A researcher at the UCLA School of Law reports that 9 million American adults, about 3.5 percent of the population, are homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual.
Gary Gates of the school's Williams Institute puts that figure in perspective by noting that 3.5 percent of the population is about the same number of people who live in New Jersey.
The U.S. Supreme Court has given a thumbs-up to school choice, ruling in favor of an Arizona law that gives tax credits for contributions to groups providing funding for religious schools.
In a 5-4 decision (Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn et al.) on April 4, the High Court ruled that a group of Arizona taxpayers who sued to block the tax break had no legal claim since the state program that allowed millions of dollars in contributions to go to the private schools was voluntary. The ruling reversed an earlier decision by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which had ruled that the tax break was unconstitutional because it violated the First Amendment’s supposed separation of church and state.
As Americans witness the slow but steady stripping of their individual rights by the growing government Leviathan, some are unwilling to sit idly by and meekly allow the encroachments to continue unabated. The McCafferty family of Claymont, Delaware, is a prime example of those liberty-seekers who are willing to take a stand and say, "Enough is enough!"
Junius Morgan was, at best, a third-tier English banker in the 1850s, who was fortunate to have had a hand in a number of lucrative financings, mostly for industries seeking seasonal financing. His conservative nature was partly a cause of his lack of distinction. He’d inherited a substantial sum when his father died and was exceedingly careful when risking any part of it. One of the maxims Junius instilled into his son, John Pierpont Morgan (shown at left), was, “Never under any circumstances do an action which could be called into question if known to the world.”