As if it weren’t enough that the Obama administration is spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on an unconstitutional war on Libya, the administration took the occasion of every taxpayer’s favorite day of the year, April 15, to announce that it is going to send $25 million worth of “nonlethal” aid to the rebels fighting against the regime of Col. Moammar Gadhafi.
The Founding Fathers formed America as a republic. The interests of government were limited primarily to protecting freedom, and in those relatively few instances in which the “general welfare” was involved, the interests of government might include other duties as well. Post roads, the regulation of weights and measurements, the enactment of laws to protect copyrights and patents, a navy to protect American shores and shipping, the regulation of new territories until they could become states — these were the sorts of general welfare functions that the Constitution allowed the federal government to undertake.
With the background of Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin standing up to public employee unions and those unions, with lots of outside help, trying put an overtly favorable candidate into a theoretically nonpolitical Wisconsin Supreme Court election, one might think that state politicians would be cautious about rolling over and playing dead when public employees unions make outrageous demands.
Regulators in the state of New York proved recently that they have a bit too much time on their hands. New York bureaucrats collectively decided that classic kids’ games such as kickball, tag, Wiffle Ball, and Red Rover pose “a significant risk of injury” and started a campaign to ban these amusements at any recreational facilities. But officials decided to make significant changes to the proposal after media coverage of the plan provoked criticism.
The Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is questioning the Michigan State Police's use of cellphone "extraction" devices.
Specifically, the group claims that law enforcement is clandestinely using portable devices to secretly extract personal information from cell phones during routine stops.
Cyrstal Mangum (left), the stripper whose pack of lies about the Duke lacrosse team led to the disbarment of the prosecutor who took up her phony case, is charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend.
Mangum landed in the slammer last week after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend. She has a history of abusing her boyfriends.
At a Tea Party rally in Madison, Wis., on Saturday, the crackpot left descended into madness again, booing the speakers and the national anthem and hurling "F-bombs" and other foul language at a 14-year-old girl who spoke at the rally.
The victims of the leftist attack were Sarah Palin, "Big" websites founder Andrew Breitbart and homeschooler Tricia Willoughby (picture, left), apparently a regular at Tea Party gatherings. Being home-schooled, young Willoughby is Public Enemy #1 for the school-union fanatics who oppose the spending cuts and pension revisions proposed by Gov. Scott Walker.
Americans continue to watch their Second Amendment rights diminish, this time as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ( still known as ATF) launches a campaign to change the definition of “shotgun.” According to the blog Beregond’s Bar, a recently released study by the Bureau will ultimately make shotguns illegal, and may also have negative implications for all guns.
First there was Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Then there was Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Might there soon be Sen. Robert Paul (R-Texas, left) also?
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that this youngest of Ron Paul's sons, a family-practice physician living in Fort Worth, is indeed considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2012 to replace retiring Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
On April 13, All Headline News reported that the influence of Mexican drug cartels operating in U.S. cities is growing because cartel members are becoming residents. Roberta Jacobson, Deputy Secretary of State for Mexico and Canada, brought this information to a political forum in Washington, D.C., quoting a March 27 report from the Justice Department. The findings are also being widely disseminated in the Mexican media.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Department of Justice are under increasing pressure after getting caught providing misleading responses to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa, left), who is continuing to investigate a U.S. government operation that deliberately put high-powered weapons in the hands of Mexican cartels.