By Tag "Homeland Security"
This week in Congress
The House is in session Tuesday through Friday this week. Before getting into this week's agenda, I have some good news. Late last week, the House pulled HR 1215 from the Congressional schedule. As I wrote last week, this [...]
Too much Ominibus
This week Congress will be voting on the $1.140 trillion Ominibus spending bill. As is the case with all these big spending bills that are rushed to the floor before most members have a chance to read them, this year's Ominbus is chocked full of [...]
Who will spy on us when we use the roads?
Last year, the Department of Homeland Security announced a plan to create a database of license plates in order to facilitate tracking our movements. However, following an outcry from those concerned about civil liberties, the DHS announced [...]
If you have nothing to hide, you still have something to fear
Defenders of the NSA, TSA, PATRIOT Act, etc. like to say that "if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear." Three stories show the fallacy of that statement. First, is a survey from the Pew Research Center showing that only 42% of [...]
This week in Congress
The US Senate is currently working on a "continuing resolution" that would extend government spending until December 9. The resolution is expected to pass the Senate and the House by the end of the week. Assuming the CR passes, the House and [...]
If it's Monday, Congress is attacking your liberities
Remember fusion centers? Those federally-funded "information sharing centers,"one of which labeled Campaign for Liberty members and supporters of Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul's 2008 Presidential Campaign as potential [...]
Homeland Security spends $30,000 on Starbucks Coffee
I guess violating our rights requires a lot of caffeine...... Some federal employees get credit cards from their agencies allowing them to spend up to $3,000 on "micro" purchases. The idea is to enable employees to purchase things like office [...]
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Who will watch the watchmen? The former Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security routinely passed information about investigations to department officials according to a Senate Report. From The Washington Post: The top watchdog [...]