License plate trackers are now equipped to take pictures of passengers, and send those photographs to police databases.
The Washington Times published two news stories December 30 in which America's Founding Fathers would have seen as a disturbing pattern.
The paper reported that the pace of military-grade equipment shipments to local police stations has accelerated in the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri riots, and that Maryland State Police have been targeting out-of-state handgun owners on highways for technical violations of state gun control laws.
A new bill proposed in Missouri would prevent local resources from being used to support federal surveillance schemes.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who has topped most recent opinion polls gauging public opinion of likely candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, has been criticized by conservatives for his advocacy of a “path for citizenship” for illegal immigrants. He has often used that term and other language that is closer to that employed by President Obama (e.g., a “broken” immigration system) than to the more accurate descriptions of these situations employed by those who advocate strict enforcement of our immigration laws.