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10 Signs You’re Living in a Police State

A piece from Discovery News, timely…. given our summer of scandal.

Recent disclosures concerning the National Security Agency — and its secret program to collect phone call data on millions of Americans — have generated a storm of controversy. Legislators are lining up on each side of the issue, and a recent report from NPR suggests a broader cultural reaction to the news: Sales of George Orwell’s novel “1984” have spiked 6,000 percent since the story broke, as media commentators liken the scandal to Orwell’s depiction of a future police state.

The term “police state” is a little tricky, but it generally suggests a system of repressive government control where law is derived from executive power, with widespread state surveillance and suppression of free speech. Here are 10 signs — from history and recent headlines — that you’re living in a police state, or that your country may be headed in that direction.

 

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Thank you Legal Insurrection, and welcome to friends of Professor Jacobson!!!

Dear Readers: SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition President Dawn Wildman emailed today, hoping to spread the word about Tea Party response to a spate of letters to local organizations from the Internal Revenue Service. Big Government provides some background: IS THE IRS ATTEMPTING TO INTIMIDATE LOCAL TEA PARTIES?

In January and February of this year, the Internal Revenue Service began sending out letters to various local Tea Parties across the country. Mailed from the same Cincinnati, Ohio IRS office, these letters have reached Tea Parties in Virginia, Hawaii, Ohio, and Texas (we are hearing of more daily). There are several common threads to these letters: all are requesting more information from these independent Tea Parties in regard to their nonprofit 501(c)(4) applications (for this type of nonprofit, donations are not deductible). While some of the requests are reasonable, much of them are strikingly onerous and, dare I say, Orwellian in nature.

A citizens group, GOOOH (Get Out of our House, www.goooh.com) has already responded:

It appears the IRS has decided to aggressively investigate multiple non-profit, politically active, patriotic groups. If you are one of those being investigated, you will probably want to join a call that has been organized for tomorrow, Tuesday, 2/28 at 6pm Eastern. Click on this link CLICK HERE) to register for the call.

The call is for the organizations that have received a letter from the IRS concerning their application for tax exempt status. Those who have not yet received such correspondence from the IRS, should contact the group to be kept updated during this process.

One of the impacted groups, the Kentucky 912 project, has responded (click here for full response)

Word Warrior has a review for “Act of Valor”: The quick response to one of the most chilling actions taken by a federal agency since Obama unleashed the First-Amendment-Undermining HHS contraception provision is a great example of an “act of valor” by average citizens. I pray to God we are as successful as the Navy Seal team in the film.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEA PARTY!!! Here is your IRS Audit Package. Hugs and kisses, Obama (there’s even more!!!).

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SLOB News:

We had a great Beer Summit this weekend. W.C. Varones has a full description. I took my usual “Presidental Straw Poll”. It a nutshell, the winner was….ROMNEY WITH A SIDE OF PAUL.I hope to have more details tomorrow.

SLOBs at their regular Beer Summit

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