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DNI Chief James Clapper Confirms Obama NSA Performed Warrantless Searches On Americans…

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Just a tad unconstitutional.

Via Guardian:

US intelligence chiefs have confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a “back door” in surveillance law to perform warrantless searches on Americans’ communications.

The NSA’s collection programs are ostensibly targeted at foreigners, but in August the Guardian revealed a secret rule change allowing NSA analysts to search for Americans’ details within the databases.

Now, in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat on the intelligence committee, the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, has confirmed the use of this legal authority to search for data related to “US persons”.

“There have been queries, using US person identifiers, of communications lawfully acquired to obtain foreign intelligence targeting non-US persons reasonably believed to be located outside the United States,” Clapper wrote in the letter, which has been obtained by the Guardian.

“These queries were performed pursuant to minimization procedures approved by the Fisa court and consistent with the statute and the fourth amendment.”

The legal authority to perform the searches, revealed in top-secret NSA documents provided to the Guardian by Edward Snowden, was denounced by Wyden as a “backdoor search loophole.”

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Obama’s Executive Order Raising Minimum Wage For Employees of Federal Contractors Unconstitutional According To Supreme Court…

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As if Obama gives a sh*t what the Supreme Court or Constitution says.

Via NRO:

The president issued an executive order last week purporting to raise the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour. The order is unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court made clear in Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer that “the President’s power, if any, to issue the [executive] order must stem either from an act of Congress or from the Constitution itself.” Furthermore, “when the president takes measures incompatible with the expressed or implied will of Congress, his power is at its lowest ebb, for then he can rely only upon his own constitutional powers minus any constitutional powers of Congress over the matter.”

Nothing in the Constitution grants the president authority to set or raise the minimum wage independently of an act of Congress. Furthermore, although the president generally has authority to improve the efficient discharge of federal contracts, the president’s minimum-wage order is incompatible with the expressed and implied will of Congress.

Congress has made its will regarding the minimum wage for federal contractors abundantly clear in four separate statutes: The Service Contract Act, the Davis Bacon Act, the Walsh-Healey Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Under those statutes, the minimum wage for many, if not most, employees of federal contractors is the prevailing minimum wage for employees in the specific job classification in the locality where the work is to be performed. For the remaining classifications of employees for whom no prevailing minimum wage exists, the minimum wage is slotted into the minimum for similar jobs, or is governed by the minimum set by Congress in the Fair Labor Standards Act, i.e., $7.25.

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Judge Rules Obama’s Spying is UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Free Republic

A federal judge said Monday that he believes the government’s once-secret collection of domestic phone records is unconstitutional, setting up likely appeals and further challenges to the data mining revealed by classified leaker Edward Snowden.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of metadata — phone records of the time and numbers called without any disclosure of content — apparently violates privacy rights.

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If Obamacare is a Tax, it Was Not Legally Passed

Ben Swann takes a look at new support for a lawsuit claiming that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional because of how the bill originated.

– See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/if-obamacare-is-a-tax-it-was-not-legally-passed_112013#sthash.isNvdx4V.dpuf

Americans will soon have standing to destroy Obamacare

Freedom Outpost

The American people can stop Obamacare. It will take some guts and some risk,  but we can shut it down tomorrow. Let me explain.

In National  Federation of Independent Business et al v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health  and Human Services, et al., the Supreme Court ruled the Patient Protection and  Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) penalties to be a tax, not a penalty. Chief  Justice Roberts was chastised for this action. It has always been my belief  that  Justice Roberts’s actions and opinion was brilliant and eventually history  would  vindicate his decision and his wisdom.

Roberts gave America a skillfully crafted opinion and the opportunity to shut  down the law. He also avoided having his court—a court that he will preside  over until he retires or dies—from being accused of legislating from the  bench; at least by liberals who were stoking the fires of discontent during the  US Supreme Court Obamacare hearings.

The U.S. Constitution’s Origination Clause (Art. I, Sec 7) require all tax  bills to originate in the House of Representatives. Obamacare or the Affordable  Care Act originated in the Senate making the laws tax unconstitutional. No  argument was made over the penalty provision of the law. Only that the laws  mandate was unconstitutional.

All bills for raising Revenue shall originate  in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or  concur with Amendments as on  other Bills.

–Article 1, Section 7

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The Sequester, the Constitution & President Obama

Family Security Matters

During the State of the Union Address, we heard the President say how  much he disagreed with and abhorred the fast-approaching “sequester”; the  budget-hacking debt and deficit measure that an ad hoc committee from  both houses of Congress cobbled together so that the federal government could  say they did something – at least for then – on the generational problem facing  our country that is a spendthrift federal government. Of course, after all the  congratulatory back-slapping died down, thinking people understood that the  “agreement” to which Republicans in that ad hoc committee signed on to  was politically horrendous. Some of us, armed with an ability to read and  comprehend the Constitution, even understood the whole of the effort to be  unconstitutional.

Over the first term of Mr. Obama’s reign as President of the United   States,  I have – on many occasions, questioned just how it came to be that he can claim  the mantle of “constitutional scholar.” Truth be told, without a full vetting of  his college transcripts (to which we are denied access) all we know is from time  to time he lectured to a constitutional law class at the University of Chicago  under the title of “senior lecturer.” As he was not a seated professor at the  UofC, his position was little more than a trophy title and one that is routinely  bestowed upon political figures. Again, because we have no proof that Mr. Obama  took – or even passed – a constitutional law class in either undergraduate or  graduate school, his qualifications to teach – and his knowledge of the subject  – is unclear.

I provide the aforementioned thoughts because two aspects to the so-called  “sequester” have everything to do with constitutionality.

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Obama Is Not The Legitimate President Of The United States

Western Journalism

On election day, we know there were major problems of voting machines switching votes from Romney to Obama—voting machines, by the way, owned and operated by a former company of Obama crony Chuck Hagel.

We know Obama suppressed the traditionally conservative military vote.

We know thousands of military absentee ballots were “lost”—in one case supposedly burned to a crisp in an airplane crash—although no one seems to know the details of which plane it was, where it crashed, whether anyone was killed, etc.

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NDAA: The Most Important Lawsuit in American History that No One is Talking About

Despite a mainstream media blackout on the topic, the alternative media is abuzz with this week’s hearing on the constitutionality of the clearly unconstitutional NDAA. In case you don’t remember, section 1021 of the NDAA, which Obama signed into law on December 31 of last year, allows the government to lock up U.S. citizens indefinitely without a trial. At the time of signing, Obama penned a pathetic letter to many of his outraged supporters where he basically said he signed it but he won’t use it. Thanks pal!

In any event, the Administration is showing its true colors by appealing an injunction that judge Katherine Forrest issued against it in May. The injunction was in response to the lawsuit filed by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and others. While the NDAA clearly vaporizes the 5th and 6th Amendments of the Constitution, I believe the real target is the 1st Amendment.

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Obama Campaign Says Military Absentee Voting Is “Unfair” And “Unconstitutional”…

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Update to this story.

Via Red Alert Politics:

In one of the toughest election seasons in American history, President Obama has perhaps just played the dirtiest card yet. The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee have now essentially declared that allowing extra time for military absentee voting “unfair,” even going so far as to utter the big “U” word: “unconstitutional.”

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Globalist Plan to Disarm America

 
PL87-297 Arms Control and Disarmament Act /
State Department Publication No.7277

by Bernadine Smith 

If someday your children or grandchildren ask you how Liberty died in America and what happened that caused the demise of the Nation, read this and you will be able to answer them.

If they ask you why the Citizens have been disarmed, you’ll know. If you want to know why, go to your local library, no matter where you live in the United States. Tell the librarian to show you where the ‘United States Code books’ are shelved. There are 25 books in the set. They are reddish-brown in color. They are printed by the Government Printing Office in Washington, DC. These hard-covered books are printed every 8-10 years. They are updated with annual soft-back supplements each year until a new hard cover issue comes out. At the present time, the 1988 hardbacks are on library shelves.

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