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.
In a nonsensical dinner speech loaded with self-reference and quips that seemed to emanate from a man very removed from the mood of the Nation, President Barack Obama revealed an aloof and callous sense of humor regarding the people who elected him.
The list of gun manufacturers that won’t sell their products to government agencies — unless regular people can buy them too — has tripled in two weeks’ time.
The totality of Congressional Democrats’ unspoken gun control agenda has come into a little clearer focus, now that an exchange between a conservative journalist and an unwitting liberal Illinois House Representative last month has begun making the Internet rounds. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) evidently presumed she was in sympathetic company at the “One Billion Rising” […]
Always lead by example. If you were brought up to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, hopefully your parents set a good example by paying their taxes. Evidently, President Barack Obama’s White House staff didn’t get that kind of upbringing. Forty of his White House aides owe a combined $333,485 in back taxes to […]
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said a lot of things Wednesday when he took the Senate floor to get his drone question answered. Over the course of 13 hours, he had to repeat himself a lot, and he filled plenty of time by tediously expounding on his vision of the importance of civil liberties in the United States.
In a Thursday opinion piece published in The Washington Post, former Democratic President Bill Clinton called on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Federal Defense of Marriage Act he signed into law 17 years ago.
A Long Island town has a new law that won’t allow citizens to boo or hiss their disapproval of proceedings during council meetings. CBS 2 of New York reports the five-member Riverhead town council approved the no-booing resolution when it adopted rules of procedure at its March 5 meeting. One councilman voted against the new […]
According to a report presented by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) permitted airport employee security badges to be issued to 11 people with criminal records. In five of those cases, the airports were found to be out of compliance because they didn’t catch their mistake. The report’s executive […]
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.
A petition on the White House’s “We The People,” seeking an answer to Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) call for clarity on whether the Commander In Chief can authorize drone strikes against U.S. citizens, without due process, on U.S. soil required signers to fully identify themselves.