Saturday July 26, 2014, Open Carry Texas held their first open carry walk in Liberty County. We at the RLCCD36 tip our hats to these patriots. The event was a huge success with a large group participating. Men, women and children from Tea Parties to Liberty Conservatives marched together to remind the Texas legislature that Texan’s will stand for their second amendment rights. An armed society is a polite society. In this we firmly believe. We firmly support not only Open Carry in the st […]
Steve Munisteri, TXGOP Chairman, will be in Cleveland on August 29, 2014. The Republican Liberty Caucus of CD 36 will be hosting the chairman as well as a Conservative Coalition Forum. Kent Batman, chairman of Hardin County Republican Party will be moderating. Other special guest will appear as well. (list to follow soon) The RLC has hosted many forums such as these throughout the district and is proud to bring yet another one to the area. We couldn’t think of a better representative of party […]
CISPA is back and this time it’s loaded with additional 4th amendment violations to make it easier to catch the next Edward Snowden. The new bill is called The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (‘CISA’) and it will hit the floor of the Senate next week. The Republican Liberty Caucus is part of a bipartisan coalition of groups concerned about civil liberties and committed to preserving the constitution which are committed to stopping this legislation.According to the […]
CISPA is back and this time it’s loaded with additional 4th amendment violations to make it easier to catch the next Edward Snowden. The new bill is called The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (‘CISA’) and it will hit the floor of the Senate next week. The Republican Liberty Caucus is part of a bipartisan coalition of groups concerned about civil liberties and committed to preserving the constitution which are committed to stopping this legislation.
According to the ACLU:
“The bill would create a massive loophole in our existing privacy laws by allowing the government to ask companies for ‘voluntary’ cooperation in sharing information, including the content of our communications, for cybersecurity purposes. But the definition they are using for the so-called ‘cybersecurity information’ is so broad it could sweep up huge amounts of innocent Americans’ personal data.
“The Fourth Amendment protects Americans’ personal data and communications from undue government access and monitoring without suspicion of criminal activity. The point of a warrant is to guard that protection. CISA would circumvent the warrant requirement by allowing the government to approach companies directly to collect personal information, including telephonic or internet communications, based on the new broadly drawn definition of ‘cybersecurity information.’”
We know from past experience the chilling effect which these ‘voluntary’ government programs have. Companies feel threatened and become overly cooperative and your data becomes incredibly vulnerable. This allows the government to get away with gross violations of you privacy and security without any search warrant or due process of law.
The government is not protecting your interests. They should be writing laws to provide additional security for your online communications making clear that the 4th amendment applies to them, not building a loophole to stop whistleblowers.
The Obama administration if not our friend on this so we need to stop it dead in the Senate. The ACLU points out that “The Obama Administration has brought more ‘leaks’ prosecutions against government whistleblowers and members of the press than all previous administrations combined…If misused by this or future administrations, CISA could eliminate due process protections for such investigations, which already favor the prosecution.”
We urge you to write your Senators. Click on the link below to go to the online tool for that purpose. Thanks to RLC Texas for getting us the text for this article.
Lone Star Republicans group will have Sheriff Bobby Rader as one of its guest speakers next week. Lone Star Republicans serves the areas of East Harris, West Liberty and Chambers counties.Lone Star Republicans will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday July 17, 2014 at the Crosby Church from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. A social will be held at 6:30 p.m., with regular meeting beginning at 7:00. The Crosby Church is located at 5725 U.S. 90, Crosby, Texas 77532. Meeting in the Oasis Room.Spe […]
ROYAL OAK, MI – Today the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) is happy to announce the endorsement of George Brikho for Michigan’s 9th Congressional District. Brikho seeks to reign in bloated government spending, ease onerous regulations and restore essential liberty to citizens.
“George Brikho shares our core principles,” said RLC Chairman Matt Nye. “He is committed to limiting the size and scope of government. George shares our frustration with federal government run amok. He understands we must reform taxes and free markets in order to achieve prosperity for all Americans.”
In addition to economic issues, Brikho focuses heavily on civil liberty issues. He is an outspoken privacy advocate and a strong supporter of the rights of law-abiding Americans to bear arms, issues of critical importance to all voters.
“George Brikho loves Liberty, America, his family and his neighbors. That’s what motivates him to challenge political oligarch Sander Levin, the multi-decade incumbent congressman for Michigan’s Ninth District. George understands how and why the incumbent’s voting record and collaboration with the politically powerful special interests have hurt the ordinary people in Michigan,” explained RLC-MI Board member George Marburger.
The married father of three is a small business owner. For more information about the candidate visit georgebrikho.com.
Last evening the Republican Party of Liberty County held their quarterly meeting. I must say, I was impressed. This was not the party that I and this group joined 3-4 years ago. Back then, you were lucky to see 8-10 people and the average age of 70. There was no effort to outreach to the community. There was no website or any communication to the county of events or meetings but the bare minimum. Over half the precinct chairs sat empty with no desire to fill them. At times one wondered if ther […]
What is the RLC? Are you guys Libertarians in Republican clothing? Perhaps it’s time to review our Statement of Principles that are pretty much a summary of our beliefs as a group and touches on issues we deem important to work on within the party and government in general. At times it can seem we are at odds with some of our republican brothers and sisters. However, as former RLC National Chairman Dave Nalle said, “The RLC looks of inclusion not exclusion. We believe in Reagan’s 80% rule. Tha […]