Speaking of that DHS Report….
I’m with Thoreau – first in, first out. The DHS report is ridiculous, disturbing, terrifying, etc. – and for all the reasons that others have pointed out. But you can’t be selective in which groups are entitled to civil liberties, and which aren’t. If movement conservatives are going to sign on to the battle for civil liberties that the Left and most libertarians have been fighting for years, then they need to join whole hog and wait their turn. Oh – an apology to Ron Paul for mocking his civil liberties positions on the campaign trail is in order as well (you don’t need to apologize for going after him on the newsletter issue, though).