The Founders’ vision of the United States as a beacon of liberty for the rest of the world grew largely from their desire to ensure that the Nation never resembled that from which they were forced to fight a bloody war to free themselves. The law of the land, in its original construct, was designed to protect personal freedom, privacy and the right to self-preservation against the malicious intent of both agents of the state and free-actors with equal vigor.
But, for busybodies and statists hell-bent on total control, the modern world is too different a place for Americans to value the historic advice — and legislation — of the Nation’s Founding Fathers. And every tragedy or event that has the potential to affront the hearts of Americans with the least bit of unease represents a new chance for the liberty-averse to make their case for less Constitutional consideration.
Every time there’s a highly publicized violent crime with multiple victims in America, liberals co-opt the tragedy to talk about updating the 2nd Amendment to make the country safer. Meanwhile, normal Americans go to gun shops and arms themselves against the twofold — but strangely related — threat of domestic terrorism and government tyranny. Breitbart […]
The Chicago Tribune mockingly referenced the Texas fertilizer plant explosion that took 14 lives last week in a below-the-belt editorial jab at Texas Governor Rick Perry’s visit to Illinois in the name of recruiting industry to his State. Perry his sights on the economically damaged Prairie State recently with a $42,000 radio ad buy in […]
A West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested for wearing a National Rifle Association T-shirt to school showed up for his first day back at class wearing the very shirt that originally drew all the unwanted attention from one school employee. But there was a little vindication this time: Lots of kids showed their […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.
The word for using public relations campaigns to make populations more accepting of laws pushed onto the people by governments is “propagandizing.” And the Administration of Barack Obama has been prolific in its use of taxpayer-funded propaganda to push the President’s signature healthcare overhaul.
Bill Maher, famously liberal and noted antagonist of religion, is showing signs of cracking. Even he believes there’s something fundamental about Islamic teaching that, for extreme adherents, sanctions killing. More surprisingly, he thinks that’s wrong.
The Federal government keeps a classified “no-fly” list of Americans and citizens of other Nations that it bars from traveling by air, allegedly to avoid a repeat of the tragic events on 9/11. To date, a “state secrets” law has meant that only the Executive branch can grant access to the list—but a Federal judge is challenging the provision.
North Korea has issued an appeal to landlocked Mongolia for food assistance, bypassing strained relations with neighboring China in an effort to send nourishment to the starving, isolated country. Information on the extent of North Korea’s malnourishment is limited, but the World Food Program notes that one in three North Korean children experiences stunted growth […]
Radical Islamists often suffer that bad rap of being characterized as people willing to carry out barbaric terror attacks in the name of their beloved prophet… because recent history provides a steady flow of stories of radical Islamists carrying out barbaric terror attacks in the name of their prophet. But, in the wake of the […]