The rights granted to the American people by their Creator, and secured by the U.S. Constitution, are slowly being taken under siege by their government, both federal and local. U.S. citizens are being told that they can no longer carry raw milk over state lines, post crosses in their front yards, or purchase Happy Meals with toys for their children. And landowners in Houston County, Minnesota, have been fighting for five years to reclaim their property rights against a county commissioner who has called the Constitution an “old document.”
Last Friday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction issued by a lower federal court which blocks the enforcement against an abortion statute recently enacted by the state of Nebraska.
In July of last year, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska handed down a preliminary injunction against the law known as the Women’s Health Protection Act.
Recently there has been much discussion of the eradication of the panoply of fundamental principles of liberty by the Congress and attempts to convert the President into a totalitarian dictator with historic powers to apprehend and indefinitely detain American citizens.
U.S. State Department security personnel detained a conservative activist at last week’s conference to help implement a United Nations resolution that seeks to curb free speech.
Newt Gingrich is fond of reminding listeners that he was a history professor. As with most things the former Speaker of the House says, there's a bit of truth and a lot of exaggeration in that line of his résumé.