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Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users’ Rights

By Jeremy Malcolm and Maira Sutton Electronic Frontier Foundation November 6, 2015   Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users’ Rights     Trade offices involved in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have finally released all 30 chapters of the trade deal today, a month after announcing the conclusion […]

The Final TPP: Our Worst Fears Confirmed

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Sheep Led to the Slaughter: The Muzzling of Free Speech in America

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute September 2, 2015   Sheep Led to the Slaughter: The Muzzling of Free Speech in America   “If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”—George Washington The architects of the American police state must think […]


We Are the Government: Tactics for Taking Down the Police State

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute August 19, 2015   We Are the Government: Tactics for Taking Down the Police State   “The people have the power, all we have to do is awaken that power in the people. The people are unaware. They’re not educated to realize that they have power. The system […]

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Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute August 10, 2015   Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America   “The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the country’s equestrian classes, a.k.a. the 20% of the population […]


Constitutional Ignorance and Dereliction

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com June 30, 2015   Constitutional Ignorance and Dereliction   The nation’s demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment’s “right of the people to keep and bear Arms.” A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama said, “I have a […]

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In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t Amount to Much

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute May 5, 2015   In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t Amount to Much     Police officers are more likely to be struck by lightning than be held financially accountable for their actions.—Law professor Joanna C. Schwartz (paraphrased) “In a democratic society,” observed Oakland police chief […]


VA Sending Veterans’ Mental Health Information to the FBI to Aid Gun Restrictions

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute April 22, 2015   VA Sending Veterans’ Mental Health Information to the FBI to Aid Gun Restrictions     A February 2012 memorandum of understanding between the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) lays out a process pursuant to which the […]

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Kick Open the Doorway to Liberty: What Are We Waiting For?

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute April 7, 2015   Kick Open the Doorway to Liberty: What Are We Waiting For?     “The greatness of America lies in the right to protest for right.”—Martin Luther King Jr. Everything this nation once stood for is being turned on its head. Free speech, religious expression, privacy, […]


Judge Napolitano on Self-Ownership and ‘National Defense’

By David Gordon Mises.org March 24, 2015   Judge Napolitano on Self-Ownership and ‘National Defense’   [Excerpted from The Austrian.] Readers of Judge Napolitano’s outstanding book will at once be struck by its unusual title. What is the “suicide pact” referred to there? The phrase occurs in a famous dissenting opinion by Justice Robert Jackson. […]

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What’s Gone Wrong With Democracy? 1

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com March 24, 2015   What’s Gone Wrong With Democracy?   The Economist magazine recently published “What’s gone wrong with Democracy … and what can be done to revive it?” The suggestion is that democracy is some kind of ideal for organizing human conduct. That’s a popular misconception. The ideal way […]


FBI Plan to Expand Hacking Powers Moves Forward

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams March 17, 2015   FBI Plan to Expand Hacking Powers Moves Forward Justice Department dismisses concerns over privacy and other rights     A judiciary panel on Monday quietly approved a rule change that would increase the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s surveillance powers, despite concerns over privacy and constitutional rights. […]

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The Police State Is Upon Us

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org January 31, 2015   The Police State Is Upon Us   Anyone paying attention knows that 9/11 has been used to create a police/warfare state. Years ago NSA official William Binney warned Americans about the universal spying by the National Security Agency, to little effect. Recently Edward […]


The Crowding-Out Tipping Point

By JAMES A. DORN Foundation for Economic Education January 19, 2015     The Crowding-Out Tipping Point Increasing economic growth means shrinking government   The size and scope of government in the United States today would have been beyond the imagination of the American founders. For more than a century after the Constitution’s ratification, Americans […]

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