Governments around the world have slowly been recognizing the folly of using prohibition and war on drugs tactics to quell drug related violence, addiction and terroristic drug cartels.
A Crenshaw County, Ala., sheriff’s deputy, upset that Facebook users posted the whereabouts of a law enforcement roadblock he was working, took to Facebook himself and in doing so revealed the mindset that has become pervasive with law enforcement officers today.
As the Federal government undoubtedly prepares to pounce on Colorado and Washington after voters in each State opted to legalize recreational marijuana use, it seems the Feds are fighting a losing battle with the American psyche.
With the June Supreme Court ruling allowing the Obamacare mandate to continue — and most everything else too — people are trying to focus on just that and asking themselves, “What should I do to spend my time and resources most effectively?” Here is a Top 5 list of things not to do.
So you think you are free? After all, we have a Constitution with a Bill of Rights that “preserves” our freedoms. You’re wrong. We live in an America our Founding Fathers wouldn’t recognize and they certainly wouldn’t approve of it.
This week, two decades ago, Americans were watching reports of the horrific escalation of the events that occurred in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, where agents of the Federal government terrorized and killed members of Randy Weaver’s family after he failed to appear in court on a charge of selling shotguns that were slightly too short to an undercover Federal agent.
In medicine under the germ theory of disease, vaccinations are supposed to provide immunity by introducing the disease to the body in small doses, allowing the body to build up its “germ-fighting” abilities. That theory is now being employed on Americans in another way.
Imagine that it is possible to be a homophobic, right-wing zealot one moment and a gay-loving uber-liberal the next, simply by crossing the street. It may be, unless Christians avoid the evil sodomite sympathizers at Starbucks and gay rights activists avoid peanut-fried, right-wing chicken from Chick-fil-A.
Federal officials are increasingly citing the need for acronym-laden Internet bills for everything from protecting children, national defense and copyright to preventing corporations from preying on Internet users. And while the stated intentions may sound reasonable, the ways in which Federal and law enforcement officials are already using the Internet suggest ulterior motives.
There is no question that maintaining law and order in America’s most populace city, New York, isn’t an easy thing to do. But where is the line between necessary public safety measures and creating an openly totalitarian regime within the borders of a country founded upon the principals of personal liberty and freedom?