Archive for the ‘Constitution’ Category

Today is the day we fight back . . . again

The Day We Fight Back

In January 2012, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, or PIPA) were defeated by the largest Internet protest in history. This legislation, if enacted, would have gone far beyond their stated intention and would have severely limited […]

The Fourth Amendment is on life support

The New York Times recently reported on the expansion by the TSA of passenger screening methods. The screening, which will take place before a passenger even arrives at the airport, will include information from a wide variety of government databases which can include things like tax records and whether or not you make your mortgage […]

How well do you know the U.S. Constitution?

U.S. Constitution

If you’re like me, you were too busy doodling on your notebook or passing notes to your friends during Civics or U.S. History class. Well, fortunately for us, there were people like the below gentleman who not only paid attention in class, but who also took it upon themselves to educate people like you and me […]

“Nothing to hide”

“I’ve got nothing to hide.” This is a phrase I’ve heard some use when referring to the increased reach into our lives by the Federal government through programs like the Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and through organizations such as the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). However, […]

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