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First Amendment Test, Clark County Detention Center and Clark County Washington Sheriffs

By: capnoz1

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First Amendment Test, Clark County Detention Center and Clark County Washington Sheriffs – Video

To begin: This is not a story about Ron Paul.

Not exactly, anyway. And yet to get where we want to go we will start at OPA!, a Greek restaurant on the edge of town where Clark County Republicans and tea party conservatives gathered on Nevada primary night for what looked undeniably like a Ron Paul rally.

In one corner was Cindy Lake, the acting chair of the Clark County Republican Party and a delegate to this summers Republican National Convention. A self-described libertarian Republican constitutional conservative, Lake became a Paul convert in 2007 after she heard him advocate for something she passionately supports: the freedom to buy raw milk.

Nearby stood Megan Heryet, celebrating her GOP primary victory in a state Assembly race. Heryet, a real estate agent, substitute teacher and mom, is hardly a Paul fanatic. But she did back him in Nevadas caucuses earlier this year, primarily because she is a big proponent of being free to make decisions such as choosing to give birth to her second child at home instead of a hospital. Its about being left alone, she said.

And there were the Bunce brothers, Richard and Carl, who marshaled a four-year Paulist takeover of the Nevada Republican Party. The tax system is their biggest irritation. This is the land of the free, said Carl. How free are we when weve got a government that can choose how much money we keep in our paycheck?

But we promised this wouldnt be about Ron Paul and, in fact, it really isnt. Rather its about unpasteurized milk and home births and taxes and, yes, freedom.

Somethings going on in America this election year: a renaissance of an ideal as old as the nation itself that live-and-let-live, get-out-of-my-business, individualism vs. paternalism dogma that is the hallmark of libertarianism.

Paul, the Texas congressman and GOP presidential hopeful who champions small government and individual liberty, is one manifestation of it. We saw that with his rising popularity during the Republican presidential primary season and, now, the recent takeovers of political conventions in Nevada, Minnesota, Maine, Louisiana and elsewhere that will result in a sizable faction of Paul delegates at the GOP convention come August.

There are questions of how all of that might affect the choice of a GOP vice presidential candidate and the Republican Party platform.

But what looms are far larger questions about whether an America fed up with government bans and government bailouts with government, period is seeing a return to its libertarian roots. And, if so, what that might mean in a potentially close presidential race and long after election 2012 is a mere memory.

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FOCUS: With 'freedom' in fashion, is libertarianism back?

Saturday night’s Freedom Bowl Classic at Kiggins Bowl is the last chance for many of Clark County’s top graduated seniors to play football, as most won’t go on to play in college.

Union’s Kaben Humphrey-Butler looks at the Freedom Bowl as a last chance of sorts, too. It will be his last chance to compete with, and in some cases, against, some people he grew up playing with in youth and high school football.

But Humphrey-Butler is determined to extend his football future beyond Saturday night’s all-star game that benefits the Shriners Hospitals for Children. In February, he signed a letter of intent to play quarterback at Central Washington, where he’ll enroll in the fall.

If he is to eventually earn the starting job, or even meaningful playing time, he’ll have to stand out against stiff competition. Central Washington signed five quarterbacks in its 2012 class. Undoubtedly, there will be attrition.

“I love to compete. I don’t like anything given to me,” said Humphrey-Butler, Union’s starting quarterback the past two years. “I’ve seen the other guys play. It’ll be fun going up and competing. I’m just going to go up and do the best I can. At the end of the day, if someone else is better than me, so be it.”

He reached college-level competition because of his love for football. Because he’s 6-foot-3, friends encouraged him to play basketball, but it didn’t interest him enough to put in the time.

He has some baseball bloodlines; his father, Michael, played at Clark College, and for a time in the minor leagues. But Humphrey-Butler gave up baseball in seventh grade because “I kind of got burned out playing it in the summer. Plus I went on a little growth spurt and got a little uncoordinated.”

Not so in football. He started with flag football in second grade, tackle football in third grade, and has yet to miss a season.

“Everything I dedicated my time to went to football,” he said.

Playing quarterback was an acquired taste. When offered a shot at the position in seventh grade, “I hated the thought of playing it.” But then, “I figured out I could touch the ball on every play.”

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Central Washington commit Kaben Humphrey-Butler to play in Freedom Bowl

LAS VEGAS To begin: This is not a story about Ron Paul.

Not exactly, anyway. And yet to get where we want to go we will start at OPA!, a Greek restaurant on the edge of town where Clark County Republicans and tea party conservatives gathered on Nevada primary night for what looked undeniably like a Ron Paul rally.

In one corner was Cindy Lake, the acting chair of the Clark County Republican Party and a delegate to this summer’s Republican National Convention. A self-described “libertarian Republican constitutional conservative,” Lake became a Paul convert in 2007 after she heard him advocate for something she passionately supports: the freedom to buy raw milk.

Nearby stood Megan Heryet, celebrating her GOP primary victory in a state Assembly race. Heryet, a real estate agent, substitute teacher and mom, is hardly a Paul fanatic. But she did back him in Nevada’s caucuses earlier this year, primarily because she is a big proponent of being free to make decisions such as choosing to give birth to her second child at home instead of a hospital. “It’s about being left alone,” she said.

And there were the Bunce brothers, Richard and Carl, who marshaled a four-year “Paulist” takeover of the Nevada Republican Party. The tax system is their biggest irritation. “This is the land of the free,” said Carl. “How free are we when we’ve got a government that can choose how much money we keep in our paycheck?”

But we promised this wouldn’t be about Ron Paul and, in fact, it really isn’t. Rather it’s about unpasteurized milk and home births and taxes and, yes, freedom.

Something’s going on in America this election year: a renaissance of an ideal as old as the nation itself that live-and-let-live, get-out-of-my-business, individualism vs. paternalism dogma that is the hallmark of libertarianism.

Paul, the Texas congressman and GOP presidential hopeful who champions small government and individual liberty, is one manifestation of it. We saw that with his rising popularity during the Republican presidential primary season and, now, the recent “takeovers” of political conventions in Nevada, Minnesota, Maine, Louisiana and elsewhere that will result in a sizable faction of Paul delegates at the GOP convention come August.

There are questions of how all of that might affect the choice of a GOP vice presidential candidate and the Republican Party platform.

But what looms are far larger questions about whether an America fed up with government bans and government bailouts with government, period is seeing a return to its libertarian roots. And, if so, what that might mean in a potentially close presidential race and long after election 2012 is a mere memory.

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What a new libertarian-looking America means for the 2012 elections

Jul 062012

LAS VEGAS – To begin: This is not a story about Ron Paul.

Not exactly, anyway. And yet to get where we want to go we will start at OPA!, a Greek restaurant on the edge of town where Clark County Republicans and tea party conservatives gathered on Nevada primary night for what looked undeniably like a Ron Paul rally.

In one corner was Cindy Lake, acting chair of the Clark County Republican Party and a delegate to this summer’s Republican National Convention. A self-described “libertarian Republican constitutional conservative,” Lake became a Paul convert in 2007 after she heard him advocate for something she passionately supports: the freedom to buy raw milk.

Nearby stood Megan Heryet, celebrating her GOP primary victory in a state Assembly race. Heryet, a real estate agent, substitute teacher and mom, is hardly a Paul fanatic. But she did back him in Nevada’s caucuses earlier this year, primarily because she is a big proponent of being free to make decisions such as choosing to give birth to her second child at home instead of a hospital. “It’s about being left alone,” she said.

And there were the Bunce brothers, Richard and Carl, who marshaled a four-year “Paulist” takeover of the Nevada Republican Party. The tax system is their biggest irritation. “This is the land of the free,” said Carl. “How free are we when we’ve got a government that can choose how much money we keep in our paycheck?”

But we promised this wouldn’t be about Ron Paul and, in fact, it really isn’t. Rather it’s about unpasteurized milk and home births and taxes and, yes, freedom.

Something’s going on in America this election year: a renaissance of an ideal as old as the nation itself – that live-and-let-live, get-out-of-my-business, individualism vs. paternalism dogma that is the hallmark of libertarianism.

FreedomFest

Paul, the Lake Jackson congressman and GOP presidential hopeful who champions small government and individual liberty, is one manifestation of it. We saw that with his rising popularity during the Republican presidential primary season and, now, the recent “takeovers” of political conventions in Nevada, Minnesota, Maine, Louisiana and elsewhere that will result in a sizable faction of Paul delegates at the GOP convention.

There are questions of how all of that might affect the choice of a GOP vice presidential candidate and the Republican Party platform.

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Libertarian ideas taking hold

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Enjoys His Freedom a Little Longer: Fan View

A reported death threat has prompted a Clark County judge to exercise his second amendment rights.

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Judge Wulle carrying concealed weapon after alleged death threat



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