By Harrison Dean After spending over seven billion dollars, the U.S. Government has not only failed to stop the production of opium, but its production is at record highs. According to the BBC: The special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction said the US had spent $7.6bn (£4.72bn) over 13 years trying to eradicate the plant. […]
Last night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed cloture on the USA Freedom Act. The legislation is sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and while it does slightly curtail the NSA’s ability to spy on law Americans, it also extends the Patriot Act until 2017. Currently, the Patriot Act is scheduled to expire in June 2015. […]
Campaign for Liberty has learned Senator Rand Paul will oppose the Senate NSA reform bill if it contains language renewing Patriot Act provisions. Senator Reid has filed cloture on the bill.
Via The Wall Street Journal: The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations. Read the rest and learn more here. As stories like […]
Last Tuesday, Cleveland’s voters passed an ordinance removing red light cameras (more accurately named scameras, as they are a scam on drivers) from their city. Installed in the name of safety (it’s for the children!), red light scameras actually serve as a way for revenue-hungry governments to extort money from drivers without giving them due process. […]