Arizona Clean Elections commission again considers nullifying election results
Cross-posted at: http://www.campaignfreedom.org/blog/ The AP reports this morning that Arizona’s Citizens Clean Elections Commission is considering tossing a state legislator out of office, thereby nullifying the will of a majority of voters in his district. If removed, this would be the second case in which the Citizens Clean Elections Commission has removed a legislator from office. From the article: Campaign finance case could oust Ariz. | Read More »
Truly Disturbing Attack on Freedom of Religion
I head about this case on the radio today and couldn’t find any news stories on it in Google News. This story should be headline news, and among other things it demonstrates why the right needs to develop our own online news outlets (like Huffington Post) and not just opinion outlets. http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/news/story.aspx?cid=4899 excerpts: DETROIT — Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund Center for Academic Freedom filed | Read More »
Arguing for the Fairness Doctrine (badly)
Last week US News & World Report offered competing op-eds by Bill Press and Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) on whether the so-called “fairness doctrine” should return to talk radio. Predictably, in his call for bringing the “fairness doctrine” back, Press had a number of – interesting, shall we say – statements. First up was his statement that “nobody” is calling for bringing back the “fairness | Read More »
What First Amendment?
Well it seems that the government is taking notice of the tea parties, even if the media is not. In Florida the government as canceled a tea party because the feared too many people would show up. Well it seems to me that there is a little thing called the right to peacably asememble, I seem to remember reading about it some were??? were was that again??? | Read More »
More Info on Van Meteren “Free Speech” Ethics Case
A recent Meadowlark article, “Free Speech” May Cost Kansas Citizen $7500, gave details from a civil fine hearing held by the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission in January, which was decided at their February meeting. Kris Van Meteren brought a complaint to the Ethics Commission several months ago, and then talked to the press about his signed complaint. Van Meteren then found himself the subject of | Read More »
I like Bluegrass banjo music.
Who cares, and what’s this all about? What does a personal affinity for banjo and fiddle hick music have to do with anything RedState stands for or deems appropriate topic-wise you ask? PLENTY! You see, I plan to be a thorn in the backside of every Rock and Roll, R & B, Hip Hop and Rap station in my area after they implement the localism | Read More »
Democrats Stick Anti-Religion & Anti-Boy Scout Provision In Stimulus
Barack Obama was the first President to recognize unbelievers in his inaugural address. He is also advancing the secularization of America in his stimulus by prohibiting the use of federal funds in building projects that might touch on religion. The Boy Scouts has been a target of the left for a while. Though non-denominational, it has a strong sectarian influence in its rules, teachings, and | Read More »
STOP THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE
Peter Kirsanow had an entry in “The Corner” on NRO about working to stop the “Fairness Doctrine” immediately. I could not agree with him more and I felt the need to mention it on Red State as well. In my opinion this is one of the most damaging pieces of legislation that an Obama Presidency could sign into law. Aside from the obvious violations of | Read More »
“Yes We Can . . . Ban Guns” — Obama Announces Gun Ban Agenda Before The Final Vote Count Is In
“Yes We Can…….Ban Guns” — Obama Announces Gun Ban Agenda Before The Final Vote Count Is InThe opening paragraph from the above-titled article at The National Rifle Association’s Institute For Legislative Action:Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign slogan, “the audacity of hope,” should have instead been “the audacity of deceit.” After months of telling the American people that he supports the Second Amendment, and only hours | Read More »
Far Left Seattle “Newspaper” Publishes Addresses And Photos Of Republican Supporters Homes
Just saw this on The Drudge Report.SEATTLE PAPER PRINTS ADDRESSES, PHOTOS OF HOMES WITH REPUBLICAN SIGNSI’m not even sure how to react to this, other than making sure I’m locked and loaded at home.Kenny Solomon………..Typical Bitter God-Clinging Gun Owner And NASCAR Fan……….Watching the news and cleaning my weapons.
Adversity Reveals Obama’s Character
Finally!We have a journalist in America that doesn’t believe that you throw softballs to Democrats and then use the baseball bat to pound the crap out of Republicans!Finally!We have a journalist in America that believes in holding ALL politicians responsible for the statements they make and isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions no matter WHO it is.Finally!Barack Obama’s campaign has given us a taste | Read More »
Hello Obama, Goodbye 1st, 2nd Amendments
It is no secret that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have been sitting on the edge of their seats waiting in anticipation for a president who will sign into law any and all legislation that comes out of the legislative branch. We are about to enter a period of an out of control, tax happy, deficit spending congress, with no checks and balances set to | Read More »
As a self-proclaimed “secular conservative”, I often confuse people when I take aim at policies that attempt to institutionalize an Atheist approach to governance. But why? If Atheists don’t believe in God, wouldn’t that be the perfect way to separate church and state? While a Godless republic on its face seems like a great secular idea, I take issue with the evangelical Atheists who would | Read More »
Proposition 8 (the Protect Marriage one) Needs Help
Just this month, a San Fransisco public school took a class of first graders to a lesbian wedding. In New Mexico, a photographer was sued for $6k because she refused to photograph a same-sex marriage. In Boston, Catholic adoption agencies were forced to close because they were being sued for not allowing same sex couples to adopt. Preachers are being sued left and right for | Read More »
Jefferson, Madison, and the Founders’ Approach: Fight the Fairness Doctrine!
These responses to the Sedition Acts of 1798, which limited anti-government speech in the wake of the Quasi-War with France, were authored by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and passed by their respective State Assemblies:One of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, emphasis mine: 3) Resolved, That it is true as a general principle, and is also expressly declared by one of the amendments to the | Read More »