Showing posts with label NDAA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NDAA. Show all posts

Global Cops, Precrime & The War On Domestic ‘Extremists’

by John W. Whitehead. Are you afraid that the government is plotting to confiscate your firearms? Do you believe the economy is about to collapse and the government will soon declare martial law? Do you display an unusual number of political and/or ideological bumper stickers on your car? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may  ... MORE

John W. Whitehead: Turning America Into A Battlefield

A blueprint for locking down the nation.     Americans now find themselves struggling to retain some semblance of freedom in the face of police and law enforcement agencies that look and act like the military and have just as little regard for the Fourth Amendment, laws such as the NDAA that allow the military to arrest and indefinitely detain ... MORE

Supreme Court Decision Signals "Post-Constitution Era"

A chilling effect on investigative reporting.         Pulitzer prize winning reporter Chris Hedges – along with journalist Naomi Wolf, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, activist Tangerine Bolen and others – sued the government to join the NDAA’s allowance of the indefinite detention of Americans. The trial judge in the      ... MORE

California Joins The Nullification Parade

California governor signs a Liberty Preservation Act.     It just got a lot harder for President Obama to indefinitely detain residents of California. On October 1, Governor Jerry Brown (shown) announced he had signed AB 351 into law.  The new statute, called the California Liberty Preservation Act, outlaws the participation of any agency of the  ... MORE

Fred Branfman: America's Creeping Police State

Can the rapid growth of authoritarianism be stopped?     For those alarmed by the steady growth of lawless, violent and authoritarian U.S. Executive power for the last 50 years, the events of the past few months have been exciting. The emergence of a de facto coalition of progressives and conservatives opposing the National Defense    ... MORE

Eric Holder: If The President Does It, It's Legal

by John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute.    “I never thought I would see the day when a Justice Department would claim that only the most extreme infliction of pain and physical abuse constitutes torture and that acts that are merely cruel, inhuman and degrading are consistent with United States law and policy, that the Supreme Court would have  ... MORE

The Government Can Still Black Bag Any American

by Travis Holte. The Senate passed the much ballyhooed Feinstein-Lee amendment last night, which supposedly partially nullifies the provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) allowing for Americans to be kidnapped by the government and disappeared without any charge or due process. Senator Rand Paul put out a press release declaring   ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Pick Your Constitutional Poison

Obama and Romney share a disdain for civil liberties.     During the final presidential debate, the moderator asked Mitt Romney about President Obama's policy of killing suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens, with missiles fired from unmanned aircraft. "I believe we should use any and all means necessary to take out people who pose a      ... MORE

Top Underreported Story: The Expanding Police State

by Yael Chanoff.    People who get their information exclusively from mainstream media sources may be surprised at the lack of enthusiasm on the left for President Barack Obama in this crucial election. But that’s probably because they weren’t exposed to the full online furor sparked by Obama’s continuation of his predecessor’s overreaching approach ... MORE

Katy Kieffer: Grab A Glass Of Bacardi!

Dealing with "Washington lemons."  When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When Washington gives you lemons, make lemonade and don’t forget the rum. D.C. lemons make it challenging to remain upbeat. “Lemon legislation” coming out of Washington, D.C. is effectively shredding the Constitution (think Obamacare or the Patient      ... MORE

Nick Hankoff: NDAA And Its Nullification

Insisting the Constitution be followed. Once the US Constitution is rendered unenforcebale, America becomes a mere wish. A republic of a free people ceases to exist except as delusion. The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, with its billions in wel(war)fare and military kidnapping powers against Americans on their own soil, marks a sign of the   ... MORE

Jake Horowitz: FBI Displays Police State Behavior

Ron Paul warned us this would happen.  Ron Paul has long warned Americans of the dangers of a federal government-supported police state, and now, it seems his worst fears are coming to life. A 16-year-old Ron Paul supporter has been questioned by the FBI after he created a YouTube video for a school project which highlights how America is slipping into  ... MORE

Marine Gets NDAA Treatment: Detained Without Charges

“This should be a wake-up call to Americans that the police state is here.” - John Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. 
Forced 30-day psych evaluation for Facebook post. Pitting human and First Amendment rights and freedoms against security, a 26-year old former Marine targeted individual was ordered Monday to undergo  ... MORE

Stephen Lendman: Police State Harshness

The unleashing of unchecked police powers.    On April 26, the House passed HR 3523: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) of 2011 248 - 168. A companion S. 2105: Cybersecurity Act of 2012 awaits Senate consideration. Obama promised a veto if passes. He lied. He does it repeatedly. The Senate will pass or defeat what he wants.     ... MORE

Washington Times: Virginia Attempts To Nullify The NDAA

Standing up to relentless federal tyranny.    In a stunning display of patriotism and courage, the state of Virginia is attempting to nullify parts of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), specifically the parts that include giving the federal government the power to arrest suspects on simply the suspicion of being a terrorist and indefinitely detaining suspects    ... MORE

Steve Watson: Fox Business News Axes Freedom Watch

Info on how to get Napolitano's show back on. The Fox Business Channel has cancelled one of the only shows on the entire Fox News network that was in any way informative or watchable - Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano. In a press release distributed late Thursday, the channel announced that its entire prime-time programming lineup  ... MORE