Allen West, Michelle Fields and Alexis Garcia look at Senate politics, CPAC, Adam Carolla, and more

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) filibustered the nomination of John Brennan as CIA director in order to get answers about President Obama’s drone program. In response, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) called the Rand band of filibusterers “wacko birds” for daring to question Obama’s drone assassinations. Who is right and who is wrong, Senator Paul of Senator McCain? Find out as Col. Allen B. West, Michelle Fields and Alexis Garcia look at Senate politics, CPAC, Adam Carolla, and more on the Next Generation.

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New Maverick In Town: Sen. Rand Paul Bucks Establishment with Epic Filibuster

The Republican Coffee Corner with Angela – Sunday’s Discussion is up Come Leave Your comments

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THIS MORNING’S DISCUSSION COME JOIN IN – The Republican Coffee Corner with Angela

As most of you already know, my husband is Allen West. (I am the “introverted”, side of the duo. That being said, I started this page to address some of the questions and concerns I have noticed being voiced by conservatives who are in dismay constantly with some of the issues going on with this administration…….. I have read and heard the words “ The Constitution is being violated” and “My rights are being trampled”. The raison d’être for this particular question today lies within the context of the following issues:

. Gun Control
. Religious freedom as it relates to companies and their rights pertaining to contraception 

Rules of this discussion: Please refrain from name calling, condemning, judgmental scripture quoting, or other types of vitriol. We get plenty of that in the main stream media and liberal “funny” people who try to stifle you with ridicule. As conservatives we must learn to answer these challenges thoughtfully. We will not solve all the problems of the day but this might be a start…..


There are really three parts to this question, the first was is the Constitution a living document? Not a new question at all. If you think about it, this has been tackled many times in the past. The other two parts of the question this morning pertain each to the first two articles of the Bill of Rights. I know that many of you feel very passionate about each of these so I felt that it is an important beginning. Please keep the discussion within the three current issues. We will expand during the upcoming weeks!

There are two schools of thought regarding the Constitution as a living document, first those who believe it to be a living document say that “The Constitution is a document that explains our nation’s guiding principles and the rights guaranteed to all U.S. citizens. Many countries have constitutions. But our Constitution is the oldest written national constitution in existence. Because it has passed the test of time, many countries have used it as a model for their constitutions. “ Simply put, the constitution just provides a “guiding principal” which can be adapted to the modern day problems. These people refer to themselves as “pragmatists”, they believe that the interpretation of the constitution according to “outdated” views is unacceptable as a matter of policy At least one of the Founding Fathers cited the need to interpret the Constitution in light of changing circumstances: Thomas Jefferson wrote “I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind.”

On the other side of the coin, lies the “originalists” — those who believe that the Constitution should only be changed only through the amendment process and that allowing judges to interpret the constitution “impedes democracy.” In other words, strict interpretation and changes only through amendments.

Let’ s now discuss the three issues current issues — the, there are many more, as we are really in the process of “fundamental change” in the United States as promised in the first term by the President, “ A Bill of Rights is an example of constitutional rights that outline the privileges and freedoms that every American within the jurisdiction of the United States of America is to enjoy and never to be denied of. An example of such constitutional rights include the right of suffrage, religious freedom, freedom of speech, and the right to bear arms. The United States as a federal government also has state constitutions, which can provide for additional rights or protection to individuals who reside within the state’s jurisdiction. However, it is possible for individuals to be deprived of their constitutional rights if they have committed an offense of a severe nature”.

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Rep. Allen West “Exactly which principles and values does CAIR support?”

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by: Congressman Allen West via Facebook

I find it curious that the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is now giving political advice to the GOP. In today’s Washington Times, CAIR paid for a full-page ad entitled “GOP Asked to Reassess Its Relationship with American Muslims.”

This is the same organization which was an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest Islamic terrorism funding trial in American history (The Holy Land Foundation).

Perhaps CAIR might like to reassess its own relationship with the Constitutional principles and values of our American republic. I would like CAIR to provide some sensitive thoughts and insight into why Army Major Nidal Hasan still has not been brought to trial three years after shouting “Allahu Akhbar” while gunning down 43 American soldiers and civilians, killing 13, and why his religion gives him the right to openly disregard US Army standards by refusing to shave his beard.

Exactly which principles and values does CAIR support?

Congressman Allen West’s Statement on the Anniversary of the Signing of the Constitution

(WASHINGTON) — Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement on the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution:

“Two and a quarter centuries ago, our Founding Fathers came together and signed the principled law by which all of America’s laws created thereafter would follow, the United States Constitution.  The Founders created this document to secure our fundamental rights and provide for an unprecedented degree of human freedom. The Constitution continues to protect our freedom so we can live the life we desire, without intrusion from the government or fear of retaliation for expressing the beliefs and values we hold close to us.

225 years later, the Constitution is the most important document ever created in the United States.  It also continues to be the most threatened.  Some believe the Constitution is archaic and should change with the times.  For 22 years, as an Army Officer,  I put my life on the line to defend our Constitution, and I am often offended at the lack of respect people have for our nation’s most important document.  This type of thinking is dangerous and underestimates the principles and ideas of our Founders who knew all too well the struggles of maintaining a free society.

The radical Islamist attacks this past week across the Middle East remind us how sacred freedom of speech and freedom of religion are, and that an enemy exists that will stop at nothing to take those freedoms away from us.  As a nation, these attacks and attacks like them only make us more determined to defend our liberty and freedoms.

On this Constitution Day, let us remember that none of our freedoms would be possible if it were not for the forward thinking of our Founding Fathers and the powerful document they left us.  The United States Constitution is the highest achievement of our political tradition and will forever define us as a people and a nation.  Let it always be revered and respected, as we will do whatever it takes to protect it.”

Rep Allen West fires up the “Hands off my Healthcare Rally” – Video

 

 

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Broward Tea Party – Constitution Seminar with Kris Anne Hall – Feb 4, 2012 – DON’T MISS IT!

Saturday, February 4, 2012  – From 10:00am until 5:00pm

Constitutional lawyer/author, Kris Anne Hall, will present her renowned Constitution/Bill of Rights seminar
Sign-up will take place at the Dec. 7th, Jan. 4th, and Feb. 1st meetings.
Notification will be given when maximum capacity is reached and sign-up is closed
Cost: $25/person, includes lunch. Checks made payable to: Broward Tea Party, Inc.
On Facebook check out the Event Listing here: Broward Tea Party Group
To learn more about Kris Anne Hall check out her website: krisannehall.com
Follow Kris Anne Hall on Twitter: @krisannehall
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Join the open group on Facebook here: Broward Tea Party

Reclaiming the Constitution from Usurpers and Society’s Biggest Lawbreaker. by Richard A. Viguerie

Dear Constitutional Friend,

I wanted to thank you for downloading the e-pamphlet The Law That Governs Government, and give you a quick update about just  how widely the message is being spread, and how well it’s been  received.

Individuals and groups are doing what we had hoped, which is posting the e-pamphlet on their websites and blogs.  We waived  copyright restrictions for that reason: We want people to spread the  message, and we aren’t concerned with who gets credit.

The  message of reclaiming the Constitution is bubbling up from the grassroots –  which is what James Madison described in Federalist No. 44 as “a remedy obtained from the people.”

We will succeed only if we continue to  impress upon elected officials the need to follow the Constitution, and elect only those who are faithful to the Constitution as the law that governs government.

In the 2010 we saw the first fruits of the Tea Party, constitutional conservative movement at the national election level. Let’s make the 2012 election an even bigger shift to electing constitutionally faithful representatives.

Please, continue to share and spread the e-pamphlet.  Feel free to use portions of it for letters to the editor in your local newspapers. Don’t forget the 30 questions to test candidates’ knowledge of, and fidelity to, the Constitution in Appendix I of the e-pamphlet. The pamphlet is even being used in classrooms.

We are mailing the pamphlet to key constitutional conservatives such as elected officials, leaders of conservative organizations, cable and talk radio show hosts, and editorial writers.

But, this is a “bubble-up” message and movement. Politicians and others will begin to address the Constitution as the law that governs government if they sense that the people demand it.

So, whatever you can do to spread the e-pamphlet and its message will have an exponential effect.

Thank you for what you do for freedom.


P.S.  Below are just a few examples showing the wide range of how well The Law That Governs Government is being received.  Also, a two-page summary of The Law That Governs Government, which may be easier to forward to friends,
can be downloaded here. The full 63-page e-pamphlet may, of course, be downloaded for free at ReclaimtheConstitution.com.