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.
Only seven States have a population greater than the total number of Americans now on government disability, according to data just released by the Social Security Administration (SSA). For the month of April, the SSA reported 10,962,532 beneficiaries receiving payments from the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund. That number represents a consistent monthly increase in […]
Noted theologian and United States Vice President Joe Biden entreated a room full of religious leaders to support Congress’ second attempt at gun control by recasting the language of gun-related violence in moral terms when communicating with their followers. In a closed-door meeting Monday, Biden spoke with Christian, Muslim, Jewish and other religious leaders, calling […]
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. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has been widely mocked for his scribble signature, which is required on each currency note in order to make it […]
The reader comments that continue to follow from our Tuesday article about one man’s effort to rally 2nd Amendment supporters for a nonviolent armed march on Washington, D.C., range from all-out enthusiasm for the idea to indignant disdain for firearms and their place in American life.
This week, Barack Obama will embark on a jobs tour that’s supposed to take the President to States and cities across the country whose employment and economic successes (and, presumably, failures) illustrate something germane about freeing Americans to innovate, work and prosper.
A pattern that’s been decades in the making in the Middle East has seen dictatorial regimes toppled, only to give way to Islamic forces that destabilize any modicum of Christian coexistence in countries that formerly held at least a measure of religious heterogeneity. The result, according to Fox News columnist Raymond Ibrahim, has been a […]
The leader of the European Commission (EC) said Tuesday there’s no way the European Union will continue to be united by a single currency without moving toward a political union within the next few years. EC President Manuel Barroso, formerly a Portuguese politician, announced he will reveal plans outlining a path toward the creation of […]
A Pentagon report on the Chinese military bluntly accused the People’s Liberation Army and the Chinese government of instigating cyber-attacks against U.S. government computer systems, as well as those of industrial and defense contractors. “In 2012, numerous systems around the world, including those owned by the U.S. government, continued to be targeted for intrusions, some […]
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 libertarian radio show host is organizing a Fourth of July march on Washington, D.C., by inviting participants to open carry their loaded firearms in a nonviolent organized demonstration.