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Huckabee Announces Support For Term Limits – For Supreme Court Justices



2016 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee wants the Supreme Court justices to be term-limited.

The President of the United States is a single individual with more power over the nation and the world than any other person on earth. That power includes day-to-day decisions of great consequence, and implementation of policies that can have longstanding effects for years. Some presidents also have what arguably is the most long-term, farthest reaching power of his entire tenure: nominating a Supreme Court justice – or possibly a few.

President Barack Obama nominated and successfully oversaw the confirmation of two Supreme Court justices: Sonia Sotomayor in 2009, and Elena Kagan in 2010.

Currently, the Court has several justices who some believe will resign or retire in the next few years, including 79-year old Antonin Scalia, 78-year old Anthony Kennedy, and 82-year old Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The next president America elects, especially if they are re-elected, likely will have the honor and ability to impact the course of the nation for decades, if not a centuries, based upon having their nominees confirmed.

Mike Huckabee says he’d like to be president, and he’d also like the ability to replace more than just a few Supreme Court justices, along with many federal court judges.

According to Article III of the U.S. Constitution, all federal judges are appointed for life, unless they are impeached.

Today, Mike Huckabee held a Facebook Q&A, during which he gleefully answered questions from supporters.

I will begin answering questions for our Facebook Q&A in about 10 minutes. Please leave your question below and I will…

Posted by Mike Huckabee on Monday, June 22, 2015

In fact, one “supporter” asked Huckabee, “Are you a closeted homosexual?,” to which the ordained Southern Baptist preacher replied, “No, what a very odd question. I’m sorry I’m not available–happily married for 41 years; 3 children; 5 grandchildren. Keep looking.”

When asked, “What would your first act be after being named President?,” Huckabee responded, “Get on my knees and ask for wisdom.”

And several times he mentioned his unwavering support of the Constitution.

In response to a question about NSA spying, Huckabee responded, “We have to abide by the Constitution. Franklin said that if we give up liberty for security, we will have neither. Government needs probable cause and a warrant. On that, the Constitution is quite clear.”

Explaining why he refused to take a side on the issue of South Carolina’s Confederate flag, Huckabee said, “I take the Constitution seriously.”

But when asked, “What is your opinion on term limits for Congressmen?,” Huckabee said, “I support term limits for all 3 branches of government.”

Translation: If I become president, I’d like to get rid of all the liberals on the Supreme Court bench, and across the nation in every federal court.

That’s not inconsistent with his prior statements. Huckabee just last week called for Christians to choose civil disobedience, rather than biblical disobedience if the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality.

And in a letter to supporters last week, Huckabee railed against these “nine, unelected Supreme Court justices,” stating, “I also refuse to surrender to the false god of judicial supremacy, which would allow black-robed and unelected judges the power to make law and enforce it, which upends the separation of powers so very central to our Constitution. Too much power concentrated in the courts is a threat to our Republic. I will fight judicial tyranny and return power to the people.”

But remember, Mike Huckabee says, “I take the Constitution seriously” and “We have to abide by the Constitution.”

Apparently, only when it suits him.


Image by The White House via Flickr

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‘I Will Find Out’: Jimmy Kimmel Questions Why Texas TV Station Cut Away From His Monologue on School Shooting



A Dallas/Fort Worth television station cut away from Jimmy Kimmel’semotional monologue about the Robb Elementary school massacre that left 19 children and two adults dead.

ABC affiliate WFAA-TV interrupted the six-minute, comedy-free monologue with a string of commercials, starting with an in-house news spot, before airing the end of Kimmel’s opener, which he used for a three-minute ad for the gun violence prevention organization, reported the Star-Telegram.

“To my friends in Dallas who are asking: I do not know whether our @ABCNetwork affiliate @wfaa cut away from my monologue tonight intentionally or inadvertently but I will find out,” Kimmel tweeted. “In the meantime, here’s what you didn’t get to see.”

You can watch the clip below or at this link.

A source at the TV station said the commercials were aired and part of the monologue was cut because the 10 p.m. newscast ran long, and an interview with “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane was also chopped up into segments that aired between commercial breaks.

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Kimmel called out elected officials, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Cornyn (R-TX), and urged them to take action to prevent another mass shooting.

“Once again we grieve for the little boys and girls,” Kimmel said, fighting back tears. “Whose lives have been ended and whose families have been destroyed. While our leaders on the right, the Americans in Congress and at Fox News and these other outlets warn us not to politicize this. They immediately criticize our president for even speaking about doing something to stop it, because they don’t want to speak about it because they know what they’ve done and they know what they haven’t done, and they know it’s indefensible, so they’d rather sweep this under the rug.”

“The reason they call them common-sense gun laws is because that’s what they are,” he added. “Eighty-nine percent of Americans want background checks before a gun can be purchased, which is the very least we can do.”


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Watch: Texas Republican Opposes Any New Gun Legislation Because We’re Going to ‘Convict’ and ‘Punish’ the Shooters



A Texas Republican state lawmaker said just one day after 19 elementary school students were shot and killed he opposes any new gun legislation for two reasons: the U.S. Constitution, and under existing laws prosecutors should just “convict” the shooters.

“What we want to know is what your solution is,” CNN host Alisyn Camerota told Rep. James White, who happens to be a former school teacher.

“We’ve all seen how quickly and creatively Texas—your local legislature—can act when it wants to, say, protect the unborn embryo,” Camerota added, referring to Texas’ vigilante abortion ban, as The Daily Beast reported. “Why not act with that alacrity to protect living, breathing 10-year-olds in this school behind me?”

“We have this thing called the Constitution,” White replied, even though the Texas abortion ban, under current law, violates at least the spirit of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

Like Texas Governor Greg Abbott and many other Republicans, and like the NRA, White then defended his desire to pass no legislation to help reduce gun violence by declaring the problem is actually one of mental health.

He said, “these young men, for some reason, they have some very disturbed emotional state.”

There is no evidence, according to Gov. Abbott, that this shooter had any documented mental health issues.

White then decided to propose utilizing existing law to reduce gun violence.

“At the end of the day,” he said, “we’re going to look at the people who do these acts, we’re going to convict them, and we’re going to punish them.”

Appearing flabbergasted, Camerota replied, “You can’t convict him, sir.”

“Sir you can’t convict him. He was killed. He was killed, along with 19 children in the school behind me.”


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Duggar Gets 12 Years in Jail After Prosecutor Tells Judge He Has a ‘Violent Sexual Interest in Children’



Josh Duggar, the former “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV star who was found guilty on horrific child pornography charges in December was sentenced by a federal judge Wednesday to serve 151 months – more than 12 years – in prison.

“Duggar has a deep-seated, pervasive, and violent sexual interest in children,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Roberts wrote in a sentencing memo, as Buzzfeed reported.

U.S. District Judge judge Timothy L. Brooks, appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama, called Duggar’s crimes “the sickest of the sick,” US magazine noted.

Editor’s note: Caution – graphic descriptions follow.

“Authorities described Duggar, 34, as a ‘very savvy computer user’ who tried to cover his tracks as he downloaded ‘sadistic and masochistic abuse’ material in 2019,” Buzzfeed adds.

Among the more than 600 images and videos that prosecutors said he downloaded was footage of prepubescent girls being raped, whipped, threatened with knives, and held naked in a dog cage.

Another video showed the rape and torture of a toddler — footage so terrible that a Homeland Security Investigations agent said it was among the most horrific things he had been forced to watch in his career.

The 34-year old Arkansas-born Duggar, who was forced to resign as executive director of FRC Action, the political activist arm of the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council, spent nearly two years promoting his conservative and religious values as he was fawned over as a role model by the far-right, including FRC President Tony Perkins, and former Arkansas GOP governor Mike Huckabee.

“The former TLC personality has previously been involved in multiple scandals over the years,” US adds. “In May 2015, resurfaced court documents revealed that he molested five girls — four of which were related to him — between 2002 and 2003. He was 14 and 15 years old at the time. Sisters Jill Dillard (née Duggar) and Jessa Seewald (née Duggar)came forward one month later, revealing themselves to be two of their brother’s victims.”

Duggar has seven children with his wife Anna.


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