By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute July 22, 2014
Call it what you will—taxes, penalties, fees or fines—but the only word that truly describes the constant bilking of the American taxpayer by the government and its corporate partners is theft.
We’re operating in a topsy-turvy Sherwood Forest where instead of Robin Hood and his merry band of thieves stealing from the rich to feed the poor, you’ve got the government and its merry band of corporate thieves stealing from the poor to fatten the wallets of the rich. In this way, the poor get poorer and the rich get richer. All the while, the American Dream of peace, prosperity, and liberty has turned into a nightmare of endless wars, debilitating debt, and outright tyranny.
What Americans don’t seem to comprehend is if the government can arbitrarily take away your property, you have no rights.
In this way, the police state with all of its trappings—from surveillance cameras, militarized police, SWAT team raids, truancy and zero tolerance policies, asset forfeiture laws, privatized prisons and red light cameras to Sting Ray guns, fusion centers, drones, black boxes, hollow-point bullets, detention centers, speed traps and abundance of laws criminalizing otherwise legitimate conduct—is little more than a front for a high-dollar operation aimed at laundering as much money as possible through government agencies and into the bank accounts of corporations.
Indeed, as I point out in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, the real motivating factor behind erecting a police state is not to protect the people, but to further enrich the powerful.
Consider the following costly line items, all part of the government’s so-called quest to keep us safe and fight terrorism while entrenching the police state, enriching the elite, and further shredding our constitutional rights:
$34 billion for police departments to add to their arsenals of weapons and equipment. Police departments across the country “have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.” The result: increased use of SWAT teams for routine tasks.
$6 billion in assets seized by the federal government in one year alone. This civil asset forfeiture scheme operates on the legal theory that one’s property can not only be guilty of a crime but is also guilty until proven innocent. Whether or not any crime is proven to have taken place, police seize and keep private property they “suspect” may be connected to criminal activity.
$3.8 billion requested by the Obama administration to build additional detention camps and add border patrol agents to the southern border. Border Patrol agents are already allowed to search people’s homes, intimately probe their bodies, and rifle through their belongings, all without a warrant.
Monday, July 21, 2014 By Home Owner of Record
OUR COUNTRY IS IN ITS FINAL HOURS AND WE ARE LOSING ALL WE HAVE EVER WORKED FOR ALMOST OVERNIGHT!
IF YOUR DEBT FREE AND THINK YOU ARE IN THE CLEAR THINK AGAIN!
WE ARE ALL BEING RIPPED OFF BEYOND MEASURE BY THE REAL AMERICAN HUSTLE!
TAKE A MOMENT – PREPARE TO HAVE YOUR EYES OPENED. DON’T LET THESE THIEVES ROB YOU IN THEIR BIG GAME.
A FEW MINUTES COULD SAVE YOU YEARS OF GRIEF.
DISCOVER HERE: ”HOW THINGS WORK”… ACCORDING TO OUR ILLEGAL COURTS WE DON’T ACTUALLY OWN ANYTHING!
(( NOT EVEN OUR OWN CHILDREN )) JUST ASK THE VICTIMS OF JERRY SANDUSKY OR “KIDS FOR CASH”!
IN THEIR AGENDA-21 NIGHTMARE EVERYTHING WE HAVE BELONGS TO THE STATE. ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS CLAIM IT IN ANY COURT. THEY IGNORE FACTS, LAW AND RULE AGAINST YOU!
ACCORDING TO REALTY TRAC THERE ARE 14.2 MILLION VACANT HOMES. BIG BANKS GOT WRITE-OFFS AND ALSO COLLECTED INSURANCE. 14.2 MILLION FAMILIES JUST GOT THE SHAFT IN BIAS COURTS. COURTS MADE MILLIONS ON FEES AND SHERIFF SALES. LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS FORCED TO SERVE THEM. A CORRUPT JUDICIAL SYSTEM DEMANDED IT ALL!
READ ON: I WILL PROVE THEY DO IT FOR FUN & PROFIT! THEY ACTUALLY SEEM TO ENJOY HURTING CITIZENS.
THIS WRITER HAD TWO JUDGES MAKE FUN OF IT!
LETS TURN THE TABLES ON THESE CROOKS!PASS THIS STORY ON BY RE-POSTING ALL OR PORTIONS. THIS IS WHERE SOCIAL MEDIA CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! ASK YOURSELF…WHY ARE TENT CITIES POPPING UP ALL ACROSS AMERICA?
GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION…COURTS STEALING HOMES TO INCREASE THEIR OWN STATE PENSION PLANS. PLEASE UNDERSTAND…
ALL COUNTY COURTS ARE UNDER DIRECT CONTROL OF THE STATE. THEY ARE… TRANSFERRING HOMES AND OUR ASSETS INTO STATE GOVERNMENT PENSION PLANS. FACILITATED BY… ILLEGAL PROCEEDINGS WITH NO DUE PROCESS, NO FAIR TRIAL AND NO CIVIL RIGHTS IN FACT IF YOU ARE WINNING – THEY WILL DENY YOUR TRIAL & JUST ROB YOU!
THAT HAPPENED IN MY CASE – TRIAL CANCELLED WITHOUT NOTICE.JUDGE VIOLATED RIGHTS & PROCESS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT.CLAIMING BOLDLY I DID NOT KNOW HOW THINGS WORK. IN ACTUALITY I DID KNOW HOW THINGS WORK:THIS JUDGE COMMITTED VIOLATIONS OF LAW INCLUDING… A FEDERAL CRIME: “DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS UNDER COLOR OF LAW”
DON’T BELIEVE IT…LOOK UP: TITLE “18 USC sec 242″