Archive For The “Free Speech & Privacy Rights” Category

Michigan House Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 17, 2018) – Today, the Michigan House passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end its own spying. Rep. Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) introduced House Bill…

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Virginia Bill Would Restrict Police Access to Cellphone Location Data, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 17, 2018) – A Virginia bill would end warrantless collection of a person’s historical location data. The legislation would not only increase privacy protections in the state, it would also hinder some federal surveillance programs. Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond) introduced House Bill 604 (HB604) on Jan. 8. The legislation would prohibit a…

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Washington State Bill Takes on Drone Spying, Would Hinder Federal Surveillance State

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 16, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would limit the use of surveillance drones. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. A bipartisan coalition of nine representatives introduced House Bill 1102 (HB1102) last…

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GoogTwitFace Is Now Big Brother 

GoogTwitFace Is Now Big Brother 

— and You’d Better Be Scared New American – If a conservative expresses a belief in a social-media forest and no one hears it, does he make a sound? Yes — but nobody hears it. That’s the whole idea behind the censorship of conservatives being effected by Google, Twitter, and Facebook, GoogTwitFace. It’s sneaky, too,…

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Republican lawmaker proposes a two-flag solution in Mississippi

Republican lawmaker proposes a two-flag solution in Mississippi

Business Insider – A Mississippi lawmaker is proposing a solution that he hopes will finally bring an end to one of the state’s most divisive issues, The Wall Street Journal reported. Earlier this month, Republican Rep. Greg Snowden filed a bill that would allow two flag designs to officially represent the state. If the measure passes, Mississippi would…

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Washington State Bill Would Ban “Material Support” for Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 11, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would end state cooperation with warrantless federal spying. Passage of the legislation would not only help protect privacy in Washington, it would help hinder unconstitutional federal surveillance. A coalition of five representatives introduced House Bill 1193 (HB1193) last year and it was reintroduced…

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Florida Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan 4, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Florida Senate would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Florida, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) introduced…

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Arkansas Commission Approves Plans for New Ten Commandments Monument to Replace Destroyed Display

Arkansas Commission Approves Plans for New Ten Commandments Monument to Replace Destroyed Display

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission has approved of design plans in erecting a new Ten Commandments monument outside of the state capitol building after a mentally ill man destroyed the first Decalogue display earlier this year with his car. According to the Associated Press, four concrete posts will be installed as…

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SPLC’s ‘Hate Tracker’ Picks Up #Christmas as Trending Hashtag

SPLC’s ‘Hate Tracker’ Picks Up #Christmas as Trending Hashtag

Breitbart – The Southern Poverty Law Center is tracking the hashtags #Christmas, #MerryChristmas, #Jesus, and #ChristmasEve, as part of “trends in a community of far-right Twitter users.” According to the SPLC, its “hate tracker” tracks accounts that represent a “range of extremists,” from “conspiratorial fringes of mainstream conservatism to outright white supremacists.” The hate tracker…

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Confederate statue in Myrtle Hill Cemetery seriously defaced

Confederate statue in Myrtle Hill Cemetery seriously defaced

Rome News-Tribune – The national controversy over historical monuments made its way to Rome this week when a Confederate monument atop historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery was cut up and smashed by a person or persons who went to a great deal of difficulty to make their statement. The statue that was defaced is of a…

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Big Brother Installing Surveillance Cameras in Places of Worship

Big Brother Installing Surveillance Cameras in Places of Worship

Activist Post – Forget the fact, that minsters, priests, rabbis, etc., are secretly spying on worshipers. Forget the fact that places of worship want their own police force. And, finally, forget the fact that places of worship are paying the government a $100 dollars a month to spy on families. Because, now, Big Brother has convinced places of…

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Lincoln Motor Company Likely Feeding Biometric Information into Federal Databases

Buy a new Lincoln automobile and the company will help you get your information entered massive federal biometric database for free. The Lincoln Motor Company has partnered with CLEAR, a private company that helps travelers move through airport security more quickly. New Lincoln owners can sign up for a complimentary, free membership. CLEAR is not affiliated with the…

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 Oh, the controversy!!!

 Oh, the controversy!!!

Large Confederate flag flying in Catawba Co. stirs up controversy CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – A large Confederate flag has been hoisted up in Catawba County, and the group behind it said it’s in response to Confederate memorials being taken down across the South. The Sons of Confederate Veterans put the flag up on Springs Road in Hickory. Joseph…

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It’s Not About Baking The Cake…

It’s Not About Baking The Cake…

It’s About Property Rights The Liberty Conservative – A big headliner in the news lately is the Supreme Court Case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This case originated when Christian bakers refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Since then, leftists have seized the opportunity to label the bakers as “homophobes” or “discriminating”…

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Texas National Guard Using Airborne Stingrays for Domestic Surveillance

Big Brother is definitely watching you in the state of Texas, where the state National Guard last year installed stingray devices on two surveillance aircraft, The Observer reports: Dirt boxes mimic cellphone towers by tricking every smartphone within a geographic area of up to one-third of a mile to connect with the technology, usually without…

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Fed Gov’t Just Admitted It Will Continue Warrantless Spying—Even If Congress Votes to Stop It

Fed Gov’t Just Admitted It Will Continue Warrantless Spying—Even If Congress Votes to Stop It

Rachel Blevins, Activist Post – As the United States Congress runs out of time to vote on a bill that would reauthorize one of the government’s most egregious warrantless spying programs, officials are claiming that those programs won’t end anytime soon—even if they are not reauthorized by the end of the year. The USA Liberty…

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FB Censors News Of Roy Moore Accuser Admitting To Forging Yearbook Entry

FB Censors News Of Roy Moore Accuser Admitting To Forging Yearbook Entry

The Liberty Conservative – The mainstream media is getting assistance from Big Brother to influence next week’s Alabama special election for the U.S. Senate. News broke today that one of Senate candidate Roy Moore’s accusers admitted to forging notes in the yearbook, but Facebook is aggressively flagging these stories as fake news. Multiple individuals sharing an…

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Confederate still flag flies over rural firehouse despite funding threat

Confederate still flag flies over rural firehouse despite funding threat

UWHARRIE, N.C. — A fire department in central North Carolina refuses to furl its Confederate flag, despite an ultimatum from county officials. The Uwharrie Volunteer Fire Department, deep in a national forest in Montgomery County, about 100 miles southwest of Raleigh, has flown a Confederate flag outside the firehouse for years. County commissioners ordered the department…

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‘Johnny Reb’ Confederate statue rebuilt at Greenwood Cemetery 

‘Johnny Reb’ Confederate statue rebuilt at Greenwood Cemetery 

  Already Moved Once??? Orlando Sentinel – The Confederate memorial that once stood at Lake Eola has been rebuilt at Greenwood Cemetery, though it remained behind a fence Wednesday because restoration work is not yet complete. Workers this week placed the concrete soldier known as “Johnny Reb” back atop the statue. The city in June disassembled…

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Planned Parenthood’s Tacit Support of Physical Assault

Planned Parenthood’s Tacit Support of Physical Assault

FRC – Roanoke, VA – Planned Parenthood, much like the Left in general, has always had a problem with consistency. Call it a professional hazard of purporting an ideology that relies on feelings rather than reason. Here are some examples: A child is a “clump of cells.” Unless it’s wanted, then it’s a baby. A…

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