In a civilized society, should anyone or any government ever force anyone to do anything against his or her will as long as that person does not infringe upon the life, liberty, or property of another?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Bill of Rights is toast

Thanks to for printing this great article by John Whitehead. The article does a nice job of summarizing the loss of liberty that Americans have experienced in recent years. The end of the article discusses the recent National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the armed forces to be used inside America against American citizens.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Heading toward a police state slowly but surely

9/11 was a watershed moment in American history. Since that event, the liberty of Americans has been significantly eroded. The Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, and the latest National Defense Authorization Act all contain frightening provisions that have taken away much of our freedom.

Additionally, the government is increasing the number of "checkpoints" across America as you can read here. Until Americans wake up and put the pressure on the government to halt such abuse, the loss of freedom will accelerate.