In the world of politics, differing viewpoints are guaranteed exposure in the public square due to the Equal Time Rule. But even that rule, overseen by the Federal Communications Commission, recognizes limits in its application of fairness. Only “major” political parties can be assured of a broadcast forum for their message.
In the Town of Campbell, Wisconsin on Saturday, two Bald Eagles soared over a group of people fighting for their right to simply stand on a public sidewalk and wave a flag after that right was taken away by an unconstitutional town ordinance.
The soaring Eagles inspired the liberty advocates, who came from far and wide to stand in frigid temperatures (below zero wind chill!) to defiantly and peacefully stand against the ordinance, which was clearly targeted toward the group Overpasses for America. Continue reading
Let’s see if we can make some sense out of this. Early on in his presidency, Barack Obama made it perfectly clear that the oil-rich lands on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Coastal Plain were off-limits to drilling. His argument, taken chapter and verse from the standard liberal playbook, was that drilling rigs would mar the natural majestic beauty of the environment and compromise the feeding and breeding grounds of the animals that inhabit the region. Both claims are bogus — the coastal plain is a barren wilderness — but never mind that.
Despite the worldwide media’s eulogizing of the late South African President Nelson Mandela, a handful of media organs are bringing to light that the former Central Committee member of the South African Communist Party supported what is arguably the most liberal abortion legislation on the globe.
The Catholic-centered news portal Rorate Caeli via the news aggregate PewSitter.com report that Mandela signed into law the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1996, which in its preamble states ironically that it recognizes:
Obamacare may be “settled law” and, therefore, inviolate, but other laws apparently aren’t as ironclad. Take HB 308, aka the Merry Christmas Law, signed into law in Texas earlier this year by Gov. Ricl Perry. The law makes it permissible for students and staff at schools in the Lone Star State to say “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” and similar holiday greetings.
“On Wednesday,” Craig Bannister of CNS News writes, “the Rutherford Institute announced it has come to the defense of a 10-year-old boy who was suspended under a school zero tolerance policy for shooting an imaginary ‘arrow’ at a fellow classmate, using nothing more than his hands and his imagination.”
Isn’t it always the progressives who push industry to pay more, more, more? Today, Mother Jones writes, “fast-food workers in more than 100 cities are planning a one-day strike to demand a ‘livable’ wage of $15 an hour.”
Why is it that the rules they set for the private sector do not apply to the public sector? Let’s take internships, for example.
A veritable death sentence has been handed down on a number of American citizens via the cancellation of their health insurance policies per the Affordable Care Act, as reported by LifeNews.com on Nov. 28 and 29, 2013.
Radical environmentalists and militant animal-rights activists have been accused of neo-paganism owing to their preference for the well being of flora and fauna over that of fellow humans.
How’s that rule go again? Oh, yes: It’s i after e, but ze before ou. If you’re unfamiliar with ze and ou, it’s probably because you aren’t enrolled at Mills College in Oakland, Calif. (aka, Vassar of the West), which is attempting to change English by force.
The Associated Press (via CNSNews) notes that selected students at the school, which admits only women, want to replace the current crop of personal pronouns with variants that better accommodate the needs of those students who do not think of themselves as females.
Black Friday was humiliating. It seems that every year, shoppers looking for a bargain get more and more aggressive and Walmart was ground zero for this horrific behavior. Videos of people fighting in the stores were popping up on Twitter under the hashtag #WalmartFights.
But this article is not about the fights. It is about the unions, who evidently paid activists to protest the popular retail chain. Continue reading
These stories are supposed to have a happy ending. Happy, in this context, implies “proving conclusively that homosexuals are persecuted by ignorant and intolerant straight people.”
The story, which was widely circulated by the mainstream press and left-leaning blogs, chronicled the plight of Dayna Morales, a waitress at a New Jersey restaurant who claimed that a family had eaten at a table in her station, then callously written on the merchant copy of the credit card slip “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.”
If you’re going to run your presidency by executive fiat rather than by following the rules set down in the Constitution, you had damn well better remember your own power grabs. This lesson sadly was lost on the current leader of the free world, who has found more creative ways to bypass Congress than any than any president before him.