Their Lives, Their Fortunes, and Their Sacred Honor


Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and […]

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CALL FOR ACTION: Waters of the U.S.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has released a proposed rule to revise the definition of the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) for all Clean Water Act (CWA) programs. The definition changes contained in the proposed rule significantly expand federal control of land and water resources […]

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RealtyTrac: 55 Percent of US Homes Are in Areas of High Risk for Natural Disaster


More than half of the country’s homes are located in counties at a high risk of hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes, according to a study from housing research firm RealtyTrac. A total of 8 percent of homes are in “very high risk” areas, while 47 percent are in “high risk” areas. A total of 23 percent […]

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Your Hometown & Agenda 21

21   In March 2010, Nor-Cal Produce, a family-owned produce business in West Sacramento, was fined $32,500 by the California Air Resources Board (ARB, or CARB). The company was not charged with, or even accused of, illegal emissions; like many other businesses, it had merely failed to notice a new regulation posted by CARB requiring […]

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Ditch” EPA’s land grabbing water rule


EPA’s proposed new Clean Water Act (“CWA”) rule is EPA’s latest installment in its efforts to expand the power of unelected federal bureaucrats over Americans’ ability to use their own land. The CWA grants EPA power to regulate the “navigable” “waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”). In the past EPA tried to expand its CWA […]

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New Mexico Ranchers Rally; Feds Still Deny Cattle Access to Water


Protesters gathered in southern New Mexico last weekend, hoping to attract national attention to the federal government’s refusal to allow cattle critical access to water. County commissioners told the crowd that the rights of citizens are “being trampled” by the U.S. Forest Service and other federal departments that claim authority over “public land.” In response […]

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Obama’s EPA: Criminal Charges for a Tree Trimmer


The House’s top investigator said Wednesday that a federal agency’s decision to pursue criminal charges against a tree trimmer for accidentally disturbing bird nests in California highlights a troubling disparity in how private citizens and misbehaving government workers are treated. Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government […]

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Tyranny At The Department Of The Interior


When the Department of Justice shut out New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce from a ranchers-v-feds mediation last week, it was a startling snub to both state interests and congressional oversight. The executive branch does not get to use the chief law enforcement office to impose controversial endangered species rules on locals while excluding the very […]

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