Even as the federal government moves to implement the massive health care "reform" President Obama signed into law earlier this year, and as the Census Bureau nears completion of the 2010 census, citizens’ trust in government’s ability to safeguard the privacy of the information it collects on them, remains at a distressingly low level. The lack of trust Americans have in the federal government is graphically illustrated in two surveys this year conducted by the non-partisan Ponemon Institute, headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan.
"Soylent Green" was a 1973 science fiction film that starred Charlton Heston. In the movie, a primary foodstuff for an overpopulated and over-polluted world is something called "soylent green," which is a processed, wafer-like biscuit. Toward the end of the movie, which depicts a dystopian police state, Heston discovers that the primary ingredient in soylent green is processed human corpses.
Who says a city council cannot act quickly to address an emergency? Less than one week after the United States Supreme Court ruled Chicago’s 28-year old gun ban unconstitutional, the city’s mayor and compliant council rushed through a new firearms ordinance designed to address what they apparently viewed as a crisis, if not a catastrophe – that crime-beleaguered citizens of the Windy City might actually decide to lawfully possess firearms for self-protection. The City’s rapid response to such a situation is nothing short of blatant civil disobedience; a local government thumbing
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling that struck down Chicago’s 28-year old gun ban received the lion’s share of the publicity that accompanied the flurry of decisions handed down by the High Court toward the end of its term. However, another opinion — this one dealing with life sentences for juvenile felons — raised extremely troubling questions about the basis on which the Court decides to apply constitutional principles. In particular, the Court’s ruling that a juvenile offender cannot be sentenced to life without parole for any offense short of murder, was based in large part o
Of peanuts, salt and bad airline food
You gotta love those wild and crazy Nanny State guys; they never stop searching for things to regulate, limit and tax, and they never, ever give up. This past month of June has been a typical one for the federal nannies.