Rand Paul Proposes New 4th Amendment

So says Andy McCarthy: By “highest law of the land,” Paul is referring to the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment. The senator apparently did not read the Fourth Amendment before cutting and pasting it into his bill. It requires (in relevant part) that “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and…

ITS JUST ME AN’ LEROY

ITS JUST ME AN’ LEROY A guy stopped at a gas station, and after filling his tank, he paid the bill and bought a soft drink. He stood by his car to drink his cola and watched a couple of men working along the roadside. One man would dig a hole two or three feet…

SMITH v. MARYLAND, 442 U.S. 735 (1979)

In 1979, SCOTUS ruled in the case of Smith v. Maryland that there was no reasonable expectation of privacy for who you called, just the content is protected: …The fortuity of whether or not the phone company in fact elects to make a quasi-permanent record of a particular number dialed does not, in our view,…

THE FOUNDERS’ PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE

The following is a chapter from a book I wrote some time ago.  It still needs a lot of work, but I offer it now to show the requirements for sustaining a free and self-governing society.  If we want to “save” our society, restore the things described here:   XIV THE FOUNDERS’ PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE:…

An Example Of The “System” Working

From Reason.com: Attempted Land Grab Ends With Voters Booting Entire City Council J.D. Tuccille|Jun. 13, 2013 3:55 pm Government officials like to use eminent domain for the convenience of their preferred policies and/or the enrichment of themselves and their buddies. Usually, they get away with it, because the folks on the receiving end are too…

UK Guardian Walks Back Initial Claims About PRISM

The UK Guardian and the Washington Post start walking back their claims about PRISM: The Guardian revealed last week that seven technology companies – Google, Facebook, Skype, PalTalk, Microsoft, Apple and Yahoo – were involved in the Prism surveillance scheme run by the NSA. The Guardian understands that the NSA approached those companies and asked…