On this day, 226 years ago, 39 of the original 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document they’d been debating during the summer of 1787.

These men represented many vocations and many political philosophies. Although they often disagreed on fundamental matters of how to establish a perpetual republican form of government, there was not a single man among them who would have remained a day at that august gathering had they known that the government they were creating would have become the most serious threat to the liberty it was meant to protect.

 

Using a $300,000 Homeland Security grant, the financially strapped Las Vegas Police Department installed 37 surveillance cameras along the Strip.

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is hearing arguments on the Federal Communications Commission’s Internet access rules that prohibit cable and telecom carriers from blocking websites, even those that compete with their own Internet businesses. The judges on the Court of Appeals appeared skeptical of the increased regulations on broadband providers.

In a 2011 FISC decision, restrictions of the power of the NSA to conduct warrantless surveillance of Americans were removed at the behest of the Obama administration.

Despite incessant claims from the Obama administration and lawless-government apologists, newly unveiled official documents show that spying on Americans’ phone records goes way beyond supposed “national security” concerns and the NSA programs leaked by Edward Snowden. In fact, according to a law-enforcement presentation obtained by the New York Times, drug-prohibition enforcers at all levels of government have been working with AT&T since at least 2007 in a much more extensive espionage scandal that is attracting furious criticism from across the political spectrum.

 

 

 

 

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