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  • Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’

    07/30/2014 2:40:28 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 30, 2014 | Roberta Rampton
    KANSAS CITY Mo (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to "stop just hatin' all the time" even as Republicans prepared to sue him over charges he has overstepped the bounds of his office. Republicans in the House of Representatives were expected to vote on Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against the president for exceeding his presidential authority while implementing the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law.
  • Circuits Split on Availability of ACA Exchange Subsidies

    07/22/2014 2:48:58 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 2 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 7-22-14 | Sean Riley
    This morning, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated a 2012 IRS rule allowing tax subsidies in federal insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Within hours, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a contrary ruling in a similar, but separate, case, allowing exchange subsidies in both state-based and federal exchanges. Though both decisions are still subject to further review and will have no immediate impact, such “circuit splits” are often considered strong evidence that a case will ultimately end up before the U.S. Supreme...
  • Governments are Racing to Make the Internet a Gun-Free Zone

    07/21/2014 8:53:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Despite the fact that I consider the prevailing majority of Facebook posts to be the single largest culprit of wasted broadband, I do hold a certain amount of awe for the internet. Shortly after Al Gore invented the technology, the instantaneous exchange of information became a global phenomenon. (Although, those early dial ups can hardly be considered “instantaneous.”) The internet might be, in most cases, the last beacon of relative freedom. Ideas can be spread, information disseminated, and cute kitten pictures shared… All with a simple click of a wireless mouse. While there is an amazing amount of debauchery...
  • Canada: No Religious Liberty for Doctors

    07/16/2014 7:53:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/16/2014 | Leah Singh
    Another attack on religious freedom is under way in Canada, this time against doctors in the province of Ontario. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is reviewing its human rights code guidelines, and the public response has been explosive. Many people want the College to change its present practice of permitting doctors to opt out of referring or prescribing treatments that violate their ethics or religious faith. This is not a case of liberal intellectuals and unelected leaders reducing our freedoms without the consent of the public. Judging by the slew of negative comments to stories in the...
  • Putting Constitutional Lipstick on a Progressive Pig

    07/08/2014 12:08:18 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 7/8/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    As John Adams wrote: “It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.” Progressive disavowal of the former and laxity on upholding the latter demonstrate that they are ill suited to lay claim to a free constitution governing a free people.
  • It's Not Surprising More Americans Believe Freedom Is Overrated

    07/04/2014 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with the freedom in their lives compared with seven years ago -- dropping 12 percentage points, from 91 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013. During that same time, the percentage of Americans dissatisfied with the freedoms available in their lives more than doubled, from 9 percent to 21 percent. The United States now sits in 36th place among the world in our admiration of the idea of freedom. It's fair to mention that the definition of "freedom" has become increasingly pliable. (It is, for example, regularly argued that...
  • A 4th of July Meditation on the Paradox that Freedom can only exist within limits

    07/04/2014 3:41:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 7/3/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Fourth of July in the United States of America we celebrate freedom. In particular we celebrate freedom from tyranny, freedom from government that is not representative, and freedom from unchecked power and unaccountable sovereigns.Yet as Christians, we cannot overlook that there are ways of understanding freedom today that are distorted, exaggerated, and detached from a proper biblical, Christian, or Natural Law context. Many modern concepts of freedom treat it as somewhat of an abstraction.Yes,  many speak of freedom in the abstract and have a hard time nailing down the details. So let’s talk about some of the details.Most people...
  • Who Funds the Radical Left In America?

    07/04/2014 10:48:40 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2014 | Steve Baldwin, Exclusive to Western Center for Journalism
    Very few Americans realize there exists a large network of far left philanthropists and foundations in America dedicated to destroying the American way of life, our Christian-based culture and our free enterprise system. They seek to remove America from its constitutional foundations and move it toward a European-style socialism. Much of this effort is coordinated by a little known group called the Tides Foundation and its related group, the Tides Center. Over the course of its 33 year history, the Tides network has given hundreds of millions of dollars to anti-free enterprise groups, gun control groups, anti-private property groups, abortion...
  • The American and French Revolutions Compared–Sean Busick

    07/04/2014 10:03:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/4/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    On this Independence Day, it is valuable to revisit this topic. There is no doubt that we on the Right are the followers of the American tradition, while those on the Left follow the French. This alone explains a lot. Here, then, is Sean Busick’s superb essay… One of the many differences between the American and French Revolutions is that, unlike the French, Americans did not fight for an abstraction. Americans initially took up arms against the British to defend and preserve the traditional rights of Englishmen. The slogan “no taxation without representation” aptly summed up one of their chief...
  • Thoughts on our Republic courtesy of history

    07/04/2014 7:34:55 AM PDT · by LS · 6 replies
    self ^ | 7/4/2014 | LS
    Today there will be both celebration and alarm, joy and gnashing of teeth. Any informed American knows the dangers that threaten our country, and I'll forgo a litany of the unlawfulness and destructiveness that has characterized the last six years. Rather, I'd like to remind everyone of the little events in history that shaped us---and which came very close to either not occurring at all or to turning out much differently than expected. Some will call this providence, others, "good luck," and still others will claim that America made her own luck. Whichever your interpretation, meditate for a moment on...
  • Why Democrats Are So Confident

    07/03/2014 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 2, 2014 | By Ronald Brownstein
    It was a revealing convergence Monday when the five-member conservative Supreme Court majority delivered the Hobby Lobby contraception decision even as President Obama announced that House Republicans had officially shelved immigration reform. Both disputes reaffirmed the GOP's identity as the champion of the forces most resistant to the profound demographic and cultural dynamics reshaping American life—and Democrats as the voice of those who most welcome these changes. And both clashes captured a parallel shift: While Republicans took the offense on most cultural arguments through the late 20th century, now Democrats from Obama on down are mostly pressing these issues, confident...
  • America's DNA: 'The Federalist Papers'

    07/03/2014 3:06:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    There are many ways to lose freedom -- conquering armies, surrendering without a fight. Unfortunately, we are currently surrendering our freedom, not to a foreign power, but to our own government. The growth, reach, and cost of big government is happening before our eyes and eroding our liberty, largely because too many Americans are not familiar with the brilliant system of government our Founders established. Progressives prefer a "living Constitution," which is constantly changing to conform to their ideology. What it is not is the Constitution established by the Founders. In a comprehensive publication, "The Roots of Liberty: Unlocking...
  • U.S. will allow EU citizens to sue over data privacy

    06/25/2014 7:40:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 25, 2014 | by Renee Maltezou
    The United States will enact legislation giving European Union citizens the right to sue in the United States if they think their private data was released or misused, the U.S attorney general said on Wednesday. "The Obama administration is committed to seeking legislation that would ensure that ... EU citizens would have the same right to seek judicial redress for intentional or wilful disclosures of protected information and for refusal to grant access or to rectify any errors in that information, as would a U.S citizen," Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters. "This commitment - which has long been sought...
  • WHAT IS A RIGHT?

    06/20/2014 7:02:21 PM PDT · by fhuxtable · 4 replies
    TheSovereignYou.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Fulton Huxtable
    What Is A Right? A right is the sovereignty to act without the permission of others. For full essay see: http://wp.me/p4sKpK-4
  • Scalia: Supreme Court Making Major Change To Constitution's Religious Liberty Protections

    06/17/2014 9:47:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | Ken Klukowski
    Today the Supreme Court denied review in an important First Amendment case, Elmbrook School District v. Doe. But there’s big news in a dissent that accompanied this denial, declaring that big change is underway for religious liberty.
  • New federal ruling may outlaw Parmesan and more

    06/10/2014 2:47:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 10, 2014 | by Jonathan Kauffman
    Gabe Luddy, fourth-generation cheesemaker at Vella Cheese Co. in Sonoma, makes his Dry Jack the same way his grandfather and great-grandfather did - he rolls and presses curds into large wheels of cheese, then brines and coats the wheels before sliding them onto wooden racks. There they age, from seven months to several years. A U.S. Food & Drug Administration statement which became public last week puts this 83-year-old practice in doubt. In what the agency is calling a clarification, the FDA has declared that the wooden surfaces that cheesemakers around the world age cheeses on "cannot be adequately cleaned...
  • Obama:'America's claim' written by those who served on D-Day (sez "hit singles" prez)

    06/06/2014 4:58:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 6, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Although Obama made no direct reference to that controversy, he did said of D-Day that “in this age of instant commentary, the invasion would have swiftly and roundly been declared, as it was by one officer, 'a debacle.'" He also cautioned against a “race to judgment.” President Obama marked the anniversary of the D-Day landings Friday with a tribute to the servicemen who stormed “democracy’s beachhead” 70 years ago, and the new generation of American soldiers who continue their mission. "America's claim — our commitment to liberty, to equality, to freedom, to the inherent dignity of every human being —...
  • Martial Law, Detention Camps and Kangaroo Courts

    06/01/2014 12:03:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center ^ | May 13, 2014 | John W. Whitehead
    “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” —Martin Niemoller Despite what some may think, the Constitution is no magical incantation against government wrongdoing. Indeed, it’s only as effective as those who abide by it. However, without courts willing to uphold...
  • CNN GUN POLL (NEED FREEPING)

    05/28/2014 9:38:00 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/28/14 | CNN
    Does the United States need stricter gun control laws? POLL IS LOCATED BOTTOM RIGHT VOTE NO
  • Mark Levin distorts the Great Compromise of 1787

    05/23/2014 7:36:45 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 47 replies
    5-23-14 | johnwk
     On this evening’s show, 5/23/2014, Mark Levin talked about the Great Compromise of the Convention of 1787, but he never mentioned how the apportionment of both taxation and representation became the moving parts of the Great Compromise. So, let me fill in the parts Mark Levin left out. During the framing of our existing Constitution the question of how each State would be represented in Congress became a matter of heated debate and deciding upon rules which fixed each State’s representation created an impasse during the Convention. On July 2nd of the Convention Sherman of Connecticut remarked: “We are now...
  • ON MEMORIAL DAY, GHOSTS STANDING AT CONCORD’S NORTH BRIDGE

    05/23/2014 6:45:21 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 23 replies
    Grasstopsusa ^ | 5/23/2014 | Don Feder
    It's become a tradition. Every Memorial Day, our family goes to the Concord Battlefield, not far from our home, where Americans first fell fighting for freedom. Now The Minute Man National Park, it's 967 acres of winding trails, flower beds, stately trees and the meandering Concord River. This is the place where America began. Words must be spoken or written – as they were in Philadelphia in 1776. But it's cold steel that gives them force. On April 19, 1775, we showed our mettle. Emerson's poem still stirs the soul: "By the rude bridge that arched the flood, their flag...
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: Don’t Take Liberty for Granted

    05/23/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…” Even though these truths are self-evident, it’s important that we never forget that they are not self-actualizing. Man was made for freedom, but the vast majority are not born into it. As Ronald Reagan said on Memorial Day in 1983, "I don't have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are...
  • Mark Levin’s liberty amendment flip-flop on balancing the annual budget

    05/23/2014 6:44:45 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 41 replies
    5-23-14 | johnwk
    Isn’t it interesting to recall that on November 18, 2011 Mark Levin said he was “happy the balanced budget amendment didn't pass the House because it was a fraud”, and now Mark Levin promotes a fraudulent balanced budget amendment with one of his “liberty amendments” which would make it constitutional for Congress to not balance the annual budget? The two of sections of Mark’s fraudulent balanced budget amendment making it constitutional for Congress to not balance the annual budget are: SECTION 6: Congress may provide for a one-year suspension of one or more of the preceding sections in this Article...
  • Invisible Empire

    05/23/2014 4:39:13 AM PDT · by Renfield · 6 replies
    Neil Kramer ^ | 5-22-2014 | Neil Kramer
    In discussing matters of society, politics, climate, war, education, and such like – the substance of the conversation is fundamentally determined by the participants’ cognizance of Empire. Without knowledge of Empire, the veracity of any discourse is severely restricted.As an exercise in grasping the gulf between Imperially conditioned responses and free-thinking observations, I drew up a representative list of subjects to illustrate the extraordinary polarization. These are from real conversations, experienced by myself and/or respected colleagues. Imperially Conditioned Responses – Unapprised Of Empire Free Thinking Observations – Fully Apprised Of Empire Government Freely-elected agents serve the people. Keeps civil order....
  • Mark Levin’s socialist liberty Amendment

    05/22/2014 8:52:08 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 49 replies
    5-22-14 | johnwk
      Mark Levin loves to TALK ABOUT SOCIALISM and how it attacks rights associated with property ownership, and how government force is used under socialism to take and then transfer the property of one group of individuals to another group selectively determined by those who hold political power. This transfer of property is primarily accomplished through a socialist tax on profits, gains, and other “incomes” which seeks out the most productive hard working citizens, taxes them, and then redistributes the property they have earned to those who enjoy riding in government’s free cheese wagon who are expected to return the favor...
  • Exodus Is The Primer Of Freedom....Freedom in Christ pt 2

    Exodus; The Primer Of Freedom…pt 2 “Let my people go that they may worship me”(Exodus 10)Exodus is a book of freedom. Even the name Exodus proclaims liberty. The ‘Exodus’ is out of slavery and bondage in Egypt. The God of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob is the God of liberty. His purpose is to liberate the whole world, using a liberator people, Israel. But before Israel could be used to liberate the world, Israel herself needed to be set free from her sevitude. Therefore God would raise up a vessel to set them free, Moses. But Moses himself was in a kind...
  • DRUDGE FLASH: RUSH LIMBAUGH WINS 'AUTHOR OF THE YEAR' FROM CHILDREN'S BOOK COUNCIL

    05/14/2014 6:33:02 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 187 replies
    DRUDGE FLASH: RUSH LIMBAUGH WINS 'AUTHOR OF THE YEAR' FROM CHILDREN'S BOOK COUNCIL
  • Texas Gun Shop’s Sign Riles Up the Left: ‘I Like My Guns Like Obama Likes…’(Video)

    05/13/2014 7:07:59 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 11 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-13-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsA Texas gun shop ruffled some feathers with a sign in front of its headquarters this week. The sign in front of Tactical Firearms in Katy, TX was both pro-gun and anti-Obama. “I like my guns like Obama likes his voters: undocumented,” the sign reads.WATCH:
  • Mark Levin may get his evil wish to convene a Constitutional Convention

    05/13/2014 5:52:30 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 214 replies
    5/13/14 | johnwk
    SEE: Did Michigan just trigger 'constitutional convention'? Bid gains steam In the wake of the vote, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter pressed House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday to determine whether the states just crossed the threshold for this kind of convention. Like Michigan lawmakers, Hunter's interest in the matter stems from a desire to push a balanced-budget amendment -- something that could potentially be done at a constitutional convention. If Duncan Hunter wants to balance the annual budget, then why does he not “push” for and demand the apportioned direct tax which is in our Constitution be used to...
  • A libertarian utopia

    05/09/2014 6:19:54 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 266 replies
    Aeon Magazine ^ | 4-28-14 | Livia Gershon
    For a country where the national flag flies from front porches and convenience stores and where children recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning at school, we’re remarkably resistant to the notion of being governed. In the fall of 2013, the Pew Research Center found that only three in ten Americans trust the federal government to do what’s right ‘most of the time’. The self-conception of most Americans, with their visions of pioneers and plucky underdogs fighting for independence, is all about freedom. The flip side of that vision, however, is all about distrusting government. And ‘government’, in US political...
  • RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND ECONOMIC LIBERTY: TRULY INDIVISIBLE

    05/08/2014 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 8, 2014 | By Samuel Gregg
    Whichever way the United States Supreme Court rules on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, one fact has become abundantly clear. We are belatedly realizing that different forms of freedom are more dependent on each other than many have hitherto supposed. Who would have thought that the welfare state’s expansion in the guise of Obamacare—which, by definition, significantly reduces economic freedom—would directly impact the ability of individuals and groups to conduct their affairs in accordance with their deeply held religious beliefs? This, however, is precisely the reality confronting us. Most people are used to thinking of religious liberty as a prerequisite...
  • Missouri Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto, Choose Economic Growth

    05/07/2014 1:40:38 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 5 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 5-7-14 | Ben Wilterdink
    Yesterday, the Missouri House of Representatives voted to override the veto of Governor Jay Nixon and enact broad based tax cuts for the citizens of Missouri for the first time in almost 100 years. The Missouri House joins the Missouri Senate, which voted to override Governor Nixon’s veto Monday. The tax cut package is similar to one which passed the legislature last year and was also vetoed by Governor Nixon. The previous veto was sustained. Ironically, Governor Nixon vetoed broad tax cuts (now twice) for all Missourians who pay income taxes even though he called a special session last year...
  • Poll: Most Americans View Feds as Threat to Liberty

    05/04/2014 4:43:13 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 May 2014 | Alex Newman
    A poll confirmed yet again that a majority of voters now view the perpetually expanding federal Leviathan as a threat to those rights and individual liberty.Poll: Most Americans View Feds as Threat to Liberty The New American 04 May 2014 The Founding Fathers created the U.S. government for the express purpose of securing the God-given individual rights of Americans, according to the Declaration of Independence. A poll released last month, however, confirmed yet again that a majority of voters now view the perpetually expanding Leviathan as a threat to those rights and individual liberty. More than one in three...
  • Clergy Members Say NC Gay Marriage Ban Violates Their Religious Freedom

    04/30/2014 8:13:57 AM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 39 replies
    Blue Ridge Times-News ^ | 4-29-14 | Mitch Weiss
    A coalition of clergy members is challenging North Carolina's constitutional ban on gay marriage with an unusual approach in a federal lawsuit: They say it violates their religious freedom. The clergy members said in the lawsuit filed Monday that they'd like to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies in their congregations, but they can't because of the "unjust law."... "North Carolina's marriage laws are a direct affront to freedom of religion," said the Rev. J. Bennett Guess, executive minister with the Cleveland-based United Church of Christ, which is a plaintiff in the lawsuit. "We feel that it is important that any person...
  • Harvard Poll Shows Millennials Have 'Historically Low' Levels Of Trust In Government

    04/30/2014 5:53:19 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | APR. 29, 2014 | HUNTER WALKER
    A new poll surveying young Americans' political attitudes released by Harvard University's Institute of Politics Tuesday found millennials have less trust in government than ever before. Harvard's poll showed millennials, which the pollsters defined as peopled aged 18 to 29, have lost trust in a variety of different major public institutions including the President, the military, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the federal government as a whole. Of all the institutions tracked by the poll, the President and the military lost the most trust among young Americans with a seven point drop. Overall, the pollsters said the level of trust...
  • Execution (a poem)

    04/29/2014 3:39:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Eatgrueldog ^ | 4/27/14
    Execution Her hair has been shorn Her face cut and bruised Her flowing gown torn The beauty once in her eyes Faded Drone strikes Warrant less searches Roadblocks and pat downs Eaves dropping Secret eyes and ears Always listening Always watching Be careful what you do Or they may come after you Swat teams and armored cars Men clad in black Weapons at the ready Waiting to attack They have her now Imprisoned Cold shackles hold her hands Her breath is low and shallow Seems that death Is now at hand
  • Miami-Dade Cops Arrest Man for Video Recording them Making Arrest

    04/29/2014 4:30:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Photography is not a Crime ^ | 4/10/14 | Carlos Miller
    A Miami man spent ten days in jail for recording police arresting his friend, accused of falsifying his name when all he did was refuse to provide his name on the basis that he wasn’t doing anything illegal. In fact, Lazaro Estrada followed the Miami-Dade police officer’s initial orders to scurry back inside a store because the cop insisted he was in fear for his life, claiming the man he had handcuffed was still armed.
  • So when's the revolution?

    04/26/2014 8:38:15 AM PDT · by grcuster · 50 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 4/25/2014 | Patrice Lewis
    REAL AMERICA So when's the revolution? Exclusive: Patrice Lewis asks of government, 'Do they want us to snap?' The horrifying headlines were coming so thick and fast this month it was hard to keep up: •“Feds want your mental health records” •“Judge says ordinary tools are actually weapons” •“Hundred of thousands of New Yorkers refuse to register so-called ‘assault weapons’ ahead of April 15 deadline” •“Treasury now seizing tax refunds from adult children to pay parents’ decades-old Social Security debts” •“EPA SWAT team raids gold miners in Alaska” •“Harry Reid defends ‘domestic terrorists’ comments” •“FBI visiting gun shops to investigate...
  • Hydra-headed Bureaucracy Threatens American Liberty

    04/25/2014 8:39:25 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 25, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    Intro: “You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson shouted at Tom Cruise during the climactic court-martial scene in the movie “A Few Good Men.” Caught in a lie that exposed his “above-the-law” mentality, Nicholson’s character, Col. Nathan Jessup, justifies his lawlessness by declaring, “I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it!” It’s a riveting scene, pitting security against the rule of law. But before agreeing with Jessup that lawfulness conflicts...
  • When the government owns the land it's communism

    04/24/2014 6:03:37 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    April 24, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    When the government owns the land and natural resources and controls production from same, it's called communism. The Founders intended Americans to enjoy their God-given liberty. The constitution was written to severely restrict government power and ensure freedom. The founders never intended for an all powerful central government to own the land or to control the means of production. They limited the central government to about 18 enumerated powers and left all others to the people and the states to decide locally. The United States was intended to be a free Republic governed at various levels by elected representatives, working...
  • How can it be a state if the central government controls 86% of its land and all of its resources?

    04/22/2014 10:51:05 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 77 replies
    April 22, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Sounds like the very definition of elitism. The elites in Washington DC, most of whom have never set foot in Nevada (outside a casino), controlling what the local citizens can or cannot do on the land within their state boundaries? This is not the way America was intended to be governed. Ever heard of local control? Self-government? States rights? To many of us out here in the West, pursuit of happiness means ranching, farming, logging, mining, drilling, hunting, fishing, or just living in and enjoying God's great outdoors. It's un-American and unconstitutional for unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington DC to...
  • OUR SHAMEFUL SILENCE: The Forgotten Freedom Fighters of Venezuela

    04/21/2014 6:50:18 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 7 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 21, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While much of the world has focused on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, opposition forces in Venezuela continue to battle the brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro. While opposition forces battle for their basic human rights, the world, and in particular the government of the United States has remained largely silent. In February of this year, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was arrested by government officials on charges of "inciting unrest" for leading, at the time, peaceful protests against the policies of Nicolas Maduro and his ruling United Socialist Party. Despite the overriding belief that he was being held illegally, few world...
  • Patriots needed now more than ever to defend Liberty!! [Freepathon thread XVII]

    04/21/2014 11:30:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 591 replies
    Regarding the Boston Bombing and the Bundy Ranch invasion: The nation is getting a wake-up call. Bombs and gun battles in the streets. Heavily armed federal police forces declaring martial law and locking down neighborhoods and huge swaths of land in desert communities. Heavily armed federal land "management" and forest "service" agencies using military grade weapons and tactics to collect civil "debts" and threatening to "shoot" innocent men, women and children who get in their way. And then corrupt U.S. mob senators who are in on the take and who are perpetrating the destruction of America have the audacity to...
  • Bunkerville Intelligence Thread

    04/17/2014 5:48:51 PM PDT · by Mariner · 166 replies
    Folks, with Harry Reid calling the Bunkerville patriots "Domestic Terrorists" who are endangering children by putting them "out front", and with April 19th approaching I thought I would open this thread.With Jim's permission I ask all Nevada Freepers (potentially SoCal too) to report gathering Federales and unusual Military movements in the area. Keep a particular eye around Nellis AFB and especially Creech AFB (Predator Drones). If you see something, say something. Asking for tolerance and indulgence from the admins to put this on the Front Page News bar.
  • Bundy ranch dispute with federal land agency draws variety of foot soldiers

    04/14/2014 12:27:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 102 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | April 13, 2014 | By BEN BOTKIN
    BUNKERVILLE — Cliven Bundy’s fight with the Bureau of Land Management over the federal agency’s roundup of his cattle attracted a diverse group of foot soldiers: fellow ranchers, Las Vegans and militia and patriot groups were among them. Their battle cry is the U.S. Constitution and liberty. They fear the federal government overstepping its bounds at every turn. This concern, in their view, applies to those from all walks of life, be it a rural Southern Nevada rancher or a militia member from northern Montana. Ultimately, the Bundy protest — which was defused Saturday when federal land officials agreed to...
  • First Amendment freedom can't survive 'war on women' mobs

    04/14/2014 11:42:02 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 5 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 14, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    Shouldn’t college students know as much about American civics as they do about pop culture? Media Research Center TV went to American University last month to find out, discovering few who could name a single U.S. senator or the number of senators from each state. But most knew the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go.” Equally surprising are polls showing only one-quarter of Americans can identify Joe Biden as the vice president or name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment (religion, speech, press, assembly, petition). Just under a quarter of Americans could name all five...
  • Bundy Ranch Standoff: Meet the BLM thug who tackled a 57-year old woman

    04/14/2014 4:55:33 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 122 replies
    Grumpy Opinions ^ | PUMABydesign001
    Bundy Ranch Standoff: Meet the BLM thug who tackled a 57-year old woman. (See my post entitled, “Margaret Bundy Houston Tells Town Board of Being Tackled by BLM: Feds Take Cattle Watering System.”) His name is Michael Roop. Roop is a State Staff Ranger for BLM, Oregon and to put it mildly, on the internet, this punk with a gun, badge, pepper spray and a K-9 is trending.
  • Citizens Rise Up – The Real Nevada Story the Media Won’t Show You (Video)

    04/13/2014 12:20:16 PM PDT · by montag813 · 286 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-13-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Nevada Standoff: April 12th - A historic day when the people rose up and forced tyrants to retreat.by Gina Cassini | Top Right News The media's version of the end of the Bundy Ranch siege is that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) simply "left" the ranch and "returned" the cattle out of the goodness of their hearts. CBS News even outrageously reported that the BLM "released the cattle to help restore order and avoid violence"! This despite widely-seen video of BLM thugs tasing Bundy's son and shoving a pregnant woman to the ground. And the protesters never threatened violence in any way...
  • Breathe Deep, America, While Liberty Is in the Air

    04/13/2014 7:53:00 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 6 replies
    Citizens for a Sound Economy, Washington, D. C | 1998 | Arthur P. Hall, II
    Breathe Deep, America, While Liberty Is in the Air   By Arthur P. Hall, IIMr. Hall is director of research, Citizens for a Sound Economy, Washington, D. C "By liberty, I understand the power which every man has over his own actions, and his right to enjoy the fruit of his labor, art, and industry, as far as by it he hurts not the society, or any member of it, by taking from any member, or by hindering him from enjoying what he himself enjoys. The fruits of a man's honest industry are the just rewards of it, ascertained to...
  • We Are Not Partnering With Benny Hinn, Liberty University Clarifies

    04/09/2014 5:13:40 AM PDT · by wonkowasright · 13 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/8/2014 | Rae Powell
    Liberty University, in response to a heated Internet firestorm over the Benny Hinn Ministries' Liberty University Institute of Biblical Studies (LHBI), issued a statement regarding its firm lack of association with the Pentecostal televangelist: