In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR


Is Obama Setting the Stage to Seize the Power of the Purse?

The White House may craftily be laying the groundwork for a massive and thoroughly unconstitutional seizure of power from Congress. Republicans are threatening not to raise the debt ceiling limit unless President Obama agrees to significant cuts in spending. And so, a move is increasingly afoot to have Obama raise it himself. It’s hard to imagine that the growing clamor doesn’t have the approval of

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The Next Generation of Pro-Israel Leaders

Worried about the future of Israel? Me too. If there are not leaders in this country who understand Israel and are devoted to preserving its existence and maintaining the strong ties between our two nations, then the most important bulwark against Islamism in the Middle East may cease to exist. The Tikvah Fellowship is a non-profit, paid, one-year program for individuals to study full time

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Obama Opposed Gun Ban Exception to Defend One’s Home

As a state senator in Illinois, President Obama opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of one’s home. Obama’s vote would have maintained the status quo, which made it a violation of municipal gun ban law to use a firearm to save your own life in your own home. But the bill was passed anyway without

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Is the White House Considering Police in Schools?

According to the Washington Post, the answer is yes: The Obama administration is considering funding many more police officers in public schools to secure campuses, a leading Democratic senator said, part of a broad gun violence agenda that is likely to include a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips and universal background checks. The school safety initiative, one of several under consideration, would make federal dollars available to

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The Obama Morning News || January 11, 2013

Assault weapons ban faces tough path . . . New York Times Obama can’t do much unilaterally on guns . . . Washington Times Karzai, Obama far apart as they meet today . . . New York Times Pentagon prepares for fiscal cliff cuts . . . Washington Post Obama cozies up to Chavez accomplice . . . Paul Mirengoff Obama facing questions over diversity

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