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Democratic Lawmaker Expresses Disdain For Anyone Who Likes Guns, Bibles

Liking firearms and the 2nd Amendment protections which allow you to own them makes you a supporter of mass murder, according to Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.). Cohen, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said during a recent MSNBC appearance that he was not surprised by the September 16th mass shooting at the Washington Naval […]

Andrew Napolitano Explains The Supreme Court’s Worst Decisions

The following post originally appeared on the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s website. It is based on a conversation the Institute had with Judge Andrew Napolitano about the Constitution and the American political system. Mises Institute: Why is understanding constitutional law and its history important? The text of the document is pretty short, so can’t we […]

Poverty Rising; Syrian Government Says Rebels Used Chemical Weapons; Assad Could Stay In Power For Decades; Democrats Revolt On Obama; IRS Cited Anti-Obama Messages As Reason For Tax Scrutiny— Wednesday Morning News Roundup 9-18-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

Welcome To Obama’s Syrian Twilight Zone: Gun Control To Prevent Terror Versus Arming Terrorists To Prevent Chemical Weapons

Welcome To Obama’s Syrian Twilight Zone: Gun Control To Prevent Terror Versus Arming Terrorists To Prevent Chemical Weapons

The Administration of Barack Obama is so dedicated to the idea of getting involved in Syria’s civil war, despite domestic and international objection to the U.S. meddling in the conflict, that it is willing not only to waive provisions of Federal law prohibiting the arming of terrorists but also to put its hypocrisy on full display.

Mistake Or Malfeasance? Doesn’t Matter; This Textbook Gets The 2nd Amendment Dead Wrong

It could be the innocent product of overzealous editing, or it could be intentional. Either way, a high school textbook supplement has a lot of parents upset for what it’s telling students about the meaning of the 2nd Amendment.

The Denton, Texas, Unified School District adopted the book, United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination, as a supplement to a larger course of study for students aiming to ace the AP U.S. History test to jump-start their college careers.

GAO: Government Needs To Fix Transparency Flaws

GAO: Government Needs To Fix Transparency Flaws

It is no secret that the Administration of Barack Obama has a disgraceful transparency record, despite all of the President’s “most transparent Administration in history” rhetoric. And a Government Accountability Office report last week concluded that the government’s agency for monitoring Federal compliance with public records law needs to be reworked.

Another Stimulus-Backed Green Energy Company Goes Broke

Another Stimulus-Backed Green Energy Company Goes Broke

ECOtality, the San Francisco-based “leader in clean electric transportation technologies” (they make electric car charging stations), filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday after laying off employees last week and repaying $96 million out of a total $115 million in stimulus money awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2009.

Happy Constitution Day!; Not Enough Senate Votes For New Gun Control; The U.S. Budget Is In Major Trouble; Americans Want Diplomacy In Syria; And How Obama Hid Military Aid Spending— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 9-17-2013

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

CBO Long-Term Budget Outlook: Bad, Really Bad

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a majorly pessimistic revision to its long-term Federal budget outlook Wednesday, predicting that publicly-held Federal debt will rise to 100 percent of the National GDP within the next 30 years – instead of the already-alarming 73 percent of GDP it accounts for now. Describing Congress’ annual capitulation to pressure […]

Reid: Senate Doesn’t Have The Votes For More Gun Control

Following the shooting tragedy that occurred at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, some top Democrats wasted no time in calling for a renewed Congressional fight for tougher gun control laws. But on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that gun control legislation doesn’t have the votes to be approved by the Senate. Therefore, […]


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