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In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t Amount to Much

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute May 5, 2015   In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t Amount to Much     Police officers are more likely to be struck by lightning than be held financially accountable for their actions.—Law professor Joanna C. Schwartz (paraphrased) “In a democratic society,” observed Oakland police chief […]

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VA Sending Veterans’ Mental Health Information to the FBI to Aid Gun Restrictions

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute April 22, 2015   VA Sending Veterans’ Mental Health Information to the FBI to Aid Gun Restrictions     A February 2012 memorandum of understanding between the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) lays out a process pursuant to which the […]


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Water Wars Loom Over California As Farmers Lose Thousands of Jobs: “Wrestling Match Over Who Gets the Water”

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com March 26, 2015   Water Wars Loom Over California As Farmers Lose Thousands of Jobs: “Wrestling Match Over Who Gets the Water”     The announcement that California is rapidly running out of water has put new pressure on our most precious resource that could, in turn, force increased prices and shut […]


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Judge Napolitano on Self-Ownership and ‘National Defense’

By David Gordon Mises.org March 24, 2015   Judge Napolitano on Self-Ownership and ‘National Defense’   [Excerpted from The Austrian.] Readers of Judge Napolitano’s outstanding book will at once be struck by its unusual title. What is the “suicide pact” referred to there? The phrase occurs in a famous dissenting opinion by Justice Robert Jackson. […]


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FBI Plan to Expand Hacking Powers Moves Forward

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams March 17, 2015   FBI Plan to Expand Hacking Powers Moves Forward Justice Department dismisses concerns over privacy and other rights     A judiciary panel on Monday quietly approved a rule change that would increase the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s surveillance powers, despite concerns over privacy and constitutional rights. […]