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What your world would be if everything liberals wanted, they got. Open the door at the bottom of its Elysium fa├žade and take a glimpse of hell.

Liberals Are the War on Women

 

"The Republican 'war on women'? Please...the real war is waged by liberal judges letting dangerous people out every F N day. Keep voting in union coddling liberals, and more innocents will die."


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my Lord is dead. Another woman has been brutally attacked. Last year a third woman grabbed the same liberal-coddled scum's wallet while he was attacking her and gave it to the liberal union-destroyed Boston police when they arrived. The wallet had the liberal-coddled scum's ID in it, but "Detective" Jerome Hall-Brewster couldn't find any probable cause. In typical liberal fashion the "detective" told a reporter, "Why are you calling me? You should just be calling the union. I'm just going to have the union comment on my behalf."

"Thanks, liberals," says your coddled scum and fellow soldier in the real war on women. He never could've terrorized and brutalized so many women without your help.

Wake up, citizens, before liberals turn your city into another of their Detroits.

 



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When You Put Democrats in Charge...

 

You get bankrupt cities, depopulated states, broken minority families, destroyed full-time jobs, busted dreams, disappointment, empty promises, and general decline, displacement, decay, desolation, danger, despair, death, and destruction.


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ut other than that, not much.

Unless, of course, you count corruption and failure, more corruption and failure, some more corruption and failure, even more corruption and failure, ditto, ditto, etc., etc.



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If George Bush Had Done This...

 

...we'd still be hearing about it from the Marxistream Media.


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'Fool Me Once...'

 

If our immigration system is broken, should we be buying any "fix" from the very people who broke it?


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an anybody be that stupid? Does Mr. Amnesty 1986 Chuck Schumer still think we are?

Last time they "promised" that if we just let them grant amnesty to legalize millions of illegal aliens identity thieves our immigration system will be "fixed," they wound up breaking it even worse. Over four times more broken to be precise.

Now these same people are promising the exact same things. Do they really think feel we're so dumb as to fall for their lying "promises" again?

Fool us twice, shame on us.

What are they going to tell us after 36 million more illegal aliens identity thieves invade our country? "Oops, our immigration system is broken [again], we need to 'fix' it"?

Fool us thrice, shame on our parents for ever feeling they could have any children with actual working brains.

How about this deal, Messrs. Amnesty 2013? Provide us with an objectively verifiable trigger. Like the hundreds of miles of two-layer border fencing you "promised" us years ago that you'd have fully built by now but, as it unsurprisingly turns out, you haven't yet gotten around anywhere near to even a tenth of the way completing. So finish the remaining 600 miles, then we might — repeat, might, and only if we're in an extremely generous mood — start trying to believe any of the rest of your repeatedly broken "promises."

No, leaving it to the discretion of Janet Napolitano, the one you "promise" will "enforce" your 1986 amnesty rehash new law even after she's already proclaimed "a so-called 'trigger' is not the way to go," won't ever qualify as any sort of objective verification. Our border agents working under her have sworn in court, and the federal judge agreed, that the "very oath they took to enforce the law is being blocked by rules and regulations and policies established from on high, and that this is undermining their ability to do what they are sworn to do." Don't even try to make her your "Miss" Trigger 2013.

None of you are in any position now to make even a single believable promise to anybody but total fools and complete idiots who are both hopelessly stupid and terminally dumb and whose only discernible purpose in life is dramatically lowering humanity's overall IQ.



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LBJ Tower

 

Move over, Watergate Hotel and Office Building.


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he modern-day "plumbers" who broke into and burgalarized the Dallas, Texas law firm of Schulman Mathias PLLC weren't interested in the silver bars, expensive video equipment, and other valuables they came across. No, they went straight for the computers sitting on desks and documents locked in the file cabinets. They simply used their hands to disconnect the former, but had to break out a hammer to bust open the latter. Then they just strolled out the doors with their stolen booty in tow.

The law firm represents "Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at [Hilliary al-Qlinton's] State Department's Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and its contractors ranging from illicit drug use, soliciting sexual favors from minors and prostitutes and sexual harassment."

Just a cØincidence, we're sure. Right, Tricky Barry? (Or do you prefer "Tacky B'rack"?)

Response from the administration: "'Any allegation that the Department of State authorized someone to break into Mr. Schulman's law firm is false and baseless,' spokeswoman Jen Psaki said."

Keep in mind that's coming from the same person who recently denied John Kerry was on a boat in Nantucket, so feel free to draw your own conclusion on the veracity of that statement.

Dust off those articles of impeachment, folks. Looks like we're going to need to add a couple more.



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'We're doing things right'?

 

We're spying on you smarter, faster, and better! We're lying to you smarter, faster, and better! We're leaving your diplomats behind to die smarter, faster, and better! We're violating your press's First Amendment rights smarter, faster, and better! We're using the IRS to seek political revenge against you smarter, faster, and better! We're letting muslim terrorists bomb your cities smarter, faster, and better! We're giving your enemies in the Middle East aid and comfort smarter, faster, and better! We're getting your doctor to snitch on you smarter, faster, and better! We're trying to disarm you so thugs can rob, rape, and murder you smarter, faster, and better! We're running guns to murderous Mexican drug cartels smarter, faster, and better! We're turning your military into a "fighting" farce smarter, faster, and better! We're wasting your money on useless programs smarter, faster, and better! We're covering up Hilliary's State Department spending your money on prostitutes smarter, faster, and better! We're playing golf and taking vacations on your dime smarter, faster, and better! We're destroying your full time jobs smarter, faster, and better! We're jacking up your health insurance prices smarter, faster, and better! We're burying you under mountains of public debt smarter, faster, and better! We're devaluing your dollar smarter, faster, and better! We're unlawfully bypassing your Congress smarter, faster, and better! We're helping interlopers cross your "border," violate your laws, steal your tax dollars, and force your wages down smarter, faster, and better! We're devastating your minority communities smarter, faster, and better! We're chaining you to the government plantation's handouts smarter, faster, and better! We're fundamentally transforming your America into a third-world hellhole smarter, faster, and better!


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aracrook Øfascist's tyranny government is "doing things right" the same way Fidel Casto's is.


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Article V Convention

 

We the People have sole power to decide what marriage means in our own states.


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n the application of 34 state legislatures, Congress is required to call a convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution. When each legislature makes that application conditional — that is, unless the convention has a specific and exclusive purpose, the application is rescinded — there exists no risk of an open-ended convention. With their states effectually in charge of the convention, no business will be in order except what they allow. As the framers of the Constitution intended, Article V leaves it entirely to the makers of the application to decide not only why but when, where, and how they wish to proceed. Congress's only job is to issue a call officially announcing their wishes. Alexander Hamilton gives the reason for this in Federalist 85.

By the fifth article of the plan, the Congres will be obliged "on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the States [which at present amount to nine], to call a convention for proposing amendments, which shall be valid, to all intents and purposes, as part of the Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the States, or by conventions in three fourths thereof." The words of this article are peremptory. The Congress "shall call a convention." Nothing in this particular is left to the discretion of that body. And of consequence, all the declamation about the disinclination to a change vanishes in air. Nor however difficult it may be supposed to unite two thirds or three fourths of the State legislatures, in amendments which may affect local interests, can there be any room to apprehend any such difficulty in a union on points which are merely relative to the general liberty or security of the people. We may safely rely on the disposition of the State legislatures to erect barriers against the encroachments of the national authority.

This means the state legislatures making these applications, if they want to give them real meaning and effect, must be much more explicit than they generally have been in the past concerning not only their applications's subject matter but the times, places, and manner of holding the conventions they intend their applications to oblige Congress to call. Several of them were during the 1950s, including South Dakota and Texas in their "Mode of Amendment" application. Otherwise, the best the legislatures may hope to achieve with their applications is a figurative shot delivered across Congress's bow warning it of further measures at the states's disposal beside merely expressing their frustrations with federal inaction — which was the case preceding formal proposal of our Bill of Rights. James Madison, known as the Father of the Constitution, is reported in the Congressional Record as saying,

He [Mr. Madison] had no doubt but the House was inclined to treat the present application [of Virginia's legislature] with respect, but he doubted the propriety of committing it, because it would seem to imply that the House had a right to deliberate upon the subject. This he believed was not the case until two-thirds of the State Legislatures concurred in such application, and then it is out of the power of Congress to decline complying, the words of the Constitution being express and positive relative to the agency Congress may have in case of applications of this nature.... From hence it must appear, that Congress have no deliberative power on this occasion. The most respectful and constitutional mode of performing our duty will be, to let it be entered on the minutes, and remain upon the files of the House until similar applications come to hand from two-thirds of the States.

Because the United States has no delegated power to decline complying in full with an application in which two-thirds of the state legislatures concur, this method of proposing amendments reserves to every state the power to practicably promote and safeguard the consent of the governed against any Congress, president, or court that appears indifferent or hostile to that consent. Under present circumstances, it is the best if not only method available by which our states truly can promote and safeguard our consent with respect to marriages and other domestic relations. Following are a sample application, state legislature concurrence, Congressional call, and convention resolution for accomplishing this:

Sample application of a state legislature

A RESOLUTION MAKING APPLICATION TO CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING A DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

WHEREAS, under Article V of the Constitution of the United States, amendments to the Constitution of the United States may be proposed by the Congress whenever two-thirds of both Houses deem it necessary, or on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states the Congress shall call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, the Legislature of the State of Alabama hereby makes application to the Congress of the United States to call a Convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States reading substantially as follows:

"Article --.

"Section 1. The power to give in one State full faith and credit to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of another with respect to marriages and other domestic relations contrary therein to the constitution or laws of such State, and to define therein all such relations, is reserved to the States respectively; and the judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States with respect to any such relation whatsoever.

"Sec. 2. Congress shall make no law respecting marriage or other domestic relation, except what may be absolutely necessary for carrying into execution its powers and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States or in any department or officer thereof; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to affect in any way the power reserved to the States respectively by this amendment.".

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Convention meet for that purpose at the place in which the most numerous branch of the state legislature first making such application is sitting, on the one hundred and twentieth day (Sundays excepted) after application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several States has been made, and be composed of delegates appointed by the several States, with each State appointing, in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct, at least one delegate (but in no event more than five), provided no Senator or Representative in Congress, or person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States, be appointed a delegate.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That all votes in the Convention be taken by States, the delegation from each State having one vote, with a quorum to do business consisting of a delegate or delegates from a majority of the States, and a majority of all the States being necessary to an agreement, approval, or adoption of the Convention on any question, order, or resolution.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Convention choose its president and other officers, determine the rules of its proceedings, punish delegates for disorderly behavior, with the concurrence of two-thirds of all the States expel a delegate, and keep a journal of its proceedings and publish the same after it adjourns sine die.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the article approved by the Convention be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States, or by conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this application constitutes a continuing application in accordance with Article V of the United States Constitution until at least two-thirds of the legislatures of the several States have made application to the Congress of the United State to call a Convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States reading substantially as that contained in this resolution.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That if Congress proposes, within 90 days after the legislatures of two-thirds of the States have made that application, an amendment to the Constitution of the United States identical with that contained in this resolution, then this application shall no longer be of any force or effect.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this application be deemed null and void, rescinded, canceled, and of no effect in the event that a convention for proposing amendments includes purposes other than providing for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States reading substantially as that contained in this resolution.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Alabama Legislature hereby requests that the legislatures of each of the several states that compose the United States make application to the Congress of the United States to call a Convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States reading substantially as that contained in this resolution.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That certified copies of this resolution be transmitted by the House clerk and the Senate secretary to the President of the Senate of the United States, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, to each member of the Alabama delegation to the Congress of the United States (with the request that this resolution be officially entered in the Congressional Record as an application to the Congress of the United State to call a convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States reading substantially as that contained in this resolution), and to the presiding officer of each house of each state legislature in the United States.

 

 

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President and Presiding Officer of the Senate

 

 

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Speaker of the House of Representatives

Sample concurrence of a state legislature

Making application to Congress to call a convention for proposing a defense of marriage amendment to the United States Constitution.

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BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

WHEREAS under Article V of the Constitution of the United States, amendments to the Constitution of the United States may be proposed by the Congress whenever two-thirds of both Houses deem it necessary, or on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states the Congress shall call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature hereby concurs in the following application made by the legislature of the State of Alabama to the Congress of the United States, and makes the same application thereto:

"[Text of the application.]"

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature hereby requests that the legislatures of each of the several states that compose the United States make application to the Congress of the United States to call a Convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States reading substantially as that contained in the application made by the legislature of the State of Alabama to the Congress of the United States.

COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the President of the Senate of the United States; the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States; each member of the Alaska delegation in Congress (with the request that this resolution be officially entered in the Congressional Record as an application to the Congress of the United State to call a convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States reading substantially as that contained in this resolution); and the presiding officers of the legislatures of each of the other 49 states.

Sample Congressional resolution calling an Article V convention

One hundred thirteenth Congress of the United States of America

 

At the First Session

 

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January, two thousand and thirteen

 

Joint Resolution

 

Calling a convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States reserving to the States respectively the power to determine and administrate marriages and other domestic relations.

 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (on application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several States), That according to their application,

A convention is called for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States reading substantially as follows:

 

"Article —

 

"Section 1. The power to give in one State full faith and credit to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of another with respect to marriages and other domestic relations contrary therein to the constitution or laws of such State, and to define therein all such relations, is reserved to the States respectively; and the judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States with respect to any such relation whatsoever.

"Sec. 2. Congress shall make no law respecting marriage or other domestic relation, except what may be absolutely necessary for carrying into execution its powers and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States or in any department or officer thereof; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to affect in any way the power reserved to the States respectively by this amendment.";

 

The convention meet for that purpose at the place in which the most numerous branch of the state legislature first making such application is sitting, on the one hundred and twentieth day (Sundays excepted) after application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several States has been made, and be composed of delegates appointed by the several States, with each State appointing, in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct, at least one delegate (but in no event more than five), provided no Senator or Representative in Congress, or person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States, be appointed a delegate;

All votes in the convention be taken by States, the delegation from each State having one vote, with a quorum to do business consisting of a delegate or delegates from a majority of the States, and a majority of all the States being necessary to an agreement, approval, or adoption of the convention on any question, order, or resolution;

The convention choose its president and other officers, determine the rules of its proceedings, punish delegates for disorderly behavior, with the concurrence of two-thirds of all the States expel a delegate, and keep a journal of its proceedings and publish the same after it adjourns sine die; and

The article approved by the convention be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States.

 

 

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

 

 

Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.
Sample resolution of the convention proposing a constitutional amendment

In Convention Friday, November 1st, 2013.

Present

The States of

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Resolved, That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States:

"Article —

"Section 1. The power to give in one State full faith and credit to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of another with respect to marriages and other domestic relations contrary therein to the constitution or laws of such State, and to define therein all such relations, is reserved to the States respectively; and the judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States with respect to any such relation whatsoever.

"Sec. 2. Congress shall make no law respecting marriage or other domestic relation, except what may be absolutely necessary for carrying into execution its powers and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States or in any department or officer thereof; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to affect in any way the power reserved to the States respectively by this amendment."

 

By Order of the Convention

 

 

____________________________

 

President

 

 

____________________________

 

Secretary



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Unfit to be the servant of a free people

 

Our fellow citizens and hundreds of other innocents executed in cold blood by remote-controlled drones, all without any trial. Our diplomats abandoned to die at the hands of merciless muslim savages. Our churches ordered to violate their core religious beliefs. Physicians forcibly enlisted as informants to incriminate us. Internal revenue officers sent to harass our people. Our press subjected to searches and seizures done secretly and without warrant. Agencies committing gross and large-scale violations of the people's privacy, tracking and recording without good cause every citizen's movements, associations, and transactions. The executive unilaterally postponing the implementation of a vastly unpopular Act of Congress solely to avoid its political consequences until after a general election. Muslim dictatorships recklessly propped up to the detriment of other peoples and of international stability. Arms unilaterally smuggled, without any Congressional authorization, to dangerous muslim savages who eat the beating hearts of prisoners and behead Christian priests. Baracrook Øtyrant must feel he's the successor to another George:



In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

          When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.__________We hold these truths to be self-evident, 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 to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,__That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.__Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world._____He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good._____He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them._____He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only._____He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures._____He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people._____He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within._____He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands._____He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers._____He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries._____He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance._____He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures._____He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power._____He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:__For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:__For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:__For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:__For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:__For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:__For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:__For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:__For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:__For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever._____He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us._____He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people._____He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation._____He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands._____He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.__
   We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do._____And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.



Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
Geo Walton.

Wm Hooper
Joseph Hewes,
John Penn


Edward Rutledge.

Tho Heyward Junr.
Thomas Lynch Junr.
Arthur Middleton
John Hancock

Samuel Chase
Wm. Paca
Tho. Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton


George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Th Jefferson
Benj Harrison
Tho Nelson Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton

Robt Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benj. Franklin
John Morton
Geo Clymer
Jas. Smith
Geo. Taylor
James Wilson
Geo. Ross
Caesar Rodney
Geo Read
Tho McKean

Wm Floyd
Phil. Livingston
Frans. Lewis
Lewis Morris


Rich. Stockton
Jn. Witherspoon
Fra. Hopkinson
John Hart
Abra. Clark

Josiah Bartlett
Wm. Whipple
Sam Adams
John Adams
Robt Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
Step. Hopkins
William Ellery
Roger Sherman
Sam. Huntington
Wm. Williams
Oliver Wolcott
Matthew Thornton


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Barnett's Explanation of Windsor

 

Since replies to the Tenth Amendment Center post by Randy Barnett are moderated, I'll include mine here.


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n explaining the supreme court's opinion in Windsor, Barnett says, "By adopting this federalism approach to identifying protected liberty, however, states remain free to continue deciding the marriage question. Of course, this assumes that what the Court today says about the irrationality of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) at the federal level is not used to undermine the constitutionality of refusals to recognize same-sex marriage by states — as Justice Scalia predicts will flow from the majority's reasoning." In my reply, I question that assumption:

Given the supreme court says it's unconstitutional at the federal level to define marriage in a manner that violates equal protection vis-à-vis a state's looser definition, how long before the court invokes the supremacy, full faith and credit, and perhaps privileges and immunities clauses to say it's unconstitutional at the state level to define marriage in a likewise manner? What difference, at that point, does any legal definition of marriage make when, under this lowest common denominator doctrine, the court may adjudge it "improperly motivated by animus" in light of an anything-goes one?

Had Congress, in DOMA or another law, applied the appellate jurisdiction clause so that such cases would never reach the supreme court and that the court would never be at liberty to inquire into Congress's motives, any damaging affects could be confined to no more than a few judicial circuits.

As it stands, the 39 traditional marriage states's legislatures must act themselves if they wish to preserve and protect their laws; viz., 34+ make application to Congress to call a convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing a defense of marriage amendment, then 38+ ratify the proposed amendment. The amendment may be as simple as:

The power to give in one State full faith and credit to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of another with respect to marriages and other domestic relations contrary therein to the laws of such State, is reserved to the States respectively.

Or it may go further to include the federal government's treatment of such relations.

Whichever they decide to settle on, the time for those states to develop their response is now.



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