Not only did every member of the GOP leadership vote against the Massie amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill forbidding warrantless wiretapping of American citizens, they also distorted the amendment in their official summary and vote recommendation: Massie Amdt- “Prohibits funds from being used to fully exploit lawfully collected foreign intelligence information collected under Sec. […]
In the bizzaro world of Congress of course… Two weeks ago Congress considered the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (T-HUD) Act. The bill appropriated $52 billion in discretionary spending, an increase of $1.2 billion above what was appropriated last year. However, the Appropriations Committee claims they actually reduced spending because […]
Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when the slaves in Galveston, Texas learned that slavery had ended. Galveston was the last location in the United States to be informed of the Emancipation Proclamation, so Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in America. Juneteenth is thus a day that should be celebrated by all supporters of liberty. Here is […]
A bipartisan collation of members are offering an amendment to the Defense Department Appropriations Bill forbidding the use of funds to conduct warrantless surveillance of American citizens. Passing this amendment would be a major step forward in the battle to restore the Fourth Amendment. Among the members in the bipartisan coalition are Representative Thomas Massive […]
Next time a statist tells you the US needs to raise taxes point out that the US tax collections are at a record high, yet the US continues to run record deficits (hat tip Conservative News Service): Federal tax revenues continue to run at a record pace (in inflation-adjusted dollars) in fiscal 2014, as the […]
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