Category Archives: Federal Legislation

Principles and Policies Podcast for 1/6/2012- Ex Parte Merryman And Pre-emption of the NDAA

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Friday January 6, 2012. Chuck Michaelis looks at another pivotal Supreme court decision that pre-empts the NDAA’s constitutionality.

We are discussing things found in these articles:

From Naomi Wolf’s blog- How Congress is signing its own arrest warrants in the NDAA Citizen Arrest Bill

From the Associated Press- Obama signs defense bill despite ‘reservations’

From Alex Jones- Obama Administration Demanded Power To Indefinitely Detain U.S. Citizens , Happy New Year: Obama Signs NDAA, Indefinite Detention Now Law of the Land

Obama Defense Bill Signing Statement

Principles and Policies Podcast for 1/5/2012- Ex Parte Milligan And The National Defense Authorization Act

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Thursday January 5, 2012. Chuck Michaelis and Barry Sheets take a close look at Supreme court decisions like Ex Parte Milligan and find ample evidence that the NDAA is unconstitutional.

We are discussing things found in these articles:

From Naomi Wolf’s blog- How Congress is signing its own arrest warrants in the NDAA Citizen Arrest Bill

From the Associated Press- Obama signs defense bill despite ‘reservations’

From Alex Jones- Obama Administration Demanded Power To Indefinitely Detain U.S. Citizens , Happy New Year: Obama Signs NDAA, Indefinite Detention Now Law of the Land

Obama Defense Bill Signing Statement

Principles and Policies Podcast for 1/4/2012- Can’t Happen Here- Or Has It Happened Here Before?

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Wednesday January 4, 2012. Chuck Michaelis  examines American history to see if there is any time in our history where martial law has been used and, not surprisingly finds one, along with a few legal twists.

We are discussing things found in these articles:

From Naomi Wolf’s blog- How Congress is signing its own arrest warrants in the NDAA Citizen Arrest Bill

From the Associated Press- Obama signs defense bill despite ‘reservations’

From Alex Jones- Obama Administration Demanded Power To Indefinitely Detain U.S. Citizens , Happy New Year: Obama Signs NDAA, Indefinite Detention Now Law of the Land

Obama Defense Bill Signing Statement

Principles and Policies Podcast for 1/3/2012- Very Different Ends Of The Political Spectrum Sing The Same Tune On The National Defense Authorization Act

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Tuesday January 3, 2012. Chuck Michaelis  looks at the reasons that so many holders of VERY different political viewpoints are ringing the tocsin about the National Defense Authorization Act.

We are discussing things found in these articles:

From Naomi Wolf’s blog- How Congress is signing its own arrest warrants in the NDAA Citizen Arrest Bill

From the Associated Press- Obama signs defense bill despite ‘reservations’

From Alex Jones- Obama Administration Demanded Power To Indefinitely Detain U.S. Citizens , Happy New Year: Obama Signs NDAA, Indefinite Detention Now Law of the Land

Obama Defense Bill Signing Statement

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Principles and Policies Podcast for 1/2/2012- Why “Signing Statements” Are Not A “Line-Item Veto”

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Monday January 1, 2012. Chuck Michaelis  updates on S. 1867, now the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) and President Obama’s use of yet another “signing statement” to attempt to avoid enforcing a law he should have vetoed.

We are discussing things found in these articles:

From Naomi Wolf’s blog- How Congress is signing its own arrest warrants in the NDAA Citizen Arrest Bill

From the Associated Press- Obama signs defense bill despite ‘reservations’

From Alex Jones- Obama Administration Demanded Power To Indefinitely Detain U.S. Citizens , Happy New Year: Obama Signs NDAA, Indefinite Detention Now Law of the Land

Obama Defense Bill Signing Statement

Principles and Policies Podcast for 12/29/2011- Is The President Above The Law?

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Thursday December 29, 2011. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis  discuss the use of “signing statements” by US Presidents to try and avoid doing their constitutionally mandated duties.

Principles and Policies Podcast for 12/24/2011- Ohio SB 165 Update And A Look At. US Sen. Coburn’s “Wastebook”

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday December 24, 2011. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis  give an update on the political “sausage-making” exercise in Ohio SB 165. Then we dive into the deep end of the farcical cesspool of government spending by looking at Sen. Tom Coburn’s Wastebook 2011.

Chuck and Barry are discussing the following items-Straight From The Source in the Columbus Dispatch and Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) 2011 Wastebook.