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-----The 'Civil Flag' -- Forgotten Flag, or Flag of Fraud and Fiction?
-----Status of the 'Fair Tax Act of 2005' (H.R. 25; S 25)
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Sunday, May 06, 2007
Reading List I have been exceedingly busy lately, so here are some news stories that caught my eye.
A liberal case for gun rights helps sway federal judiciary by Adam Liptak. The article admits that the Second Amendment does exist and that it might actually guarantee the right of the people to keep and bear arms; it is actually an uplifting read when taken as a whole. One of the more startling statements in the article comes from Warren E. Burger, who said "The Second Amendment doesn't guarantee the right to have firearms at all . . . [the individual rights view is] one of the greatest pieces of fraud -- I repeat the word 'fraud' -- on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime." I'd like to know what this guy thought the framers were talking about. Did he think they meant swords? And as for his use of the word fraud, I'm going to have to discount it as nonsense unless he produces some evidence to support his hypothesis.
Liberal totalitarianism by Jeffrey T. Kuhner. This article exposes Democratic representative Maurice Hinchey of New York who seeks to abrogate the First Amendment with his Media Ownership Reform Act, which, while falling short of actually nationalizing the media, it would institute government control of privately owned companies. George Soros is fingered as the money behind the effort to stifle the first amendment on the airwaves. I wonder how long it will be before congressional Democrats start calling for a fairness doctrine on the internet?
'Sanctuary Cities' Embrace Illegal Immigrants by Amanda B. Carpenter. A Sanctuary City is a city that has an official policy of avoiding enforcement of federal immigration laws. More specifically, if illegal immigrants live there, such a city requires its police to avoid knowing about the immigration status of any person detained for any reason. Personally, I think these cities should have their federal funding revoked. _____________________________________________
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