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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.


GOP Requires ‘Drastic Change’ To Remain Nationally Relevant, Says RNC Chair

GOP Requires ‘Drastic Change’ To Remain Nationally Relevant, Says RNC Chair

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.

That Whole ‘Wacko Birds’ Thing? My Bad, Says John McCain

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 […]

10 Years Of Bloomberg Has Doubled Number Of NYC Residents On Food Stamps

10 Years Of Bloomberg Has Doubled Number Of NYC Residents On Food Stamps

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.

New York Gun Grabbing Law Yields First Arrest

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 […]

CPAC Friday, Nanny Lawmakers Left And Right, Capitalism Is A Crime, Eyes On Manhattan, Pelosi Wants A Balanced Budget — When She’s Dead: Friday Morning News Roundup 3-15-2013

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.

‘Pure Intimidation’: Biden Press Secretary Apologizes After Staffer Goes Gestapo On Journalism Student

‘Pure Intimidation’: Biden Press Secretary Apologizes After Staffer Goes Gestapo On Journalism Student

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.

GOP Says Congressional Democrats’ New Budget Would Jack Federal Spending 62 Percent In 10 Years

GOP Says Congressional Democrats’ New Budget Would Jack Federal Spending 62 Percent In 10 Years

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.

States’ Differing Attitudes On 2nd Amendment Yield Two Self-Defense Stories With Very Different Results

States’ Differing Attitudes On 2nd Amendment Yield Two Self-Defense Stories With Very Different Results

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.

CPAC Off And Running, Bill Gates Wants To King Obama, Fracking’s Fine, Doctors Scale Down To Dodge Obamacare, North Korea Spin Vid Funniest Thing You’ll See All Day: Thursday Morning News Roundup 3-14-2013

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. 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 […]

Paul Tells Young People GOP Needs Their Reform

Paul Tells Young People GOP Needs Their Reform

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.

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