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The Consequence of Unaccountability

Obama’s power over the federal government doesn’t end with his “pen and phone” agenda. Most of the real policy decisions are made by bureaucrats inside federal agencies. And Obama has purposefully created an atmosphere where career bureaucrats are both rewarded for helping his administration’s political goals and punished for thwarting them. Continue reading

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In a Blow to Freedom of the Press, U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Protect Reporter from Obama Administration Prosecution Over Refusal to Reveal Sources

In a severe blow to the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of the press, the U.S. Supreme Court declined earlier this week to hear the case of New York Times reporter James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who writes about national security issues and is being targeted by the Obama Administration for refusing to reveal a confidential source. Continue reading

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Questioning Common Core Gets Maryland Man Arrested

Is this America? Parent arrested while speaking up and “off script” at public school committee meeting now facing 6 months in jail. Blatant assault on First Amendment. Continue reading

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A Day of Infamy

Watching the American People testify at the IRS hearings last Tuesday was enough to make one sick with disgust. We heard how representatives of the United States government, likely at the direction of high-level partisan abettors, wantonly violated the civil rights of thousands of American citizens, solely for their political principles and religious beliefs. If ever you were unsure as to the meaning of Tyranny, you need look no further. Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson and Freedom of the Press

“No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions.” — Thomas Jefferson Continue reading

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Holder Shares Obama’s Concerns Over Freedom of the Press. KInda.

“I am troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable,” Obama said. “Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs.” But, of course, that’s precisely what happened.

It’s a good thing thing Mr. Holder will once again be investigating himself and reporting back to the president on their shared concern for the Constitution and First Amendment rights. Continue reading

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Why We Should Mistrust the Government

It should come as no surprise that President Obama told Ohio State University students at a graduation ceremony last week that they should not question authority and they should reject the calls of those who do. He argued that “our brave, creative, unique experiment in self-rule” has been so successful that trusting the government is the same as trusting ourselves; hence, challenging the government is the same as challenging ourselves. He blasted those who incessantly warn of government tyranny.

Yet, mistrust of government is as old as America itself. America was born out of mistrust of government. The revolution that was fought in the 1770s and 1780s was won in the minds of Colonists in the mid-1760s when the British imposed the Stamp Act and used writs of assistance to enforce it. The Stamp Act required all people in the Colonies to have government-sold stamps on all documents in their possession, and writs of assistance permitted search warrants written by British troops in which they authorized themselves to enter private homes ostensibly to look for the stamps. Continue reading

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Former TEA Party Leader Describes Impact of IRS Attacks

The following story by Bill Hoffman for Newsmax illustrates why the Internal Revenue Service attacks on the TEA Party and other patriot groups rises to the level of a massive civil rights violation. As the Steve Malzberg interview makes plain, this was not some mistake in search of efficiencies, as outgoing IRS chieftain Steven Miller claims. It was a deliberate attempt to thwart political enemies of the Obama administration and the IRS itself. And it had precisely that effect. They knew what they were doing. Continue reading

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Obama’s Reign of Tyranny

This type of premeditated serial attack on “political enemies” hardly seems an operation that paycheck-to-paycheck folks would initiate, nor be willing to risk their careers and government pensions. No, this was not something cooked up at the office water cooler. This is an extraordinary abuse of power by a very powerful federal agency — one that has been used before by an American president (Richard Nixon) to punish and intimidate enemies. But the implications of these recent IRS actions are far broader than anyone has yet realized. It is arguably the most colossal civil rights violation in American history, certainly since the very dark days of voter discrimination over a half century ago. Continue reading

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Black Teacher Ridicules White Student Over Romney Shirt

EoV Note: Unfortunately this kind of thing goes on far more than you would ever expect. By Kimberly Morin for Examiner.com, October 6, 2012 • On ‘dress down Friday’ in a Philadelphia high school, a 16-year-old sophomore decided to wear a … Continue reading

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Caddell: Media Have Become “Enemy of the American People”

“The press’s job is to stand in the ramparts and protect the liberty and freedom of all of us from a government and from organized governmental power. When they desert those ramparts and go to serve—to decide that they will now become an active participants—when they decide that their job is not simply to tell you who you may vote for, and who you may not, but, worse—and this is the danger of the last two weeks—what truth that you may know, as an American, and what truth you are not allowed to know, they have, then, made themselves a fundamental threat to the democracy, and, in my opinion, made themselves the enemy of the American people…” Continue reading

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The People Speak: Sam Adams

“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!” – Samuel Adams, Letter to John Pitts, January 21, 1776

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Cairo Calling

Indeed, if our nation has any ‘religion’ that binds all of us together, it is the Constitution. That is our Supreme Law, not Sharia. Continue reading

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The People Speak: Antoine Dodson

The People Speak: Antoine Dodson shares his mind on the Chick-fil-A flap. Continue reading

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A Political Game of Chicken

Speaker Christine Quinn’s actions last week were far more egregious than the mainstream media would have you believe. Their characterization of events as a ‘First Amendment misstep’ is a gross understatement. For starters, she condemned a man outright for his religious beliefs. Then in a stunning act of abuse of power, attempted to have the man’s business shut down. Continue reading

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