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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.


Tracking The NSA’s Spy Career; PRISM Reveals All; Obama Says We’ve All Got Trust Issues; TGIF! – Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 6-7-2013

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The NSA’s Secret PRISM Program Uncovered – And It Shatters The Myth Of Internet Anonymity

British newspaper The Guardian introduced the world to the U.S. government’s secret program of direct data mining Friday, and the scope of its operation is mind blowing. Instituted by the National Security Agency (NSA) under President George W. Bush, PRISM literally grants the government direct access to everything that comes into, or leaves, servers at Google, […]

A Handy Timeline Of NSA’s Encroachment Into Americans’ Private Lives

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has compiled an extensive timeline of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) progressive intrusion into the private lives of American citizens, dating back to the agency’s creation in 1952. The EFF, which seeks to defeat illegal governmental surveillance and litigates against the state to establish precedents that favor citizens’ Constitutional rights, […]

Petraeus At Bilderberg; Unemployment Up ; China Building Bigger, Better ‘Panama’ Canal; NYT Can’t Hate BO; Getting’ Down To Gitmo — Friday Morning News Roundup 6-7-2013

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.   Disgraced Former CIA Director David Petraeus is attending this year’s Bilderberg Group meeting, evidently to offer input on how the expansion of surveillance capabilities can be […]

Who’s Breaking News On White House Scandals? Not The Mainstream Media

Who’s Breaking News On White House Scandals? Not The Mainstream Media

With the exception of some dogged reporters who’ve essentially had to go rogue within their own organizations in order to delve into the Benghazi scandal (and been persecuted by their own employers as a thank-you), there’s been precious little issues-based reporting, and a truckload of damage control, emanating from the American mainstream press over the IRS scandal; the AP scandal; Benghazi and, now, Verizon.

Members Of Congress Got $238k In Welfare Last Year Thanks To Farm Bill

Members Of Congress Got $238k In Welfare Last Year Thanks To Farm Bill

In socially conservative, rural States, a lot of sworn Republicans’ staunch talk about smaller government and ending welfare melts away to the loudest of Liberal bellyaching when talk turns to trimming or ending agricultural subsidies. Now, a new report reveals that members of Congress received nearly $250,000 in Farm Bill entitlements last year, violating the spirit of what was supposed to be a temporary bailout designed to lift struggling Depression-era farmers.

President Stiffs A Whole Town, Rand Stands For 4th Amendment, House Leashes DHS On Ammo, Pelosi Lauds ‘Liberating’ Obamacare, Monsanto’s Been Punked? – Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 6-6-2013

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Monsanto Blames GMO-Tainted U.S. Wheat On Sabotage

Agricultural giant Monsanto is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to determine how an experimental strain of wheat engineered to be resistant to herbicide ended up in cultivation in an Oregon field. Monsanto is distancing itself from accountability, but isn’t ruling out the idea that someone else may have maliciously planted the company’s experimental […]

California Town Goes After President For $8,000 Security Bill

Atherton, the California town where a private April fundraising visit from President Barack Obama rankled local leaders saddled with the cost of extra security, is stepping up its efforts to recoup the money so that the town’s taxpayers don’t have to foot the bill. The town may even go so far as to place a […]

Disabled Woman Attacked By Cop Calls 911 For Help

Disabled Woman Attacked By Cop Calls 911 For Help

A Hearing-impaired Washington woman who was pulled over for allegedly using her cell phone while driving had a difficult time explaining to the officer that she couldn’t understand his commands. What Megan Graham now understands, however, is that she’s facing assault charges for allegedly attacking police. But it’s Graham, and not the cop, who came away from the incident with a battered and disfigured face.

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