Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Killing the Incorporation Doctrine

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A review of The 14th Amendment and the Incorporation Doctrine by David Benner (Minneapolis: Life and Liberty Publishing Group, 2017)

Even though I have always been a strong advocate of states’ rights and sovereignty, and for safeguarding the federal system, the “incorporation doctrine” had always troubled me. What is meant by the “incorporation doctrine”? The application, by the federal courts, of the Bill of Rights restrictions upon the states. In other words, the states are bound by the restrictions found in the first eight amendments to the Constitution.

I certainly didn’t like the doctrine of incorporation but I once believed that it was simply the way things were. As long as states were in the Union, then they must uphold the US Constitution, and if they chose not to, their only recourse was ultimately secession. But, of course, I had never bothered to dig into the particulars of the legal theory to determine if it was sound or not.

TPPCF and Conservative Leaders Send Letter to Rep. Jim Jordan Urging Him to “Clean House” (Kick Out Ryan)

 Mutiny: Over 100 Conservatives Call For Jim Jordan To Replace Speaker Ryan

Dear Congressman Jordan:

The present House Republican leadership has proven that it’s part of “the Swamp.” Consequently, a vote to promote any member of today’s House GOP leadership is a vote for the Swamp.  It’s time to Clean House.

There must be a real race for Speaker of the House. Now. No backroom deals. A real race, starting this spring, to make every incumbent and candidate commit on the record, as a campaign issue, whether they’ll vote to save the Swamp or drain it.

America needs you to declare yourself as a candidate for Speaker at once. We write to you on behalf of millions of Americans who want Congress to Drain the Swamp.

That’s borne out by an instructive new poll of likely voters – Republicans, Democrats and independents – conducted by John McLaughlin for the Ear to the Ground Listening Project.  It shows that the majority agrees that the current congressional leadership has failed to “eliminate the influence of the network of DC-centric professional bureaucrats, media, and insider elites.”  As many as 60% of those polled want to drain the Swamp.

Boy Scouts To Provide Condoms To Children At 2019 Jamboree

Via Billy


The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

Via The Daily Timewaster

 

The scenario anticipated more than a year ago in King vs. King has advanced to the semi-finals. The Russian collusion affair, which began with the incoming president on the defensive, has now become a set of simultaneous offensives with each side trying to jail the other. "President Trump on Sunday said he would 'demand' a Justice Department investigation into whether the FBI 'infiltrated' his 2016 presidential campaign," USA Today reported.
I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!
This demand follows revelations that an FBI operation codenamed Crossfire Hurricane ran “at least one government informant” against the Trump campaign in counterintelligence fashion. Andrew McCarthy writes:

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Revolt Underway: Rep. Paul Gosar Calls for Paul Ryan Removal as Speaker, Replacement with Jim Jordan

 WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 17: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a weekly news conference May 17, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Ryan held his weekly news conference to answer questions from members of the media. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) on Monday evening became the first sitting GOP member of the House of Representatives to publicly call for the removal of House Speaker Paul Ryan now, rather than on Ryan’s planned schedule post-election, during an interview on Breitbart News Tonight on SiriusXM.

During a discussion with host and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour about Ryan’s failures on immigration with a looming pro-amnesty discharge petition hanging in the balance, Gosar hammered the entire current leadership team.

“Part of the problem is I think the whole leadership team is toxic,” Gosar said. “And that’s part of the problem. How did we choose this? These are the same group of people that conveyed the jurisdiction of the omnibus. These are the same group of leaders that haven’t honored a promise.”

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Roger Stone: ‘John Brennan Should Pop the Glass Capsule and Take the Cyanide Now; He’s Going to Die in a Federal Penitentiary’

 WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23: Former Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill, May 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brennan is discussing the extent of Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible …

Roger Stone, veteran political strategist and longtime confidant of President Trump, said in an exclusive interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily on Tuesday morning that former CIA Director John Brennan will “die in a federal penitentiary.”


“John Brennan should pop the glass capsule and take the cyanide now,” Stone told host Amanda House, Breitbart News’s deputy political editor. “He’s the perp who started the entire Russian dossier matter. He’s lied about it under oath. He’s going to die in a federal penitentiary.”

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PragerU: The Truth about the Vietnam War


To deter Chinese imperialism, the US should ask to station long range missiles in Vietnam and the Philippines

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The Vietnamese hate the Chinese (1K years of occupation) so we shall see.

In response to China's aggressive military exercise last week, in which its air force landed bomber aircraft on islands in the Paracel Island chain of the South China Sea, the U.S. should negotiate with Vietnam and the Philippines toward stationing long-range missiles on their soil.

Those missiles would allow the U.S. to play China at its own game: dangling a military veto over the transit of Chinese commercial and military elements through the South China Sea if China attempted to do the same to the U.S. or its allies. The purpose here would not be to instigate a conflict with China but rather to deter China from doing that which it wishes to do. Namely, using its island construction and militarization campaign in the South China Sea to economically and diplomatically pressure regional nations to kneel to its influence.

Yes, there’s a major free speech problem on our campuses

Yes, there’s a major free speech problem on our campuses

At 16 years old, Norvilia Etienne’s mother told her a story that changed her life forever, setting her course to become a courageous, compassionate champion for the vulnerable.

Not long after, in 2016, Norvilia would experience a second rude awakening, this time at the hands of so-called “tolerant” administrators at Queens College in New York City.

All Norvilia asked for was equal treatment, but that was apparently too high a bar for Queens College to reach. In the end, Norvilia had no option but to sue the school to win back her right to free speech.With hundreds of students like Norvilia forced to win back their civil rights through the courts, Norvilia’s case points to a much larger trend, which itself has prompted the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to hold a second hearing on the same subject in the past year.

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China Slashes Tariffs on Car Imports

 TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump (L) gestures next to China's President Xi Jinping during a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Donald Trump urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to work "hard" and act fast to help resolve the North …

China announced Tuesday it will slash tariffs on imported cars, a move that could benefit the global auto industry.

China’s Finance Ministry said auto tariffs will be reduced from 25% to “around 13.8%,” and levies on car parts will come down from 10% to 6%.

“Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) , the world’s second largest carmaker, rose 0.7% in Frankfurt trading following the statement as rivals BMW AG (BMWYY)  (+1.6%) and Daimler AG (DMLRY) (+1.18%) outpaced the DAX performance index, which was marked 0.12% lower by mid-morning. The Stoxx 600 Automobiles and Parts Index, the sector benchmark, gained 0.53% in the opening 90 minutes of European trading,” reports The Street. China says the change will take effect July 1st.

In April, President Donald Trump blasted China over its seemingly unfair import duties on cars.

“When a car is sent to the United States from China, there is a Tariff to be paid of 2 1/2%. When a car is sent to China from the United States, there is a Tariff to be paid of 25%. Does that sound like free or fair trade. No, it sounds like STUPID TRADE – going on for years!”

More @ Breitbart