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  • Turn to the States

    01/25/2021 3:58:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 22 replies ^ | January 24, 2021 | Shane Schaetzel
    There is a saying that “all politics is local,” and it’s most commonly used in the United States. The saying is often ascribed to former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill (Democrat, Massachusetts). Whether or not he actually coined the phrase doesn’t matter. He was right, but not in the way he thought. O’Neill was talking about how federal politicians need to pander to local needs in their districts in order to secure their seats in office. However, the saying has a much deeper meaning that O’Neill (a Washington insider) may not have fully grasped. According to the historical record,...
  • Is Secession Legal?

    01/19/2021 4:38:09 PM PST · by rfreedom4u · 310 replies
    01/19/2020 | Rfreedom4u
    Many people have stated that secession is illegal and not allowed as determined by the American Civil War. But is it really? Throughout the history of the United States our government has supported the independence/secession of states/territories/colonies from various other nations. Haiti seceded from the French empire through a slave revolt. South Sudan broke from Sudan. Yugoslavia broke into several countries and later Kosovo seceded from Serbia. Czechoslovakia split into two countries. The Soviet split into quite a few countries. The UK left the European Union. And many others…. So why do people say secession is illegal in the United...
  • Why New Hampshire Is Suing Massachusetts

    01/18/2021 4:13:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | January 18, 2021 | Jeff Jacoby
    Freedom from income taxes is among New Hampshire's delights: The Granite State is one of just nine that don't tax ordinary income. Of course, that benefit doesn't apply to New Hampshire residents who commute to work across the Massachusetts border. Income earned inside Massachusetts by an out-of-state resident is subject to Massachusetts taxes.What about a New Hampshire resident who used to commute to Massachusetts?A no-brainer, surely. If you don't live in Massachusetts, and you no longer work in Massachusetts, then Massachusetts has no right to tax your earnings. What could be more self-evident?Until last spring, that was the law. The...
  • H.J.Res.14 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States.

    01/12/2021 5:02:51 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 62 replies ^ | 1/12/21
    117th CONGRESS 1st Session H. J. RES. 14 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 11, 2021 Mr. Cohen (for himself, Ms. Lofgren, Ms. Eshoo, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Brownley, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Garamendi, and Mr. Cooper) submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college...
  • Gocs Blocking Legislature Rights To Select Electors Face Lawsuit

    12/26/2020 10:22:06 AM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    The Constitutional Conservatives ^ | December 26, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When the Supreme Court of Chief Justice John Roberts rejected the lawsuit of the state of Texas and other states that said the election rules in contested battleground states like Pennsylvania were unconstitutionally written, SCOTUS ruled that it could not prove Texas ot its citizens suffered harm by the processes by which another state selects electors and writes election rules. This of course is nonsense. Supreme Court Justices are like field goal kickers. They have one job. In the case of SCOTUS, it is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. We are a union...
  • How One of the Reddest States Became the Nation’s Hottest Weed Market

    12/23/2020 8:16:42 AM PST · by NobleFree · 132 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/2020 | PAUL DEMKO
    WELLSTON, Oklahoma—One day in the early fall of 2018, while scrutinizing the finances of his thriving Colorado garden supply business, Chip Baker noticed a curious development: transportation costs had spiked fivefold. The surge, he quickly determined, was due to huge shipments of cultivation supplies—potting soil, grow lights, dehumidifiers, fertilizer, water filters—to Oklahoma. Baker, who has been growing weed since he was 13 in Georgia, has cultivated crops in some of the world’s most notorious marijuana hotspots, from the forests of Northern California’s Emerald Triangle to the lake region of Switzerland to the mountains of Colorado. Oklahoma was not exactly on...
  • Washington governor says Biden will get people to wear masks at home, reconsider Thanksgiving plans

    11/11/2020 7:10:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 96 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | November 8, 2020 | Lauren E. Forcucci, Ph.D.
    Washington, D.C.- If it becomes official and Biden is president, then be prepared to wear your mask at home. According to Jay Inslee, Washington’s governor, Biden will institute policies to save Americans from Covid-19 by getting people to wear masks at home and to reconsider Thanksgiving. That’s right – wear your masks at home. “…re-energize the kind of personal, moral commitment of Americans” on coronavirus “that we need right now to get people to start wearing masks at home, reconsider their dinner plans at Thanksgiving, save ourselves”. -Washington Governor Jay Inslee According to Inslee, Biden will provide Americans with the...
  • President Trump: "I WON THE ELECTION."

    11/07/2020 10:49:10 PM PST · by Arcadian Empire · 143 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 7th 2020 | The Real President
  • Dems Warns Against Filling Court Vacancy [semi-satire]

    09/26/2020 1:07:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 September 2020 | John Semmens
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) warned Trump to not fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of long-serving Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She went on to ironically claim that "the appointment of a successor who does not share the same perspective on abortion rights will signal that the Republicans are coming after our children." The reality is that during her time on the Court Ginsburg was a staunch opponent of any limitations on abortion. She helped steer the Court to strike down many state statutes that sought to limit the carnage wrought against the tiniest humans. Her replacement...
  • Marijuana decriminalization vote expected in House [Democrats pushing for BLM.]

    08/30/2020 2:38:12 PM PDT · by familyop · 159 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2020 | Paul Best
    The bill also would establish a fund for people impacted by drugs, impose a 5% tax on legal marijuana sales, and establish a process to expunge certain convictions and review sentences related to past federal marijuana offenses...Clyburn, D-S.C., told members that the vote is expected to take place in the September work period...According to an American Civil Liberties Union report earlier this year, Black Americans are 3.64 time more likely than White Americans to be arrested for marijuana possession...
  • New York Gov. Cuomo urges Trump to sign executive order mandating masks

    07/22/2020 11:04:59 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 113 replies
    CNBC via MSM ^ | 7/22/2020 | Noah Higgins-Dun
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to sign a national face mask mandate to help contain the fast-spreading coronavirus that's ripping through the sun belt right now. clip "As incredible as that is, you can sign a piece of paper that will save the life of 40,000 Americans. Why wouldn't you want to do that?" Cuomo said
  • ATTN: 11 Charts Show That Red States Excelled at Flattening the Curve. Blue States, Not So Much.

    These 11 graphs look at infection and death rate from every possible angle. And from every angle the SAME blue states responsible for most of the death. I can't believe on cable news they are still praising Cuomo. SEE THE 11 GRAPHS...........
  • CBS Deceptively Edits Barr Interview, Leaving Out Key Details On Violent Riots, Police Oversight

    06/08/2020 6:02:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 8, 2020 | Molly Hemmingway
    Some of the most colorful descriptions of the violence facing police officers at Lafayette Square were clumsily spliced out of the middle of Barr's answers to questions. Key details on violent riots near the White House were removed from the broadcast of an interview of Attorney General William Barr on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” Sunday. Anchor Margaret Brennan repeatedly described protests as “peaceful” and the clearing of protesters to set up a stronger perimeter as unnecessarily rushed, contentions Barr strongly denied.Left out of the interview that aired on CBS on Sunday morning was Barr’s detailed accounting of much of...
  • See What States Are Returning to Normal After Coronavirus State-by-State

    05/20/2020 6:54:34 PM PDT · by wrrock · 23 replies
    Statistical visualization of the distance a typical person moves on a daily basis. As stay-at-home orders eased in April, you can see the movement start up again in some, but not all states. Currently, there are no states ‘normal.’ The data is from anonymized and aggregated cell phone data. VISUALIZATION: See How Fast Life is Returning to Normal After Coronavirus In Each State..........
  • States Should Not Receive Bankruptcy Protection

    04/25/2020 11:00:41 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 61 replies
    NRO ^ | 23 Apr 2020 | Kevin Williamson
    Mitch McConnell believes he has hit upon a solution for states that are upside-down on their pension obligations and other financial commitments: “I would certainly be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route,” he told Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday. “It’s saved some cities, and there’s no good reason for it not to be available.” There are a couple of good reasons for denying the states bankruptcy protection. One is the fact that there is no such thing as state-bankruptcy law in the United States. A second reason, related to the first, is the Constitution. In the United...
  • It’s too soon’: Trump says Kemp is moving to fast on reopening Georgia’s economy

    04/22/2020 3:54:59 PM PDT · by rintintin · 138 replies
    AJC ^ | April 22 2020 | Stephanie Toone
    ‘It’s too soon’: Trump says Kemp is moving too fast on reopening Georgia’s economy
  • The Tale of Donald Trump and the Picket Fence

    04/16/2020 9:22:54 PM PDT · by edwinland · 15 replies
    Free Republic Original ^ | 4/17/2020 | Edwin Land
    “Hello, old chap, you got stuck with the big decision, didn't you?" ”Donald wheeled suddenly and said:“Why, it’s you, Andrew! I warn’t noticing.” “Say—I’m swimming in glowing press, I am. Don’t you wish you were? But of course you’d druther work on reopening the economy — wouldn’t you? Even if people gonna criticize you if it ain't picture perfect afterwards.” Donald contemplated the Governor a bit, and said: “What do you call work?” “Why, ain’t that work? ”Donald resumed his hard work, and answered carelessly: “Well, maybe it is, and maybe it ain’t. All I know, is, it suits Donald Trump.” “Oh come, now,...
  • We Have a Constitution Not a King: Cuomo Rejects Trump's Claim of Total Authority to Lift Shutdowns

    04/14/2020 4:15:36 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 113 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 13, 2020 | Luke Kenton
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has rebuked President Trump's claims that he has blanket authority to order a reopening of the country. In a heated press conference inside the White House on Monday evening, Trump asserted that his office holds 'absolute power' over the shutdowns But Cuomo said later Monday that the last time he checked the US had 'a constitution...not a king'. The governor went on to accuse Trump of an 'abrogation of the Constitution', before threatening the president with a lawsuit should he put New Yorkers at risk. 'The close down was left to the governors to do...
  • WATCH: President Trump Reveals Why He Refuses to Issue a National Stay-at-Home Order

    04/04/2020 3:55:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies ^ | April 4, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Video at link, end of article. Every day, the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefs the nation on the Wuhan coronavirus, the federal government's response to the virus and the next steps that we, as a nation, must take. It seems like one continual question comes up: why doesn't President Donald Trump issue a national stay-at-home order, otherwise referred to as a national lockdown? The president addressed that very issue during Saturday's briefing. "Mr. President, you said you want to see as few lives lost as possible in the pandemic, but there are still eight governors, all Republicans, who have...
  • Trump Sends Warning to Virginia Democrats: Gun Grab 'Will Never Happen' On My Watch

    01/23/2020 9:14:57 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 60 replies
    NN ^ | 01-23-20 | Jay Greenberg
    President Donald Trump has sent a clear message to lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled state of Virginia, warning that he will not allow them to undermine the Second Amendment rights of American citizens while he's in office.Speaking during an interview with Fox News Wednesday, President Trump warned Democrats that a gun grab "will never happen as long as I’m here."