A society that will trade a little Liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither. Thomas Jefferson
- The 4th amendment meant something? Leahy's rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies -- including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission -- to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge. The article
- you accepted responsibility for your own safety at potentially dangerous venues? Welcome to the you take care of me nation... A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the 11 year old catcher who threw it. The article.
- you could freely demonstrate and voice your opinion against the government. Well be careful now days. HR347 makes simple protesting a felony under certain conditions that are not even spelled out clearly...
- the reports of crashes and destruction all over the country if cabooses were removed from trains?
- the 10th Amendment (Limiting the powers of the Federal Government) meant something?
- teachers (and parents for that matter) could punish children for bad behavior?
- States were independent having local control over how taxes were used and what laws to enact?
- reports Minnesota would be the "wild west" all over if CCW passed?
- you would recite the Pledge and you could pray in school?
- we mocked Soviet-style “show me your papers” societies? (Try boarding an airplane...)
- we could think for ourselves?
- McDonald's Threatened With Lawsuit for Pairing Toys With Happy Meals The article.
- State Sen. Alex Padilla (D) is the author of SB 1255, which would ban the on-campus sale of Gatorade and other sugary sports drinks during school hours...
- Assemblyman Jared Huffman (D) introduced a measure towards a three-year moratorium on the use of metal bats in high school baseball.
- State Sen. Leland Yee (D) said his proposal, SB 880, would reduce head injuries by assessing $25 fines on parents whose children younger than 18 fail to wear a helmet while skiing or snowboarding.
- Christine Quinn (D) proposed zoning laws to ban some fast food restaurants from operating, supposedly to fight childhood obesity.
- New York state legislators Eric Adams (D) and Felix Ortiz (D), who represent Brooklyn, have introduced legislation to prohibit the use of salt by restaurants in the preparation of food anywhere in the state.
- Henry Waxman (D) supported a bill passed last year giving the FDA authority to regulate tobacco products. The law, called the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, bans all tobacco-brand sponsorships of sports and entertainment events...
- Obama’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided that the time was right to tackle the looming dangers of Americans giving their dogs a bone.
- (Notice a theme?)
- Don't be a good neighbor, you may get fined or jailed for it. The article.
- There are now an estimated 20 states that have already passed legislation requiring insurers to cover "adult children" ranging in age from 24 to 31. Children?
- Working its way through the Congress, would dramatically increase the reach of the federal government to dictate with great specificity what types of meals, snacks, and beverages could be sold in, or distributed by, every public school in the country.