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Gun Confiscation Again?

The federal government has tried front-door attempts and back-door attempts at limiting the right to own a gun.   There were attempts at assault weapons bans, a national registry, waiting periods, universal background checks, banning certain bullets, forcing liability insurance on gun owners, forcing people to buy gun safes, banning the sale of older guns … Continue reading

Who Knows Their Rights?

The Bill of Rights was added to the US Constitution in 1791. While most American knew what their rights were back then, most do not today. How well do you know the rights you have?   Each of the rights violations below is a violation of the rights in the Bill of Rights. Which right … Continue reading

On The Run

James Paronoa was shocked out of his sleep at 5:08 am to the sound of broken glass. The momentum of rising upward made him bounce on the bed. He looked at his alarm clock. “Damn,’’ he said, threw off the blankets, and walked to the window to see where the noise came from. “Might as … Continue reading

Celebrating Freedom When We Aren’t

It’s the Fourth of July. For those who actually don’t know – Jay Leno and Mark Dice proved it – the Fourth of July is Independence Day in the US. This is the day that the 13 American colonies declared independence from Great Britain. The colonies ratified the Declaration of Independence on this day in … Continue reading

Teacher Versus Student

The theme of teacher versus student is an old one. In fact, so old that it’s a cliché — a cliché that’s played over again in TV shows and movies.   But here’s a real version of that tired, old theme.   The teacher was Jeremiah Gridley. The student was James Otis. The time and … Continue reading

What Are Our Rights?!

One of the problems that Americans face is that we don’t know what our rights are.  Yes, everyone knows that freedom of speech is part of the first amendment in the Bill of Rights. But ask anyone if they can list any of the other rights we have. Most Americans can’t. That’s why we’re slowly … Continue reading

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