The leadership of the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City have launched an online petition campaign for President Obama to back a bill to limit the free speech of American citizens they deem offensive.
The petition states:
The undersigned Board Of Directors and members of the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City (ISGKC) urges you to sponsor a bill that outlaws any action that may insult one’s religion. We utterly disagree with [...]
For years, the United States has used drones to track foreign terrorists overseas and catch outlaws along the border. But now, thousands of drones are heading to the homeland. Drones are already used for certain purposes here in the United States, but the FAA will soon dramatically expand the use of drones to operate nationwide by the year 2015. It is estimated, by 2020, 30,000 of them will be flying in [...]
June 18, 2012
THE RESIDENTS of Middleborough, Mass., have had enough. In a state with a storied history of Puritan-inspired prohibitions, they voted 183-50 in a town meeting last Monday to approve a proposal that would, among other things, impose a $20 fine on public profanity, First Amendment be damned.
In a town of roughly 20,000 people that the Associated Press described as best known for its cranberry bogs, profanity was just one of [...]
Damascus accuses “outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups” for the country’s unrest and mass killings, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.
However, the West and the Syrian opposition accuse the Damascus government of killing protesters.
Moreover, the United States says any political solution in Syria should result in the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The unrest in Syria began in March 2011, with demonstrations being held both against and in [...]
March 27, 2012
Three days of clashes between tribal groups in the southern Libyan city of Sabha have left at least 50 people dead and over 100 injured, reports say.
Of the total casualties, sixteen people were killed and another 60 were injured on Monday.
The clashes escalated on Sunday between former rebels and gunmen from the Toubou people, a minority ethnic group.
Despite the deployment of 300 Libyan troops on Monday to [...]
February 29, 2012
Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it.
The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. In [...]
The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it.
The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. In the bill, Congress officially makes it illegal to trespass on the grounds of the White [...]
On a typical day, Yen Alcala would gather with members of Occupy Charlotte to discuss political and other issues embraced by the movement.
On Tuesday, though, Alcala and others were preparing for the end of their “tent city” where they had been camping for months. A city ordinance, adopted Monday night, restricts political demonstrations ahead of this year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
“We’re dismayed,” said Alcala, a leader of Occupy Charlotte. [...]
President Obama has not been particularly successful in fostering the creation of jobs. But he thinks he has found a way to pry open doors in the workplace for many of the unemployed, especially those who have been out of work for a long time.
Mr. Obama’s jobs bill would prohibit employers from discriminating against job applicants because they are unemployed.
Under the proposal, it would be “an [...]