Defense Secretary Robert Gates defended the actions of U.S. soldiers who are shown in a video shooting civilians — a video released by Internet whistleblower website Wikileaks.org April 13.
April 15th is the day when American taxpayers must file their income tax returns, and Tea Partiers are protesting those taxes all across the country. One question not being raised is: If these citizens are sovereign over their government, who can explain the income tax? How did this happen? Are the citizens not sovereign after all?
A website called Crash the Tea Party.org is up and running. The site's admitted purpose is to organize infiltration and attacks on the Tea Party movement at the patriotic group's meetings and rallies so as to dismantle and demolish it.
On Thursday April 15, many Americans will be making a last-minute scramble to file their taxes by the deadline to avoid penalties. Others will be joining Tea Parties across the country to rally against the exorbitant taxes that have been imposed on Americans and will continue to be forced on Americans as long as Democrats remain in power.
In a recent article here about the VAT (Value-Added Tax) being floated as another way to raise taxes, the author stated that a VAT “would force the 50 percent of people in the poor and middle classes who pay no income taxes at present to start to contribute to the ever-increasing costs of the nanny state.” Fortunately, the New York Times published a correction and a clarification.
Scott Brown, the Massachusetts Republican who rode opposition the Obama healthcare plan to victory in January's special election to the U.S. Senate, is still uncommitted on the next big legislative battle, the fight over a Democratic bill to overhaul regulation of the nation's banking industry.
The son also rises-again. New York Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV, son of a legendary congressman from Harlem, announced on Monday that he would take on twenty-term incumbent Charles Rangel in the Democratic primary for the 15th district congressional seat.
Media accounts of the Tea Party phenomenon generally associate the movement with the Republican Party. However, a public opinion poll released the beginning of April found that the Tea Party may be less Republican than many assume. According to the poll, though a majority (57 percent) of Tea Partiers call themselves Republican, 28 percent identify themselves as Independent and another 13 percent as Democrat.
On Monday, ABC News reported that liberals have grown frustrated with the efforts made by Fox News, and Glenn Beck in particular, to expose their true agenda. Teddy Davis writes, “Fox News host Glenn Beck has been targeting liberals for years but labor unions and other progressive groups are beginning to fight back.”
In the hubbub of recent articles and arguments about supposed racism in the Tea Party Movement — and conservatism in general — there is much mention of the anti-Obamacare rally held in Washington D.C. on the weekend of last month’s healthcare vote.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Presidential Poll April 10, defeating Rep. Ron Paul by a single vote, 438-437.