Goodbye First Amendment

This was originally published at TheBlaze.com.

Once upon a time, we libertarians believed that on issues involving the First Amendment, we could look to Democrats as allies.  Luckily, President Obama is doing everything in his power to disabuse of this notion.

Oh, he may claim that he had no knowledge that the IRS was targeting conservative groups for “special attention” regarding their non-profit status, but it happened under his watch.  He’s responsible.  If that was all that he had done, it would have been more than enough.

It’s just too bad it isn’t. [Read more...]

President Obama’s 23 Executive Actions Regarding Guns

The recent debate regarding gun control after the Newtown shootings stirred up many emotions on both sides.  Today, President Obama signed 23 executive actions and indicated that he wants Congress to pass laws to accomplish the following:

  • require universal background checks (background checks on anyone who would buy a gun,  whether in stores or at auctions and conventions)
  • restore a ban on “military-style assault weapons”
  • ban gun magazines with capacities of more than 10 rounds
  • tougher penalties on people who sell guns to people who aren’t allowed to have guns
The 23 executive actions: [Read more...]

Executive Director Brett Bittner Speaks Out About Marriage Equality

Last week, President Obama announced an “evolution” of his position on marriage equality.  As you can imagine, Libertarians were less than enthused.

I sought to share a Libertarian voice in the conversation, reaching out to The GA Voice, where they published this statement on their blog:

For each individual, marriage means something different. For some, it is a lifetime commitment between two people. For others, it is the beginning of a family. For others still, it is a unity between two people and their Creator. Whatever the reason for marriage, it is an undertaking for which there should be equality under the law. [Read more...]