Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own. — James Madison, On Property, 1792

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Court decision in California will improve education

Star Parker

Last week’s California superior court decision, striking down teacher tenure law in California public schools, and aspects of the law making it almost impossible to fire tenured teachers, is good news for everyone worried about America’s future. Everyone, except the teachers unions, seems to grasp that public education in America, particularly in low-income communities, suffers because of lack of competition.

The Boy Scouts of America present a gift to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates after presenting a copy of their "Report to the Nation" at the Pentagon, Feb. 26, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

Liberals in California Target Judges with Boy Scout Ties

Gina Miller

Give them an inch, and they’ll demand a mile. We warned you that the terrible decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly homosexual boys into membership would only lead to further attacks against the organization by the militant homosexual Left. We were right, and the target is now judges who have ties to the Scouts.

Democrat California State Senator Leland Yee (Photo credit: CS California)

The Anti-Gun Gun-Runner

Rick Manning

Did you hear the one about the San Francisco, California Democrat State Senator who crusaded for additional gun control being arrested for plotting to sell guns to al Qaeda affiliated groups in the Philippines?

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Poll: Most Oppose CoEd Restroom/Shower Law

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A new poll shows that a majority of Californians are poised to reject a law that opens public school showers, bathrooms and locker room facilities to students of the opposite sex based on "gender identity." The poll conducted by SmithJohnson Research for the Privacy For All Students coalition showed that 51% of voters oppose the recently-enacted law (AB 1266) while only 34% support it.

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Rule of Law Refused in California

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Sunday declined to vacate Friday’s premature order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in the lawsuit concerning California’s marriage amendment. The Proposition 8 legal team filed an emergency application Saturday that argued the 9th Circuit’s order prematurely lifted a stay on a district court order that had declared the amendment unconstitutional.

Yes on Proposition 8 signs in California, 2008 (Photo credit: Jessie Terwilliger)

Is There Rule of Law in California?

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The legal team defending California’s marriage amendment filed an emergency application with the U.S. Supreme Court Saturday to vacate a premature order that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued Friday. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys submitted the application to Justice Anthony Kennedy, the associate justice who decides such motions pertaining to the 9th Circuit.

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ADF: SCOTUS Ruling Leaves Proposition 8 Intact

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The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday declined to review the validity of Proposition 8, California’s constitutional amendment protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman. According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, without an appellate court decision declaring the amendment unconstitutional, Proposition 8 remains the law of the land in California.

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California Outlaws Normalcy; Liberty Counsel Sues to Get it Back

Gina Miller

The radical leftist leadership in California has taken an unprecedented step down the cursed road to Sodom and Gomorrah by declaring it illegal to provide kids under 18 with counseling and therapy to help reduce, manage or eliminate unwanted same-sex attraction. This is truly astonishing. Only a society that has become deeply sickened in its soul would sink to such dark, ignorant depths.

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California Leads–In the Wrong Direction

Rebekah Rast

California has the ninth largest economy in the world. Once booming with private corporations, agriculturally rich farmlands and tourists, the state is now losing businesses, much-needed food crops and even vacationers. How did the state that all other states sought to emulate fall to the bottom? Along with pristine beaches and beautiful weather, California also has a tax base unfriendly to businesses and those with wealth; it has a rampant environmental movement destroying communities and industries and caters to and favors the public sector union workforce so much so you’d think the state was on a mission to commit economic suicide.

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California: Grateful to Almighty God for Our Freedom

William J. Federer

In 1769, the first Spanish missions were founded in California by Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra, whose statue is in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. California became the 31st State on SEPTEMBER 9, 1850. Its Constitution, which prohibits slavery, stated: "We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom...do establish this Constitution."

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ObamaCare: Quarter-Million Virginians Losing Health Coverage

Tom Toth

250,000 Virginians will see their health insurance canceled before the year’s end due to Obamacare fallout. Explaining why people are losing their health coverage because of the law you created is hardly the closing argument any incumbent wants to make.

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ObamaCare Prototype Flops

Bob Ellis

Yes, we already knew RomneyCare was, as all government health care schemes always are, a complete boondoggle that made health care worse in the state of Massachusetts. Now I learn that the RomneyCare health care exchange (and website) have turned out to be complete flops, and are being abandoned...to push everyone onto ObamaCare.

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Taxpayer-Funded Illegal Alien Transportation Service

Bob Ellis

To say that the illegal immigration problem (as well as a lot of other problems) in our country has reached complete insanity levels...is an understatement.

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Is an Islamic Organization Islamic?

Bob Ellis

Is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) "Islamic"? Well, getting beyond the "DUH!" concerning an organization whose name begins with "ISLAMIC," Andrew Klavan and the Revolting Truth examine this perplexing (for some, like our president, at least) question.

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The Real Problem With The NFL

Dave Daubenmire

Go ahead and put on your flack jacket and your helmet. I’m a straight shooter and I am about to shoot. I make no apologies, and I offer no qualifiers for what I am about to say. Today, my target for truth is the NFL...or rather their reaction to “public pressure” put on them by the gaggle of non-thinking leftists that make up the “media”.

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