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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.
The defense community has voiced their disapproval over potential $350 billion cuts to the sector that may occur if the debt-ceiling deal is not overturned. Though the cuts are not explicitly stated in the Budget Control Act, it has become conventional wisdom in Washington that the defense sector spending will be reduced.
Texas-based radio host Alex Jones has posted a video on his website INFOWARS.COM that he is asking individuals to “spread like wildfire.” The video shows San Antonio police advising Jones and a handful of protesters to leave the private property of the Federal Reserve Bank.
In California, a law that allowed for the open-carry of unloaded handguns was overturned on Monday by Governor Jerry Brown. According to a report, the decision stems from complaints from police chiefs and sheriffs in the state who say that open carry makes too many citizens nervous.
California Governor Jerry Brown has announced his support for a ban on the open carrying of handguns within his State, as he signed a measure that will limit the 2nd Amendment rights of his constituents.
A drop in the value of the U.S. dollar led to a significant rise in the price of gold.