Contrary to the fairy tale the left has told itself since Obama truculently gave away America’s victory in Iraq, our argument wasn’t that we had to invade Iraq because of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. And the left’s argument certainly was not: “He doesn’t have any WMDs!”
Our argument was: There were lots of reasons to get rid of Saddam Hussein, and none to keep him.
Indeed, after Bush’s State of the Union address laying out the case for war with Iraq, The New York Times complained that he had given too many reasons: “Even the rationale for war seems to change from day to day. Mr. Bush ticked off a litany of accusations against Iraq in his State of the Union address …” (New York Times, Feb. 2, 2003)
Among the reasons we invaded Iraq were: Continue reading at anncoulter.com.
Here is a great simple and logical read about illegal immigration from Hillsdale College. As the 2016 campaigns get under way, we will no doubt hear again all about the supposed “immigrant hating Republicans.”
As many in the Gainesville Tea Party have stated over the years, immigration would be no problem is the welfare spigot was just turned off. Neither party is willing to do that and as such we will continue to have an immigration problem.
By Heather Mac Donald-
The lesson from the last 20 years of immigration policy is that lawlessness breeds more lawlessness. Once a people or a government decides to normalize one form of lawbreaking, other forms of lawlessness will follow until finally the rule of law itself is in profound jeopardy. Today, we have a constitutional crisis on our hands. President Obama has decided that because Congress has not granted amnesty to millions of illegal aliens living in the U.S., he will do so himself. Let us ponder for a moment just how shameless this assertion of power is.
Article 2, Section 3, of the Constitution mandates that the president “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” This provision assumes that there is a law for the president to execute. But in this case, the “problem” that Obama is purporting to fix is the absence of a law granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Rather than executing a law, Obama is making one up—arrogating to himself a function that the Constitution explicitly allocates to Congress. Should this unconstitutional power grab stand, we will have moved very far in the direction of rule by dictator. Pace Obama, the absence of a congressional law granting amnesty is not evidence of political failure that must somehow be corrected by unilateral executive action; it is evidence of the lack of popular consensus regarding amnesty. There has been no amnesty statute to date because the political will for such an amnesty is lacking.
April 15, 2015 by Alan Berkelhammer
Filed under 2nd Amendment, Constitution, Educational, Environment, First Amendment, Global Warming, Healthcare, Hot Topics, Immigration, National Info, Property Rights, Taxes, Tea Party
DIVORCE AGREEMENT – WRITTEN BY YOUNG COLLEGE STUDENT
First published May 28th, 2012 – 30 star rating. The person that wrote this is a college student. Perhaps there is hope for us after all.
Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al: We have stuck together since the late 1950’s for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.
Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.
Here is a model separation agreement:
–Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.
–We don’t like redistributive taxes so you can keep them.
–You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.–Since you hate guns and war, we’ll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military.
–We’ll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and you can go with wind, solar and biodiesel.
–We’ll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street.
–You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, homeless, homeboys, hippies, druggies and illegal aliens.
–We’ll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO’s and rednecks.
–We’ll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood
–You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we’ll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us.
–You can have the peaceniks and Occupiers. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we’ll help provide them security.
–We’ll keep our Judeo-Christian values.
–You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N. but we will no longer be paying the bill.
–We’ll keep the SUV’s, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Volt and Leaf you can find.
–You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors.
–We’ll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.
–We’ll keep “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The National Anthem.”
–I’m sure you’ll be happy to substitute “Imagine”, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”, “Kum Ba Ya” or “We Are the World”.
–We’ll practice trickle down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot.
–Since it often so offends you, we’ll keep our history, our name and our flag.
read more at teapartytribune.com.
Hat tip: JC
by Jonathan Strong 9 Apr 2015
In an effort to draw a line in the sand against further executive actions by President Barack Obama, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) is preparing to introduce a resolution defining the House of Representative’s understanding of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” the Constitution’s standard for bringing impeachment proceedings.
“We are laying a red line. This is the Rubicon. They are forewarned: do not cross this line,” Yoho said in an interview.
The bill’s introduction is the most aggressive move toward impeachment by any House Republican. The tactic, while constitutional, has generally been shunned as counterproductive by the GOP even as outrage has grown over President Obama’s use of executive authority.
The resolution, which cites the Federalist Papers in its “findings” section, lists “failing to take care that the laws be faithfully executed through signing statements or systematic policies of non-enforcement” and “substituting executive agreements for treaties” as two of eleven potential high crimes and misdemeanors the House would be declaring “impeachable.” Read more at breitbart.com.
Mark Levin chats with Sean Hannity about the timidity of the establishment Republican Party and their refusal to stand against the Democrats. Levin adds that the only true conservative presidents in the last 100 years were Calvin Coolidge and Ronald Reagan and that the other Republican “leaders” have merely built on top of what the Left has created. He then went on to talk about the establishment’s love for Common Core and open borders. Leven went on to say that “…We need principled Conservatives and that people under 50 in this country have never had an opportunity to actually vote for a Conservative president…” And that he thinks “…it’s up to us and millions of others in our generation to give them the opportunity. And that’s exciting and invigorating to support somebody not because you want to stop the democrats, but because you really believe in what they are saying…” He then went on to say “…that a Conservative candidate will in fact reignite the excitement of the Reagan Democrats and others.”
They went on to talk about how both the left and right have attacked Conservatives at every turn. Levin talked about the Bush operatives, both Jeb and George, and the Karl Rove operatives using super PACS to trash the new Conservatives who are trying to break through. He said that “…We Conservatives, we Constitutionalists, will never have an opportunity to beat the Democrats unless we bust through, muscle through the Republican Establishment that despises us. People need to remember, particularly young people out there: They tried to stop Reagan; the Bush family tried to stop Reagan; the Republican Establishment tried to stop Reagan. There would have been no Reagan had they succeeded. And we talk about the next Reagan. Look, it doesn’t matter if we have the next Reagan, we need the next fresh faced Conservative, who will connect with the American people, but we’re not going to have that chance as long as we keep getting these long in the tooth, dug in Republicans, these corporatists who are perfectly happy with big government as long as they’re running it.”
In the final portion of the segment Levin and Hannity discussed President Obama’s mishandling of the negotiations with Iran and how he is succeeding in taking this country down. Levin said that it is up to “…People like us, and the Republican Party and Conservatives to try and stop him and then when he’s out of office to try and rebuild what’s left of our Republic.”
Mark Levin is a Constitutional scholar, a former official in the Reagan Justice Department and a radio talk show host.
Last week week the Army finally decided to charge Sgt Bowe Bergdahl with desertion. Perhaps the person most disappointed with the charges against the man whose freedom was gained via a trade for five senior Taliban leaders is President Barack Obama. According to Newsbusted anchor Jodie Miller just before the announcement the President had decided to award Bergdahl with the nation’s highest military honor, The Medal of Honor. Read more at: yidwithlid.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) explains his shocking decision to not seek re-election and retire when his term ends in 2016 by telling the New York Times, “he was worried his race would consume campaign money that would be needed in other competitive states as Democrats try to regain control of the Senate.”
“I think it is unfair for me to be soaking up all the money to be re-elected with what we are doing in Maryland, in Pennsylvania, in Missouri, in Florida,” Reid told the Times.
Reid said neither his recent eye injury nor concern over his chances of winning played a factor in his decision.
But the real reason Reid is retiring may have nothing to do with any of these excuses and everything to do with his concerns that a possible Republican Presidential victory in 2016 would lead to the appointment of a Republican Attorney General in January 2017.
A Republican Attorney General would be almost certain to initiate a criminal investigation into Reid’s abuse of his political power in a brazen intervention in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) issuance of EB-5 visas to investors in a Las Vegas casino and hotel that was represented by his son, Rory Reid, as was highlighted in a report released by the Inspector General of DHS last week.
“I think Harry Reid’s getting out of town ahead of the posse,” former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova tells Breitbart News. Read more at breitbart.com.
March 24, 2015 by Alan Berkelhammer
Filed under Constitution, Educational, Executive Branch, Global Warming, Healthcare, Hot Topics, Immigration, Legislative Branch, National Info, News Articles, Press Releases, Tea Party
March 23rd, 2015: In a speech on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce a presidential bid for 2016. It is fitting that Cruz picked this campus to announce, as he has clearly championed Liberty throughout his lifetime. And it is no accident, in my opinion, that he chose today to announce, as it is the fifth anniversary of the signing of Obamacare into law.
Fury after school recites pledge in Arabic
Students at Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, New York, knew right away there was something not quite right about the Pledge of Allegiance. That’s because the pledge was being recited in Arabic.
“One nation under Allah,” the student body president announced over the intercom system on Wednesday.
Reaction in the upstate New York high school was swift, and so was the backlash, The Times Herald-Record reports. Furious students tried to shout down the recitation in their classrooms. Other students sat down in protest.
School Superintendent Joan Carbone told the newspaper that the Arabic pledge “divided the school in half” – noting that many complaints came from Jewish parents and those who had lost family members fighting the war on terror.
The outrage among students was so significant that the school issued an apology. Read more at foxnews.com.
Yesterday, it was revealed by The Washington Times that earlier in the week, lawyers for the Obama administration admitted they had lied during recent court proceedings on immigration and had already approved over one-hundred thousand cases of executive amnesty. This was in direct conflict with testimony given to Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who issued a stay in Obama’s executive actions that would allow five million illegal immigrants to stay in the country legally. In other words, the lawyers who were trying to appeal the judge’s stay lied to the judge during the initial arguments.
You can’t make this stuff up. Read more at: westernjournalism.com.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland–Here at CPAC, the speaker lineup got shuffled around to accommodate Sen. Rand Paul’s voting schedule in the Senate. That led to a big delay for a large group of young Jeb Bush supporters who arrived in time to boost their candidate’s CPAC speech.
Instead of Jeb Bush, who was expected to speak at 1:40 this afternoon, supporters found Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson on stage.
As the delay continued, the influx of Bush supporters wearing red “Jeb!” stickers thumbed through their smart phones and waited patiently in the ballroom aisles for their candidate. Many of the ballroom chairs weren’t filled, but they appeared willing to stay standing in groups. Continue reading at breitbart.com.
Here’s Jeb’s full speech if you can sit through it.
It looks like those Americans-in-Waiting will have to wait a little longer.*
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen has denied the Justice Department’s request to stay his injunction against Obama’s executive action on immigration.
The Obama administration submitted a request Monday for Judge Hanen to lift his temporary ban on the executive amnesty program by Wednesday, hoping that Hanen would allow the program to go forward while the case worked its way through court. Read more at truthrevolt.org.
And what about all that talk of the Constitution and our Founding Fathers back in 2010 Sen. (then Mr.) Rubio?
By Matthew Boyle
UPDATE: Rubio’s spokesman Alex Conant reached out to Breitbart News after the publication of this article to clarify the senator’s position.
“Senator Rubio does not support shutting down DHS,” Conant said in a statement. “But he does support stopping the new executive order on immigration and is willing to support any approach we could get passed to stop it. But the President had made clear he will veto any effort to stop his unconstitutional order. And Senate Democrats have made clear they will not even end their filibuster on the DHS funding bill. The result will be a DHS shutdown which would be harmful to our national security. The answer is not for Republicans to surrender and pass a clean funding bill. The answer is for the President and Senate Democrats to abandon the executive order and cooperate in passing a series of immigration bills beginning with real border security.”
Conant also provided the entire transcript of Rubio’s remarks, which includes the exact quote from above and means the meaning of this story and the context in which it was put are accurate. Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.