"A republic, if you can keep it." Benjamin Franklin
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
On his Fox News show, Glenn Beck purported to expose a video of SEIU president Andy Stern pledging "in Puerto Rico" to achieve various public policy initiatives. However, each of the pledges Stern made -- to achieve universal health care, to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, "to win quality services in our community," and to create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants -- are publicized on SEIU's website....(Remainder.)
In an interview with Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) during the November 17 edition of Fox & Friends, co-host Steve Doocy falsely suggested that Stupak's amendment to the House health care bill would simply "mak[e] it very clear that federal money will not be used to end a life."...(Remainder.)
Sen. Chuck Schumer believes that a hole in federal gun laws allowed the the alleged Fort Hood shooter to purchase a gun. The top Democrat thinks that because the Joint Terrorism Task Force had probed Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan for possible terrorist ties he shouldn't have passed a background check.
Although Hasan wasn't on the terror watch list some gun rights activists think even suspects being monitored for terrorist ties should be allowed to retain their gun rights and privileges.
On Tuesday morning's FOX & Friends pundit Glenn Beck appeared to tell host Gretchen Carlson that he also backed such a stance: that there should be no new laws preventing people on the terrorist watch list to buy firearms, because that would somehow help the terrorists win, he implied.
"Here's one question about the gun situation. Apparently, even if you are on the terrorist watch list, you can still purchase a gun. Do you think that's okay?" asked Carlson.
But Beck wasn't about to agree to any additional gun restrictions. "I am not going to give these people any more laws, any more power until they fix the problems that they have created themselves. How much more are we going to give them?" answered Beck....(Remainder.)
Fox News' America's Newsroom aired a segment hyping a story on an elementary school in Boston that had prohibited Christmas-themed gifts from being sold in the school's holiday gift shop, which co-host Bill Hemmer suggested is evidence of "the War on Christmas ... raging again." However, the school's ban reportedly includes all items that can be associated with a specific religion and is not limited to Christmas....(Remainder.)