Showing posts with label Fourth Amendment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fourth Amendment. Show all posts

September 11, 2018


Andrew Napolitano: Kavanaugh is an enemy of the 4th Amendment

fromMises: Another police state advocate rises to power. Supreme Court Justices are supposed to interpret the Constitution, not determine which parts don't matter! 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

A mathematician says activists made his paper disappear because its findings offended them

fromReason: Truth is officially politically incorrect. At behest of a feminist professor, an academic journal's board reportedly threatened to "harass the journal until it died."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Paul Harvey - How Government Got Bigger and Citizens Got Littler

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Do you wonder how government transmogrified from servant to master? The means politicians have used to transfer power and control away from individual citizens to the ruling class. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       The Government is Not Us

Walter E Williams: It's our Constitution -- not Kavanaugh

fromCreators: Those Americans rallying against Kavanaugh's confirmation are really against the U.S. Constitution rather than the man. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

John Stossel: Judging Kavanaugh

fromCreators: conservatives have more reason to be happy than libertarians.. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      

VIDEO: Corruption@FBI - A Kangaroo Court Called FISA

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: We have now learned that the FISA Court is not a judicial review in any real sense but rather a glorified government rubber stamp. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption       The Government is Not Us

August 1, 2018


Supreme Court essentially nullifies 4th Amendment by denying Ross Ulbricht’s petition

fromFreeThoughtProject: The court's refusal to review Ulbricht's case—in spite of the alleged evidence to convict him being obtained without a warrant—shows the Fourth Amendment has been rendered impotent.  
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process       The Government is Not Us

FDA may soon allow MDMA prescriptions for PTSD

fromReason: MDMA, which was banned by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1985, could be available by prescription as soon as 2021.  
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

TSA's 'Quiet Skies' program raises legal and civil liberty questions

fromNBCNews: "We certainly need to have more information, but I think the concerns that they are profiling are pretty high," said one national security expert.  
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Walter E Williams: Some ideas to think about

fromTheBostonGlobe: A big, powerful government tends to draw into it people who think they know more than everyone else and have little hesitance in coercing their fellow man.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson: The Crushing Student Debt Bubble

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From Tucker Carlson Tonight, Lenore Hawkins (Tematica Research) joins Tucker to discuss the student debt crisis, America’s ticking time bomb.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

If ObamaCare is an economic time bomb, Medicare for All would be a nuclear explosion

fromFoxNews: The so-called Medicare for All plan on which 60 Democrats are campaigning for Congress this year would cost $32 trillion over ten years.  
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

March 29, 2016

A new backdoor around the Fourth Amendment: The CLOUD Act

fromEFF: Government's latest scheme to violate your privacy. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make       The Government is Not Us

Walter E Williams: How Ignorant We Are

fromCreators: The worst kind of ignorance is not knowing just how ignorant we are. That leads to the devastating pretense of knowledge that's part and parcel of the vision of intellectual elites and politicians. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Immigration and Diversity

fromLibertyPen: The legendary economist and historian shares his insights on immigration policy as well as the value of diversity. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

John Stossel: The Red Pill

fromCreators: In the movie "The Matrix," swallowing a red pill reveals the truth, while downing a blue pill leaves you trapped in illusion. Today, "taking the red pill" means seeing the lies of mainstream media. 
Media Bias on Parade     Indoctrination and Censorship

Cop charged for shooting 9yo girl in the head as he tried to kill her tiny dog in room full of kids

fromTheDailyMail: What makes this a story is that the officer was charged. Betts becomes the first cop in decades to be charged in an on-duty shooting that resulted in an injury or death. 
Police State America     The Government is Not Us

'Facebook will NEVER sell your information without consent': Mark Zuckerberg's claim in a 2009 interview

fromTheDailyMail: Video footage of the conversation was posted to Twitter by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. No wonder he has political aspirations. He's a natural born liar.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

February 24, 2018


Should teachers be armed?

fromLewRockwell: Government is the last place one should look for deciding how to protect school children, how to run schools, how to run police and how to produce law enforcement for its citizens.
2nd Amendment Assaults      The Government is Not Us

Police announce program to Illegally stop people for ‘SAFE driving

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: Safe driving is now a reason for police to pull you over, check the inside of your car, demand your papers, and stomp what is left of the 4th Amendment into the ground.
Police State America

Idaho is ignoring Obamacare rules. That could set off a free market chain reaction.

fromVox: Forget Obamacare's tyrannical dictates. Blue Cross of Idaho said it hopes to start selling noncompliant plans by early March.
Regulation Nation      Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

A high school student faces expulsion for noticing the square root symbol looks like a gun

fromReason: No adults seem embarrassed by this reaction. They should be.
2nd Amendment Assaults      Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - Johnny Carson Interview 1967

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From 51 years ago, a classic interview with Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand.
The Government is Not Us     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery   Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

“Cash must not be made the scapegoat”

fromWolfStreet: A rare defense of physical money by an ECB Board Member. “Protection of privacy matters to all of us. Privacy protects people from the risk of a surveillance state and thought police,” he said.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market      The Government is Not Us

January 26, 2018


How the government is gutting the right to trial by jury

fromReason: What the 2nd Circuit’s opinion in U.S. v. Tigano reveals about the state of our criminal justice system
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Andrew Napolitano: A conspiracy of silence assaults privacy

fromCreators: This marks a public policy determination that the Constitution can be ignored or evaded by majority consent whenever it poses an obstacle to the government's purposes.
The Government is Not Us    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

VIDEO: Harry Browne - Eliminate Federal Welfare

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Author, financial expert and former presidential candidate Harry Browne contends that redistribution of income is not a proper role for the federal government.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Author, financial expert and former presidential candidate Harry Browne contends that redistribution of income is not a proper role for the federal government.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market    The Pursuit of Happiness

NBA pushes for legal sports gambling nationwide and a cut of the action

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Author, financial expert and former presidential candidate Harry Browne contends that redistribution of income is not a proper role for the federal government.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Busybodies minding your own business: California may label coffee a cancer risk

fromCirca.com: A judge will decide whether coffee should be labeled as carcinogenic under a three-decade old law which is meant to warn Californians about potential harms.
Regulation Nation

fromCreators: Judge Andrew Napolitano asks whatever happened to the public promise to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution as it is written?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromRutherfordInstitute: A 26-year-old man was gunned down by police who banged on the wrong door , failed to identify themselves and then repeatedly shot and killed the innocent homeowner who answered the door while holding a gun in self-defense, but the justices of the high court refused to intervene to address police misconduct.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

fromProjectVeritas: Former Twitter software engineer Abhinav Vadrevu on shadow banning: “they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it”.
Indoctrination and Censorship

fromCreators: When health totalitarians make suggestions, leftist politicians jump.
Regulation Nation

fromYouTube: In praise of the 5th Amendment right not to be a witness against yourself.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle     Police State America

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: In addition to putting dent in failed 'War on Drugs,' legalization could put hundreds of thousands of people to work and generate billions in revenue.

September 15, 2017


230 years after the Constitution, we’re walking a dangerous road 

from The Rutherford Institute: A look at what it means to live under the Constitution today.
The Government is Not Us

🎬  Walter E Williams - What is a Right? 

from LibertyPen: There are many misconceptions about what constitutes a right. Professor Williams provides clarity.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Court lets DEA keep evidence from warrantless search 

from TechDirt: The government's lawyers with robes conveniently decided that possible cause is just as good as probable cause. The state may do as it pleases. The Constitutional protections of the Fourth Amendment are now officially gutted.
The Government is Not Us

A case against the minimum wage 

from Forbes: The case AGAINST minimum wage is the case FOR economic liberty. Supporters focus only on the beneficiaries without regard to those shut out of the job market each time the entry bar is raised.
Regulation Nation

What does child porn smell like? DHS is training dogs to sniff it out 

from ReasonTV: This may not qualify as politically correct, but it is hard to contest this being filed under other nitwittery.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Permanent reauthorization of Section 702 of FISA 'borders on insanity' 

from The Caldwell County News: The This would be a final and permanent nail in the coffin for the Fourth Amendment.
Say goodbye to the notion of the "sovereign citizen".
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

When Can The Police Search Your Cellphone?

by Julie Johnson.    Can an officer search your cellphone call log or text records to discover how you were using your phone? Absolutely. With a search warrant. Or when a phone’s owner gives an officer permission. Otherwise, an officer generally cannot search through a phone’s data, not even during an arrest, because of a 2014 decision by the U.S.  ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: What Rand Paul Brought To The Race

The fate of the only small government candidate.  During the last Republican presidential debate in which he participated, Rand Paul condemned the National Security Agency's mass collection of Americans' telephone records, cautioned against reckless intervention in Syria's civil war, and declared that a "true fiscal conservative" must "look   ... MORE

What Are My Rights If The Police Want To Search My Car?

Just say no.   Police are only allowed to search your vehicle under very limited circumstances.   However, too many consent to incriminating searches because they do not know they can refuse or they feel intimidated. This information about police and vehicle searches can help you if you face one of these encounters.  It cannot be          ... MORE

VIDEO: Why NSA Spying Is Unconstitutional

High Court To Take Up Warrantless Alcohol Testing

by Sam Hananel.   The Fourth Amendment to have its day in court. The Supreme Court will decide whether states can criminalize a driver's refusal to take an alcohol test even if police have not obtained a search warrant. The justices on Friday agreed to hear three cases challenging laws in Minnesota and North Dakota that make it a crime for people   ... MORE

Cutting Constitutional Corners Won't Stop Terrorism

by Andrew Napolitano.         If you were looking for a needle in a haystack, simple logic would tell you that the smaller the haystack the likelier you are to find the needle. Except for the government. Since Edward Snowden revealed the federal government's unlawful and unconstitutional use of federal statutes to justify spying on all  ... MORE

Ed Krayweski: Man Slams The Door On Cops Who Had No Warrant, Then Cops Break His Door Down And Kill Him

More from the American gestapo.   An unknown number of sheriff's deputies showed up at the trailer where John Livingston and Clayton Carroll lived at 3:30 a.m., looking for someone as part of an unspecified "assault investigation." The cops were apparently told the person they were looking for no longer lived there. According to Carroll,   ... MORE

Police State America: NJ Supreme Court Overrules Fourth Amendment - No Warrants Necessary To Search Vehicles

by Joe Gullo.   Why citizens need to understand jury nullification. New Jersey Supreme Court ruling will allow police to search a vehicle without a warrant. According to the ruling, warrantless searches of vehicles can only be done when police have probable cause to believe the vehicle contains contraband or evidence and the circumstances give rise to        ... MORE