There is a disturbing phenomenon that unfortunately must be addressed. Criminals and their supporters are creating chaos and undermining peaceful efforts to step back the police state.
With the recent report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on CIA detention practices, many have questioned the legality of the “gruesome” discoveries. These included, among other things, mock drownings, medical rapes, slamming heads against walls, forcing prisoners to stand on broken bones, placing living prisoners in coffins, threatening murder and rape of detainees’ family members, and sadistic games of Russian Roulette.
If someone were to design an event to bolster public support for a militarized police state, what would that event look like?
A little-known police tactic allows cops to covertly enter private residences, perform searches, seize property, and then leave quietly without notifying the homeowner. These searches, affectionately known as “sneak and peek” warrants, have been performed at a rapidly rising rate since 9/11.
The scope of the National Security Agency’s spying abilities has increased dramatically in the last few of years. Rumors have been circulated for years about the agencies clandestine abilities. Many of those rumors have been confirmed, thanks to leaked documents and whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.
Retired Lieutenant Harry Thomas analyzes the killing of a homeless man camping in the foothills in Albuquerque.
History is rife with examples of gun confiscations. This article will analyze America’s history of mass gun grabs and examine how they are likely to occur in the future.
A former employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons describes how the United States is implementing tactics perfected on prisoners out in the non-incarcerated “free world.”
We know we aren’t imagining a problem when a leading intellectual think tank holds a conference specifically devoted to the topic of the American police state. Former Congressman Ron Paul was invited to speak at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute’s event in Houston, titled “The U.S. Police State.”
While some “journalists” would have you believe the biggest stories of 2013 were about twerking celebrities and over-hyped real-life courtroom sagas, much bigger events were happening with far more lasting national significance. The foundation of an American police state is already laid and making its existence known, while most of the country remains blissfully focused on sports, reality shows, establishment pseudo-news, and other distractions.
One aspect of the police state that I find particularly bothersome is forced drugging. We see this manifest in a variety of situations, usually involving children whose parents question their doctors or want to pursue alternative health care solutions. Being a complicated and emotional issue, many people end up siding with the state in pursuit of mandatory drugging. While this position is to be expected from the average statist, it is somewhat alarming when a well-known and respected publication like Reason Magazine comes out in favor of forced mass-drugging of the population, or as it was gently termed, “coercive vaccination.” These ideas, promoted under pseudo-libertarian shroud, cannot go unrebuked.
Police State USA analyzes 10 standards that should be true of any law that is compatible with a free and voluntary society.
In some states, police collect DNA from all arrestees and store it indefinitely in a DNA database — guilty or innocent, charged or released. A federal court will soon weigh in on the issue.
The Affordable Care Act was passed with the help of dubious promises of not interfering with private insurance plans and a misleading explanation of the non-compliance fines. Here is a breakdown of what it costs to opt out.
Health care costs have spiraled out of control for over a century. The common American can no longer afford to purchase even the most basic of care, out-of-pocket. Each and every legislative attempt to correct it has accomplished the opposite. An examination of the history of American health care helps to diagnose the real disease: Too much government.
Over the past few months there have been numerous leaks of information about the National Security Agency (NSA) and the massive surveillance programs the government has been running. Most people realize that whistleblower Edward Snowden helped expose these leaks, but who else spoke out and what exactly did Snowden risk his livelihood to reveal? With so many media sources and government representatives all saying different things, it’s hard to grasp what’s real and what’s an excuse. That’s why we put together this list full of what you really need to know; in other words, what is the NSA doing, and to whom?
Any time you give a state agency a goal with an extremely broad, malleable definition, the agency is going to tend to interpret its mission as broadly as possible. And when that goal is inherently incompatible with a free society, the agency’s powers will inevitably grow at the expense of individual liberties and the rule of law.
An investigative reporter was given a leaked memo from November 24th, 1997, outlining the “end-game of the World Trade Organization financial services negotiations”, and it directly implicates the financial meltdown of 2008 was engineered by a cabal of bankers and their respective institutions.
I got to thinking about the great gulf that separates the law enforcement profession that I knew as compared to the one that exists today. I never thought I’d be one of those geezers that says, “I just don’t understand this younger generation today!” But the fact is, I am, and I don’t. I offer this retrospective and comparison:
The Federal Government has devised a way to incentivize local governments to implement invasive “home visiting programs” for so-called “high-risk populations.” The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” has provisions for millions of dollars in to be spent on “interactions” between private families and social workers, looking for a reason to intervene. Legislators in some states have become concerned enough about the invasiveness of program to introduce efforts to nullify this provision law, among others.