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Deep State Takes Down Trump Adviser: The Implications For Accountability

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Politics is full of contradictions. Even if they are not expressed philosophically, party politics in particular exemplify inconsistency. Take the recent resignation of Trump administration National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Presented by the Trump White House as a matter of eroding trust, the implications amount to what some have called a “political assassination.” In a briefing on Wednesday, press secretary ...

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The Future Of The Drug War: Pot Breathalyzers

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Amongst the growing acceptance and legalization of marijuana in states across the country, expect the drug warriors to not go down without a fight. Police are already searching and confiscating food in many states under the auspices of combating THC-infused edibles, but as companies compete to be the first to develop handheld breathalyzers that can detect pot, wide adoption by ...

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How Much Do Taxpayers Pay For Police Misconduct?

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Police brutality and misconduct lawsuits are a point of growing contention for many involved in the political arena. Obviously, victims of police abuse deserve to be compensated for their damages. The problem is that it isn’t the police departments or the at-fault officers themselves that are monetarily held accountable in a misconduct lawsuit. It is the hard working taxpayers of ...

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Feds Transferred $2.2B Worth Of Military Equipment To Police Since 2006

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The federal government has transferred around $2.2 billion worth of military gear to local police departments around the country since 2006, according to a new report. Released by the non-profit government transparency group Open the Books, the report, titled The Militarization of Local Police Departments, says the equipment includes “helicopters and airplanes, armored trucks and cars, tens of thousands of M16/M14 rifles, thousands of ...

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The Case Against Traffic Laws

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The average American pays around 56 percent of their adjusted income in all state, local, and federal taxes – not to mention the hidden tax of inflation courtesy of Federal Reserve meddling, which has devalued our currency by over 95 percent over the last century. If that wasn’t enough, like vultures, highway men of all stripes are sent out by ...

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Why Government Policing Monopolies Can Neither Serve Nor Protect You

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In 1920, the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises expanded on what is known as the “economic” or “socialist calculation problem” in his work, Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth. Mises describes the nature of the price system under capitalism and describes how individual subjective values are translated into the objective information(prices) necessary for rational allocation of resources in society. ...

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Cops: Eating Out The Substance Of Their Own Countrymen

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Every government employee is morally suspect, this is true. Involved in violent expropriation (taxation), government workers add no net gain to society as they simply confiscate resources from one group to give to another. In fact they provide a net lose as their prima facie existence is dependent on still more tax dollars. State enforcers, like police officers however, have reserved ...

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The Move Toward Federalization Of Police

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The agenda to consolidate federal authority over local law enforcement dates back decades, but lets get you up to speed on what has occurred in just the last several years. In 2011 the consolidation of police departments to regional agencies became commonplace as budget cuts and funding was blamed for the cause of this merging of local forces into one ...

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Political Correctness Means A Draconian Police State

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The term “thought police” was popularized by George Orwell in his 1949 dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the book, Orwell’s Thought Police are charged with uncovering and punishing “thought-crime” and thought-criminals throughout the fictional superstate of Oceania. The secret police agency uses propaganda, psychological methods, and omnipresent surveillance to search, find, monitor, and arrest members of society who could potentially ...

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