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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.


New Policy Will Court-Martial Soldiers Who Share Religious Faith

New Policy Will Court-Martial Soldiers Who Share Religious Faith

If you’re a U.S. soldier who’s a Christian, Jew, Muslim or something else, would you want to entrust your fate to a military hierarchy steered, from the top, with the guidance of a man who founded an organization expressly designed to eradicate any form of individual religious expression from the ranks of fighting men and women?

Liberal Blogger Cited For Allegedly Faking Facebook Rape Threat And Blaming It On Conservative

Liberal Blogger Cited For Allegedly Faking Facebook Rape Threat And Blaming It On Conservative

A liberal University of Wyoming student who routinely berates conservatives on her blog and college radio show has been charged for allegedly staging an anonymous rape threat against herself and attributing it to a fictitious conservative Facebook poster. Meg Lanker-Simons, whose cognitive dissonance blog last year even garnered her an honor from liberal spigots Mother Jones and […]

Amendment To Include Gay Green Cards Could Derail Immigration Bill

It almost smells like sabotage. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, has announced he plans to introduce an amendment to a sweeping immigration reform bill that would allow gay U.S. citizens to sponsor their foreign-born partners in order to obtain green cards. That’s something heterosexual couples already are able […]

Democracy’s Been Hacked, Gay HOF, Cruz-ing Toward The White House, Dis-invitation, Obamacare’s Bumpy Road: Thursday Morning News Roundup 4-25-2013

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.

GAO Investigates Big Sis’ Big Ammo Buy As Congress Demands Answers

GAO Investigates Big Sis’ Big Ammo Buy As Congress Demands Answers

The Governmental Accountability Office, Congress’ financial investigative and auditing agency, has gotten involved in the controversy over the Department of Homeland Security’s massive buy-up of firearms ammunition.

Want To Hijack A Plane? Get A Job With The TSA

Want To Hijack A Plane? Get A Job With The TSA

In a lengthy investigation into security breaches at the Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport, Dallas-Ft. Worth police made a pretty interesting discovery: The easiest way to subvert security measures designed to prevent hijackings or terrorist acts inside airports is to join the ranks of those hired to do the enforcement.

Nearly Half Of Americans Don’t Realize Obamacare Is Law

With five months left until health coverage exchanges are due to release their insurer lists for those who’ll be “opting in” to Obamacare in 2014, a poll has come out revealing that a staggering 42 percent of Americans don’t even know that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is — as it has been […]

Pick Your Sport, Locker Room And Public Restroom Under Proposed California Law

The California Legislature is considering a bill that would give kids in the State’s public schools the option of choosing which public bathroom they use, based on the “gender” with which a student most readily identifies.

Gun Sales Soar, War On Privacy, Obama’s Liked (In Mexico), Amnesty And ‘Instant’ Welfare, Put That Sex In Writing: Tuesday Morning News Roundup 4-30-2013

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.

Polls Show More Americans Value Freedom Over Safety

Polls Show More Americans Value Freedom Over Safety

The spirit of Benjamin Franklin’s oft-quoted assertion that “[t]hose who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety” may be enjoying more currency among Americans in 2013 than it has since the days of Sept. 11 and the Patriot Act.

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