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Kokesh Calls Off Armed March, Long, Poor Road To Recovery, Playing The Race Card On Obamacare, Get A Job Spying For The NSA: TGIF Afternoon News Links 5-31-2013

May 31, 2013 by  

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

Kokesh Calls Off Armed March On Washington, D.C.; Now Wants July 4th March On State Capitals

Adam Kokesh says his legal troubles mean he can no longer guarantee he’ll even be able to attend the 1,000-person armed march on Washington, D.C. he’d been promoting for July 4th. So he’s calling off the event in favor of a new scheme, asking people to march on the capitol buildings in all 50 States this 4th of July. He’s playing a dangerous game. Read more…

 

What Recovery? Despite Fed Boasts, Americans Have Only Regained 45 Percent Of Recession Losses

In March, the Federal Reserve chirped that Americans had, as a whole, recouped 91 percent of the aggregate wealth the Nation lost during the economic crisis of 2007-2009. But Thursday, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis released a report that adjusts for inflation – and it paints a completely different picture. Read more…

Play the Race Card And Run! Louisiana Senator Shamed By Own Comments; Dodges Press

Louisiana State Senator Karen Carter-Peterson lashed out at her Legislative peers who oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Monday, declaring from the floor of the Senate chamber that the only reason they’re against Obamacare is because President Barack Obama himself is black. But when a local TV reporter tried to ask her for an explanation, Peterson ran. Read more… 

Need A Job? The NSA’s Utah Spy Center Is Hiring

If you want to work inside the $1.2 billion Data Center the National Security Agency (NSA) is planning to open later this year, it would have helped if you’d already enrolled in a specially-tailored training program at the University of Utah.

But, if being part of one of the largest digital spying schemes ever undertaken by a government still thrills you, send in your admissions application. Read more…

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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