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(Video) National Popular Vote and the attack on the electoral college

Posted by: Phineas on May 25, 2015 at 1:02 pm » 8 Comments

The Electoral College is one of the more obscure features of our government, yet it plays a crucial role: it elects the president, not the popular vote. When people in a state go to the polls, they’re really voting for slates of electors pledged to a particular candidate. The electors have traditionally honored the voters’ […]

 

Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) apparently has trouble with the Constitution

Posted by: Phineas on July 13, 2014 at 1:52 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas So, I’m enjoying a quiet morning and reading an article on the reactions of the various candidates for the US Senate from Alaska to the Hobby Lobby decision, when I come across this howler from the incumbent, Mark Begich: “I believe people, not corporations, have a right to practice their constitutional right to […]

 

Quote of the Day, post-July 4th zinger edition

Posted by: Phineas on July 5, 2014 at 10:52 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas From a Ukrainian journalist meditating on his country and ours: Why don’t we use the American Constitution? It was written by really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and they’re not using it anymore. Ouch! It stings because it’s so close to the truth. via Power Line (Crossposted at […]

 

The Democrats’ anti-constitutional constitutional amendment. Updated

Posted by: Phineas on May 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Upset by court rulings that, in effect, declare that “free speech” really means free speech, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced a constitutional amendment granting Congress sweeping powers to regulate campaign expenditures, both monetary and “in kind.” This amendment has the full support of Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV): “The shadowy Koch brothers […]

 

Ninth Circuit overturns California gun law

Posted by: Phineas on February 13, 2014 at 3:38 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas When even the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says progressive gun-grabbers have gone too far, it’s something to take note of: The court concludes that California’s broad limits on both open and concealed carry of loaded guns — with no “shall-issue” licensing regime that assures law-abiding adults of a right to […]

 

Oh, gee. Another illegal #Obamacare delay by King Barack I

Posted by: Phineas on February 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Legal dictionaries define the word “usurpation” thus: The illegal encroachment or assumption of the use of authority, power, or property properly belonging to another; the interruption or disturbance of an individual in his or her right or possession. The term usurpation is also used in reference to the unlawful assumption or seizure […]

 

Obama’s top-ten constitutional violations of 2013

Posted by: Phineas on December 27, 2013 at 8:05 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas From a list compiled by Forbes. Like they wrote, it’s tough limiting yourself to just ten, and a lot of those chosen come under the rubric of “general lawlessness.” Here’s one example: 10. Mini-DREAM Act. Congress has shamelessly failed to pass any sort of immigration reform, including for the most sympathetic victims […]