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What Country Is This? Forced Blood Draws, Cavity Searches and Colonoscopies

Civil Rights |  | By: John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute |  “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 whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation Our ...Read More »

Trump Quietly Nominates Mass Surveillance Advocate To “Protect” Your Privacy Rights

Civil Rights |  | By: Casey Wedler,  Activist Post |  Though outrage over mass surveillance swept the United States after Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013, there is little discussion of these invasive practices just four years later. This apathy comes despite former President Barack Obama’s move to expand to information sharing between agencies just days before Trump took office and after ...Read More »

Militant Revolutionary Abolitionist Group Wants to “Expropriate” Your Property and Give It to Someone Who Deserves It (VIDEO)

Civil Rights |  | The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement is Antifa on steroids. An offshoot group that has popped up has a website with some pretty extreme ideas, including expropriation of property from their enemies. They’ve declared war against capitalism and the state, promoting “militant defense.” Their intro says: We situate our political movement in the context of the abolitionist struggle ...Read More »

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Revolt Against American Law - Full Frontal Attack on Law-abiding Americans! (VIDEO)

Civil Rights |  | “The Southern Poverty Law Center is attempting to change your reality into the reality that they want you to believe in.” (Isaiah 5:20) Finally. The Washington Times reports a conservative Christian media group has slapped the Southern Poverty Law Center with a defamation lawsuit after being listed alongside neo-Nazis and white supremacists on its “hate ...Read More »

The Court and your Castle

Civil Rights |  | Justifying the Glorious Revolution of 1688, John Locke advanced natural-rights theory of government. He argued that all just governments are founded on consent and are designed solely to protect people in their inherent rights to life, liberty, and property.  By “property,” Locke meant more than land and goods that could be sold, given away, or even ...Read More »

We Need To Pass ‘Stand Your Ground’ In Every State, Abolish The BATFE, And Repeal The Major Federal Gun Laws

Civil Rights |  | Throughout history, dictators and tyrants have always wanted to take guns away from the people. Hitler confiscated guns once he took power in Germany, Stalin confiscated guns in Soviet Russia, and Mao confiscated guns when the communists took power in China. An armed population is one of the cornerstones of a free society, and our ...Read More »

Accepting a Society of Government Tyranny

Civil Rights |  |   The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy. – Charles de Montesquieu Rational thinking and moral conduct are rare in a society that has no respect for other individuals or succumb to the dictates of an all powerful government. ...Read More »

Tyranny: It Pisses Me Off

Civil Rights |  | Tyranny is not a wholly definable condition. There are many forms of tyranny and many levels of control that exist in any one society at any given time. In fact, the most despicable forms of tyranny are often the most subtle; the kinds of tyranny in which the oppressed are deluded into thinking that because ...Read More »

First Amendment Victory: Third Circuit Rules Citizens and Journalists Have Right to Film/Record Police in Public

Civil Rights |  | (The Rutherford Institute) PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — In a victory for the First Amendment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that citizens and journalists have a right to record police in public without fear of retaliation. Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute had filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case arguing that ...Read More »

Freedom Is Not Necessarily The Absence Of Tyranny

Civil Rights |  | Is it true that freedom is an overly idealized concept? Perhaps, but it is one of the few concepts worthy of idealization. It is so worthy, that it is worth dying for. Since the dawn of recorded history human beings have fought and sacrificed to attain freedom. It is an inherent psychological construct. It is ...Read More »

Obamacare: It Is Illegal and Unconstitutional No Matter What They Re-Name it!

Civil Rights |  |   “The typical American voter is so stupid, his dog teaches him tricks.” –Jonathan Gruber architect of Romney-Obama-Care  The hot topic again this week coming from today’s conservatives is an attempt to get you caught up into a debate about what is illegal.  The GOP is attempting to appease the American voter with a change ...Read More »

Democrats Are Already Using The Shooting Of Steve Scalise To Call For More Gun Control

Civil Rights |  | The left never lets a good crisis go to waste. Within hours of the shooting of U.S. Representative Steve Scalise and other Republicans at a baseball field in Virginia, top Democrats were already calling for more gun control. Of course the shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, is from a state that already has some of the ...Read More »

Lynching Free Speech: The Intolerant State of America

Civil Rights |  | By: John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute |  “What are the defenders of free speech to do? The sad fact is that this fundamental freedom is on its heels across America. Politicians of both parties want to use the power of government to silence their foes. Some in the university community seek to drive it ...Read More »

Online Freedom: Are We Past the Point of No Return?

Civil Rights |  | By: Carla, therightsideoftruth.com |  Internet freedom is on the decline. It has been ever since companies began centralizing control over where users congregate, and things have only gotten worse with ever increasing government intervention. Some might see said claims as alarmist and will say things aren’t “that bad,” citing dictatorships such as North Korea as examples of ...Read More »

Police Now Routinely Crack and Extract All Phone Data from Arrestees

Civil Rights |  | By: Cory Doctorow, BOING BOING |  Muckrock filed Freedom of Information Requests with multiple US police forces to find out how they were using “mobile phone forensic extraction devices” — commercial devices that suck all the data out of peoples’ phones and make it available for offline browsing. They discovered that the practice of sucking up the entirety ...Read More »

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