Several days ago, the home of former Marine and Iraq combat veteran Jose Guerena was raided by local sheriffs in Pima County, Arizona, who were attempting to execute a narcotics search warrant. Unfortunately, the manner in which the SWAT team invaded Guerena’s home prompted Guerena to reach for his gun to protect himself and his family. Sheriffs then shot off 71 rounds and hit Guerena with 22, killing him. The department has officially taken responsibility for the fatal shooting.
The sanctity of suffrage is relied upon by Americans. Constitutionalists believe that if the founding document is to be re-enshrined as the law of the land, then they must be free to elect those men and women who will not only restrain themselves according to the fetters forged in the Constitution, but will firmly secure those same shackles on the federal government, as well.
Half a dozen of the GOP's top contenders for the White House are hitting the road in Iowa on a multi-city bus tour to promote the return of the gold standard for the nation's monetary system.
The Iowa Tea Party and American Principles in Action are co-sponsors of an 18-day bus tour starting today. According to a press release announcing the junket, featured speakers on the tour include Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.); former pizza chain CEO Herman Cain; former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich; former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson; former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty; and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.
A California high school has canceled a fundraiser involving inscribed paver bricks after two generous donors insisted that their bricks be inscribed with Bible verses. The two Christian women, Lou Ann Hart and Sheryl Caronna, had contributed several hundred dollars for the pavers that were to be included with others placed along walkways at California�s Palm Desert High School (left). The women asked that their bricks include scripture quotations � including Psalm 68:34, Luke 17:13, Romans 8:31, 2 Corinthians 5:17, and Ephesians 5:32.
Mavericks win! Too late for McCain and Palin.
The first Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire for the 2012 campaign season will be held tonight at Saint Anselm College in Manchester and in the geopolitical lingo of the new world order, "the coalition of the willing" will attempt to exercise "lead change" on perceived front runner Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who would like to have New Hampshire voters think of him as State Farm. Like a good neighbor, Romney is there.
As the presidential election of 2012 approaches, it will be of little surprise to historically minded constitutionalists that President Barack Obama has been quoted lately in several interviews complimenting the campaigns of some of his Republican rivals.
In a recent New York Times piece, aides to President Obama gave current frontrunner Mitt Romney a little unsolicited advice. They suggested that "Mr. Romney had been wise to remain out of the fray for as long as possible -- giving rivals less time to attack him...." They went on to reassure Romney, saying that his "previous experience as a candidate, they suggested, could help him deal with the problems he faces."
American troops have occupied Iraq since March 3, 2003. Eight years later, after the declaration of one president that the mission was accomplished and the campaign promise of another to end the war and withdraw American forces, there is no end in sight to the deployment.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Wednesday that they are abandoning the so-called Fairness Doctrine, an FCC policy introduced in 1949 which requires the holders of broadcast licenses to both present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was, in the Commission's view, honest, equitable and balanced. Congress backed the policy in 1954, and by the 1970s the FCC called the doctrine the "single most important requirement of operation in the public interest — the sine qua non for grant of a renewal of license."
As if New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner was not in enough hot water for his illicit online relationships with numerous women, the Congressman also tweeted with a 17-year-old high school student from New Castle, Delaware, according to news reports.
Think U.S. troops will be leaving Iraq by the end of the year? Think again. CIA Director Leon Panetta, who has been nominated to succeed Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense, says that the Iraqi government is probably going to request that some U.S. forces remain in the country and that Washington will almost certainly oblige.