DETROIT, Mich. (INTELLIHUB.COM) — The former 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, appeared at a recent annual conference held by the Islamic Society of North America recently as thousands of onlookers listened to what he had to say.
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While Carter, an authority figure, spoke on a number if issues, he maintained that the key to securing peace in the mid-East stems from the “principles of Allah”, as reported by others.
Onlookers were amazed by Carter’s “insight” when he requested for Muslim leaders at the convention to sign a “Declaration for Peaceful Communities” to end “suffering”.
According to Channel 7 Action News Detroit, “Carter and his wife have traveled to 145 countries”, building a “coalition”.
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Conservative members of Congress are frustrated with House Speaker John Boehner’s (shown) leadership and are expected to opt for a change on January 6, when the official speaker’s election is held. While this vote is typically just a formality, conservative lawmakers are hoping to use the opportunity to remove the Ohio Republican, who has served as speaker since 2011.
After the November elections, Republicans had decided behind closed doors that they would be nominating Boehner (R-Ohio) for speaker and did not offer any other nominees.
“Rep. Boehner was selected as the House Republican Conference’s choice for Speaker last month,” Boehner aide Michael Steel wrote in an e-mail, “and he expects to be elected by the whole House next week.”
But some of the more conservative members of Congress are not on board. Fox News reports that some “disaffected conservative House Republicans” intend to “rebel and vote against John Boehner for speaker of the House” next month.
“Right now, I’ve been meeting with a small group, and we — about 16, 18 — and we’re hoping to have a name of a sitting member of Congress that we can call out their name,” North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones said in a local radio interview before Christmas.
And while most of those planning to vote against Boehner have remained quiet, some have subtly made their points. Representative Tom Massie (R-Ky.), for example, posted a photo of a sign on his Twitter that reads, “Next Speaker Please.”
In a blow to the constitutional rights of citizens, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Heien v. State of North Carolina that police officers are permitted to violate American citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights if the violation results from a “reasonable” mistake about the law on the part of police. The Rutherford Institute
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Acting contrary to the venerable principle that “ignorance of the law is no excuse,” the Court ruled that evidence obtained by police during a traffic stop that was not legally justified can be used to prosecute the person if police were reasonably mistaken that the person had violated the law. The Rutherford Institute had asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hold law enforcement officials accountable to knowing and abiding by the rule of law. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Court’s lone dissenter, warned that the court’s ruling “means further eroding the Fourth Amendment’s protection of civil liberties in a context where that protection has already been worn down.”
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