Cyprus Bank Larceny Is Contagious, Pay-Per (Paper) View In Cali, Maher Leans Right On Taxing The Rich, Thousands Wait To Buy Ammo (In Cali), TSA Makes Marine Amputee Take His Legs Off: Tuesday Morning News Roundup 3-19-2013

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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.

  • If California’s State court administration gets it way, you’ll have to pay twice (once in taxes, then again via a $10 fee) for something that’s already yours: public records.

 

  • Wealthy liberal mouthpiece Bill Maher, an alleged comedian, ain’t so keen on California’s regressive tax structure. He told fellow Lefties “you could lose me” over his 50 percent-plus tax bracket.

 

  • Cyprus’ bailout scheme to rip off bank depositors apparently has fans: other socialist governments. How much faith do we still have in the FDIC?

 

  • More from Cali: Thousands of gun owners queued up for hours in Sacramento to buy ammo at a weekend gun show because, they said, the State’s gun laws don’t inspire confidence that bullets for regular folks will always be around.

 

  • It’s like fish in a barrel, these constant TSA nightmare stories. This time, TSA inspectors are under fire for humiliating a U.S. Marine amputee who lost his legs in an IED explosion. They. Made. Him. Take. His. Legs. Off.

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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