By John Whitehead
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 people" to a police kingdom ruled through the robust arm of the legislation. In such an atmosphere, the legislation turns into one more instrument to oppress the folks. As a constitutional lawyer 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.
The ordinary subject on the middle of A govt of Wolves is that the yankee everyone is in grave risk of wasting their simple freedoms. the easy truth is that the structure - and specifically the invoice of Rights - is being undermined on nearly each entrance. certainly, every thing the US used to be based upon is ultimately being challenged. The openness and freedom that have been as soon as the hallmarks of our society at the moment are in danger.
We have been as soon as a society that valued person liberty and privateness. yet lately now we have become a tradition that has quietly authorized surveillance cameras, police and drug-sniffing canines in our children's faculties, nationwide databases that song our funds and actions, sneak-and-peek searches of our houses with no our wisdom or consent, and anti-terrorism legislation that flip typical american citizens into suspects. in brief, the United States has develop into a lockdown kingdom, and we're all at risk.
A executive of Wolves not just explains those acute difficulties yet is a choice to motion supplying well timed and useful tasks for american citizens to take cost of current process historical past and prevent the becoming police kingdom. yet time is working out. we're at severe juncture and each citizen who values his or her own freedom must pay shut consciousness to the message during this publication!
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