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BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Can political representatives use their offices to retaliate against business executives who hold and express opinions that the politicians find unacceptable? As an advocate of tolerance, diversity of thought, and freedom of speech, I would have to say no. If individual consumers don’t want to...
WALTER M. WEBER, ACLJ Everyone understands that the President sometimes violates the Constitution. Everyone also understands that sometimes Congress violates the Constitution. Is it not obvious, then, that the Supreme Court, likewise being composed of fallible human beings, sometimes violates the Constitution? Each branch has limited powers; acting in excess of...
American Minute with Bill Federer He was the only person to sign all four of America's founding documents: Articles of Association-1774, Declaration of Independence-1776, Articles of Confederation-1777, U.S. Constitution-1787. Who was he? Roger Sherman. At age 19, Roger Sherman's father died and he supported his family as a shoe cobbler, helping his two younger brothers to attend...
American Minute with Bill Federer     Johann Sebastian Bach was born MARCH 21, 1685. By age 10 his parents had died. At 18, Bach was a church organist, then held positions in royal courts. In 1717, Bach was imprisoned because a duke in the city of Weimar did not want him employed elsewhere. Widowed with...
BY CARL L. BANKSTON III In the early 1970s, when I was a college undergraduate, the “anti-psychiatry” movement flourished. The libertarian renegade psychiatrist Thomas Szasz was one of its most celebrated exponents. An heir to the classical liberal tradition, Szasz criticized the practice of involuntary mental hospitalization in the United...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... It was not till yesterday I received information that you were still there , had been very ill, but were on the recovery. I sincerely rejoice that you are so. … We can no longer say there is nothing new under the sun. For this whole chapter...
All of the foregoing can be boiled down to a simple formula of sorts. The impetus for increasing prices, whether for fuel or anything else, is largely to be found not in the operation of the market, but in the policies and regulations of economic and other policies followed by government. -- Dennis Behreandt
BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY The value of early childhood education is a concept that continues to gain support. But this move is not just about worthwhile goals such as reading readiness. Some promoters of pre-kindergarten classes have very different agendas, and some are definitively radical. For example, some of the early...
By Alan Caruba On Saturday, July 23, Daryush Rezaee-Nejad, an Iranian scientist involved with its nuclear program was assassinated in front of his home in Tehran. Two motorcyclists shot him in the head and throat. Being a nuclear scientist has become a very bad career choice in Iran. According to Debka,...
BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY When you see a judge use the phrase “the best interest of the child,” he is probably about to abuse his power. For most of our history, “the best interest of the child” was a matter for parents to decide. Now, supremacist judges and liberal politicians use...
By John O. S. Houston … as We the People ponder the state of our nation. A stock market plunge, a debt spike, and a flood of over-printed, under-valued currency.  A European financial crises and the rise of political extremism. Heat waves scorching American crops and the devaluation of agricultural land....
CORRUPTION CHRONICLES Three days after the presidential election Florida remains the butt of all jokes for failing to complete its vote tally, bringing back nightmarish memories of the state’s electoral meltdown a dozen years ago in the race between Al Gore and George W. Bush. The U.S. Supreme Court had to...
NEWSROOM AMERICA STAFF (Newsroom America) -- Young adults are increasingly marrying at later ages, if at all, and giving birth to more children outside of marriage, a new Population Reference Bureau (PRB) report finds. As a result, more Americans are living in cohabiting-couple households, single-parent families, or alone, while households containing...
SANDY IKEDA, THE FREEMAN The “economic point of view” means, to a lot of people, assuming people are nothing but cost-cutting opportunists—economizers who wouldn’t hesitate to gain at someone else’s expense if they could get away with it. Such bloodless calculators, though perhaps staying within the law, wouldn’t miss a...
By Alan Caruba When early humans got the hang of walking upright, the first thing many did was to walk out of Africa and, eventually, to all parts of the Earth from Asia to Europe, to North and South America, proliferating into different races. Always restless to see what was over...
BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Barack Obama is very determined to lower our American standard of living by raising the price of electricity. That's why he has escalated his war on coal; coal plants are major producers of the electricity that makes American homes so pleasant with heating, cooling, and many electric...
On Friday, July 23, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial titled “Enough Ethanol” and on Saturday, July 24, The Washington Post editorial said, “It’s time to end the excessive subsidies for corn ethanol.” On Monday, July 26, The Wall Street Journal joined the chorus. - Alan Caruba
~UN climate cataclysm predictions have no basis in fact and should not be taken seriously~ By Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris Throughout the United Nations Climate Change Conference wrapping up in Bonn, Germany this week, the world has been inundated with the usual avalanche of manmade global warming alarmism. The...
By Dennis Behreandt After ten years of tagging and tracking 23 of the Pacific Ocean’s top predators, the Census of Marine Life Tagging of Pacific Predators project (TOPP) has found that some areas of the Pacific teem with so much life that they are like oceanic equivalents...
BY JIM KOURI In a preview of Maj. Nidal Hasan's impending trial, that's certain to become a courtroom circus, the judge who insisted the defendant shave his unkempt beard for his court martial will be replaced, according to a counterterrorism analyst on Tuesday. Citing the appearance of judicial bias, the highest...
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL I invite you to be part of an exciting and life-changing experience at The Awakening 2013. This year's theme is Fighting for the Soul of America. The event will be held in Orlando, Florida, at First Baptist Oviedo April 19-20, 2013. You will hear from some...
BY ALAN CARUBA Many Americans were shocked by the Islamic State video of the beheading of the photo journalist James Foley. Perhaps they had already forgotten the decapitation of Wall Street Journal journalist, Daniel Pearl in 2002. Most certainly, the memory of the murder of nearly 3,000 on September 11,...
THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Had you hundreds to nominate, instead of one, be assured they would not compose for you a bed of roses. You would find yourself in most cases with one loaf and ten wanting bread. Nine must be disappointed, perhaps become secret, if not open enemies. The transaction...
Recently, columnist Charles Krauthammer expressed support for amnesty for illegals, while Newt Gingrich advocated a path to what he called “legality.” The two men stipulated that border control must come first, but, still, what makes these two conservatives such weak sisters on this issue? Perhaps part of the answer was provided by Dick Morris, who said that immigration is a losing issue for Republicans.
BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY The word “marriage” doesn’t appear even once in the text of the U.S. Constitution, and the First Amendment guarantees the free exercise of religion. But that hasn’t stopped government from already trying to silence anyone who believes that marriage is only between a man and a woman....
25 August 1787. Founders debate over the payment of debts owed by the states.
Roll forward sixteen months, and the difference in the American political landscape is astounding. During that brief period, the American people have gotten a bitter taste of the leftist political agenda, as it is increasingly unshackled from any annoyances of constitutional principle, or even from current day law. Bypassing such trivialities, the Obama/Reid/Pelosi cabal has seized trillions from the economic system, and redistributed it among its cronies in the name of “economic stimulus.” Formerly private industries are now virtually “nationalized” as is the practice in banana republics, and the nation’s once unrivaled healthcare system is on the fast track to join the incapacitated socialist monstrosities of Europe and the third world. - Chris Adamo
NICOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The House of Representatives and the Senate released separate energy efficiency bills to ostensibly save families, businesses, and government money and reduce energy consumption. The House recently passed Representative David McKinley’s (R–WV) Energy Efficiency Improvement Act (H.R. 2126), and Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D–NH) and Rob Portman...
It is no accident that April 22, Earth Day, is also the birth date of Vladimir Lenin, an acolyte of Karl Marx, the lunatic who invented communism as an alternative to capitalism.
Liberty Letters, James Madison: 1787 Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations. _____________________ Source: James Madison, as quoted in "Elliot's Debates" 3:87.