Fake Anti-NSA Bill, USA “Freedom” Act, Fails to Pass

The USA Freedom Act was not renewed in the Imperial Senate – and this is a good thing. Rand Paul opposed it for renewing the PATRIOT Act Section 215 – and he was right. Mitch McConnell opposed it because even the tiniest bit of limitations on federal spy powers were alarming to him. He’s an…

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Eric Holder & Other Overreaching Prosecutors

An important citizen protection against government is the rule that in criminal prosecutions, criminal statutes are interpreted strictly. In other words, if the government wants to punish someone for violating a statute, it has to show that the defendant’s behavior was illegal beyond a reasonable doubt under the clear wording of the statute. Citizens are not held criminally responsible for guessing “wrong” about the meaning of an ambiguous law.

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Mistakes of the Past Are Back in the Middle East

What if the American invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction? What if whatever weapons of mass destruction Saddam Hussein once had were sold to him in the 1980s by American arms dealers with the express permission of the U.S. government? What if he no longer had them when the U.S. invaded? What if the principal reason for invading Iraq was to depose Hussein because he tried to kill President George H.W. Bush, whose son ordered the invasion?

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