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The Surveillance State: An Inexorable March Toward Totalitarianism

Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces) via, The Surveillance State has slowed down its rate of growth since the President took office, however, it has not halted that growth. Instead, it lies festering below the veneer of daily events, inexorably growing […]

DHS Selects 4 Contractors To Build Prototypes For Trump’s Border Wall

The Department of Homeland Security has finally reached a decision in the long-delayed process of selecting contractors who will build prototypes of President Donald Trump’s promised border wall. The department announced Thursday that it has selected four contractors to build wall prototypes, and that construction is slated to begin this winter, according to CNN. The […]

America’s Border Patrol Budget: Spot The Obama Difference

President Trump's crackdown in illegal immigration means more wall-building, more ICE agents, and a notably bigger budget for the border patrol program. As the following chart shows, that would be an extreme departure from the stagnant spending on our nation's borders by President Obama. As Statista's Dyfed Loesche notes, the overall enacted budget for the […]

Ron Paul Suggests A Better Solution Than Trump’s Border Wall

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Just one week in office, President Trump is already following through on his pledge to address illegal immigration. His January 25th executive order called for the construction of a wall along the entire length of the US-Mexico border. While he is right […]

This Is What The US-Mexico Border Wall Actually Looks Like Right Now

Having signed an executive order to begin construction of the "great big wall" along the Mexican border, one which according to Congressional estimates will cost between $12 and $15 billion, some forget that even at this moment many parts of the border with Mexico are already covered in fences. In other spots, the wall is […]