The doctor is in.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, a 12-term Texas Congressman and retired obstetrician, "officially" announced his candidacy for President on ABC's Good Morning America Friday morning and a few hours later told about 300 supporters at a Town Hall rally in Exeter, New Hampshire, that he would carry the battle for personal freedom and constitutional government into the 2012 campaign.
The U.S. House of Representatives is in the process of cutting off new funding for the Transportation Security Administration’s naked-body scanners, which have been the subject of intense controversy virtually since their inception.
The Blaze reports:
Lamentably, the American people have become accustomed to slouching along the gently sloping path toward tyranny.
Likewise, we now trust the soothing susurrations of demagogues, led as if hypnotized to follow the suggestion that this or that federal policy is in our "best interest" and that all our personal habits and choices must be vetted by the nannies on the Potomac.
Ron Paul, the Texas Congressman and retired obstetrician best known for his uncompromising libertarian convictions and his opposition to the Federal Reserve, is expected to announce his candidacy for President of the United States Friday on ABC-TV’s Good Morning, America during the 7 o’clock hour, a source in the Paul camp told the online news journal Politico.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed a key pro-life bill May 10 that bans state funding of abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood, making Indiana the first state to enact such a sweeping prohibition. As reported by USA Today, hours after Daniels signed the legislation, Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge to block implementation of the law, a request U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt (left) denied. According to the paper, while Pratt “will take more time to consider whether the law itself should stand … typically a judge’s reluctance to even temporarily put a law on hold does not bode well for the plaintiff….”
His exploring accomplished, Newt Gingrich has discovered it is time for him to make it official. The former Speaker of the House of Representatives has formally announced he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 2012.
Donald Trump's self-obsession knows no bounds. Aside from his empire of eponymous buildings, drinks, ties, and mattresses, "The Donald" informed the small business owners gathered at a recent chamber of commerce expo in Nashua, New Hampshire, that he tried to tell the world that Osama bin Laden was hiding out in Pakistan but that no one would listen.
Crises, real or perceived, often give rise to horrendous laws. The Great Depression led to the New Deal. The 9/11 attacks gave us the Patriot Act. Today a single incident of disputed significance may result in a ban on practically all photographing and videotaping of public events in New Jersey.
Sounding very much like a declared candidate for the Presidency, Donald Trump gave a rambling rehash of his positions on various issues to a small but supportive crowd today at the Nashua, New Hampshire, Chamber of Commerce.