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The Ritual Burial Of The US Constitution | Zero Hedge
In the wake of a number of the Lehman and 9/11 commemorations in America, and as a monster storm is once again threatening to cause outsize damage, we find ourselves at a pivotal point in time, which will decide how the country interacts with its own laws, its legal system, its Constitution, its freedom of speech, and indeed if it has sufficient willpower left to adhere to the Constitution as its no. 1 guiding principle.
freespeech  ruleOfLaw  constitution  socialmedia  censorship 
september 2018 by Jswindle
Christmas Column, 2017 - PaulCraigRoberts.org
Liberty is a human achievement. We have it, or had it, because those who believed in it fought to achieve it. As I explain in my Christmas column, people were able to fight for liberty because Christianity empowered the individual.
religion  christian  christmas  constitution 
december 2017 by Jswindle
A Question of Contempt: It Is Time For Congress To Enforce Its Oversight Authority | JONATHAN TURLEY
An extraordinary thing is happening in Washington. A congressional committee is preparing a contempt citation for the failure to turn over documents to the House Intelligence Committee. That, itself, is not particularly new, but the target is.
constitution  justiceDept  contempt 
december 2017 by Jswindle
Tom Coburn Has A Plan To Fight Washington And Save America
In 'Smashing the DC Monopoly,' former senator and legendary fiscal hawk Tom Coburn argues that the remedy for federal profligacy and corruption is a never-used constitutional provision.
conventionOfStates  constitution  corruption 
november 2017 by Jswindle
Princeton and Slavery | City Journal
Since our universities have become intellectual black holes—dead stars which no longer radiate light but instead suck enlightenment into darkness by the irresistible gravitational pull of their collapse—little wonder that whatever they have to say about their own history and slavery is mere obscurantism. But Princeton, for the moment, wins the palm and the laurel for militant ignorance.
constitution  woodrowWilson  slavery  university 
november 2017 by Jswindle
Competitive Enterprise Institute Sues State Department Again Over Paris Climate Agreement Records | Competitive Enterprise Institute
The Obama administration cut the Senate out of the treaty process in order to join the Paris agreement. Documents obtained under a previous FOIA production show Costello correspondence with a lawyer for Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker
climate  parisAgreement  corker  obama  constitution 
november 2017 by Jswindle
Shelby Foote's Civil War History Defends U.S. Against Insatiable Haters
White House chief of staff John Kelly’s interview Monday night with Laura Ingraham, in which he expressed the mundane and historically straightforward view that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War,” has produced a spasm of simple-minded and myopic commentary
civilWar  war  blacks  taNahisiCoates  constitution  slavery 
november 2017 by Jswindle
Happy PATRIOT Act Day! | Just Security
On this day, 16 years ago, President George W. Bush signed into law the most sweeping, publicly acknowledged domestic surveillance authority in American history. Enacted six weeks after the 9/11 attacks and over the vehement objections and warnings of civil libertarians, the bill passed the Senate 98-1 and the House 357-66.
patriotAct  surveillance  constitution  govtOverreach  terrorism 
october 2017 by Jswindle
Religious Freedom: Left Challenges Protections in Court | National Review
The real point is that the Trump administration has outsourced a crucially important building block of national health care policy, enabling a fanatical fringe of the Republican base to exercise raw political power, clothed in religiosity under cover of the grandiloquently named Religious Freedom Restoration Act. That 1993 law, passed by overwhelming bipartisan majorities and signed by President Bill Clinton, is the object of growing buyer’s remorse on the part of liberal and moderate Americans — and should be.
religion  constitution  freedomOfReligion 
october 2017 by Jswindle
Federal Judge Finds National Security Letters Unconstitutional, Bans Them | WIRED
Ultra-secret national security letters that come with a gag order on the recipient are an unconstitutional impingement on free speech, a federal judge in California ruled in a decision released
NSL  constitution  FISAcourt 
december 2016 by Jswindle
Confessions of an Ex-Prosecutor - Reason.com
Twenty-one years ago, the day O.J. Simpson was acquitted, I began my career as a federal prosecutor. I was 26—a young 26 at that—on the cusp of extraordinary power over the lives of my fellow citizens. After years of internships with federal and state prosecutors, I knew to expect camaraderie and sense of mission. I didn't expect it to influence how I thought about constitutional rights. But it did.
justice  fedProsecutor  law  constitution 
june 2016 by Jswindle
Special report: America's perpetual state of emergency
WASHINGTON — The United States is in a perpetual state of national emergency.

Thirty separate emergencies, in fact.

An emergency declared by President Jimmy Carter on the 10th day of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979 remains in effect almost 35 years later.

A post-9/11 state of national emergency declared by President George W. Bush — and renewed six times by President Obama — forms the legal basis for much of the war on terror.
federalGovernment  executiveAction  martialLaw  constitution  civilRights  patriotAct 
june 2016 by Jswindle
How John Roberts Begat Donald Trump
When the returns came in from Indiana, so many questions came to mind. How did we get to the point where a reality-TV mogul became the standard-bearer of the party of Abraham Lincoln? Did Barack Obama succeed in transforming an exceptional nation into a “normal” one, such that we finally got the Berlusconi we deserve?
constitution  justRoberts  supremeCourt  obamacare 
may 2016 by Jswindle
The Present American Regime: Tyranny, Oligarchy, or Democracy? | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views
The most dangerous thing that anyone can do, in Aristotelian terms, is to accurately describe the existing regime that he is living under at the time. (Photo of Aristotle: us.fotolia.com/thelefty;
free  tyranny  constitution  government 
may 2016 by Jswindle
Five Years After Feds Escalated the Title IX Inquisition, Are Students Ready to Sue? - Hit & Run : Reason.com
It's time to settle the campus speech and sex wars once and for all—in a court of law, says the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. 
titleIX  education  bureaucracy  obama  constitution  university  govtOverreach  ruleMaking 
april 2016 by Jswindle
We Must Not Destroy the Constitution to Save It
Do we really want to grant Obama his lifelong wish of exacting revenge on America, as founded, by reacting irrationally and thereby abetting him in the destruction of the our constitutional order? Can you imagine the joy he's feeling as he witnesses the havoc he's caused? What a cruel irony if Obama crosses the finish line with the help of people who should be uniting to push him back to the other end zone.
trump  constitution  authoritarianism 
april 2016 by Jswindle

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