It’s been a few weeks since Palin’s disastrous speech in Iowa. The thought was that is was over for Sarah Palin after that speech. Given the lack of publicity for Sarah since that speech, it seems that it is really over.
All show…no substance, is what defines Ted Cruz. In his short two years in the Senate he has been responsible for ONE piece of legislation. http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/mar/29/dana-bash/how-many-bills-has-ted-cruz-passed-senate The single bill passed unanimously in April of 2014. It was not controversial. No Senator voted against it as it was a measure to stop Iran’s proposed U.N. envoy from entering the United States. Iranian Ambassador Hamid Aboutalebi had previously been involved in holding more than 50 American hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Iran in the 1970’s. The only problem with this single bill was that it was unconstitutional.
It seems this Harvard-law-degreed attorney understands the U.S. Constitution, but doesn’t think he has to follow it. He seems to think that the constitution should be violated if he disagrees with it. Professor Dershowitz of Harvard, the one who described Cruz as “off the charts brilliant” said of him:
DERSHOWITZ: I think he deeply believes what he’s doing. I don’t think of him so much as a tactical or strategic thinker. He’s deeply principled. He thinks he’s doing the right thing. That doesn’t mean it’s the right thing, and he’s very hard to get off that principled argument. I saw that years ago when he was a student. He was not a compromiser. He was not somebody who tried to make friends by accepting what was then the political correctness of the day. If you want to defeat Ted Cruz, you have to appeal to his principles not to his tactics. – See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/10/15/dershowitz-very-strong-argument-what-ted-cruz-doing-deeply-unconstitu#sthash.prgM1aox.dpuf
MORGAN: Right, but the final point on that. You’re a top lawyer. When he is basically taking an established law like ObamaCare – whether you like parts of it or not, or even the whole thing – and you’re using that as a stick to shut down the American government, that’s taking it a bit far, isn’t it principle?
DERSHOWITZ: Not only that, but I think it raises very serious constitutional questions of the kind that Ted Cruz should be interested in. Could you imagine Hamilton and Madison sitting around and drafting the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. They’re talking about how the government has to pay its debts, how it has to secure the credit of the United States, how the House of Representatives to originate bills on revenue. Nobody in a million years would have contemplated the power of Congress to shut down the government, to create doubts about our creditworthiness.
I think you can make a very strong argument that what Ted Cruz is doing is deeply unconstitutional. Whether a court would accept that or say it’s a political question is another issue, but Cruz is a principled man. He ought to look at the Constitution and look into his heart and ask himself, “What would Alexander Hamilton have done?”
That was with relation to his attack on Obamacare.
There’s more. On March 9th he encouraged 47 Republicans to sign a letter regarding supporting the actions of John Kerry which was described as “unprecedented, unconstitutional and destructive .”
“If we actually had negotiators that were trying to defend our national security, if anything the letter would help them.”
Wait, there’s more. He proposed a bill that would abolish the 5th and 6th Amendment to the Constitution.
Perhaps all these constitutional issues are designed to set the stage for the position of Ted Cruz to run for President. Of course his candidacy would violate the constitution as he is not a “natural born citizen.” Maybe he could go to Alaska, and join Todd and Sarah in the Alaskan Independent Party.
Sharon sent this link to a video featuring Dakota Meyer on Patrol in his own house with a very frightening weapon. Imagine the trauma to Tripp when he wakes up in the middle of the night with this man pointing a gun at him. Imagine if Tripp was sleep-walking and knocked over something! Imagine the blood -libel that would be inflicted on the entire Palin family if Tripp were ever allowed to live with Dakota Meyer!
This video was probably made by the manufacturer of the gun or the gun light Dakota is advertising. Your clue is the warning at the end of the video:
It’s as if the manufacturer of the gun/gun light want their buyers to assume a combat mentality in their homes, but then not blame them when someone in the family is shot.
There are more than 310 million guns in circulation in the United States — approximately 90 guns for every 100 people.
In 2010, 2,711 children (age 0 to 19 years) died by gunshot and an additional 15,576 were injured.
Those people that die from accidental shooting were more than three times as likely to have had a firearm in their home as those in the control group.
Among children, 89 percent of unintentional shooting deaths occur in the home. Most of these deaths occur when children are playing with a loaded gun in their parent’s absence.
Sarah Palin asked the question “How many more wake up calls do we need?” It is unclear who she was talking about or why somebody would need a wake up call.
I think she was talking about herself. She was asking America, how many more wake up calls do we need before people will stop listening to Sarah? She is the most destructive force in America and has been for the last six months. She is a fraud, a liar, a bigot, and a hypocrite, and a grifter. If she actually believed anything that she said then she would not have resigned her position as Governor. If she wanted to make a difference, she could have run for Senate or President after her term as Governor ended in 2012 and she would be over two years into her second term. Instead she has spent the lat six years in an attack mode. She only attacks when someone pays her to attack. She hasn’t done one positive thing for anyone but herself. The wake-up call America needs is to recognize Sarah Palin for who she is and stop listening to her. Even people on the right need to find a candidate to support who isn’t an attack dog, and who isn’t a wacko-bird. How many wake-up calls will it take before the operator gives up hope that some people are bound to stay asleep? How many times will it take to realize that Sarah Palin does nothing except things that are designed to raise money and publicity for herself?
1. Wasn’t the Katie Couric interview enough to cause everyone to see what a moron she is?
2. Wasn’t it enough to hear Carl Cameron on Fox, immediately after the election, declare that even the McCain camp was shocked at her lack of education.
3. Wasn’t it enough to listen to Steve Schmidt, a person who knew her well, and had every reason to be her supporter, reveal how ignorant she is.
4. Wasn’t it enough to learn that Nicole Wallace couldn’t vote for John McCain because that would put Sarah Palin in a position that she could one day be the President?
And these things happened right after the election. Since then we have heard Palin pontificate about Paul Revere, building dikes,our North Korean allies, blood libel, and Muslims being stabbed in the heart. We have watched as she pretended to be an expert hunter and a hitchhiker on Amazing America. We have watched as she pretends to be a dedicated mother as she leaves her children to travel across the country to gain attention.
We listened to Gabby Giffords warn Sarah that her conduct was unacceptable and dangerous. After Gabby was shot in the head and almost lost her life, Palin had the audacity to suggest that she was a victim of a “blood libel.”
We listened as she promoted torture by water-boarding and compared it to a sacrament.
We have seen her pose with pictures of cross-hairs targeting Michael Moore.
We listened to Bristol curse like a sailor after the Palin family brawl, and Sarah explained that she was so proud of Bristol that she made Sarah’s heart “soar.”
We’ve listened to ‘Sarah as she has given speeches that were so incoherent that Trig could have done a better job. We watched Fox News anchors like Bill O’Reilly and Megan Kelly established that even they were unable to control Palin.
We have been told by Joe McGinnis that she does drugs. We have been told by Shailey Tripp that Todd is a pimp.
WAKE UP AMERICA! HOW MUCH LONGER WILL YOU ALLOW SARAH PALIN CONTINUE TO INFLICT DAMAGE ON OUR COUNTRY? We have so many problems that need to have our best people fighting for solutions. Whoever they are, and regardless of the party to which they belong, it’s time to wake up!
This cartoon says it all!
Just when you thought Sarah Palin couldn’t say anything more foolish than she has, she does. Just when you thought Sarah Palin couldn’t show herself to be more ignorant of the U.S. Constitution, she does. It is a fundamental notion inherent in our system of justice that a person is innocent until proven guilty. In a recent Facebook post Sarah has been so bold as to suggest that a person who was an American citizen who leaves this country to join ISIS, al Qaeda, or any other terrorist organization does not immediately lose his citizenship,” but should. Palin presumes in that statement that a person who has such evil motives would somehow magically announce to the world that they are now a terrorist who feels compelled to kill Americans. That’s the problem with terrorists. They are sneaky. They don’t always advertise who they are or what they intend to do in advance. Unlike Paul Revere who rang bells and shot warning shots, terrorists tend to be a little more secretive. Sometimes they have the nerve to cover their faces.
In essence Palin is assuming we know, or can simply identify by sight, those people who were American citizens, and are now terrorists. Her brilliant idea is to take away their citizenship. The reality is that if we establish that a person is a terrorist, they are guilty of treason. The penalty for treason is potentially death. The fact that the person retains their American citizenship establishes them as subject to American laws, so a claim of treason would be easier to prove. The relevant statute is:
“Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”
The legal complications of trying a foreign citizen under U.S. law are many. It is much easier if the alleged terrorist is an American citizen, and there is not an issue about the applicable law,or whether the United States is entitled to execute someone.
Palin uses the Boston bomber as an example of a person who should lose his U.S. citizenship.
Even Sarah Palin should be able to understand just how stupid that assertion is. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is on trial for his life. The only question is not whether Tsarnaev will be able to vote again. The question is life in prison or death. If she wants to be tough on terrorists, she should assert that the law should be changed to require the death penalty if guilt is established.
Why would Sarah assert such a foolish thing? The answer is rather obvious. Her buddy, Sen. Ted Cruz, previously pushed for a measure that would have made joining foreign terrorist groups like ISIS tantamount to renouncing one’s U.S. citizenship. That effort was soundly defeated in the Senate. Some critics of the bill pointed out, citizenship for people born or naturalized in the United States is a right guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. Steve Chapman of the Chicago Tribune wrote, “letting the federal government deprive Americans of their nationality is something that should give pause to anyone acquainted with the Constitution or history.”
Once again we see an example of the stupidity of Palin’s assertion of the need to protect the US Constitutional rights of American citizens. In her mind, only the people that share her political philosophy should have rights under the constitution.
The irony is that even under Islamic law people are presumed innocent until proven guilty. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presumption_of_innocence While it would be great to be able to KNOW who is or is not a terrorist, the reality is that we don’t know until a jury determines if someone is a terrorist. It is our constitution that prevents people like Sarah Palin from independently deciding that someone is a terrorist. If we left it up to Sarah to decide who is a terrorist, she would have taken away the President’s citizenship long ago.