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  • The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen [SHORT]

    10/12/2016 10:01:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | October 12. 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    Presidents don’t give up power. Executive orders don’t expire at the end of each presidential term. And every successive occupant of the Oval Office since George Washington, who issued the first executive order, has expanded the reach and power of the presidency. The Constitution invests the President with very specific, limited powers. In recent years, however, American presidents have anointed themselves with the power to wage war, unilaterally kill Americans, torture prisoners, strip citizens of their rights, arrest and detain citizens indefinitely, carry out warrantless spying on Americans, and erect their own secretive, shadow government. These are the powers that...
  • The State of the Nation: A Dictatorship Without Tears

    01/13/2016 8:56:06 AM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | January 11, 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”—Aldous Huxley There’s a man who contacts me several times a week to disagree with my assessments of the...
  • They Live, We Sleep: A Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

    08/05/2015 8:06:23 AM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 27 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | August 4, 2015 | John Whitehead
    ...A 2014 study conducted by Princeton and Northwestern University concluded that the U.S. government does not represent the majority of American citizens. Instead, the study found that the government is ruled by the rich and powerful, or the so-called “economic elite.” Moreover, the researchers concluded that policies enacted by this governmental elite nearly always favor special interests and lobbying groups. In other words, we are being ruled by an oligarchy disguised as a democracy, and arguably on our way towards fascism—a form of government where private corporate interests rule, money calls the shots, and the people are seen as mere...
  • Blinded by laser-armed cops – scared yet? (Demilitarizing? Not so fast! Police on buying binge...)

    04/17/2015 9:44:39 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    WND ^ | April 17, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The Z-Ro Retinal Obfuscation weapon mounted to a handgun. Last summer’s riots in Ferguson, Missouri, prompted much talk by President Obama and certain members of Congress about the need to demilitarize local police forces. Nearly a year later, the opposite is happening. New and more powerful weapons are flowing into local police departments daily, and still others are new to the marketplace. One weapon about to make its debut is the “Z-Ro Retinal Obfuscation” gun. When fired, the gun allows an officer to temporarily blind his targeted subject for up to 15 minutes. The new “compliance weapon” made a...
  • Creepy, Calculating, And Controlling: All The Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

    02/19/2015 5:28:49 PM PST · by upchuck · 24 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2/19/15 | John W. Whitehead
    Unfortunately, privacy as we once knew it is dead. “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 None of us are perfect. All of us bend the rules occasionally. Even before the age of overcriminalization, when the most upstanding citizen could be counted on to break at least three laws a day without knowing it, most of us have knowingly flouted the law from time to time.Indeed, there was a time when most Americans thought nothing of driving a few...
  • Connecticut Senate passes bill writing Wright Brothers out of history

    06/05/2013 10:11:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 164 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Jeremy A. Kaplan
    Are they righting a wrong or wronging the Wrights? The Connecticut Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening that would delete the Wright brothers from history, explicitly stripping recognition for the first powered flight from Orville and Wilbur and assigning it to someone else. “The Governor shall proclaim a date certain in each year as Powered Flight Day to honor the first powered flight by [the Wright brothers] Gustave Whitehead and to commemorate the Connecticut aviation and aerospace industry,” reads House Bill No. 6671, which now sits on the governor’s desk awaiting passage into law. "There’s no question that the Wright...
  • Ex-Marine to sue over detention for Facebook posts

    08/29/2012 8:29:41 AM PDT · by lward99 · 16 replies
    Times247 ^ | 08/29/12 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The former Marine who was forcibly placed in a psychiatric ward by government officials who didn’t like his Facebook postings will sue for unlawful arrest, according to his attorneys. “We are definitely going to move forward with a lawsuit,” said Nisha Whitehead, assistant to the president at the Rutherford Institute, the nonprofit civil rights firm defending Brandon Raub.
  • Marine Brandon Raub speaks out following detention

    08/29/2012 5:47:03 AM PDT · by fromscratchmom · 11 replies
    The Liberty Crier ^ | 8/29/2012 | video
    Brandon Raub, a decorated marine who was arrested by federal agents and incarcerated in a psych ward for simply posting thoughts and song lyrics to his Facebook page, discusses his ordeal and his thoughts about the state of our freedoms with John Whitehead, Constitutional Attorney and President of The Rutherford Institute. Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution...
  • Vets Being Rounded Up Nationwide?

    08/25/2012 8:42:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 24, 2012
    Constitutional Attorney John Whitehead, who represented wrongly-incarcerated marine Brandon J. Raub for free, appeared on Glenn Beck’s program to talk about how Brandon is unfortunately not alone in many ways.
  • Ground Zero Mosque Developers Applied for 9/11 Redevelopment Grant Money?

    11/23/2010 3:04:58 AM PST · by T Christopher · 6 replies
    Republican Redefined ^ | T Christopher
    I assume that you were particularly outraged by the headline there as I was when I stumbled upon it, so I will cut right to it.  Check out this story uncovered by the Daily Beast. "Developers of the controversial Park51 Islamic community center and mosque located two blocks from ground zero earlier this month applied for roughly $5 million in federal grant money set aside for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter." Read the full story here... and yes, its just as ridiculous as it...
  • Nat Hentoff: Free religious speech for students in school?

    04/07/2010 8:24:28 AM PDT · by rhema · 32 replies · 665+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4/7/2010 | Nat Hentoff
    Like Jefferson and Madison, I strongly believe in separation of church and state. And if a principal were to mandate school-directed prayer in classrooms, then that would be a violation of that separation. However, if at commencement, a valedictorian speaks of what God and Christ have meant to her life, that is her First Amendment right to free speech! The Roberts Supreme Court does not appear to agree. Last November, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by Brittany McComb who — as a 2006 valedictorian at Foothill High School in Nevada — had her microphone cut off by...
  • A Little Rebellion Now and Then Is a Good

    08/08/2009 8:01:20 PM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies · 565+ views
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 8/6/2009 | John W. Whitehead
    I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical....It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government."--Thomas Jefferson to James Madison (Jan. 30, 1787) Here's a breaking news alert for all Americans: if you take part in protest rallies, voice your discontent through picket signs, or disrupt events with yelling or intermittent shouts, then you are likely a right-wing extremist or a member of an angry mob, and you must be silenced. At least that's the chilling message coming from the...
  • 'God' - the new four-letter word in public schools...

    02/25/2009 10:58:06 AM PST · by TaraP · 218+ views
    One News ^ | Feb 25th, 2009
    Why is religion taboo in American schools? Christian attorney John Whitehead addresses that question. "God has become THE four-letter word in most public schools in the United States," says Whitehead, founder of The Rutherford Institute. And he explains in a commentary why that has come to pass: "An elite segment of society that views God as irrelevant has come to predominate." (View video commentary) Whitehead gained his legal insights into the phenomenon through the many cases of religious discrimination that have crossed his desk. "What's happened is [that] the elitists -- the people who run American society, from the public...
  • The Least Important Election in US History (so she says..Liberal BARFER whining at Conservatives..)

    07/19/2007 4:55:10 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 12 replies · 582+ views
    Esquire Magazine ^ | 7/17/2007 | Sarah Twombly
    Two ultra-conservative right-wingers. One open seat for the House of Representatives. By Sarah Twombly (more from this author) 7/17/2007, 12:02 PM From coast-to-coast, the Republican Party is engaged in an angst-ridden identity crisis -- rejecting President Bush's policies like a bad kidney, while desperately seeking a leader who can chew gum and not commit an act of corruption at the same time. Everywhere, Republicans are questioning their purpose. Well, that is, everywhere except Georgia's 10th District, where voters are going to the polls today in a special election to fill the seat vacated by the untimely death of Rep. Charlie...
  • (GA-10) Congressional runoff expected to pit Broun v. Whitehead (both Republicans)

    06/20/2007 4:08:50 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 363+ views
    ATLANTA (AP) - Republican Paul Broun emerged today as Jim Whitehead's likely runoff challenger in the Tenth congressional district. Democrat James Marlow, who trailed Broun by just 187 votes in the race for second place, issued a statement saying had congratulated the two Republicans. But Marlow, an Internet businessman from Lincolnton, stopped short of conceding. He said his campaign will watch the final returns come in. Military and overseas ballot must arrive by Friday to be counted in the race. The secretary of state must then certify the results within 14 days. If Marlow trails Broun by a margin of...
  • Whitehead leads, but congressional race appears headed for runoff (GA-10)

    06/19/2007 7:52:18 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 718+ views
    The race to replace the late U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood on Capitol Hill appears headed to a runoff. The early favorite, former state Sen. Jim Whitehead, a Republican, led the crowded field of 10 candidates in Tuesday's special election. But he was unable to crack the 50 percent mark needed to claim the seat. With 81 percent of precincts reporting, Whitehead had 39 percent of the vote. Jockeying to challenge him on July 17 are Democrat James Marlow, an Internet businessman from Lincolnton, and Republican Paul Broun, a doctor from Athens. With ballots still being counted, the race for second...
  • PROBE OF SPITZER URGED AFTER “THREATS”

    12/31/2005 10:32:11 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 67 replies · 2,661+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Saturday, December 31, 2005
    ALBANY—Top New York Republicans have called for a formal investigation into allegations that Attorney General Eliot Spitzer threatened a man who wrote an editorial critical of Spitzer’s conduct.According to the New York Post, both Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno (R-Rensselaer) and state Republican Chairman Stephen Minarik have urged that a formal investigation be launched into claims by John Whitehead, “one of the most respected figures on Wall St,” that Spitzer telephoned Whitehead and threatened him after Whitehead wrote an editorial about Spitzer in the Wall St. Journal. a furious Spitzer tracked him down in Texas last spring after he authored...
  • NY A.G. TO CRITIC: "IT'S WAR." (Spitzer threatens columnist critic with prosecution?)

    12/22/2005 11:41:40 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies · 2,436+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Thursday, December 22, 2005
    NEW YORK--A man who wrote a column for the Wall St. Journal critical of New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has now reported receiving a threatening telephone call from Spitzer.John Whitehead, former chairman of Goldman, Sachs, and chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. reports receiving a call from Spitzer, telling him, "It's now a war between us...I will be coming after you."You will pay the price. This is only the beginning and you will pay dearly for what you have done. You will wish you had never written thatThe call from Spitzer was in response to a column...
  • NYP: KEEP THE ACADEMICS FAR AWAY - The IFC message should be America is a rare force for good.

    08/22/2005 5:56:14 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 404+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 22, 2005 | CANDACE DE RUSSY
    ...In April, the IFC designated nine universities to provide initial programs, with the goal of "[making] the Center a... 'Public Square' on hallowed ground." "The character of a university," the IFC intoned, "allows for this form of 'sacred space'... in which sensitive, controversial and provocative subjects can be candidly explored, yet in a manner that does not generate political distraction."... [NYU] President... [extolled] today's campuses "as 'modern sanctuaries [committed to] free, unbridled and ideologically unconstrained discourse.'" Hello. Campuses today are indeed "sanctuaries"— but almost exclusively for scholars of liberal-left-radical persuasion. Their "unconstrained discourse" is overwhelming that of rank ideologues— neo-Marxists,...
  • NYP: TIME TO PULL THE PLUG (Ground Zero Watch on IFC)

    08/17/2005 5:27:17 AM PDT · by OESY · 11 replies · 760+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 17, 2005 | Editorial
    The Uniformed Firefighters Association's decision yesterday to withdraw support for the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, citing two controversial museums proposed there, may have ended the threat of institutionalized activism at Ground Zero. Good for the UFA. The union's "membership and our 9/11 families believe that the memorial design will take away from the memory and sacrifice of the firefighters who bravely gave their lives during the most horrific terrorist attacks our country has had to face," UFA President Steve Cassidy said. Good for Steve Cassidy. It's going to be especially hard now for the International Freedom Center and the...