More News and Commentary

Jacob Hornberger: Is It “Disloyal” to “Side with Russia”?

Caitlin Johnstone: PayPal Blocks Multiple Alternative Media Figures Critical Of U.S. Empire Narratives

Wayne Lusvardi: What’s Killing People If There is No Coronavirus? Acidosis and Red Blood Cell Transmutation

Neenah Payne: Free Docuseries May 4: Big Pharma Exposed!

Laurence Vance: Elon Musk, Twitter, and Freedom of Speech

Russ Baker: Black Secret Service Agent, Jailed for JFK Plot Warning, Cleared: The Full Story

Ryan McMaken: Disney’s Special District Is Not a “City-State” or “Private City”

David Stockman: Sleepy Joe’s $33 Billion Abomination

Sheldon Richman: What Really Protects Liberty?

Susan Olmstead: Study of 23 Million People Shows Risk of Myocarditis After Covid Vaccines

Children’s Health Defense Team: Reports of Women Shedding Uterine Lining Surged in 2021, Research Shows

The Exposé: Governments Worldwide Are Working in Lockstep to Bring in Digital I.D. & Social Credit System as EU Agrees to Expand Online Censorship with ‘Digital Services Act’

Jeff Deist: Why Social Issues Dominate

And Ronald Stein: How Many of the World’s 8 Billion Will Survive Without Fossil Fuels?

Are People Getting Sick of My Writing about Covid?

In February I moved this blog from the web host location over to WordPress.com, for various reasons. And even though I set the previous web address to automatically redirect the browser to the new WordPress.com location, and I know that’s working, I still seem to have lost the regular approx. 200 or so daily visitors up to that time. And the previous location web host stats info said that the 200 visitors doesn’t include search engine crawlers, bots, spiders, etc. So, I don’t know if what I’m seeing on the new stats page is correct, i.e. number of visitors way lower than 200 per day, or maybe my writing just hasn’t been very interesting, I don’t know. Perhaps I have been writing about the Covid scam too much?

This is similar to when the web host service did a major server change in January of 2020, and my “stats” dropped dramatically. Nevertheless, I’ll just keep working on it. I have nearly 3,500 posts on the blog, and many articles on other websites including LewRockwell.com and AmericanThinker.com, so maybe I should write more formal articles, but that’s very time consuming. I’ll stop whining now and get on with doing some more writing.

Another Covid Update

I am still working on a piece regarding our fascist society and why I describe it as such. But in the meantime here is a new Covid update with links to articles on the latest there.

Sadly, many blog and website readers still get most of their “news” from mainstream sources and/or from social media which regurgitate those same sources. However, those “news” outlets do a lot of censoring of any information that goes against the official government narrative, especially regarding Covid and “vaccines.” If you want the truth about these issues, you’ll have to turn off the TV, turn off CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, and stop reading the NY Times and all their fellow mainstream scribblers in the government-approved media.

Here is the latest Covid update:

Children’s Health Defense discusses the autopsies of two teenage boys who died shortly after their second Covid mRNA drug injection, of “post-vaccine” “myocardial injury.”

Joseph Mercola: Why Aren’t We Investigating Surge in Sudden Deaths of Athletes?  and Can Super-Shots and ‘Morality Pills’ End Covid?

Project Veritas: FDA Executive Officer on Hidden Camera Reveals Future Covid Policy: “Biden Wants To Inoculate As Many People As Possible…Have to Get an Annual Shot”

Steve Kirsch: See the CDC Corruption for Yourself

Vasko Kohlmayer: The Global Covid Vaccination Campaign Is a Crime Against Humanity

And Allan Stevo: How To Get Attacked By a Dog: Wear a Mask

More News and Commentary

Gateway Pundit: “Time For the Protesters to Hear Our Jackboots on the Ground:” Leaked Text Messages Reveal Some of “Canada’s Finest” Are Going Way Past Simply “Following Orders”

The Last Refuge: Ottawa Police Chief Confirms Federal Law Enforcement Will Use Intelligence Gathered to Continue Investigating, Hunting, Targeting and Arresting Protest Attendees Long After Protests End

Andrew Napolitano: CIA Spies and Their Collaborators

Ron Paul: The Federal Reserve: Enemy of American Workers

Jacob Hornberger: The Evil and Malevolence of the Pentagon’s Brilliant Strategy in Ukraine

Glenn Greenwald: The Neoliberal War on Dissent in the West

Ryan McMaken: The War Party Wants a New Cold War, and the Money That Comes with It

Lew Rockwell: Our Mortal Enemy Trudeau

Murray Rothbard: Why the Business Cycle Happens

John Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead: The Mind Control Police: The Government’s War on Thought Crimes and Truth-Tellers

James Bovard: Liberals’ Love Affair with Leviathan

Richard Ebeling: The Social Engineer as Ethical Authoritarian

And Jeff Deist: The New Antieconomics

Presidents Day

Charles Burris writes:

Monday is Presidents’ Day, a celebratory commemoration of American statolatry by the regime nomenklatura of those political figureheads who have reached the pinnacle on the pyramid of power. Two essential essays are must-reading to provide the proper spirit of disinterested reflection and veneration on this solemn day. One is by Lew Rockwell; the second is by the late Ralph Raico.

Government Police Obligated to Disobey Unlawful Orders

February 19, 2022

In October of 2020 I wrote a post regarding police being ordered to “stand down” and not arrest violent thugs committing assaults and murders, and property damage and arson burning down buildings in “peaceful protests” that year. And I wanted to repost some of that now.

Here is some of that post:

Retired Sheriff Richard Mack is founder and president of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. He was interviewed by Dr. Joseph Mercola and some of the discussion included the sheriffs’ oath to obey the U.S. Constitution, especially in regards to the unconstitutional orders that mayors and governors have been inflicting on their respective citizens, i.e. serfs, to wear masks, socially distance or be forbidden to gather in groups of certain numbers.

Sheriff Mack mentions the importance of the officials’ oath to the U.S. Constitution (and to their respective state constitutions).

Law enforcement officers recite several different oaths when they are sworn in, I believe.

According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor reads: “On my honor, I will never betray my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always maintain the highest ethical standards and uphold the values of my community, and the agency I serve.”

The city of Phoenix law enforcement officers, for instance, also recite the following oath: “I (state your name), do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of the State of Arizona, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, and defend them against enemies, foreign and domestic, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge, the duties of a peace officer, to the best of my ability, so help me God.”

Many U.S. local law enforcement officers recite the same or similar oaths.

And when it comes to the U.S. military, as I wrote in this article,

All U.S. military enlistees swear or affirm an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” to “bear true faith and allegiance to the same … according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice…”

Now, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or Title 10 U.S. Code Chapter 47, indicates that military personnel must obey “lawful” orders. For example, if accused of “willfully disobeying a lawful command of his superior commissioned officer,” a serviceman may be punished accordingly. And if accused of “willfully disobeying the lawful order of a warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, or petty officer,” a serviceman may be punished accordingly. And the law specifically states that one who “violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation,” or who has “knowledge of any other lawful order issued by a member of the armed forces, which it is his duty to obey, fails to obey the order,” the serviceman may be punished accordingly.

Note how military personnel must obey “lawful” orders. Therefore they are not legally obligated to obey unlawful orders, by superior officers, or even by the President of the United States.

Of course, as I also noted, that would mean that all U.S. government officials, law enforcement officials and U.S. military personnel who swore an oath to support, defend and obey the U.S. Constitution are obligated to support, defend and obey ALL parts of the Constitution. And I believe that would especially apply to the Bill of Rights, the first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which recognize some of the rights that people naturally have prior to the formation of the government that may not be violated by government officials.

In the aforementioned interview of Sheriff Richard Mack, Sheriff Mack states, “The place we start is the Declaration of Independence … So, we teach all that…And then we go into the Bill of Rights. I’m telling you, if our peace officers in this country understand that quote, ‘To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men,’ right from the Declaration of Independence, we find what the proper role of government is, and that is to secure God given rights, natural rights, our innate rights. That is the job of every peace officer in this country.”

That means that our government police and other officials may not violate our rights to the freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom from religion, the right to assembly and the right to criticize the government, the right of self-defense and the right to keep and bear arms, the right to be secure in our homes, persons, papers and effects, the right to be free from suspicion-less searches and seizures, the right to due process, the right to be free from government stealing our property, the right to be protected from false accusation with the right to face one’s accuser and require that accusers present evidence against the accused, the right to trial by a jury of one’s peers, the right to be free of cruel and unusual punishment, etc.

The Bill of Rights also includes the 9th and 10th Amendments.

The Ninth Amendment: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

In my view, we have many rights besides the ones I just mentioned, too many to be specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights. All those more specific rights are within the general category of self-ownership, and are under the general rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

And the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” (See the Tenth Amendment Center.)

Now, while Sheriff Mack referred to the mask mandates being unconstitutional especially because they are not actual laws but only “executive orders” by governors and mayors, and therefore should not be enforced by law enforcement officers, I wanted to briefly address the riots, assaults, acts of arson and looting in the cities that are referred to by very dishonest people in politics and the media as “peaceful protests” regardless of the rioters’ destroying those cities.

If a mayor, governor, or even a police chief orders a law enforcement officer to “stand down,” and not arrest someone clearly seen committing criminal acts of property destruction, assaulting others, setting fires to buildings, looting and stealing, then clearly such a “stand down” order is an unlawful order, because it is telling officers to stand by and be a witness to crimes but not intervene, thus making the officer aiding and abetting such criminal activities, in my view.

Such an officer obeying unlawful orders is thus violating at the very least the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, which I quoted above, and will repeat here: “On my honor, I will never betray my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always maintain the highest ethical standards and uphold the values of my community, and the agency I serve.”

I will leave it up to you to determine whether a law enforcement officer is violating his oaths by standing by and not arresting rioters who are clearly engaged in violent, criminal activities, hurting people and destroying property and burning down buildings and businesses and stealing away the livelihoods of the people who own and built those businesses and employ others in the community.

Update: Blog Now at New Location

I have had this blog since 2009, and since 2013 it has been located at Scottlazarowitz.org/blog. But because of various circumstances I have moved the blog over to this WordPress.com location. So I hope to continue writing on the blog here as long as I am able and as long as I have a thing or two to say about the important matters of the day.

I’m not particularly pleased with some of the appearance of this new layout. I exported existing posts from my Scottlazarowitz.org blog and imported the whole bunch of over 12 years of posts to here by way of an option to export/import content. However, some of the post titles are not appearing as they should. Sorry about that.

I’ll probably add more to this post, and keep it sticky for a while.

Many posts contain embedded links back to my past blog posts, going to the original URL but at some point those links will no longer work, unless I figure out how to get a 301 redirect going with those links, which I will try to do.

Update: I will no longer keep this post sticky.

Blog Has Been Restored

If you had tried to see this blog yesterday and/or the day before and received an “Error Establishing a Database Connection” message, that was because there was a server problem that is now fixed. I assume they had used the most recent backup that was made to restore this blog, but it didn’t include my most recent post, the post that I had up on Monday that I spent the past week on. So I have reposted that on a new page.

(If you are a writer or have a blog it is always a good idea to save a post onto a document to your local computer, so that if the server goes down and the material is lost you can just get it from your own locally saved document. And that is what I do.)

More News and Commentary

Robert Malone: 16,000 Physicians and Scientists Agree Kids Shouldn’t Get Covid Vaccine

Gateway Pundit:  “Reprehensible and Reckless:” Noted Cardiologist Blasts the FDA For Downplaying Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis and Approving Experimental Jab For Children – Says An “Extraordinary Number” of Young People Will End Up With “Permanent Heart Damage”

Thomas Knapp: No, President Biden, We’re Not Your “Customers”

Donald Boudreaux: Trump, Covid, and Despotism

Steve Kirsch: Latest VAERS Estimate: 388,000 Americans Killed by the Covid Vaccines

Joseph Mercola: Scientific Journal Censorship With Dr. Malone

Jonathan Cook: The Left’s Contempt for Bodily Autonomy During the Pandemic Is a Gift to the Right

Laurence Vance: Should the Government Keep People from Harming Themselves? And, Equality and Fairness for All But Property Owners

Daily Caller: Supermarket Giant Strips Unvaccinated Employees Of Their Benefits

Kit Knightly: You Will Never Be “Fully Vaccinated”

Jacob Hornberger: Max Boot’s Rant Against Oliver Stone

Brandon Smith: Why Don’t People “Trust The Science”? Because Scientists Are Often Caught Lying

Breitbart: Two Top Real Estate Sites Remove ‘Racist’ Crime Data

And Whitney Webb: Meet Ghislaine: Daddy’s Girl

War Criminal Colin Powell Has Dies, “of Covid,” Was “Fully Vaccinated”

Retired war criminal Colin Powell died at the age of 84. And yes, he was a war criminal. When he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1991 Powell participated in then-President George H.W. Bush’s war of aggression against Iraq, the first U.S. war against Iraq, a country that was of no threat to the United States of America. And then in 2001 and 2003 as Secretary of State Powell helped to start the war in Afghanistan and the 2nd U.S. war against Iraq, respectively. Starting a war is a war of aggression, and thus a war crime and the aggressors are the war criminals.

But the point I wanted to make here is that Powell was supposedly “fully vaccinated” against Covid-19, and he died anyway. So, yet another example, along with all the sports team players who were “fully vaccinated” but tested positive for Covid anyway and had to be quarantined for no good reason, another example of how the Covid “vaccines” don’t work, they don’t prevent the infection or spread of Covid. But the fascist vaccine mandate crowd doubles down, and want third booster shots and fourth booster shots, because the zealots refuse to acknowledge that these “vaccines” don’t work. How long will the true believers out there continue to drink the Kool-Aid? Hmmm?

Once Again, the Israel-Palestinian Conflict, Lather, Rinse, Repeat

After all these years with Israel-Arab conflicts, once again there is another war between Israel and Gaza or its rulers Hamas. This has been going on for decades.

Aren’t you sick of all this? I know I am. I got tired of writing about these things a long time ago. We still have Benjamin Nutty-Yahoo, who, when he’s not under indictment for corruption he’s escalating tensions with the Palestinians to get the Israeli people to support him more.

So, rather than write anything new about this now, I’m going to repost an article I had on LewRockwell.com over 11 years ago. The story hasn’t changed, it’s the same old thing, but I believe my comments are still relevant today. (Apologies for so many Wikipedia links, but at least they still work. I had to change maybe two other links, or put in a Wayback Machine archive page.)

Here is that article:

Note to Israel (and the U.S.) From an Anguished Jewish American: Decentralize (Link to article on LewRockwell.com)

April 21, 2010

The issues that cause me anguish have been the continuing conflicts between Israeli Jews and Arabs, the threats of Israel or the U.S. initiating a preemptive strike on Iran or Iran attacking Israel, and the Israeli government’s controversial building of new Jewish housing in East Jerusalem. It is difficult to find objective sources of information on the Arab-Israeli conflicts and the territories, which have been homelands to Jews and Arabs for centuries. Further, accusations of anti-Semitism or of being a “threat to security” have been thrown at anyone who criticizes Israel or exposes corrupt Israeli officials, but I, an anguished Jewish American, attempt to analyze these issues objectively from afar.

In addition to the U.S. government’s expansionist policies abroad, the Israeli State’s ownership of lands and its compulsory and monopolistic control over peoples’ lives has been contributing to the Middle-East’s woes for many years. People become corrupt when they are given the power of State, the power of compulsion over others and a monopoly over territorial protection. The current conflicts occur because territories are governed by the compulsory State apparatus of the Israeli government, although the Palestinian Authority and Hamas are also compulsory territorial monopolists. The idea of an entire nation to be known as a “Jewish State” has been a drawback as well, along with dependence on the State’s central planners as “protectors” of the Jewish people. Centralized governments do nothing but intrude into the lives of populations and provoke hostility. The way to peace for Israel is through decentralization.

Some people fear that the East Jerusalem construction projects will harm the neighborhood’s Arab population and further harm relations between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But who is the government, or the State, to be building homes for people, or decide which people can live in which neighborhoods? If the property in East Jerusalem were privatized, it would then be the owner(s) of the property who would decide what gets built and who lives there.

Private ownership of local property in each specific area gives the people who live there control over their neighborhoods, and control over their own lives, and thus would make them more likely to take responsibility for their lives and less likely to act aggressively against neighboring territories. For example, if the Israeli government didn’t interfere with the Gazans’ and others’ right to use their own natural resources, the Gazans could use the resources to support their daily living, or for exporting as a means of income.

A question that is perhaps taboo is whether there should even be a “Jewish State.” Or an “Islamic State,” or a “Christian State” or any territory devoted to people based on a religion. Some have argued that the Jewish people needed a homeland to protect them from persecution. During the mid-20thCentury, because of U.S. state-imposed immigration quotas (and other reasons), many Jews were prevented from entering the United States, and many fled to Israel as a “Jewish homeland.” American “immigration quotas” were state-imposed policies which violated the rights of Americans to freedom of association and contract, the right of families and property owners to accept Jewish immigrants without the State’s intrusions. Instead, a state-imposed “forced integration” brought many European Jews to Israel in the 1930s and ‘40s, eventually turning what had been an Arab majority into a Jewish majority in Israel.

What many people don’t realize is that persecutions have mainly been committed by States, or by people acting as agents of State. Throughout the later 19thCentury and 20thCentury, Jews had been fleeing Poland, Russia and Germany because of the “Pogroms” of the Russian Empire and from the German- and Nazi-initiated Holocaust.

More recently, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s forcing Israelis out of Gaza and parts of the West Bank in 2005, the “Disengagement Plan,” disrupted the lives of everyone in that territory, Jews and Arabs. It was no different from an “Apartheid Plan.” The state has no such moral authority, and has no moral claim on any land, just as it has no moral authority over any one individual’s life, and the State has no more right or moral authority to engage in “occupation” of certain territories than do private individuals have to trespass on others’ lands. But we should not blame the actions of the Israeli government on the Israeli people, who are not responsible for the actions of their government just as the Palestinian people are not responsible for the violent actions of Hamas.

My Grandma was lucky enough to leave Warsaw, Poland in 1912 at age 6 with her family, settling in a very welcoming and much freer New York City. Unfortunately, New York City is no longer that welcoming nor free, as the politicians’ taxaholism and regulatory nightmares have driven many people and businesses out of the city. Mayor Bloomberg reflects the mentality of politicians here and abroad for whom short-term fixes of confiscatory taxation and centralized bureaucratic and police control of the population is the way to solve problems. Centralized government is the real problem in New York, which needs to decentralize into separate, independent cities of Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, etc. Likewise, Israel’s centralized government has defeated the purpose of allowing Jews to have a “safe haven,” as the government’s oppressive policies not only restrict Israelis’ freedom of commerce, freedom of the press, freedom of movement and the right not to be forced to serve the state, but have also provoked Arab discontent and violence against the Israelis.

Rather than having a “Jewish State,” how about having a “free state,” or better, a “free country” of Israel (and the United States)? Follow Switzerland’s example, where much of the “public’s business” is handled at the local (as opposed to federal) level. Hans-Hermann Hoppe has written about the idea of decentralization of nation-states into many independent free cities, particularly in his book Democracy: The God That Failed, and his many articles at LewRockwell.com and The Mises Institute. In The Rise and Fall of the City, Hoppe goes even further than promoting the independence of individual cities, but individual households as well:

Households must be declared extraterritorial territory, like foreign embassies. Free association and spatial exclusion must be recognized as not bad but good things that facilitate peaceful cooperation between different ethnic and racial groups.

Such a change of decentralization, in addition to privatization and capitalization, is exactly what Israel needs, setting an example for the people of Iran, Iraq, and other countries (and the U.S.) to follow.

Decentralization also reduces the possibility that Israel could initiate a war with Iran. I am also anguished by the Big Government neoconservatives, whose suggestions of bombing Iran have been based on false propaganda. Short-term, present-oriented thinking is a common trait of the American neoconservatives, who have been supporting the U.S. government’s expansion into foreign lands to force transitions from theocracy to democracy among the Islamic states as though that will in some way protect Israel, despite many years of history to the contrary.

Unfortunately, the neoconservatives have a blind religious faith in the power and effectiveness of the State. In clinging to military industrial complex socialism and bureaucracy, the neocons support the U.S. government’s interventions and foreign entanglements with other governments, vicariously playing the role of “do-gooders” in a cops-and-robbers fantasy world in the name of protecting the U.S. and Israel. It is just as immoral to seize private wealth from American Muslims, Christians and Atheists for redistribution to Israel as it is immoral to seize private wealth from American Jews for redistribution to Muslim states such as Egypt, Jordan and Pakistan.

Like the left, the neocons have redefined “patriotism” as meaning not love of one’s country but love of the State, and that is also the prevailing attitude in mainstream Israel. It just seems that the neocons have an inability to engage in actual long-range planning that takes into account possible future consequences of the policies they support, and prefer to identify with that power of armed officialdom, force and monopoly. If one recognizes the neocons’ love of State for what it is, then one can see that they certainly seem to have more support for the Israeli government than for the Israeli people.

Just as the American Anti-Federalists have been the winners of the ideological and practical debate for over 200 years, if there ever were Anti-Federalists in Israel, they’d be right, too. Given that the main causes of civil strife have been centralized States, the real path to peace in Israel and the Middle-East (and the U.S.) is through privatization and decentralization.

Copyright 2010 LewRockwell.com

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Ron Paul: Will Special Interests Allow America’s ‘Longest War’ to Finally End?

David Henderson: Economic Lessons From Covid-19.

Jon Rappoport: Covid: Vaccinated People Shedding and Spreading Genetic Disaster to Unvaccinated Women?

Leo Hohmann: Highly Cited Covid Doctor Comes To Stunning Conclusion: Gov’t ‘Scrubbing Unprecedented Numbers’ Of Injection-Related Deaths

And The Post Millennial: Fully Vaccinated Liberals Are Scared to Take Masks Off out of Fear of Being Labeled ‘Republican’

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Jacob Hornberger: The Anti-Terrorism Screws Tighten on the American People.

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Robert Wenzel: How Did a Cold Freeze Result in Texas Becoming the Venezuela of Supplying Energy to Local Customers?

Laurence Vance: A Note on the Second Amendment

Ted Galen Carpenter: Washington’s Foreign ‘Democratic’ Clients Become an Embarrassment Again.

James Bovard: Teachers Unions Have Always Been Terrible.

Jon Rappoport: “They Didn’t Isolate the Virus” and Covid: Predatory Testing Labs Are Complicit in the Crime.

Alan Macleod: Facebook Hires NATO Press Officer Ben Nimmo as Intelligence Chief

Kit Knightly: 5 Questions to Ask Your Friends Who Plan to Get the Covid Vaccine.

Michael Snyder: America’s Out Of Control Teens Are On A Historic Crime Spree

Jeff Groom: SecDef Austin’s Safety Stand Down.

And Doug Bandow: Washington Should Put the American People First: No One Has the Right To Be a US Ally.

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Jon Rappoport: COVID: If There Is No Virus, Why Are People Dying?

Reason Interview of Glenn Greenwald: ‘Journalists Are Authoritarians’

Matthew Ehret: How the FBI Created Domestic Terrorism: 80 Years of Psychological Warfare Revealed.

John Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead: Enemies of the Deep State: The Government’s War on Domestic Terrorism Is a Trap.

Barbara Loe Fisher: Miami Obstetrician Dies After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

Paul Craig Roberts: In America Truth Is the Hardest Thing to Find.

Becky Akers: The First POWs of the Second American Revolution

Kevin Gosztola: The American Exceptionalism of Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The Western Standard: Calgary Police Take Traveling Woman into Mandatory Isolation, But Refuse to Tell Family Where She Is.

Tim Cushing: NYPD Still Blowing The Public’s Money To Keep The Public From Seeing The NYPD’s Misconduct Records.

L. Reichard White: What You Can Learn From Uninvited Fact Checkers

Joseph Mercola: Is Wearing Three Masks Better Than One?

PJ Media: How a Bunch of Redditors with $600 Stimulus Checks Outsmarted Wall Street Hedge Fund Managers.

Robert Wenzel: This is Very Sad: Top Names Fail to Understand the Basic Economics of the Stock Market

And The Federalist: The GameStop Saga Isn’t About Finance, It’s Part Of The Ongoing War Between Elites And Populists

My Warning Over a Decade Ago That Tea Party Conservatives “May Need the ACLU Soon”

The authoritarians on the left want to censor more speech that doesn’t bow down to the official narrative or that is critical of corrupt bureaucrats or that questions the legitimacy of the 2020 election outcome.

But worse, the extremists now in control are exploiting the Capitol false flag event of January 6th to greatly expand the post-9/11 “anti-terrorism” police state apparatus, no matter how criminal and unconstitutional such an apparatus is, in order to suppress said critics and suppress opposition to tyranny.

Over a decade ago I wrote this article in June of 2010 on why “Tea Partiers” (and conservatives, libertarians, people who want to “drain the swamp,” and now Trump supporters, etc…) should rethink their support of Bush post-9/11 war and anti-liberty policies (e.g. the “Patriot” Act) given how the Obama regime wanted to abuse such policies for political purposes. Note how Obama and his “national security” minions abused FISA spying to illegally spy on the Trump campaign. Note how Obama’s IRS went after conservatives. And look what the quasi communists are doing now!

So here is my LRC article from over 10 years ago, Tea Partiers May Need the ACLU Soon. (LRC page for the article.) I have replaced or removed links that weren’t working.

June 7, 2010

It seems that our representatives in Washington want Americans to know that, instead of studying the ideas of the Founding Fathers on the appropriate way governments should treat people, the DC ignoramuses have taken on the wisdom of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. And, ironically, many people in the Tea Party movement who have been supporting Bush war policies may be the ones regretting such support.

The most recent examples of our leaders rushing to violate our liberty in the name of fighting terrorism or other government-caused problems include Senator Joe Lieberman’s legislation to remove citizenship from suspected terrorists or terrorism abettors, and a proposal from Sen. Lindsay Graham and Sen. Charles Schumer to force all Americans to have a biometric ID card that would include embedded information such as fingerprints, etc. Because of the short-sightedness that has been common in Washington for over a century, the Founders’ belief in the Presumption of Innocence and Due Process now seems to be an anachronism.

This past decade’s war on terrorism has become an unwitting invitation for the government’s camel to completely barge in the tent, as the policies that the Bush Administration put in place can be used by subsequent administrations for dubious purposes, the prevention of which is why the American Founders wrote the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

The Bush war policies have given President Obama too much unchecked power. This includes a perversion of the rule of law that is supposed to restrict the State from curtailing individual rights. Consequently, the artificial notion of “battlefield rules,” in which rights may be curtailed by agents of the State in the name of war, combined with the globalizing of the war on terrorism, in which the battlefield has extended to include all territories, have disintegrated the concept of national sovereignty as well as erased the protection of individuals from State aggression.

For example, the Bush policies including the Patriot Act, warrantless surveillance, denial of due process, assassinations of suspected terrorists including Americans, extraordinary rendition, and indefinite detention, were short-sighted policies and may in fact be used to suppress opposition to the U.S. government, rather than to prevent actual terrorism.

Most worrisome is that so many people in the government and the media have been referring to the apprehension or execution of “terrorists,” when really referring to those our government has accused of engaging in or supporting terrorism, without evidence brought forth. That is troubling because in many cases officials knowingly had apprehended and held totally innocent terrorism suspects, some of whose apprehension and detention were based on false confessions by others as a result of torture or financial payments.

And Lieberman’s proposal to remove citizenship from terrorism suspects would mean an individual’s fate would be in the hands of Obama, CIA agents, career bureaucrats, and foreign governments. But should we really trust the judgment of someone as creepy as President Obama? And do we really want CIA agents to have the power to decide who should live or die, without trial?

200 years after the American Founders wrote a Constitution with rules for what the agents of the State may or may not do, Americans have been supporting policies with too much blind faith in the judgment of government and military officials.

Another problem is the false notion that the inalienable rights of the individual only apply to “American citizens.” The Declaration of Independence, however, is quite clear. It does not mention “only Americans.” Those rights to life and liberty are inherent in all human beings. The rights of each individual to one’s own life and liberty are inherent rights, and include the right to be free from the aggression of others and the right to be presumed innocent and left alone. We just have those rights as human beings, and the Declaration of Independence merely recognizes that.

We must be concerned about these war policies, because the history of the past century has consisted of suppression of individual rights by regimes of fascist and Marxist ideologies, to which Obama clearly subscribes. Such regimes would not tolerate a “Tea Party” movement.

It is ironic that ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis, who stands for the Obama agenda of socialist redistribution of wealth and fascist takeovers of entire industries, as well as one intrusion after another into the private lives of all Americans, expressed her irrational concern of her fellow “young, Democratic socialists” being rounded up into “internment camps.” Lewis is frightened by the Tea Party movement, people who have been peacefully expressing their legitimate protestations of an out-of-control, overreaching and invasive government – people merely trying to protect themselves from the aggression of the State.

Rational Americans should be much more concerned about federal administration officials such as regulatory czar Cass Sunstein, who proposes to “infiltrate” Internet sites and chat rooms as a means of controlling public opinion, and Solicitor General Elena Kagan who has said that freedom of speech “depends upon a categorical balancing of the value of the speech against its societal costs” (i.e. government-approved speech), and who has been supportive of President Obama’s ever-expanding executive powers including detaining or assassinating individuals without trial.

Conservatives and Tea Partiers need to be cautious in supporting policies such as detaining indefinitely or assassinating Americans suspected – not convicted, but suspected – of participating in “terrorist” or other criminal activities, in the name of fighting terrorism or any other societal threat, especially when we have public officials such as Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano and her DHS explicitly declaring “right-wing extremists,” “anti-government” types, and people opposed to ObamaCare as a threat to national security. Beware of people like Speaker Pelosi and others who have referred to Tea Party protesters as acting seditiously against the government. These officials are literally viewing Tea Partiers and conservatives as the “terrorists.”

The Obama Left may use such Bush-imposed policies based on presumption of guilt and without due process to serve their own political agenda, which could result in very negative consequences for members of the Tea Party movement, and all Americans. And if there will be an economic crisis even worse than the Great Depression as some people predict, and if the Obama Administration calls for martial law, then you will see greater abuse of government and police power, especially if law enforcement duties are shared by members of AmeriCorps, ACORN, S.E.I.U. and other pro-Obama unions and flunkies.

The Bush anti-terrorism policies were policies of short-sightedness and expediency that did not take into account their long-term consequential effects on liberty. Given monopolistic control over protecting the country from terrorism, officials do not have a competitive incentive to provide actual quality service of protection. Because of this, decisions are political, rather than practical and moral. Americans need to recognize this, and see how the compulsory nature of having to use this one government-run service is impractical and dangerous. It would be wise to reject the Big Government socialism and internationalism of our current Homeland Security police and military bureaucracy and consider more practical alternatives that don’t violate liberty, and that would be accountable to law and to markets rather than to political interests.

Eventually, thanks to the Bush Administration and the Obama extremists, we may discover how a more severe threat to our liberty and our security is not Islamic terrorism, but our own government.

Americans may very well learn the hard way that the Rule of Law is absolute, and applies to all people, private citizens and military personnel, businessmen and public officials, with no exceptions, war or not.