Prison State of America
- "Prisons are not,
finally, about race, although poor people of color suffer the most.
They are not even about being poor. They are prototypes for the future.
They are emblematic of the disempowerment and exploitation that
corporations seek to inflict on all workers. If corporate power
continues to disembowel the country, if it is not impeded by mass
protests and revolt, life outside prison will soon resemble life in
FREEDOM Act is a Victory for Freedom
- Written by Ron Paul -
"The truth is, Americans should not accept one more extension of the
PATRIOT Act and should not endorse its continued dismemberment of our
Have Americans REALLY Lost?
- "This post explains
the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10
amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard
on the extent of the loss of each right."
During A Time Of Rampant Government Paranoia
"The American people are told that the emerging Big Brother police
state is for our safety, but the truth is that it isn’t there to
protect us. It is there to protect them. Our government has
become kind of like a crazy rich uncle that is constantly spying on
everyone else in the family because he believes that they are “out to
get him”. The following are 15 signs that we live during a time
of rampant government paranoia…"
- By Andrew P. Napolitano - "In 1949,
when he wrote “1984,” Orwell predicted all this, including the secret
torture, the perpetual warfare, the continuous spying and the fear of
the government. His predictions were right on the mark — he was only
mistaken by 30 years."
- by Ron Paul - ",,,Congress will not
restore constitutional government on its own; the American people must
demand that Congress stop facilitating the growth of an authoritarian
police state that threatens their liberty. "
the people are indoctrinated with nationalistic beliefs, and the
infrastructure to protect them from some constantly-changing and
ever-expanding definition of an enemy is in place, there is no ability
for the people to regain liberty."
- "As more and more people of
all varieties find themselves or someone they love terrorized or worse
by one of the 124
violent SWAT raids that now occur in America every day
would do well to remember that the SWAT team also
in 1967, established by Daryl Gates at the LAPD, and its first use was
against black political dissidents."
- By Sarah Stillman - “We have
people who have warrants because of traffic tickets and are effectively
imprisoned in their homes,” Malik Ahmed, the C.E.O. of an organization
called Better Family Life, told Cobb. “They can’t go outside because
they’ll be arrested. In some cases, people actually have jobs but
decide that the threat of arrest makes it not worth trying to commute
outside their neighborhood.”
- "Some of
the most lucrative and powerful industries in America oppose marijuana
decriminalization because it threatens their financial bottom-line or
jobs for their workers."
- "We’re operating in a topsy-turvy Sherwood Forest where
instead of Robin Hood and his merry band of thieves stealing from the
rich to feed the poor, you’ve got the government and its merry band of
corporate thieves stealing from the poor to fatten the wallets of the
don’t like being treated as if my only value to the government is as a
source of labor and funds. I don’t like being viewed as a consumer and
bits of data. I don’t like being spied on and treated as if I have no
right to privacy."
What Is social
justice? Economist Walter Williams has an answer.
- "I keep what I
earn, and you keep what you earn. If you believe that you deserve some
of what I earn, please explain why."
- "It might just be time for a re-watch of Terry
Gilliam's Brazil with an eye on reminding ourselves what a simple
clerical error can do to the Archibald Buttles of the world."
- A White House lawyer seems
determined to demolish our civil liberties.
— It's Worse - "The result
is a police practice that essentially keeps whole locales and minority
groups in everyday opposition to law enforcement. If predictive
policing were effective in ending crime, things would look differently."
- Covert tactics have become legally accepted and increasingly popular.
- "Using mind control methods for decades to
mesmerize, desensitize, brainwash and blind young Americans to the
savagery of war and violence by glorifying it through Hollywood
propaganda films, the US government has been effectively manipulating
multiple generations to do its dirty bloody bidding as sacrificial
lambs at the geopolitical Masonic altar where no one wins but the
bloodthirsty 1% war profiteering vampires who have been getting away
with bloody murder for centuries."
- "We, the people, must reject the false paradigms
offered as easy panaceas by our leaders. Gun Control, Ubiquitous
Surveillance, and free speech zones are snake oil, meant to poison and
distract the people all the while we are tied down by oppressive laws
and fatal memes that security only comes through slavery."
- "The Terror
War -- and the concomitant degradation of society and individual lives
-- shows in stark relief that the system is producing exactly what it
aims to produce: death, despair -- and record-breaking profits."
"Courage is contagious … and every single one of us has a huge reserve
of courage just waiting for us to tap. When we tap into our inner
strength, we beat the terrorists … whether they’re sitting in a cave on
the other side of the world or in Washington."
- "Progressive hero Noam Chomsky is terrified of the surveillance state
that has developed during the tenure of President Barack Obama"
- "The documents show monitoring in
2011 and 2012 by law enforcement agencies around the country, reporting
on religious meetings, Christmas caroling and other events."
- "Does it not seem strange that, with the Cold War long
over, the Paramount Enemies of the United States remain Russia and
“They can spy on me all they want. I am not doing anything wrong.”
They sang this song in Germany in 1933. And they sang it with
unprecedented gusto in the months following 9/11, all in the name
of “security” and “keeping us safe”.
- "Not only is war bad for
civilians, it is also bad for the economy and makes us poor. The
oligarchs are the only ones who benefit."
- "The findings verify
that over $16 trillion was allocated to corporations and banks
internationally, purportedly for “financial assistance” during and
after the 2008 fiscal crisis."
"...one Chinese company known as "Sino-Michigan Properties LLC"
actually had plans to buy 200 acres of land near the little town of
Milan, Michigan and turn it into a "China City" with artificial lakes,
a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese
Nobel Prize Winning Economists and Several World Leaders: End the War
- "It’s Become Obvious to Everyone that the War On Drugs
Is a Failure"
- "None of the long-term trends that are systematically destroying our
economy have been addressed, and none of our major economic problems
have been fixed."
- "In the end, the rest of the nation is going to suffer the same fate
as Detroit unless Americans are willing to stand up and fight for their
economy while they still can."
- By Andrew P. Napolitano
- The Media: The Illusion of Coverage -
by Fred Reed
- 64-year-old Pearl Pearson, a deaf man, was left with bloody
eyes after Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers repeatedly punched him in
- How long until
the Rock becomes too pretentious for mainstream audiences?
- Fifty three years ago
today, President Dwight Eisenhower gave his famous speech warning of
the military-industrial complex.
- By Ron Paul
- By the government against its victims.
Article by Andrew Napolitano.
- This ranks right up there with Walmart asking their employees to
contribute to a fund to help out other employees who can't afford
- "There is a war on compassion in America today."
- ACLU report chronicles thousands of lives ruined by life sentences
for crimes such as shoplifting or possession of a crack pipe
: Doug Casey on Ron Paul and the Price of Freedom
- The prison industry is more lucrative than you
appreciate it when people compliment me on sticking to my principles."
- By Andrew P. Napolitano - "By
altering the constitutionally mandated requirement of the existence of
a case or controversy before the jurisdiction of the federal courts may
be invoked, Congress has lessened the protection of the right to be
left alone that the Framers intentionally sought to enshrine."
Policies Don't Pass the Laugh Test
- by Ron Paul - "The hypocrisy
of the US administration on these events in Egypt is stunning."
If You Like
the Surveillance State, You’ll Love E-Verify
- by Ron Paul -
"Creation of a federal database with photos and possibly other
“biometric” information about American citizens is a great leap forward
for the surveillance state. All Americans who still care about limited
government and individual liberty should strongly oppose E-Verify. "
- "It is getting very tiring listening to Obama
supporters try to claim that Obama has improved the economy. That
is a false claim that is not even remotely close to reality. The
following are 33 shocking facts which show how badly the U.S. economy
has tanked since Obama became president..."
- by Jonathan
Turley - "While each new national-security power Washington has
embraced was controversial when enacted, they are often discussed in
isolation. But they don’t operate in isolation. They form a mosaic of
powers under which our country could be considered, at least in part,
- Disordered Ramblings on Martial Prowess
by Fred Reed - "The days when the US could afford high wages and fun
wars and a vast military all at once, them days is over. Oh. Ver."
- By Andrew P. Napolitano -
"What will the NSA spies seek next? Our passwords? We already know the
answer to that one. They asked for them last week."
- “Oh, Jacob,
don’t be silly. President Kennedy’s assassination couldn’t have been
orchestrated by the U.S. national-security state, notwithstanding the
overwhelming amount of evidence pointing in that direction, because
it’s just inconceivable that such a thing could happen here in our
country. That’s just a conspiracy theory."
cops sued over forced occupation of private homes
- "It’s been a
few hundred years since the Third Amendment was written to keep King
George from quartering British troops in American homes, but a lawsuit
just filed in Nevada suggests it’s as relevant as ever."
of Authoritarianism: Government of the Politicians, by the Military,
for the Corporations
- "President Obama’s declaration
that “America is at a
crossroads” in the fight against terror, a fight that is increasingly
turning inwards, setting its sights on homegrown extremists, should
give every American pause."
- "All of this
could have been avoided if Uncle Sam had never agreed to Fred's crazy
scheme. And once Uncle Sam made the decision to stop backing his
notes with gold, it was only a matter of time before the scheme was
going to collapse."
- by Andrew P. Napolitano - "The modern-day British
our federal agents – are not going from house to house; they are going
from phone to phone and from computer to computer, enabling them to
penetrate every aspect of our lives. If anything violates the lessons
of our history, the essence of our values and the letter of the
Constitution, it is this."
- "By making
a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled “Defense
Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” the military has quietly
granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining
prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in
place for more than two centuries."
The US Is a Police State
- article by Paul Craig Roberts
- There’s no excuse for
and misunderstanding the US Constitution. But public figures ranging
Nancy Pelosi to Rush Limbaugh do it all the time.
The Declaration, the
and Liberty in Our Time
- Ever since the dawn of recorded history,
minds have been inculcated with the notion that government is the
and the people are the servants.
and Taxmen: Pillars of 'Civilization'
- we'd better take
good look at our society
“Yes We Can” Kill the Bill of Rights
Thoughts on an
with General Stanley McChrystal
- Fred Reed on the insanity of the
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Some men you just can't reach...
So, you get what we had here last week,
Which is the way he wants it !
Well, he gets it !
N' I don't like it any more than you men