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Are the statists that afraid of us? Guess so

Earlier today, Norm Singleton joined Congressmen Thomas Massie and Steve Daines, Senator Ted Cruz, and more at a press conference on Capitol Hill to speak out against the National Internet Tax Mandate. Make no mistake, the only reason the Mandate hasn’t so far cleared the U.S. House, after passing in the Senate, is thanks to […]


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WI town uses armored vehicles to collect civil fine against 75 year-old man

The town of Stettin, Wisconsin decided to send 24 armed officers and an armored military vehicle to collect a civil judgement from 75-year-old resident Roger Hoeppner earlier this month. The dispute is over how Hoeppner chooses to use his own property. From the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: Marathon County sheriff’sofficials aren’t apologizing for their tactics. Sheriff’s […]


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Government tracking “truthiness”

In homage to late-night comedian Stephen Colbert, federal bureaucrats have named their new database “Truthy.” However, unlike Colbert, there is nothing funny about this database. Researchers at Indiana University received nearly $1 million of your money to develop Truthy. According to Bonnie Kristian writing in The Week: A major focus of the project is determining […]


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Georgia SWAT Team Has Sordid Past

Following up on the story of a toddler who was critically injured when a Georgia drug task force set off a flash bang while executing a no-knock warrant, WaPo‘s Radley Balko points out the same unit was responsible for the death of an innocent pastor, Jonathan Ayers, in 2009. In my post on Ayers, I noted […]


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Civil Liberties Hodgepodge

This week there’s been a number of stories worth highlighting regarding your civil liberties. On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled the administration must disclose the legal rationale behind the targeted killing program that has  resulted in the deaths of several Americans, most famously Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, a Pakistani […]


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