Personal Liberty Digest is your source for breaking news and political commentary. Our coverage of conservative politics has made us the #1 news website among Libertarians.
The U.S. military’s December 31 deadline for exiting Iraq is fast-approaching and may leave the airspace over the country vacant, helping put Israel in a better place strategically to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities.
In the early 1770s, the patriot movement was slowly gaining steam in the colonies. People like Samuel Adams were looking for ways to bolster the movement and resist what they saw as English tyranny.
The Boston Non-Importation Agreement — in which area merchants pledged not to buy certain goods from Great Britain, including tea — had collapsed. Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson, whose salary as Governor was augmented by bribes for allowing the smuggling of tea in addition to the British Parliament-imposed tax on tea, wanted to capitalize on the tea business even more. Estimates at the time indicated Americans consumed between 3 million and 6.5 million pounds of tea each year.
Today is an important day in American history. On Dec. 15, 1791, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution (known as the Bill of Rights) came into effect through the process of ratification by the States. The Bill of Rights tells the Federal government what it is not allowed to do.
Only a few days after top officials from the U.S. Postal Service said they were moving forward with closing mail-sorting facilities nationwide, the agency halted the plans due to pressure from members of Congress.
Gun owners received something of a reprieve last week when the efforts of Senator Harry Reid to ram through confirmation of an anti-gun judicial nominee were thwarted in a cloture vote.
Reid was pushing Caitlin Halligan, a former New York solicitor general who was a leading advocate for bankrupting the firearms industry through the use of frivolous lawsuits. Halligan was up for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, a court that is commonly referred to as the second most important court in the country.
The Administration of President Barack Obama will cut the number of National Guard troops who are patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border by at least half.
A Federal judge in Brooklyn is poised to hear arguments concerning the decisions made by the government over the access teenage girls are given to morning-after contraceptive pills.
International Business Times, in a recent editorial, says that despite reports that Paul’s view on foreign policy is a detriment to his campaign, it is actually one of his strongest points. The article opines that Americans soon will realize the dire economic consequences of the U.S. perpetual war policy.
My two Christmas wishes are that Santa were real and money could be created out of thin air. The media tell me they can come true; I just have to believe in the President. They warn of a dastardly Scrooge promoted by the Tea Party ruse. But if Barack Obama has his way, we will be stuck with him for another 1,800 days.