On February 3, 1913 — just a few days shy of 100 years ago — the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, enabling Congress to impose a graduated income tax on Americans. Since that date, federal revenues have soared — but spending has soared even higher.
If the government were to pass an unconstitutional law purporting to ban firearms, two thirds of Americans with guns in their household say they would defy the lawless legislation and refuse to comply, according to a recent poll conducted by Fox News. Even the majority of Democrat and liberal gun owners would refuse to surrender their weapons, the survey revealed. Most Americans also believe that more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens — not gun bans — would help reduce crime.
President Obama has issued an order to close the small office he created with the responsibility of closing Guantanamo Bay prison. He repeatedly promised during the 2008 presidential campaign and immediately after assuming office to close the Cuban prison, which houses many of the detainees picked up after the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001; however, the closure never happened.
On Friday, a federal appeals court ruled that President Obama’s 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were unconstitutional.
"Progressives" call gun rights advocates "delusional" for fearing that "gun registration will lead to gun confiscation," but experience, current legislation, and the admissions of anti-gun activists show those fears are well founded.