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 Republican National Committee (RNC) issued a lengthy report Monday strongly criticizing the party’s inability in recent elections to reach outside an increasingly homogenous and single-minded core of traditional voters.
Grudgingly conceding that Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.), had all won their Congressional elections by popular vote, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) went on to tell Huffington Post on March 7: I also think that when, you know, it’s always the wacko birds on right and left […]
The nanny mayor of New York City has managed to dramatically expand the liberal entitlement base — that is, the number of people who look to government as a providing parent — since taking office in 2002.
The first poor soul unfortunate enough to be snared in the enforcement dragnet of New York’s unConstitutional gun control law faces Class D felony charges for selling what are now “illegal” weapons. Benjamin Wassell of Silver Creek, N.Y., was arrested after he allegedly sold two semi-automatic rifles and 300 rounds of ammunition to an undercover […]
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.
Joe Biden has issued an apology through his press secretary following an ugly incident in which a credentialed journalism student was rousted to surrender photos he had taken of the Vice President at a domestic violence speaking engagement in Rockville, Md.
The Republican arm of the Senate Budget Committee released a series of graphics on its website showing what the Democrats’ proposal would do to Federal spending if projected across a 10-year span.
In Alabama, an Average Joe likely won’t face charges for standing his ground after killing an intruder this week in self-defense. But a millionaire businessman in New York City could spend three years in jail simply for pointing an unlicensed gun at a man who broke into his home in January.
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. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicks off today. Here are five political storylines to follow as the Right convenes in the hope of putting a […]
Rand Paul said what many young fiscal conservatives have been thinking for a long, long time in a Wednesday post at Policymic. In it, Paul asserted the GOP must get its hands out of the social legislation game and get back to its conservative roots on fiscal policy.