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  • Jimmy Carter Condemns Sex-Selective Abortion at Birth of 160 Million Girls, in Liberty U Address

    05/21/2018 12:52:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Screenshot: Liberty University)Former President Jimmy Carter speaking at Liberty University in Virginia on May 19, 2018.Former President Jimmy Carter, who said he is still an evangelical, called on all Christians to come together in his Liberty University commencement address Saturday in Virginia. He also identified the killings and abortions of 160 million girls around the world today as one of the greatest injustices facing humanity.Carter, the 39th President, jumped through various talking points in his address at the major Christian university, and focused some of the most pressing human rights issues in the world today that he said Christians should...
  • California Newborn DNA Database Shocks Parents

    05/14/2018 10:00:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | May 14, 2018
    SACRAMENTO - DNA is back in the spotlight, cracking cold cases. But questions are being raised after the state spent decades collecting the DNA of infants without parents realizing it. California has been collecting newborn blood samples since 1983. Many parents were shocked to hear their children’s blood is being stored in a state database, and possibly even sold to outside researchers. Pricking the toes newborns, to test their blood for certain disorders. The remaining blood becomes “property of the state,” and could be shared with outside researchers. “I feel like that’s something that should have been discussed with us,...
  • We’re All Trespassers Now in the Face of the Government’s Land Grabs

    05/09/2018 8:15:08 AM PDT · by Sopater · 33 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | May 08, 2018 | John W. Whitehead
    “No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.” — John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States We have no real property rights. Think about it.  That house you live in, the car you drive, the small (or not so small) acreage of land that has been passed down through your family or that you scrimped and saved to acquire, whatever money you manage to keep in your bank account after the government and its cronies have taken their first and second and third cut…none of it is safe from the...
  • High Holy Day: Lexington and Concord 1775

    04/19/2018 10:25:02 AM PDT · by Sopater · 29 replies
    Zerogov ^ | April 19, 2018 | Bill Buppert
    It’s that time again.High Holy Day.Today is the 253rd anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” at Lexington and Concord. The British regulars who started the fracas were following an age old government tradition of seizing powder, munitions and property for a pretentious King who had assumed such wide distribution of the tools of resistance should be available only to the government approved groups such as soldiers despite the danger on the frontier. We celebrate that time of defiance against tyranny when for sixteen years (1775-1791), all thirteen colonial provinces and the thousands of rural polities that exited outside...
  • The Founders’ Lesson On Gun Control

    04/15/2018 8:03:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/15/18 | KrisAnne Hall
    What many citizens and legislators do not understand is that the federal government has no right to prevent any law-abiding citizen from owning or possessing ANY firearm. The entire argument for gun control is built upon a false premise. The second amendment is not about self-defense from criminals. As unpleasant as it may be for this modern society to say out loud, historically and constitutionally speaking, the right of the people to keep and bear arms has always been a right to protect yourself from those in power who want to enslave you. If America wants to engage in a...
  • Hawkins: the Left May Obliterate the Second Amendment, but They Can Not Take My Guns

    03/28/2018 10:54:13 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    As various leftists talk of repealing the Second Amendment it must be noted that removing that amendment would neither remove the right to self-defense nor the guns Americans possess for that purpose. Those who have read documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution or books like John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government, Richard M Weaver’s Ideas Have Consequences, and Thomas Sowell’s Vision of the Anointed, understand that the educational system run by leftists has left America with generations of citizens who do not understand the philosophies and natural rights integral to our nation’s founding. Moreover, generations of...
  • Liberty University Opens New Gun Range for Students

    03/27/2018 1:33:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018
    As schools across the nation wrestle with how to keep firearms off campus, Liberty University has opened a new gun range for students to brush up on their shooting skills. The range, built at cost of $3.2 million, opened on Monday and is currently available only to students of the Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia, WSET-TV reports. But it will open to the public and law enforcement officers following commencement in May. "What's unique about this facility is it's the only range on any college campus that has venues for all Olympic shooting sports. The rest of the world is...
  • Richard Epstein: "Is the Administrative State Consistent with the Rule of Law?"

    03/17/2018 8:51:14 PM PDT · by Voption · 18 replies
    University of Chicago Law School ^ | June 25, 2013 | Prof. Richard Epstein
    Without question, the most distinctive feature of the modern social democratic state is the rise of administrative agencies, which at the federal level function as a shadowy Fourth Branch of government that fits uneasily into our constitutional scheme of separation of powers, and which at the state level oversee vast swaths of economic activity...Defenders of the current administrative setup claim the elaborate procedural safeguards built into today's administrative law effectively blunt the risk of arbitrary power, whose exercise has always been in tension with the rule of law. In this talk, Professor Epstein will explain why he thinks the massive...
  • NRA sues after Scott signs gun-control bill

    03/10/2018 7:42:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/10/18 | G Rohrer
    Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Friday a bill imposing restrictions on gun sales and arming some teachers and school employees, a stark reversal of a two-decade push to ease gun regulations in Florida. The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit against the new law in federal court almost immediately after it was signed, contending the bill’s ban on gun sales to those under 21 was a violation of the Second Amendment.
  • #BoycottNRA: Enterprise car rentals, Omaha bank sever gun lobby ties as boycott movement gains steam

    02/23/2018 7:40:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 79 replies
    Washington compost ^ | 2/23/18 | Fred Barbash
    Two major companies, Enterprise Holdings Inc. and First National Bank of Omaha ended co-branding partnerships with the National Rifle Association Thursday as a #BoycottNRA social media movement picked up steam. Enterprise is the parent company of three car-rental brands: Enterprise, Alamo and National. The arrangement offered discounts to NRA members.
  • Is The Second Amendment Worth Dying For?

    02/19/2018 6:53:53 AM PST · by Sopater · 93 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 19, 2018 | John Daniel Davidson
    In November 2007, the novelist David Foster Wallace wrote a short essay for a special edition of The Atlantic on “The American Idea.” Writing about 9/11 and all that came after, Wallace proposed what some might consider a monstrous thought experiment: Are some things still worth dying for? Is the American idea one such thing? Are you up for a thought experiment? What if we chose to regard the 2,973 innocents killed in the atrocities of 9/11 not as victims but as democratic martyrs, ‘sacrifices on the altar of freedom’? In other words, what if we decided that a certain...
  • Why Pro-Liberty People Should Care about the UN and Multilateralism

    02/10/2018 9:50:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2018 | Freddie Whitlow
    President Trump’s first State of the Union speech made it evident that his “America First” foreign policy will eschew diplomacy, multilateralism, free trade, and protection of refugees and migrants. This is why now, more than ever, those within the broader liberty movement should support U.S. involvement in the U.N. and other multinational institutions. The U.S. has a pivotal role in this as a permanent Security Council member, and wields great power in promoting American values on the global stage. As of 2016, Pew research shows that 64 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the UN, whereas 29 percent have...
  • The Constitutional Amendment That Would Rein in Spending

    02/08/2018 5:37:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 7, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That’s a misguided vision, for the simple reason that in any real economic sense, as opposed to an accounting sense, the federal budget is always balanced. The value of what we produced in 2017—our gross domestic product—totaled about $19 trillion. If the Congress spent $4 trillion of the $19 trillion that we produced, unless you believe in Santa Claus, you know that Congress must force us to spend $4 trillion less privately. Taxing us is one way that Congress...
  • It Can Happen Here

    02/08/2018 7:54:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    We remain embroiled in a debate over the nature and extent of our own government's spying on us. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was enacted in 1978 as a response to the unlawful government spying of the Watergate era, was a lawful means for the government to engage in foreign surveillance on U.S. soil, but it has morphed into unchecked government spying on ordinary Americans. The journey that domestic spying has taken in 40 years has been one long steady march of massive increase in size and scope. The federal government now employs more than 60,000 people to spy...
  • Montana Pushes Back On FCC Ruling To Enforce Net Neutrality

    02/07/2018 12:41:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | January 27, 2018
    ...in December, the FCC rolled back Obama-era legislation aimed at regulating Internet service providers, meaning providers don't have to treat all online sites equally. ...On Monday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock went a step further and became the first state official to sign an executive order imposing net neutrality in Montana.... ...Governor Bullock is here with me now to talk more... ...tell us about your thought process in deciding to issue this executive order? And I'd particularly like to know why you think this is an important issue... BULLOCK: Well, I think it's an important issue for Montana and, indeed, our...
  • Lying, spying and hiding

    02/02/2018 10:42:42 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2018 | Andrew Napolitano
    Undifferentiated bulk surveillance is the governmental acquisition of fiber-optic data stored and transmitted by nearly everyone in America. This includes all telephone conversations, text messages and emails, as well as all medical, legal and financial records. Congress recently passed and President Donald Trump signed a vast expansion of spying authorities — an expansion that authorizes legislatively the domestic spying that judges were authorizing on everyone in the U.S. without individual suspicion of wrongdoing or probable cause of crime; an expansion that passed in the Senate with no votes to spare; an expansion that evades and avoids the Fourth Amendment; an...
  • Why We Don’t Need Libel and Blackmail Laws

    01/24/2018 6:41:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 24, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    President Donald Trump said, “We are going to take a strong look at our country’s libel laws so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about someone, that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts.” The president was responding to statements made in Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” Our nation does not need stronger laws against libel. To the contrary, libel and slander laws should be repealed. Let’s say exactly what libel and slander are. The legal profession defines libel as a published false statement that is damaging to...
  • On This Campus, The First Amendment Prevails -- For One Hour A Day In A Tiny Area

    01/11/2018 8:43:58 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 10, 2018 | George Leef
    Free speech has been faring poorly on American college campuses. Many students don’t believe in it at all (a point I examined recently in this piece), and many administrators believe they can restrict it to small areas and only with their prior approval. The trustees and top officials at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) are in that group. For the system’s flagship campus at Amherst, the officials have decreed a policy that places student First Amendment rights in a straightjacket. Free speech and rallies may only be held on a small plot of land (less than one percent of the...
  • 5 Religious Liberty and Right to Life Issues to Watch in 2018

    01/02/2018 1:44:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2018 | By Brandon Showalter
    From big cases before the Supreme Court centering on free speech and religious liberty claims of a Christian baker to the ongoing investigations into transactions between abortion providers and biotech firms over fetal body parts harvested during abortion procedures, 2018 is already shaping up to be a significant year for religiously observant Americans and the unborn. Here are five legal matters carrying significant implications that are expected to develop even more this year. 1. Decision to Be Handed Down in the Case of Christian Baker Jack Phillips at the Supreme Court In what is considered a landmark religious liberty case...
  • Three Seas, One Aim: Preserving Liberty

    12/22/2017 9:28:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2017 | Ed Feulner
    Nearly 30 years ago, the people of Eastern Europe were freed from the yoke of communism. Their liberation is a reminder that the Cold War didn’t just end -- it was won. And it was won because the ideas espoused by leaders such as Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II were far stronger than any army the Soviet Union could ever field. But eternal vigilance, as the saying goes, is the price of liberty. Freedom that is won can, through neglect, become freedom lost. Which is why, since the lifting of the Iron Curtain, America has...