The TSA has detained as sitting senator a few hours ago in Nashville, while the Senate is in session. This is in direct violation of Article 1 Section 6 which reads in part “The Senators and Representatives… They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.” So far as I can tell he did not commit a Breach of the peace. He has not committed or was in the act of committing Treason. And, he was not committing a Felony. Therefore, these actions by a federal employee under the current administration are an impeachable offense and due to their severity can go at least as high Janet Napolitano if not to the president himself.
This is the sort of thing that eventually leads to the president simply having all of the Congressman and Senators who oppose him/her to be arrested before an important vote. We must treat it with extreme severity. If, we can not execute all individuals involved we must at least ban them from holding ANY federal job ever again and ban them from receiving ANY federal funds through any program. Maybe we could get a constitutional amendment making banishment a punishment for individuals who knowingly detain any sitting member of the U.S. congress in violation of article 1 section 6.
Some might think this overkill but, it is better to be safe than sorry.
The summary of this act is as follows: “Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 – Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates.
Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination.
Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct they reasonably believe to be unlawful under this Act.
Authorizes federal departments and agencies to enforce these prohibitions by cutting off the educational assistance of recipients found to be violating them.
Allows an aggrieved individual to assert a violation of this Act in a judicial proceeding and recover reasonable attorney’s fees should they prevail.
Deems a state’s receipt of federal educational assistance for a program to constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity for conduct prohibited under this Act regarding such program.“
While this may sound innocent enough, maybe even good, what is neither innocent nor good but rather a symptom of our countries continued slide into hedonism and depravity is that fact the justification for this bill’s constitutionality is the infamous commerce clause. We should not be allowing our congressmen to get away with this nonsense.
If the constitution allows this, then the tenth amendment has no meaning (except that it was put in afterwards as an amendment and therefore trumps the commerce clause).
Please call or write your congressman/woman and ask them to call for the ejection of congressman Polis for this outrageous abuse of power.
I don’t think it’s too late to hope we can change their minds and get them to build it after all. The Canadians seem to want to remind us that they do have more than one option. In bad news this is not the first time they have signaled their willingness to send the oil to the asian market instead of our gulf refineries.
In order for us to get this still we need to get our bureaucrats to work on clearing the red tape for this to go forward. We need to call the obstructionist environmentalists what they are, traitors. They would rather see Americans starving and jobless while Chinese industries grow on the oil from Canada. This is by definition treason and treachery.
And no they do not just have mixed up priorities (ie. valuing the environment over people and jobs). The chinese are worse to their environment than we are to ours. (Three Gorges dam anyone?) We need to quit giving these people political clout and instead show them the door.
Is anybody surprised that the Herman Cain scandal is no longer a big deal now that he isn’t at the front of the GOP primary pack? The more I learn of this scandal the more it looks like a manufactured story aimed at tarnishing a GOP candidate who would’ve made the ridiculous nature of the claims of republican racism obvious to anybody who is willing to think about them.
Yes, there are still new articles being posted that show up in Google news, but they are primarily editorial in nature or are primarily on sexual harassment in the work place. So basically nobody in the mainstream media cares about this case for it’s own merits and it will be ignored unless or until Cain gets to the front in the polls again.
I’m still not sure this is even worth talking about, but here goes. Last week, Politico came out with an article claiming that Herman Cain had sexually harassed two women. That number is now up to four. Only the fourth woman has said in public what she claims Cain actually did to her. (For those that don’t know Politico supports President Obama’s bid for reelection. So that’s where they stand politically.)
To summarize we have three women who won’t even say what happened, one who says Cain grabbed her genitals, forced her head towards his crotch, threatened to fire her for not complying, and NO evidence beyond he said/she said. I can only hope that people will remember that he has not been found guilty, no corroborating details have been provided, and that sexual harassment claims are a tool easily abused. As Ann Coulter put it “If the details helped liberals, we’d have the details. “(By the way she has a better article on this than I do.)
Also, even if he did do as he is currently accused of. He is no Bill Clinton, who it is fairly clear (despite a lack of charges) rapped at least one woman and lied under oath about a long term affair with a young unpaid intern.
On the upside at least the DNC smear machine is learning. For example, if you can only find one person who claims to sexually harassed by a particular black conservative in professional setting (like what happened with Clarence Thomas) claim that you have more who won’t show their faces.
We now have some details and a second accuser. Still no corroborating evidence that I know of.
Personhood USA is a group that I would like to mention. They are currently working to pass state amendments declaring an unborn child to be a human being.
This would effectively ban any and all artificially induced abortion procedures. If unborn children are people, then abortion is murder. It’s also, genocide since most abortion clinics are in minority neighborhoods. The law on this point is currently very muddled since on the one hand you can get an abortion, but on the other hand if a pregnant woman is hit so that the fetus dies, then the person doing the hitting can be charged with manslaughter.
The person hood amendments are basically pro-lifers taking the basics of their argument and getting them codified into law. I’m not sure why this wasn’t tried before, but it should have been.
I expect that if these get passed, and they get all the way to the supreme court, then they should be upheld.
Is all food equal? My understanding is that in order to get to God’s presence we must be sin free, either by our own avoidance of sins or by Christs paying for ours.
Inversely we must as humans consume a certain amount of calories to survive. Yet we don’t ask if all meals are equal. Humanity has (in general) realized that not a foods are equally good for you. A handful of candy corn is not as beneficial as a salad, even if we carefully measure both so that the number of calories is the same. This is because there is more going on in our bodies that just calories.
Just as not all foods are equally good for us, not all sin is as equally harmful. We need a certain amount of food to survives, but not all food is as good for us. We must avoid all sins to be in a relationship with God (based solely on our own work), but some do more harm to our relationship with him than others.
Thank God for his Son’s paying our debt.
But, of course, my metaphor can only go so far in explaining reality.
When this first came out I simply pointed to the fact that this was one violent reaction by conservative versus dozens of violent actions by liberals (not counting abortion). I have recently come across new evidence in relation to this instance, hat tip to Ann Coulter. This video shows a person with a wig rushed the car with Congressman Rand Paul in it, shoved her sign in and then after being pushed back tried to go around and have another go at it. She gets dragged to the ground and is still struggling to get loose when a bystander (who apparently was a volunteer with the Congressman Paul) puts his foot on what appears to be her shoulder and gives her a push.
Unlike has been claimed his foot is on her shoulder not her head.
Further, considering the attack on representative Giffords earlier this year by an armed lunatic I find the amount of restraint shown by the Paul supporters in their treatment of this strange person in a blatantly fake wig and loose-fitting clothes (where a gun could easily be concealed) to be a refreshing change from the beatings, bitings,pieing, wine splashing, etc that conservatives (famous ones, unknown ones, and those who may or may not be conservative themselves but someone else decided that they were) are generally subject to without police interference or charges being filed against the assailants.
According to the el paso times it now appears that not only were guns being allowed to be sent to mexican cartels in order to track those involved, but now it looks like the DEA (Drug Enfrocement Authority) knowingly allowed some cartel members to move drugs into the U.S. in exchange for information on other cartels. This is according to a high ranking member of one of the cartels that was allowed to move the drugs. He is currently was extradited to the U.S. to face charges in Chicago.
If these allegations hold out, this could easily be another egg on the reputation of the U.S. department of Justice under Eric Holder. Right up there with his departments involvement in dismissing the voter intimidation charges against the New Black Panthers and the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.
I wonder how long until impeachment charges are filed against this administration and/or some of it’s officers.
I was thinking about something I had read in stuff christians like about how often people run into a mormon who isn’t nice. I realized that there are two ways to look at the existence of mean christians. On the one hand, you can assume based off of that one person that all christians are like that. Or on the other hand, you can view this as meaning that if someone that bad can become a christian, then what is stopping you?