loudAs union leaders and “community organizers” ratchet up the noise level of assorted demonstrations and protests, using microphones, megaphones, and even drums that can be heard for blocks, some city residents are beginning to find their voices, however tepidly. It’s as if they fear angering the coordinators and participants of these uprisings. Mainstream news outlets often seem a bit too anxious to remove from their sites what few reports and opinion pieces on the subject they print, probably for the same reason.

Like other Republican hopefuls for the 2012 presidential nomination, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty articulated a response on President Obama‘s decision to invade Libya with American forces under the multilateral control of the United Nations and NATO. Pawlenty essentially agreed with the act of intervention, without regard to its constitutionality, but disagreed with the multilateral way in which the military intervention was undertaken, saying the decision to implement a no-fly zone may have come too late to save rebel forces from defeat.

ObamaCare proved to be a winning issue for Republicans last November, and rightly so: It is expensive, intrusive, and � most especially � unconstitutional. What is the next expensive, intrusive, unconstitutional Obama project that the GOP can use to win the next election? According to The Hill, it�s Obama�s plan to provide 80 percent of Americans with access to high-speed rail over the next 25 years, a boondoggle the newspaper dubs �ObamaRail.�

Successes in states around the nation in defeating a “con-con,” or Article V convention to change the Constitution, are playing out in Arizona, too. Last week, constitutionalists in the Grand Canyon State prevailed upon their state senators to kill the measure in the upper chamber, although two House bills — HCR 2015 and HCR 2022 — remain in committee.

An amendment has been proposed to alter the language of a bill currently pending before the Tennessee General Assembly that would criminalize the violent practice of Shariah law in the state.