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There’s just something really weird that happened under Janet Napolitano’Janet Napolitano official portrait.jpgPhoto Credit: WikipediaWND
Democrats and Republicans largely heaped praise upon Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano after she announced she would resign her post later in the year, but a longtime constitutional attorney says there is not much to applaud – especially for anyone concerned about preserving freedom and limiting government intrusion in their lives.“What the Department of Homeland Security became under Janet Napolitano is this monstrous surveillance and very intimidating group,” said Rutherford Institute President John Whitehead, a constitutional attorney for the past 40 years and author of “
How did it ever come down to abandoning peace keeping and accepting law enforcement by any means? Even the New York Times expresses alarm in, When the Police Go Military.
“The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 generally bars the military from law enforcement activities within the United States. But today, some local and city police forces have rendered the law rather moot. They have tanks – yes, tanks, often from military surplus, for use in hostage situations or drug raids – not to mention the sort of equipment and training one would need to deter a Mumbai-style guerrilla assault.”
World Net Daily offers a sad chronicle in the essay, The growing militarization of U.S. police.
A compilation of news appearances featuring Judge Andrew Napolitano during the previous two weeks.
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Farmer Wins Right to Display Anti-Obama Signs On His Own Property
cnsnews.com ^ | April 8 2013
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 5:28:09 PM by NoLibZone
Michigan farmer Vern Verduin has won the right to display signs critical of Pres. Obama – on Verduin’s own truck and property – after Gaines Township officials took him to court in an effort to force him to remove them.
In response to First Amendment arguments raised by The Rutherford Institute, a state district court has dismissed charges against the Michigan cattle farmer who was cited and fined for displaying political banners critical of the Obama administration on a farming truck parked on his private 40-acre lot.
A ruling is expected in days from a federal court in the case of a student in Texas facing possible expulsion over her decision to contest a mandatory “spychip” implemented by her school district, a system she and her family call “the mark of the Beast” spoken of in the Bible.
The Rutherford Institute today requested an injunction before U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio to prevent the disciplinary action planned by the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio.
FlyoverPress.Com…Welcome to the American Gulag: Using Involuntary Commitment Laws to Silence Dissenters By John W. Whitehead
Liberty Knows No Compromise
“Raub’s case exposes the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that is targeting Americans-especially military veterans-for expressing their discontent over America’s rapid transition to a police state… That the government is using the charge of mental illness as the means by which to immobilize (and disarm) these veterans is diabolically brilliant. With one stroke of a magistrate’s pen, these service men are being declared mentally ill, locked away against their will, and stripped of their constitutional rights.”
1) ….Educated people become so unfamiliar with small business that they began to believe that a company will practically build itself as long as the government provides roads, street signs, and police?
(“Raub then stepped outside to speak to a Secret Service agent who quizzed him about his …”) Prison Planet.com » Marine Kidnapped Over Facebook Posts: ‘I Am Scared For My Country’
Brandon Raub makes first public comments following ordeal
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In his first public comments since being kidnapped by authorities over political posts on Facebook, former Marine Brandon Raub tells John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute that he is scared for his country.
Marine Brandon Raub speaks out following detention
The Liberty Crier ^ | 8/29/2012 | video
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 8:47:03 AM by fromscratchmom
After Special Justice Walter Douglas Stokes sentenced former US Marine Brandon Raub to 30 days detention in the psychiatric ward of the Veterans Hospital, Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett dismissed the case citing that
the original petition was “devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.”
Raub’s attorney, John Whitehead, talks to Lew Rockwell about Soviet America.
John W. Whitehead: LRC Archives
John W. Whitehead: president of The Rutherford Institute
On the basis that there was zero reason to detain a retired Marine and commit him to a medical facility for psychiatric evaluation, a Virginia judge has demanded that Brandon Raub be released from custody immediately.
Raub, 26, had his home visited one week earlier by FBI, Secret Service and local law enforcement agents who expressed concern over a series of Facebook posts he had made on his public social networking profile. They detained him without charge and admitted him to a local hospital for evaluation.
“The petition is so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy,” reads a signed statement by Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharrett, which was provided to the Richmond Times-Dispatch Thursday afternoon.
Judge Sharrett adds that he was shocked to find that a magistrate did not include any grounds at all for holding Raub, who was placed in custody for a full week without any charges being pressed.
Veterans are being targeted in aftermath of Homeland Security smear campaign
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, August 24, 2012
The lawyer who helped secure the release of Brendon Raub, a former Marine forcibly incarcerated in a psychiatric ward by authorities in Virginia for political posts on Facebook, told the Alex Jones Showtoday that there are currently a further 20 cases in his county alone that are similar in nature to Raub’s detention.
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[Note: By secret I of course mean the public has no idea that this has been going on.]
” Buckle Up – This is going to be an Interesting Ride.” …Glenn Beck, closing remarks with The Rutherford Institute Director, John Whitehead
…by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor
The Brandon Raub case began going nationwide today when the dust has not even settled on the Government’s involuntary commitment case being shot down in flames by Prince George County Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett, who threw the whole thing out as being totally groundless.
By this strange quirk of fate it is beginning to look like this veteran’s case has exposed a coordinated program out of the Department of Homeland Security.
Internet Snitches Hook Up With Buck Passing Cops and Incompetent Mental Health ‘Professionals’ to Steal a Marine’s Freedom
Update: Phone Interview with Brandon – Marine Held for Facebook Posts, Veterans Today Offers Full Support | Veterans Today
Update: Phone Interview with Brandon – Marine Held for Facebook Posts, Veterans Today Offers Full Support
Brandon Raub’s Full Message Below – We Demand Brandon’s Immediate Release
Cpl Brandon Raub – USMC
by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
USMC Vietnam, 1969-70
Liberty Knows No Compromise
A few minutes ago, I wrote: Not only does someone need to get ahold of the Army’s document, we need to figure out how to help this poor bastard.
I just found this out via the “Oath Keepers” web site (of all places lol). It is something we can do.
“Brandon Raub has very competent local legal counsel provided by the Rutherford Institute. If you would like to donate to his legal defense, go to https://www.rutherford.org/donate/ and be sure to add a note that your donation is for the Raub case.”
For those of you who can not afford to donate, please spread the word to all your lists – this young Marine is being screwed.
Brandon Raub forcibly transferred to psychiatric facility 3 hours away from legal team, family
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Supporters of Brandon Raub – the man kidnapped by police and committed to a mental institution for his political posts on Facebook – fear the former Marine is being ‘disappeared’ by authorities after he was forcibly transferred to a psychiatric facility more than three hours away from his family and legal team.
Raub, a former veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, was involuntarily detained for psychiatric questioning last week by authorities in Virginia’s Chesterfield County for leaving anti-establishment messages on Facebook which questioned the official story behind 9/11 and referred to corruption within the U.S. government. The FBI claims Raub’s posts were “terrorist in nature.”
FlyoverPress: Real Reason they Arrested Raub: Strip Him of His Right to Bear Arms… (“Veterans, the handwriting is on the wall”)
Liberty Knows No Compromise
That is exactly how Stalin did it. If somebody was in his way, he just had them declared “insane” and disposed of them.
The best thing we (and especially we veterans) can do is get to these guys before they get into the VA system. All initial “counselor” interviews will ask them about guns. They need to know that it is not immoral to lie to any government sumbitch for exactly the same reason it is not immoral to lie to a common street thug who puts a gun to your head and demands your money or your life.
Not only does someone need to get ahold of the Army’s document, we need to figure out how to help this poor bastard. — jtl, 419
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 – by Staff Report
Attention U.S. Military: You are Being Demonized. This is an Extremely Important Article … It’s now becoming overt. The meme emanating rapidly from the mainstream media is that the U.S. military is a threat to the nation! It sounds very 1984 and backwards, but what isn’t these days. What really captured my attention is a very clever and dangerous article published by Reuters titled “U.S. Army battling racists within its own ranks.” It sounds benign enough at first and as you continue to read it all seems pretty reasonable. Who wants crazy racists running around the armed forces? Nobody. That said, there is a tone throughout that clearly attempts to make the sheeple public suspicious about returning veterans, which is bothersome in its own right considering these young men and women are being sacrificed daily by the elite power structure that would never dip their dainty little toes anywhere near any action. – libertyblitzkrieg.com
The Phoenix, Ariz., fight over a Bible study in a man’s home has spilled over into the state Supreme Court, with a writ of habeas corpus filed by Rutherford Institute asking the justices to intervene and release Michael Salman, who was jailed after repeatedly holding Bible studies at his home.
America is not a battlefield, and its citizens are not “insurgents in need of vanquishing,” argues a civil rights attorney who is urging the governor of Virginia to move forward carefully in the state’s use of the remote-controlled aerial vehicles.
For those hoping to better understand how and why we arrived at this dismal point in our nation’s history, where individual freedoms, privacy and human dignity have been sacrificed to the gods of security, expediency and corpocracy, look no farther than America’s public schools.
Once looked to as the starting place for imparting principles of freedom and democracy to future generations, America’s classrooms are becoming little more than breeding grounds for compliant citizens of the police state. In fact, as director Cevin Soling documents in his insightful, award-winning documentary The War on Kids, which recently aired on the Documentary Channel, the moment young people walk into school, they increasingly find themselves under constant surveillance: they are photographed, fingerprinted, scanned, x-rayed, sniffed and snooped on. Between metal detectors at the entrances, drug-sniffing dogs in the hallways and surveillance cameras in the classrooms and elsewhere, many of America’s schools look more like prisons than learning facilities.
Add to this the epidemic of arresting schoolchildren and treating them as if they are dangerous criminals, and you have the makings of a perfect citizenry for the Orwellian society – one that can be easily cowed, controlled, and directed. Indeed, what once was looked upon as classically childish behavior such as getting into food fights, playing tag, doodling, hugging, kicking and throwing temper tantrums is now being criminalized.
The Bible warned about global government with the account of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, mankind’s first global government. The Tower of Babel and Babylon were not the product of primitive cultures. It is very possible that the charismatic leader, Nimrod, who planned and organized the Tower of Babel, was a genetically enhanced super-being, who was the product of interspecies breeding between fallen angels and human women.
As such, Nimrod would have been one the world’s first posthuman leaders and a Nephilim.This would have supported the thesis that some human civilizations before the Flood of Noah were highly technologically advanced and that the Tower of Babel was a stargate or portal, which allowed entities from different dimensions to access to planet earth.
These ancient Babylonian occult religions and their technology may have reappeared on the scene after the Flood. Francis Bacon’s ideas of a New Atlantis, which seems to be the secret philosophy upon which America was built, appears to be acting like a nano-technology guidance system that is reshaping the America’s “body electric.” Just as electrical signals can cause eyes to be grown in a frogs stomach, so ideas can radically transform America as we know it.
Transhumansim and global government, managed by a scientific elite appear to be the plan for the United States of America. The NATO Summit in Chicago, which may look like something out of the movie Blade Runner, could be the dream of global governance in Daniel’s prophecy of a Revived Roman Empire. Instead of Roman legions, there could be Russian Special Forces troops, protecting the empire.Currently Russian soldiers are training near Fort Carson, Colorado as part of a bi-lateral exchange program between the U.S. and Russia, in order to improve skills related to fighting terrorism. In an April 23, 2012 article entitled, Blade Runner: What It Means to Be Human in the Cybernetic State by John W. Whitehead, founder of the Rutherford Institute, Whitehead writes: “If Michelangelo were alive in Ridley Scott’s future world, rather than portraying God on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, he would likely paint the human creators of the Tyrell Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of replicants which has just introduced the “Nexus-6,” a replicant with far greater strength and intelligence than human beings. These latest-model replicants represent an obvious potential danger to human society, and their introduction on Earth—an offense calling for the death penalty—has been strictly outlawed. When the replicants somehow make their way back to Earth, they are systematically “retired” but not “killed” since they are inhuman by special detectives or “Blade Runners” trained to track down and liquidate the infiltrators.”The signs of the times that Jesus Christ warned us about are happening right before our eyes. Jesus Christ predicted that there would be wars and rumors of wars, nation fighting nation, which comes from the word ethnos, which could imply conflict between ethnic and racial groups.
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, a severe drought in East Africa, and a famine in Somalia. With an unemployment rate hovering around 9.5%, more than 4 million Americans passed the one-year mark for being out of a job. After a death toll that included more than 4,500 American troops and at least 60,000 Iraqis, the U.S. military officially ended its war in Iraq. At the conclusion of their respective media circus trials, Casey Anthony went free while Conrad Murray went to jail. And Will and Kate tied the knot, while Demi and Ashton broke ties. All in all, it’s been a mixed bag of a year, but on the civil liberties front, things were particularly grim.
Welcome to the new total security state.
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 9:52:47 AM by WXRGina
The idea of “safety” or “security” is a powerful tool in the collection of emerging dictatorial governments that are not yet able or willing to use outright force to crush the entire population into compliance with the freedom-robbing desires of the rulers of the state. How many freedoms and liberties have we already willingly given up for “security’s” sake? How much more burdensome is air travel in the wake of 9-11, because we simply had to crack down on dangerous, old ladies leaning on walkers and potential terrorist toddlers in diapers? Our blossoming police state is growing scarier by the day—all in the name of “security,” of course.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. AP — An Oregon school bus driver fired after he refused to remove a Confederate battle flag flying from his pickup truck has enlisted the help of a conservative civil liberties group in hopes of getting his job back.
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“We end up punishing honor students to send a message to bad kids. But the data indicate that the bad kids are not getting the message.” ~ Professor Russell SkibaWhat we are witnessing, thanks in large part to zero tolerance policies that were intended to make schools safer by discouraging the use of actual drugs and weapons by students, is the inhumane treatment of young people and the criminalization of childish behavior.Ninth grader Andrew Mikel is merely the latest in a long line of victims whose educations have been senselessly derailed by school administrators lacking in both common sense and compassion.
A freshman at Spotsylvania High School in Virginia, Andrew was expelled in December 2010 for shooting a handful of small pellets akin to plastic spit wads at fellow students in the school hallway during lunch period.
Although the initial punishment was only for 10 days, the school board later extended it to the rest of the school year. School officials also referred the matter to local law enforcement, which initiated juvenile proceedings for criminal assault against young Andrew.
Home | Blog | Subscribe | Podcasts | Donate Renewing the Patriot Act While America Sleepsby John W. WhiteheadRecently by John W. Whitehead: Red Light Cameras: Safety Devices or One More Step Toward a Surveillance State? “Of course, there is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be easier to catch terrorists. If we lived in a country that allowed the police to search your home at any time for any reason; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to open your mail, eavesdrop on your phone conversations, or intercept your email communications; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to hold people in jail indefinitely based on what they write or think, or based on mere suspicion that they are up to no good, then the government would no doubt discover and arrest more terrorists. But that probably would not be a country in which we would want to live. And that would not be a country for which we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In short, that would not be America.”~ Senator Russ Feingold D-WI, voicing his concerns over Congress’ passage of the USA Patriot Act Oct. 25, 2001
“In the future, whether it’s entering your home, opening your car, entering your workspace, getting a pharmacy prescription refilled, or having your medical records pulled up, everything will come off that unique key that is your iris. Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris system] within the next 10 years.”~ Jeff Carter, CDO of Global Rainmakers
The U.S. government and its corporate allies are looking out for you – literally – with surveillance tools intended to identify you, track your whereabouts, monitor your activities and allow or restrict your access to people, places or things deemed suitable by the government. This is all the more true as another invasive technology, the iris scanner, is about to be unleashed on the American people.Iris scanning relies on biometrics, which uses physiological fingerprint, face recognition, DNA, iris recognition, etc. or behavioral gait, voice characteristics to uniquely identify a person.
The technology works by reading the unique pattern found on the iris, the colored part of the eyeball. This pattern is unique even among individuals with the exact same DNA. It is read by projecting infra-red light directly into the eye of the individual…
“Legislation has been proposed to mandate full-body scanners and make them the primary screening method in all U.S. airports by 2013, but Congress has yet to act on it,” John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute, wrote in a new commentary.
“So we can thank President Obama for this frontal assault on our Fourth Amendment rights. Mind you, this is the same man who insisted that ‘we will not succumb to a siege mentality that sacrifices the open society and liberties and values that we cherish as Americans,’” Whitehead said.
Sign onto the petition demanding the suspension of the privacy-invading scans and pat-downs.”Yet in the wake of the bumbling underwear bomber’s botched Christmas Day attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound plane, Obama directed the Homeland Security Department ‘to acquire $1 billion in advanced-technology equipment, including body scanners, for screening passengers,’” he continued.
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