I recently appeared on “Probable Cause” with Newsbud founder and editor Sibel Edmonds to discuss the ongoing battle for “states’ rights” versus the federal government.Details
Buy a new Lincoln automobile and the company will help you get your information entered massive federal biometric database for free.Details
WASHINGTON (Dec. 6, 2017) – The federal government plans to use a TSA program advertised as a way to avoid lines at airport security checkpoints to harvest photos and other biometric information that will ultimately end up in multiple federal databases.Details
The federal government violates our rights on many levels. Some of those violations are relatively minor compared to more egregious infringements. Yet those smaller instances often vividly reveal of what has been lost on a greater level.Details
TRENTON, N.J. (March 28, 2016) – A New Jersey bill would criminalize TSA nude body scans and subject TSA agents creating or distributing such images to criminal penalties.Details
A surprising headline in a mainstream publication, “Time to Close the TSA” hit the Boston Globe yesterday. What makes it unusual is that even the most critical articles about federal programs tend to focus on “reform” or “fixing” some agency or program. But the truth is, “reform” usually just means “give them more of your money.”Details
The blogosphere has been been active the past couple days over the TSA’s hiring of a former Catholic priest, Thomas Harkins, who was removed from ministry due to sex abuse allegations. Harkins now holds a sensitive security post at Philadelphia International Airport, according to a recent report from CBS Philly.
Harkins was a Catholic priest until 2002 in the Diocese of Camden, where he was eventually defrocked due to two findings of child molestation. A third woman has since begun another lawsuit. One has to wonder if this would have received more media coverage nationally if it had been boys Harkins had molested. The media narrative a decade ago made it seem like a Roman collar was the equivalent of a NAMBLA membership card.
While it should be noted Harkins’ title is “Transportation Security Manager – Baggage,” meaning he deals mainly with luggage instead of passengers, having someone with his baggage in a position of authority should be one of concern. As Karen Polesir of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) pointed out, “Sure, that’s his title. That doesn’t mean that’s where he stays, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t fill other roles when necessary.”Details
According to the West Chester Patch, two Tenth Amendment legislative items are on the House calendar in Pennsylvania this week.
First, the House State Government Committee will take up SB10, “A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, providing for health care services“, in a hearing beginning at 9am tomorrow. This legislation proposes an amendment to our state Constitution which prohibits:
- laws requiring an individual to purchase health insurance;
- penalties for direct payment for health care services; and
- penalties, taxes, assessments or fees for failure to purchase health insurance.
With the recent outburst of Police-State action in Chicago, while we’d hoped it wouldn’t come to this – we can’t say we didn’t know it was coming. With images coming not out of Iran or Egypt, but out of some of the Tenther communities own back yard, we’re witnessing a literal army of state and federal funded police, in riot gear bloodying faces, shoving people – and according to some reports – even running people over. So it’s understandable that the Liberty community is a little apprehensive that what we’re witnessing isn’t yet another exception to the rule – but a sign of things to come for every-day Americans in the near future.
And regardless of where Tenthers choose to stand on the Occupy movement, the escalating action on the part of the local, State and Federal Government is certainly worthy of condemnation in regards to obvious first-amendment Constitutional violations. Besides, with the majority of the protestors remaining peaceful, there’s only been a select number acting with violent intent – who according to Bernie LaForest, member of the Tenther Community, stated was “mostly from the anarchist crowd from the G8 summits.”
This illustrates that with very little provocation (and in some cases none at all), our Government no longer seems interested in protecting our constitutional rights, but willing to reduce us to a “commodity” status where individual freedom has been reduced to a foot-note in the Fed’s 20 volume set of Red-Tape laws.Details