190 reported “shooting incidents” in the...
  • Texas Stands Strong While Biden Retaliates

    02/01/2024 5:05:33 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 51 replies
    Phyllis Schlafly Report ^ | January 30, 2024 | John and Andy Schlafly
    “If they cut it, we will replace it,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declared about the razor wire along the Texas border with Mexico, after Biden won a narrowly weak 5-4 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court authorizing him to cut it. Patrick holds an unusually powerful office because it commands the state senate, and his comments join the chorus of other top Texas officials taking a strong stand against Biden’s open border. “We are putting up wire … everywhere we can. We will continue. We will not stop,” Patrick told Fox News after visiting the border on Friday to...
  • DeSantis urges four amendments including to balance U.S. budget, set term limits for Congress

    01/29/2024 10:24:38 AM PST · by backpacker_c · 110 replies
    wgcu ^ | Jan 29, 2024 | wgcu
    "It's going to require us working in our individual states using the tools that the Founding Fathers gave us to be able to take power away from DC and return it back to the American people to make sure that the incentives are to produce good government rather than self serving government," the governor said. the Florida Legislature is going to be certifying a series of amendments constitutional reforms under Article Five of the Constitution that will rein Washington in and that will hold Washington accountable." "We're in a great spot, because people look to us for leadership on a...
  • Hawaii Democrat introduces bill to ban Trump from ballot Hawaii considers legislation to ban presidential candidates over 14th Amendment's insurrection clause

    01/28/2024 2:24:50 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2024 | Danielle Wallace
    A Democrat-sponsored bill in Hawaii that could ban former President Trump from the ballot for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol advanced in the state legislature Monday. Hawaii state Sen. Karl Rhoads, a Democrat representing Honolulu who frequently criticizes Trump and Republicans over the Jan. 6 riot online, first introduced SB 2392 last week, which aims to "specify that election ballots issued by the chief election officer or county clerk shall exclude any candidate who is disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; article XVI, section 3 of...
  • How to Display My Texas Flag?

    01/27/2024 4:40:30 PM PST · by jimjohn · 12 replies
    self | jimjohn
    So, my Texas flag came in today. Of course I’m not from Texas (1,208 miles from the northern border). But I need some advice on how to properly display it with things the way there are. * American flag on top, Lone Star beneath. * Lone Stars on top, Stars and Stripes below * Lone Star by itself * Either, but hang Stars and Stripe upside down. * Ditch the American Flag; hang Texas flag on top with ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ flag below (yes, I own one of those too). I know the protocol, but I am open to...
  • Texan Has Been Waiting For This Moment His Whole Life

    01/27/2024 2:11:42 PM PST · by CFW · 12 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 1/27/24 | staff
    TEXAS — Bubba "Boomstick" Johnson, a proud Texan and self-proclaimed protector of all things Lone Star, has declared that he's been waiting for this moment his entire life: the opportunity to finally dust off his arsenal and defend Texas if a civil war or invasion ever breaks out. For years, Bubba has meticulously curated his collection of firearms, affectionately referring to them as his "freedom dispensers." From his trusty six-shooters to his state-of-the-art assault rifles, Bubba's arsenal rivals that of a small militia - or at least a moderately armed neighborhood watch. "Oh Lord, how blessed am I," said Bubba...
  • Minnesota sued by farmer over program prioritizing grant for 'racial and sexual minorities'

    01/27/2024 1:12:04 PM PST · by CFW · 10 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/27/24 | Morgan Zegers
    A Minnesota farmer is suing the state for a program allowing racial and sexual minorities to be first in line to receive a $15,000 grant available to aspiring farmers to purchase coveted farmland. Lance Nistler, a lifelong Minnesotan and farmer, aspired to own his own land to grow in-demand crops. After hearing of the state’s Down Payment Assistance Grant Program, which offers individuals living in Minnesota the opportunity to apply for a grant worth up to $15,000 that they can place toward the purchase of farmland. In his lawsuit filed against the state, Nistler’s lawyers said that his application was...
  • New York Times Best Selling Author: Texas is in the right constitutionally!

    01/26/2024 11:42:00 PM PST · by RandFan · 43 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Jan 26 | Dr Tom Woods
    @ThomasEWoods Texas is in the right constitutionally (in case that still matters to anybody). I've heard some people say this: since immigration per se is not mentioned in the Constitution (although naturalization is), then the relevant power rests with the states. Such people proceed to deploy this argument in defense of so-called "sanctuary cities." But if that argument can defend sanctuary cities, it can also and to the same extent defend the Texas move to try to staunch the flow of illegals coming through the southern border. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, after all. Now...
  • Are You Ready for a Constitutional Crisis?

    01/26/2024 10:30:40 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 34 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | January 26, 2024 | Theophilus Chilton
    I’m sure that by now, we’re all aware of what is continuing to take place down in Texas. Far from backing down in his standoff with FedGov over the seizure of Shelby Park in Eagle Pass and subsequent expulsion of federal agents, Gov. Abbott has directed the state’s National Guard to continue interdicting illegal immigrants. Indeed, in response to the recent SCOTUS decision allowing the Feds to dismantle the razor wire Texas installed, they’ve simply installed more, in direct defiance of the wishes of the Regime. The Regime has now responded by giving Abbott and Texas an ultimatum - restore...
  • Texas Military MOBILIZES for SHOWDOWN at the Southern Border

    01/26/2024 8:49:43 AM PST · by CIB-173RDABN · 138 replies
    Dr. Steve Turley's pod cast ^ | 1/26/2024 | Dr. Steve Turley
    Something I did not know and I suspect many do not know, but it is NOT the National Guard at the Southern border but the state of Texas's own military! Texas has a military branch not connected with the Federal Government.
  • Don't Let the Colored Map Fool You

    01/26/2024 5:44:21 AM PST · by jimjohn · 17 replies
    jimjohn | J. Johnson
    Don’t Let the Colored Map Fool YouBy J.JohnsonMy tagline on this forum has been visible for some time. Today, as we see national maps that look similar to 1860, perhaps it’s starting to sink in: “We're at war, people. Start acting like it.”. The red state governors have taken their stands, while #45 says in the Braveheart vernacular: it’s time to “Unite the Clans”. But don’t be fooled. This is more than a red state / blue state thing.It’s about the people - folks in blue states getting red pilled at an alarming rate.It happens when you see them camped...
  • Governors Unite to Support Texas’ Constitutional Right to Self-Defense

    01/26/2024 3:12:43 AM PST · by spirited irish · 68 replies
    Clever Journey ^ | 1/24 | Texans Jack & Dodie
    Sternly against the current White House resident’s corruption, these governors released the following joint statement in support of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas’ constitutional right to self-defense.The statement comes as the Biden Administration continues to attack Texas and refuses to take action or responsibility for their crisis at the Southern border.“President Biden and his Administration have left Americans and our country completely vulnerable to unprecedented illegal immigration pouring across the Southern border. Instead of upholding the rule of law and securing the border, the Biden Administration has attacked and sued Texas for stepping up to protect American citizens from...