The Washington Post is reporting that the White House, worried about Congress curtailing efforts to close Guantanamo, is trying to drum up support for a reassertion of an executive order that would once again give the president the authority to incarcerate "terrorist suspects" indefinitely.
Such an order would embrace claims by former president George W. Bush that certain people can be detained without trial for long periods under the laws of war.
Peter Schiff's video blog today is interesting for several reasons -- not the least of which is, as always, his sage economic advice. Schiff gives his take on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court and the idea of the "living" Constitution. He gives a rigorous and salient defense of constitutional principles.
I have long wondered why so many ignore the fact that the Constitution need not be cleverly "interpreted" when it can simply be amended, but some do ignore that fact, preferring to rely on executive force or judicial activism to get their way. Followed correctl
And aside from the voting seat in Congress thing, there is of course the unconstitutional war thing, the rampant ignoring of our guaranteed rights and liberties thing, the unjust intervention in the economy thing...
From my bi-weekly column in my school newspaper, the Emory Wheel:
In liberal blogs and opinion magazines the tone toward Obama’s proposed “economic reforms” is that they must be approved — and approved immediately; anything else is just simple-minded Republican obstructionism.
In 1981, a movie titled Rollover shows the sinister concepts behind fiat currency and the elitists. During the movie, rich Arab nations withdraw billions of dollars from banks; which causes chaos, riots, and the collapse of the dollar. Watch seven minutes of Rollover here.
I'm not sure how many people have seen the gold backed $20 bill of 1928. All I've ever seen are images. In modern time, if it retained it's value, the purchasing power of a 1928 $20 bill would be about $250.00. By the way, the signature on the 1928 $20 bill is that of Treasury Secretary, A.W. Mellon. Ring any bells?