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Ben Bullard

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.


Play The Race Card And Run! Louisiana Senator Shamed By Own Comments; Dodges Press

Louisiana State Senator Karen Carter-Peterson lashed out at her Legislative peers who oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Monday, declaring from the floor of the Senate chamber that the only reason they’re against Obamacare is because President Barack Obama himself is black. Local TV station WBRZ tried to catch up with her Wednesday […]

What Recovery? Despite Fed Boasts, Americans Have Regained Only 45 Percent Of Recession Losses

In March, the Federal Reserve chirped that Americans had, as a whole, recouped 91 percent of the aggregate wealth the Nation lost during the economic crisis of 2007-2009. But Thursday, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis released a report that strays pretty far from the Fed’s earlier, optimistic message. Unlike the March report, the […]

Hillary Loved Less, Christopher Stevens Was ‘John Doe’ In Death, Cap Gun Gets 5-Year-Old Suspended, Brand-Name Weed, Asteroid Preppers: Friday Morning News Roundup 5-31-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

California Legislature Prepares To Track Ammo Buyers With Forced Background Checks

California Legislature Prepares To Track Ammo Buyers With Forced Background Checks

The California State Senate passed seven gun-control bills Wednesday, tightening the leash on gun owners in a State already entrenched in an ongoing, liberal-led subversion of its residents’ 2nd Amendment powers.

Survey: Strong Bipartisan Demand From American Voters For Independent IRS Prosecutor

Survey: Strong Bipartisan Demand From American Voters For Independent IRS Prosecutor

A survey published Thursday by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut shows that 75 percent of Americans want a special prosecutor to investigate the targeting of Tea Party conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service during the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.

MSM Outlets Reject Holder’s Attempt To Control Agenda On Reining In DOJ With ‘Off-Record’ Talks

MSM Outlets Reject Holder’s Attempt To Control Agenda On Reining In DOJ With ‘Off-Record’ Talks

FOX News, The New York Times, The Associated Press, CBS News, CNN and The Huffington Post all have told Attorney General Eric Holder he can forget about trying to control a dialogue between government and the press.

Why Cruz Doesn’t Trust Republicans, Obama Has No Business Asking China To RIMPAC, Crime Victim Charged For Using Gun That Saved Him, NRA Honors Kid Who Ate Pop Tart Until It Resembled Gun: Afternoon News Links 5-30-2013

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Obama Administration Invites China Into Military-To-Military Joint RIMPAC Naval Exercise

The United States is moving forward with plans to include the Chinese navy in next year’s Rim Of The Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, the largest international warfare exercise in the world. China’s never participated in the U.S.-led RIMPAC; in fact, it’s never been invited before. But the Pentagon issued an invitation this year, falling in line […]

Oregon Man Fires Warning Shot At Felon Attempting To Break Into Home, Gets Hauled To Jail

The intended victim of a home invasion in Medford, Ore., was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, reckless endangerment and menacing after he allegedly told the would-be perpetrator, who was attempting to break in through the back door, to get off his property and followed it up by firing a warning shot into the […]

Kid Who Ate A Pop Tart Until It Looked Rather Like A Gun Receives Free Lifetime NRA Membership

The National Rifle Association presented 8-year-old Marylander Josh Welch a free lifetime membership, valued at $550, in a lighthearted demonstration of the absurdity of Josh’s school suspension over a gun-shaped pastry. Josh received the membership from Maryland State Representative Nicholaus Kipke at a local Republican fundraising event “during a tongue-in-cheek presentation that involved a Pop-Tart […]

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