Bruce Fein Schools Neocon on Surveillance State

Writing in the Huffington Post, Bruce Fein, former associate deputy attorney general and general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission under President Reagan, corrects the numerous errors  made in Andrew McCarthy's defense of the [...]

Another lie from the Surveillance State Defenders

Defenders of the Sec. 215 "bulk data" collection program claim that there is "not a single documented case where the program has been used to violate an individual's rights or otherwise been abused." March Wheeler, at Empty Wheel, examines this [...]

Let the Patriot Act Expire

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia - Today, Campaign for Liberty applauded Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster of numerous attempts to extend controversial surveillance provisions of the so-called “PATRIOT” Act. The Senate first failed to invoke cloture [...]

Another reason to oppose USA FREEDOM

Even if the USA FREEDOM Act actually limited federal agencies ability to violate our constitutional rights the bill still would likely not protect us from unconstitutional surveillance. This is because federal agencies are likely to disregard any [...]

House Members Ask Senate for Stronger NSA Reform

A bipartisan group of 58 House members penned a letter to the Senate after the House passed the USA Freedom Act, urging the Senate to reject the bill in its current form because the legislation did not go far enough in limiting the NSA's ability [...]

Campaign for Liberty supports the End Warrantless Surveillance Act

Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition of anti-surveillance state groups from across the political spectrum in support of the End Warrantless Surveillance Act (HR 2233), legislation introduced by Republican Representative Ted Poe (TX-02), [...]

RON PAUL: Janet Yellen is Right: She Can’t Predict the Future

This week I found myself in rare agreement with Janet Yellen when she admitted that her economic predictions are likely to be wrong. Sadly, Yellen did not follow up her admission by handing in her resignation and joining efforts to end the Fed. [...]

FBI admits Patriot Act snooping powers didn't crack any major terrorism cases

FBI agents cannot name a single terrorism-related case that they have solved due to the NSA spying programs authorized in the Patriot Act. Why are we not surprised? From the Washington Times: FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism [...]

Jennifer Rubin In Distress

...because she does not read Ron Paul. Regular readers of neoconservative blogger Jennifer Rubin will not be surprised to learn she is not happy with Senator Rand Paul's efforts to block reauthorization of the expiring PATRIOT Act provisions. [...]

Rand Paul and Mark Sanford: Stop the NSA’s spying on Americans

In an op-ed in The Post and Courier, a South Carolina based newspaper, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and South Carolina Congressman write that it is time to end the NSA's bulk data collection. From the article: Section 215 allows for secret court [...]