The Supreme Court has ruled that the government violated the Constitution when FBI agents attached a GPS tracking device to a suspect’s car and monitored his movements for over a month without a warrant. So at least on this issue, the Constitution held up. You can read the details of the full story here (I’m not going to recap the whole thing), but in a nutshell, this invasion of privacy was in violation of the 4th Amendment. Justice Antonin Scalia,
This just in: Senator Rand Paul, who in his short time in the Senate has valiantly fought against various government tyrannies such as the Patriot Act, Section 1031 of the NDAA, as well as the abuses of the TSA, has been detained by one of the very agencies he has sought to curtail. Politico has confirmed that Senator Paul was detained by the TSA in Nashville after refusing a full-body patdown. This was after an “anamoly” was found on the Senator’s
” First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”. Most people attribute the above quote to Mahatma Gandhi, though it is disputed and there is no documentation of whether he actually said it or not. And yes, I only mentioned that so I don’t get spam bombed by the Blog Accuracy Nerd Police with comments about how I’m selling lies to the world and most likely burning kittens in my free time.
It is exciting to see the push back to SOPA and PIPA that is being communicated today via various forms of protest on the internet. We would blackout our website here at Lions of Liberty, but then where would you find comparisons between SOPA, PIPA, and NDAA Section 1021? Lions of Liberty provided our insights into SOPA and PIPA earlier today and twice last fall, here and here. In addition, to these two liberty eroding bills there was a third signed weeks ago that makes SOPA and PIPA
Lions of Liberty is standing in unison with many other online content hubs to protest SOPA or the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” and PIPA “Protect IP Act.” A detailed description of these First Amendment-infringing acts can be found at Wikipedia, which is also protesting with a blackout of content for 24 hours, save for the information on SOPA and PIPA. In brief, these two acts were written to protect US-generated intellectual property in all forms (Film, TV, Music, Writing, etc).
Well, ladies and gentlemen, it looks like we have some of our first candidates for indefinite detention under the new NDAA for the crime of supporting terrorists. And we don’t have to look further than the current crop of GOP candidates! Yes folks, it’s true: Rick Santorum and Newt Ginrich support terrorism. Imagine this scene: It’s a sunny, cloudless January day in New York City. New Yorkers are bustling about Times Square when suddenly…BOOM!!! A car explodes as a mysterious
As many of you likely are, the Lions of Liberty will be taking a little down time in the next few days for the holidays. We hope this blog has entertained as well as informed in this our inaugural year, and that if nothing else we’ve provided an alternate viewpoint to the elitist agendas that are so pervasive in what is, for now, still known as the “Mainstream Media.” We wish you all a happy holidays and hope that this
Disturbing news in the wake of the despicable NDAA‘s passing a few days ago. Not only are the FEMA detainment camps springing up faster than Starbucks, but the Department of Homeland Security’s more than $34B in grants to local government has gone towards revamping local Police into militarized special ops teams. The Daily Beast has a story out today citing North Dakota’s use of the funds to outfit EVERY squad car in Fargo with a military grade automatic assault rifle,
We’ve provided no shortage of coverage on this blog of the increasing erosion of our rights as citizens, with the recent passage of the NDAA allowing for indefinite detention of anyone, American citizen or otherwise, who is simply suspected of being a terrorist, or of providing “material support” – a dangerously vague term – for terrorist groups. I need to emphasize again, this applies to people who are suspected – not charged, not known, and certainly not convicted (one would
What a glorious birthday for the Bill of Rights, a document designed to protect the liberties of every American. At least, that’s the theory, since today we blow out the candles on its birthday cake in the same way we will blow out the flames that were set to the Bill itself when the despicable National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was ratified by the Senate and Obama made it clear he wouldn’t use a veto against it. Why is the