Tag: Eric Holder
NSA Mission Creep: It’s for the Children
In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s, and numerous other credible whistleblowers‘ irrefutable revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) and other government agencies are capturing and indefinitely storing millions of innocent Americans’ phone calls, emails, internet transactions, and even movements and whereabouts at any given time—Apple and other tech companies are rightfully responding to...
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Eric Holder Responds to Judge Jerry Smith
As noted on Wednesday here at The Beacon, Judge Jerry Smith of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Administration to address whether the federal courts have the power to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional. Here is the response from the Attorney General. No surprises found in the letter, other than a...
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Dave Barry’s Review of the Year 2009
Syndicated columnist and bestselling author Dave Barry’s provides an incisive and hilarious, month-by-month review of the year 2009, “Dave Barry’s year in review: 2009.” As he begins: It was a year of Hope—at first in the sense of “I feel hopeful!” and later in the sense of “I hope this year ends soon!” It...
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How CA Should Respond to Medical Marijuana Raid
Activists are outraged over Obama’s raid of Emmalyn’s California Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco, but they should not be surprised. Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder had promised to end federal medical marijuana raids, as conducted by both Clinton and Bush’s administrations, leaving alone dispensaries operating legally under state law. Obama broke the spirit of...
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Stephen Halbrook on Fox News with Glenn Beck on Gun Control
With the Obama White House and others pushing for new forms of gun controls, Independent Institute Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook was recently interviewed by Glenn Beck on Fox News Channel on the new efforts to force gun owners to purchase a $1 million insurance policy in order to have Second Amendment rights. Dr....
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Stephen Halbrook with CNN’s Lou Dobbs on Gun Control
To follow up on his comments in the U.S. Senate hearings for his confirmation, Attorney General Eric Holder has recently reiterated his call for a new ban on “assault weapons.” As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would...
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Obama and Torture: “Chains We Can Believe In”
Check out cartoonist Mark Fiore’s hilarious, new animated video on Obama’s support for the U.S. government’s “state secrets,” rendition and torture program, “Chains We Can Believe In.” Under a rule of law, individuals are presumed innocent until convicted of harming others, and America was founded on the natural law principles that every person has...
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Halbrook Testimony on C-SPAN on Nominee Eric Holder for Attorney General
Here is Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook on C-SPAN on January 16th before the Senate Judiciary Committee, testifying against the confirmation of Eric Holder, Jr., for Attorney General of the U.S. Dr. Halbrook’s full written testimony is available here. He is the author of the recent Independent Institute book, The Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins...
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Halbrook to Testify in Hearings on Eric Holder for Attorney General
The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding confirmation hearings on President-elect Barack Obama’s nomination of gun-control advocate Eric Holder for U.S. Attorney General on January 15-16. One of seven who is testifying, Independent Institute Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook is arguing against confirmation. Dr. Halbrook is the author of the Independent Institute book, The Founders’...
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