The Making of a Monster: We’re All Lab Rats in the Government’s Secret Experiments

The Making of a Monster: We’re All Lab Rats in the Government’s Secret Experiments By John W. Whitehead “But these weren’t the kind of monsters that had tentacles and rotting skin, the kind a seven-year-old might be able to wrap his mind around—they were monsters with human faces, in crisp uniforms, marching in lockstep, so banal you don’t recognize them for what they are until it’s too late.” — Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children The U.S. government, in its pursuit of so-called monsters, has itself become a…

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Don’t Shoot The Dogs: The Growing Epidemic Of Cops Shooting Family Dogs

Don’t Shoot The Dogs: The Growing Epidemic Of Cops Shooting Family Dogs By John W. Whitehead “In too much of policing today, officer safety has become the highest priority. It trumps the rights and safety of suspects. It trumps the rights and safety of bystanders. It’s so important, in fact, that an officer’s subjective fear of a minor wound from a dog bite is enough to justify using potentially lethal force, in this case at the expense of a 4-year-old girl. And this isn’t the first time. In January, an…

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Pity the Nation: War Spending Is Bankrupting America

Pity the Nation: War Spending Is Bankrupting America By John W. Whitehead “Pity the nation whose people are sheep And whose shepherds mislead them Pity the nation whose leaders are liars Whose sages are silenced And whose bigots haunt the airwaves Pity the nation that raises not its voice Except to praise conquerors And acclaim the bully as hero And aims to rule the world By force and by torture… Pity the nation oh pity the people who allow their rights to erode and their freedoms to be washed away…”…

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Forced Blood Draws & Implied Consent Laws Make a Mockery of the Fourth Amendment

Forced Blood Draws & Implied Consent Laws Make a Mockery of the Fourth Amendment By John W. Whitehead “The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation You think you’ve got rights? Think again. All of those freedoms we cherish—the ones enshrined in the Constitution, the ones that affirm our right…

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The Age of Tyrannical Surveillance: We’re Being Branded, Bought and Sold for Our Data

The Age of Tyrannical Surveillance: We’re Being Branded, Bought and Sold for Our Data By John W. Whitehead “We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about… Your digital identity will live forever… because there’s no delete button.”—Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Uncle Sam wants you. Correction: Big Brother wants you. To be technically accurate, Big Brother—aided and abetted by his corporate partners in crime—wants your data. That’s what we have been reduced to in the eyes of the…

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Rule by Fiat: National Crises, Fake Emergencies and Other Dangerous Presidential Powers

Rule by Fiat: National Crises, Fake Emergencies and Other Dangerous Presidential Powers By John W. Whitehead “When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.”—Richard Nixon Who pays the price for the dissolution of the constitutional covenant that holds the government and its agents accountable to the will of the people? We all do. This ill-advised decision by President Trump to circumvent the Constitution’s system of checks and balances by declaring a national emergency in order to build a border wall constitutes yet another expansion of presidential…

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The State of the Union: These Are Dangerous Times, and the Government Is To Blame

The State of the Union: These Are Dangerous Times, and the Government Is To Blame By John W. Whitehead “As I look at America today, I am not afraid to say that I am afraid.”—Bertram Gross, Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America These are dangerous times. Mind you, when I say that these are dangerous times, it is not because of violent crime, which remains at an all-time low, or because of terrorism, which is statistically rare, or because our borders are being invaded by armies, which…

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Jackboots in the Morning: No One Is Spared From This American Nightmare

Jackboots in the Morning: No One Is Spared From This American Nightmare By John W. Whitehead “This is jackboots in the morning. This is an American nightmare that they would arrest somebody like this.”—Judge Andrew Napolitano The American Police State does not discriminate. Whatever dangerous practices you allow the government to carry out now—whether it’s in the name of national security or protecting America’s borders or making America great again—rest assured, these same practices can and will be used against you when the government decides to set its sights on…

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Uncle Sam Wants Your DNA: The FBI’s Diabolical Plan to Create a Nation of Suspects

Uncle Sam Wants Your DNA: The FBI’s Diabolical Plan to Create a Nation of Suspects By John W. Whitehead “As more and more data flows from your body and brain to the smart machines via the biometric sensors, it will become easy for corporations and government agencies to know you, manipulate you, and make decisions on your behalf. Even more importantly, they could decipher the deep mechanisms of all bodies and brains, and thereby gain the power to engineer life. If we want to prevent a small elite from monopolising…

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The Danger Within: Border Patrol Is Turning America Into a Constitution-Free Zone

The Danger Within: Border Patrol Is Turning America Into a Constitution-Free Zone By John W. Whitehead “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”— William Pitt How far would you really go to secure the nation’s borders against illegal aliens? Would you give the government limitless amounts of money to fight yet another endless war? Surround the entire country with concrete walls and barbed wire? Empower border police to do whatever it takes to crack down…

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