Dissent

The Impact of America’s Wars on Freedoms and Democracy at Home

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence greet military personnel during a visit to the Pentagon, July 20, 2017. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) While America has gone a century and a half without being “war-torn” in the conventional sense, the damage of war is not limited to that inflicted by …

Police State

Police State: Thousands of Americans’ Electronics Illegally Searched at Border

Source: The Daily Bell January 8, 2018 By Joe Jarvis Over 30,000 people had their electronic devices searched without probable cause or a warrant by Customs and Border Protection in 2017. This is a 50% increase from 2016. Most of the searches took place at airports when travelers were leaving …

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Dictatorship

Polls Increasingly Confirming that America Is a Dictatorship

Source: Washington’s Blog December 24, 2107 by Eric Zuesse. Gallup headlined on December 18th, “Americans View Government as Nation’s Top Problem in 2017”. Their report made clear that though this finding was unprecedented, it’s part of a longer-term trend, toward Americans naming America’s own “government as the most important problem …

Empire

The U.S. is Not a Democracy, It Never Was

Photo by Daniel Huizinga | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch December 13, 2017 by Gabriel Rockhill One of the most steadfast beliefs regarding the United States is that it is a democracy. Whenever this conviction waivers slightly, it is almost always to point out detrimental exceptions to core American values …

Government

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

Source: The Rutherford Institute October 16, 2017 John W. Whitehead “Every day I ask myself the same question: How can this be happening in America? How can people like these be in charge of our country? If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I’d think I was having …

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Tyranny

American Horror Story: The Shameful Truth About the Government’s Secret Experiments

Source: The Rutherford Institute September 27, 2017 John W. Whitehead It’s easy to denounce the full-frontal horrors carried out by the scientific and medical community within a totalitarian regime such as Nazi Germany. However, what do you do with a government that claims to be a champion of human rights …

Hubris

Further Evidence As To Why America’s Word Cannot be Trusted

Source: New Eastern Outlook September 9, 2017 James ONeill Recent events confirm the long held view of many that adherence to international law is, for the Americans, at best an optional extra rather than being an essential component of conduct between States. The first example relates to the current standoff …

Imperialism

Socrates discusses death of democracy, hubris of empire, devolution to civil war. ‘We the People’ of the US’ choice: follow that path OR demand .01% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes of war, looting, lying

Source: Washington’s Blog by Carl Herman “The strong do what power allows. The weak accept what they must.”  – Athenian 415 BC envoy to the small government of Melos, with the offer to either join Athens’ empire with paying them tribute, or have all men executed, and everyone else sold …

The Matrix

The United States Has Become A Nation Of Sheeple

Source: The Economic Collapse By Michael Snyder You can either follow the herd of you can decide to find your own path.  One of the things that greatly frustrates me is that so many Americans allow other people to do their thinking for them.  We have become a nation of …

Corruption

Former Senator Opines on the Incredible Corruption in America and the Fourth Branch of Government

by Michael Krieger On a more personal level, how can public service be promoted as an ideal to young people when this sewer corrupts our Republic? At this point in early twenty-first-century America, the greatest service our nation’s young people could provide is to lead an army of outraged young …