Federal militarization of state and local police has gone beyond armored vehicles and combat grade weapons, and now encompasses the latest surveillance technology. Not only are state and local cops secretly obtaining high-tech spy gear, non-disclosure agreements signed by law enforcement agencies essentially give the FBI complete control over how your local cops gather evidence.Details
The fear generated by media use of the words “government shutdown” is amazing. The hysteria peddlers using this terminology, and the media that purposely play to it, must know these two words emit such an extreme emotional response. It appears designed to frighten the least informed against the other political party, thus the terminology.Details
One of the great debates over the last few weeks has centered around Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood.Details
Recently there has been a national discussion, of sorts, over whether or not “anchor babies,” children of illegal immigrants who are born in the United States, qualify as citizens under the 14th Amendment. While that issue specifically has been addressed here at the TAC, the more pertinent aspect of the matter isn’t whether or not anchor…Details
Every year, Congress prepares for its “fly-in” weeks – the three to four weeks prior to “appropriations season” when money is allocated to various departments and programs. This generally occurs between April and June.Details
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
Local police recently conducted a serious anti-terror training exercise in Massachusetts at the State House in Boston. Armed law enforcement donned their military-style hardware and hit the streets in full force.
But are these measures congruent with a free society?Details