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Monday, February 7, 2011

Licensing Gone Wild: Oregon Bureaucrats Shut Down 82-Year-Old Barber!

An 80-year-old barber cutting hair for 50 years now is told he has to go back to school. He says the state never warned him his license was about to expire.

Americans have a constitutional right to earn a living in the occupation of their choice, free from unreasonable government interference. What happened to this man is the very definition of unreasonable.

A properly engaged judiciary, is one that takes rights seriously, including the right to earn a living. And it says to government officials you have to treat people reasonably, you have to respect their constitutional right to earn a living. The Institute for Justice created the Center for Judicial Engagement to educate the public about the importance of an engaged judiciary that will protect our constitutional rights including the right to earn a living. And when we succeed, what you saw in this case the State of Oregon putting a man out of business who's been cutting hair for 50 years.

Source: http://www.ij.org

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CNN Highlights Tiny Pro-Illegal Immigration Rally in Arizona!

On the 7 February 2011 edition of CNN Newsroom, CNN devoted 3.5 minutes to a protest attended by "two dozen, maybe three dozen" who were against 2 proposed laws in Arizona targeting illegal immigration. Courtesy: http://www.eyeblast.tv/

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Christina Aguilera botches national anthem at Super Bowl XLV!

All of America knows that Christina Aguilera messes up words to the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV last night.....

....but then again how many of us actually know all four stazas:

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
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Schools trade in books for iPads!

From WFXT FOX 25 Boston, MA:
Forget textbooks, one local school system will be using iPads in the classroom. It's something being tried all over the U.S. Burlington, Ma. schools are trading in hardbacks for touch screens. News WFXT gives us the good, the bad and the bullies!


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Four Reasons Why Big Government Is Bad Government!

In the latest "Economics 101" video released by the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation (CF&P), Blayne Bennett of Students for Liberty explains why big government just doesn't work. The video provides the necessary foundation for understanding the problems created by big government, and why we need to shrink the size and scope of the federal government.
Courtesy: www.freedomandprosperity.org

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