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Disgrace: Barack Obama Broke Promise to Honor Cold War Veterans | Conservative Byte

Disgrace: Barack Obama Broke Promise to Honor Cold War Veterans | Conservative Byte | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
Disgrace: Barack Obama Broke Promise to Honor Cold War Veterans...

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Lauren Heim's insight:

I think this is ridiculous! Obama shouldn't make any promises especially ones that he said himself infront of everyone that he can't keep. And it's even more ridiculous because these men have served our country and sacrificed so much and he can't keep one little promise to them! I'm just getting tired of hearing how much all these presidents cannot do after saying they will get it done! All those things that were big topics that they say they're going to do should be their number one priorities.

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Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 24, 2014 8:18 PM
I think is very sad that he didn't keep his promise to honor those veterans. He should not be making promises he can't keep. That was a very bad promise not to keep.
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The Alchemy of Protest - Foreign Policy (blog)

The Alchemy of Protest - Foreign Policy (blog) | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
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General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is throwing down the gauntlet.

Via Grace Christian Kisame K
Lauren Heim's insight:

This is crazy! The army is taking over all the control and everyone is starting to revolt and they don't like that leading to bloodshed. Personally I don't believe that's right. The army is taking advantage of the power they forcefully stole in the first place. And so they say that the protesters were being violent to start off but who really knows. I think this is just ridiculous and something needs to be done about this before it gets extremely out of hand.

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Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 24, 2014 8:24 PM
I agree that it is not right that the army is taking complete control. It is causing a lot of issues and anger in many. I think it is sad that they are over using there power.
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- Ted Cruz: 2013 Person of the Year

- Ted Cruz: 2013 Person of the Year | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
By Rick Manning No politician had a greater impact on the past year than freshman U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Cruz came from the Lone Star State not owing the D.C.

Via Less Gov. More Fun.™
Lauren Heim's insight:

This topic relates to government because it's talking about politics and a politician and Obamacare and all the efforts to make America a better place.  It showS that Ted Cruz has put his pride on the line and defended many things just so Americans would be safer and better off. He's against drones and against Obamacare. We need more people like him.

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Less Gov. More Fun.™'s curator insight, January 4, 2014 10:20 PM

While some sat and laughed and called him names --- he went and did EXACTLY what he told the Texan voters he would do. Mission accomplished! 

tcoble22's curator insight, February 19, 2014 10:50 PM

This article is about how Ted Cruz was one of the greatest politicians of this year and how he had the greatest impact.  One of his best speeches was about not allowing drones to kill Americans on American soil.  He also tried to defund the obamacare  before the law went into full effect. 

Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 15, 2014 11:53 AM
This is a great article about Ted. He has stood out and voiced his opinion when many haven't. It is great to see there are still good people in this world that want to make it the best country it can be.
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New Laws: Is it Really Up to the Government to Protect Your Kid Online?

New Laws: Is it Really Up to the Government to Protect Your Kid Online? | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it

A focus on child safety is among the top state laws taking effect at the start of 2013. In many states, new laws take effect on Jan. 1, 2013

 

Now It’s Your Turn


With all this new legislation, it should be a reminder that if the government is concerned about the safety of your kids online, you should be concerned too.

 

===> It is ultimately the parents’ responsibility to protect their children both off line and online. <===

 


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Lauren Heim's insight:

I think this is a good and bad idea. I think it's by far an invasion of privacy but i also believe that it will save a lot of lives and that overrules invasion of privacy. So it's probably not a bad idea considering cyber bullying has only gotten worse.  

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Rachel DeWaard's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:59 PM

This article talks about the rights of children vs. their safety. There are new laws being put in place on protecting children online. There are some state laws already but national laws are in legislation. It is a good start to ending cyber bullying, but these might be pushing some freedoms. There is a certain point where the government pushes too far into the rights and freedoms of the citizens.

Breanne Hemann's comment, April 12, 2014 10:12 PM
I agree that some measures are needed to protect children from the harms that can come with the internet. However, I do believe there is only so much that the government can do before it begins to affect citizens freedom. How will these new laws affect internet users? Will it be a positive move on the governments part?
Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 8, 2014 1:28 PM
I agree that this is a good idea for the government to keep children safe on the internet. People are becoming more violent and violating a lot of people's personal business on the internet. I believe that the internet is becoming more unsafe.
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Alcohol warnings 'still ignored'

Alcohol warnings 'still ignored' | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
Many people still do not accept the harm that alcohol can do to their bodies, despite government campaigns, the public health minister says.

Via Alan Jones
Lauren Heim's insight:

This article pertains to government campaigning because it just so happens the government has put up ads against it. But the problem they're arguing is that it is still a huge problem and people don't realize what they are doing to their bodies even with all the information that has been provided in commercials. They also believe anything the government says on smoking and drinking won't be listened to like it would've maybe have been years ago. But personally I believe that no matter what teens and adults are going to continue drinking.

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Katie Gilbertson's curator insight, March 12, 2014 10:43 AM

This article is about the alcohol campaign and that even though there are warnings posted, people choose to ignore them.  There are also campaigns to promote responsible drinking.  Drinking can be extremely risky and dangerous if not used responsibly and I think people should pay attention to the governments warnings.

Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 8, 2014 2:10 PM
I think that the government could be more strict about drinking laws. I think it could influence some, but not all. I think this affects many people negatively.
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Pickles: 'Government turning around lives of troubles families' » Central Government » 24dash.com

Pickles: 'Government turning around lives of troubles families' » Central Government » 24dash.com | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
The government’s ambition to turn around the lives of 120,000 "troubled families" is on track at its half way stage, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said today (25 November 2013).
New figures from the Department for Communities and Local Go...

Via Steven Preece
Lauren Heim's insight:

I think this is really great. Their government is taking an active role into their communities and making a difference. They're turning families in trouble into families of the well off and looking forward. They are making an impact by setting a goal and actually reaching out to people and making a true difference. Children are going back to school and stopping violence and crimes and getting parents back into work to support their families and make a better living. 

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Katie Gilbertson's curator insight, February 19, 2014 10:50 AM

The government seems to be trying to turn things around for about 120,000 families by 2015. This program seems to have been successful so far and hopefully the governments ambition will continue to help those less fortunate.

Chelsie DeBus's comment, February 20, 2014 3:49 PM
That is so cool that the government would like to turn families lives around. I think it is so cool that they want to help so many peoples lives by 2015. That is in the near feature so that means that a lot of families will be on their feet very quickly.
Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 2, 2014 1:27 PM
I think this is a great idea to get get children back into school. I think it could impact positively in many circumstances. I think it is a good idea to end hunger, but I believe that sometimes it affects the people actually making money.
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Broke U.S. resumes spending

Broke U.S. resumes spending | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
Limiting government growth is politically difficult, but if we don't do it, America is doomed.

Via Less Gov. More Fun.™
Lauren Heim's insight:

I think Obama is absolutely ridiculous when it comes to this whole spending thing. It truly should be thought of as a disaster! We continue to dig ourselves into a deeper hole as time goes on and they can't find a solution other than spending more money. I believe that there should almost be more than one president who can come up with A hybrid solution to resolve this massive amount of debt.

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Mitchell Forrest Enerson's comment, April 24, 2014 8:24 PM
It would be great if the US maybe stopped spending so much and starting working a little harder to improve our country. I would love to live in a country as powerful and great as the one we originally founded.
Abigail Beinborn's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:48 AM

Government spending has led to a massive debt. I believe there are ways we can spend less to help reduce our debt, but we can't stop spending governemnt money. We have to pay for the troops that fight for our country and many other people and things to keep this country going. We need to watch our government spending more closely and cautiously. 

Lauren Heim's comment, May 18, 2014 6:41 PM
The U.S. Spending has come to an all time low or should I say high? The government has only brought us the feeling of failure and that our economy is breaking down since they've only spent their money in places/things that don't actually work. The least they could do is slow it down or fund something that's actually useful.
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It’s Not My Gun. It’s “Free Speech.”

It’s Not My Gun. It’s “Free Speech.” | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
The latest skirmish in the fight between the First and Second Amendments arrived this past weekend with an incident in Dallas, Texas.

Via Thomas Faltin
Lauren Heim's insight:

I personally view that the right to bear arms in the first amendment is by far a great law that the United States has. I don't think that the mothers fully understand the law and what it is actually there for and what it does for safety and comfort for people. I understand where the mothers are coming from though too at the same time I'm obviously more for the right to bear arms than against it. Though it corollaries to government because the first amendment in many aspects is being effected by this article.

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Reed Klunder 's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:14 PM

This article applies to the  government because what these people were doing was very alarming to many civilians but the government couldn't do anything about. They don't have any state laws saying they can't carry the guns. The first and second amendment also comes into play because it's their way of showing what they believe in and they have the right to bare arms. It's the governments decision to decide whether or not this situation applies to the amendments. This is also a problem because it's considered loitering. 

Abigail Beinborn's comment, April 24, 2014 10:11 AM
This can be a scary situation. Some like the fact that they can carry a gun, but some fear the abilities people have because of it. The second amendment gives people the right to bear arms and the first amendment gives them a right to speech. Is a gun always necessary?
Lakin's comment, April 24, 2014 4:59 PM
This can be a scary situation, but the first and second amendment allow the rights of citizens to own weapons. I believe though they should change the amendment where weapons can't be carried around the public city. This might make our world a little more safer and allow other towns to feel better and safer in their towns.
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America’s Most Puzzling Governor

America’s Most Puzzling Governor | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
Thanks to her state’s special gift for making headlines of the Can you believe what they did this time? variety, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has been in and out of the national spotlight since she assumed office in 2009—most recently just last week when she vetoed a bill that would have allowed business owners to refuse to serve gays on religious...

Via Joel Leagans
Lauren Heim's insight:

we actually talked about this today in Gov & Law. Arizona has some serious explaining to do when it comes to the bills they're passing dealing with the constitution and the rights of its people. Especially since no one could come up with a scenario where religion was in jeopardy and that their law was decriminalizing gays and lesbians.

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Abigail Beinborn's comment, April 19, 2014 5:31 PM
This is a great article talking about what we talked about in class. There are a lot of laws Arizona is trying to pass dealing with anchor babies and the border. Do you think it is right?
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The Government Lied, And This Law-Abiding Father Got 80 Years In Prison

The Government Lied, And This Law-Abiding Father Got 80 Years In Prison | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
WTF doesn't even begin to cover it.(The government lied, and this law-abiding father got 80 years in prison (via @Upworthy) http://t.co/xGrjVzuH...)...

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Lauren Heim's insight:

I believe this is wrong on many levels. The government only did that because in the end all they care about is heir image and they would not like it if people were to find out that government officials were using medical marijuana. Not only do I disagree on the fact that he was wrongly punished because the government is worried about their image... I also believe that they could be worrying about real dangers out in the world like murderers and rapists. Murderers and rapists get less time than that even. This is ridiculous.

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Siobhan Chantigian's comment, February 23, 2014 11:09 AM
I feel really bad for this man because he thought he was fine with the law, but he went through state law and not government law. The supremacy clause states that the federal law is the law of the land, everything else is in the state's hands. However many americans don't know quite how this works. Also if medical marijuana is legal, but growing marijuana isn't, then where will the people who really need it get their medical marijuana? Something needs to change here.
Ben Flinchbaugh's comment, February 23, 2014 8:40 PM
This is ridiculous. How can our government prosecute someone for doing nothing wrong? I really hope this guy doesn't have to go to jail.
Abigail Beinborn's curator insight, April 7, 2014 1:33 PM

The article relates to Government and Law because this guy is getting in trouble because of a law he broke. The government shut down is medical marihuana after years of him showing it to people in the government. He got charged 80years in prison for breaking many laws. Do you think the accused him correctly?

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1st Amendment- Honking: Free Speech or Just Noise Pollution?

1st Amendment- Honking: Free Speech or Just Noise Pollution? | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it

Police in Seattle and Denver debate with citizens on whether honking your car horns excesively is a form of Freedom of Speech, based on the intentions and the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.


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Lauren Heim's insight:

I personally believe  honking is freedom of speech as well. It's an expression of many people. Just because it's kind of annoying at times it's still their right and it's obviously mechanically put into your car for a reason.

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Joe Smith's curator insight, April 22, 2014 9:40 PM

This article is about whether honking your car is a form of freedom of speech or a noise ordinance. when some one honks it can mean they are trying to get their attention or because they are ,mad. if you are driving by protestors honking can be used in a mean to disrespect them. So they are wondering if free speech can be illegal at times.

Mitchell Forrest Enerson's curator insight, April 23, 2014 9:37 PM

If you really believe that honking your horn is that annoying maybe you should learn to drive so people don't feel the need to honk at you. Honking also is not a freedom of speech that should be protected. Obviously honking is a key part of driving and for the safety of drivers but if being used in excess there could be consequences. A easy way to take car of the issue is to take the people excessively honking right off the road.

 

Austin Robertson's comment, April 27, 2014 6:09 PM
This is just another person trying to make up in their own mind what the first amendment really means. Honking your horn is not a form of free speech, it's form of being an idiot. Granted people need to learn how to drive, they only need to be honked at once not excessively.
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Confirmed: US government records ALL private telephone calls

Confirmed: US government records ALL private telephone calls | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
Confirmed: US government records ALL private telephone calls

Via Skip Stein, Mrs. Dunken
Lauren Heim's insight:

This relates to Gov and Law by the fact that it's talking about the government and how they can listen in on anyone's conversation and hear what's going on. With that,  the government is violating Americans' rights. Though it does come in handy for cases dealing with drugs, deaths, murders and all of that.

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:21 PM

In response to khedlu17:

This article talks about how the US government records all private telephone calls. When did the gov't start recording phone calls? How is this not violating the fourth amendment? 

Joe Smith's comment, May 12, 2014 3:07 PM
The government should have a limit to how much they can monitor or phone calls. It' can help them in their work but sometimes it violates our privacy. It violates the 4th amendment
pdowds30's comment, May 15, 2014 3:16 PM
This relates to government because it is the government. They are violating the fourth amendment and disrespecting every citizen on a personal level. It doesn't make sense to have a constitution if the people implementing it can't even follow it.
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Almost 100 people become U.S. citizens

Almost 100 people become U.S. citizens | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
CEDAR FALLS | For one newly naturalized American, becoming a citizen is “like getting a VIP access.”

Via Evan Richardson
Lauren Heim's insight:

It's all great and dandy that people are able to come to America more easily now but there's still a huge issue with illegal immigration. I think all of them should have to take this test in order to get into the u.S. And they should have no problem with it of they really want to come here and live the American lifestyle. I realize the test is difficult but like I said if they really wanted to be here then they would make it work. Everyone here has to take difficult tests in order to get the things done that they want so I don't think it should be any different for an immigrant that wants to be a U.S. Citizen.

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Evan Richardson's curator insight, April 17, 2014 3:15 AM

This article also discusses how about 100 people were just made citizens in Iowa.  The article also talked about how difficult the test was, citing that not even a lot of American citizens could pass.  I remember taking the test at the beginning of class, and even though I thought it wasn't that difficult, it definitely wasn't easy, so I can't image what it would be for someone that wasn't born and raised in the US.  But I am happy that there are more people that can call themselves citizens.

Kristin Blom's comment, April 19, 2014 3:15 PM
It is great to see the immigration and naturalization process working. While I feel illegal immigration needs to be cracked down on, all of these people clearly took the steps necessary to become US citizens. It is great to see that they have so much pride in becoming Americans. The naturalization process seems to be quite inefficient and lengthy. It shows that the people willing to go through the process truly want to become U.S. citizens.
Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 24, 2014 8:20 PM
I think it is great people are able to become citizens, but I agree that it shouldn't be so easy. If you want to be a citizen so bad, than you should be a positive impact on the country.
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Gov. Dayton signs Women's Economic Security Act - KARE

Gov. Dayton signs Women's Economic Security Act - KARE | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
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Gov. Dayton signs Women's Economic Security Act
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A milestone for working women in Minnesota on this Mother's Day, when Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Women's Economic Security Act.
Lauren Heim's insight:

I think this is a great thing! They're making or trying to take more of an active role in making it fair for women in the workforce! Every women deserves it considering we keep the life rolling and carry babies. We also give a lot when being workers and try as hard as men so the fact that they're tryin to make it more of an equal opportunity is a great thing! 

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Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 15, 2014 11:50 AM
I think this a step in the right direction. Women should have equal rights as men. Women do a lot more than men give them credit for. I think this is a positive step the government is taking.
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Public policies, prices, and productivity in American higher education

Public policies, prices, and productivity in American higher education | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it

Tuition, fees, and other college charges have increased at more than twice the rate of inflation. US spends more than $25,000 per student on higher ed. Must examine effect of public policies on higher ed spending.


Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
Lauren Heim's insight:

Higher education is constantly rising in price. As a public policy of the U.S. it's only getting more and more outrageous. To further your education so you can create a life for yourself costs you an arm and a leg. The prices are only going up and only making it harder for students or just people in general to be able to join and try that next step of life to eventually supporting themselves. What if the cure to cancer was in the mind of someone who couldnt afford college?

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Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 15, 2014 11:57 AM
I think the government and schools need to stop raising college and school expenses because it's gonna allow for less people to further their education. Many complain that students choose not to go to college, but maybe they can't afford it. It takes years to pay off college debt. It shouldn't have to be that hard to get a good education to get the job you want to pursue.
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Egypt's army-backed government resigns

Egypt's army-backed government resigns | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
Egypt's military-backed government resigned Monday, adding new uncertainty to the nation's three years of upheaval.

Via InfoBlaze
Lauren Heim's insight:

This relates to government by the fact that egypts army is resigning and the army is controlled by the president. And as for now they are looking for a new president or keep the same one since there are t any other candidates. But there have been strikes all over and that's why the army reigned. 

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Chelsie DeBus's comment, February 27, 2014 5:41 PM
I know that a lot of governments are going through a rough patch right now. I understand that officials are resigning. I just don't know if they are going to fid more people for the next upcoming election. Hopefully they do so then there government doesn't need to close down because they don't have enough officials to run it.
Alyssa Serrano's comment, March 2, 2014 4:35 PM
I think they are going to have a hard time finding people. If some people are resigning then why would someone else want to come into office?
Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 8, 2014 1:31 PM
I think this is an interesting article. The government is having a difficult time finding the right president. I think the government needs to take charge and settle down the people on strike while finding another president.
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For open government, there is absolutely no turning back

For open government, there is absolutely no turning back | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
OGP 2013: Despite recent surveillance revelations, there has never been a better time for the world to think about what it means to be open

Via estratic
Lauren Heim's insight:

I think any government would be scared about a more open decision making process and ideas. The fact that it would almost be vulnerable and open like it says is scary to anyone. I think it's a good idea though because I believe that the government and its people would be brought closer together and things would run a little more smoothly. 

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estratic's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:40 PM

Open Government Partnership summit

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Transparency is often uncomfortable for governments, as Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude acknowledged in an opinion piece for the Public Leaders Network in 2012, when the UK took over as co-chair of the OGP. Transparency, said Maude, "is taking governments squarely outside of their comfort zone", but should be embraced, not resisted. He noted the passion and commitment from countries across the world to the principles of accountability and transparency. "There is," he said, "absolutely no turning back".

Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 2, 2014 1:22 PM
I also think it would be a good idea to keep it open, it would bring the government and citizens closer. People would be more informed on a regular basis. I think it would be good for the government to do this.
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Video: Truck Driver Stands Up To Unconstitutional Checkpoint

Video: Truck Driver Stands Up To Unconstitutional Checkpoint | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it

A truck driver who passed through an unconstitutional checkpoint 30 miles from the Mexican border stood up for his 4th Amendment rights by refusing to answer questions in another example of how Americans are re-asserting their liberties.


Via Andrew Lawrence
Lauren Heim's insight:

This truck driver had some  crazy bravery to stick up to the border patrol. And though he got pretty lucky he did have the right to do what he did. He held his ground when there was no probable cause and the border patrol had violated the 4th amendment or were about to. The man also plead the fifth in which he has the right to.

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Amanda Nandory's curator insight, March 15, 2013 10:59 AM

This is an article about a man who was in texas at a border patrol about 30 miles from the mexican border and he refused to answer some questions that the officer had asked him and he stood up for his 4th amendment right by not anwering questions asked by the officer.

 

Andrea Pastorino's comment, March 16, 2013 2:13 PM
I'm really impressed by the cold-heartedness of this man who's brave enough to stand up and fight for his rights. He seems to know very well his rights and he doesn't give up even when the officer becomes more and more inquisitive. Great example of a battle for rights.
Abigail Beinborn's comment, May 2, 2014 1:37 PM
I think it takes a lot of courage to stand up to any patrol. This man stood up for his rights of the fourth and fifth amendment. I think he did the right thing.
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'Dubai Government Number-One' launched

'Dubai Government Number-One' launched | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
Hamdan honours Smart Government Award winners

Via InfoBlaze
Lauren Heim's insight:

This article relates to government and law by which it's a government. Dubai is trying to make their government into one of the most powerful by making it the smartest. They are throwing in all these new techniques on technical things to make everything "smart". 

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Abigail Beinborn's comment, April 24, 2014 10:07 AM
This does relate well to government. I don't know if it is a good idea to make such a strong government. They could get too powerful and think that have complete power over everyone.
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Why the Republican Push for Black Voters Is (Mostly) Doomed to Fail

Why the Republican Push for Black Voters Is (Mostly) Doomed to Fail | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
As long as the GOP is pushing voter-ID laws that make it harder for African Americans to vote, the party's appeal to identity politics will come up short.

Via Joel Leagans
Lauren Heim's insight:

This deals with government and law by which republicans want more votes from African Americans. They want more votes to get into congress and to get things passed and to pretty much get what they want done not actually considering what african Americans want. Though it's stating their attempts are only making matters worse.

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Menelik Clark's comment, April 5, 2014 10:00 PM
Republicans are going to have to re-evaluate the core beliefs of their party if they want to gain the support of minority and young voters. Republicans should focus on the concerns and issues of various ethnic groups, rather than using different short term tactics to draw support from a specific race. Pushing for Voter I.D won't help the Republican Party gain support from minority voters.
Rabika Rehman's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:33 AM

This article is about how the GOP is finding new ways to turn African american into republicans. Apparently, GOP thinks what really matters is not the ideas but the skin color. But changing their views on early voting, voter ID, and the voting rights of ex-prisoners doesn't mean changing their stated ideals. 


Abigail Beinborn's comment, April 19, 2014 5:29 PM
I also think would make it worse. This was a good article that related well to government and law.
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Yemen parties agree on federalism

Yemen parties agree on federalism | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
Participants in Yemen's national reconciliation talks have agreed on the principle of changing the A

Via Teresa Herrin
Lauren Heim's insight:

This article deals with our new topic of federalism by the fact that they're talking about making their government into a federalist-like government. They are considering changing their constitution even so they can pick up a more federal like government. 

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Brian Bertram's curator insight, April 16, 2014 11:18 PM

This is an interesting article.  The people of Yemen think that federalism is a good government for their country.  I agree because it has worked well for the United States of America.  We have become one of the strongest nations in the world with federalism as our government. Although some of the people may disagee, Yemen should become a federalist nation.

Abigail Beinborn's comment, April 19, 2014 5:33 PM
I think this would be a difficult adjustment. I don't know which would be more beneficial for them, but changing might not be easy.
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Freedom of the press applies to everyone -- yes, even bloggers (1st amendment)

Freedom of the press applies to everyone -- yes, even bloggers (1st amendment) | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it

Analysis:  Recent stories have shown bloggers and reporters are posting pictures up and doing things such as videotaping police. Emily Good of Rochester, NY was recently caught by a cop when videotaping him off of her camera. He went over to her and told her to stop and stated it was illegal. When taken to court, she was later charged with obstruction of justice for arguing with a police officer. As it turned out, the police officer was wrong. Videotaping the police and anyone else in a public place is perfectly legal in New York state. The chief of police apologized later on and found out that the 1st amendment does protect these citizens who are deciding to do this. I don't agree with the 1st amendment toward this situation. I feel that everybody should have their own privacy, especially a cop. Why should somebody be able to videotape somebody else or take pictures of somebody else if it isn't okay with the person being captured on camera? I know that if somebody was videotaping me or taking pictures of me, i would feel that its against my personal property and i would definitely say something. I do agree with the 1st amendment, but when it comes to invading personal property, i feel its not right.

 

 

this article relates to the 1st amendment and freedom of speech. this article is asking if freedom of speech applies to internet bloggers


Via joe mangione, Abigail Beinborn
Lauren Heim's insight:

I understand that it's part of the first amendment but I don't know if I completely agree... I feel like that is an invasion of privacy but at the same time it's part of the first amendment and depending on what was going on, I would probably videotape it too. 

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Mitchell Forrest Enerson's curator insight, April 23, 2014 9:44 PM

It is great to see that even the Chief of Police understands that he is not above any citizens. All of the police work should be shown to the people just as any citizen's is. People are often shown and portrayed poorly but when it comes to police officers they seem to be always taken as great people. They are not above the law and need to be treated just as any other citizen of the United States.

 

Austin Robertson's comment, April 27, 2014 6:08 PM
I agree with mitch. I think if there was a sense of equality in this world it would avoid a lot of fighting. All most people want is to be heard. When people see police getting the same treatment as a normal citizen it s gonna make people happy.
Nikolas's curator insight, May 27, 2014 10:21 AM

this article is talking about vidotapeing and picks in puplic place and the privacy that follows and the laws that effect this weather they are right or wrong 

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The Constitution vs the UN Arms Treaty - Tenth Amendment Center

The Constitution vs the UN Arms Treaty - Tenth Amendment Center | Gov & Law - Lauren | Scoop.it
In a standoff between The Constitution vs the UN Arms Treaty, the Constitution wins. Here's some firepower to back you up.

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48), Mrs. Dunken
Lauren Heim's insight:

This relates to the Constitution because people behind the constitution believe that having gun rights are going to affect the constitution and the Americans in a bad way. Though, people behind the constitution also believe that having those guns are right considering there is the right to bear arms. Which would come back to contradicting the constitution considering there is a right to bear arms. This relates to Gov and Law because it's talking about the constitution and the constitution relates to the government considering it runs the government.

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Andrew Beighley's comment, April 12, 2014 9:57 PM
I think that it is bad that the US is even considering to join this treaty, because the country was founded while using guns. If we had been in a gun treaty in the 1700's, we would not be Americans right now, we would all be British. I do think that it's interesting that at one point, the constitution says "the constitution" instead of "this constitution", but either way you look at how it was written, the founders and the constitution still support guns, and not entering treaties.
Abigail Beinborn's comment, April 13, 2014 11:23 AM
I think this article relates well to the constitution and the right to bear arms. There has been a lot of controversy about this over the last few years. A lot would have to change in order for there not to be a right to bear arms or not to have a gun. What do you think is going to happen? Also, what do you think about having the right to carry a gun or not?
Joe Smith's comment, May 12, 2014 2:59 PM
This relates to the government because it's about the second amendment and the right to bear arms. It's a right to be able to carry guns and that can't be taken away.
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Supreme Court asked to hear Zoloft case - USATODAY.com

 Analysis: In the tale, a 12 year old boy named Christopher Pittman slaughtered his grandparents and commited arson as well. He was practicing his constitutional rights by demanding that the consequence he was given was excessive (30 years in prison, that was how his right was being threatened). In addition, he was taking Zoloft, an antidepressant, which was described as a side-effect. Notwithstanding, the creator of Zoloft argued that it does not manipulate killings. For my part, I believe that what Pittman did was constitutional. I agree, because you are considered as an adult at the age of 18, not 12. Instead, as an alternative, if Christopher needs to be punished, why not community sevice or a detention center? Lastly, if Zoloft really did influence murders, maybe the creator should change the ingredients to prevent this from ocurring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorneys have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of a teen sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his grandparents when he was 12, arguing that the sentence is cruel.


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Lauren Heim's insight:

This topic relates to the Constitution (topic of this week)  by the fact that the Supreme Court wants to hear this case so they can make the final judgement call on the little murderer. The Supreme Court is part of the Constitution by being part of the Judicial Branch. It's also questioning the rights of the kid because he was 12 when the crime was committed. I personally think the Supreme Court should take on this case and rule the boy as an adult and throw him in jail. 

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dsnow37's comment, February 17, 2013 11:27 AM
This article is kind of surprising but at the same time it's not surprising because quite a few medicines are not what you think they are. So anything can happen.
MsHaeussinger's comment, February 18, 2013 8:26 PM
I'd like to know more about this child's medical history. For a 12 year old to be on Zoloft seems quite unusual? Could there be other underlying factors?
Abigail Beinborn's comment, April 13, 2014 11:32 AM
This relates to the constitution. It talks about the 5th amendment which is spending your time in jail. There is also the 8th amendment that talks about an excessive bail or time spent in jail. Also against the 8th amendment because of his age. He is only 12 and he is being convicted as an 18 year old.