Today the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee almost unanimously passed ( Crankypants McCain dissenting) the District of Columbia Voting Rights Act. The Act would give the District one vote in the House of Representatives, possibly leading to two Senate seats in the future.I don't think there is anyone who doesn't believe it is profoundly unfair that the citizens of DC are disenfranchised—but the problem is that is what the Constitution says. There are a lot of things that the...Read Full Story
Finding the Islamic architecture in the USA is not that hard. Finding documentation on Muslim architecture is more difficult. Some of it is hidden The Architecture digs are hidden. That is understandable, but the architecture is in plain site. Why is America hiding its Muslim past? Hawaii: Aloha Islam (+photos) Shangri La, Doris Duke's home in Hawaii, is an astonishing mix of Middle Eastern and Western modernist styles. Photo / Graham Reid 5:00AM Tuesday July 01, 2008By Graham Reid View...Read Full Story
There is a common belief that one of our greatest faults as human beings, is a failure to be prepared—to ignore growing menaces and be struck by surprise. But it's not true. We are a species that spends a great deal of time wringing our hands about the future. Our egotism and vanity leads us to believe that we actually have the capacity to predict the future and head off any future problems. As cool Calvin Coolidge warned:“If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that...Read Full Story
SPECIAL REPORT ... SPECIAL REPORT ... SPECIAL REPORT ... SPECIAL REPORT ... SPECIAL REPORT Independence Day Special Report by Mirton Howard, DC ChapterA small but incredibly irritated group of America’s Founding Fathers returned from the grave today on this 232nd anniversary of our nation’s birth. The emissaries from the Great Beyond reportedly started the day by throwing a blanket party for current President George W. Bush. A White House source revealed that Bush awoke from a drunken stupor...Read Full Story
Today is the anniversary of the start of the War of 1812 , a war in which 6,765 Americans lost their lives, and was as controversial as Iraq and Vietnam, but receives little attention—primarily because, despite the passage of time, it is difficult to shroud it in much glory, and superficially, it doesn’t seem to fit into the general broad themes of American history—at least most of the approved versions. However, some historians have argued that the War was the "Second War of Independence...Read Full Story
A community portal about United States Constitution with blogs, videos, and photos. According to Wikipedia.org: The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. It was adopted in its original form on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later ratified by state...more
A community portal about United States Constitution with blogs, videos, and photos. According to Wikipedia.org: The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. It was adopted in its original form on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later ratified by state-selected delegates representing the people of the several states. When delegates in nine of the then thirteen states ratified the document, it marked the creation of a union of sovereign states, and a federal government to administer that union. It took effect on March 4, 1789, replacing the weaker, non-centralized union that existed under the Articles of Confederation. The Constitution of the United States is the oldest constitution for a federal system still in use. The original transcribed copy of the document is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.