Is it Time for Congress to Shutter the Ninth Circuit Court?

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is, in recent history (1994 – 2015), the most reversed federal court of appeals. 

According to Article I, Section 8, Clause 9, “The Congress shall have the Power To: constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;” which by logical extension would mean they also have the power to dissolve them as they see fit.

With this latest demonstrably absurd ruling, is it time for Congress to act, dissolve and reconstitute the Ninth Circuit?

from Conservative Review:

Ninth Circuit allows Mexican citizens to sue American Border Patrol agents

Just when you thought the stolen sovereignty and erasing of our borders by the Ninth Circuit couldn’t get worse, well, another court opinion comes out.

It’s bad enough that foreign nationals can invade our border, make demands on our agents, demand welfare, demand schooling, be counted in the Census, and claim citizenship for their children. Now foreign nationals can sue our border agents for doing their jobs and protecting us from the perils they foist upon our brave men and women. read more

Jim Jordan Accuser Begins to Fold

Isn’t it funny that when a good guy on the right decides to push back against his lying leftist accusers instead of just folding, as most spineless Republicans do, the leftists walk back their accusations.

Good for Jim Jordan for sticking to his guns.

from Conservative Review:

Former Ohio State wrestler walks back Jim Jordan accusations

There’s been a hiccup in the ongoing smear campaign against Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and the media is desperately spinning.

A former Ohio State wrestler who previously said Jordan knew of ongoing sexual abuse at Ohio State University by the wrestling team doctor now says he has no direct knowledge of what Jordan knew and is distancing himself from Jordan’s primary accuser, Michael DiSabato. read more

House “First Step Act” is Weak on Crime

from Conservative Review:

GOP Sens meet with Trump to get him to support weak-on-crime laws

You can’t make this stuff up. The president criticizes the Koch brothers for their stance on crime and immigration. He then peppers every one of his candidate endorsements with an assessment of that candidate’s views on crime. Clearly, the president is the only one who even focuses on this issue. Good for him. But thanks to jailbreak Jared Kushner, Trump is getting sucked into one of the Koch’s biggest priorities – passing a bill that will retroactively release a number of violent drug traffickers and criminal aliens from federal prison…during a time when we’re experiencing one of the worst drug crises in our history! read more

A Constitutionalist’s Take on Supreme Court Nominee

from Conservative Review:

Putting Kavanaugh in perspective: The positives and the concerns

Who would have thought that in 2012 we’d nominate the godfather of Obamacare to run against Obama in the presidential election? Probably the same person who would have predicted Trump would nominate the man who crafted the foundation of Roberts’ “Obamacare is a tax” premise on the lower court. Yet here we are, with Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit as the next Supreme Court nominee. He’s undoubtedly much better than the man he is replacing, but he’s unlikely to be the Clarence Thomas we need at this juncture.

Kavanaugh was always considered the front-runner from day one by the D.C. legal elites. Mike Lee was never seriously considered. I’m all for moving Kennedy’s seat to the right, but if the legal elites in the Republican Party will do nothing to fight judicial supremacy other than “appoint good judges,” shouldn’t we find the best? read more

Democrat Loonies are Taking Over

from Conservative Review:

The lunatic fringe is defining the Democrats

When the mouthpieces of the American Left announced they would “RESIST” Trump in every way, they didn’t take into consideration the importance of balance that the American people search for. So when they allowed their lunatic fringe to become the voice and the face of this Resistance, or whatever they claim to be, there’s a heavy dash of BS that most Americans can detect.

The act of resistance assumes that something is being done to those who claim to resist it. But so far, the resistance claims something is always being done to someone else. read more

A Chick-fil-A Lesson in Free Market Capitalism

Just another reason to love Chick-fil-A

from Conservative Review:

Leave it to Chick-fil-A to show you don’t need government for a ‘living wage’

Eat mor chikin CFA cows

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Whenever the Left wants to have a conversation about a “living wage,” it’s almost never a discussion, but a series of demands and slogans made in ALL CAPS on Twitter. Those demands almost always involve the heavy hand of government coercing businesses with the force of law. But one of the Left’s favorite businesses to hate, Chick-fil-A, is showing that entrepreneurs in a competitive free market can improve conditions for workers without paternalistic government oversight. read more

Another Dred Decision by a Lower Court

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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On Thursday, I posted an article entitled, “The Bill of Rights is Missing an Amendment.”

I began by explaining that we do not have three “separate but equal” branches of government – that the federal judiciary, or Judicial Branch of the federal government, is by far the most powerful and influential branch of the three. The other two are of course the Executive and Legislative.

To this, I had an interesting, yet confusing comment on my YouTube channel regarding my assertion, which is a fact, not an assertion. The commentor stated: “I don’t know why you think the supreme Court is so powerful…” At first I thought they must be kidding, but I don’t think so.

The supreme Court has become the ultimate arbiter of every law and every right in America. Their authority is not to be questioned and their rulings are final and should not be challenged, not withstanding a few dreadful decisions from yesteryear. read more

Trump Says Troops on the Border – Not in Syria

from Conservative Review:

Our border is a better place for our military than the Middle East

The purpose of the military begins with homeland security.

The U.S. - Mexico border

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Yesterday, the president took us one step closer to reorienting our national security priorities by announcing his intention both to withdraw our troops from Syria in the near future and send National Guard troops to our own border. Isn’t it time to guard our sovereignty rather than the “sovereignty” of Islamic tribal factions in nation-states that no longer exist?

A much stronger case for using our military on our own border than in Syria read more

Group Wants Trump to Disqualify Haspel for CIA Chief

from Conservative Review:

Shadowy pro-Russia advocacy group behind attacks on CIA’s Haspel

It all started with a mysterious trip to Moscow.

A shadowy organization that is overtly sympathetic to the Russian government — and which was originally formed by anti-war activists — has emerged as one of the foremost critics of CIA director nominee Gina Haspel.

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) — a group made up of self-proclaimed whistleblowers, conspiracy theorists, and disgruntled former government employees — released a statement earlier this week opposing Haspel on the grounds that she is alleged to have had a major role in the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program.

“With respect, we veteran intelligence officers from CIA and other agencies urge you to withdraw the nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA director. From what is already known of her leading role in CIA torture 16 years ago, she has disqualified herself,” VIPS wrote in a memorandum addressed to President Trump. read more

Pompeo May Right the Ship of State…Department

from Conservative Review:

Conservatives should celebrate Pompeo as secretary of state

Can new diplomatic chief drain the bureaucratic swamp at Foggy Bottom?

On Tuesday, the president announced he has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the embattled U.S. diplomatic chief who had become deeply unpopular with conservatives. President Trump will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, a former congressman with Tea Party bona fides.

The president said in a statement to the Washington Post: read more