of Pleasure or Pain: Huxley’s “Brave New World” vs.
- A really good comparison of 1984
and Brave New World with what is happening in the world
Dogs of War: Is the American Empire on the Verge of
"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the
most to be
dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of
every other. War
is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and
instruments for bringing the many under the domination of
the few.… No
nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of
continual warfare." —
Reasons Trump Is Wrong to Oppose Civil Asset Forfeiture
"Civil asset forfeiture reform is an idea that's time has
Texas and elsewhere, whether Donald Trump is ready or
America's Shadow Government and Its Silent
- "...as long as government officials—elected
alike—are allowed to operate beyond the reach of the
courts and the citizenry, the threat to our freedoms
financial watchdog warns
- "The Bank for International Settlements warned in its
report that China’s "credit to GDP gap" has reached 30.1,
to date and in a different league altogether from any
country tracked by the institution."
- "Don’t forget,
this is the same government telling you freedom isn’t free
and the same
banks loaning/printing/conjuring/manifesting the
government the money
to buy the weapons to make freedom expensive. “Free money!
our home loans!” A scam. “Terrorists are threatening our
scam. “We live in the greatest nation on Earth!” A scam.
it’s a scam and you can’t go wrong."
- "Momentum is growing around the country to stop filling
non-violent drug offenders. One measure of progress would
be more jails
becoming empty. What an inspiring trend it would be to
places of state-sanctioned misery into grow centers for a
- “In many respects,” Wilkerson continued, “it is now
that benefit most from our use of military force. Whether
security contractors, that are still all over Iraq or
it’s the bigger-known defense contractors, like the number
one in the
world, Lockheed Martin.”
to do with terrorism
- "It’s all another sobering
that any powers we grant to the federal government for the
national security will inevitably be used just about
federal guidelines have just been introduced across the
what they mandate is quite disturbing to civil
libertarians. The FBI
has now instructed high schools across the nation to
who in any way criticize government policies and what the
phrases as “western corruption.”
movie I highly recommend about the events leading up to
the collapse of
the financial system in 2007-2008. Entertainining as
informative. "Four denizens in the world of
the credit and
housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to
take on the big
banks for their greed and lack of foresight."
that Got Judge Napolitano Fired from Fox News
[Youtube Video] -
Well worth a watch. I wish more people of his
and background had the guts to speak out like this.
- by Andrew Napolitano -
"Under the Constitution, fundamental liberties (speech, a
worship, self-defense, travel and privacy, to name a few)
the highest protection from governmental intrusion. One
can only lose a
fundamental right by intentionally giving it up or via due
jury trial resulting in a conviction for criminal
- "Researchers Martin
Gilens along with Benjamin I. Page concluded that over the
decades in particular, the U.S. political system has
in a way that has warped the Democratic Republic into a
oligarchy, where the elite 1% rule with almost total
control over the government and even police state
- by Ron Paul - "The
interventionists will do anything to prevent Americans
that their foreign policies are perpetuating terrorism and
others to seek to harm us."
- "Anyone that believes that everything is
and that we are going to come out of this “stronger than
ever” is just
- "In America we have the blessed freedom
to select our flavor of dictator. We can choose where we
coming totalitarianism to begin before spreading
everywhere else: total
war, a total police state, or total economic planning. “I
democracy! I love the Republic!”
- By Gerald Celente - "If the causes and
foreign policy – doing to others as you would have
them do to
you – are
not truthfully examined, the War on Terror will escalate
into World War
- "Exactly 26
years ago last week, peace was breaking out in a manner
that the world
had not experienced since June 1914. The Berlin Wall—-the
symbol of a
century of state tyranny, grotesque mass warfare and the
of Damocles hanging over the planet—-had come tumbling
down on November
- “It is a
hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies:
Department of Defense, the Department of State, the
Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency and the
Department. I also include the Department of the Treasury
its jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of
sanctions and its organic symbiosis with Wall Street.”
- "What comes next will be heavily
dependent upon whether the 5% to 10% of liberty minded
believers in the
Constitution are able to gain the trust of the masses. The
odds will be
long, but no longer than they were during that bitter
winter at Valley
Forge in 1777-1778."
- By William Norman Grigg - "Under the
proposed by attorney and law professor William C.
Bradford, who until
recently was an instructor at West Point, lawyers and
who criticize or impede the Regime’s endless “war on
terror” could be
designated “fifth columnists” and “enemy combatants”
indefinite detention or summary execution."
- By Andrew P. Napolitano - "How
dangerous this is. The Constitution is the supreme law of
the land. It
applies in good times and in bad, in war and in peace. It
governed and the governors. Yet if the government that it
change it by ordinary legislation, then it is not a
constitution but a
- By Andrew P. Napolitano - "In their
efforts to create the impression that the government is
to keep Americans safe, politicians in Washington have
misled and lied
to the public."
- (It's the only way to stop the violence) - "Legislation
was recently introduced in Ecuador
which would make it the second country in the world and
the first in
the western hemisphere to legalize all drugs, from
marijuana to cocaine
and even heroin."
- "Professor William Greene is an
expert on constitutional tender and said
when people in multiple states actually start using gold
instead of Federal Reserve Notes, it would effectively
Federal Reserve and end the federal government’s monopoly
- "They found no drugs on him whatsoever.
They never saw
him selling drugs or committing a crime of any sort. But
Enforcement Administration (DEA) claims that they are
22-year-old Joseph Rivers is a “drug dealer.” What
makes them so
sure? When the young African American man set out to
make a music
video in Hollywood, after scraping together the funds, the
native had the $16,000 for the shoot on him. That’s
else. Having the money for this video on him, as he
Michigan to Los Angeles was sufficient “evidence” that he
was a drug
dealer, even though no drugs were found on him, and even
was no link made between him and any criminal element."
- By Andrew P. Napolitano - "Without the rule
of law, we
are subject to the rule of whoever runs the government,
and our rights
become licenses to be granted or denied by whoever runs
In that world, who or what would restrain the government?
unrestrained government is what we fought the American
- Ron Paul interview - Why are US
special forces holding a massive exercise in the US
summer? Is it something civil libertarians should be
- By Andrew P. Napolitano - Will FBI agents
who lie, cheat, break the law and testify falsely be
justice? Will their superiors who condone this be made to
the FBI work for us, or do we work for it?
- by Ron Paul - "The elites are
terrified that peace may finally break out, which will be
bad for their
profits. That is why they are trying to scuttle the Iran
deal, nix the
Cuba thaw, and drum up a new “Red Scare” coming from
Moscow. We must
not be fooled into believing their lies."
- By Andrew P. Napolitano - "...nothing will
personal liberties more effectively than the government
honor them and Americans sheepishly accepting that."
"Torture isn’t just putting Americans in harm’s way abroad
It’s also going to come home
to haunt us."
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
- 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
- "This post explains
the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first
amendments to the United States Constitution – and
provides a scorecard
on the extent of the loss of each right."
"The American people are told that the emerging Big
state is for our safety, but the truth is that it isn’t
protect us. It is there to protect them. Our
become kind of like a crazy rich uncle that is constantly
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
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
demand that Congress stop facilitating the growth of an
police state that threatens their liberty. "
the people are indoctrinated with nationalistic beliefs,
infrastructure to protect them from some
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
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
imprisoned in their homes,” Malik Ahmed, the C.E.O. of an
called Better Family Life, told Cobb. “They can’t go
they’ll be arrested. In some cases, people actually have
decide that the threat of arrest makes it not worth trying
outside their neighborhood.”
- "Some of
the most lucrative and powerful industries in America
decriminalization because it threatens their financial
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
bits of data. I don’t like being spied on and treated as
if I have no
right to privacy."
justice? Economist Walter Williams has an answer.
"I keep what I
earn, and you keep what you earn. If you believe that you
of what I earn, please explain why."
- "It might just be time for a re-watch of
Gilliam's Brazil with an eye on reminding ourselves what a
clerical error can do to the Archibald Buttles of the
- 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
groups in everyday opposition to law enforcement. If
policing were effective in ending crime, things would look
- Covert tactics have become legally accepted and
- "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
propaganda films, the US government has been effectively
multiple generations to do its dirty bloody bidding as
lambs at the geopolitical Masonic altar where no one wins
bloodthirsty 1% war profiteering vampires who have been
with bloody murder for centuries."
- "We, the people, must reject the false
offered as easy panaceas by our leaders. Gun Control,
Surveillance, and free speech zones are snake oil, meant
to poison and
distract the people all the while we are tied down by
and fatal memes that security only comes through slavery."
- "The Terror
War -- and the concomitant degradation of society and
-- shows in stark relief that the system is producing
exactly what it
aims to produce: death, despair -- and record-breaking
"Courage is contagious … and every single one of us has a
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
that has developed during the tenure of President Barack
- "The documents show monitoring in
2011 and 2012 by law enforcement agencies around the
on religious meetings, Christmas caroling and other
- "Does it not seem strange that, with the
Cold War long
over, the Paramount Enemies of the United States remain
“They can spy on me all they want. I am not doing anything
They sang this song in Germany in 1933. And they sang it
unprecedented gusto in the months following 9/11, all in
of “security” and “keeping us safe”.
- "Not only is war bad for
civilians, it is also bad for the economy and makes us
oligarchs are the only ones who benefit."
- "The findings verify
that over $16 trillion was allocated to corporations and
internationally, purportedly for “financial assistance”
after the 2008 fiscal crisis."
"...one Chinese company known as "Sino-Michigan Properties
actually had plans to buy 200 acres of land near the
little town of
Milan, Michigan and turn it into a "China City" with
a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units
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
economy have been addressed, and none of our major
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
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
contribute to a fund to help out other employees who can't
- "There is a war on compassion in
- ACLU report chronicles thousands of lives ruined by life
for crimes such as shoplifting or possession of a crack
: Doug Casey on Ron Paul and the Price of
- The prison industry is more lucrative than
appreciate it when people compliment me on sticking to my
- By Andrew P. Napolitano - "By
altering the constitutionally mandated requirement of the
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
Policies Don't Pass the Laugh Test
- by Ron Paul -
of the US administration on these events in Egypt is
the Surveillance State, You’ll Love E-Verify
Ron Paul -
"Creation of a federal database with photos and possibly
“biometric” information about American citizens is a great
for the surveillance state. All Americans who still care
government and individual liberty should strongly oppose
- "It is getting very tiring listening to
supporters try to claim that Obama has improved the
is a false claim that is not even remotely close to
following are 33 shocking facts which show how badly the
has tanked since Obama became president..."
- by Jonathan
Turley - "While each new national-security power
embraced was controversial when enacted, they are often
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.
- 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
orchestrated by the U.S. national-security state,
overwhelming amount of evidence pointing in that
it’s just inconceivable that such a thing could happen
here in our
country. That’s just a conspiracy theory."
sued over forced occupation of private homes
few hundred years since the Third Amendment was written to
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
for the Corporations
- "President Obama’s declaration
that “America is at a
crossroads” in the fight against terror, a fight that is
turning inwards, setting its sights on homegrown
give every American pause."
- "All of this
could have been avoided if Uncle Sam had never agreed to
scheme. And once Uncle Sam made the decision to stop
notes with gold, it was only a matter of time before the
going to collapse."
- by Andrew P. Napolitano - "The
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
Constitution, it is this."
- "By making
a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code
Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” the military
granted itself the ability to police the streets without
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
- There’s no excuse for
and misunderstanding the US Constitution. But public
Nancy Pelosi to Rush Limbaugh do it all the time.
and Liberty in Our Time
- Ever since the dawn of
minds have been inculcated with the notion that government
and the people are the servants.
Taxmen: Pillars of 'Civilization'
good look at our society
“Yes We Can” Kill the Bill of Rights
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