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Jo Ann Emerson Amendment Puts Religion in Schools at the Whim of a Tyrranical Majority

House Joint Resolution 6 is an amendment to the United States Constitution proposed by Republican Representative Jo Ann Emerson. It reads:

Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to prohibit individual or group prayer in public schools or other public institutions. No person shall be required by the United States or by any State to [...]

Obama Closing Guantanamo AND CIA Prisons AND Ending Torture: Now That's Change I Can Believe In!

According to the New York Times, President Barack Obama is set to sign executive orders that order not only the closing of the indefinite detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but also the closing of the network of secret CIA prisons around the world that service a similar function of indefinite detention. Thanks to the [...]

Obama Closing Guantanamo AND CIA Prisons AND Ending Torture: Now That’s Change I Can Believe In!

According to the New York Times, President Barack Obama is set to sign executive orders that order not only the closing of the indefinite detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but also the closing of the network of secret CIA prisons around the world that service a similar function of indefinite detention. Thanks to the [...]

Obama Gets Woolly on How Government Treats People: Speak From the Bottom Up At the Inauguration

As Barack Obama is set to be inaugurated as the 44th President next week, this is how your government treats people:

1. As a matter of law under the FISA Amendments Act, your government can search your home, office or car, take your belongings and put you under recorded personal or electronic surveillance for periods [...]

Confirmed: Pro-Constitution Inauguration Demonstration, 1-20-09, On the Inaugural Parade Route Outside the Department of Justice

I’ll be writing more, much more about this in the days to come, but here’s quick word: I have just received official permit approval from the National Park Service for a political demonstration on the January 20, 2009 Inaugural Parade Route. You’re invited to participate in a pro-constitution Oath of Office rally where citizens will [...]

Sarah Palin: Federalist on Abortion, AntiFederalist on Gay Marriage

Sarah Palin explains on October 1, 2008 that she opposes Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to self determination because she thinks states should decide such issues, not the federal government:

Katie Couric: Why, in your view, is Roe v. Wade a bad decision?

Sarah Palin: I think it should be a states’ [...]

While Obama talks his talk, ACLU and EFF Walk the Walk for Constitutional Liberty

Barack Obama sure gave a good talk so long as his audience was the kind of primary voter who cared about civil liberty in the United States of America:

You will have elected a president who has taught the Constitution and believes in the Constitution and will obey the Constitution of the United States of [...]

Fourth Amendment Burned In Front of the Capitol (Congress Did it Months Ago)

Today, I burned the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in front of the Capitol Building in Washington DC, disintegrating the written words as an expression of the document’s disintegration into insignificance.

Of course, the act was just symbolic on my part. The Congress did the real deed in June and July when it [...]

A Map of Patriotism in America After the FISA Amendments Act

This is my map of patriotism in the United States. Some of the 50 states had two Senators who acted in allegiance to their Oaths of Office to “support and defend the Constitution” by voting NO against the FISA Amendments Act, the bill to become law that enables warrantless domestic spying in spite of the [...]

Obama is Grasping the Ring, and He Won’t Let Go

I urge you to read Barack Obama’s statement explaining why he supports H.R. 6304, a bill that authorizes a presidential administration to engage in electronic surveillance of communications as well as physical search of your property, all without so much as a warrant, outside meaningful judicial review. When I read this portion of Obama’s statement:

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Audio: 6/20 Speech by Barack Obama against H.R. 6304, Bill to Gut Constitution

Click here for an audio recording of the speech given by Barack Obama today, June 20 2008, reacting in opposition to the passage of H.R. 6304, a bill which would nullify the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Because surely he must have given one, because he specifically committed earlier [...]