Articles by: Joe Wolverton

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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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, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

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 most basic workings as a nation aren’t possible without a functioning judiciary at every level,” the president wrote in a Huffington Post op-ed. “Commerce is hindered and lives are put […]

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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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History -NAFTA Roll call votes House & Senate

on June 22, 2017, 8:12 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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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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Texas Takes Big Step Toward Freedom From Fed’s Money Monopoly

Texas Takes Big Step Toward Freedom From Fed’s Money Monopoly

on May 10, 2017, 9:32 AM / in State News

Lawmakers in the Texas House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill approving the establishment of a bullion depository, preparing the Lone Stare state’s bypass of the Federal Reserve’s exclusive control of currency. House Bill 3169 was introduced in March by State Representative Giovanni Capriglione. Passed by the House May 4, it makes a multi-faceted assault on the Fed’s mismanaged money […]

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Ron Paul to Hold Rally in Arizona in Support of Sound Money Bill

Ron Paul to Hold Rally in Arizona in Support of Sound Money Bill

on March 7, 2017, 7:15 AM / in National News, Opinion

On Wednesday, March 8, Dr. Ron Paul will testify before the Arizona State Senate Finance Committee in support of a state bill that would restore the status of sound money within the sovereign borders of the Grand Canyon State. The measure — HB2014 — would “exempt from gross income the exchange of one kind of legal tender for another” and […]

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Georgia County Cuts the Cord, Refusing Federal “Sustainability” Funds

Georgia County Cuts the Cord, Refusing Federal “Sustainability” Funds

on October 6, 2016, 8:28 AM / in National News, State News

While you will not see this happening here… I am proud of those in Forsyth County, Georgia! Thanks to Kathryn Another county has joined the list of those refusing to participate in the federal government’s efforts to assume absolute control over housing in the United States. County commissioners in Forsyth County, Georgia, voted unanimously to reject money from the Obama […]

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President Obama Makes Unconstitutional and Illegal Appointments

President Obama Makes Unconstitutional and Illegal Appointments

on October 4, 2016, 8:22 AM / in National News, Opinion

President Obama continues his assault on the “irrelevant” Constitution by bypassing Congress and violating current law in the process of making executive branch appointments. But the Supreme Court will be hearing a case in November on this very issue. Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides for the participation of the Senate in the appointment process of “officers […]

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Spokane Valley Seeks to Become Second Amendment Sanctuary City

Spokane Valley Seeks to Become Second Amendment Sanctuary City

on September 27, 2016, 7:34 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

As some cities are becoming sanctuaries for illegal immigrants, Spokane Valley, Washington, is poised to become a sanctuary city of a different type: one where people committed to the Second Amendment can live without fear of being disarmed. Local TV station KXLY reports: Councilman Caleb Collier said the proposal is meant to send a message that Spokane Valley protects residents’ […]

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Obama Administration: “Don’t Tread on Me” Clothes are Racist

Obama Administration: “Don’t Tread on Me” Clothes are Racist

on August 30, 2016, 7:39 AM / in National News, Opinion

Be careful what you say. Be careful what you wear. Be careful what you believe. In an era when truth is becoming treason, it is unlikely to surprise anyone to learn that the Obama administration is pushing to crack down on complaints of racism, sexism, and belief of traditional gender roles. Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) […]

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Rand Paul: Power to Wage War Must Be Reclaimed by the Congress

Rand Paul: Power to Wage War Must Be Reclaimed by the Congress

on May 27, 2016, 8:05 AM / in National News

As Americans learn the news that another suspected terrorist was summarily executed by order of the president, one senator sees a threat to liberty in the multitude of combat operations being carried out by the United States that were not authorized by Congress as mandated in the Constitution. In an article published in Time magazine, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky […]

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TPP Would Subject Canadian Citizens’ Banking Data to U.S. PATRIOT Act

TPP Would Subject Canadian Citizens’ Banking Data to U.S. PATRIOT Act

on May 23, 2016, 6:41 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

A provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, to which Canada and the United States are parties, makes it “quite likely” that the private banking details of Canadian citizens could be “accessible to American security intelligence agencies,” according to a member of the Canadian parliament. Speaking on May 12 in the House of Commons, Parliament member Guy Caron warned […]

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Obama Admin Flouts FOIA Mandates; Government Secrecy at Historic Levels

Obama Admin Flouts FOIA Mandates; Government Secrecy at Historic Levels

on March 17, 2016, 7:12 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.  Lord Acton President Barack Obama’s administration has clamped down on information about the workings of its various agencies so tightly that they function in almost absolute secrecy. This is the claim of Justin Elliott, a reporter for ProPublica […]

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Is Privatization of Western Lands the Answer to the Face-Off with the Feds?

Is Privatization of Western Lands the Answer to the Face-Off with the Feds?

on February 2, 2016, 9:13 AM / in National News, Opinion

It appears that the Oregon standoff may soon come to an end after the killing of one of the leaders and the arrest of others, including Ammon Bundy, who has called for the remaining holdouts to leave the wildlife refuge. But regardless of what happens regarding this tragic episode, there is no doubt that the controversial continuation of federal control of […]

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Tennessee, South Carolina Could “Green Light” Weaponized Police Drones

Tennessee, South Carolina Could “Green Light” Weaponized Police Drones

on January 1, 2016, 8:50 AM / in News

If a pair of bills are passed by lawmakers in South Carolina and Tennessee, law-enforcement agencies in those states could get a green light for weaponizing drones. The Tennessee measure — HB 1456 — is sponsored by state Representative David Byrd; the similar South Carolina bill — HB 4425 — was prefiled by state Representative Wendell Gilliard. Both bills outlaw […]

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