If it sounds as though privacy advocates who disagree with the implementation of tracking systems on campuses throughout the Nation are making mountains out of mole hills, consider the trajectory of the political correctness movement.
No one can be elected President of the United States without compromising his ideals at various points along the pathway leading to the White House. How much compromise will conservatives tolerate?
If President Barack Obama is successful in accomplishing all that he set forth in last night’s State of the Union address, he will have transformed the Presidency, almost beyond recognition, from the proper and limited role our Nation’s Founders codified in the document that describes his job: the U.S. Constitution.
From the revelations of National Security Agency spying to the government shutdown, the first year of President Barack Obama’s second term brought endless political quarreling and scandal and illustrated the massive disconnect between Washington and Main Street. In 2014, the Administration could be forced to reap what it has sewn.
MSNBC fired Alec Baldwin for an off-set incident. Many conservatives called for Baldwin’s ouster. In doing so, unfortunately, they allowed their dislike of Baldwin’s leftist positions to blind them to the fact that they were making bedfellows with the militant gay community and political correctness police.
Attorneys at the Justice Department are currently working to advance a Supreme Court argument that the Federal government should be allowed to invoke international treaties as legal basis for policies that government officials are unable to put into place because they conflict with the Nation’s Constitution.
The Administration of Barack Obama is so dedicated to the idea of getting involved in Syria’s civil war, despite domestic and international objection to the U.S. meddling in the conflict, that it is willing not only to waive provisions of Federal law prohibiting the arming of terrorists but also to put its hypocrisy on full display.
U.S. involvement in the ongoing Syrian civil war is likely, judging by the near-constant war-drum rhetoric from U.S. political elite.
In Islamic law, fatwa is a legal opinion or decree handed down by an Islamic religious leader known as mufti. While the dictates issued in a particular fatwa are not necessarily binding, extremists have been known to act on the orders, often with devastating results. Some, like combining sex jihad and Muhammad’s lice, are a little more self-defeating.
On Sunday, CBS moderator Bob Schieffer invited former NSA head retired Gen. Michael Hayden to appear on “Face the Nation” to discuss privacy and government spying. Schieffer’s choice should be both revealing and infuriating to any American who rejects the notion that government has the right to violate citizen privacy.