Sunday show 04-19-15
Entrance fees rising in some National Parks
After a six-year moratorium, the federal government is increasing the price of admission at some of its public lands and raising the fees charged for camping, boating, cave tours and other activities. The National Park Service says the money expected to be raised is just a fraction of the $11.5 billion needed to repair and maintain roads, trails and park buildings.
Vermont lawmakers: Make pot legal or will ban booze
Two Vermont lawmakers fed up with delays to legalize marijuana in the state introduced a headline-grabbing measure this week designed to move things along: one that would outlaw alcohol. Legislators Chris Pearson and Jean O’Sullivan admit they have no interest in reinstating Prohibition, but they want to make a larger point, reports Vermont Public Radio.
University wants teens for late term abortions
Officials at the University of Hawaii have begun recruiting children as young as 14 years old to be part of an “experiment” with late-term abortions, and a team of pro-life lawyers is raising questions about the legality of the strategy.
Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80 million
A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.
How American’s will lose their freedoms
On April 16, 1859, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville died. After nine months of traveling the United States, he wrote “Democracy in America” in 1835, which has been described as “the most comprehensive … analysis of character and society in America ever written.”
US Military losing Christians because of hostile work environment
Soon there may only be atheists in the foxholes. Christians are leaving the U.S. military or are discouraged from joining in the first place because of a “hostile work environment” that doesn’t let them express their beliefs openly, religious freedom advocates say.
State: Striking marriage would undermine liberty
A U.S. Supreme Court decision redefining marriage would “undermine” liberty and leave to the whim of the federal judiciary a multitude of valid and valuable state laws, according to a brief.