By Tag "Patriot Act"
We did it! . . . for now. Earlier tonight, the Senate rejected cloture on the USA Freedom Act, which at the time of the vote still renewed key and controversial provisions of the so-called “Patriot” Act and the Intelligence Reform and [...]
No, that is not a misprint. Sunday's New York Times reports on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)'s practice of seizing people's bank accounts because they obeyed federal money laundering laws. You see, the Bank Secrecy Act (with should be called [...]
By: David Heacock This past week on PBS’ NOVA, the public was given an insight into what’s being called “The Next Generation of Surveillance.” ARGUS-IS, or Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System, is an [...]
Surveillance statists have attached a two-year extension of two provisions from the so-called "PATRIOT" Act, Secs. 206 & 215, and Sec. 6001 from the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act into the USA FREEDOM Act (USAFA). The [...]
With all the recent admissions of broad-reaching warrantless surveillance on American citizens, which bureaucrats and elected officials are attempting to justify under the guise of national security, some of them sadly need a reminder of what [...]
A common refrain from talking heads and pundits is that there is too little bipartisanship in Washington. However, Senate "debate" over the FISA Amendments Act reauthorization, and its passage by a vote of 73-23, showed that our Honorary [...]