U.S. is Not a Democracy, It Never Was
- If we are
astute and perspicacious enough to recognize that the U.S.
is undemocratic today, let us not be so indolent or
ill-informed that we let ourselves be lulled to sleep by
lullabies praising its halcyon past. Indeed, if the United
States is not a democracy today, it is in large part due
to the fact that it never was one.
Fading Scent of the American Dream
- "Whatever you
think of Trump, his election isn't the problem; it's
merely a symptom of much deeper forces that will sweep our
corrupt and rotten-to-the-core status quo into the dustbin
End of Empire
- "The empire will collapse and the
nation will consume itself within our lifetimes if we do
not wrest power from those who rule the corporate state."
Shootings: The Military-Entertainment Complex’s Culture
of Violence Turns Deadly
- "You want to stop the gun
violence? Stop the worship of violence that
permeates our culture."
Strips Immunity From Sheriff's Office That Raided Hobby
Gardener's Home Over Tea Leaves
- "There was no
probable cause at any step of the investigation. Not at
the garden shop, not at the gathering of the tea leaves,
and certainly not at the analytical stage when the
officers willfully ignored directions to submit any
presumed results to a laboratory for analysis. Full stop."
Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us
Unknowingly Support It
- "American slavery was
technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th
Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment for
crimes” well into the 21st century. Not surprisingly,
corporations have lobbied for a broader and broader
definition of “crime” in the last 150 years. As a result,
there are more (mostly dark-skinned) people performing
mandatory, essentially unpaid, hard labor in America today
than there were in 1830."
Man Sentenced to Prison for Standing on a Sidewalk,
Informing People of Their Rights
- "Keith Wood is
innocent. He was merely attempting to educate his
neighbors about their rights on a jury, which should be
protected free speech."
Police Save Town From Man Selling Veggies
- "If the
police would focus on solving the millions of rapes which
they never investigate, or perhaps the 39% of murders that
never get cleared, maybe their Facebook pages wouldn’t be
bombarded by angry citizens as often."
- by Paul Craig Roberts - "The assassination of
President Kennedy was an enormous cost to the world.
Kennedy and Khrushchev would have followed up their
collaboration in defusing the Cuban Missile Crisis by
ending the Cold War long before the military/security
complex achieved its iron grip on the US government."
Fighting Terrorism, Or Creating More Terrorism?
Ron Paul - "They do not hate us because we are rich and
free. They hate us because we are over there, bombing
of Sgt. Pepper’s 50 Years Later: Stop Fighting One
Another and Focus on the Real Enemy
- " The answer
to oppression, injustice and tyranny is the same today as
it was 50 years ago: if you want freedom, you have to
begin by freeing your mind. That will mean rejecting
violence, politics and anything that divides."
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
of War: Is the American Empire on the Verge of Collapse?
- "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 taxes… known instruments for
bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No
nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of
continual warfare." — James Madison
Reasons Trump Is Wrong to Oppose Civil Asset Forfeiture
- "Civil asset forfeiture reform is an idea
that's time has come, in Texas and elsewhere, whether
Donald Trump is ready or not."
Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup
- "...as long
as government officials—elected and unelected alike—are
allowed to operate beyond the reach of the Constitution,
the courts and the citizenry, the threat to our freedoms
- "The Bank for International
Settlements warned in its quarterly report that China’s
"credit to GDP gap" has reached 30.1, the highest to date
and in a different league altogether from any other major
country tracked by the institution."
Survive In These United States of Scamerica
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! Ask about our home loans!” A scam. “Terrorists are
threatening our freedom!” A scam. “We live in the greatest
nation on Earth!” A scam. Always assume it’s a scam and
you can’t go wrong."
is Crumbling: Town Converts Prison into Cannabis Grow
- "Momentum is growing around the country
to stop filling jails with non-violent drug offenders. One
measure of progress would be more jails becoming empty.
What an inspiring trend it would be to turn these places
of state-sanctioned misery into grow centers for a
miraculous therapeutic plant."
Official Just Confirmed That Our Wars Are for Corporate
- “In many respects,” Wilkerson continued,
“it is now private interests that benefit most from our
use of military force. Whether it’s private security
contractors, that are still all over Iraq or Afghanistan,
or it’s the bigger-known defense contractors, like the
number one in the world, Lockheed Martin.”
do with terrorism
- "It’s all another sobering
reminder that any powers we grant to the federal
government for the purpose of national security will
inevitably be used just about everywhere else."
Teachers To Report Students Who Question Government
- New federal guidelines have just been introduced across
the country, and what they mandate is quite disturbing to
civil libertarians. The FBI has now instructed high
schools across the nation to report students who in any
way criticize government policies and what the report
phrases as “western corruption.”
- A movie I highly recommend about the events
leading up to the collapse of the financial system in
2007-2008. Entertainining as well as
informative. "Four denizens in the world of
high-finance predict 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."
Minute Speech that Got Judge Napolitano Fired from Fox
[Youtube Video] - Well worth a watch. I
wish more people of his notoriety, prestige and background
had the guts to speak out like this.
the President and Guns
- by Andrew Napolitano -
"Under the Constitution, fundamental liberties (speech, a
free press, worship, self-defense, travel and privacy, to
name a few) are accorded the highest protection from
governmental intrusion. One can only lose a fundamental
right by intentionally giving it up or via due process (a
jury trial resulting in a conviction for criminal
Says U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy
"Researchers Martin Gilens along with Benjamin I. Page
concluded that over the past few decades in particular,
the U.S. political system has gradually changed in a way
that has warped the Democratic Republic into a nearly pure
oligarchy, where the elite 1% rule with almost total
influence and control over the government and even police
state apparatus. "
On Terror Is Creating More Terror"
- by Ron Paul -
"The interventionists will do anything to prevent
Americans from seeing that their foreign policies are
perpetuating terrorism and inspiring others to seek to
About The U.S. Economy From 2015 That Are Almost Too
Crazy To Believe
- "Anyone that believes that
everything is “perfectly fine” and that we are going to
come out of this “stronger than ever” is just being
to Galactic Serfdom
- "In America we have the
blessed freedom to select our flavor of dictator. We can
choose where we want the coming totalitarianism to begin
before spreading everywhere else: total war, a total
police state, or total economic planning. “I love
democracy! I love the Republic!”
the Facts or Face World War III
- By Gerald Celente
- "If the
causes and effects of 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 III."
War Party’s Folly Comes Home To Roost
- "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 nuclear sword of Damocles
hanging over the planet—-had come tumbling down on
November 9, 1989."
New World Order, Here’s Who Really Runs the World
“It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement
agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of
State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central
Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department. I also
include the Department of the Treasury because of its
jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of
international sanctions and its organic symbiosis with
CRISIS OF TRUST
- "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
of the "Condor": Washington's "Counter-insurgency"
Strategy Goes Domestic
- By William Norman Grigg -
"Under the legal regime proposed by attorney and law
professor William C. Bradford, who until recently was an
instructor at West Point, lawyers and legal scholars who
criticize or impede the Regime’s endless “war on terror”
could be designated “fifth columnists” and “enemy
combatants” subject to indefinite detention or summary
Government Is Telling You
- 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 regulates the governed and the
governors. Yet if the government that it regulates can
change it by ordinary legislation, then it is not a
constitution but a charade."
- By Andrew P. Napolitano - "In their
continuous efforts to create the impression that the
government is doing something to keep Americans safe,
politicians in Washington have misled and lied to the
Become First Country In Western Hemisphere To Legalize
- (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."
Passes Bill to Establish Bullion Depository, Help
Facilitate Transactions in Gold and Silver
"Professor William Greene is an expert on constitutional
tender and said when people in multiple states actually
start using gold and silver instead of Federal Reserve
Notes, it would effectively nullify the Federal Reserve
and end the federal government’s monopoly on money."
Cash From Innocent Black Man Who They Claim ‘Must Be A
- "They found no drugs on him
whatsoever. They never saw him selling drugs or committing
a crime of any sort. But the Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) claims that they are “certain” that
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 Michigan native had the
$16,000 for the shoot on him. That’s it. Nothing
else. Having the money for this video on him, as he
traveled from Michigan to Los Angeles was sufficient
“evidence” that he was a drug dealer, even though no drugs
were found on him, and even though there 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 the government. In that world,
who or what would restrain the government? An unrestrained
government is what we fought the American Revolution
A Military Takeover?
- Ron Paul interview - Why are
US special forces holding a massive exercise in the US
southwest this summer? Is it something civil libertarians
should be worried about?
- By Andrew P. Napolitano - Will
FBI agents who lie, cheat, break the law and testify
falsely be brought to justice? Will their superiors who
condone this be made to answer? Does the FBI work for us,
or do we work for it?
Militarism: Who Profits?
- 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
destroy our personal liberties more effectively than the
government refusing to honor them and Americans sheepishly
All of the Other War On Terror Excesses Have Come Home
- "Torture isn’t just putting Americans in harm’s way abroad
It’s also going to come home
to haunt us."
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 prison."
USA FREEDOM Act is a Victory for Freedom
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 constitutional
Many Rights 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
That We Live During A Time Of Rampant Government
- "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
Summer for Liberty
- 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."
War Comes Home
- 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. "
Orwell Quotes that Predicted Life in 2014 America
"Once 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
Your Police State Or Live Under It
- "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
, we would do well to remember that the SWAT
originated in 1967, established by
Daryl Gates at the LAPD, and its first use was against
black political dissidents."
of Police Militarism
- 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.”
the Anti-Marijuana Movement? Private Prisons, Prison
Guards, Police and Alcohol, Beer and Pharmaceutical
- "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."
of America by the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and
- "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
Don’t Like About Life in the American Police State
""I 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
Is social justice? Economist Walter Williams has an
- "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."
Believes It Can See The Future, Starts Warning Citizens
About Crimes They Might Commit
- "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 Surveillance State Beyond Imagination Is Being Created
in One of the World's Freest Countries
- A White
House lawyer seems determined to demolish our civil
Is Not Like 'Minority Report'
— 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."
peek’ warrants allow police to secretly enter homes
- Covert tactics have become legally
accepted and increasingly popular.
of America’s Wars: “Made in Hollywood” by the Pentagon’s
- "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."
Matter of Principle: The True Aims of the Terror War
- "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."
Refuse to Be Terrorized, We Win and the Terrorists Lose
- "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."
‘Determined To Demolish The Foundations Of Our Civil
- "Progressive hero Noam Chomsky is
terrified of the surveillance state that has developed
during the tenure of President Barack Obama"
Spent a Fortune Monitoring Occupy Protests, including
Flash Mobs and Yoga Classes
- "The documents show
monitoring in 2011 and 2012 by law enforcement agencies
around the country, reporting on religious meetings,
Christmas caroling and other events."
Russia and China (and Iran) Paramount Enemies for the US
- "Does it not seem strange that, with
the Cold War long over, the Paramount Enemies of the
United States remain Russia and China?"
Are Doing Nothing Wrong You Have PLENTY to Fear – 30
- “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”.
All Deaths In War Are CIVILIANS
- "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
$16 Trillion Bailouts Under-Reported
- "The findings
verify that over $16 trillion was allocated to
corporations and banks internationally, purportedly for
“financial assistance” during and after the 2008 fiscal
Be The First Major Chinese City In The United States?
- "...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 On Drugs
- "It’s Become Obvious
to Everyone that the War On Drugs Is a Failure"
To Show To Anyone That Believes That The U.S. Economy Is
- "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."
About The Deindustrialization Of America That Everyone
- "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
Illusion of Government
- The Media: The Illusion of
Coverage - by Fred Reed
Beat Up Deaf Man For Not Following Orders That He
- 64-year-old Pearl Pearson, a deaf
man, was left with bloody eyes after Oklahoma Highway
Patrol officers repeatedly punched him in the face.
be dumbed down any further, warn experts
- How long
until the Rock becomes too pretentious for mainstream
To The Day That Eisenhower Warned Of The
Military-Industrial Complex, Obama Will Further Its
- Fifty three years ago today, President
Dwight Eisenhower gave his famous speech warning of the
Steals From the Poor and Gives to the Rich
- By Ron
Conspiracy So Vast
- By the government against its
victims. Article by Andrew Napolitano.
Employees To Consider Returning Holiday Gifts To Get Out
- This ranks right up there with Walmart
asking their employees to contribute to a fund to help out
other employees who can't afford Thanksgiving dinner.
Is Literally Smashing The Belongings Of The Homeless
With A Sledgehammer
- "There is a war on compassion
in America today."
US prisoners serving life without parole for non-violent
- 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
Americans Rot in Prison -- Meet the Corporations
Exploiting Them for Profit
- The prison industry is
more lucrative than you think.
Questions Ron Paul Answered During an Online Q&A
- "...I appreciate it when people compliment me on
sticking to my principles."
FISA Court Constitutional?
- 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
Egypt Policies Don't Pass the Laugh Test
- by Ron
Paul - "The hypocrisy of the US administration on these
events in Egypt is stunning."
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. "
Facts Which Show How Badly The Economy Has Tanked Since
Obama Became President
- "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..."
the U.S. Is No Longer the Land of the Free
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,
Oh Help. Oh Help.
- 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."
Is Dangerous to Freedom
- 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
Coups for America? What About November 1963?
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."
sued over forced occupation of private homes
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."
Age of Authoritarianism: Government of the Politicians,
by the Military, for the Corporations
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."
Ponzi Scheme In The History Of The World
- "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 soldiers – 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."
Constitution in Permanent World War on Terror
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."
Is Official: The US Is a Police State
- article by
Paul Craig Roberts
Americans get the Constitution so wrong?
no excuse for misquoting and misunderstanding the US
Constitution. But public figures ranging from Nancy Pelosi
to Rush Limbaugh do it all the time.
Declaration, the Constitution, and Liberty in Our Time
- Ever since the dawn of recorded history, people’s minds
have been inculcated with the notion that government is
the master and the people are the servants.
Taxmen: Pillars of 'Civilization'
better take a good look at our society
the Patriot Act:
“Yes We Can” Kill the Bill of
on an Interview with General Stanley McChrystal
Fred Reed on the insanity of the war in Afghanistan
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