Podcast: Play in new window | Download Add to iTunes End piracy, NOT Liberty!” that’s the campaign that Google and other web giants are leading against SOPA – the so-called stop online piracy act. Today, June 18, 2012 has been a massive day of opposition to the idea of the federal government shutting down freedom…Details
cross-posted from the Maine Tenth Amendment Center
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been a heated topic of discussion across the Internet, while an ongoing media blackout continues. To their credit however, Fox News asked a question regarding the law at a recent Republican Presidential Debate. While former Senator Rick Santorum noted that U.S. citizens detained do have a right to have their day in court and Congressman Ron Paul stated the legislation was a breach of the judicial system, former Governor Mitt Romney gave President Barack Obama an endorsement of faith. Stating that he doesn’t think President Obama “will abuse this power,” he also said he would’ve signed the law.
And there were boos. But why? Shouldn’t all Americans favor locking up terrorists who wish to do harm to us?
If only the answer that simple. The trouble that arises for any member of the U.S. Government is that inconvenient thing called the law, which is supposed to be made pursuant to the Constitution. Article 6 clearly states that this document and all pursuant laws will be “supreme law of the land,” thus implying laws that are made in direct contradiction are null and void. Under the Constitution, citizens are granted the right to due process of law and cannot be stripped of that right without going to trial.Details
I find it hard to believe , but the National Tea Party is nothing but a shill for their Republican masters.
On election night of the New Hampshire primary, a leader of the Tea Party (I won’t mention her name) appeared on Fox News and claimed Mit Romney was a conservative the Tea Party could rally around. Huh? The same Mit Romney who gave his fellow liberal denizens in Massachusetts “Romney Care” the foreshadow of “Obama Care”? The same Mit Romney who fails to take a firearms survey offered by the Gun Owners of America and who supports the banning of semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. Mit Romney who can find not one single government agency he would abolish? Not the IRS, Homeland (Secret State Police) Security, Education, Agriculture, Medicaid (Socialized Medicine), etc… Not one? This is a man the Tea Party can rally around?
And what about Newt Gingrich. He leads in many polls among “Tea Party” activist.
Last May, he criticized as “right-wing social engineering’’ the proposal of Representative Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, to convert Medicare into a voucher program so seniors could privately purchase insurance. Following a firestorm of protest from conservatives, Gingrich quickly backed off, apologized to Ryan, and said his “words were inaccurate and unfortunate.’’
Newt on firearms? (From Gun Owners of America)
After initially having a Pro-Gun record, his GOA rating quickly dropped to well below the “C-level.” In 1996, the Republican-led Congress passed the “gun free school zones act,” creating criminal safe zones like Virginia Tech, where the only person armed was a murderous criminal. Speaker Newt Gingrich voted for the bill containing this ban.Details