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.
An undeterred President Barack Obama, heavily criticized for his Administration’s support of spectacularly unsuccessful green energy start-ups, told an Illinois audience last week the government should expand its role in helping fund private green projects that wouldn’t survive in a free market.
An analysis of FBI-maintained data on the volume of background checks conducted when stores sell firearms reveals that Americans are buying more guns than at any time since the agency began keeping track of the numbers. Of particular interest is the dramatic spike in sales since late last year.
The mail will continue to run on Saturday, if President Barack Obama signs into law a continuing resolution Congress approved Thursday. The U.S. Postal Service, a cost-recovery operation, announced in February it planned to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail this summer, a move intended to save $2 billion a year. USPS lost about $16 […]
Ken Campbell, sheriff of Boone County, Ind., began hosting a series of informational videos last month repudiating gun grabbers’ claims about assault weapons. His latest eight-minute piece debunks the gun grabbers’ fallacious claim that “weapons of war” don’t belong in civilian hands.
In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court smacked down an argument by the Administration of President Barack Obama claiming police weren’t “searching” criminal suspects when they secretly planted GPS tracking devices on their vehicles and monitored their comings and goings.
Schools aiming to prepare kids for life in entitlement-drunk America might want to start emulating Ipswich Middle School in Massachusetts. According to FOX News, the school’s principal canceled this year’s Honors Night, an annual even recognizing the achievements of its hardworking and high-performing students.
Schools aiming to prepare kids for life in entitlement-drunk America might want to start emulating Ipswich Middle School in Massachusetts. According to FOX News,the school’s principal canceled this year’s Honors Night, an annual even recognizing the achievements of its hardworking and high-performing students. The reason? It could lead to hurt feelings. The last thing kids […]
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, has gone forward with his pledge to sign three pieces of controversial gun control legislation. The Denver Post reported Hickenlooper signed the bills, approved by the State Legislature, Wednesday morning. The move has outraged Republican legislators in Colorado, not only for its infringement on 2nd Amendment powers, but also […]
Colorado-based Magpul, a manufacturer of gun accessories like grips, mounts, sights and magazines, is evidently making good on its pledge to move its operations out of the State if a ban on magazine capacity and other 2nd Amendment infractions is approved by the Legislature and Governor.
Will The Administration of President Barack Obama turn the same blind eye toward State laws defiant of possible Federal gun-grabbing laws as it has thus far with States that have legalized recreational marijuana?