The Militarization of America’s Police: A Brief History

The Militarization of America’s Police: A Brief History By Brian Miller “Get the weapons of war off our streets!” This may sound familiar, as it’s often heard from those attempting to pass more gun control legislation. But what you don’t hear is that it’s simply untrue that “weapons of war” are available to the general public. What is true is that you’d last about three minutes in a conventional war with an AR-15, even with one of the most aggressive builds you can get your hands on. The only people…

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Constitutional Crisis: 7 Ways We’ve Been in One for a Long Time

Constitutional Crisis: 7 Ways We’ve Been in One for a Long Time By Michael Boldin While most talk about a “crisis” today is about the Mueller report, subpoenas, and Russia – almost everyone ignores what makes a real constitutional crisis. Here are 7 real-life examples of a constitutional crisis, showing we’ve been in one for a long, long time.  Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS This video was sourced from the Tenth Amendment Center. Be Free and Independent! Get a free issue of Counter…

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The Media is Finally Realizing What the Prosecution of Assange Means for Journalism

The Media is Finally Realizing What the Prosecution of Assange Means for Journalism Op-Ed by Caitlin Johnstone (CJ Opinion) — Rachel Maddow has aired a segment condemning the new indictment against Julian Assange for 17 alleged violations of the Espionage Act. Yes, that Rachel Maddow. MSNBC’s top host began the segment after it was introduced by Chris Hayes, agreeing with her colleague that it’s surprising that more news outlets aren’t giving this story more “wall to wall” coverage, given its immense significance. She recapped Assange’s various legal struggles up until this point, then accurately described Assange’s new Espionage Act…

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Signed as Law: Kansas Removes Barrier to the Use of Gold and Silver as Money

Signed as Law: Kansas Removes Barrier to the Use of Gold and Silver as Money By Michael Maharrey TOPEKA, Kan. (May 22, 2019) – Last week, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill exempting gold and silver bullion, and other precious metals, from the state sales tax. Passage of this legislation eliminates one barrier to using gold and silver in everyday transactions, a foundational step for people to undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Rep. Jim Kelly (R-Independence) introduced House Bill 2140 (HB2140) on Feb. 5. The new law exempts…

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Reddit Commenter’s Fight for Anonymity Is a Win for Free Speech and Fair Use

Reddit Commenter’s Fight for Anonymity Is a Win for Free Speech and Fair Use By Alex Moss A fight over unmasking an anonymous Reddit commenter has turned into a significant win for online speech and fair use. A federal court has affirmed the right to share copyrighted material for criticism and commentary, and shot down arguments that Internet users from outside the United States can’t ever rely on First Amendment protections for anonymous speech. EFF represents the Reddit commenter, who uses the name “Darkspilver.” A lifelong member of the Jehovah’s…

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How to Survive the Journey Ahead: A Graduation Message for a Terrifying Age

How to Survive the Journey Ahead: A Graduation Message for a Terrifying Age By John W. Whitehead “No matter who you are, no matter how strong you are, sooner or later, you’ll face circumstances beyond your control.” — Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones Those coming of age today will face some of the greatest obstacles ever encountered by young people. They will find themselves overtaxed, burdened with excessive college debt, and struggling to find worthwhile employment in a debt-ridden economy on the brink of implosion. Their privacy will be eviscerated…

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Thought Crimes? Facial Recognition Technology Is Invading The U.S.; San Fran Passes Historic Privacy Bill; Man Arrested In UK For Hiding Face

Thought Crimes? Facial Recognition Technology Is Invading The U.S.; San Fran Passes Historic Privacy Bill; Man Arrested In UK For Hiding Face By Aaron Kesel You can’t run, you can’t hide; facial recognition technology is advancing at a quickening pace, it’s becoming more widespread and accurate, and we are entering the path of no return. A report from Georgetown researchers states that agencies in Chicago and Detroit have bought real-time facial recognition systems. Meanwhile, a privacy bill failed to pass in San Francisco. Elsewhere, in the UK an unidentified man…

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Freedom Of Speech Is About More Than The First Amendment

Freedom Of Speech Is About More Than The First Amendment Op-Ed by Gary Chartier Facebook’s recent bans on controversial figures including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Infowars host Alex Jones have evoked strikingly varied responses in different corners of the libertarian world. “Thin,” or “brutalist,” libertarians often seem to think that nothing really matters very much apart from the unjust use of force. They vigorously protest criticisms of private actors’ nonviolent choices, along with any attempt to involve the state in remedying perceived (nonviolent) private wrongs. However, ironically,…

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Government Fines Elderly Man $30K, Trying to Steal His Home Because His Grass Was Too Tall

Government Fines Elderly Man $30K, Trying to Steal His Home Because His Grass Was Too Tall By Matt Agorist Dunedin, FL — Jim Ficken is not a criminal, has never been in jail, and is a model citizen in the town of Dunedin, Florida. However, the government intends to rob him and steal his home because Ficken’s grass grew too long and Ficken was unable to cut it. The entire police state overreach began for Ficken last year when he was out of town trying to take care of his…

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The Growth of the American Police State

The Growth of the American Police State By Stefan Kløvning Among the many violations of the rights to life, liberty, and property Americans have experienced in later decades, the increasing degree of police brutality has played an especially scarring role. Every year, over a thousand people are killed by the police, and every single day there are new victims who lose their lives or get raped, beaten, tortured, or robbed by police officers. Congress and the courts have been complicit in this development, allowing the vast majority of cops accused…

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