As part of its plan to reduce incidents of gun violence, the Obama administration released on Tuesday guides that tell houses of worship and other institutions what to do in emergency situations, including shootings.
"Many people think of a house of worship as a safe area where violence and emergencies cannot affect them. However, violence in houses of worship is not a new phenomenon," the guide reads.
In January, one month after the mass-shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 school children dead, President Barack Obama laid out a number of executive actions seeking to reduce gun violence. more >>
Dollar stores have done more to keep down what we pay for basic goods and helped more struggling families than any government action ever has. For that, and because they are based in the South, Obama's O-bots in the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) are going after them.
Stores like Wal-Mart and Dollar General often operate in under-served areas of town, sell staples at great prices, and hire Greatest Generation veterans to be greeters in vests. These are men who stopped the march of Hitler in WWII but who cannot slow the stampede of women for a waffle iron sale when the doors open on Black Friday.
My uncle Mac says he prefers Dollar General because he "does not like having to get all dressed up to go to Wal-Mart." People going into dollar stores and buying larger size clothes have been the only thing keeping the economy going for the last four years. more >>
President Obama's gun gaffe was nearly lost in the pre-Christmas flood of TV and Internet chatter. But Breitbart's Joel Pollak was right to highlight Mr. Obama's bizarre post-election statement. One of the reasons he ran for re-election, Mr. Obama told Barbara Walters, was so he could have "men with guns around" as his daughters entered their teen years. What a gaffe!
We need to focus on that comment now, especially in light of his bromides about fathers in his Father's Day message. Mr. Obama last week issued a typical Father's Day Proclamation leading up to the weekend. In it, he said, "there is no substitute for fathers." But in the same proclamation, he takes it back, asserting that two moms will substitute nicely for a father in the home.
Of course, the Obama administration named Prof. Chai Feldblum, to a key position on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This radical lesbian activist presses for a legal end of marriage. She advocates the idea that any number of concerned adults should be granted legal custody of any number of children. You can read all about it in the statement issued by Feldblum's and many of her radical cohorts. (www.beyondmarriage.com) Just think of the Village People instead of a mom and dad. more >>
A community college professor in Tennessee who required her students to wear rainbow-colored ribbons in a show of support for the gay rights movement during a class assignment, also said the views of students who were against the display because of their faith was "ignorant and uneducated," according to a religious liberty legal group.
Alliance Defending Freedom lawyers say that the students were in Linda Brunton's general psychology class at Columbia State Community College when they were directed to wear "Rainbow Coalition" ribbons for an entire day and express their support for the homosexual community.
When several students objected to being forced to support conduct that violates their faith convictions, Brunton brushed aside their concerns, described their views as "ignorant and uneducated," and explained that she hoped this assignment would cause them to change their beliefs, ADF stated. Regardless of their convictions, students had to express the views in a paper about the assignment she mandated in order to receive class credit. more >>
Are you wondering why the cost of your smartphone plan keeps going up? Remember last year when AT&T hiked rates and Verizon switched from offering individual plans to a Share Everything plan? Unlimited data used to be the norm, but today people are fortunate if 1GB of data is included in their plan. On top of that, nearly every carrier has introduced some sort of data throttling, which slows down access speeds after you hit a data cap.
Demand for data among cell phone users is greater than the phone carriers can supply-because a huge chunk of the electromagnetic spectrum in America-the system needed to carry the data-is owned by the federal government. Brent Skorup at the Technology Liberation Front points out that the government owns around 1500 Mhz of the spectrum. In 2010, President Obama directed government agencies to free up a third of that spectrum for consumers to use instead. more >>
Gay marriage cannot be an equal rights issue for the simple reason that no one has a right to get married. Marriage is a union freely entered into between two parties. Gay or straight, no one can be married unless another person freely agrees to enter into that union.
Consider all of the single people who are looking for a spouse but are coming up empty-they could claim that their rights were being violated, and could petition the government for redress of their grievance. And the government would have to provide redress - if marriage were a right.
How would that work? In Gideon v. Wainright (as highlighted in the book Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony Lewis), the court ruled that defendants in criminal cases have a right to an attorney. If they lack the means or the methods to have their own attorney, the government will provide one for them. more >>