The future of freedom depends on our understanding that sustained societal cooperation and economic prosperity are only possible when individual freedom is maximized in a democratic milieu. The future of freedom hinges on being free from government coercion. Sadly, the … Continue reading
In early August of this year, a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report indicated ATF “illegally stockpiles gun owners’ personal information.” Under federal law, a federal firearms licensee (FFL) must conduct a criminal records check of a prospective gun purchaser instantly through the National Crime Information Center to determine the buyer’s eligibility to make the purchase. It is the OK purchases that here are in question. The law specifically mandates that ATF destroy these records. Without their destruction, ATF could begin to establish a national gun owners’ registry, something also specifically prohibited by federal law Continue reading
When ‘pockets of resistance’ arise in these rural towns, the federal government dispatches yet more contractors who produce propaganda films and entire assimilation public relations programs to force compliance, if not silence in communities that resist. Meanwhile, states like Texas, … Continue reading
What’s at stake is the very sovereignty of the State of Texas itself. Without the ability to have its boundaries recognized and protected, the state cannot exist for long since there’s no telling where and when the encroachment will end if the BLM is allowed such a land grab of a state’s sovereign boundaries. Continue reading
Republican politicians have made repeated promises to restrain federal power through appointing justices who ‘will not legislate from the bench,’ or by passing laws to restrict federal power or rein in the president, but such efforts always fall flat. Rather than further more empty promises or place false hope in a long, arduous process like convention of States that has little chance of achieving the exact amendments desired, conservatives can and must seek an alternative that can work. Considering the public’s outpouring of discontent with Congress and the many challengers to sitting incumbents, the opportunity to pass legislation restraining the courts is ripe for the picking. Continue reading
Some of Ted Cruz’s primary opponents for Senate brought up ‘Building a North American Community’ (BNAC) in 2012, and Cruz responded that the criticisms were a distraction because “this race isn’t about the CFR.” Yet, as Donald Trump has brought issues involving immigration and trade to the forefront of national debate, national sovereignty has become a key issue in the 2016 race. Trump’s advisor Stephen Miller said that the race ultimately boiled down to “nation-state versus globalism.” By lending her name to one of the most pernicious attempts to undermine our American sovereignty, Heidi Cruz stood firmly on the side of globalism. The BNAC blueprint remains. It raises the question, “Would a President Cruz embrace the Council on Foreign Relations’ North American Community?” Continue reading
Very clearly there is a distinction between a “natural born Citizen” and a naturalized citizen—they are not the same. Consistently, the notion of natural born Citizens implied that both parents would need to be citizens of the same country in order for their child to inherit the citizenship through natural law. More importantly, the father, leading the wife’s citizenship and identity meant that their child would perpetuate the loyalties and identity of the model citizen to uphold the Republic envisioned by the constitutional Framers. Continue reading
There seems to have been a sort of cosmic symmetry in Scalia’s passing away as he did following such faithful labors. He left us quietly, in his sleep, out on a secluded resort in west Texas whose main attractions were hiking and stargazing. Amidst this spectacular creation, Scalia left his country and world to gain his reward for giving voice to truths that will always be consulted whenever a nation finds itself, as we do, staring into the abyss. Continue reading
The Democrats six seat edge in 2012 was largely due to its five seat gain in the nine states with appointed commissions (which controlled 99 U.S. House seats) and its seven seat gain in the nine states, where the courts intervened and drew the map for 120 U.S. House seats. This means that in 2012, for maybe the first time in U.S. history, appointed rather than elected officials decided the boundaries of a majority of (219) U.S. House districts. Continue reading
As a proxy for the Obama administration, the IRS has thus far successfully achieved their goal of blocking Z Street from educating Americans about the realities of Israel and the Middle East, while preventing them from exercising their First Amendment rights. Continue reading
Additionally, Chief Justice John Roberts makes the point in his dissent that “this Court is not a legislature. Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us. Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be. The people who ratified the Constitution authorized courts to exercise ‘neither force nor will but merely judgment.’” Continue reading
The revelation that a consultant hired by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) used a Bluetooth reader to secretly collect trip origination and destination data from unsuspecting travelers didn’t come to light in time for a bill to be filed in the Texas legislature that concluded its 84th session on June 1. But look for legislation at the earliest opportunity to protect Texans from such an infringement of their individual rights. In the meantime, the citizen groups insist TxDOT should voluntarily cease and desist. Continue reading
A faction whose passion to “transform” America in radical ways loses any sense of fairness or respect for the rule of law. At the center of the scandal is Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Exempt Organizations. The House voted Lerner to be in contempt of Congress. Only six Democrats voted for the bill, again demonstrating the partisan nature of the scandal. The Obama Justice Department has refused to enforce the contempt charge. The GOP members of the House Ways and Means Committee have asked the new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, to take action… Continue reading
We can either live in a paranoid politically correct world frantically trying not to offend the Hitlers and Mohammeds, and blaming their victims when they kill, or we can be freemen and women who have chosen to take the power to defend our rights into our own hands. While a thousand organizations use the Holocaust as a platform for speeches about tolerance, Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors is conducting firearms training. Continue reading
Religion has been the basis of law. Society’s moral guidelines have their origin in religion. How could one expect the very concept that gave birth to morality and withstood the test of thousands of years to now be abandoned for the sake of an experimental, relativistic view which does not necessitate but rather demands the eradication of any protection that does not fit the mold of 21st century bias? Continue reading
Leftist groups like the ‘Center for American Progress’ and ‘Demos,’ including such progressive luminaries as John Podesta, Van Jones, as well as Barack Obama, have previously endorsed compulsory voting laws to guarantee progressive government. The first step on the road to mandatory voting is mandatory voter registration.
On Monday, March 23rd, I had the pleasure of taking part in another Liberty University (LU) convocation. During this event, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president of the United States.
Noncitizens are on voter registration lists all over the country. In Ohio, a key battleground state with millions of registered voters third party group registrations occur without the presence of election officials.
Despite the fact that it is considered an exemplar of democracy throughout the world, the United States is dealing with many issues which seem to increasingly restrict its citizens’ freedoms. One of these is free speech. Can the U.S., a country in the throes of extreme political correctness, still think of itself as a bastion of free speech protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution, or is it now only allowed to listen to a few biased opinions of people who fit into the mold of what a 21st century citizen should be like?
But the GOP will have to look beyond the “advice” of Big Business since it is corporate policy that has sought to keep American incomes down. It must be remembered that the Chamber of Commerce supports Obama on immigration.
Across Europe and much of the industrialized world, in a growing reaction to globalization and socialism, many nations are beginning to question the current state of their historical identity and their future direction. With nations such as France, Greece and Hungary vibrantly moving toward nationalist and crypto-fascist identities that will begin to shape continental Europe’s future in the 21st Century, the gigantic unknown region of Western Civilization that has not yet dealt so seriously with this identity question are the Anglosphere nations, most specifically the United States.
The public outcry over the Obama administration’s handling of Ebola landing in America and infecting health care workers in Dallas, Texas temporarily aroused the President from his habitual “leading from behind” way of doing governing.
As the Ebola outbreak reeks havoc around the world it also threatens the U.S. In the face of such a dangerous disease, it is only natural that American citizens should be afraid for their safety and would want to know what exactly the Obama administration is doing to keep them safe.
Facilities in Texas and Arizona have quickly become overburdened, and emergency shelters have been opened at military bases in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and California. Border Patrol agents are also concerned about unsanitary conditions…
Watergate was a political burglary gone wrong that was not authorized by the president, while Benghazi was an unacknowledged deadly terrorist attack resulting in multiple deaths. Both scandals involved U.S. presidential election campaigns, Nixon, of Watergate fame, during his 1972 reelection against Democratic candidate George McGovern.
Cliven Bundy claims that he inherited “pre-emptive grazing rights’ on federal land because his ancestors kept cattle in the Virgin Valley since 1877, before the Department of the Interior was created. However, by continuing to graze his livestock on federal land for over 20 years after he stopped paying fees in 1993, Bundy may have acquired “prescriptive rights;”
Obama’s actions have gone beyond the simple breaking of campaign promises, though he has done that as well in the same stroke. By picking and choosing the laws he wishes to enforce, he has abrogated the duties he solemnly pledged to honor upon taking the oath of office as well as those responsibilities outlined in Article II of the Constitution, which governs the powers of the executive.
On November 21, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid followed through on threats to use the so-called nuclear option to overcome Republican opposition to President Barack Obama’s nominees to executive and judicial positions. Fifty-two Senate Democrats and independents voted to repeal the traditional filibuster powers of the Senate minority party for executive and judicial nominees.
Who would have thought a TV commercial would be rejected for subtly promoting one of our constitutional rights? Not just any right, either, but one so important the Founding Fathers codified it as the Second Amendment to our Constitution. Daniel Defense, which manufactures AR-15 parts and accessories, submitted a commercial for the February 2, 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII to be played in New Jersey at the Meadowlands, which would be broadcast worldwide.
As the nationwide collapse of ObamaCare has earned the growing ire and mistrust of voters, the Obama administration is now seemingly trying to minimize the political fallout in upcoming elections with an audacious plan: challenging state efforts to curb voter fraud. Spearheading this effort is Attorney General Eric Holder and a Justice Department increasingly famous for playing hardball politics in court.
American judges, including justices of the United States Supreme Court, increasingly rely on and cite foreign law in their rulings. The public is beginning to react accordingly to what many perceive as a threat and affront to U.S. sovereignty. In a rising wave of states, the voters and their elected representatives are taking steps to halt this trend.
As I stood on the beautiful Mediterranean coast last Thursday, my calm was suddenly disrupted by the screeching sound of an Israeli jet fighter. Due to Israel’s miniscule size this is nothing unusual. It is virtually impossible for citizens and tourists to not encounter some aspect of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) during the course of an ordinary day. Security is understandably tight but Thursday was different.
With its polarizing policies on a range of hot-button issues, the Obama administration has sharply divided the American electorate. This has breathed new vigor into federalism, as these initiatives have invited a backlash at the state level on a comparable array of issues. In turn, these challenges to federal authority have resurrected hoary theories of such luminaries as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and largely forgotten political figures at the very opposite end of the ideological and historical spectrum where the current president sits.
Should anyone doubt the purpose of these recent revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted conservative Tea Party and patriotic grassroots groups such as the Glenn Beck inspired 9/12 groups seeking tax-exempt status from the government? Cast all skepticism aside. Be advised there was a single purpose to this act of unmitigated government tyranny…
Two cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court will clarify where the high court stands on the constitutionality of racial preferences in college admissions. The result may be a green light for such programs—or, more likely, fresh new blows and a judicially hastened end for race-based practices in higher education and other government institutions.
Terrorist attacks like the Boston Marathon bombing can occur anywhere. In the interest of their own preservation, Americans must wake up, get their heads out of the sand and be sufficiently alarmed at the calm, controlled, cold bloodedness of murderers such as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Never forget how he returned to school and mingled after committing such an atrocity.
Two out of three governments agree that dealing with terrorism is all about having the right attitude. That, “Yes, we’ve been bombed, but we’re ready to pick ourselves up and get on with our lives without drawing any conclusions from what happened” attitude that politicians patriotically advocate as soon as the carnage is over.
On April 2, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly voted to approve a treaty supported by the Obama administration that will restrict the export of firearms to countries with poor human rights records. The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is being described as a gun control measure that will keep firearms out of the hands of insurgents, terrorists and organized crime.
We still don’t know the answer to that question, but a critical segment of the Keystone XL Pipeline is mighty close to conclusion. The map segment referred to as the “Gulf Coast Project” is nearly complete, as a finite pipeline capable of carrying Canadian oil sands from Hardisty, Alberta to Nederland, Texas.
The death penalty is itself experiencing a slow death. This demise is the product of the same alliance of criminal-defense lawyers and activist judges who have done so much in recent decades to undermine public safety. In few arenas is the success of their joint handiwork clearer that in their effort to slow down executions with endless appeals, to the point that capital punishment is becoming all but meaningless.
In its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on many crucial and emotionally charged issues affecting the nation. These range from voting rights to same-sex marriage to race-based college admissions policies. The intensity of these disputes was on full display on February 27 during the court’s oral argument on the Voting Rights Act. Unusually visceral questioning from Justices Antonin Scalia and Sonia Sotomayor, representing opposite ends of the court’s ideological spectrum, offered a glimpse into the raw conflicts coming to a boil before the high court.
The cover page of a controversial new report issued by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point portrays a solemn blue photo of empty chairs in Oklahoma City stating: “‘Field of Empty Chairs’ is part of the Oklahoma City National Memorial which commemorates the victims killed in the 1995 attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.”
Tonight, Pat Caddell, a committed Democrat pollster who once worked for Jimmy Carter both in 1976 and in 1980, received a standing ovation from a room full of Texas conservatives.
The recent massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut raises a serious question.
Unsuccessful at getting Congress to pass the DREAM Act in 2010, which would have awarded amnesty to the children of illegal immigrants, President Obama had the Executive Branch force through amnesty.
President Barack Obama has not left the radical mentors from his community organizing days behind. Rather, he has quietly, without announcements, brought them with him to the White House and put them in charge of policy using disguised program names.
The past week has shown us what a Post-American world looks like and it isn’t a batch of treaties that lead to men and women from around the world meeting to decide how to feed the hungry, clothed the naked and take everyone’s guns away to banish violence from the world.
On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) upheld by 5-3 one part of Arizona’s tough law against illegal immigration, SB 1070, while striking down three other parts.
On Monday, June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court finally issued its ruling on the constitutionality of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, S.B. 1070.
A lawless society is a depressing place to live because it’s a place completely without law. And while going lawless might be appealing, we aren’t talking about an end to laws requiring you to wear bicycle helmets or drink small sodas.
June has been a banner month for Muslim lawsuits against the NYPD. First “Muslim Advocates” filed a lawsuit against the NYPD on behalf of some New Jersey Muslims attending mosques that the NYPD had assessed as a potential terrorism risk.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments over the constitutionality of Arizona’s S.B. 1070, a law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.
On Friday, August 13, a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 in State of Florida v. Health and Human Services to uphold a lower court’s ruling that the individual mandate provision (requiring all Americans to buy health insurance) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 is unconstitutional.