Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Obama to Cut of Funding to Iranian Human Rights Group

Hilary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, has decided to eliminate funding for the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC). The IHRDC is an organization that is compiling lists of those protesters imprisoned during this summer's anti-government rioting. Additionally, the NGO was compiling lists of those whom the Islamic Republic of Iran government killed in the crackdown.

IHRDC is literally what human-rights NGO's are supposed to be:
methodical, precise, and apolitical in their work. And yet, the Obama administration has, without explanation, cut off all federal funding to the group which has consistently fulfilled its mandate.

At the Wall Street Journal, one writer has gone so far as to theorize that the Obama administration is planning to sell out the Israelis, ending all support for that country, the oldest democracy in the Middle East.

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