Ben Franklin was right
From the diaries, a Congressional counterpoint to the usual position at RedState Memorial Day is the time that we set aside to remember with gratitude those heroes who gave their lives to protect our freedom. But no one should ever forget that it was our freedom they were protecting . . . and we can lose that precious gift to enemies of freedom, whether they | Read More »
Jon Kyl and Mitch McConnell Are Whipping Colleagues to Oppose Gun Protections
I just received an email that Senator Jon Kyl sent out the below email to colleagues urging them to oppose a Rand Paul amendment to the PATRIOT Act that would protect gun rights. The GOP in the Senate is encouraging colleagues to oppose this and, humorously, is doing nothing to take a stand on Paul Ryan‘s budget other than encouraging moderates to oppose it. With | Read More »
A Moment of Hope?
There are reasons certain controversial pieces of legislation have short sell-by dates. They can be unusual powers authorized by the legislature in moments of extreme danger, powers that during less turbulent times are not worth impinging on our civil liberties. Tonight, House Republicans failed to hold the line on one such bill–the Patriot Act. It needed a two-thirds majority to pass, and it didn’t get | Read More »