Where at least you know you’re free?
While everyone is distracted by the unwinding of various financial institutions, the battle over an open society and civil liberties is quietly fighting on.
Homeland Security’s space-based domestic spy program is now operational, despite lacking privacy safeguards.
Despite any record of violent or criminal intent, Maryland officials have admitted that they had added antiwar activists to national databases of suspected terrorists.Â Good luck getting off that list, right?
And while I do not condone hacking email accounts, the alleged perpetrator in the Sarah Plain case was arrested and indicted — for the very same activities that the NSA, FBI and other federal agencies do on a daily basis.
It should also be noted while there was a justifiably large outcry over the $700 billion bailout two weeks ago, a mere three weeks ago — without a debate — Congress passed the new defense spending bill: a hefty sum of $612 billion.
At least no one is threatening martial law, right?