At the height of last year’s widespread protests against the TSA and its invasive screening procedures, college student Aaron Tobey took it upon himself to educate the federal agents violating his constitutional rights about the crime they were committing at Richmond International Airport.
The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta recently struck down the individual mandate provision of ObamaCare. In doing so, the panel of three judges reversed a lower court ruling that had invalidated the entire law and instead declared only the individual mandate to be unconstitutional.
Of course, without the mandate there is no ObamaCare.
The 2-1 majority opinion stated in part that
The dirty little secret behind the downgrade of American debt from AAA to AA+ late last Friday afternoon is the fact that American debt has not been a good investment for some time now. And at the rate that politicians and central bankers are continuing to devalue the dollar, endlessly rising borrowing costs will eventually make lending to America about as attractive as Greece.
Bob Barr recently pointed out that along with the disintegration of Americans’ civil liberties and Fourth Amendment rights has come a creeping criminalization of almost every activity in which we engage.
From Florida to Massachusetts, privacy advocates and liberty activists are justifiably outraged at the intrusion by government into the daily personal lives of citizens who have done nothing wrong. Positively Orwellian levels of surveillance, unimaginable just a decade ago, are now commonplace in America and raising questions about what it actually means to be free.