A disturbing trend seems to be continuing under the Obama administration (and started under the Bush era, but with only different "targets"), what is perceived as personal liberties. A story coming out of the St. Louis Airport on April 2nd and the individual working for the Campaign for Liberty group. He was detained and "interrogated" by the TSA agent because he asked whether or not he had to answer the agent as to the source of money he was carrying (which is later disclosed as from book sales from the Campaign for Liberty event in Missouri). The TSA were getting frustrated and unprofessional with the simple question from if he had to legally answer the question. He was threatened to be taken to the DEA and police just because he did not feel the need to disclose the source of $4700 he was carrying with him on the plane. Link to the audio here.
On the day before the nationwide "tea parties" indicating a willingness to take back control of our government through fiscal responsibility and liited government, this DHS report indicates how DHS is concerned about right wing "extremists"...no threats yet, but the following interesting definition:
Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.
Finally, Texas's legislature reminds us of one of the Bill of Rights - the 10th Amendment.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
We have lost that Amendment throughout the years as the federal government has continued to grow.