close Video 'Thomas Jefferson' reads from Declaration of Independence Anna Kooiman talks with the Founding Father in Colonial Williamsburg. This Fourth of July, many Americans are spun up, protesting against President Trump with a long list of grievances – most recently his plans to appoint a conservative justice to the Supreme Court, as well as his immigration policies, his foreign policy, his trade policy, his tweeting … his everything. Calls for the president’s impeachment grow louder from the self-styled Resistance – increasingly strident folks on the left, some proudly calling themselves socialists – who act as if they are fighting a tyrannical enemy nation occupying the White House. They may have seen one too many films about occupied Europe in World War II. Trump administration officials are harassed at restaurants, movie theaters and their homes. And don’t forget that just a year ago, a gunman attacked Republican members of … [Read more...] about On July Fourth, make your own Declaration of Independence — From the federal government
The Trump administration is reportedly readying to release its plan for federal government reorganization. Politico reports, citing sources, the proposal includes sweeping changes to the structure of public assistance programs. Proposed plans include moving a number of them to the Health and Human Services Department, including the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known to some as food stamps. “You have low-income assistance in a bunch of different shops without one point of oversight and without a whole lot of communication. Why not have one federal agency responsible for execution?” one of the sources told Politico. US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar 15 PHOTOS US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar See Gallery US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 11, … [Read more...] about Trump administration poised for big government shakeup: report
Attorney Catherine Templeton, a GOP candidate for governor in South Carolina, promised to go after the "snakes slithering around" the state capital in her latest campaign ad. (CatherineTempleton.com) Catherine Templeton, a Republican candidate for governor in South Carolina, said in a recent campaign ad that she was given a gun to shoot snakes around a fishing trailer -- and now she has her sights set on “snakes slithering around” the state capital. Templeton holds up a .38-caliber revolver in ad, saying she was given the firearm by her grandfather to fend off snakes around their fishing trailer. The ad, called "Fair Play," shows a snake coiled in the grass, and Templeton firing two shots. “We can’t shoot the snakes slithering around Columbia, but we will end their poisonous big government ways,” Templeton, an attorney, said in the video. According to the Charleston Post & Courier, Templeton did not actually shoot a snake. … [Read more...] about South Carolina governor candidate shoots rattlesnake, pledges to end ‘poisonous big gov’t ways’ in new ad
(iStock) It’s safe to say that no U.S. Supreme Court decision in the last generation was as unpopular as Kelo v. City of New London, decided on a 5-4 vote in 2005. The high court’s ruling seemed to turn an explicit guarantee in the Bill of Rights – “nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation” – into a virtual inkblot. It stamped a seal of approval on the right of state and local governments to take land that benefited private development rather than satisfied public need. But that wasn’t the end of the story. The uproar over what came to be known as the Kelo Decision – 93 percent of people in one poll were opposed to it – united groups as disparate as the NAACP and the tea party. Within months, public pressure had prompted legislatures in more than 20 states to initiate changes in law that made it more difficult to take private property to transfer ownership to other private parties. … [Read more...] about John Fund: New film highlights fight against government seizure of homes
The thing that puts me off libertarianism is the “more libertarian than thou” game so many libertarians like to play. “What? You mean you don’t believe that enterprising heroin dealers should be free to ply their wares in kindergartens so as to catch ’em while they’re young? You’re not a real libertarian. You’re a fascist control freak…”All right, I exaggerate. But the latest libertarian test is very real – and is the subject of a big falling out between two National Review writers Victor Davis Hanson and Kevin Williamson. See where you stand. a) Facebook, Google, Twitter etc are the equivalent of 19th Century robber baron monopolies ripe for breaking up under Anti-Trust regulation because of their overmighty power and their iniquitous war on free speech and their outrageous bias against conservatives.b) What are you saying, man? Don’t you see, this is, like, a violation of everything we libertarians … [Read more...] about Delingpole: Smash Big Tech’s Robber Baron Cartel Now!