Michael Tennant

Suppose you’re standing in an airport security line, wasting precious minutes of your busy day waiting for your turn to remove your shoes and be electronically strip-searched or physically groped by Transportation Security Administration screeners. You notice how absurd and revolting the TSA’s procedures are. Perhaps you catch a TSA agent touching a six-year-old girl in ways that would get her school teacher arrested if the teacher performed the same actions.

Thursday, 07 April 2011 17:05

A Fein Time for an Impeachment

“Barack Hussein Obama has mocked the rule of law, endangered the very existence of the Republic and the liberties of the people, and perpetrated an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.” So charges constitutional lawyer and former Reagan Department of Justice official Bruce Fein in the 15-page article of impeachment he has drawn up in response to Obama’s unconstitutional war on Libya.

“From a fiscal viewpoint,” writes Sven Larson, Ph.D., “2011 may be the year when the United States ceases to function as a federation and effectively becomes a European-style unitary state.”

Americans concerned about exposure to potentially dangerous levels of radiation from the Transportation Security Administration’s full-body scanners just got another reason to worry: USA Today reports that on March 11 the TSA announced “that it would retest every full-body X-ray scanner that emits ionizing radiation — 247 machines at 38 airports — after maintenance records on some of the devices showed radiation levels 10 times higher than expected.”

In March 2006, the Intelligence Branch of the Federal Protective Service of the Department of Homeland Security’s Threat Management Division issued a “Protective Intelligence Bulletin” that listed a variety of peaceful advocacy groups and included a “Civil Activists and Extremists Action Calendar” with details of their then-upcoming demonstrations. The bulletin stated that it had been “retrieved from the INTERNET via one of the many news media reporting services” and was “being provided … for SITUATIONAL AWARENESS in the law enforcement/government security/force protection arena.”

Thursday, 10 March 2011 11:12

Drone Over Miami

Residents of Miami-Dade County, Florida, beware: Big Brother may soon be watching you — even inside your house.

Like zombies in a bad horror flick, ideas for federal power grabs never die. Regardless of how much resistance they encounter from states and citizens, the feds just keep resurrecting these unconstitutional schemes. Such was the case with nationalized healthcare, first attempted in 1943; and such is now the case with REAL ID, the nationalized identification card.

The mainstream media can handle politicians who talk about cutting government on the campaign trail but abandon those views once in office. They cannot, however, deal with those who actually follow through on their promises, as witness an Associated Press story that is positively apoplectic about the “vision of the future” being presented to Montana residents by “newly elected lawmakers from the loose-knit, largely conservative anti-tax tea party coalition.”

Thursday, 24 February 2011 11:45

A Tale of Two Women and the TSA

Recently two women tried to pass through airport security in the United States. One was unarmed; the other was hiding a gun in her underwear. Which one did the Transportation Security Administration prevent from boarding an airplane?

Saturday, 19 February 2011 06:00

Dismissing a Lawsuit — and the Constitution

Jose PadillaOn February 17, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel, seated in Charleston, South Carolina, dismissed a lawsuit filed by Jose Padilla against Defense Secretary Robert Gates, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and other Bush administration officials for their participation in violating his constitutional rights.

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