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A Week in the Life of the American Police State

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By John W. Whitehead

June 20, 2016

This commentary is also
available at www.rutherford.org.

“Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.”—Adlai Stevenson, 23rd Vice President of the United States

If you’ve been caught up in the circus that is the presidential election, you’ve likely missed the latest news about all the ways in which the government continues to erode our freedoms, undermine our sovereignty, abuse our trust, invade our homes, invade our privacy, destroy our property, hijack our bank accounts, and generally render itself above the law.

Then again, this is all par for the course from a militaristic government that is armed to the teeth, wages war against its own people, imprisons its citizens for profit, marches in lockstep with the corporate elite, and treats human beings as little more than cattle to be branded, bought, sold and butchered.

The following incidents constitute a typical week in the life of the American police state.

Not content with merely spying on our emails and phone calls, the NSA wants to spy on thermostats, refrigerators, and pacemakers.

Reinforcing fears about how easily surveillance technology can be abused by government officials, local police in California are using money acquired through asset forfeiture to buy surveillance equipment that was then used to blackmail city council members.

Small-town police departments continue to militarize their forces, acquiring military equipment such as BearCat armored vehicles and SWAT teams at an alarming rate.

According to the Government Accountability Office, the majority of people in the government’s criminal face-recognition database have never committed a crime.

The private prison business is booming, signaling a profitable windfall for investors and a death knell for any American unfortunate enough to run afoul of the many laws criminalizing otherwise legitimate behavior such as growing a garden on one’s front lawn or hosting a Bible study in one’s backyard. More

This Thanksgiving, Let’s Say ‘No Thanks’ to the Tyranny of the American Police State

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speak truthBy John W. Whitehead
November 23, 2015

This commentary is also
available at www.rutherford.org.

Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.”—Daniel Webster

Thanksgiving is not what it once was.

Then again, America is not what she once was.

Americans have become so enthralled by the “bread and circuses” of our age—tables groaning under the weight of an abundance of rich foods, televisions tuned to sports and entertainments spectacles, stores competing for Black Friday shoppers, and a general devotion to excess and revelry—that we have lost sight of the true purpose of Thanksgiving.

Indeed, the following is a lesson in how far we have traveled—and how low we have fallen—in the more than 200 years since George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation, calling upon the nation to give thanks for a government whose purpose was ensuring the safety and happiness of its people and for a Constitution designed to safeguard civil and religious liberty.

This Thanksgiving finds us saddled with a government that is a far cry from Washington’s vision of a government that would be a blessing to all the people:

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Cheney & Gonzales indicted in Texas…….BRASSCHECK TV/video

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I’m not sure anyone can fix the trashed

world financial system…but I’ll personally feel a whole lot better when Dick Cheney and George Bush are in jail.

 

Half of that ideal may be on the verge of being achieved.

 

A Texas prosecutor has just filed a formal indictment against Cheney for being part of a criminal conspiracy.

 

Interesting case…

 

Privately owned prisons abused prisoners…

Cheney was an investor in these prisoners…

he and former crooked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales actively interfered with the investigation of abuses, including murder, in these prisons.

 

It’s a RICO charge – the operation of an organized criminal enterprise.

 

And the indictments are real.

 

Will Mr. Cheney soon be a guest at the Graybar Hotel?

 

I certainly hope so. It would be good for America’s soul.

 

Details:

 

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/486.html

 

 

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