Posts Tagged ‘ freedom ’

GOP-controlled Congress dismantles the 4th Amendment

December 15, 2014
By
Snooperman NSA

While John Boehner’s budget disaster made all of the headlines last week, he and his Washington-insider buddies were busy dismantling the Constitution–specifically that pesky part that deals with the right of Americans to be free from unreasonable search and seizure (the Fourth Amendment)–granting the National Security Agency broad new powers to collect phone and email communications from anyone they feel like without a warrant. They can share the data with the FBI and foreign governments. They can also keep these records indefinitely. According to Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), the bill “grants the executive branch virtually unlimited access to the communications of every American.” Let’s…

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Alabama senator calls for government-licensed press

December 10, 2014
By
Media Liberated by Red Army

Adelbert C. “Del” Marsh, a Republican who refers to himself as a “conservative champion,” is a member of Alabama’s state Senate. He’s also an individual who apparently feels that the constitutional protections of our freedom of speech and freedom of the press should no longer apply if you are someone who covers Alabama politics. In a recent editorial to the Montgomery Advertiser, Mr. Marsh called for government bureaucrats to be given the authority to “license” journalists who cover local politics in order to protect citizens—read politicians—from “shady, fly-by-night websites offering purposely skewed and inaccurate interpretations of hard news.” “I recently asked…

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Judge chooses NSA over the Constitution

December 8, 2014
By
Fourth Amendment poster

On the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I took a lot of flak from many of my readers for an article I wrote stating the following: As we approach another anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place in New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001, we are reminded of many things. We remember the thousands of innocent lives that were lost and the billions of dollars lost in economic damage. As great and tragic as these losses were, there was another loss that is proving to be the greatest loss of all. Because it was…

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September 11, 2001 – The day liberty died

September 10, 2014
By
rip-freedom

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness – Declaration of Independence __________________________________________ As we approach another anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place in New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001, we are reminded of many things. We remember the thousands of innocent lives that were lost and the billions of dollars lost in economic damage. As great and tragic as these losses were, there was another loss that is proving…

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Losing Nakiska, but not the lessons he taught me

January 30, 2014
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Losing Nakiska, but not the lessons he taught me

We have been a little out of the routine around here this week. The reason is because I’m losing my buddy, Nakiska, to a long battle with cancer. Back in October, 2013, I posted a tribute to my baby girl, Sitka, after  I had to have her euthanized due to a sudden and untimely attack from a brain tumor. The lessons I learned from having her in my life inspired me to wonder why politicians in Washington couldn’t be more like her. To say I miss her would be an understatement. Now comes this week, when I am forced to make the same decision…

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