By Jason Stverak
In the autumn of 1798, a young United States was celebrating the close of our first decade living under the Constitution.
Yet that same autumn, Benjamin Franklin Bache, the 29-year-old grandson of the celebrated framer, died in prison from a yellow fever epidemic. Like his famous grandfather, he was a journalist and printer. He [...]
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Unless everyone can speak equally, all must be silenced equally.
That seems to be the thinking behind the latest push for campaign finance restrictions, which would limit all Americans’ First Amendment rights to impose controls on how much money can be given to candidates for office.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee last week [...]
By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Expect to have your voices heard in November, Milwaukee County voters.
Well, not really.
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a trio resolutions placing three additional advisory referendum questions on the November ballot, putting taxpayers on the hook for as much as $120,000.
But since the referendums are [...]
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
You have the right to remain silent — as long as the Pennsylvania Game Commission isn’t questioning you about possible poaching.Read More →
By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Certain states are considering legislation that would criminalize helping the National Security Agency, but ironically, none other than the U.S. Constitution might put a stop to that.
Two days before President Obama was scheduled to announce reforms to NSA’s collection activities, lawmakers in Washington state last week joined the growing chorus [...]