Everybody’s a Target in the American Surveillance State

“Everybody’s a target; everybody with communication is a target.” – A senior intelligence official previously involved with the Utah Data Center In the small town of Bluffdale, Utah, not far from bustling Salt Lake City, the federal government is quietly erecting what will be the crown jewel of its surveillance empire. Rising up out of … Continue reading “Everybody’s a Target in the American Surveillance State”

Privatizing the War on Terror: America’s Military Contractors

Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its … Continue reading “Privatizing the War on Terror: America’s Military Contractors”

2011: The Year in Civil Liberties

It’s been a year of populist uprisings, economic downturns, political assassinations, and one scandal after another. Gold prices soared, while the dollar plummeted. The Arab Spring triggered worldwide protests, including the Occupy Wall Street protests here in America. Nature unleashed her forces with a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, flooding in Thailand and Pakistan, … Continue reading “2011: The Year in Civil Liberties”

America the Battlefield: The End of the Rule of Law

"All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined… could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must … Continue reading “America the Battlefield: The End of the Rule of Law”

Ten Years After 9/11: Have We Become the Enemy of Freedom?

We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men — not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to … Continue reading “Ten Years After 9/11: Have We Become the Enemy of Freedom?”

Renewing the PATRIOT Act: Who Will Protect Us From Our Government?

“It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”—Thomas Paine Those who founded this country knew quite well that every citizen must remain vigilant or freedom would be lost. This is the true nature of a patriot—one who sounds the clarion call when the Constitution is under attack. If, on … Continue reading “Renewing the PATRIOT Act: Who Will Protect Us From Our Government?”