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John W. Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Whitehead's aggressive, pioneering approach to civil liberties has earned him numerous accolades and accomplishments, including the Hungarian Medal of Freedom. His concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him, in 1982, to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization in Charlottesville, Va. Whitehead serves as the Institute's president and spokesperson. His thought-provoking commentaries call people to action and address a wide range of contemporary issues from faith to politics and television to constitutional rights. He is also a frequent commentator on a variety of issues in the national media, as well as the editor of the award-winning pop culture magazine, Gadfly. Whitehead's book A Government of Wolves will be published in June 2013. Please visit On Target to view Whitehead's weekly video commentaries. He also blogs daily about the emerging police state at

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Philadelphia - Old City: Independence Hall - The Signing of the Constitution, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 16, 2022
All the ways in which our rights have been usurped "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 Lincoln
Joe Biden, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 3, 2022
America - Meet Your New Dictator-in-Chief Power-hungry and lawless, the government has weaponized one national crisis after another in order to expand it's powers and justify all manner of government tyranny in the so-called name of national security.
Alumni Wreath Laying Ceremony Parade Review and Luncheon at the United States Military Academy, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 24, 2022
Perpetual Tyranny - Endless Wars Are the Enemy of Freedom War has become a huge money-making venture and the U.S. government with its vast military empire is one of its best buyers and sellers.
SAIGON 1973 - In a curious ending to a bizarre conflict, American troops boarded jets under the watchful eyes of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong observers in Saigon, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 3, 2021
Bring All The Troops Home: Stop Policing the Globe and Put An End to Endless Wars The government is destabilizing the economy, destroying the national infrastructure through neglect and a lack of resources and turning taxpayer dollars into blood money with its endless wars, drone strikes, and mounting death tolls.
Smart Phone - Stock Charts - City, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 3, 2021
A New State of Segregation: Vaccine Cards Are Just the Beginning In this age of COVID-19 that unrestricted right to move about freely is being pitted against the government's power to lock down communities at a moment's notice. And in this tug-of-war between individual freedoms and government power "we the people" have been on the losing end of the deal.
Statue of liberty, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 7, 2021
Make Way for the Snitch State We're being spied on by a domestic army of government snitches, spies and techno-warriors. This government of Peeping Toms is watching everything we do, reading everything we write, listening to everything we say, and monitoring everything we spend.
Maryland State Police Traffic Stop, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 24, 2021
Drivers Beware: The Deadly Perils of Blank-Check Traffic Stops If you're nervous about traffic stops, you have every reason to be. For better or worse, from the moment you're pulled over, you're at the mercy of law enforcement officers 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."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 20, 2021
Total Tyranny: We'll All Be Targeted Under the Government's New Precrime Program Just as we get a glimmer of hope that maybe, just maybe, there might be a chance of crawling out of this totalitarian cesspool in which we've been mired, we get kicked down again.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 13, 2021
The Age of Fear: A Graduation Message for Terrifying Times With all that is crashing down upon us, from government-manipulated crises to the blowback arising from a society that has repeatedly prized technological expedience and mass-marketed values over self-ownership and individual sovereignty, those coming of age today are facing some of the greatest threats to freedom the world has ever witnessed.
National Security State, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 30, 2021
The Global Deep State: A new world order brought to you by COVID-19 For good or bad COVID-19 has changed the way we navigate the world. It is also redrawing the boundaries of our world and our freedoms and altering the playing field faster than we can keep up.
Police officer fired for pepper-spraying Black and Latino lieutenant during traffic stop Bodycam and cellphone video shows how a Virginia officer pepper-sprayed a Black and Latino Army lieutenant during a traffic stop in December. Christina ..., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Comply or Die: The Only Truly Compliant Person in a Police State Is a Dead One At a time when growing numbers of unarmed people have been shot and killed for just standing a certain way, or moving a certain way, or holding something-anything-that police could misinterpret to be a gun, or igniting some trigger-centric fear in a police officer's mind that has nothing to do with an actual threat to their safety, even the most benign encounters with police can have fatal consequences.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Rule by Fiat: When the Government Does Whatever It Wants The list of abuses being perpetrated against the American people by their government is growing rapidly.
Easter Week No. 6, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Stand Up to Tyranny: How to Respond to the Evils of Our Age The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state and never its tool.
SARS-CoV-2, From WikimediaPhotos
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 24, 2021
After a Year Under Lockdown, Will Our Freedoms Survive the Tyranny of COVID-19? What started out a year ago as an apparent effort to prevent a novel coronavirus from sickening the nation (and the world) has become yet another means by which world governments (including our own) can expand their powers, abuse their authority, and further oppress their constituents.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Digital Trails: How the FBI Is Identifying, Tracking and Rounding Up Dissidents With every new smart piece of smart technology we acquire, every new app we download, every new photo or post we share online, we are making it that much easier for the government and its corporate partners to identify, track and eventually round us up.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Home Invasions: All the Ways the Government Can Lay Siege to Your Property Americans are not safe in their homes. Not anymore. This present menace comes from the government and its army of bureaucratized, corporatized, militarized mercenaries who are waging war on the last stronghold left to us as a free people: the sanctity of our homes.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Machinery of Death: When the Government Acts as Judge, Jury and Executioner The government should not be in the business of killing its citizens. Nevertheless, the U.S. government continues to act as judge, jury and executioner over a populace that have been pre-judged and found guilty, stripped of their rights, and left to suffer at the hands of government agents trained to respond with the utmost degree of violence.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Enemies of the Deep State: The Government's War on Domestic Terrorism Is a Trap We are moving fast down that slippery slope to an authoritarian society in which the only opinions, ideas and speech expressed are the ones permitted by the government and its corporate cohorts.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The Deep State's Stealthy, Subversive, Silent Coup to Ensure Nothing Changes No doubt about it: the coup d'etat was successful.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 13, 2021
A Nation Imploding: Digital Tyranny, Insurrection and Martial Law This is what we have been reduced to: A violent mob. A nation on the brink of martial law. A populace under house arrest. A techno-corporate state wielding its power to immobilize huge swaths of the country. And a Constitution in tatters. We are imploding on multiple fronts, all at once.

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