Saturday, March 25, 2023

Feds using banking crisis to usher in central bank digital currency, experts warn

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(Natural News) A week-and-a-half after the second-largest bank failure in American history ignited uncertainty throughout the global economy, experts warn bank failures and the stabilization measures taken by the Federal Reserve and Wall Street are creating even greater bank consolidation รข and might further pave the way for aร‚ central bank … [Read More...]



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45 percent of parents are helping their adult children financially

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(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) – Being an adult is expensive — so expensive that some parents are helping their adult children financially even after they are living on their own.

Fifty-one percent of parents financially support at least one of their adult children. That total includes parents whose children may have a disability, and the number goes down to 45% when counting parents without disabled children. The largest age groups receiving financial support from their parents are people between the ages of 20 and 24, at 52%. They're followed by those between 25 and 29 at 17%, according to the study by Savings.

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Among parents who provide financial support to their grown-up children, the average monthly total is over $1,400. School expenses like tuition and rent or mortgage were the biggest areas in which parents help their children.

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Huggies Says Pedophile Code Symbols on Disney Diapers Are Meant To Be ‘Fun and Playful’



Internet users have discovered that diapers made by Huggies in partnership with The Walt Disney Co. are covered in imagery identified by the FBI as secret pedophile code symbols.

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Chuck Schumer Claims Republican Bill Supporting Parents’ Rights in Education is ‘Orwellian’

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This week, House Republicans passed a bill that aims to give parents more control over the education of their children by increasing transparency.

Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer has called the bill Orwellian. Why must Democrats always engage in projection?

Parents have every right to know what their children are being exposed to in schools. Especially public schools which are built and run on tax dollars provided by parents!

ABC News describes the bill:

House GOP passes Parents Bill of Rights Act

House Republicans narrowly passed the Parents Bill of Rights Act on Friday, sending the proposal along to the Senate, where it is highly unlikely to receive a vote.

H.R. 5 passed in a 213-208 vote Friday morning, with five Republicans — Reps. Andy Biggs, Ken Buck, Matt Gaetz, Mike Lawler and Matt Rosendale — joining all Democrats to vote against the measure. Rep. Julia Letlow, R-La., the bill’s sponsor, shook hands and fist bumped rejoicing members upon the bill’s passage.

“Today was a win for every mother or father, but most importantly for every student in America,” Speaker Kevin McCarthy said at a press conference following the vote, noting thousands of parents supported the bill.

Backers of the bill say H.R. 5 has five core principles: Parents have the right to know what their children are being taught, to be heard, to see the school budget and spending, to protect their children’s privacy and to keep their children safe.

“It is not an attempt to have Congress dictate their [schools] curriculum, or determine the books in the library,” Letlow explained. “Instead, this bill aims to bring more transparency and accountability to education, allowing parents to be informed and when they have questions and concerns to lawfully bring to their local school board,” she said.

And here is Chuck Schumer:

This MAGA House Republican school control bill is Orwellian to the core.

It will not see the light of day here in the Senate.https://t.co/VrTXBo9pUN

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 24, 2023

Does Schumer even hear himself?

Shorter Chuck Schumer.

Parenting is Orwellian.

— Gus (@Gus_802) March 25, 2023

Typical democrats trying to steal the rights from you and give them to government. https://t.co/aQsYVXdSKU

— Mad Nebraskan (@MadNebraskan) March 25, 2023

Either Chuck hasn't read Orwell, or assumes we haven't. https://t.co/DKT47N7jOH

— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) March 25, 2023

Schumer is just protecting his precious supporters in the teacher unions.

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NHS Dr reveals Staff were ordered to “Euthanise” Patients to fraudulently increase COVID Death Count because Hospitals were EMPTY & Nurses were having TikTok Dance-Offs

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An NHS whistleblower, who wishes to remain anonymous, has come forward with allegations that the NHS hospitals were not overwhelmed during the Covid-19 pandemic, as was reported by authorities and the mainstream […]

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Horowitz: They knew: FOIA document shows government anticipated mass vaccine injuries, then observed them from day one



Nobody disagrees at this point that there is a plethora of excess deaths and a dearth of births, a trend that should be the number-one alarming public policy issue.

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1 in 36 Children in the U.S. Now Diagnosed with Autism but CDC Refuses to Look at Vaccines as Cause

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The CDC came out with a new autism report this week, and I am going to republish (a portion of) a very comprehensive analysis written by J.B. Handley, who is one of the world’s most knowledgeable experts on this topic.

But before reading this excellent report, watch this short clip from The Doctors show which is now over 13 years old, as he completely destroys the notion that vaccines don’t cause autism.

I can’t believe this is still available on YouTube. If it ever disappears, let us know and we will put a copy up on our video channels.

New CDC Study: Autism rate up 243% since 2000

by J.B. Handley

Excerpts:

A brand new study was released today by Centers for Disease Control pegging the autism rate in the United States at 1 in 44 children, up from 1 in 150 children in 2000 when their complex surveillance system—The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network—was first instituted.

Looked at another way, that means 2.7% of children today have autism, and the rate has grown by 243% since 2000.

In the old days, people panicked when they saw a devastating disability amongst our children increase by 243%. But, the CDC isn’t worried, their “Public Health Action” from the study is unfortunately par for the course:

The continued increase among children identified with ASD, particularly among non-White children and girls, highlights the need for enhanced infrastructure to provide equitable diagnostic, treatment, and support services for all children with ASD.

Any question in the report about WHY the rate has increased so much? Of course not. But, it actually gets worse. Like clockwork, the denialists have been working overtime to assure us all that these new numbers are absolutely, positively nothing to worry about. Just look at this reassuring headline from two “experts” today in STAT News.

The authors write:

This increase may sound scary. But as autistic adults and as parents of children with autism, we advise you to relax. There is no “epidemic of autism.” Instead, what we face is an epidemic of needThe main reason we are finding more autism is simple: Clinicians are getting better at spotting what was always there. There is no simple test for autism, so diagnosing it requires substantial training in observational techniques. As a result, diagnosis can vary significantly depending on the population and the competence of clinicians.

Why are people whitewashing such an obvious truth?

In 2015 Steven Silberman published NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.[2]

Silberman, a former record producer, restaurant critic, and teaching assistant to the poet Allen Ginsberg, created a stir in the autism world and brought the tortured idea that autism has always been with us at exactly the same rate back into the public debate.

He described a world in which autism is a “naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius.”

The geeks of Silicon Valley? Nikola Tesla? All “blessed” with autism.

“Whatever autism is, it is not a unique product of modern civilization. It is a strange gift from our deep past passed down through millions of years of evolution,” Mr. Silberman writes, attempting to erase an epidemic with the stroke of a pen.

The term neurodiversity first appeared in the late 1990s, coined by sociologist Judy Singer. She likened acceptance of diverse ways of thinking to other social acceptance movements taking shape and hoped “to do for neurologically different people what feminism and gay rights had done for their constituencies.”[3]

On the surface this appears to be a noble pursuit—what could possibly be wrong with advocating for acceptance?

In Wired magazine, Mr. Silberman examined the social revolution he believed was taking shape, as advocates with autism and “others who think differently are raising the rainbow banner of neurodiversity to encourage society to appreciate and celebrate cognitive differences, while demanding reasonable accommodations in schools, housing, and the workplace.”[4]

Mr. Silberman’s message met the needs of the media’s social agenda to make autism normal and resonated both in elite circles and with vaccine injury deniers.

Featured in many prominent publications (Forbes, the Washington Post, the New York TimesThe Economist, and the New Yorker, to name a few[OU1] ), Silberman won the Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction in 2015.

A glowing review in The Atlantic praised Mr. Silberman’s book and noted that autism self-advocates “make space for anyone who feels not quite normal.”[5]

Mr. Silberman took it a step further, pinning the survival of our species on our ability to accept neurological diversity, explaining that

“the value of biological diversity is resilience: the ability to withstand shifting conditions and resist attacks from predators. In a world changing faster than ever, honoring and nurturing neurodiversity is civilization’s best chance to thrive in an uncertain future.”[6]

I’m fifty-three years old, and as a child I’d never seen or heard of even one peer with autism. Ask any teacher, doctor, nurse, or coach who has been working for three decades or more and you’ll always hear the same thing: something new and very different is happening with children today.

My teenage children know dozens of kids with autism, and schools are bursting at the seams with special education classes. When you look at a graph of the change in the rate of autism over time, it’s breathtaking (see figure 1.1).

When I first heard that there were researchers, spokespeople, and experts claiming that the growth in the number of kids with autism was all a big mirage and that these children had always been here, I really couldn’t take it seriously.

Figure 1.1. Change in the Rate of Autism Since 1970 (Up 277-fold) (Data from Treffert et al., 1970, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

A simple question refutes this narrative: “Where are all the adults with autism?”

If Mr. Silberman’s version of history is plausible, you’d need roughly 2 percent of American adults to be exhibiting clear signs of autism.

Let’s do the quick math: Fifty-four percent of the US population is over the age of thirty-five. That’s roughly 174 million people.

If one in thirty-six of those adults had autism, that’s 4.8 million American adults with autism—4.8 million adults over the age of thirty-five who have a disabling condition that makes independent living a challenge for all but the mildest of cases.

There is no data anywhere that supports an adult autism number anywhere close to 4.8 million.

To accommodate that many individuals, you’d have nursing homes, group homes, and mental institutions overrun with adults with autism.

The best data I could find about housing for adults with disabilities was in Canada, where a federal health system makes data more trackable.

In Canada’s largest province, Ontario, there are 13.6 million people. Adults over thirty-five make up 7.34 million people, which at a rate of one in thirty-six would mean 204,000 adults with autism.

And how many group home spaces does Ontario offer for adults with all forms of developmental disabilities? Eighteen thousand.[8]

Keep in mind, autism is only one form of developmental disability and represents well under half of all cases. Ontario doesn’t have more beds, because they don’t need more beds (yet) —there are nowhere near that many adults with autism.

In fact, forty-two thousand adults are being serviced in Ontario for all disabilities, and if the rough math says that if autism is half that number, there are 90 percent of the adults with autism in Mr. Silberman’s world “missing” from Ontario (twenty thousand actually there versus two hundred thousand).

Because they don’t exist.

The Epidemic Denial Food Chain

Sitting atop the epidemic denial food chain is one man—Dr. Paul Offit.

On the surface there’s no reason Dr. Offit should have much of an opinion about autism, or ever be quoted about autism by the mainstream press, given that his area of expertise is . . . vaccines.

Dr. Offit is a professor of “Vaccinology” at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and personally made tens of millions of dollars when one of his inventions—a rotavirus vaccine—was accepted onto the US recommended vaccine schedule.[25]

Dr. Offit has no formal training in anything to do with autism, but that hasn’t kept him from writing books about autism (Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure), and he’s often quoted in the media discussing autism.

In 2010 the Age of Autism blog voted Dr. Offit “Denialist of the Decade” for the 2000s.[26]

Here’s a typical quote from Dr. Offit about autism’s rate:

It’s not an actual epidemic. In the mid-1990s, the definition of autism was broadened to what is now called autism spectrum disorder. Much milder parts of the spectrum—problems with speech, social interaction—were brought into the spectrum.

We also have more awareness, so we see it more often. And there is a financial impetus to include children in the wider definition so that their treatment will be covered by insurance. People say if you took the current criteria and went back 50 years, you’d see about as many children with autism then.[27]

In Dr. Offit’s world there is no problem here. Things are as they always were; we just understand it better.

And if there’s no epidemic, there is no environmental trigger, because why have a trigger if something hasn’t actually grown?

Said differently: Denying the autism epidemic is to deny the suffering of millions of children and their families and also to deny the exploration into the true cause so the epidemic might end.

But what is Dr. Offit’s real motivation?

In my opinion, the autism epidemic is the single biggest threat to the vaccine program in its current form.

If vaccinations are triggering autism in one in thirty-six children, the risk-reward equation for the vaccine program is destroyed.

On the other hand, if autism has always been with us, vaccines couldn’t possibly be playing a role.

Read the full article, along with the references, at J.B. Handley Blog.

About the author: J.B. Handley is an autism dad, a graduate of Stanford, the author of How to End the Autism Epidemic, and the co-author of Underestimated: An Autism Miracle. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three children.

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For 20 Years, Team Bush Has Escaped Prosecution for Their War Crimes in Iraq

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One year after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the International Criminal Court charged him with war crimes.

By Marjorie Cohn

March 24, 2023: Information Clearing House  “Consortium News” – Today, Iraqis mark the 20th anniversary of the horrific U.S.-U.K. bombing of Baghdad, dubbed “Shock and Awe.” In rapid succession, “coalition forces” dropped 3,000 bombs, including many that weighed 2,000 pounds, on Baghdad in what The New York Times called “almost biblical power.”

Although they launched an illegal war of aggression and committed war crimes in Iraq, 20 years later the leaders of the U.S. and the U.K. have never faced criminal accountability. By contrast, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has already charged Russian President Vladimir Putin with war crimes just one year after his unlawful invasion of Ukraine. He is the first non-African leader to be charged by the ICC, which frequently succumbs to pressure from the United States.

In what came to be called “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” 173,000 troops from the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq. During the eight-year war, about 300,000 Iraqis and 4,600 Americans were killed. The United States spent $815 billion on the war, not counting indirect costs. It plunged the country into a civil war and millions of Iraqi refugees remain displaced. Two decades later, not one of the officials responsible has been brought to justice.

Invading Iraq Was an Act of Aggression

Sources within his administration have confirmed that George W. Bush was planning to invade Iraq and execute regime change long before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The U.S.-led invasion violated the United Nations Charter, which authorizes countries to use military force against other countries only in self-defense or with approval by the UN Security Council.

The attack on Iraq didn’t satisfy either of these conditions and was therefore an act of aggression. After the Holocaust, the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg wrote, “To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”

Like other U.S. military interventions, the rationale for this illegal aggression was based on a lie. Much as President Lyndon B. Johnson used the fabricated Tonkin Gulf incident as a pretext to escalate the Vietnam War, Bush relied on mythical weapons of mass destruction and a nonexistent link between Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks to justify his war on Iraq.

Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice falsely warned that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and Rice invoked the image of a “mushroom cloud” to justify the impending invasion of Iraq. Secretary of State Colin Powell shamefully presented false information about Iraq having WMD to the UN Security Council in February 2003.

In 2002, former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter confirmed that Iraq had destroyed 90-95 percent of its WMD and there was no evidence that it had retained the other 5-10 percent, which didn’t necessarily constitute a threat or even a weapons program.

Indeed, no WMD were ever found by the UN weapons inspectors before or after Bush’s invasion of Iraq. Moreover, the Bush administration fabricated a connection between Iraq and al-Qaeda notwithstanding the intelligence to the contrary.

The Downing Street Minutes, a transcript of one of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s briefings with British intelligence that The Times of London published in 2005, demonstrated that the Bush administration had decided by July 2002 to invade Iraq and carry out regime change. The “intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy,” the minutes revealed.

Even a 2005 congressional report prepared at the direction of former Rep. John Conyers, Jr. concluded that in spite of intelligence information to the contrary, members of the Bush administration made false statements before the invasion about Iraq having WMD, and linkages between Iraq and al-Qaeda.

Although Team Bush urged the UN Security Council to pass a resolution authorizing its attack on Iraq, the Council refused. Bush and his allies instead cobbled together prior Council resolutions, none of which — individually or collectively — authorized the invasion of Iraq.

Bush justified the attack with his doctrine of “preemptive war.” But the UN Charter only allows a country to use military force in response to an armed attack by another country or with permission of the Security Council. Operation Iraqi Freedom violated the UN Charter and constituted an illegal war of aggression.

War Crimes Committed by the Bush Administration

U.S. forces committed many other war crimes in Iraq, including extrajudicial killings, torture and the targeting of civilians, which are prohibited by the Geneva Conventions; the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Torture and abuse conducted at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq included the stacking of naked prisoners on one another; photographing prisoners who had been forcibly arranged in sexually explicit positions; keeping prisoners naked for days; forcing male prisoners to wear women’s underwear; using snarling dogs; punching, slapping and kicking prisoners; and sodomizing a prisoner with a chemical light and broomstick.

Civilians were targeted as U.S. troops operated under rules of engagement that directed them to shoot everything that moved. In these “free-fire zones” the U.S. also bombed civilian areas and used cluster bombs, depleted uranium and white phosphorus, resulting in massive civilian casualties.

The most notorious free-fire zone was in Fallujah. In April 2004, U.S. forces attacked the village and killed 736 people, at least 60 percent of whom were women and children. In another attack the following November, U.S. troops killed between 581 and 670 civilians in Fallujah.

Another infamous example of extrajudicial killing was the Haditha Massacre in November 2005, when U.S. Marines killed 24 unarmed civilians “execution-style” in a 3-to-4-hour rampage. The U.S. covered up the massacre until Time magazine ran a story about it in March 2006.

Documented extrajudicial killings also took place in the Iraqi cities of Al-Qa’im, Taal Al Jal, Mukaradeeb, Mahmudiya, Al-Hamdaniyah, Samarra, Salahuddin and Ishaqi.

These war crimes are not only abhorrent, but punishable under the U.S. War Crimes Act and the U.S. Torture Statute. Yet, although it has been 20 years since the invasion of Iraq, no U.S. leaders have been indicted. The Obama administration’s Department of Justice actively decided not to prosecute anyone for the torture and abuse committed during the Bush regime. Yet it only took one year for the ICC to charge Putin with war crimes in Ukraine.

Last May, George W. Bush accidentally admitted that his decision to invade Iraq was unjustified. While addressing a crowd at the Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Bush decried “the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean, Ukraine.” He then added under his breath, “Iraq too.”

Speaking about the war in Ukraine, President Joe Biden recently declared the apparent absurdity of “The idea that over 100,000 forces would invade another country — since World War II, nothing like that has happened.” Biden apparently forgot about “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”

Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and a member of the national advisory boards of Assange Defense and Veterans For Peace, and the bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. Her books include Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues. She is co-host of “Law and Disorder” radio.

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Study Reveals People With Low IQs ‘Far More Likely’ To Be ‘Woke’

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According to a recent study, individuals who possess higher levels of cognitive ability tend to be more supportive of individual freedoms and less concerned with being “woke.” Led by Louise Drieghe, a team of researchers [...]

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Ruling Class COVERS UP Its Own Findings That Fluoride Lowers IQs

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A study conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) has been well-hidden by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). All three agencies conspired in tandem to cover up the findings of a six-year, long-delayed review of fluoride’s toxicity.

Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, the infamous transgender woman that Joe Biden appointed to head up the HHS, intervened last June to stop the release of the May 2022 NTP review, known internally as a monograph. The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) responded to Levine’s obstruction of the review by filing a lawsuit, which ultimately prompted the report’s release on March 15, 2023. The mainstream media is obviously ignoring the report, but it does show there’s no “safe exposure” to fluoride.

“[R]esearch on other neurotoxicants has shown that subtle shifts in IQ at the population level can have a profound impact … a 5-point decrease in a population’s IQ would nearly double the number of people classified as intellectually disabled,” the NTP review states.

Though a controversial topic for many years, the review’s authors concluded that fluoride is a “presumed developmental neurotoxicant,” with 27 out of the 29 highest-quality studies confirming that fluoride at levels commonly added to water supplies heavily damages the brains of children, according to a report by Uncover DC

“We have no basis on which to state that our findings are not relevant to some children or pregnant people in the United States,” the NTP announced about the findings.

The government’s actions to stop the public from understanding conclusively that fluoride is harming our children is appalling and underscores the government corruption that continues to be exposed thanks to COVID. Disturbingly, the meta-analysis found that 52 of 55 studies saw lower IQ with higher fluoride exposures, demonstrating remarkable consistency. Of the 19 studies rated higher quality, 18 found a lower IQ. –Uncover DC

“We have no basis on which to state that our findings are not relevant to some children or pregnant people in the United States.” – NTP

Our second press release on the NTP #fluoride neurotoxicity report is out.

This release focuses on the relevance of https://t.co/RLmckg5zpk

— Fluoride Action Network (@FluorideAction) March 17, 2023

Equivalent to the collaboration between Big Pharma and the FDACDC, and the Biden administration as the experimental mRNA COVID injections came to life, documents obtained through FAN’s FOIA show that government agencies that promote fluoridation joined with dental interests and attempted to water down the report. The documents reveal that one unnamed government commenter insisted that the NTP’s data do not support the assertion that fluoride is harmful across the board. –Uncover DC

In spite of their best efforts to hide this ugly truth from the American public, the ruling class ultimately failed to keep this study in the closet, thanks to the efforts of FAN.



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'No legitimate basis' for DOJ targeting of protesting parents, House panel concludes

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[Editor's note: This story originally was published by The Daily Signal.]

By Jarrett Stepman
The Daily Signal

A House committee has found that there was “no legitimate basis” for the Biden administration to use Justice Department resources to target supposed “threats” to school boards across the country.

“From the initial set of material produced in response to the subpoenas, it is apparent that the Biden administration misused federal law-enforcement and counterterrorism resources for political purposes,” the House Judiciary Committee report concludes.

For those who have followed this story, the conclusion of the report, released on Tuesday, might seem obvious, but it’s still important to catalog how government agencies have been weaponized for partisan ends.

In 2021, a series of protests erupted at Virginia school board meetings due to the adoption of the teaching of critical race theory, as well as transgender policies and COVID-19 restrictions.

Parents were fed up with radical policies being foisted on their children and showed up en masse at school board meetings to voice their concerns. The trend repeated itself across the country, but it was particularly noteworthy in Virginia due to the tightly contested governor’s race at the time between a former governor, Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, seeking to return to office, and the eventual winner, Glenn Youngkin, a Republican.

McAuliffe went with the campaign message of what amounted to “sit down and shut up, let the experts—well, actually self-interested teachers unions—do whatever they want with your children.”

It wasn’t a winning strategy.

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While the race was ongoing and parents were showing up at meetings, Attorney General Merrick Garland released a memo calling for a Justice Department investigation into “threats” to local school boards, despite having no evidence that any such danger existed. That followed a National School Boards Association letter to President Joe Biden asking for the administration to crack down on parents.

The House report found that the Justice Department’s “own documents demonstrate that there was no compelling nationwide law-enforcement justification for the Attorney General’s directive or the Department components’ execution thereof.”

What it looked like was a highly partisan operation to smear domestic political opponents as criminals and terrorists and to scare parents away from exercising their rights to free speech and assembly.

Democracy is a threat to democracy, you see. That appears to be a favorite tactic for Biden, our great uniter-in-chief.

On top of the partisan interest in silencing parents, Garland appeared to have a conflict of interest, as his son-in-law was running a multimillion-dollar operation to bring “culturally responsive training” to Virginia schools.

The House Judiciary Committee report concluded that the Biden administration’s goal seemed to have been “silencing the critics of its radical education policies and neutralizing an issue that was threatening Democrat Party prospects in the close gubernatorial race in Virginia.”

It did so with little pretense. In fact, the report concluded that the Biden administration unleashed the Justice Department to simply “quell swelling discord over controversial education curricula and unpopular school board decisions.”

“This weaponization of law-enforcement powers against American parents exercising their First Amendment rights is dangerous,” the report said. “The Justice Department subjected moms and dads to the opening of an FBI investigation about them, the establishment of an FBI case file that includes their political views, and the application of a ‘threat tag’ to their names as a direct result of their exercise of their fundamental constitutional right to speak and advocate for their children.”

So, the next question is: What will the House do, given the evidence that the administration is using federal agencies to assault the constitutionally protected rights of American citizens? The FBI seems to have been thoroughly politicized, but the problem seems to be bigger than any single agency.

The report said that the committee will continue investigating the matter. That’s good, but the American people need to be assured that this sort of abuse will be corrected and won’t happen again.

At the very least, Republicans in Congress should be doing everything they can to prevent the expansion of other agencies. One of the biggest concerns about the massive IRS expansion is how it will be used to harass and threaten the average American.

After all, an administration that’s spent the past few years spending huge sums of money we don’t have has every reason to shake down Americans and get them to pay more than they owe. In using the Justice Department for its own partisan ends, shouldn’t we expect this administration to use other agencies in a similar manner?

The Garland memo represented the predictable intersectionality of ideological enforcement and partisan—and perhaps even personal—interests.

This type of governance is common in Communist China, where you can have your tyranny pure. We used to expect better in the United States.

[Editor's note: This story originally was published by The Daily Signal.]

EDITOR’S NOTE: Question: Why do the political and corporate leaders of America – long the freest, most successful, most prosperous and most Christian nation in history – bow and scrape before China, a ruthless, communist, totalitarian and explicitly atheistic dictatorship openly committed to ruling the world, including America?

The astonishing answers come into focus only when one contemplates both the unprecedented level of political and financial corruption in America’s ruling class (multiple Biden family members received $31 million in payola from China), and simultaneously the communist Chinese government’s brilliantly devious methods of unconventional total warfare, by which China is stealthily infiltrating, subverting, corrupting and colonizing the United States of America.

The China threat has rarely been more dramatically or pointedly documented than in the sensational March issue of WND’s critically acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine, titled “HOW CHINA IS CONQUERING AMERICA.” Whistleblower is available in both the popular print edition and a state-of-the-art digital version, either single issues or discounted annual subscriptions.


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Doctor Stripped of Board Certification Over ‘COVID-19 Misinformation’

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The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) stripped the certification of Florida-based doctor John Littell, a U.S. Army veteran and family physician who had made headlines for using Ivermectin to treat thousands of Covid-19 patients.

Dr. Littell was kicked out of a Sarasota Memorial Hospital board meeting last month after highlighting anecdotes of patients who quickly recovered from COVID after he treated them with ivermectin.

“I got disciplined for giving Ivermectin which got a young mom out of the hospital in three days when she would have died,” said Dr. Littell speaking outside the hospital.

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But the ABFM wrote a letter to Dr. Littell saying he’d be stripped of his certification, which he had since July 13, 1990, for spreading “COVID-19 misinformation.”

“ABFM has determined that your Public Channels contain false, inaccurate and misleading statements constituting health misinformation and disinformation about COVID-19, the COVID-19 vaccine, and the effort of public health officials to address the COVID-19 pandemic through vaccination and other mitigation measures,” the letter states.

“ABFM has determined that all of the statements include demonstrably false, inaccurate, and/or misleading statements about COVID-19 and vaccination against COVID-19 and represent an ongoing pattern of dissemination of health misinformation.”

In the letter, “Professional Specialist” Andrea D. Back also downplays the myocarditis risks the COVID jab has on young people.

“The myocarditis caused by COVID vaccination is mild and not associated with fatalities,” Back states.

Littell told The Floridian that he was being politically targeted by the “corrupt” organization.

“I guarantee this was done because of the viral video,” said Littell in regard to the video of him being removed from Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s board meeting. “If you decertify every physician for talking about the safety of a drug you would decertify everyone.”

“We will ultimately prevail, not only in the legal arena, but primarily in the court of public opinion,” said Littell in a written statement. “If Americans want to have physicians who are truly independent, who value the Sanctity of the physician/patient relationship, and who practice according to the basic tenet, “first, do no harm,” – then we, together, must fight against those institutions, such as the specialty boards, which choose rather to treat us like trainable puppies, with choke collars and tight leashes, preparing to discipline us, whenever we choose to exercise our First Amendment right to speak freely about the potential dangers of certain medications, vaccines or procedures which will, in truth, do harm to the patients we serve.”


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Tucker Carlson Unknowingly Shows the Death of Trump Supporter Rosanne Boyland on January 6th on the US Capitol Steps (VIDEO)

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Its been almost two years now since we were first contacted by January 6 police brutality victim Philip Anderson.

Phillip Anderson was on the ground on the steps of the US Capitol with Rosanne Boyland when she died that day.  Phillip was knocked unconscious at the time when he was gassed and pushed into a pile by Capitol Police. He was later rescued and revived by Jake Lang, a current January 6 political prisoner.

Rosanne Boyland was not as “lucky.” She was killed that day by Capitol Police.  Cara Castronuova at The Gateway Pundit later posted video of Capitol Police Officer Lila Morris beating Rosanne dozens of times as she lay unconscious on the steps of the US Capitol.

Police prevented Rosanne from being rescued even as her friend tried desperately to reach her and drag her to safety.

NEW VIDEO: Rosanne Boyland Killed by Cops – Police Prevent Her Rescue – Push Protesters Down Steps – Beat Rosanne and Protesters with Sticks — Protesters Attempt CPR

This was confirmed by additional witnesses.  The mainstream media never mentioned Rosanne’s death except to say she had an overdose, which was a lie.

The Gateway Pundit recently posted the heartbreaking video of Trump supporters attempting to resuscitate Rosanne Boyland.

UNBELIEVABLY HEARTBREAKING J6 VIDEO! Exclusive CRYSTAL CLEAR Video of Rosanne Boyland as She DIED on Steps of US Capitol on January 6 – WHY WON’T THE POLITICIANS & MEDIA SAY HER NAME?

On Tuesday night Tucker Carlson unknowingly aired footage of Rosanne Boyland’s death.

Unbeknownst to Tucker, the footage he shot on the screen from January 6th that aired on MSNBC showed Rosanne Boyland on the ground after she was beaten and gassed by police.

You can see Rosanne’s friend Justin Winchell in the green jacket attempting to get to Rosanne and rescue her. But the police were beating and gassing protesters and he could not reach her.

Here is a screenshot of Justin trying to reach Rosanne as she lay unconscious (from previous TGP video).

In the video played last night on Tucker Carlson, you can see Justin Winchell in the green jacket clearly attempting to rescue his friend.  Trump supporters eventually were able to drag Rosanne from the police and start CPR.

Tucker Carlson has yet to discuss Rosanne Boyland on his show — the second woman to be killed on January 6 by Capitol Police.

But on Tuesday night he showed video of the final moments of Rosanne Boyland’s life as she died on the steps of the US Capitol.

What a tragic event in American history.

May she rest in peace.

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It Turns Out That Hundreds of Banks Are at Risk

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This article was originally published by Peter St. Onge at The Mises Institute. 

It’s the weekend, but our fresh Financial Crisis does not sleep. And a recent study says we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg.

The Washington Post yesterday wrote: “If banks were suddenly forced to liquidate their bond and loan portfolios, the losses would erase up to 91 percent of their combined capital cushion.” In other words, we were already right up against the edge.

The Post cites two studies that total unrealized losses in the system are between $1.7 trillion and $2 trillion. Total capital buffer in the US banking system: $2.2 trillion. That’s about a 10 percent to 20 percent buffer. And now running into a market crisis where bank stocks have declined by about a third in the past few weeks, and are now at a P/E ratio of 7.35.

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Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal last week wrote about a brand new study from Stanford and Columbia finding 186 banks are in distress—possibly to the point of seeking a bailout. The study estimates that hundreds of banks are in worse shape than SVB: hundreds have larger losses than Silicon Valley Bank, and hundreds have lower capitalization buffers in case of distress than Silicon Valley Bank.

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How did it Happen?

In short, while tech bros and loose bankers hog the headlines, what drives hundreds of banks to the edge is our crony banking system.

In this case, rapid Fed rate hikes crashed into a banking system that fractional reserve banking and the Fed’s “Lender of Last Resort” (LOLR) permanent bailout have driven to permanently drive as fast as possible, as close to the edge of the cliff as possible.

Together, the moral hazard has given a green light to those reckless tech bros, to those loose bankers who hand out millions—it turns out hundreds of billions. And it drives the entire banking industry to use opaque accounting tricks to hustle sleepy regulators and innocent taxpayers and dollar-holders who get stuck with the bill. The bankers themselves sleep like babies because they know you’ll cover their losses, but they keep their wins.

What turned this rigged casino into a crisis is in the past year the Fed hiked rates at the fastest pace in 50 years, from 0 percent last March to 4.5 percent to 4.75 percent today. They did this in a desperate bid to cancel the inflation they caused by financing $7 trillion in deficit spending and Covid lockdowns. Indeed, those of us who wondered why voters stood by meekly had only to look at the flood of money going out the door.

These reckless hikes savaged long bond prices, by far the most popular asset in bank vaults: Across the board, long bonds fell 20 percent, feeding an estimated 10 percent plunge in all bank asset values. In essence, the bank thought it had a dollar in the vault, but turns out it only had 90 or 80 cents. In the case of high-flyers like Silicon Valley and potentially hundreds more, it was more like 60 cents. Few banks can survive that.

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What’s Next

This slow-motion train crash is now making contact: Last week $152 billion in loans went out the Fed’s discount window—the discount window is where desperate banks go when nobody else will lend, like a junkie selling the TV.

That dwarfs even the worst of the 2008 crisis at $111 billion. Keep in mind back then was months into the alleged financial crisis of the century. Here we passed it at week one.

What’s next? Probably a lot of pain and a lot of inflation. We the People will survive—after all, the real assets don’t vanish: the food, cars, and electricity are all there. It’s a paper crisis, but unfortunately, that paper crisis has sucked real Americans in and suckered them into putting their life savings into the care of a bunch of degenerate gamblers in expensive suits. And it can bring enormous collateral damage to the wider economy that, yes, provides that food, cars, and electricity if the government steps in, as it usually does.

Concretely, I’d expect trillions of dollars in bailouts, driving inflation back toward last year’s highs, perhaps even into double digits. This is while the economy careens into recession, indeed into stagflation. The Fed will abandon the inflation fight it started, opting instead to bail out the bankers who it serves. And We the People, as always, will pay the tab: for the bailouts, for the inflation, for the stagflationary crisis that’s looking increasingly likely.

How to protect yourself? If we’re headed for a crash, you want hard assets—Bitcoin if you understand it enough to hold in a storm, gold if you don’t. Periods of chaos drive big swings in markets and prices, so you’ll be tempted along the way into equities and bonds. But going by the principle that the first goal of investing is being able to sleep at night, I’d probably keep the powder dry until the smoke clears.

What do you guys think—how will this pan out? Does it get to the cat food stage or just down-budgeting from Beyond Meat to dog food? And let me know what you’d like to hear in future posts and future videos.

See you next time!

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EPSTEIN CLIENT LIST UPDATE: Gateway Pundit Doggedly Seeks Unsealing of Sex Client List at Second Circuit Court of Appeals

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In July, 2022, Gateway Pundit lawyers Marc Randazza and Jay Wolman of the Randazza Legal Group, along with GP General Counsel John Burns filed a motion to intervene in the Guiffre v. Maxwell case in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

GP is asking the Court to unseal all records identifying Epstein’s Sex Clients. 

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Any donations to GP’s legal fund are appreciated.

You can read a copy of the brief, here.

In August, 2023 the federal judge overseeing the case, denied Gateway Pundit’s efforts to unseal the documents. 

HOWEVER, Gateway Pundit filed an appeal to the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals, demanding that GP and the public be allowed to access the Epstein Sex Client list.

** See HERE for GP’s Opening Appellate Brief.

On February 27, 2023, a “John Doe” interested party (a person whose identity had been sealed by the court because of their affiliation with Epstein) filed a Brief opposing Gateway Pundit’s appeal and asking the Court of Appeals to deny the brief.

The “John Doe”’s arguments are extremely lame.  “Doe” merely argues that Gateway Pundit waited too long to request the arguments.  According to “Doe,” GP and the public have no interest in the Epstein sex client list because too much time has transpired. 

This is a stupid argument: years after his death, the public continues to believe (rightfully) that he was murdered, and that he pimped underage girls to rich and powerful world leaders and captains of industry, for the purpose of extorting the oligarchs for the benefit of certain nation states’ spy agencies.

See HERE for the John Doe’s Response in Opposition to GP’s Appeal

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YESTERDAY – Monday, March 20, 2023 – Gateway Pundit filed its Reply brief, hitting back at “Doe’s” lame argument. Lead counsel Marc Radazza, Jay Wolman and co. did a fantastic job. Here’s an excerpt:

“Two rich, powerful, and politically connected people ran an international sex trafficking enterprise. To say that the criminal case involving Jeffrey Epstein was handled oddly is an understatement. For the most part, he escaped justice until the matter became so prevalent that he was re-arrested. Maxwell avoided justice until public attention made it impossible to ignore her any further. However, this is the first sex trafficking operation in history that apparently has victims, but no clients. How is that possible? Everything in this case points to the clients being more rich and powerful men with the ability to warp justice with power and money. The people deserve to know who has such power that they have remained above the law for decades.

John Doe is a non-party, with no demonstrated standing. He is proceeding pseudonymously without leave to do so. Doe resists the disclosure of the Epstein Client List by arguing that a media entity waited too long to seek to have a narrow set of records unsealed. There is no such thing as a media entity waiting too long—whenever the media wants access to previously sealed records, that very desire makes the request timely. There is no statute of limitations on journalism.”

Gateway Pundit’s brief is a great read, you should read it in full, HERE.

TGP Reply Brief Hitting Back at John Doe Argument in Epstein Case by Jim Hoft on Scribd

We’ll see if the Second Circuit does the right thing and opens the records to the public, or if powerful forces claim victory instead.

We’ll keep you posted as the story continues to develop.

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Tucker Carlson reveals incident that caused rift between him and Trump after texts were exposed

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The liberal media went wild with glee after it was reported that Fox News star Tucker Carlson "hates" Donald Trump "with a passion," but now we are finally learning just when and how that rift between the two began and what it actually amounts to.

On March 8, a text message between Carlson and a colleague from Jan. of 2021 was filed as part of a lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News in which Carlson was seen complaining about Trump, according the BBC News.

The electronic voting company, which had one disaster after another in 2020, is suing Fox News for allegedly making baseless claims of vote-rigging against their machines from the 2020 election cycle.

For its part, Fox denies the accusations and claims that Dominion is taking the quotes of its on-air personalities out of context.

The Carlson texts in question are dated Jan. 4, 2021, two days before the Jan. 6 incursion on Capitol Hill.

"We are very, very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights," the text message included in the lawsuit read. "I truly can't wait."

"I hate him passionately," Carlson added.

In another text, Carlson was seen saying that Trump's presidency was a "disaster."

"That's the last four years. We're all pretending we've got a lot to show for it, because admitting what a disaster it's been is too tough to digest. But come on. There isn't really an upside to Trump," the message read.

Dominion claims these off-air messages prove that Fox News was purposefully airing false news to pump Trump up.

Fox blasted back at Dominion, claiming that its filing is a blatant attempt to violate freedom of the press.

"Thanks to today's filings, Dominion has been caught red-handed again using more distortions and misinformation in their PR campaign to smear Fox News and trample on free speech and freedom of the press," Fox said in a statement reported by BBC News.

Tucker agrees that this invasion of privacy is outrageous. He is enraged that his private text messages were revealed like that. But he is also utterly refuting the claim that he "hates" Trump.

Carlson explained it all fully during a visit with former Rush Limbaugh producer, Bo Snerdley. Carlson told Snerdley that, to the contrary, he "loves Trump as a person." And he added that his words in the text were just an overly passionate reaction to some bad information that he had been given by an "incompetent" Trump staffer after the 2020 election.

Carlson joined Snerdley on his Monday "Rush Hour" podcast and explained what led to his messages blasting Trump.

Like his employers, Carlson also feels the release of his text messages is an illegitimate tactic in the lawsuit. "Those were all grabbed completely illegitimately, in my opinion, in this court case which I guess I'm not allowed to talk about. But I'm enraged that my private texts were pulled."

That being said, Snerdley asked Carlson if Tucker really hates the ex-president, to which the Fox talker replied, "Let's see, I spent four years defending his policies, and I'm going to defend him again tonight."

"Actually," Carlson continued, "I love Trump like as a person. I think Trump is funny and insightful and -- and I said this to Trump when he called me all wounded about those texts."

But Carlson went on to explain what made him lash out at Trump in those text messages.

"That was a moment in time where I was absolutely infuriated," Tucker explained. "Those particular texts were pulled at the moment when I was texting my producers because some idiot on the Trump campaign had sent us the names of these dead voters who had voted and we went, and I repeated them on the air and it turns out that some of them were alive. So, I felt humiliated."

"And I thought then and I think now that that election was not on the level. It was not a free and fair election. I thought that then and I think it now," Carlson insisted. "And so I was trying to, I wanted evidence."

The Fox star went on to say that there is no way that "senile" Joe Biden got more votes than Barack Obama, and he has major doubts about the 2020 election.

"I mean there no way, the guy got 81 [million votes], he got more votes than Barack Obama? Really? You know? Whatever you think of Obama, I never liked Obama, but he is a really talented -- a VERY talented -- politician. And Joe Biden is senile and hid in his basement," Tucker exclaimed. "Tell me how he got 81 million votes? So, I've always felt that was not on the level."

"And so, I said to the Trump people, you're saying that election was rigged, send me some examples of it and I'll put it on the air," Tucker reiterated. "And one of them was these dead voters, well it turned out some of them were still alive. And I was so mad by the incompetence of that campaign -- which was completely incompetent."

"Anyway, whatever, I was mad," Tucker concluded.

Snerdley pointed out that we all, as human beings, say things in a "pique of anger" that don't fully explain our true feelings about things. And Carlson enthusiastically agreed with that point.

Carlson noted that even thinking about how the staffer misled him even now "makes me mad," and when the voters Carlson said on the air were dead called him to let him know they were, in fact, still alive, the Fox personality noted how embarrassed and mad he became over the whole incident. "At the time, I was just blaming the Trump campaign, and I was just livid."

In the end, it is now clear that Tucker Carlson does not "hate" Donald Trump. He was only hoping to show evidence about the election and the text messages in which he vented anger at the Trump campaign was momentary passion based on a staffer's misleading information. It was not a full definition of how Carlson actually feels about Trump as a person or as a president.

We can now close the book on the left's latest indulgence of fake news.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Circus Politics Are Intended to Distract Us. Don’t Be Distracted

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It is easy to be distracted right now by the bread and circus politics that have dominated the news headlines lately, but don’t be distracted.

Don’t be fooled, not even a little.

We’re being subjected to the oldest con game in the books, the magician’s sleight of hand that keeps you focused on the shell game in front of you while your wallet is being picked clean by ruffians in your midst.

This is how tyranny rises and freedom falls.

What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theater. And what political theater it is, diabolically Shakespearean at times, full of sound and fury, yet in the end, signifying nothing.

We are being ruled by a government of scoundrels, spies, thugs, thieves, gangsters, ruffians, rapists, extortionists, bounty hunters, battle-ready warriors and cold-blooded killers who communicate using a language of force and oppression.

The US government now poses the greatest threat to our freedoms.

More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, even more than the perceived threat posed by any single politician, the US government remains a greater menace to the life, liberty and property of its citizens than any of the so-called dangers from which the government claims to protect us.

No matter who has occupied the White House in recent years, the Deep State has succeeded in keeping the citizenry divided and at each other’s throats.

After all, as long as we’re busy fighting each other, we’ll never manage to present a unified front against tyranny in any form.

Unfortunately, what we are facing is tyranny in every form.

The facts speak for themselves.

We’re being robbed blind by a government of thieves. Americans no longer have any real protection against government agents empowered to seize private property at will. For instance, police agencies under the guise of asset forfeiture laws are taking Americans’ personal property based on little more than a suspicion of criminal activity and keeping it for their own profit and gain. In one case, police seized more than $17,000 in cash from two sisters who were trying to start a dog breeding business. Despite finding no evidence of wrongdoing, police held onto the money for months.

We’re being taken advantage of by a government of scoundrels, idiots and cowards. When you’ve got government representatives who spend a large chunk of their work hours fundraising, being feted by lobbyists, shuffling through a lucrative revolving door between public service and lobbying, and making themselves available to anyone with enough money to secure access to a congressional office, you’re in the clutches of a corrupt oligarchy.

We’re being locked up by a government of greedy jailers. We have become a carceral state, spending three times more on our prisons than on our schools and imprisoning close to a quarter of the world’s prisoners, despite the fact that crime remains relatively low and the US makes up only 5% of the world’s population. The rise of overcriminalization and profit-driven private prisons provides even greater incentives for locking up American citizens for such non-violent “crimes” as having an overgrown lawn.

We’re being spied on by a government of Peeping Toms. The government, along with its corporate partners, is watching everything you do, reading everything you write, listening to everything you say, and monitoring everything you spend. Omnipresent surveillance is paving the way for government programs that profile citizens, document their behavior and attempt to predict what they might do in the future, whether it’s what they might buy, what politician they might support, or what kinds of crimes they might commit.

We’re being ravaged by a government of ruffians, rapists and killers. It’s not just the police shootings of unarmed citizens that are worrisome. It’s the SWAT team raids gone wrongmore than 80,000 annually—that are leaving innocent citizens wounded, children terrorized and family pets killed. It’s the roadside strip searches—in some cases, cavity searches of men and women alike carried out in full view of the public—in pursuit of drugs that are never found.

We’re being forced to surrender our freedoms—and those of our children—to a government of extortionists, money launderers and professional pirates. The American people have repeatedly been sold a bill of goods about how the government needs more money, more expansive powers, and more secrecy (secret courts, secret budgets, secret military campaigns, secret surveillance) in order to keep us safe. Not surprisingly, the primary ones to benefit from these government exercises in legal money laundering have been the corporations, lobbyists and politicians who inflict them on a trusting public.

We’re being held at gunpoint by a government of soldiers: a standing army. The US government is creating its own standing army of militarized police and teams of weaponized, federal bureaucrats. These civilian employees are being armed to the hilt with guns, ammunition and military-style equipment; authorized to make arrests; and trained in military tactics. There are now reportedly more bureaucratic (non-military) government civilians armed with high-tech, deadly weapons than US Marines.

Whatever else it may be—a danger, a menace, a threat—the US government is certainly no friend to freedom.

You cannot have a republican form of government—nor a democratic one, for that matter—when the government views itself as superior to the citizenry, when it no longer operates for the benefit of the people, when the people are no longer able to peacefully reform their government, when government officials cease to act like public servants, when elected officials no longer represent the will of the people, when the government routinely violates the rights of the people and perpetrates more violence against the citizenry than the criminal class, when government spending is unaccountable and unaccounted for, when the judiciary act as courts of order rather than justice, and when the government is no longer bound by the laws of the Constitution.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries, we no longer have a government “of the people, by the people and for the people.”

Rather, what we have is a government of wolves.

Reprinted with permission from Rutherford Institute.

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