Senator Franken says that the Constitution he follows is “different” from, well, The ACTUAL Constitution

Consider that Franken has sworn to uphold the Constitution. Not that “swearing” to uphold anything probably means much to him. In fact that is pretty clearly on display here –

“the document he (Scalia) revered looks very different from the one I have sworn to defend.”

Really? It looks different? I don’t think so. You, Mr. Franken may not like what the Constitution says, but the Constitution is pretty clear and relatively easy to read.

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Congress: Shut Down Government Until the New President Restores the Republic

Some good ideas here. Restoring the Republic should be THE goal.

The author focuses on one area of concern but there are many other areas of policy that deserve the same treatment.

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Federal Judge: U.S. Constitution Is Outdated, Judges Should Stop Studying It

If the Judge holds no allegiance to the Constitution what value do his rulings have? Does he not take an oath to uphold the Constitution?  How does he decide his rulings, whim? Whatever morality or definition of the law that floats through his mind that particular day?

This is a legitimate question to which I am sure some of our readers have the answer. Judge Posner must have a stated philosophy, he is considered by many to be one of the most influential legal thinkers around today.

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Hidden Camera: Officials at Cornell & Yale Shredding/Ripping the Constitution as it “Triggers” Students (VIDEO)

These are the people running some of the most prominent universities in this country and they appear to have no problem literally shredding the US Constitution.

Likely these people know how wrong their actions are (or at least have an inkling), but they live in a world where political correctness, where avoiding offending someone, is more important than the principles upheld in the Constitution.

In fairness, judging by the windowless offices of the administrators in the attached video the people seeking to placate this weepy “student”

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Ben Carson Wants to “Intensify” the War on Drugs

The War on Drugs is fundamentally a war on the American people. It is a disastrous policy which likely has ruined many more lives than drugs have. The “war” is also deeply crony. The main reason drugs remain illegal – mostly – is because large vested economic interests want it that way. The police, the DEA, various other law enforcement agencies, lawyers, treatment centers (in some cases), drug companies (in many cases), illegal drug dealers (who go out of business with liberalized drug laws) all have their bread buttered to a greater or lesser extent by the drug war.

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The long, slow death of the rule of law in America

The rule of law (and not man or woman) is vital to a free society. If might makes right there is little room to do business, to invest, to build wealth, to be secure in one’s person, to be an actualized human being. If contracts can be dismissed and government officials and their cronies (in government and the nominal “private sector”) can do as they please because of their connections, we have a problem. And that is what we have now,

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AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale

(From The New York Times)

The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T.

While it has been long known that American telecommunications companies worked closely with the spy agency, newly disclosed N.S.A. documents show that the relationship with AT&T has been considered unique and especially productive. One document described it as “highly collaborative,” while another lauded the company’s “extreme willingness to help.”

Crony capitalism comes in many forms.

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