Showing posts with label citizenship. Show all posts
Showing posts with label citizenship. Show all posts

Nov 5, 2018

We need a #MeToo movement for political consent

fromMises: The Declaration of Independence enshrined the notion that government must possess “the consent of the governed.” Unfortunately, politicians often claim blank checks to define the meaning of citizens’ ballots. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

CNN says biggest ‘terror threat in US is white men’ and ‘we have to do something about them’

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Demonstrating a complete failure to grasp the concept of ‘irony,’ CNN’s Don Lemon urged Americans not to “demonize” each other, then called white men “the biggest terror threat in this country.”
Media Bias on Parade     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

How Trump Is winning the midterm elections

fromMoonofAlabama: Trump  knows how to get and maintain attention. Each day he makes some outrageous claims that are red meat for his base, and give major media attention to his politics.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Birthright citizenship: a fundamental misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment

fromDailySignal: The 14th Amendment doesn’t say that all persons born in the U.S. are citizens. It says that “[a]ll persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof” are citizens.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     The Government is Not Us

6 reasons to start homeschooling ASAP

fromTheDailyBell: School is not about knowledge or intelligence. It is about obedience. It trains youth to be obedient to authority figures and to seek their approval.
Indoctrination and Censorship

'Ecstasy' study results promising for PTSD

fromWebMD: Government wrong again. The long-banned “club drug” MDMA showed strong results as a treatment against posttraumatic stress disorder in its largest and longest study to date, researchers reported Monday.
Regulation Nation        The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   

Obama Executive Order Incentivizes Employers To Hire Alien College Graduates Over Native-Born Graduates

by Ali Meyer. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding a program that awards businesses bonuses when they hire alien college graduates over native-born graduates, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies. The optional practical training program (OPT) awards alien college graduates a work permit to stay   ... MORE

The Pope’s 3 Biggest Hypocrisies While In America

by Joshua Krauss.         For a man who is supposed to represent the highest virtues of Christianity, Pope Francis sure has habit of racking up hypocrisies on a regular basis. However, it’s surprising how many of these hypocrisies were spawned in just the past few days. In fact, they’ve been mounting since the moment he embarked on his trip to North     ... MORE

Frank Newport: Gallup Poll Reveals That 51% Of Country Still Fail To See Government As An Immediate Threat

Half the country is oblivious to lost liberty.    Almost half of Americans, 49%, say the federal government poses "an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens," similar to what was found in previous surveys conducted over the last five years. When this question was first asked in 2003, less than a third of Americans held    ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: 17 Grades for 17 Candidates: Anchor Babies

The immigration report card.  Only five GOP presidential candidates understand our Constitution and are serious about reforming our immigration system in a fair and equitable manner: Donald Trump; Sen. Ted Cruz; Sen. Rand Paul; Gov. Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum. Last month it was the Confederate flag. This month, all the cool kids ... MORE

How 2016 Contenders Want To Change The Constitution

by Clare Foran.     Amending the Constitution is no easy feat. But long odds haven't stopped Democrats and Republicans alike from calling for change on the campaign trail. There have only been 27 amendments to the legendary legal document since the Founding Fathers—quite literally—put pen to paper. And that's with good reason: Even the most     ... MORE

Ed Feulner: 'We The People'

Are we up to the challenge of self-government?      “We the People.” We’ve heard that phrase so often it’s easy to overlook its significance. But as we mark our nation’s birthday, we should take a moment to ask ourselves: What is the role of the people? Our nation is unique because of its universal founding principles. At the heart  ... MORE

Wendy McElroy: The Brain Drain, Gain and Retain

On incentives, freedom and prosperity.       America is making emigration more difficult and expensive. Last year, for example, the cost of renouncing U.S. citizenship rose by over 400% from $450 to $2,350. Those who take the far more common step of simply and quietly leaving still remain vulnerable to a massive tax system that reaches      ... MORE

Ed Adamczyk: Cost Of Renouncing U.S. Citizenship Goes Up

Govt's shrewed scheme to reduce the debt.        The cost of renouncing U.S. citizenship will increase Sept. 12, from $450 to $2,350 per person, the U.S. State Department said. The new fee reflects what a U.S. Federal Register notice calls the "full cost" of the paperwork involved. "Documenting a U.S. citizen's renunciation of citizenship is       ... MORE

U.S. Hikes Fee To Renounce Citizenship By 422%

by Robert W. Wood.   Government looks to cash in on bonanza. Over the last two years, the U.S. has had a spike in expatriations. It isn’t exactly Ellis Island in reverse, but it’s more than a dribble. With global tax reporting and FATCA, the list of the individuals who renounced is up. For 2013, there was a 221% increase, with record numbers of       ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Bordering On Madness

Looking before we leap is not racism.  In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!" One of the things that make the history of clashes over race or        ... MORE

VIDEO: Could U.S. Citizens Pass A Citizenship Test?

A video more about the dumbing down of America than the citizenship test.

VIDEO: Can Americans Pass The Citizenship Test?

The great dumbing down seems to have worked. Nice job, public school!

Tim Cushing: The Perils Of Being A Snitch

No good bootlicking goes unpunished.     "If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear," right? Here's how that works in reality: On Jan. 5, 2012, Paul Valin called the police to report he'd found a backpack containing what he believed to be meth-making equipment. That simple act of good citizenship landed his and wife Cindy's ...  MORE

Be Aware Of Your Rights As A Potential Juror Or Defendant

Rachel Colon on fully informed juries.      If you are called to be on a criminal jury, knowing your rights in the process will help. In the U.S. justice system, a jury is our chance as citizens to have a final say regarding a law under which a defendant is being charged. We are empowered by the Constitution to judge both the law and      ... MORE

Daniel J Mitchell: More Americans Are Going Galt

Why folks are deciding to renounce American citizenship. President Obama promised he would unite the world…and he’s right. Representatives from dozens of nations have bitterly complained about an awful piece of legislation, called the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), that was enacted back in 2010. They despise this    ... MORE

Is Tiger Woods Smarter Than Phil Mickelson?

by Thomas DiLorenzo.    Pro golfer Phil Mickelson, who just won the British Open, will reportedly pay a 61% tax on his earnings, including 13 1/2 percent to the state of California.  (Medieval serfs paid “only” 40 percent).  He’s ranked as the #2 golfer in the world.  The #1 golfer, Tiger Woods, who is also a native Californian, lives in zero-income-tax  ... MORE