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Rand Paul @ CPAC 2013: Do We Have a Bill of Rights? Do We Have a Constitution? And Will We Defend It?

In Barack Obama, Drones, NDAA, Police State, Politics, Rand Paul, USA, USA, Viral Videos, World Revolution on March 15, 2013 at 1:46 AM

 

03/14/2013

Fresh off the heels of last week’s sure-to-be-historic filibuster, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) gave a rousing speech at Thursday’s Conservative Political Action Conference that once again ripped into US President Barack Obama.

Speaking on day one of the annual CPAC conference near Washington, DC, the libertarian-leaning senator briefly rehashed his arguments from last week’s 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor by once again voicing his concern with Pres. Obama’s interpretation with the US Constitution.

“No one person gets to decide the law,” and, “no one person gets to decide your guilt or innocence,” said Sen. Paul. “My question to the president was about more than just killing Americans on American soil. My question was about whether presidential power has limits.”

In the wake of leaked Obama administration memos that justify the extrajudicial killing of Americans suspected of terrorism, Sen. Paul has demanded that the White House answer questions about the president’s authority when it comes to condemning his own citizens to death-by-drone without ever asking for a trial. Following last week’s marathon filibuster, the Department of Justice and White House alike both admitted that the president does not in fact have the authority to execute US citizens without guaranteeing them due process. Even after saying he was satisfied with that answer, though, Sen. Paul told the CPAC crowd this week that he has questions about the president’s own interpretation of his role as commander-in-chief.

Of particular concern, said the senator, was Pres. Obama’s December 31, 2011 signing of the National Defense Authorization Act, an annual Pentagon spending bill that last year included a provision allowing for the indefinite detention of US citizens without charge or trial. Under the NDAA, US citizens can be locked up for life if the government has only a minor suspicion even that they have ties with suspected terrorists. The Obama administration has since been in and out of court over the matter after a group of human rights workers and journalists sued the White House, claiming that the law could chill free speech in America by having reporters imprisoned merely for conversing with suspected terrorists. Despite vowing to not sign the NDAA into law, the Obama administration has defended the legislation vigorously in federal court during the last year.

“President Obama, who seemed once upon a time to respect civil liberties, has become the president who signed a law allowing for the indefinite detention of American citizens. Indeed, a law that allows an American citizen to be sent to Guantanamo Bay without a trial,” Sen. Paul said on Thursday. “Now Pres. Obama defends his signing of this bill by saying he has no intention of detaining an American citizen without a trial. Likewise, he defended possible drone strikes on Americans by indicating that he had no intention of doing so.”

“My 13 hour filibuster was a message to the president that good intentions are not enough,” said the senator. “The filibuster was about drones, but also about much more. Do we have a Bill of Rights? Do we have a Constitution? And will we defend it?”

CPAC will continue throughout the weekend with appearances scheduled by other well-known members of the Republican Party, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump.

National Sheriffs’ Association Announces They Will Not Enforce Gun Control Laws That Violate Second Amendment

In Gun Control, News, Politics, USA, USA, World Revolution on February 2, 2013 at 5:26 PM

 

02/01/2013

NSA held a major press conference February 1st during the Winter Conference in Washington, DC. NSA’s Board of Directors have created a position statement on the current issue of Gun Control. NSA’s President, Sheriff Larry Amerson (Calhoun County, AL) and Sheriff (ret.) Aaron Kennard (Executive Director of NSA) along with members of the executive committee and board of directors were present during the reading of the statement. The statement is available below.

Via National Sheriffs’ Association

Related Link: Growing Number of Sheriffs Saying They Won’t Enforce Federal Laws Violating Second Amendment

Judge Napolitano: Obama Is the Champion at Trying to Get Around the Constitution

In Barack Obama, Judge Napolitano on January 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

 

01/22/2013

In his inaugural address yesterday, President Obama drew on the words of Abraham Lincoln, saying, “Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.”

Steve Doocy discussed the reference and the overall speech on Fox and Friends with Judge Andrew Napolitano. Napolitano said a person’s opinion of Obama’s address probably depends on what side of the political aisle you’re on.

“If you believe in his vision of a federal government that can right any wrong and regulate any behavior and make everybody equal, then you celebrated the speech yesterday. But if you believe that the Constitution not only constitutes, not only creates the government, it restrains the government, then you didn’t like what you heard yesterday,” said Napolitano, adding that Obama is “the champion at trying to get around the Constitution.”

Alex Jones to Debate Piers Morgan Live on CNN!

In Gun Control, News, NWO, Other Leaks, Police State, USA, USA, World Revolution on January 7, 2013 at 2:25 AM

01/07/2013

Piers Morgan will have Alex Jones on his show, Piers Morgan Tonight, Live on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 9pm ET.

 

UPDATE: WATCH FULL DEBATE HERE

Montana Legislator Proposes Constitutional Amendment to Protect Gun Rights

In Gun Control, News, NWO, Other Leaks, Police State, USA, USA, World Revolution on January 4, 2013 at 7:45 PM

01/04/2012

A state lawmaker in the Flathead Valley is proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution to offset the effects of new firearms restrictions, which if passed, he says will erode civil liberties and infringe on state’s rights.

Rep. Jerry O’Neil, R-Columbia Falls, says he will work with the Montana Legislature in an effort to adopt two new constitutional amendments to the U.S. Constitution to protect firearm ownership and national sovereignty. He said the issue is pressing due to the call for gun restrictions in the wake of last month’s school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

He is most concerned about a proposal by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., that would require Americans to register their guns, and would ban the sale, transfer, importation or manufacturing of military-style weapons.

“Historically, the registration of firearms is the first step toward taking them away,” O’Neil said. “I believe it is a precursor to major overhauls to the Second Amendment.”

In the Flathead Valley, gun manufacturers are thriving as small businesses, and he worries that proposed changes to the Commerce Clause will infringe on the state’s rights.

In Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, O’Neil is proposing that the word “among” be replaced with “between,” so as to read: “Congress shall have power … to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and interstate commerce between the several states, and with the Indian tribes.”

“I believe that is the way our founding fathers intended it to be,” he said. “This would put some sideboards on the interstate commerce clause so there is a limit to it.”

A second point of concern to O’Neil relates to national sovereignty and the Small Arms Treaty, and he is asking that Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution be amended, with the insertion of “subject to this Constitution.” It would read: “The president … shall have the power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, subject to this Constitution, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.”

He said the insertion is critical due to the growing power of international treaties, which he says are implemented and used to override the U.S. Constitution.

“I’m scared that the Small Arms Treaty that the United Nations is talking about would override the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and I am sure it would infringe on our rights to keep and bear arms,” he said.

O’Neil said he hopes the state Legislature will submit his proposed amendments to Congress.

In his 12 years in public service, first as a state senator and now as a representative, O’Neil has earned a reputation for his zealous defense of civil liberties while favoring limited government and constitutionalism. Most recently, O’Neil made national news when he requested that he be paid in gold and silver coins, saying he is concerned that a national debt of $16 trillion will devalue the U.S. dollar.

Montana Legislative Services denied the request, saying it was impossible.

Via Billings Gazette

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