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The Newest Way Public Schools Want to Indoctrinate Your Kids is Absolutely Bonkers

The Newest Way Public Schools Want to Indoctrinate Your Kids is Absolutely Bonkers Believe it or not, a school district in Illinois is sayi…

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4 Feb 20, 2015
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Florida lawyer sparks debate about rights at DUI checkpoints

Drivers at drunken-driving checkpoints don't have to speak to police or even roll down their windows. They just have to place their licens…

Started by Dee

0 Feb 11, 2015

Law Firm Warns Against Government Campaign to Clamp Down on 1st Amendment Activity in Social Media

Law Firm Warns Against Government Campaign to Clamp Down on 1st Amendment Activity in Social Media Written by: John Whitehead Published on:…

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19 Feb 7, 2015
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Stupid narrative about Cruz and the Obama nominees falls apart

No, Harry Reid didn’t just ram Obama nominees through the Senate because of Ted Cruz’s legislative maneuver to demand a vote on a constitu…

Started by Dee

24 Dec 23, 2014
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Rand Paul says Obama’s immigration move violates parts of the Constitution, like Articles I and II

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced legislation late last week that would prohibit the executive branch of government from deferring any cate…

Started by Dee

27 Dec 18, 2014
Reply by Skip peters

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Push for constitutional convention gathers steam

Rising frustration with Washington and conservative electoral victories across much of the U.S. are feeding a movement in favor of somethi…

Started by Dee

77 Dec 3, 2014
Reply by Michael Jack Stephens

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Constitutional Professor Jonathan Turley – Obama is Creating A “Government Of One”

There’s another word used to describe what Jonathan Turley calls a “Government of One” that Hussein Obama is building, it’s a dictatorsh…

Started by Dee

20 Dec 2, 2014
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'Constitutional Crisis,' Says Cruz; Obama 'Can't Do This,' Says Rand Paul

After repeatedly insisting that he could not bypass Congress and change immigration laws on his own, President Obama now believes he has fo…

Started by Dee

1 Nov 20, 2014
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Steve King warns of 'constitutional crisis'

The United States will be plunged in a “constitutional crisis” if President Obama takes unilateral action to delay deportations, Rep. Stev…

Started by Dee

39 Nov 17, 2014
Reply by Bonnie Somer

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Silent Coup

“The constitutional amendment before us,”Harry Reid said Tuesday, describing a proposal to give federal and state governments the authorit…

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35 Sep 13, 2014
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YUP: President Trump Signs Great And Beautiful Trump Border Wall During Tour In San Diego

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President Donald Trump visited the San Diego border on Wednesday to show off a newly constructed portion of the wall after a fundraising trip in California.

“It’s an amazing project,” Trump said, pointing to the 30-foot high barrier constructed with steel and concrete, noting that it also went six feet underground.

“If you think you’re going to cut it with a blow torch, that doesn’t work, because you hit the concrete, and then if you think you’re going to go through the concrete, that doesn’t work because we have very powerful rebar inside,” Trump said.

The president traveled via motorcade after a fundraiser to Otay Mesa, a community outside San Diego on the United States -Mexico border to review the latest constructed physical barrier.

He pointed out the new wall structure to the press, which was 24 miles of primary and secondary wall at the border.

“We have it covered underground, we have it covered overground,” Trump said.

The president was joined by acting Department of Homeland security Kevin McAllen and several other border security officials.

He said that over 44,000 bollard panels had been set up for the wall, which was then filled with concrete and rebar.

Trump admitted that he envisioned a solid concrete wall when he campaigned for president, but he was told by border officials that they preferred a wall constructed by concrete-filled bollards so they could see through it.

“It’s hardened concrete, very powerful concrete,” Trump said, pointing to the structure.

He added that the steel wall was designed to retain heat, making it harder to climb, plus having an anti-climbing system at the top.

“You can fry an egg on that wall,” he said. The president also acknowledged to reporters that he wanted the wall to be painted black and have spikes but said it was cheaper to let it remain naturally rust-colored.

“We can paint it later,” he said.

The president discussed his growing understanding of border barriers, noting that the Southern border would not need much more than 500 miles of wall to secure the border. He cited the existence of natural mountain and river barriers that prevented criminals from crossing. He did not rule out building additional barriers in the future but said it would depend on whether it was needed.

One border patrol agent spoke about the importance of the border wall to all of the agents, thanking the president for pushing forward on construction.

Trump said he met with Border Patrol prior to constructing the wall, picking the most effective structures to protect the border.

One border security official scoffed at the idea that the wall was a “vanity” project for the president.

“There’s a false narrative out there that this wall is the president’s vanity wall,” he said. “I’m here to tell you right now that that is false.”

He thanked Trump for listening to border patrol agents during the planning and construction process.

“You listened to the agents and you gave them exactly what they asked for,” he said.

One official with Trump confirmed that the structure was funded with regular Congressional appropriations in the FY 2017 and FY 2018 and that that the new wall replaced an inferior structure.

Trump said that he still considered the situation on the border a national emergency, but as more wall went up he could withdraw military forces.

“I hope you’re impressed,” he told reporters as he took questions about the project.

One worker told Trump of a tradition of workers signing the wall if they worked on the wall.

“I’ll sign it,” Trump said, and went to the wall and signed the steel barrier with a marker before encouraging other officials present to do the same.

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