Sure, the fact that our government collects electronic information on its citizens (while simultaneously “misplacing” millions of taxpayer’s personal information) might be creepy. . . But it’s just the beginning. Obamacare's data collection efforts will make the NSA's attempt look like Google AdSense software.
The Equal Pay Act turned Fifty years old this week. . . And Liberals are still trying to “close the pay gap.” Maybe they should look at why there is a gap in the first place. Romina Boccia from the Heritage Foundation joined the program to discuss the free market’s answer to the war between the sexes.
The fact that the IRS singled out conservative groups for audits is troubling enough. But the fact that government is big enough to get away with it for three years. . . That’s unacceptable. Michael Schaus, filling in for the absent John Ransom, explained why even Liberals should be afraid of larger government.
Any serious discussion of “hate speech” laws should start with a consideration of George Orwell’s prophetic look into the future—specifically the book Nineteen Eighty-Four.
The legal principle placing the burden of proof on accusers rather than the accused can be traced back to Second and Third Century Roman jurist, Julius Paulus Prudentissimus. Yet, this ancient concept, which forms the legal and moral cornerstone of the American judicial system, is quickly being undermined in the name of “national security.”
Retired, four-star Army Gen. David Petraeus is paying the price for his hubris in much the same way as did the mythical figure Icarus who, like Petraeus, thought himself invincible but discovered otherwise when he flew too close to the sun before crashing back to earth. The now-retired CIA Director flew not too close to the sun, but rather ignored basic rules of secrecy, and ran afoul of the virtually limitless powers of surveillance we have placed in the hands of the FBI and other government agencies.
Former NSA employees tell Glenn Beck how they were targeted by the government and that the NSA is now collecting data on U.S. citizens.
If there is a single defining feature of those on the political Left, it is their unswerving conviction that the best and most dependable antidote to any social ill is a healthy dose of government intervention. “Big Brother is watching you” doesn’t ring as an ominous threat in their ears; it’s the warm assurance of ultimate security and protection.
Privacy vs. Security
National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Deborah Hersman has called for states to mandate a total ban on cellphone usage while driving. She has also encouraged electronics manufacturers -- via recommendations to the CTIA-The Wireless Association and the Consumer Electronics Association -- to develop features that "disable the functions of portable electronic devices within reach of the driver when a vehicle is in motion." That means she wants to be able to turn off your cellphone while you're driving.