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  • Ted Cruz: Supreme Court Will Dismantle Second Amendment if Hillary Clinton Is Elected President

    01/04/2016 8:36:11 PM PST · by Isara · 79 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 4, 2016 | Leigh Munsil
    WINTERSET, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Monday warned voters that their Second Amendment rights are in jeopardy if they elect Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton this November."If Hillary Clinton is elected president, the Supreme Court will rule that no individual American has any individual right to keep and bear arms whatsoever," the Texas senator said. "And the government can make it a felony for you to own a firearm and protect your family."The GOP candidate and Iowa frontrunner backed up his claim by arguing that the next president will likely be responsible for naming anywhere from one to...
  • Sorry, Social Justice Warriors: Political Correctness Has Peaked

    11/03/2015 2:45:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | November 3, 2015 | David French
    If you’re Social Justice Warrior, you’re a liar. You actively spread absurd falsehoods about the nature of men, women, sex, and culture that can’t withstand even the slightest scrutiny. You change history and conceal facts to fit preferred narratives, even when it costs human lives. You claim the best of intentions yet achieve the worst of outcomes. And through it all, you hate the very nation and political system that have granted you the liberties you so grotesquely abuse.
  • New Mexico Abolishes Civil Asset Forfeiture

    04/14/2015 1:52:03 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 22 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-14-15 | Cara Sullivan
    Every year, law enforcement agencies seize millions of dollars simply by suspecting the property is connected to criminal activity. Friday, April 10, after being unanimously passed through the legislature, HB 560 was signed into law by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. Read her Executive Message here. Among other improvements, HB 560 reforms the current law on forfeiture procedures by requiring a criminal conviction for seizure and proper reporting. Civil asset forfeiture is a practice in which assets suspected of being associated with crime may be seized and subsequently forfeited, often without the owner being charged with a crime. Law enforcement...
  • Questioned for smoking

    12/26/2013 4:49:45 PM PST · by DariusBane · 47 replies ^ | 12/26/2013 | Retardo
  • It's Not Only Islam that Threatens Our Freedoms

    05/29/2013 7:52:23 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 May 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    If you, like me, are worried about the Islamization of the West because it will erode our civil liberties, like freedom of speech and freedom of conscience, you should carefully consider that there are other trends in our society that have nothing to do with Islam but are taking us in the same anti-libertarian direction, both giving too much power to the government and at the same time paving the way to quasi-totalitarian societies, thus indirectlyenabling Islamic supremacism to flourish and do its damage. I am examining here the case of Britain, but the pattern is similar in many...
  • Stop Trying To Keep Me Safe

    11/29/2012 2:21:39 PM PST · by Guido2012 · 2 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 11/29/2012 | Tony Caruso
    I am sick and tired of hearing that the first duty of a president is to keep Americans safe. I must have missed it, but where is that duty spelled out in the Constitution? In the name of keeping Americans safe, our government has launched the War on Drugs followed by the War on Terror, both of which, in reality, have been a War on Liberty. The governments effort to keep us safe has eviscerated our Constitution, and like most jobs the government does, the results have been counterproductive.
  • Former Justice official: Obama worse than Bush on civil liberties [VIDEO]

    04/23/2012 9:52:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/12 | Grae Stafford
    The Obama administrations use of executive power has gone further than the Bush administrations toward diminishing Americans civil liberties, author John Yoo told The Daily Caller. Somehow the Obama administration has increased the protections for terrorists, while at the same time reducing them for the rest of us law-abiding citizens in the United States, Yoo said after a panel discussion on his new book Taming Globalization at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Yoo was deputy assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Bush administration. During his tenure, he...
  • Ten Reasons Why Your Liberties Are Being Lost

    06/11/2011 2:33:04 PM PDT · by Barry Secrest · 11 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 06/11/2011 | Barry Secrest
    It would now appear that the Democratically inspired, Rino approved onslaught against America's independence and freedom has been doubled down upon as of late. As the Conservatives battle to drag the leftist perpe-traitors out into the light--along with their ideas--increasingly intensifies, an ensuing battle by members of the Left becomes joined. Now, what could be described as the Mother of all tug-of-wars has ensued, as the Conservative media, Legislators and citizens on the Right wage ideological war against the axis press and their commanding minions on the Left, both laying siege to one another in earnest. But, as luck would...
  • Death of a Free Press in America?

    06/07/2010 7:23:53 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 14 replies · 32+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 06-07-10 | J. D. Longstreet
    Maybe it is just my natural paranoia at work, but I get the gnawing feeling that somewhere, in a dark corner of the Obama Regime, there is a huddle of Obamanites in a whispered discussion in which they examine the possibility of a takeover of the press in the US. I know, I know. Its just another conspiracy theory, right? Could be. On the other hand, it IS what a socialist government does -- and make no mistake about it -- the United States is now a socialist state run by a socialist government at least until November. Look, bailing...
  • Kagan: Constitution as Charter of Positive Liberties (Marxist - all the way)

    05/18/2010 10:13:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 484+ views
    National Review ^ | 5/17/10 | Ed Whelan
    Kagan: Constitution as Charter of Positive LibertiesBy Ed Whelan May 17, 2010 12:19 PM According to this Wall Street Journal article, during her service as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall in 1987, Elena Kagan took the position that the Constitution confers so-called positive rights to governmental aid, not just negative liberties protected against governmental interference or penalty. Specifically, with respect to one certiorari petition she expressed her worry that a majority of this court will agree with Judge Posner that the Constitution is a charter of negative rather than positive liberties. And with respect to another, she discussed...

    11/14/2009 11:55:44 PM PST · by Cindy · 44 replies · 1,918+ views - from THE SUNDAY TIMES ^ | November 15, 2009 | Nicola Smith in Rawalpindi
    SNIPPET: "An Irish jihadist living in Pakistans Swat valley says he is preparing to wage war against British and allied troops in Afghanistan. Khalid Kelly, a former altar boy from the Liberties area of Dublin who used to be known as Terry, told The Sunday Times he is undergoing weapons training in Pakistans mountainous tribal region in order to fight jihad against the enemies of Islam. His dream is to face a British soldier in combat, although he would settle for an American, he said. Im already on the path to jihad. Ive already picked up a gun and done...
  • Canadians willing to suspend liberties in a pandemic: Poll

    09/23/2009 6:34:34 PM PDT · by BGHater · 43 replies · 1,006+ views
    Canwest News Service ^ | 23 Sep 2009 | Sharon Kirkey
    Canadians are bullish on giving government officials permission to restrict personal freedoms in a flu pandemic, with half of those surveyed agreeing that violation of a quarantine order would be tantamount to manslaughter. As well, 90% of Canadians surveyed for a research report in pandemic ethics believe doctors and nurses have an obligation to report to work during a pandemic, provided safety precautions are in place. Almost half -- 48% -- say that health care workers who do not show up for work without a legitimate excuse should be fired or lose their professional licenses. The survey, conducted for the...
  • The Ruin of Liberties - Samuel Adams from 1771

    08/25/2009 7:03:26 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 32 replies · 1,227+ views
    Letters and Writings of Samuel Adams ^ | 12/9/1771 | Samuel Adams
    "If the liberties of America are ever compleatly ruined, of which in my opinion there is now the utmost danger, it will in all probability be the consequence of a mistaken notion of prudence, which leads men to acquiesce in measures of the most destructive tendency for the sake of present ease. When designs are form'd to rase the very foundation of a free government, those few who are to erect their grandeur and fortunes upon the general ruin, will employ every art to sooth the devoted people into a state of indolence, inattention and security, which is forever the...
  • The police can attach a GPS to your car without a warrant [WI]

    05/10/2009 1:37:42 PM PDT · by clyde_m · 40 replies · 2,587+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | May 10, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    It seems that the police, at least in Wisconsin, can attach a GPS tracking device to a car for any reason or no reason at all. No warrant or any level of suspicion is required. The case does not appear to be erroneously decided, and should withstand further review. Its time for the captains of industry to develop a reasonably priced product that can disable such devices attached to cars.
  • Obama has "presumption of innocence" in his sights

    05/04/2009 8:30:45 AM PDT · by clyde_m · 18 replies · 780+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | May 4, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    Obama, the Constitutional (law professor) lecturer, is asking Congress to take away the presumption of innocence for US citizens that bank overseas. Further, he plans to force companies to keep jobs in America by disallowing tax deductions for domestic support of overseas operations.

    04/17/2009 5:52:17 AM PDT · by Patriot2A · 20 replies · 601+ views
    The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) ^ | 15 APRIL 2009 | Jeff Gruenewald (; 517 353 9563) and William Parkin (; 757 535
    Press Release: Background Information: Far-Right Attacks on U.S. Law Enforcement The murder last week of 3 Pittsburgh police officers by far-right extremist Richard Poplawski is the most recent incident of violent activity in the United States by a far-right extremist against a police target. Research led by Dr. Joshua D. Freilich (John Jay College, CUNY) and Dr. Steven Chermak (Michigan State University) and funded by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) has revealed a violent history of fatal attacks against law enforcement officers in the United States by individuals who adhere to far-right...
  • Justices Reject Pornography Law

    01/21/2009 11:15:32 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 267 replies · 3,025+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 01/21/2009 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to consider attempts to revive a 1998 law intended to protect children from Internet pornography, ending a legal conflict dating to the administration of President Bill Clinton. Without comment, the court handed down an order declining to take the case of Mukasey v. A.C.L.U., No. 08-565. The administration of former President George W. Bush, through Attorney General Michael Mukasey, had asked the justices to review the law. The American Civil Liberties Union has been a leading foe of the statute. The Child Online Protection Act has been the subject of court battles...
  • ACLU Supports Terrorist Against Americans

    American Civil Rights Union As usual, the ACLU misreads the Constitution, and sides with those who would attack America and murder Americans, instead of following the Constitution and protecting Americans and America. The latest example is the ACLU promotion of the interests of an Al Qaeda representative in the US. The facts for this article, but not all of the legal conclusions, come from an article in the Los Angeles Times on 5 December, 2008. It concerns an apparent representative of Al Qaeda in the US, who is also a legal resident in the US. On 5 December, the...
  • The Greenies Are Coming! The Greenies Are Coming!

    12/03/2008 5:09:52 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 4 replies · 365+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | December 3, 2008 | David Karki
    It's been 233 years since Paul Revere and William Dawes made their nighttime horseback ride to warn the American colonists that British redcoats were marching from Boston to Lexington and Concord to seize the weapons with which they would defend themselves. Having been warned, the Minutemen met the British and the Revolutionary War began that April night in 1775. So it is once more. But instead of red-coated infantry coming to take away arms, this time it's green-obsessed enviro-wackos coming to take away your incandescent light bulbs. And your SUV. And your flush toilet. And your livestock. And most of...
  • Can McCain Corral Conservatives?

    02/09/2008 5:17:12 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 104 replies · 188+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/9/08 | NICK TIMIRAOS
    How conservative is Mr. McCain? During his quarter century in Washington, the senator has assembled an 82% rating from the American Conservative Union, placing him 39th among senators in 2006, while drawing a 25% lifetime rating from the liberal American Civil Liberties Union. Hillary Clinton, by contrast, has a 75% ACLU lifetime rating. A scorecard by the antitax Club for Growth, a conservative political-action committee, ranked him 29th among 55 Republican senators in 2006.
  • Inhofe: Clinton, Boxer Want to Squash Conservative Radio Talk Shows

    06/22/2007 7:26:06 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 57 replies · 1,936+ views
    Fox News ^ | 06/22/07 | EagleUSA
    Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer have big plans to rein in conservative radio talk shows, according to Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. He said Thursday on John Ziegler's evening radio show on KFI in L.A. that he overheard Clinton, D-N.Y., and Boxer, D-Calif., saying they want legislation to control conservative radio talk shows.
  • Former torture memo writer says some liberties must be sacrificed - John Yoo, former DOJ lawyer

    08/07/2006 8:53:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 642+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/7/06 | Tara Godvin - ap
    HONOLULU John Yoo, a former Justice Department lawyer who helped draft memos on treatment of terrorist prisoners, said Monday that in wartime, the question is not whether to give up civil liberties but "how much is enough." Yoo, now a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, drew attention at an American Bar Association convention panel on whether tactics such as the detention of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay and the surveillance of phone calls may erode liberties. Unlike past conflicts, the United States isn't at war with any traditional nation state, Yoo said, but is at war with...
  • Security trumps civil liberties for many Canadians

    06/24/2006 10:30:45 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 17 replies · 292+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | 24 June 2006 | Don Butler
    OTTAWA -- A new poll on attitudes toward terrorism suggests many Canadians think preserving national security is more important than protecting civil liberties. And the feeling is strongest amongst the sizeable minority who fear that they themselves could be victims of terrorism. The Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute survey, conducted by Innovative Research Group, comes on the heels of Thursday's arrest in Miami of seven men who police say plotted to blow up targets in the United States, including Chicago's Sears Tower.
  • What Has Happened Since.............

    06/16/2006 7:32:45 AM PDT · by debboo · 78 replies · 1,686+ views
    email for distribution | 6-16-06 | unknown
    The Preambles of all 50 States Of The United States: Alabama 1901, Preamble. We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution. Alaska 1956, Preamble. We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land. Arizona 1911, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution... Arkansas 1874, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of...
  • The Greatest Civil Liberties Violation In America

    12/24/2005 4:57:36 AM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 3 replies · 235+ views
    The Dumb Democrat ^ | 12.18.2005 | Ted Baiamonte
    The Greatest Civil Liberties Violation In America This week the Democrats have scored another huge point; sadly that point is a Democratic point, which is to say it is stupid at best; and dangerous at worst. It seems President Bush, with thorough oversight from the Democrats, authorized the NSA to spy on Al Qaeda members inside the United States. This, they have pointed out, is very bad. And, the Democrats scored again by holding up the renewal of the Patriot Act primarily because it allowed the gov't access to one's ( Al-Qaeda's) library records. So what is the real reason...
  • No liberties are lost when rules hurt the bad guys...

    08/12/2005 5:07:39 AM PDT · by StatenIsland · 8 replies · 407+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/12/05 | Charles Krauthammer
    Call it situational libertarianism: Liberties should be as unlimited as possible - unless and until there arises a real threat to the open society. Neo-Nazis are pathetic losers. Why curtail civil liberties to stop them? But when a real threat - such as jihadism - arises, a liberal democratic society must deploy every resource, including the repressive powers of the state, to deter and defeat those who would abolish liberal democracy.
  • The Civil Liberties Show

    08/08/2005 7:06:26 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 494+ views ^ | 5 8 05
    It was reported in the Washington Post on Monday that the civil liberties board, whose main goal is to make sure individual rights are not trampled upon during our so-called "War on Terror," has yet to meet and is under-funded by the Bush administration. Created by Congress last year, the board consists of five members nominated by the president to act as an independent watchdog against potential abuses of the Patriot Act. President Bush took six months to appoint five members to the panel as reported in the Washington Post. In his proposed budget for fiscal year 2006, he allocated...
  • FBI Monitored Web Sites for 2004 Protests

    07/17/2005 10:24:38 PM PDT · by Barbarian6 · 26 replies · 1,045+ views
    Washington Post via Drudge ^ | July 18, 2005 | Michael Dobbs
    <p>FBI agents monitored Web sites calling for protests against the 2004 political conventions in New York and Boston on behalf of the bureau's counterterrorism unit, according to FBI documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.</p> <p>The American Civil Liberties Union pointed to the documents as evidence that the Bush administration has reacted to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States by blurring the distinction between terrorism and political protest. FBI officials defended the involvement of counterterrorism agents in providing security for the Republican and Democratic conventions as an administrative convenience.</p>
  • The Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention A civil liberties perspective

    07/02/2005 5:40:39 PM PDT · by Robert_Paulson2 · 3 replies · 428+ views
    Abstract This paper examines the Council of Europe ("CoE") Convention from a human rights and civil liberties point of view. It addresses only those parts of the Convention that have been the most controversial internationally in the time since the draft was publicly released in April 2000. It is postulated that the draft Convention fails to address privacy rights and focuses almost completely on law enforcement demands. The paper examines concerns over the adequacy of privacy and data protection, surveillance proposals, international cooperation in the absence of dual criminality, and removal of the common law privilege against self-incrimination. Recent Australian...
  • The Star-Mangled Banner - (our national anthem is in danger, along with our Constitution!)

    07/02/2005 3:16:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 785+ views
    Theres probably no single piece of writing in this country thats as controversial or as likely to lead to fist fights as the U.S. Constitution. Its difficult to decide which portion of the document gets people riled up the most. At times, it almost seems to change on a daily basis. On Monday, it could be gun ownership, with folks like Michael Moore frothing at the mouth at the mere thought that a law-abiding citizen might own a weapon. Youd think Moore was planning to burgle your home the way he frets over the possibility you might actually be armed....
  • "PATRIOT Act Oversight Hearing Tuesday" - Bob Barr, true American patriots, OPPOSE renewal!

    05/02/2005 7:26:43 PM PDT · by MagnusMaximus1 · 81 replies · 1,575+ views ^ | May 2, 2005 | MagnusMaximus1
    Below press Release announcing tomorrow's hearing was just posted today on a congressional website. PATRIOT Act Oversight Hearing Tuesday What: Oversight Hearing on Sections 201, 202, 213, and 223 of the USA PATRIOT Act Who: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security - Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.), Chairman When: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2005 Where: 2141 Rayburn Building House Press Release posted here:
  • ACLU: Terrorist Liberties Union?

    03/19/2005 7:28:53 AM PST · by Richie Rich · 129+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 03/19/05 | Richie Rich
    As Anil Adyanthaya of the Boston Globe points out in an article this morning, the ACLU is again operating outside its stated mission and instead is simply a critic of the Bush administration. The case brought against Donald Rumseld proves his point. "On its website, the ACLU says its 'job' is to 'defend the rights of every man, woman and child in this country' and 'defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.' Yet, none of the eight plaintiffs for whom the ACLU is...
  • VIOLATING CIVIL LIBERTIES IN TIMES OF WAR (barf assessment needed)

    03/15/2005 1:02:50 PM PST · by George from New England · 23 replies · 1,674+ views
    local public high school curriculum ^ | unknown- hidden | Bryan Gunderson
  • Annan warns on Iraqis' civil liberties

    03/10/2005 7:37:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 596+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/10/05 | Nick Wadhams - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - With violence in Iraq returning to pre-election levels, the U.N. secretary-general warned the Iraqi leadership and American military Thursday to take care not to step on the civil liberties of an increasingly frustrated population while fighting to crush the revitalized insurgency. Kofi Annan also said in his report that the scale and sophistication of insurgent attacks were increasing, worrying signs as Iraq's new leaders prepare to take power. Earlier Thursday, a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque killed at least 47 people, and on Feb. 28, a suicide car bomber killed 125 people, mostly Shiite police...
  • Atheist group may bid for plot of courthouse lawn

    02/01/2005 8:39:16 AM PST · by w6ai5q37b · 44 replies · 827+ views
    South Bend Tribune (AP) ^ | Feb. 1, 2005 | Unknown
    Businessman wants site for Ten Commandments monument. CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- A man who says he represents an atheist group is planning to bid for a small plot of the county courthouse lawn that a businessman has said he wants to buy as the site for a Ten Commandments monument. Earl Myler, who heads a company that designs and builds churches, has proposed to Montgomery County commissioners a plan to buy the property in order to return a Ten Commandments monument to the lawn, where a previous monument was removed in 2001. Ken Lewis said his atheist group would bid...
  • Sic Transit Gloria Mundi (Here, kitties! Live chow, a grad student no less).

    01/31/2005 9:08:09 AM PST · by dmitry_chernikov · 302 replies · 10,922+ views
    1/31/2005 | Dmitry Chernikov
    I think that it has been well established that "conservatives" or whatever it is they call themselves these days (e.g., storm troopers) in matters concerning politics value little more than the state's power in which they imagine themselves to participate and the supposed glory that war and domestic national securitism brings to them. Now strictly speaking this is a delusion, because their only access to power lies in the accidental agreement of their opinions with those of the managers of the state. This access will evaporate as soon as the state does something that displeases our conservatives. It is always...
  • ACLU Changes Its Website After Being Caught Editing and Distorting the 1st Amendment

    01/25/2005 5:40:23 AM PST · by hinterlander · 24 replies · 1,564+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | January 24, 2005 | Chris Field
    On January 17, I posted a First Look column titled "The ACLU's Very Own Constitution." In it I commented upon an item that I had first been made aware of in a "Best of the Web" column by James Taranto of the Opinion Journal. The subject of my column was how the ACLU had distorted, edited, "censored" the 1st Amendment on its website in order to support its claim that the Framers considered the freedom of speech so important that they put it at the very tip-top of the Bill of Rights. But now the ACLU has changed its website...
  • In U.S., 44 Percent Say Restrict Muslims

    12/17/2004 4:44:07 PM PST · by Salem · 196 replies · 2,705+ views
    My Way News ^ | 17 Decemeber, 2004 | WILLIAM KATES
    ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - Nearly half of all Americans believe the U.S. government should restrict the civil liberties of Muslim Americans, according to a nationwide poll. The survey conducted by Cornell University also found that Republicans and people who described themselves as highly religious were more apt to support curtailing Muslims' civil liberties than Democrats or people who are less religious. Researchers also found that respondents who paid more attention to television news were more likely to fear terrorist attacks and support limiting the rights of Muslim Americans. "It's sad news. It's disturbing news. But it's not unpredictable," said...
  • Australian police given green light to use spyware

    12/14/2004 9:33:03 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 4 replies · 259+ views
    Ars Technica ^ | 13 December 2004 | Eric Bangeman
    Under the new Surveillance Devices Act passed last week in Australia, law enforcement officials Down Under will be allowed to use various spyware applications to gather evidence during investigations. After obtaining a warrant, police will be able to install malware such as keystroke loggers, trackers, and other unwelcome applications on PCs of those targeted in some criminal investigations. Under the Act, warrants can be obtained if an officer has "reasonable grounds" and feels such surveillance methods are necessary to gather evidence. Australian civil rights groups have been quick to criticize the new law, saying that the legislation does not do...
  • Nominee for Attorney General Rides an Ideological Divide

    11/11/2004 11:42:30 AM PST · by bushisdamanin04 · 3 replies · 288+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11 Nov 04 | DAVID JOHNSTON and RICHARD W. STEVENSON
    He is viewed with some suspicion by Democrats, who promised on Wednesday to question him aggressively about his role in setting administration policy on detaining and questioning people captured in the effort to combat terrorism. And he is seen as unreliable by many conservatives, who said he has not been sufficiently hard line on the issues of most concern to them, including abortion and affirmative action.
  • Bush court pick will hurt liberties

    11/04/2004 10:44:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 568+ views
    The Johns Hopkins News-Letter ^ | November 5, 2004 | Morgan MacDonald
    Of the many disastrous consequences of the Bush reelection to the White House, none are more alarming than the potential impact to the United States Supreme Court. Currently, the Supreme Court is closely divided between liberals and conservatives. One appointment could change the balance of the Court and alter decisions on crucial issues such as abortion, gay rights and the death penalty.
  • House About to Strip More Civil Liberties in Name of Anti-terrorism

    10/07/2004 1:44:58 PM PDT · by MagnusMaximus1 · 141 replies · 2,300+ views
    The NewStandard ^ | 10-7-2004 | Madeleine Baran
    NewStandard Home Iraq in Crisis Civil Liberties & Security U.S. Business & Economy News ArticleHouse About to Strip More Civil Liberties in Name of Anti-terrorismby Madeleine Baran (bio) Oct 6 - Civil liberties and immigrant rights advocates say House Republicans are using legislation based on the 9/11 Commission's recommendations as cover to implement a series of troubling, un-related reforms condoning torture, limiting immigration and increasing surveillance of both non-citizens and citizens.The House will vote on the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act this week. Opponents say the Republican leadership rushed the legislation to the floor without much time...

    05/22/2004 12:08:45 AM PDT · by Veritas_est · 5 replies · 218+ views
    Herman Cain for US Senate ^ | May 21, 2004 | HERMAN CAIN
    A CONTRACT WITH GEORGIA A Bold Vision to Bring Conservative Common Sense to the United States Senate by HERMAN CAIN Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate The United States is being challenged by the war on terror, the war on our moral foundation and the war on our economic infrastructure. But America is still the greatest country in the world because of the bold leadership of the past and the American Dream that is still alive today. In 1994 we had a vision for a better America and a desire to "restore the bonds of trust between the people and their...
  • Our Liberties and The Bill of Rights - Your predictions

    12/14/2003 1:11:41 PM PST · by ModernDayCato · 67 replies · 354+ views
    My Family | 12/14/2003 | ModernDayCato
    My uncle started an email thread among my family members about countering and George Soros. In the course of the discourse it occurred to me that we are living in a time where are liberties are disappearing at an alarming rate. My uncle lives in California, where the Ninth Circuit has ruled that he has no second amendment rights, and the Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal, so he no longer has the right to keep and bear arms. As we all know the politicians are becoming a ruling class, with the BCRA or McCain-Feingold Act ensuring...
  • Don't deny government useful anti-terror tools

    09/23/2003 10:34:42 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 4 replies · 116+ views
    Yahoo/USA Today ^ | Sept. 23, 2003 | USA Today Op/Ed
    The second anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks seemed the perfect occasion for President Bush (news - web sites) to ask Congress for expanded anti-terror investigative powers. Yet the response was downright chilly. Republican leaders in Congress said they would hold lengthy hearings to assess the plan's impact on individual rights. Meanwhile, civil liberties groups accused the administration of ramming an expansion of the controversial USA Patriot Act through Congress with the same haste lawmakers showed in passing the original law in the wake of 9/11. For all of the furor stirred up by the administration's request, two reassuring...
  • Liberties -- for lefties only

    08/26/2003 6:31:05 AM PDT · by bedolido · 296+ views
    San Francisco Chronical ^ | 08/26/03 | Debra J. Saunders
    <p>HOW SPECIAL: Some of the very people who are attacking the Patriot Act on civil libertarian grounds are raising questions as to whether Attorney General John Ashcroft has the right to lobby in its favor.</p> <p>Here's an idea for a new slogan: Free speech -- Ashcroft need not apply.</p>
  • The Ten Commandments Lawsuits: Successfully Eroding the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment

    08/24/2003 1:53:33 PM PDT · by az4vlad · 14 replies · 553+ views ^ | August 24, 2003 | Rachel Alexander
    Groups like the ACLU claim they are filing lawsuits against the appearance of religion in society in order to prevent violations of the Constitution's Establishment Clause. In reality, their lawsuits are taking away the right to the free exercise of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment.The ACLU and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State assert that they filed lawsuits against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore out of concern that a monument of the Ten Commandments located in the Alabama state courthouse violated the First Amendments prohibition against any law respecting the establishment of religion. But the monument...
  • The Ten Commandments Lawsuits: Successfully Eroding the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment

    08/24/2003 12:58:19 PM PDT · by az4vlad · 73 replies · 1,061+ views ^ | August 24, 2003 | Rachel Alexander
    Groups like the ACLU claim they are filing lawsuits against the appearance of religion in society in order to prevent violations of the Constitution's Establishment Clause. In reality, their lawsuits are taking away the right to the free exercise of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment. The ACLU and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State assert that they filed lawsuits against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore out of concern that a monument of the Ten Commandments located in the Alabama state courthouse violated the First Amendments prohibition against any law respecting the establishment of religion. But...
  • Gays out Of The Closet And The Rest Of Us In Pandora's Box

    08/19/2003 10:22:14 AM PDT · by CtPoliticsGuy · 20 replies · 419+ views
    Conservative News and Opinion ^ | August 18, 2003 | Doug Wrenn
    It used to be said, before gays "came out," that they were in "the closet." I wish they would go back into it. The rest of us have been in "Pandora's Box ever since. Not that long ago, in kinder, gentler times, when grown adults actually kept their private business private, and fringe rebels did not get in everyone's face to make their point, what is now considered to be an alternative lifestyle" was in fact, a deviancy. The only thing that has changed is that in 1973, (the same notorious year that also gave us Roe vs. Wade) the...
  • Gays out Of The Closet; The Rest Of Us In Pandora's Box

    08/18/2003 9:13:53 PM PDT · by NutmegGuy · 21 replies · 382+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | August 18, 2003 | Doug Wrenn
    It used to be said, before gays "came out," that they were in "the closet." I wish they would go back into it. The rest of us have been in "Pandora's Box ever since. Not that long ago, in kinder, gentler times, when grown adults actually kept their private business private, and fringe rebels did not get in everyone's face to make their point, what is now considered to be an alternative lifestyle" was in fact, a deviancy. The only thing that has changed is that in 1973, (the same notorious year that also gave us Roe vs. Wade) the...