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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia last week struck down a challenge to Washington, D.C.’s onerous registration requirements and outright ban on so-called assault weapons and high capacity magazines.
The mainstream political establishment and the media are terrified of Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s popularity among Americans who are frustrated about “business-as-usual” politics. Several well-established news media outlets implicate Paul as a kook, fringe candidate and poll cheat.
Look up insanity in the dictionary and a photo of California and that State’s Governor, Jerry Brown, are probably next to the word. If not, they should be, for there is no other explanation for two recently passed laws in that State.
Government investigators do not believe it violates the 4th Amendment to search information on cellphones and in emails without a warrant or even notification of the person being searched.
The Wall Street Journal recently pointed out that when it comes to job and energy security, President Barack Obama simply doesn’t get it. For all his soaring rhetoric, the President’s September “jobs speech” demonstrated zero insight into how America could really grow its economy while reducing its dependence on Mideast oil.
Most reports indicate that Perry’s strategy for winning the GOP primary is focused on highlighting the Texas economy, vilifying Romney as a wealthy, Mormon elitist and painting himself as the honest, straightforward “everyman.”
The Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., over the weekend gave Mitt Romney and Rick Perry further opportunity to continue their headline sparring match, shifting focus from jobs and the economy to Romney’s Mormonism. Though most headlines are focusing on Perry and Romney, Ron Paul won the Value Voters Straw Poll by a comfortable 37 percent.
The so-called “Occupy” movement is difficult to quantify. They’re outraged, but over what: general opposition to American governance? The large population of Obama supporters belies that conclusion. Perhaps the movement is a “youthquake,” as a rising generation asserts its growing power? But the sizeable proportion of middle-aged ne’er-do-wells speaks to a simple rehashing of aging complainants.
The dreams-from-my-father moment appears to be nearing as riots, sit-ins and protests grow throughout the country. “Social-justice” miscreants — a whole new generation of hippies — have escaped their cages and are running wild in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and other U.S. cities.