Senate Democrats Block Thatcher Honor, Obama’s Gonna Let Me Go, Arizona’s Arpaio Targeted By Bomb, Global Warming Becomes Core Curriculum, President Miscalculated Budget Spending…By $1 Trillion – Friday Morning News Roundup 4-12-2013


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.

  • When was the last time Congress disgracefully turned its back at the passing of a staunch diplomatic ally and iconic peacetime head of state? Senate Democrats blocked a customary, boilerplate resolution late Thursday to honor former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday.
  • Talk of amnesty and border reform for illegal immigrants has made President Barack Obama a popular guy among aspiring illegals planning a furtive trip across the Rio Grande. When illegal crossers get caught in the attempt, some are beginning to display a savvy defiance, telling their border patrol captors things like “Obama’s gonna let me go” and “Where do I go for my amnesty?”
  • Someone wants Joe Arpaio, the tough -on-illegal-immigration sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. dead. Police in Flagstaff intercepted a bomb in a package that was addressed to Arpaio, who’s made national news for years with his old-school attitude toward prisoners and illegal border crossers. He’s facing the U.S. Department of Justice now in a civil rights lawsuit alleging he hasn’t dealt fairly with Hispanics. The bomb threat was real; the device was disabled late Thursday by a bomb squad.
  • New science standards for the Nation’s public schools aim to put the Global Warming agenda at the center of all science curricula, progressively building upon a foundation of global warming indoctrination through every year of a child’s K-12 education.
  • President Obama’s new budget recommendation had already been panned by both parties for its profligacy. But number-crunchers are realizing that this year’s proposal exceeds even the President’s own expectations and promises, surpassing the $3.7 trillion he pledged to spend over the course of his first five fiscal years in office. The new budget revises that figure to a mere $5.3 trillion – 43 percent more than everyone already feared.

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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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