Tag: Privacy

TSA the Employer of Last Resort for Sex Offenders? »

One might think that a Catholic priest removed from his position for sexually abusing children might find it difficult to find gainful employment. And one might think that this is a good thing—especially that he find it difficult to find employment involving intimate contact with children. But the Transportation Security Administration apparently thinks differently....
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Global Financial Information Regime Looms »

[The Independent Institute does not work to influence the legislative process, but we find the following information and analysis interesting and worth passing on.—Ed.] Later this year Americans could wake up to some unpleasant surprises: Higher fees and costs associated with banking, pensions, insurance, and investment; Reduced foreign investment in the United States and,...
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Michelle Obama: “We Made History!” Women Are No Longer Responsible for Our Sexuality!! »

As our old friend Milton Friedman famously said, “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” Mrs. Obama might be well counseled to take that into consideration as she continues on her self-congratulatory, “We Made History” media stump. There might just be a few unanticipated consequences of the “free” contraception, abortificant, and abortion...
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Why Do Politicians Pander? Because It Works. »

How has the vision of our forebears—of men and women, black, white, and every other complexion, standing tall, shoulder to shoulder, in free and full access to equal opportunities and enjoying the blessings of equal rights in the sanctity of our persons and property—devolved to skirmishes among dependent subjects of the state over the...
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In the Name of Stopping Terror »

In another ratcheting up of the national security surveillance state, the Obama administration has weakened a privacy safeguard that even the Bush administration kept intact. The AP reports: The U.S. intelligence community will be able to store information about Americans with no ties to terrorism for up to five years under new Obama administration...
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Film for Compulsory Sterilization from the 1930s (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s Reference) »

In this disturbing 1934 propaganda film for eugenics, “Tomorrows Children,” the judge ordering a sterilization paraphrases “progressive,” Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.’s infamous line from the majority opinion in Buck v. Bell: “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

ObamaCare and God’s Will »

In governing style, Mr. Obama continually resets to the strategies of his community organizer roots, including enlisting members of the clergy to further his political agenda. I have already detailed his use of the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to hold conference calls with religious leaders, urging...
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XX-: Safe-Porn Dreaming USA »

To think as a young man I longed to live in southern California. Today, the state is one big caricature of Political Correctness. News item: The Los Angeles City Council passed an ordinance requiring porn actors to wear condoms. Presumably, they can perform their on-air sex acts outside Los Angeles. What is the point?...
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Secular Theocracy: The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny, Part 2 »

We live in a secularized world of nation states in which traditional religion, especially Christianity, is unwelcome. Rooted in the “Enlightenment,” this view supports a secularized and authoritarian public square enforced by government and that progress requires forcing religion ever backward into remote corners of society. In short, America has become a secular theocracy...
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What’s Wrong with This Picture: MSM Coverage of Obama’s Signing Homeland Battlefield Bill »

On Saturday, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) a/k/a the “Homeland Battlefield Bill,” (so named because it defines the entire U.S. as a battlefield in the War on Terror), that grants the executive virtually unlimited power to indefinitely detain any American citizen he deems a suspected “belligerent”—at his own...
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