NSA

Rep. Pete King: Paul’s Tactics Appeal to 'Lowest Common Denominator'

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Rep. Peter King (N.Y.), a senior Repub. member on the House Homeland Security Committee, blasted Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for using scare tactics in his opposition of national security programs.

Rand Paul: 4th Amendment As Vital As 2nd Amendment

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Speaking to a standing ovation at CPAC, Sen. Rand Paul said that the Fourth Amendment is as important as the Second Amendment in the fight for liberty and conservatives cannot forget that.

Congress Draws Criticism Over NSA Oversight

Darren Samuelsohn, Politico

Cries of lax Capitol Hill oversight are piling up as Snowden-inspired stories continue to explode in the media, casting doubt on whether the legislative watchdogs can be trusted to oversee nat'l security agencies that they’ve long defended.

Even Lawyers Protest NSA Spying

Julian Hattem, The Hill

Lawyers are warning the government about spying on confidential legal communications.

Are Conservatives AWOL In Biggest Privacy Fight?

There is no longer a wall between the private sector and government surveillance. Yet, conservative and liberty minded elected officials and organizations appear to be AWOL in the fight to ensure Google does not seal key documents in a lawsuit against its practice of scanning email sent through its Gmail system.

Anti-NSA Spying Bills Pass 1st Vote in 2 States

Tenth Amendment Center Staff

An Okla. state House committee voted 9-3 to pass a bill designed to thwart warrantless surveillance programs of the NSA, while a New Hamp. house committee voted 12-1 to approve a bill blocking some practical effects of federal spying.

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.”

Rand Paul: 'Do We No Longer Have a 4th Amendment?'

Charlie Spierling, Washington Examiner

Sen. Rand Paul reminded Americans that the founders were inherently suspicious of government, which they enshrined in the Constitution. His new video in defense of the Fourth Amendment points out that many Americans were disturbed by NSA's collecting of data on citizens.

What’s the Difference Between Obama and Nixon?

Nixon’s law breaking was small potatoes compared to Barack Obama’s policy of systematically breaking and ignoring the law in pursuit of his radical leftwing agenda. But Obama gets away with it because a spineless Congress refuses to hold him accountable. To sign our petition demanding Congress hold Obama to account for his law breaking click here

States to Fed Gov't: If You Don't Strengthen Privacy Laws, We Will

Nigel Duara, Associated Press

Angry over revelations of NSA surveillance and frustrated with outdated digital privacy laws, state lawmakers in at least 14 states are proposing bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to track citizens. “We need to stand up and protect our liberty,” said Repub. Missouri state Sen. Rob Schaaf.

Snowden: NSA Spies on You Via Apps

Matthew Feeney, Reason.com

A secret 2012 British intelligence document says that spies can scrub smartphone apps that contain details like a user’s "political alignment" and sexual orientation.

From Our What Could Go Wrong Department: Self-Replicating Machines To Replace Soldiers With Robots

The notion that creating a factory capable of reproducing itself and producing armed, autonomous drones and robots equals “scientific progress” reminds us all too much of the celebrations of the technical achievements involved in the NSA’s as yet uncharted ability to eavesdrop on virtually any form of communication.

Is Obama's "Reform the NSA" Talk Just Hot Air?

Jed Babbin, American Spectator

Obama is still blaming Bush for his NSA woes (among other things). But it's time that Congress step up and do their job of keeping executive powers in check.

Obama's Powers Limited on NSA Reform

Josh Gerstein, Politico

Obama will lay out reforms to intelligence-gathering aimed at reassuring Americans that he will right the balance between civil liberties and nat'l security. But Obama’s powers have significant limits.

Chris Christie Scandal Shows the Danger of Big Government, No Matter Which Party is in Charge

Following the abuses of power by President Obama, Chris Christie's "Bridge-gate"  demonstrates why we need limited government. It’s why we need smaller government. It’s why we need all kinds of safeguards to keep government locked in its cage and tethered to its post  – and why the out-of-control government we have now in America (at all levels) is so dangerous.

Did Snowden Leaks Help Terrorists?

Jeremy Herb, The Hill

Edward Snowden's leaks about NSA programs have put U.S. troops at risk and prompted terrorists to change their tactics, according to a Pentagon report. House Intelligence Comm.'s Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MI) said the report found that most documents were related to current U.S. military operations.

Neo Cons Hammer Rand Paul For Upholding His Oath Of Office

The congressional oath of office binds the oath-taker to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Right now it is hard to imagine a domestic enemy of the Constitution that is more potent than the NSA.

King: Paul Hates U.S., Doesn't Deserve Senate

Russell Berman, The Hill

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said fellow Repub. Sen. Rand Paul “doesn’t deserve to be in the Senate” based on his accusations against the NSA. He said Paul was “totally uninformed or he’s part of that hate America crowd that I thought left us in the 1960s.”

Rand Paul to Lead Lawsuit Against NSA

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Rand Paul is leading a class-action lawsuit with hundreds of thousands of Americans against Obama’s NSA over its spying on the American people.

RPaul: 1 Warrant Shouldn't Apply to All Phones

Joseph Lawler, Washington Examiner

Rand Paul sharpened his rhetoric against the NSA's snooping on American citizens, comparing the agency's actions to the British rights infringements that provoked the Revolutionary War.