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  • It's Time to Put #ThemBeforeUs: The Global Movement for Children's Rights

    01/27/2019 5:01:36 AM PST · by Tax-chick · 35 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | January 20, 2019 | Katy Faust
    A new nonprofit, Them Before Us, aims to defend children's rights in the family. We use story to highlight the true victims, and we critique all practices and policies that prioritize adult desires above children's rights. Unfortunately, in 2015, the Supreme Court redefined marriage for the entire country, transforming an institution that used to bring together the two people to whom children have a natural right into just one more vehicle of adult fulfillment. [body of article] Them Before Us wants to transform the narrative around marriage and parenthood. We believe that every conversation about family structure should recognize and...
  • Will Canada’s Harsh New Drinking & Driving Laws Be Effective?

    01/13/2019 11:29:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/19 | Arthur Weinreb
    We are losing more and more of our rights under feel good laws that do absolutely no good The country has been tending towards a police state for some time. Nowhere are the losses of individual rights accepted by so many people as when these rights are taken away in order to combat drinking and driving. The new amendments to the Criminal Code that came into effect on Dec. 18, are not only draconian but some of the provisions border on the absurd. While some in the media have addressed the fact these amendments infringe upon peoples’ rights, little has...
  • Gun Control: New York Wants to Make You Submit Social Media History Before Purchasing Guns

    12/06/2018 10:04:25 AM PST · by Bob434 · 47 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 11/23/18 at 7:08 AM | Aristos Georgiou
    A proposed bill in the New York State Senate could mean that anyone wanting to buy a pistol or renew their permit will be subject to a review of their internet history and social media accounts going back up to three years.
  • UN Member States: Migration Is a Human Right

    11/22/2018 9:20:53 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 164 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | November 10, 2018 at 5:00 am | Judith Bergman
    It cannot be stressed enough that this agreement is not about refugees fleeing persecution, or their rights to protection under international law. Instead, the agreement propagates the radical idea that migration -- for any reason -- is something that needs to be promoted, enabled and protected. The UN has no interest in admitting that its agreement promotes migration as a human right; until recently, there has been little debate about it. More debate might risk jeopardizing the entire project. UN member states are not only supposed to open their borders for the migrants of the world, but should also...
  • Gun owners need to take action

    11/09/2018 6:56:39 AM PST · by Paul R. · 43 replies
    Me | 11/9/2018 | PaulR
    I am going to throw this out there as an incomplete idea, in the hope that some of our more astute FReepers can put some real thought into it, and make some serious suggestions. I believe that a certain level of "gun violence" is a price we pay for freedom. I also believe that a good deal of that violence associated with drug crime and the like could be addressed and minimized with harsher penalties and a widespread program to both saturate violence prone communities with knowledge of those penalties, demonstrate to members of those communities that cooperation with police...
  • Tax Payer Rights

    10/12/2018 8:20:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/18 | Matt Shipley
    Ethically and constitutionally, we, the taxpayers of the United States, should only have to pay for policies and programs that provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare We now live in an era of manufactured rights: illegal alien rights, universal free healthcare rights, free college education rights, LBGTQ rights, right to choose rights, and a list of other rights only limited by one’s imagination. All of these so called rights come with a cost of implementation that must also be continually funded year after year. These alleged rights, for which someone else has to bear the financial...
  • Kamala Harris Dismisses Kavanaugh’s Pocket Constitution: ‘That Book You Carry’

    09/07/2018 3:47:14 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 59 replies
    The Dailer Caller ^ | 09-07-2018 | Amber Athey
    Democratic Senator Kamala Harris referred to SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s pocket Constitution as “that book you carry” on Thursday. Harris was listing what she believes to be unenumerated rights that are not explicitly listed in the U.S. Constitution and asked Kavanaugh which ones he would get rid of.
  • Why Is the Government Telling Us How to Raise Our Kids?

    08/27/2018 4:09:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 26/12/16 | Abby Schachter
    The headline says it all: “Proposed Bill Would Expand Parents’ Rights, but Critics Say It Goes Too Far.” What exactly is too far when it comes to parents’ rights? In the case of this story from Fort Worth, Texas, it means that “critics” think parents shouldn’t have the right to know what their children are doing at school. Opposing this belief is Texas state senator Konni Burton, who authored the legislation. She believes that parents should be allowed access to their kids’ personal information, rather than protecting their child’s alleged right to privacy. The fact that legislation is necessary to...
  • Do I Have a Right to Die?

    08/06/2018 11:14:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | January 17, 2018 | Joni Eareckson Tada
    No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main . . . Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. ~JOHN DONNEFor the moment, forget everything you’ve ever heard about right-to-die or right-to-life positions. Put aside the court rulings. Push out of your mind the tug-at-your-heart stories you’ve seen in the movies or read about online.Now, with no one reading your thoughts, may I ask, “Do you know when it...
  • Public school FAIL: 40% of Americans can't name even ONE right contained in the 1st Amendment

    08/04/2018 2:10:44 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/4/18 | USA Features
    Civics 101: Americans who are at least 40 years old remember their basic American civics and government classes which taught how our government functions, how Congress works, what a republic is versus a pure democracy, and, of course, the Constitution. Instruction was particularly focused on the Bill of Rights — the first 10 amendments to the Constitution as basic building blocks of a free and thriving society written by our founders and ratified by the first 13 states. Learning how government functions and learning about our core constitutional rights is fundamental to the preservation of our country.
  • Open letter to President Trump. Rand Paul and Mark Meadows. Our Civil right to political Speech.

    07/25/2018 7:22:35 PM PDT · by raiderboy · 19 replies
    Vanity ^ | 7/25/2018 | self
    I want to urge legislative consideration to the amending of our current civil rights legislation to include non discrimination against one's political opinion. I began this analyses after Black supporters of our elected president wearing MAGA hats were put out by a low life Uber driver in New York City , but of far greater concern are alt-leftists companies like Facebook and Twitter purging conservative posters in the stream of public accommodation and commerce. ( today causing a 25% collapse of Facebook Stock value.) We learned from the Supreme Court case Marsh vs. Alabama ( URL above) the following analyses...
  • I no longer Have Hope in White America

    06/30/2018 3:45:57 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 147 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2018 | Karen Attiah
    I have reached a regrettable conclusion in the era of Trump. I no longer have hope in white America... Those of us whose identities have made us the direct targets of the Trump administration’s hateful rhetoric and discriminatory policies are told to not stoop to President Trump’s level. We are then fed cherry-picked quotes from black luminaries, — or a favorite from Michelle Obama’s convention speech: “When they go low, we go high.”... As for going high? Trump rose to power in no small part due to his promises to bury the political accomplishments of the first black president... Those...
  • ‘Come hell or high water,’ citizens will keep gun rights, NC man vows in viral video

    06/17/2018 6:13:02 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 12 replies
    news and observer ^ | 60Apr 2018 | CAMILA MOLINA AND AARON MOODY
    A North Carolina man’s 4-minute take on gun laws echoed well beyond the city council chambers where he shared it Tuesday afternoon. ...Robinson asked city leaders “when are you all going to start standing up for the majority?” – a group he said includes himself, as “a law-abiding citizen who’s never shot anybody, never committed a serious crime, never committed a felony.”
  • Supreme Court: Be Polite When You Violate Others' Rights

    06/06/2018 4:11:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, the Supreme Court ruled on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. That case involved a religious Christian man, Jack Phillips, who decorates cakes for a living. Two men came into his shop one day and demanded that Phillips decorate a cake for their same-sex wedding. Phillips refused. For this grave breach of civic duty, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission referred his case for prosecution, ruling that he had breached the customers' rights to receive service. The Supreme Court ignored the key issues of the case. It refused to countenance whether First Amendment speech rights could be violated in favor of...
  • The War On Tommy Robinson

    05/29/2018 2:04:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Open Mind ^ | 27/5/18 | Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux
    ..... Website: http://www.laurensouthern.net Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lauren_southern On Friday May 25th, 2018, Tommy Robinson was arrested for “breaching the peace” while filming outside Leeds Crown Court during the trial of a Muslim grooming gang. The "breaching the peace" charge morphed into another “contempt of court” charge, leading to Robinson’s preexisting suspended three month sentence for “contempt of court” being reinstated and an additional 10 month added. Robinson was swept off the streets and imprisoned within hours - placing him in a facility filled with individuals who would love to see him injured or killed. The court also instituted a shocking “reporting restriction”...
  • The Flipside of White Privilege: Black Entitlement

    04/15/2018 9:25:41 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 59 replies
    Medium ^ | Alexander Zubatov
    There needs to be major pushback, all the time on this notion of so-called "White Privilege". It is an attempt to scapegoat one race and poisons the minds of all Americans, especially the young. There are NO oppressed people in America except the self-oppressed! A List of 50 Things Black People Have the Luxury of Taking for Granted
  • Second Ammendment Nationwide Rally April 14 2018 All Fifty State Capitols

    04/13/2018 2:42:23 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 35 replies
    Oathkeepers.com ^ | 04/03/2018 | Nancy Oakley
    Oath Keepers 2nd Amendment Rallies ~ All State Capitols ~ Saturday April 14 by Nancy Oakley , April 3, 2018 The National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans Oath Keepers are attending these events all over the country. If you know of other patriotic groups that would be interested, please let them know. Most of the rallies are at the State Capitols.
  • Radical activist against religious freedom nominated for EEOC role by Trump

    03/09/2018 11:53:31 AM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 9, 2018 | Glenn Beck
    President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is an open advocate for “sexual liberty” over religious freedom.. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has called on Trump to withdraw her nomination, saying that her “radical views on marriage and the appropriate use of government power place her far Commissioner Chai Feldblum began serving on the EEOC under the Obama administration in 2010. Her second term will end this July. Last year, Trump nominated her to a third term; if she is confirmed by the Senate, Feldblum will serve until 2023.outside even the liberal mainstream.” Key quotes from Feldblum: “I’m...
  • H.R.5087 - Assault Weapons Ban of 2018

    03/04/2018 1:54:53 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 45 replies
    www.congress.gov ^ | (Introduced 02/26/2018) | 115th congress
    Shown Here: Introduced in House (02/26/2018) 115th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5087 To regulate the importation, manufacture, possession, sale or transfer of assault weapons, and for other purposes.
  • 7 Terrible Liberal Gun Control Arguments … And How To Beat Them

    02/21/2018 9:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    I argue for a living. I often deal with hacks, liars, and agenda-driven fanatics. But never in a quarter century of being in court rooms have I faced such a blizzard of constitutional illiteracy, technical ignorance, flabby reasoning, and outright lies as I have dealing with people who think our Second Amendment rights are up for debate.Our rights are not up for debate. But, as a courtesy, because talking is the way a free people should endeavor to solve problems, we should debate them anyway. Rational discussion beats the alternative – many of us are vets who saw the alternative...