FreedomWorks to Host Grassroots Rally Featuring Dr. Greg Brannon and Local Conservative Leaders in Charlotte, NC
WHAT: Activists from across North Carolina will gather at the Charlotte Convention Center for a rally featuring Dr. Greg Brannon and local conservative grassroots leaders who make a difference on the ground in the fight for liberty.
TOKYO – President Obama says he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully.
The last clause in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” This is the provision used to defend the use of eminent domain laws, in which the government seizes private property without the consent of the owner, in order to serve some public purpose. Railroads, interstate highways, and other projects that require large swaths of land are frequently cited as justifications for the law, as it is unlikely that they could have completed—at least not without a significantly higher cost—if private land owners could simply refuse to sell to the government, regardless of the offered price.
There is an old philosophical puzzle that asks the following: If you begin to replace the parts of your car, one by one, until no original parts remain, is it still the same car? If not, at what point did the change occur?
The Supreme Court is expressing serious doubts about the constitutionality of an Ohio law that bars people from making false statements about political candidates during a campaign.