Has Washington Forgotten About the Right to Privacy?

This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In her Liberty Minute titled “Browsing the Fourth Amendment,” Helen Krieble sheds light on the government’s failure to regulate private companies who regularly violate Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights: Do you want telemarketers to know what you searched for online? Should strangers be able to access your financial information? The current national debate about peoples’ internet browsing privacy is a bedrock principles issue. Some private companies like Google and Facebook collect data from their customers and sell it to advertisers without

3 Reasons Why Making Texting and Driving a Primary Offense Is a Bad Idea

In the last session of the Iowa State Legislature, Senate File 234 was signed into law, moving texting and driving from a secondary offense to a primary offense. While no doubt well-intentioned, this legislation represents just the latest example of the danger of emotionally driven legislation. Of course, Iowa isn’t the only state that has made texting and driving a primary offense: California, Alaska, North Dakota, and several other states have already taken the same step. Most other states have it listed as some sort of secondary offense. It’s easy to see why this sort of legislation is put into