Sequester Skies, Gun Shows Grow, Obama’s Stressing Us Out, Celebs Losing It, RINOs Talk Terror & Citizenship — Monday Morning News Roundup 4-22-2013

  • Interest in guns and gun ownership seems to be sky high, despite Federal and State assaults on the 2nd Amendment. Attendance at gun shows this month has exceeded what many longtime enthusiasts have seen – even in New York, where people are seeking to arm themselves because they’re “scared.”
  • Today’s apparently the moment of truth for the airline industry, which will fly its first-ever day under the Federal Aviation Administration’s staffing cutbacks, thanks to Federal sequestration spending “cuts.” New York and L.A. have had a few delays so far; other than that, the AP doesn’t report much in the way of chaos.
  • But if you want chaos, look around. A new compilation of stats shows Americans living through the Administration of President Barack Obama are more suicidal, more stressed, sicker, more medicated and generally poorer than ever before.
  • Take celebs, for instance. Poor they may not be, but they can’t seem to keep it together. NFL  broadcasting legend Al Michaels, of all people, was quietly busted on suspicion of DUI over the weekend. But there was nothing quiet about Reese Witherspoon’s pompous tantrum as she watched her hubby get taken down in Atlanta Friday for the same offense.
  • With immigration reform shaping up as Congress’ next big fight, the RINO gang of eight is putting together a talking point agenda that uses Boston and other terror incidents as reasons to adopt their proposal to “legalize” more than 11 million illegal immigrants and start keeping tabs on who they are.

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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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