James Otis' fight against general warrants, known as "Writs of Assistance," helped lead to our 4th Amendment being adopted. To read more on James Otis' argument against "Writs of Assitance," click here. Remember these words when the FISA Amendments Act comes up for reauthorization later this year; your Congressmen may need a reminder as well.
Thomas Paine's revolutionary rhetoric in Common Sense helped ignite a revolution in the hearts and minds of the people long before the first shots at Lexington and Concord. Dated December 23, 1776, story has it that George Washington found Paine's next essay so inspiring he ordered The Crisis to be read aloud to his troops at Valley Forge the […]
"Gazillions." That was the fictitious number Senator Paul chose to use to highlight the gravity of the number of Americans caught up in the government's national security dragnet since 9/11, in a recent speech in Las Vegas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ9jBWjZWvI Judge Napolitano, in an op-ed in the Washington Times explains that Senator Paul, "who, when he asked the government to […]