In the very near future, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to release what could be a major landmark ruling on same-sex marriage. But it may be much more than that. The ruling may also address key questions of constitutional interpretation, state vs. federal authority, and the meaning of the term "rule of law."
With a call for “open rebellion” against the program, Senator Rand Paul held the Senate floor for ten-and-a-half hours Wednesday in opposition to extending provisions of the Patriot Act.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Maryland tax that ultimately double-taxed its residents for income earned in other states. Fox News reports that the ruling is likely to cost Maryland, and any other states with similar policies, hundreds of millions of dollars.
Civil asset forfeiture is a disrespect by the government for private property, flipping the burden of proof from the government to the person accused of a crime.
With the Obama administration-backed “net neutrality” takeover of Internet infrastructure paving the way, federal bureaucrats may seek to regulate the content of websites such as the Drudge Report. That is the warning of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai, who cautioned in various interviews and talks this month that another Washington, D.C., bureaucracy — the Federal Election Commission — needs to be watched closely lest the government “impulse” to regulate online speech be acted upon. The United Nations and various UN member regimes hope to censor and tax the Internet, too.
Ends and means have gotten confused with the pressure to pass national concealed carry reciprocity laws, which would expand the power of the federal government over the states.
Modeled after the deceptive, open-ended process of the European Union, the ObamaTrade TTIP and TPP would initiate an ongoing demolition of American sovereignty and the step-by-step integration of the U.S. with our Atlantic and Pacific “partners.”
Some say the Freedom Act is serving nicely as a distraction from the Surveillance State Repeal Act, which has real teeth.
It appears that the genie is out of the bottle, as states' nullification efforts continue to gain momentum as Minnesota nullifies FDA restrictions.
The Department of Homeland Security, the IRS, and debt collectors are fighting to expand the use of license plate tracking devices.