Ben Bullard Archive
Ben Bullard Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic. Email this author.
The last President did it; this President does it, and the next President will likely do it, too: flying around on Air Force One for political cheerleading and fundraising, with a nominal job-related stop along the way to justify using public funds to pay the expense of the entire trip. President Barack Obama’s schedule for […]
Beretta USA Corp. announced today it will move its current firearms manufacturing operation in Maryland to Tennessee, citing the threat of more gun control laws in Maryland that, if passed, would make it illegal for the company to sell its product in the very State where it’s produced. In a press release on Beretta’s website […]
Nearly half the people who responded to a Rasmussen poll released Monday either firmly believe President Barack Obama isn’t an American citizen, or they haven’t been fully persuaded that he is.
Whenever U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detains illegal immigrants or legal foreign nationals with criminal backgrounds, its efforts to deport them to their native countries aren’t always successful — not by a long shot.
That fatal computer flu that did in Lois Lerner’s hard drive must have been nasty contagious. The IRS told a Congressional panel last week that several more previously-undisclosed instances of “computer problems” had afflicted the devices of IRS employees who had regular interoffice communications with Lerner. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a […]
A small number of Walmart stores in the South are serving as laboratories for an idea the company hopes to expand throughout the Nation: low-cost, walk-in healthcare clinics that focus on minor medical needs, preventive treatments and management for chronic illnesses.
The headline says it: Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is proposing an “emergency” ordinance to limit gun purchases to one every 90 days and report all person-to-person transfers or sales of firearms to the police. Criminals rejoice! As for everyone else, the proposed law brings city leaders one step closer to attaining the legal prerogative to […]
In Detroit, violent crimes are on track to decrease for the second consecutive year. And James Craig, the police chief who’s been on the job since last July, credits citizens who are increasingly crime-aware and well-armed with playing a significant role in that continued decline.
How much does it cost you to pay for yourself each day? According to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, it is costing the Federal government anywhere between $250 and $1,000 per day to feed and house each illegal immigrant child whom immigration enforcement agents have picked up inside the Nation’s […]
Reportedly, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, a Democrat who has vocally supported the Administration of President Barack Obama’s attempt to accommodate illegal immigrant children in local facilities nationwide, himself urged the White House not to bring any of those same illegals into Maryland.