Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $10,500
12%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 12% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: donttreadonme

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Lautenberg’s ammo ban bill would strip away long-standing privacy protections

    08/07/2012 6:20:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    monachuslex.com ^ | 6 August, 2012 | John Pierce
    Over the course of my last several articles, I have written about the rush by Democratic senators to use the Aurora tragedy as a means of advancing their gun-control agenda. The first bill to emerge was an amendment to the Cybersecurity bill drafted by Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Barbara Boxer, Jack Reed, Bob Menendez, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Dianne Feinstein, which would have banned the sale, transfer or possession of normal capacity magazines. Thankfully, the Cybersecurity bill failed to pass the Senate. Following close on the heels of the Cybersecurity amendment, Democratic Senators Frank Lautenberg and Dianne Feinstein announced...
  • If You Love Liberty You Might be a Terrorist

    08/07/2012 11:14:37 AM PDT · by fwdude · 11 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | Gary DeMar
    A report on terrorism in the United States has been published by the Department of Homeland Security. The authors of the report are Gary LaFree, director of START and professor of criminology at the University of Maryland, and Bianca Bersani, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. The goal of the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) program is to sponsor research that will aid the intelligence and law enforcement communities in identifying potential terrorist threats and support policymakers in developing prevention efforts. And what should law enforcement agencies being looking for when it comes to...
  • WH: DOJ will work on background checks for guns until Congress passes gun laws

    08/06/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/6/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s spokesman blamed Congress for the lack of stronger gun control legislation and promised that the Justice Department would improve background checks to enhance security. The president’s approach is that we should work with Congress when possible and administratively when allowed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked about strengthening gun control laws — laws that must respect Second Amendment rights, he said.
  • BATTLE OF ATHENS

    08/06/2012 5:13:05 AM PDT · by RichSr · 9 replies
    MODERN MALITIA MOVEMENT | 08/06/2012 | MODERN MALITIA MOVEMENT
    I saw this on line on a different website, and I I think every forum should see this! Modern Malitia Movement The Battle Of Athens | American History Lives at American Heritage In McMinn County, Tennessee, in the early 1940s, the question was not if you farmed, but where you farmed. Athens, the county seat, lay between Knoxville and ... www.americanheritage.com/content/battle-athens
  • Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A “Vision” of the Future (CW2 Ping)

    08/05/2012 7:30:25 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 116 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters ^ | July 25, 2012 | COL Kevin Benson, USA (ret)
    The Scenario (2016) The Great Recession of the early twenty-first century lasts far longer than anyone anticipated. After a change in control of the White House and Congress in 2012, the governing party cuts off all funding that had been dedicated to boosting the economy or toward relief. The United States economy has flatlined, much like Japan’s in the 1990s, for the better part of a decade. By 2016, the economy shows signs of reawakening, but the middle and lower-middle classes have yet to experience much in the way of job growth or pay raises. Unemployment continues to hover perilously...
  • The cluck heard ’round the world

    08/02/2012 5:37:12 AM PDT · by radioone · 37 replies
    Bob Owens ^ | 8-1-12 | Bob Owens
    “It’s been like this since 6:00 AM.” It was 8:15 PM. The employee had a tired but sincere smile on his face as he went from car to car, already a block from his restaurant, thanking customers for both their patience and their support. Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day has apparently taken on a life far greater than anyone could have envisioned, and according to reports pouring in from around the country, the Bible-respecting chicken franchise has had to call in off-duty staff in an attempt to keep up with the hordes of people flocking to the store. Out of...
  • gun control vanity

    07/31/2012 9:37:42 PM PDT · by RC one · 6 replies
    8/1/12 | RCone
    I think this is probably my first vanity post here and I've been here for a while. I thought maybe this was worth posting though. There's a popular gun control e-mail letter that shows up every now and then and discusses the relationship between gun control and various (primarily left wing) government genocides. I thought it might be fun to include a greatly expanded version of this letter which includes pictures and links to supporting documentation which helps to, well, support the veracity of the original letter. Here is one version of the original letter:1-----Nazi Germany established gun control in...
  • Obama will 'evaluate' bill to ban online munition sales

    07/31/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2012 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama will "evaluate" a new bill that would ban online ammunition sales in the wake of the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo. That left 12 dead and dozens more injured. During the daily press briefing, Mr. Earnest was asked whether Mr. Obama supports the measure, which aims to end sales of unlimited amounts of ammunition on the Internet and other mail orders. The bill also would force ammunition dealers to report large sales of bullets and other munitions to law enforcement authorities
  • Dem lawmakers to announce bill limiting online ammo sales

    07/29/2012 3:38:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 142 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    Two Democratic lawmakers on Monday will announce new legislation to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.) said the new law would make the sale of ammunition “safer for law-abiding Americans who are sick and tired of the ease with which criminals can now anonymously stockpile for mass murder,” in a statement released Saturday. The lawmakers cite the recent movie massacre in Aurora, Colo. for spurring their bill. “The shooter who killed 12 and injured 58 in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater this month had purchased over 6,000 rounds of...
  • Assault Weapons: Facts vs. Fiction

    07/29/2012 7:09:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that John Lott has changed the national debate on gun control. His rigorous research and prolific pen have exposed the slip-shod analysis of anti-Constitution advocates. I’ve cited his work on several occasions. Lott explained how anti-gun laws facilitated the terrorist attack at Fort Hood. Defender of Liberty Writing after the Tucson shootings, Lott explained the benefits of concealed-carry laws. In the aftermath of the Heller decision, Lott explained how more guns resulted in less crime in DC. Lott explained how gun control made Jamaica a more dangerous country. It’s now time to...
  • Gun Control Laws Only Control the Law Abiding

    07/28/2012 5:55:57 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 12 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-27 13:06:17 | Michael R Shannon
    Just like the majority of police officers who never have to fire their gun during the course of a career, most civilians will never be shot at while watching a movie, browsing in a shopping mall or attending school. But for those few that do have the misfortune to be an unwilling participant in an ambush here are a few rules of thumb you may find useful.The police can't protect you. The Aurora, CO police force is a fine, highly motivated department - I know because the police association was formerly my client. There were officers already at the...
  • Obama partially backpedals on gun control speech while Senate Dems surge ahead

    07/28/2012 6:40:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    monachuslex.com ^ | 27 July, 2012 | John Pierce
    “Obama still wants Congress to reinstitute a federal ban on military-style assault weapons … but the president is not and has not been pushing for that ban … There are things that we can do short of legislation and short of gun laws.” - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney In yesterday’s column, I noted that President Obama seems to be responding to pressure from gun control advocates in a way that he has previously avoided. I must not have been the only one to sense the change in the political winds flowing from the White House because today, White...
  • Anti-Big Government Speech Brings House Floor To Its Feet

    07/27/2012 11:03:43 AM PDT · by Joe27 · 52 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 26 Jul 2012
    Rep. Mike Kelly just gained a lot of new fans.
  • Dick Morris: Obama to Sign UN Gun-Grab Treaty and RAM IT DOWN OUR THROATS

    07/18/2012 4:24:53 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 154 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 18, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    But the Senate will never ratify, you say? Guess what, they don't need to... Speaking on Fox and Friends this morning, Dick Morris explained that when the US signs such an international treaty, the nation is bound until the Senate rejects it or the President renounces it. In just nine days from now, the terms of this treaty will be finalized. Morris went on to say that this heinous agreement -which would in-affect repeal the the Second Amendment and deny us all of the divine right to self-defense- will likely be signed by Obama... then Harry Reid will simply...
  • Do Obama's Executive Orders Reveal A Pattern?

    07/18/2012 11:46:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | July 16, 2012 | Warren Beatty
    We're being prepared for a national emergency. Then there's taking control. I personally think that what Obama is doing goes way beyond being prepared. North Carolina governor Beverly Perdue ...suggested that perhaps elections should be suspended for two years by canceling, until the economy recovers, the 2012 elections. After that remark got the reception it deserved, SNIP Former White House director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag, who, on September 14, 2011, in a The New Republic article entitled "Too Much of a Good Thing: Why we need less democracy," said that we are that we are...
  • Barack Obama's Declaration of War Against the Way America was Founded and Built

    07/17/2012 1:15:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 17, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hey, Cookie, give me that Obama sound bite from Friday night in Roanoke, Virginia. The one where he says, "You started a business, you didn't do that yourself, somebody else did that." It's the most profound thing I've heard in a long time from somebody at such high levels of power and leadership. And I've been gauging people's reaction to this. I'm stunned. This notion that we're just in the middle of commonplace politics, it's just the same as it's always been. The Democrats are in charge now. The Republicans will win an election here and there...
  • UN Arms Transfer Treaty (ATT) on Small Arms: Gun Grab Gradualism

    07/16/2012 5:44:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 July, 2012 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    The United Nations is polishing up a global Arms Transfer Treaty (ATT) this month in a New York convention that would create a global registry of private ownership of firearms. This treaty — which would also mandate creation of a national collection agency for those guns and is contrary to the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment — has the long-standing and enthusiastic backing of the Obama State Department, headed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “Conventional arms transfers are a crucial national security concern for the United States, and we have always supported effective action to control the international transfer of...
  • Wis. police chiefs call for tougher gun checks

    07/16/2012 6:49:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    gazettextra.com ^ | 16 July, 2012 | AP
    The Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association and the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence plan to meet with Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidates on Monday and Tuesday to discuss potential federal legislation that would require buyers in private gun sales to undergo a background check.
  • Understanding Back Door Gun Control

    07/14/2012 5:34:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10 July, 2012 | Mike Piccione
    Back door gun control is the phenomena where an entity will enact a law that indirectly affects your right to keep and bear arms. It’s easier to pass legislation that harms Second Amendment rights when it does not directly require the citizen to surrender a gun. Examples of back door gun control are: Define ammo components as an unhealthy threat. Environmental laws designed to outlaw the use of ingredients that comprise components of arms related materials. The easiest example to point to is lead. Lead has long been the primary ingredient of bullets. Designating lead as an environmental hazard means...
  • Wayne LaPierre Fights for the Second Amendment Before the United Nations

    07/11/2012 2:40:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 11, 2012 | Wayne LaPierre
    Mr. President, thank you for this brief opportunity to address this conference. I am Wayne LaPierre and for 21 years now, I have served as Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association of America. The NRA is the largest and most active firearms rights organization in the world, with four million members who represent 100 million law-abiding Americans who own firearms. On behalf of those 100 million American gun owners, I am here to announce NRA’s strong opposition to anti-freedom policies that disregard American citizens’ right to self-defense. No foreign influence has jurisdiction over the freedoms our Founding Fathers...
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Anti-Gun Treaty

    07/10/2012 1:47:25 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 58 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-9-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom.
  • Pet Owners Balk At Mandatory Spay & Neuter, Microchipping Plan

    07/10/2012 11:19:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 9, 2012 11:00 PM | Jeff Nguyen
    CANYON LAKE [CALIFORNIA} (CBS) — A city in Riverside County will consider a plan to force all pet owners to spay and neuter their pets. KCAL9′s Jeff Nguyen reports not everyone in the guarded and gated city of Canyon Lake located just east of Lake Elsinore likes the proposal. Marlene Marich’s dog Skylar is fixed and has a microchip, but she doesn’t like the idea that the Canyon Lake city council is considering a plan to make the spaying, neutering and microchipping of cats and dogs mandatory. “That’s going too far, asking them to do that,” said dog owner Marlene...
  • Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Gun Grab

    07/09/2012 5:59:29 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 113 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2012
    Second Amendment: The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom. Just as the world's worst human...
  • Soros Promotes UN Control Over Gun Ownership

    07/09/2012 3:20:11 AM PDT · by yoe · 64 replies
    New American ^ | July 7, 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II
    George Soros is financing the fight to give the United Nations control of your guns. Through his (Media Matters) Soros is dumping pro-UN gun control propaganda into the mainstream media to coincide with the (United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty) being held in New York July 2–27. In a blog post (published July 3) Timothy Johnson of Media Matters describes the notion that the United Nations would ever try to take away the right of Americans to keep and bear arms “laughable.” Johnson goes on to promote the passage of the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) as a...
  • The U.N. is coming for your guns(7/27/2012) Obama admin pushing for global arms control

    07/09/2012 12:11:28 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/5/2012 | Washington times
    The United Nations is deliberating over a treaty that will place comprehensive limits on the international weapons trade. The language of the draft agreement is so expansive it wouldn’t take an Obama-appointed judge very long to extend the treaty to cover the domestic firearms market as well. If American jurists continue to be enamored by the popular trend to consider international precedence when making U.S. rulings, you can kiss the Second Amendment goodbye. This week, the U.N. General Assembly began formal discussion of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which seeks to establish “common international standards for the import, export and...
  • Get rid of the right to bear arms (NYT article on revising the Constitution)

    07/09/2012 5:30:24 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 134 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/8/2012 | Melynda Price
    I came of age when the word “drive-by” entered the American lexicon. By high school graduation, I lost one cousin to gun violence and another was incarcerated for a gun crime. I know many harmed by guns and even more who feared the possibility. I always wonder if, but for the Second Amendment, there would be a more radical commitment to compromise and peacefully working through easy and difficult issues. In writing the Second Amendment, the Framers didn't envision the kind of gun toting that is permitted across this country today.... I am not naďve enough to believe that doing...
  • Initiative would let voters overrule federal law

    07/06/2012 9:37:58 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 65 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | // | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX -- Voters could get the right to overrule federal laws and mandates under the terms of an initiative filed late Thursday. The Arizona Constitution already says the federal Constitution "is the supreme law of the land." This measure, if approved in November, it would add language saying that federal document may not be violated by any government -- including the federal government. More to the point, it would allow Arizonans "to reject any federal action that they determine violates the United States Constitution." That could occur through a vote of the state House and Senate with consent of the...
  • Oklahoma State Rep to File Bill to Nullify Individual Mandate

    07/07/2012 7:59:31 AM PDT · by Idabilly · 34 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 7-6-12 | TAC Daily Updates
    “I disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling and believe that state governments were intended to serve as a check on the federal government,” said Ritze, R-Broken Arrow. “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is better known as ObamaCare, is an example of federal overreach and my legislation will authorize the state to resist it and ban the enforcement of it.”
  • Scott says Florida won't implement health care law [Govs Walker, Perry and Jindal concur)

    07/01/2012 11:59:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 116 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 1, 2012 | Tia Mitchell
    ....Under the health care law, by 2014, states must implement a health insurance exchange, or a Web-based marketplace where people can shop for insurance, or defer to a federal program. States need to submit plans to the federal government by Nov. 16 that demonstrate their readiness to launch health exchanges. ....."We care about having a health care safety net for the vulnerable Floridians," Scott said on Fox. "But this is an expansion that just doesn't make any sense." ....."Hopefully we won't have to worry about it because by November we're going to have a new president-elect who is going to...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • All US ammo production spoken for through year's end

    06/19/2012 7:59:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 6/19/12
    News report on Fox. Gun and ammo sales "through the roof" just in case we see an overtly communist Obama in a second term. Cheaper Than Dirt spokesman says all US ammo production already spoken for through the rest of the year. Gun ranges maxed out with shooters.
  • CURL: Obama’s a domestic enemy of the U.S. Constitution

    06/18/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6-18-12 | Joseph Curl
    “Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation — I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.* “* Unless, you know, 224 years from now, whoever happens to president simply decides he really doesn’t want to do that.” — Article II, Section 1, Clause 8 of Barack Obama’s U.S. Constitution The Founders set the course in a simple, concise, 35-word affirmation —...
  • The 2nd Amendment and the Preservation of Liberty

    06/18/2012 7:31:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    tenthamendmentcenter.com ^ | 2012 | Bob Greenslade
    Why do Liberals and Progressives want you Disarmed? Following the shooting of Treyvon Martin earlier this year, liberals and progressives renewed their calls for more restrictions on firearms and repeal of Florida’s stand your ground law. Some called for the out right ban of handguns. Once again their justification is so-called public safety because they claim the police are entrusted with duty of protecting you. As I wrote in “The Police are Under No Legal Obligation to Protect You”, this assertion is patently false because courts throughout these United States have consistently held that police have no legal duty to...
  • Are We in Revolutionary Times?

    06/15/2012 7:50:51 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 97 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-15-2012 | Victor Davis Hanson - Commentary
    June 15, 2012 Are We in Revolutionary Times? Victor Davis Hanson Legally, President Obama has reiterated the principle that he can pick and choose which U.S. laws he wishes to enforce (see his decision to reverse the order of the Chrysler creditors, his decision not to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, and his administration’s contempt for national-security confidentiality and Senate and House subpoenas to the attorney general). If one individual can decide to exempt nearly a million residents from the law — when he most certainly could not get the law amended or repealed through proper legislative or judicial...
  • Arms and the Greeks

    06/14/2012 9:13:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    davekopel.org ^ | August, 1999 | David Kopel
    The founders didn't conjure up the right to bear arms out of thin air. They learned its value from the founders of Western civilization. The creators of America's republican form of government did not make everything up as they went along. American political philosophy — including the right to keep and bear arms — was firmly grounded in historical experience and in the great works of philosophy from ancient Greece through 18th-century Britain. The Declaration of Independence was derived from what Thomas Jefferson called, "the elementary books of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, etc." What did Aristotle —...
  • 20 Republican Senators are Still LOST at Sea; Please Sign the Letter ASAP and Do Your Job

    06/14/2012 11:07:33 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    Redstate ^ | June 12th | checkmate2012
    As another hearing is scheduled for this Thursday at 10:00am on the Senate floor and we get closer to a June vote on the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), I would like to call out attention on the remaining 20 Republican Senators that have not yet signed the letter to Sen. Reid which would block the passage of this bill. Yes I wrote about this few weeks ago in hopes that RedStaters would help prod their Senators into getting on board to stop this UN agenda. There has been some success since my last diary, probably due to your...
  • Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers

    06/12/2012 4:31:20 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 428 replies
    AllGov ^ | June 11, 2012 | Noel Brinkerhoff
    Police officers in Indiana are upset over a new law allowing residents to use deadly force against public servants, including law enforcement officers, who unlawfully enter their homes. It was signed by Republican Governor Mitch Daniels in March. The first of its kind in the United States, the law was adopted after the state Supreme Court went too far in one of its rulings last year, according to supporters. The case in question involved a man who assaulted an officer during a domestic violence call. The court ruled that there was “no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police...
  • Alabama Bans U.N. Agenda 21 Sovereignty Surrender

    06/07/2012 7:44:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 7, 2012
    Property Rights: Few have heard of Agenda 21, the U.N. plan for sustainable development that tosses property rights aside. But Alabama has, and it recently secured a victory as important as that over union power in Wisconsin. After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's stunning triumph over the excesses and abuses of public-sector unions, the London Telegraph's James Delingpole, an indefatigable opponent of global warming fraud, opined in a piece titled, "How Wisconsin And Alabama Helped Save The World," that we should take note of "an equally important but perhaps less well-publicized victory won in the Alabama House and Senate over the...
  • Sebelius: ‘We’ll be ready’ if Supreme Court strikes healthcare law

    06/07/2012 10:48:18 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 136 replies
    Sebelius: ‘We’ll be ready’ if Supreme Court strikes healthcare law By Elise Viebeck - 06/07/12 11:53 AM ET President Obama's top health official told an audience Thursday that the administration will be prepared to react if the Supreme Court strikes down its healthcare reform law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she is "confident and optimistic" that the high court will uphold the law, but added "we'll be ready for contingencies" if it does not. The remark, at a White House town hall on women's health, comes as the president and Democrats brace themselves for the court's decision,...
  • Send In The Drones: Obama Spies On America

    06/06/2012 6:46:59 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 6, 2012
    Privacy: News the EPA is conducting surveillance on farmers goes against our grain. Freedom means freedom of movement and the presumption of innocence. How can we have it if every move is monitored by government? Nebraska's congressional delegation sent a justifiably angry letter to Administrator Lisa Jackson last week complaining that her Environmental Protection Agency had exceeded its legislative and constitutional authority by conducting drone surveillance flights over Nebraska and Iowa farms looking for violations of the Clean Water Act. "They are just way on the outer limits of any authority they've been granted," said Nebraska GOP Sen. Mike Johanns,...
  • Dobson to Prez: "I won't bow to 'wicked' Obamacare."

    06/05/2012 1:44:18 PM PDT · by TIElniff · 69 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 6/04/12 | Chelsea Schilling
    WND EXCLUSIVE Dobson to prez: I won't bow to 'wicked' Obamacare 'So come and get me if you must' Dr. James Dobson is taking a defiant stand on Obamacare and issuing a loud and clear message to President Obama: “I WILL NOT pay the surcharge for abortion services. … So come and get me if you must, Mr. President. I will not bow before your wicked regulation.”
  • More Regulations: NJ Drivers Can Be Ticketed $1,000 for Not ‘Restraining’ Animals in the Car

    06/04/2012 4:33:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 4, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    Following on the heels of Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on certain sugary drinks in New York City restaurants, a wave of absurd regulations has seemingly begun emanating outwards. In neighboring New Jersey, drivers can be fined up to $1000 for driving with “unrestrained” animals in the car, and the Mayor of Berkeley, California is looking to ban sitting on sidewalks. According to CBS in Philadelphia, police and animal control officers will be authorized to ticket New Jersey drivers between $250 and $1,000 if they have “unrestrained” animals in the front seat of their car, on the driver’s lap, partially out the...
  • CFR & U.S. Army Chief of Staff:Use Army for Domestic Enforcement

    06/04/2012 2:42:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    New American ^ | 6/4/12 | Joe Wolverton II
    The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) proposes that the U.S. Army be used to plan, command, and carry out (with the help of civilian law enforcement) domestic police missions. So says a story appearing in the May/June issue of the influential organization’s official journal, Foreign Affairs. The article lacks a single reference to the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits such actions. In an article penned by Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Raymond T. Odierno, the CFR would see the Army used to address “challenges in the United States itself” in order to keep the homeland safe from
  • Chicago Police Video: "You First Amendment Rights Can Be Terminated" (Brownshirts)

    Now the Chicago police department is following Obama’s example and telling people that their First Amendment rights can be terminated anytime. Check out the incident caught on camera when a couple of news reporters were trying to cover a story outside a Chicago hospital. Following the threat, the officer arrested the two journalists. Even though they were released a short time later, the incident has not gone unnoticed. According to the National Press Photographers Association, there have been 70 such arrests that they have documented since last September. Many of the arrests have involved the filming of news stories when...
  • Alabama Fights a UN Land Grab

    05/31/2012 7:56:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Townhall.com Staff
    Editor's Note: This column was authored by Justice Gilpin-Green Individual rights must take a backseat to community interests. Sound familiar? That’s probably because it’s been the ideology that American presidents have been agreeing to since 1992. Enter Agenda 21, the 40 chapter document from the United Nations that establishes environmental “principles” at local, national, regional, and international levels-and the object of Ayn Rand’s nightmare. Defined these days as “sustainable development,” Agenda 21 seeks to transform humanity with “new global ethics.” At the most basic level, beyond the soft words like “sustainability” and “eco-friendly environments”, Agenda 21 takes away private property...
  • Pro-Walker Marine veteran dragged out and arrested at Bill Clinton-Barrett Rally in Wisconsin

    06/01/2012 7:13:15 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 174 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    A pro-Walker Marine vet got into a few confrontations at Democrat Tom Barrett’s rally today with Bill Clinton in Wisconsin. The Franklin Center has video. They couldn’t handle the truth. So, union cops were called in and dragged him out of the rally and arrested him. They didn’t like what he was saying. The Marine is predicting a 10 point win for Scott Walker. I second that.
  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Rips Global Warming Alarmism

    05/28/2012 10:05:57 PM PDT · by seamus · 6 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | 05/29/2012 | Jim Lakely
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner attended last week's climate conference at The Heartland Institute in Chicago and made it clear: The alarmists will not be setting policy in the US if he has anything to say about it. Watch the video here: http://climateconferences.heartland.org/jim-sensenbrenner-iccc7/
  • BATF Seeks Ban on “Military” Shotguns: Over 5 Rounds

    05/28/2012 2:58:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Tea Party Economist ^ | May 28, 2012 | Gary North
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is inviting public comments on its new rule regarding shotguns. It plans to ban them. There will be a ban on imports. (Note: watch prices rise on those already in the USA.) The basis of this ban will be the guns’ semi-automatic status. It the magazine has more than five rounds, the weapon will be banned. Why? Because the BATF designates these as “military.” Somehow, I cannot see Sergeant York with a 7-round shotgun taking on the Germans. Gen. George Patton wore ivory-handled revolvers. I wonder if these are scheduled for a ban....
  • Free Men Acting Free

    05/25/2012 6:53:10 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 6 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | AWR Hawkins, Ph.D.
    When we think about what characterizes free men, what qualities or habits they usually exhibit, there are a handful of traits that seem to show themselves again and again. For instance, free men speak their minds: which is not the same thing as saying they run their mouths. Rather, it is simply to point out that when something needs to be said, a free man will often say it. And free men abide by the intuitive, internal witness to right and wrong embedded in them by God, through nature. In truth, they not only abide by it — they actually...
  • Drones Pose a Threat to Americans' Privacy: Pressure is mounting to normalize the use of drones...

    05/24/2012 8:18:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies
    Reason ^ | May 23, 2012 | Gene Healy
    Pressure is mounting to normalize the use of drones in the United States. "Don't drone, me, bro!"—that's one way to sum up Charles Krauthammer's heated reaction to last week's news that the Federal Aviation Administration had loosened restrictions on local police departments' use of surveillance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. "Stop it here, stop it now," Krauthammer exclaimed on Fox News's "Special Report" Monday, "I don't want to see it hovering over anybody's home. ... I'm not encouraging, but I am predicting that the first guy who uses a Second Amendment weapon to bring a drone down that's been hovering over his...