The constitution(which precedes 1986) says “shall not be infringed” and it provides no protection at all. Why would a law passed in 1986 do any better?
 May 20, 2016 at 5:42pm
Venn diagrams aren’t the only thing Hillary has a hard time understanding. “Shall not be infringed” also seems to be way beyond her comprehension skills. Same with 90% of Americans too according to her chart. Explains why the R and D fight is really about being like Europe or like N Korea. Only 10% of the country understand or even want liberty. The rest just want control of the federal government so they can impose their insanity on everyone else.
 May 20, 2016 at 5:19pm
Where are any of those laws listed in the enumerated powers of the constitution?
 May 20, 2016 at 5:15pm
“the nation continues to deteriorate until the day when our choices will be an Adolph Hitler versus a Joseph Stalin.”
That day will be here in November. Apathy sure makes time fly.
 May 20, 2016 at 12:59pm
In other words Book Burning. Didn’t Hitler do that too?
Climate change is an irrelevant argument to begin with when one considers the ability of government to problem solve. Is the war on poverty over? How about the war on drugs? Can everyone afford healthcare now? What legislation has ever lived up to it’s political promises?
The government can tax, spend and grow bureaucracy. Which is exactly what government plans to do with climate change for as long as they can sucker Americans into believing they’re better off with the government intervention. An easy task considering that government has already convinced Americans that central power is key to all problem solving. Proven by the fact that in spite of the failures of central bureaucracy to deliver on promises Americans still look to the federal government to be involved in all things, even bathroom etiquette. The earth will continue to warm up and cool off long after humans are gone just as it has for BILLIONS of years before humans appeared. The only thing humans will get from climate change legislation is less comfort, fewer liberties and higher energy bills. The problem will never be solved but there will always be a new restriction, tax or expense required of the peasants to “save the world”. Since humans exhale CO2 there will also eventually be a quota on how many humans can be while the rest are exterminated for the “greater good”. None of it will stop the next ice age or the build up to it though.
 May 20, 2016 at 12:22pm
“denies anti-discrimination protections and dictates which restrooms transgender people can use.”
So it’s ok to tell males and females what bathroom to use but not transgenders? Sounds like males and females are the ones being discriminated against. We should all just be eternally grateful that everything is so wonderful that we have to complain about bathroom rights just to have something to complain about. It sure beats having a bad economy, out of control government, unsustainable government spending, constant warmongering, exploding healthcare costs, open borders, terrible trade deals or any other real problems to worry about. (sarc off)
May 16, 2016 at 12:56pm
1.5 million wouldn’t by the plane or the building. Not even close. I’m sure he’ll enjoy using the money to “look” for a plane and building while globe trotting around the world.
“I’m a globe trotter and will go where we need to go to complete this important project.”
I’m sure he’ll go wherever he has to. As long as there is sun, beaches and babes.
In all their glory. And yet, we're the ones that are supposed to take them seriously.
That is a video of Animals! Animals is the only word. It has to be, there is no other justification of that video other than animalistic. Does that mean all blacks are animals, of course not. The ones in this video, animals!
May 13, 2016 at 11:34am
Who Runs The World? Women Voters.
That’s quite a slam on women considering the state of things.
WALKEN / BUSEY 2016
...because if we are going to elect
batsh*t crazy, let's at least make it
HIGHLY ENTERTAINING! "
(Christopher Walken & Gary Busey photos--seen this as a sign online)
May 9, 2016 at 4:00pm
That’s less than double our debt now. That would make Bernie more frugal than Reagan(186% increase) Bush Jr.(101%) or Obama(looking to be on par with Bush). So what is the big deal? Baseline budgeting, by design, grows government automatically and exponentially. Check out any chart you like and it shows the same result. Debt growing exponentially ever since Reagan. Yes Reagan the guy who signed baseline budgeting into law. Even with the massive cuts during the Clinton years to military and through welfare reform he increased debt by 32%. The debt will double with the next president(if it’s 2 terms), regardless of who it is or we’ll collapse economically and have massive rioting in the cities when welfare dries up. We can wait for it to happen naturally or it will happen the moment the government stops propping up the stock market and everyones retirement savings disappears faster than in 08. Collapse is the only way out of the mess politicians have created in DC. It was done by design to discourage any real reform in DC. Baseline budgeting has caused government spending to increase 70% faster than inflation. It is unsustainable by design and no candidate can possibly bring spending under control without repealing it. The fact that it’s never even mentioned tells me that NO ONE in DC or with ambitions to work in DC has any intention of changing anything. They’re all just hoping the party lasts long enough for them to get theirs. The aftermath doesn’t matter to them.
We've come to the end of the line the engineer hasn't begun to apply the brakes yet but the end of the track IS now clearly in sight. The world outside of the USA is in a downward spiral and has been for the better part of a year now. Our supply chain is but one default payment away from grinding to a complete halt. Look at all of the major shipping ports around the world and take note of the sheer amount of ships at anchor not moving product/raw materials etc. Take a look at the Baltic Dry Index, take a look at any number of key raw resource fundamentals and the collapse in pricing....all of the indicators are pointing towards a monumental correction ( I say outright collapse). We are there my friend, prepare accordingly.
May 9, 2016 at 1:46pm
Federalism is central government. Our country was to have very limited federalism. In fact anti-federalists were against a formal federal government because they felt it would lead to the federalizing of everything which is communism. The constitution was to prevent the federal government from growing. It failed. You need a dictionary. I’ll bet you think baseline budgeting is a conservative idea too. You are a very confused person.
[-4] May 9, 2016 at 12:37pm
Authoritarian conservatives should learn that the tighter you hold your fist the more that squeezes through your fingers. Trying to federalize everything in order to impose “morals” on everyone is the very thing that has caused the decay conservatives complain about. Federalized everything is communism. The reason for the federalization is irrelevant because communism only comes in one flavor and it isn’t pleasant. Legislating morals can only be effective at a local level where the overwhelming majority are in agreement and the politicians can be held accountable to not overreach the authority granted by the community. America was meant to be a country of different states where people of different natures could find a place to live comfortably. Not everyone believes smoking a joint should be a capital crime or feels the need to control what their neighbor does in the privacy of their own home. Most people want real crime punished but “potential” crime is a farce as well as the idea that the state can somehow be a victim. If everyone decided to be “moral” tomorrow it would not result in tax refunds or diminished government. It would result in creating more laws to make more criminals so republicans could keep the promises made to keep privately run prisons filled to maximum capacity to keep maximum profits flowing. Republicans would then be telling us jaywalking isn’t a victim-less crime and deserves severe punishment. Libertarians are the only truly moral people on earth.
Federalism is the belief in the power being held in the states, not the central government. Conservatives believe states are free to choose any number of things, but the central government is limited in what it can do. Trump is a nationalist, which wants more power going to the central government. I suggest you study federalism prior to making comments on federalism.
 May 9, 2016 at 12:15pm
“and conducting effective congressional oversight to prevent what happened in Benghazi from happening again”
In other words it’s a spin document to try and convince us that government is competent and pure as the driven snow. What a load of garbage. This same government was going to fix the VA too. They are simply trying to make themselves sound good before sweeping the incident under the rug forever. Then it will be right back to business as usual.
 May 9, 2016 at 11:50am
So Trump should release any transcripts of paid speeches he made for wall street and then insist Hillary do the same. Hillary is likely the only candidate left the would be hurt by such a move. Why not put more pressure on her to do it?
This is the way the new American Internal Communism liberalism works. Hilary Law!!
 May 9, 2016 at 2:40am
Nice definition but a serious flaw in the execution of “conservatism”.
From the article:
“both libertarianism and conservatism in American politics refer to attempts to maximize individual freedom, the latter simply adds the re-establishment of strong moral values to our national culture through legislation.”
If one reads the constitution it’s clear that all attempts to re-establishment strong moral values through legislation is not part of the enumerated powers of the constitution. That would mean only states have any authority to do it. If being conservative today means federalizing everything in order to restore morals then conservatives are equality as hostile to liberty as democrats. Federalized everything is communism and that would mean conservatives actually belong on the extreme left side of the scale.
Personally I believe it is federalizing everything that causes the moral decay. The push to consolidate power in DC started in earnest after the turn of the 20th century(1900) and has only accelerated to date. As has our moral decay. It is difficult to be immoral and free simply because freedom comes with the price of accountability. Being accountable and immoral doesn’t typically end well. That’s why the founders wanted the greatest power to be local. It’s much easier to hold leaders accountable when they are close to those they govern. A lesson easily understood by our relationship with England before the revolution.
 May 9, 2016 at 1:44am
Your creator gave you liberty, the government only takes it away. A government big enough to give you all you want is also big enough to take it all away. All I want is less government but, like you, my wants don’t matter much either.
 May 9, 2016 at 1:09am
Probably find out later it was her. She just wanted to meet the president.
The republican party is progressive too. They are working just as hard as democrats to federalize everything so America can “progress” to communism. Marx called the progression socialism. Republicans call it conservatism and democrats call it liberalism. They are all going to the same place though.
Us conservatives disagree with your definition! Conservatism has nothing to do with socialism!!
So, knowbody and Granny,
Y'all believe that justifies your boy leading you down the same road?
Come on y'all WAKE UP this train is headed for a wall!
One thing for certain, he's not a Constitutionalist. And anyone supporting trump is worse than Obama supporters. Yes, that's right. Oblamo at least gave lip service to constitutionalality of issues. Chump doesn't care or even understand.
 May 9, 2016 at 12:11am
There is nothing conservative about the party of dumping the gold standard(1971), amnesty for illegals(1986), baseline budgeting(1985) or “too big to fail” bailouts for irresponsible business practices(1986-1990).