Latest Articles: U.S. Constitution
Creating a Suspect Society: The Scary Side of the Technological Police State
Post Date: 2018-10-03 11:03:09 by Deckard
If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage thatll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.Philip K. Dick Its a given that Big Brother is always watching us. Unfortunately, thanks to the governments ongoing efforts to build massive databases using emerging surveillance, DNA and biometrics technologies, Big Brother (and his corporate partners in crime) is getting even creepier ...
Giving Cops The Finger Is Protected Speech, Says Another Federal Court
Post Date: 2018-09-28 10:08:41 by Deckard
from the learn-faster,-idiots deptAnother federal court has given its official approval of flipping the bird to cops. This isn't to say it's a wise idea, just a Constitutional one. Extending the middle finger is protected speech. Detentions or arrests that follow bird-flipping are usually unsupported by any of things officers need to have on hand (probable cause, reasonable suspicion, etc.) to deprive someone of their liberty. Other cops have argued the hand gesture that pissed them off so much they broke the Constitution is some sort of universal distress signal. The ensuing interaction wasn't about being offended, but rather their outsized concern someone in the vehicle might ...
Democrat Senator Jeff Merkley to File Court Injunction to STOP Kavanaugh Vote
Post Date: 2018-09-26 15:55:28 by nolu chan
Democrat Senator Jeff Merkley to File Court Injunction to STOP Kavanaugh Vote by Brock Simmons Gateway Pundit September 26, 2018 Desperate to stop any progress that Trump makes, far left senator from Oregon, Jeff Merkley, now plans on filing a lawsuit to stop the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote. Perhaps Merkley knows that all of the Kavanaugh accusations have no substance, so this is a last ditch effort to try to stop Trump. [snip] - - - - - - - - - - Poster comment: desperate socialist Dems are funny to watch.
September 25th is Bill Of Rights Day - How Many Rights Have Americans REALLY Lost?
Post Date: 2018-09-26 07:46:00 by Deckard
Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.comHow Many Constitutional Freedoms Do We Still Have? Preface: While a lot of people talk about the loss of our Constitutional liberties, people usually speak in a vague, generalized manner
or focus on only one issue and ignore the rest. This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right. First Amendment The 1st Amendment protects speech, religion, assembly and the press: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or ...
Handling an AGW (Armed Government Worker)
Post Date: 2018-09-24 13:06:16 by Deckard
Eric Peters Autos by Eric Heres a top-shelf video of a man countering the make-up-a-law-and-enforce-it routine of an armed government worker in Florida. The man is accosted by the AGW who (like a lot of AGWs) obviously does not like legal open carry. The AGW says he just wants to make sure everythings all right. The man replies by pointing out that it is. No crime or even violation of statute has been committed and the AGW cannot explain why he has accosted the man
other than to repeat the mantra about making sure everythings all right. The AGW pesters the man with obnoxious (because none ...
Suspending the Constitution: In America Today, the Government Does Whatever It Wants
Post Date: 2018-09-18 17:04:00 by Deckard
That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn't even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction. There wasn't even an enemy you could put your finger on.Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale We can pretend that the Constitution, which was written to hold the government accountable, is still our governing document. The reality we must come to terms with, however, is that in the America we live in today, the government does whatever it wants, freedom be damned. We the people have been terrorized, traumatized, and tricked into a ...
Trump Administration Decides Free Speech Isn't Free: Publishes Plans to Tax Protests and Close White House Sidewalk to Protests [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2018-09-14 19:42:00 by Deckard
(Global Research) In a major reversal of long-standing federal policy, the Trump Administration has issued a new plan to charge demonstrators for the right to use our public parks, sidewalk, and streets that are on federal land in the nations capital for First Amendment activity. Among other areas, this includes the National Mall, Lafayette Park, the Lincoln Memorial and the sidewalk in front of the Trump Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. The federal Pay-to-Protest in DC plan includes charging demonstrators for the cost of barricades and fencing erected at the discretion of police; salaries of personnel deployed to monitor the protest; trash removal ...
Pot Prohibition Makes Self-Defense Illegal
Post Date: 2018-09-13 06:05:24 by Deckard
The case against Krissy Noble shows how drug and gun laws conspire to deprive people of a fundamental right.When a stranger forced his way into her apartment, tackled her, punched her repeatedly, and tried to cover her mouth with a cloth, Krissy Noble says, she did what she thought was necessary to protect herself and her unborn baby. She grabbed a handgun from the coffee table and shot the man three times, then ran to a neighbor's apartment and asked her to call the police. Although local prosecutors agreed that the shooting was justified, Noble faces charges that could put her behind bars for years, thanks to a marijuana conviction that made it illegal for her to possess firearms. Her ...
If Cody Wilson Won’t Be Allowed To Give Files Away, He’ll Just Sell Them
Post Date: 2018-09-01 15:50:44 by Deckard
Theres been this rampant fear over Defense Distributeds Cody Wilson and his desire to give away 3-D printer files that allow people to make firearm parts and, in one case, a full firearm. They have freaked out and screamed and gotten the courts involved. Theyre terrified at the idea of people being able to hop on the internet and download files that may allow them to build a firearm without the governments permission. The fact that people have been doing just that for years is completely irrelevant, apparently. However, Cody Wilson has been the personal target of all of this. The courts have been focused on him. Anti-gun activists have been focused on him. All this ...
President Trump forced to unblock dozens of Twitter users after court ruling
Post Date: 2018-08-29 17:42:15 by Hondo68
Trump was forced to unblock 41 Twitter accounts after a judge ruled the President was violating Twitter users' First Amendment rights by blocking them on the site.Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images If the President of the United States blocks you on Twitter, that means hes violating your First Amendment rights. Donald Trump has been forced to unblock 41 Twitter users who had apparently irked the President on the social media platform. However, this isnt a choice Trump willingly made. A federal judge ruled that the tweets posted on the Presidents account are public forums and blocking a user violated their Constitutional right to free speech. SEE ALSO: ...
Texan says he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling
Post Date: 2018-08-29 05:18:27 by Deckard
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns said Tuesday that he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, despite a federal court order barring him from posting the plans online. Cody Wilson said at a news conference that he started selling the plans Tuesday morning and that he had already received nearly 400 orders. He said hell sell the plans for as little as a penny to anyone in the U.S. who wants them. Anyone who wants to get these files is going to get them, Wilson said, noting he can only sell to U.S. customers. They can name their own price. ...
Have You Committed Your Three Felonies Today?
Post Date: 2018-08-28 10:10:01 by Deckard
Several years ago the Commonwealth of Virginia enacted a law restricting firearms purchases to one per month. This was intended to discourage smuggling of weapons to urban areas outside Virginia with tight gun control laws and (unsurprisingly) high homicide rates. The law didnt seem to do much good and in a rare outbreak of common sense was later repealed, though theres recent misguided talk from Attorney General Mark Herring of reviving it. During its short period in force, the prohibition spawned a popular saying in the Old Dominion: Buy one gun a month its the law! A similar attitude may be appropriate in light of an estimate that due to ...
Papadopoulos to ditch plea deal? Analyzing Mueller’s Sentencing memo
Post Date: 2018-08-19 22:45:32 by buckeroo
Hillary is in trouble.
Bruce Ohr May Have Broken More Than The Law By Pushing His Wife’s Opposition Research To The FBI
Post Date: 2018-08-18 20:27:27 by buckeroo
Did Ohr 'personally and substantially' participate in a particular matter in which his spouse had a 'financial interest' while he worked for the Justice Department?A review of publicly available information causes a reasonable person to wonder whether Bruce Ohr broke the law by promoting his wifes anti-Trump research to the FBI when he was working at the Justice Department. The law prohibits public officials from involvement in matters in which their spouse has a financial interest. The question is, Did Ohr personally and substantially participate in a particular matter in which his spouse had a financial interest while he was employed by the ...
Federal courts now accepting cryptocurrency for bail
Post Date: 2018-08-18 11:13:42 by Willie Green
High-tech criminal charges call for high-tech bail in Silicon Valley. A man charged with hacking the Redwood City video game company Electronic Arts has been ordered to pay his bail in cryptocurrency, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office. Martin Marsich, 25, a Serbian and Italian national living in Udine, Italy, was arrested at SFO on Aug. 8 and made his first appearance in federal court in San Francisco on Thursday (Aug. 16), when federal Judge Jacqueline Corley ordered him to pay $750,000 in Bitcoin or any other kind of cryptocurrency to be released to a halfway house. U.S. Assistant District Attorney Abraham Simmons said he doubted it was the first time a judge had allowed ...
Getting Them Used To It . . .
Post Date: 2018-08-07 18:02:58 by Deckard
CNN recently did a story video below about armed government workers forcibly detaining people for exercising their Fifth Amendment right to not answer questions. The armed government workers are Border Patrol workers but theyre not anywhere near the border. They are dragnet stopping every car on roads often as far as 100 miles from the border and interrogating drivers as to their citizenship. When a person asserts their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent, they are punished for doing so by being forcibly detained for as long as several hours. As in the case of another despicable practice civil asset forfeiture the people havent been charged with ...
Ignorant Hysteria Over 3D Printed Guns Leads To Courts Ignoring The First Amendment
Post Date: 2018-08-03 08:58:37 by Deckard
from the can-we-somehow-add-in-a-3rd-amendment-issue-here dept A year and a half ago, we wrote about a troubling ruling by the 5th Circuit siding with the US State Department waving a magic "national security" wand to ignore the First Amendment implications of banning the internet distribution of the CAD files for 3D printing components for guns. As we pointed out over five years ago, the hysteria over these 3D printed gun plans was silly. Attempts to ban them from the internet wouldn't just fail, but would actually draw much more attention to them. However, in the last few days the hysteria has returned... and much of it is misleading and wrong, and while most people ...
President Trump Is No Friend to 3D Printed Plastic Guns, Says WH Press Secretary
Post Date: 2018-08-02 05:36:23 by Deckard
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders touts President Trump's support for printed gun bans.White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed on Wednesday that President Trump supports bans against 3D-printed plastic guns. As Reason's Brian Doherty previously reported, Defense Distributed is "a collective that organizes, promotes, and distributes technologies to help home gun-makers." In early July, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reached a settlement with Defense Distributed in a long-running lawsuit based on government officials maintaining that the sharing of the gun-making files violated munitions export rules located in the International Traffic ...
Welcome to the Quiet Skies (TSA)
Post Date: 2018-07-29 21:09:58 by Hondo68
Did you scan the boarding area from afar?Have a cold, penetrating stare?Sleep on the plane? Use the bathroom? Talk to others?This is just some of the information that federal air marshals collect on thousands of regular US citizens under a secret, domestic surveillance program.Federal air marshals have begun following ordinary US citizens not suspected of a crime or on any terrorist watch list and collecting extensive information about their movements and behavior under a new domestic surveillance program that is drawing criticism from within the agency.The previously undisclosed program, called Quiet Skies, specifically targets travelers who are not under investigation by ...
Christians and Government
Post Date: 2018-07-26 06:56:34 by Deckard
I know full well how hazardous an enterprise it is to set sail on the controversial and disputed sea of Scriptural interpretation
.Yes, same here. This is one reason (of many) that I strongly prefer to keep theological discussion off limits. I know this is difficult to do, given the topics at this post, and I appreciate that you all respect this desire. As you know, my intent behind these topics is to examine the ramifications of broad religious issues on the social, governance, and political aspects of society.I guess today I am going to somewhat cross that line. The reasons are twofold: first, the examination Casey takes on is precisely on ...
Liberal Ninth Circuit Says Open-Carrying A Gun Is A Constitutional Right
Post Date: 2018-07-25 07:13:00 by Deckard
The Federalist by Bre Payton The ultra-liberal and frequently overturned U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit just ruled that the Second Amendment protects ones right to carry a gun openly outside of the home. We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence, the majority opinion in Young v. Hawaii reads. Heres more, emphasis added. For better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. We would thus flout the Constitution if we were to hold that, in regulating the manner of bearing arms, the authority of [the State] has no other limit than its own discretion. Reid, ...
Key Concepts of Libertarianism
Post Date: 2018-07-21 20:32:59 by buckeroo
The key concepts of libertarianism have developed over many centuries. The first inklings of them can be found in ancient China, Greece, and Israel; they began to be developed into something resembling modern libertarian philosophy in the work of such seventeenth- and eighteenth-century thinkers as John Locke, David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine. Individualism. Libertarians see the individual as the basic unit of social analysis. Only individuals make choices and are responsible for their actions. Libertarian thought emphasizes the dignity of each individual, which entails both rights and responsibility. The progressive extension of dignity to more people to ...
State of New York v. Mnuchin, SDNY 18-cv-6427 (17 Jul 2018)
Post Date: 2018-07-19 13:11:03 by nolu chan
State of New York v. Mnuchin, SDNY 18-cv-6427 (17 Jul 2018) Doc 1, COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief The Issue: INTRODUCTION 1. The States of New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey (the Plaintiff States) bring this action seeking declaratory and injunctive relief to invalidate the new $10,000 cap on the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes (SALT). What is requested (at p50): PRAYER FOR RELIEF 141. Wherefore, the Plaintiff States Pray that the Court: a. Declare that the provision of the 2017 Tax Act imposing a $10,000 cap on the SALT deduction, Pub. L. No. 115-97, § 11042, is unauthorized by and contrary to the ...
What To Learn From The Social Justice Warrior Who Was Eaten By His Own Mob
Post Date: 2018-07-18 09:46:15 by IbJensen
Mob compliance is a vicious and deadly cycle. The only way to stop the cycle is to stop complying with the mobs demands. Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling predicted back in the 1950s that wed soon have a citizenry unable to think. Many of his screenplays warned of the specter of runaway mob psychology. Today it seems thats exactly the sort of citizenry weve got. Social media trolling drives mindless street theater, which drives more mindless social media trolling, and on and on. Most Americans arent taken in by it, but the illusions mob behavior promotes can wreak havoc even on reasonable people. The mob mindset seems to be in hyper-drive. ...
Senate resistance to Judge Kavanaugh is collapsing
Post Date: 2018-07-11 20:19:24 by Tooconservative
The New York Times published a piece today with the bland title For Midterms, Supreme Court Political Drama Plays to Its Audience. It turns out thats a nice way of saying vulnerable Senate Democrats are struggling between telling the base what it wants to hear and reality. Right now, it sounds as if reality is winning: Making his way through the Capitol, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida said look at my statement three times in 15 seconds when pressed about the appointment, hoping to let his carefully worded news release carry the day. Such dodges only whetted the appetites of Republicans, who taunted the Democrats for their hesitation and, in some cases, ...
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