And the Consituition Withers

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The recent events circling around the NSA are bringing back old questions, with new intensity and focus. How can the Patriot act and the FISA courts allow non-stop surveillance of phone records for US Citizens? And how can the same act and the same courts approve the same level of surveillance for the internet, including E-mail, and social media? (Yes, I know that they say that this is for offshore people, but I also know that this supposed “wall” has been breached numerous times.)

So, how the heck did we get here? Where the 4th Amendment of the Constitution is merely scrap paper? It has been a while in the doing, but shredding, or at least twisting the Constitution has been a long held goal of the left. In this case, the American Thinker has a case made as to what happened to shred the Constitution, and why.  Please Read it here.

Now, how the heck do we reverse course?

Defining Marriage: Left and Right

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I subscribe to Pew Research just to keep track of what the left wing nuts are thinking, and to know what the next news cycle will be promoting. This week, it was a poll that Pew claims 81% of the electorate view a redefinition of “marriage” as inevitable. And that number has been repeated reliably in the media, none of whom seem to have dug down into the poll that is actually published on the Pew web site. Right now, homosexual marriage is still in disfavor (according to their own poll), despite the best efforts of the homosexual lobby, including Pew.

Enter Heritage. Unabashedly conservative, and forthrightly in favor of traditional marriage, they take on Pew, and thoroughly dismantle the position in a fairly short article that you should read here. And there are links within the article that are well worthwhile, including a downloadable pamphlet.

Amnesty; Rubio, Again

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It is coming around, yet again. The immigration/amnesty proposal by the Senate “Gang of Eight” has come under fire on a number of fronts by both conservatives, and not so conservatives. So much so that Sen. Marco Rubio took to the airwaves to denounce “what the bill has become” and state on the Daily Caller that he could not even sign it without tightened border restrictions. WHAT?? You wrote it. What Changed?

The bill is finally starting to catch significant flack. Rubio, like all good progressives, is placing distance between himself and his bill, just to buy time. And no, the “progressive” tag was not an error. He sure as heck is not a conservative.

But Daniel Horowitz of Red State has a much clearer, more coherent view that you should read here.

As always, your feedback is welcome.