Bush & the War Power (1 of 2)

Nov. 14 – Dr. Louis Fisher participated in the first panel of the Hauenstein Center’s conference, “George W. Bush: Legacy & Lessons.” The panel explored “Presidential Power and the Bush Presidency,” and Fisher talked about “Bush and the War Power.”

Louis Fisher is a senior specialist in separation of powers with the Law Library of the Library of Congress. He began work with the Library of Congress in 1970 and served as research director of the House Iran-Contra Committee in 1987, writing major sections of the final report.

His books include President and Congress (1972), Presidential Spending Power (1975), The Constitution Between Friends (1978), The Politics of Shared Power (4th ed. 1998), Constitutional Conflicts Between Congress and the President (4th ed. 1997), Constitutional Dialogues (1988), American Constitutional Law (6th ed. 2005), Presidential War Power (2d ed. 2004), Political Dynamics of Constitutional Law (with Neal Devins, 3d ed. 2001), Congressional Abdication on War and Spending (2000), Religious Liberty in America: Political Safeguards (2002), Nazi Saboteurs on Trial: A Military Tribunal & American Law (2003; 2d ed. 2005), The Politics of Executive Privilege (2004), The Democratic Constitution (with Neal Devins, 2004) and Military Tribunals and Presidential Power: American Revolution to the War on Terrorism (2005). His textbook in constitutional law is available in two paperbacks: Constitutional Structures: Separation of Powers and Federalism and Constitutional Rights: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. With Leonard W. Levy he edited the four-volume Encyclopedia of the American Presidency (1994). He has twice won the Louis Brownlow Book Award, the encyclopedia he co-edited was awarded the Dartmouth Medal, and in 1995 he received the Aaron B. Wildavsky Award For Lifetime Scholarly Achievement in Public Budgeting from the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management.

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The Census Is Getting Personal

This is an expose’ of the Census Bureau. This video itemizes the fundamental legal questions that the Census Bureau refuses or fails to answer about its collection and use of personal information from every American (see questions below). This program aired on Matrix News Network (syndicated national television) in January of 2010.

Without any apparent authority the Census Bureau has expanded it’s information gathering activities. In addition to the once-in-10-years Census authorized by the Constitution, the Census Bureau conducts more in-depth “Surveys” of 250,000 Americans every month of every year. It has no Constitutional authority for that, in fact the Bureau is violating the 4th Amendment to the Bill of Rights by suggesting that Americans are “obligated” to provide any personal information whatsoever to government.

The Constitution allows the government to count people once every ten years, but does not require any American to BE COUNTED, OR TO PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION AT ALL, much less to provide personal information to the temporary worker and stranger who comes to your door with a Census Bureau badge.

Americans have been given very false impressions and presumptions of the authority of government to invade their lives. Even the Census takers themselves are sometimes misinformed of the limits of government.

Once your information is out there, it is out there for good. There is no such thing as a “secure database” in government. Government data is bought, lost, stolen and viewed every day by everyone from law enforcement to criminals at all levels of society. Spill your life to strangers at your front door or on the “questionnaire” at your own risk. Beyond that is the question, if we agree to pass over our private information to bureaucrats, is there any limit to what they will ask for next?

My reason for producing this video and for posting it on YouTube is that I see so many people everywhere who don’t seem to understand that the USA has become something very different than the country of our origin, and we have ALREADY lost many of the rights and freedoms that were given to us by nature (God?) and were protected for us again in our Constitution. Our Constitutional framers never imagined the spending, waste, taxation intrusion and aggression that our government now commits without restraint.

How did that happen? When our government pushes us we fail to push back so, after many decades of that, government simply sees no boundaries at all on its own presumed force and authority.

It is our government. It is our servant. Government can have no authority but that which it derives from us. But government employees, officials and representatives do need to be reminded of that on a regular basis.

There is a pdf file of the Census Bureau’s AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY Questionnairre at:
http://www.census.gov/acs/www/SBasics/SQuest/SQuest1.htm
If you are not disturbed by the questions they will ask you then you are not reading it carefully.

QUESTIONS THAT THE CENSUS BUREAU REFUSED OR FAILED TO ANSWER (from Jerry Day’s Matrix News Network segment: “The Census Is Getting Personal”) I strongly suggest asking these questions of your Census Taker, especially if they show up with an “American Community Survey” form:

1) The Constitution authorizes government to count people but it does not authorize the taking of private information or even the names of individuals. From where does the Census Bureau derive authority to demand our private information?

2) Is there any limit to the amount and type of private information that the Census bureau may demand and collect?

3) Under what Constitutional authority does the Census Bureau collect information now from 250,000 people per month of every year?

4) The 4th Amendment to the Constitution prohibits government search and seizure of private information without a court warrant based on probable cause. Current Census policies violate that Amendment do they not?

5) By what Constitutional authority does the Census Bureau threaten penalties for failure to provide personal information?

6) The Census Bureau claims it maintains privacy of personal information. Are there any circumstances under which law enforcement or spy agencies can access Census information?

7) Since presumably Census data may be subpoenaed by law enforcement, may individuals refuse to answer questions according to the fifth Amendment?

8) Why has the Census Bureau decided to collect GPS coordinates for every home?

9) Virtually every government database has been either lost, hacked or compromised. Would the Census Bureau’s claim of data security not be an outright lie or at best highly improbable?

10) How would the Census Bureau locate, protect and compensate those individuals whose data becomes compromised?

More about the Video Producer at:
http://www.jerryday.com/

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The Return to De Jure Constitutional Law is RIGHT NOW underway. Stay Vigillant

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“Lipper’s” Channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLipperTube

RAP –
http://www.restoreamericaplan.net/
http://guardiansofthefreerepublics.com/front-page.html
http://restoreamericaplan.blogspot.com/

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Attorney General Tom Corbet 4/17/10 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on case law and the Constitution 1of 5

Attorney General Tom Corbet 4/17/10 only politician does not understand that the constitution is supreme law of the land

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(part 2) David H. Souter on American values and Constitutional law

The 2010 Harvard commencement address by the Honorable David H. Souter. (part 2 of 3)

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Taking Free Exercise Rights Seriously

March 30, 2006
Speaker: Professor Alan E. Brownstein, University of California, Davis School of Law
Presented by: Center for Professional Ethics

Summary: William A. Brahms Lecture on Law and Religion

• Constitutional law does not take free exercise rights seriously. Creating a more complex free exercise jurisprudence

• How do we balance religious exercise against conflicting state interests?

Professor Brownstein is an expert on church-state issues and has also written extensively on freedom of speech, privacy and autonomy rights and other constitutional law subjects. His articles have been published in numerous academic journals, including the Stanford Law Review. Professor Brownstein teaches Constitutional Law, Law and Religion, and Torts at the UC Davis School of Law, is a frequent lecturer at academic conferences and in law related programs before civic, legal, religious and educational groups. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1977.

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THE SUPREME COURT | Episode 1 Excerpt | PBS

“The key lesson of Marbury vs. Madison is: Don’t give important documents to your brother.” –Ernest A. Young, University of Texas at Austin Check out this preview of The Supreme Court airing on PBS January 31, 2007 (check local listings). Episode 1: One Nation Under Law examines the creation of the court and follows it through the brink of the Civil War, paying particular attention to the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court — John Marshall — and to his successor, Roger Taney … PBS …

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MARTIAL LAW EXECUTIVE ORDER IS FALSE

Constitutional Topic: Martial Law:
http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_mlaw.html

EXECUTIVE ORDER DOCUMENT:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/2010executive_order.pdf

Known Unknowns: Unconventional “Strategic Shocks” in Defense Strategy Development:
http://www.policypointers.org/Page/View/8519

Obama Executive Order Stokes Martial Law Fears:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-executive-order-stokes-martial-law-fears.html

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(part 3 of 3) David H. Souter on American values and Constitutional law

The 2010 Harvard commencement address by the Honorable David H. Souter. (part 3 of 3)

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Violent Video Game Law Divides Supreme Court

California passed a law five years ago to block the sale of violent video games to minors, but the industry fought back. Jan Crawford reports, the case has the Supreme Court divided.

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