Friday saw an an opportunity to finally set things right by defunding the abusive NSA, Congress instead decided to continue with the same old unconstitutional arrangement. [...]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
Finally, the White House has officially admitted that the United States federal government purposefully tortured prisoners as part of its War On Terror.
Torturing prisoners is a federal crime. It’s unconstitutional, a violation of the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment in the Bill of Rights.
However, President Barack Obama doesn’t seem to think that [...]
There is no actual known plot to use hollowed-out electronic devices to smuggle bombs onto airplanes headed to the United States, Homeland Security Administration officials admit. Nonetheless, Homeland Security announced this weekend that it is implementing a draconian new policy against electronic devices. Any electronic device, such as a cell phone, tablet or laptop computer, [...]
As you’re probably aware, the Supreme Court has ruled that some American corporations are free to deny insurance coverage of contraceptive costs to their employees on religious grounds. Think about your opinion regarding this issue.
As you might also be aware, the Supreme Court has also ruled that American colleges and universities must accept military [...]
Patrick J. Conroy, the official high priest of the U.S. House of Representatives, prays to his god to preserve American freedom, but the first freedom of our Bill of Rights is the guarantee of the Separation of Church and State, of which Conroy’s position and Conroy’s government-established prayer is a flagrant violaton. [...]
Today, a coalition led by the Ex-Muslims of North America is organizing a day of protest against what it calls Twitter Theocracy.
Instead of standing up for free speech, Twitter has agreed to censor user accounts that the government of Pakistan regards as blasphemous. Twitter has issued statements that it’s preferable to comply with theocratic [...]
Secretary of State John Kerry calls Edward Snowden a “coward” for individually facing down the U.S. government in order to expose the unconstitutional regime of Big Brother spying against Americans set up under George W. Bush.
A coward? That’s not how they see things at Gimme Coffee, a small chain of cafes that has [...]
A funny thing happened to the USA Freedom Act on its way to passage: it was turned inside-out and upside-down.
Just how bad were changes to #USAFREEDOMAct? MAJORITY of 152 cosponsors voted NO. Roll call: http://t.co/2kaG5hrmw1
— Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) May 23, 2014
Rep. Justin Amash explains the turnabout in the legislation (HR 3361) [...]
No U.S. senator comes out of this vote looking good. The David Barron confirmation vote exposes the lot of them as opportunists who cannot be counted on to stand up for Americans’ legal rights when doing so interferes with their strategies for gathering political power. [...]
The vote by Bernard Sanders to confirm David Barron today supports such a fundamental violation of our civil liberties that it cannot be reasonably excused. Sanders helped put a man who has no respect for our constitutional rights into a high judicial position. If he did it as a Senator today, he would do it as President in 2017. [...]
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