First Amendment


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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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Charlottesville Donnybrook

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com August 24, 2017   Charlottesville Donnybrook     Charlottesville, Virginia, a city named after Britain’s first black queen, was the scene of a bloody riot Saturday, Aug. 12. The fray resulted in the death of one woman, who was mowed down by a car; plus, there were many other people injured. […]


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

The Government Is Still the Enemy of Freedom

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute March 13, 2017   The Government Is Still the Enemy of Freedom   My friends, we’re being played for fools. On paper, we may be technically free. In reality, however, we are only as free as a government official may allow. We only think we live in a […]


War on ‘Fake News’ Part of a War on Free Speech

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute December 12, 2016   War on ‘Fake News’ Part of a War on Free Speech   A major threat to liberty is the assault on the right to discuss political issues, seek out alternative information sources, and promote dissenting ideas and causes such as non-interventionism in foreign and domestic […]

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Assange Statement on the US Election

Assange Statement on the US Election

By Julian Assange WikiLeaks.org November 8, 2016   Assange Statement on the US Election     In recent months, WikiLeaks and I personally have come under enormous pressure to stop publishing what the Clinton campaign says about itself to itself. That pressure has come from the campaign’s allies, including the Obama administration, and from liberals […]


‘We the Prisoners’: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 30, 2016     “Our carceral state banishes American citizens to a gray wasteland far beyond the promises and protections the government grants its other citizens… When the doors finally close and one finds oneself facing banishment to the carceral state—the years, the walls, the rules, the […]

‘We the Prisoners’: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment

Controversial Free Speech Zones Finally Being Banned From College Campuses

Controversial Free Speech Zones Finally Being Banned From College Campuses

By James Holbrooks UndergroundReporter.org June 2, 2016   Controversial Free Speech Zones Finally Being Banned From College Campuses     Amid long-running debate in Iowa about the Constitutionality of “free speech zones” on college campuses, the Governor of Arizona recently signed new bills that will effectively turn campuses, themselves, into zones of free speech in that […]


Shame on the U.S. Supreme Court for Making a Mockery of the First Amendment 1

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute May 16, 2016   Shame on the U.S. Supreme Court for Making a Mockery of the First Amendment       “The vitality of civil and political institutions in our society depends on free discussion… It is only through free debate and free exchange of ideas that government […]

Shame on the U.S. Supreme Court for Making a Mockery of the First Amendment

How the Government Made Me a Dissident

By John Kiriakou OtherWords November 23, 2015   How the Government Made Me a Dissident Nothing helps you appreciate our constitutional rights like being robbed of them.   I sometimes say the government turned me into a dissident — after I spent 14 years at the CIA and two more at the Senate Foreign Relations […]


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 […]