Most Americans revere the Constitution of the United States as a fundamental freedom document. It is the law of the land requiring government to protect individual natural rights granted by our Creator. The first ten Amendments to the Constitution (the Bill of Rights) imposes “thou shalt not” constraints on government power over the people.
Ginny Dahlberg in “Not a baby,” wants to keep the terms correct and objective. States have state fetal homicide laws. Illinois defines “unborn child” as any individual of the human species from fertilization until birth. There are individuals that are being prosecuted for not just killing the mother but the child she is carrying. Meaning, that it is not the situation that if the woman wants the child it is a child and for the woman that doesn’t want it, it isn’t.
In Tuesday’s BND, Mr. Reuterman wrote a letter about a fictional amendment to the constitution that he quoted as, “The need of a people to travel freely shall not be infringed upon, so the right to buy and operate modes of transportation is guaranteed.” He went on to describe how the NARA has protected that right since the invention of the automobile.
In a story on Aug. 17 Hillary Clinton said she was bewildered by Donald Trump's foreign policy ideas. Fortunately, thanks to recently released emails, we have a pretty good idea of what we can expect from Hillary.
Milwaukee burns and Obama plays golf. Louisiana floods and Obama plays golf. Not a word from the community organizer. Typical of our always late to respond so called leader, Obama. But lets be fair, this will be Obama’s last taxpayer-funded Martha’s Vineyard golfing vacation. Why should Obama pretend to be concerned now? When the water recedes and the Milwaukee streets are safe, Obama will take a couple of political trips on Air Force One to say, “Look at me, I’m here to help you. Vote for Hillary.”
I hear Hillary, Obama, and Biden crying that Trump doesn’t have any foreign policy experience. Obama was nothing more than an incompetent community organizer when he became president. Judging from Obama’s world apology tour, lack of understanding what a red line is, or supporting Muslim brotherhood’s overthrow of elected governments during the Arab Spring, I would say Obama more than clueless on foreign affairs.
Local military expert, Bill Malec, is unhappy about the DNC using Khizr Khan and his wife to attack Donald Trump. He asks what sacrifices Presidents Clinton, Obama or Hillary have made. Sorry Bill. These people didn’t start a war or demonize Muslims. Your heroes did.
During my Sunday school class we routinely take prayer requests for those experiencing facing personal challenges. One group member recently asked for prayers for the family of a relative in Ohio who had died from a heroin overdose.
Once upon a time, automobiles were built in Flint, Michigan and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico. Now you can’t drink the water in Flint, Michigan and American cars and trucks are built in Mexico. Amazing what eight years, under the leadership of the teleprompter clown, has done to our manufacturing and economy. After all, the recession was officially over on July, 2009. Officially, the slowest recovery in history is taking place under Obama.
Hunting and lawful gun ownership have always been important issues for our community. I’m a hunter and conceal and carry permit holder, and it’s important to me that state leaders in our area will fight for our Second Amendment rights.
In response to Mr Boom. I don't believe in abortion. I believe that it is murder. Therefore I find it heinous that through my taxes and or insurance I am made to pay for someone to murder their unborn child because they have been irresponsible.
Those who try to hide a disbelief in global warming/climate change by trying to appear well knowing about the history of this planet are either kidding themselves or unbelievably ignorant of the world wide changes brought by man alone. I can see how this would be possible only for someone who has never lived elsewhere and who doesn’t read or watch anything but sports on television.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton just released her 2015 joint tax return with partner in crime, Bill. They generously gave over $1 million to charity. Apparently wanting to keep their money in the family, 96 percent of their donation went to the Clinton Family Foundation, a tax-exempt charity controlled by the Clintons.
Isn’t it a conundrum? In a recent poll a number of people were asked if they trusted Hillary Clinton. Only 11 percent said they did. That means (to me) 89 percent didn’t trust her. Yet when asked who they would vote for, more than half of them said “Hillary Clinton.” I guess Forest Gump was right when he said “stupid is as stupid does.”
The editorial in the Aug. 17 print edition of the BND, “Public servants should not get pensions,” contained incorrect information. It identified myself as one of the two O’Fallon aldermen who were participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. Due to a prior commitment, I was absent from the meeting but not one of the two aldermen who were participating in the retirement fund.
I received my voter registration notification Aug. 11 and immediately called the St. Clair County Clerk’s office and asked why I was being singled out. I was informed I am not being singled out but the state has made the determination to update voter files. My next question was “ how many notifications were sent to East St. Louis (this was prior to the articles in Saturday’s paper)? There was dead silence for about 15 seconds and then the person I was talking with tried to explain, in a not so convincing tone, it was the decision of the State Board of Elections and not the County Clerk’s office.
Another way President Obama has expanded his power, besides the power of the pen, is by refusing to enforce laws he does not like, effectively repealing them, what was his oath of office? He has done this with immigration laws by designating an entire classes of people having legal status, even though the law clearly states they are unlawfully present.