By John W. Whitehead
In a central authority of Wolves: The rising American Police State, John W. Whitehead charts America's transition from a society ruled via we the folks to a police kingdom ruled by means of the robust arm of the legislations. In such an atmosphere, the legislations turns into one more software to oppress the folk. As a constitutional legal professional of nationwide prominence, and as president of The Rutherford Institute, a global civil liberties association, Whitehead has been on the leading edge of the struggle for civil liberties during this state.
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In fact, one of the major forces currently shaping the psyche of the American people is fear. People are afraid of communists and socialists. People are afraid of crime. People are afraid of their neighbors. People are afraid of terrorism, and so on, ad infinitum. Thus, as the rationale goes, to save our democracy (or republic, as it used to be called) we have to be secure and free of the onslaught of terrorism, the infiltration of immigrants, protesters, and other misfits (that is, other American citizens with whom we might disagree).
Nat Hentoff American historian and nationally syndicated columnist "The loss of liberty doesn't begin with invading armies, but with creeping government that slowly and almost imperceptibly invades our privacy with cameras, drones, wiretaps and monitoring of email communication. We are told this is for our own good. " —Cal Thomas Syndicated and USA Today Columnist/Fox News Contributor "A masterfully documented chronicle of frightened citizen vassalage to a Leviathan state in a hopes of a risk-free existence.
People are afraid of their neighbors. People are afraid of terrorism, and so on, ad infinitum. Thus, as the rationale goes, to save our democracy (or republic, as it used to be called) we have to be secure and free of the onslaught of terrorism, the infiltration of immigrants, protesters, and other misfits (that is, other American citizens with whom we might disagree). That's why, we are told, we need a war on terrorism, a war on crime, a war on drugs, and other military euphemisms. A Stop and Frisk, New York-Style (Blend Images via AP Images) Fear, and its perpetuation by the government, is the greatest weapon against freedom, and propaganda is the most effective tool for keeping the populace in check.
A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State by John W. Whitehead