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America Cracks Up: The Anatomy Of A National Nervous Breakdown

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, Another shooting, another day in America. Or so it seems. With alarming regularity, the nation is being subjected to a spate of violence that terrorizes the public, destabilizes the country’s fragile ecosystem, and gives the government greater justifications to crack down, lock down, and institute even more […]

Paul Craig Roberts To The American Left: R.I.P.

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, Once upon a time the leftwing of the political spectrum was committed to the advancement of the working class and its protection from political and economic abuse by the owners of the means of production. Consequently, the leftwing was politically potent and reached a pinnacle of power when Henry Wallace […]

Power Corrupts: A Culture Of Compliance Breeds Despots And Predators

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, Power corrupts. Worse, as 19th-century historian Lord Acton concluded, absolute power corrupts absolutely. It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about a politician, an entertainment mogul, a corporate CEO or a police officer: give any one person (or government agency) too much power and allow him or her […]

Out-Of-Towners Whine About “The Militarization Of The Hamptons”

The town of Southampton, with its 55,000 year-round residents and vaunted reputation as a summertime playground for wealthy New Yorkers, now has its very own counterterrorism squad. And unsurprisingly, it’s making the out-of-towners nervous. At least that’s what Joe Nocera, a former New York Times columnist who now writes for Bloomberg View, suggested in a […]

Battlefield America Is The New Normal: We’re Not In Mayberry Anymore

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “If we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of soldiers?”— Arthur Rizer, former police officer America, you’ve been fooled again. While the nation has been distracted by a media maelstrom […]

Policing For Profit: Jeff Sessions’ Thinly Veiled Plot To Rob Us Blind

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “Laws are no longer made by a rational process of public discussion; they are made by a process of blackmail and intimidation, and they are executed in the same manner.” – H.L. Mencken Let’s not mince words. Jeff Sessions, the nation’s top law enforcement official, would not […]

The Age Of No Privacy: The Surveillance State Shifts Into High Gear

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government.” ? William O. Douglas, Supreme Court Justice (1966) The government has become an expert in finding ways to sidestep what it considers […]

Twilight Of The Courts: The Elusive Search For Justice In The American Police State

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become […]

Stealing From The Citizenry: How Government Goons Use Civil Asset Forfeiture To Rob Us Blind

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgets—all without so much as charging you […]

The Silent Terror Of The FBI – Could The Fourth Reich Happen Here?

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “After five years of Hitler’s dictatorship, the Nazi police had won the FBI’s seal of approval.” – Historian Robert Gellately   “Adolf Hitler is alive and well in the United States, and he is fast rising to power.” – Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the […]