With some 60 cities participating in federal roadside checkpoints, pushback from citizens and local police and sheriff’s departments is increasing.
Although police are taking millions from the Department of Homeland Security, there is no corresponding reduction in crime.
President Obama is "listening and discussing" with lawmakers and tech industry leaders to consider reforms to the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs.
"Your papers, please." This is a phrase that Americans should get used to hearing.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is closer to filing a class-action lawsuit against the National Security Agency (NSA) for violating the constitutionally protected rights of Americans.
Congressman Peter King (R-N.Y.) claims that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tells "absolute lies" about NSA surveillance of Americans.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont wrote to the NSA asking if the agency collects the telephone records of members of Congress, and CNN received a response claiming that they do collect congressmen's phone records because “Members of Congress have the same privacy protections as all U.S. persons.” In other words, congressmen have no privacy from the prying eyes of the NSA either.
Drones, already known to be deadly, will become more advanced and will soon fill the domestic skies and will be buzzing over every city in America.
Not every federal lawmaker is content to step aside and watch impotently as the executive branch erects a prison state with citizens as suspects and subject to constant surveillance.