YOU'RE UNDER ARREST: HOW THE POLICE STATE MUZZLES OUR RIGHT TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

YOU'RE UNDER ARREST: HOW THE POLICE STATE MUZZLES OUR RIGHT TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

“History shows that governments sometimes seek to regulate our lives finely, acutely, thoroughly, and exhaustively. In our own time and place, criminal laws have grown so exuberantly and come to cover so much previously innocent conduct that almost anyone can be arrested for something. If the state could use these laws not for their intended purposes but to silence those who voice unpopular ideas, little would be left of our First Amendment liberties, and little would separate us from the tyrannies of the past or the malignant fiefdoms of our own age. The freedom to speak without risking arrest is ‘one of the principal characteristics by which we distinguish a free nation.’”

- Justice Neil Gorsuch, dissenting, Nieves v. Bartlett (2019)

What the First Amendment protects - and a healthy constitutional republic requires - are citizens who routinely exercise their right to speak truth to power".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are definitely coming to the end of the age of empire in this country.

And the symptoms of that decline, in the Unhinged, Surveilled State of America,are completely unmistakable.

These include, but are not limited to: a massive wealth disparity between ordinary working people and the monied of that country; an absolute, , palpable diminution of freedom of expression; the absolute certainty that whoever is (allegedly) allowed to run this country, are people who have fully vetted by the Deep State, the wealthiest of corporations, and the military industrial complex, who assure them that ,whichever party, is in power, will give these elements of American industry, precisely what they want.

That is why, in the Kabuki-like process of Americans of selecting a President, utterly nothing changes, decade after decade: it is because nothing is never meant to change, other than to give to those described above, precisely what they demand from administration to administration.

The wars continue, and are expanded; the poverty remains; killer chemicals in our food, and in things like weed killer remain; our system of public education remains an utter train wreck, except for certain private/ charter schools; and there is an horrific indifference to the necessity of keeping infrastructure up, which means America's roads, hospitals, and bridges, continue to crumble.

Horrific storms batter the heartland of America, because water infrastructure to contain the runoff, has been ignored; soils have become too wet to plant, and that has happened, with this current batch of storms which have wreaked havoc to the planting schedule, in America's heartland; 60% of these fields cannot be planted, because of this, and food prices are about to go through the proverbial roof.

I turned 70 on my last birthday, and know that I work very hard, to be a quiet, gentle, logic-choosing dissident, and Christian peace activist. I cannot, nor will not, ever advocate violence.

But that being said, in looking at the current state of affairs in this country, the massive 24/7 surveillance we endure; the irrelevance with which we are treated by our alleged representatives; the massive, upayable debt with which the US government has chosen to saddle We the People; the militarization of American police, and the trajectory of US foreign policy, my sense is that there are one of two ultimate outcomes for such activities by this country; either a complete, Soviet-style collapse, or a world war, which may well decimate it, because Russian and Chinese weaponry has gotten far past what the US military providers are willing to create.

And the reason for the US military being so far behind the 8-ball, in this situation, is that corporations which provide us with our military hardware and software, contribute mightily to political campaigns, to make sure that their companies will get the next contracts; so they feel utterly no obligation to create better weaponry, because they can claim a certain kind of "ownership" of our government; and they would be, unfortunately, correct in this assessment.

Folks, now may be a great time for "hunkering down"; making sure that you and those you love, are protected, by having storable food; potable water, and prescriptions that you will need. Start to develop relations with your neighbors, and see who you feel might want to work with you, in terms of bartering goods and services. If you haven't started prepping, now would be a great time. IF you can afford a freezer, in which to store food in bulk, or share a freezer with neighbors, do so, and look at generators to keep critical things from stop running.

The bottom line is, you cannot expect any government structures to help you, when the excrement hits the ventilation system; you have got to be able to do this for yourself.

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