Police can place a GPS device on your car to follow all of your movements, for any length of time. The Supreme Court on Tuesday is scheduled to hear arguments about whether investigators need to get a warrant before doing so. [Obama Administration] Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. told the Supreme Court that “any individual who moves on public roadways knows that his movements can be readily observed.” WashingtonExaminer.com
If there is no judicial oversight for monitoring of the citizens of the United States, get ready for continual, 24 hour continuous monitoring of everyone’s movements. It may not occur this year or next, but once the door is open, history shows it will happen.
One can hope the United States Supreme Court stands up for the Constitution since the President is not doing so.
If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew, uh, as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor. I have no problem with that. President Obama, September 24, 2011.
You can see it here, now why would he “slip” and say “jew” instead of “janitor”. They are nothing alike.
The Washington Post states in an article today that:
“There is a certain amount of racial loyalty and party loyalty, but eventually that was going to have to weaken,” said Andra Gillespie, a political scientist at Emory University, who studies African Americans.
“Racial Loyalty”??? Is that the new PC term for racism? When the KKK and the NAZIs talk about “racial loyalty” it is negative and it should be for anyone who cares more for skin color than character.
Joe Biden and Jimmy Hoffa call Republicans ‘barbarians’ and ‘son of a bitches’
The NEW CIVILITY. Where are the condemnations???
Will the extremist Democrat Demagogues in Washington be financially responsible? Will the sun go dark at noon tomorrow? This week the President has reached a new low in demagoguery.
The President demagogues about the rich and their jets while a Democrat controlled House and filibuster-proof Senate passed with President Obama’s signature, the very provisions President Obama is complaining about.
This goes to show how far the extremist Democrat demagogues in Washington go to hold on to their own power instead of doing what is right and responsible.
The extreme spenders in Washington are more concerned about their own power rather than financial responsibility. The height of extremist foot-dragging has come from the President this week.
A tax loophole is a term that is part of a law voted on by Congress and the President which is used to manipulate the uninformed. When you hear a politician use the word “loophole” you can know that they are trying to manipulate you and should look closely at whatever is said thereafter.
For example the “tax loophole” regarding “corporate jets” that was lambasted by the President on June 29, 2011 was included in President Obama’s own stimulus package from 2009. It is called “accelerated depreciation.”
It is the height of insanity to have the Democrat controlled House, the Democrat controlled Senate (filibuster proof at the time) with a Democrat President pass the provision on “accelerated depreciation” in 2009. And then a little over two years later in 2011 lambast the Republicans for the tax law when its renewal was a completely Democrat construction and no Republican could stop it.
Yet none of the mainstream media bothered to report this or seemingly even research it.
One could call the home mortgage deduction a “loophole” as well as anything else that the Congress and President have put into law.
A loophole is part of a tax law that a politician now wants to demagogue about.
“[W]e can’t simply cut our way to prosperity” – President Obama
Prosperity comes from a free people who have the liberty to build and create. Prosperity does not come from a government directive.
“Documents made public yesterday by Judicial Watch describe extensive collusion by Federal Communications Commission officials with a left-wing advocacy group in a campaign to expand government regulation of the Internet.” FCC control could give the FCC the ability to regulate content. You may like that not if you are an Obama fan, but the short answer is, no one should control the Internet. Read more
“the president would use an autopen machine that holds a pen and signs his actual signature [on the renewed Patriot Act]. ” the White House said.
Article 1, Section 7 of the United States says: “If he approve he shall sign it…” regarding the “Legislative Process”. Clearly the Constitution intends the President to sign a bill, not have a machine sign Bills. Anything else is unconstitutional.
Yet another example where expediency has trumped the Constitution. Opinions to the contrary are useful to mask the issue and create confusion. The Constitution is clear here and treating it otherwise is disingenuous at best, and treasonous at worst.
This discussion is ignoring the problems with the Patriot Act itself.
Update 5/28: The rational that the President “authorized” it means that ANYONE could sign bills for the President if he “authorized” it. A dog’s muddy footprint would work if it was authorized presumably. What exactly is required to “authorize”? A verbal statement – what about someone faking his voice? A wink – or was that a twitch? Something signed – oh wait, that is what we’re talking about?
The signature of the President IS the authorization for a Bill and it makes no sense to authorize the authorization. Just stating that makes it obvious how crazy the entire idea is.
As an attorney, all the legal memorandums that have been rolled out trying to justify the action are nothing more than ex post facto attempts to justify the autopen.
When President Obama comes home, he should sign the Bill in person and never use the autopen again. The use of the autopen is a farce.
The signature of the President IS the authorization for a Bill and it makes no sense to authorize the authorization.