Lawmakers attempt dual check on federal power

Lawmakers attempt dual check on federal power

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House this month would simultaneously scale back the federal government’s long-failed war on drugs while also working to halt law enforcement civil asset forfeiture programs. The Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture Funding for Marijuana Suppression Act of 2015, introduced by Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) […]

Universal preschool

Universal preschool

From NCPA The Obama Administration announced its latest federal program, Preschool for All, to provide low- and moderate-income four-year olds with free public preschool. However, research makes many wonder if the program is even necessary. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 69 percent of kindergarteners attended a preschool the year prior to matriculation […]

Illegal aliens murder at a much higher rate than US citizens do

Illegal aliens murder at a much higher rate than US citizens do

By Randall Hoven / American Thinker It’s time to fact-check the fact-checkers. The Washington Post’s Michelle Yee Hee Lee gave Donald Trump four Pinocchios for saying, “They’re bringing crime” across the border from Mexico. The Post scribe added, “Trump clarified that he was referring to cases where undocumented immigrants commit violent crimes or smuggle drugs.” […]

Immigration policy must be decentralized

Immigration policy must be decentralized

By Ryan McMaken / Mises Daily Last month, the United States Supreme Court declined to take up a case involving Arizona’s and Kansas’s attempts to require proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections. The two states sought SCOTUS review in an attempt to overturn a prohibition imposed by lower federal courts. Had the two […]

Obama headed to prison… Not to stay, but there’s still good news

Obama headed to prison… Not to stay, but there’s still good news

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest President Obama is scheduled to visit a federal prison in Oklahoma Thursday where he will reveal details about a White House plan to overhaul the nation’s bloated criminal justice system. According to White House, Obama’s visit to the medium security prison in El Reno, Oklahoma, will be “the […]

Why “Fire Department” is the wrong name

Why “Fire Department” is the wrong name

From ProRev Phil Keisling, Governing – It’s arguably the best known, least acknowledged and most inconvenient truth in local government: “Fire departments” — in the precise meaning of that label — no longer exist anywhere in America. Given what they and their employees actually do, “Emergency Medical, Incident Response and Every-Once-in-a-While-an-Actual-Fire Department” would be far […]

House votes to dance on the graves of Confederate soldiers

House votes to dance on the graves of Confederate soldiers

If we ban this, what’s next? Grind things off of tombstones? Dump statues and monuments to Confederate units and generals at Gettysburg? – ED. By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest House lawmakers this week passed a measure that would prohibit the families of Civil War veterans buried in federal cemeteries from honoring their memory […]

One in five Americans participates in government assistance programs each month

One in five Americans participates in government assistance programs each month

By Ali Meyer / Washington Free Beacon One in five Americans participates in government assistance programs each month, according to the most recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. “Approximately 52.2 million (or 21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012,” according to the Census […]

An effective way for states to end the federal income tax

An effective way for states to end the federal income tax

From NCPA In Texas, taxes on income are against the state constitution. However, Texans still pay the federal income tax. For achieving a genuine transition away from federal income taxation, state governments could change the way federal taxes are collected, says Ryan Murphy of the Cato Institute. In principle, the state could effectively end the […]

Feds delay Obamacare menu labeling rule by a year

Feds delay Obamacare menu labeling rule by a year

By Elizabeth Harrington / Washington Free Beacon The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is delaying an Obamacare regulation requiring restaurants to display calorie information until December 2016 after businesses complained they did not have sufficient time to comply with the complex rules. The FDA’s rule, which is the latest Obamacare regulation to be delayed, went […]