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It's High Time to End the War on Drugs!

Today seems like a good day to pass along some comments on the federal War on Drugs from C4L Chairman Ron Paul. Below is an excerpt from the chapter titled "Prohibition", in his 2011 book, Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our [...]

Campaign for Liberty opposes "Operation Choke Point"

Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition letter (text below and linked here) to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley asking the Judiciary Committee to question Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch about "Operation Choke [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Can Congress Effectively Oversee the Vast Surveillance State?

According to a new report from the Associated Press, the Senate Intelligence Committee is creating a sort of "secret encyclopedia" of America's surveillance programs. Surprisingly, this hasn't picked up as much media attention as it [...]

Christmas Eavesdrop

You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why: The NSA is bugging your town They're making a list Checking it twice Government knows who's naughty or nice The NSA is bugging your town They see you when [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Might as well quit now

Via Wired UK: It's already too late to stop the ubiquitous tracking and monitoring of the public through biometrics, says Peter Waggett, Programme Leader at IBM's Emerging Technology Group. We need to stop worrying about prevention, and start [...]