Congress is Taxation Without Representation
We are speeding headlong toward a time when our Congress will have become just like Mad King George’s Parliament, that body from which in 1776 the American colonists separated with the rallying cry of “no taxation without representation.” Our national government is fast becoming just as unrepresentative of the people as far off Briton was when we went to war to become the United States | Read More »
Now It’s SF Chron Using False ’90% of Mexican Guns From US’ Line
The San Francisco Chronicle is proving the old bromide true. That’s the one that goes: “a lie can be half way ’round the world before the truth can pull its boots on” (often incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain). Then there is another one Twain didn’t originate but aptly fits here, “there are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies and statistics.” The subject of this | Read More »
6 States Want to Nullify Obamacare With Opt Out Law
Six states are currently looking to add an “opt out” law to their books to protect citizens from the possibility of a national healthcare plan imposed by federal fiat. Arizona started the ball rolling by introducing the Health Care Freedom Act, a voting initiative that will be put before voters on the 2010 ballot. If accepted by the majority of the voters, Arizona will be | Read More »
Slippery Slope 2: A Water Slide With Govt’s Bid to Control America’s Waters
Not long ago I wrote a piece on how the law often becomes a slippery slope when in the hands of judicial activists and radicals that look to the law in order to warp it to their agenda. Today I have a different example of that warping of law except this is one from the legislative side in Congress. This time Congress is attempting to | Read More »
New Video On Gun Bans and Freedom
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) is sponsoring a sobering look at how the left is currently conspiring to disarm America’s black population “in order to control them.” Despots throughout time have first taken to disarming a people in order to later control them, of course. Are we seeing that propensity again in America? In fact, are we seeing carried out on the | Read More »
Another Entertainer Shows Historical Ignorance
Rob Thomas, singer/songwriter and front man for the band Matchbox 20, has successfully proven an old adage: Don’t Keep quiet and let people think you’re a fool. Open your mouth and remove all doubt. He has also shown us all that the American system of education is in pretty sorry shape. But, one thing is sure, Mr. Thomas “feels good” about himself, so he’s got | Read More »
Shocker: Journalists on OUR Side For a Change
The folks at The Hill alerted me to the fact that the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) have decided to oppose any reinstitution of the inaptly named Fairness Doctrine. I know, imagine that… as lefty a group as the SPJ actually agreeing with conservatives that the Fairness Doctrine is an abomination of our Constitutional right to free political speech! You can knock me over with | Read More »
NYTimes Anti-Gun Agenda: Using Discredited Anti-Gun Statistic on Mexican Gun Purchases in U.S.
Once again The New York Times unleashes a not-so-hidden agenda on its reading public. Here the Times is regurgitating the debunked claim that “90%” of Mexico’s recovered guns used in crime south of the border are from U.S. gun dealers. There is a lot of misdirection in this piece against gun dealers and gun shows, as well. Contradictory claims are made with no proof offered | Read More »
ABC: Scaring Parents About Kid’s Friend’s Gun Owning Parents
Wait a minute Mom. Don’t let little Johnny go to his buddy Tommy’s house. Tommy’s parents are psychos that own — **gasp** — GUNS! This is the message that ABC is telling parents in an April 10 piece headlined, “Before Arranging Playdates, Ask About Guns.” Here ABC attempts to make every gun owner seem like a lunatic just ready to blow and encourages parents to | Read More »
What Constitution? Publius Forum Podcast
And here is the newest Publius Forum Podcast, a live reading of mine titled “Constitution Schmonstitution” where I suggest that our nation has lost it’s understanding of its own Constitution. Feel free to visit the Publius Forum TalkShoe page to see my past podcasts. New podcasts appear approximately monthly, or whenever the mood strikes me to do one.
Constitution, Schmonstitution — What Gov’t Wants it Takes Law or No
I propose that “Dueling Banjos” replace our current national anthem. Remember the 1972 movie Deliverance with Burt Reynolds? OK, recall that scene of the goofy looking kid plucking out “Dueling Banjos” on the porch? That kid was supposed to represent a backwards, inbred, and half sentient hillbilly if you’ll recall. Well, that is officially the United States of America today. No, I am not saying | Read More »
It’s ME on the 2nd Amendment
OK, folks. Here is my very first video evah. I’ve never made one before and this one was a learning experience. You can see this and any future videos on my NMATV channel
A New Way to Backdoor a Gun Ban: Onerous Insurance
Want a gun in Illinois? Fine. Then you’ll be forced to carry an expensive, million dollar insurance policy to be “allowed” to observe your Second Amendment right. At least, that will be the law if lefty gun-banner Kenneth Dunkin has any say in the matter. Dunkin (D, Chicago) has made this attempt to undermine the Second Amendment even worse than a mere “insurance” policy. He has | Read More »
Left Doesn’t Mind When Gov’t Takes Over Art… When Dems Are In Charge
So, what sort of hue and cry do you think would have been raised if President Bush had proposed that he develop an “art czar” like Obama is proposing? Do you think that the left would have eagerly agreed with the idea that a President Bush should be in control of art in America — at any level whatever? No, high dudgeon would have been | Read More »
Thomas Jefferson Says Forget About Barack’s Birth Certificate
-By Warner Todd Huston Well. I am sure that this is going to anger some of you. But, I have to say it anyway… OK, I have basically stayed silent about this whole Obama birth certificate dust up until now because I have been trying to resolve the dichotomy in my mind between being a Constitutional constructionist and a pragmatist. But, at long last I | Read More »
Has Joe Biden EVER Read the Constitution?
The Politico reported recently that the Democrat majority intends to “restore” the “proper” role of the vice president once Obama is sworn into office. They claim that they will somehow roll back the power that Cheney “stole” from Congress and that Biden will not be allowed as much leeway as Cheney was. Of course, it’s all well and good that what the vice president can | Read More »
An Anti-Intellectual Teacher’s Union
A school disinvited a Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist because he jabbed the California teachers union in a newspaper cartoon. What was so egregious that the school banned this prize winning cartoonist? See for yourself: Political cartoonist, Steve Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune was originally scheduled to appear at Sunset View Elementary School in Point Loma, California, but the week before his visit he | Read More »
Penn. Democrat: ‘Who Really Cares’ About the Constitution?
Democrats do not see the Constitution as a limit on their actions. In fact, Democrats don’t see any rules or laws as limits on what they think they can do. They imagine that they can do anything they want no matter what the law says. Democrats are essentially lawless creatures. Further proof of this came this week in the Pittsburgh City Council during the debate | Read More »
It’s TREASON, I Tell You!
Treason! The word is thrown about quite a lot lately. Unfortunately, it is almost always hyperbole. Oh, Americans think they know what treason is, but when you get right down to it, few really do — at least in an American legal context, anyway. Webster’s defines traitor as one who betrays another’s trust or is false to an obligation or duty, one who commits treason. | Read More »