In this case, however, the chief himself not only engaged in second-guessing, he was prepared to inflict damage on his officer’s career because he refrained from killing somebody. This was because “he failed to send the proper message that this administration wants officers to act decisively, with deadly force, in appropriate circumstances, and they will be backed up when they do.”………….
domestically, the establishment of a uniform commercial system: a monetary system based on gold & silver, weights & measures, patents & copyrights, a bankruptcy code, and mail delivery (Art. I, Sec. 8, cls.1-16).
The Rule of Law & The Constitution | Alternative… “The following email came from a reader. It and the links in it should be read carefully. Freedom is on the ropes: Yesterday I forwarded an article, …“US Generals take ac…tion to watch Obama,”
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The Rule of Law and the Constitution
Monty Pelerin * Economic Noise
The political class is destroying The Rule of Law and the Constitution. That is a recurring theme on this website. Laws constraining government are the only thing that stand between us and raw tyranny.
Neither party seems to mind gaining power at the expense of citizen freedoms. Republicans, by refusing to act against legal transgressions, are tacitly approving them and buttressing precedents that will destroy the country. The unwillingness to stop what is occurring is shameful. Whether this power grab can be stopped or not is moot. The political class in Washington seems quite satisfied with their increasing stranglehold on American throats. Peasants with pitchforks may be the only solution.
The following email came from a reader. It and the links in it should be read carefully. Freedom is on the ropes:
Yesterday I forwarded an article, “US Generals take action to watch Obama,”
…..As regular readers of this column know, I am passionate in my defense of the Natural right of self-defense. I firmly believe that the only thing standing between us and tyranny is the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
The freedom of speech, the right to assemble and redress government, the right to be secure in our own homes, the right to a trial by jury, the freedom of worship, etc., all depend on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. When the people of America surrender this right, all of the other rights will quickly disappear.
POLICE ENTERING HOMES TO MAKE SURE GUNS ARE STORED SAFELY? IF THIS POLITICIAN HAS HIS WAY… (Gunny G: AND WHAT THE FOLKS OUT THERE THINK ‘BOUT THIS !!!!!)
POLICE ENTERING HOMES TO MAKE SURE GUNS ARE STORED SAFELY? IF THIS POLITICIAN HAS HIS WAY
.theblaze.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Fred Lucas
Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:36:39 PM by moonshinner_09
A Massachusetts politician has put forth a proposal to allow local police to enter homes without a warrant in order to inspect whether gun owners are properly storing their firearms.The idea was floated by Swampsott Selectman Barry Greenfield, who expressed frustration about the Newtown school massacre in the neighboring state of Connecticut and in other cases where people have obtained their parents’ guns to carry out shootings.
“We need the ability to enforce the state law,” Greenfield said, according to the Swampscott Patch.
The town of Swampscott reportedly has about 600 gun owners. Under Massachusetts law, it is “unlawful to store or keep any firearm … in any place unless such weapon is secured in a locked container or equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock or other safety device, properly engaged so as to render such weapon inoperable by any person other than the owner or other lawfully authorized user.”
Greenfield said he spoke with Swampscott Police Chief Ron Madigan about inspecting homes for proper gun storage.
But Selectman Glenn Kessler said there are questions about the constitutionality of the proposal and wants input from law enforcement, legal counsel and town residents. There will likely be a meeting to solicit town input, the Patch reported.
Washington state considered a similar law earlier this year, according to Boston Herald columnist Michael Graham.
“Then some lawyer heard a rumor about some ‘Second Amendment thingy’ and it went away,” Graham wrote.
“This isn’t a Second Amendment issue. It’s a Fourth Amendment one — unreasonable search and seizure,” Graham continued. “If Swampscott residents who don’t own guns sit back and allow this to happen, they’ll be playing their role in the famous parable of Martin Niemoller: “First they came for the gun owners, but I didn’t own a gun …”
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com …
A How-To Guide to Blowing Up the Constitution
National Journal ^ | October 31, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
Posted on Friday, November 01, 2013 12:09:00 PM by C19fan
America, we\’ve got some bad news: Our Constitution isn\’t going to make it. It\’s had 224 years of commendable, often glorious service, but there\’s a time for everything, and the government shutdown and permanent-crisis governance signal that it\’s time to think about moving on. \”No society can make a perpetual constitution,\” Thomas Jefferson wrote to James Madison in 1789, the year ours took effect. \”
Column: The militarization of U.S. police forces
Yahoo News ^ | 23 Oct 2013 | Michael Shank and Elizabeth Beavers
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:56:52 AM by mandaladon
This month, more Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles (MRAPs) have found their way from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the Main Streets of America. These are just the latest acquisitions in a growing practice by Pentagon that\’s militarizing America\’s municipal police forces.
Schwarzenegger Reportedly Trying to Change Law So He Can Run For President
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How to Become a Member of the new Nobility*
Gun Watch ^ | 13 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 9:02:00 PM by marktwain
If you want to become part of the new nobility that is emerging in the American population, the good news is that it is possible. The bad news is that it is not without cost in time, energy, money and effort.
Here are ways to become a member in the new nobility:
Obama Administration Proposes 2,300-Page ‘New Constitution’ by CHARLES HUGH SMITH October 12, 2013 …
by CHARLES HUGH SMITH October 12, 2013
The U.S. Constitution leaves too many areas open to interpretation; a New Constituion of 2,300 pages (+ 200 redacted secret pages) is the solution.
Judge Andrew Napolitano: Revolution is Duty of the People
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Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 2:59:12 PM by Kartographer
Judge Andrew Napolitano: Revolution is Duty of the People
Totalitarian BO – “Obama said that he was anxious to preserve this norm as a protection of U.S. national security and would intervene unilaterally. I am saying that his posture and the like posture of any state or organization that is advocating violence on the basis of a norm-violation is that of a totalitarian.” ~ LewRockwell.com
I’d like to point out a criticism that has gone unnoticed, which is that Obama’s justification using the term “norm” is deeply totalitarian. This is even more important to the extent that this view has found support among other political figures and organizations in the world, because then they are all thinking like totalitarians.
Sheriff Joe Defends Georgia Police Chief Suspended Just for Visiting Him (Video)
Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-21-2013 | John Hill
Posted on Saturday, September 21, 2013 11:29:17 AM by montag813
An angry Sheriff Joe Arpaio is defending a Georgia police chief who was suspended for simply making a cross country trip – on his own vacation – to visit the Arizona sheriff.
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…..Not only is the grant of ownership rights over ideas ridiculous, it is also, in point of fact, impossible. When intellectual property laws undertake to grant such ownership, then, the result as a practical matter is that those laws do ultimately apply themselves to scarce material objects — just not in any defensible manner. Intellectual property privileges simply confer upon their beneficiaries the prerogative to coercively prohibit others from using or arranging their rightful personal property in otherwise peaceful and permissible ways. Patents decree that an individual cannot employ known laws of physical nature together with her own property in ways particularly set forth in special government documents; they therefore necessarily endow their holders with partial ownership rights over others’ property.
George Zimmerman capable of ‘Sandy Hook, Aurora’ style shooting: police chief… (GyG: See Reader Response # 18) ;)…
http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | September 13, 2013 | Larry Mcshane
Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 8:05:58 AM by NKP_Vet
Watched Cops Are Polite Cops
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:38:52 AM by JerseyanExile
Who will watch the watchers? What if all watchers were required to wear a video camera that would record their every interaction with citizens? In her ruling in a recent civil suit challenging the New York City police department’s notorious stop-and-frisk rousting of residents, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the Federal District Court in Manhattan imposed an experiment in which the police in the city’s precincts with the highest reported rates of stop-and-frisk activity would be required to wear video cameras for one year………….
By Kelly OConnell Sunday, August 25, 201315
Reasons Why America Must Embrace Bible-Friendly Policy to Survive the 3rd MillenniumIt has become painfully clear that Barack holds an al a carte theory of American law—to be taken piece by piece, but not by whole.
For example, he clearly does not consider the Constitution binding, unless its’ mandates already fit into his plans.For this reason it is inevitable that when Obama taught “constitutional law” as an unpublished, non-professor instructor, he would have used the theory of evolving “living law.” see Teaching Law, Testing Ideas, Obama Stood Slightly Apart
More Americans Going Galt
Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 11:51:22 AM by Kaslin
President Obama promised he would unite the world…and he’s right.
Representatives from dozens of nations have bitterly complained about an awful piece of legislation, called the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), that was enacted back in 2010.
Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 11:51:22 AM by Kaslin
They despise this unjust law because it extends the power of the IRS into the domestic affairs of other nations. That’s an understandable source of conflict, which should be easy to understand. Wouldn’t all of us get upset, after all, if the French government or Russian government wanted to impose their laws on things that take place within our borders?
But it’s not just foreign governments that are irked. The law is so bad that it is causing a big uptick in the number of Americans who are giving up their citizenship.
Reason ^ | July 31, 2013 | J.D. Tuccille
Posted on Monday, August 05, 2013 9:15:09 AM by bamahead
The Fourth Amendment protects us from random invasions of our homes by police, right? We know we’re secure in our “persons, houses, papers, and effects” unless the cops demonstrate probable cause to a judge and get a warrant. Except… Except when they don’t. The fact of the matter is that police have a lot of leeway to bust your door down and take a look around if they fear that waiting for a warrant could lead to loss of evidence or danger to people.
Or lead to something, anyway. That end run around the Fourth Amendment is called “exigent circumstances,” and nobody really seems to be sure where it starts and stops. Except for the police. They know it when they see it.
This nation was founded upon the principle that man, given the ability, the will, and means to do so, could flourish under self-rule and the rule of law. Flourish, we have; the amount of economic growth and wonders this nation has seen in its short existence of only 236 years is astounding and has not been rivaled in history.
Many wonder at how this came about that we have stood in the belief of personal freedom to champion the individual, the cornerstone of our Republic above all else. We have accomplished this by creating a unique identify that embraces all, while giving none dominion over others. Our history is not blemish free, with the stain of slavery and oppression of the Indian Nations on our national honor.
We have endured, being true to our founding principles by righting these injustices with the blood of our ancestors shed in battle as this is the only way these sins can be paid.
One seminal danger that the Founders sought to address was that our President would never have divided loyalties with the simple requirement that our president be a natural born citizen as enumerated in Article II, Sec. 1 of our Constitution.
Welcome to the United POLICE States of America: No-Knock Raids Increase 3000% MUST WATCH VIDEO | Military
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See Source“In the early nineteen eighties the Pentagon started handing out free equipment to 17,000 police agencies across the country. You’re talking about peacemakers that have turrets, assault vehicles, armors for the police officers, Kevlar helmets, assault rifles, black-hawk helicopters.
You have fifty police agencies that have black-hawk helicopters now. What’s happened is they have militarized the police and the police as some Army officers have told me is that, once you put that gear on, and some are wearing masks now by the way, which is pretty far out, that is what they do in Afghanistan, you can’t see who you are up against.
Anthony Veltri — Nobody is Coming to Save and Protect You – Police Motto Misleading… “…..In short, courts have ruled, time and time again, that police and emergency response personnel have no duty to protect, rescue or otherwise render aid to a specific individual, only to the public at large. “
…..In short, courts have ruled, time and time again, that police and emergency response personnel have no duty to protect, rescue or otherwise render aid to a specific individual, only to the public at large.
If a public safety official feels unsafe or fears for their safety, they can stand right there and do nothing as you are beaten, burn, or drown.
I’m not saying that police, fire and rescue personnel don’t go above and beyond each and every day, but what is especially important to note is that in many instances, they DON’T have to………….
Concerned Enough To Act
Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:35:16 AM by john de herrera
What’s more powerful, the right to complain about government, or the right to reform it? Clearly, one right is more powerful, and indeed it’s that one which makes an American citizen who and what they are – a member of a society with the power to alter or abolish what it dislikes about government.
You’ll find very few Americans today who want to abolish the government we have, the one with three branches – legislative, executive, and judicial. What the vast majority want is to keep what we have, but address concerns regarding how it currently operates.
Allen Daniel Hicks Sr., 51, was found stopped in his car on the side of Interstate 275 by a sheriff’s deputy and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper the morning of May 11, 2012. Passers-by had called 911 after they saw Hicks’ Chevy Cavalier swerving west into a guardrail, records of the incident show.
Speaking incoherently and unable to move his left arm, Hicks was arrested on a charge of obstructing a law enforcement officer when he did not respond to commands to exit his car. Just after noon, he was booked into the Orient Road Jail.
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A real life muzzle flash
I am the Police
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
This is a great video. For those who hate and fear the police, it presents another side of the coin. It deserves and airing.
Driving somewhere? There’s a gov’t record of that
AP ^ | July 17, 2013 | ANNE FLAHERTY
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:39:27 AM by don-o
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong.
Using automated scanners, law enforcement agencies across the country have amassed millions of digital records on the location and movement of every vehicle with a license plate, according to a study published Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. Affixed to police cars, bridges or buildings, the scanners capture images of passing or parked vehicles and note their location, uploading that information into police databases. Departments keep the records for weeks or years, sometimes indefinitely.
Yes, You Have Something to Fear, Even if You’re a Law-Abiding Person… “But that assumes government is both competent and trustworthy. You don’t have to be a crazed libertarian like me to realize that those two words are not a good description of Washington.”
Yes, You Have Something to Fear, Even if You’re a Law-Abiding Person
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 2:13:20 PM by Kaslin
Whether we’re talking about NSA spying, cross-border collection and sharing of private financial data by tax-hungry governments, pointlessly intrusive money-laundering laws, or other schemes to give the state more power and authority, we’re often told that “if you’re a law-abiding person, you have nothing to fear.”
Judge Napolitano Asks, Is Barack Obama Above the Law? … “The government may not make a person or a class of persons exempt from constitutional protections, as it did during slavery, nor may it make government officials exempt from complying with the law, as it does today” – Hit & Run : Reason.com
Jul. 11, 2013 7:35 am
It means that no one is beneath the protection of the law and no one is absolved of the obligation to comply with it. The government may not make a person or a class of persons exempt from constitutional protections, as it did during slavery, nor may it make government officials exempt from complying with the law, as it does today. In the modern era, writes Judge Andrew Napolitano, presidents have rejected the value of the rule of law and instead followed their own political interests.
Examiner.com ^ | JULY 9, 2013 | BY: JOE NEWBY
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:59:47 AM by onyx
On Tuesday, the popular clothing line Illuminati issued a tweet calling for the murder of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer on trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Twitchy reported.
“The Only Justice for Trayvon Martin is to take the Life of George Zimmerman, (sic)” Illuminati tweeted.
Obama Suspends the Law:Like King James II, the president decides not to enforce laws he doesn’t like
Obama Suspends the Law:Like King James II, the president decides not to enforce laws he doesn’t like
wsj ^ | 7/9/13 | MICHAEL W. MCCONNELL
Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 9:03:22 AM by bestintxas
President Obama’s decision last week to suspend the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act may be welcome relief to businesses affected by this provision, but it raises grave concerns about his understanding of the role of the executive in our system of government.
Article II, Section 3, of the Constitution states that the president “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” This is a duty, not a discretionary power. While the president does have substantial discretion about how to enforce a law, he has no discretion about whether to do so.
This matter—the limits of executive power—has deep historical roots. During the period of royal absolutism, English monarchs asserted a right to dispense with parliamentary statutes they disliked. King James II’s use of the prerogative was a key grievance that lead to the Glorious Revolution of 1688. The very first provision of the English Bill of Rights of 1689—the most important precursor to the U.S. Constitution—declared that “the pretended power of suspending of laws, or the execution of laws, by regal authority, without consent of parliament, is illegal.”
To make sure that American presidents could not resurrect a similar prerogative, the Framers of the Constitution made the faithful enforcement of the law a constitutional duty.
The Constitution: The God That Failed – “The document was drafted in the summer of 1787 behind closed doors in tremendous secrecy because if word leaked out of the actual contents and intent, the revolution that had just concluded would have been set ablaze again. They were in a race against time and did everything in their power to ensure that the adoption took place as quickly as possible to avoid reflection and contemplation in the public square that would kill the proposal once the consequences of its agenda became apparent. They were insisting that the states ratify first and then propose amendments later. It was a political coup d’état. It was nothing less than an oligarchical coup to ensure that the moneyed interests, banksters and aristocrats could cement their positions and mimic the United Kingdom from which they had been recently divorced.” ~ LewRockwell
By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.
“But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain — that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.”
Today, 17 September 2009, is Constitution Day. There will be paeans, abundant commentary and church-like observances of the glories of this document in making us the most blessed nation on planet earth. This essay suggests a contrarian thesis.
The Constitution is an enabling document for big government. Much like the Wizard of Oz, the man behind the curtain is a fraud. In this case, for all the sanctimonious handwringing and the obsequious idolatry of the parchment, it sealed the fate of our liberties and freedoms and has operated for more than 200 years as a cover for massive expansion of the tools and infrastructure of statist expansion and oppression.
Among the many intellectual travels I have undertaken, this is one of the most heart-breaking I have ventured on. I want to acknowledge the compass-bearers who sent me on this journey: Kenneth W. Royce (aka Boston T. Party) and his seminal book,
The Hologram of Liberty and Kevin Gutzman’s Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. For most of the political spectrum in America, the document represents their interpretation of how to make this mortal coil paradise. Even in libertarian circles, it is taken as an article of faith the Constitution is a brilliant mechanism to enlarge liberty and keep government at bay. That is a lie.
Who Are the Oath Keepers?… “Painted as radicals and racists by some, this organization of law enforcement officers and military vets says its only purpose is to uphold the Constitution.”
Who Are the Oath Keepers?
Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2013 1:39:22 PM by IbJensen
It started with Katrina. The sight of U.S. military troops, law enforcement officers, and armed government contractors seizing firearms from citizens in the aftermath of that terrible storm shocked the conscience of Yale constitutional law scholar Stewart Rhodes.
That these actions were later recognized as wrong by the U.S. Supreme Court did little to assuage Rhodes’ concerns.
The fact remained that an illegal precedent had taken place, and could well occur again; indeed, it appeared that that the seeds sown in Louisiana might not only take root, but germinate elsewhere, as well.
The American Dream ^ | 6-11-2013 | Michael Snyder
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:14:19 PM by blam
Main Core: A List Of Millions Of Americans That Will Be Subject To Detention During Martial Law
By Michael Snyder
June 10th, 2013
Are you on the list? Are you one of the millions of Americans that have been designated a threat to national security by the U.S. government? Will you be subject to detention when martial law is imposed during a major national emergency? As you will see below, there is actually a list that contains the names of at least 8 million Americans known as Main Core that the U.S. intelligence community has been compiling since the 1980s.
Let’s Destroy The “Cops Want Gun Control” Myth Once And For All – Part 1
The Bang Switch ^
| 6-10-2013 | MattPosted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:26:38 AM by servo1969
Chiefs of Police Completely Misrepresent Law EnforcementAs the gun control “discussion” continues, the liberal politicians resort to their age old tactic when discussing “public safety” matters, which in this case includes limiting our constitutional rights. The specific tactic which I am referring to here is their trotting out a series of Police Chiefs to tell the American people what Law Enforcement thinks.
While this tactic may play well with their liberal, gun-grabbing constituency and the average low information voter, it breeds distrust of the cops in those on the opposite side of the subject. The purpose of this article is to try and dissuade the fears of you, the law abiding, 2nd Amendment protecting, gun owners of America.
I have seen many a comment by folks who are justly concerned about the erosion of their right to bear arms; comments evoking both a fear and loathing of law enforcement for the role the commenter perceives law enforcement might play in enforcing new gun control measures.Let me quickly dispel any thoughts you may have that the average working cop is coming for your guns. You should not remotely consider that Police Chiefs and I mean specifically Police Chiefs, not Sheriffs speak for those whom they command.
Minutemen News ^ | June 7, 2013 | Sara Noble
Posted on Saturday, June 08, 2013 9:26:55 PM by yoe
A number of Sheriffs around the country have pledged to abide by the Second Amendment and not enforce laws that they believe violate the Constitution.
Sixty-seven sheriffs in Florida signed one of those pledges declaring that they would uphold the Second Amendment and protect people’s’ right to keep and bear arms.
Author of Patriot Act says NSA phone records collection ‘never the intent’ of law… (GyG: But…Joe Biden claims HE wrote the PA…???) …see GyG Reader Comments…
fox news ^ | 6/6/2013 | fox news
Posted on Friday, June 07, 2013 7:10:57 AM by tobyhill
The author of the Patriot Act said Thursday that a secret program under which the Obama administration was collecting phone records from millions of Americans is “excessive” and beyond the scope of the law.
Armed Citizens and the Modern Frontier
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 7:24:40 PM by marktwain
During much of the United States’ existence, a significant portion of the population lived near to the uncivilized frontier. The frontier was a place where the laws of civilization did not reach, where Judeo/Christian morals were not in the ascendancy, a place of danger, where travelers must always be on their guard, where savage tribes held sway, a land often as not immersed in a low level of war, either between the tribes or between a tribe and western civilization, and where a man depended on his wits and weapons, and was not able to depend upon the force of law.
The rise of these multitudes, primarily concentrated in the inner city cores, have brought about an era of American history with a new, urban, frontier.
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Restoring Liberty ^ | 5/16/2013 | Joe Miller
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:27:02 AM by Springfield Reformer
In this video, a group of officers arrive at a home and, through a closed screen door, demand that the occupants come outside.
The unidentified man inside, along with his female companion, demand that the officers produce a warrant, but they don’t.
When the police continue to demand that they come outside, and order that both occupants raise their hands, the man responds that he doesn’t live in a police state with martial law. He also warns the police that he is video-recording everything.
SHAPIRO: Another attempt at nullification
washingtontimes.com ^ | 13 May, 2013 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 8:18:23 PM by marktwain
“Nullification” laws have been introduced in 37 states that technically make it a felony for law enforcement agents to enforce federal restrictions banning firearms, and a recent Rasmussen poll shows that 38 percent support such state laws.
Nullification laws are a legal device used by states to “nullify” federal laws deemed unconstitutional by that state’s legislature and governor. They stem from a proclamation that Andrew Jackson issued in 1832, but in reality have little if any actual authority in overriding federal law. In fact, under the Supremacy Clause of Article VI, federal law is the “supreme law of the land,” and in a conflict between state and federal law, federal law wins out.
Seton Hall Constitutional L.J. 2001, 685
ARE COPS CONSTITUTIONAL?
Police work is often lionized by jurists and scholars who claim to employ “textualist” and “originalist” methods of constitutional interpretation. Yet professional police were unknown to the United States in 1789, and first appeared in America almost a half-century after the Constitution’s ratification.
The Framers contemplated law enforcement as the duty of mostly private citizens, along with a few constables and sheriffs who could be called upon when necessary. This article marshals extensive historical and legal evidence to show that modern policing is in many ways inconsistent with the original intent of America’s founding documents.
The author argues that the growth of modern policing has substantially empowered the state in a way the Framers would regard as abhorrent to their foremost principles.
THE CONSTITUTIONAL TEXT……………………………………….688
LAW ENFORCEMENT AS A UNIVERSAL…………………………..692
POLICE AS SOCIAL WORKERS………………………………………695
THE WAR ON CRIME………………………………………………….696
THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISTINCTIONS…………………………..698
THE SAFETY OF THE POLICE PROFESSION……………………….711
DNA EVIDENCE ILLUSTRATES FALLIBILITY OF POLICE……..716
COPS NOT COST-EFFECTIVE DETERRENT………………………..721
POLICE AS A STANDING ARMY…………………………………….722
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Since the 1820s America’s police have protected everyone whether they were rich or poor. Of course the wealthy got the best of what their police forces offered but the poor got reasonable services as well.
Nevertheless, police services are changing, and not in a way everyone will like.
The NRA rejoinder, “When seconds count the police are only minutes away” is becoming more of a reality by the day. Years of being bogged down with ancillary activities and continuing budget cuts are taking their toll on what we think police should be doing.
Kansas Secretary of State to Eric Holder: Stay Out of Kansas – You Don’t Understand the Constitution
thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-7-2013 | Jim Hoft
Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:47:21 AM by servo1969
Kansas signed the Second Amendment Protection Act (SB 102) into law last month.
The bill protects gun owners from from new federal gun control laws and would actually make it illegal to enforce those laws within the state of Kansas.
Eric Holder threatened Kansas last week calling the new state law unconstitutional.
In response Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, fired back.
Can the Police Search My Home for a Bomber?
Slate ^ | April 19, 2013 | Katy Waldman
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 8:22:26 AM by kimtom
SWAT teams descended on the Boston suburb of Watertown on Friday morning to conduct a door-to-door search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect left alive after a convenience store robbery, car chase, and shootout Thursday night.
Obama Works the Phones — For Gun Control
RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-16-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 3:30:59 PM by servo1969
by Ron Reale, staff writer
Last night, 4/11/13, in a diatribe I feel was not new to O’Reilly, he actually postulated that gun registration of responsible citizens would reduce gun crime by criminals. Even when it was pointed out that none of the recent shootings would have been stopped by his dangerous sophomoric suggestion, he stood fast.
He points to Chicago, claiming gun registration would help, because if a criminal was caught in a(n unconstitutional) “stop and frisk” with an unregistered gun, they’d be charged. It’s already illegal for these gangbangers to have guns. Laws won’t work if not applied, and Chicago does not apply the laws already on the books (1). How would another law matter to people with no respect for the live’s of others? Take the guns out of Chicago and every other progressive nightmare city and the death will go on.