Our Nation’s Foundations – Lesson One: Bedrock of the Constitution

a stretch of granite bedrock on the Aland Islands

by Oletta Branstiter The representatives of United States citizens take an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution”. We can’t hold them accountable to this oath unless we know Constitutional principles. Abolitionist Wendell Phillips is correctly attributed with the quote: “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few.” After teaching my Intermediate public school students that they are born with unlimited Liberty, I ask them, “How much liberty would you like to keep?” They all answer enthusiastically, “All of it!”.…

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Federal Judge Blocks California Law Banning Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines

photo collage of Judge Benitez considering High Capacity ammo mag ban and semi-auto handgun photo

by Richard Cameron U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California out of San Diego, has issued a temporary ruling, staying enforcement of a provision of a recent ballot proposition (Prop 63) that outlaws ammunition clips  exceeding a 10 round capacity – commonly referred to as High Capacity magazines. Petitioning the court was  the California Rifle and Pistol Association and San Diego county gun owners, represented by attorneys from the National Rifle Association (NRA).  The suit was filed in late April of…

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