Freedom Under Fire with John Whitehead™, available free of charge, provides listeners and radio stations alike with insightful, relevant and provocative commentary on popular culture and constitutional issues.
The 2020 Election Bamboozle
This is not an election. This is a con game, a scam, a grift, a hustle, a bunko, a swindle, a flimflam, a gaffle, and a bamboozle. In this carefully choreographed scheme to strip the American citizenry of our power and our rights, “we the people” are nothing more than marks, suckers, stooges, mugs, rubes, or gulls. As constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead makes clear in this week's podcast, we are victims of the Deep State’s confidence game.
The Election Has Already Been Hijacked
Republicans and Democrats alike fear that the other party will attempt to hijack this election. President Trump is convinced that mail-in ballots are a scam except in Florida, where it’s safe to vote by mail because of its “great Republican governor.” The FBI is worried about foreign hackers continuing to target and exploit vulnerabilities in the nation’s electoral system, sowing distrust about the parties, the process and the outcome. John W. Whitehead, on the other hand, is not overly worried. As he makes clear in this week's podcast, the voting booths have already been hijacked by a political elite comprised of Republicans and Democrats who are determined to retain power at all costs.
Justice Sleeps: No, the U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Save Us
The U.S. Supreme Court will not save us. It doesn’t matter which party gets to pick the replacement to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. The battle that is gearing up right now is yet more distraction and spin to keep us oblivious to the steady encroachment on our rights by the architects of the American Police State. As constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead makes clear in this week's podcast, Americans can no longer rely on the courts to mete out justice.
Mile Markers of Tyranny: Losing Our Freedoms on the Road from 9/11 to COVID-19
You can map the nearly 20-year journey from the 9/11 attacks to the COVID-19 pandemic by the freedoms we’ve lost along the way. The road we have been traveling has been littered with the wreckage of our once-vaunted liberties, especially those enshrined in the Fourth Amendment. The assaults on our freedoms that began with the post-9/11 passage of the USA Patriot Act laid the groundwork for the eradication of every vital constitutional safeguard against government overreach, corruption and abuse. The COVID-19 pandemic with its lockdowns, mask mandates, surveillance, snitch lines for Americans to report their fellow citizens for engaging in risky behavior, and veiled threats of forced vaccinations has merely provided the architects of the American police state with an opportunity to flex their muscles. As constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead points out in this week's podcast, these have become mile markers on the road to tyranny.
Since 9/11, the Government’s Answer to Every Problem Has Been More Government
The history of the United States is a testament to the old adage that liberty decreases as government (and government bureaucracy) grows. To put it another way, as government expands, liberty contracts. To the police state, this COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge boon, like winning the biggest jackpot in the lottery. Certainly, it will prove to be a windfall for those who profit from government expenditures and expansions. Given the rate at which the government has been devising new ways to spend our money and establish itself as the “solution” to all of our worldly problems, this current crisis will most likely end up ushering in the largest expansion of government power since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. As constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead points out in this week's podcast, this is how the emergency state operates, after all.
Attack of the Tomato Killers: The Police State’s War on Weed and Backyard Gardens
Merely growing a vegetable garden on your own property, or in a greenhouse on your property, or shopping at a gardening store for gardening supplies—incredibly enough—could set you up for a drug raid sanctioned by the courts. In this case, the make-work principle (translation: making work to keep the police state busy at taxpayer expense) is being used to justify sending police and expensive military helicopters likely equipped with sophisticated surveillance and thermal imaging devices on exploratory sorties every summer—again at taxpayer expense—in order to uncover illegal marijuana growing operations. Often, however, as constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead points out in this week's podcast, what these air and ground searches end up targeting are backyard gardeners growing tomato plants.
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Please read Mr. Whiteheads books. They are quite illuminating on the surveillance state and the police state on the horizon. I honestly couldn’t figure out how the sophist would pull off a totalitarian police state. Now in 2020 we see how it was possible, and how easy it was. While I think it’s impossible to wake up the masses, I highly appreciate his efforts.
I have read many of his books!
I have read many of his books—going back to the 1980’s. A reread of many of those books seem prophetic when viewing through the rear view mirror of today!
I got his books
I’ve read a few of this mans books and I agree with mostly everything this podcast is a nice way to tune in on recent events