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Huh?
Yes, drug laws too. I picked counterfeiting, because like immigration, the Constitution specifically delegates this power to Congress. And because Napolitano claims that preempts any state enforcement, which is clearly false.
That the President has responded, childishly and possibly illegally by refusing to enforce an entire section of federal code is regrettable, and as the Judge notes, ultimately accountable on election day. But with all respect to his experience, I disagree, with the premise that Congress' exclusive domain over immigration prevents state enforcement. Congress has exclusive Constitutional jurisdiction over money as well, and one of the oldest Federal police agencies, The Secret Service, is designated to enforce laws against counterfeiting. Local police are free to detain counterfeiters, and it is hard to imagine any controversy over a state law that required police to detain suspected counterfeiters.
Bill Maher doesn't care about dead Border Patrol Agents!
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The Bogus Threat from Shariah Law

JRB1013! Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 7:45 AM
Islamists certainly have a confrontational attitude to our civilization, and some of them who live here certainly will attempt to use a creeping Sharia as part of their Jihad. Allowing freedom of religion does not require allowing a parallel legal code to be created. Awareness of the challenge presented by the non-Democratic impulses of a significant portion of the Muslim community does not violate the constitution or our values. Just as resistance to communism as a political force did not in and of itself violate our values. Guarding our civilization and constitutional order requires frank discussions of threats from all sides, while allowing for freedom of conscience.
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The Bogus Threat from Shariah Law

JRB1013! Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 7:39 AM
Raised Catholic and educated in a Catholic High School, I have thought seriously about the parallel between the 19th-20th Century anti Catholic tenor of American life and the conservative movements approach to Islamism, Sharia and Muslims in America today. While we need to balance our approach, ensuring that we respect the constitutional rights of all Americans, some clear distinctions needs to be made. Islam, unlike modern Christianity to include Catholicism does accept a clear distinction between the Political and the Religious spheres. "The Law" in Islamic nations is overwhelmingly based on Sharia. Sharia shares some core moralities with the our own legal codes, but is significantly anti-western in some respects.
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Jim McGovern's War on the Constitution

JRB1013! Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 5:41 AM
It is hard to see how the Bill of Rights, as written could be applied only to individuals. FIrst and foremost, in guaranteeing free association, it seems clear that the founders understood that some political speech required unified action. Then there's the guarantee of freedom of the press. Freedom of the press, to be meaningful at all, requires that rights be extended to corporate bodies. Any assertions to the contrary simply ignore history and reality. It is virtually impossible, to restrict the political rights of voluntary association, including corporations, without seriously diluting the individual rights guaranteed heretofore. IMHO this amendment will fail.
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