....it doesn't matter who you vote for , the government still gets in...
.... ....we're from the government and we're here to help...
you can trust them...they're not like the other guys...
Once entrusted to serve and protect the people, America's law enforcement has sadly shifted its allegiance from the citizenry to the state. With their foreboding uniforms and phalanx of lethal weapons, today's militarized law enforcement officials act preemptively to ward off any possible challenges to governmental power. And in such an environment, warns John Whitehead in this week's vodcast, free speech is little more than a nuisance to be stamped out.
.....you gotta' love how straight forward john whitehead is...
Published on May 4, 2012 by RutherfordInstitute
With 56 government agencies now authorized to use drones within the borders of the United States, including 22 law enforcement agencies and 24 universities, drones—unmanned aerial vehicles—are here to stay. While drones will undoubtedly be put to a host of legitimate uses, their "beneficence" is a double-edged sword. In the name of efficiency and cost-effectiveness, law enforcement agencies will find a whole host of clever and innovative ways to use drones to invade our daily lives. In such a surveillance state, argues John Whitehead in this week's vodcast, we shall all be treated as suspects.
Published on Jun 13, 2012 by RutherfordInstitute
The Supreme Court recently refused to hear the case of a pregnant woman who was repeatedly tasered by Seattle police during a routine traffic stop simply because she refused to sign a speeding ticket. Unfortunately, as John Whitehead points out in this week's vodcast, this case highlights a growing trend in which police officers use tasers to force individuals into compliance in relatively non-threatening situations.
Published on Jul 17, 2012 by RutherfordInstitute
When America's governors recently gathered for the National Governors Association's (NGA) annual summer meeting, they were "treated to amusement parks, historical sites, championship golf courses, five-star dining, an al fresco concert and a rousing fireworks finale"—much of it paid for by corporations eager to spend time with the nation's most powerful government chief executives. Sadly, as John Whitehead reminds us in this week's vodcast, the corporate buyout of American politics is taking place at every level of government, from the White House all the way to the governor's mansion.
.. ..bought out by corporations..?....gee , who'd a thunkit..?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mbN159w ... ture=g-u-u
By way of television, politics has become a form of entertainment,
dominated by money and profit, imagery and spin, hype and personality.
In this new age of political discourse, argues John Whitehead in this week's vodcast,
Americans are left to elect a president based on who can deliver the best campaign slogans and punch lines.
Published on Jul 24, 2012 by RutherfordInstitute