Constitution

Were the Constitution and the Bill of Rights a Mistake?

Source: counterpunch October 12, 2018 by Michael Doliner The United States Constitution was ratified in 1788, the Bill of Rights in 1791. The Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation which had previously organized the separate states in a confederation which could not tax people directly or raise an army on …

Gun Control

A Brief History of Repressive Regimes and Their Gun Laws

Source: Mises Institute September 13, 2018 José Niño Arguably one of the rights that has seen less government encroachment in the US — in contrast to other activities such as commerce — gun rights are now witnessing unprecedented attacks at the state level and even from politically-connected corporate entities. Although …

Constitution

Why the Pledge of Allegiance Is Un-American

Source: Foundation for Economic Education August 15, 2018 Tom Mullen An Atlanta, Georgia, charter school announced last week its intention to discontinue the practice of having students stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance during its schoolwide morning meetings at the beginning of each school day, opting to allow students …

Free Speech

Institutionalizing Intolerance: Bullies Win, Freedom Suffers When We Can’t Agree to Disagree

Source: The Rutherford Institute August 6, 2018 John W. Whitehead “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” ? Benjamin Franklin What a mess. As America has become ever more polarized, and those polarized factions have become more militant and less inclined …

2nd Amendment

Unconstitutional: The “Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988”

Source: Tenth Amendment Center August 2, 2018 Michael Boldin On Tuesday, in response to fears from gun control advocates over 3-D printed firearm blueprints becoming more widely available today, the NRA posted a tweet noting that the organization helped pass a federal gun control measure called The “Undetectable Firearms Act …

Gun Rights

Report: Trump Administration Ramps up Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws

Source: Tenth Amendment Center July 29, 2018 Mike Maharrey Conventional wisdom holds that Republicans reliably protect the Second Amendment. In fact, one of the reasons conservatives said it was imperative to elect Donald Trump was that he would defend our right to keep and bear arms. A Hillary White House …

Gun Rights

Americans Now Own 40% Of The World’s One Billion Guns

At the end of 2017, there were approximately 1 billion firearms in over 230 countries around the globe, 84.6 percent of which were held by civilians, 13.1 percent by state militaries, and 2.2 percent by law enforcement agencies – with Americans the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. Source: ZeroHedge …

2nd Amendment

5 Facts Proving ‘They Are Coming For Your Guns’ Is Not A Conspiracy Theory

While gun control advocates say they just want “common sense” legislation, all signs point towards a push for the repeal of the Second Amendment. Source: The Free Thought Project June 10, 2018 By Rachel Blevins Many of the politicians, mainstream media pundits, and students who call for stricter gun control …

Gun Rights

Good Guys With Guns: Two Armed Citizens in Oklahoma Stop Shooter at Restaurant

Source: The Daily Sheeple May 25, 2018 Lily Dane A man armed with a pistol walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant Thursday night and opened fire. Two customers were wounded before the suspect was shot dead by two armed citizens in the parking lot. Police are still investigating the incident, …

2nd Amendment

Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that Second Amendment applies to individuals, not militias, and may include military weapons

Source: OpDeepState March 31, 2018 by Dr. Eowyn On February 23, 2018, during a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt, Stanford U. political science professor and President George W. Bush’s secretary of state Condoleezza Rice said: “I think it is time to have a conversation about what the right to bear …