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Commentary One-hundred & sixteen: Constitutional protection against coercive/infringing arbitration & indemnity provisions of parties to agreements

Author: Shawn Dexter John

Where I have recently presented analytical material of the constitutional position of certain powers of the authority by government and that which resides of people regarding the perpetuated act of government activity, where the regarded formality itself, which is perpetually necessary of every case of government activity & the orderly constituential environment of correlation, has served as the primary argumentation of the cause of the related recent essay-article, though where the analytical substance of this presented paper primarily supposes the power of the rights of civil liberty by substantive means, meaning per the expressed written & effectuated laws of the Constitution of the United States of America. 1,579 more words

Government

Government Regulated Morality: Car Repair, Guns, and Gays

In the news this week there was a story of a car repair shop owner who said publically that he would refuse service to any openly homosexual customer, but that he would welcome any gun owner; even give them a discount. 959 more words

Gay

Can the President Legally Kill Americans? - Andrew Napolitano

Can the president kill you? The short answer is: Yes, but not legally. Yet, President Obama has established a secret process that involves officials from the Departments of Justice and Defense, the CIA, and the White House senior staff whereby candidates are proposed for execution and the collective wisdom of the officials then recommends execution to the president, who then accepts or rejects the recommendation… 198 more words

Commentary

Prayers at municipal council discriminatory: Analysis of Canadian decision @lawscribes #secularism #scc #humanrights

April 15, 2015: For years now, municipal leaders in Quebec have started council meetings with prayers, arguing that although Quebec is a secular society, the religious trappings of crucifixes, sacred heart statues and flashing red votive lights are merely the traditional backdrop of heritage, but are otherwise secular processes. 2,653 more words

Discrimination

Mandating politeness

I critiqued the Harmful Digital Communications Bill in today’s NZ Herald. The copy isn’t online yet, as best I can tell, but here’s an excerpt. Enjoy! 314 more words

Op-Eds

The Drug War, Not Terrorism, Brought Us Mass Surveillance - Scott Shackford

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Well, here’s a corker: Federal officials from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are actually the source of our current domestic mass metadata collection madness, not the National Security Agency (NSA). 272 more words

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Iain Macwhirter on the risks to civil liberties in Scotland

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/columnists/we-must-beware-the-erosion-of-our-civil-liberties.118483329

A relatively recent piece by Iain Macwhirter, worrying about the potential for the erosion of civil liberties in Scotland.

“CONSENSUAL” stop and search; gun totin’ polis appearing on Scottish streets; criminalisation of “offensive” songs at football matches, “super” identity cards.

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