In it decision in the case of the United States v. Oliva, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the federal government may remotely convert cellphones into roving bugs.

President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment has become a top campaign issue. Romney called Obama’s remark “extraordinarily revealing,” an unveiling of “an ideology that somehow says it’s the collective and government that we need to celebrate.” The Obama campaign claims that the remark is being taken out of context.

Some Republican National Committee officials and people in the Romney campaign worry that supporters of Ron Paul will cause a ruckus and disrupt the GOP convention in August. However, the quest continues beyond Tampa and beyond 2012. The citizens of this nation have the right and the responsibility of returning power to the states and only electing to office in the general government those men and women committed to restraining themselves with the fetters of the Constitution and upholding their oaths to “preserve, protect, and defend” that document “from all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

Citizens of Michigan continue to press for passage of a state law that would nullify the execution of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) within the boundaries of the Great Lakes State. One such effort was begun by Michigan Representative Tom McMillin on June 14 when he introduced his bill to prevent the arrest and indefinite detention of citizens of his state under the authority of relevant provisions of the NDAA.

Judge Stephen W. Smith has criticized the law permitting the process of obtaining an electronic surveillance warrant to be kept secret.

The Pentagon wants bright college kids to help them design and perfect software that will allow government agents to quickly single out individuals from still photos and video footage of crowd scenes. As with most government projects, this particular operation has been given an innocuous and meaningless name: Innovation House Study.

Wheaton College, an Illinois school considered by many to be the leading higher education institution in the evangelical community, has joined the throng of religious organizations — including Washington D.C.-based Catholic University of America — suing to overturn the Obama Administration’s contraception mandate. The mandate, part of the “Obamacare” socialized health plan, requires that employers, including non-church religious organizations, provide free contraception — including abortion inducing drugs — with their employee health plans.

 

In his July 24 address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mitt Romney declared that President Obama had exposed the military to radical and unjustified cuts in funding and compromised national security.

President Obama's campaign tried to walk back his July 13 “You didn't build that” remarks about small businesses in America in a series of video statements July 25.

 In a startling front-page report published this month, the New York Times openly admitted that reporters from virtually every national media outlet were letting the administration, as well as the Barack Obama and Mitt Romney presidential campaigns, alter the quotes in news stories before publication. Analysts, the alternative media, and even some establishment figures promptly lambasted the controversial practice, sparking something of an international scandal while leading to demands for an immediate end to what opponents called “censorship.” 

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