It’s a sad irony that American government has, over roughly the latter half of our Nation’s lifespan, so thoroughly reversed its Constitutionally defined role. There are countless ways in which our leaders have incrementally and systematically betrayed the thinking of our Nation’s Founders.
The United States is not a country whose leaders appear to put great value in the idea of winning the hearts and minds of the citizens of geopolitical foes. But the unintended consequences of American imperialist behavior in the Mideast have very human impacts.
The Senate, in a bid to make the American people believe lawmakers were holding themselves accountable for the Nation’s financial troubles, passed a measure last month urging members to forgo 20 percent of their legislative pay during sequestration. But a poll of lawmakers conducted by The Hill, suggests that a majority won’t follow through with the self-imposed pay cuts.
Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) was among the earliest officials to criticize the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for entering into contracts that obligate it to buy more than a reported 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition — enough for a 20-year war. He demanded an explanation from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano in a letter he sent last November.
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If it weren’t so frightening, it would be funny: Representative Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), the leading sponsor of a bill that would impose a Federal ban on high capacity magazines, has no idea what magazines actually are. During a forum on gun control sponsored by The Denver Post on Tuesday, DeGette was asked to give specific […]
President Barack Obama is set to release his long awaited — and very late — 2014 budget proposal by April 10. But if Republicans are hoping for a proposal that balances the budget in the next 10, 20 or 30 years, they can keep dreaming. White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer acknowledged Wednesday that the […]
Bosses investigating allegations of workplace misconduct in the State of Washington could soon legally obtain passwords and full access to individual employees’ social media accounts. CBS Seattle reports a bill before the Washington Legislature could be amended to create the exemption, which would permit employers to “require or demand access to a personal account if […]
Cincinnati-based Fox 19 reporter Ben Swann has become something of a national newsman superstar among liberty advocates and mainstream media cynics for his no nonsense, and often contrarian, segment “Reality Check.” According to reports, Swann may now be moving on to bigger things. In a recent announcement, Swann said that he will be leaving his […]
Second Amendment advocates breathed a heavy sigh of relief when it became apparent that Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) assault weapon ban bill has little chance of legislative success. But those Americans who value their right to bear arms haven’t yet won the battle against gun grabbers. President Barack Obama is giving a speech at the […]