Articles by: Joe Wolverton

History of Impeachment

History of Impeachment

on March 9, 2020, 6:30 AM / in History

Every day, articles appear in the media calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Many desired the same fate for Trump’s White House predecessor, Barack Obama. But others did not, including avowed socialists elected to Congress last fall who do not want to wait for (or chance the results of) the 2020 elections to evict a president they despise […]

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March 5: 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre

March 5: 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre

on March 6, 2020, 7:24 AM / in History

You can still see the spot. If you take the Freedom Trail tour in Boston, a uniformed park ranger will let you stand right on the spot where five Americans were killed by British soldiers on the night of March 5, 1770. This bloody encounter came to be known as “The Boston Massacre.” That fateful and fatal clash happened 250 […]

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U.S. Secret Service: Teachers Should Help Decide Which Students Have Access to Guns at Home

U.S. Secret Service: Teachers Should Help Decide Which Students Have Access to Guns at Home

on November 26, 2019, 6:03 AM / in National News, Opinion

A small percentage of teens who are depressed or bullied will respond with violence. After reading a recent report on school violence from the U.S. Secret Service, however, you’d be led to believe that every one of them is a potential mass-murderer. “Secret Service research findings [indicate that] targeted school violence is preventable,” the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment […]

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New Report Reveals the Depth and Despotism of Congress’ Legalized “Pay to Play” Corruption Factory

New Report Reveals the Depth and Despotism of Congress’ Legalized “Pay to Play” Corruption Factory

on November 2, 2019, 7:31 AM / in Opinion

In a thorough investigation of congressional pay-to-play schemes, federal grants, campaign cash, investments, employment, power, and influence, the Open The Books organization is pulling back the curtain of corruption to reveal that most of the federal government is for sale to the highest bidder. The report begins with some staggering statistics: 97 percent of members of Congress get reelected each year […]

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Clashes Between Spanish Forces and Catalonian Separatists Continue

Clashes Between Spanish Forces and Catalonian Separatists Continue

on October 22, 2019, 6:13 AM / in International News, Opinion

“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right — a right which, we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in […]

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Obama: Country Can’t Function With Only Eight Supreme Court Justices

Obama: Country Can’t Function With Only Eight Supreme Court Justices

on October 11, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

This article is republished annually to remind us of the ignorance, maybe our own ignorance of the function(s) of the Federal Court system and especially that of the Supreme Court. In an article published on October 4, President Barack Obama revealed that he has a woefully wrong understanding of the separation of powers, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution. “Our […]

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History -NAFTA Roll call votes House & Senate

on June 22, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

As I have mentioned a time or two – I fought hard against NAFTA and lost, Rush Limbaugh and Newty GetRich fought hard to get it passed – as did many other **conservative** GOP members back then. I happened across this roll call vote in my archives while looking for another item and thought – it is TIME to repost […]

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U.S. Announced Plan to Send Over $2 Billion in Arms to Taiwan

U.S. Announced Plan to Send Over $2 Billion in Arms to Taiwan

on June 11, 2019, 7:03 AM / in International News, National News

The U.S. Departments of Defense and Justice have issued a joint statement of intent to Congress informing lawmakers that the two agencies are considering sending $2 billion of military aid to Taiwan that includes some of the U.S. Army’s most advanced technology, according to insiders who spoke to Time magazine. It what was a surprise to no one, China instantly protested against […]

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Mark Cuban: Time to “Update” the Second Amendment

Mark Cuban: Time to “Update” the Second Amendment

on May 30, 2019, 5:34 AM / in National News, Opinion

Billionaire basketball mogul Mark Cuban thinks it’s time we change the Second Amendment. Celebrities calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment is nothing new, but Cuban’s suggestions break that mold. The Shark Tank investor presented a three-pronged “update” to the Second Amendment. “One, every American citizen has the right to own a gun,” Cuban says. “Two, the federal government will never […]

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Bump Stock Ban Goes Into Effect; ATF Rule Turns Thousands Into Felons Overnight

Bump Stock Ban Goes Into Effect; ATF Rule Turns Thousands Into Felons Overnight

on April 2, 2019, 8:59 AM / in National News

On Monday, in a 2-1 decision with a strong dissent, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the ATF’s rewriting of the definition of “machine gun” survived various legal challenges. Also, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear two petitions asking the court to prevent President Donald Trump’s ban on bump stocks from being carried into law. […]

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Washington State County Sheriff Nullifies State Statute’s Gun Grab

Washington State County Sheriff Nullifies State Statute’s Gun Grab

on February 6, 2019, 7:13 AM / in State News

Another lawman in the State of Washington has gone on the record refusing to enforce a recently enacted state statute that infringes substantially on the right of the people of that state to keep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment. Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones issued a statement on February 4 regarding his and his department’s attitude toward Washington […]

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Arizona Court Orders Christian Store Owners to Make Wedding Invitations for Homosexual Couples

Arizona Court Orders Christian Store Owners to Make Wedding Invitations for Homosexual Couples

on June 14, 2018, 6:12 AM / in National News, State News

Just three days after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in favor of a baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay “wedding,” a court in Arizona is forcing a pair of Christian small-business owners to provide their products to a homosexual couple. On June 7, the Arizona Court of Appeals held that Brush and Nib, […]

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How Will Con-Con “Conservatives” Respond to Demands by Leftist Allies?

How Will Con-Con “Conservatives” Respond to Demands by Leftist Allies?

on June 2, 2018, 7:35 AM / in Opinion

A recent article published by Mother Jonesabout the Right-Left alliance calling for a constitutional convention (con-con) includes an illuminating look at the agenda of one of the leftist groups that should be a warning to those on the Right who believe an Article V convention could be controlled. In California, there’s a group called (appropriately) California Constitutional Convention (Cal Con-Con) and […]

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Gates Foundation Annual Letter Reveals New Plans for Education

on February 16, 2018, 7:42 AM / in National News, Opinion

In their annual letter released on February 13, Bill and Melinda Gates reveal some of the ambitious goals for their eponymous foundation. Surprising to no one is the priority they place on fiddling with education. Presented in the form of “The Ten Toughest Questions We Get” and their corresponding answers, the Gateses come right out of the gate with their […]

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House OKs Warrantless Surveillance; Paul to Filibuster

House OKs Warrantless Surveillance; Paul to Filibuster

on January 16, 2018, 7:30 AM / in National News, Opinion

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is preparing to filibuster a surveillance bill already passed by the House of Representatives — a bill that reauthorizes long-term federal surveillance of U.S. citizens under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). In a press release, Paul said he would block the bill in order to keep a promise to protect the Fourth […]

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Tennessee Bill Would Create Second Amendment Sanctuary

Tennessee Bill Would Create Second Amendment Sanctuary

on January 16, 2018, 7:21 AM / in State News

A bill pending in the Tennessee State House of Representatives would forbid funds from the state being used to enforce federal restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. Proposed as an amendment to current state law, the legislation (House Bill 1407) “prohibits the expenditure of state or local funds or employees to implement, regulate, or enforce any federal […]

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Trump Admin Orders Withdrawal From UN Migrant Accommodating Agreement

Trump Admin Orders Withdrawal From UN Migrant Accommodating Agreement

on December 5, 2017, 6:34 AM / in National News

On Saturday, December 2, the Donald Trump administration alerted the office of the United Nations secretary-general that the United States of America is withdrawing from a UN agreement aimed at handling migrant and refugee issues. “Today, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations informed the UN Secretary-General that the United States is ending its participation in the Global Compact on […]

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Rand Paul Fights to Force Congress to Reclaim War Powers

Rand Paul Fights to Force Congress to Reclaim War Powers

on September 14, 2017, 7:48 AM / in National News, Opinion

Stand with Rand version 3.0. On Monday night, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), shown, sat all but alone in the Senate chamber. He sat in silent protest of the failure of Congress to renew authority to continue prosecuting the now 16-year war in Afghanistan and Iraq. “I sit nearly alone, but that’s fine. I’ll fight by myself if need be. This […]

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Supreme Court: Bureaucracy Before Landowners

Supreme Court: Bureaucracy Before Landowners

on June 27, 2017, 9:05 AM / in National News, State News

On June 23, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion eroding property rights in the United States. In a split decision, 5-3, the high court held that in cases pitting bureaucrats against landowners, the bureaucrats are to be favored and they do not have to compensate property holders appropriately if the regulations they issue severely devalue the […]

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Rep. Massie Offers D.C. Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

Rep. Massie Offers D.C. Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

on June 20, 2017, 6:42 AM / in National News, Opinion

Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie (R) has introduced a bill that would afford reciprocity of firearm carry permits to those from other states working in Washington, D.C. Massie, the chairman of the Second Amendment Caucus, responded to the reprehensible shooting at the congressional baseball game practice held in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14 (in which Rep. Steve Scalise [R-La.] was seriously […]

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