privacy laws

Can You Hear Me Now? NO!

Jamie Radtke, The Bull Elephant

The House voted to shut down the NSA spying program that allowed them to collect large swaths of phone data without the need for a warrant. This was a victory for liberty and privacy, but most the credit for this victory should go to our libertarian friends.

Thoughts on Donald Sterling: In America, Jerks Have Rights Too

After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced he was banning LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for making racially charged remarks, Sterling said he’s not selling the team. In a free society, jerks have rights too and the free market has a way of dealing with situations like Sterling's offensive racist remarks.

Obama Admin: REQUIRE Companies to Violate Worker Privacy

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Obama aims to force companies to give workers' phone numbers and addresses to unions. 'More private contact information of employees will be turned over to the unions'

Freedom for Me, But Not for Thee

Andrew Napolitano, Reason.com

Sen. Feinstein has no problem with experiments with Amer. liberties, unless she and her staff are the victims. The gov't derives its powers from the people's consent and must recognize that in areas of natural rights no one, not even a majority, can consent to their surrender for us. 

Supreme Court Ruling Expands Police Power in Home Searches

David G. Savage, LA Times

The Supreme Court decision, based on a Los Angeles case, says officers may search a residence without a warrant as long as one occupant consents.

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Angry over revelations of NSA surveillance and frustrated with outdated digital privacy laws, state lawmakers in at least 14 states are proposing bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to track citizens.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.

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.

Ford Tracking Drivers' Lawbreaking

Jim Edwards, Business Insider

A Ford exec. says his company knows everyone who is breaking the law in a Ford because of the GPS units installed in Ford vehicles.

NSA's Bad Week

Jed Babbin, American Spectator

The collision of technology’s limits and our constitutional rights made for a very bad week for the NSA. Two events — one, a U.S. district court decision and the other the report of a presidential committee on NSA’s activities — combined to put in doubt NSA’s ability under the Constitution to continue its massive data collection.

Snowden: NSA Tracks Cell Locations Globally

Brendan Sasso, The Hill

The NSA collects location data on hundreds of millions of cellphones around the world, around 5,000 phones per day, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden to The Washington Post.

Rand Paul's Amazon Drone Concerns

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that while he doesn’t necessarily object to Amazon.xom experimenting with delivery drones, he is concerned that such technology could threaten Americans’ privacy.

RPaul:We Want Our Freedoms Back!

Ben Shapiro, Breitbart

Rand Paul argued that the surveillance state under Obama had grown beyond any reasonable proportions. “Your government responds that there is no expectation of privacy once you consign your records to a third party. Your government applies that the Fourth Amendment applies not at all to your bank records, your Visa bill, your internet searches or emails.

Ron Paul: Insane to Vote for Sarvis

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Ron Paul said Virginias would be "insane" if they voted for so-called libertarian Robert Sarvis. Sarvis indicated he may support a measure which requires government-tracked GPS systems in all cars. Paul said "anybody who would vote for someone who would endorse a mileage tax" is "insane" because it would be an "invasion of privacy." 

Obama’s Big Government and Big Business vs. We the People

The battle between Barack Obama’s Big Government and limited government constitutional conservatives began when he was sworn in and has grown fiercer by the day. For us to win this battle we must remember who Obama’s most potent allies are – the Big Businesses that benefit the most from his Big Government policies.

Snowden Heartens NSA Spying Protesters

United Press International Staff

At a DC rally activists pushed for reforms that would prohibit blanket surveillance of phone and Internet activity of citizens. They also want a special committee to investigate and report domestic spying violations and create regulatory reforms. Edward Snowden sent an encouraging note to the crowd.

NSA Violated Court-Ordered Rules

Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

The Administration released previously classified documents showing that NSA employees routinely accessed a phone-records database without approval and misled a secret court on their actions.

NSA: Obama’s Culture of Lies Documented

Congress should do its job and conduct much more detailed oversight of the Obama administration's NSA, but the documents really cry out for the creation of a public advocate or ombudsman to represent the Constitution before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to act as a counterpoint to the government’s surveillance state advocacy and to demand the level of detail from the NSA that the Court is currently ill-equipped to obtain.

Email Privacy Bill on Tap in Sen.

Brendan Sasso, The Hill

Sen. Judiciary Comm. is pushing to fast-track a bill that'd require police to obtain a warrant before accessing emails.

Will Liberals Thank the Tea Party for Saving Their Privacy… and Liberty?

We wonder if liberals will join in the fight to rein-in the Obama surveillance state, or if they will even acknowledge that limited government constitutional conservatives have it right on at least one thing – the Constitution was written to limit government and protect the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness of Americans from government intrusion, no matter who is President.