National Blog - page 149
Pentagon wants less transparency, Campaign for Liberty disagrees
Campaign for Liberty has joined a collation in of groups from across the political spectrum in opposing adding language to the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) changing the rules governing how the Pentagon handles Freedom of [...]
I Was There
By Danny Lewis Where were you when three provisions of the “Patriot” Act expired? On Sunday, May 31, approximately sixty liberty lovers showed up to the United States Capitol with red “Stand With Rand” t-shirts to silently protest [...]
While you weren't looking Congress endorsed Global ID cards
This week the US House passed the "Girls Count Act "(S. 802), legislation that already passed the Senate and so was sent directly to the President for his signature. This legislation passed the House last November, but was not taken up by the [...]
TSA Fails to Detect Bombs 95 Percent of the Time
Not that we are surprised but according to a recent internal study by the Department of Homeland Security, the TSA failed to detect fake bombs and explosives 95 percent of the time. From NBC News: In all, so-called "Red Teams" of Homeland [...]
WATCH: Thomas Massie's Epic Speech on the Patriot Act
Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) gave an excellent speech yesterday on the House floor about why the Patriot Act violates the Constitution and our civil liberties. Watch below:
Did Freedom Act kill Freedom?
According to Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity it did: By a vote of 67-32 the Senate today passed the USA FREEDOM Act, just days after the expiration of key elements of the USA PATRIOT Act. The FREEDOM Act is [...]
USA FREEDOM may bring bulk collection back from the dead
Not even George Orwell could make this stuff up..... Next time someone tries to tell you that the USA FREEDOM Act somehow protects our liberty, remind them that bill is actuality being used by the Obama Administration to justify resuming bulk [...]
Who closed the NDAA mark-up?
Following passage of the misnamed "USA FREEDOM Act," the United States Senate has turned its attention to the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bill was marked up in secret, following a roll-call vote that was taken several [...]
Congress to vote on American Community Survey this week
This week, the House of Representatives will consider the Commerce, Justice, State, Appropriations bill. Texas Representative Ted Poe will offer an amendment to the bill denying funding for the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is an [...]
Do Americans support the Surveillance State?
Spoiler Alert: NO Pew Research Center recently released the results of a survey on Americans attitude toward the Surveillance State and the results where quite interesting: Overall, Americans hold nuanced views on the issue: A majority is [...]