Constitutional Concerns

Pentagon Classifies Evangelical Christians, Catholics as “Extremists”

Pentagon Classifies Evangelical Christians, Catholics as “Extremists”

The Department of Defense classified Catholics and Evangelical Christians as religious extremists similar to Al-Qaeda, according to training materials obtained by the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. The Pentagon also considered the Southern Poverty law Center’s “hate group” list a “reliable source” for determining extremism and labeled “Islamophobia” as a form of religious extremism. The revelations come just days after… Read more →

Pentagon Labels Founding Fathers, Conservatives as Extremists

Pentagon Labels Founding Fathers, Conservatives as Extremists

George Washington would not be welcome in the modern U.S. military. Neither would Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin, according to Department of Defense training documents that depict the Founding Fathers as extremists and conservative organizations as “hate groups.” The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute training guide was obtained by Judicial Watch under a Freedom of Information Act Request. It was acquired from… Read more →

Rep. Gowdy discusses the most recent failures at the NSA.

Surveillance State: Three Ways You’re Being Watched

 

While President Obama dismisses them as “phony scandals” and “endless distractions,” Josephine Terry knows all-too-well the deadly reality. She’d like to invite Obama to visit the gravesite of her son, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, and remind him these scandals aren’t phony — they’re fatal.

NM SUPREME COURT: 'TOLERANCE' MEANS FORCING RELIGIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS TO SERVE SAME-SEX WEDDINGS

NM SUPREME COURT: ‘TOLERANCE’ MEANS FORCING RELIGIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS TO SERVE SAME-SEX WEDDINGS

On Thursday, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that religious wedding photographers could be forced to photograph same-sex weddings. “When Elane Photography refused to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony, it violated the [New Mexico Human Rights Act, or NMHRA] in the same way as if it had refused to photograph a wedding between people of different races,” the court ruled… Read more →

(CNN) – They were younger than him, just teenagers who were driving around, apparently bored and looking for somebody to kill, according to police in Duncan, Oklahoma.

The indiscriminate shooting of Christopher Lane, a 23-year-old Australian who was living his dream of studying in the U.S. on a baseball scholarship, has repulsed many in his home country and led to calls for Australian tourists to boycott the United States.

“It is another example of murder mayhem on Main Street,” former Australian deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer told CNN’s Piers Morgan.

“People thinking of going to the USA for business or tourists trips should think carefully about it given the statistical fact you are 15 times more likely to be shot dead in the USA than in Australia per capita per million people.”

 

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"This is a signal of a rise of fascism in the UK, in the US and western countries"

“This is a signal of a rise of fascism in the UK, in the US and western countries”

The latest scandal with the Guardian is an escalation against the freedom of the press that WikiLeaks predicted years ago, but it won’t stop whistleblowers and journalists from fighting for freedom of speech, Wikileaks’ Kristinn Hrafnsson tells RT. It was revealed by Alan Rusbringer, editor of the Guardian, that the British government threatened them with legal action unless they handed… Read more →

NSA surveillance reach broader than publicly acknowledged

NSA surveillance reach broader than publicly acknowledged

The National Security Agency’s surveillance network has the capacity to spy on 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic, The Wall Street Journal reports. Citing current and former NSA officials for the 75 percent figure, the paper reported that the agency can observe more of Americans’ online communications than officials have publicly acknowledged. The NSA’s system of programs that filter communications, achieved… Read more →

Guardian says Britain made it destroy Snowden material

Guardian says Britain made it destroy Snowden material

(Reuters) – The British authorities forced the Guardian newspaper to destroy material leaked by Edward Snowden, its editor has revealed, calling it a “pointless” move that would not prevent further reporting on U.S. and British surveillance programs. In a column on Tuesday, Alan Rusbridger said he had received a call from a government official a month ago who told him:… Read more →