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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.


Officer Charged For Assaulting Random Female Pedestrian, Knocking Her Teeth Out

Officer Charged For Assaulting Random Female Pedestrian, Knocking Her Teeth Out

A Texas police officer has been jailed after a police affidavit revealed he allegedly battered, without provocation, an innocent female pedestrian who happened to be walking near the scene of an unrelated late-night traffic stop.

California Senate Takes Up Digital License Plates That Can Track Movements, Collect Fees

The California State Senate is considering a statewide conversion to non-renewable digital license plates that would be able to collect electronic information, such as determining whether a motorist has pre-paid a road toll, in a bid to do away with what sponsors feel is the costly, inconvenient process of producing, distributing and renewing traditional license […]

Army Vet Refused Gun Permit For 42 Year-Old Drug Misdemeanor

A Texas man who served for 20 years in the U.S. Army after being convicted for a minor drug charge in 1971 was turned away from a local Walmart after attempting to purchase a .22-caliber rifle and failing a Federal background check for his 42 year-old offense. According to a report from CBS Houston, Ron […]

Courts Keep Striking Down Obama Appointments; Rubio Stumbles; Reid Says ‘Climate Change’ Is Causing All The Fires; Even Jimmy Carter Hates PRISM; Obamacare Costs A Million Bucks – Thursday Morning News Roundup 7-18-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

California Sheriff Sued For Deadly Attack On Sleeping Man

California Sheriff Sued For Deadly Attack On Sleeping Man

The partner of a California man is suing the Kern County sheriff’s department after a May incident in which she alleges sheriff’s deputies attacked him while he slept in someone’s front yard and beat him to death, without his having had a chance to demonstrate that he was a potential threat to their safety.

Obama Tells Univision Audience He ‘Probably’ Can’t Grant Amnesty Over Congress

President Barack Obama told Univision this week that he “probably” wouldn’t resort to granting amnesty on a grand scale to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S. “Probably not. I think that it is very important for us to recognize that the way to solve this problem has to be legislative. I […]

Lindsey Graham Wants To Boycott Russia Winter Olympics Over Snowden

If Russia lets NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden stay in the country on a grant of political asylum, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants President Barack Obama to boycott next year’s winter Olympics in the resort city of Sochi. On Tuesday, Snowden requested temporary asylum in Russia – agreeing to a condition set by President Vladimir Putin […]

Brady Center Sues Georgia Town Over Mandatory Gun Law

Brady Center Sues Georgia Town Over Mandatory Gun Law

In April, the small town of Nelson, Ga., passed an ordinance requiring the head of every household in town to own a gun and ammunition. Now the city is facing a Federal lawsuit filed by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which alleges the law isn’t Constitutional.

Government Regulations, Corporatism Kill Enterprising For-Profit Mass Transit

The government is once again interjecting a host of regulations into the busing industry, cowing to pressure from large motor carriers to set the bar impossibly high for dozens of startup companies that, until they were shuttered all at once by the DOT, were growing their businesses while efficiently satisfying rider demand. The American busing […]

HUNGER! In America!! Congresswoman Says Her Food Stamp-less Constituents Have To Eat Dog Food To Survive

Representative Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) recently offered a poignant anecdote highlighting the human toll wrought by the pestilence and famine that has beset America, making an impassioned plea to her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives last week to help the impoverished, destitute and hungry recipients of food stamps in her district, who have resorted […]

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