Saturday, May 28, marked yet another successful Nullify Now! tour, this time in Los Angeles, California. Sponsored by the Tenth Amendment Center, the Foundation for a Free Society, The John Birch Society, and other liberty-promoting groups, the event took place on the 30th flloor of the AT&T Tower, boasting a fabulous view of the downtown area of Los Angeles. With an impressive view, an array of prominent speakers, and fellowship building, the event proved to be an enormous triumph.
In the latest act of treason from the illegal-alien lobby, Los Angeles city council members have announced they want the city to stop full participation in the federal Secure Communities program, which matches the fingerprints of local arrestees against the database maintained by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
The purpose of Secure Communities is to identify illegal aliens so they can be deported after they serve sentences.
Imagine this: An illegal alien murders your son. The killer is caught, but the prosecutors suggest a plea bargain for a lesser crime, promising that the murderer will be deported as soon as his sentence is served. You agree to the plan. After the illegal serves his sentence, Immigration and Customs Enforcement takes him into custody. But instead of deporting him, he's released back on the streets.
Remember the halcyon days of the late 1970s, when inflation, interest, and unemployment rates all soared into double digits? Back then the top marginal income tax rate in the United States was 70 percent, which may just have had something to do with the economic malaise of the period.
Congressman Ron Paul delivered a five-minute speech on the floor of the House of Representatives May 25, a short speech that may sound to the uninformed like one wild statement after another. In his speech, Dr. Paul (he's an obstetrician) made a number of charges that the executive branch of government has established a virtual dictatorship with the willing assistance of Congress and many Americans who fear for their "security." But Congressman Paul is complaining about the erosion of constitutional protections that have already happened. Following is his speech verbatim, along with links documenting his allegations. All words are by Congressman Paul; hyperlinks were added by The New American's Thomas R. Eddlem.
It is a timeless maxim repeated to every author: Write about what you know. For presidential candidates, the maxim should be adjusted to read: Talk about what you know. On May 21, during the official announcement of his candidacy for President of the United States, Herman Cain confused the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
As reported by The New American, on Thursday, May 6 Congress passed a four-year extension of the unconstitutional powers included in the Patriot Act. These unprecedented powers include allowing the federal government to search records and use wiretaps of terrorism suspects without satisfying the conditions of the Fourth Amendment.
The NRA sold out the Second Amendment during the Patriot Act fight, criticizing Senator Rand Paul's amendment to exempt gun purchases from search provisions of the Patriot Act in e-mails to Congress while sitting on information showing the need for Paul's amendment. The information shows that the FBI and the federal government's Joint Terrorism Task Force have already begun trolling the records of law-abiding gun owners, using the excuse of terrorism surveillance.
The complaint of a single individual in New Jersey’s Neptune Township over the presence of religious symbols at a commencement ceremony last year forced the Township school board to reach an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union to make sizable changes to this year’s event.
The National Review Online recently published an article by Kevin D. Williamson wherein he posits that Congressman Ron Paul is juking to the left on immigration in anticipation of his upcoming race for the White House.
A county judge whose son has worked for the SEIU and the AFL-CIO struck down a Wisconsin law that would have limited some of the collective-bargaining privileges of government-employee unions, sparking outrage from lawmakers who are determined to salvage the legislation in an effort to tackle the state‘s multi-billion dollar budget crisis. But despite the ruling, the battle over reform is still far from over.