For years, government bureaucrats have held steadfast in the claim that although the National Security Agency does possess significant technical capabilities, layers of rules and regulations prevent illegal activity and protects against the invasion of American’s privacy.
A Waco, TX program supposedly designed to “reduce criminal activity in apartment communities”, allows police officers to enter people’s apartment buildings, without their consent, to check for things like dead bolt locks, proper eye holes in the front door, and also make sure smoke alarms are properly maintained and fire extinguishers are present.
Operating under rules put in place by George W. Bush in 2008, the Department of Homeland Security has assumed the authority to search people’s electronic devices close to our nation’s borders. This means cell phones, cameras and computers can be confiscated and searched by the DHS, without cause, without suspicion and without any warrant – completely […]
In an ordinance that has yet to be fully considered, a county in Oregon may soon debate a proposal that would allow police officers to search people’s coolers for alcohol without probable cause. Alcohol is prohibited by law in Clackamas County parks without a permit, according to the local Fox affiliate KPTV.
Not a week after Detroit’s bankruptcy filing, left-leaning pundits and big government believers hit the ground running, blaming “free trade” for its failures in the case of Michigan’s former Governor Jennifer Granholm, or “market forces” from the New York Times’ Paul Krugman, or simply “small government” from MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry. For nearly 50 years Detroit […]
In a sharply divided and much anticipated case, the highest court in the land ruled that the Defense of Marriage act – a piece of legislation that defines marriage as a “heterosexual union” – is unconstitutional because it denies same-sex couples government benefits that heterosexual couples already enjoy. 12 states have now amended their own […]
I wish I could say I was shocked at the reports the NSA is secretly spying on the private phone calls of millions of Verizon customers. However, this is a predictable result of a government that continues to erode our liberties while promising some glimmering hope of security. The Fourth Amendment is clear; it says […]