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Illinois On Its Own After Wisconsin Allows Concealed Carry

Now that Wisconsin has allowed for residents to carry a concealed weapon in public, Illinois stands alone as the final state to object to legalizing concealed handguns, The Associated Press reports.

New York Smoking Ban Angers Smokers And Non-Smokers

A recent addition to the smoking ban laws that have rippled through major cities was enacted in White Plains, N.Y., this week, taking away a smoker’s right to light up in parks, plazas, playgrounds and trails, the Lower Hudson Valley News reports.

The Avaricious Progressive Homo Sapiens

Americans are easy prey when it comes to political distraction debates. Proposed card-check legislation is a distraction. Our obsessive meddling in Middle Eastern countries is a distraction. All these are important issues, but they are merely subcategories of the foundational issue that Americans should be focused on: loss of freedom.

Illegal Aliens Flee Alabama, Construction Industry Suffers?

Citizens in Tuscaloosa, Ala., worry that the recently passed Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act may hinder tornado reconstruction efforts, as Hispanic illegal aliens flee the State, fearing prosecution. The new law, touted as “the strongest immigration bill in the country” by Governor Robert Bentley, in part requires employers to use the Federal E-Verify system to make sure their workers are in the country legally.

The Foundation Of Liberty

Last year, we reprinted the Declaration of Independence for Independence Day. I was fascinated by some of the comments it received. More people than I anticipated recognized that our government today has taken on many of the characteristics of the British government that the Founders sought to “dissolve the political bands” of 235 years ago.

Remember Me

EPIC: Documents Show TSA Ignored Radiation Warnings

The Electronic Privacy Information Center recently announced that it has obtained documents from the Transportation Security Administration, which raise new questions about the safety of the TSA’s full-body scanners.

Senate Committee Approves Use Of Force In Libya

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently voted to approve a resolution backing President Barack Obama’s use of United States forces in Libya.

City Council Votes Down Pledge, Allows Recitation Only 4 Times Per Year

On June 27, the City Council of Eugene, Ore., caused controversy when it voted down a proposal to say the Pledge of Allegiance before its meetings. Instead, the Council approved a measure to allow the Pledge to be recited four times a year, around the major patriotic holidays: Independence Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day.

Nearly 20 Bills Proposed To Limit Congressional Pay

Legislators have introduced 18 pieces of legislation during this Congress to try to cut or freeze their pay for 2013.

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