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
The Fourth Amendment prohibits government agencies like the NSA from invading your privacy without a warrant.
This seems pretty straight forward and unambiguous, doesn’t it?
Not when government wordsmiths get involved.Details
A viral video featuring adorable toddlers arguing about the weather perfectly illustrated politics in America.Details
How did local police all over America become hostile military forces?
Because the federal government had been spending billions of dollars making them that way!
This video by Brave New Films makes the case in a simple and compelling way.Details
The NSA peeks and pries into our lives in countless ways, violating our privacy and ignoring the Fourth Amendment. But a former NSA technical chief says one agency activity endangers Americans more than the rest: the routine sharing of warrantless data with state and local law enforcement.Details