- For years I have told Americans to wake up and see what
was happening to their country before it was too late for America. Now
it is time for me to tell the world to wake up about America before it
is too late for them.
- I have been aware of a disturbing change in the US government
for the last 12 years. It seems that the world has slept through this change
and does not realize what America has become. I will outline some major
problems, go into specific subjects and cite examples of how America has
changed, yes, we are indeed no longer free. Much of what is written in
this report is from my own personal experience.
- This is a warning to the world to watch out for the new
America. America is no longer the moral guardian you knew it to be, in
recent years America has become a tyrant unprecedented.
- Control Of Media
- The American press can no longer be trusted. When the
Government passed the Telecommunications act of 1996, it allowed consolidation
of the media and control of all information received by the people to a
small group of sources. This showed itself as large media mergers and virtually
all information was soon controlled by the same small group of people.
In June of 2003 additional legislation was passed which now allows all
the news to be controlled from a single source. The day I typed this I
called CN8 live, a national cable news program to speak on the air. They
took my personal information including name, address and phone number.
They then hung up and called me back to verify that I really was at that
address. They then said something that scared me half to death, They said
that if I did not stay on subject and say what I told them I would say
that they would "notify the authorities". I am someone who has
called news programs frequently in the past, and that never happened before.
Itís obviously a new policy. So much for a free press.
- Police Brutality
- I know a man who manages a store close to where I live.
His brother has a sixteen year old boy and seven year old girl. Outside
his brotherís house some police were beating a man who was laying
down on the road and not fighting back. The sixteen year old opened the
window and shouted at the police, telling them that they were doing too
much and that they did not need to beat the man so hard.
- They did not let up, instead they kicked in the door
to the house and assaulted the boy. So now they were beating up the man
on the street and beating up the kid in the house. The seven year old girl
ran to the officer who kicked in the door and tried pulling him off her
brother. The officer pushed her away so hard that she hit the wall and
broke her arm. It never made the news. This is not an isolated incident,
it is the new America. Contrast this with the glossy happy-go-lucky "police
are great and accountable for their actions" media coverage on shows
like Real TV and "Cops", there is much more to the truth than
we are allowed to see.
- In the past I had heard stories like this from strangers
but did not believe them until I heard it from someone I knew well. Indeed
the foreign governments who have started to call the US a police state
are much more correct than they realize. I am waiting for them to have
the courage to say it without retracting comment.
- Asset Forfeiture
- America has a new policy towards personal property called
"asset forfeiture". This is the act of confiscating property
without a trial. The way it works is this: The police accuse you of a crime
and take whatever they say you had in your possession when the alleged
crime was committed. This could be a vehicle such as a boat or car, or
a computer, or even your house. You have to go to court to prove your
innocence to get it back, and if you win your case you have to pay a return
fee which is usually 50% of the property value. If they take a car that
was worth 12,000 you will have to pay 6,000 to get it back. If you cannot
afford the 6,000 they will sell it at auction to "recover" their
"funds". If you have a loan or mortgage on the property they
sell at auction, you are still obligated to pay the bank for what you no
- This happens frequently and the evidence is easy to find.
Go to Google and type the search term "US government auctions"
or "asset forfeiture auction" or pick any state and add the word
auction. The auctions are everywhere, selling property seized from people
who were often judged by the courts innocent.
- If you are a property owner with tenants in a 200 room
apartment complex and one of the tenants gets arrested in an apartment
for possession of drugs or stolen property, or committing a crime such
as calling a prostitute to his room, the city or state can take the apartment
building away from the owner who was not involved in any way and say that
the property committed the crime and therefore needed to be taken. Confiscation
of large complexes has happened more than once, confiscation of single
family rental houses and private homes is frequent.
- Forcing A Crime
- It has become common for a judge to force a crime. The
way this is done is to issue a civil judgement that cannot possibly be
implemented by the person the judgement is against. When the person the
judgement is issued against fails to implement the judgement, a civil matter
becomes criminal due to "contempt of court". This is commonplace
in family law when a man is forced to pay ìchild supportî
Child support judgements often leave a man with less than 20 percent of
his income after taxes, despite the 50% rule. This forces the person the
judgement is against to make a decision - pay "child support"
as ordered and suffer severe hardship, often including dependence on friends
or being homeless or living in a car or camper, or get behind on "child
support" and become a "criminal" due to contempt of court.
- Violation Of Ex Post Facto
- In the constitutional republic the United States used
to be, there was a rule of ex post fato which prevented any government,
be it federal state or local from writing retroactive laws. But since
1987 there has been a new and disturbing trend.
- The federal government along with many states and municipalities
has started to write and enact retroactive laws. As an example, let's say
that in 1998 you painted your house and at that time it was legal to paint
your house without a permit. If in 2003 your municipality writes a retroactive
law that states that you now needed a permit to paint your house, and makes
it retroactive to 1995, you will be in violation and guilty of breaking
the law in 1998.
- Retroactive laws are commonplace now and are usually
enacted in the areas of taxes, family policy, and land usage. It is a frequent
event now to have people suddenly discover they owe huge sums of money
or are now subject to punishment for doing things that were legal when
they did them.
- The public tolerance of the now commonplace violations
of ex post facto has opened an avenue through which governmental bodies
are prosecuting people for violations they did not commit, collecting taxes
that were never owed and seizing properties which were "improperly
used" in the past.
- Legislation Without Representation
- Starting in the late 1980's, most states authorized the
practice of legislation without representation. It is standard practice
now for un-elected people in state agencies to enact policy and write laws
that were never voted on, approved, or asked for by the public. Legislation
without representation often takes place in secret, with the public unaware
of what is happening until the new law is put in place and enforced. This
has removed accountability from government and allowed serious abusive
practices to be implemented without the presence of any individual or group
to be held accountable.
- My own personal experience with legislation without representation
occurred when I calculated that over 80 percent of my income was being
taken in taxes and "child support" for two children. I called
the child support agency and asked them who wrote the laws that made such
a thing possible. I wanted to know which senator, representative or other
elected official was responsible for enacting such a draconian policy.
- The state agent replied: "The child support statutes
were enacted by this child support agency and have nothing to do with elected
officials. As for the individuals who write the policy, you are not permitted
to know who is involved".
- This most serious practice, probably the one that has
destroyed our freedom the most, is occurring everywhere through many avenues,
not only "child support". Legislation without representation
allows a corrupt government to thrive because the people who write the
legislation are employees of the government who work in secret, will never
be held accountable and cannot be voted out of office.
- In a democracy, the people can effect change by voting
the people who are going against their will out of power. Legislation without
representation circumvents the democratic process and takes the will of
the people out of government. Due to the now common practice of legislation
without representation, America can no longer be considered a true democracy.
- Road Closures
- In the back country they are closing down the roads to
limit access. If you get caught riding even a bicycle on the road beyond
the barrier, having left you car at the barrier, they will confiscate the
bike, the car, and throw you in prison, and you will lose everything 100%.
I was familiar with the back country of the intermountain west and noticed
that around 1996 the road closures began to happen. I believe the closures
are an attempt to de-familiarize the public with alternate routes of escape
in the event of a police lockdown or martial law. They also closed down
any road that led to safe water in remote regions. In High School, I had
a German teacher who was alive during Hitler's reign and she said that
Hitler closed down access to the wilderness areas after the Reichstag was
burned which proved to be an effective method of eliminating resistance
from the portion of the population which did not agree with him. She warned
us to never let it happen here.
- Road closures are usually done with very large immovable
barriers such as boulders or trenches and signs warning of what will happen
if you get caught attempting to travel beyond them.
- Citizen Spies
- In the name of fighting terrorism, the so-called "department
of homeland security" has employed a network of citizen spies who
may have in reality been hired to identify people who are upset with the
new government policies. When the Reichstag was burned, Hitler also set
up his network of citizen spies. Was Sep11 a Reichstag? One thing is certain,
the videos you can download now are not the same as the ones I downloaded
on Sep12. Immediately after Sep11 they clearly showed explosives going
off in sequence, bringing the buildings down in a perfect demolition wave.
Most of the ones you can find now no longer show the explosions, they have
been "photoshopped" out.
- Terror is a common tactic or excuse used by oppressive
governments to get the people to give up their freedoms for a little bit
of security. Hitler used this tactic after the burning of the Reichstag
to justify the military actions he took in the opening days of World War
II. To keep the population safe from terror, Hitler also employed his network
of citizen spies who did little but turn their neighbors in for expressing
- Common Police Searches
- It has become commonplace now for police to stop people
for no reason and search them. This began long before Sep11. This has happened
to me personally three times, once at a roadblock, once when I was walking
on my way to work, and once when I was sleeping in my van due to homelessness
caused by a divorce. It would have happened many times, but I got good
at spotting the roadblocks - just look for a traffic jam with evenly timed
cars coming toward you in the opposite lane. Normally, the traffic jam
would be long enough to allow me to pull a u-turn without being seen. I
never did anything wrong, but I hate those road blocks.
- Anonymous Accusation
- In recent years, Federal, state and local law enforcement
bodies have started arresting and punishing people due to anonymous accusations.
Now when you show up in court you have no right to know who has accused
you of a crime. Without any chance of any repercussions, individuals, groups
and organizations now commonly issue accusations to get revenge, gain unfair
advantage, or simply because they were going on assumption rather than
actually being witness.
- The right to know your accuser was a cornerstone of American
justice; it created an environment which brought accountability to legal
prosecution. Without it, people are now going to jail, being fined, and
losing their children in civil disputes without ever knowing why.