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President Reagan, and the Last Gladiators — American Minute

MAY 1, 305 AD, the most powerful man in the world, Emperor Diocletian, stepped down from ruling Rome, only two years after he had begun a systematic persecution to exterminate Christianity. Diocletian forbade worship, burned books, arrested clergy and demanded pagan sacrifices. From Europe to North Africa, thousands were persecuted and martyred. Suddenly, Diocletian was struck with a painful intestinal disease and resigned. Eight years later Emperor Constantine ended the persecution of Christians.

Judge Wins Muslim Religious Freedom Suit

A Michigan state judge sued for trampling a Muslim woman’s religious freedom by ordering her to remove her head cover in his courtroom has been exonerated by a federal court. In an outrageous case of political correctness run amok, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge William Callahan got sued by a terrorist group that bills itself as a Muslim civil rights organization for essentially enforcing a longtime no-hat rule in his courtroom.

L.A. Police Chief Assures Illegal Aliens Are Safe In His City

As the Los Angeles La Raza movement prepares a mass protest over Arizona’s new immigration control law, the city’s police chief assures illegal immigrants who plan to march that his department’s official policy forbids asking residents for documentation. In an apparent effort to encourage illegal aliens to join this weekend’s demonstration—expected to draw up to 100,000 people to the downtown area—Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has publicly guaranteed illegal immigrants that they are safe from deportation in his city.

When Commies Are Patriots — Steve Farrell

If you haven't stepped inside a college classroom of late, you ought to. There you will see your taxes doing some of their "best" work; there you will discover whence cometh the appellation "rebel" so graciously attached to America's Founding Fathers. - Steve Farrell

Environmental Mush: An Ethical Abyss — Alan Caruba

Parents are often appalled to discover that their children’s school books are full of misinformation or have an agenda that has little to do with the supposed subject. The rise and the maintenance of the Green movement have a great deal to do with the infiltration of school systems and textbooks with often deliberately misleading information. Many Green programs are aimed at the youth here and around the world.

Financial Regulation and the “Money Power”

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Sheldon Richman In one of his...

Global Warming Causes Mental Illness, Cancer

Judicial Watch, Corruption Chronicles Global warming...

The Louisiana Purchase and a New Frontier — American Minute

The size of the U.S. doubled APRIL 30, 1803, with the Louisiana Purchase. Nearly a million square miles, at less than three cents...

Moral Virtue and Republicanism — Richard Henry Lee

A corrupted people and republicanism cannot co-exist. - Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee

John Elliot: Apostle to the Indians

The Puritans had long desired to carry the gospel to the Indians. John Eliot, the devout and benevolent pastor of the church in Roxbury, in addition to his pastoral labors, gave them regular instruction in Christianity. He learned their language that he might preach to them; he translated the Bible, and taught them to read in their own tongue its precious truths. This translation, which cost him years of labor, is now valued only as a literary curiosity; it is a sealed book, no living man can read it. - Americanist History, William J. Jackman

Obama Justice Department Tells Court to Shield White House Visitor Logs from Full Disclosure...

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that the Obama Justice Department advanced the erroneous claim in an April 21, 2010, court filing that Secret Service’s logs of White House visitors are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). As Judicial Watch noted in its original complaint filed on December 7, 2009, this claim “has been litigated and rejected repeatedly” by the courts.

Mexico Migrant Abuse A Human Rights Crisis

While Mexico slams Arizona’s new immigration control law as hateful and discriminatory against Mexicans, illegal aliens are so rampantly abused there that an internationally recognized group has determined a Mexican human rights crisis. The timing of a new Amnesty International report chastising Mexico for treating illegal immigrants—mostly from Central America—inhumanely could not have come at a worst time for a country that demands rights and respect for its nationals living illegally in the U.S.

California Advisory Committee to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Hears FIRE Testimony

FIRE President Greg Lukianoff is testifying today before the California Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about unconstitutional discriminatory harassment policies at colleges and universities across California. The entire University of California (UC) System has already reformed its policies, seemingly in response to FIRE's concerns, but Greg will testify that many colleges and universities in the state (including several UC campuses) still have discriminatory harassment policies that violate the rights of hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of students and faculty members.

Obama’s Shadow Government — Alan Caruba

How many of these names do you recognize? Adolfo Carrion, Aneesh Chopra, Ear; Devamey, Kenneth Feinberg, Carol Browner, Ed Montgomery, Todd Stern, Cass Sunstein, Ron Bloom, and John Brennan. If none of them ring a bell, it is because they and others are all part of a shadow government of some thirty “czars”; advisors to President Obama who did not submit to the Senate confirmation process and are exempt from Congressional oversight.

Obama's Shadow Government — Alan Caruba

How many of these names do you recognize? Adolfo Carrion, Aneesh Chopra, Ear; Devamey, Kenneth Feinberg, Carol Browner, Ed Montgomery, Todd Stern, Cass Sunstein, Ron Bloom, and John Brennan. If none of them ring a bell, it is because they and others are all part of a shadow government of some thirty “czars”; advisors to President Obama who did not submit to the Senate confirmation process and are exempt from Congressional oversight.

The House votes around 2:00 PM TODAY. Call your Representative NOW and tell him...

A few hours remain for you to light up phones to stop the stealth Puerto Rican statehood bill! We alerted you at the beginning of the week that the House would vote on the Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R. 2499) - a bill that rigs the referendum process to favor Puerto Rico being admitted as the 51st state - but, there is still time to get your phone calls into your representative's office!

Immigration, the Tea Parties, and Big Government

Steven Horwitz The Arizona law enabling police to ask for immigration papers or proof of citizenship of anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally has fanned the flames of an already hot debate over immigration. How these issues play out in the Tea Party movement will be interesting. Polling data indicate that Tea Partiers have a significant anti-immigration element to them. So, will people who claim to dislike big government be consistent and oppose this new law?

Democrat Cabal Dangles Bait For Unwitting Republicans

By: Christopher G. Adamo With more than half a year yet to go before the pivotal 2010 elections, the Democrats are clearly in a panicked election mode. Every news story, every major speech, and every mass mailing makes reference to the fact that the Republicans are unbending in their opposition to the liberal agenda, with the accompanying threat that this will be the basis on which the Democrats win big in November.

Admiral Farragut, and The Daring Port Capture — American Minute

"Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" yelled Admiral David Farragut, who had lashed himself atop the mainsail to see above the smoke. His fleet of wooden ships with hulls wrapped in chains, and his four iron clad monitors, were attacking Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864.When one of his ships, the TECUMSEH, sank after hitting an underwater mine, called a torpedo, his fleet faltered in confusion, but Farragut drove them on to capture the last Confederate stronghold in the Gulf of Mexico.

History, Liberty, and Limited Government

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In 1958, the ever insightful Robert Welch, observed: "It seems rather strange that is was Woodrow Wilson, who more than any...