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Choosing between Big Brother and the Bill of Rights (Op-ed in Los Angeles Times by Jenny Beth Martin and Alex Abdo of the ACLU)

Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, there was a seismic shift in the U.S. Congress. As the Senate deadlocked over what to do about several expiring provisions of the Patriot Act, it became clear that political momentum had moved away from surveillance and secrecy toward freedom and privacy... Continue here.

Self Governance in the City of Brotherly Love

In historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Center for Self Governance’s three-day convention wrapped up on Sunday April 26. Founded by Mark Herr and Kurt Potter, Tennessee-based CSG hosts lectures on applied civics and activist training to promote Constitutional principles. More than 100 liberty lovers, along with Tea Party Patriot’s Diana Riemer, met in the Powel House on 3rd Street. Built in 1956, it was once owned by Philadelphia Mayor Samuel Powel. His wife, Elizabeth Willing Powel - a close friend of President George Washington - asked this famous question to Benjamin Franklin: The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ...

Homeland security expert: Citizenship screening lacks questions about potential terrorist ties

Recent analysis from homeland-security expert Mark Sauter shows U.S. vetting of immigrants seeking citizenship status isn’t as thorough as it should be when it comes to filtering those with ties to top terror groups. The Washington Examiner has the story: While State Department and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service branch of the Department of Homeland Security do ask if immigrants have been involved in terrorism, the most well-known of over a dozen terrorist groups aren't listed in applications, according to the analysis from homeland security expert Mark A. Sauter… Sauter, the author of Homeland Security, a McGraw-Hill textbook ...

Rep. Brat: ICE tells me ‘No. 1 problem’ facing federal immigration authorities is local authorities ignoring detainers

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) is optimistic about legislation he has coming down the pike that would increase immigration controls and choke funding for terrorist organizations in an effort to enhance national security under an administration that has been lax in that area. The Washington Examiner has the details: Federal detention policy enforcement has been loosened under the Obama administration, and local law enforcement agencies sometimes refuse to comply when requests are submitted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "I had met with the head of ICE, and I asked [about] the number one problem … He said it was the problem of these detainers," ...

Our hearts ache for the people of Nice, France

Two Americans – a father and son – are among those murdered in Nice, France Thursday after an apparent terrorist plowed into dozens of people during “Bastille Day” festivities along the waterfront.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the attack. CBS News has the story: Sean Copeland, 51, and his son, Brodie, 11, were vacationing with their family, said Jess Davis, who is friends with Meagan Copeland, Sean Copeland's daughter. CBS Dallas reports the Copelands live in the Austin, Texas area. Davis says they live in Lakeway, Texas, about 30 miles outside Austin. Davis issued a statement on the family's behalf saying, "We ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/12/16

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/12/16 CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, June 7, and remain in session through Friday, June 10. The Senate will return on Monday, June 6, and stay in session through Friday, June 10. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR. The House was in recess last week. But the week before they left for the Memorial Day recess – excuse me, “District Work Period” – was chock full of fireworks, even though the House only voted on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday of that week. The House came back to work on Monday, May 23, and moved to take up no fewer than 30 bills on the Suspens...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 6/5/16

  CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, June 7, and remain in session through Friday, June 10. The Senate will return on Monday, June 6, and stay in session through Friday, June 10. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. But the week before they left for the Memorial Day recess – excuse me, “District Work Period” – was chock full of fireworks, even though the House only voted on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday of that week. The House came back to work on Monday, May 23, and moved to take up no fewer than 30 bills on the Suspension Calendar. Though most of them were the standard fare ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 3/13/16

CALENDAR:  The House returns Monday, and will be in session through Thursday. The Senate will be in session on Monday, and will stay in through the rest of the week. At the end of the week, the Senate will recess for the Easter break, and won’t come back into session until Tuesday, April 12.   LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  The House was in recess last week.   THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR:  The House will return Monday, and kick off its week with votes on 14 bills to be considered under Suspension of the Rules. Two of those bills deal with the crisis in Syria – the first, H.Con.Res. 121, would express the ...

Economist: Entitlement reform needed to shrink the national debt

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, economist and senior fellow at free-market think tank the Manhattan Institute, says entitlement spending ought to be a priority in 2016 if Republican lawmakers are sincere in their calls to rein in our national debt. Ms. Furchtgott-Roth outlines her ideas in a recent column for MarketWatch: The December budget agreement completely neglected entitlement reform, particularly changes to Social Security and Medicare. In 2015, the national debt surpassed $18 trillion for the first time, driven by record federal spending. Over 60 percent of federal spending is entitlement programs. Every passing day in which entitlement reform ...

704 Reasons Tea Party Patriots is stronger than ever

  Tea Party Patriots this year has exploded its membership with 704 active groups nationwide, many of whom banded together in their local communities to host rallies and support local tea partyers running for office. Highlights include members of the We The People Tea Party of Southern Iowa hosting community-wide town halls with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas); former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.); and Dr. Ben Carson. The Iowa Grassroots Coalition live-streamed an event featuring Sen. Cruz; former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.); and former Sen. Santorum. The live-stream attracted more than 8,000 viewers nationwide. Furthermore, tens of ...