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    Today, 09:16 PM
    Article 4 - The States Section 4 - Republican Government <<Back | Table of Contents | Next>>The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;
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    Today, 09:15 PM
    I would like that, this topic deserves it's own thread. Mods here is another thread with relevant posts: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?512857-Repeal-and-Replace-the-elephant-in-the-room-our-free-cheese-faction
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    Today, 09:10 PM
    No they were barred from prohibiting migration, but they were required to return runaways to their masters? Sorry migration refers to voluntary entry. "Every society has a right to fix the fundamental principles of its association, and to say to all individuals, that if they contemplate pursuits beyond the limits of these principles and involving dangers which the society chooses to avoid, they must go somewhere else for their exercise; that we want no citizens, and still less ephemeral and pseudo-citizens, on such terms. We may exclude them from our territory, as we do persons infected with disease." --Thomas Jefferson to William H. Crawford, 1816. ME 15:28 Notice this was after 1808.
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    Today, 06:29 PM
    Article 1 Section 9. The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight It is after 1808. "Every society has a right to fix the fundamental principles of its association, and to say to all individuals, that if they contemplate pursuits beyond the limits of these principles and involving dangers which the society chooses to avoid, they must go somewhere else for their exercise; that we want no citizens, and still less ephemeral and pseudo-citizens, on such terms. We may exclude them from our territory, as we do persons infected with disease." --Thomas Jefferson to William H. Crawford, 1816. ME 15:28
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    Today, 06:21 PM
    Time to cut off federal funds and send more ICE agents. Now let's see if they stop enforcing other federal laws. Don't hold your breath, they have no principles only subjective convenience.
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    Today, 06:13 PM
    "Every society has a right to fix the fundamental principles of its association, and to say to all individuals, that if they contemplate pursuits beyond the limits of these principles and involving dangers which the society chooses to avoid, they must go somewhere else for their exercise; that we want no citizens, and still less ephemeral and pseudo-citizens, on such terms. We may exclude them from our territory, as we do persons infected with disease." --Thomas Jefferson to William H. Crawford, 1816. ME 15:28
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    Today, 06:07 PM
    “The first consideration in immigration is the welfare of the receiving nation. In a new government based on principles unfamiliar to the rest of the world and resting on the sentiments of the people themselves, the influx of a large number of new immigrants unaccustomed to the government of a free society could be detrimental to that society. Immigration, therefore, must be approached carefully and cautiously.” Thomas Jefferson
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    Today, 06:05 PM
    “ rapid population by as great importations of foreigners as possible… founded in good policy?… They will bring with them the principles of the governments they leave, imbibed in their early youth; or, if able to throw them off, it will be in exchange for an unbounded licentiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to another. It would be a miracle were they to stop precisely at the point of temperate liberty. These principles, with their language, they will transmit to their children. In proportion to their number, they will share with us the legislation. They will infuse into it their spirit, warp and bias its direction, and render it a heterogeneous, incoherent, distracted mass… If they come of themselves, they are entitled to all the rights of citizenship: but I doubt the expediency of inviting them by extraordinary encouragements.” –Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.VIII, 1782. ME 2:118
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    Today, 06:01 PM
    In his Notes on the State of Virginia (1787), Jefferson reflects: "It is for the happiness of those united in society to harmonize as much as possi- ble in matters which they must of necessity transact together. Civil government being the sole object of forming societies, its administration must be conducted by common consent. "Every species of government has its specific principles. Ours perhaps are more peculiar than those of any other in the universe. It is a composition of the freest principles of the English Constitution, with others derived from natural right and natural reason. To these nothing can be more opposed than the maxims of abso- lute monarchies. Yet from such we are to expect the greatest number of emi- grants." (3) Jefferson warns, nearly prophetically:
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    Today, 05:31 PM
    Insurance is a bet that they can save/invest your money better than you can.
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    Today, 05:28 PM
    Saudis To Take ‘Significant’ Measures To Bolster Oil Priceshttp://oilprice.com/Energy/Oil-Prices/Saudis-To-Take-Significant-Measures-To-Bolster-Oil-Prices.html If they do get prices up a little it will just bring on more NOPEC production to force them back down.
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    Today, 05:22 PM
    The man who ran the Republican party of Minnesota is now looking to run the entire state. Keith Downey announced his candidacy Monday morning at the State Capitol. He served two terms in the Minnesota House before taking over as party chair, where he paid down a massive debt built up during the 2010 Governor’s race and helped elect Republican majorities in the House and Senate. Downey also mobilized Donald Trump supporters in the last election and he’s expecting many Trump supporters will gravitate to his campaign. Downey joins a crowded field looking to take over the Governor’s office next November. There are at least eight other Republicans and six Democrats in the running. Governor Mark Dayton announced he will not seek re-election. More at: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/07/24/keith-downey-2018-governors-race/ Do we know anything more about this race?
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    Today, 04:57 PM
    Good, how about getting rid of it entirely, any profession that could benefit should have voluntary certification instead.
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    Today, 04:55 PM
    Also this provision was not written in the 1600s.
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    Today, 04:53 PM
    Many as in not all, those who were not voluntary were imported they did not migrate, those who were voluntary migrated.
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    Today, 04:32 PM
    In the run up to the vote, violence against Venezuela’s political opposition is intensifying. On July 5, Venezuela’s independence day, a mob of pro-government thugs brutalized a group of opposition lawmakers who were protesting Maduro’s plans to hold a vote on the new assembly. The irony of this exercise in repression was probably lost on the Maduro regime, which denied involvement and condemned the attack. Opposition member Simon Calzadilla Frustrated by the rising death toll, some protesters are banding together to form militias, abandoning the strategy of peaceful protest espoused by the opposition and diving headlong into violent urban guerilla warfare. One Bloomberg reporter followed a would-be militia group during one of its meetings, where members created Molotov cocktails and practiced assembling their weapons. The protesters were explicit in expressing their distaste for the president. “The security forces they’re up against, the riot-helmeted troops shooting tear-gas canisters and water cannon and bullets? “They all deserve to die,” one of the bomb makers said flatly, dripping petrol into a jar. The call to arms coming from some in the resistance may be the initial stirrings of the kind of urban guerrilla movement the country hasn’t seen in half a century. It’s too early to tell if they’ll follow through on their threats, but the bold talk is a troubling sign for mainstream opposition leaders who have issued instructions - pleas, recently - for peaceful rallies and marches. Those calls increasingly fall on deaf ears. Masked activists hurl their homemade bombs, rocks, jars filled with feces, anything they can get their hands on. They’ve stormed office buildings, shattered store windows and blocked roads.” “We are tired of being killed,” one demonstrator who refused to show his face or give his name told Bloomberg. “We are willing to go out with guns, to face them as equals,” he said. “The protest must evolve.” The demonstrator claimed to be a teenager from a middle-class neighborhood – fitting the profile of many of the young men who’ve died in the demonstrations.
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    Today, 04:28 PM
    The migration provision of the Migration or Importation Clause therefore was likely either a euphemism intended to avoid referring to slaves, or a tool for preventing Congress from using the Foreign Commerce Clause to ban or heavily tax the in-migration of indentured servants until 1808. . Indentured servants came voluntarily, and were therefore not legally distinguishable from any other immigrant, congress has the power to restrict immigration since 1808.
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    Today, 04:26 PM
    No matter how many times an untruth is repeated it does not become true. It says Migration OR Importation, recognizing them as two different things. Slaves are imported, migration is voluntary.
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    Today, 04:09 PM
    It says Migration OR Importation, recognizing them as two different things. Slaves are imported, migration is voluntary.
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    Today, 04:07 PM
    Nothing there explains away Migration, slaves were imported, the founders would not have mentioned migration if this provision was only about slaves.
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    Today, 04:03 PM
    His point is that those go to individuals not the city, getting rid of them would require a different action. In point of fact NO Federal money should go to ANY city.
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    Today, 03:58 PM
    Slaves do not MIGRATE, Migration is mentioned before Importation.
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    Today, 03:08 PM
    Falling Chinese Demand May Be OPEC’s Biggest Dilemmahttp://oilprice.com/Energy/Oil-Prices/Falling-Chinese-Demand-May-Be-OPECs-Biggest-Dilemma.html
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    Today, 03:02 PM
    Article 1 Section 9. The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight It is after 1808.
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    Today, 02:38 PM
    I call them like I see them, those who don't think the government should enforce any laws are Anarchists, they are entitled to their opinion but they are wrong.
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    Today, 02:26 PM
    Snopes.com is a failed liberal blog from 1994. The website claims to be the internet’s oldest and most popular fact-checking site. Last year, Snopes Co-Founder was accused of embezzling company money, and spending it on prostitutes. Now you can find the blog begging for $500k in funding via GoFundMe. So, far the campaign has raised $18,000 in 3 hours via 710 people... More at: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-24/snopescom-implodes-resorts-gofundme
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    Today, 02:24 PM
    Giuliani Denies He Is Being Considered For Attorney Generalhttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-24/giuliani-denies-he-being-considered-attorney-general
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    Today, 02:22 PM
    Late last night, Houthi-led forces launched a long-range ballistic missile towards the western coast of Saudi Arabia. Striking a couple of Saudi Arabia’s oil refineries in Yanbu province, the long range-missile traveled some 1,100 kilometers undeterred by anti-aircraft defenses before hitting the oil-rich area, starting a large fire. The type ‘Burkan-2’ missile caused Saudi firefighters to work through the night, but significant damage was already done by the initial impact, a source told Al-Masdar News. More at: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/houthi-missile-strike-takes-saudi-oil-refineries-video/
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    Today, 02:10 PM
    Poland's President Unexpectedly Vetoes Bill On Judicial Reform Polish President Andrzej Duda unexpectedly said on Monday that he would veto two of three bills reforming the country's judiciary system, easing Brussels' fears that the ruling Law and Justice party will undermine the division of powers. In a news conference on Monday morning, Duda said that he would veto two of three contentious bills, one that would have forced all members of the Supreme Court to step down, except for those kept on by the president; and a second that would have given parliament control over the National Judicial Council, the body that appoints judges, the FT reports. "I have decided that I will send back to Sejm (lower house of parliament), which means I will veto the bill, on the Supreme Court, as well as the one about the National Council of the Judiciary," Duda said after days of mass street protests adding “I regret that I, as president of the Republic of Poland, wasn’t consulted over this initiative before it reached the Sejm . I couldn’t carry out consultations and nor could the other interested entities." More at: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-24/polands-president-unexpectedly-vetoes-bill-judicial-reform-zloty-surges
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