Author Archives: John W. Whitehead

The omnipresent surveillance state: Orwell’s ‘1984’ is no longer fiction

Tread cautiously: the fiction of George Orwell has become an operation manual for the omnipresent, modern-day surveillance state. Continue reading

You’re under arrest: How the police state muzzles our right to speak truth to power

What the First Amendment protects—and a healthy constitutional republic requires—are citizens who routinely exercise their right to speak truth to power. Continue reading

Technotyranny: The iron-fisted authoritarianism of the surveillance state

Red pill or blue pill? You decide. Continue reading

How to survive the journey ahead: A graduation message for a terrifying age

Those coming of age today will face some of the greatest obstacles ever encountered by young people. Continue reading

Drivers beware: The deadly perils of traffic stops in the American police state

We’ve all been there before. Continue reading

D Is for a dictatorship disguised as a democracy

What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theater. And what political theater it is, diabolically Shakespearean at times, full of sound and fury, yet in the end, signifying nothing. Continue reading

Predator cops, guilty of sex crimes against women and children, are a menace to society

How could this be happening right under our noses? Continue reading

The essence of evil: Sex with children has become big business in America

Children, young girls—some as young as 9 years old—are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old. Continue reading

From Jesus Christ to Julian Assange: when dissidents become enemies of the state

When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals. Continue reading

Financial tyranny: America has become a pay-to-play exercise in fascism

We’re not living the American Dream. We’re in the grip of a financial nightmare. Continue reading

American idiocracy: 50 years later, we’re still stranded in the Twilight Zone

Have you noticed how much life increasingly feels like an episode of The Twilight Zone? Continue reading

The making of a monster: We’re all lab rats in the government’s secret experiments

The U.S. government, in its pursuit of so-called monsters, has itself become a monster. Continue reading

Don’t shoot the dogs: The growing epidemic of cops shooting family dogs

The absurd cruelties of the American police state keep reaching newer heights. Continue reading

Pity the Nation: War spending is bankrupting America

War spending is bankrupting America. Continue reading

Forced blood draws & implied consent laws make a mockery of the Fourth Amendment

You think you’ve got rights? Think again. Continue reading

The age of tyrannical surveillance: We’re being branded, bought and sold for our data

Uncle Sam wants you. Continue reading

Rule by fiat: national crises, Fake emergencies and other dangerous presidential powers

Who pays the price for the dissolution of the constitutional covenant that holds the government and its agents accountable to the will of the people? Continue reading

I’m not breaking up with America this Valentine’s Day and neither should you

Life in America has become a gut-wrenching, soul-sucking, misery-drenched, demoralizing existence. Continue reading

The State of the Union: These are dangerous times and the government is to blame

These are dangerous times. Continue reading

The day the music died: Remembering Buddy Holly (1936-1959)

The snow was heavy on that night 60 years ago. Continue reading

Jackboots in the morning: No one is spared from this American night

The American Police State does not discriminate. Continue reading

Uncle Sam wants your DNA: The FBI’s diabolical plan to create a nation of suspects

Uncle Sam wants you. Continue reading

The danger within: Border Patrol Is turning America Into a Constitution-free zone

How far would you really go to secure the nation’s borders against illegal aliens? Continue reading

Beware the emergency state: Imperial, unaccountable and unconstitutional

It’s all happening according to schedule. Continue reading

Government shutdown or not, the police state will continue to flourish

The government has shut down again. Continue reading

Say no to government Grinches and corporate Scrooges

What a year. Continue reading

A crisis in the making: Know your rights or you will lose them

We are approaching critical mass, the point at which all hell breaks loose. Continue reading

To a nation of snowflakes, Christmas has become another trigger word

To a nation of snowflakes, Christmas has become yet another trigger word. Continue reading

Yes, you have the right to talk back to the government, but it could get you killed

What the architects of the police state want are submissive, compliant, cooperative, obedient, meek citizens who don’t talk back, don’t challenge government authority, don’t speak out against government misconduct, and don’t step out of line. Continue reading

This Thanksgiving, don’t just give thanks, pay your blessings forward

Listen: I know it’s been a hard, heart-wrenching, stomach-churning kind of year. Continue reading

Red flag gun laws: Yet another government weapon for compliance and control

We never learn. Continue reading

A badge of shame: The government’s war on America’s military veterans

Not all heroes wear the uniform of war. Continue reading