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By John W. Whitehead

ISBN-10: 1590799755

ISBN-13: 9781590799758

In a central authority of Wolves: The rising American Police State, John W. Whitehead charts America's transition from a society ruled by means of we the folk to a police country ruled through the robust arm of the legislation. In such an atmosphere, the legislations turns into one more instrument to oppress the folks. As a constitutional legal professional of nationwide prominence, and as president of The Rutherford Institute, a global civil liberties association, Whitehead has been on the leading edge of the struggle for civil liberties during this state.

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The "lone wolf" provision allows intelligence gathering on people not suspected of being part of a foreign government or known terrorist organization. And Section 215 of the Patriot Act allows court-approved seizure of records and property in so-called antiterrorism operations. The National Defense Authorization Act America's so-called war on terror, which it has relentlessly pursued since 9/11, has forever altered the political and legal landscape of our country. It has chipped away at our freedoms, unraveled our Constitution and transformed our nation into a battlefield.

47 –Author HANNAH ARENDT, The Origins of Totalitarianism Movements toward police states are very subtle. As author Naomi Wolf recognizes, police state environments slowly seep into a populace's consciousness: It is a mistake to think that early in a fascist shift you see the profile of barbed wire against the sky. In the early days, things look normal on the surface: peasants were celebrating harvest festivals in Calabria in 1922; people were shopping and going to the movies in Berlin in 1931.

You have to be careful about what you do and say, and that is more dangerous than what was happening with McCarthy, since the technology the government now possesses is so much more insidious. We have no idea how much the government knows about average citizens. This is not the way the government born under the Declaration of Independence is supposed to operate. Under the USA Patriot Act, FBI agents with a court order from a secret court, can enter people's homes and offices when they are not present, look around and take what they like.

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