Latest Articles: U.S. Constitution
Cops Getting Free License Plate Readers In Exchange For 25% Of The 'Take' And All The Driver Data Vigilant Can Slurp
Post Date: 2016-01-29 19:56:58 by Deckard
from the an-equitable-partnership dept What happens when you lower the barriers to entry? More participants join the market. It works everywhere, even when the market is "law enforcement" and the "customers" are everyone else. Vigilant Solutions, one of the countrys largest brokers of vehicle surveillance technology, is offering a hell of a deal to law enforcement agencies in Texas: a whole suite of automated license plate reader (ALPR) equipment and access to the companys massive databases and analytical toolsand it wont cost the agency a dime. [...] Vigilant is leveraging H.B. 121, a new Texas law passed in 2015 that allows officers to ...
Anarcho-Tyranny: Police As Guardians Of State Ideology
Post Date: 2016-01-28 14:15:51 by nativist nationalist
For a follow-up to James Kirkpatricks post on anarcho-tyranny, try Peter Hitchens column on the British police in last Sundays Daily Mail. (Translation note: Plod is U.K. slang for the police. Mr Plod the policeman is a character in Enid Blytons Noddy books for children.) The police are too powerful. They are also too feeble. Unless we put both these things right very soon, this will become a very dangerous country. We are all less free than we used to be. We have to be careful what we say, especially if we work in the public sector. We are under constant surveillance, from CCTV cameras, and thanks to snoopers who monitor our calls and ...
NYPD Cops Say First Amendment Ends When They Say So
Post Date: 2016-01-22 07:42:02 by Deckard
Free speech only goes so far! an NYPD cop was caught on video saying. Your First Amendment ends right here! he added, in the video uploaded to YouTube. The video was recorded by Danny Panzella, who is the founder of New York-based police watchdog group Peaceful Streets Project NYC. The video records a NYPD officer telling the police accountability activist that he would be charged with disorderly conduct if he continued recording him. Panzella was with his three-year old son in front of Brooklyns Atlantic Center shopping mall. Thats when he saw a taxi driver being harassed by mall security. After a few minutes, three police officers ...
SC lawmaker introduces bill forcing journalists to register with government
Post Date: 2016-01-20 09:10:15 by Willie Green
State Representative Mike Pitts (R) introduced a bill yesterday that would require journalists working in South Carolina to register with the state or face penalties. Although the bill is not yet in final form, a summary has been provided by the lawmaker. , anyone who wants to work as a journalist in South Carolina must register in order to do so. A "responsible journalist registry" would be established and run by the Secretary of State's Office. And of course, those who do register will have to pay a fee. News organizations would be prohibited from hiring anyone unless that person has been approved by the state. And anyone who works as a journalist without having been ...
The Police Stole His House Over $40
Post Date: 2016-01-18 09:47:17 by Deckard
When I was nine years old, I was one of the smallest students in my fourth-grade class. With my small size, not to mention my smart mouth, I attracted more than my share of elementary school bullies. One day, two much larger boys stole my lunch box. I couldnt fight them off, but noticed a few moments later that they were fighting each other over a handful of homemade chocolate chip cookies my mother had packed in the lunchbox. While they were distracted, I retrieved my lunchbox with everything but the cookies intact. This incident came to mind when I learned a few days ago that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had ended payouts from its asset forfeiture fund (AFF) to state ...
We're All Ruth Bader Ginsburg Now
Post Date: 2016-01-16 13:09:03 by cranky
If Ted Cruz is a "natural born citizen," eligible to be president, what was all the fuss about Obama being born in Kenya? No one disputed that Obama's mother was a U.S. Citizen. Cruz was born in Canada to an American citizen mother and an alien father. If he's eligible to be president, then so was Obama -- even if he'd been born in Kenya. As with most constitutional arguments, whether or not Cruz is a "natural born citizen" under the Constitution apparently comes down to whether you support Cruz for president. (Or, for liberals, whether you think U.S. citizenship is a worthless thing that ought to be extended to every person on the planet.) Forgetting ...
Ted Cruz not the only one with a birther challenge (anchor baby Marco Rubio)
Post Date: 2016-01-15 18:47:09 by Hondo68
Washington (CNN)It's not just Sen. Ted Cruz facing birther challenges. Despite Donald Trump's silence on the issue, Sen. Marco Rubio has his own legal challengers.And, Cruz would suggest, Trump himself should be prepared to make his case in court.A federal lawsuit challenging Cruz's eligibility to run for president was filed Thursday, based on the theory espoused by Trump that he may not be a natural-born citizen.But Cruz is not alone -- his fellow Cuban-American presidential candidate and freshman senator is facing similar litigation.The Cruz lawsuit, filed in Texas on Thursday by Newton Boris Schwartz Sr., raises legal uncertainty about whether Cruz qualifies for the ...
The American Experiment In Liberty Has Failed
Post Date: 2016-01-12 13:32:27 by tpaine
Forbesonforb.es/HVjmgr The American Experiment In Liberty Has Failed It is, perhaps, a fact provocative of sour mirth that the Bill of Rights was designed trustfully to prohibit forever two of the favorite crimes of all known governments: the seizure of private property without adequate compensation and the invasion of the citizens liberty without justifiable cause
It is a fact provocative of mirth yet more sour that the execution of these prohibitions was put into the hands of courts, which is to say, into the hands of lawyers, which is to say, into the hands of men specifically educated to discover legal excuses for dishonest, dishonorable and anti-social acts. ______ ...
Op-Ed Is Ted Cruz a 'natural born Citizen'? Not if you're a constitutional originalist.
Post Date: 2016-01-11 12:29:50 by cranky
Article II of the Constitution states: No Person except a natural born Citizen . . . shall be eligible to the Office of President. Donald Trump thinks Sen. Ted Cruz is not a natural born Citizen and that he is therefore constitutionally ineligible to be president. Is Trump right? Cruz was born in 1970 in Calgary, Canada, to a U.S. citizen mother and a Cuban citizen father. As to his Article II status, it's all in how you read the Constitution.There are three leading theories of how to interpret the Constitution today. One is textualism: the Constitution means what its words say. The historical context of the words is important when a modern plain meaning is not ...
Article V Convention Used in Attempt to Change Our Constitution (1 of 2)
Post Date: 2016-01-09 13:42:26 by Roy Batty
Can we write a better constitution today? This is an open letter to all State Legislators and should be read by every American Citizen. Greetings. I am Alexander Reagan, an average American who is troubled with the direction American is heading in. I am writing to you today to address a concern of such national magnitude that it has the potential of changing our form of government and the power it has over us and our children. I appeal to your sense of decency to study the following facts you may not have considered concerning this matter. All States, except for Hawaii, have numerous applications petitioning Congress to call an Constitutional Article V Convention. One of the most recent ...
Friedrichs Supreme Court Case Can Increase Employee Rights & Economic Vitality
Post Date: 2016-01-09 10:13:49 by cranky
Should unionized employees be forced to pay dues to support their unions political positions they oppose? Rebecca Friedrichs says no. She is the lead plaintiff in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which begins oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Monday. The plaintiffs seek to free unionized public sector employees from paying dues on First Amendment grounds. The case has implications for job creators and American employees at large. A plaintiff victory would essentially expand right-to-work nationwide for public sector employees, creating a more vibrant economic climate for job creation and small business. Friedrichs is a California school teacher who ...
Judge Helps Ensure That The More Ignorant Law Enforcement Officers Are, The More They'll Be Able To Get Away With
Post Date: 2016-01-07 11:19:36 by Deckard
from the useful-idiots-on-the-front-line-of-the-Drug-War dept So much for the Fourth Amendment. Even though a field test for marijuana returned false results twice and a SWAT team raid of Robert and Addie Harte's house turned up no drugs or paraphernalia, the cops involved have been let off the hook by a federal judge. Radley Balko runs down the details of the decision in his post entitled "Federal judge: Drinking tea, shopping at a gardening store is probable cause for a SWAT raid on your home." The family was held at gunpoint for more than two hours while the police searched their home. Though they claimed to be looking for evidence of a major marijuana growing operation, ...
New ATF guidance on gun sales is legally meaningless (or else it would be unlawful)
Post Date: 2016-01-05 19:45:06 by tpaine
The Volokh Conspiracy Opinion New ATF guidance on gun sales is legally meaningless (or else it would be unlawful) By Jonathan H. Adler January 5 at 11:43 AM Today the White House announced a series of executive branch actions (not executive orders) that are supposed to reduce the threat of gun violence. Chief among these measures is a new guidance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) concerning when those who sell guns are required to obtain a federal license and perform background checks of prospective gun purchasers. The ATF is also finalizing a regulation that would prevent prospective gun purchasers from avoiding background checks by acquiring guns ...
GOP field wants no part of Oregon standoff
Post Date: 2016-01-04 20:43:38 by Willie Green
Washington (CNN)A standoff in Oregon is one clash over the federal government's role that the Republican presidential field wants no part of. An armed group of protesters, including two brothers whose family was involved in a similar clash in 2014, took control Saturday of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge building, a federal facility near Burns, Oregon. They've said they won't leave and want the government to hand over land resources there. But conservatives who are in many cases sympathetic to their cause criticized their tactics on Monday, as the standoff rippled through the presidential campaign trail. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called them "lawless." Texas Sen. ...
They have been ridding the boys of the Â“Davy CrockettÂ” mindset ... to get narcissistic - puerile - self-mutilating Jenners --- so they can collapse civilization - move us into slavery again - like all other godless cultures.
Post Date: 2016-01-03 13:12:56 by BorisY
To: Nachum When we have a justice system which punishes Virtue and rewards Vice (Marxism/welfare(slavery)/sodomy (satanism)like we have since before the abortion laws and evil Justice Holmes took Virtue out of our Justice system-you have a Vice System that CRIES to be disobeyed. (True masculine males will have to step forward eventuallyor submit to slavery). Without Just Law, chaos is inevitable-it is what the Cultural Marxist takeover in the 30s was all about-to create hate and division and take down EVERYONE who wants to be Free of tyranny (the Real Masculine Males). PS-that is why the ...
Breaking: VT Judge may have to toss Cruz, Rubio & Jindal off of state's ballot (ineligible for US president)
Post Date: 2016-01-03 05:06:23 by Hondo68
Could there be 2 less candidates on the ballot in VT?Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesAlthough Bobby Jindal has already dropped out of the race, the 3 Republican contenders for the GOP nomination for President were all originally listed in an eligibility challenge filed in Vermont back in December. The plaintiff, H. Brooke Paige had previously filed court challenges against the alleged ineligibility of Obama in reference to the natural-born citizen requirement contained in the US Constitution. That case eventually found its way to Vermont's State Supreme Court. According to a report in the Burlington Free Press on October 13, 2013, "The high court ruled 5-0 that Paiges ...
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Congress Ban on Offensive Trademarks
Post Date: 2015-12-24 12:14:14 by cranky
WASHINGTON, D.C.Offensive terms can receive trademark protection, and Congresss 70-year-old statute to the contrary violates the First Amendment, a federal appeals court held in a case that is likely to now go before the Supreme Court. Article I of the Constitution includes the provision that Congress has power to grant patents and copyrights. In 1946, Congress passed the Lanham Act, the modern version of the law securing trademark rights. Section 2(a) of that federal statute forbids the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) from granting trademarks for scandalous, immoral, or disparaging remarks. Simon Tam is an Asian-American entertainer who sought to trademark the ...
EXCLUSIVE: DHS placing patriots on domestic terror watch lists in unlawful attempt to escalate violent interactions with police
Post Date: 2015-12-23 07:11:31 by Stoner
(NaturalNews) EXCLUSIVE: The Department of Homeland Security is intentionally placing local law enforcement in harm's way by knowing (and falsely) entering the license plates of patriot-oriented radio hosts in the federal "terror watch" database. The aim of this tactic is to intentionally cause escalations of high-tension interactions between local police and pro-gun patriots, knowing that local law enforcement will respond to terror watch list hits with an escalated engagement posture involving firearms being drawn and pointed at the suspects. The DHS -- obviously at the command of an anti-American Obama regime that absolutely despises both patriots and police officers -- is ...
Bill of Rights Day: A Day of Mourning
Post Date: 2015-12-15 17:25:45 by Hondo68
Editors Note: Bill of Rights Day is December 15th. But as Kevin Gutzman points out in this article, originally published December 14, 2009, its not a day of celebration. Instead, it should be a day of mourning for the death of decentralized self-government. In 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Kennedy v. Louisiana. In that decision, the Court created a new categorical right to rape a child without receiving the death penalty. Although the majority made mention of the Eighth Amendments prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment, no one really believed that this new right had any basis in the Constitution. The Court majority claimed that ...
A Proposed Constitutional Amendment
Post Date: 2015-12-08 21:44:02 by tpaine
pedestrianinfidel.blogspot.com Islam not just a religion -- Islam is a totalitarian political machine of bloodthirsty conquest which zealously advocates the downfall of all non Muslim governments, in particular the U.S. government. Thursday, February 08, 2007 Background and justification to Amendment 28 Whereas Religion is defined as an institution dedicated to improving social conscience and promoting individual and societal spiritual growth in a way that is harmless to others not participating in or practicing the same; Whereas the United States of America was founded on the ideals of individual rights, including the individual right to practice ones religion of choice, or no ...
Senator Mitch McConnell To Obama: Please, Just Tell Us What Law You Need To Ban Encryption And You'll Get It
Post Date: 2015-12-08 10:28:10 by Hondo68
from the begging-to-undermine-american-security dept Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has always been a friend of the intelligence community, but he's using the attack in San Bernadino to ramp up the anti-encryption insanity to new levels, practically begging President Obama to tell him what law he wants to ban encryption, and McConnell will help make sure Congress delivers. McConnell's statement was laying out what he thought President Obama should do in response to ISIS, and includes this ridiculous line: He should tell us what legal authorities he needs to defeat encrypted online communications, and what is needed to reestablish our capture, interrogation, and surveillance ...
Not one further inch
Post Date: 2015-12-07 10:55:19 by Deckard
In the wake of any mass shooting, the leaders who cry quickest and loudest for more gun control are the ones with the most blood on their hands. Its almost as if these crises were tailor-made to push their agenda. They weep crocodile tears as they sing siren songs about how we just need to ban assault rifles and high-capacity magazines; we just need to close the gun-show loophole; we just need to put gun-control under the aegis of healthcare; we just need to trust them and well all be much safer. These are the same people who refuse to uphold the very Constitution they swore an oath to protect the people who grant themselves ...
Supreme Court won’t review laws banning assault weapons [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-12-07 10:44:55 by misterwhite
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the ability of cities and states to prohibit semiautomatic high-capacity assault weapons that have been used in some of the nations most deadly recent mass shootings. The justices decided not to reconsider a lower courts decision in a case from the city of Highland Park, Ill., near Chicago. But seven states Maryland, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York have similar bans, and all of the prohibitions remain in place. Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia said the court should review the ban, which flouts the courts Second Amendment jurisprudence. They ...
ACT OF WAR!
Post Date: 2015-12-04 21:19:21 by buckeroo
So 0bama and his best pal GWBush think terrorism is not rooted in Muslim mosques? Are these total assholes worthy of another consideration? Arm yourselves, my friends because if terroism is in a hospital, it will be in your home NEXT! San Bernardino shooting investigated as 'act of terrorism' (CNN)The San Bernardino, California, mass shooting is now being investigated as "an act of terrorism," FBI official David Bowdich said Friday. Bowdich said the FBI "uncovered evidence ... of extreme planning." He said some phone conversations between at least one of the shooters and other people are being investigated. The announcement means the FBI has become the lead ...
Justices take up meaning of 'one person, one vote'
Post Date: 2015-12-04 17:03:57 by cranky
The growing political influence of Latinos could be slowed by a Supreme Court case over the constitutional requirement to make electoral districts roughly equal in population. Two voters in Texas are asking the court, in arguments set for Tuesday, to order a drastic change in the way Texas and all other states divide their electoral districts. Rather than basing the maps on total population, including non-citizens and children who aren't old enough to vote, states must count only people who are eligible to vote, the challengers say. They argue that change is needed to carry out the principle of one person, one vote. They claim that taking account of total population can lead to vast ...
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