Repeal the Patriot Act – LewRockwell

This article by Judge Napolitano is eye-opening and well worth the read.

I have been writing for years about the dangers to human freedom that come from government mass surveillance. The United States was born in a defiant reaction to government surveillance. In the decade preceding the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the villains were the Stamp Act and the Writs of Assistance Act. Today, the villain is the Patriot Act. Here is the backstory. In 1765, when the British government was looking for creative ways to tax the colonists, Parliament enacted the Stamp Act. That law required all persons in the colonies to purchase stamps from a British government vendor and to affix them to all documents in one’s possession. These were not stamps as we use today, rather they bore the seal of the British government. The vendor would apply ink to the seal and for a fee — a tax — impress an image of the seal onto documents. All documents in one’s possession — financial, legal, letters, books, newspapers, pamphlets, even posters destined to be nailed to trees — required the government stamps. How did the British government, 3,000 miles away, know if one had its stamps on one’s documents? Answer: The Writs of Assistance Act. A writ of assistance was a general warrant issued by a secret court in London. A general warrant does not specifically describe the place to be searched or the person or thing to be seized. It merely authorized the bearer — a civilian or military government official — to search where he wished and seize whatever he found.

Repeal the Patriot Act – LewRockwell

Alarming Christian persecution in Europe – 3000 attacks in 2019. | Times of Sweden | Your home for #RealNews

Christian persecution has increased worldwide in recent years. Now a new report by the Gatestone Institute shows that the number of anti-Christian attacks in Europe have reached alarming, record high levels in 2019. Anti-Christian hate crimes which has previously been happening mostly only in Middle Eastern and Communist countries, have now started to increase more …

Source: Alarming Christian persecution in Europe – 3000 attacks in 2019. | Times of Sweden | Your home for #RealNews

Made up rights and actual rights

It is amazing to me that some of thes candidates ar all about espousing rights that are not in the Constitution such as this new bonehead idea by Pitiful Pete while trashing, ignoring and seeking to repress rights that actually ARE in the Constitution, such as the right to free speech, religion, assembly, to bear arms and even the fundamental right to life.

Beto O’Rourke claims ‘living close to work’ is a ‘right’

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke now claims you have a “right” to live near your job.

“Living close to work shouldn’t be a luxury for the rich,” the former Texas congressman tweeted Monday. “It’s a right for everyone.”

O’Rourke didn’t explain how it’s a right – or if he considers it a constitutional or a human right. But in a video posted on Twitter, the Democrat argued that living closer to one’s work would not only “reduce our impact on climate change and greenhouse emissions” but would also “improve the quality of life” for people.

In the video, O’Rourke claimed “we force lower-income working Americans to drive one, two, three hours in either direction to get to their jobs, very often minimum wage jobs. They’re working two or three of them right now.”

“Rich people are going to have to allow — or be forced to allow — lower-income people to live near them,” he said.

Read more here.

Is the MSM suddenly realizing what they have wrought in their unquestioning toadyism to the Left? Probably not.

San Francisco’s branding of NRA as terror organization panned by Washington Post, LA Times

Two columnists on opposite coasts didn’t mince words Thursday in disagreeing with a San Francisco Board of Supervisors resolution labeling the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization. Los Angeles Times columnist Michael McGough said the label may be good politics but is “irresponsible.” “It’s not the business of a county board of supervisors to designate terror organizations,” he wrote, adding that it’s also a First Amendment concern if officials try to blacklist contractors who work with the NRA.

Read the rest here.

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