civil liberties


Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore’s “Incomprehensible” Police Spying

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams August 25, 2016   Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore’s “Incomprehensible” Police Spying ‘The surveillance program itself is a privacy nightmare come to life and precisely what we have warned against for years,’ civil liberties group says     Revelations that Baltimore police are spying on residents from the air—which the department […]

Rights Advocates Slam Baltimore's "Incomprehensible" Police Spying

McCain's Nightmare - Dr. Kelli Ward For US Senate

McCain’s Nightmare – Dr. Kelli Ward For US Senate

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute August 5, 2016   McCain’s Nightmare – Dr. Kelli Ward For US Senate     When she fired back at Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the policies he has supported directly led to the rise of ISIS, Senate hopeful Dr. Kelli Ward set off alarm bells in interventionist circles. […]


Meet the Senators Who Earlier Today Voted to Destroy Your Civil Liberties

By Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg June 22, 2016   Meet the Senators Who Earlier Today Voted to Destroy Your Civil Liberties     Yesterday, I published a post warning about an amendment to be put up for a vote in the U.S. Senate that would severely harm the civil liberties of American citizens. I was very […]

Meet the Senators Who Earlier Today Voted to Destroy Your Civil Liberties

Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI 'Sprawling' Hacking Powers

Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI ‘Sprawling’ Hacking Powers

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams April 30, 2016   Supreme Court Quietly Approves Rule to Give FBI ‘Sprawling’ Hacking Powers Absent action by Congress, the rule change will go into effect in December     The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a rule change that would allow a federal magistrate judge to issue […]


Does The United States Still Exist?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org March 29, 2016   Does The United States Still Exist? An address delivered to the Libertarian Party of Florida on March 23, 2016 in Destin, Florida     To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it […]

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Loretta Lynch and the Government War on Free Speech

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute March 14, 2016 Loretta Lynch and the Government War on Free Speech   During her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted that she asked the FBI to examine whether the federal government should take legal action against so-called climate change deniers. Attorney […]


ACLU Sounds Alarm as Obama Administration Plans Quiet NSA Expansion

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams February 27, 2016   ACLU Sounds Alarm as Obama Administration Plans Quiet NSA Expansion “Before we allow them to spread that information further in the government, we need to have a serious conversation about how to protect Americans’ information.”     Civil liberties advocates slammed reports on Friday that the […]

ACLU Sounds Alarm as Obama Administration Plans Quiet NSA Expansion

Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

What’s in Store for Our Freedoms in 2016? More of Everything We Don’t Want

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 30, 2015   What’s in Store for Our Freedoms in 2016? More of Everything We Don’t Want     “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 1 In Harold Ramis’ classic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, TV weatherman Phil Connors […]


To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute November 21, 2015 (First published November 16, 2015)   To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late   “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin “Voice or no voice, the people […]

Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

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Woodrow Wilson Was Our Worst President 6

By James Ostrowski LewRockwell.com November 21, 2015     [This is an excerpt from Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America (2014).  It appears in a section called “A Rogue’s Gallery of Progressives” along with articles on Lincoln, TR, FDR and LBJ] Woodrow Wilson was our worst president.  He did many of the things that […]


Is the Justice Department Finally Ready to Jail Corporate Criminals?

By Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg September 11, 2015   Is the Justice Department Finally Ready to Jail Corporate Criminals?     The single greatest travesty to afflict American society in the 21st century has been the abandonment of the rule of law and accountability. It’s worse than the attacks of 9/11 and the subsequent loss of privacy […]

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Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

The Raping of America: Mile Markers on the Road to Fascism

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute August 24, 2015   The Raping of America: Mile Markers on the Road to Fascism   “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”—Martin Luther King Jr. There’s an ill will blowing across the country. The economy is tanking. The people […]


For Immigration Answers, Look to Liberty

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute August 24, 2015     For Immigration Answers, Look to Liberty   What should be done with the estimated 15 million people living in the United States without the legal right to be here? It seems most politicians and many Americans come down on one or the other extreme. […]

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Jennifer Granick, addressing security professionals at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas on August 5, said "the Four Horsemen of the Infocalypse: terrorists, pedophiles, drug dealers, and money launderers" are allowing the government to push for even more regulation and control of the Internet. (Photo: Lily Hay Newman via Slate)

‘The Dream of Internet Freedom is Dying,’ Warns Top Civil Liberties Attorney

By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams August 7, 2015   ‘The Dream of Internet Freedom is Dying,’ Warns Top Civil Liberties Attorney In keynote address to Black Hat security conference, Jennifer Granick tells experts: ‘We need to get ready to smash the Internet apart to make something better.’     “The dream of Internet freedom is… […]


Ron Paul Plays Hardball

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute August 4, 2015   Ron Paul Plays Hardball   When are the neocons and the hawks going to stop getting us into more trouble, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews asked Ron Paul during an appearance on Hardball. “Well I wish they’d look at reason and look at what is happening,” replied […]

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