- When was the 1st Amendment Repealed?
(Reason) CNN Anchor, Attorney, Former Law & Justice Correspondent for ABC News and Brother to NY Gov Andrew Cuomo, Claims that ‘Hate Speech’ Is Not Constitutionally Protected.
Huh??? Cuomo may want to bone up on the 1st Amendment and while he’s at it, review: Snyder v Phelps, Case No. 09-751 U.S. Sp Ct (2011)
“Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow and–as it did here–inflict great pain. On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker. As a nation, we have chosen a different course–to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to insure that we do not stifle public debate.”
Chris Cuomo: May I make a suggestion? Don’t quit your day job.
- Publishers Note: Cuomo’s definition of what constitutes ‘Hate Speech’ is not necessarily mine.
Abu Yusuf Al-Jabarti@Twitter: Calls Attack on 1st Amendment in Texas
a ‘True Victory’ While Claiming that the ‘Kuffar’ (Non-Muslims/Infidels)
Will “Start to Understand What is True Fear and Despair”
Image: Abu Khattab@Twitter
(Newsmax) In a message by ISIS Jihadist Abu Ibrahim Al Amerki on ‘JustPaste.It’ Al Amerk claims, that ‘My Friend’ Pamela Geller, one of the organizers of Sunday’s ‘Muhammad Art Exhibit & Contest’ will be killed by Islamic State ‘soldiers’ already in the United States:
“The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah (division) in the heart of our enemy. Our aim was–Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send our Lions to achieve her slaughter. This will heal the hearts of our brothers and disperse the ones behind her. To those who protect her: this will be your only warning for housing this woman—Everyone who houses her events, gives her platform…are legitimate targets—Our intention was to show how easy we give our lives for the sake of Allah.
We have 71 trained soldiers in 15 states ready at our word to attack any target we desire…Of the 15 states, 5 we will name: Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California and Michigan…The next six months will be interesting…“
On Tuesday in a chilling denial of reality, White House Press Secy Josh Earnest described the assault on the 1st Amendment in Texas as “an attempted terrorist act that was foiled…that authorities meanwhile are still looking into, what links if any—Sunday’s shooters had to international terrorism.”
Obama Administration claims its “Too Early to Tell” if the two Islamic Jihadist Gunmen were tied to Islamic State.
Riiight… Its a wonder the White House hasn’t called it an act of ‘Workplace Violence’
More here from Reuters
Obama Drone Murderer
Image: Bob Powell
(AP) President Obama expressed regret and condolences to family members for a January done strike which killed Warren Weinstein of Rockville, MD held by Al-Qaeda in Pakistan since 2011 and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto.
The two hostages together with American Citizens turned accused Islamic Jihadists Ahmed Farouq and Adam Gadhan of Orange County (California) were killed which White House Press Secy Josh Earnest said in a statement:
“We have concluded that Ahmed Farouq an American who was an Al-Qaeda leader…we have also concluded that Adam Gadahn an American who became a prominent member of Al-Qaeda was killed…”
I have just two question for Obama?
When did these two American citizens, accused Al-Qaeda members relinquish their 5th Amendment right of ‘Due Process’ and who made Barack Obama, their judge, jury and executioner?
On the 05 February, 2013 I wrote here that while I often times am a critic of and disagree with the ACLU, on the issue of the Obama Administration use of lethal force to take out allegedly undesirable American citizens living abroad, I do agree that it ‘underscores the recklessness of the governments central claim and the deficiencies in the government’s defense of it…are so vague and elastic that they will be easily manipulated.’
In March, 2012 former New Jersey Superior Ct Judge and now FOX News Senior Judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano wrote “Can the president kill an American simply because the person is dangerous and his arrest is impractical? Can the president be judge, jury and executioner of an American in a foreign country because he believes that would keep America safe?
We live in a time in which the government recognizes no limits on its power–It doesn’t recognize natural law–It doesn’t recognize federal law. It doesn’t recognize the Constitution…the POTUS…became jusge, jury and executioner for a very hated and probably guilty individual (Anwar al-Awlaki) but the 5th Amendment says that ‘no person shall be denied life, liberty or property’ much less an American, without due process of law…”
Eleven days after the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and United 93 that crashed in Shanksville, PA the Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) was founded, designated to coordinate and unify 22 separately funded federal departments and agencies with a budget in FY 2002 of $19.5 Billion, during FY 2015 this exploded to $38.2 Billion to Obama’s $41.2 Billion FY 2016 funding request
DHS from their own ‘Organizational Chart’ has too many subdivisions in too many disparate fields to operate effectively as CATO Institute in September, 2011 points out.
Agencies with responsibility for: Counterfeiting Investigations, Border Security, Disaster Preparedness, Federal Law Enforcement Training, Biological Warfare Defense, Health Affairs find themselves under the same Cabinet official.
This arrangement has not enhanced the governments competence or efficiency–Americans are not any safer because the head of DHS is simultaneously responsible for airport security and federal efforts to counter potential flu epidemics.
National defense is a key governmental responsibility but focusing too many resources on trying to defend every potential terrorist target is a recipe for wasteful spending. Our limited resources are better spent on investigating and arresting aspiring terrorists.
DHS responsibilities for aviation security, domestic surveillance and port security, have made it too easy for politicians to disguise pork barrel spending in red, white and blue–Politicians wanting to bring money home to their districts and as a result, DHS appropriations too often differ from what ought to be DHS priorities.
The Dept of Homeland Security should be abolished (or defunded) and its components reorganized into more practical groupings. The agencies tasked with immigration, border security and customs enforcement belong under the same oversight agency. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Air Marshals should be abolished and the federal government should end support for fusion centers–the remaining DHS organizations should return to their former parent agencies.
Terrorism remains a serious problem but policymakers ought to be more candid with the American public. Instead of pandering to fear and overreacting to every potential threat, Washington policymakers should keep the risk of terrorist attacks in perspective and focus public resources on cost-effective measures.
On the 16 November, 2010 I wrote here did you know, that the nations airports are not required to have TSA Screeners? The 2001 law creating the ‘Transportation Security Administration’ (TSA) gave airports the right to opt out of the TSA program in favor of ‘Private Screeners’ subsequent to a 2 yr period.
Now with DHS funding on-hold and with a TSA (that everyone loves to hate) having humiliated travelers ever since they’ve been in existence, made children cry, trampled on the 4th Amendment–never forgetting the $30 Million of taxpayers dollars it wasted on ‘Puffers’ that didn’t work together with the roaming HCV Mobile Full Body XXX Scanners that government bureaucrats spent money on, that may without a warrant look into your home, other structures and underneath your clothing.
So what if the DHS runs out of funds (which would effectively defund the TSA) would this be such a bad thing or instead be an unanticipated victory for the Constitution?
Wannabe Emperor B. Hussein Obama Rewriting the Constitution
Cartoon: Daniel Snyder@Twitter
(Politico/SenTedCruz) The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White Hose would seriously undermine the rule of law.
Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power within the executive branch; Congress should heed those words as the president threatens to grant amnesty to millions of people that have come to our country illegally.
To be clear, the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans on Congress, it is a dispute between President Obama and the American people. The Democrats suffered historic losses in the midterm elections largely over the prospect of the president’s executive amnesty.
President Obama was correct: His policies were on the ballot across the nation in 2014 the elections were a referendum on amnesty and the voters soundly rejected it. There was no ambiguity.
Undeterred, President Obama appears to be going forward. It is lawless. It is unconstitutional. He is defiant and angry at the American people. If he acts by executive diktat, President Obama will not be acting as a president, he will be acting as a monarch.
Thankfully, the framers of the Constitution, wary of the dangers of monarchy, gave the Congress tools to reign in abuses of power. They believed that if a president wants to change the law he cannot act alone…
Rest here from Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX)
(Daily Caller) The Obama administration has quickly converted the U.S. Supreme Ct’s Hobby Lobby decision into a campaign issue, calling on Congress to continue providing abortion-related drugs to Women who work for Catholic employers.
The chances of such a measure ever becoming law zero–the cynical opportunity to raise campaign contributions and attempt to make this a wedge issue going into the midterms–priceless but so very predictable for liberals that can’t come up with any new or original campaign ideas.
In related Hobby Lobby news that Obama Won’t Tell You and Liberals Don’t Want You to Know:
H/T: The Daily Signal