Rights

BlogObservation of the Day – the intentions of Obama?

by Skip May 4, 2015

Emphasis mine: Elizabeth Price Foley wonders whether Obama is actually going to create his “national” police force in contravention of Congress and the Constitution. Then again, we already know Obama has no regard for the Constitution and never has. I figure if he succeeds in creating his own Geheim Staatz Polizei that the Obamajugend won’t […]

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603 Alliance Grassroot Summit – Dr. Betsy McCaughey and Jack Kimball

by Skip April 21, 2015

Phew!  I’m still not through processing the videos from Sunday’s 603 Alliance Grassroot Summit but I’ve done enough to start posting them up.  Pretty much all day, too, without running out!  The first speaker was nationally known (and ‘Grok fave) Dr. Betsy McCaughey, Constitutional scholar and Obamacare expert and was followed by Jack Kimball (former […]

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Joe Biden – Guns and Rights or Something

by Steve MacDonald March 17, 2015
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This is two years old but still relevant. The Low Information voter’s Ambassador to America, Joe Biden, has a few “facts” to share with us about guns, and rights, and gun owners, and constitutional rights, and stuff. (1m 9s) H/T Roland Six – c/o Facebook

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Headline is good – the reason is better.

by Skip February 27, 2015

Kansas Senate Votes to Eliminate Concealed Carry Licensing Requirement “Today we must vote, and when in doubt, I believe that if we err, we ought to do so on the side of freedom and the continued protection of our most basic constitutional rights,” – Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle Gosh, would it be that ALL politicians […]

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Whose Rights Are They?

by Steve MacDonald February 19, 2015
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Natural rights. What are they? How do you know what they are? Where do they come from? Whose rights are they and what is governments role with regard to them?    Listen to the entire Podcast here Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, […]

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How Much Capitulation is Enough?

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2015
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Social media runneth over with discussion on the matter of Democrat elected Speaker Jasper (R- Hudson) and yes, the importance of getting along to get ahead.  Getting things done.  The need to accept things as they are is more important than sticking to principle–if sticking to principles rocks the boat. Without burdening you with a […]

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P.J. O’Rourke on “Rights” and dependency

by Skip January 5, 2015

Speaking to my previous post is one of NH’s own – satirist P.J. O’Rourke: (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Do you think Government telling kids their Rights come from Government is a problem?

by Skip November 26, 2014

In many countries, that would be true.  But we aren’t most countries (at least, not yet) – it is clear that our radical Founding Fathers determined that our Rights pre-exist the formation of Government (e.g., I didn’t happen to be safe from illegal search and seizure or posses the self-defense rights simply because the Constitution […]

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Her Radiance THINKS

by Susan Olsen October 19, 2014

Contrast and compare…. “I think people have a Second Amendment right to own weapons and defend themselves and understand that people enjoy the recreation of hunting, and so I think it’s really important as we respect that right to also think about ways consistent with the Second Amendment rights where we can make our communities […]

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Notable Quote – Jacob Hornberger

by Susan Olsen October 3, 2014

“Contrary to popular opinion, the Constitution was not – and is not – a grant of rights to the citizenry. Instead, the Constitution is a “barbed-wire entanglement” designed to interfere with, restrict, and impede government officials in the exercise of political power.”

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Jus’ sayin’

by Skip July 29, 2014

  My Constitutional Rights are not trumped by your perceived right to feel safe, or any other “social contract” faux right. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)  

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Illegals Crossing Border Have More Rights Than College Students Accused of Rape

by Steve MacDonald July 18, 2014
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Instapundit Illegals Crossing Border Have More Rights Than College Students Accused of Rape WASHINGTON, D.C.: Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants, both children and adults, now streaming across the border, have more procedural protections – like the right to an impartial hearing, to require the production of documents, to present evidence, to cross examine those […]

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Notable Quote: Theodore Dalrymple – ‘Rights’

by Steve MacDonald July 7, 2014
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Hobby Lobby, Assisted Suicide, and Slippery Slopes… Rights to tangible goods and services tend to create corresponding duties upon someone to provide them. For example, if I have the right to assisted suicide, and if the right is not to become a dead letter, someone has to assist me. But who, if all the doctors […]

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Congress – the reason we can’t have nice things?

by Skip June 11, 2014

Do we know how they will impoverish us next?  Or by what amount?  Or what Rights they will try to diminish? (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)    

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Notable Quote – Prof. David Corbin & Matt Parks

by Skip April 15, 2014

From a longer piece at The Federalist (go read the whole thing, emphasis here is mine): …Americans, Madison argues, are natural republicans–republicans in their heads and in their hearts, determined to show the world that “self-government” is possible. The republican principle, as Madison defines it later in the essay, requires “a government which derives all its […]

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Guest Post: Brian Grisset on CACR 17 and NH State Senator Bette Lasky

by Skip April 7, 2014

To the Editor, On Wednesday I attended the NH House Judiciary Hearing on CACR 17, a proposed revision to our State Constitution adding “gender orientation” to the list of race, creed, color, sex or national origin for which discrimination is prohibited. During the prior Senate Hearings, except for the sponsors of the bill, no one […]

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GrokTALK! March 1, 2014 The Government Can Have No Power That the People Do Not Have Themselves

by Steve MacDonald March 6, 2014
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NH House Rep Dan Itse joins us to talk about his soon to be released book “States Have Powers – The Powers of the People,”an expository on his sovereignty resolutions. Follow us into ‘the weeds’ as we explore where rights come from, who has them, how they are delegated or more effectively exercised, how we […]

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Noteable Quote – Edward Gibbon

by Skip February 2, 2014

Promoted from the comments on Steve’s post on “Self Indulgence vs. Basic Rights”: “The five marks of the Roman decaying culture: Concern with displaying affluence instead of building wealth; Obsession with sex and perversions of sex; Art becomes freakish and sensationalistic instead of creative and original; Widening disparity between very rich and very poor; Increased […]

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Notable Quote – Self Indulgence vs. Basic Rights

by Steve MacDonald January 31, 2014
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I found this interesting; thought it might stir up some debate. The last sentence, in particular, caught my attention. “The idea that freedom is merely the ability to act upon one’s whims is surely very thin and hardly begins to capture the complexities of human existence; a man whose appetite is his law strikes us […]

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With Big Government assuming more and more, we need to review this:

by Skip January 5, 2014

From whom do our Rights come from, God (or the Deity or Nature’s God) or those running Government? The Framers of our Constitutional Republic reverently assumed the former along with the belief that if God has granted us our Rights, no man or assemblage of men can (or of more importance, should) revoke those Rights […]

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Blogline of the Day – Government allows us to have a conscience?

by Skip December 11, 2013

“If the U.S. government can seize the power to force Christians to act against their consciences, what power can it be denied?”   This is in relationship to the both the employer mandate that forces them provide, in the now mandatory voluntary benefit of health insurance, those items that can lead up to the killing […]

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H8er on traditional American political values?

by Skip October 28, 2013

Founders = Unalienable Rights, ALL are equal before the Law Obama = they are what I say they are, and what’s more, I get to say who gets them (H/T: Lucianne)

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Nashua Elementary School Bans “Tag”

by Steve MacDonald October 10, 2013
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AP Charlotte Avenue Elementary School Principal Patricia Beaulieu posted a letter on the school’s website last week informing parents of the school’s safety policies.  She says while “tag” may seem innocent enough, it has been banned in many schools because of injuries. Just a side note.  Other names for “tag” include, running,  exercise, and socialization.  […]

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And if you DO trust the Obama Administration…

by Skip June 15, 2013

(H/T: Powerline)

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Progressivism – the cult culture of selfishness

by Skip June 9, 2013

Oh, they will never say it is is such – directly.  They’ll use other words to mask it, hoping (knowing) that the Low Information Voter (who knows more about Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy with “Daddy Babby” Kanye or what’s with American Idol / The Voice / America’s Got Talent than who their Senators or Congressmen are) […]

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Seriously, what is this guy smoking?

by Susan Olsen June 8, 2013

““Quality, affordable care is not some earned privilege – it’s a right,” he said during remarks at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calififornia.’ ‘The party, he claimed, isn’t particularly left-wing right now.” “If you talk to us – it turns out we’re pretty common-sense folks. We believe in the free market…a light tough when […]

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Treaties, Irony, and Gun Rights – Oh My!

by Steve MacDonald June 4, 2013

When second or third world Muslim Freedom fighters want to overthrow a controlling oppressive government, the Obama administration is Johnny-on-the-spot with…well…guns; other peoples money for guns or training in the use of guns, or some such thing.  But when American citizens want to exercise their second amendment right to lawful gun ownership (at their own […]

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Municipalities and martial law

by Susan Olsen April 25, 2013

“Of the many uncomfortable truths emerging from last week’s bombing and subsequent manhunt—including the fact that American cities are still vulnerable to Islamic terrorism—one of the most troubling but least talked-about is the fact that martial law may now become part of the municipal playbook.” Lockdown.  

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NH .223 Day of Resistance — Commentary

by Don February 23, 2013

Saturday afternoon about 400 patriots met at the New Hampshire Capital to show their support for, and commitment to defending, the Second Amendment to the US Constitution:  “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Many […]

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Maybe the start of a Revolution? Another firearms company to leave NY Govt to its own firearm devices (or not)

by Skip February 15, 2013

LaRue Tactical.  Olympic Arms.  Now a third firearms company, York Arms,  is saying that what is bad for civilians is going to be bad for Government entities and Law Enforcement agencies in New York due to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new law (hey, he was all but frothing at the mouth to get this, so let […]

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