3 Simple Questions for Chairman Priebus

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Original Post: 3 Simple Questions for Chairman Priebus.

On Saturday, I raised a concern about Erick Erickson’s handling of Reince Priebus at Erickson’s annual RedState Gathering. Today, Erick responded to widespread criticism of his decision to protect the GOP Chairman from questions about tactics in the Mississippi Republican Senate Runoff. Here’s the heart of Erickson’s answer: But there was more to it than…

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The 40th Anniversary of Nixon’s Resignation Feels Like Déjà Vu

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On August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned the Presidency.

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Richard Nixon reads his resignation speech August 8, 1974.

Here’s the second article of impeachment approved by the House Judiciary Committee that led to Nixon’s resignation. See if any of this sounds familiar.

Article 2: Abuse of Power.

Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, imparting the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposes of these agencies. This conduct has included one or more of the following:

(1) He has, acting personally and through his subordinated and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigation to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.

(2) He misused the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service, and other executive personnel, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens, by directing or authorizing such agencies or personnel to conduct or continue electronic surveillance or other investigations for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; he did direct, authorize, or permit the use of information obtained thereby for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; and he did direct the concealment of certain records made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of electronic surveillance.

(3) He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens, authorized and permitted to be maintained a secret investigative unit within the office of the President, financed in part with money derived from campaign contributions to him, which unlawfully utilized the resources of the Central Intelligence Agency, engaged in covert and unlawful activities, and attempted to prejudice the constitutional right of an accused to a fair trial.

(4) He has failed to take care that the laws were faithfully executed by failing to act when he knew or had reason to know that his close subordinates endeavored to impede and frustrate lawful inquiries by duly constituted executive; judicial and legislative entities concerning the unlawful entry into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, and the cover-up thereof, and concerning other unlawful activities including those relating to the confirmation of Richard Kleindienst as attorney general of the United States, the electronic surveillance of private citizens, the break-in into the office of Dr. Lewis Fielding, and the campaign financing practices of the Committee to Re-elect the President.

(5) In disregard of the rule of law: he knowingly misused the executive power by interfering with agencies of the executive branch: including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Criminal Division and the Office of Watergate Special Prosecution Force of the Department of Justice, in violation of his duty to take care that the laws by faithfully executed.

In all of this, Richard M. Nixon has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore Richard M. Nixon, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

(Approved 28-10 by the House Judiciary Committee on Monday, July 29, 1974.)

source: The History Place

For the record, I am not asking the House of Representatives to draft articles of impeachment on Barack Obama. But I have ask: is there more than a dime’s difference between Obama and Nixon? Or is it just a matter of the press failing to do its job in the 21st century?

Why Is Erick Erickson Protecting Reince Priebus?

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Original Post: Why Is Erick Erickson Protecting Reince Priebus?. Call it the hand of God. I was supposed to go to RedState Gathering this weekend, but things didn’t work out at the list minute. Now, I’m glad I wasn’t there. Red State Gathering is blogger Erick Erickon’s annual conservative gabfest. This year, it was in Ft. Worth, Texas. Reince Priebus, RNC Chairman, was one… The post Why Is Erick Erickson Protecting Reince Priebus? appeared first on Hennessy's View.

How To Be President When Russia Goes Berserk Starring Ronald Reagan

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Original Post: How To Be President When Russia Goes Berserk Starring Ronald Reagan.

Since the scrawny punk from Chicago still hasn’t figured it out, this President 101 lesson delivered without further comment: Previously on Hennessy’s View: We Interrupt This World War For a Democratic Fundraiser

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Chairman Ed Martin Demands Mississippi Investigation

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Original Post: Chairman Ed Martin Demands Mississippi Investigation.

I’m on the road this week, but I’m thrilled to get this email from Missouri GOP Chairman Ed Martin: Over the past few days, I have reached out to many but not all of you about some of what Missouri Republicans were asking about re Mississippi especially about the racially divisive ads run in support…

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I Am a Right-Leaning Libertarian

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Original Post: I Am a Right-Leaning Libertarian.

What political label do you give yourself? Yesterday, I blogged about calling myself a Republican. I was a kid. Then, from about 1996 on, I called myself a conservative. Over the past year or so, I’ve taken on the label of libertarian. Now, a simple online test confirms that I’m a right-leaning conservative. [Take the…

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The Masque of the Red Death – American Style

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Original Post: The Masque of the Red Death – American Style.

The “Red Death” had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal—the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the…

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The New American Political Dichotomy

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Original Post: The New American Political Dichotomy.

Before we get to politics, I want to tell you about a business exercise. The Universal Veto Game Sometimes my job as a consultant involves helping people decide what to do when no ideas have a consensus. Sure, someone in a hierarchy can dictate terms, but dictated solutions don’t really work in business. Cooperation and…

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Missouri Grassroots Radio – Culture Vigilante 4/30/14

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Ryan Bundy checks in with us on latest developments at the ranch, racism, drone attacks, missing cattle, and more.

Oklahoma takes a huge step in the right direction toward reeling in out an of control judiciary. IMPEACHMENT of half of the supreme court! Oklahoma State Rep., Mike Christian, is with us to discuss the Impeachment Articles he filed in the Clayton Lockett/Charles Warner murder trial.

And while we all reflect on the Bundy case, and why it is imperative to have a Constitutional Sheriff in each county across the country, Marc Messmer gives an update on the Save Our Sheriff initiative in St.Charles County.

Join us at 7 p.m./cst. If you can’t make it to the live broadcast, listen to the podcast, at your convenience.

Listen to the Podcast, HERE!


Filed under: Judiciary, missouri grassroots coalition, Politics, Radio Tagged: Bundy Ranch, Cliven Bundy, County, Culture Vigilante, Drone Attacks, Lisa Payne-Naeger, Mike Christian, Missouri Grassroots Coalition, Missouri Grassroots Radio, Oklahoma Supreme Court Impeachment, Ryan Bundy, Save our Sheriff, St. Charles

Cliven Bundy’s Comments on Race – Unedited

This is supposedly the unedited version of the comments made by Cliven Bundy:

Cliven Bundy - Photo Business Insider…” and so what I’ve testified to ya’, I was in the WATTS riot, I seen the beginning fire and I seen the last fire. What I seen is civil disturbance. People are not happy, people is thinking they did not have their freedom; they didn’t have these things, and they didn’t have them.

We’ve progressed quite a bit from that day until now, and sure don’t want to go back; we sure don’t want the colored people to go back to that point; we sure don’t want the Mexican people to go back to that point; and we can make a difference right now by taking care of some of these bureaucracies, and do it in a peaceful way.

Let me tell.. talk to you about the Mexicans, and these are just things I know about the negroes. I want to tell you one more thing I know about the negro.

When I go, went, go to Las Vegas, North Las Vegas; and I would see these little government houses, and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids…. and there was always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch. They didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for the kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for the young girls to do.

And because they were basically on government subsidy – so now what do they do? They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never, they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered are they were better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things? Or are they better off under government subsidy?

You know they didn’t get more freedom, uh they got less freedom – they got less family life, and their happiness -you could see it in their faces- they were not happy sitting on that concrete sidewalk. Down there they was probably growing their turnips – so that’s all government, that’s not freedom.

Now, let me talk about the Spanish people. You know I understand that they come over here against our constitution and cross our borders. But they’re here and they’re people – and I’ve worked side-by-side a lot of them.

Don’t tell me they don’t work, and don’t tell me they don’t pay taxes. And don’t tell me they don’t have better family structure than most of us white people. When you see those Mexican families, they’re together, they picnic together, they’re spending their time together, and I’ll tell you in my way of thinking they’re awful nice people.

And we need to have those people join us and be with us…. not, not come to our party.

Source Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agXns-W60MI