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Nervous About Traffic Stops? I Am. You Should Be, Too

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 5, 2017   Nervous About Traffic Stops? I Am. You Should Be, Too   We’ve all been there before.   You’re driving along and you see a pair of flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror. Whether or not you’ve done anything wrong, you get a sinking feeling […]

It’s All Fake: Reality TV That Masquerades as American Politics

Financial Tyranny: ‘We the People’ Are the New Permanent Underclass in America

Financial Tyranny: ‘We the People’ Are the New Permanent Underclass in America

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute November 18, 2017   Financial Tyranny: ‘We the People’ Are the New Permanent Underclass in America     Americans can no longer afford to get sick and there’s a reason why. That’s because a growing number of Americans are struggling to stretch their dollars far enough to pay their […]


America Breaks Down: The Anatomy of a National Nervous Breakdown

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute November 9, 2017   America Breaks Down: The Anatomy of a National Nervous Breakdown   Another shooting, another day in America. Or so it seems. With alarming regularity, the nation is being subjected to a spate of violence that terrorizes the public, destabilizes the country’s fragile ecosystem, and gives […]

It’s All Fake: Reality TV That Masquerades as American Politics

Technotyranny: The Deep State’s Spy Secrets Revealed

Technotyranny: The Deep State’s Spy Secrets Revealed

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute October 18, 2017   Technotyranny: The Deep State’s Spy Secrets Revealed   The government has become an expert in finding ways to sidestep what it considers “inconvenient laws” aimed at ensuring accountability and thereby bringing about government transparency and protecting citizen privacy. Indeed, it has mastered the art of […]


This Is How Tyranny Rises and Freedom Falls: The Experiment in Freedom Is Failing

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute October 17, 2017   This Is How Tyranny Rises and Freedom Falls: The Experiment in Freedom Is Failing     It is easy to be distracted right now by the circus politics that have dominated the news headlines for the past year, but don’t be distracted. Don’t be fooled, […]

It’s All Fake: Reality TV That Masquerades as American Politics

It’s All Fake: Reality TV That Masquerades as American Politics

Power Corrupts: A Culture of Compliance Breeds Despots and Predators

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute October 12, 2017   Power Corrupts: A Culture of Compliance Breeds Despots and Predators   Power corrupts. Worse, as 19th-century historian Lord Acton concluded, absolute power corrupts absolutely. It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about a politician, an entertainment mogul, a corporate CEO or a police officer: give any […]


It’s All Fake: Reality TV That Masquerades as American Politics

Patriots and Protesters Should Take a Knee for the Constitution

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute September 30, 2017   Patriots and Protesters Should Take a Knee for the Constitution     “Seems like in the past 15 years or so the idea of patriotism has changed some. More polarized, more tied to political or ideological views. I’ve never seen patriotism or the flag connected […]


It’s All Fake: Reality TV That Masquerades as American Politics

Freedom for the Speech We Hate: The Legal Ins and Outs of the Right to Protest

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute August 31, 2017   Freedom for the Speech We Hate: The Legal Ins and Outs of the Right to Protest   “If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought — not free thought […]


Chaos in Charlottesville: No One Gave Peace a Chance, Including the Police

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute August 22, 2017   Chaos in Charlottesville: No One Gave Peace a Chance, Including the Police     “No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders.” — Robert F. Kennedy Let’s be clear about one thing: no one—not the armed, violent, militant protesters nor the police—gave […]

It’s All Fake: Reality TV That Masquerades as American Politics

It’s All Fake: Reality TV That Masquerades as American Politics

The Age of No Privacy: The Surveillance State Shifts Into High Gear

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute July 1, 2017   The Age of No Privacy: The Surveillance State Shifts Into High Gear     “We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government.” ― William O. Douglas, Supreme Court […]