Putin To Help Boston, Who Are These Guys, Anyway?, Man Lives Through Boston AND Texas Blasts, McCain Backs Amnesty, Mary Jane Farmers Stoked For 420 – Friday Morning News Roundup 4-19-2013

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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.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged to assist U.S. investigators as they break down the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • A narrative describing the two suspects in the Marathon bombing began to emerge as soon as police revealed the identities of the two men. Not all the accounts agree.
  • Senator John McCain of Arizona is supporting the amnesty plan for immigrants living illegally in the U.S. because, “realistically, there is nothing we can do to induce them back to their country of origin.”
  • Green thumbs in Cali are celebrating the counterculture “420” holiday Saturday like never before, with marijuana-themed farmer’s markets  drawing people out to peruse an array of fresh, locally-grown herbs.

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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.