Minority Report: Is technology making science fiction nightmare a reality?

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Just a decade ago, Stephen Spielberg unleashed on cinematic audiences a dystopian future of fear, prediction and the authoritarian state. Minority Report told of a future in which the “Precrime Division” of the police department stopped crimes before they happened,… Continue Reading

Our comfortable injustice, Part 2: Incarceration for profit

Read part one of this series, Christians, race, and the U.S. legal system. Recent years have given rise to what John W. Whitehead and others refer to as the “Prison Industrial Complex.” The Prison Industrial Complex, comprised of companies like… Continue Reading

Drones over U.S. skies: The Surveillance State is here

A commentary by John W. Whitehead February 13, 2012 To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right… Continue Reading

The Empire comes home to end the Republic

The latest commentary from constitutional attorney, John W. Whitehead. Black Hawks in Boston: The American Military Empire Comes Home I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are… Continue Reading

Whitehead warns of losing the 4th amendment…for good

“It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”–Thomas Paine Constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead can be called anything but a liberal. In 1982 he founded the Rutherford Institute–an international, nonprofit civil liberties organization committed… Continue Reading