There is a bill currently in the Senate that every American should be extremely concerned about. The National Defense Authorization Act includes Section 1301, which states: “Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force…includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons…Detention under the law of war without trial”. This clearly gives the power to the President and the military to detain anyone it chooses without trial.
Using a tactic that the US has perfected to disarm and placate its citizens through wordplay, Egypt has renamed its secret police force to “Homeland Security.” Doesn’t that sound all nice and fuzzy? Just like our own incredibly intrusive, liberty & Bill of Rights ignoring “Homeland Security!” This should serve as a wakeup call, that a military dictatorship is ripping a page straight from our so called “free” nation to continue to oppress its citizens. Story
As supporters of liberty on every level, I feel it’s our duty to point out what is happening with SOPA, the “Stop Online Piracy” Act. This act will give unprecedented powers to the government to seize any website for “piracy”, the definition of which is quite vague and quite subjective. I encourage anyone regardless of political or philosophical beliefs to look further into this act and the implications it could have on freedom of speech for all of us. With
We have made only slight mention of it because we feel the media has given in quite enough attention and it doesn’t really apply to the theme of the blog but the Penn State scandal, as adequately pointed out in this editorial from a Penn State senior, provides an example of something that does apply. National Media Misses the Mark The media storm of the scandal has highlighted 2 major issues that are central to the philosophy here at Lions
Today marks the momentous occasion of the Department of Homeland Security taking over TVs in Marriotts, Hiltons, Sheratons, Holiday Inns and other hotels all over the USA. Yes, our uberalles DHS is now running 15 second messages on the home-screen of Hotel TVs urging travelers to report that guy in the hotel bar or a particularly suspicious maid. “Maybe you see something suspicious. Can you be sure? If you see something, say something to authorities.”(excerpt) Naturally, one thinks of the
I don’t have much time today, but this one requires some back story so I’m going to briefly sum up American foreign policy of the last decade for you in one rambling, run on sentence: A bunch of Muslims called Al Qaeda led by a tall dude with kidney disease get mad at the USA for our freedom and fly planes into buildings so we send troops to Afghanistan to get him but let most of them escape to Pakistan
When you cross Barack Obama, he will END YOU. Obama has become the presidential version of Al Capone in “The Untouchables,” because he wants Al Awlaki DEAD. He wants his family DEAD and he wants where he lives burned to the ground! Obama authorized another drone strike, which took out Al Awlaki’s 16 year old son in addition to 8 other people, including a 17 year old cousin. His son, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, was an American citizen, just like his father,
As many Americans know by now, the United States Government has expanded rapidly and more or less unimpeded for the greater part of the past century. Some of this is warranted, most of it is not, and to a large extent the most egregious leaps in size were under the auspices of “protection.” The ill-advised “Patriot Act,” which principled representatives sought to vote down, stripped us of many of the rights and personal liberties we formerly took for granted, citing