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  • Arkansas Gov. Sanders Issues Executive Order Defying Biden Admin’s Title IX Rule

    05/03/2024 6:21:56 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 15 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 3, 2024 | Caden Pearson
    Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued an executive order on Thursday directing state schools to defy the Biden administration’s expansion of Title IX protections to include students identifying as transgender. The Republican governor’s order, signed on Thursday, asserts the state’s commitment to preserving the traditional understanding of sex as an “immutable characteristic of the human body” firmly “rooted in biology and the created order.” “The government should celebrate, not erase, sex differences by providing proper protections for them,” the order reads. It also states that the Biden administration “has rejected reality and chosen to appease their left-wing base over students’...
  • Biden administration plans to reclassify marijuana, easing restrictions nationwide

    04/30/2024 8:48:06 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 173 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 30, 2024 | Julie Tsirkin and Monica Alba
    WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will take a historic step toward easing federal restrictions on cannabis, with plans to announce an interim rule soon reclassifying the drug for the first time since the Controlled Substances Act was enacted more than 50 years ago, four sources with knowledge of the decision said. The Drug Enforcement Administration is expected to approve an opinion by the Department of Health and Human Services that marijuana should be reclassified from the strictest Schedule I to the less stringent Schedule III. It would be the first time that the U.S. government has acknowledged its potential medical...
  • Defending Trump’s Abortion Stance

    04/17/2024 8:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/17/2024 | J. Robert Smith
    If Lincoln was going to be elected in 1860, he wasn’t going to succeed calling for the abolition of slavery. Trump has decided that pushing federal abortion elimination is a losing proposition in 2024. Like it or not, Trump is right about the politics of the issue. A majority opposes ending abortion. He’s right to assert that the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Roe v. Wade and returning abortion to the states is where this historic issue needs to be. But let’s stress, for the time being.Abortion is modern America’s slavery issue. Slavery wasn’t settled at ballot boxes. The Compromise...
  • Trump says abortion should be decided by the states, 'will of the people'

    04/08/2024 5:03:11 AM PDT · by McGruff · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 8, 2024 | Paul Steinhauser , Anders Hagstrom
    Former President Donald Trump on Monday announced his position on whether abortion should be banned, following months of not taking a stance on the combustible and crucial issue in his 2024 rematch with President Biden. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee took to his social media platform on Sunday night to say that he would issue a statement on "abortion and abortion rights." In video posted Monday morning, Trump explicitly affirmed his support for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and he emphasized his support for states determining their own laws for abortion so long as there are exceptions for rape, incest and...
  • The Uses and Abuses of Federal Land

    12/28/2023 6:56:53 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    American Conservative ^ | Dec 13, 2023 | William Perry Pendley
    The Biden administration has continued the modern Democrat tradition of perverse federal land use policy. It comes as a surprise to most Americans that the federal government owns nearly one-third of the nation’s land mass, in excess of 640 million acres. (It also owns 1.7 billion acres of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), but that is another story.) Most know of the National Park Service in the Department of the Interior and its 80 million acres of parks, preserves, reserves, monuments, memorials, historic sites, battlefields, and recreation areas, in every state. Many Americans may be familiar with the 141 national...
  • Trump calls six-week abortion bans ‘terrible’

    09/17/2023 2:19:07 PM PDT · by thegagline · 240 replies
    MSN ^ | 09/17/2023 | Mariana Alfaro et al
    Former president Donald Trump, the front-runner in the GOP presidential primary, said a state abortion law signed by his top challenger, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), which bans the procedure after six weeks, is “terrible.” In April, DeSantis signed the controversial law, which will go into effect if the Florida Supreme Court upholds the state’s 15-week ban on abortion that he signed into law last spring. At a hearing this month, the Florida justices appeared open to upholding the limiting ban. Trump, in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” criticized DeSantis for being “willing to sign...
  • Trump criticizes Republicans pushing abortion bans with no exceptions: 'You're not going to win'

    09/17/2023 11:48:58 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 109 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept. 16, 2023, 10:03 AM EDT | By Allan Smith
    Trump said members of his own party "speak very inarticulately about this subject. "I watch some of them without the exceptions, et cetera, et cetera," he said, referring to conservatives who don't support abortion exceptions in cases including abortion and rape. "I said, 'Other than certain parts of the country, you can’t — you’re not going to win on this issue. But you will win on this issue when you come up with the right number of weeks." "Because Democrats don’t want to be radical on the issue, most of them, some do," he continued. "They don’t want to be...
  • White House Promotes Biden’s Marijuana Moves As Part Of ‘Fight For Our Freedom’ Campaign To ‘Mobilize Young People’

    09/15/2023 2:25:36 PM PDT · by packagingguy · 29 replies
    Marijuana Moment ^ | September 14, 2023 | Kyle Jaeger
    The White House is promoting President Joe Biden’s mass marijuana pardon and scheduling review directive as part of a “Fight for Our Freedom” campaign meant to “mobilize young people” as next year’s election approaches. A factsheet about the campaign that the administration published on Thursday contains a section dedicated to the president’s cannabis reform actions from late last year titled, “Addressing a Failed Approach to Marijuana.” “The criminalization of marijuana possession has upended too many lives—for conduct that is now legal in many states,” it says. “While white, Black and brown people use marijuana at similar rates, Black and brown...
  • Donald Trump isn't backing a national abortion ban. That's not hurting him in the GOP primary

    09/14/2023 9:53:06 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 120 replies
    Leader-Telegram (AP) ^ | September 15, 2023 | Will Weissert and Thomas Beaumont
    Trump [has] refused to endorse a federal ban on abortion, allowing some top rivals to get to the right of him on an issue that animates many conservative activists. ... That tension underscores the new reality the GOP finds itself in more than a year into the post-Roe era. While top Republicans were long able to simply declare themselves opposed to abortion, they must now contend with more complicated questions — including when access should be banned and whether uniform standards might apply across the U.S., even in states where support for abortion rights runs deep. “There’s a wide variety...
  • ESSAY: State Legislatures Have the Power to Resist Federal Tyranny

    04/14/2023 11:05:50 AM PDT · by Lakeside Granny · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Apr. 14, 2023 | Jim Hoft
    America’s Founders fought a bloody revolution in order to escape the “absolute despotism” to which they had been reduced under the hereditary monarchy of the British government, a system that Thomas Paine said “laid the world in blood and ashes.” After that revolution was won, the Founders’ singular focus was to create a republic that would safeguard individual freedom and state sovereignty by vesting only limited, specifically enumerated powers in a federal government. The Constitution’s first ten amendments (the Bill of Rights), Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, as well as the Ninth and Tenth Amendments establish clear limitations...
  • States Should Enforce “Natural Born Citizen” Requirement

    03/18/2023 10:56:28 PM PDT · by CDR Kerchner · 58 replies
    (Mar. 18, 2023) — The Constitution requires the president to be a “natural born citizen”. However, the term is not defined in the Constitution. Neither has a law or court ruling been made more exactly delineating the constraints of the term. The purpose of this post is not to re-hash the arguments about what “natural born citizen” means, but to outline a process that generates a legal standard for how it is enforced. The States are key to this process. This proposal is to have one or more states enforce via legislation the implementation of the requirement in their state,...
  • Can the Fourteenth Amendment Be Used to Protect Human Life Before Birth?

    01/07/2023 8:15:29 PM PST · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | Thomas Jipping
    The Fourteenth Amendment protects the rights of “any person” to due process when a state deprives him or her of life, liberty, or property, and to the “equal protection of the laws.” By overruling Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court eliminated Roe’s deeply flawed holding that “the word ‘person,’ as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn.” Since a sound case can be made that interpreting “person” to include all human beings is consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment’s original public meaning, Congress should do so for purposes of its power to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment. KEY TAKEAWAYS...
  • Key state legislature races favor Republicans despite massive Democratic spending

    10/25/2022 10:42:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 10/24/22 | Jon Ward
    State legislatures are often overlooked in the heat of campaign season, yet the laws crafted there have as much impact, if not more, on the average person’s everyday life as the ones passed by Congress. But for many Americans, ignoring elections for state legislatures is no longer an option. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade this summer has them focused on state capitols, where abortion laws are now being decided. State legislatures also have a significant role in certifying the results of an election in most states. Certifying election results has been largely devoid of drama in...
  • GOP Sen. Rounds: I Do Not Support Graham’s National Abortion Proposal

    09/18/2022 9:53:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2022 | Pam Key
    Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he does not support Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) proposal for a 15-week federal abortion ban with exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. Anchor Jake Tapper asked, “Your Republican colleague Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a bill that would ban abortion nationwide after 15 weeks. Do you support the bill?”
  • Lindsey Graham says he’s ‘confident’ Americans would support national abortion ban

    09/18/2022 10:34:06 AM PDT · by RandFan · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/22 10:06 AM ET | BY ZACH SCHONFELD
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday expressed confidence that the public would support his 15-week federal abortion ban proposal but acknowledged it does not have the votes to pass the Senate. “I’m pro-life, even in an election year,” Graham told “Fox News Sunday” anchor Shannon Bream. “I am confident the American people would accept a national ban on abortion at 15 weeks,” Graham said. “And to those who suggest that being pro-life is losing politics, I reject that.” The South Carolina Republican on Tuesday introduced a bill that would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy nationwide, carving out exceptions...
  • US Dept of Justice Sues Idaho over Abortion Law

    08/04/2022 8:50:26 AM PDT · by viewfromthefrontier · 21 replies
    Idaho Press ^ | Aug 2, 2022 | Carolyn Komatsoulis
    The Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit that challenges Idaho’s restrictive abortion law, arguing that it conflicts with a federal law requiring doctors to provide pregnant women medically necessary treatment that could include abortion. The announcement is the first major action by the Justice Department challenging a state trigger law since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. The court’s decision has led some states to enact restrictive abortion laws and is likely to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states in the U.S. The Justice Department brought the suit because federal prosecutors believe Idaho’s...
  • Kansas Overwhelmingly Votes to Uphold Abortion ‘Rights’

    08/03/2022 5:11:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 282 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2022 | Paul Bois
    The pro-life movement suffered a defeat in Kansas on Tuesday when the state overwhelmingly voted to uphold abortion “rights.” The vote in Kansas on Tuesday centered on whether or not the state would remove abortion rights protections in the State Constitution, potentially paving the way for “state lawmakers to pass far-reaching abortion restrictions, or even to pursue a ban,” according to the New York Times. With 76 percent reporting, the “No” votes to keep abortion rights in place beat the “Yes” votes by double digits – 62.2 percent versus 37.7 percent as of this writing. Both NBC News and the...
  • Biden attacks 'ultra-MAGA' GOP for 'going after Mickey Mouse' as he declares war on 300 anti-LGBTQ bills and pays tribute to two senior trans government officials and boy, 18, who walked out of school over Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill

    06/15/2022 9:36:57 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2022 | ROB CRILLY
    Biden attacked 'ultra MAGA laws' on Wednesday afternoon before signing an executive order designed to roll back a wave of anti-LGBTQI+ legislation 'We're in a battle for the very soul of this nation,' he said at the White House Supporters crowded into the East Room for an event marking Pride Month The EO will seek to help transgender kids access healthcare and school support It also seeks an end to conversion therapy, calling on the Federal Trade Commission to consider issuing consumer warnings against the practise The administration says more than 300 anti-LGBTQI+ laws have been introduced The order will...
  • Hutchinson: National abortion ban floated by McConnell is ‘inconsistent with what we’ve been fighting for’

    05/08/2022 8:34:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2022 | Mychael Schnell
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Sunday said a national abortion ban floated by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is “inconsistent with what we’ve been fighting for.” McConnell told USA Today in an interview published on Saturday that a national ban on abortions is “possible,” as the country reacts to a drafted majority opinion from the Supreme Court that shows the bench poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. Asked by anchor Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week” if he would oppose a national ban on the medical procedure, Hutchinson said such a move may have “some constitutional issues.” “I...
  • JUST IN - U.S. Supreme Court has voted to strike down Roe vs. Wade, an initial draft majority opinion by Justice Alito shows.

    05/02/2022 5:59:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 428 replies
    JUST IN - U.S. Supreme Court has voted to strike down Roe vs. Wade, an initial draft majority opinion by Justice Alito shows.