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Thousands defend Second Amendment at Conn. gun rights rally: Twitchy
Finally: Issa Schedules Lois Lerner Contempt Vote for Next Thursday: John Hawkins
99% in NY Refuse To Register “Assault Weapons” Ahead of Deadline: Bob Owens

Obama’s Transformation of America: Outpost
No regrets: Mark Pryor would vote for Obamacare all over again: Hot Air
Hillary struggles to list accomplishments as Secretary of State: CCP

Common Core-approved Textbooks Rewrite Second Amendment: NewAm
Report: 99% of New Yorkers refuse to register their “assault” weapons: Bob Owens
Why NRA battles courts for right to carry a concealed weapon: CSM

The Premature Obamacare Victory Lap: Rick Jensen
I am reassessing my support of full disclosure of campaign contributions: Moe Lane
Obama’s gun-control dictate on ‘mental health’ threatens veterans’ rights: Times

Economy

Democrat Senator Tells GM Car Owners to Stop Driving Immediately: Jim Geraghty
Dartmouth University Parkhurst Occupation: AmPower
Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul: Blaze

Scandal Central

How Cory Booker’s Friends Made Out Like Bandits : NRO
GOP Establishment uses Left-Wing Race Attack Against Conservative Chris McDaniel: R.S. McCain
Mozilla Clams Up: Tatler

Climate & Energy

Debunking a Few Commonly Held Fracking Myths: Jazz Shaw
Hooray! How To Talk To A Climate Contrarian (If You Must): Cove
Welcome to the party, guys: Cold Fury

Media

If CEO had to resign for views on gays he held in 2008, shouldn’t Obama do the same?: BPR
Krauthammer calls for ‘counter boycott’ over Mozilla CEO’s forced resignation: BPR
I Take Exception To Mr. Sowell’s Targeting of Ted Cruz: Primordial Slack

Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America: Jen Kuznicki
Scarborough: Reid, Dems “too stupid to be in politics”: Hot Air
‘Don’t Think That Can’t Happen’: Rush Limbaugh’s Terrifying Vision: Blaze

Free Speech “Evolves” to Pro-Choice: “I Choose Who Gets To Enjoy It.”: MOTUS
Axelrod admits Dems have ‘major hurdles,’ after new poll: Fox
Instapundit schools Jesse Jackson on ‘immorality’ of Hiroshima bombing: Twitchy

World

Bush B**** Slaps Obama: The Leadership of Personal Diplomacy: MagNote
Photos capture Afghan women defying Taliban threats of violence to vote in election: Twitchy
U.S. Warns China Not To Attempt Crimea-Style Action In Asia: HuffPo

South Korea: Soldiers Find 3rd Suspected North Korean Drone: Stratfor
ABN Amro Ex-CEO Found Dead: ZH
Bananageddon: Millions face hunger as deadly fungus decimates global banana crop: Independent

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

What I Learned Negotiating With Steve Jobs: Lipstick & Politics
‘An American Nightmare’: The Story That Made Beck Say ‘We Are Becoming a Thugocracy’: Blaze
How Many People Does It Take to Colonize Another Star System?: PopMech

Cornucopia

Just A Girl In A Bikini Getting Tasered For Climate Change: Cove
BOOK DOWNLOAD: Thud Ridge by Jack Broughton: The Learned Turtle
Top 10 Most Powerful Sedans: AutoGuide

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Michigan Triggers Constitutional Convention: Could U.S. Constitution Be Changed to Eliminate Second Amendment?

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(Pictured: The Constitutional Convention of 1787)

Editor’s Note: As highlighted in the article below by Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars, Michigan may have just triggered a modern-day Constitutional Convention. Though it’s not yet clear if Michigan’s call for a convention pushes us over the threshold due to procedural issues associated with the applications of other states, at the very least our Federal Congress will now be forced to review the situation.

Our nation is broken, that should be clear. Our Founders left for us a  mechanism to fix it, and one of the most powerful is an Article V Constitutional Convention, which is designed specifically for the fifty states to initiate Constitutional changes outside of the purview of the federal government. The President of the United States, for example, will have absolutely no say in the matter and is unable to exercise veto power over Constitutional Amendments. The Federal Congress can do nothing more than oversee the Convention. And the Judicial Branch will have to abide by ANY and ALL ratified changes.

What this means is that should Congress determine that the 2/3 state (34 states) qualification has been met, then the States will propose and then vote on Amendments to the existing U.S. Constitution. Keep in mind that this could mean the addition of Amendments in the form of codicils (Like the amendments that followed the Bill of Rights), or the complete removal of existing amendments. This could go either direction – good or bad, as Paul points out with the Second Amendment. The Founders did take steps to ensure that all, or at least most, Americans supported any proposes changes by requiring 3/4 (38) states to ratify any changes.

This may be a welcome change for America at the present time. We’re sure our readers can think of scores of Amendments that would make America better. But, there is a flip side to that coin, and things could change for the worse should the States agree on changes that might, for example, “update” the Second or First amendments (or any of the others that are the pillars of American liberty).


Could U.S. Constitution Be Changed to Eliminate Second Amendment?
By Paul Joseph Watson

The entire U.S. Constitution could be up for review after Michigan became the 34th state to vote in favor of a Constitutional Convention, satisfying a rule that states America’s founding document can be amended if two thirds of state legislatures approve the measure.

Article V of the U.S. Constitution states that Congress “shall call a convention for proposing amendments” should the two thirds requirement be met, which it was last week when Michigan lawmakers endorsed the move.

Following the vote, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter called for a Constitutional Convention to be given the go ahead.

“Based on several reports and opinions, Michigan might be the 34th state to issue such a call and therefore presents the constitutionally-required number of states to begin the process of achieving a balanced budget amendment,” Hunter wrote.

While some would welcome the opportunity to amend the Constitution to institute fiscal conservatism, others fear the move could easily be hijacked to negate parts of the document that protect fundamental liberties, such as the right to bear arms and freedom of speech.

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens recently called for ”improving” the Constitution by changing the second amendment so the right to bear arms only applied to those in a “militia” and not the general public at large.

“Nevertheless, in such a convention, the ENTIRE Constitution is subject to review and can be altered and changed. This could be everything from installing “social justice” to the dissolution of the federal government. Everything is on the table as if we were back in 1776 Philadelphia,” writes Martin Armstrong, adding that the Michigan vote represents an, “unprecedented event to amend the U.S. Constitution.”

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty notes that it is unclear whether the 34 state requirement has been met since some have rescinded their votes, but constitutional scholar Gregory Watson said there could be no take backs.

“If it is ultimately adjudicated that a state may not rescind a prior application, then Ohio’s 2013 application for a Balanced Budget Amendment convention would be the 33rd and Michigan’s 2014 application would be the 34th on that topic,” said Watson.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.


SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

With rumors of Israeli strike on Iran in 2014 rising, Santorum & Rosenberg write oped for CNN: Could there be a “Second Holocaust”? Lessons from Nazi Germany & modern Iran.

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(Netanya, Israel) — Greetings from Israel. I’m here doing media interviews for The Auschwitz Escape, having various meetings, and trying to get a better sense of how Israeli citizens and leaders are viewing the crisis in Ukraine and the rising Iranian nuclear threat.

Rumors are swirling in the media here about a possible Israeli preemptive strike on Iran this year. Israeli officials at the highest level — including the Defense Minister — are reportedly coming to the reluctant belief that they cannot count on President Obama to take decisive action to neutralize the Iranian threat before it is too late.

Here are several recent headlines worth noting:

In this context, CNN.com has just published an op-ed that former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum and I have written. It examines parallels he and I find sobering between the history of Adolf Hitler and the current regime in Tehran. In the column, we also cite the exclusive new poll showing 80% of Americans fear a “Second Holocaust” if Iran is allowed to build nuclear warheads.

I hope you’ll take a moment to read the full column. Then please post your comments on the “Epicenter Team” page on Facebook, and share this column with friends and get their reaction, as well.

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Lessons of history: Americans fear ‘second Holocaust’ if Iran gets the bomb

By Rick Santorum and Joel C. Rosenberg

(CNN) — Hillary Clinton raised eyebrows this month when she compared Vladimir Putin’s tactics in Ukraine to those of the Nazis.

She was right, but there is an even more ominous similarity between the actions of Iran and those of pre-war Germany.

On May 21, 1935, Adolf Hitler delivered his infamous “peace” speech. In his masterful history of Nazi Germany, “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,” William L. Shirer quotes the Fuhrer’s remarks at length:

  • “Germany needs peace and desires peace.”
  • “Germany has solemnly recognized and guaranteed France her frontiers.”
  • “Germany has concluded a non-aggression pact with Poland.”

Shirer, a CBS Radio correspondent, called the address “one of the cleverest and most misleading of his Reichstag orations this writer, who sat through most of them, ever heard him make.” He observed the West seemed beguiled by the speech, noting the Times of London welcomed Hitler’s words “with almost hysterical joy.”

“The speech turns out to be reasonable, straightforward, and comprehensive,” stated the Times editorial. “No one who reads it with an impartial mind can doubt that the points of policy laid down by Herr Hitler may fairly constitute the basis of a complete settlement with Germany.”

Yet Hitler was lying to buy time. He would not bring peace, but a horrific war, annexing Austria, invading France and Poland, and ordering the extermination of six million Jews.

Indeed, Hitler’s lies were apparent less than a year after the speech. On March 7, 1936, the Nazis marched into the Rhineland, the demilitarized zone between Germany and France, in violation of the Treaty of Versailles.

If the West had confronted Hitler then, it could have forced him out of the Rhineland with a limited application of military force.

Such history is worth noting in today’s showdown with Iran. Many in the West seem beguiled by the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani. But are they….

[To read the full column, please click here.]

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