Raising Red Flags About Red Flag Laws – American Free Press – Mark Anderson

August 22, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The key to understanding the potential problems with red flag laws is realizing that such laws could easily morph into large-scale disarmament of law-abiding civilians based upon their political philosophy. Indeed, confiscations could become ever more frequent. Not just family members and police,  but also neighbors, acquaintances, and coworkers, possibly with an axe to grind, could conjure up reports of your “suspicious” or “errant” behavior, leading to firearms confiscation pending a review of your “mental stability.”

Another more troubling aspect of the situation is that mainstream controlled media reports on mass shootings are not based in reality. They invariably portray the shooter as a trigger-happy “white supremacist,” despite any real facts to support that contention. Thus, the first segment of the population to be disarmed—due to fake news-induced media hysteria—would most likely be white nationalists, just the very people who are most resistant to the expansion of the New World Order police state. Coincidence? Probably not.

Source: Raising Red Flags About Red Flag Laws – American Free Press

Google “Machine Learning Fairness” Whistleblower Goes Public, says: “burden lifted off of my soul” – Project Veritas

August 14, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

A Google insider who anonymously leaked internal documents to Project Veritas made the decision to go public in an on-the-record video interview. The insider, Zachary Vorhies, decided to go public after receiving a letter from Google, and after he says Google allegedly called the police to perform a “wellness check” on him.

Along with the interview, Vorhies asked Project Veritas to publish more of the internal Google documents he had previously leaked. Said Vorhies:

“I gave the documents to Project Veritas, I had been collecting the documents for over a year. And the reason why I collected these documents was because I saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company and I realized that there were going to not only tamper with the elections, but use that tampering with the elections to essentially overthrow the United States.”

Source: Google “Machine Learning Fairness” Whistleblower Goes Public, says: “burden lifted off of my soul” – Project Veritas

The Rutherford Institute :: We’re All Enemies of the State: Draconian Laws, Precrime & the Surveillance State | By John W. Whitehead |

August 8, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve been down this road many times before.

If the government is consistent about any one thing, it is this: it has an unnerving tendency to exploit crises and use them as opportunities for power grabs under the guise of national security.

As David C. Unger, a foreign affairs editorial writer for the New York Times, explains, “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have given way to permanent crisis management: to policing the planet and fighting preventative wars of ideological containment, usually on terrain chosen by, and favorable to, our enemies. Limited government and constitutional accountability have been shouldered aside by the kind of imperial presidency our constitutional system was explicitly designed to prevent.”

Cue the Emergency State, the government’s Machiavellian version of crisis management that justifies all manner of government tyranny in the so-called name of national security.

Source: The Rutherford Institute :: We’re All Enemies of the State: Draconian Laws, Precrime & the Surveillance State | By John W. Whitehead |

America Is Not Going To Be A Free And Open Society Any Longer – The Economic Collapse Blog – Michael Snyder

August 6, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Whenever a tragic act of violence makes national headlines, the calls to give up more of our freedoms and liberties in exchange for the promise of increased security become deafening.  But if we take another step toward becoming an authoritarian society every time something horrible happens, eventually we won’t have any of the basic liberties and freedoms that previous generations of Americans fought so hard to secure for us.  Unfortunately, voices like mine are becoming increasingly rare, and the American people seem to want a society that will shelter them from anything that could possibly go wrong.  Of course there has never been such a society in all of human history, and we won’t be able to create one either.  No governmental system can eliminate the problem of evil, and bad things sometimes happen to good people.  And without a doubt, the mass shootings that we witnessed over the weekend were absolutely horrific.  In less than 24 hours, 29 American lives were lost between these two mass shootings, and this has greatly shaken the entire nation

Taking away our 2nd Amendment rights is not going to solve the problem. Instead, it will just take the guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens.

And the bad guys will always find ways to get guns. Just look at the city of Chicago – they have some of the harshest gun laws in the entire nation, but they also lead the country in gun deaths.

Unfortunately, logic doesn’t tend to work with those that love authoritarianism. Whenever something happens, they want the government to do “something”, and that “something” almost always involves eroding our most basic rights.

Source: America Is Not Going To Be A Free And Open Society Any Longe

Censors Beware – American Free Press – Mark Anderson

July 29, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Amid reports that the nation’s social media giants could be facing a federal anti-trust probe to determine whether they’re monopolistic to the detriment of free speech, President Donald Trump on July 11 held the first ever Social Media Summit at the White House. Harmeet Dhillon, referred to during the summit as one of the nation’s leading First Amendment lawyers, shared insights on how these digital pirates and their big-media cohorts are increasingly censoring conservative-constitutionalist-populist voices online.

Ms. Dhillon, who was retained by citizen journalist Andy Ngo after he was attacked by ultra-leftist antifa gangsters in Portland, Ore. in June, was accompanied by several others from the public and private spheres—select politicians, alternative journalists, the heads of prolife organizations, and conservative/ neoconservative institutes like the Heritage Foundation, the Media Research Center, and Turning Point USA—many of whom cited cases of social media giants censoring their online postings or those of others.

Meanwhile, mainstream reporting on the summit was so twisted that one of the only ways to get a straight account of what was said was to scour the White House website. In one of the tamest examples, The Washington Post noted, “The president and his administration have been ramping up Trump’s unsupported claims that social media companies actively silenced conservative voices in recent months.”

Source: Censors Beware – American Free Press

The Rutherford Institute :: It’s Un-American To Be Anti-Free Speech: Protect the Right to Criticize the Government | By John W. Whitehead |

July 17, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government,” insisted Paine. “When the government violates the people’s rights,” Lafayette warned, “insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.” Adams cautioned, “A settled plan to deprive the people of all the benefits, blessings and ends of the contract, to subvert the fundamentals of the constitution, to deprive them of all share in making and executing laws, will justify a revolution.” And who could forget Patrick Henry with his ultimatum: “Give me liberty or give me death!”

Having lost our tolerance for free speech in its most provocative, irritating and offensive forms, the American people have become easy prey for a police state where only government speech is allowed. You see, the powers-that-be understand that if the government can control speech, it controls thought and, in turn, it can control the minds of the citizenry.

Source: The Rutherford Institute :: It’s Un-American To Be Anti-Free Speech: Protect the Right to Criticize the Government | By John W. Whitehead |

Is Putin Right? Has Liberalism Lost the World? – Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

July 2, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

“The liberal idea has become obsolete. … (Liberals) cannot simply dictate anything to anyone as they have been attempting to do over the recent decades.”

Such was the confident claim of Vladimir Putin to the Financial Times on the eve of a G-20 gathering that appeared to validate his thesis.

Consider who commanded all the attention at the Osaka summit.

The main event was Trump’s meeting with China’s Xi Jinping and their agreement to renew trade talks. Xi runs an archipelago of detention camps where China’s Uighur Muslims and its Kazakh minority have their minds coercively “corrected.”

Source: Is Putin Right? Has Liberalism Lost the World? – Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

NSA Caught Collecting Data of Americans in Violation of the Law – Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

July 1, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Based on documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a resulting story published by the Wall Street Journal, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reports:

Based on documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a resulting story published by the Wall Street Journal, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reports:

The NSA collected information, including who phone-users were calling and for how long, after a telecommunications firm began sending the information to the NSA — despite the fact that it had received no orders that would have authorized them to do so. Although the name of the company is redacted, for years it has been widely reported that large telecommunication firms like AT&T and Verizon have worked with the NSA as part of BLARNEY, an NSA project that leverages “commercial partnerships” in order to gather intelligence.

“These documents only confirm that this surveillance program is beyond redemption and should be shut down for good,” said Patrick Toomey, the ACLU’s staff lawyer, as reported by the Washington Post. “The NSA’s collection of Americans’ call records is too sweeping, the compliance problems too many, and evidence of the program’s value all but nonexistent. There is no justification for leaving this surveillance power in the NSA’s hands.”

Source: NSA Caught Collecting Data of Americans in Violation of the Law

Liberty Has Lost Its Protection – PaulCraigRoberts.org

June 29, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

July 4 should be a day of mourning.  The rights our ancestors fought for have been taken away.

Over the course of my lifetime there has been a fundamental shift in the attitude of the judiciary toward Constitutional rights.  I remember when guarding against any diminishing of constitutional rights was considered more important than convicting another criminal. There were cases in which the evidence needed in order to convict a person could not be collected, or used if collected, because it violated constitutional rights.  There are many instances of criminals walking free because police, prosecutors, and trials violated their rights.  Much of the unthinking public would be enraged, because judges let a criminal off.  The public were unable to understand that the judges were protecting their rights as well as the criminal’s.

This is an age old problem.  In Robert Bolt’s play, A Man for All Seasons, Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, is criticized for refusing to bend the law in order to better pursue criminals. Sir Thomas asks his critic, if I cut down the law in order to pursue devils, what happens to the innocent when authority turns on them?  This question formerly had a powerful presence in the courtroom.

Source: Liberty Has Lost Its Protection – PaulCraigRoberts.org

NSA Again Exposed For Unauthorized Collection Of Americans’ Phone Records | Zero Hedge

June 29, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Yet again, the National Security Agency has been exposed for “accidentally over

collecting” call-record metadata of millions of Americans. According to a WSJ report that relied on documents obtained by the ACLU, the NSA received metadata records from an unnamed phone company that the agency hadn’t been authorized to collect.

According to the report, it’s unclear how the overcollection occurred, but the incident took place after the NSA said it had purged hundreds of millions of metadata records it had amassed since 2015 in a separate overcollection episode.

For those who aren’t familiar with the concept, “Metadata” include the numbers called or texted and the associated time stamps, but not the contents of the conversation.

Source: NSA Again Exposed For Unauthorized Collection Of Americans’ Phone Records | Zero Hedge

The Rutherford Institute :: The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell’s 1984 Is No Longer Fiction | By John W. Whitehead |

June 11, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Incredibly, as the various nascent technologies employed and shared by the government and corporations alike—facial recognition, iris scanners, massive databases, behavior prediction software, and so on—are incorporated into a complex, interwoven cyber network aimed at tracking our movements, predicting our thoughts and controlling our behavior, the dystopian visions of past writers is fast becoming our reality.

Our world is characterized by widespread surveillance, behavior prediction technologies, data mining, fusion centers, driverless cars, voice-controlled homes, facial recognition systems, cybugs and drones, and predictive policing (pre-crime) aimed at capturing would-be criminals before they can do any damage.

Surveillance cameras are everywhere. Government agents listen in on our telephone calls and read our emails. Political correctness—a philosophy that discourages diversity—has become a guiding principle of modern society.

Source: The Rutherford Institute :: The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell’s 1984 Is No Longer Fiction | By John W. Whitehead |

The Rutherford Institute :: You’re Under Arrest: How the Police State Muzzles Our Right to Speak Truth to Power | By John W. Whitehead

June 6, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

What the First Amendment protects—and a healthy constitutional republic requires—are citizens who routinely exercise their right to speak truth to power.

What the architects of the police state want are submissive, compliant, cooperative, obedient, meek citizens who don’t talk back, don’t challenge government authority, don’t speak out against government misconduct, and don’t step out of line.

For those who refuse to meekly accept the heavy-handed tyranny of the police state, the danger is all too real.

We live in an age in which “we the people” are at the mercy of militarized, weaponized, immunized cops who have almost absolute discretion to decide who is a threat, what constitutes resistance, and how harshly they can deal with the citizens they were appointed to “serve and protect.”

Source: The Rutherford Institute :: You’re Under Arrest: How the Police State Muzzles Our Right to Speak Truth to Power | By John W. Whitehead

New CN Series: The Revelations of WikiLeaks: No. 1—The Video that Put Assange in US Crosshairs – Consortiumnews – Elizabeth Vos

April 24, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

WikiLeaks was founded in 2006, but it was the April 5, 2010, publication of “Collateral Murder” that made the whistleblower-publisher a world-wide phenomenon, attracting admirers and enemies.

WikiLeaks wrote of the film: “The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-sight, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.”

WikiLeaks noted that Reuters had unsuccessfully attempted to gain access to the video through the Freedom of Information Act in the years after the strike.

The day after the release of the footage, The New York Times described WikiLeaks as a once-fringe website that had moved into the big time. “The site has become a thorn in the side of authorities in the United States and abroad,” it said. “With the Iraq attack video, the clearinghouse for sensitive documents is edging closer toward a form of investigative journalism and to advocacy.”

Source: New CN Series: The Revelations of WikiLeaks: No. 1—The Video that Put Assange in US Crosshairs – Consortiumnews

The Rutherford Institute :: From Jesus Christ to Julian Assange: When Dissidents Become Enemies of the State | By John W. Whitehead |

April 16, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals.

In the current governmental climate, where laws that run counter to the dictates of the Constitution are made in secret, passed without debate, and upheld by secret courts that operate behind closed doors, obeying one’s conscience and speaking truth to the power of the police state can render you an “enemy of the state.”

That list of so-called “enemies of the state” is growing.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is merely the latest victim of the police state’s assault on dissidents and whistleblowers.

Source: The Rutherford Institute :: From Jesus Christ to Julian Assange: When Dissidents Become Enemies of the State | By John W. Whitehead |

Punishing the Past, Impeding the Future: the Arrest of Assange – Counter Punch – GIORGIO AGAMBEN

April 15, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

I met Assange two years ago at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, and remembering what he had told me during our encounter I think one can understand why he was arrested today. Assange mentioned to me that he was investigating how Google was planning to make use of the immense quantity of information at its disposal. It had to do with, according to Assange, selling to insurance companies and secret services data about the interests, desires, consumption habits, state of health, reading practices…in a nutshell data about the life of millions of individuals in all its aspects.

According to Assange—and I believe we can share his view—this would mean an unprecedented increase in the possible ways of controlling human beings through the powers of the market and the police. What is at the core of Assange’s arrest is, therefore, not only the desire to punish past WikiLeaks investigations, but to impede investigations currently underway that evidently all those implicated seem to be threatened by. It is also for this reason that it is necessary to express unreserved solidarity with Assange.

Source: Punishing the Past, Impeding the Future: the Arrest of Assange

Guess who killed our freedom of speech? – John Kaminski

April 15, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Once upon a time, U.S. politicians use to brag about how America was the only place in the world that permitted genuine freedom of speech. Of course, like everything else they say, that turned out to be a lie. Perhaps it is the greatest lie we have ever heard in our lifetimes.

In fact, America has traded its Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech for laws protecting the very people aiming to destroy the country.

We’ve lost our First Amendment, you know? Yes, that’s the one that claims to protect our Freedom of Speech. Hell, most Americans don’t know or care whether it exists or not, but the implications for everyone are ominous. Already in Michigan lawmakers are making of list of people who oppose government lies. Link

Source: Guess who killed our freedom of speech?

The Assange arrest is a warning from history | Intrepid Report.com – John Pilger

April 15, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The shocking arrest of Assange carries a warning for all who, as Oscar Wilde wrote, “sow the seeds of discontent [without which] there would be no advance towards civilisation”. The warning is explicit towards journalists. What happened to the founder and editor of WikiLeaks can happen to you on a newspaper, you in a TV studio, you on radio, you running a podcast.

Assange’s principal media tormentor, the Guardian, a collaborator with the secret state, displayed its nervousness this week with an editorial that scaled new weasel heights. The Guardian has exploited the work of Assange and WikiLeaks in what its previous editor called “the greatest scoop of the last 30 years”. The paper creamed off WikiLeaks’ revelations and claimed the accolades and riches that came with them.

Source: The Assange arrest is a warning from history | Intrepid Report.com

Edward Snowden: Assange Arrest “Dark Moment For Press Freedom” – One For “The History Books” | Zero Hedge

April 11, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

“Assange’s critics may cheer, but this is a dark moment for press freedom,” NSA whistleblower and leaker Edward Snowden wrote on Twitter in reaction to seeing WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange dragged by UK police from his seven year asylum captivity at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursday.

As we reported Assange’s lawyer has confirmed that he was arrested not solely on charges stemming from skipping bail in the UK, but in connection with an extradition request from the US.

Hours after Assange was loaded into the police van, WikiLeaks confirmed he’d been taken to Westminster Magistrates court, noting “He has been arrested under a US extradition warrant for conspiracy with @xychelsea for publishing classified information revealing war crimes in 2010.”

Source: Edward Snowden: Assange Arrest “Dark Moment For Press Freedom” – One For “The History Books” | Zero Hedge

Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum – The Intercept – Robert Mackey

April 11, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Assange’s lawyer, Jen Robinson, tweeted that he had been arrested not just for breach of bail conditions in the United Kingdom, but also in relation to an American extradition request. Apparently citing Assange himself as a source, the lawyer said the warrant was for allegedly conspiring with Chelsea Manning to leak documents in 2010.

Moreno also said that British authorities had offered him a guarantee that Assange would not be extradited to a country where he could be tortured or face the death penalty. That seemed like a clear reference to the United States, where, the United States attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Virginia accidentally revealed in November that it had filed a secret indictment charging Assange with crimes related to Wikileaks disclosures.

Source: Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum

The Real SPLC – American Free Press – John Friend

April 8, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The infamous Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) —also known as “Hate Inc.,” is one of the most powerful radical left-wing activist organizations in America. Today, however, it finds itself in total chaos due to events that have transpired in recent weeks. Morris Dees, the SPLC’s infamous co-founder and leader for decades, was fired by the organization and several other high-profile executives have now resigned.

On March 13, the SPLC, which masquerades as a civil rights group, announced that it had fired Dees, as this newspaper recently reported. Few specific details have emerged regarding the subversive, anti-America organization’s decision to sack Dees. Top officials have said merely he was let go for “misconduct.” Ten days later, SPLC’s president, Richard Cohen, who was regularly consulted by various mainstream media outlets as an expert on “hate,” announced he was resigning.

“After more than 30 years at the Southern Poverty Law Center, I’ve decided to step down,” Cohen announced in a statement released on March 23. “Other legacy civil rights organizations have transitioned to a new generation of leaders, and I believe that we should, too.”

Source: The Real SPLC – American Free Press

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