• What I Don’t Like About Life in Post-9/11 America

    What I Don’t Like About Life in Post-9/11 America

    “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”―Edward Abbey, American author

    Life in a post-9/11 America increasingly feels like an endless free fall down a rabbit hole into a terrifying, dystopian alternative reality in which the citizenry has no rights, the government is no friend to freedom, and everything we ever knew and loved about the values and principles that once made this country great has been turned on its head.

    We’ve walked a strange and harrowing road since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties. READ MORE...

  • ‘Justice Is Not Neutral’: Most Significant Rulings From US Supreme Court’s 2017-2018 Term

    ‘Justice Is Not Neutral’: Most Significant Rulings From US Supreme Court’s 2017-2018 Term

    WASHINGTON, DC — In light of major changes taking place at the U.S. Supreme Court, The Rutherford Institute has released a new report that examines the significance of the Court’s most critical rulings handed down during its 2017-2018 term. “Justice Is Not Neutral” provides a detailed analysis of some the most critical rulings handed down within the past year, especially as they relate to First and Fourth Amendment rights.

    “What a difference nine people can make. Given the turbulence of our age, with its police overreach, military training drills on American soil, domestic surveillance, SWAT team raids, asset forfeiture, wrongful convictions, profit-driven prisons, and corporate corruption, the need for a guardian of the people’s rights has never been greater,” said constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute and author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People. “America’s founders intended the courts within the American judicial system to serve as Courts of Justice. What we have been saddled with, however, are Courts of Order. This is true at all levels of the judiciary, but especially so in the highest court of the land, the U.S. Supreme Court, which is seemingly more concerned with establishing order and protecting government interests than with upholding the rights of the people enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.” READ MORE...

  • It’s All Fake: Reality TV That Masquerades as American Politics

    It’s All Fake: Reality TV That Masquerades as American Politics

    “Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours…. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility.”— Professor Neil Postman

    Americans have a voracious appetite for TV entertainment, and the Trump reality show—guest starring outraged Democrats, power-hungry Republicans, and a hodgepodge of other special interest groups with dubious motives—feeds that appetite for titillating, soap opera drama. READ MORE...

  • A New World Order: Brought to You by the Global-Industrial Deep State

    A New World Order: Brought to You by the Global-Industrial Deep State

    “There are no nations. There are no peoples … There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business.”—Network (1976)

    There are those who will tell you that any mention of a New World Order government—a power elite conspiring to rule the world—is the stuff of conspiracy theories.

    I am not one of those skeptics.

    What’s more, I wholeheartedly believe that one should always mistrust those in power, take alarm at the first encroachment on one’s liberties, and establish powerful constitutional checks against government mischief and abuse. READ MORE...

  • The Constitution Is Not Neutral: Courts of Justice Should Not Act Like Courts of Order

    The Constitution Is Not Neutral: Courts of Justice Should Not Act Like Courts of Order

    “The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of the people.”—Justice William O. Douglas

    For those still deluded enough to believe they’re living the American dream—where the government represents the people, where the people are equal in the eyes of the law, where the courts are arbiters of justice, where the police are keepers of the peace, and where the law is applied equally as a means of protecting the rights of the people—it’s time to wake up. READ MORE...

  • The Danger Is Real: We Need a New Declaration of Independence for Modern Times

    The Danger Is Real: We Need a New Declaration of Independence for Modern Times

    “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”—Thomas Paine, December 1776

    Imagine living in a country where armed soldiers crash through doors to arrest and imprison citizens merely for criticizing government officials. READ MORE...

  • Fourth Amendment Victory: 8-1 Supreme Court Rules Police Need a Warrant to Search Vehicle on Private Property, Refuses to Extend Automobile Exception

    Fourth Amendment Victory: 8-1 Supreme Court Rules Police Need a Warrant to Search Vehicle on Private Property, Refuses to Extend Automobile Exception

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Refusing to grant law enforcement yet another loophole to encroach on the rights of citizens to privacy in their homes, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police may not intrude on private property in order to carry out a warrantless search of a vehicle parked near a residence. In its 8-1 decision in Collins v. Virginia, the Court rejected Virginia’s claim that warrantless police searches of vehicles are allowed under the Fourth Amendment’s “automobile exception” regardless of where the vehicle is located. Under the “automobile exception,” police have greater leeway to search vehicles on public streets without a warrant. READ MORE...

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