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I doubt any of the nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have ever shopped at a Walmart. That probably helped the retail giant when the Court dismissed the largest employment discrimination case in U.S. history last month. But the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case hardly makes Walmart a paragon of good business.
Senator Charles Grassley continues to peel back the layers of the U.S. inJustice Department’s conspiracy to send arms to Mexican drug dealers and use those gun sales as a pretext to impose stricter gun laws on the American people. Grassley has told news agencies that high-ranking Justice Department officials were briefed on Operation Fast and Furious and Operation Gunrunner as early as October 2009.
Today, the 12-member jury in the Casey Anthony trial returned a verdict: Anthony is not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie. However, she was convicted of lying to the police and will be sentenced at 9 a.m. on Thursday. “The verdict means 25-year-old Anthony was found not guilty of all charges except for four counts of providing false information to law enforcement officer. She will be spared a death sentence, but could still potentially face years behind bars in a Florida prison,” the Orlando Sentinel reported.
With more and more Presidential candidates, Governors, lawmakers and citizens signing the “Cut, Cap and Balance” Pledge, national support for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution is increasing. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) referenced this surge of support in a July 1 speech, joining colleagues on the Senate floor to urge Congress to solve the debt crisis quickly.
Today, The New York Times ran an opinion piece written by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.). In it, the Senators urged President Barack Obama to step up the pace of troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. The Senators claimed the country is currently too unstable and corrupt to foster hopes of founding a Democracy, and continued “nation-building” will be fruitless.
A special session in the Texas Legislature came to an end without a vote on a bill that would have banned certain parts of the Transportation Safety Administration’s pat-down procedure.
On June 27, the Vitamin D Council, a nonprofit educational corporation, announced that it intends to file a complaint with the Attorney General against the Food and Drug Administration “regarding policies that disparately afflict African Americans.”
To suggest President Barack Obama is thin-skinned is an understatement on a par with: “Michael Moore should cut back on the Ben and Jerry’s.” In fact, as our embattled President has watched events spiral well beyond his meager talents, he appears to be developing a mild case of paranoia — even lashing out at his friends.
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.
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.