America is exceptional. And it’s exceptional for a reason that neither Russian President Vladimir Putin nor President Barack Obama will ever admit. America is unique among all the countries that have ever existed for one simple but profound reason: The United States was founded on the principle that our rights come from God, not from government.
For a while, it looked as though Barack Obama would suffer his most humiliating political defeat ever. Congress was about to tell the President a loud and emphatic “No!” to his request for legislation authorizing a military strike against Syria, when suddenly who should come galloping to his rescue other than his longtime nemesis, Russian President Vladimir Putin?
On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution authorizing the President to use limited military force against Syria. No boots on the ground, you understand. No forcing Bashar Assad out of office. No, all we’re going to do is to “degrade” Syrian President Bashar Assad’s ability to wage war on his own citizens.
It’s Thursday morning as I put the finishing touches on this piece. So far, the United States and its allies haven’t fired the first shot against Syria. With Barack Obama heading to a G-20 conference (in Russia, of all places) next week and Congress not back in session for two more weeks, it may be a while before the first missile is launched.
How many Americans are willing to exchange some essential liberty for a little temporary safety? Or to ask it another way, how many will exchange much of their independence for security? Sadly, the answer is a whole bunch of them. But not among the readers of Personal Liberty Digest™. You are a proud, feisty and independent crowd.
There can be no doubt that the stop-and-frisk actions of New York City’s police department have been hugely successful in lowering the crime rate there. So, of course, they’ve been under attack by liberal do-gooders. Sadly, this past Monday, a Federal judge ruled that they violated the Constitutional rights of minorities. Is anyone surprised?
Why, when public sentiment is shifting in their favor, do Republicans form a circular firing squad and begin taking pot shots at each other? Let’s begin the sad survey with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s needless denunciation of the “dangerous” tilt toward libertarianism represented by Rand Paul, the junior Senator from Kentucky.
You know Hillary and Bill Clinton wish that Anthony Weiner and his wife would just disappear. Vanish into thin air, never to be heard from again. They’ve got to be sick and tired of hearing people say that Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, is “just like Hillary.”
Is Edward Snowden a traitorous dog who deserves the harshest penalties the United States can impose on him? Or is he an authentic American hero who sacrificed a comfortable life to bring us the truth about how far our government has gone to snoop on all of us?
You have to wonder: Does the mainstream media really want blacks in this country to riot because a jury of his peers found George Zimmerman “not guilty” of the charges against him? That’s certainly the impression I get from the coverage of the trial and its aftermath.
You’ve got to hand it to Dorothy Dugger. The lady is an absolute genius when it comes to squeezing every possible penny from her former employer, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in San Francisco, and from the taxpayers who ultimately foot the bill.
Tick, tick, tick. That’s the sound of the clock ticking down to when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the monstrosity known as Obamacare, will go into effect. If you think there are good reasons to detest this legislation now, just wait until you actually have to begin obeying it.
While running for State office in Florida in 2010, Marco Rubio, the son of immigrants from Cuba, said he was unalterably opposed to amnesty for the millions of people who were in this country illegally. Now that he’s a U.S. Senator, it looks like he’s changed his mind.
What a difference a month can make. Last month, a majority of Americans said they liked the job President Barack Obama was doing leading this country. Today that’s no longer true, according to the latest CNN/ORC International poll.
Jay Leno knows what his audience likes to hear. In his opening monologue last week, the “Tonight Show” host had a wonderful suggestion on how we should deal with the Internal Revenue Service: “President Obama says he’s renewing his efforts to close Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo Bay? How about closing the IRS? Why don’t we do that?”
A majority in the U.S. Senate has told President Barack Obama not to do it. There’s no doubt that an overwhelming majority of Americans would oppose it — if the media ever told them about it. Nonetheless, this past Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that Obama will sign a controversial gun-control treaty promulgated by the United Nations.
Did the Attorney General of the United States commit perjury when he appeared before the House Judiciary Committee two weeks ago? It sure looks like it. Right now, Eric Holder is scrambling to protect himself. Nice try, Holder, but it won’t work.
Two days ago, Lois Lerner, the director of the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations division, pleaded the 5th.So far, both Congressmen and reporters trying to find out who knew what and when they knew it are having a mighty hard time getting anyone to tell “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” about this spreading scandal.
So the first head has rolled in the scandal that has engulfed the Internal Revenue Service. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama ordered Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller to get the ax. After intimidating honest taxpayers for decades, the IRS is finally on the receiving end of some nasty publicity.
Will we ever get all of the truth about the false explanations and misdirection from the Administration of President Barack Obama after the terrorist assaults on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11? Probably not. But we’ve gotten a lot closer in the past few days.
Well, well, well. It seems the accused Boston bombers managed to swallow their disdain for all things American long enough to enjoy years of taxpayer-funded welfare benefits. Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and their relatives collected more than $100,000 in benefits since their arrival in this country.
An Internet sales tax is just one of the schemes Washington has come up with to extract more money from you. Several others can be found in the new Federal budget proposal that the White House finally released this month.
Congratulations, patriots! Thanks to your unremitting pressure on the politicians in Washington, every single assault on our 2nd Amendment rights went down to defeat in the Senate this week.