surveillance state

War on Voter ID Laws Rages On

John Hayward, Human Events

The Surveillance State is cheerfully amassing terabytes of information on every American, but we still indulge the pretense that properly identifying voters is a huge task, undertaken only by racists. Ballot protection is an area where “progressives” don’t seem very interested in progress.

Rand Paul Fights for Us Non-Terrorist Americans

We applaud Senator Rand Paul, Matt Kibbe, and lead attorney Ken Cuccinelli for standing-up for us non-terrorist Americans, and we are especially grateful that they weren’t turned from this path by President Obama’s recent announcement of a series of phony NSA “reforms.”

Paul: Hillary's A Big Proponent of the Surveillance State

Brendan Sasso, National Journal

Sen. Rand Paul offered a possible preview of the 2016 presidential campaign. He argued that the GOP could win over young voters and independents by opposing the NSA's surveillance powers, and took a swipe at possible Dem. candidate Hillary Clinton.

The Navy Yard Shootings: The Surveillance State Fails Again

Rather than start with the premise that Americans need less freedom to be safe, if President Obama and Senator Diane Feinstein really plan on “investigating thoroughly” what happened at the Navy Yard, they should start by admitting that while the government is looking at everything and everyone it is apparently seeing nothing.

Let's Thank Patriot Act Author Jim Sensenbrenner for Joining the Fight Against the Surveillance State

Constitutional conservatives need every ally we can find if we are to reestablish respect for the Constitution in the federal bureaucracy and stop the growth of the surveillance state. Jim Sensenbrenner, author of the Patriot Act, is a powerful ally who should be welcomed to the fight.

48 Alarming Facts That Tell Us America Has Become a Gigantic Prison: Facts 37 to 48

In the fourth and final part his series on the Obama surveillance state, writer Ben Hart details the final 11 of the 48 facts he has compiled to support his contention that America has become a gigantic prison. Hart describes the “soft tyranny” of the Obama security and surveillance state and how the Obama administration is colluding with some of the world’s largest corporations and using the power of the federal government's IRS and other agencies to develop most sophisticated mass-control tools ever devised — that become more sophisticated every day. Of course, a “soft tyranny” can quickly become a hard tyranny . . . and usually does.

48 Alarming Facts That Tell Us America Has Become a Gigantic Prison: Facts 23 to 36

The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878  forbids the use of military force against American citizens. But the police in America today have become increasingly militarized, equipped now with “shock and awe” military-style weapons. The FBI admits to using drones over America and in 2010 the Department of Homeland Security announced that it plans to use armed drones inside America’s borders to "immobilize" Targets of Interest.