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This Is Not Freedom, America: The Profit Incentives Driving the American Police State

• By John & Nisha Whitehead

Pay no heed to the circus politics coming out of Washington DC. It's just more of the same grandstanding by tone-deaf politicians oblivious to the plight of the citizenry.

Don't allow yourselves to be distracted by the competing news headlines cataloging the antics of the ruling classes. While they are full of sound and fury, they are utterly lacking in substance.

Tune out the blaring noise of meaningless babble. It is intended to drown out the very real menace of a government which is consumed with squeezing every last penny out of the population.

Focus instead on the steady march of the police state at both the national, state and local levels, and the essential freedoms that are being trampled underfoot in its single-minded pursuit of power.

While the overt and costly signs of the despotism exercised by the increasingly authoritarian regime that passes itself off as the United States government are all around us—warrantless surveillance of Americans' private phone and email conversations by the FBI, NSA, etc.; SWAT team raids of Americans' homes; shootings of unarmed citizens by police; harsh punishments meted out to schoolchildren in the name of zero tolerance; drones taking to the skies domestically; endless wars; out-of-control spending; militarized police; roadside strip searches; privatized prisons with a profit incentive for jailing Americans; fusion centers that collect and disseminate data on Americans' private transactions; and militarized agencies with stockpiles of ammunition, to name some of the most appalling—you rarely hear anything about them from the politicians, the corporations or the news media.

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Comment by tittiger
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Real "Law Enforcement".... is the Constitutional Militia (and the citizens grand jury) I am so tired of the misapplication of the term  "Law Enforcement". The only "Law Enforcement" mentioned in the US Constitution is the  Constitutional Militias of the several states mentioned in article  1, section  8, paragraph 15. What people call "Law Enforcement" are  criminal thugs that will come to your home and murder you if you have not paid the property tax and you refuse to leave. All without a jury trial and due process. FUK this 1000 char limit I will post elsewhere.

Comment by tittiger
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Real "Law Enforcement".... is the Constitutional Militia (and the citizens grand jury) I am so tired of the misapplication of the term  "Law Enforcement". The only "Law Enforcement" mentioned in the US Constitution is the  Constitutional Militias of the several states mentioned in article  1, section  8, paragraph 15. What people call "Law Enforcement" are  criminal thugs that will come to your home and murder you if you have not paid the property tax and you refuse to leave. All without a jury trial and due process. FUK this 1000 char limit I will post elsewhere.