When the feds tell you they want to protect your rights, watch out! In all likelihood, that means they plan to strip some of your rights away and expand their own power.
Case in point, a “shield law” for journalists currently the subject of congressional debate. The political class wants to protect journalists from requirements to reveal sources or documents. S.987 would “maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media.”
Sound good, right?
But consider this: in the process, Congress gets to define a “journalist.”Details