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Capitol Hill Update, 22 July, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 22 July, 2013

Capitol Hill Update, 22 July, 2013House & Senate/Schedule: Both chambers are in session this week, and will remain so until August 2nd.

07/22/2013
The Other First Amendment Attack - Bible Studies
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The Other First Amendment Attack - Bible Studies

My Dad always told me everything is legal as long as you pay for it. Meaning of course, once you've paid for a permit you're exempt from laws those without a permit are bound to. Over the past few years, there have been numerous incidents of local governments harassing Bible study leaders who dare to host regular Bible studies in their homes. 

07/18/2013
A Third of Americans Not So Sure About the First Amendment
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A Third of Americans Not So Sure About the First Amendment

Abraham Lincoln warned us that "America will never be destroyed from the outside.

07/18/2013
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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: The TSA’s Misapplication of the Precautionary Principle

In the wake of tragedy of 9-11, the American people feared terrorists would take away their freedom. The greatest threat to freedom was the voluntary surrender of freedom for the sake of government-provided “protection”. This “precautionary principle” has been used by Big Brother to say “governments should implement regulatory measures to prevent or restrict actions that raise even conjectural threats of harm to human[s].” In essence, this principle claims overprotection causes little to no harm.

07/18/2013
TSA Searched Vehicles Without Consent
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TSA Searched Vehicles Without Consent

Tapping the News--Civil Libertieis--July 18 The TSA searched car and only left any FYI note

07/18/2013
Nothing to Hide, Something to Fear
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Nothing to Hide, Something to Fear

Washington doesn’t have the right answers because they ask the wrong questions. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) last month demonstrated a lack of understanding of America’s constitutionally protected rights when he nonchalantly explained he is “glad” that the government was spying upon Americans. Graham explained that if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. However, the American people have a lot to fear from politicians ask who defend tyranny above the right of the people.

07/16/2013
Paul Krugman Understands the NSA, Why Don't You?
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Paul Krugman Understands the NSA, Why Don't You?

The scope of NSA spying is broader than anyone would have ever believed and the limits on the agency are more secretive and insubstantial than anyone could have ever feared. 

07/16/2013
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How the Surveillance State Threatens the ‘Law-Abiding’ Citizen

The startling realization that the NSA has been spying on American citizens is often met with the excuse “I have nothing to hide, why should I worry?” and is subsequently ignored.  There are many strong arguments as to why you should care: privacy should be valued for its own sake, large bureaucratic apparatuses have proven to be untrustworthy, and sweeping domestic surveillance invites ‘Big Brother’ into our society. The strongest argument though, is to point out that now or in the future you may indeed have something to hide and not even know it.

07/15/2013
Get Your Hands Out of My Purse, TSA
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Get Your Hands Out of My Purse, TSA

I suppose I should preface this by saying that I travel quite regularly. Spending time in airports, dealing with security and all the annoyances that come with modern day air travel are not Johnny-come-to-town occurances for this bright-eyed, redheaded gal. Sadly, I'm used to random bag searches at the TSA screening posts and the occasional blue-gloved molestation all in the name of "safety".

07/15/2013
The FreedomCast - Episode 56 - Brad Thor, the Federal Reserve and Taking Back the GOP
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The FreedomCast - Episode 56 - Brad Thor, the Federal Reserve and Taking Back the GOP

On today’s edition of The FreedomCast, best selling author Brad Thor joins me to discuss his new book “Hidden Order,” how life imitates art, especially when it comes to his all too factual spy novels, an

07/15/2013

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