(Video) Senate Bill Would Allow the FBI to Go On a Fishing Expedition (Read Your Emails) Without a Warrant

(Cnet) Senate Bill Would Allow the FBI to Read Your E-Mails Without Court Order – 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act Would Deal a Blow to Privacy

“Those who would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Benjamin Franklin

H/T: Catholic Online

Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Infidel Cartoonist?

Here’s Something to Pass the Time During the DNC Debate Tonight
at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT –Courtesy: TriggaNometry

Update: On Birthright Citizenship and Donald Trump’s Children — An Apology

Trump Children

(Adobo Chronicles) At least three (some may argue four) of Donald Trump’s five children are ‘Anchor Babies’ and could face deportation by ICE under Trump’s own immigration proposal. — Wrong!

While it is true, Mr. Trump’s first wife Ivana was born what’s now the Czech Republic, was living in Canada until at least 1976 and did not become a U.S. Citizen until 1988 and that: Donald Trump, Jr was born in 1977 Ivanka was born in 1981 and Eric was born in 1984

It is clear upon further investigation, that my initial premise questioning whether or not Mr. Trump is the biological father of the three Trump children was wrong and I’m sorry.

I should not have made the claims that I had without more evidence to support it and for this I apologize.

Mr. Trump is the biological father of the three Trump children mentioned herein and as a result thereof I apologize for suggesting otherwise without more evidence than I had to support my initial claim.

As to Trump’s position on ‘anchor babies’ I find it to be constitutionally flawed as I have earlier written and again here. Trump can not support the position that he makes in law or fact.

As for, Donald Trump, Jr together with his siblings Ivanka and Eric, they are in-fact American born citizens just as certain as Sen. Ted Cruz is and is eligible to seek the presidency as Neal Katyal and Paul Clement argued in a well reasoned and sound legal treatise at 128 Harvard Law Review F. 161

Regardless of my erroneous argument earlier made here, Donald Trump’s ‘immigration proposal’ challenging the Constitutionality of birthright citizenship of babies born to ‘undocumented (or as some would prefer illegal) immigrant’ mothers remains seriously flawed pursuant to the 14th Amendment and 117 years of legal precedent established by U.S. -v- Wong Kim Ark 169 U.S. 649 (1898)

In 2010 I argued here when the State of Arizona was attempting to deny birthright citizenship to babies born of undocumented immigrant mothers, Arizona has:

“…reopened century old wounds, resurrecting prejudice, bigotry and hatred of others–was immorally shameful” and violative of the Constitution.

In 2012 the U.S. Supreme Ct in the matter of Arizona -v- United States, Case No. 11-182 declared Arizona statute ‘S.B. 1070’ unconstitutional.

Secy of State John Kerry Calls For International Laws & Restrictions to Make Internet Work Properly

Obama Admin Internet(Weekly Standard) Secy of State John Kerry Calls for Intl Oversight
of the Internet So That Govt Can Make It Work Better Censor Content
Image: Young Conservatives

CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Says Constitution Doesn’t Protect Hate Speech — Try Reading It

CNN Anchor(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.

White House Doesn’t Call Attack on 1st Amendment in Texas & Threats Against My Friend Pam Geller, Islamic Terrorism

ISIS Praises Texas ShootingAbu 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…

  • To ISIS Jihad Terrorist Thugs: I Regret that I Only Have But
    One Life to Give for My Country;
  • “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” —John 15:13 (NRSVCE)

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.”

#EverybodyDrawMohammed — You’re Converting to Islam If You Adopt Their Values on Violent Reaction to Speech

Everybody Draw Mohammed...Lisa Graas@Twitter “Pam Geller is Absolutely Right, You’re ‘Converting’
to Islam if You Adopt Their Values on Violent Reaction to Speech”
Catholic Lisa

(FOX News Video) Martha MacCallum Urges Submission to Sharia Law, Pleads with @PamelaGeller to Respect Islam

Flashback: Remember in December when Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton said that America Must ‘Empathize’ With Its Enemies.

Related: The Importance of Blasphemy –FrontPage

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack on 1st Amendment in Garland Texas — White House Says “Too Early to Tell” if Tied to Islamic State

ISIS Texas(CNN) ISIS Claims Responsibility for Shooting Outside Mohammed Art
& Cartoon Contest in Texas on Sunday
— Threatens More to Come

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’s Drones Kill Suspected American Jihadists, Who Made him Judge, Jury & Executioner?

Obama Drone Murder

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…”

Related: Napolitano: ‘Obama Shredding the Constitution’  –Newsmax

So What If the Department of Homeland Security Runs Out of Funds?

DHS Organizational ChartU.S. Dept of Homeland Security Organizational Chart

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?