Tennessee is the latest state to join the fight to resist the imposition of Sharia Law within the United States. A bill has been introduced by Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro, left) in the state legislature which would make following Sharia Law a felony punishable by 15 years in jail.
On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 8 to 1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church’s right to freedom of speech. The Kansas Church attracted nationwide notoriety through its displays of angry, anti-gay protests at the funerals of U.S. military members. In so doing, the High Court recognized that even offensive behavior is subject to constitutional protections.
“Keep Austin Weird,” the city motto of the Texas state capital, got a boost Saturday when the city’s second annual, no-questions-asked, “Guns4Groceries” campaign attracted a gun rights group which outbid the city for guns in order to put them back into residents’ hands.
The mainstream media can handle politicians who talk about cutting government on the campaign trail but abandon those views once in office. They cannot, however, deal with those who actually follow through on their promises, as witness an Associated Press story that is positively apoplectic about the “vision of the future” being presented to Montana residents by “newly elected lawmakers from the loose-knit, largely conservative anti-tax tea party coalition.”
While President Obama may be “grappling” with his own views on homosexual marriage, on February 23 he ordered his Administration’s Justice Department to stop defending the constitutionality of the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which essentially defines marriage as between a man and a woman, and protects states from being required to recognize same-sex partnerships as marriage.