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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.


Black Boxes In Cars Could Help Government Replace Fuel Tax With Pay-As-You Drive Scheme (While Tracking Your Location)

Black Boxes In Cars Could Help Government Replace Fuel Tax With Pay-As-You Drive Scheme (While Tracking Your Location)

Right at the nadir of public opinion over the government’s abuse of surveillance power comes a fresh story about cars, black boxes, real-time location surveillance and government tax collectors.

More Than Half Believe Obamacare Will Make American Health Care System Worse

A Rasmussen poll released today shows more than half of American voters sampled believe the implementation of the Affordable Care Act will ultimately damage the quality of health care offered in the United States. The poll, which surveyed 1,000 likely voters by phone over the weekend, found that people are largely happy with the quality […]

Dropping Like Flies: The Insurance Policies Obama Promised Everyone They Could Keep

Dropping Like Flies: The Insurance Policies Obama Promised Everyone They Could Keep

It’s tempting for us to run this video at the top of every story we publish about Obamacare; the disparity between the word and the deed is just that outrageous. Look at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joe Biden trapped in their insane, frozen rictuses of approbation behind the lying President at the 1:17 mark.

Cops, Social Media Collude On New Ways To Block Internet Posts That Organize Public Protest

We’ve already passed along a couple of disturbing things that have come out of this year’s International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) meeting, which wrapped up earlier in the week in Philadelphia. Kenneth Lipp, an independent journalist and internet consultant, attended the event and has reported on his blog that police and social media services […]

More Americans On Government Entitlement Than Working Full Time

There are more Americans receiving some form of means-tested government benefit than there are full time workers, according to Census Bureau data released recently. Well, actually the data is for 2011 – but there’s every reason to believe the gap has only widened since the reporting period two year ago. From CNS News: There were […]

Congress, Not The President, Can Delay Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

Congress, Not The President, Can Delay Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

It appears as though President Barack Obama has decided to delay the individual mandate for Obamacare enrollment by up to six weeks. But that’s a violation of the Affordable Care Act. As The Washington Times noted Wednesday, the President is the enforcer of the law that Congressional Democrats passed — not the editor.

Eminent Domain Abuse: Seattle Condemns Private Parking Lot For Construction Of Public Parking Lot

Eminent Domain Abuse: Seattle Condemns Private Parking Lot For Construction Of Public Parking Lot

On Monday, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously and without discussion to seize the property of a 103-year-old resident so that the city could “mitigate for the loss of short-term, on-street parking during construction along the downtown waterfront and replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.”

Colorado Democrat Pushes Obamacare Waiver For Constituents In Mountain Resort District

Democratic Congressman Jared Polis is planning to request an individual exemption from Obamacare for affluent residents of the ski resort communities that comprise his legislative district in Colorado. Polis, who until recently has been a firm supporter of Obamacare, told Health Policy Solutions Wednesday that even wealthy families in cities like Keystone, Breckenridge and Aspen (although Aspen lies just […]

Win For 4th Amendment: Court Rules Police Can’t Use GPS To Track Cars Without Probable Cause

Win For 4th Amendment: Court Rules Police Can’t Use GPS To Track Cars Without Probable Cause

A court has ruled that the secret placement of a global positioning system (GPS) device on a suspect’s car constitutes a search under the 4th Amendment, and that law enforcement cannot track suspects in such a manner without first obtaining a warrant based on probable cause.

The Stupid, Lopsided War Against Electronic Vapor Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to pack on new regulatory muscle any day now, as the announced end-of-October deadline for new regulations against the so-called “electronic cigarette” industry approaches. The FDA is attempting an end run around an earlier Federal court decision that shot down the agency’s attempt to ban the devices, […]

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