“100 Syrians, 50 Iranians Cross Biden’s Open Border in October, Says Source”
“The source says, absent any significant intelligence indicting [sic - indicating] a Special Interest migrant may pose a known threat to the United States, they are generally released into the U.S. to pursue asylum claims.” Read the article.
“More than 10 million people have been reported illegally entering the United States since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, the largest number in American history.” Read more here.
“Federal Judge Orders Biden Administration To Stop Cutting Razor Wire In Texas”
Border agents not only have been cutting the concertina wire at the border but are attaching the wire to rope and pulling it out with their trucks. Thousands more illegals poured through the border as a result of those actions. Read more here.
“David Harsanyi: ‘Canceling’ People Who Celebrate the Wanton Murder of Women and Children Is Also Free Expression”
“’Canceling’ people who disagree with you over ordinary political issues is bad for civil society.... [but] Exercising your First Amendment right to free speech and free association to shun and call out people who spread odious ideas in public life is a moral imperative.” Read the article.
“Supreme Court to Hear NRA Free Speech Case”
“The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether an official violated the First Amendment when she encouraged companies to stop doing business with the National Rifle Association.” Read the article.
“America’s Crisis of Faith: Poll Reveals More Americans Are Rejecting the Constitution and Embracing Violence”
“We are now in an existential struggle to preserve the values that founded the most successful constitutional system in the history of the world.” Read more here.
“Independent News Publisher Sues US Gov, NewsGuard Over Alleged First Amendment Violations”
“Consortium for Independent Journalism filed the lawsuit against NewsGuard Technologies, Inc. and the U.S. government in the Southern District of New York, accusing the organization of defaming Consortium News and conspiring with the government to violate the First Amendment.” Read the article.
“Millennials Are Starting to Shift to the Right”
“Liberalism is not what it used to be before the 2000s. Being liberal in today's society does not mean walking around barefoot, selling flowers along the highway, and burning your bra.” “According to data from Nate Cohn with the New York Times, millennials are shifting towards the Republican Party.” Read the article.
“Victor Davis Hanson: This is a full-fledged cultural revolution against traditional America”
“Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson takes a deep dive into the Left's war on American values on 'Hannity.'” Watch the video here.
“Michigan county declares itself a sanctuary for ‘constitutional rights’”
“A county in western Michigan has declared itself to be a "constitutional county" in an attempt to shield its residents from government overreach at the state and federal level.” Read article here.
“Hillsdale history professor Paul Moreno in his new book How the Court Became Supreme: The Origins of American Juristocracy. He provides readers with a comprehensive history of the concept of judicial review, beginning in England in the 17th century and through to the latest developments in the US Supreme Court. Moreno’s conclusion is that judicial review was a good idea but has gone terribly awry.” Read more here.
“Law schools hate the Constitution because it limits them and empowers you. That is why “constitutional law” often involves finding ways to get around the Constitution. It was otherwise designed to maintain a wall between your private life and government. Law schools profit by breaching that wall in any way they can, even (or especially) if it means designing rules or legislation that break it. Read more here.
“As patriots, we may feel that the situation is hopeless. To avoid catastrophe, we need to work to share the news of the excesses of the current administration and support all efforts of the Republicans in the House of Representatives to bring the corruption, unfairness, and dishonesty of the Executive Branch to light.” Read more here.
Pushback: Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Conjures Up Fantasy First Amendment
Impeachment: Alan Dershowitz - impeaching President Trump after departure from office is clearly unconstitutional
RFRA: Catholic entities not bound by Obamacare transgender mandate, federal court in North Dakota rules
2A: BATF withdraws costly pistol brace guidance
2A: Smith & Wesson sues to quash subpoena regarding advertising practices; subpoena part of New Jersey’s anti-gun agenda
Electoral College: National Popular Vote compact would turn America into the Hunger Games - rural citizens and small states would be turned into serfs to feed their masters in distant large cities
263 Muslim public officials and candidates were asked whether they support the U.S. Constitution and the results are disturbing
1A: Biden’s HHS pick Xavier Becerra is on record saying religious institutions don’t have the same religious freedom as individuals
2A: Amy Coney Barrett's elevation to the Supreme Court produces a rush of litigation to lock in gun rights
1A: lawyer gets preliminary injunction against Bar anti-bias rule; likely to succeed on claims the rule is vague and overbroad and constitutes viewpoint discrimination (E.D. of Pennsylvania)
1A: Virginia county declares itself a ‘First Amendment Sanctuary’ and says it won’t comply with the Governor’s COVID restrictions
Free Expression: Muslim apostate illustrator describes the struggle to get a Danish Quran for young readers published
5A: A quick word from our ‘Great Reset’ masters: “You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy.”
8A: Ohio bill would bar life without parole for aggravated juvenile killers; sponsor of the bill mistakenly thinks Supreme Court has ruled such sentences unconstitutional
13A: Dems propose constitutional amendment to end prison labor because mass incarceration is so perpetuating involuntary servitude. Sure.
Shame on us! Young people don’t love their country as much or are as patriotic as older people. Shame on us for teaching young people wrong-headed mush like wokeness and critical race theory.
2A: Biden pick for White House deputy chief of staff is a fan of ‘mandatory buybacks’ for certain rifles - "Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47."
1A Religion: Supreme Court temporarily blocks New York’s enforcement of attendance limit for religious services in COVID hotspots, saying it likely violates the First Amendment
1A: 11th Circuit splits circuits, strikes down Florida’s ban on gay conversion therapy
Free Expression: NYC Islamic group wants anyone who insults Muhammad dead
Discrimination: British pro-life nursing student gets apology and settlement from the University of Nottingham which had threatened to expel her
Electoral College can frustrate the popular vote, but that’s a feature, not a bug; it empowers states in our federal system
Nice reminder that Congress can override statutory rulings from the Supreme Court simply by changing the statute
Mayflower Compact is a reminder of the importance and religious derivation of the Rule of Law
Shame! NFL Quarterbacks Kneel During Anthem to Show Their Disgust for America on Thanksgiving Day
Biden hiring anti-free speech zealots who call for censorship of the Internet and speech controls. Townhall NewsBusters
Federal appeals court upholds Harvard’s affirmative action admissions policies that discriminate against Asians in a case likely headed to the Supreme Court (1st Circuit). Daily Signal
Justice Alito defends religious liberty, gun rights in speech. Washington Free Beacon
1A: Federal judge in New York grants temporary order against ordinance requiring people to ‘be nice’ during town council meetings as unconstitutionally vague. Volokh Conspiracy
Free Expression: YouTube took down a video that told the truth about the Quran containing hateful verses. Jihad Watch
1A Religion: federal judge in North Carolina refuses to block irreverent book from 9th grade classroom; parents can’t show harm or that the school has established a religion. News & Record
14A: San Francisco regulations favoring recent over long-time taxi medallion owners do not violate equal protection; rational for city to want to help new owners deal with ride-sharing competition. 9th Circuit
Copyright: No copyright protection for memoirs because they purport to be factual and facts are fair game. Eleventh Circuit
Shame! on the wacko WaPo for calling for the abolition of the Electoral College. OK, while we’re at it, let’s abolish your First Amendment rights to a free press! Daily Signal
My grassroots Champions of the Constitution network - now in 13 states - recently pushed back against a tweet from the Gravel Institute which asked:
The Institute advocates for direct democracy through national referendums, even though direct democracy has a history of descending into mob rule that tramples over the individual and takes away individual rights. The Institute also supports defunding the police and destroying capitalism through socialism (i.e., “democratizing ownership”) and wealth redistribution.
Before you take the Gravel Institute’s notions too seriously, you should know it’s being run by college kids. The chairman is a math student at Columbia University. The finance director is another student at Columbia who is 20 years old. The operations director apparently is the most august of the bunch, having earned a political science degree from American University in 2018. The pages for the latter two are deleted from the Institute’s website now, but the Google entries document these facts (see below). We know the chairman is a college student because he said as much.
So these are the youngsters who, in addition to destroying the police and free enterprise, want to destroy the Constitution because, in their words, it “sucks”. They want to break the social contract and destroy America. They don’t want America; they want something else. And I’m supposed to listen to college kids with zero real-life experience and throw out the oldest written Constitution in the world that has stood the test of time? When did freedom become a bad idea? It didn’t, unless you think it’s a good idea to live in tyranny. When did a tradition of individual rights that can’t be negated by direct democracy become a bad idea? It didn’t, unless you think it’s a good idea to trample over the individual and not allow people to speak their minds. When did separation of powers and limited government become a bad idea? They didn’t, unless you think turning everything over to a tiny socialist elite who are only in it for wealth and power for themselves is a good idea. Unconstrained total government? That didn’t work out so well in the 20th century, did it. Apparently, the august peers of the Gravel Institute who were barely out of diapers when the 20th century ended missed a few things in their college education. Maybe they should watch a few more Prager U videos to get up to speed with the rest of us.
Nothing against 20-year-olds, but I don’t want them deciding what kind of country we’re going to have, at least not until they’ve studied every constitution in history like the Founders did.
But here’s the point for right-minded folks: The Gravel Institute’s tweet has over 38,000 ‘likes’ as of this writing. That’s 38,000 people who hate the Constitution and all it stands for. If the political Right wants freedom, free enterprise, limited government, and individual rights to endure, it has to do a much better job of propagating and defending its ideas.
(comments from Champions of the Constitution members at the website)
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