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  • Infographic On The Greatest Gun Salesman In America: President Obama

    02/21/2012 3:22:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | February 21, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    American firearm sales and concealed handgun permit applications are at all-time highs since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama. President Obama's perceived hostility towards gun owners has been one of the key factors behind the multi-year financial boom the firearms industry continues to enjoy. In fact, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is actively preparing to work to defeat President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, according to Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the NRA, who recently said the following at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.: "Lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive...
  • No, birth control isn’t an election issue (Don't lose sight: The issue is FREEDOM)

    02/21/2012 6:29:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/21/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Washington Post headlines a piece by Ann Gerhart with the question, “Birth control as an election issue? Why?” It’s the wrong question, but first let’s see how Gerhart sets this up: Decades ago, near the end of the Age of Aquarius, a Republican congressman from Texas argued passionately that the federal government should pay for birth control for poor women.“We need to take sensationalism out of this topic so that it can no longer be used by militants who have no real knowledge of the voluntary nature of the program but, rather, are using it as a political stepping...
  • Chairman Obama's War On Religion And The Individual

    02/19/2012 4:02:14 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 40 replies
    My Brain | 2/19/12 | Alan Levy
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;......" *********************************** For those of you who were educationally abused in our sham of a public school system, the above is the Estabishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment . It is one of the most important thoughts ever recorded in human history. This tiny little sentence fragment of a mere sixteen words makes America....well, American. See, ladies and gentlemen, the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses do more than protect religion from the intrigues of government, regardless of what the commies...
  • DHS Stonewalls Congress on Social Media Spying

    02/19/2012 1:21:52 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 22 replies · 2+ views ^ | February 16, 2010 | Ralph E. Walls Sr.
    Homeland Security reps refuse to name superiors who ordered federal agency to analyze online dissent (PaulWatson) – Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security speaking today at a Congressional hearing regarding the federal agency’s monitoring of social media networks and news websites, including the Drudge Report, were evasive about who ordered them to look for reports or comments that “reflect adversely on the U.S. government and the DHS.” The hearing was prompted as a result of the Electronic Privacy Information Center obtaining 300 documents through a Freedom of Information Act request which detailed how DHS had hired an outside contractor,...
  • Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gun (Netherlands general- MUST see)

    02/18/2012 9:47:59 PM PST · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    TED ^ | Jan 2012
    Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gunPeter van Uhm is the Netherlands’ chief of defense, but that does not mean he is pro-war. At TEDxAmsterdam he explains how his career is one shaped by a love of peace, not a desire for bloodshed -- and why we need armies if we want peace. General Peter van Uhm is the Chief of the Netherlands Defence staff. He has had an outstanding career over four decades in the Dutch military. In the Netherlands, he is know from his personal tragedy. On 18 April 2008, one day after Van Uhm was appointed...
  • Nazi Germany - Dictatorship (within 24 hrs after fire, no press, assembly or speaking out)

    02/18/2012 12:19:25 PM PST · by STARWISE · 57 replies · 2+ views
    *snip* One week before the election was due to take place, the Reichstag building burned down. Hitler immediately declared that it was the signal for a communist takeover of the nation. Hitler knew that if he was to convince President Hindenburg to give him emergency powers - as stated in the Weimar Constitution - he had to play on the old president's fear of communism. What better than to convince him that the communists were about to take over the nation by force? A known communist - Marianus van der Lubbe - was caught near the Reichstag building immediately after...
  • Santorum: Freedoms are at stake in presidential election

    02/17/2012 7:48:38 PM PST · by FresnoRobert · 90 replies
    The Middletown Journal ^ | 2/17/2012 | Justin McClelland
    “We have to look at the root cause of why the economy is struggling as much as it is,” Santorum said. “Government intervention. Government regulation. Government taxation. Government is crushing and destroying the American spirit and the American free enterprise system.” Santorum said that government spending was impinging on personal freedoms and ultimately chipping away at what made the country great. “When the government gets as big as it’s gotten and starts to take over more of your life, then you get smaller as the individual, you get weaker, you lose control over your lives. You lose the rights that...
  • My Thoughts on Religious Freedom

    02/17/2012 3:38:58 PM PST · by hspirit · 4 replies
    HSPIRIT ^ | 2/17/2012 | HSPRIT
    These are my thoughts on the current situations and future possibilities of violations of the "Conscious Clause" or Religious Freedom aspects. Keep in mind that the current Administration did not want to acknowledge the War on Terror while it is still going on. It has been said that Osama Bin Laden had declared war on America but we did not declare it as a war. So there is a war even if we do not choose to acknowledge it. Similiarly, the Administration's War on Religion (other than Muslims, of course) is evident even when some refuse to acknowledge that.From the...
  • Bill proposes massive overhaul to Georgia gun laws

    02/17/2012 5:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 16 February, 2012 | Laura Diamond and Christopher Quinn
    Georgians would be allowed to carry concealed weapons in bars, public schools, most government buildings, college campuses and other locations under a sweeping gun bill filed in the House. In addition to banishing many current restrictions, House Bill 981 would prevent police or the National Guard from disarming people during states of emergency, and it would allow citizens to sue if that occurred. Rep. Sean Jerguson, R-Woodstock, one of the bill's co-sponsors, said Thursday that it strikes a balance between the Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms, and personal property rights. For instance, any church or business,...
  • JotForm domain released by Secret Service, won’t say why it was seized (No notice, no explanation)

    02/17/2012 11:34:42 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 30 replies ^ | February 17, 2012 | Matthew Humphries
    Late on February 15, JotForm lost access to The company soon discovered the U.S. government had seized the domain by lodging a request with the site’s domain registrar GoDaddy. Soon after, it had been taken down. Aytekin Tank, co-founder of Interlogy Internet Technologies, and owner of JotForm, later confirmed that he’d been in contact with the agent assigned to his case at the Secret Service. She was busy and couldn’t look at the site for a few days. So millions of web forms and thousands of customers were left without a service and no reason as to why this...
  • Why Is Newt’s Biggest Donor So Opposed to Santorum? (Santorum's views on gambling)

    02/16/2012 7:51:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 16, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    ....Asked about the legalization of online gambling, Santorum responds: "I’m someone who takes the opinion that gaming is not something that is beneficial, particularly having that access on the Internet. Just as we’ve seen from a lot of other things that are vices on the Internet, they end to grow exponentially as a result of that. It’s one thing to come to Las Vegas and do gaming and participate in the shows and that kind of thing as entertainment, it’s another thing to sit in your home and have access to that it. I think it would be dangerous to...
  • 'We The People' - video

    02/16/2012 11:43:08 AM PST · by Milagros · 8 replies · 1+ views
    GET A LOOK AT THIS ONE................ This is without a doubt the best video that has come out and apparently 6 Million others think so too because there have been 6 million hits in 4 days. Please watch it again and again and send it on to others. I believe the pendulum has started to swing so let's keep it going. This is very well done. The Clip:
  • Beck Announces ‘We Are All Catholics Now’ Movement to Stand Up for Religious Freedom

    02/15/2012 12:46:54 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 24 replies ^ | 2/15/12 | Billy Hallowell
    The controversy over the Obama administration’s contraception mandate is at a boiling point, as many Catholic leaders continue to view the president’s so-called “accommodation” as a failure to protect religious liberty. Now, Glenn Beck is coming forward with a new movement called “We Are All Catholics Now.” The main goal of the initiative is to ask Americans to reach out to Congressional leaders (at the moment, Senators) to encourage the passage of legislation that would protect religious groups’ conscience rights. Watch Beck discuss the effort on his radio show this morning: The main push, Beck says, is to support the...
  • Obama blunder escalates Catholic holy war

    02/15/2012 10:06:30 AM PST · by cap10mike · 28 replies ^ | February 15, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    President Obama firmly placed one foot into a political quagmire by supporting Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ decision to renege on the “conscience exception” to Obamacare. This allowed religious organizations to opt out of providing health care coverage for contraception and sterilization. Sebelius’ decision placed Catholic employers squarely on the horns of a dilemma. They could either violate their religious beliefs or pay a huge fine to HHS. When the president offered a compromise in response to mounting public outcry, instead of backing away from the controversy, he planted his other foot into the muck.
  • Urgent Calls Needed to Protect Religious Freedom and Conscience Rights

    02/15/2012 6:41:29 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies
    Home School Legal Defense Association ^ | February 14th | William A. Estrada
    Urgent calls are needed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) and your two U.S. senators to urge them to support Amendment No. 1520 by Senator Roy Blunt (MO). This amendment would halt the Obama Administration’s new mandate requiring all employers—including religious employers—to violate their consciences and provide free birth control and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees. Action Requested Please do three things: Call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) and urge him to allow the Senate to vote on Amendment No. 1520, the Blunt Amendment. You can reach Majority Leader Reid at 202-224-3542. Call your two U.S. senators and...
  • Combat Drones Soon To Fly Over U.S. Airspace [Police State Coming]

    02/15/2012 3:59:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies · 1+ views
    JD Journal ^ | 2/14/2012
    While combat drones are not allowed in the U.S. airspace without a special certificate from the FAA, the military is in a fix over the 7, 500 military drones deployed overseas, that need to be recalled home.... After returning home, the robotic aircraft would be stationed in military bases around the nation for use in emergencies... Last week, Congress approved legislation requiring the FAA to create a plan for wide-scale integration of drones in the national airspace by 2015.
  • America the Controlled

    02/11/2012 1:19:11 AM PST · by Bowtie52 · 6 replies
    Feb. 11, 2012 | Bowtie52
    America the Controlled In early January 2012 the big news was SOPA; the Stop Online Piracy Act. It gave the government the right to shut down the internet as it saw fit. It took the element of control, responsibility and freedom away from private citizenry and put it in the hands of an elite few who called their shots by opinion rather than the terms of law. Later in January came NDAA “The National Defense Authorization Act” which included indefinite incarnation of Americans at the behest of the Federal Government- without formal charges. Late January saw an effort to bail...
  • WaPo Political Writer: “Maybe the Founders were wrong to guarantee free exercise of religion …”

    02/10/2012 6:19:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online - Corner ^ | February 10, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    From a self-described “left-leaning Catholic writer,” the Washington Post’s associate editor political writer Melinda Henneberger, this is what passes for a defense of faith against the HHS mandate. In an MSNBC interview, Ms. Henneberger told Chris Matthews: “Maybe the founders were wrong to guarantee free exercise of religion in the First Amendment, but that is what they did and I don’t think we have to choose here.”*Emphasis Mine*
  • Putin's Unruly Children: A New Generation Aims to Revitalize Russia

    02/10/2012 2:09:27 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 1 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 2/9/12 | Anna Skladmann
    Russia's young people are growing up with more freedom than ever. Twenty years after the end of communism, the first post-Soviet generation is transforming the country -- whether the once and future president likes it or not.It's just before dawn at the Kremlin, and Marat Dupri is about to climb a monument to Czar Peter the Great. The 20-year-old with brown, curly hair is wearing a green, plaid jacket and blue gloves to fight the icy wind. He is standing on the bank of the Moskva River, facing the 98-meter (321-foot) colossus of dark, gray steel. Marat and his three...
  • Tyranny from above...

    02/09/2012 9:01:20 AM PST · by dps.inspect · 11 replies
    C. S. Lewis, my favorite all time author, wrote of many things. He saw humanity for what it is, especially in light of humanity's creator and moral author. One of his observations regards the tyranny a government can be on its people, when they engage in the business of humanitarianism. Here he speaks of the tyranny of the nanny state... "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his...
  • Obama, Contraception, and Freedom of Association: Constitutional Guys Finish Last

    02/09/2012 8:11:47 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | Thursday, 09 February 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    It’s ironic that it is Barack Obama now ramming a contraception policy down Catholics’ and other Americans’ throats. Little more than a month ago, former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos spent 10 minutes in a Republican debate grilling presidential contenders Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney on, of all things, contraception. What inspired the bizarre questions? First, Santorum is a practicing Catholic who doesn’t believe in the use of artificial birth control. Second, responding to a query from ABC’s Jake Tapper about a week prior to the debate, Santorum reiterated a constitutional fact: States have a right to ban contraception should they...
  • 39% of Voters Think It’s OK for Obama to Trample On Religious Freedom

    02/08/2012 6:14:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/8/12 | Jim Hoft
    What a sad state of affairs. Well, what do you expect? When schools don’t teach history or government and focus on community organizing this is what you get… An ignorant population of leftists ready to hand control of their lives over to some dictator-wannabe. 39% of American voters believe it’s OK for Obama to trample on religious freedom. Rasmussen reported: Half of voters do not agree with the Obama administration’s action forcing Catholic institutions to pay for birth control measures that they morally oppose. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the...
  • The Long Road to Eroding Religious Freedom: When President Obama Bragged About It

    02/08/2012 6:12:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2/8/12 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    “Darn tooting.” Back in October when the HHS contraception/abortifacient/sterilization mandate issue was more under the radar than it is now (the announcement on January 20 was far from the first communication about it from the administration), President Obama bragged about it during a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Chicago. From the White House transcript: And to make sure that those laws are upheld, we appointed two brilliant women to the Supreme Court. (Applause.) We repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell” so that every single American can serve their country, regardless of who they love. (Applause.) And, yes
  • The Censoring Of Our Right To Religious Freedom

    02/08/2012 11:28:36 AM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 13 replies
    the wisdom woman blog ^ | 2/8/2012 | Cathie Miller
    I believe that our right to religious freedom is now being censored. Each day as I write this message, I wonder if it will be my last. For those of you who “pooh pooh” that, and think it is a gross exaggeration, think again.
  • Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress

    02/08/2012 8:11:18 AM PST · by rarestia · 116 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Shaun Waterman
    Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace. The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.
  • What Wikipedia Won’t Tell You (Hollyweird's Censors Whining)

    02/08/2012 10:16:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 7, 2012 | Cary H. Sherman
    HE digital tsunami that swept over the Capitol last month, forcing Congress to set aside legislation to combat the online piracy of American music, movies, books and other creative works, raised questions about how the democratic process functions in the digital age. Policy makers had recognized a constitutional (and economic) imperative to protect American property from theft, to shield consumers from counterfeit products and fraud, and to combat foreign criminals who exploit technology to steal American ingenuity and jobs. They knew that music sales in the United States are less than half of what they were in 1999, when the...
  • Will THE OBAMANATOR Fall "Victim" to a Catholic Spring?

    02/07/2012 6:54:22 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Graewoulf | February 7, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Can the combat-hardened OWS shock troops from the bankrupt Obamanation Universities defeat the Mighty Catholic Crusaders in the Spring of 2012? The battle lines are being quickly drawn in a frontal assault on the Robo-Built Fortress Walls of the Un-Constitutional Obama"care" that protects the despised, and cancerous Obamanation. Even now Bolshevik Chairman Obama has dictated that all US Military Chaplins be muzzled, and public discussion terminated as the distant sound of Cyber Bugles wafts through the despised Ditrict of Corruption. At 1600 Entitlement Plantation Avenue, only the token dog is not worried. Yeah, you guessed it, he is a Portuguese...
  • Judicial Tyranny - Impeach Justice Ginsburg

    02/06/2012 9:19:43 AM PST · by setourchildrenfree · 27 replies ^ | 2-6-12 | Tony Caruso
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's interview to an Egyptian televison network the other day gave us a rare insight into why America is has so quickly gone down the road of self-destruction - judicial tyranny, plain and simple.
  • 50-year-old CARTOON TRIED TO WARN US

    02/05/2012 10:10:00 AM PST · by Sprite518 · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/15/2010
    I thought it was worth spreading around.
  • The battle is joined on religious liberty

    02/05/2012 6:24:56 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 11 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | February 4, 2012 | Kathleen Parker
    Two of the top news stories this past week have revolved around reproductive rights, though both raise far more troubling issues than a woman's right to contraception or abortion. The more compelling questions concern a person's or an institution's freedom of conscience and the right to act upon one's moral beliefs without fear of intimidation and/or government coercion. Both cases -- one involving the Catholic Church and the other, Susan G. Komen for the Cure -- deal with the ongoing conflict between the pro-life and pro-choice camps. And both are exposing the dangerous extent to which some pro-choice advocates, including...
  • Indiana Rejects Big Labor, Becomes Right-to-Work State

    02/04/2012 6:47:54 AM PST · by willowsdale · 21 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 2/2/12 | Mark Mix
    For the past two weeks, Big Labor bosses around the country have had their eyes on the Indiana capitol — watching in horror as the General Assembly passed a right-to-work bill with commanding majorities. The passage of Indiana's right-to-work law is an extraordinarily bitter defeat for the union brass. Less than a year ago, despite the fact that Hoosiers had elected substantial pro-right-to-work majorities to both chambers in 2010, union strategists remained confident they could preserve the forced-unionism status quo.
  • An Open Letter to President Barack Obama Concerning Recent Tyranny (With Pictures!)

    01/31/2012 7:29:32 PM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 5 replies
    Patheos ^ | January 30, 2012 | Marc Barnes
    Dear Mr. President, I am fully aware that these are days in which the federal government is — for all practical purposes — unlimited in its power. As it stands, you — sir — can detain any American citizen without due process simply because you suspect him of being a terrorist, you have magically managed to become the Chairman of the UN Security Council without the approval of Congress — despite that awkward Article 1.9 of the Constitution — and you — along with the FCC — seem to think the Internet is thine to regulate. Now I’m sure this...
  • Revolutionary endeavor: Bottineau’s Jonathan Bartlett teaches Project Appleseed(ND)

    01/31/2012 6:48:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 30 January, 2012 | KIM FUNDINGSLAND
    BOTTINEAU It wouldn't be surprising if Jonathan Bartlett bleeds red, white and blue. The Bottineau resident has a deepening appreciation for this nation's founding fathers and early citizens and citizen soldiers. A few years ago, Bartlett was introduced to Project Appleseed, a combination heritage and marksmanship program conducted by the Revolutionary War Veterans Association. He was so captured by the experience that he continues to rise through the ranks of RWVA. "It was inspiring. It motivated me to be involved," said Bartlett. "Something really connected with the shooting aspect and the history of our founding. Our founders inspired our free...
  • Just read the words: Separation of Church and State works two ways

    01/31/2012 6:03:37 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 37 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/31/2012 | Paul Greenberg
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." --The First Amendment Constitution of the United States The words are old, the First Amendment having been adopted in 1791 along with the rest of the Bill of Rights. But even today, whenever they're read, the effect is the same. The heart beats just a little faster. There is a majesty about those words, not...
  • Obama Owes More on Religious Freedom

    01/30/2012 7:24:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2012 | EJ Dionne
    One of Barack Obama's great attractions as a presidential candidate was his sensitivity to the feelings and intellectual concerns of religious believers. That is why it is so remarkable that he utterly botched the admittedly difficult question of how contraceptive services should be treated under the new health care law.
  • Spread the Word! Hillsdale Town Hall Tomorrow in DC! Free Lunch!

    01/27/2012 1:02:28 PM PST · by hillsdale1 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Hillsdale College ^ | 1/27/12 | Hillsdale College - Kirby Center
    Hillsdale College will host an online town hall entitled, “Our Choice Today: Bureaucratic Despotism or the Constitution,” on Saturday, January 28, 2012, beginning at 11 a.m. EST. It will be broadcast from the College’s Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., and can be viewed for free at The purpose of the town hall, according to Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, is “to make clear to Americans that they still have a choice how they will be governed—that the powerful federal bureaucracy which stifles freedom is of relatively recent construction, and remains for now capable...
  • Collectivism Decivilizes When Government Grows

    01/26/2012 10:24:49 PM PST · by gabriellah · 13 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | Lopac | Christian
    The recent NDAA Bill has been decried as an act of governmental tyranny. This is true, but the implications are much more than just a mere overstep. It is, in reality, a further step in the direction of decilivization. The word “collectivist” is sadly absent from the popular language of politics. Collectivism, in short, composes the political viewpoints that are focused on the collective, or the whole. This is starkly opposed to individualism, which is focused on the individual. Some of the political philosophies that are considered collectivist are Communism (and its various varieties), socialism, modern liberalism, and anarcho-syndicalism. The...
  • Why You Should Spend a $2 Bill at Starbucks on Feb. 14

    01/26/2012 9:48:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 25 January, 2012 | Robert Farago
    As you may know, TTAG commentator Greg responded to a Valentine’s Day Starbucks boycott by the National Gun Victims Action Council by organizing a BUYcott. He’s asking gun owners to reward Starbucks for its letter-of-the-law firearms policy by buying a beverage or food item with a two dollar bill (a suggestion made by NukemJim, the bill representing the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms) on the 14th of Feb. Not forgetting to “thank the clerk for Starbucks’ support of the Constitution.” Ahead of Starbuck’s Appreciation Day–which has already well and truly gone viral—our own Tim Tritt contacted the...
  • Hillsdale College Townhall: “Our Choice Today: Bureaucratic Despotism or the Constitution”

    01/23/2012 1:14:46 PM PST · by hillsdale1 · 3 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 1/23/12 | Hillsdale College - Kirby Center
    Hillsdale College will host an online town hall entitled, “Our Choice Today: Bureaucratic Despotism or the Constitution,” on Saturday, January 28, 2012, beginning at 11 a.m. EST. It will be broadcast from the College’s Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., and can be viewed for free at The purpose of the town hall, according to Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, is “to make clear to Americans that they still have a choice how they will be governed—that the powerful federal bureaucracy which stifles freedom is of relatively recent construction, and remains for now capable...
  • Supreme Court Rules that Warrants Needed for GPS Tracking (Scalia writes 4th amendment ruling!)

    01/23/2012 9:47:35 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 99 replies
    DCist ^ | 1/23/12 | Martin Austermuhl
    In a case that stemmed from an investigation by D.C. police and the FBI of a local drug dealer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that police across the country need a warrant if they want to track suspects using GPS monitors. In the ruling, which was written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the court found that even though the case involved a GPS unit that was attached to a car that was out in the open, it still constituted a "search" under the language of the Fourth Amendment: It is important to be clear about what occurred in this...
  • It’s Time to Draw the Line. Remember the Alamo!

    01/22/2012 4:56:52 PM PST · by Nita Nupress · 35 replies
    today | me
    Yes, that was deceitful, but i really DO need a title -- I'm no good at that. My boring choice was, "How Does The General Election Relate To Texas History and a "Last Stand?" :)This isn't about Rick Perry, btw. It's about you and me and our future as a Constitutional Republic. Rick Perry -- in an act of courage, conviction, and wisdom -- has stepped aside and endorsed someone whom he thinks can lead our charge. For that, I am thankful. Even if you disagree with his endorsement, you probably understand that nothing is more important than stopping the...
  • In Praise of a Do-nothing Congress

    01/22/2012 7:14:52 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    Here's a question: how can we expect to have small government if we condemn Congress for not growing it? It's always a disturbing experience when you're accosted with a picture of Harry Reid, as I was upon logging on to Drudge Monday afternoon. But at least his image bore a fitting caption: "MOST FUTILE EVER." I then clicked the link and found myself at The Washington Times - normally a quite sane organ of the media - and learned the meaning of the caption: the Times was lamenting a do-nothing Congress and presented Reid as its poster boy. Writes the...
  • How Freedom Connects Obama To Reagan

    01/19/2012 1:05:46 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-19-12 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)

    01/19/2012 1:02:21 AM PST · by Sprite518 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/2012 | Clay Shirky
    What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.
  • In 2012, Republicans need to run on an idea

    01/18/2012 11:12:09 AM PST · by botlogger · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2012 | John Scrudato
    So who should get the Republican nomination? Should it go to the most “electable”? Should we follow Gallup’s poll on candidates’ “acceptability”? Mitt Romney wins these metrics hands down. But don’t take the easy way out. Romney is eminently acceptable because there’s nothing there to hate. But there’s also little there to love — nothing to inspire other than his personal qualities. But, as we’ve seen, those don’t endure.
  • It's Baaaaaaaaack: Lamar Smith Says SOPA Markup To Resume In February

    01/17/2012 2:04:11 PM PST · by transducer · 67 replies
    TechDirt ^ | January 17, 2012 | Mike Masnick
    For all the talk from some that SOPA was "dead," it appears it's alive and well and getting ready for its big re-entrance. Lamar Smith has just sent out a press release saying that he intends to resume the markup in February...
  • Why do Republicans trade freedom for revenue?

    01/17/2012 6:34:25 AM PST · by freefish7 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Carolina Journal ^ | 1-12-12 | Sara Burrows
  • A SCOTUS Ordered End To Health Insurance Mandates Means Big Trouble For GOP Presidential Candidate

    01/17/2012 5:26:26 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/16/12 | R Ungar
    Despite the bravado exhibited by the GOP presidential candidates—each angling to outdo the other when promising to enter the White House with guns ablazin’ for the Affordable Care Act—their rhetoric is fraught with some very real dangers to their party—not to mention the nation—when it comes to actually pulling the trigger.
  • The Story of Your Enslavement

    01/16/2012 1:23:59 PM PST · by Chuckster · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/17/2010 | Freedomain Radio
    Video at Link
  • Santorum: Liberty at Stake in This Election

    01/15/2012 10:19:08 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 4 replies
    AP YouTube Video ^ | January 15 | AP
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum says government has gotten too big and people too small and what is at stake in this election is liberty for everyone