Restoring Liberty http://joemiller.us Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:39:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 President Obama Wants to End Independence Day as We Know It [+videos] http://joemiller.us/2015/07/president-obama-wants-to-end-independence-day-as-we-know-it-videos/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/president-obama-wants-to-end-independence-day-as-we-know-it-videos/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:39:42 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121438 Enjoy Independence Day while you still can. If Obama gets his way, this could be the last Fourth of July worth celebrating.

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RTX11CYM-e1406303007815By Drew Johnson. Enjoy Independence Day while you still can. If President Obama gets his way, this could be the last Fourth of July worth celebrating.

New ground-level ozone standards being pushed by Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency would result in widespread bans on fireworks shows, backyard grilling and other Independence Day traditions.

Because the proposed ozone rule is set so low, things as harmless as a few backyard chefs grilling burgers in the same area at the same time, or even festive fireworks being launched during an Independence Day celebration, could cause an area to violate federal ozone standard thresholds. Such a violation of the EPA’s unreasonably low ozone limit would result in fines and other penalties for local governments from federal regulators.

In an attempt to steer clear of punishment, local lawmakers will have to respond to the new EPA rules by enacting municipal grilling bans and canceling fireworks shows from sea to shining sea.

Outlandish environmental regulations are nothing new for Obama’s EPA, but the proposed ozone limit is likely the most costly and oppressive regulation yet. Besides ending Independence Day as we know it in many places, the lower ozone limit would stall construction projects and prevent job-creating manufacturing facilities from being built in hundreds of cities across the United States. (Read more from “President Obama Wants to End Independence Day as We Know It” HERE)


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Guy Playing National Anthem With His Rifle Is as Patriotic as It Gets

By Christian Datoc. QUESTION: What’s the only thing more patriotic that “The Star-Spangled Banner?”

ANSWER: “The Star-Spangled Banner” being played on a custom, internally-suppressed Ruger 10/22.

(Read more from “Guy Playing National Anthem With His Rifle Is as Patriotic as It Gets” HERE)

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Inside The Fight To Save A Beloved World War I Memorial From Demolition

By Alex Quade. As America celebrates the 4th of July, and the world commemorates the centennial of World War I, one U.S. state is in danger of losing a memorial to its veterans killed in action.

The city of Honolulu is considering demolishing its official memorial to the fallen of World War I and moving a portion of the memorial across the street to the site of a separate remembrance plaque. Ten thousand service members from the then-Hawaiian territories fought in the Great War; 101 were killed.

Descendants of those killed are fighting the city over the fate of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. First opened in 1927, the salt water swimming pool fell into disrepair after years of neglect and was closed in 1979. (Read more from this story HERE)

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Iran Nuclear Talks in Endgame, Negotiators Push World Toward Apocalypse http://joemiller.us/2015/07/iran-nuclear-talks-in-endgame-negotiators-push-world-toward-apocalypse/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/iran-nuclear-talks-in-endgame-negotiators-push-world-toward-apocalypse/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:23:26 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121408 A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping toward the finish line on Friday as negotiators wrestled with sticking points including questions about Tehran's past atomic research. These experts believe the deal can only result in war, perhaps apocalypse.

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downloadBy John Irish and Louis Charbonneau. A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping toward the finish line on Friday as negotiators wrestled with sticking points including questions about Tehran’s past atomic research.

Iran is in talks with the United States and five other powers – Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia – on an agreement to curtail its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.

“We are coming to the end,” said a senior Western diplomat, who added there was no plan to carry on for long past next Tuesday. “Either we get an agreement or we don’t.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a deal was close.

“We are ready to strike a balanced and good deal and open new horizons to address important common challenges,” he said in a statement broadcast on YouTube, referring to the rise of Islamist militancy. (Read more from “Iran Nuclear Talks in Endgame, Negotiators Push on Sticking Points” HERE)

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U.S. Stockpiles Powerful Bunker-Buster Bombs in Case Iran Nuclear Talks Fail

By W.J. Hennigan. As diplomats rush to reach an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. military is stockpiling conventional bombs so powerful that strategists say they could cripple Tehran’s most heavily fortified nuclear complexes, including one deep underground.

The bunker-busting bombs are America’s most destructive munitions short of atomic weapons. At 15 tons, each is 5 tons heavier than any other bomb in the U.S. arsenal.

In development for more than a decade, the latest iteration of the MOP — massive ordnance penetrator — was successfully tested on a deeply buried target this year at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test followed upgrades to the bomb’s guidance system and electronics to stop jammers from sending it off course.

U.S. officials say the huge bombs, which have never been used in combat, are a crucial element in the White House deterrent strategy and contingency planning should diplomacy go awry and Iran seek to develop a nuclear bomb.

Obama has made it clear that he has no desire to order an attack, warning that U.S. airstrikes on Iran’s air defense network and nuclear facilities would spark a destabilizing new war in the Middle East, and would only delay Iran by several years should it choose to build a bomb. (Read more from this story HERE)

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Obama to Girl Scouts: ‘What Are You Doing in MY Yard?'; Since When Was the White House Is His Property? http://joemiller.us/2015/07/obama-to-girl-scouts-what-are-you-doing-in-my-yard-since-when-was-the-white-house-is-his-property/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/obama-to-girl-scouts-what-are-you-doing-in-my-yard-since-when-was-the-white-house-is-his-property/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:23:06 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121391 Obama’s disturbing habit of treating the White House like his own personal property was on full display again this week — and social media watchers were waiting.

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CIyf6kRWgAEMCj9President Obama’s disturbing habit of treating the White House like his own personal property was on full display again this week — and social media watchers were waiting.

On Tuesday, the president greeted a gathering of Girl Scouts, who were camping on the South Lawn of his majesty’s house as part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, as only he could can.

“What are you guys doing in my yard?” he asked the girls according to USA Today. “When did you guys show up?”

Even liberals like Melissa Harris-Perry are getting tired of it, slamming the language Obama used when he shouted down a heckler by calling the White House “my house.” Normally an Obama fan, she sounded like Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly when he denounced Obama for lighting up the White House with rainbow after the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage last week. (Read more from “Obama to Girl Scouts: ‘What Are You Doing in MY Yard?': Since When Was the White House Is His Property?” HERE)

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In Some U.S. Churches, Guns Are the Answer to a Prayer http://joemiller.us/2015/07/in-some-u-s-churches-guns-are-the-answer-to-a-prayer/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/in-some-u-s-churches-guns-are-the-answer-to-a-prayer/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:22:54 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121385 The Sunday service was winding down, but before it ended, Bishop Ira Combs led the congregation of 300 at the Greater Bible Way Temple in prayer. The shootings that killed nine people in a Charleston church could not happen here, he reassured his flock.

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Police officer checks the purse of a parishioner as she arrives for the morning service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in CharlestonThe Sunday service was winding down, but before it ended, Bishop Ira Combs led the congregation of 300 at the Greater Bible Way Temple in prayer. The shootings that killed nine people in a Charleston church could not happen here, he reassured his flock.

“If they had security, the assailant would not have been able to reload,” Combs declared. “All of us here are not going to turn the other cheek while you shoot us.”

As he preached, Combs was flanked by a man on each side of the pulpit, each armed with handguns beneath their suit coats. Other members of the church’s security team were scattered among the crowd. Congregants did not know who was armed and who was not – an undercover approach that is part of the security plan.

“We aren’t looking to engage people in violence, but we are going to practice law enforcement,” Combs told Reuters before the service. “And we are going to interdict if someone comes in with a weapon.”

The June 17 church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, have ignited fierce debates across the country over hate crimes, the Confederate flag, and gun control. (Read more from “In Some U.S. Churches, Guns Are the Answer to a Prayer” HERE)

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Parents Confront School Board, Demand ‘Opt-Out’ for Controversial Lessons – See Why the Room Erupted at End of Meeting [+video] http://joemiller.us/2015/07/parents-confront-school-board-demand-opt-out-for-controversial-lessons-see-why-the-room-erupted-at-end-of-meeting-video/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/parents-confront-school-board-demand-opt-out-for-controversial-lessons-see-why-the-room-erupted-at-end-of-meeting-video/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:21:36 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121362 Angry over a controversial curriculum indoctrinating children about homosexual marriage and “gender identity,” parents in Virginia angrily confronted school board members.

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Screen-Shot-2015-07-02-at-9.15.13-PM-620x365Angry over a controversial curriculum that teaches young students about same-sex marriage and “gender identity,” several parents in Fairfax County, Virginia, confronted school board members during a regular meeting on June 25. The parents in question argued they should have the choice to “opt-out” of the controversial lessons.

“Parents, do you want your children in Kindergarten to hear about same-sex marriage under the guise of families?” Andrea Lafferty, a Fairfax County parent and president of the Traditional Values Coalition, asked parents at the meeting.

“No!” parents in attendance shouted.

“Parents, do you want your children in fifth grade to hear about Gonorrhea and Syphilis? No! We want opt outs and we want to keep them safe,” she continued. “Do you want gender identity to be introduced to seventh grade? No! We want opt outs to remain.”

Lafferty went on to accuse officials on the “recommendation committee” of going on record as saying they wanted to remove the opt outs for parents. (Read more from “Parents Confront School Board, Demand ‘Opt-Out’ for Controversial Lessons — See Why the Room Erupted at End of Meeting” HERE)

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Legal Experts: NYC Mayor Action Against Trump ‘Not the American Way’ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/legal-experts-nyc-mayor-action-against-trump-not-the-american-way/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/legal-experts-nyc-mayor-action-against-trump-not-the-american-way/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:21:29 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121371 Civil liberty advocates are jumping all over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s order to “review” all of Donald Trump’s city contracts because of his recent comments on Mexican immigrants.

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470223890-e1435874542398Civil liberty advocates are jumping all over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s order to “review” all of Donald Trump’s city contracts because of his recent comments on Mexican immigrants.

“This is not the American Way,” observed Alan Dershowitz, Harvard’s most distinguished civil liberties law professor, about the chilling effect de Blasio’s action could have on freedom of speech . . .

At his presidential campaign kickoff, Trump said immigrants from Mexico are “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people” . . .

“The city says, ‘We don’t want to renew it because we don’t like your speech.’ That would presumptively violate the First Amendment,” noted UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh in a DCNF interview. “The statement by the Mayor is a real danger to public debate,” he said, charging it would set dubious precedent for all city contractors, big and small.

The law professor, who also posts the “Volokh Conspiracy” blog on the Washington Post, explained that the First Amendment rights for government contractors were long ago resolved in the Umbehr case. In a 7 to 2 majority written by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s, the court declared that the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech shielded government contractors from facing the revocation of existing contracts due to things they said in public. (Read more from “Legal Experts: NYC Mayor Action Against Trump ‘Not the American Way'” HERE)

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Greeks Take to the Streets for Dueling Rallies That Reflect a Divided Nation http://joemiller.us/2015/07/greeks-take-to-the-streets-for-dueling-rallies-that-reflect-a-divided-nation/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/greeks-take-to-the-streets-for-dueling-rallies-that-reflect-a-divided-nation/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:21:13 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121427 Dueling rallies of tens of thousands of people apiece took over central Athens yesterday, with demonstrators making their final push before a referendum that has passionately divided this flailing nation between those terrified Greece will lose its place in Europe and others determined to transform the continent at all costs.

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images (43)By Griff Witte and Michael Birnbaum. Dueling rallies of tens of thousands of people apiece took over central Athens on Friday evening, with demonstrators making their final push before a referendum on Sunday that has passionately divided this flailing nation between those terrified Greece will lose its place in Europe and others determined to transform the continent at all costs.

With Greece’s 19th-century Olympic stadium as a backdrop, “yes” supporters shouted their contempt for the government and demanded an end to the brinkmanship that has characterized the country’s relationship with Europe for the past five months.

Across town, in the shadow of the neo­classical Parliament building, those siding with Greece’s leaders in urging a “no” vote on European bailout proposals swayed to the tunes of revolutionary anthems and pledged not to bend to creditors’ “blackmail.”

“Here in the place where democracy was born,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told an energized crowd that stretched for blocks in every direction, “we will start to rebuild European democracy.”

But beneath the bravado was an emerging recognition within Greece’s radical leftist government that regardless of how Sunday’s referendum turns out, the country may be on the verge of defeat in its epic standoff with European heavyweights over the terms of the country’s bailouts. (Read more from “Greeks Take to the Streets for Dueling Rallies That Reflect a Divided Nation” HERE)


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Greek Bank Closures May Deplete Supermarket Shelves

By Martinne Geller and Lefteris Karagiannopoulos. A halt to international payments from Greek bank accounts is hurting Greek businesses and their foreign partners and threatening supplies of vital goods like food and clothing into the debt-crippled country.

With banks closed, people limited to withdrawing 60 euros ($66.62) per day and Greece’s future in the euro possibly hinging on a referendum on Sunday, Greek shoppers have been stocking up on essentials like sugar, flour, pasta, rice, beans, canned and paper goods.

Shelves remain full for now as retailers have inventories in storage. But capital controls put in place after Greece defaulted on a loan to international creditors have essentially frozen companies’ cash flows and credit.

This has severely hampered production and shipping, meaning that goods are in finite supply. With this week’s rush to supermarkets, shortages could be around the corner although budget limits are providing some cushion.

“At this stage there is no problem of shortages. There is sufficient stock in our warehouses and we renew it frequently,” said Melina Varoutsikou, spokeswoman for Sklavenitis, one of Greece’s largest supermarket chains. (Read more from this story HERE)

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Fort Bragg Soldier Headed to Photo Shoot with AR15 Arrested at Mall http://joemiller.us/2015/07/fort-bragg-soldier-headed-to-photo-shoot-with-ar15-arrested-at-mall/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/fort-bragg-soldier-headed-to-photo-shoot-with-ar15-arrested-at-mall/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:20:59 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121398 A 25-year-old Army sergeant who was planning to take photos in military gear at a studio was arrested at Fayetteville's Cross Creek Mall after dozens of panicked 911 calls from shoppers. It looks like he may have gotten roughed-up.

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14751864-1435889778-640x360A 25-year-old Army sergeant who was planning to take photos in military gear was arrested at Fayetteville’s Cross Creek Mall Thursday evening after dozens of panicked 911 calls from shoppers.

Bryan Scott Wolfinger is charged with going armed to the terror of the public. Police said Wolfinger was carrying an AR-15 assault rifle, military ballistic panel carrier and multiple high-capacity rifle magazine when he was taken into custody.

Investigators said multiple shoppers began calling 911 shortly after Wolfinger arrived at the mall for a photo shoot.

Officers arriving on scene encountered Wolfinger near an entrance in the Macy’s wing of the mall, and he was taken into custody without incident.

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Wolfinger was processed at the Cumberland County jail and released to his company commander at Fort Bragg, police said. (Read more from “Armed Bragg Soldier Headed to Photo Shoot with AR15 Arrested at Mall” HERE)

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Sweet Cakes Final Order: Oregon Bakery Must Pay $135,000 for Refusing to Make Homosexual Cake http://joemiller.us/2015/07/sweet-cakes-final-order-oregon-bakery-must-pay-135000-for-refusing-to-make-homosexual-cake/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/sweet-cakes-final-order-oregon-bakery-must-pay-135000-for-refusing-to-make-homosexual-cake/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:19:09 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121379 The State of Oregon has ordered the owners of a former Gresham bakery to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake. The owners are saying the state has messed with the wrong Christians.

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bnsweetcakes1jpg-ddb8cb356bb7e18aBy George Rede. Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian on Thursday ordered the owners of a former Gresham bakery to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake.

Avakian’s ruling upheld a preliminary finding earlier this year that the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa had discriminated against the women on the basis of their sexual orientation.

Bakery owners Melissa and Aaron Klein cited their Christian beliefs against same-sex marriage in denying service. The case ignited a long-running skirmish in the nation’s culture wars, pitting civil rights advocates against religious freedom proponents who argued business owners should have the right to refuse services for gay and lesbian weddings.

Avakian’s final order makes clear that serving potential customers equally trumps the Kleins’ religious beliefs. Under Oregon law, businesses cannot discriminate or refuse service based on sexual orientation, just as they cannot turn customers away because of race, sex, disability, age or religion, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said in a news release.

“This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” Avakian wrote. “It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal. (Read more from “Sweet Cakes Final Order: Gresham Bakery Must Pay $135,000 for Refusing to Make Homosexual Cake” HERE)

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Baker to Government: You’re Messing ‘With the Wrong Christian, Because I Fight Back’

By Michael Dorstewitz. Fast on the heels of Thursday’s administrative ruling ordering the owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple for declining to bake them a wedding cake on the grounds of religious conviction, the bakers announced they’re not going to take it lying down.

They’re going to fight.

What makes the administrative decision especially egregious is that Oregon did not recognize same-sex marriages, which were illegal in the state at the time the bakers refused to bake and decorate the cake.

“He wants to silence anyone who opposes his point of view,” Aaron Klein, who co-owns the bakery with his wife Melissa, told TheBlaze.

He was referring to Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, who pushed the case against the couple. (Read more from this story HERE)

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Microaggressions: Academic Censorship for Perceived Offenses and Destruction of the First Amendment http://joemiller.us/2015/07/microaggressions-academic-censorship-for-perceived-offenses-and-destruction-of-the-first-amendment/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/microaggressions-academic-censorship-for-perceived-offenses-and-destruction-of-the-first-amendment/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:18:59 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121375 So how do you destroy the First Amendment?

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images (40)So how do you destroy the First Amendment?

You make human frailty an offense, get academia involved to punish it and to give seminars that further propagate their ignorance. Then the mind-set taught in the seminar trickles down to the college students, who then become voters.

It appears leading the pack of degreed censurers is Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, Berkeley, former secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona. Now the Wisconsin University is joining in.

Seminars were adapted from Derald Wing Sue’s book, Microagression in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation (Wiley & sons, 2010) specifically for training on micro-aggression (the correct spelling). Napolitano sent out letters to UC deans and department chairs “inviting” their presence at the seminars, “to foster informed conversation about the best way to build and nurture a productive academic climate”. Have you noticed how every inch of America’s constitution is being usurped by attributing the infringement for a “noble reason”? . . .

According to the Diversity in the Classroom, UCLA Diversity & Faculty Development, 2014, “Micro-aggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicates hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.” (Read more from “Microaggressions: Academic Censorship for Perceived Offenses” HERE)

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Obama Administration Spied on German Media as Well as Its Government http://joemiller.us/2015/07/obama-administration-spied-on-german-media-as-well-as-its-government/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/obama-administration-spied-on-german-media-as-well-as-its-government/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:18:45 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121422 An investigation by the German parliament is raising questions on whether the Obama administration not only spied on journalists in that country, but interfered in the exercise of the free press under the guise of U.S. national security.

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images (42)An investigation by the German parliament is raising questions on whether the Obama administration not only spied on journalists in that country, but interfered in the exercise of the free press under the guise of U.S. national security.

On Thursday, Germany’s intelligence coordinator, Günter Heiss, testified before a parliamentary investigative committee of the German parliament, the Bundestag, focused on the activities of the U.S. National Security Agency’s spying on Germany and the knowledge and/or role of German intelligence, the Bundesnachrichtendienst or BND.

That the NSA was spying on German officials is not new, though it continues to upset free press advocates and those with memories of repressive governments both Communist and Nazi. That the NSA was spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone was first reported by German magazine Der Spiegel in 2013 with information gleaned from the stolen then leaked files of Edward Snowden.

On Thursday, WikiLeaks released more information, presumably from that surveillance, with Merkel said “professed to be at a loss” over the Greek financial crisis, and information suggesting that the NSA was spying on German ministers in addition to Merkel. U.S. ambassador to Germany, John Emerson, was summoned to meet with the Chancellery chief of staff Peter Altmaier to discuss the news . . .

CNN has learned that in early Summer 2011, the CIA station chief in Berlin (also representing the NSA at the U.S. Embassy) met with Heiss, and his assistant, Guido Müller. The CIA station chief urged the two men to take action against Heiss’ deputy, Hans-Josef Vorbeck, whom he said was leaking classified information to journalists. (Read more from “Obama Administration Spied on German Media as Well as Its Government” HERE)

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Local Dealership Forced to Remove American Flag Banners or Do This http://joemiller.us/2015/07/local-dealership-forced-to-remove-american-flag-banners-or-do-this/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/local-dealership-forced-to-remove-american-flag-banners-or-do-this/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:17:49 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121403 A local car dealership may be paying a price for patriotism. The Kia car dealership on South Military Trail was issued a code-enforcement violation from Palm Beach County for displaying American Flag banners on its property.

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images (41)Palm Beach County Code Enforcement says the dealership has until Monday, July 6th to remove the banners. The county code allows for up to 3 official flags to be displayed, this would include American Flags, but under the current code it does not allow feather banners.

“The property is not receiving any fines and will not have any further action if the feathers are removed by our next inspection which will be Monday July 6,” said an email from Rebecca Caldwell, Palm Beach County Zoning, Planning, and Building Department.

The email went on to say that if the feather banners are not removed by the next inspection date, which would be Monday July, 6th, then the matter would be scheduled for a hearing by the Special Magistrate who will decide what action if any should be taken . . .

A local car dealership may be paying a price for patriotism. The Kia car dealership on South Military Trail was issued a code-enforcement violation from Palm Beach County for displaying American Flag banners on its property.

The notice cites a Unified Land Development code that prohibits displaying banners, streamers, pennants, balloons or other signage made of lightweight fabric, plastic, or similar material. (Read more from “Local Dealership Forced to Remove American Flag Banners or Do This” HERE)

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What Made These Kids Stand in Silence Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes [+video] http://joemiller.us/2015/07/what-made-these-kids-stand-in-silence-will-bring-tears-to-your-eyes-video/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/what-made-these-kids-stand-in-silence-will-bring-tears-to-your-eyes-video/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:17:36 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121367 There is an epidemic going on in this country and it shows no signs of slowing down. I’m not talking about the Flu or Ebola.

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patriot-kids-2There is an epidemic going on in this country and it shows no signs of slowing down. I’m not talking about the Flu or Ebola.

What I am talking about is the lack of respect for our country and what American stands for. Schools are trying to take the Pledge Of Allegiance out and also remove “Under God” at alarming rates.

A lot of kids also don’t have respect for the country they live in. The entitlement mentality is running rampant.

However, this group of kids knows what respect is.

(Read more from “What Made These Kids Stand in Silence Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes” HERE)

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Activists in White House Flip-Off Reagan Portrait While Obama Claims He’s Like Reagan http://joemiller.us/2015/07/activists-in-white-house-flip-off-reagan-portrait-while-obama-claims-hes-like-reagan/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/activists-in-white-house-flip-off-reagan-portrait-while-obama-claims-hes-like-reagan/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:00:23 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121325 “While the White House does not control the conduct of guests at receptions, we certainly expect that all attendees conduct themselves in a respectful manner. Most all do,” White House spokesman Shin Inouye told Fox News.

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Gay-activists-WH-visit1-620x273By Madeleine Morgenstern. The White House on Friday castigated the gay activists who posed for pictures while giving the middle finger to a portrait of former President Ronald Reagan during a recent visit.

“While the White House does not control the conduct of guests at receptions, we certainly expect that all attendees conduct themselves in a respectful manner. Most all do,” White House spokesman Shin Inouye told Fox News. “These individuals clearly did not. Behavior like this doesn’t belong anywhere, least of all in the White House.”

Matthew “Matty” Hart and Zoe Strauss were among a group of activists invited to an LGBT reception at the White House earlier this month. Photos first published in Philadelphia Magazine showed them posing in front of the Reagan portrait with their middle fingers raised. Hart, the national director of public engagement at Solutions for Progress, posted his photo on Facebook with the caption, “F–k Reagan.” Strauss, who also took a photo beneath the portrait kissing another woman, posted hers on Twitter with the caption “F–K YOU, REAGAN.” (Read more from “White House Rebukes Activists Who Flipped off Reagan Portrait: ‘Behavior Like This Doesn’t Belong Anywhere'” HERE)

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Obama tells WH staff that he’s like RONALD REAGAN!

By Michael Schaus. The Gipper is turning over in his grave.

Speaking on a conference call to White House staffers and administration officials, President Obama claims he has led a new Reagan Revolution, paving the way for Hillary Clinton to be the next “Bush senior.”

Using his policy to “normalize” relations with a brutal communist regime in Cuba as a backdrop, Obama compared himself to President Reagan – the man who crushed the Soviet Union and brought the Cold War to an end . . .

“Much in the same way that the Reagan Revolution required Bush Senior” to complete his transformation of American politics, Obama told alumni of his White House staff, “we’ve got to make sure that we’re laying the foundation” for the next Democrat elected. (Read more from this story HERE)

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Cruz: ‘Sad’ US Will Have Embassy in Havana Before Embassy in Jerusalem http://joemiller.us/2015/07/cruz-sad-us-will-have-embassy-in-havana-before-embassy-in-jerusalem/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/cruz-sad-us-will-have-embassy-in-havana-before-embassy-in-jerusalem/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:59:57 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121269 "I think this is a serious mistake. It’s a manifestation of the pattern of weakness and appeasement towards our enemies that has characterized the Obama-Clinton foreign policy. "

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Cruz Cuba IsraelBy Ian Hanchett. Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) denounced the US opening an embassy in Cuba wondering “How sad is it that under the Obama administration the United States is going to have an embassy in Havana before we have an embassy in Jerusalem?” on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”

Cruz said, “I think this is a serious mistake. It’s a manifestation of the pattern of weakness and appeasement towards our enemies that has characterized the Obama-Clinton foreign policy. It’s the same pattern that occurred — that is occurring with regard to Russia, with regard to Iran, and it’s a very dangerous pattern. How sad is it that under the Obama administration the United States is going to have an embassy in Havana before we have an embassy in Jerusalem, that this administration will be friendlier to a Communist dictator who hates America and seeks to undermine our nation, than it is willing to stand with our close friend and ally, the nation of Israel? I think it’s wrong.”

Cruz continued, “The very first truth-teller featured in the book is a gentleman named Guillermo Farinas. He was a Cuban dissident. He used to be a member of Castro’s army. He was a Communist. In fact, his nickname was El Coco. And he describes how he went to the Soviet Union and somehow got his hand on a copy of George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm.’ And it touched him powerfully, and he became a dissident, and he became a critic. He’s been imprisoned, he’s had hunger strikes. And Guillermo, and also another Cuban dissident named Elizardo Sanchez, both came to the United States about a year ago. I interviewed both of them for about a half hour in Spanish. We put out the video interview, but it was interesting, both of them predicted what the Obama administration has done. And both of them said that the Castros are following Putinissimo is what they called it, basically the philosophy of Putin, of appearing to liberalize, while in fact strengthening the repression. What Obama’s doing is sending billions of dollars that will only make the Castros stronger, oppressing, torturing, murdering their people, and also spreading terrorism throughout Latin America.” (Read more from “Cruz: ‘Sad’ US Will Have Embassy in Havana Before Embassy in Jerusalem” HERE)


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Cruz Bashes Obama on Cuba Embassy Opening; Calls It ‘a Slap in the Face’ to Israel

By Latino Fox News. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz lashed out Wednesday at President Barack Obama’s decision to reopen the U.S. embassy in Cuba, calling the move a “slap in the face” to Israel.

The Republican presidential candidate said that Obama’s move was “unacceptable and a slap in the face of a close ally,” The Hill reported.

“The United States will have an embassy in Havana before one in Jerusalem,” he added.

The embassy agreement marks the biggest tangible step toward normalizing relations since the surprise announcement in December that the U.S. and Cuba were restarting diplomatic ties. The posts in Washington and Havana are scheduled to open July 20, Cuba’s Foreign Ministry said.

Cruz, a Cuban-American himself, has repeatedly tried to have the U.S. embassy in Israel moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and, along with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, has backed legislation to do away with a national security waiver that allows the administration to bypass a 1995 law to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem. (Read more from this story HERE)

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Illegal Aliens, Starbucks Customers Disrupt Ann Coulter Book Signing, Author Fires Back [+video] http://joemiller.us/2015/07/illegal-aliens-disrupt-ann-coulter-book-signing-author-fires-back-video/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/illegal-aliens-disrupt-ann-coulter-book-signing-author-fires-back-video/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:59:39 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121335 Political commentator and author Ann Coulter was signing copies of her new book Adios America: The Left’s Plan to Turn our Country into a Third World Hellhole at a Barnes and Noble when the calm was shattered by protesters inside the store.

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anarchists-CoulterPolitical commentator and author Ann Coulter was signing copies of her new book Adios America: The Left’s Plan to Turn our Country into a Third World Hellhole at a Barnes and Noble Tuesday night when the calm was shattered by protesters inside the store.

As dozens of fans waited their turn to have a book signed, several people rose from the tables in the adjacent Starbucks and began bellowing slogans:

“Undocumented, unafraid!” they yelled. “Ain’t no power like the power of the people ’cause the power of the people don’t stop!”

The protesters inside the store, unfurled a large banner reading “Adios, Ann Coulter,” and brandished Mexican and anarchist flags. Some approached the front of the line and attempted to confront Coulter, but were rebuffed by security guards.

“Go back to Europe, Ann Coulter!” one particularly vocal man screamed. . . “You have to understand,” Coulter told Breitbart News, “screaming and defacing things is how Latin Americans express disagreement. At least as long as they were destroying books and screaming in a book store, they weren’t molesting any 4-year-olds.” (Read more from “Illegal Aliens Disrupt Ann Coulter Book Signing, Author Fires Back” HERE)

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Anti-Cop Anarchists Burn Flag, Get Attacked by Bikers, Then Get Saved by Same Cops They’re Protesting http://joemiller.us/2015/07/anti-cop-anarchists-burn-flag-get-attacked-by-bikers-then-get-saved-by-same-cops-theyre-protesting/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/anti-cop-anarchists-burn-flag-get-attacked-by-bikers-then-get-saved-by-same-cops-theyre-protesting/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:59:32 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121275 A group of flag-burning anti-NYPD protesters needed New York’s Finest to save their skin from a gang of angry bikers who tried to pummel them in a Brooklyn park for setting Old Glory ablaze this week.

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070115flagburning2wcl-e1435812729967A group of flag-burning anti-NYPD protesters needed New York’s Finest to save their skin from a gang of angry bikers who tried to pummel them in a Brooklyn park for setting Old Glory ablaze Wednesday.

The fiery stunt by a few dozen members of the group Disarm the Police led to a chaotic scene at about 8 p.m. in Fort Greene Park, when the activists enraged 40 members of the Hallowed Sons Motorcycle Club by roasting the flag on a tiny barbecue grill.

“They took off like little b—hes,” said one biker. “They lit the f–king flag and took off running once they got slapped once or twice” . . .

[The anarchist protesters] started to roast the flag, but they didn’t burn it for long. One of the bikers rushed forward in a fit of rage and kicked over the grill, sending embers flying. He then doused it as members of the pro-flag crowd chanted “USA! USA!”

The bikers then started trying to rough up the protesters — who were quickly saved by members of the same police force that they criticize. . . (Read more from “Anti-Cop Anarchists Burn Flag, Get Attacked by Bikers, Then Get Saved by Cops They’re Protesting” HERE)

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IMF Warns of Huge Financial Hole as Greek Vote Looms http://joemiller.us/2015/07/imf-warns-of-huge-financial-hole-as-greek-vote-looms/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/imf-warns-of-huge-financial-hole-as-greek-vote-looms/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:59:16 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121314 The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning this week of the huge financial hole facing Greece as angry and uncertain voters prepare for a referendum that could decide their country's future in Europe.

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images (39)By David Chance. The International Monetary Fund delivered a stark warning on Thursday of the huge financial hole facing Greece as angry and uncertain voters prepare for a referendum that could decide their country’s future in Europe.

Days after Greece defaulted on part of its IMF debt, the Fund, part of the lenders’ “troika” behind successive international bailouts, said Greece needed an extra 50 billion euros over the next three years, including 36 billion from its European partners, to stay afloat. It also needed significant debt relief.

The assessment, in a preliminary draft of the Fund’s latest debt sustainability report, underlines the scale of the problems facing Athens, whatever the result of Sunday’s referendum on the bailout offered by creditors last month.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ rejection of what he terms the “blackmail” of EU and IMF creditors demanding spending cuts and tax hikes has so angered Greece’s partners that there is no hope of reconciliation before Sunday.

With banks closed for a fourth day and capital controls in place, the future of the left-wing government hangs on the result, given the angry mood of voters in Greece, torn between resentment of the lenders and scorn for their own politicians. (Read more from “IMF Warns of Huge Financial Hole as Greek Vote Looms” HERE)

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‘Yes’ Camp Takes Slim Lead in Greek Bailout Referendum Poll

By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos and George Georgiopoulos. Supporters of Greece’s bailout terms have taken a wafer-thin lead over the “No” vote backed by the leftist government, 48 hours before a referendum that may determine the country’s future in the euro zone, a poll showed.

The opinion poll by the respected ALCO institute, published in the Ethnos newspaper on Friday, put the “Yes” camp on 44.8 percent against 43.4 percent for the No” vote. But the lead was within the pollster’s 3.1 percentage point margin of error, with 11.8 percent saying they are still undecided.

With banks shuttered all week, cash withdrawals rationed and commerce seizing up, the vote could decide whether Greece gets another last-ditch financial rescue in exchange for more harsh austerity measures or plunges deeper into economic crisis.

It could also determine whether Greece becomes the first country to crash out of the 19-nation European single currency area, membership of which is meant to be irrevocable.

The survey found that 74 percent of Greeks want to stay in the euro, while just 15 percent want to return to a national currency, with 11 percent undecided. (Read more from this story HERE)

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Economic Exodus Means Two-Thirds of Puerto Ricans May Soon Live in US

By Alan Yuhas. Facing a crisis of monumental proportions at home, tens of thousands of people are fleeing a Caribbean island in search of a better life in the United States only to find hardship and struggle on American shores. Their stories sound like those of millions of migrants – poverty at home, where the economy lies in tatters – but they differ from millions of others: they’re already American.

Unable to pay its $73bn debt, Puerto Rico has begun rationing water, closing schools and watching its healthcare system collapse and 45% of its people living in poverty. Emigration to the mainland has accelerated in recent years, activists say, and data shows that from 2003 to 2013 there was a population swing of more than 1.5 million people.

“This new wave of immigration can be compared with the immigration in the 1930s and 40s,” said Edgardo González, coordinator of the Defenders of Puerto Rico, an activist group. The Great Depression and second world war spurred the so-called “Great Migration”, when tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans moved to New York every year for nearly two decades.

Now most Puerto Ricans are arriving in central Florida, González said, but many cannot find jobs or even housing. “Some might stay with family for a few weeks, but for those who don’t have family, people end up homeless because of the lack of services,” he said.

“People end up living in hotels, living in cars or on the street. Then you have people who are homeless with kids, who get in trouble with the law, and you have to get into it with childcare and welfare services.” (Read more from this story HERE)

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CDC Official Calls Obama Worst President, Amateur, Marxist After Influx of Illegal Alien Minors http://joemiller.us/2015/07/cdc-official-calls-obama-worst-president-amateur-marxist-after-influx-of-illegal-alien-minors/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/cdc-official-calls-obama-worst-president-amateur-marxist-after-influx-of-illegal-alien-minors/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:59:07 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121308 Data from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol shows about 128 unaccompanied alien children were apprehended at the Southwest U.S. border every day during the month of May. In total, 3,965 children were caught. This has elicited strongly worded reactions.

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images (38)By The Judicial Watch Blog. Following the influx of illegal immigrant minors from Central America, an official at the federal agency charged with protecting public health describes Barack Obama as “the worst pres we have ever had,” an “amateur” and “Marxist,” according to internal emails obtained by Judicial Watch.

JW got the records as part of an investigation into the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) activation of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to deal with the barrage of illegal alien minors last summer. Tens of thousands of Central Americans came into the United States through the Mexican border and contagious diseases—many considered to be eradicated in the U.S.—became a tremendous concern. The CDC, which operates under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), responded by opening an emergency facility designed to monitor and coordinate response activities to eminent public health threats.

This special emergency division was created after the 2001 terrorist attacks and has responded to more than 50 public health threats, including hurricanes, food borne disease outbreaks, the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic and the Haiti cholera outbreak. Scientists from across the CDC are brought together to analyze, validate, and efficiently exchange information during a public health emergency and connect with response partners. The EOC also coordinates the deployment of CDC staff and the procurement and management of all equipment and supplies that agency responders may need during their deployment. (Read more from “CDC Official Calls Obama Worst President, Amateur, Marxist After Influx of Illegal Alien Minors” HERE)

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128 Unaccompanied Alien Children Caught at Mexican Border Per Day in May

By Brittany M. Hughes. Data obtained by CNSNews.com from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) shows about 128 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) were apprehended at the Southwest U.S. border every day during the month of May. In total, 3,965 children were caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally during that month alone.

According to the data, May was the month with the most UAC apprehensions since the start of Fiscal Year 2015 on Oct. 1.

The monthly totals of apprehended UACs have been steadily increasing since January, when 2,119 children were caught at the U.S.-Mexico border. Since then, another 2,388 children were apprehended in February, 3,131 were apprehended in March, and 3,275 were apprehended in April.

During the same time, the Obama administration has continued to tout its newly launched Central American Minors Refugee/Parole Program (CAM).

Marketed as an effort to help Latin American children avoid the dangerous and sometimes fatal journey to enter the United States illegally, the program was set up throughout Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to reunite children living in those countries with their parents who live, many of them illegally, in the United States.

Children who do not qualify as “refugees” under the legal federal definition may be granted discretionary parole into the United States on a case-by-case basis. (Read more from this story HERE)

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Local Government Going After USMC Veteran for Living Off-Grid [+video] http://joemiller.us/2015/07/local-government-going-after-usmc-veteran-for-living-off-grid-video/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/local-government-going-after-usmc-veteran-for-living-off-grid-video/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:58:55 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121289 A 27-year-old Marine Corps veteran planted a row of gleaming solar panels in his front yard, hauled in a 550-gallon plastic tank to catch rainwater and installed a composting toilet in the single-wide trailer that he shares with girlfriend Soraya Hamar. He couldn't have guessed what would happen next.

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-f4582b9e2dae147dIn January, the 27-year-old Marine Corps veteran [Tyler Truitt] planted a row of gleaming solar panels in his front yard, hauled in a 550-gallon plastic tank to catch rainwater and installed a composting toilet in the single-wide trailer that he shares with girlfriend Soraya Hamar.

It’s as close to an off-the-grid lifestyle as you can come while still living in the middle of Huntsville (the trailer sits on two wooded acres at the end of Hood Road, not far from Brahan Spring Park Natatorium).

Truitt said he and Hamar should be applauded for treading lightly on the environment, and attempting to live frugally. A Redstone Arsenal employee, he is considering returning to the University of Alabama in Huntsville to complete a physics degree that he started working on before joining the Marines in 2008.

“We’re not bothering anyone,” Truitt told AL.com. “I just wanted to have something that would be debt-free, so that if I chose to go to school full-time I wouldn’t have to worry about any bills.”

Instead of being celebrated as a clean-energy trailblazer, Truitt is being taken to court by the city. (“Local Government Going After USMC Veteran for Living Off-Grid”, originally posted HERE)

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What Does Independence Look Like Today? [+videos] http://joemiller.us/2015/07/what-does-independence-look-like-today-videos/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/what-does-independence-look-like-today-videos/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:58:47 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121279 There’s no way to sugarcoat this. This Independence Day is marred by a thick darkness that cannot be illuminated by the endless fireworks over the weekend.

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pisbulorb0yopoveynju3gBy Daniel Horowitz. There’s no way to sugarcoat this. This Independence Day is marred by a thick darkness that cannot be illuminated by the endless fireworks over the weekend.

This week we celebrate the birthday of the greatest nation on earth, marking the 239th year since the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress in 1776. What we are truly celebrating is not the mere creation of a new nation and the document of secession from England, but the founding of a country on the self-evident, God-given rights and ideals expressed in the Declaration. It is those ideals that gave birth to what would become the greatest nation in the world and would distinguish the American Revolution from the many other rebellions that led to the formation of new countries throughout history.

The Importance of the Declaration – even more than the Constitution

These revolutionary ideals we celebrate are self-evident truths “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” That in order to protect these rights people are entitled to popular sovereignty – to form a government that derives its powers “from the consent of the governed.” The Declaration concluded “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence” for success in establishing this new nation constructed upon the foundation of God-given rights.

The subsequent crafting of the Constitution was built upon all the principles of the Declaration and any ambiguity in the law must not countermand any of the self-evident truths expressed on Independence Day.

President Calvin Coolidge noted in his July 4, 1926 speech commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Declaration that although the Founders knew that the times and technology would change and progress, the ideals expressed in this document were to be interminable. In his own words:

If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.

While Coolidge was clearly taking a veiled shot at the progressives of his time who were beginning to alter the framework of our Founding, he was still able to confidently assert in 1926 that “America can fairly claim that it has remained true to the principles which were declared 150 years ago.”

How far have we strayed from those self-evident truths?

Standing here today 89 years after Coolidge’s seminal speech, what can we say about the state of the principles declared 239 years ago? In this era of hyper-progressivism and paganism, which Coolidge rightly observes as regressive, there is indeed no equality, no rights of the individual, and no rule of the people. Not only has our system of government been hijacked by those who stray from these principles, the ruling elite have bastardized these very principles to justify their new order – an evolving philosophy that is antithetical to the self-evident truths of nature and nature’s God.

Equal Rights and Pursuit of Happiness

Equal rights? That ideal has been replaced by the pagan Gods of political correctness, established and guided by a tiny ruling elite, which has granted special rights to selected protected groups at the expense of the individual. In one fell swoop, the Supreme Court has enshrined “disparate impact” into our Constitution, mandating subjectively equal outcomes for their favored groups in all areas of private life and punishing what the Thought Police perceive as “unconscious prejudices” – an anathema to the true ideal of equality expressed in the Declaration. The most irrational repudiation of natural law has allowed this growing trend of super-rights – invented rights granted by government instead of God – to infringe upon the pursuit of happiness and private enterprise of those who reserve just the inherent rights granted by God.

This fringe ruling class has concocted special rights for transgenderism, homosexual marriage, and other specious ideas that run counter to the laws of nature – “rights” our Founders could have never fathomed. These special rights are creating a brush fire of tyranny that is threatening to violate all forms of religious liberty with the vitiation of private property rights and the imposition of involuntary servitude.

And this assault on religious liberty to benefit a fringe libertine minority, which is unprecedented since our nation’s founding, is in itself rooted in the erosion of the ideals of civil liberty and property rights (pursuit of happiness). With the ability to tax and regulate almost every act – and in the case of Obamacare, even inaction – government, not God, has become the benefactor of those rights. It was only a matter of time before this 100-year march towards government control of private property and commerce (pursuit of happiness) would inevitably lead to the curtailment of religious liberty.

As John Witherspoon presciently warned, “there is not a single instance in history, in which civil liberty was lost, and religious liberty preserved entire. If therefore we yield up our temporal property, we at the same time deliver the conscience into bondage.”

Life

And what about life? Once again, the culture of extirpating God from the consciousness of this nation has led to the loss of life for nearly 60 million babies since 1973. For all the talk about how they feel “progressive” values can supplant inherent rights and create new rights not expressed in the Declaration or Constitution, the Left regressively ignores modern technology that shows babies fully formed in the womb as a human life, certainly after 20 weeks.

Popular Sovereignty

What does a government that derives its powers from the consent of the governed look like? We now have a Congress that is impossible to replace through the electoral process, irrespective of their mandate from the people. Because Congress has abused its enumerated powers from its original scope as laid out in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution, the cycle of money and politics allows the congressional leaders of both parties to use the boot of government to entrench their own political interests.

What’s worse, Congress has outsourced most of its legislative mandate to an unelected executive bureaucracy. They won’t even wield the power of the purse to reign in an imperial president from fundamentally transforming America through immigration, something that even King George lacked the power to implement without the English Parliament during the times of the revolution. Indeed, James Madison referred to the power of the purse “as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure.” Yet, with a corrupt Congress that has outsourced their job to the executive, we now have governance without representation and a legislature that has permanently abdicated their responsibility.

Furthermore, we now have a Supreme Court that has given full license to the Executive Branch to legislate as they see fit, and in the event that they need help, the Chief Justice is more than eager to legislate himself. They have become de facto legislators, except that they have lifetime appointments with no practical way of being held accountable. Hence, a government that does not derive its powers from the consent of the governed.

The Brush Fire Against the Foundation of the Declaration of Independence

Nowhere is this rapid abandonment of the principles asserted in the Declaration more evident than with the growing brushfire in this country against religious liberty.

How ironic that the ideals expressed in the Declaration, which were rooted in the inviolable truth of natural law and nature’s God, would be countermanded 230 years later by a relentless war on God and natural law. How tragic that religious liberty – the very impetus for the creation of America – is now under assault by a powerful decadent elite who seek to eradicate religion, not just from the public square, but from private institutions and businesses – and in short order – even from one’s home.

Liberty-loving Americans have watched the slow erosion of their God-given rights and Founding principles for close to a century turn into a brushfire over the past few years, threatening to destroy every principle, tradition, and civil societal institution we hold dear. With religious liberty in the crosshairs of the fringe elite, for how much longer will the patriots continue playing checkers while their opponents play chess? (“What Does Independence Look Like Today?”, originally posted HERE)

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Smaller Majority “Extremely Proud” to Be an American

By Art Swift. As Independence Day approaches, most in the U.S. say they are proud to be an American, including a slight majority, 54%, who are “extremely proud.” The percentage saying they are “extremely proud” is slightly lower than in recent years and down from peaks at and around 70% between 2002 and 2004, after 9/11.

In addition to the 54% who are extremely proud to be an American, 27% say they are “very proud,” 14% say they are “moderately proud,” 4% are “only a little proud” and 1% state that they are “not at all proud.”

These data are from a June 2-7 poll. Gallup has asked this question regularly since 2001. The highest percentage saying they were “extremely proud” to be an American came in 2003, in the months after the Iraq war began and not long after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when Americans’ patriotism surged. It is likely that the aftermath of 9/11 may have produced an anomaly in the levels of “extreme pride” in patriotism.

Older Americans, Southerners and Republicans Lead in “Extreme Pride”

While most Americans are proud to be an American, certain groups are especially likely to say they are extremely proud. “Extreme pride” rises for each succeeding age group, from a low of 43% among those under 30 to a high of 64% among senior citizens. (Read more from this story HERE)

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Trump Seems to Really be Running and, By the Way, What he Said About Mexicans Wasn’t All Inaccurate http://joemiller.us/2015/07/trump-seems-to-really-be-running-and-by-the-way-what-he-said-about-mexicans-wasnt-all-inaccurate/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/trump-seems-to-really-be-running-and-by-the-way-what-he-said-about-mexicans-wasnt-all-inaccurate/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:58:36 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121260 The shunning of Trump is in response to his uh, memorable presidential announcement that included comments about the alleged criminality of Mexican immigrants that were typically crude - but not all untrue.

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BESTPIX: Donald Trump Presidential AnnouncementThe shunning of Trump is in response to his uh, memorable presidential announcement that included comments about the alleged criminality of Mexican immigrants that were typically crude. . .

Although this isn’t anything new. The companies fleeing from Trump were happy to be in bed with him so long as it suited their business interests. Now, they are acting on what has become one of the foremost principles of American public life: It’s no longer enough to be offended, you must punish the offender.

I was skeptical Trump was really running, but now that the boats are burned behind him, watch out. He’s set to be Herman Cain squared — an early-nominating-season phenomenon with a massive media megaphone.

As for his instantly notorious Mexico comments, they did more to insult than to illuminate, yet there was a kernel in them that hit on an important truth that typical politicians either don’t know or simply fear to speak. “When Mexico sends its people,” Trump said, “they’re not sending their best.”

We aren’t raiding the top 1 percent of Mexicans and importing them to this country. (Read more from “Trump Seems to Really Be Running and, by the Way, What He Said About Mexicans Wasn’t All Inaccurate” HERE)

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Leading Evolutionist Demonstrates Why Most People Believe in Intelligent Design http://joemiller.us/2015/07/leading-evolutionist-demonstrates-why-most-people-believe-in-intelligent-design/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/leading-evolutionist-demonstrates-why-most-people-believe-in-intelligent-design/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:58:28 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121296 A leading evolutionary biologist from the elite Cambridge University makes a leap of faith and suggests that extra-terrestrials resemble human beings because of the fantastic concept of "convergent evolution."

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v2web-aliens-2Forget Little Green Men – Aliens Will Look Like Humans, Says Cambridge University Evolution Expert

By Paul Gallagher. They are often portrayed on screen as little green men with elongated limbs and saucer-like eyes.

From E.T to the X-Files, aliens from outer space have captured our imagination for decades.

Yet a new book from a leading evolutionary biologist argues that if they exist and we ever encountered them, they would look very similar to us.

Professor Simon Conway Morris said extra-terrestrials that resemble human beings should have evolved on at least some of the many Earth-like planets that have been discovered by astronomers.

In his new book published on 2 July, The Runes of Evolution, the University of Cambridge academic builds on the principle of convergent evolution – that different species will independently evolve similar features, with the comparison of the camera eye of an octopus and a human eye a favourite example – and argues it will not just took place on Earth. (Read more from “Forget Little Green Men – Aliens Will Look Like Humans, Says Cambridge University Evolution Expert” HERE)

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MOD to Release UK’s Top Secret UFO ‘X-Files’ That ‘Could Prove Aliens Exist’

By Jon Austin. The major boost for alien hunters can be exclusively revealed by Express.co.uk on World UFO Day, which campaigners are using to call for the release of all such records globally.

UFO researchers, backed by House of Lords peer, have been fighting for the release of 18 top secret Ministry of Defence (MoD) files about UFO sightings from more than 30 years ago.

The Government faced claims of a cover-up from conspiracy theorists when their release was stalled at the end of 2013.

Some investigators claim the files could provide key evidence of extra-terrestrial life visiting the UK and of specific information about famous controversial sightings such as the Rendlesham Forest incident – a series of reported sightings of unexplained lights and the alleged landing of one or more craft in Suffolk in late December 1980.

Lord Black of Brentwood, who asked the Government for an update through a Parliamentary question, was assured yesterday – the day before World UFO day – the files would be released by the MoD to the National Archives by March next year. (Read more from this story HERE)

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Local Politics Is the Strategy http://joemiller.us/2015/07/local-politics-is-the-strategy/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/local-politics-is-the-strategy/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:58:19 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121256 While I participate in elections for our national representation, I certainly don’t believe that we have much influence on what goes on in Washington, D.C. At the State level, we can exert far more influence,

Local Politics Is the Strategy

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images (37)We’ve experienced a national tragedy recently with the Supreme Court redefining a few different terms. Like a legislative body legislating against gravity, they are ultimately showing their arrogant denial for what is, in order to try and create their fantasy of what is not. It’s a progressive, utopian agenda, based on the belief that all men should be servants to government, instead of the sovereign individuals that God created them to be, with government’s duty being to serve the citizens and protect their rights.

This in itself is not the moral decline that has been affecting our country for three hundred years; it is just a shocking reminder of that ongoing decline. It is a sign of the advancing thought process that sees government as the god who will watch over us and demands submission from us. The next step, as so many thoughtful commentators have pointed out, and as testified to by government lawyers in the latest case, is the trampling of religious liberty.

Nationally, we’ve had not only Supreme Court decisions, but have been betrayed by our Senators in their approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership fast track, with the TPP being the largest public surrendering of US Sovereignty ever contemplated. However, I’m only talking about what’s happening nationally to bring focus on the fact that real political change will only come about by starting at the local level.

While I participate in elections for our national representation and send occasional emails about what needs to be done, I certainly don’t believe that I, or most individuals, have much influence on what goes on in Washington, D.C. At the State level, especially in Alaska, we can exert more influence, and that is certainly worth putting some effort into. What I’ve seen though is that we can really have an effect on the local level.

History has often shown that a small percentage of vocal hard-working people can have a large influence on our culture and in politics. Historical numbers have shown that it is really about 3% of the population that makes a difference in elections. Just last year in Fairbanks we had a local election turnout of 16.9%, and a major ballot issue was decided by 355 votes, which was about half a percent.

Let’s look at consequences of local elections to see the long and short-term impacts they make. The negative consequences of not participating are huge as our local borough learned with a last minute tax increase of half a mill taking school district funding to record levels. A note about that funding is that the mill rate increase later went down to a quarter mill when assessments increased, but the school district had saved half of the money instead of using it, so the increase in taxes ended up only putting money into the school district’s savings accounts. The loss of property rights are another easy way to see negative results of not participating in the local elections, and in our borough specifically the loss of ability to be able to cost-effectively heat your home.

Now let’s look at some benefits of participation. A big one is the principle of interposition. This is based on a core principle of the American system where individuals are sovereign and more local layers of government are more sovereign than less local ones. This is a principle that has been used by states to stop federal government encroachment in the past. It also applies to local government vs the state or feds. This is why county sheriffs are the most powerful law enforcement agent in their local jurisdiction, and can dictate to federal or state agents. This local power has been used even here in Fairbanks to revolt against the MTBE additive the federal government tried to push on us some years ago with its usual lack of science and research. That push got the State to interpose and declare they weren’t going to obey that edict, and we ended up winning and stopping that awful agenda. As the EPA has now even decided to regulate ditches on roads, it is a ripe environment for local governments to protect their citizenry from out-of-control federal regulators.

Another aspect of local elections is that many, many state and federal politicians get their start on the local level. Ben Franklin was on the City Council, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson both began on local bodies (House of Burgesses), Sam Adams was elected Tax Assessor/Collector of Boston, and the list goes on. By taking a long-term view of politics, it is a good investment to pay attention to local elections, and helping conservatives get elected, so that in the future you can have those conservatives fighting tax increases at the state level.

Conservatives not going to the polls leaves the selection process to those who have a vested interest in increasing government spending. Two-thirds of FNSB assembly members elected in the last three years voted for the completely unnecessary tax increase. Ultimately, modern politics is a war between those who believe that we should be economic slaves of government and those who feel we should be able to lead our lives as we see fit. When you don’t show up for the largest battle every year, then you are just ceding ground to those who seem to despise individual, economic and religious liberty. Rome fell to barbarians even though there were plenty of men to defend its walls. The citizens of Rome just gave up and left their positions because of apathy, not caring anymore about their city being destroyed, but the end result of that was their own property and lives being decimated. The strategy of local participation is what can protect our rights, staying home on voting day is how to lose them.

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On Pope Francis: A Response to Tim Brown’s Anti-Catholic Screed http://joemiller.us/2015/07/on-pope-francis-a-response-to-tim-browns-anti-catholic-screed/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/on-pope-francis-a-response-to-tim-browns-anti-catholic-screed/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:58:09 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121302 It is easy for libertarians, conservatives and capitalists to be upset with popes, although it is also easy to be selective about quoting them - like a recent article at Restoring Liberty.

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downloadIt is easy for libertarians, conservatives and capitalists to be upset with popes … although it is also easy to be selective about quoting them. After all, it was Pius XI who said, as late as 1931, that “No one can be at the same time a sincere Catholic and a true socialist.”

Despite this, Catholic bishops, especially in the West, appear to be totally addicted to socialist doctrines. This is not an inconsistency of Catholic teaching, but rather an inconsistency in its application. Confiscation and redistribution by the state is, after all, a violation of the Fifth Commandment: “Thou shalt not steal”, and not only stifles, but makes a mockery, out of voluntary Christian charity.

It is from this school that Pope Francis comes. Catholic teaching on papal infallibility does not guarantee popes from error except in very limited circumstances, such as making centuries-long traditions that come into question by theologians, into defining dogma. The last time a pope used this tool was in 1870, and involved the Virgin Mary.

It has been centuries since the Catholic Church has had a weak or even a bad pope, but no Catholic can deny that there have been some lemons in the mix of the 266 Vicars of Christ since St. Peter. The problem is, criticism of popes and their often foolish remarks ought to be shared with Catholics, and even then, it would be best to allow the passage of time to pass a verdict on the legacy of any pontificate.

Tim Brown’s anti-catholic screed is hardly worthy of any sensible reply, for it repeats emotional calumnies and generalizations that demonstrate colossal ignorance about what Catholic teaching is, how Catholic doctrine is formed, or how the canon or body of teaching cannot be changed by the whim or personal predilections of individual popes.

Pope Francis, by all measurements available to us, is a confused and weak pope. His refusal to entertain scientific evidence that disdains politically correct and government-funded climate science reminds us of a child who stops his ears and talks loudly to avoid hearing something unpleasant. His invitation to abortion apologists into the Vatican as advisors, his disparaging remarks about large Catholic families, and his sympathy towards renegade cardinals and bishops, bode ill for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

But no pope is without virtues, and to hear Dr. Tim Brown decry the pope for living in a thousand-room mansion, with servants, is amazing in that Francis has made a point to live as humbly in the Vatican as he did in Buenos Aires.

Or did I miss something?

Then, too, there is the problem of selective reporting by the secular media. As a candidate for public office, and as a prolife activist, I know a little about this. Folks writing about this pope ought to read the entire interviews. Few would doubt that Francis’ remarks, especially the one about “Who am I to judge?” have been taken out of context. We might charitably expect that the same thing has been done regarding his comment on the manufacturing of weapons.

And I would remind our protestant and anti-Catholic brethren that we have homosexual marriage because it was protestants, and not Catholics, who have permitted divorce … and remarriage … and contraception … and in many denominations, abortion. All of these have, together with homosexuality, divided the marital act from its accepted and inseparable duality of procreation and spousal unity. It was the protestant churches who held this doctrine along with the Catholics — until the 1930s. It would be well to read what both Luther and Calvin said on the subject.

And, in case Dr. Brown missed it, Pope Francis has affirmed the most unpopular and controversial encyclical in centuries, Humanae Vitae, issued by the supposedly liberal Paul VI in 1968, against the majority advice of his own secular and religious advisors, and which clearly predicted the mess we are in.

In Catholic worship, Francis has also continued the “reform of the reform” begun by Benedict and John Paul: returning the sense of sacred to the Catholic Mass, rather than the false, banal and mundane “Spirit of Vatican II.” These are very, very conservative actions by a supposedly very, very liberal pope, but only a few Catholics are even aware of it.

I could wreak havoc about protestants, their inconsistencies, their historical records, and their doctrines … but Christian charity, the need for Christian unity, genuine friendship and dare I say need in these benighted times, prevent me from doing so. I would hope that Joe Miller’s excellent Restoring Liberty website will, in the future, more carefully screen the offerings that it chooses to post for the rest of us to digest.

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Happy Fourth of July, God Bless the USA! [+videos] http://joemiller.us/2015/07/happy-fourth-of-july-god-bless-the-usa-videos/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/happy-fourth-of-july-god-bless-the-usa-videos/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:57:54 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121285 Each Fourth of July and throughout the year, Americans express their support for the freedoms they enjoy and for the unlimited opportunities they have to improve their station in life because of The Free Enterprise System.

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downloadEach Fourth of July and throughout the year, Americans express their support for the freedoms they enjoy and for the unlimited opportunities they have to improve their station in life because of The Free Enterprise System. The Fourth of July is also an opportunity for each Patriotic American to celebrate a second birthday.

Countless generations of Americans fought for and under the American Flag. The American Flag symbolizes the unity of the American people, is flown on national holidays, and symbolizes the principles upon which the Founding Fathers established the Republic, in signing the Declaration of Independence 239 years ago.

On the Fourth and every day, Americans continue to demonstrate their support for Military Veterans, members of the US Armed Forces who swore to protect and defend the US Constitution, and proudly served in the defense of the Republic, under the American Flag.

At one point in their lives, Americans who served in the US Armed Forces, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount “up to and including their lives.” The courage demonstrated by Combat Veterans who served in the defense of the Republic, can be appropriately described by a quote, made in 352 BC, by King Philip of Macedonia: “Here is courage, mankind’s finest possession. Here is the noblest prize.”

High Alerts have been issued by US Intelligence Agencies because of threats of attacks by ISIS terrorists on the United States during Fourth of July celebrations. We encourage all Americans to respond to those threats by flying the American Flag on the Fourth of July weekend, and by continuing to join with their fellow Americans to celebrate the Fourth of July in the same way they have done so in the past. (“Happy Fourth of July, God Bless the USA!”, originally posted HERE)

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Senator Ted Cruz Tells States to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling on Homosexual Marriage http://joemiller.us/2015/07/senator-ted-cruz-tells-states-to-ignore-supreme-court-ruling-on-homosexual-marriage/ http://joemiller.us/2015/07/senator-ted-cruz-tells-states-to-ignore-supreme-court-ruling-on-homosexual-marriage/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:51:21 +0000 http://joemiller.us/?p=121164 Ted Cruz tangled with Megyn Kelly this week, defending his proposal to give American voters the power to remove Supreme Court justices through the ballot box. And NPR reported that Cruz - a former supreme court law clerk - has told states to ignore the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.

Senator Ted Cruz Tells States to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling on Homosexual Marriage

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By NPR. Ted Cruz has some unsolicited advice for the states not specifically named in last week’s Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage: Ignore it.

“Those who are not parties to the suit are not bound by it,” the Texas Republican told NPR News’ Steve Inskeep in an interview published on Monday. Since only suits against the states of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Kentucky were specifically considered in the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which was handed down last Friday, Cruz — a former Supreme Court clerk — believes that other states with gay marriage bans need not comply, absent a judicial order.

“[O]n a great many issues, others have largely acquiesced, even if they were not parties to the case,” the 2016 presidential contender added, “but there’s no legal obligation to acquiesce to anything other than a court judgement.”

While Cruz’s statement may be technically true, federal district and circuit courts are obligated to follow the Supreme Court’s precedent and overrule all other states’ same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional.

The Texas senator then went on to suggest that Republicans who have called for following the court’s decision are members of a “Washington cartel” and are lying when they say they do not support same-sex marriage. (See more from “Sen. Ted Cruz Tells States to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling” HERE)


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Megyn Kelly Grills Ted Cruz Over Supreme Court Fix; ‘You Want to Rewrite the Constitution?’

images (34)By Michael Schaus. Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz tangled with “The Kelly File” host Megyn Kelly Tuesday, defending his proposal to give American voters the power to remove Supreme Court justices through the ballot box.

Kelly challenged the Texas senator’s plan, saying his plan to “rewrite the Constitution” would result in a court that was even more political than it is now.

Justices are now appointed by the president with the confirmation by the Senate. Barring impeachment, they hold lifetime terms. And since only one Supreme Court justice has ever been impeached (Samuel Chase was acquitted by the Senate in 1805 and remained on the court), they serve in effect until they die or choose to retire.

Cruz, who has been vocal in his outrage over the court’s decisions last week upholding Obamacare and making gay marriage a constitutional right, argued that a amending the Constitution to allowing citizens to vote on retaining judges is the only way to keep the court in check . . .

“How would an electorate that twice elected Barack Obama create a court that you like better?” she asked. (Read more from “Megyn Kelly Grills Ted Cruz Over Supreme Court Fix; ‘You Want to Rewrite the Constitution?'” HERE)

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