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Senator On Guns: ‘Confiscate, Confiscate, Confiscate!’

Senator On Guns: ‘Confiscate, Confiscate, Confiscate!’

Audio from a Senate hearing on gun control last week outed three Senators who lingered after talks were finished, with each sharing a slice of elitist thought that has little to do with upholding Constitutional oaths, but lots to do with expanding the state’s control over individual freedoms and widening the cultural gap between citizens and the elected class.

‘Biometrics’ In The Immigration Bill

‘Biometrics’ In The Immigration Bill

A debate over whether the comprehensive immigration bill currently being discussed in the Senate contains provisions for a national biometric database that would store information about virtually every adult in the United States raises some complicated questions about how willing some Americans are to sacrifice personal privacy in the name of quelling illegal immigration.

IRS Double Standard Tax Dragnet Also Sought Out Advocates of Constitutional And Government Reform

IRS Double Standard Tax Dragnet Also Sought Out Advocates of Constitutional And Government Reform

It wasn’t just Tea Party types whom the Internal Revenue Service singled out for extra tax scrutiny over the past two years. The politically driven effort to stymie the goals of suspected conservatives extended to nonprofits and social-welfare groups that advocate for changes in government spending and educating the public on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Reid: Don’t Jump To Conclusions On IRS Scandal

Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has urged his fellow lawmakers to avoid jumping to conclusions with regard to allegations that the Internal Revenue Service singled out conservative nonprofits for excess filing requirements.   “I intend to take a close look at the inspector general’s report when it is released,” he said, adding, “I look forward to […]

Vermont House Moves To Decriminalize Marijuana

The Vermont House of Representatives voted Monday on a bill, already amended by the State Senate, that would decriminalize marijuana if approved by the Governor. The bill would remove criminal penalties for possession of up to one ounce, instead imposing a civil fine after the same fashion as a traffic ticket. Anyone under 21 caught […]

Feds Spying On AP Reporters

In what is being called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” by the news organization’s top executive, The Associated Press has discovered that the Justice Department secretly acquired two months’ of phone records on its reporters and editors. From The Associated Press:  The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the […]

Federal Judge Says President Gets His Way Too Easily With Courts When Hiding ‘Classified’ Documents

One Federal judge told fellow government employees Monday that courts are too lax in considering the actual merit of most Presidential claims that information should remain classified for the sake of national security. According to a POLITICO report, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said most Federal courts are “far too deferential” to the executive branch […]

Horror Doctor Kermit Gosnell Convicted Of Murder

Kermit Gosnell, who severed the spinal cords of infants born in spite of abortion attempts at his West Philadelphia clinic, was convicted Monday of three counts of first-degree murder. The abortion provider was also convicted of involuntary manslaughter in relation to the 2009 death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar, who died of a drug overdose in […]

Ammo Shortage, Tea Party Taxes, New School In Newtown, Lashing Ahmadinejad, Brits Phishing For Crabs: Monday Morning News Roundup 5-13-2013

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.

Entitlement-Inflated University Costs May Soon Succumb To Market Forces

Entitlement-Inflated University Costs May Soon Succumb To Market Forces

Ever since the first round of ex-soldiers went to college for free on the post-World War II G.I. Bill, the U.S. higher-education network of public and private universities has had its own miniature Federal Reserve-style money printer, in the form of Federal student aid entitlements.

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