What is a reasonable expectation of privacy?
The Fourth Amendment states that the “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, SHALL NOT BE violated.” Yet that is exactly what is happening today, specifically in regards to electronic communications. Today, the major question looming over much of our private electronic communication is what expectation of privacy we hold in it. Since | Read More »
Obama Administration turns on media
The United States Department of Justice seized records from Associated Press phone lines over a two month period. This includes over twenty separate lines, in multiple offices, incoming and outgoing call logs, along with the duration of the conversations. It includes home and cell phone records. Essentially, the White House wants to know who has been leaking information to the press – not a | Read More »
Our late-term abortion reform mandate
The Kermit Gosnell murders have presented America with a mandate to reform the way we handle late term abortions in this country. The business pressures along with the problem of the double client create conflicts of interest that are too strong. See here: http://griffinelection.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/the-gosnell-murders-create-a-mandate-for-late-term-abortion-reform/ Since we first addressed the mandate, the Live Action video has been released by Lila Rose of a Washington D.C. abortionist | Read More »
GOP holds the immigration cards
The Senate GOP is in a good position in the immigration reform debate. I appreciate the fact that there are R senators that want to fix our failing immigration system. I also appreciate the fighters in the caucus who aren’t willing to simply lie down and vote yes on whatever leadership tells them to vote on. And so, we have two warring factions that both | Read More »
Does the Schumer/Toomey/Manchin gun CONTROL bill allow the feds to deny you Second Amendment rights without Due Process?
The Senate has just reached cloture and will debate and vote on a new gun CONTROL bill. It is being reported that Pat Toomey’s newest baby, the gun CONTROL bill being pushed by Obama democrats, includes a provision that allows the doctors to place American citizens on a list if they are deemed to fall short of mental health requirements to obtaining a firearm. Furthermore, | Read More »
Standing Strong on the Constitution
Standing Strong on the Constitution This week, Senate Democrats will seek to create a new and overarching federal program that allows the federal government to infringe on every American’s Constitutional right to acquire and bear arms. Democrats plan to introduce universal background checks for all law-abiding Americans. We shouldn’t let them. Don’t be fooled. Background checks alone are worthless. These checks must co-exist with newer | Read More »
Oppose homosexual marriage because it is sin
Over the weekend, I had the misfortune of reading a redstate article by a self-proclaimed conservative Christian condoning homosexual marriage. I’ve never met this guy, yet he is very familiar to me. Like the racist that has “many black friends,” he is ultraconservative, attends church and is raising a family. These facts are meant to endear him to the reader and in fact create a | Read More »
Mark Sanford: unfit for office
In the coming days, disgraced former Governor Mark Sanford will face off against Curtis Bostic in the Republican nomination run-off for Tim Scott’s now-open House Seat. Voters may or may not be bothered by a sitting Governor who is unfaithful to his wife while at the same time posing as a family values candidate. Politicians have been known to cheat on their spouses and the | Read More »
Ruled by politicians
The quality of leadership in America tends to ebb and flow. Obviously, we’re at a low point right now, not just because of the dismal Obama experiment but because of Republican and Democrat leadership on Capitol Hill. The past century’s advent of polling data seems to have permanently altered the character of politicians negatively. We are now ruled by politicians. I would prefer to think | Read More »
Why is Paul Ryan misleading us on Obamacare?
House Republicans, led by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), are attempting to make you believe that they are defunding Obamacare. They can say so because Ryan budget does just that. But this is the same budget that has no hope of being taken up by the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate. The applicable governing law that will be passed by both legislative bodies and signed by the President | Read More »
Abortion doctor killed newborns with scissors
Yesterday, the trial of abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell, charged with killing as many as seven newborn babies with scissors, revealed additional chilling facts. Adrienne Moton, an employee of Gosnell’s, admitted to snipping the necks of “a good ten fetuses.” Ten. The prosecution alleges that Gosnell made it his practice to send untrained employees in to administer sedatives and pain killers to pregnant women. At least | Read More »
#PrimaryGraham was a trending hashtag on twitter earlier this week referring to the effort to put up a strong primary opponent to Senator Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary in South Carolina. Graham has been a thorn in the side of conservatives for a long time. He does damage to the GOP whenever possible. Like his best friend forever, John McCain, he considers himself a | Read More »
Why is NLRC opposing the protection of unborn babies?
The Arkansas legislature has made me so proud I could cry. The measure, S.B. 134/H.B. 1037, known as the Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act, prevents unborn children from being aborted after the person’s heart is beating except in cases of rape, incest, life of the mother and if the child is at risk of not living soon after birth. If this isn’t good enough, they | Read More »
Does the U.S. Govt have the power to kill you on American soil?
This is a question we have discussed repeatedly over the past few weeks. To be clear, the Justice Department has explicitly stated that its newfound power to assassinate American citizens is only to be used outside the United States’ borders. However, its legal justification for distinguishing between inside of border and outside of border, left me wanting. The official U.S. policy on drone assassinations, | Read More »
Losing faith in teacher unions
Republicans in the Alabama state government recently passed an education bill that will allow parents of children in underperforming schools to be given tax credits to send their children to schools that are actually succeeding in educating children – whether they are public or private. A bit surprisingly, state Democrats opposed the measure saying that it opened the door to . . . school vouchers. | Read More »
Is Obama the worst manager the country has ever seen?
President Barack Obama doesn’t agree with the Sequestration cuts that he proposed and pushed. Presumably, he felt more-or-less indifferent to the relatively minor cuts until the numbers came out at the end of the last month suggesting that the U.S. economy actually shrank. Now, the Administration is in full panic mode. They are rattling all sabers against the cages on every front. Either Obama is | Read More »
Are DC Republicans purposely shrinking the GOP tent?
Fresh off Republican Governor Bob McDonnell’s tax hike law in Virginia this past weekend, DC fundraising republicans are attacking Ken Cuccinelli. Anonymous media sources have lodged their disapproval of Republican Gubernatorial nominee, Ken Cuccinelli. Apparently, at least two, rich, country club republicans went really hard after the AG at a DC fundraiser last week. These Republicans weren’t concerned that he wasn’t pro-business or pro-growth enough….. | Read More »
Obama’s growing executive power
In last week’s State of the Union Address, President Obama repeatedly asked Congress to pass legislation, followed by a promise (or a threat) that if the legislature chose not to legislate – the executive would. On climate change, the President promised, “But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.” During the SOTU and shorty after, the President and his team promised | Read More »
1.6 billion bullets for domestic use
The story that the Department of Homeland Security has purchased 1.6 Billion rounds of ammunition is going mainstream. It began as a story for Alex Jones and WorldNet but is quickly making its way into the mainstream. Liberals will continue to view concern over DHS’s arsenal as conspiracy theorist. But many conservatives seem to be uniting in asking why DHS needs that many bullets. The | Read More »
VA General Assembly Transportation Plan remains a terrible deal for Virginians
Yesterday, the VA Senate voted to amend the House Bill on Transportation, the House bill was a tax increase. This one is worse. The link at the bottom provides earlier details about how we arrived here. The Senate bill raises taxes by $900 million a year! Keep in mind that Republicans have a super-majority in the House and 20/20 R/D split in the Senate, with | Read More »
Block John Brennan’s nomination
Senate Republicans are moving to force Senate Democrats to garner 60 votes to bring Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of State to the Senate floor. This is Lindsey Grahamstanding at his finest. While Hagel may not be the ideal candidate for Secretary of State, this is a Cabinet position for the President and we should by-and-large defer to the President on his cabinet picks, except | Read More »
Should Americans be given the chance to surrender before they are killed?
Yesterday, in John Brennan’s confirmation hearing for the position of Director of the CIA, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), asked Brennan whether an American citizen that has met the CIA’s test for assassination, may be given the opportunity to surrender before being killed. Brennan stated that all Americans who have joined with, Al-Qaeda (for example) have been provided notice that the United States will kill them | Read More »
Is Karl Rove’s war on LIFE candidates, rather than the Tea Party?
As the New York Times recently reported, Karl Rove’s Crossroads Super PAC is beginning a project to take out Tea Party candidates in Republican primaries around the country in favor of establishment moderates, or as Karl Rove would say – more electable candidates like Mitt Romney. If I was a liberal, I would be enjoying a good laugh as conservatives will now have to defend | Read More »
Virginia Republicans move to raise taxes!
Following Governor McDonnell’s lead, Virginia republicans are moving quickly to raise the gas tax on all Virginians. The Governor, in an attempt to better VA transportation in the congested northern and eastern portions of the Commonwealth, proposed dropping the 17 cent per gallon gas tax and replacing it with an across the board tax increase of almost 1% on every item sold in Virginia. He | Read More »
Finally, the assassination of American citizens takes center stage
An official Justice Department “White Paper” has been released to the media detailing (or failing to detail) the White House’s justification for drone strikes on American citizens. While this is not an official legal memo, the actual memos remain classified, it represents the official logic used by our government in hunting down American citizens and killing them without trial, after concluding they are senior Al-Qaeda | Read More »