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While attending Evergreen Freedom Foundation’s workshop on ‘Why Federalism Works’, the instructor said that according to the Constitution, any lawsuit involving a State and the Federal Government will be heard by the Supreme Court. He added that the lawsuit brought by numerous States against the Federal Government regarding Obamacare will be the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. I wondered if this is how the lawsuit filed against Arizona by the Federal Government will proceed. Ava sent me this interesting update:
In a stunning development that could potentially send the nation into a Constitutional crisis, an astute attorney who is well-versed in Constitutional law states that the ruling against the State of Arizona by Judge Susan Bolton concerning its new immigration law is illegal.
The attorney in question submitted her assertion in a special article in the Canada Free Press. Her argument states in part, “Does anyone read the U.S. Constitution these days? American lawyers do not read it. Federal Judge Susan R. Bolton apparently has never read it. Same goes for our illustrious Attorney General Eric Holder. Read more…
I contacted the Secretary of State and here are the details. Washington allows for a 52-day time frame (total transit time of 52 days) rather than the Move Acts 45-day rule (mail ballots to military and oversea voters at least 45 days before Election Day). Overseas voters have 21 days after the election to have their ballot reach its destination. I am relieved!
Steam is coming out of my ears as I just read a post from Hotair.
Control of the House, and possibly the Senate, could come down to tough races in states like Wisconsin, Colorado, Washington, and Florida. In close races, absentee and military ballots can play a large role in determining the winners. However, some states may not get the ballots to military voters and their families in time to be counted despite the passage of legislation (called ‘The Move Act’) that require states to have a 45-day window on ballot delivery.
According to Cron National News,
The Defense Department granted Delaware, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Washington the waivers (from the Move Act).
States that won waivers provided “thorough and comprehensive plans to protect the voting opportunities for military and overseas voters,” Bob Carey, director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, said in a statement.
Liberty Belle wrote an article about this on American Thinker last July. Is this another sneaky way to defeat Rossi? I’m going to find out what the ‘thorough and comprehensive plans’ are! Stay tuned!
Up until a couple of years ago, I didn’t understand Charlton Heston and thought he was a kook. Then a friend told me about gun control history, another about ‘gun free zones’, and McDonald v Chicago showed how ineffective gun bans are.
“Delivered with unedited authenticity reflecting a deep love for his nation, Mr. Heston’s eloquent message radiates truth as it lights the American way.”
Michael Berry, Houston radio talk show host:
Rick Larsen (D) and John Koster (R) are running for the 2nd Congressional District in Washington State. Here are the latest primary election results (August 25):
|Rick Larsen (Prefers Democratic Party)||26,775||40.17%|
|Diana McGinness (Prefers Democratic Party)||4,554||6.83%|
|John Carmack (Prefers Republican Party)||3,643||5.47%|
|Larry Kalb (Prefers Democratic Party)||1,434||2.15%|
|John Koster (Prefers Republican Party)||29,765||44.66%|
I guess Rick Larsen’s smear tactics aren’t working! Read more »
Now that their guy lost Tuesday’s Primary to Dino Rossi and Patty Murray, some Clint Didier supporters are acting as if they want to take their ball and go home and not let anyone else play! Clint himself gave a very “poor loser” message Tuesday night on KTTH’s election show. I somewhat can understand, as I too would be very emotional after a loss, and things that come out of your mouth before you have a night to sleep on it might sound very different the next day. But I sure wish Clint would have heard Paul Akers on the radio prior that evening. Paul gave a very gracious message about the race and about losing, ending with saying emphatically he was “100% behind Dino Rossi!”
As Clint is preparing to make an announcement Friday at 3:00 about his campaign and about Rossi, I would like him to listen to what he said on KTTH’s David Boze Show on May 28 – two days after Dino Rossi announced his candidacy, bringing the number of candidates to around 17. Today’s David Boze Show replayed that May 28th talk with Clint, and here is what Clint said:
“If it is Patty Murray and whoever – it’s whoever. Vote against Patty Murray. And we gotta stimulate this movement in the state of Washington that whoever comes out of that primary we gotta get behind. And believe me, if it’s not me, whoever it is, I’m gonna get behind them. I’m gonna work as hard for them as I did for me. Because it’s not about me. It’s about our kids, our grandkids, and assuring they have that same shot at the American Dream. It’s about America.”
You can listen for yourself at the 36:00 mark of today’s Boze show:
Clint, you did an excellent job motivating conservatives over the past eight months. Thank you for all the time and heart you put into your candidacy. You are a patriot for wanting to serve your country! Now it’s time to keep to your word while continuing to motivate your supporters. But this time the motivation is to get them to work hard – as hard as they did for you – to help get Dino Rossi elected. After all, it’s all about defeating Murray.
Condell is a British stand-up comedian, but this video isn’t comic, it’s pure truth, and utterly brilliant.