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  • How to be “Mathematically Pro-Gun” Without Mentioning “Rights”

    06/13/2019 1:32:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Open Source Defense ^ | 13 May, 2019 | BJ Campbell
    The problem with “rights based” arguments, quite honestly, is they go nowhere, because of what government is. Government, at its root, is an exchange of some amount of liberty for some amount of security. It’s a grand bargain. Some governments take more of your liberty, and grant you more security in exchange. Some take more and grant you less security. Some leave you more liberty and grant you less security. Some leave you with a lot of both. And every argument about every government policy can, at its root, be boiled down to an exchange of some amount of liberty...
  • Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values? (The Answer Is: Absolutely Not)

    06/11/2019 5:37:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | June 11, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    "My religion defines who I am. And I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life," said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012. "I accept my church's position on abortion as ... doctrine. Life begins at conception. ... I just refuse to impose that on others." For four decades, Biden backed the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of the tax dollars of Joe's fellow Catholics to pay for what they view as the killing of the innocent unborn. Last week, Joe flipped. He now backs the repeal of the Hyde Amendment. Ilyse Hogue of NARAL Pro-Choice America welcomed home the...
  • Uncovering Pakistan's secret human rights abuses

    06/08/2019 4:40:41 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    BBC News, Dera Ismail Khan ^ | June 2, 2019 | M Ilyas Khan
    For more than a decade Pakistan has kept Waziristan under tightly regulated travel restrictions Tens of thousands of people have been killed in Pakistan's long battle with militants as part of the post-9/11 "war on terror". Evidence of murder and torture by soldiers and insurgents is emerging only now. The BBC has gained rare access to some of the victims. It was early in 2014 when TV news networks trumpeted a major victory in the war against the Pakistani Taliban - the killing of one of the group's most senior commanders in a night-time air raid. Adnan Rasheed and up...
  • Why an Illegal Phone Search Got This Man Kicked Out of the USA

    06/06/2019 5:38:24 AM PDT · by vannrox · 57 replies
    The daily bell ^ | 25may19 | By Joe Jarvis
    There was no conceivable reason for border agents to be suspicious when “Charles” flew from Brazil to Chigaco, with a final destination of Denver. But that didn’t stop them from searching his luggage, searching him, and finally searching his phone. Customs and Border Protection has been ramping up their searches of the electronics of travelers to the United States. Over 30,000 people had their electronics searched at a U.S. airport last year while traveling to or from the United States. In this interview, Charles tells me about his ordeal with the United States Customs and Border Protection. He was traveling...
  • In praise of Clarence Thomas

    06/04/2019 7:50:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies ^ | June 4, 2019 | Star Parker
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is, once again, under attack. And, once again, the attacks are from liberals who cannot tolerate Thomas' consistent, unyielding and faithful commitment to America's founding principles. The latest concerns Thomas' 20-page opinion offered up in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, recently considered by the Supreme Court. Planned Parenthood challenged Indiana law prohibiting abortion for reasons of sex, race or non-life threatening deformity. The challenge was upheld in district court and the law overturned. However, the Supreme Court chose not to rule on the matter for procedural reasons, turning it back to...
  • Democrats preparing ultimatum for people of faith

    05/05/2019 6:13:07 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 47 replies
    WND ^ | 5/4/2018 | WND
    The Alliance Defending Freedom, a powerhouse of civil and religious rights advocacy, has joined other groups in denouncing the Equality Act proposed in the Democratic-majority House as a threat to faith. “Essentially, the Equality Act gives people of faith an ultimatum: Change your faith-based practices or face government punishment,” wrote ADF’s Sarah Kramer. WND reported it would amend the Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding, credit and the jury system. And it would specifically prevent Christians from relying on the Religious Freedom...
  • How Jesus of Nazareth Transformed the World: Women and Children

    04/20/2019 4:30:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 20, 2019 | Jack Kerwick
    As Christians around the world enter the holiest weekend of the year, non-Christians as well should be grateful for the life of Jesus of Nazareth.  As I show in my book, Christianity and the World: Essays Philosophical, Historical, and Cultural (Stairway Press 2017), there isn’t a facet of 21st century human life, particularly life in Western civilization, that doesn’t bear the impress of the religion that has informed the collective consciousness of European peoples for the last two millennia. As the Reverend D. James Kennedy puts it, Jesus of Nazareth is “the greatest man who ever lived” and “has changed virtually every...
  • Gun Rights: Why Youth Voices Matter?

    04/17/2019 2:19:02 PM PDT · by JayCh · 13 replies
    Jay Chambers
    When it comes to the protectors of a country’s right, there are always two sides that are mostly making themselves known. We have the older, more experienced people that have already gone through a lot, and we also have the hopeful youth that is looking for a chance. . The youth have always been belittled for their ideas because they were “too young.” However, look at Mark Zuckerberg, who was barely 20 when he launched Facebook. Or Nathan Hale, who graduated from college (Yale, of all places) at 18, being put on a secret mission three years later by George...
  • It’s Not The Equality Act, It’s The Homosexual Supremacy Act

    04/09/2019 4:29:17 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 32 replies
    Bwire ^ | 4/7/19 | Bryan Fischer
    Don’t let the left and the Talking Snake Media lie to you. They lie to us all by the words they hope will drive and dominate the narrative. One of those words is “equality.” They have deceived more people by this one word than perhaps by any other. After all, who could be against equality? If they can create a linguistic narrative driven by the notion of “equality,” then if we oppose it they tag us as people who are against fairness and equal rights for all and as people who are nothing more than blackguards and bigots. But the...
  • Alaska Human Rights Commission director resigns after uproar over ‘Black Rifles Matter’ sticker

    04/08/2019 10:12:45 PM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 51 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | April 8, 2019 | Anchorage Daily News
    The director of the Alaska Human Rights Commission resigned Monday, three days after she was suspended for her actions involving a “Black Rifles Matter” sticker on a vehicle in the commission’s Anchorage parking lot. Marti Buscaglia, in a letter to commissioners, said she hoped her resignation would put the issue behind the agency.
  • Georgia state rep. drafting "Testicular Bill of Rights" in response to heartbeat abortion ban

    03/14/2019 3:46:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    See BS ^ | 3/12/19 | EMILY TILLETT
    A representative in the Georgia Statehouse is drafting a rather blunt response to legislation that would dictate when a woman could get an abortion. It's called the "Testicular Bill of Rights," and state Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick said her legislative package is all about turning the tables on her male counterparts seeking to impose laws on a woman's reproductive rights. **SNIP** Kendrick announced her "bill of rights" package on Twitter Monday. It includes, among many male-focused proposals, legislation requiring men to obtain permission from their sex partner before they get a prescription for any erectile dysfunction medication, allowing men who have...
  • Lake Erie just won the same legal rights as people

    03/07/2019 1:42:53 AM PST · by cowpoke · 48 replies
    VOX ^ | 2/26/2019 | Sigal Samuel
    ...The government, they felt, wasn’t doing enough to protect the lake. And so they wondered: What if the lake could protect itself? The idea they hatched that night ultimately resulted in a special election, which had the citizens of Toledo voting Tuesday on a very unusual question: Should Lake Erie be granted the legal rights normally reserved for a person? The measure passed easily, which means citizens will be able to sue on behalf of the lake whenever its right to flourish is being contravened — that is, whenever it’s in danger of major environmental harm...If the stakes felt almost...
  • 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...