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Congress proposes bill to restore First Amendment rights… then kills it

  Sovereign Man  

January 23, 2015
Santiago, Chile

To this day, many countries around the world maintain a tight grip on dissent.

Students in Thailand have been arrested for using a three-fingered salute they saw in the movie Hunger Games.

In Turkey, Twitter, Youtube, and other social media sites have been blocked. And in Russia the word “crisis” has been banned from use in public.

You can see the backlash of insecure governments against the free expression of their citizens everywhere.

There was a time long ago when the US was a refreshing outlier in this trend.

At the time of its founding, the Land of the Free took a bold stance in asserting that its citizens all had a number of inalienable rights.

But gradually these rights have been chipped away, particularly in this century as we’ve seen the rise of a tradeoff between liberty and security. . . .Read Complete Report

Dig a little DEEPER ~ THEI.us Archive “First Amendment”


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Truth and Action

Congress has just passed the Intelligence Authorization Act for 2015, which grants the executive branch not only the ability to spy on American citizens private communications, but also the legal authority to turn that information over to local law enforcement.

All of this can be done without any court order being granted, all in the name of ‘fighting terror’, of course. . . . Read Complete Report


Obama signs NO FREE SPEECH Bill!! (Video Report)

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From Facebook uploaded by Matthew Murphy

The Secret Sandy Hook Secrecy Bill

Featured Image: Map of Sandy Hook, New Jersey. USGS photo. CREDIT Decumanus at en.wikipedia SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)

From Last Resistance  posted  by 

Been wondering what has happened with the Sandy Hook case? Want many of the weird questions settled? The legislature of Connecticut has been bypassing normal open procedures to craft a bill behind closed doors that would, if passed, keep basic evidence of the crime forever behind closed doors

From the Hartford Courant, “Bill Drafted In Secret Would Block Release Of Some Newtown Massacre Records”: . . . Read Complete Report

Eric Holder Threatens Kansas Over Gun Control Nullification Bill

From Godfather Politics

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Recently, we told you about a rather watered-down version of a nullification bill that Kansas passed and Governor Brownback signed. The gist of it was that federal or state agents attempting to enforce unconstitutional gun laws on Kansas-made firearms would face felony charges and prosecution. It may have been watered down, but it offended Attorney General Eric Holder enough that he had to issue a fast and furious response. Here’s what he wrote in part in a letter to the Kansas Governor:

“In purporting to override federal law and to criminalize the official acts of federal officers, SB102 directly conflicts with federal law and is therefore unconstitutional. … Under the Supremacy Clause…Kansas may not prevent federal employees and officials from carrying out their official responsibilities.  And a state certainly may not criminalize the exercise of federal responsibilities.  Because SB102 conflicts with federal firearms laws and regulations, federal law supercedes this new statute; all provisions of federal laws and their implementing regulations therefore continue to apply.” . . . Read Complete Report

4/10/13 Pot Civil War: News from the Front Lines (W/Videos)

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From the New York Daily News

Maryland lawmakers pass medical marijuana bill


The state Senate approved the measure, 42-4. The action sends the bill to Gov. Martin O’Malley, who indicated he is likely to sign it. . . . Read Complete Report


From Delaware Online

As marijuana goes legit, investors rush in

Written by Tim Mullaney Gannett/USA TODAY Apr 8, 2013

Brendan Kennedy and Michael Blue are nice boys. Really. They’re bankers. Yale MBA classmates. Wearers of ties.

And, if luck and changing laws cooperate, they’ll be drug barons of a certain kind. . . . Read Complete Report

From Toke of the Town

Celebs, athletes politicians, religious leaders urge Obama for drug law reform

By William Breathes in CultureNews

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm

What do P-Diddy, Cameron Diaz, Nicki Minaj, Ron Howard and Mark Wahlberg all have in common? Aside from being ridiculously famous and wealthy, they all support the reformation of drug laws in this country. More than 175 actors, artists, athletes and elected officials signed on to an open letter to President Obama today, asking him to change our drug policy laws from punitive, harsh jail times to one that favors evidence- based prevention and rehabilitation. . . . Read Complete Report


from youtube uploaded by TheAlexJonesChannel

Former Prosecutor Says End Drug Prohibition

Published on Apr 6, 2013

For 21 years, Palos Park attorney James Gierach has been trying to convince elected officials and the public that the war on drugs is a failure. . . . From discription published with video.



Kentucky Industrial Hemp Legislation Becomes Law Without Governor’s Signature

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director 

April 5, 2013

On Friday, April 5th, Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky stated that he will let Kentucky’s industrial hemp measure become law without his signature. Gov. Beshear had expressed concerns that marijuana growers could hide their illegal growing operations with hemp plants. Despite his concerns, he allowed the measure to become law without his signature and did not veto the legislation. . . . Read Complete Report



Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana Introduced in Alabama

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director

April 5, 2013

Many traditionally write off the Southern United States as an area dead to cannabis law reform, but one Representative is behind a new effort that can change all of that. . . . Read Complete Report


From youtube uploaded by Massteaparty

Florida Lawmakers Consider Initiative To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Published on Apr 5, 2013

Push To Legalize Pot Spreads To Florida
Florida Lawmakers Consider Initiative To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Wild Bill for America: “Tea Teams USA” (Video update)

From youtube uploaded by WildBillforAmerica

Published on Mar 27, 2013

Americans have been too passive in dealing with the liberal/socialist/communists in our country. Its time to pick a fight and the “Tea Teams” are forming up.

Pot Prohibition: On the Front Lines (Video Reports)

From youtube uploaded by IAMHEMP420

Florida: Bill for medical use of marijuana filed in Florida Senate

on Mar 20, 2013


from youtube uploaded by IAMHEMP420 Published on Mar 20, 2013

Maryland: Senate OKs fine for small amounts of marijuana


from youtube via IAMHEMP420 on Mar 20, 2013

California: Policing marijuana


from Denver Westword Blogs

 Top ten hemp legends: Which myths are true — and which went up in smoke?

By Melanie Asmar Mon., Mar. 18 2013 at 9:50 AM

Did Henry Ford really make a car out of hemp? Was the Declaration of Independence written on hemp paper? Did Abraham Lincoln use hemp oil in his lamps?

The hemp plant, a variety of Cannabis sativa that’s the subject of this week’s cover story “Green Acres,” is steeped in lore. Some hemp legends are true. Others are half-true, and some are completely false. Here, we present ten hemp myths culled from the Internet — and attempt to separate the fact from the fiction.

10. George Washington grew hemp. . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded by votehemp
George Washington Grew & Used Hemp at Mount Vernon – Hemp History Week
Uploaded on Jun 15, 2010

A group of hemp farming supporters visited Mount Vernon during Hemp History Week, May 17 – 23, 2010, and were taken on an educational tour exploring George Washington’s farming and use of industrial hemp. Tour guides show the areas where hemp was grown at Mount Vernon as well as how George Washington used hemp for textiles, fish nets and other purposes. More info at Hemp History Week: http://www.HempHistoryWeek.com


Tennessee Bill Would Abolish Civil Forfeiture

From IntelHub March 20, 2013

A new bill would eliminate civil forfeiture in Tennessee. Unlike criminal forfeiture, under civil forfeiture police do not need to convict or even charge a property owner before seizing his property. Civil forfeiture turns “innocent until proven guilty” on its head by forcing owners to prove their innocence to recover the seized property.

In good news for property owners across the Volunteer State, State Rep. Barrett Rich, a former Tennessee state trooper, has introduced HB 1078. If the bill passes, seizing property would require a warrant. In addition, forfeiture and title transfer of property would take place only under due process of law and if “the owner of the property in question is prosecuted and convicted.” The bill has one other cosponsor, Rep. Joey Hensley, and is currently in committee.

Speaking to a local news station, Rich outlined how civil forfeiture treatsinnocent owners worse than actual criminals: . . . Read Complete Report

FISA spy bill could be renewed without discussion (Video Report)

from RT America TV via youtube

Uploaded by RTAmerica

Published on Dec 20, 2012

The US Senate has the opportunity to hear discussion before a vote on renewing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, but they might not even bother. Although reauthorizing FISA and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA) would allow the government to warrantlessly wiretap the emails and phones of millions of Americans, one Republican senator has asked his colleagues on Capitiol Hill to approve the bill without debate. Will Congress skip discussions in order to renew FISA for another five years? Liz Wahl speaks with RT producer Adriana Usero about what the FISA vote means for personal privacy in the US.