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  • I Called The DOJ Today- So Should You!

    06/26/2012 11:23:50 AM PDT · by marcbold · 20 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 6/27/2012 | Patrick Archbold
    I just called the Department of Justice today. I have never done anything like this before but I felt compelled. You see, it was all over the news yesterday that the DOJ had set up a special hotline number and an email address to report potential civil rights violations by the government! Finally, I thought. Finally the government is willing to listen to us ordinary citizens whose God-given rights are being trampled and ignored in favor of the government's misguided and over-zealous policy initiatives. No. I am not an illegal alien. But if the government has its way, I am...
  • Dislike Soda Bans? Then Restore the Constitution

    06/21/2012 6:06:26 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 5 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | Melanie Sturm
    Last month, the day before National Doughnut Day, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to tackle obesity by banning the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. Eager for the newly nicknamed “Soda Jerk” to Think Again, comedian Jon Stewart joked that Bloomberg's proposal “combines the draconian government overreach people love with the probable lack of results they expect.” The website “Renegade Chicks” reflected citywide disapproval in asking, “Weren't there bigger issues at hand (like) ... say the declining economy and rising unemployment rates? If this soda ban is passed, what's next?” Apparently, milk drinks and popcorn,...
  • In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children.

    06/20/2012 11:33:38 PM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 49 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 1829 | Mormon
    From Wikipedia about Moroni: "a religious and military leader from the Book of Mormon who rallied people to successfully defend their freedoms and religious freedoms against enemies from within who wanted to overthrow a government by the people in favor of establishing a king." "According to the Book of Mormon, Captain Moroni was an important Nephite military commander and patriot... He is perhaps best known for raising the "Title of Liberty" as a call to arms for his people to defend their country, family and religion." . . . Moroni was "only twenty and five years old when he was...
  • NYC Mayor Defends “Nanny State”

    06/18/2012 1:05:56 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2012 | John Semmens
    New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed back at critics of his efforts to save residents from their vices—most recently soft drinks, previously transfats and smoking—calling his policies “fully in sync with the views of our nation’s Founding Fathers.” “Those who’re on my case because I’m infringing on people’s liberties ought to read the Constitution,” Bloomberg suggested. “In there they’ll see that the rights to liberty and pursuit of happiness come after the right to life. You can’t have either liberty or happiness if you don’t have life. I think I’ve got my priorities straight.” As proof that he has...
  • 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 —...
  • North Dakota Considers Eliminating Property Tax

    06/12/2012 12:08:38 AM PDT · by quesney · 115 replies
    BISMARCK, N.D. — Since Californians shrank their property taxes more than three decades ago by passing Proposition 13, people around the nation have echoed their dismay over such levies, putting forth plans to even them, simplify them, cap them, slash them. In an election here on Tuesday, residents of North Dakota will consider a measure that reaches far beyond any of that — one that abolishes the property tax entirely. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @NYTNational for breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors Enlarge This Image Jim Wilson/The New York Times A group of Edgeley residents,...
  • 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...
  • A practical governing philosophy for liberty-loving candidates in one word: Cut.

    06/07/2012 11:06:46 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 1 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | June 7, 2012 | Greg Swann
    Tuesday night, celebrating the Tea Party's electoral victories, Glenn Harlan Reynolds, the Instapundit, offered up these words in the Washington Examiner:As millions of Americans were drawn into politics for the first time, many of them learned something important: It's fun. It's fun to elect candidates, fun to win elections -- fun even to lose, sometimes, compared to staying home and shouting at the TV.Politics is sanctified crime: Pushing innocent people around by force, usually by stealing the wealth they have earned and giving it unearned to your political allies. We have a name for people who find that kind of...
  • Up to 87,000 South Korean M1 Garands Coming Home

    06/07/2012 5:33:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 104 replies
    guns.com ^ | 6 June, 2012 | Max Slowik
    Just in time for the 68th anniversary of D-Day. The importation of as many as 87,000 M1 Garands gathering dust in South Korean storage may soon get the green light for importation to the US. Special thanks is due to Montana Senator John Tester and Representative Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming who introduced legislation to prevent the US government from interfering with the importation of US-made guns that were previously exported to other countries. In the face of this pressure, the State Department will no longer prohibit the exportation of these M1 Garands back to the US. "From World War II...
  • “The Regulars Are Coming Out!”

    06/07/2012 6:48:17 AM PDT · by tentmaker · 1 replies
    Civis Libertas ^ | 6/7/2012 | centinel
    Deep into the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere gave the word to send the signal by lantern from the steeple of the North Church, then slipped quietly across the Charles River in a row boat, defying a ban on nighttime crossings. Landing in Charlestown, he mounted a horse and rode toward Lexington and then Concord, warning every household possible that the regulars were coming out. As he spread the word, other riders also mounted up and fanned out, telling the countryside that the British troops known as “the regulars” were on their way to seize liberty from the...
  • Progressives Are Illegitimate Children...

    06/04/2012 4:20:24 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-4-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Flying by the Seat of Our Pants

    06/01/2012 7:27:15 PM PDT · by timesthattrymenssouls · 1 replies
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 6/1/12 | Nancy Tengler
    Most of us attribute our values to others whether we realize it or not. By that I mean that we believe those we come in contact with share similar values and morals. If, for example, you are the kind of person who believes in personal liberty you might find yourself saying something like: "Well I don't believe smoking is good for you but it's a free country and it's your life." If, on the other hand, you believe that the collective mind (the government) is wiser than the individual then you most likely support the passage of strict no-smoking laws,...
  • 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...
  • Daily Caller giving away guns to readers now through Election Day

    05/24/2012 2:11:01 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/24/12 | Dylan Stableford
    The Daily Caller, the conservative website founded by Tucker Carlson, has launched an unusual publicity stunt to say the least: Now through Nov. 6—Election Day—the Washington, D.C.-based site will give away a handgun a week. The gun giveaway is part of the launch of a "Guns and Gear" section "devoted to Second Amendment issues and firearms product news and reviews." Each 9mm "FMK 9C1" handgun will be "engraved with the Bill of Rights." The Daily Caller, which is a Yahoo! News partner, plans to give away 25 in all.
  • "Pro-Choice" Americans at Record-Low 41%

    05/24/2012 7:28:52 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 23, 2012 | Lydia Saad
    Americans now tilt "pro-life" by nine-point margin, 50% to 41%
  • The new Continental Army (Saturbray)

    05/19/2012 6:42:51 AM PDT · by bray · 21 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 5/19/12 | bray
    These men are blemishes at your LOVE feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm---shepards who feed only themselves. They are clods without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. Jude 1:12 Our Founding Fathers gave us all the weapons we need to protect our Country from another Monarchy. Whether that Monarchy is a Dictator, a King or Premier they had the Biblical wisdom to protect us from the enslavement we are beginning to witness. America has allowed her freedom to be compromised for decades from both Democrat and Repub presidents and it is...
  • Freshman Republicans Switch from Tea to Kool Aid

    05/18/2012 4:24:16 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 97 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | May 18, 2012 | Ted DeHaven
    This week the Club for Growth released a study of votes cast in 2011 by the 87 Republicans elected to the House in November 2010. The Club found that “In many cases, the rhetoric of the so-called “Tea Party” freshmen simply didn’t match their records.” Particularly disconcerting is the fact that so many GOP newcomers cast votes against spending cuts. The study comes on the heels of three telling votes taken last week in the House that should have been slam-dunks for members who possess the slightest regard for limited government and free markets. Alas, only 26 of the 87...
  • I'll make a(nother) donation to FR tonight. How about you?

    05/17/2012 8:21:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    BTLD | 5/17/12 | BTLD
    48 days in and we've been stuck between 60% and 62% for the past week. FRiends, without FR, no matter who wins in November, we won't be here to point out the rights and wrongs and hold the eventual winner's feet to the fire. The vast majority of FReepers don't actually donate to FR. I get it. Some just don't have the financial means to donate. How about a couple of bucks? This is the most important election cycle in our lifetime. I'll toss in some more bucks. Please do what you can. Thanks... BTLD
  • Os Guinness on Virtue in a Free Republic

    05/17/2012 1:28:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    blog.action.org ^ | May 17, 2012 | by RAY NOTHSTINE
    Right now I am reading an advanced copy of Os Guinness’s's A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future. The book will be released by IVP on August 6. It’s an essential read and I pledge to publish a future review for our PowerBlog readers. Guinness was interviewed in Religion & Liberty in 1998. In my recent talks around town I have been asking questions about our capacity and desire for self-government as a community and nation. I recently gave a local presentation on President Calvin Coolidge and he helped inspire a greater desire to ask the foundational...
  • "From My Cold Dead Hands" Is Not Enough (2nd Amendment Activism, one Patriot at a time)

    05/15/2012 7:57:12 PM PDT · by DTogo · 38 replies
    AmmoLand.com ^ | May 15, 2012 | James Kaleda
    Often when I speak about the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, and what actions we need to take in order to preserve our rights, I am rebuked with the apathetic response, “From my cold dead hands.” While this is very poetic expression of an admirable sentiment, it is unlikely to ever happen, and unlikely to be effective. But there are things we can do today that are far less costly, far less poetic, and drastically more effective.