Voting Index

Freedom Index: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution.
This voting index is currently published twice a year in The New American magazine. Each index scores all 535 members of Congress on 10 key votes on a scale of 0% to 100%. The more the Representatives and Senators adhere to the Constitution in their votes, the higher their scores on this index.
The bankrupt Socialist rulers of France are under attack by the monster they helped create and empower. This week, French officials are facing off against European Union finance bosses over a bloated national government budget — EU bosses say the numbers must be slashed before they can be “approved” by Brussels, but French politicians are refusing. 
A federal judge in Alaska has struck down the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on same-sex marriages after five gay couples brought a lawsuit asking the state to overturn the constitutional amendment that defined marriage as being between one man and one woman.
Mayor Phillip Burch of Artesia, New Mexico, where the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a temporary detention facility for adults with children who have entered our country illegally, has said that the facility is likely to receive more detainees soon. Furthermore, noted Burch, the facility will not be closed in the near future.
The Keystone pipeline may be irrelevant, as Canada may well approve receiving our Bakken oil through a workaround pipeline route.
In a shocking decision, a Kentucky human-rights commission has ruled that a Christian businessman violated the law by refusing to print a pro-homosexual message on T-shirts.
The global-government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) published a new report this month demanding further integration of North America, calling for deeper “cooperation” on everything from energy, law enforcement, and healthcare to labor regulations, trade, and education. 
With oil production from the Bakken formation in North Dakota now exceeding one million barrels a day and the Eagle Ford and Permian Basin oil fields in Texas producing more than three million barrels per day, prices for crude are dropping worldwide and pushing gasoline prices down along with them.
The NSA and the National Director of Intelligence have consistently denied they listen to the content of Americans' telephone calls, but the history of the intelligence agency's claims about the scope of its spying on Americans is one of lies and more lies.
“We need a new constitution.” That is the direct declaration made in a two-part essay written by imminent American historians Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg.
Benjamin Franklin and James Madison well understood the threat posed to liberty by perpetual war.
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