Archive for the 'Bill of Rights' Category

Fascist of the Month

Posted by Q Ball on March 3rd, 2011

Oregon State Representative Mitch Greenlick wants to ban the direct sale of cigarettes and cigars. He would like everyone to get a prescription first. From Oregon Catalyst.com: HB 2233 places the crime of possessing an illegal cigar at $6,000 and one year in jail. This is coming from the same State Representative who has been […]

War in Wisconsin

Posted by 3wire on February 18th, 2011

From: Erick Erickson There’s war in Wisconsin. Voters, disgusted with big spending Democrats and out of control unions, handled the whole state over to Republicans. Seizing the voter mandate, Republican Governor Scott Walker is intent on pushing through legislation to end the ability of public sector unions to have collective bargaining rights on behalf of […]

Cato Responds to the State of the Union

Posted by 3wire on February 8th, 2011

January 26, 2011 (12:31) A video response to the 2011 State of the Union

Obama – Defying the Constutution

Posted by 3wire on February 7th, 2011

Regarding President Obama’s speech on Guantanamo detainees in 2009: “One of the most radical proposals for defying  the constitution that we have ever heard made to the American people.” No, Glenn Beck didn’t say it, Rush Limbaugh didn’t say it either, not even that acidic harpy Ann Coulter. It was said by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow […]

In an op-ed piece yesterday on Politico, Representative Jane Harman (D-CA) tries to make a bizarre connection between Al Qaeda and the tragic rampage by the mentally deranged gunman in Tucson. Her conclusion? Enact more gun control legislation before Al Qaeda strikes again.  I know it sounds like something from the Onion but its absolutely […]

from Dudley Brown, Executive Director, National Association for Gun Rights: “I’ve just received word from inside sources in the U.S. Senate. Senate Democrats are planning to execute a sneak attack on gun rights as soon as TODAY! Their plan is to sneak Carolyn McCarthy’s Magazine Ban into law as an amendment to the Federal Aviation […]

Bill of Rights: Amendments 1-10

Posted by Q Ball on January 27th, 2011

Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Amendment II A well regulated Militia, being necessary […]

Huffington Post Against Stricter Gun Laws?

Posted by Q Ball on January 27th, 2011

Dan Baum over at the Huffington Post has written an article asking liberals to not to be tempted to call for tighter gun laws in the aftermath of the shooting in Tucson. His theme of the article I think is expressed best by this quote: Gun control not only does no practical good, it actively […]

Early Lessons from the Tunisian Revolution

Posted by 3wire on January 25th, 2011

From: EFF Last week’s post about the increasingly draconian and desperate measures the Tunisian government was taking to censor bloggers, journalists, and activists online was rapidly made irrelevant by subsequent events. Over the next few days, Tunisian dictator El Abidine Ben Ali promised not to run for re-election in 2014, then offered widespread reforms, including […]

U.S. Government Seizes 82 Websites

Posted by 3wire on December 6th, 2010

From: EFF Over the past few days, the U.S. Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security and nine U.S. Attorneys’ Offices seized 82 domain names of websites they claim were engaged in the sale and distribution of counterfeit goods and illegal copyrighted works. Setting aside the due process concerns inherent in seizing any website without […]

TSA Logic

Posted by Q Ball on December 6th, 2010

If you go through the scanner at the airport with nothing but a speedo, you will not be allowed to board, but if you are fully clothed you may board. As a reminder to everyone here is the 4th Amendment to the Constitution: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, […]

Constitution

Posted by Q Ball on December 4th, 2010

In a few days I will begin posting the entire Constitution of the United States of America. I will post each section separately to make it easier to read. The document is so small that I could easily post the entire thing, but instead I will divide it up over the course of the next […]

We Can All Learn Something From The Pilgrims

Posted by Q Ball on November 27th, 2010

The pilgrims discovered quickly that Communism doesn’t work:

TSA: Pretending To Protect You

Posted by Q Ball on November 23rd, 2010

You may know Adam Savage from the Discovery Channel show Mythbusters. He had an interesting encounter with the TSA recently:

New Jersey Gun Laws are Insane

Posted by 3wire on November 18th, 2010

A post on Warrior Times led me to this Reason.com article that you absolutely must read. It seems clear to me that the rabid anti-gun crowd will stop at nothing to persecute gun owners. They can’t get the U.S. Supreme court to go along with dismantling the U.S. Constitution so they use state legislation to […]

There’s Arrogance, Then There’s Obama

Posted by 3wire on November 17th, 2010

From: Bosch Fawstin “I never met in my life such an arrogant man,” says the arrogant NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg about Barack Obama to Rupert Murdoch. Obama is the most glorified community organizer in history, with no accomplishments to his name outside of an unlikely rise to the highest office in the world. Murdoch added that […]

Pauline Hanson, the former One Nation party chief who warned that Australia was at risk of being “swamped by Asians”, said France was also inundated with foreigners and she had decided to stay in Australia. “I love England but so many people want to leave there because it’s overrun with immigrants and refugees,” she said. […]

The California Supreme Court weighed in Monday on the politically charged immigration fray when it ruled that illegal immigrants are entitled to the same tuition breaks offered to in-state high school students to attend public colleges and universities. While the ruling applies only to California, the case was closely watched nationally because nine other states, […]

Supreme Court Hears Violent Video Game Case Tomorrow

Posted by Jack on November 1st, 2010

“with the Supreme Court set to hear arguments tomorrow for California’s controversial law aimed at keeping violent games away from minors, support for gamers and the games industry is coming from all corners. Writing for PCMag, Lance Ulanoff says the decision should rest in parents’ hands: “If I have real concerns, it’s up to me […]

Convicted of Failing to Disclose Encryption Key

Posted by 3wire on October 7th, 2010

From: Slashdot “Oliver Drage, 19, of Liverpool has been convicted of ‘failing to disclose an encryption key,’ which is an offense under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and as a result has been jailed for 16 weeks. Police seized his computer but could not get past the 50-character encrypted password that he refused […]