Tag Archives: constitutional law

NSA surveillance: reform or ruse?

The NSA surveillance program is now in bad hands.

Late this morning, de facto President Barack Obama spoke for nearly forty-five minutes about the NSA surveillance program. He said he would reform it to balance security with liberty. He also denied anyone had ever abused the program. But with his history, no one can really trust him. Moreover the “balance” he proposed is little more than vapor. The real solution is far simpler, and literally comes from one of the Founders.

Recess appointment abuse before SCOTUS

Supreme Court, group portrait 2010

Yesterday (January 13, 2013) the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case of recess appointment abuse. Several Justices heaped open skepticism, if not scorn, on the U.S. solicitor arguing the government’s side. Perhaps now the Supreme Court will rein in the Obama administration and curb one of its most flagrant abuses of the Constitution.

Liberty Amendments – vain hope?

Obamacare brought two circuits to a crossroads of the Constitution

Our Constitutional form of government is in peril. The intent of the framers of the U.S. Constitution is ignored with impunity. The concept of liberty through limited government is lost on nearly all that we send to DC. The national debt spirals out of control. The powers reserved to the states and the people are usurped as though the 10th Amendment has somehow been repealed.

Tick, Tick, Tick… Incrementalism at work

What difference does it make to Obama?

Incrementalism has always been the secret behind the success of the progressive’s agenda. Their strategy of coercion and manipulation has often been implemented over extended periods of time whereby the rights and freedoms of the people are slowly changed or taken away so that few notice and wake one morning in full acceptance of their new reality.

NSA surveillance: let’s sue ‘em!

The NSA surveillance program is now in bad hands.

The National Security Agency first lied about the NSA surveillance program. They said they were running no such program. (“N-n-not w-w-wittingly.”) Now they brazenly assert they have a perfect right. So now an angry United States Senator has the perfect remedy. He wants the American people, or at least everyone with a cellular telephone, to sue the NSA and ask a judge to enjoin the NSA surveillance program for good.

Paul Ryan: Bipartisanship at work

The National Debt Clock - the forgotten fact in the fiscal cliff drama

If there were any doubts that one of America’s perceived conservative leaders of the future, is nothing more than just another spineless “go along to get along” establishment Republican, RINO Paul Ryan’s budget deal with the Socialist Democratic Party has unquestionably confirmed those doubts.

Impeachment: a viable option?

Obamacare brought two circuits to a crossroads of the Constitution

Editor’s Note: Over the weekend of December 28-29, 2013, the Democratic National Committee sent out an e-mail to its mailing list. In it they quoted several Republican Members of Congress who, they say, talked openly of impeachment of Barack Obama. They sought to use these quotes to move their base to flip the House. But Nicholas E. Purpura, below, makes the case for impeachment. For real.

NSA surveillance – circuits split

Thomas Jefferson promoted liberty, not license

The mainstream media are buzzing today with a breathless report. According to them, the NSA surveillance program got a new lease on life. Specifically, another federal judge, this time in New York State, said the massive NSA surveillance program does follow the Constitution. This other judge uses highly dubious reasoning. All he has done is set up a split between circuits. Thus the NSA surveillance program will come before the Supreme Court.

Second Amendment: winning issue

Constitution Day meme. Can Liberty Amendments serve that purpose?

Yesterday, Governor Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) boasted about her favorite Christmas gift: a 9-mm Beretta PX4 Storm handgun. Supporters and opponents, both of Haley and of the Second Amendment, reacted quickly. The two sides obviously set the tone for her rematch against State Senator Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden, S.C.). But it also spoke volumes about the Second Amendment and what the people think of it.

Obama fails identity check

Obama, hypocrite in chief at the National Prayer Breakfast

Two days ago a piece of news broke, then everyone forgot about it. A tree fell down in a forest, and no one heard. But the modern Internet is a tape recorder in the forest. And when you play the tape back of the tree falling down in the forest, you have sound. Herewith the playback: de facto President Obama failed a key identity check. Why? His Social Security number tripped him up. And the mainstream media, even Fox News Channel, all missed that fact.