When the Department of Homeland Security illegally seized notes from Washington Times reporter Audrey Hudson in 2013, the Times and the reporter took the DHS to court. A settlement has now been reached that includes a review of training for the DHS’ Coast Guard criminal investigators.
Privacy advocates are concerned about changes to forms for firearm purchases that pose questions about the buyer’s race and ethnicity. Fox News reports, “Form 4473, required for an over-the-counter sale by a federally-licensed dealer, now asks first whether a buyer is Hispanic or Non-Hispanic, followed by a question delving into more detailed race-based information.”
The federal regulatory bureaucracy is rapidly destroying the constitutional limitations and protections that made America the shining beacon it once was.
Despite American intelligence services declaring that ISIS poses no immediate threat to America, President Obama plans to scale up the war against ISIS without proper authorization.
Despite not having even a smidgen of constitutionally required congressional approval to wage war, Obama announced on September 10 that he would be launching even more military attacks in the Middle East. Under the guise of attacking the “Islamic State” — a terrorist group his administration literally built up in the first place — the president plans to arm more jihadists and put more American lives at risk, all on his own. Some U.S. lawmakers faithful to their oath of office, though, are speaking out, calling on the president to obey his own oath to the Constitution and obtain necessary authority from Congress prior to waging even more war.
The irony here is most satisfying: The flag that for generations symbolized dissatisfaction with government overreach triggered the move by the city to rewrite its code.
Created to bring about an Article V convention, the predominantly Republican Assembly of State Legislatures drew Democrats to its second meeting and vowed to attract even more.