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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.


700 Personal Searches: No Such Thing As Privacy For Handlers Of Police Database

700 Personal Searches: No Such Thing As Privacy For Handlers Of Police Database

Minnesota police are the latest to inadvertently demonstrate that the majority of Americans who live some part of their lives within the information grid are so absurdly susceptible to privacy breaches, abuse and warrantless government scrutiny that it would all be funny if the implications weren’t so alarming.

Guns Company Leaves Connecticut, Calls For Industry To ‘Abandon This State’

Guns Company Leaves Connecticut, Calls For Industry To ‘Abandon This State’

PTR (Precision Target Rifle) Industries, makers of the PTR-91 series of rifles, released a statement on its website last week announcing its principled departure from its corporate home in Bristol, Conn.

Presidential Tax Return Made Public

Through White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, President Barack Obama announced the release of his family’s 2012 tax returns Friday. The 32-page tome can be accessed here. The Obamas reported an adjusted gross income of $608,611, $400,000 of which came from the President’s salary, and almost all of the remainder coming from book sales. The […]

Senate Democrats Block Thatcher Honor, Obama’s Gonna Let Me Go, Arizona’s Arpaio Targeted By Bomb, Global Warming Becomes Core Curriculum, President Miscalculated Budget Spending…By $1 Trillion – Friday Morning News Roundup 4-12-2013

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

Median Household Income Now Less Than What Government Spends Per Household

Median Household Income Now Less Than What Government Spends Per Household

If you add up all the money the government is spending and divide that amount by the number of households in the United States, you get a figure that now exceeds the median amount of money those households collectively earn.

Feds Secretly Asked For — And Secretly Got — List Of Every Concealed Carry Resident In Missouri

Feds Secretly Asked For — And Secretly Got — List Of Every Concealed Carry Resident In Missouri

A report in the Columbia Daily Tribune has uncovered two instances in the past 16 months of Missouri State Police handing over to the Federal government a database that shares the identity of every registered concealed carry permit holder in the State.

Obama Budget Would Cap Retirement Savings

Congress is very unlikely to approve President Barack Obama’s recommended budget, submitted Wednesday after much delay. But if the President got his way, Congress would cap the amount of money people could save in tax-preferred retirement accounts so that no account could earn an annual return of more than $205,000. As U.S. News reports, that […]

Gun Grab Gets A Name, Rand Calls Out Dems At Black College, Iran’s Mystery Time Machine, Texas Goes After TSA, Youth Ain’t What It Used To Be: Thursday Morning News Roundup 4-11-2013

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.

Nationwide Push Urging Retailers To Stop Selling Toxic Products Starts Today

Nationwide Push Urging Retailers To Stop Selling Toxic Products Starts Today

A major push begins today urging high-profile U.S. retailers to crack down on selling a host of products that contain chemicals with unsafe — or unproven — track records.

Colorado Sheriffs Will Sue Over Gun Laws

Colorado Sheriffs Will Sue Over Gun Laws

When the police think that regular citizens — people with whom they must constantly interact in their work — are better off with guns than without them, shouldn’t the people making the laws those cops have to enforce be listening?

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