As reported by The New American, on Thursday, May 6 Congress passed a four-year extension of the unconstitutional powers included in the Patriot Act. These unprecedented powers include allowing the federal government to search records and use wiretaps of terrorism suspects without satisfying the conditions of the Fourth Amendment.
The NRA sold out the Second Amendment during the Patriot Act fight, criticizing Senator Rand Paul's amendment to exempt gun purchases from search provisions of the Patriot Act in e-mails to Congress while sitting on information showing the need for Paul's amendment. The information shows that the FBI and the federal government's Joint Terrorism Task Force have already begun trolling the records of law-abiding gun owners, using the excuse of terrorism surveillance.
The complaint of a single individual in New Jersey’s Neptune Township over the presence of religious symbols at a commencement ceremony last year forced the Township school board to reach an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union to make sizable changes to this year’s event.
The National Review Online recently published an article by Kevin D. Williamson wherein he posits that Congressman Ron Paul is juking to the left on immigration in anticipation of his upcoming race for the White House.
A county judge whose son has worked for the SEIU and the AFL-CIO struck down a Wisconsin law that would have limited some of the collective-bargaining privileges of government-employee unions, sparking outrage from lawmakers who are determined to salvage the legislation in an effort to tackle the state‘s multi-billion dollar budget crisis. But despite the ruling, the battle over reform is still far from over.
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to ban the use of federal money for the purpose of training doctors in abortion procedures. Authored by Representative Virginia Foxx (left) (R-N.C.), the measure is one of the latest Republican efforts targeting abortions.
National Right to Life reports:
The "Nullify Now!" tour heads to Los Angeles, California this weekend and promises to include great speakers, local musicians, and grassroot activism for liberty. Set to take place at the ATT Tower Penthouse on Saturday at 4 p.m., the event will focus on a number of current issues plaguing the United States, including inflation as a result of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies, the unconstitutional privacy invasions at the airports, and the war on drugs. Saturday’s event will not only analyze these issues, but all offers a simple solution: state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws such as ObamaCare.
As the deadline for complete withdrawal approaches, Defense Secretary Robert Gates (left) is soliciting permission from the government of Iraq for American troops to remain in the country in 2012. Predictably, Gates cited “stability” and “reassuring the Gulf States” that they would be safe from Iran as legitimate reasons for a continuing American military presence in Iraq.
Medicare presents an enormous unfunded liability — $24.6 trillion, according to its trustees — to the U.S. government and, by extension, to U.S. taxpayers, who will have to pony up their hard-earned income to pay for the government’s promises of free healthcare for senior citizens. A reasonable person might give serious consideration to radically altering, if not abolishing, the program to reduce its long-term, clearly unsustainable cost.
In 2007, a 63-year-old American veteran went to a VA hospital for evaluation of his exertional chest pain — again. Seven years earlier he had undergone an angioplasty to three of the arteries of his heart, and since then he had been treated for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and fibromyalgia. In 2005, his chest pain had returned and now it was getting worse.