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The Struggle Over Control Of America's Police ...

American police answer to local officials for the same reasons that sovereignty was rooted in the states or the people. Central governments have never felt powerful enough on the other hand, without control of the police. 554 more words

Politics

Congressional Prayer Caucus; Violating The First Amendment

On May 6th Congressman Forbes introduced H Res 397,

http://www.forbes.house.gov/uploadedfiles/Footnoted397.pdf

and gave this speech;

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Mr. Speaker, on April 6th of this year, the President of the United States traveled halfway around the globe, and in the nation of Turkey, essentially proclaimed that the United States was not a Judeo-Christian nation. 969 more words

Religion

Christian Congress, Christian Nation

First Prayer of the Continental Congress, 1774

The Prayer in the First Congress, A.D. 1774

O Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth and reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled over all the Kingdoms, Empires and Governments; look down in mercy, we beseech Thee, on these our American States, who have fled to Thee from the rod of the oppressor and thrown themselves on Thy gracious protection, desiring to be henceforth dependent only on Thee. 383 more words

Religion

Power to the People:  Happy Memorial Day (a flag wave to free speech)

Flag waving


Credit: James Gort

I am not fond of patriotic measurement. Those who denounce others for lack of patriotism are often too busy waving flags to find time to write their Congress people about the injustices around them: the disproportionate number of black youth in prisons, the war against the poor, and the cycling of drug addicts in prisons on the wheel of blind ineffective policies and inhumane disdain for the weak and poor, to name a few. 555 more words

Literary

(Video) National Popular Vote and the attack on the electoral college

The Electoral College is one of the more obscure features of our government, yet it plays a crucial role: it elects the president, not the popular vote. 230 more words

Politics

THE RADICALIZATION OF AMERICA OR STOP THE TRAIN I WANT TO GET OFF.

Today’s Republicans are leading a revolution, a revolution of the radicalization of America. They would have you think that they are conservatives. The Tea Party followers and the so-called Federalist Society would have you believe that they are working to return America to its founding principles. 1,513 more words

Bi-Partisanship

Presidential Thought of The Day That Tells Us What The President Really Thinks

From the Prayer Caucus government website https://forbes.house.gov/prayercaucus/

This ‘daily thought’ expresses the idea of America that has not changed since it’s founding with one small, cosmetic, and condescending guise of not only freedom of religion but of freedom from religion. 1,285 more words

Religion