Former Minerva Village Councilman and Deputy Mayor Phil Davison (“America’s Councilman“) appeared on the July 25 broadcast of the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. A segment documenting political candidates who “lose their cool” while campaigning featured Davison among others, including Illinois State Representative Mike Bost, former Congressman Anthony Weiner (“Carlos Danger“), and former Vermont governor Howard Dean. Video of the segment can be viewed in full here. Continue Reading
19 year old Texas Tech cheerleader Kendall Jones loves to kill; not for eating or defense, but just for the thrill of it. She gets off on taking lives; especially those of rare animals few ever get the opportunity to see in the wild.
Jones shared this love of death on her Facebook profile, posting photos of herself smiling, stepping on, and straddling dead lions, leopards, and other victims of her recent trip to Zimbabwe.
The photos sparked outrage online. Over 340,000 people signed a petition demanding Facebook remove them. Facebook complied, citing their policy against “graphic images shared for sadistic effect or to celebrate or glorify violence.”
Still, Jones is unrepentant. On her Facebook page, she justifies the killings, suggesting that her destruction of rare animals raises funds for wildlife management and thereby promotes “conservation.” Continue Reading
While recent media coverage of the Supreme Court’s conclusion of its 2013 term centered on the Hobby Lobby religious freedom decision, the most meaningful First Amendment case has received much less mention. Though underexposed, the rejection of Massachusetts’s restriction on abortion clinic protest in McCullen v. Coakley is perhaps this term’s single greatest contribution to the reaffirmation of freedom in the United States.
Whereas Hobby Lobby upheld the religious freedom of corporations in rejecting enforcement of a single Obamacare provision, the McCullen decision reestablished the right of every natural person to express actual views. Continue Reading