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  • Trial date set for alleged Statue of Liberty climber

    08/30/2018 1:33:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    silive ^ | 8/28/18 | Paul Liotta
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A federal judge in Manhattan set a trial date Tuesday for the St. George woman accused of climbing the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July. Theresa Okoumou, who allegedly made her way to the base of the landmark, will have the chance to present her case to a jury on Nov. 5. Defense Attorney Ron Kuby, who is representing Okoumou, said his client is eager for her court date, calling the jury system, "the conscience of the people." She pleaded not guilty on July 5 to charges of trespassing, interfering with agency functions and...
  • Battlefield America: The Ongoing War on the American People

    08/24/2018 5:00:15 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 21AUG18 | John W. Whitehead
    “A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear.”—John Salter Police in a small Georgia town tasered a 5-foot-2, 87-year-old woman who was using a kitchen knife to cut dandelions for use in a recipe. Police claim they had no choice but to taser the old woman, who does not speak English but was smiling at police to indicate she was friendly, because she failed to comply with orders to put...
  • Where Does Brett Kavanaugh Stand on Religious Liberty? A Look at His Record

    07/11/2018 12:37:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/112018 | Michael Gryboski
    President Donald Trump announced on Monday evening that Judge Brett Kavanaugh is his pick to replace the retiring United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.Kavanaugh is already being hailed by many conservative groups as an excellent jurist while being vilified by many liberal organizations as a detriment to civil liberties.As a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006, Kavanaugh has weighed in on many cases over the years, including a few that deal with religious freedom issues.Here are four cases that involved the issue of religious liberty in which Kavanaugh offered an...
  • Potential Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Has A Troubling Record On Religious Liberty

    07/10/2018 2:50:42 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 5, 2018 | anonymous
    If Kavanaugh's views were adopted by other courts, then other frivolous claims attacking religion in the public square would have a better chance of being heard in federal courts. Ed Whelan of Bench Memos yesterday defended Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s jurisprudence in a host of areas, including religious liberty. I have great respect for Whelan. I have long been an admirer of his blog, checking it daily. But I fear he may be either working too hastily under time pressure, or blinded by his friendship with Kavanaugh, and in any case is mistaken in his defense of the judge’s religious-liberty jurisprudence....
  • Statue Of Liberty Climber Pleads Not Guilty, Stands By Stunt (Can she be sued?)

    07/09/2018 6:17:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 7/05/18
    **SNIP** The climb prompted a massive police response on a night when resources were needed to keep the city’s Fourth of July celebrations secure. “(Okoumou) staged a dangerous stunt that alarmed the public and endangered her own life and the lives of the (New York Police Department) officers who responded to the scene,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement. Thousands of visitors were escorted off Liberty Island during the drama. “Hopefully, they know that there are people, like Patricia, out there trying to protect their civil liberties,” Okoumou’s attorney Rhiya Trivedi said Thursday.
  • DNC Denounces Record Employment [semi-satire]

    07/08/2018 9:55:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 July 2018 | John Semmens
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ June jobs report showed that the US economy added 213,000 jobs—bringing the number of employed Americans to 155,576,000—the tenth record high of the Trump presidency. Democratic National Chairman and former Secretary of Labor under Obama, Tom Perez warned voters “to not be taken in by this mirage of the so-called good life.” “Remember, each person pushed into a 40-hour-a-week job has lost at least 40 hours of leisure time,” Perez pointed out. “Is this a trade-off that truly benefits everyone? Most jobs are boring. Many are dangerous. Shouldn’t the goal be to work toward the...
  • Liberty Is an Anti-Darwinian Concept

    07/05/2018 11:31:50 AM PDT · by fishtank · 110 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | The Fourth of July, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    Liberty Is an Anti-Darwinian Concept David F. Coppedge July 4, 2018 The Darwinian worldview that allegedly freed people from ‘religion’ actually enslaves them to the worst kind of tyranny. In the United States today, Americans will celebrate Independence Day with parties, barbecues, and fireworks. Hopefully mixed in with the fun is some appreciation for the founding principles of America: * All men are created equal * Human rights * Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness * Liberty and justice for all * E pluribus unum (out of many, one) * In God we trust * The American dream All...
  • Deep Dive on the Declaration of Independence and its Relevance Today (AUDIO)

    07/04/2018 5:47:03 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-07-04 | Ben Weingarten
    In honor of Independence Day, for this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast I take a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence, discussing: -Its unique place in human history and the cause of freedom -The link between natural law and natural rights, faith and freedom -The Founders’ emphasis on virtue and morality to sustain a free system of limited government -Parallels between the charges laid out against King George III in the Declaration and modern America from the administrative state to sanctuary cities -The Founders’ views on slavery, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and failing to live up to...
  • Democrat Busybodies and the Destruction of Freedom

    07/02/2018 5:21:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Hey! Just for fun, I went on Google and typed the words “Democrat ban”. Why are democrat busybodies so active in banning things? It came back with millions upon millions of entries. I did it on Bing, Duckduckgo, and a few others. In every instance, the results were astounding. Heck! Why are busybodies permitted to go on like they do? What do these busybodies expect to accomplish by to taking people’s money away and banning things? What is their malfunction? Busybodies. It’s all pretty messed up… Freedom Now, to be fair, the Republicans are also out to ban things. It...
  • Growing #Walkaway movement may threaten Dems

    07/01/2018 11:18:25 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1 Jul, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Could a gay hairdresser from New York City set off a mass exodus from the Democratic Party? A hashtag and a growing wave (not a blue one) of videos on YouTube and Facebook signal that the Democrats finally have gotten too crazy for at least some of their formerly faithful supporters. Celina Farber of the Epoch Times catalogues a growing wave of revolt against Democrats’ embrace of socialism and no borders and general insanity under the rubric of #Walkaway: Once upon a time, I was a liberal. Well, to be honest, less than a year ago, I was still a...
  • Freedom’s Essential Hierarchy

    06/24/2018 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Have Americans forgotten that freedom makes getting along easier? We do not all have to like each other. We do not even all have to be nice to each other. We just don’t have license to hit or hornswoggle our fellows. Hate speech may be bad, but it is hate assaults — not talk — that should be punished by law. This distinction, between talk and act, is important. One way to look at it is to accept it as a “hierarchy.” And when it comes to hierarchy, you cannot get more deep into it than in thinking theologically. Which...
  • Congress To Give Jeff Sessions More Power To Ban Whatever Substance He Doesn't Like

    06/23/2018 9:00:01 PM PDT · by vannrox · 30 replies
    libertyblitzkrieg.com ^ | 21jun18 | Michael Krieger
    Authored by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Allowing government to arbitrarily determine which substances human beings can put into their own bodies is one of the most idiotic things a society can do. As such, its no surprise Congress is salivating at the prospect of furthering this travesty by giving additional discretion on the matter to drug war-crazed loon, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Reason published an excellent article on the topic in yesterday’s piece: Congress Wants To Give Jeff Sessions Unprecedented New Drug War Powers. Here are some key excerpts: If you think the Department of Justice has more than...
  • President Trump's Place in the History of the Struggle for Liberty.

    06/15/2018 9:33:04 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies
    Fellow Citizens of Freedom, America’s Founding Fathers imbued the nation with a deep seated understanding of and passion for Liberty that is an inspiration to the world. As an Australian active in 1945 commemoration in Indonesia, a nation which won independence in that year, I am a huge admirer of Douglas MacArthur. In an open letter to President Trump, I examine America’s enduring spirit of freedom and linked capacity for self-examination and redirection. I hope you will read my letter at the blog (https://freedom-demokrasi-and-civilised-humanity.com/2018/06/15/open-letter-to-the-leader-of-the-free-world-our-common-heritage-defending-freedom-today/) and discuss it here. Geoff Fox
  • Can State Force Painter to Promote Satan?

    06/06/2018 7:22:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2018 | Terry Jeffrey
    When you drove down California Street through San Francisco's Richmond District in the 1970s, one house made a stronger impression than most others. This was not because the house was an architectural marvel. It was a small, cookie-cutter Victorian. No, it stood out because it was painted black. From sidewalk to rooftop, every inch was coated in a uniform darkness. Its owner in those days was Anton LeVey, author of "The Satanic Bible"; and, years later, when it was about to be torn down, the San Francisco Chronicle would refer to it as "the building that once housed San Francisco's...
  • Why Liberals Hate Liberty

    06/01/2018 6:00:23 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 18 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | April 7, 2017 | Joshua Dietz
    Queers for Palestine, pro-sharia feminists, legal citizens advocating for open borders – what motivates people to take up such suicidal causes? Who seeks to be ruled by tyranny? To that point, how does one view slavery as liberation? How is it that in the United States of America, free speech has become something to malign? Why do Americans have more empathy toward foreigners than their own countrymen? Why is it considered a moral good to steal from the few to reward the many? In the country that invented freedom, why is libertarianism so rare? Why do Leftists hate liberty? These...
  • Jimmy Carter Condemns Sex-Selective Abortion at Birth of 160 Million Girls, in Liberty U Address

    05/21/2018 12:52:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Screenshot: Liberty University)Former President Jimmy Carter speaking at Liberty University in Virginia on May 19, 2018.Former President Jimmy Carter, who said he is still an evangelical, called on all Christians to come together in his Liberty University commencement address Saturday in Virginia. He also identified the killings and abortions of 160 million girls around the world today as one of the greatest injustices facing humanity.Carter, the 39th President, jumped through various talking points in his address at the major Christian university, and focused some of the most pressing human rights issues in the world today that he said Christians should...
  • California Newborn DNA Database Shocks Parents

    05/14/2018 10:00:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | May 14, 2018
    SACRAMENTO - DNA is back in the spotlight, cracking cold cases. But questions are being raised after the state spent decades collecting the DNA of infants without parents realizing it. California has been collecting newborn blood samples since 1983. Many parents were shocked to hear their children’s blood is being stored in a state database, and possibly even sold to outside researchers. Pricking the toes newborns, to test their blood for certain disorders. The remaining blood becomes “property of the state,” and could be shared with outside researchers. “I feel like that’s something that should have been discussed with us,...
  • We’re All Trespassers Now in the Face of the Government’s Land Grabs

    05/09/2018 8:15:08 AM PDT · by Sopater · 33 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | May 08, 2018 | John W. Whitehead
    “No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.” — John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States We have no real property rights. Think about it.  That house you live in, the car you drive, the small (or not so small) acreage of land that has been passed down through your family or that you scrimped and saved to acquire, whatever money you manage to keep in your bank account after the government and its cronies have taken their first and second and third cut…none of it is safe from the...
  • High Holy Day: Lexington and Concord 1775

    04/19/2018 10:25:02 AM PDT · by Sopater · 29 replies
    Zerogov ^ | April 19, 2018 | Bill Buppert
    It’s that time again.High Holy Day.Today is the 253rd anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” at Lexington and Concord. The British regulars who started the fracas were following an age old government tradition of seizing powder, munitions and property for a pretentious King who had assumed such wide distribution of the tools of resistance should be available only to the government approved groups such as soldiers despite the danger on the frontier. We celebrate that time of defiance against tyranny when for sixteen years (1775-1791), all thirteen colonial provinces and the thousands of rural polities that exited outside...
  • The Founders’ Lesson On Gun Control

    04/15/2018 8:03:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/15/18 | KrisAnne Hall
    What many citizens and legislators do not understand is that the federal government has no right to prevent any law-abiding citizen from owning or possessing ANY firearm. The entire argument for gun control is built upon a false premise. The second amendment is not about self-defense from criminals. As unpleasant as it may be for this modern society to say out loud, historically and constitutionally speaking, the right of the people to keep and bear arms has always been a right to protect yourself from those in power who want to enslave you. If America wants to engage in a...