The ongoing war on those who dare to hold a mirror to the bloated face of American government

Posted: July 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

For more on this and other issues, check out John Whitehead’s new book, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State.

Time and again, throughout America’s history, individuals with a passion for truth and a commitment to justice have opted to defy the unjust laws and practices of the American government in order to speak up against slavery, segregation, discrimination, war and government corruption. Even when their personal safety and freedom were on the line, these individuals spoke up, knowing they would be chastised, ridiculed, arrested, branded traitors and even killed.

Thanks to the U.S. government’s growing intolerance for dissidents, whistleblowers and journalists who insist on transparency and accountability, who oppose its endless wars, targeted killings, warrantless surveillance, corrupt practices, and who demand that government officials abide by the rule of law, that list of so-called “enemies of the state” who will find themselves targeted for censure and prosecution is growing.

Yet as veteran journalist Walter Lippmann once declared, “There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.”

Frankly, we should all be doing our part to shame this particular devil.

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