Daily Archives: July 4, 2013

Liberty Under the Panopticon

Surveillance and the American Illusion of Freedom by ROBERT BOLTON County Cork, Ireland. Dissonance defines twenty first century America. Try as it might to uphold its founding visions, societal and political structures quietly erode its most treasured ideal: freedom. In a remarkable feat of self-destruction, caused mostly by a foreign policy that inspires nothing but […]

Independence Day Blues

  by Philip Giraldi The Fourth of July used to be a pleasant holiday, families at the beach, barbecues, small town parades and fireworks. It was a genuine celebration of pride in country combined with an affirmation of the good life that most Americans enjoyed. But no longer. The bloom was definitely off the rose in […]

Fourth of July 2013: What a Difference a Year Makes

Jefferson Weeping by Andrew P. Napolitano Do you have more personal liberty today than on the Fourth of July 2012? When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he used language that has become iconic. He wrote that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, and among them are life, liberty and […]

Empire of Secrets

2013Society Wiretaps without warrants. Surveillance of everyone. Who’s in charge and who’s watching the watchers? Will anything change? And does this massive spending actually make America more secure? In the next hour we’ll venture into a world of dark secrets and dirty wars, and reveal the ultimate secret of secrets in a democracy forced to choose […]