American Universities Aid And Abet Unconstitutional Spying: They Can Be Stopped

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.

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Guns and Weed: My Interview with CQ Weekly Magazine

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.

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Reject USA Freedom Act, a Fake Congressional Fix to Spying

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.

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The Constitution and Just War

As President Obama authorizes US airstrikes in Iraq and future strikes anticipated for Syria, it’s important to first ask whether or not the Constitution is being followed. The invasion in Iraq and Afghanistan, and drone strikes in multiple other countries has increased terrorism through blowback. Destabilized areas have become a hot bed for violent extremism.…

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Originalism and the Two Narratives of Halbig

Halbig v. Burwell, the ACA subsidies case, has two competing narratives.  In one version, it is an epic battle between textualism and contextualism.  The statute (says one side) clearly says subsidies are available only for insurance exchanges “established by [a] State” and the federal exchange is obviously not established by a state.  But (says the other side) surely Congress could not have intended a situation in which subsidies were not available on the federal exchange, so to make sense of the statute one should not read it narrowly but with regard to what makes the most sense of Congress’ intent.

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