Is Obama’s aim to destroy Americans’ civil liberties?
The reasoning behind progressive icon Noam Chomsky’s fear that the most progressive president in U.S. history is out to destroy American’s civil liberties runs parallel with Americans who argue in favor of the liberty the 2nd Amendment dares protect – a federal state gone too far. He of course is addressing the surveillance state, which he writes concerning the 4th Amendment: “It is also well | Read More »
Comments on Recent Supreme Court Actions
There are four things of interest to come out of the Supreme Court the past few days. Obviously, the first one is the decision allegedly striking down affirmative action in Michigan. It should be mentioned straight up and foremost that the decision did nothing of the sort. The Court upheld the right of the people of Michigan to pass a state constitutional civil rights amendment which prohibited discrimination | Read More »
From your Facebook passwords to Section 8 housing… why Barack Obama should be impeached for dismantling the very Constitution he swore to preserve, protect and defend.
We all know that Barack Obama was a Constitutional Law professor at the University of Chicago. He spent more than a decade lecturing on what is possibly the greatest document ever written by men. Later, when elected to the Senate and then the White House he swore to defend that same Constitution. Despite all of that, one has to wonder, does Barack Obama not actually | Read More »
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, 2nd Amendment
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, Barack Obama
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, social networks
NSA, FBI, IRS and the 4th Amendment: Why freedom matters…
I remember once when I was in college I took a trip home to the DC metro area with my girlfriend. She and I went to the movies not far from where my mother lived in a rather rough part of town called Capitol Heights, MD. I have no idea what we saw. I do however remember that we had a terrible time, and it | Read More »
NSA Appropriate and Necessary Actions
I cannot believe how many people have taken the position that the actions of the NSA, tracking phone calls, e-mails and web searches are appropriate and necessary measures for national security. In a Breitbart article today it was pointed out that there are so many reasons why this is a bad idea. Forget they claim that attacks were thwarted based on these over-reaching intrusive programs. | Read More »
America crossing the Rubicon: The Boston Marathon terrorists succeed far beyond their wildest dreams…
As is often the case with terrorist events, the Boston Marathon bombings had an impact far beyond the bodies of the people harmed by the delivery vehicle itself. Of course that is the very nature of terrorism, where the goal is to use the media to leverage shockingly violent attacks – but usually limited in scope – into events that shock and scare a far | Read More »
Update on New Jersey Strip Search Case
The US Supreme Court has finally released an opinion in the case of Florence v. Board of Freeholders of Burlington County, NJ, et. al. In a previous entry, I detailed the case. The Court, in an opinion authored by Anthony Kennedy, upheld the use of strip searches in jails and prisons even for minor offenses. Most of Kennedy’s decision, in laborious detail, outlines the reasons | Read More »
The Strange Case of a New Jersey Strip Search
In October of this term, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Florence v. Burlington County, NJ, et. al. As of today, they have yet to release an opinion in the case although every other case heard in October has been decided. This clearly indicates that the Justices are having a lot of difficulty with this case and cannot possibly reach a | Read More »
Security v Liberty: The TSA and the Fourth Amendment
***This is a research essay I wrote for my ENGL research writing course last quarter. I thought that I would also share it with my RS friends. — Yoyo*** September 11, 2001. Four commercial airliners are hijacked, the World Trade Center Towers One and Two are destroyed, The Pentagon in flames, a crater in a pasture outside of Shanksville, PA, and close to 3,000 people | Read More »
Is the Liberty Provided by the 4th Amendment a Figment of Your Imagination?
Quoting Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark: “”The criminal goes free if he must, but it is the law that sets him free. Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence.” Most Americans have a perception of the 4th Amendment that seems to not be based in reality, | Read More »
The Milgram Experiment Suggests TSA Staff Unlikely to Disobey Orders
Discussion of TSA’s recent actions has focused on procedures. But procedures do not implement themselves. Someone has to be comfortable with looking at naked pictures of strangers. Someone has to be comfortable searching breasts and testicles for likely nonexistent explosives. For every woman savaged and every child fondled, there was a person in a blue shirt willing to participate in the process. That is disturbing | Read More »
TSA expands ignorance of the 4th Amendment
The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Yet on a daily | Read More »
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, Fourth Amendment
, Search and Seizure
Destroying Our Nation One Concept at a Time
The old saying is that you eat an elephant one bite at a time. The concept is timeless and has application across broad swaths of society, including politics. Incrementalism is a well established tactic, particularly by the political Left and judicial activists. The idea is that you need not reach your goal in one fell swoop. It might take longer, but goals can be just | Read More »
What If Your Privacy And Maybe Your Life Was On The Line ?
Here we go again……….. Kenny, you have got to st……… Whaddya mean, ‘here we go again’ ? People can deal with this stuff……. They’re just not seeing a big enough picture to be able to consider the implications of it all. Oh come on, the average American cant deal with anything right now past their own freak-outs on their job, plus anything R*n P**l, S*r*h | Read More »
And now for part 26,327,852 in the ongoing saga of, “It’s for the children”.
Open up your thought process even a little bit and you’ll get the idea of what’s what. What’s “what” you ask ? You’ll see. Hint: Incrementalism. —————– “Protector” from Taser International, Inc. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/TASER-to-Introduce-PROTECTOR-pz-4023109941.html http://www.stockhouse.com/News/USReleasesDetail.aspx?n=7584223 “Protector” is a revolutionary toolset that gives parents the ability to supervise their children’s mobile phone usage and driving behaviors. Parents can manage the contact lists and content of their child’s | Read More »