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A Constitutional Debt Default

Written by Robert Murphy on October 17, 2013

Nope. Or at least, I have as much authority in saying that, as the bloggers and pundits who claim otherwise. Here’s what the relevant section from the Fourteenth Amendment says: Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for […]

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Obama’s Fall-Back Position on a Default

Written by Gary North on October 7, 2013

The United States Constitution is clear: “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.” (Article I, Section 7) If the Republicans decide not to submit a budget, the government will shut down. That is what we are being […]

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Obama vs. House Republicans: “Nuclear War”

Written by Gary North on August 30, 2013

Sometimes, I get excited. What if this plays out? The House of Representatives may decide to let Obama’s immigration reform bill die. The House doesn’t kill it. It just lets it sit. This caught my attention: an article with the catchy title, “Obama’s Immigration Nuclear Option: Stopping Deportations Unilaterally.” When it comes to the idea […]

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“Unconstitutional,” Says AP CEO.

Written by Gary North on May 20, 2013

On Sunday morning, the CEO of the Associated Press called the Justice Department’s collecting of phone records of AP reporters “unconstitutional.” That it was unconstitutional is obvious. That Obama remains mute on this incident is not unconstitutional. It is political. What is significant is this: the CEO speaks for the entire media industry. They do […]

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Giving Obama a “Pass” on These Constitutional Issues

Written by Gary North on November 2, 2012

Constitutional lawyer John Whitehead has provided a list of issues that Romney has not hammered Obama with. Time is running out on Romney’s campaign. He is falling behind daily on Intrade. Why not use these now? Militarized police. Drones. SWAT team raids. Suspect society. VIPR Strikes. Invasive surveillance technology.  USA Patriot Act, NDAA.  Schoolhouse to […]

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Video: President Obama’s “Kill List” Is Constitutional, Says Republican Congressman

Written by Gary North on October 31, 2012

This video is what we would expect. A man asks a Republican Congressman about Obama’s kill list. The Congressman says the list is Constitutional. The man protests. The Congressman contemptuously dismisses him. These people are contemptuous of voters. But should this be surprising? They are far more contemptuous of the Constitution. Video cameras are these […]

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