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Update on “Patriot” Act Renewal

 
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Update on “Patriot” Act Renewal

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 Terrorism Prevention Act. This is yet another blow to the security statists, who […]


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“PATRIOT” Act Sneak Attack

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 cloture vote on USAFA could come later this evening, and without your immediate action, the surveillance state could […]


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IRS seizes property because taxpayers followed the law

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 the elimination of Banking Privacy Act), requires banks to file a “Suspicious Activity Report” whenever […]


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A Pledge to Honor the Oath Sworn to the 4th Amendment by Congress

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 their oath to the Constitution and Bill of Rights actually entails. Arizona’s members of Congress are just as guilty […]


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The Next Generation of Surveillance

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 unmanned drone that wields a 1.8-gigapixel video camera that can distinguish objects as small as six inches from a 22,000 […]


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