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WATCH: Norm Singleton at Patriot Act Briefing

On Tuesday, C4L VP of Policy Norm Singleton spoke at a policy briefing on the Hill on the Patriot Act, NSA spying, and the surveillance state. Watch here:

Campaign for Liberty VP speaking on Repealing the Surveillance State

If you’re in the DC-area on Tuesday afternoon, please attend a bipartisan briefing on "Repealing the Surveillance State." The briefing will take place from 1-2 p.m. and will take place in room 304 of the Cannon House Office Building. I will [...]

"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 [...]

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 [...]

Too Much Bipartisanship

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 [...]

Thomas Massie Introduces Bill to Repeal Patriot Act

Yesterday Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act (H.R. 1466). According to Massie's office: The Surveillance State Repeal Act, H.R. 1466, offers a complete repeal of the 2001 PATRIOT Act, which the NSA [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]