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  • Besides, it's not the number of gun owners that matters

    01/18/2012 5:35:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 January, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Last Friday, we looked at Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) executive director Josh Horwitz's . . . interesting assertion that since the number of National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) checks doesn't directly correlate to the number of new gun sales, we can safely assume that the sustained, dramatic increase in NICS traffic doesn't really indicate that Americans are buying guns in record numbers--so there, gun industry. Friday's column looked at a few of the bigger problems with Horwitz's thesis, and also asked why the demand for detailed (and, contrary to CSGV's claims, already publicly available) information from...
  • Yesha Human Rights: Stop Persecution of Right Wing

    01/15/2012 4:24:22 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/12
    Orit Struk, Director of the Yesha Human Rights organization responded to the decision of the High Court to release the five right wing detainees to house arrest. “We call upon the PM and Justice Minister to seriously internalize the criticism of High Court Judge Amit about applying outdated charges against demonstration organizers. Stop the unbridled wild oppression of the right wing detainees at the hands of the State Attorney’s Office, that deals a fatal blow to the principles of democracy and...
  • America's Story (part 5) - Amazing Grace

    01/13/2012 9:22:02 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 2 replies ^ | January 11, 2012 | smithsk
    January 16, 2012 marks Martin Luther King Day. This relatively recent federal holiday celebrates the achievements of its namesake,Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , as an influential American civil rights leader. And rightly so. Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech given at the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963 is one the top speeches in America's story. And I can still remember, as a young school girl, that terrible day in April of 1968 when Dr. King was assassinated and the nation went into mourning. In the tumultuous 1960s, We Shall Overcome was the anthem of the southern civil rights...
  • Idaho Couple Challenges Power of EPA to Say They Can't Build Home on Their Own Land

    01/09/2012 2:51:18 PM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/9/2012 | Philip Shepherd
    ( – In 2005, Michael and Chantell Sackett were working toward what many American families work toward, their own home on their own land, until the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) halted their plans by declaring it a “wetland.” On Monday, Jan. 9, the Sacketts and their attorneys will ask the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to not only restore the right to use their own land – but to break the absolute power the EPA has over protected wetlands. The Sacketts, small business owners in Idaho, located a lot in the northern part of the state in a...
  • DOJ Names East Haven, CT as Next Violator of Latino Civil Rights

    12/20/2011 5:51:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies ^ | 12/20/11 |
    Washington, DC – Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not the only one under fire from the Department of Justice for cracking down on illegal immigrants. Yesterday, the DOJ issued another scathing report accusing the East Haven, CT Police Department of discrimination against Latinos for allegedly violating their civil rights. In a 23-page letter detailing the results of a two-year investigation sent to the East Haven mayor, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez wrote, “We find that EHPD engages in discriminatory policing against Latinos, including but not limited to targeting Latinos for discriminatory traffic enforcement, treating Latino drivers more harshly than non-Latino...
  • Revival (1) (Islam discussed in Oslo)

    12/12/2011 10:09:53 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Human Rights Service ^ | 11/15/2011 | Hege Storhaug
    08/11/11: They applaud delighted avkapping of hands and feet. The letter is not on the eyelid when the family agreed executions promoted as a right and reasonable "human right in Islam." You may think we are on another continent. Far from it. The scene is where our future hatched: Oslo University College. The hall is packed, and the vast majority of young students are uniformed in Muhammad's spirit. It is impossible for me to give an adequate summary of the debate on "Human Rights in Islam. Just or unjust? "Under the auspices of Islam Net last night. Not only because...
  • 14 Syrians dead on Human Rights Day

    12/10/2011 7:00:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/10/11
    14 Syrians dead on Human Rights DayAFP – 7 hrs ago World powers piled pressure on Syria to let in observers as activists on Saturday reported at least 14 another civilians killed by security forces on the anniversary of International Human Rights Day. "The world celebrates human rights as human rights are being violated in Syria," the opposition Syrian Revolution 2011 said in a message posted on its Facebook page. In Oslo, the Nobel Committee head said at the 2011 Peace Prize awards ceremony that this year's award to Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman served as a warning to dictators in...
  • Mother Loses Support, Custody for Interfering With Father's Rights

    12/08/2011 7:59:52 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | 12/09/11 | John Caher
    A mother who "deliberately and unjustifiably frustrated" a father's attempts to visit his child was appropriately stripped of child support and primary custody, an appellate panel in Albany has held. The Appellate Division, Third Department, unanimously affirmed a Schuyler County Family Court judge in a case where the custodial mother had repeatedly hindered her estranged husband's efforts to establish relations with his daughter, even though the father made no attempt to enforce his visitation rights for six years. Luke v. Luke, 510880, centers on a child born in 2001 to Melvin W. and Heidi L. Luke. The Lukes, who are...
  • U.S. to aid Gay Rights Abroad, Obama and Clinton say (Using YOUR MONEY)

    12/07/2011 4:23:42 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 20 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 12/7/11 | Steven Lee Myers and Helene Cooper
    GENEVA — The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that the United States would use all the tools of American diplomacy, including the potent enticement of foreign aid, to promote gay rights around the world. On Tuesday, she also announced a $3 million program to finance gay-rights organizations to combat discrimination, violence and other abuses.
  • Up in arms: a felon’s right to gun ownership

    12/01/2011 7:03:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies · 2+ views ^ | 17 November, 2011 | Patt Morrison
    True or false: Federal law dictates felons lose their right to bear arms. True. True or false: Felons can get those rights back, even those convicted of murder. Also true. In fact, in some states a judge can reinstate those rights without review; in other states, gun rights are automatically restored after felons complete their sentence. In Washington state alone, The New York Times reports that “since 1995, more than 3,300 felons and people convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors have regained their gun rights," 13 percent of whom committed new crimes. The breakdown occurs at the intersection of state and...
  • PETA puts its stamp on holidays with veggie celebs

    11/28/2011 9:56:56 AM PST · by LesDowrey · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 28 2011 | Bill Hutchinson
    The 20 most famous vegetarians of all-time will appear on a series of postage stamps — and the folks at PETA are hoping it’s a good way to lick animal abuse. In time for the holiday-card rush, the stamps featuring such meatless celebs as Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres, and Morrissey will be released Tuesday. “These are very influential people, and not everyone knows that these folks are vegetarian,” said Lisa Lange, vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The stamps will also feature hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, actors Woody Harrelson and Natalie Portman, and singers Chrissie Hynde,...
  • Role playing "America"

    11/27/2011 6:38:46 PM PST · by CondorFlight
    American Thinker ^ | Nov. 27, 2011 | R. B. Parrish
    OK, here are the rules. Some of you have forgotten or never read them in the first place, and some of you need a refresher. So here they are again: Certain Judaeo-Christian concepts and limitations apply.* * (You are not called upon to believe these concepts, only to adhere to them while playing the game. The game does not work without these concepts.) All men have a few inalienable rights. . .
  • Parents of 'Adolf Hitler' Lose Custody of Newborn

    11/20/2011 9:22:53 AM PST · by rjsclassics · 17 replies
    ABC News | 11/19/2011 | Alyssa Newcomb
    ..... Heath and Deborah Campbell, the New Jersey parents of three children with Nazi-inspired names, lost custody of their fourth child 17 hours after he was born, the Express-Times of Lehigh Valley, Pa., reported. Hons Campbell was taken into custody by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services late Thursday night after the doctor who delivered the baby called the agency, the paper reported. “There’s no legal binding court order. It’s basically a kidnapping, but they use different terms,” Heath Campbell told the Express-Times. The Campbell family stepped into the spotlight in December 2008 when a ShopRite grovery...
  • What is Agenda 21?

    11/16/2011 9:17:25 AM PST · by FatMax · 77 replies
    The US Report ^ | Nov. 16, 2011 | Chris Carter
    The UN plan referenced by Newt Gingrich is a real threat to private property and US sovereignty.“Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by every person on Earth…it calls for specific changes in the activities of all people… Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced… ” - Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet (Earthpress, 1993). Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stated during a recent campaign event that the United Nations was seeking to create an “extraconstitutional control” over...
  • Matters of Life and Death

    11/16/2011 6:17:36 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 3 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 16 Nov 2011 | Lorna Jose-Mendoza
    The radical agenda being pursued across the United States now in support of unlimited abortion is taking its toll on individual rights – and the newest battleground is a New Jersey hospital that is trying to require nurses to help kill the unborn despite both state and federal prohibitions. That's according to Alan Sears, an executive with the Alliance Defense Fund, which has gone to court to obtain an order halting the hospital's plans for now. "Cases like this are increasingly common in the U.S., as the battle over abortion spurs attacks on rights of individual conscience," he penned in...
  • Stop the EPA’s attack on property rights!

    11/15/2011 7:43:14 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies
    AFP ^ | 11-15-11 | AFP
    President Obama wants to control all the land and all the water in the United States. Legislation that would have deleted the word "navigable" from the federal Clean Water Act and given the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction over every drop of moisture in the country crashed and burned last Congress. But Obama's EPA, as usual, won't take no for an answer, and is now attempting to ignore two Supreme Court decisions, commonsense, and the American people and vastly expand federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction via guidance document. AFP activists put more than 21,000 comments into the regulatory...
  • We The Whipped (Part 1)

    11/13/2011 4:19:56 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Barnhardt Capital Management ^ | November 12, 2011 | Ann Barnhardt
    I continue to be amazed at how many people in this culture, and most especially those on the “right”, seem to have completely and totally psychologically surrendered to the government. These are the phrases I keep hearing: ....[Part 2 follows right below Part 1].
  • National Right To Work Petition

    11/12/2011 7:56:09 PM PST · by rikkir · 14 replies
    Rand Paul's Senatorial Office ^ | 11/8/2011 | Rand Paul
    From the Desk of Rand Paul Dear Concerned American, They snickered when I said I came to the U.S. Senate to change Congress. But their laughter stopped when I sponsored the National Right to Work Act to free U.S. workers from forced unionization and break Big Labor's multi-billion dollar political machine forever. President Barack Obama and Big Labor allies in the Senate are now feverishly scheming to bury the National Right to Work Act without a vote. So I have a question for you. Will you be the sledgehammer? Your signature on the petition to your Congressman and Senators is...
  • What A Little-Known Colonial Pamphlet Tells Us About the Constitution

    11/12/2011 2:34:34 PM PST · by Veritas_et_libertas · 23 replies
    The Independence Institute ^ | 11/11/11 | Rob Natelson
    Between 1764 and the Declaration of Independence in 1776 Americans produced a rich series of pamphlets and resolutions listing their grievances against the central government of the British Empire. As I have pointed out before, reading those pamphlets is very helpful in understanding what the Constitution really means. And ignorance of them contributes to common constitutional mistakes. These pamphlets are particularly useful in comprehending the Founders’ version of federalism. This is because the constitutional balance between states and federal government partly reflected what the Founders had wanted the balance to be between colonies and imperial government. One of the most...
  • Need Second Amendment Lawyer

    11/12/2011 12:01:17 PM PST · by STD · 45 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/12/11 | Vanity
    Does anybody know of a Second Amendment lawyer who takes cases involved with restoration of gun rights to previously convicted felons?