If you have been keeping up with the news aggregate catch-all site 'Google News' lately, you will notice an uptick in what's "becoming the norm" as President Obama recently put it: school shootings. I know I've noticed it. And it got me wondering just how many school shootings have taken place lately? Feels more and more like an everyday, or at least every week occurrence lately.
Republican Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed the "Safe Carry Protection Act" into state law on 4/23/2014. This law is being dubbed the "guns everywhere" bill by its critics. Here are the in's and out's of this incredibly controversial law, that goes into effect on July 1st.
The Republican Leadership in Congress needs an intervention. There's just no other way to put it. How can a party who proclaims they want to open up their tent and be more welcoming to people who aren't old, white men not foresee the terrible optics of ignoring the 50th Anniversary of one of the worst racial injustices in modern history? I get it.
We have seen this story play out in countless midterm elections before. Members of the party the President belongs to run as far away from him as possible and members of the opposition try to tie members of the President's party to him at every turn.
What is it about a United States citizen exercising their greatest Constitutionally mandated right that scares so many Republicans? It's a question that should bother everyone on both sides of the aisle because voting is not a Republican or Democratic right, but is a right for every legal citizen in this country.
Six million disenfranchised citizens; voter identification laws that disproportionally affect minorities and the poor; moving polling stations, reducing early voting days, and canceling Sunday voting altogether. Welcome to the Jim Crow of the 21st Century. It's less sexy than the racist laws of the 20th Century, but it's just as dangerous.
Quick question, and answer with your gut, which political party in this country is the party of liberty? The Republicans, or the Democrats? Which is the party of freedom? The party of equality? Which is the party of compassion, or common sense? Now hold those answers in head, and let me ask a few more and see if by the time you read all of this, you still feel the same: What have
In 1819, the Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward ruling recognized corporations as having the same rights as natural born citizens to contract and to enforce contracts. In Pembina Consolidated Silver Mining Co. v. Pennsylvania (1888) SCOTUS ruled that under the designation of ‘person’ that corporations are included in the 14th Amendment.
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A California gun company developed a gun that they call "The Obama Blaster" and 'thanked' the President for "being being the distinguished firearms industry spokesman and salesman of all time." The advertisement also revisits long debunked claims of the President's citizenship and right to occupy the Executive Office.
With the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin at the witness table, Senator Cruz stated in his prepared remarks that African Americans have benefited the most with the "Stand Your Ground" law in the state of Florida. The Senator used highly misleading statistics to explain his point and tried to gloss over some glaring discrepancies.
The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting was interrupted by pro gun activists during his testimony before a Gun Violence Prevention Working Group in Connecticut on January 28th. While Neil Heslin was wondering aloud why anyone would need an assault weapon, hecklers interrupted him by yelling out "Second Amendment." Thankfully, Mr. Heslin ignored them and proceeded with his testimony.
Tennessee State Rep. Curry Todd was arrested on 10/11/2011 for DUI and possession of handgun while under influence. He failed the field sobriety test and refused to take a breath-alcohol test. Todd sponsored a 2009 bill to let people with handgun carry permits take their weapons into businesses that serve alcohol, provided they don't drink. "The burden is not going to be on the restaurant owner, it's going to be on the individual, because he's going to know that he has a chance there if he's caught to lose his gun permit forever," Todd said in reference to the bill. By waiving his right to a preliminary hearing on 2/7/2012, Curry Todd sent his trial to the grand jury.
Arizona state Sen. Lori Klein, a gun-rights champion, keeps a loaded raspberry-pink handgun in her purse, and during an interview with Arizona Republic reporter Richard Ruelas, she took it out and pointed it at him.
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"I am also curious about one thing: I did read and I am understanding, for the record, that Senator Schumer is licensed to carry a concealed hand gun."
"In the past, right wing extremists, like Hitler and Mussolini, were the forefront of state control... today's totalitarians are primarily on the left."
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