5 Steps to Advance Liberty Right Now

Is It Time for the Pitchforks and Torches?

When it comes to defying the federal government local and state government politicians can barely hold themselves erect because of the lack of a spine.

Maybe its visions of the schoolyard bully on a grand scale that has them cowering in the corner but let’s face it most people do not like conflict, they just want to get along. Be honest, don’t you say things in private that you would not want to say to someone’s face, especially if that someone is an “authority figure”?

Well it’s time to get over it!

A young activist Brian D. Hill is taking the word activist to heart. He not only has a website U.S.W.G.O United we Stand We the People run the Government Org but he has taken the extra steps to further the cause of liberty.

Remember there is one thing that politicians fear the most and that is a group of tireless angry voters. We may not be able to make them become true believers in the cause of liberty, but we can make them understand what their opposition will cost them at the next election. It is time for all of us to take on the hard job of getting our hands dirty and really get to work!

Here’s what you can start doing right now….

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The Slippery Slope of Domestic Drones

originally posted at the Washington State TAC

There are plenty of obvious concerns about the use of domestic drones. Their use by law enforcement is expanding rapidly, and it’s only normal to be concerned about privacy laws. Even if you don’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy in a public place, with drones the size of hummingbirds, will you have a reasonable expectation of privacy on your own property, or even through your own windows? In the long run, what will constitute the need for surveillance? In Washington state it could be a nice new way to fine litterers.

Let’s not forget the original intent of this technology. Drones are used by our military to spy on, and to kill our enemies. Or at least, those we perceive to be our enemies, whether guilt has been proven or not, and with a callous disregard for collateral damage.

While it could be argued that some use of surveillance drones is reasonable; for example, border patrol or missing persons cases, how soon does it become difficult to draw the line? Are we there already?

Just this week members of Congress accused the EPA of using drones to conduct surveillance flights over Iowa and Nebraska farms. Though they were assured by the EPA that they are using only manned aircraft to check for violations of federal clean water laws, it does make one wonder about the right of the EPA to conduct this type of surveillance in the first place. Not to mention the fact that even Congress doesn’t know what the EPA is doing.

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High Stakes for New York Medical Marijuana Bill

New York is close to becoming the 18th state to reject federal drug laws – and legalize medical marijuana. Perhaps not close enough though. Bill A-7347, allowing a licensed practitioner to prescribe marijuana to patients with serious conditions, passed New York Assembly by a vote of 90-50 on Wednesday.

While this may sound like good news, it’s not the first time the New York Assembly has made progress only to be denied vote in the State Senate. It would be the third time in five years.

Governor Cuomo is focused on his own decriminalization of small possession effort, so he has not taken a position in favor of medical issue. In April, he said the following:

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