Ben Bullard Archive
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. Email this author.
It’s hard to control access to something that can be made at home. When that something is a gun, it’s more than gun grabbers can bear. Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) describes as “stomach churning” a breakthrough in 3-D printing technology that has allowed a Texas company to “print,” using a layering process, a .380 handgun […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed last week that the number of American adults who take their own lives jumped dramatically in the first decade of the 21st century.Why? Maybe it’s the economy, the report speculates.
Teachers at an Oregon school thought they and their colleagues had been shot by masked gunmen who stormed a faculty meeting and began randomly firing at people. Amid the shock and noise and adrenalin, teachers had to look down at their own bodies in order to realize they weren’t bleeding.
The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that, if it becomes law, will make it a crime to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care act anywhere in the State. The so-called “nullification bill” cleared the House on a 65-39 vote. It’s a pretty ambitious bill. Among other things, it would: Give […]
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) challenged Vice President Joe Biden to debate him on gun control Friday after learning about Biden’s vague plan to approach Congress with a new plan to restrict gun ownership: “I would like to invite the Vice President to engage in an hour-long conversation and debate: how do we stop crime? If […]
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.
Virginia police and U.S. Customs may have exposed a tiny bastion of the Saudi culture of segregation, servitude and control over women and those of meager economic means — right in the posh bedroom community where the Nation’s power players and foreign diplomats live.
An American citizen who went to North Korea late last year as a tour guide has been arrested and charged by the North Korean Supreme Court on a vague charge of attempting to overthrow the government. Kenneth Bae was traveling with a group of tourists at the time of his arrest.
Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will partner with Hillary Clinton next month as double-billed featured speakers at a Clinton Global Initiative conference, to be held June 13 in Chicago. The CGI America event serves as a sort of brainstorming session on economic issues, with this year’s focus on how to “promote economic recovery in […]
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. Cops in Seattle quelled a melee after a public May Day protest, which drew out guys in superhero costumes vigilant in case the demonstrating clowns got […]