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Clapper: NSA conducts warrantless searches on American's emails and phone calls

In a letter to Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a 'loophole' to search the private communications of US Citizens. According to The [...]

Nice Try, Mr. President

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia- Campaign for Liberty released the following statement from C4L President John Tate in response to President Obama’s announcement of NSA reforms: “After months of denial and grassroots pressure, President Obama has [...]

The USA Freedom Act: A Step in the Right Direction

By: Michael Clayton Seemingly lost in the fold because of all the mess regarding Obamacare, last week, lawmakers introduced legislation to curtail the National Security Agency’s overreaching phone record collection program. The USA Freedom [...]

Libertarians co-opting anti-NSA rally?

On Monday, Salon published an article by Tom Watson which argued that liberals shouldn't align with libertarians over the fight to roll back NSA surveillance. At issue is the Stop Watching Us rally, of which Campaign for Liberty is a proud [...]

Syria Distraction

By: Michael Clayton Everywhere you look in the media, the debate of a possible strike on Syria dominates the headlines. What happened to the other major issues that Congress was supposed to be concerned with this session? Federal Budget [...]

Rand Paul: The NSA is still violating our rights

In The Guardian today Senator Rand Paul writes that the NSA's metadata collection program violates the constitutional rights of all Americans. The Fourth Amendment states that warrants issued must be specific to a person, place or task and this [...]

Return of the Church Committee?

By: Matt McBride In 1974, it was revealed that the CIA was involved in illegal intelligence operations against thousands of American citizens. The following year, a special committee, chaired by Idaho Senator Frank Church, was tasked with [...]

Senator Paul Demands Answers

Amid reports the NSA may have spied on the Pope and the Vatican conclave, this afternoon, Senator Paul introduced a resolution in the Senate demanding President Obama provide an explanation. The Senator appeared on Fox News to discuss his [...]

Government Shutdown, Public Awakening?

By: Matt McBride In 2013, a plethora of events have provoked public outcry: for example, the attempt to exploit the Sandy Hook shootings to justify new gun control; the NSA’s PRISM program and the right to privacy; and the Syrian Civil [...]

Rare Glimpse into the National Intelligence Program’s ‘Black Budget’

By: Matt McBride Earlier today, The Washington Post released an article detailing the $52.5 billion “black budget” for fiscal year 2013, reopening the Pandora’s Box that is the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). While the U.S. government [...]