Now That Barack Obama Lectured Us on Trayvon Martin Will He Talk About Marley Lion?

Marley Lion was killed in Charleston, South Carolina, at around 4 am on June 16, 2012.
He was 17.

His life and death has been ignored by the national media.
Marley was white. His killers were black.

Unlike Trayvon Martin, Marley Lion was shot in cold blood.
There was no fight. He did not approach the thugs who murdered him.

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South Carolina Lawmakers Propose 5-Year Jail Sentence for ‘Obamacare’ Implementation

Nullification is yet again picking up steam in Dixie.

Pursuing an archaic legal theory that punctuated pre-Civil War disputes between the federal government and states, South Carolina state Rep. Bill Chumley last week pre-filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would criminalize implementation of President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare reform law.

If his bill becomes law, any state official caught enforcing the healthcare law would be guilty of a misdemeanor and “must be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”

Federal officials caught enforcing the law, however, would be given stiffer punishment under the proposal.

Any federal employee or contractor enforcing the law “is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both,” the bill proposes.

“I think we’re within our rights to do this,” Chumley explained to U.S. News. “It’s an obligation, I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and protect the people.”

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Now many states want to secede from U.S.

Since WND first reported that residents in the state of Louisiana were petitioning to secede from the U.S., residents in over 20 more states have filed requests with the White House to peaceably break from the union.

Furthermore, the Louisiana petition has topped 14,000 signatures, more than halfway to the threshold needed after which the White House has pledged to respond.

And for Texas, one of the new states to join the fray, the signature count now tops 25,000.

The White House’s We the People website explains that once a petition reaches 25,000 signatures, it will be placed on a queue for response from the administration. The website also maintains a page for previous petitions that have received a White House response.

Joining Louisiana now are Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Colorado, Oregon, New Jersey, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama and Texas.

The Louisiana petition, which has served as a pattern for many of the new states, reads as follows: “We petition the Obama administration to: Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”

It continues, “As the Founding Fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: ‘When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.’”

The petition concludes with a further quote from the Declaration of Independence: “‘Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government.’”

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South Carolina AG Sues Eric Holder Over Blocking State Voter-ID Law

The U.S. Justice Department was wrong to block South Carolina from requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification to vote, the state’s top prosecutor argued in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Enforcement of the new law “will not disenfranchise any potential South Carolina voter,” Attorney General Alan Wilson argues in the suit against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. “The changes have neither the purpose nor will they have the effect of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority.”

The Justice Department in December rejected South Carolina’s law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, saying tens of thousands of the state‘s minorities might not be able to cast ballots under the new law because they don’t have the right photo ID. It was the first such law to be refused by the federal agency in nearly 20 years.

The department said the law, enacted last year, failed to meet the requirements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which outlawed discriminatory practices that prevent blacks from voting. The Voting Rights Act also requires the Justice Department to approve changes to South Carolina‘s election laws because of the state’s past failure to protect the voting rights of blacks.

In the lawsuit, Wilson asks that a panel of three federal judges consider the case and declare that the rejected portions of the law are not discriminatory. Wilson also notes that South Carolina’s law is similar to one in Indiana that has already been upheld as constitutional. He says the photo ID requirements “are not a bar to voting but a temporary inconvenience no greater than the inconvenience inherent in voting itself.”

Citing data from the National Conference of State Legislatures, Wilson says at least 31 states require voters to show some sort of ID at the polls, and 15 states have enacted photo ID requirements. Since 1988, South Carolina law has required voters to show either a voter registration card or some sort of government-issued ID to be allowed to vote on a regular ballot.

Immediately after the Justice Department’s December decision, Wilson had vowed that he would fight the issue in court, saying at the time, “nothing in this act stops people from voting.”

A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice did not immediately comment on the lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union said it disagreed with the lawsuit and planned to oppose it in court.

Passed by a Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s law also required the state to determine how many voters lack state-issued IDs so that the Election Commission can inform them of law changes. The Department of Motor Vehicles will issue free state photo identification cards to those voters.

The federal review of South Carolina’s law has sparked a dustup between state agencies over the number of residents who lack state-issued IDs. The State Election Commission has said nearly 240,000 people didn’t have an appropriate ID, but the DMV director said that list included more than 37,000 records that appeared to belong to dead people, plus more than 91,000 whose state license records had been dropped because they had IDs in another state.

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Romney’s Path Is Clear?

Later today, Jon Huntsman is planning on getting out of a race he never had any chance of winning. The man, after all, happily served as Obama’s Ambassador to China. He wrote letters praising the Illustrious One. I was happy to have Huntsman in the race to pull votes away from the other Progressive running, Mitt Romney. Now there is not much blocking Romney from the inevitable. The Establishment wanted their man and they will have him. And America will have Obama for another four years. No one will choose Obama-lite over the real deal after all. Why take RomneyCare when you can have ObamaCare?

National Journal reports:

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will announce on Monday that he is dropping his bid for the Republican presidential nomination after a disappointing finish in last week’s New Hampshire primary, a source confirmed to National Journal.

Huntsman will endorse Republican front-runner Mitt Romney, squashing any potential rumors that he will seek to run as an independent candidate.

The endorsement will take place at 11 a.m. EST at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where Huntsman had previously scheduled several campaign events on Monday.

Some maintain this won’t help Romney because Huntsman was atrracting Democrats. They are wrong as is evident from the voting in New Hampshire. Romney did not sweep the place like expected with Huntsman in the race. Romney was not expected to do as well in South Carolina with his previous fourth place finish in 2008 there. But with Huntsman out and Newt, Santorum and Perry splitting the conservative vote and Paulbots doing their thing, South Carolina should be smooth sailing for Romney. With a win in South Carolina catapulting him to Florida where he is polling well and the winner takes all the delegates…Romney’s path is clear. Senator Grahamnesty and Representative Scott have said that the race should be over if Romney wins their state. Screw the other 47 states then?

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New Paul S.C. ad hits Santorum on ‘betrayal’

Ron Paul’s campaign is out with this new ad in South Carolina, which hits Rick Santorum on his “record of betrayal.”

“One serial hypocrite exposed,” the ad says, showing clips of Newt Gingrich. “Now another has emerged: Rick Santorum, a corporate lobbyist and Washington politician. A record of betrayal.”

This is the first time Paul has hit Santorum on TV so far, and looks a great deal like the anti-Gingrich ads the Paul camp ran in Iowa. Those ads helped bring Gingrich’s numbers down before the caucuses, and brutal ads from a campaign that has money to spend could have a similar effect on Santorum.

The Paul campaign is spending $250,000 on the ad buy, a source tells us, and the ad will run in South Carolina starting Monday.

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NLRB is Un-American

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Thursday that she supports calling for the National Labor Relations Board’s only Republican member to resign. If Brian Hayes steps down immediately, she said, the Board wouldn’t be able to assemble the quorum required to take any actions, including its case targeting The Boeing Company.

During a conference call Thursday morning, Haley called the NLRB an “absolutely un-American … rogue agency” with a “bully mentality.”

“I would support anything that would disband the NLRB,” Haley said in response to a question from The Daily Caller asking if she would back calls for Hayes to resign. “The only use that it has is trying to allow the unions to be relevant and they just aren’t. It’s a desperate attempt for them to get attention and they’re doing it the wrong way.”

“I’d be the biggest cheerleader for [getting rid of the NLRB],” Haley added.

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