The powers amassed by each successive president through the negligence of Congress and the courts empower whomever occupies the Oval Office to act as a dictator, above the law and beyond any real accountability. In this episode of On Target, John W. Whitehead examines the presidential powers that will be inherited by the next president—powers which […]
Congress will vote on the 2017 military spending bill this week. Despite all the talk of sequestration and the need to “rebuild the military,” the military industrial complex can look forward to another huge injection of money. Does this huge budget keep us safe? Or does it keep the Beltway bandits rich?
By Ron Paul For many of us concerned with liberty, the letters “NDAA” have come to symbolize Washington’s ongoing effort to undermine the US Constitution in the pursuit of constant war overseas. It was the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2012 that introduced into law the idea that American citizens could be indefinitely detained […]
by John Whitehead: “If we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of soldiers? If you look at the police department, their creed is to protect and to serve. A soldier’s mission is to engage his enemy in close […]
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by Scott Shackford We’ve previously noted the case of Rahinah Ibraham, a scholar who has been fighting the federal government for years trying to figure out why she was placed on the TSA’s no-fly list and trying to get off. The government has fought her each and every step of the way, going so far […]
The most extremist power any political leader can assert is the power to target his own citizens for execution without any charges or due process, far from any battlefield. The Obama administration has not only asserted exactly that power in theory, but has exercised it in practice. In September 2011, it killed US citizen Anwar […]
In the modern United States, federal laws are now so numerous and written so broadly and vaguely, that it is nearly impossible to make it through the day without breaking at least one of them. And through it all, an enormous government apparatus of prisons, prosecutors, police, and bureaucrats remains well-funded, powerful, and nearly impossible […]
The Fort Pierce Police Department is the latest domestic law enforcement agency to bring weapons of war back on the home front, purchasing an armored vehicle. TCPalm is reporting that Officer Keith Holmes got the vehicle through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA is the same legislation that allows the federal government […]
By Michael Lofti: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed into law yesterday SB0094. The bill attempts to nullify Section 1021 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Michigan joins other states who have sought to nullify the NDAA’s controversial indefinite detention clause. SB0094 sponsor Michigan Senator Rick Jones (R) told us: “Historically Michigan first […]