As long as law enforcement leadership primarily focuses on the “war on drugs” and the “war on terror,” with all of the goodies and cash that comes along with it, and insists on supporting the federal government in its unconstitutional actions, the institution will remain deeply flawed, and quite frankly – dangerous.Details
Three weeks ago today I underwent open heart surgery to replace a leaky artificial valve.
Having gone through this same surgery a little more than 11 years ago, I had a pretty good idea what to expect. Based on my previous experience, I set what I thought were reasonable goals for returning to various activities. At this point, I expected to resume some of my work at OffNow and the Tenth Amendment Center. I had some specific goals about how far I would be walking. I was going to be completely off pain medication.
Virtually nothing has gone according to my plan.Details
A bill that would set the stage for turning off the water at the NSA datacenter facility in Bluffdale, Utah will get a public hearing this month, and your action can help move the legislation forward.Details
Tuesday wasn’t just a big day at the ballot box for Republicans. It also featured significant victories for advocates of decentralized governance. The people of several states flexed their muscles at the ballot box, directing their states to essentially ignore federal overreach.Details
With it becoming increasingly clear every day that Congress will not take any substantive action to stop NSA spying, some privacy advocates have begun to pin their hopes on the federal courts.
If history serves as any indication, they will find themselves equally disappointed with the judiciary. Courts tend to defer to the government, especially when it comes to “national security.”Details
Journalist Glenn Greenwald recently did a TED Talk addressing the prevalent idea that only “bad people” who “have something to hide” need to worry about constant government spying.Details
State and local cops run a protection racket for their “federal partners.”
In fact, I can’t think of a single bill OffNow has supported that wasn’t opposed by some law enforcement organization.Details
This week I was quoted in the US News and World Report and the Recorder about California Gov. Jerry Brown signing a anti-surveillance bill into law.Details