Well this was certainly unexpected…
Another of many reasons that I continue to no longer be an Oregon resident.
How can any state feel that they are above the U.S. Constitution? Do inalienable rights mean so little to Oregon and her residents that they should be easily cast aside?
Lawsuit Challenges Oregon Law Prohibiting Mathematical Criticism Without a License
Do you know how many times God is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence? Once.
Just so nobody thinks that I am taking it out of context:
“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. ”
Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God, that is much more than just God. That is is the equivilent to god, leaving all faiths open. IN fact Nature’s God coule be interpreted to be much closer to Pagans than Chistians. Funny thing isn’t it?
How many times does God appear in the Constitution? Zero.
How about the Bill of Rights, is he there? Nope.
How many times does God show up in the Articles of Confederation? Zero.
For a nation that some feel was founded on God, the supporting documents just aren’t there.
Now a country founded on the belief that ALL should be able to practice the religion of their choosing, that is all over the place. The First Amendment does a good job if putting that out there for us.
So here we see the government intruding into your lives and asking you to shed your rights yet again! This week it was Pennsylvania, and recently it was Texas.
There is a study to find out the statistics of drivers operating motor vehicles under the influence. Okay, I see some validity to the data to be collected. Just how voluntary is it if you are being required to be pulled over and coerced to provide a blood sample or cheeck swab?
Even if you do take the bribe err… incentive for the inconvienience. Are you going to get immunity from prosecution if you does have substances in your system?
Do you really trust that your DNA will not end up in a database somewhere?
If you do, have you not been watching the news, reading Twitter, Facebook, etc.?
Bottom line, these “stops” are unconstitutional. Be civil, but I would suggest that you not yield your rights.
Dog the Bounty Hunter has sworn to bring Snowden back to American, though what ever illegal means he can find.
And just who has offered a billion dollar reward for his return? The government isn’t allowed to hire mercenaries or brake international law in pursuit of the accused, so who is backing this?
I’m adding this little areas to the deck for stories of cases where firearms saved lives, or ended an otherwise bad situation. The general media has little time to report on such incidents, because they don’t bring in the ratings or aren’t within the political beliefs of the editor/owners of the network, so I thought we could post the stories we find in small town papers for balance.
I am curious about the process and authority of alteringÂ amendments.
The process of making an amendment is pretty well known and not the easiest of tasks.
We have seen them get pretty well gutted, by legislation and the court, but I am wondering more of HOW they get screwed with.
The First Amendment is pretty clear, but yet we have thrashed over the years.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
We know that religion is not is not really free in this country, nor is speech, the press has quit being an investigative tool. People’s rights toÂ peaceablyÂ assemble has been nipped, and what is the federal petition process?
Some of this is cultural, but most of it has been the government just fucking us over, left and right.
BTW: for today we are containing this to the FirstÂ Amendment.
Anyone for a forth amendment discussion? Does, or should, the government have the right to peruse individual’s e-mail accounts, and chat history, without cause or a warrant?
If they are allowed to continue this practice, how long before corporations are given the same “rights”?
As the Supreme Court takes on the issue of California’s Proposition 8, and the federal DOMA, and Jeb Bush weighs in that he believes marriage should be a states rights issue, where do you stand on the issue of same-sex marriage, and why. Is it a matter that should be left to each state, should the federal government be involved and to what degree. Or is this a constitutional violation of civil rights, placing it in the hands of the Supreme Court.
The federal government has once again made a huge power grab to expand federal powers over the states. They are, as I type, in the process of removing the power of sheriffs across the country to arrest people and to act as law enforcement.
Delaware has already submitted to this ploy. But with Delawares AG being Joe Biden’s son, what would you expect? This is the next step towards martial law and complete take over of the federal government.
I have confirmed with other sources, Wal-mart is suspending ALL orders of ammo and firearms to their stores that carry these items, pending the final wording of the “Federal Gun Control Act” which is now in the hands of President Obama. Is this the beginning of, or escalation of, governmental control of the market? Or the next step in controlling arms to the public? Or both? Or is it just an excuse for Wal-mart to do what it may have wanted to do all along, but couldn’t because of customer pressure?