SACRAMENTO – California Governor Edmund “Jerry” Brown, Jr. vetoed a bill to stop warrantless surveillance by drones on Sunday, saying the bill would prove “too restrictive to law enforcement.”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
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
“If George W. Bush were launching wars with Congress out of town, the White House lawn would be flooded with protesters.”
-Longtime progressive activist, David Swanson
This speaks volumes of two things:
1. The anti-war left was overwhelmingly filled with hypocrites, only opposed to a politician and not war.
2. For all the vitriol the pro-constitution right throws at Obama for unilateral actions (or lack thereof) they are just as hypocritical when it comes to war.
The NSA peeks and pries into our lives in countless ways, violating our privacy and ignoring the Fourth Amendment. But a former NSA chief says one agency activity endangers Americans more than the rest: the routine sharing of warrantless data with state and local law enforcement.Details
The surveillance state doesn’t operate in a vacuum.
In fact, the NSA and other federal spy agencies depend on support from a wide array of both public and private entities in order to engage in world-wide snooping.
American colleges and universities count among the institutions supporting dragnet spying. Through more the 170 schools, the NSA recruits and trains future spies and gains valuable research.Details
Today, I was interviewed by a reporter from CQ Weekly magazine. The topic? A report on spending by gun rights groups on a national level with a small segment on a state-level battle in Kansas, including the 2nd Amendment Protection Law being sued by the Brady Campaign.Details
As more government documents are released to the public, we are witnessing the unveiling of the true nature of the state. And it isn’t pretty.Details
The Tenth Amendment Center has joined a trans-partisan coalition of surveillance whistleblowers, civil liberties advocates, and organizations representing millions of Americans calling for a rejection of the latest version of the USA Freedom Act in the US Senate.Details