US Police State

All blog entries related to the US Police State and destruction of civil liberties.

Trump’s Appointments

So far it’s looking like a mix of good and bad.   His national security adviser, Retired Gen. Michael Flynn, isn’t too bad, but the AG (Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions) and CIA Director (Republican congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas) suck. I think Flynn’s wiki page has been edited to make him look as bad as…

Petition To Overturn FDA’s Classification of ECigs as Tobacco

Sign it. Petition closes June 4, 2016

Read more about the issue here.  A new report released today from the Royal College of Physicians, Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction concludes that e-cigarettes are likely to be beneficial to UK public health. Smokers can therefore be reassured and encouraged to use them, and the public can be reassured that e-cigarettes are much safer than smoking.

The Tale of My Father’s Escape From Communist Hungary

My father was 6 years old when the Russian tanks rolled into his village.  The year was 1956, and the Hungarian Revolution was underway.  The Hungarian Revolution or Uprising of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People’s Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. The revolt began as a student…

Victimless Crime Constitutes 86% of the Federal Prison Population

When we talk about the war on drugs, which is increasingly turning into a real war, we often overlook the fact that the “criminals” involved in the drug trade aren’t actually violating anyone’s rights.  When a drug dealer is hauled before a judge, there is no victim standing behind the prosecutor claiming damages.  Everyone participating…