Police State


Making the Super Bowl Super Authoritarian   Recently updated !

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute February 2, 2016   Making the Super Bowl Super Authoritarian   Downtown San Francsco 11 Days Before Super Bowl – photo: Target Liberty   After months of preparation, national, state, and local police have rolled out a comprehensive mass surveillance effort in the San Francisco Bay Area as the Super […]

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Is Congress Declaring War on ISIS…or on You?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute February 1, 2016     Is Congress Declaring War on ISIS…or on You?   Passage of Senator Mitch McConnell’s authorization for war against ISIS will not only lead to perpetual US wars across the globe, it will also endanger our civil and economic liberties. The measure allows the president […]

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Police Militarization

A Video Introduction to Police Militarization

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute January 19, 2016   A Video Introduction to Police Militarization   Would you like to share with someone a short video that provides a basic introduction to police militarization in America? A new video at Learn Liberty, featuring Independent Institute Research Fellow Abigail R. Hall, may be just what […]


In Landmark Ruling, UK Court Affirms “Journalism Isn’t Terrorism”

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams January 19, 2016   In Landmark Ruling, UK Court Affirms “Journalism Isn’t Terrorism” Court rules in favor of David Miranda, detained for nine hours at Heathrow airport in 2013 while transporting journalist documents on NSA revelations     In a landmark ruling, a British appeals court on Tuesday found that the […]

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The State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute January 12, 2016   The State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears   “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for […]

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Playing the Government’s Game: When It Comes to Violence, We All Lose

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute January 6, 2016   Playing the Government’s Game: When It Comes to Violence, We All Lose   “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make […]


Is There a War on Police or a War on Us?

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute December 30, 2015   Is There a War on Police or a War on Us?     There has been much talk about a “war on police” in 2015. The story goes that police in America are in great danger from a rise in violent attacks against them. It […]

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What If Jesus Had Been Born 2,000 Years Later in the American Police State?

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 23, 2015   What If Jesus Had Been Born 2,000 Years Later in the American Police State?       “Two thousand years later … the memory of the revolutionary zealot who walked across Galilee gathering an army of disciples with the goal of establishing the Kingdom […]


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To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute November 21, 2015 (First published November 16, 2015)   To France from a Post-9/11 America: Lessons We Learned Too Late   “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin Franklin “Voice or no voice, the people […]


After Paris, there will be no stopping the surveillance state now

By Neil Macdonald CBC News November 21, 2015   After Paris, there will be no stopping the surveillance state now Public surveillance increasing at an ‘accelerating rate,’ researchers say, with Europe leading the way     An old acquaintance who spent years in Canada’s secret world, where he developed a you-don’t-know-the-half-of-it smile, regularly sends me […]

Not everyone is a fan of the proliferation of CCTV cameras in the U.K. (Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government Is Here to Stay

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute November 11, 2015    The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government Is Here to Stay     “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” ― Theodore Roosevelt America’s next president will inherit more than a bitterly […]

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