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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Needed: A New Understanding Of War Powers

Needed: A New Understanding Of War Powers: "The model for such constitutional restraint is — yes, Senator Obama — George W. Bush. Not once but twice (Afghanistan and then Iraq) did Bush seek and receive congressional authorization, as his father did for the Gulf War. On Libya, Obama did nothing of the sort. He claimed exemption from the WPR on the grounds that America in Libya is not really engaged in 'hostilities.'

To deploy an excuse so transparently ridiculous isn't just a show of contempt for Congress and for the intelligence of the American people. It manages additionally to undermine the presidency's own war-making prerogatives by implicitly conceding that if the Libya war really did involve hostilities, the president would indeed be subject to the WPR.

The worst of all possible worlds: Insult Congress, weaken the presidency. A neat trick.

But the question of war-making power is larger than one president's blundering. We have a core constitutional problem. In balancing war-making power between Congress and the presidency, the Constitution grants Congress the exclusive right to declare war."

Krauthammer: This is outright lawlessness from Obama admin

Krauthammer: This is outright lawlessness from Obama admin: "Obama is trying to use his executive powers to enforce the Dream Act even though Congress couldn’t pass the legislation. Chris Wallace lays out the details:

I.C.E has announced changes to its deportation program. Agents are now specifically urged to consider whether an illegal is studying in high school or college or is serving or did serve in the military.

Krauthammer says that this is outright lawlessness on the part of the Obama administration because they are doing the same thing with the Dream Act that they did with Cap and Trade, using the EPA to enforce it anyway. He says we have a rule of law where the Congress creates the laws and the Executive executes them. By forcing agents to not deport illegals who are studying in high school or college is running and end around Congress. Further, he adds, by not basing this on the rule of law, the criteria that agents and prosecutors will use to make these judgments becomes arbitrary and unfair which means someone may get to stay that should be deported and visa-versa."

Leftist Hypocrisy; Hillary Clinton to War Critics – “Whose side are you on?”

Leftist Hypocrisy; Hillary Clinton to War Critics – “Whose side are you on?”: "The hypocrisy of the left continues to blow my mind. Recall just a few years ago the utter outrage directed at President Bush when he said:

'Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.'

But now that President Obama has gotten us into a war against a country that didn't attack us (remember that line?) his Administration is saying:

But the bottom line is, whose side are you on? Are you on Qadhafi’s side or are you on the side of the aspirations of the Libyan people and the international coalition that has been created to support them? For the Obama Administration, the answer to that question is very easy.

Will the side that elected one of the most vocal war critics now attack this statement? Especially seeing as how this little 'excursion' is quickly turning into a quagmire:

Italy called for a suspension of hostilities in Libya on Wednesday in the latest sign of dissent within NATO as the civilian death toll mounts and Moamer Kadhafi shows no signs of quitting power.

(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net..."

Nazi defender retread ZOT.(and now i�m banned AGAIN without warning because i�m a Nazi troll???)

Nazi defender retread ZOT.(and now i�m banned AGAIN without warning because i�m a Nazi troll???): "Serious is this what freerepublic has become? Someone don�t like your personal oppinion (btw. was a civil discussion) and then you are banned (after years of posting here?) without a warning or a chance to even complain (or answer to all the people who replied to you?). btw. if a moderator reads this my original screen name is: darkside321 Would be nice if someone can undo this ban because i will not use this new account anymore. (Of course i will answers post to this topic but after this i�m done with FR untill my old account is no longer banned.) Well if not then not. I like the years i posted here and definitely will miss FR but then again i will not start over again. Not if i can be banned without reason anytime. Sorry but i�m really pi$$ed at the moment ;-)

Now i feel definitely better after this little rant :-) greetings"

Hitler was ineligible for presidency, too

Hitler was ineligible for presidency, too: "The American political and media elite have determined, for whatever reason, that the Constitution's eligibility requirements for the presidency are not important.

That is the only conclusion one can draw from the misinformation, disinformation and disinterest they have shown to the serious questions swirling around not only the unique case of Barack Obama but also to the definition of 'natural born citizen' in future presidential elections.

It's not unprecedented that failing republics dumb down eligibility requirements for the presidency. It's not unprecedented that failing republics ignore or obscure eligibility requirements for the presidency. It's not unprecedented that failing republics make tragic mistakes in permitting non-qualified candidates to serve in the presidency.

It happened in 1932 in Germany with a candidate named Adolf Hitler.

In fact, this tragedy, which resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of innocents and the utter destruction of the German republic, is documented in the biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas.

We learn that on March 13, 1932, the day the German national election was being held to determine who would be president, 'Nazi rowdies rode around in the backs of trucks with megaphones, stirring things up. A month earlier Hitler was found ineligible to run since he w"

Does Revelation 21:1 reveal a new earth being made elsewhere after this planet is destroyed?

Does Revelation 21:1 reveal a new earth being made elsewhere after this planet is destroyed?: "Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea."

GUNNY G: THINGS YOU OUGHTA KNOW!

GUNNY G: THINGS YOU OUGHTA KNOW!
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Time magazine cover features shredded U.S. Constitution, asks if it still matters

Time magazine cover features shredded U.S. Constitution, asks if it still matters: "On Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Time magazine editor Richard Stengel presented the cover of his new July 4 issue, which features the U.S. Constitution going through a paper shredder and asks does the document still matter. According to Stengel, it does, but not as much anymore.

“Yes, of course it still matters but in some ways it matters less than people think,” Stengel said on “Morning Joe.” “People all the time are debating what’s constitutional and what’s unconstitutional. To me the Constitution is a guardrail. It’s for when we are going off the road and it gets us back on. It’s not a traffic cop that keeps us going down the center. And what our politics are about – politics are about conflict. There was no people who argued more about defining principles of America than the framers of the Constitution. They argued both sides of the most powerful issues in American history – slavery, states’ rights, central government. So to say that what did the framers want is kind of a crazy question, I have to say. I write about that in the piece.”"

Breaking: ATF heeds Issa's 'no retaliation' warning by...retaliating

Breaking: ATF heeds Issa's 'no retaliation' warning by...retaliating: "'ATF served Special Agent Vince Cefalu with termination paperwork today.'

That's the word from Jay Dobyns, himself a subject of Bureau retaliation, in a post on CleanUpATF.

Gun Rights Examiner reported on Cefalu in May of last year--He was the agent assigned to do nothing because he came forward to complain about ATF mismanagement.

From Dobyns post:

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ..."

GUNNY G: THEN THEY CAME FOR... THE MARINES...(BETTER MEN HAVE TRIED...) WHO WILL BE NEXT!

GUNNY G: THEN THEY CAME FOR... THE MARINES...(BETTER MEN HAVE TRIED...) WHO WILL BE NEXT!
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Chesty Puller On “Loyalty Down”
Puller: 
“I also learned that this loyalty to one’s Corps travels both ways, up and down.”
The following is in relation to the well-known Ribbon Creek/S/Sgt Matthew McKeon trial at MCRD, Parris Island, SC, in 1956
http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/gunnyg/loyaltydown.html

SEE ALSO: Don't Ask; MC SgtMaj, etc.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2738529/posts
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MC Sgt Major:
“How dare we, then, exclude a group of people..."
"Get Over It"

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"Where is the much maligned Marine Joe McCarthy who, for alleged faults did expose treason when we need him?" ~ The Path To Islamic Rule Goes Through Saylorsburg, Pa

The Path To Islamic Rule Goes Through Saylorsburg, Pa:

"Infiltrating the highest levels of the US government has never been easier.

Where is the much maligned Marine Joe McCarthy who, for alleged faults did expose treason when we need him?

There were Soviet Communist agents at the highest levels in the Roosevelt and Truman Administrations – Harry Dexter White -- weren’t there?

Whom should we rely on? The New York Times which exposed Soviet famine genocide against Ukrainians?

Like Edgar Allen Poe’s Purloined Letter, the crime is in plain sight.

For the historically illiterate the thing about exposing the genocide of the Ukrainians was sarcasm. The Times actually won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting that it wasn't happening.

From American Thinker: The Muslim Brotherhood and Weiner by Eileen F. Toplansky 19 June 2011: “Couple this with the Clinton family playing a key role in promoting Fethullah Gulen who has worked assiduously to overthrow Turkey's secular government. Gulen, who currently resides in Pennsylvania, has told his followers that in order for 'worldwide Islamic domination to succeed, every method and path is acceptable, including lying to people.'

Fethullah Gulen lives in Saylorsburg, Pa. Only an Islamaphobic bigot could think this Turkish National is a threat to the United States.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.billlawrenceonline.com ..."

AND SO IT GOES...

READ:
AND SO IT GOES...
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Obama was against tapping the Strategic Oil Reserve before he was for it. (FAIL from 2008!)

Obama was against tapping the Strategic Oil Reserve before he was for it. (FAIL from 2008!): "Obama changed his position to protect Nancy Pelosi, who demanded a release from the SPR rather than allowing a debate and a vote on the House floor on increased domestic drilling. However, a release from the SPR would only provide momentary relief and do nothing to resolve the underlying issue of higher gas prices — a supply shortage on the world markets. Eventually, the US would have to refill the SPR, increasing demand which, without any increase in supply, would drive prices up even farther than they are now.

Obama used to have the intelligence to understand this. Now he’s too desperate to care."

Sarah Palin: A Prescription for victory over Romney and Obama

Sarah Palin: A Prescription for victory over Romney and Obama:

"As many of you folks know, last week Rasmussen conducted a national poll of the GOP presidential contenders and did not include Sarah Palin in the mix. On the surface it appears that Rasmussen is not out to do Sarah Palin any political favors or might even be part of the conspiracy to sabotage her chances to win the GOP nomination next year.

Thus I think it is ironic that I may have discovered by means of another Rasmussen poll conducted last week how Scott Rasmussen may have become an unwittingly participant in providing Palin a terrific springboard to ultimate victory next year in both the primaries and the general election.

Here is the poll result I am referring to:"

GUNNY G: WHAT WE THE PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION, ETC.

GUNNY G: WHAT WE THE PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION, ETC.
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Who Speaks Truth: Manning or Farrakhan? | ATLAH Media Network

Who Speaks Truth:

Manning or Farrakhan? | ATLAH Media Network: "Who Speaks Truth: Manning or Farrakhan?"

KEEP YOUR PICTURES OFF MY CIGARETTES

KEEP YOUR PICTURES OFF MY CIGARETTES:

"On six packs of beer they will put pictures of gosh-awful ugly women who you will be tempted to sleep with if you drink the contents.

Ice cream containers and packages of steaks will have photographs of cottage-cheese thighs and clogged arteries.

Table saws will have pictures of severed fingers and New Year's champaigne will have images of crippled livers.

The possibilities are endless. The government has decided that it has the power to put images on the packaging of consumer products in order to protect the public health and the public good. So, it seems natural to speculate a bit on where this new-found power will take us.

Yes, cigarettes sicken and kill people. But, then, a great many things sicken and kill people."

GUNNY G: IF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OF TODAY ONLY KNEW THE TRUTH ABOUT...

If The American People of Today Only Knew The Truth About...
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Rep. Allen West: Lt. Col. Lakin was “Led Astray”| The Post & Email

Rep. Allen West: Lt. Col. Lakin was “Led Astray”| The Post & Email:

"However, in regard to questioning Obama’s eligibility, Dr. Lakin asserts here that “the decision I made was my decision.”"

Chuck Baldwin -- Letter From An Agnostic

Chuck Baldwin -- Letter From An Agnostic:

"In speeches all over America, I have surprised many Christian people when I say, I would rather vote for an unbeliever who would preserve, protect, and defend the US Constitution, than vote for a believer who would NOT preserve, protect, and defend the US Constitution.

When a civil magistrate assumes public office, he or she does not swear an oath to be a “good Christian,” or to be a “good conservative,” or to read their Bible and pray everyday. What they do swear to, however, is to “preserve, protect, and defend” the US Constitution.

The reason why it doesn’t matter to a hill of beans whether we elect Republicans or Democrats, or liberals or conservatives, or Baptists or Catholics, etc., is because, for the most part, none of them cares one iota about honoring their oath of office to be faithful to the Constitution! But holding our elected officials to the Constitution should be the primary focus of any public servant’s constituents. Forget the rhetoric! Forget the label! Forget the religious piety! If our public servants do not submit themselves to the Constitution to which they swore an oath before God and men, they are liars and frauds and should be treated as such!"

Farrakhan: The White Man Made Obama Bomb Libya

Farrakhan: The White Man Made Obama Bomb Libya: "Determined not to repeat the Reagan mistake, The White Man hatched a plan.

Obama would be The One.

The White Man engineered his election, then programmed the charismatic Obama to enact policies guaranteed to have the opposite effect of Reagan's policies:"

STRAIGHT TALK READER RESPONSES ~ Straight Talk From Top Enlisted Marine on ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal.

Straight Talk Reader Responses ~ Straight Talk From Top Enlisted Marine on ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal.:

"Straight Talk From Top Enlisted Marine on ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal.
The Wall Street Journal Blogs ^ | June 21, 2011 | Nathan Hodge
(Click Top Link For Responses)
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 7:39:28 PM by The Shrew

Straight talk from Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps: “How dare we, then, exclude a group of people who want to do the same thing you do right now, something that is honorable and noble?”

“Get over it,” he said. “We’re magnificent, we’re going to continue to be. Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines.”

bit.ly The Command Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps addressed a group of Marines at a base in South Korea several key topics, including the repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy..."

Geert Wilders: INNOCENT of 'Hate Crimes' Charges in The Netherlands!

Geert Wilders: INNOCENT of 'Hate Crimes' Charges in The Netherlands!: "Major victory for freedom-of -speech
right in the heart of Dhimmi-centric Europe..."

GOP and Dems get taxpayer subsidies for conventions [Boozin' it up with the media on YOUR dime]

GOP and Dems get taxpayer subsidies for conventions [Boozin' it up with the media on YOUR dime]: "Fourteen trillion dollars in debt, the U.S. Treasury next week will cut $18 million checks to help pay for the stages, confetti, balloons, food, and booze at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions."

Video: Sen. Rand Paul tells TSA to end random pat-downs

Video: Sen. Rand Paul tells TSA to end random pat-downs: "Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul told the Transportation Security Administration today that it should end what he called the “universality of insult” of random pat-downs of passengers.

In a meeting of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Paul grilled TSA Administrator John Pistole over the recent pat-down of a six-year-old Kentucky girl, a video of which went viral over the Internet.

“It makes me think you’re clueless, if you think she’s going to attack our country and you’re not doing your research on the people who want to attack our country,” Paul said. “It absolutely must involve a risk assessment of those who are traveling. And the fact that she’s being patted down and I don’t feel comfortable really with your response that we are no longer doing random pat-downs. I think you ought to get rid of the random pat-downs. The American public is unhappy with them, they’re unhappy with the invasiveness of them. The Internet is full of jokes about the invasiveness of the pat-down searches and we ought to just consider, is this what we’re willing to do.”"

Has O.J. Simpson confessed murder to Oprah?

Has O.J. Simpson confessed murder to Oprah?: "Has O.J. Simpson confessed murder to Oprah? Huge TV interview planned in which convict 'will admit he killed Nicole in self-defence as she pulled a knife on him'

O.J Simpson has confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he murdered his former wife, it has been reported. The talk show host made headlines recently saying that one of her regrets was never having got the shamed former sportsman to confess to the killing.

And it appears her wish may well have come true with reports Simpson has already told one of her producers in an interview from jail that he knifed ex-wife Nicole in self-defence - a confession he will now repeat to the talk show queen during a spectacular televised sit down interview.

'He told the producer: 'Tell Oprah that yes, I did it. I killed Nicole, but it was in self-defence. She pulled a knife on me and I had to defend myself',' the insider was quoted as saying.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2006908/OJ-Simpson-confessed-Nicole-Brown-murder-Oprah-TV-interview-planned.html#ixzz1Q48d2uWf"

Alternatives to Cable? (OT)

Alternatives to Cable? (OT): "Ok, So we've got Time Warner Cable, no pay channels, and Road Runner High speed Internet.

I'm sick of paying $140 a month!!!

What are some good alternatives people are using? We need high speed Internet for business purposes. As for the TV, we like Fox News, ESPN, local channels, Disney, Nickolodean, A&E, HG, History, Discover, and YES. (Yankees). Does any such system exist at a more reasonable price? That you can use a DVR or like devise?

I'm willing to entertain 'just stream from a computer' or whatever it is as long as it's reasonably user friendly and the picture is clear. Otherwise, it's $140 bucks a month for me."

"Our troops are exhausted!" Rep. West on Cavuto

"Our troops are exhausted!" Rep. West on Cavuto: "LTC West on Libya and Obama's folly."

Did the Supreme Court Tip its Hand on ObamaCare?

Did the Supreme Court Tip its Hand on ObamaCare?: "On June 16 the U.S. Supreme Court sent a case (U.S. v. Bond) back to a lower court on Tenth Amendment grounds. The ruling, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy (the Court's 'swing vote'), hints that ObamaCare just might be ruled unconstitutional. How? Justice Kennedy's opinion in U.S. v. Bond showed he still believes the federal government is restricted by the enumerated powers as listed in the U.S. Constitution. His viewpoint was expressed in a case the Lifetime network is probably making a movie about right now."

Gun Owners of America Calls for Dissolution of ATF

Gun Owners of America Calls for Dissolution of ATF: "The Second Amendment grassroots group Gun Owners of America today called for the dissolution of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, citing work done by the House Oversight Committee over the last several months to expose an ATF program that led to the killing of a Border Patrol agent."

Who Needs Congress?....Obama Rams Through DREAM Act By Executive Order....MSM Ignores

Who Needs Congress?....Obama Rams Through DREAM Act By Executive Order....MSM Ignores: "'....Late last year, the so-called DREAM Act which would give legal residency status to millions of illegal aliens who attend college or join the military was defeated in the Senate.

Every major poll has shown that the American people are overwhelmingly opposed to the DREAM Act as well as to any other form of amnesty.

However, with Obama’s poll numbers plummeting, this use of his executive powers is seen as an obvious ploy to solidify the Latino vote in the 2012 presidential election....'

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ..."

Today's Toons 6/23/11

Today's Toons 6/23/11: "Today's Toons 6/23/11
GOP Briefing Room ^ | 6/23/11 | pookie18

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:43:00 AM by pookie18

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