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Attorney Whitehead: ‘We Live in a Police State’
Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 01:15 PM | Bill Hoffmann and John Bachman

Posted on 07/23/2013 4:17:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The U.S. government’s growing surveillance of Americans has transformed the nation into an “electronic concentration camp,” top civil-liberties attorney John W. Whitehead says.

“It’s moving so rapidly you have to feel creepy because you're being watched. Everybody has a file if you do anything electronically,” Whitehead, author the new book “A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State,” told Newsmax TV. …

Whitehead—who founded the Rutherford Institute in Virginia, which helps promote civil liberties and human rights—has been researching the growth of the National Security Agency since the 1980s.

The agency has been under fire for its collection of phone and email records—secret programs that were leaked to the press by one of its former contractors, Edward Snowden. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: benghazi; edwardsnowden; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; johnwwhitehead; nsa; obama; policestate; rutherfordinstitute; surveillance; surveillancestate; totalitarianism; wiretapping

1 posted on 07/23/2013 4:17:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

This is where Conservatives and Libertarians NEED to join forces against Tyranny !!!

This IS THE ISSUE !!!!


2 posted on 07/23/2013 4:19:27 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Olog-hai
The U.S. government’s growing surveillance of Americans has transformed the nation into an “electronic concentration camp,” top civil-liberties attorney John W. Whitehead says.

Rutherford Institute PING

3 posted on 07/23/2013 4:20:49 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Zeneta

Not good bedfellows. There is far more to it than this. God is not going to allow immoral folk the privilege of being able to shake off such tyranny.


4 posted on 07/23/2013 4:22:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Zeneta

A strict-constructionist needs be a libertarian.


5 posted on 07/23/2013 4:24:56 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Olog-hai

God is not going to allow immoral folk the privilege of being able to shake off such tyranny.

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That begs the question of free will ?


6 posted on 07/23/2013 4:26:00 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Olog-hai

The Constitution provides for liberty. It is up to the culture to provide morality.


7 posted on 07/23/2013 4:26:27 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Zeneta

Yes: free will to choose God’s ways.

A double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways; how can any conservative trust in such?


8 posted on 07/23/2013 4:27:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: gorush

True, but if you have a segment that won’t embrace morality, then God will withdraw His protection.


9 posted on 07/23/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: gorush

A strict-constructionist needs be a libertarian.

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I agree 100%


10 posted on 07/23/2013 4:28:48 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Olog-hai

True, but if you have a segment that won’t embrace morality, then God will withdraw His protection.

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“Well, then,” Jesus said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.”

Mark 12:17


11 posted on 07/23/2013 4:33:01 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Zeneta

Slightly out of context. Consider what Caesar ended up doing to Judaea eventually.


12 posted on 07/23/2013 4:34:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Attorney Whitehead: ‘We Live in a Police State’

What tipped you off, Sherlock!?

13 posted on 07/23/2013 4:42:48 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Olog-hai

Fair enough.

I suggest that we, this culture, the culture of today is on a knifes edge and tipping to an immoral foundation built by man and government.

Ironically, they advance the very things they are against.

It truly is a brave new world.


14 posted on 07/23/2013 4:43:20 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Old Sarge

I made this video a few months ago.

Police State USA , Life During Wartime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYn9JF0TSgw


15 posted on 07/23/2013 4:47:53 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Olog-hai

While he is speaking of one phase there are many.

He doesn’t mention Camera;s everywhere On the street, speeding camera’s ,red light camera’s, Cell phones that track us Computers in our cars that inform where we are how fast we are going and if we checked the oil before we started. Some computers have camera’s in them they can view us with and it is rumored some TV sets have them too. Listening devices can listen to us in our bedrooms from across the street and they can listen to us in our new cars.
The stores have records of what we bought and when we bought it, and our computers can be tracked and sent advertising according to where we have been. Our Doctors can ask if we own guns, and they will send our medical records to the Government.

Are we in a Police State?? Damned right.


16 posted on 07/23/2013 4:50:39 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

Isn’t there a law (maybe FOIA) that says you are entitled to see all records the government is keeping on you? (if not under an active criminal investigation)

If so, I have an idea that could shut this down.

We get a freeper lawyer to post the form and process for making such requests, and we do a records access drive/protest.

We could cripple their capabilities, lawfully, by taxing their tyrannical system with lawful requests.

Let’s freep the NSA.

Anyone?

(Please forward or ping to anyone that could be helpful.)


17 posted on 07/23/2013 4:52:20 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple

Love it !!!!


18 posted on 07/23/2013 4:53:43 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Triple

In addition, there is no reason why we couldn’t solicit the help of the ACLU and any other traditionally liberal groups.


19 posted on 07/23/2013 4:56:12 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Alex Murphy

And on top of it all, more and more organizations, official and commercial, are requiring electronic transfers and electronic communications for school, work, payment of bills, transfer of legal documents, and virtually everything else.

You cannot opt out of the electronic world.

Soon, hiding cash at home will be not possible, because all people will be required to have their cash on an electronic card, and cash will no longer be legal tender - it will be electronic credits.

Then, you cannot be anonymous with any transaction for any purpose, from any source.

You will pay for your taxes on line, your health insurance premiums on line, your bills, on line, your pay will be electronic - all of which is done now, but you won’t have an alternative.

It will be a requirement to have internet access.

Barter will be the only option.

The control is already almost complete, and anyone who thinks otherwise is under a false illusion that elections still matter.

They are even saying that the post office will no longer be offering letter delivery door to door.

A pox on them all.


20 posted on 07/23/2013 4:59:17 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Anonymity is critical to liberty, and it is being sold to the highest bidder.

All in the name of the greater good. The first principle of the greater good being the Government, since they have been allowed to become the source and arbiter of justice and equality.

Second, any efforts to oppose the tyranny of the first principle will be crushed, for the greater good.

We are so screwed.


21 posted on 07/23/2013 5:14:24 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Zeneta
This is where Conservatives and Libertarians NEED to join forces against Tyranny !!!

Most libertarians would agree.

Unfortunately, a lot of "conservatives" like it.

22 posted on 07/23/2013 5:33:42 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Triple

We could cripple their capabilities, lawfully, by taxing their tyrannical system with lawful requests.

Let’s freep the NSA.

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I think your idea is fantastic.

Have you suggested this here on FR or any other websites?

The only reason I ask is to get an idea of what traction your idea may have achieved.

There was that defense attorney that is trying something similar in Florida.

I think you, or someone could actually create a business by automatically generating FOIA requests on a regular basis for a small fee.


23 posted on 07/23/2013 5:38:47 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Zeneta; Jim Robinson; Travis McGee; MestaMachine

http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/foia/submit_foia_request/foia_request_form.shtml

The NSA has an web page for FOIA submissions - linked above.

It is really easy.


I came up with this idea in the last couple of days and have only posted it on FR. There have been a few positive responses, but, so far, not many.


24 posted on 07/23/2013 5:55:31 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Zeneta

I know many leftists who would join in too. Lots of concerned and afraid people out there who want freedom back.


25 posted on 07/23/2013 6:01:24 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Zeneta

It is AN issue and a huge one along with confiscatory taxes, over regulation and just too many damn laws.


26 posted on 07/23/2013 6:12:03 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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