Wyoming Liberty Group
By Anthony McConnell
Since their invention, firearms have played a major role when individuals have sought to establish their independence. Just as our forefathers used firearms to tame the West and carve out a place far from the reaches of tyranny, so now the Wyoming Legislature is planning to use them to defend Wyoming’s sovereignty — though in a much less violent way.
Living conditions in post-Civil War New Orleans weren’t exactly what you would call ideal.
Water from the Mississippi River was polluted with the waste from dozens of slaughterhouses that operated about a mile up stream from the city. This waste, including intestines, blood and feces would clog around pipes that provided drinking water to the city. The pollution led to massive outbreaks of cholera, yellow fever and other diseases.
Landowners and ranchers received rare news of relief last year from the U.S. Supreme Court. Far-flung accusations of environmental groups against landowners must now be heard with a healthy grain of salt. The question before the Court in Summers v. Earth Island Institute was just how great the role environmental activists should have in court proceedings regarding land use questions especially when those activists share no connection to the land in question.