Wildly overstepping its bounds while revealing a profound ignorance or disdain for America’s constitutional system of government, the United Nations demanded on September 3 that the Obama administration “nullify” Florida’s popular “stand your ground” law. Of course, the president cannot “nullify” anything, let alone state law — and especially not on meaningless orders from the UN.
However, the increasingly out-of-control global bureaucracy claimed in a press release that the U.S. government was “required” to obey its mandates. Unsurprisingly, though, critics promptly ridiculed and lambasted the UN across the Internet, taking apart its bogus claims and once again calling for American withdrawal from the scandal-plagued “dictators club.”
Whistleblower Edward Snowden's recent revelations of the federal government’s massive and intrusive surveillance of Americans have also shown that major Internet giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google have not only been compliant with the surveillance programs, but have themselves violated the privacy of their users.
On his official Tumblr blog, DNI James Clapper says he will soon declassify documents revealing how many Americans are currently under surveillance.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo reports on the efforts of more than 50 sheriffs to oppose the recently enacted gun control laws in Colorado.
The Washington Post's neoconservative columnist Jennifer Rubin appears to be on the warpath against members of Congress skeptical of Syrian intervention, especially congressmen who assert that it's beyond the power of President Obama to initiate the war.
After voters in Colorado and Washington State voted to repeal marijuana prohibition, anxiety about how the Obama administration would respond spread nationwide as conservatives wondered whether federal authorities would respect the Constitution and the Tenth Amendment while liberals fretted about the will of voters. Concerns were especially widespread given the president’s ruthless persecution of the legal medical cannabis industry in over 20 states. During an August 29 press conference, however, Attorney General Eric Holder finally answered the question: The feds will apparently respect state laws, at least for now.
A federal judged ruled that a challenge to ObamaCare filed by the Oklahoma attorney general may proceed.
Citizens across the country are fighting seemingly erroneous rules regarding their American flag displays, and some are refusing to give up.
In an effort to “nudge” Americans to support bigger and more intrusive government while changing behavior to suit the whims of the political class in Washington, D.C., the Obama administration is following the lead of U.K. authorities by building what the White House refers to as a “Behavioral Insights Team.” According to an official document about the scheme aimed at recruiting personnel, the controversial team will be charged with prodding the U.S. population to think and behave in ways that officials deem best on everything from sustainability to health and education.
Defense Department documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request purporting to train U.S. soldiers and sailors label the Founding Fathers of the United States as “extremists” and claim that “participation in extremism is inconsistent with the duties of military service.”
A FISA court ruling from 2011 reveals that the NSA routinely behaves unconstitutionally and lies about it to the courts, Congress, and the public.