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Barack Obama and Benjamin Franklin: The Choice

Barack Obama said it recently:

Barack Obama discussed the idea of that choice in pledges he made in 2007 and then in 2008. As a candidate, many years closer to the attacks of September 11 2001, Barack Obama told us that we should reject the urge to choose between security and liberty:

As […]

Foods are Proof that God Wants Us to Be… What?

If you ever visit the historical sites of Boston or Philadelphia, you’ll notice t-shirts and buttons for sale at just about every available souvenir stand, referencing Benjamin Franklin’s quote, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Made by historically-minded Guatemalan and Chinese sweatshop workers, these pieces of swag offer […]

Abdulmutallab Attack Proves FISA Spying Can’t Guarantee Safety

Given that the surveillance networks set up by the FISA Amendments Act are as incompetent at antiterrorism as Abdulmutallab is as terrorism, why can’t we just shut down Big Brother and go back to living in liberty? […]

FBI General Counsel: Constitution and Bill of Rights “Seriously Miss the Mark”

Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, […]

FBI General Counsel: Constitution and Bill of Rights "Seriously Miss the Mark"

Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, […]

Whipping Benjamin Franklin

Do you agree with Benjamin Franklin’s aphorism on the benefits of whipping? […]

The Ballad of Rod Blagojevich (Music Video Minute)

To the tune of “They’re Always in the Way” (aka “Father’s Whiskers”):

My name is Rodney Blago I head up Illinois I don’t mind all the power But the laws get me annoyed

Oh, they’re always in the way And only chumps obey Those laws I skirt They really hurt They’re always in the […]