In an exclusive interview with Liberty County, Florida, Sheriff Nick Finch, the sheriff reveals that he will never back down in his fight to defend the Second Amendment.
"Nobody is listening to the content of people's phone calls," President Obama said Friday as he sought to allay concern arising from news reports over the previous two days of massive data gathering of citizens' telephone records, e-mail messages, and other private communications by the National Security Agency.
Sheriff Nick Finch of Liberty County, Florida, was arrested and replaced by Governor Rick Scott for refusing to deprive a citizen of his Second Amendment rights.
Despite unconstitutional federal statutes and United Nations agreements purporting to override state authority by criminalizing marijuana, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed tri-partisan legislation decriminalizing possession of cannabis in the state. The new law, which was supported by top law-enforcement officials and almost two-thirds of voters, makes Vermont the 17th state to defy the UN and the U.S. government by ending criminal penalties imposed on consumers of the controversial plant.
The NSA and FBI are "tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person's movements and contacts over time " the Washington Post reported Thursday evening.
Both houses of the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill restricting the use of drones in surveillance.
On Thursday, June 6, Senator Rand Paul announced that he would introduce the Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013 today. The measure aims to guarantee that the constitutional protections of the Fourth Amendment are not violated by any government entity.
In what President Obama has called "the most transparent administration in history," a secret order from a secret court, authorizing the secret collection of untold millions of Americans' phone records, was defended Thursday by a White House official speaking anonymously.
According to a top secret order leaked to the Internet, Verizon hands over customer data to the NSA on a daily, ongoing basis.
On Monday, the United Nations opened the Arms Trade Treaty to the signatures of member states. The Obama administration looks forward to signing, as well.
Late last week the Texas legislature sent a bill to Governor Rick Perry that aims to prevent the use of drones to conduct warrantless surveillance of citizens of the Lone Star State.