civil liberties

The Next Crisis Is Anyone’s Guess, But the Government Is Ready to Lockdown the Nation

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. — H.L. Mencken, In Defence of Women, 1918 First came 9/11, which the government used to transform itself into a police state. Then the COVID-19 […]

A State of Martial Law: America Is a Military Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? —Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, December 20, 1787, in Papers of Jefferson, ed. The government is goosestepping all over our freedoms. Case in point: America’s founders did not want a military […]

The Emergency State’s Plot to Override the Constitution

Rule by indefinite emergency edict risks leaving all of us with a shell of a democracy and civil liberties just as hollow. — Justice Neil Gorsuch We have become a nation in a permanent state of emergency. Power-hungry and lawless, the government has weaponized one national crisis after another in order to expand its powers […]

Conspirators for the Constitution: When Anti-Government Speech Becomes Sedition

By John & Nisha Whitehead | The Rutherford Institute | May 30, 2023 Let’s be clear about one thing: seditious conspiracy isn’t a real crime to anyone but the U.S. government. To be convicted of seditious conspiracy, the charge levied against Stewart Rhodes who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for being the driving force behind the January 6 Capitol riots, […]

Sandu targets media freedom in Moldova with new censorship institution

By Ahmed Adel | May 30, 2023 President Maia Sandu announced during a press briefing that a new tax-payer-funded institution intended to supervise and limit press freedom in Moldova would be established. Amid the economic meltdown in the country, Sandu is trying to control the media narrative while also attacking Russia. “The best antidote against […]

Poland’s “Russian Influence Commission” Shows The Ruling Party’s Fear Of The Opposition

BY ANDREW KORYBKO | MAY 30, 2023 Polish President Andrzej Duda from the ruling “Law & Justice” (PiS) party just signed into a law a bill mandating the creation of a commission for investing alleged “Russian influence” in the country from 2007-2022 according to Reuters. Associated Press added that this newly formed body will have “powers to ban […]

50 injured as NATO troops clash with Serb demonstrators

RT | May 29, 2023 NATO forces attacked a group of demonstrators in the majority-Serb town of Zvecan in Kosovo, RT Balkan reported on Monday. Stun grenades and tear gas were deployed, and around 50 people were injured. Serb demonstrators staged a sit-down protest outside municipal buildings in Zvecan, Zubin Potok and Leposavic on Monday […]