Did the State of Michigan Just Trigger a Constitutional Convention?

Natl Debt --Cagle CartoonsU.S. Federal Budget Deficit $17.5+ Trillion

(FOX News) Momentum is building behind what would be an unprecedented effort to amend the Constitution and balance the federal budget, in the wake of lawmakers in the State of Michigan, becoming the 34th state to exercise their rights triggering the 2/3 necessary pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States.

In the wake of Michigan’s vote, Rep Duncan Hunter (R-CA) pressed House Speaker John Boehner yesterday to determine whether the states crossed the necessary threshold to begin the process of achieving a balanced budget amendment and Obama, can’t do a damn thing about it.

If 2/3 of the states have indeed called for a constitutional convention, the ball is now in Congress’ court.

The last time a successful amendment was ratified was May 1992 the 27th Amendment on Congressional pay increases.

Dumb-O-Crat Sheila Jackson Lee Thinks Constitution is 400 Yrs Old

Sheila Jackson Lee

(Washington Free Beacon) Congressional Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) declared the Constitution to be 400 yrs old on the House floor today saying:

“Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional or not.”

In 2010 Rep Jackson Lee on the House floor claimed there are two Vietnam’s, a North Vietnam and South Vietnam.

It is unknown what parallel universe Rep Jackson Lee is from?

In 1964 “Free Speech Movement” Launched at UC Berkeley, 50 Years Later, Students at Cal Poly Discover Censorship Flourishes

Free SppechIn 1964 the “Free Speech Movement” was Launched at UC Berkeley
Image: Bill Badey@Twitter

(FOX News) Politicians have always loved to see their names in the newspaper but at Cal Poly, candidates for student government face fines of $100 for just speaking with reporters.

J.J. Jenkins, Editor-in-Chief of the Mustang News the school’s student newspaper told FOX News.com that two of four candidates for student body president have been fined $100 after they or their campaign staff spoke to the student run newspaper–the students were notified they violated the ‘Associated Students, Inc (ASI) election code at the public university which bans active campaigning including “non-verbal public display” until 10 days before the 23 April election.

When was the 1st Amendment repealed?

9th U.S. Circuit ‘Most Over Turned’ Court Says Kids in California School Can’t Display American Flag

9th U.S. Circuit

(AP) Officials at Live Oak High School in Northern California acted appropriately according to the U.S. 9th Circuit Ct in the matter under the caption of Dariano-v-Morgan Hill Unified School District Case No: 11:17858 when they ordered students wearing ‘American Flog T-Shirts’ to turn their shirts inside out during Cinco de Mayo according to the 3 Judge panel which illogically reasoned said:

“…students who were asked to remove clothing bearing images of the American flag after school officials learned of threats of race-related violence during a school sanctioned celebration of Cinco de Mayo…The panel held given the history of prior events at the school, including an altercation on campus…that school officials anticipated violence or substantial disruptions of or material interference with school activities and their response was tailored to the circumstances.

When was the 1st Amendment repealed?

In a different public school indoctrination controversy that had arisen in Iowa, three public school students were suspended from school for wearing black armbands to protest the government’s policy in Vietnam.

In deciding in favor of the three students, the U.S. Supreme Court in the matter under the caption of Tinker-v-Des Moines School District 393 U.S. 503  said, “…It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate. This has been an unmistakable holding of the Court for almost 50 years.”

In another case similar in nature to the case in California, which a public school in Mississippi prohibited students from wearing ‘freedom buttons’ the U.S. Supreme Ct in the matter of Burnside-v-Byars 363 F2d 744 said that “…school officials cannot ignore expressions of feelings with which they wish not to contend. They cannot infringe on their students right to free and unrestricted expressions as guaranteed to them under the First Amendment to the Constitution…”

Is this still America or have we ceded our civil liberties now to any groups of misfits which ‘may become disruptive’ at some public school event in order just to get along?

How long will it be before flying the American flag outside a school building is banned or singing the national anthem at some school sporting event because someones little feelings may be hurt for one reason or another or someone may be offended?

1984 Is Here! Obama Administration is Seeking Access to ‘Full Twitter Historical Data’

Govt Monitors

(Washington Free Beacon) The Obama Administration by and through HHS (which by the way has been responsible for the ObamaCare roll-out disaster) now is seeking a ‘social media analytical tool’ that will give the government access to ‘full Twitter historical data’ according to a Fed Biz Opps.gov solicitation posted this week.

Yesterday I wrote here that the Obama Administration now wants to put government agents into newsrooms to pressure media organizations into covering certain stories which it deems to be suitable for dissemination and demand reporters, editors and station owners justify the stories which they run.

First the NSA began spying on every American, then the government went after FOX News and James Rosen next the Obama Administration went after the Little Sisters of the Poor after seizing control of health care, then the IRS went after ‘Tea Party’ groups that objected to government policy.

When they come for you will anyone be left to speak up for you?

  • Where does this government intrusion into peoples lives end?
  • When were the First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution repealed?
  • Will Congress stop the lawless Obama Administration or just make more speeches (some excuses) about the chilling erosion of our civil liberties in an effort to raise money for the next election?

So Long Free Speech It Was Good Knowing You

FreeSpeech(Mediate) FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai in an editorial in the Wall Street Journal issued a warning to Americans that the agency will be putting ‘government monitors’ in newsrooms to inspect issues such as the amount of time is spent on the “critical information needs of the American public with special emphasis on vulnerable/disadvantaged populations.”

The Obama Administration has no place attempting to “pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories,” writes Pai of the 2013 proposal that would permit government agents to “grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run.”

What a chilling erosion of our sacred 1st Amendment liberties which specifically protects free speech from government interference.

More here FCC Official Warns Agency Could Stifle Freedom of the Press

Related: Sign Petition–No Govt Monitors in Newsrooms –ACLJ

Wannabe King Obama to Assert Unilateral Agenda

Imperial PresidentThe Man Who Would Rather Be King Obama –Image: Mulinus@Twiiter

(Zero Hedge) While the stats of the Union remain unremarkable at best it would appear despite the rancor in Washington and online President Obama will ‘get his way’ whatever it takes–emphasizing his intentions at the SOTU, to ‘go it alone’ according to The Wall Street Journal and use his unilateral presidential authority, bypassing Congress when he determines that it is necessary, to an extent not seen in his previous State of the Union lectures.

Why will Members of Congress even show up to listen to another one of Obama’s lectures to them?

So much for three co-equal branches of a limited federal government.

House Speaker John Boehner Says ‘We Have The Constitution’ Then Exercise It!

Boehner Constitution

House Speaker John Boehner posts on his Facebook timeline on Wednesday:

“President Obama says he has a pen and a phone he can use to bypass Congress. Pens and phones are nice but we have the Constitution…”

So when will this Congress exercise its Constitutional duty pursuant to Article II Section 4 and put a stop to Obama?

Related: Can the President Rewrite Federal Law? –Andrew Napolitano

Supreme Ct Justice Sotomayor, Deals Another Setback to ObamaCare’s Contraception Mandate

Contraception MandateObamaCare’s Contraception Mandate –Image: KIII-TV Corpus Christi

(Businessweek) The Obama Administration has been temporarily blocked by Associate Supreme Ct Justice Sonia Sotomayor in a two sentence Order, from forcing the Denver and Baltimore Chapters of the Little Sisters of the Poor to comply with ObamaCare’s Contraception Mandate, which was facing Millions of Dollars in fines for their refusal to comply with the controversial federal mandate in violation of their Constitutional Rights.

On the 29 September, I wrote here that the ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’ an international congregation of Catholic Women, was founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan and is presently serving the poor in over 30 countries around the world but this may all come to an end in the United States if the Obama Administration which has demonstrated its hostility towards Christians gets their way.

Justice Sotomayor was nominated to the Supreme Ct by President Obama in 2009 to replace retiring Justice David Souter, Sotomayor gave the Obama Adminitration until Friday, 03 January to file a responsive pleading in the case.

The decision by Justice Sotomayor was not the only action taken by Federal Courts on the last day of 2013, there were also Orders issued by three separate Circuit Courts on Tuesday ahead of ObamaCare taking effect today.

More here from Religion Clause

Federal Judge: NSA Spying on Americans “Almost Orwellian” Almost Certainly Violates Constitution

NSA SpyingNSA Spying on Americans –Image: Alex Jones@Twitter

(The BLT) The Natl Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone records likely violates the privacy rights of  individual Americans, a federal judge in Washington, DC ruled today in the matter under the caption of Klayman, et al -v- Obama, et al Case No(s) 13-0851 and 13-0881

Describing the government’s intrusive actions “almost Orwellian” USDC Judge Richard Leon found the challengers in lawsuits filed in Washington, likely to succeed on their 4th Amendment privacy claims and may go forward.

In June I wrote here that Obama who claimed to be a former Constitutional Law Professor, attempting to defend the NSA spying on Americans said (in another one of his rambling answers) during an interview on PBS, “Occasionally there are going to be check-points (such as in Nazi Germany, I digress) they may be intrusive…It is transparent, that is why we set up the (secret) FISA Court.”

Related: How NSA Surveillance Threatens Americans Privacy –ACLU