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  • Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Many Ways Our Rights Have Been Usurped Since 9/11

    09/13/2023 6:30:23 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 13 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | September 11, 2023 | John & Nisha Whitehead
    Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Many Ways Our Rights Have Been Usurped Since 9/11“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” — Abraham LincolnThose who gave us the Constitution and the Bill of Rights believed that the government exists at the behest of its citizens. It is there to protect, defend and even enhance our freedoms, not violate them.Unfortunately, although the Bill of Rights was adopted as a means of protecting the people against government tyranny, in America today, the...
  • The Stifling Effect Of Living In A Surveillance State Like The USA

    08/09/2023 5:04:21 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9 Aug, 2023 | Vince Coyner
    It doesn’t matter whether you know the government is specifically spying on you. It’s damaging enough to believe that it might be. “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” Writing in 1928, John Shedd wasn’t really talking about ships. He was talking about life. And in American life, we no longer feel safe even in the harbor. Years ago, my girlfriend and I went to see a movie. What we saw, I’ve no idea, but I do know we had a terrible time, and it had nothing to do with what was on the...
  • Trump Indictment Amended [semi-satire]

    06/17/2023 10:15:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 June 2023 | John Semmens
    Following his indictment for mishandling classified documents, former President Trump visited the Versailles Restaurant in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami where he shouted "food for everyone." Since it was his birthday, the crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to him. Afterward he thanked them for "such a warm welcome on such a SAD DAY for our Country!" Upon being apprised of this incident, Special Persecutor Jack Smith announced he would be "amending the indictment to include two new counts. Publicly calling his indictment a 'sad day for the country' is another act aimed at obstructing justice. Promising free food and not...
  • Why Are So Many Younger Americans OK With Big Brother Monitoring Their Homes?

    06/09/2023 10:15:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Reason ^ | 6.7.2023 | J.D. Tuccille
    Children raised in an atmosphere of fear become adults who prioritize security over liberty.The good news is that "only" a minority of younger American adults favor Big Brother-style surveillance of our home life. The bad news is that we're discussing this because it's a disturbingly large share supporting such a totalitarian intrusion. Worse, the idea seems to be gaining acceptance. We either need to get a handle on what's going on here, or else potentially suffer lives monitored by unblinking eyes of the state, imposed by popular demand. The Rattler is a weekly newsletter from J.D. Tuccille. If you care...
  • The Leak Was the Op – White House and Congress Demand New Powers, Think Restrict Act, in Aftermath of Classified Intel Leaks

    04/14/2023 4:32:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 13, 2023 | Sundance
    Never letting a crisis go to waste is very useful tool, especially when the government creates the crisis. As CTH has said from the first discussion of the classified intelligence leaks, the “leak is the op.” The intel leak is the operation created by the Intelligence Community to support new expanded powers for the Fourth Branch of Government. It should not be a surprise to discover the institution now leading the charge to give more power for U.S. intel agencies, is…. wait for it….. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The SSCI is the organizational institution that supports the Fourth...
  • It Would be Nice to Live in a World Where College-Educated Adults Had the Ability to Think Beyond Words

    02/12/2023 5:26:30 AM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    Substack ^ | Feburary 12, 2023 | Rob Henderson
    Many fully-grown adults have never developed the ability to think beyond words. Others are keenly aware of how easily people fall for this language game. And tactically exploit this mental weakness. This isn’t a new phenomenon. William Shirer, the American journalist and author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, described his experiences as a war correspondent in Nazi Germany: [page image at site]. In June of 2015, the PATRIOT Act expired. The Obama Administration then restored most of the provisions under the title Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act....
  • FBI Whistleblower Kyle Seraphin Comes Forward, Alleges Many Agents "Don't Agree" With Bureau's Direction

    09/25/2022 8:54:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 09/25/2022 | Jack Phillips
    An FBI whistleblower recently came forward and issued warnings about alleged politicization at the FBI, saying that the bureau is spying on law-abiding Americans and that many of its domestic counterterrorism cases are tantamount to “entrapment.”Kyle Seraphin, who has spent six years in the FBI, was suspended without pay and cannot seek another job without quitting or asking for permission. It’s not clear when he was suspended, but he said that he had run-ins with his managers about his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine although he was granted a religious exemption.“The number of guys who say, ‘I don’t agree...
  • Why Is Washington D.C. So Intensely Focused On Targeting Donald Trump and Labeling His Supporters as Threats to Democracy?

    08/31/2022 5:22:15 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 66 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/31/22 | Sundance
    Republicans created the Patriot Act, the Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The same agencies that Barack Obama later weaponized with the creation of the Dept of Justice National Security Division (DOJ-NSD). The root issue around domestic surveillance and ultimately power & control, underlines Washington DC’s united opposition to Donald Trump. Barack Obama and Eric Holder did not create a weaponized DOJ and FBI; the institutions were already weaponized by the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act turned the surveillance radar from pointing outwardly, to pointing inwardly, monitoring activity inside our nation....
  • 13 states sue Biden admin for any communications on FBI surveillance of parents protesting school boards

    03/04/2022 8:19:44 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2022 | Timothy H.J. Nerozzi
    States accuse Biden administration of concealing and downplaying its 'culpability' in school board memo.. Thirteen states have signed on to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking Biden administration records on any FBI surveillance of parents protesting school boards. Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, a former member of Congress, has taken the lead in the lawsuit against President Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, citing a failure of U.S. officials to honor FOIA requests. The Indiana attorney general previously demanded all communications and records relating to the FBI's decision to investigate violent threats against local education...
  • There are no other constitutional rights in substance without freedom to transact

    02/20/2022 11:47:45 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 17, 2022 | @punk6529 on twitter
    There are no other constitutional rights in substance without freedom to transact Being meaning to write this for 6 months, but the Canadian response to the trucker protests is illustrating this so vividly, that today is the day. I assume we are in agreement that constitutional democracies are a good form of government or, at least, a better form of government than the other methods we have found to-date. This means that I am taking for granted the following assumptions. - People have fundamental rights to speech, assembly, religion and so on - People are innocent until proven guilty -...
  • My Hippie Vietnam War Professor Was Right About the Dangers of the Patriot Act

    11/22/2021 3:03:09 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 22 Nov, 2021 | William Sullivan
    My hippie professor wasn’t right about a lot of things. He wasn’t right about his minimizing the threat of Communism at the time, but time has proven him right about this the Patriot Act. In the spring following 9/11, the War on Terror had already begun, and I was taking a college course on the Vietnam War. It was a unique course for the time, as most of us didn’t attend the live class, but students were given a choice to purchase the lectures on DVD or, as I did, go to the library and watch them on VHS. It...
  • How Did Ordinary American People Become Domestic Terrorists in The Eyes of The Deep State

    11/20/2021 7:58:46 AM PST · by MNDude · 59 replies
    Barack Obama and Eric Holder did not create a weaponized DOJ and FBI; the institutions were already weaponized by the Patriot Act. Instead, what Obama and Holder did was to take the preexisting system and retool it so the weapons of government only targeted one side of the political continuum. This point is where many people understandably get confused. In the era shortly after 9/11, the DC national security apparatus was constructed to preserve continuity of government and simultaneously view all Americans as potential threats. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence...
  • Karol Markowicz: The war on parents is real

    10/27/2021 3:19:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/27/2021 | Karol Markowicz
    An ideologically-aligned cabal of people in various agencies of the federal government are working together to shut parents down.. a war on parents and every part of the government is getting involved. The latest front began with a letter from the National School Board Association ... the NSBA compared concerned parents speaking up at school board meetings to "domestic terrorists" and called for the "U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Homeland Security," the FBI, "including any technical assistance necessary from, and state and local coordination with, its National Security Branch and Counterterrorism Division" to step in .. using the Patriot...
  • National School Boards Association sorry for 'language' in letter that likened parents to domestic terrorists

    10/23/2021 11:58:10 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23, 2021 | By Kyle Morris , David Spunt
    The National School Boards Association issued an apology Friday night for a letter sent to the Biden administration which targeted some parents who are concerned about their child's school curriculum and said certain of their actions could be domestic terrorism. "As you all know, there has been extensive media and other attention recently around our letter to President Biden regarding threats and acts of violence against school board members," the NSBA wrote in a memo. "We wanted to write to you directly to address this matter." "On behalf of NSBA, we regret and apologize for the letter," the NSBA said,...
  • ‘Panic made us vulnerable’: how 9/11 made the US surveillance state – and the Americans who fought back

    09/05/2021 9:00:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Guardian ^ | 4 Sep 2021 | Ed Pilkington
    It took Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers to reveal the staggering extent of the government’s spying on its own people as institutional checks failed.. ... Panic made us politically vulnerable... That vulnerability was exploited by our own government to entitle itself to radically expanded powers that had for decades been out of reach. ... The Patriot Act, which swatted away longstanding rules preventing the state from monitoring US citizens without “probable cause”, was passed .. lightning-fast ... granting domestic law enforcement agencies sweeping new powers. ... green light for the FBI and CIA to carry out “roving wiretaps” where agents...
  • Homeland Security Ignoring Congressional Requests for Info on Where Illegal Immigrants are Being Sent

    08/14/2021 7:26:22 PM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | August 13, 2021 | Mark Tapscott
    Illegal immigrants are crossing into the United States from Mexico in record-shattering numbers, but the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is ignoring a congressional request for an accounting of where the government relocates them.“On April 15, 2021, 34 Members of the House of Representatives sent a letter requesting important information regarding the destinations within the interior of our nation of the heavy illegal migration over our nation’s border,” Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in an Aug. 5 ( letter).The letter was also addressed to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...
  • It was the Cheneys who taught Trump how to lie(hurl alert)

    05/09/2021 6:46:22 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 31 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 9th May 2021 | Maureen Dowd
    I miss torturing Liz Cheney. But it must be said that the petite blonde from Wyoming suddenly seems like a Valkyrie amid halflings. She is willing to sacrifice her leadership post – and risk her political career – to continue calling out Donald Trump’s Big Lie. She has decided that if the price of her job is being as unctuous to Trump as Kevin McCarthy is, it isn’t worth it, because McCarthy is totally disgracing himself. It has been a dizzying fall for the scion of one of the most powerful political families in the land, a conservative chip off...
  • The American Right is the New Target of Washington's "War on Terror"

    04/30/2021 11:24:00 PM PDT · by RandFan · 7 replies
    Mises.org ^ | 04/28/2021 | Tho Bishop
    The security walls around the US Capitol may be removed, but the federal response to the January 6 protests has only just begun. The Democrats in Washington are determined to treat the incident as on par with the events of September 11, which may explain a troubling report about the potential use of the famed No Fly List. Yesterday Nick Fuentes, a right-wing social media pundit who attended the January 6 protests in the capital, alleged that he has been placed on the federal no-fly list, preventing him from traveling to Florida for a political rally. While Mr. Fuentes shared...
  • The Strange World Of Dr. Anthrax [Bruce Ivins] (Ivins: "I'm Voting For Obama!"

    03/01/2010 10:44:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies · 1,501+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 3/1/2010 | Staff
    Ivins was bondage and sorority obsessed cross dressing yankee hater. March 1- After the Department of Justice last month formally closed its probe of the 2001 Anthrax attacks, the FBI released the years-long investigation that ended with officials concluding that Bruce Ivins, a government scientist who committed suicide in July 2008, was responsible for the mailings that killed five victims. ...
  • Here It Comes: 'Patriot Act 2.0' Aimed At The UnWoke Enemy Within

    01/10/2021 4:39:34 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies
    Off Guardian.org ^ | 1-10-2021 | Kit Knightly
    It’s not been often, in the five years OffG has existed, that we’ve had to cop to missing something important within 24 hours of publishing an article – but this is one of those times. In my article yesterday – “The Storming of the Capitol”: America’s Reichstag Fire? – I said this [my emphasis]: “ Although there is not yet any talk of legislation [in response to the Capitol Hill riots], it’s certainly true there are whispers of purges and other measures to “protect the constitution”. That quote did not age well, indeed it was wrong from the moment it...