Archive For The “Free Speech & Privacy Rights” Category

Arizona Citizens Tracked In Facial Recognition Database

Arizona Citizens Tracked In Facial Recognition Database

First Step For REAL ID Implementation Axtivist Post = Arizona citizens are now in a government database that uses facial recognition technology to track them simply for getting a driver’s license. This allows federal and local law enforcement to use the “perpetual lineup” of suspects not accused of a crime to see if someone is wanted…

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Free Speech in SC

Free Speech in SC

Some upset over group’s plan to hand out Confederate flags at Summerville Christmas parade Summerville, SC – An offshoot of a group that “flagged” Summerville earlier this year by waving Confederate battle flags from an interstate overpass is planning to participate in the town’s Christmas parade. A group called the Carolina Flaggers announced on their…

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University Fires Scientist After Dinosaur Discovery Challenges Evolution

University Fires Scientist After Dinosaur Discovery Challenges Evolution

What looks to have been a ham-handed plot to destroy a Christian scientist who published explosive evidence contradicting the evolution theory, a government university in California fired microscopist Mark Armitage from his job. Now, facing a discrimination lawsuit, California State University at Northridge (CSUN) has agreed to pay an almost $400,000 settlement. The case began when…

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Confederate monuments honor sacrifice

Confederate monuments honor sacrifice

R. Kevin Stone – As the descendants of Confederate veterans who fought and died in the war of 1861-1865, we are horrified and dismayed that the legacy of our ancestors is now being not only tarnished, but destroyed. Our own governor has called for the removal of Confederate monuments and memorials across the state of…

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FCC Chair: Twitter, YouTube Threatening ‘Free & Open Internet’ By Censoring Conservatives

FCC Chair: Twitter, YouTube Threatening ‘Free & Open Internet’ By Censoring Conservatives

In his speech on Net Neutrality reform today, FCC chairman Ajit Pai called out Twitter, YouTube and other Silicon Valley giants for their long track record of censoring conservative viewpoints. Pai specifically called out a number of big tech companies, including Twitter, for opposing Net Neutrality reform on the grounds that it threatens a “free…

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Michigan Committee Holds Hearing on Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (Nov. 29, 2017) – Yesterday, I testified before the Michigan House Committee on Judiciary in support of a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs, an essential step for states to take in a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end their own spying. Rep….

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SCV Says No Compromise On Statues

SCV Says No Compromise On Statues

Memphis, TN – Mayor Jim Strickland and the citizens group “Take ’em Down 901″ want to have this statues of Jefferson Davis, and General Nathan Bedford Forrest removed by next April. The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. They also want the graves of Forrest and his wife, buried under…

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General Warrants: Unconstitutional Then and Now

TAC memberships help us produce more educational tools like this. Members can download this video and read the full transcript here. General warrants – the ability to search your stuff for any reason – were a big reason for the American Revolution. FOLLOW TAC: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TenthAmendmentCenter RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/tacdailydigest Twitter: http://twitter.com/tenthamendment Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tenthamendmentcenter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tenthamendmentcenter/ Email Newsletter: http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/register…

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Fusion Group hired to smear PP sting video maker, Trump, Romney

Fusion Group hired to smear PP sting video maker, Trump, Romney

One News Now – For years, the group Fusion GPS has been hired by the left to smear high-profile conservatives – including President Donald Trump and former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney – with its latest slander job targeting the maker of the sting video that exposed Planned Parenthood’s selling of aborted baby body parts….

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Liberals And Mainstream Media Lose **it Over “It’s Okay To Be White” Signs

Liberals And Mainstream Media Lose **it Over “It’s Okay To Be White” Signs

Return Of Kings – Posters proclaiming “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” have been appearing on college campuses and on city streets across the country this week, prompted by an anonymous chat-room comment that suggested the message would feed social unrest and sway white Americans to far-right ideologies. Since Tuesday, the posters have been spotted in…

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The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

Oh, The Horror! ‘It’s OK To Be White’ poster taped to pole in Old Town Warrenton A sheet of paper taped to a pole behind the post office on Main Street in Warrenton today caught some passersby attention for its message, which reads: “It’s OK To Be White.” Similar posters have been plastered around cities and…

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Confederate Monuments: Slippery Slope to Shunning Founders Is Real, Dangerous

Confederate Monuments: Slippery Slope to Shunning Founders Is Real, Dangerous

Nat Review – For conservatives who pay attention, the slippery slope isn’t a logical fallacy, but a way of life. In our gloomy predictions, we regularly understate how far society will begin kicking us down the slope once we start sliding. It would’ve been unthinkable for even the most pessimistic anti-divorce activist of half a…

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More Attacks on Free Speech…

More Attacks on Free Speech…

Proposed ordinance could block Only Confederate flag from parades in Canton CANTON, N.C. (WLOS) — Like many traditions in Canton, parades and celebrations have been a part of the town for a long time. But, it was the display of the Confederate Battle Flag in this year’s Labor Day Parade that may change what can go…

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The State of Free Speech and Tolerance in America

The State of Free Speech and Tolerance in America

Americans Say Political Correctness Has Silenced Discussions Society Needs to Have; Most Have Views They’re Afraid to Share Cato Institute – Nearly three-fourths (71%) of Americans believe that political correctness has done more to silence important discussions our society needs to have. A little more than a quarter (28%) instead believe that political correctness has…

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Creamery appealing city’s stop-work order in flag dispute

Creamery appealing city’s stop-work order in flag dispute

The owner of the Edisto River Creamery has filed an appeal to the City of Orangeburg for placing a stop-work order on property in front of his restaurant that he claims is his. Tommy Daras filed the appeal to the city’s zoning administrator and building inspector David Epting last week but has not heard from…

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Local UDC chapter sues the city over statue removal

Local UDC chapter sues the city over statue removal

SAN ANTONIO — The local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is suing the city and other city leaders for the removal of a monument dedicated to fallen Confederate soldiers in September. Council members voted in favor of donating the statue to a non-profit organization that may preserve the monument for educational purposes. The now-disbanded…

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Radio Interview: Should Police Be Able to Hide Information About Surveillance?

A press release about the lawsuit filed against me by the city of Lexington, Ky., relating to an open records request I filed seeking information on surveillance generated a ton of local media coverage, including an appearance on Kruser and Krew, the afternoon-drive show on WVLK AM. Kruser and I talked about the city’s efforts…

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TV Interview: Taking on Big Brother at the Local Level

If you’ve been following our Activism 101 Podcast, you know that I’ve been involved in local activism taking on the surveillance state in my hometown of Lexington, Ky. Well, my efforts have gotten me sued! The good thing about getting sued is it creates a lot of media buzz – including spots on the local news….

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Ron Wyden and Rand Paul Lead Bipartisan Effort to Rein in NSA Spying

Ron Wyden and Rand Paul Lead Bipartisan Effort to Rein in NSA Spying

The New American – On October 24, Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), shown on left, introduced — with Rand Paul (R-Ky.), shown on right, being the first of 13 senators to cosponsor — bipartisan legislation entitled the “USA RIGHTS Act” (S. 1997) to protect the privacy rights of Americans by banning warrantless searches of private databases…

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TAC Activist Pushes Back Against Local Government Bullying Tactics

For Immediate Release Oct. 24, 2017 LEXINGTON, Ky. — The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky will represent Michael Maharrey in a lawsuit filed against him by the city after he attempted to obtain documents relating to surveillance cameras owned and operated by the Lexington Police Department (“LPD”). “Honestly, I think it’s a bullying tactic more than…

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