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 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.
After last summer’s Aurora, Colo., movie theater murders, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had an anti-gun PR plan in place and ready to go live when the next mad-gunman killing sensation hit TV screens.
The talk is out there: Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama could pair up for a run at the Democratic Presidential nomination for the 2016 election season. The scenario places Hillary in the POTUS role, with Barack’s wife pulling the veep ticket. A former Bill Clinton Administration staffer called the potential pairing a “dream ticket,” according […]
A column in The Washington Post relates that, since the beginning of March, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has found a new tactic for handling any press corps questions that aspire to any semblance of incisiveness: The petulant PR hack simply tells reporters they don’t know how to ask questions.
An elderly Florida man was carrying his legal .38 caliber revolver in his vehicle Sunday evening when a robber with a violent past decided he’d make an easy target. But James Stevens of Ocala wasn’t an easy target, because he had the means to defend himself.
Prosecutors in Barnegat, N.J., think so. You can be arrested there and charged for public lewdness in the presence of security cameras, even if you’re the only living soul in sight. According to an Asbury Park Press report, a 56-year-old woman was arrested for directing some unkind gestures toward an array of cameras on Lexington […]
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.