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Contest: What Do We Call The FBI Domestic Not-Spying Spying Program?

The New York Times reports today that the FBI has instituted a newly expanded program in which their agents spy, often covertly, on American people and groups who are suspected of no crime whatsoever. Rather, people are targeted by the FBI for surveillance on the basis of their political opinions, their religion, and/or their race. […]

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, […]

Why Collect Weapons?

Mechanicville, New York starts up another Arms Fair on Halloween. Children under 4 get free attendance to the fair. […]

Top Ten Tom Tancredo Talk Topics

Say that five times fast.

2008 Republican Presidential Candidate and former Congressman Tom Tancredo will be an invited speaker at the 2009 Constitution Party national committee meeting on October 23, 2009. Former Representative Tancredo has just started working on his speech, so we can’t say for sure what will come out of his mouth, but […]

On Police Cameras and Satellites Spying On Us

The spy satellite operations of the National Applications Office place each and every one of us in a panopticon, a virtual prison in which we are treated as criminally suspect, and under constant threat of surveillance, though we’ll never really know whether we’re being spied upon at all. Conditions like this are corrosive to a free society, and so, although it’s created with the of excuse of a need for security, the National Application Office’s panopticon nation is itself the source of a systematic American insecurity. […]

Military Satellite Spying on the American People Judged OK by… Defense Contractors

If you want to understand how military spy satellites could possibly be deployed to conduct surveillance on the American people, in violation of Posse Comitatus prohibitions of military deployment in the United States, without the judicial warrants guaranteed by the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, ask yourself: who made it possible?

The path to military […]

Rep. Carson Joins Call for Congressional Torture and Wiretap Inquiry

This week, Rep. AndrĂ© Carson of Indiana added his name to the growing list of members of the House of Representatives who formally support H.R. 104, John Conyers’ bill to establish an independent investigative commission, complete with subpoena power, to look into the torture, extraordinary rendition and surveillance without warrants that took place during the […]

Mary Jo Kilroy: No Communication on Policy, Prompt Communication on Fundraising

You may recall that starting last year and continuing this spring, I’ve asked you to contact your members of Congress in order to find out their position regarding warrantless surveillance under the FISA Amendments Act and to nudge them toward taking action to reform FISA law. If you haven’t done so already, please read up […]

Act! Tell Your Member of Congress to Cosponsor H.R. 104, the Bill to Kick-Start a Torture and Surveillance Commission

Since George W. Bush left office, information has emerged to blow the Bush lie that “we do not torture” out of the water, replacing it with the uncomfortable count of hundreds of instances of U.S. torture and the hint that still more instances of torture remain hidden from the public. Torture and conspiracy to commit […]

Obama Faith Based Disaster

Obama seems to think that he can use government power to juggle the favor of religious groups to his political advantage. That’s a dangerous game, and so far, Obama’s performance it looks like a disaster. […]