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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.


Researchers Baffled By Standstill In Global Warming

Researchers writing in the journal Nature Geoscience are perplexed that the theory of global warming isn’t holding sway over what the Earth has actually been doing for the past 14 years. Revising one’s views about such an inconvenient truth isn’t easy, so the international group of scientists who published the report is being cautious in […]

Now That’s How You Do Wealth Redistribution: France’s Wealthy Taxed Above 100 Percent Of Income

French business publication Les Echos reported last week that the French government sent more than 8,000 wealthy households a tax bill last year that, incredibly, topped 100 percent of their income. Those who earned more than 1.3 million euros were subject to hand all of their money — and then some — to the government, […]

Most Want Congress To Unleash The Hounds, North Korea Pops Off, Iran On America’s Tail, Obama Hearts John McRINO, Twitter Is Hell: Monday Morning News Roundup 5-20-2013

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. Fifty-nine percent of respondents in a new poll believe Congress is making the right moves investigating the Administration of President Barack Obama. The poll also finds […]

City Sues Good Samaritans Who Feed Strangers’ Parking Meters

City Sues Good Samaritans Who Feed Strangers’ Parking Meters

A group of six self-described “Robin Hooders,” who estimate they’ve saved about 4,000 New Hampshire motorists from parking tickets by feeding their expired meters, now faces a lawsuit in the small city where they’ve been active since December.

Appeals Court Spurns Obama’s UnConstitutional Recess Appointments

Appeals Court Spurns Obama’s UnConstitutional Recess Appointments

Just as the Obama Administration’s public reputation is at its lowest ebb over unConstitutional surveillance and discriminatory targeting of political enemies by government agencies with unfettered power comes a decision in which an appeals court ruled the President himself violated the Constitution when he made appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was taking a break.

Did Treasury Department Target Conservative-Owned GM Dealers In 2009 Auto Bailout?

Two Republican Congressmen are inquiring whether the U.S. Treasury Department went after auto dealerships owned by conservatives after the Federal government, in 2009, became majority owner of General Motors as part of a $50 billion Congressional bailout. Mike Kelley (R-Pa.) and Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) released a letter they sent to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Thursday, […]

‘This Is No Ordinary Scandal’ – WSJ Says IRS Debacle ‘Worst Washington Scandal Since Watergate’

Peggy Noonan, who’s written speeches for two Republican Presidents and served as a consultant on NBC’s ‘The West Wing,’ penned a column in the Wall Street Journal Thursday that bypasses the partisan indictments of the Administration of President Barack Obama over the IRS’ political discrimination scandal, focusing instead on the issue’s threat to the fundamental […]

Mayor Gets Medieval In Plea To Residents To ‘Fight For Stockton’

Seeing the mayor of a California city of nearly 300,000 people don a studded warrior’s helmet and brandish a medieval-looking mace in order to make a point might have been bizarre for residents of beleaguered Stockton. But at least Mayor Anthony Silva didn’t pull out a gun, or a model of a gun, or – […]

Florida Manipulating Enforcement Revenues By Tricking Motorists Into Red Light Camera Fines

Florida Manipulating Enforcement Revenues By Tricking Motorists Into Red Light Camera Fines

Florida may be known as a tax-friendly State, but a damning report this week reveals leaders are finding innovative and crooked ways to surreptitiously nickel-and-dime citizens in order to enrich public coffers.

Benghazi, IRS, The AP And Now… the EPA?! One Scandal Follows Another In Exposing Obama’s Culture Of Discrimination

Benghazi, IRS, The AP And Now… the EPA?! One Scandal Follows Another In Exposing Obama’s Culture Of Discrimination

The scandals involving ideology-based discrimination and politically motivated targeting under the Administration of President Barack Obama are revealing more than a lack of oversight; they’re revealing a pervasive culture of illegal, unethical and immoral discrimination against conservatives and political opposition emanating from the executive branch.

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