SCOTUS v. Business – 2021

WSJ – July 3, 2021 Supreme Court Term Paints Mixed Picture for Business By Brent Kendall | 950 words WASHINGTON—Business litigants overall have fared well at the Supreme Court in recent years but their gains were more incremental during the court’s just-ended term, and while they won a few big cases, others ended in one-sided defeats. Wins for the business community included rulings that cut back on unions’ physical access to farmworkers, raised a new bar for some consumer class-action lawsuits and removed a hurdle for the construction of natural-gas pipelines. But those were balanced against losses in which the…

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Federalism & Religion

Montana Gov Passes New Law Providing More Legal Protections For Religious Freedom By American Faith – July 14, 2021 The Montana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (MRFRA) was signed into law constituting more legal protections for religious freedom among citizens. QUICK FACTS: The Montana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (Senate Bill 215) was drafted by Sen. Carl Glimm (R-Mo.) and signed by Montana governor Greg Gianforte in April. It allows citizens to challenge government regulations seen as impeding on their religious beliefs and requires the government to have a “compelling reason to violate a person’s constitutional right to freedom of religion” and…

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An Arbitrary Supreme Court

By Rodney Dodsworth – July 1, 2019     Just as Rome never had a king after deposing the last Tarquin, yet breathed her last under unlimited Emperors, America will never have an unlimited, absolute monarch. Instead, it has an oligarchic, arbitrary Supreme Court. While it is Constitutionally limited to the judicial power, as a practical matter Scotus recognizes no limits on its illegitimate power to legislate.1 It writes law. It rewrites law. It permits executive branch agencies to write laws. It creates rights. It denies rights. It denies religious liberty. It justifies murder and other crimes against nature. When Scotus simply disagrees with…

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It Takes a Family

Objectivity is the Objective By: Judd Garrett June 20, 2021 In 1996, then first lady, Hillary Clinton published a book, It Takes a Village – the title lifted from an old African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” “The village” she argues for is not simply comprised of our extended family and immediate neighbors, but the government itself. She wrote in her book, “Let us stop stereotyping government and individuals as absolute villains or absolute saviors, and recognize that each must be part of the solution. Let us use government, as we have in the past, to…

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Lonely Planet

Excellent portrayal of our lonely planet. July 9, 2021 – Author unknown, yet quite erudite. (Copied from a Facebook page) “Men, like nations, think they’re eternal. What man in his 20s or 30s doesn’t believe, at least subconsciously, that he’ll live forever? In the springtime of youth, an endless summer beckons. As you pass 70, it’s harder to hide from reality. Nations also have seasons: Imagine a Roman of the 2nd century contemplating an empire that stretched from Britain to the Near East, thinking: This will endure forever…. Forever was about 500 years, give or take. France was pivotal in the 17th…

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Education: A Plan

A Plan to Get Divisive & Radical Theories Out of Our Schools By Donald J. Trump – June 18, 2021 (emphasis added) For decades, the America-blaming left has been relentlessly pushing a vision of America that casts our history, culture, traditions, and founding documents in the most negative possible light. Yet in recent years, this deeply unnatural effort has progressed from telling children that their history is evil to telling Americans that they are evil. In classrooms across the nation, students are being subjected to a new curriculum designed to brainwash them with the ridiculous left-wing dogma known as critical race theory. The key fact…

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Drunk on Wokeism

Gary Bauer Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Almost everybody has an embarrassing story of a drunk relative who ruined a family gathering or holiday get-together. That’s what the American left did this weekend during America’s 245th birthday party. It showed up drunk on wokeism.  Nothing was spared. No sacred icon or historical figure from our noble past was off limits. No table was left unturned by not one but a whole drunk family of leftist malcontents. Here are some of the worst incidents. College students in our nation’s capital said they were “embarrassed” to be American. Those who said America isn’t the greatest nation in the world struggled…

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What is Federalism?

Federalism: Preserving the Blessings of Freedom and Prosperity  by Kevin Lundberg – July, 2021 Recently, our nation has been challenged with several issues that have rocked the foundations of our culture. The pandemic, cancel culture and election uncertainties have tested our nation’s ability to negotiate through these troubling times. While the future continues to be murky, our nation has demonstrated a resiliency against these threats to our freedoms which can only be understood through the system of government we call federalism. Federalism is that balance of power between the Federal Government and the 50 individual, sovereign states. This division of authority,…

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Government Powers

Constitutional Powers Summary by Mike Kapic – July 2, 2021 After listening or watching the news or reading an essay about one of the three branches of US government (Congress, Executive, or Supreme Court) performing some act of governance, the question I invariably ask myself is, “does the Constitution allow them to do that?” I believe the answer has two parts: Until the early years of the 20th century, probably, yes. After 1913, probably, no. Why wasn’t I paying more attention in civics class, or were some of the rudimentary elements of the Constitution not explained to us? I’ve had…

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Critical Race Theory-Unconstitutional?

Critical Race Theory May Violate Civil Rights Act, the Constitution: Dr. Carol Swain BY ELLA KIETLINSKA AND JOSHUA PHILIPP – June 23, 2021 Critical Race Theory training, which pressures people not to say certain things, take a certain stance, or forces them into some segregated settings, may infringe on people’s constitutional rights and even violate civil rights laws, said Dr. Carol Swain, a former professor of political science and law at Princeton and Vanderbilt universities. The main tenet of Critical Race Theory (CRT) is that the people of the world are divided into oppressors and oppressed, and in the United States, “all white…

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IRS & Religion, Again!

‘Outrageous’: Probe demanded of IRS decision to link biblical values, GOP By World Net Daily – July 1, 2021 Members of Congress want to know why group was denied status based on faith. Several members of Congress are demanding the Treasury Department’s inspector general look into a decision by the IRS denying tax-exempt status to a religious organization on the basis that Bible teachings “are typically affiliated with the [Republican] party and candidates.” That decision came recently from the Internal Revenue Service in the case involve Christians Engaged in Texas. The organization had sought 501(c)3 status in order to operate…

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HFL is Leaving FB

Dear Patriot, American Conventions and Hunt For Liberty are leaving Facebook. We haven’t been attacked or punished like some other folks, but we’ve recognized the inequity of controlled speech and the progressive ideology that they have had to suffer through. Facebook has recently offered ‘protection’ from ‘extremist’ folks who read and comment, like Hunt For Liberty, as an existential threat to mankind. So, to avoid further interference by Facebook, we’ll take our business elsewhere. Therefore, on July 15, 2021, we will no longer post Hunt For Liberty on our American Conventions or personal Facebook pages. If you like our informative…

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States Successfully Cut Welfare

States Ending Ultra-Generous Welfare Are Doing Better in One Big Way, New Data Show As it turns out, getting the government out of the way does more good than any ‘stimulus’ scheme ever will. Brad Polumbo – June 29, 2021 Custom Map Created By FEE | Credit: MapChart.net We’ve got a new contender in the competition for the least surprising news development of all time. As it turns out, if you pay people more to stay on unemployment welfare than they can earn working, and then scale back the benefits, more people will go back to work. Shocking!  Some have…

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A Time for Choosing!

October 27, 1964 was turning point in Ronald Reagan’s life. The issues he noted in this speech were clear threats to America and this cancer is very present and alive today. This should be our turning point too. It’s time to stand up, show up, and speak up!

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I Never Cared

By Henry P. McIntosh IV – June 28, 2021   I never cared if you are “gay” or whatever acronym you chose to call yourself, until you started shoving it down my throat. I never cared what color you are, until you started blaming me for your problems. I never cared about your political affiliation, until you started to condemn me for mine. I never cared where you are from in this great Republic, until you began condemning people based on where they were born, and the history that makes them who they are. I have never cared if you are…

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Convening a More Perfect Union

An essay of the history, value, and purpose of State Leaders convening to discuss national issues (repeated due to its critical nature in today’s America) By Mike Kapic, Neal Schuerer, Marcus Costantino – January 21, 2021 A More Perfect Union In the last decade, American’s approval of Congress has been hovering around 20% and a May 2019 Gallup poll found that 19% of American’s identified that the “most important problem facing this country today” was “The government/Poor leadership”. What is to be done and by whom? We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, must endeavor to…

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Phoenix Self-Government Convention

Fifty-fifth LegislatureFirst Regular Session COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT & ELECTIONSHOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AMENDMENTS TO S.C.R. 1010 (Reference to Senate engrossed resolution) Strike everything after the resolving clause and insert: “Whereas, the United States Constitution divides powers between the federal and state governments; and Whereas, this division in power was designed in part to enable state legislatures to protect their constituents against federal overreach or abuse of power; and Whereas, the federal government, federal agencies and federal officers recently have conducted themselves, and have threaten to act, in ways that impair the rights of American citizens; and Whereas, the rights thereby endangered…

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Legislators to the Rescue!

COURSE CORRECTING OUR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT State Legislators must save “We the People” from the Federal governmentby Colorado State Senator Kevin Lundberg (ret.) and Iowa State Senator Neal Schuerer (ret.) The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.–Tenth Amendment Just about every part of the constitutional jurisdiction of state legislation, and for that matter the lives of every U.S. citizen, is unduly influenced by Congress, the President, and the SupremeCourt.Under the shadow of Article VI, the Federal government has usurped the…

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Happy Fourth of July!

Our Noble Declaration of Independence    By Rodney Dodsworth – July 3, 2020     Independence Day makes Progressives squirm. They despise the principles of the American Revolution. If they could, their scotus judges would gut the Declaration as thoroughly as they have the Constitution. To them, our Noble Declaration, this expression of God-given reason subverts social justice; they are right. Since the Declaration is indeed hostile to their moral relativism, the Left has long attempted to minimize our founding to a fuzzy faith in the people. The “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” and “all men are created equal,”…

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Counties Want to Leave State

2 Nevada Counties Go ‘Constitutional’ BY ALEX NEWMAN – June 13, 2021  Elected officials have declared that the Bill of Rights will be upheld in their jurisdictions, even if it means standing against unconstitutional acts by state and federal authorities. According to a resolution approved in Elko County on June 2, abuse of the constitutionally protected rights of citizens in Elko and Lander counties will be “dealt with as criminal activity.” Officials in Lander County approved a similar effort. Under the leadership of constitutionally minded sheriffs and elected commissioners, the two rural counties in Nevada decided to become “constitutional counties” where…

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News: West Looks Weak

The West Looks Weak     By Gary Bauer – June 14, 2021 Watching the G-7 leaders on the world stage this weekend was a reminder that the cultural and political elites of the West are tired and out of ideas. I hope communist China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin weren’t watching. It was sad to see British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who campaigned as a populist conservative, feebly embracing the woke ideology. Regarding his vision for the future, Johnson parroted Joe Biden and the left, saying: “We need to make sure that as we recover, we level up across our societies and we…

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States Should Decide

States — not jurists — should decide on abortion restrictions By Hugh Hewitt – June 7, 2021 Sometime next year, the Supreme Court will decide whether to continue to find the right to abortion in the Constitution or give up on its deeply misguided, half-century-long effort. The court will have before it not just the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the constitutionality of a 2018 Mississippi law that banned abortions after the first 15 weeks of pregnancy. The court will also be deciding whether American politics will remain twisted by a poor decision made at the intellectual low ebb…

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Virtue and Article V

Public Virtue & Article V Opponents Rodney Dodsworth    April 8, 2019    The Golden Age of Virtue, which Article V opponents attach to our early republics, never existed. This isn’t to say the literature and political writings by gentry and revolutionary leaders of the day did not appeal to virtue. After Benjamin Franklin wrote, “only a virtuous people are capable of freedom,” he warned that without virtue, people are doomed to ever more oppressive masters. Similarly is John Adams’ famous, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”1 We read…

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The Case for God

Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God By Eric Metaxas – March 25, 2015 The op-ed, “Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God,” was published in the Wall Street Journal on December 25, 2014. Since then, the article has garnered over 600,000 Facebook shares and more than 9,250 comments, making it, unofficially, the most popular article in Wall Street Journal history. *** In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, there is less need for a “God” to explain the universe. Yet it turns out that the rumors…

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The Major Article V Myth Origin

How progressives promoted the ‘runaway convention’ myth to save judicial activism BY ROBERT NATELSON – 05/07/17 You may have heard alarms that if we hold a national convention for proposing constitutional amendments the gathering would be an uncontrollable constitutional convention (“con-con”) that could propose anything at all. The claim is called the “runaway scenario.” It has almost no basis in history or law. But it has long frightened Americans away from using the Constitution’s chief mechanism for bypassing Congress and curing our dysfunctional federal government. The “runaway” specter has been raised by fringe elements on both the left and the right.…

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