Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Big Brother is Here!

Remember those WW2 movies when Nazi soldiers asked frightened people just trying to get to work or home for "papers?" Or how about those Cold War movies where sentries stop a "citizen" in the street and ask for "papers?" Well, if those movies make you feel all warm and secure at how government is just trying to look out for the safety of the people, you'll love the newly proposed National I.D. Card!

Watch these two videos: 1) Judge Napoleotano talks about the specifics of the I.D. card - what is it, who will have to have one, and what the possible ramifications of it might be. 2) Senator Ron Paul weighs in on the I.D. card and why it will NOT keep us safe and why it is a BAD idea.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Next Up . . . The End to the Fourth Amendment!

The fourth amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees that we will not be subjected to illegal search and seizure. That means that we don't have to worry about law enforcement surveilling us, searching ourselves or our property, or confiscating our belongings (including forcing us to submit a blood or tissue sample) without probable cause of a crime AND without due process of law. Well, that's all about to go out the window.

John Walsh, as you may remember, tragically lost his son at the hands of a child abductor many years ago. He has dedicated his life to stopping crime and protecting children all over the country. Although I admire him, I'm afraid that what is being proposed in the following video is an example of what happens when good people go too far. Watch and decide!