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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 http://agovernmentofwolves.com/
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Don't Vote for a Psychopath: Tyranny at the Hands of a Psychopathic Government
There is no difference between psychopaths and politicians. It doesn't matter whether you're talking about Democrats or Republicans. Once psychopaths gain power, the result is usually some form of totalitarian government or a pathocracy. In other words, electing a psychopath to public office is tantamount to national hara-kiri. So why do we keep voting them in?
(11 comments) SHARE Friday, October 16, 2020 The 2020 Election Bamboozle
This is not an election. This is a con game, a scam, a grift, a hustle, a bunko, a swindle, a flimflam, a gaffle, and a bamboozle. In this carefully choreographed scheme to strip the American citizenry of our power and our rights, "we the people" are nothing more than marks, suckers, stooges, mugs, rubes, or gulls. We are victims of the Deep State's confidence game.
SHARE Wednesday, October 7, 2020 John Lennon at 80: One Man Against the Deep State 'Monster'
John Lennon, born 80 years ago on October 9, 1940, was a musical genius and pop cultural icon. He was also a vocal peace protester and anti-war activist, and a high-profile example of the lengths to which the Deep State will go to persecute those who dare to challenge its authority.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 29, 2020 The Election Has Already Been Hijacked
Republicans and Democrats alike fear that the other party will attempt to hijack this election. Yet the damage has already been done. The outcome is a foregone conclusion: the Deep State will win and "we the people" will lose.
SHARE Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Justice Sleeps and 'We the People' Suffer: No, the U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Save Us
The U.S. Supreme Court will not save us. It doesn't matter which party gets to pick the replacement to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. The battle that is gearing up right now is yet more distraction and spin to keep us oblivious to the steady encroachment on our rights by the architects of the American Police State. Americans can no longer rely on the courts to mete out justice.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 19, 2020 Virtual School Dangers - The Hazards of a Police State Education During COVID-19
Over the course of the past 30 years the need to keep the schools "safe" from drugs and weapons has become a thinly disguised, profit-driven campaign to transform them into quasi-prisons complete with surveillance cameras, metal detectors, police patrols, zero tolerance policies, lock downs, drug sniffing dogs, school resource officers, strip searches and active shooter drills.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Virtual School Hazards of a Police State Education During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has added yet another troubling layer to the ways in which students (and their families) can run afoul of a police state education now that school (virtual or in-person) is back in session. It's a train wreck just waiting to happen.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, September 4, 2020 Since 9/11 the government's answer to every problem has been more government
From 9/11 to COVID-19 "we the people" have acted the part of the helpless gullible victims desperately in need of the government to save us from whatever danger threatens. In turn the government has been all too accommodating and eager while also expanding its power and authority in the so-called name of national security.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 23, 2020 The Great Election Fraud: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Election?
In a country of more than 330 million people, we are given only two choices for president. How is it that in a country teeming with creative, intelligent, productive, responsible, moral people, our vote too often comes down to pulling the lever for the lesser of two evils?
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 13, 2020 This Is Amerika: Where Fascism, Totalitarianism and Militarism Go Hand In Hand
In Charlottesville, the government failed to uphold its constitutional mandates. The police failed to carry out their duties as peace officers. And the citizens found themselves unable to trust either the police or the government to do its job in respecting their rights and ensuring their safety.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 1, 2020 This Is Not a Revolution. It's a Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation
What is unfolding before us is not a revolution. The looting, the burning, the rioting, the violence: this is an anti-revolution. The protesters are playing right into the government's hands, because the powers-that-be want this. They want an excuse to lock down the nation and throw the switch to all-out martial law. They want a reason to make the police state stronger. It's happening faster than we can keep up.