Second Amendment Can be Disregarded for Officer Safety?

armoredpolice The Obama Administration invokes officer safety to justify banning bullets. As Bob Allen reported on Friday, the Obama Administration has devised a way to effectively ban certain guns by banning their ammunition via the BATFE. Since there are such things as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and—more specifically—the Second Amendment, naturally many Americans are outraged. Thus, we get to hear a big fib put out by the White House. As the Washington Times reports, “White House Read more [...]
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Politicians Don’t Believe in Free Exercise of Religion

First Amendment The free exercise of religion means that religious schools get to teach their religion. Here is an interesting story from the Daily Signal: “Why Are Lawmakers Attacking This Archbishop for Requiring Catholic Teachers to Not Slam Catholicism?” San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is under fire for adding new clauses to archdiocese’s high school teachers contract that require “Catholic teachers in their professional and public lives uphold Catholic teaching,” according to Read more [...]
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Judge Condemns the EPA but Leaves It Unpunished

epa logo The judge condemns the EPA for mistreating conservatives, but what will stop them from doing so again? The EPA has been egregiously violating the law regarding Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests by “slow walking” requests from conservative groups. One such group, the Landmark Legal Foundation, sued the EPA. The verdict is in. The judge has declared Landmark to be in the right and the EPA to be in the wrong. As the Washington Times reports, “Judge rules EPA lied about transparency, Read more [...]
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Feds Raid Texas Secessionists with Show of Force

texas legislature Why would Feds raid a group of secessionists that can’t possibly be any danger to anyone? As readers of this blog will already know, some conservatives think there is much to be said for peaceful secession as a force that resists the rise of Big Government. This doesn’t have much of anything to do with any romantic delusions about the Confederate South. It doesn’t even have to be something that happens in the United States. Internationally, secession holds the promise of breaking up Read more [...]
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The Turn Away from God means Idolizing Government

idol We are idolizing government and building fascism into our nation; the problem is spiritual. Throughout Barack Obama's Presidency many have accused him of supporting Socialism. Of course, given the historical and dictionary definition of the term, that is not accurate—government has not taken legal ownership of the means of production. Effectively, however, government has taken increasing control through regulation. I found a recent article by Norbert Michel at Forbes.com really insightful: Read more [...]
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Scott Walker Won Second at CPAC. Who Won First?

rand ron paul Rand Paul won the CPAC straw poll for the third straight year in a row. Does that matter? I wasn’t following the Conservative Political Action Conference this year. I noticed that a few people were going to it, but I didn’t keep track of its activities. Then I started seeing all these posts about how great Scott Walker performed in the straw poll for who should be the Republican nominee for the Presidency. It was almost as if people think that Scott Walker’s second place showing Read more [...]
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Leftist Independent Journalism Is Merely Politically Correct

political correctness One problem is that independent journalism is run by people more concerned about looking independent than being independent. A friend on Facebook sent me a link to this Politico magazine article about working with Glen Greenwald on the Intercept and other projects of First Look Media: “Where Journalism Goes to Die.” It is written by Ken Silverstein, who no longer works for the company. In the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks, Pierre Omidyar, who had founded eBay, had recruited Glenn Greenwald, Read more [...]
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Liberals Defend Secret Science for EPA

secret science Why is Congress considering a bill to outlaw the EPA from using secret science as the basis of their regulations? Because we live in an insane dictatorship. We live in a country where the President and the security agencies operate on secret interpretations of laws about which the people who passed the laws had no clue. Naturally, the Environmental Protection Agency has been developing it’s version of secret law. [See also, “Censored Science Is Big Government’s Ideal.”] I assume Read more [...]
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Walmart Raises Wages; Still Getting Complaints

wal-mart While Walmart raises wages, activists are getting ready to force the company to give employees more hours. People have been using Walmart as a punching bag for years. They make all kinds of accusations against the company based on their success and the ready number of people who are willing to work for them. Somehow, the fact that they aren’t in a crisis finding employees counts as evidence that they are probably mistreating their employees. Their success in getting satisfied customers proves Read more [...]
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Media Applauds Congress for Saving Homeland Security

DHS Instead of saving Homeland Security, Congress should save America. What a sickening missed opportunity. Congress could have forced the President to choose between funding Homeland Security and funding his executive orders (i.e. self-authorized legislation) on immigration. That would have guaranteed the American people at least some victory no matter what happened. But no, the oppression of the American people is an unconditional commitment for the majority in Congress. So they have “rescued” Read more [...]
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Nazi America: Our Recent Eugenic Past makes the News

pledge allegiance Why Nazi America? As late as 1979, people were forcibly sterilized according to state eugenics laws.   I was alive and conscious in 1979. It was the age of trucker songs and I associate the time with a lot of roller skating (perhaps that was just me). I remember an obsession with the music of the forties and fifties as some kind of golden age—which I now recognize as the equivalent of my own nostalgia for music from the eighties. But I don’t remember ever being aware that we Read more [...]
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Environmentalists Don’t Know When They Are Being Mocked

global warming v models Senator Jim Inhofe mocks Global Warming with a snowball but environmentalists think that is his argument. I may be guilty of being far too naïve to say that environmentalists don’t know it. Another possibility is that they know the distinction full well and are just lying about it. Either way, Senator Inhofe mocked environmentalists with a snowball and the media has pretended that he was using the snow as an argument. Thus, Newser.com: “Senator Hurls Snowball to Disprove Climate Change.” Read more [...]
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