The Tyranny of Control; Milton Friedman explains

Grab your favorite beverage and take less than 1/2 an hour to watch and listen to Milton Friedman historically compare free markets and governmentally controlled markets. Is America on the path of “Japan’s weavers” or “India’s weavers”? Is this statement true?  Governments never learn, only individuals learn? What is the point of view of the…

Phone metadata is highly sensitive: NSA violating Constitution

The Federal Government using the NSA is violating the Constitution.  I start with the Right at issue here.  A right every American is endowed with by his/her Creator and acknowledged by our Constitution.  (A right that cannot be changed legislatively, by the executive branch, or by the Court.  The only way to change the words…

Tennessee Law School Professor: (will) Americans ever resist the increasing encroachments on their freedom?

Though people have taken to the streets from Egypt, to Ukraine, to Venezuela toThailand, many have wondered whether Americans would ever resist the increasing encroachments on their freedom. I think they’ve begun. Glenn Harlan Reynolds, a University of Tennessee law professor, is the author of The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself. Why does Professor…

Obama speaks out on NSA: “the folks at NSA and other intelligence agencies are our neighbors and our friends.”

Whew ! I’m so glad Mr. Obama has informed me I have nothing to worry about since its my neighbors and friends who are spying on me.  I’m going to sleep so much better tonight. Are “you” joking?  That is suppose to make American’s more understanding? Every credit card transaction is recorded,  (but our retailers…

4th AMENDMENT: . . . shall not be violated . . .

U.S. CONSTITUTION Bill of Rights (proposed 4 March 1789, ratified December 15, 1791) Amendment IV The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly…

Federal Government hires local police to illegally stop and detain drivers, sample for alcohol, asking for DNA and blood. . .

As reported by NBC 5 in the Dallas Fort Worth area here: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/North-Texas-Drivers-Stopped-at-Roadblock-Asked-for-Saliva-Blood-232438621.html The Federal Government is spending millions of dollars to have local police officers in uniform and patrol cars ILLEGALLY STOP AND DETAIN drivers, then illegally sample the driver for alcohol on their breath, and then; ask the driver to blow into a…

NSA: 107,000 + employees, $52,000,000,000 + budget

In the Washington Post today: U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fiscal 2013, obtained by The Washington Post from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, maps a bureaucratic and operational landscape that has never been subject to public scrutiny. Although the government has annually released…