Arizona congressional candidate Ron Barber on how the personal liberty guaranteed by the Bill of Rights is bigger than just the Second Amendment: Some politicians just say they support the Second Amendment, but I support all of them. Our constitution lays out our freedoms, and
This inversion in the political culture of the United States is happening at a time when the technology for the creation of a security state has been developed beyond our ancestors’ capacity for imagination. The FISA Amendments Act and the Patriot Act have resulted in the creation of a ubiquitous surveillance system far more powerful than what George Orwell anticipated in 1948.
Bloggers like PatriotFreedom may insist that “America is a Religious Nation,” but the bare facts suggest otherwise. According to data collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, from 2000 to 2010 the number of congregants affiliated with American churches, mosques, synagogues and
Once every ten years, the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies conducts a census, contacting the heads of all religious congregations in the United States and asking them to indicate how many people are members of their congregations. In any area, the number of
“Freedom is secured not by the fulfillment of one’s desires, but by the removal of desire.” – Epictetus What’s the point of freedom, if you don’t want to do anything with it?
Is the Democratic Party the party of civil liberty? Not anymore. Not if you judge by congressional Democrats’ action this past week in overwhelmingly passing H.R. 347, a bill that makes it a federal crime punishable by a year in jail to peacefully, non-violently protest
Tea Party Caucus members declare themselves to be Defenders of the Constitution. But when Americans’ 5th and 6th Amendment constitutional rights were on the line, how did the Tea Party Caucus actually vote? Read on to find out.
Journalist Ryan Devereaux of the radio news show Democracy Now! has been reporting on the forcible clearing and trashing of the occupation of Zuccotti Park early this morning in New York City. According to Devereaux, the NYPD not only has been denying Americans their right
At Left is Not a Four Letter Word, Damen reacts against that old line, “If you’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve got nothing to hide”: This is a phrase that has irritated the holy shit out of me for a very, very long time. Any time
And I remember when they used to mock France. This item comes from the network that holds a daily show called “Freedom Watch,” on April 13 2011: France is brave and right to ban the burqa. There is no reason for a modern Western country
15 Members of the U.S. Senate have a verifiable connection to the Tea Party, gaining a campaign boost by participating in the Tea Party Caucus or getting an endorsement from Tea Party Express or FreedomWorks in the 2010 elections. Each of these organizations has made