Near the end of the Republican nominating process in 2012, I heard a lot of people commanding that Ron Paul supporters simply “hold their collective noses, and get in line to vote for Romney (or McCain) to prevent some Democrat (who’s policy plans are identical in all but size) from claiming the White-house and ending life as we know it.Details
By Josué Guerrero
A bill that would prohibit state enforcement of EPA regulations on wood burning stoves is making its way through the state House.Details
Current federal law requires that person register certain firearms under title 18 or title 26 of the United States Code. The proposed Louisiana state law provides that a Louisiana holder of a lifetime concealed handgun permit holder may possess certain firearms without complying with the provisions of Title 18 or 26 of the United States Code.Details
With most of the country typically focused on national politics, Washington D.C. and what the Obama administration is doing, it appears once again the states are quietly leading a great revolution.
Just 25 years ago few people had the full right to open or conceal carry a loaded firearm in public – but that is changing.Details
Introduced by Rep. Neal Kurk (R-Hillsborough), House Bill 1619 (HB1619) prohibits the acquisition, collection, or retention of personal information including “personal identifiers, content, and usage, given or available to third-party providers of information and services, including telephone; electric, water and other utility services; internet service providers; social media providers; banks and financial institutions; insurance companies; and credit card companies.”Details
By: Jack Inglewood
Communist theorist Leon Trotsky once said, “The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.”
Increasingly, policy in the United States seems to reflect Trotsky’s philosophy, especially when it comes to the Tenth Amendment. Politicians of all stripes seem ever more willing to toss states’ sovereignty aside and trample on the Tenth Amendment for some purported greater good.Details
In the wake of the scope of government surveillance by Edward Snowden last June, state governments have taken the lead in restricting the rights of government entities to use electronic surveillance equipment on American soil.
Last month, an Illinois state legislator introduced bill to amend the state’s “Freedom from Drone Surveillance” law, restricting unlimited access by state law enforcement agencies to access information gathered by privately owned and operated drones.Details
New Jersey state senator Michael Doherty reintroduced legislation making it illegal for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees and other government employees to produce, view, recreate, and/or disseminate naked images of anyone who is subject to body scans–most of which occur at airports around the country.Details
House Bill 2789 (HB2789) was filed by Rep. Dave Taylor (R-Moxee) and a bipartisan group of five democrats and six republicans. The bill prohibits the use of drones to collect personal information that “describes, locates, or indexes anything about a person” without a warrant “made in writing, upon oath or affirmation, to a judicial officer…where there is probable cause.”Details
Let’s face it; the heavy hitter of the OffNow.org campaign is turning off the utilities at the data centers used for storing mass surveillance on each and everyone of us. But another critical aspect of the spy-state the OffNow.org campaign targets is university research.Details