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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:51 AM

The Stealing of America by the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress

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The Stealing of America by the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress
By John Whitehead
OpEdNews Op Eds 7/22/2014 at 13:08:03

Call it what you will--taxes, penalties, fees or fines--but the only word that truly describes the constant bilking of the American taxpayer by the government and its corporate partners is theft.

We're operating in a topsy-turvy Sherwood Forest where instead of Robin Hood and his merry band of thieves stealing from the rich to feed the poor, you've got the government and its merry band of corporate thieves stealing from the poor to fatten the wallets of the rich. In this way, the poor get poorer and the rich get richer. All the while, the American Dream of peace, prosperity, and liberty has turned into a nightmare of endless wars, debilitating debt, and outright tyranny.

What Americans don't seem to comprehend is if the government can arbitrarily take away your property, you have no rights.

In this way, the police state with all of its trappings--from surveillance cameras, militarized police, SWAT team raids, truancy and zero tolerance policies, asset forfeiture laws, privatized prisons and red light cameras to Sting Ray guns, fusion centers, drones, black boxes, hollow-point bullets, detention centers, speed traps and abundance of laws criminalizing otherwise legitimate conduct--is little more than a front for a high-dollar operation aimed at laundering as much money as possible through government agencies and into the bank accounts of corporations.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:52 AM

1. This needs more exposure. Its the sickening truth behind all the spin.

K & R

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:53 AM

2. K & R

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:54 AM

3. Oh yes, and Thank You For This Outstanding Post

Great post unhappycamper

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:57 AM

4. Please post this to discussionist. I have not joined the site but if someone else can..

I would be interested to know what the wider variety of posters on Discussionist have to say about this piece.

Seems like the type of message that most people would give a nod of "yes" to. Regardless of a political leaning.

It should be a message to unify the public rather than some divisive tactic we see in the political arena of divide & conquer

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:55 PM

5. K&R!

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