The first Utah United Freedom Conference was held September 18 at the Radisson Hotel in Salt Lake City. The national sponsors of the event were The John Birch Society, Freedom 21, and the National Center for Constitutional Studies. Additionally, there were approximately 33 local sponsors including The John Birch Society, Utah Eagle Forum, Utah Farm Bureau, and the Utah Cattlemen's Association, as well as several 9/12 groups and others.
The maxim that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty is never so true as when the integrity of our Constitution is threatened. The statists have been pursuing their goal of deconstructing that inimitable document for a long, long time.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, seated in Philadelphia, ruled on September 14 that under the provisions of the Stored Communications Act (SCA), government agencies may compel communication services such as cellphone or computer services to provide consumer information, but only under controlled conditions, which may include warrants or court order.
On August 23, Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the U.S. government from funding research involving embryonic stem cells as ordered by President Barack Obama in 2009.
The aborted plan of Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, to burn copies of the Muslim Koran has received national and international attention that is far out of proportion with the proposed action. The media gives scant attention to the actions of any Christian minister, especially when the man in question serves a flock that reportedly consists of 50 souls. And yet Rev. Jones’ plan to burn the Koran generated such a storm of media attention that his proposed course of action may even have briefly eclipsed the notoriety of his famous high-school classmate, Rush Limbaugh.