Constitutional Corner

The Constitution and Presidential Duties 

Section. 2.

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

Section. 3.

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

Section. 4.

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html

Thomas Jefferson and GOD

It is unfortunate in this age of finger tip knowledge that many are not educated as to the intent of the founding father.Many try to say the founders were not “Christians” or that they were all “Deist” or even “Atheist”.So what is the truth? Are we a nation founded on Judea-Christian values? How do we determine intent? Read the documents, biographies, federalist papers and the constitution. By delving into these documents we get a glimpse into their thoughts and their intent.
Let’s first look at the actual Declaration of Independence for here we find a clue as to what Thomas Jefferson, a founding father, believed.
In the opening paragraph of the Declaration, written by Thomas Jefferson, we find … “the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” Here, Thomas Jefferson references the “Laws of Nature” and of “Nature’s God”. If not a reference to a higher being or to a creator what is this in reference to? It indicates that nature has laws and nature has a GOD or ruler. Why state this in the very first paragraph?  Is it because it is important to recognize that our rights are natural rights granted by GOD?
The second paragraph of the Declaration begins with “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,.” Once again a creator of men is mentioned. Not only mentioned but acknowledged as the force giving our founders their rights.  In his original draft of the declaration Jefferson said thisiWe hold these truths to be [sacred and undeniable] selfevident, that all men are created equal and independent; that from that equal creation they derive in rights inherent and inalienables, among which are the preservation of life, and liberty and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these ends, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed;  Rights that include life : the ability to grow, change, etc., that separates plants and animals from things like water or rocks: the period of time when a person is alive: the experience of being alive or as Jefferson wanted it preservation of life.(Can the abortion industry and pro-choice crowd say they are giving life to the innocent babies?) Liberty, freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control.2.freedom from external or foreign rule; independence and the pursuit of happiness an effort to secure or attain; quest:the quality or state of being happy.good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.. So the rights granted us by our CREATOR are to live, to be free from intrusive government, and the ability to try to be content or happy.

Thomas Jefferson believed in GOD given rights and that ALL our rights come from our creator. Not true you say? Let’s look a little closer on November 29, 1775 Jefferson said this “Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this, I think I speak the sentiments of America.“. In the first draft of the declaration he wrote:
“all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights of which . . . they cannot deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.”

So Thomas Jefferson believed in God, the creator and he believed that all inherent rights come from the creator. The argument that the intent of the founding fathers was not that our rights come from God, but from man is not only false but easily debunked.

Brenda

The Party of Diversity and Choice

As the 2016 Presidential race heats up it is immediately clear that there is one party that offers choice and diversity. One party offers Hilary Clinton, former Secretary of State, former first lady, former lawyer and politician, Vice President Joe Biden, and Senator Elizabeth Warren. the other party offers Dr. Ben Carson a celebrated Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Dr. Rand Paul an Ophthalmologist and current Senator from Ky., Marco Rubio current Senator from Florida, son of Cuban immigrants, Ted Cruz former Solicitor General, Deputy Attorney General, Law professor and current Senator from Texas, son of a Cuban immigrant, Jeb Bush Former Governor of Florida, Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal Governor of Louisiana, Mike Huckabee Former Governor of Arkansas, talk show host and former minister, Rick Santorum former Senator, and more as names such as Nikki Haley, Jan Brewer, and Sarah Palin have yet to enter the mix. So while democrats claim to be a party of choice republicans have the distinction of actually offering choices.

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President Bush and the Liberal Media Bias

I am once again aghast at the propaganda and the spin that the liberals and the media continue to spew regarding President George Bush and Iraq versus President Obama and Libya and now Syria. Watching Kirsten Powers  yesterday and Bob Beckel on multiple occasions has prompted me to action.  Since the liberals can’t seem to find the facts for themselves I have decided to present them all in one place making it easier for them to find.  It is a fact that prior to the Iraq invasion President Bush had the “blessings” of Congress and of the United Nations.  It is a fact that there was “credible” evidence that Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass destruction.  It is a fact that at the time Russian intelligence and other sources were warning of an “imminent threat” to the United States of America.  It is a fact that President Bush had a “large” coalition of countries that supported the war effort, including those from the Middle East.

On October 8,2002 the United Nations passed resolution 1441 http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2002/SC7564.doc.htm once again holding Iraq and Saddam Hussein in violates of its weapons disposal agreement, resolution 687 adopted in 1991.  The liberals will argue that this did not give the United States “permission” to go to war with Iraq however resolution 1551 passed on Oct 16,2003 did http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N03/563/91/PDF/N0356391.pdf?OpenElement.  Now I know Kirsten and other liberal pundits call President Bush and his administration liars, however, research will show that Even President Clinton believed that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.  As for Congressional approval that was obtained  on Oct 2, 2002  H.J. Res, 114 (107th) https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/107/hjres114. The facts Bob and Kirsten do not lie.

President Vladimir Putin and his intelligence operatives warned the Bush White House of a plot by Saddam Hussein to attack the homeland.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3819057.stm,

As for the lie of going it alone.  That is easily dismissed in this article there are 30 countries listed, http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-boasts-big-coalition-for-iraq-war/ ,

“The State Department’s list of 30 countries that are members of a “Coalition for the Immediate Disarmament of Iraq”:

Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Japan (post conflict), Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.”

And most recently https://hotair.com/archives/2014/09/23/nyt-on-second-thought-bush-did-pull-together-a-coalition-on-iraq/

Calling out the New York Times for the lie listed these countries

“According to the Bush administration and press reports, they are: Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Palau, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Uganda, and Uzbekistan. Noticeably absent are major powers–France, for example–that were members of the coalition that overturned Iraq’s occupation of Kuwait in 1991. …

Other countries have not been named publicly but are likely members of the coalition. They include Israel, as well as several Arab states that are providing bases or other assistance to the war: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Egypt. …”

The FACTS tell a completely different story than what Kirsten and Bob and all liberals would have you believe.  This is important to remember as we move into another “war” in Iraq and in Syria and that FACT that President Obama did NOT get approval from the United Nations nor from Congress, nor does he have as large of a coalition.  President Bush told the truth as it was known, presented his case to the UN and to the Congress and had full support of both bodies when he began the campaign in IRAQ.

 

Brenda Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

What top 5 qualities must our next President Have?

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With the foreign policy in threads and chaos reigning in the world, record unemployment, out of control bureaucracy  in Washington it is important to examine who will be best qualified to tackle the issues.  We want to know what qualities our next candidate should have.  This is not about names or favorites but about must have qualities.

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Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie on Women Patriots

Carl HigbieThis Tuesday December 10th Women Patriots is honored to host an interview with Former Navy SEAL, Author of Battle on the Home Front and now candidate for Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District. Be sure to tune in at 7 p.m. Central/8 p.m. Eastern

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lady-patriots/2013/12/11/women-patriots-special-guest-carl-higbie
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Twila Brase Joins Women Patriots Tuesday December 3

Tuesday December 3, the Women Patriots will be joined by Twila Brase of Citizens Council for Health Freedom to talk about Obamacare, how we can legally opt out, and more. CCHF supports patient and doctor freedom, medical innovation, and the right of citizens to a confidential patient-doctor relationship.  Their goals as stated on their website include

  • Individual patient and practitioner freedom in health care decision-making
  • Protection of patient autonomy and dignity through medical record privacy and strong patient consent provisions
  • Reduced dependency on government health care programs
  • Free and open health care market, including Medical Savings Accounts, and non-managed care health insurance options.
  • Market competition at the patient and consumer level.
  • Equal tax treatment for purchase of health care insurance
  • Privately-owned insurance independent from employment
  • Life-long insurance policies.
  • A charitable safety net strengthened through tax incentives
  • Elimination of taxes on health care services.

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Happy Thanksgiving From Women Patriots

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Thanksgiving Proclamation

 

[New York, 3 October 1789]

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By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be– That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks–for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation–for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war–for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed–for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted–for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions– to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually–to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed–to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord–To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us–and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

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