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Rubens For US Senate - Brown Citizen-Stripping Proposal A Flagrant Attack on Constitutional Liberty 

The rise of barbaric enemies like ISIS makes it critically important that we do everything within our power to protect our citizens.  During times like these good intentions can lead to stripping away of personal liberties.


That is exactly what Scott Brown proposed this morning, calling for the stripping of citizenship from Americans.  This is not a new proposal, in fact it was introduced in 2010 and 2012 in Congress.  Both times, it was very quickly determined that they so egregiously violated the Constitution, they never even made it to a vote.


There are many reasons it violates the Constitution including only requiring that the violation was "more likely to happen than not" and the vague definition of "engaging in hostilities against American or its allies" which could be broad enough to include donating books to a school in Afghanistan.  The Supreme Court has long recognized that the constitutional right of citizenship cannot be taken away unless a person obtained it illegally or voluntarily renounced American citizenship,


This is a reaction based on fear and anger rather than smart counter-terrorism policy.  A recent example of this was when Scott Brown voted for the Patriot Act.  The Patriot Act has allowed the government to spy on our e-mails and phone conversations and has done nothing to reduce the threat of terrorism.


Anyone found to be aiding terrorist should be brought to swift justice.  Our system already allows for that without the stripping away of Constitutional rights of the citizens we are trying to protect.


Watchdog - Citizen goes extra mile for justice  


NH HRA Comments on US Supreme Court ruling on unconstitutional buffer zones 

The House Republican Alliance released a statement today on the unanimous decision by the United States Supreme Court that 35 feet buffer zones around some businesses are unconstitutional.  A similar law, SB 319, with buffer zones of 25 feet was recently signed into law in New Hampshire by Gov. Hassan after a bitter fight in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on the grounds of its constitutionality.  The House passed this bill just weeks ago by a mere 162 votes out of the 400 members due to members not being present.  The Governor then promptly signed the bill, showing her true commitment to the radical left pushing the bill.  The ruling today shows how out of touch our Governor is with the rest of the legal system as well as the citizens of New Hampshire. She, as an attorney, should have known that the SB319 was a blatant violation of the Constitution and should have waited for this ruling prior to signing the bill.

"The US Supreme Court's unanimous decision today simply confirms what the HRA members believed when they fought against SB 319, that it infringes on freedom of speech." stated JR. Hoell, Dunbarton. "Governor Hassan's signing of the bill must be either because she does not understand our constitutional rights, or has little regard for them.  "Free speech zones" that prohibit citizens from demonstrating or otherwise expressing their opinions in some locations are blatant affronts to our freedom  of speech. Yes, it's sometimes annoying, but democracy is messy and one person's convenience is no reason to limit another's right to speak out."

Compelling Evidence of the Forgery of Obama’s Birth Certificate Lodged with the United States Supreme Court, Case No.: 13-1158

Washington D.C. (MMD Newswire) March 28, 2014 -- Douglas Vogt has lodged with the United States Supreme Court his compelling forensic evidence that the Birth Certificate of Barack Hussein Obama, II is indisputably a forgery.

That forensic evidence is contained in Vogt's 95 page Public ( and 75 page Sealed Affidavits. Barack Hussein Obama, II - at his White House Press Conference on April 27, 2011 - released his Birth Certificate to prove that he was Constitutionally-eligible to be President. The lodging of the Affidavits accompanied Vogt's filing of a Petition for Certiorari with the Supreme Court which has been assigned Case No: 13-1158 ( That Petition seeks review of the refusal of the Federal District Court to refer Vogt's Affidavits to a federal Grand Jury as required by Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 6(a) (

Rule 6(a) states: "When the public interest so requires, the court must order that one or more grand juries be summoned." Vogt's Petition argues that there can be no higher "public interest" than the issue of whether Barack Hussein Obama, II, has foisted a forged Birth Certificate upon the Citizens of the United States. Accordingly, the Petition argues, the lower federal court has breached its Congressionally-imposed duty to "summon" a Grand Jury to hear Vogt's well-founded, forensic proof of the forgery of Obama's Birth Certificate.

At its core, the Petition raises the issue of who can seek invocation of the Grand Jury's Constitutionally-unique investigative power. As well documented by Justice Scalia and others of the Supreme Court, originally that right to communicate to the Grand Jury could be invoked by anyone so that the Grand Jury could investigate any matter: "no matter how or by whom suggested to them." Yet, as recognized by Justice Douglas in United States v. Dioniso (, it is: "common knowledge that the Grand Jury, having been conceived as a bulwark between the citizen and the Government, is now a tool of the Executive."

Said Vogt: "All I ask is that a Grand Jury hear my forensic evidence regarding Obama's Birth Certificate. Then, if they think warranted, by issuing a few documentary subpoenas, the Grand Jury can quickly answer the question We the People have a right to know: Is the office of the President being held by one who is not Constitutionally-eligible to hold that office and who may not even be a U.S. citizen? The small burden on: (i) the Hawaiian Department of Health (ii) Occidental College, (iii) Columbia University, (iv) Harvard Law School, (v) the Social Security Administration, (vi) U.S. Center for Disease Control, Department of Vital Statistics, (vii) the Selective Service Administration and (viii) the Law Firm of Perkins Coie to produce their records regarding Obama is minimal. Through such subpoenas, this important question will be answered once and for all: Is Obama really who he says he is?"

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Hillsdale College - The All New Free 2014 Constitution 101 Online Course

Hillsdale College -- Pursuing Truth, Defending Liberty since 1844
THE ALL NEW 2014 Constitution 101:
"The Meaning and History of the Constitution"

Available to you, your family, your friends and all Americans.

Begins February 24, 2014 - Sign Up TODAY!
Dear Friend of Hillsdale,

Hillsdale College - sign up today for Constitution 101Hillsdale College is offering our newly revised no-cost 10-week online Constitution course. The course is based on the same one our Hillsdale College students must complete for graduation.

I am proud to be teaching our NEW 2014 Constitution 101 Course and hope YOU will be one of my students!

As you probably know, many in our country, particularly those in leadership, have strayed from the principles of individual liberty and limited government that the Constitution upholds.

That's why Hillsdale College decided to offer a brand NEW course for 2014 --- a critical election year for our country . . .

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The NEW 2014 Constitution 101 will be offered online and at no-charge to everyone who wants to understand and defend the timeless principles of liberty upon which our nation was founded!

"Constitution 101" begins on Monday, February 24, 2014, and concludes the week of April 28. It will cover such topics as the Declaration of Independence and its connection to the Constitution, how the Constitution is structured to protect individual liberty and ensure good government, the crisis of constitutional government faced by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, and today's challenges with the Progressive liberals big-government Administrative State.

As with all of our previous online courses, all of the lectures will be archived so you can watch them at your convenience from the comfort of your home.

It is my honor to teach the first class, "The American Founding: Revolutionary or Conservative?," and the final class, "Modern Conservatism and the Constitution." All of the classes will be taught by Hillsdale College professors - the top teachers in their field and the same ones who instruct our students here on Hillsdale's campus.

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After you register for Constitution 101, I hope I can count on you to make a tax-deductible gift to support this course as well as Hillsdale's other educational programs on the Constitution and America's heritage of liberty.

In appreciation for a gift of $100 or more, I'll send you a copy of the companion book to the course - The U.S. Constitution: A Reader.

This exhaustive, 790-page volume was compiled by our Politics Hillsdale College - sign up today for Constitution 101 Department faculty at Hillsdale. It is a remarkable collection of our primary source documents including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers as well as famous speeches and writings by our Founding Fathers plus Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan and many more.

It's the perfect companion to our incredible all-NEW 2014 Constitution 101 and is a book your family will treasure for many generations.

As Hillsdale's president, I have devoted my life to education, helping students understand the meaning and history of the American founding. Here at Hillsdale, we know that can only come about through a close reading and study of our nation's founding documents, particularly the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

In recent years, Hillsdale has worked hard to expand its educational outreach, teaching citizens and policy makers (especially Members of Congress and their staffs) about the timeless truths contained in our nation's founding documents. This is a direct response to the way the Constitution is being ignored and violated by our government.

After all, the Constitution is the supreme law of our nation, the framework by which our country should be governed. Its principles and structures are responsible for the greatest government in human history.

Like you, I see 2014 as pivotal in the history of our country. And I am deeply concerned about the future.

Will we as a nation succumb to bureaucratic despotism, or will we take a stand for liberty?

The century-old attack on the Constitution, especially under President Obama, has threatened to undermine our hard-won liberties, reducing American citizens to subservience to an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy.

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Our choice of whether to recover the principles of liberty and limited government, under the Constitution, will determine if we will remain self-governing citizens or dependent subjects ruled by unelected bureaucrats.

That's why Hillsdale College is committed to restoring and reviving the public understanding of the Constitution, once again making it the central focus of American government.

As you probably know - especially if you listen to Rush Limbaugh, or Mark Levin on the radio - Hillsdale College is one of the few colleges or universities in the country that requires all of its students, regardless of their major, to complete a one-semester course on the U.S. Constitution.

Over the years, many Hillsdale friends, even those who never attended college here, have commented to me: "Dr. Arnn, I wish I could take Hillsdale's Constitution course."

In response to these requests, in 2012, Hillsdale College offered our Constitution course online at no charge. Frankly, I wasn't sure what sort of a response a course like this would have.

But, more than 500,000 people from all over the United States registered.

I was thrilled, not only by the reaction, but at what it indicates: Americans are willing and eager to study and defend the founding principles that made America so prosperous!

Now, in light of the critical decisions facing our nation in 2014, Hillsdale is launching the New 2014 Constitution 101 course.

It's imperative that we re-awaken the American people and teach them about the importance of the Constitution to our liberty.

My Request to You
ACTION STEP #1: Be one of the first to sign up for "Constitution 101" by completing the course REGISTRATION form.

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ACTION STEP #2: Please include the best donation you can to help Hillsdale College fund this vital project.

The course, available at no charge to the public, is not without cost to Hillsdale. The College has already invested much to make this course a reality. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been committed to create and prepare the course for one of the most far-reaching projects in our history . . . and to mount a massive email, radio, and mail marketing campaign to enroll an initial ONE MILLION course registrants.

To make "Constitution 101" available nationwide will cost more than $1,000,000. While a monumental expenditure for Hillsdale College, it must be made if we are to reach as many citizens and elected officials, including our Members of Congress, as possible during 2014.

ACTION STEP #3: Please forward this email to friends and family and encourage them to enroll in "Constitution 101."

With your help, Hillsdale College is dedicated to returning the U. S. Constitution to its rightful place at the center of American political life.

If our republic does not reverse course, we may not be able to reclaim the liberty that has been lost, and we will lose the liberty we still have.

Hillsdale College has accepted this challenge, and our commitment to making "Constitution 101" available to citizens nationwide is proof. But we need your help to make this possible . . .

You know, before coming to Hillsdale, I often wondered how a small liberal arts college in rural southern Michigan could, as Ronald Reagan once described it, "cast such a long shadow."

The answer is simple. It can be found in adherence to our motto: Pursuing Truth and Defending Liberty since 1844. This phrase defines the purpose of the College, and gives life to the education we provide our students - and potentially all Americans!

That commitment has made it possible for Hillsdale to accomplish what many considered unachievable for a school of our size, including:

  • Proudly publishing Imprimis, a no-cost monthly speech digest that promotes liberty, for 42 consecutive years - now with a circulation of more than 2.7 million subscribers;
  • Educating our students independent of any and all government taxpayer subsidy - even in the form of grants and loans; and
  • Establishing our Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in the heart of Washington, D.C. One of its chief purposes is educational outreach to our elected officials and their staffs on the principles of American constitutionalism.

Hillsdale College has worked tirelessly to safeguard the principles of liberty by educating citizens about the Constitution.

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And Hillsdale has done it all without ONE PENNY of taxpayer subsidy. In order to protect the integrity of its mission and prevent intrusive government regulation, Hillsdale College accepts no taxpayer funding whatsoever. We are proud to remain steadfast in this policy at a time when almost every other institution of "higher learning" is increasingly dependent on government support.

Thank you for supporting the mission of Hillsdale College. Before I close, I would like to ask you please to consider honoring Hillsdale with a special gift to support the vital work of Hillsdale College at such an important time in our nation's history.

Your generosity at this critical time will not just help underwrite the cost of making "Constitution 101" available nationwide. It will also support all the other ways that Hillsdale College educates Americans to be defenders of liberty and self-government.

Hillsdale College - sign up today for Constitution 101 Remember, if your tax-deductible donation is $100 or more, I will send you a copy of the book used by our students in their one-semester course on the Constitution - The U.S. Constitution: A Reader.

This exhaustive, 790-page volume was compiled by our Politics Department faculty at Hillsdale. It is a remarkable collection of our primary source documents including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers as well famous speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan and much more.

If your gift is $500 or more, you become eligible to have your name (or the name of a loved one you would like recognize) engraved on a brick on the Liberty Walk located on the Hillsdale campus.

But even a gift of $25 will help ensure that Hillsdale can continue to reach millions with the message of liberty via Imprimis . . . educate our elected officials and their staffs at our Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship . . . run Hillsdale-sponsored events and lectures in cities all across America . . . and continue to educate the next generation of leaders without federal or state government subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants and loans.

Your gift helps make it all possible. And for that I am eternally grateful.

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For liberty to prevail, Americans must come to understand and defend the Constitution.

And they must do so urgently.

Please help Hillsdale College educate citizens on how to revive the Constitution and preserve America's tradition of individual liberty and limited government.

Thank you for supporting Hillsdale College.

Yours for liberty,
Dr. Larry P Arnn
Dr. Larry P. Arnn
Hillsdale College

P.S. PLEASE REMEMBER to do these three important things:

  1. Enroll NOW in our new "Constitution 101: the Meaning and History of the Constitution" online course, which begins on February 24, 2014.
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  1. Make the most generous tax-deductible contribution you can afford. And remember, as thanks for your gift of $100 or more, you will receive a copy of the book used by our students in their one-semester course on the Constitution - The U.S. Constitution: A Reader.
  1. Forward this email to any of your friends or family who you think would enjoy Constitution 101 or forward this email to any elected official you believe could benefit from Hillsdale's Constitution 101 course.

Thank you in advance for standing with Hillsdale and the Constitution . . . and for doing everything in your power to defend liberty in America in 2014.

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