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Administrative Law vs. “Show Me The Law!”


Rowan County is located in Kentucky.  Kim Davis is the Rowan County clerk who has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and has therefore been jailed by order of a federal judge.

Here’s a video of a Kentucky attorney, Michael Peroutka, explainting a constitutional defense for Ms. Davis at a rally.  He argues that she’s broken no law, because there is no law requiring her to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals.  Yes, there may be court opinions alleging that Ms Davis must issue such licenses, but court opinions are not “law”–they are only opinions.

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As Mr. Peroutka pointed out, Article 1 Section 1 of the federal Constitution declares, “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States . . . .”  If all legislative powers are vested in Congress, no legislative powers are vested in the courts (or in the executive branch, which is currently famous for issuing executive orders that seem to have the force of “law”). That means that the judicial and executive branches of the federal government have no authority to legislate and “make” law.

If the only charges against Kim Davis are that she’s defined a court opinion and/or executive order, then she has broken no law and it’s wrong, fraudulent and illegal to jail her for breaking a law because there is no such law.

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Civil Asset Foreclosure in Two Minutes


In essence, if the cop merely suspects that your money might’ve been associated with a crime, he can take it from you without a warrant, without a trial, without a conviction.   It’s an exaggeration to say so, but under civil asset forefeiture laws, if I were a cop and I claimed to “suspect” that you were the gunman on the “grassy knoll” who may’ve killed Kennedy  back in A.D. 1963, I could take whatever money you have without ever proving my suspicions were correct.

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Preserving Government’s Capacity to Spy on Americans


The "very concerned" U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch [courtesy Google Images]

The “very concerned” U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch
[courtesy Google Images]

Last week, the Huffington Post reported in “Loretta Lynch: ‘I Am Very Concerned’ For Americans If A Key Section Of The Patriot Act Expires,” that:

 

“Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act, which would reform aspects of the Patriot Act and put an end to the government’s bulk collection of phone records.

Section 215 [of the Patriot Act] has been the legal basis for the intelligence community’s bulk metadata collection.

“U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she’s ‘very concerned‘ about what could happen if section 215 of the Patriot Act, set to expire June 1, is not reauthorized by Congress.

“My biggest fear is that we will lose important eyes on people who have made it clear that their mission is to harm American people here and abroad,” Lynch said in an interview with CBS.

 

By “people who have made it clear that their mission is to harm the American people,” does Mz. Lynch mean only foreign terrorists, or does she also include the federal government–which is certainly bound to “harm the American people” by depriving us of our rights and liberties?

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Closing Walmarts


Heavy-Handed Walmart Closings [courtesy Google Images]

Heavy-Handed Walmart Closings
[courtesy Google Images]

Over the past week or two we’ve seen that at least five Walmarts have closed for six months due to “plumbing problems”.

If the Hoover Dam broke, that might cause a “plumbing problem” that would take more than six months to fix

However, there are no plumbing problems in modern buildings that requires six months to repair.  Modern contractors could easily bulldoze an entire Walmart store, rip the concrete slab and all the underground plumbing, and rebuild a new Walmart on the same site in less than six months.

More, Walmart is all about the money and stores closed for six months wouldn’t seem to make any money.

Thus, the “plumbing problem” excuse for store closings is clearly a blatant lie.

Given that Walmart has given its employees only a few hours notice that they would soon be unemployed, Walmart has created a serious public relations problem that won’t be easily forgotten or erased.  Alienating the public to any degree has got to be bad for business.   Walmart’s conduct has been so inexplicable and heavy-handed that I can’t imagine any modern, major corporation behaving with such indifference to the public–unless that corporation was under some powerful compulsion to do so.

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Hillary Wants to be your Champion!


On Sunday, April 12th, Hillary officially entered the A.D. 2016 Presidential race by releasing her two-minute, Getting Started video:

 

According to Hillary,

 

“Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.”

First, Americans have not “fought their way back from tough economic times.”  It may be that our current economy is not declining at the same rate as was true in A.D. 2008-2009, but the economy remains stagnant  and, for most Americans, the Great Recession seems to persist.  The “fighting” isn’t over because “tough economic times” aren’t over.  I won’t say that Hillary’s comment about the “tough times” is necessarily a lie, but it’s close.

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Hilary’s Arrogance was CRIMINAL


This nation cannot survive so long as any government officials are above the law.

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Obama: “After We Had Brokered a Deal to Transition Power in Ukraine”


Since the overthrow of the lawfully-elected Ukraine government in early A.D. 2014, our government and the mainstream US media have insisted that the the crisis in Ukraine was precipitated by Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin.

In the following interview, President Obama (apparently working without a teleprompter again) admits that: 1) the US participated in the A.D. 2014 unlawful overthrow of the duly-elected and lawful government of Ukraine; and 2) this overthrow caught Russia by surprise.

Obama implicitly admits that the US overthrow of the lawful government of Ukraine caused Crimea to break free from Ukraine to join Russia, and precipitated the shooting revolution that’s still going on in eastern Ukraine.

Implications: 1) Russia’s not the bad guy in the Ukraine conflict; 2) the West’s current economic sanctions against Russia are unjustifiable; and 3) President Obama is a smooth-talkin’ moron who doesn’t know when to keep his mouth shut.

Right now, there are probably people in Washington DC who are screaming to know why Obama can’t be relied on to even conceal his own crimes.

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