As the number of troop-heavy foreign interventions decreases, the warcraft and weaponry used in battle are now being deployed in neighborhoods as members and machines of law enforcement become increasingly indistinguishable from those of the military.Details
The Supremes spoke this morning, and conservatives cheered. But, today is not a day to celebrate.Details
Last week, in a surprisingly clear opinion, the Supreme Court limited federal power and took the side of the Constitution over an agency’s regulatory program.Details
I like building bridges – especially where most people think they can’t exist.
Case in point. This morning, TAC partnered with Greenpeace and Electronic Frontier Foundation to fly a blimp directly over the NSA data center in Utah. It had a sign on it and an arrow pointing down – “illegal spying below!”Details
Three leading anti-NSA senators, Rand Paul (R-KY), Mark Udall (D-CO) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), recently penned an op/ed in the Los Angeles Times talking about the need for bipartisan reform to save the 4th Amendment and rein in government surveillance. They correctly identify the problems, but their solutions leave much to be desired.Details
AB1327, a bill that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by government officials within the state of California, was introduced on Feb. 22 by Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell (R-44). It passed in the state assembly by a 63-6 vote. It has since been moved to the Senate Appropriations Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before the full state senate can have chance to concur with the assembly’s decision.Details
Some people are so determined to disarm Americans that they are willing to interfere with the electoral process and the republican principle of representative government.Details
SACRAMENTO, June 24, 2014 – Citing the 10th Amendment and support from the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC), the California Assembly Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to approve a bipartisan bill which creates a mechanism to turn off all material support and assistance, including water and electricity resources, from California to federal mass surveillance programs. The vote was 5-0.Details
For those who say I’m only one person or my one vote doesn’t matter what can I do?
You can, if nothing else, make phone call as we asked (Bill to STOP Common Core in Jeopardy) and those that did made all the difference.
When on June 19, 2014 the Education Committee Chairman stood to introduce SB812, he mentioned the 350+ calls his office received opposing the bill that would do little to remove Common Core other than, change the name.
As we reported (North Carolina House Passes Bill to Withdraw from Common Core) about the passage of the much stronger bill HB1061 on June 4th we told you the SB812 would be heard in committee and that it needed to be stopped.
In a move, that I hope will not backfire on the committee and HB1061 the committee had prepared anDetails
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In August, Missouri voters will have an opportunity to reject significant parts of mass surveillance programs by both the state and federal governments. Introduced by Sen. Rob Schaaf, Senate Joint Resolution 27 (SJR27) passed the legislature last month with just a handful of dissenting votes. Because it is a proposal for…Details