Recently, Paul Ryan blundered his way into personal and professional humiliation by posting a "selfie" he had taken with young Republican interns at the Capitol. In very little time, the world noticed one very telling problem with the picture: Nearly every single smiling face was white. The upcoming generation of Republicans was as white as the last one even as the rest of the country grows increasingly diverse.
A Tennessee state agency remade by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin last week has approved $18 million in tax breaks to an amusement park that will feature a "life-size" Noah's Ark. The tax break initially was approved by the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority in 2014 under Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear's administration, but was later canceled after tourism officials learned that the theme park would hire only Christians. Bob Stewart, then secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, said the U.S. Constitution prohibited the state from assisting a religious endeavor. Ark Encounter officials sued the state in federal court, saying the state's decision to withhold the tax break violated its free speech.
If you ever happen to come across a Republican on television these days, chances are that you will hear the name Ronald Reagan. Recent Republican debates are the perfect example of the love fest that the current Republican party has for Reagan as each candidate name drops the former president at every turn. If you only listened to conservatives you would think that Jesus Christ was the only person above Reagan on the totem pole of conservative love. They talk about his love of low taxes, less government and conservative family values. read more
"The Second Amendment has a preamble about the need for a militia ... Historically, the new government had no money to pay for an army, so they relied on the state militias," she said. "The states required men to have certain weapons and they specified in the law what weapons these people had to keep in their home so that when they were called to do service as militiamen, they would have them. That was the entire purpose of the Second Amendment." read more
First the 2nd amendment, now the 4th amendment. The government gives and the government takes away.