Politics · Technology

Fight 215

“Section 215 is unfortunately cloaked in secrecy. Some day that cloak will be lifted, and future generations will ask whether our actions today meet the test of a democratic society: transparency, accountability, and fidelity to the rule of law and our Constitution.”

– Senator Richard Durbin

For the first time in my life, I made a call to my state representatives and senators for a cause I deeply support. Fight215.org is an incredible tool to help you call all of your representatives and tell them to end mass surveillance under the Patriot Act. I can still feel the adrenaline from the call!

Mass surveillance has done nothing to keep citizens safe and secure. Section 215 of the Patriot Act was re-interpreted in complete secrecy to allow the surveillance of everyone without suspicion. If you want to help put an end to mass surveillance, go to https://fight215.org. Stop the phone record surveillance program and bring US law back in line with the Constitution.

Ideas · Politics

John Oliver on Civil Forfeiture

If you haven’t had a chance to watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO or clips on YouTube, go watch now! As John Oliver always does, he explains and describes the problem humorously but with loads of honesty to make you stop and question some things. The clip even includes a Tennessean featured on News Channel 5 who had thousands seized by police without any crimes being committed.