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The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program 12-19-2014

This Week On The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program: The Matrix, The Other Matrix, And Just Why Did Sony Cave? Adult Themes Will Be Discussed. Adult Language May/ Will Be Used. You have been warned!!!!! Join The Panel: @luchadora41 @noway90 @smokie_tx … Continue reading

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Obama’s amnesty order ruled unconstitutional

We received some good news and some bad news today. The good news? A federal district court judge in Pennsylvania has ruled parts of Obama’s executive immigration orders unconstitutional, accusing him of bypassing Congress in granting deportation relief and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. The bad news? The judge’s decision does not invalidate any of Obama’s executive orders. Still, this ruling creates some problems for Obama as he faces several challenges to his immigration policies, including a 24-state lawsuit being heard in Texas which alleges that Obama violated the constitutional limits of his presidential power. In the decision by Judge Arthur Schwab in Pittsburgh , he dismissed the White House’s legal reasoning in granting the orders. He stated that the president had the authority to issue executive orders and interpret the law, but that “(his) unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution … and therefore is unconstitutional.” He also stated that the guidelines created by Obama established an entirely new system for granting relief to large groups of individuals which goes well beyond the president’s authority. Considering Obama’s track record on all things constitutional, along with the feckless leadership we get […]

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GOP-controlled Congress dismantles the 4th Amendment

While John Boehner’s budget disaster made all of the headlines last week, he and his Washington-insider buddies were busy dismantling the Constitution–specifically that pesky part that deals with the right of Americans to be free from unreasonable search and seizure (the Fourth Amendment)–granting the National Security Agency broad new powers to collect phone and email communications from anyone they feel like without a warrant. They can share the data with the FBI and foreign governments. They can also keep these records indefinitely. According to Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), the bill “grants the executive branch virtually unlimited access to the communications of every American.” Let’s see… the man who has already used the IRS and the Justice Department to take out his political enemies has been given even more power to abuse. Gee! What could possibly go wrong with that one? The bill, which passed 325-100 and is headed to the White House for Obama to sign, contains a provision that appears to expand warrant-less data collection using a Reagan-era directive — despite the fact that electronic communications of the type the NSA targets today didn’t exist in 1981. Under the legislation, any “non-public telephone or electronic communication” that intelligence agencies happen to collect from Americans […]

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The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program 12-12-2014

Fast And Furious Friday!! 12-12-2014 This Week On The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program: This Week We Will Be Joined By @GenGSPatton Author Of “Voting: The New Bread & Circuses” The Conversation Will Be Far-ranging And You Will Find Out Why … Continue reading

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Alabama senator calls for government-licensed press

Adelbert C. “Del” Marsh, a Republican who refers to himself as a “conservative champion,” is a member of Alabama’s state Senate. He’s also an individual who apparently feels that the constitutional protections of our freedom of speech and freedom of the press should no longer apply if you are someone who covers Alabama politics. In a recent editorial to the Montgomery Advertiser, Mr. Marsh called for government bureaucrats to be given the authority to “license” journalists who cover local politics in order to protect citizens—read politicians—from “shady, fly-by-night websites offering purposely skewed and inaccurate interpretations of hard news.” “I recently asked the Secretary of the Senate to put together a definition of what qualifies as a legitimate journalist,” the Republican said. “Every organization and profession has standards that must be met. Because the Legislature does not have a definition of what constitutes a ‘journalist,’ anyone with a smart phone or a Facebook page could demand press credentials.” Yeah, except for that last part, you can definitely see that Marsh is totally in favor of freedom of the press. Unfortunately, this attitude about the freedom of speech and press isn’t unique to this idiot. There are politicians in Washington, D.C. that feel […]

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Judge chooses NSA over the Constitution

On the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I took a lot of flak from many of my readers for an article I wrote stating the following: As we approach another anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place in New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001, we are reminded of many things. We remember the thousands of innocent lives that were lost and the billions of dollars lost in economic damage. As great and tragic as these losses were, there was another loss that is proving to be the greatest loss of all. Because it was on that dreadful day that liberty died in America. I went on to say how the death of liberty came, not at the hands of the terrorists, but at the hands of our own government. Recently, Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit proved my point when he told a conference on privacy and cyber crime in Washington, D.C. that the National Security Agency (NSA) should have unlimited ability to collect digital information in order to protect the nation against terrorism. While it can be debated about how far we let the government go in […]

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