Donald Trump's success in building his business empire is attributable in part to his use of the Fifth Amendment’s eminent domain clause to steal private property at substantial discounts for his own use.
Speaking at an Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security forum at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on August 18, former Florida Governor and GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush was critical of the very modest restrictions on the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records that were enacted into law in June. He advocated reversing those restrictions to increase the NSA’s snooping powers.
National Security Agency (NSA) documents recently provided to the New York Times and ProPublica by former intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward J. Snowden reveal that AT&T has provided valuable assistance to the NSA that enhanced the agency’s ability to spy on Internet traffic.
The Veterans Administration, in another example of the dangers of the recombination of the three separate powers of government into a single agency, tried to confiscate a veterans guns because he had a mild stroke.
Apart from the many problematic details of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, there is the overriding problem of the entire P5+1 process that produced the agreement, and, even more importantly, the U.S. Senate’s abdication of its constitutional “advice and consent” obligation.
Of all the items on his presidential bucket list that Barack Obama hasn’t checked off, there is one that bothers him more than any other: He hasn't confiscated enough weapons.
Former U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss' call for publicly lynching Ed Snowden without a trial or any due process of law is in stark contrast to the Fifth Amendment which says, "No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." In the absence of such a process, it is beyond the pale that a former U.S. representative and senator who has sworn an oath to the U.S. Constitution would make such a statement.
A pair of bills working their way through the California Assembly would set strict rules on the use of the Stingray surveillance device.
All of the justifications relied on in the ruling legalizing same-sex "marriage" can be applied to polygamous unions, as well.