Rand Paul: ‘We Want Our Freedoms Back’

Rand Paul: ‘We Want Our Freedoms Back’

Posted on Breitbart By Ben Shapiro -On Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released a video to Breitbart News exclusively in which he argued that the surveillance state under President Obama had grown beyond any reasonable proportions. “We were once outraged and dismayed and spurred to resist when British soldiers came knocking at our door with illegitimate warrants seeking taxes on our papers. Today,” Paul continued, “your government responds that there is no expectation of privacy once you consign your records to a third party. Your government applies that the Fourth Amendment applies not at … [Read more...]

‘Long shot’ constitutional convention plan aims to return power to people

‘Long shot’ constitutional convention plan aims to return power to people

By Cal Thomas - Via Washington Examiner- Fed up with Washington? Angry that elections don’t seem to matter when it comes time to solving problems? Disgusted by the polarization that puts politicians’ careers ahead of taxpayer interests? Frustrated because you don’t think anything can be done about it? Indiana state Sen. David Long, a Republican from Fort Wayne, has experienced all of these feelings, but has chosen not to accept the status quo. He has a plan for returning power to the people, where the Founders wanted it to reside. Long is promoting an unused section of the U.S. … [Read more...]

Harry Reid’s Nuclear Hypocrisy

Harry Reid’s Nuclear Hypocrisy

By Roger Pilon via National Review - Harry Reid is set to “go nuclear.” He wants to end the filibuster as it applies to appellate court nominations — not by a two-thirds vote of the Senate, as Senate rules require, but by a simple majority. And given the short memories now in evidence, he may just succeed. On Monday, for the third time in less than a month, Senate Republicans filibustered an Obama nominee to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. That’s the court that’s checked the president more than once, as when it said he couldn’t make “recess appointments” when the Senate wasn’t in … [Read more...]