Monday, March 22, 2010

Obamacare Passes

As many of you surely know, Obama and his cronies successfully forced the senate's healthcare bill through last night. A select few feel that they are justified in going against the wishes of the majority of Americans, and as a result the federal government has grown larger and more powerful.

It's not all doom and gloom though, many states are refusing to take this bill without a fight. Several attorney generals plan to challenge the bill in court with regard to the constitutionality of mandating that all citizens purchase healthcare. In addition many republicans have said that campaigning on the promise of repealing this government takeover of takeover will be all it takes to win back a firm majority in congress this year. One thing is for sure: The fight isn't over just yet.

Read the full story about the state's challenge of Obamacare HERE.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Empty Holster Protest

It's that time of the year again. Time for the "Empty Holster Protest", a national silent protest aganist the assault on concealed carry laws on campuses across the country, sponsored by Concealed Campus.

This years protest is scheduled from April 5-9 and is fast approaching. If you are passionate about the second ammendment and your right to protect yourself, then be sure to participate.

In addition to your own participation make sure you encourage your friends, family, acquaintances, and random people you meet on campus to participate as well. If you want more information or a place to direct people who ask you about the event here is the protestest's facebook page as well as Concealed Campus' facebook fan page.

There will be further reminders as the event gets closer, but remember to be spreading the word to everyone you know in the meantime!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

CPAC 2010

Wow! If ever there was an event that made it easy to transition back into regular blog entries CPAC was it!

CPAC, for those readers who don't know, is the yearly Conservative Political Action Conference held in Washington D.C. This was a fantastic weekend full of conservative values and inspirational messages for the future of our great nation. In addition it was just another way for the WSU College Republicans to get out there and represent Wright State in the political arena.

Listing all of the cool things that happened at CPAC would be no fun, because who likes a list? However, a list of cool things that happened accompanied by videos? JACKPOT! Luckily another website already created such a list and you can view it HERE.

Almost all the speeches given at CPAC can be found online with no more effort than the use of Google. Although, since you, the reader, already took the time out to visit our blog it only seems fair to hit you with a few links:

Ron Paul's CPAC speech - It's also worth noting that Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll for who attendees would most like to see as the Republican presidential candidate in 2012.

"I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." - Barack Obama

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Does N. Korea Have the Muscle to Back Up Its Tough Talk?

North Korea's recent nuclear test and belligerent talk has put a spotlight on the Korean Peninsula. It has long been one of the most militarized zones in the world.

Since its nuclear test Monday, North Korea has issued a stream of harsh rhetoric, even declaring that the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War is null and void.

Not surprising
Experts on North Korea say its tough talk is not unusual. Kim Tae-woo is the vice president of the Korea Institute for Defense Analysis in the South Korean capital, Seoul.

"This is very normal kind of language [for North Korea]," Kim said. " We already get used to that kind of practice."

Provoking reaction
However, he says North Korea does appear to be trying to provoke some sort of reaction from South Korea and other countries with its nuclear test.

The bitter divide between communist North Korea and democratic South Korea has left a legacy of military force on the peninsula. Kim says North Korea has long maintained one of the largest armies in the world - with more than one million active-duty troops.

Read the full story HERE.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Proposition 8 Upheld by California Supreme Court

San Francisco police arrested about 175 protesters who were part of a group that blocked a major intersection for hours today in response to the state Supreme Court's ruling upholding Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Hundreds of people filled the intersection of Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue late this morning after word spread of the ruling. The court also ruled that roughly 18,000 existing same-sex marriages in California remain valid.

Around 12:45 p.m., officers were seen placing plastic handcuffs on protesters and leading them to police vans waiting nearby. With each new arrest, the crowd cheered.

Police Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said the protesters were arrested for being outside a crosswalk and failing to obey an officer. Tomioka said she was not aware of any injuries related to the protest.

As of mid-afternoon the intersection had been cleared and traffic was moving through normally.

A separate gathering was planned for 5 p.m. today by the group Marriage Equality. Tomioka said police will maintain a high profile during that protest, which included a planned march from City Hall to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial at Yerba Buena Gardens.

The state Supreme Court by a 6-1 vote today upheld Proposition 8, passed by California voters in November. The initiative was approved by 52 percent of voters as an amendment to the state Constitution.

Read the full story HERE.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Nevada Governor Takes the Moral High Ground With Regard to Gay Relationships

CARSON CITY, Nev.—Gov. Jim Gibbons vetoed a law Monday that would give domestic partners, whether gay or straight, many of the rights and benefits that Nevada offers to married couples.

Gibbons said in a statement released during the Memorial Day holiday that Senate Bill 283 conflicts with a state constitutional amendment approved by Nevada voters in 2002 supporting marriage between a man and a woman.

"Only the voters should have the right to undo or amend constitutional mandates," he said.

It was not immediately clear if the Legislature would seek to override Gibbons' veto.

The measure would prohibit discrimination against domestic partners, and give them the same community property and debt rights as married couples.

The Republican governor also said domestic partners can sign private contracts to accomplish many of the goals of the law.

Harrah's Entertainment has called for an override if Gibbons vetoed the measure.

The casino giant pointed to an estimated $700 billion in buying power among potential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers.

The bill also had support from of the powerful Nevada Resort Association, and drew praise from the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada.

Gary Peck, ACLU executive in Las Vegas, called domestic partnership rights an economic and civil rights issue.

Read the full story HERE.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Criticism of Pelosi Continues

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich today called on current speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to resign, saying her accusation that the CIA lied to her threatens national security.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich weighs in on the Pelosi firestorm.

"She really disqualified herself to be the speaker," Gingrich said on "Good Morning America" today. "She has a unique responsibility for national security. ... She made this allegation that smears everyone who's trying to defend her."

Leaving her in her place would be "very dangerous for the country," Gingrich added.

Last Thursday Pelosi denied that she knew the CIA employed waterboarding, a harsh interrogation technique that simulates drowning. The speaker said the CIA "misinformed" her when they briefed her in September 2002, the month after Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Zubaydah was subjected to waterboarding.

Gingrich said on "GMA" that Pelosi is the one who misinformed the American people.

"What she said Thursday was a stunning dishonest statement about a major American institution that has a key role in our survival," he said. "I think the Democrats should get a new speaker."

Read the full story HERE.