ST. PAUL, Min., – May 5, 2014. A bipartisan bill which would ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant passed the Minnesota state house on Friday. The vote was 120-0. It previously passed the senate by a vote of 56-1. But since the house made technical amendments to the bill it will go back to the senate for concurrence before being sent to the governor’s desk.Details
“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” – Mark Twain
This legendary Mark Twain quote is beginning to come to fruition within modern-day American political culture. It seems that every Republican politician under the sun, at least while Obama is in the White House, is talking like Benjamin Franklin’s heir apparent. The most recent example of this comes from Texas Governor Rick Perry. More and more, he is sounding like a freedom advocate.Details
Every once in a while, we get feedback from someone telling us how “democrats have ruined the country.”
We take offense at the idea that it’s just Democrats that are the problem. Here at TAC, we stand for the constitution, and both parties have absolutely shredded it.
The key check on blanket search and seizures is the 4th Amendment requirement of a search warrant. Yet, if you read the current news, it becomes pretty clear that local, state, and federal agencies pretty much try to avoid the process like Superman avoiding kryptonite.Details