Fourth Amendment


‘We the Prisoners’: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

‘We the Prisoners’: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 30, 2016     “Our carceral state banishes American citizens to a gray wasteland far beyond the promises and protections the government grants its other citizens… When the doors finally close and one finds oneself facing banishment to the carceral state—the years, the walls, the rules, the […]


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 […]

There Will Be No Second American Revolution: The Futility of an Armed Revolt

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The Spy in Your Pocket

By Nicole Kardell and Joseph S. Diedrich Foundation for Economic Education July 21, 2015   The Spy in Your Pocket How a Federal Court Skirted the Fourth Amendment and Dealt a Blow to Privacy     Does the government need a search warrant to know where you’ve been? Not if your cell phone provider knows. […]


USA FREEDOM Act: Just Another Word for Lost Liberty

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute May 4, 2015     USA FREEDOM Act: Just Another Word for Lost Liberty   Apologists for the National Security Agency (NSA) point to the arrest of David Coleman Headley as an example of how warrantless mass surveillance is necessary to catch terrorists. Headley played a major role in […]

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The State Is Spying On You Right Now. Where’s The Outrage?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org March 29, 2015 Guest Column by Judge Andrew Napolitano   Judge Andrew Napolitano is one of the brave voices of our time. He asks us a Question:   The State Is Spying On You Right Now. Where’s The Outrage?   Here is a short pop quiz: When […]


Forced Blood Draws, DNA Collection and Biometric Scans: What Country Is This?

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute February 24, 2015   Forced Blood Draws, DNA Collection and Biometric Scans: What Country Is This?     “The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the […]

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To Stop Tracking of Car Movements, States Can End License Plate Requirement

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute January 30, 2015   To Stop Tracking of Car Movements, States Can End License Plate Requirement     Despite Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) of the Senate Judiciary Committee expressing concern about the US government using a license plate tracking system to monitor vehicle […]


Ignorance Is No Excuse for Wrongdoing, Unless You’re a Cop 1

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 16, 2014   Ignorance Is No Excuse for Wrongdoing, Unless You’re a Cop   “[I]f the individual is no longer to be sovereign, if the police can pick him up whenever they do not like the cut of his jib, if they can ‘seize’ and ‘search’ him […]

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Murray Sabrin Issues Statement on “Double-Dealer” Diane Feinstein

  Source: http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com By Robert Wenzel Murray Sabrin Issues Statement on “Double-Dealer” Diane Feinstein   The Murray Sabrin campaign has issued the following statement, following news that the CIA has been spying on Congress. For Dianne Feinstein and constitutionally protected civil liberties, what’s good for the goose is a violation of the gander’s rights, says […]


Tennessee Introduces Anti-NSA Legislation

  Source: http://www.dcclothesline.com By Tim Brown Tennessee Introduces Anti-NSA Legislation     The Volunteer State is on a roll. Siding with eight other states, Tennessee has introduced a bill to attempt to keep the National Security Agency out of its state. The legislation targets NSA warrantless data gathering in violation of the Fourth Amendment. State […]

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Judge Andrew Napolitano Explains Court Ruling on NSA, Describes Conspiracy Against US Constitution

  Source: http://ronpaulinstitute.org By Adam Dick Judge Andrew Napolitano Explains Court Ruling on NSA, Describes Conspiracy Against US Constitution   In interviews Monday and Tuesday, Judge Andrew Napolitano explains the Monday United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruling that certain US National Security Agency mass spying activities are “almost certainly unconstitutional”—a ruling […]


This is What Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Thinks About Your Privacy Rights…

  Source: http://libertyblitzkrieg.com By Michael Krieger This is What Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Thinks About Your Privacy Rights…   Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke yesterday at the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) Titans breakfast gathering in McLean, Virginia. He discussed the fact that prior to a Supreme Court decision in 1967, there were no constitutional […]