Toward a Militarized Police State – Part II
John’s boralogue tracks the latest developments in the Middle East with an analysis of the situation using a multi-dimensional chess model, where different layers of the model interact and interfere with one another.
Then we’ll pursue the thread opened on the show last week surrounding the emerging militarized police state. How often have you heard people say, “If you haven’t done anything wrong, you don’t have anything to worry about.” Criminal defense attorney Harvey Silverglate (www.harveysilverglate.com) couldn’t disagree more. In his book, “Three Felonies a Day, How the Feds Target the Innocent,” Mr. Silverglate says we’re drowning in laws that are impossible for us to know, and he documents how hundreds of Americans are being prosecuted and oftentimes jailed for “crimes” they had no way of knowing were crimes.
It was bad enough when army training materials identified evangelicals and Roman Catholics as being terrorist threats on a par with Islamic extremists, but pressure continues to mount on military chaplains to compromise their faith to match politically correct norms. Commander John Wells (USN, Ret.) (www.johnwellslaw.com) is an attorney addressing the issue of chaplains who are being harassed by their superiors.
Finally, did we ever have a president who understood economics well? Surprisingly that president was Calvin Coolidge. When the recession of the early 1920s was underway, he kept hands off and the economy, allowing it to bounce on its own, as contrasted with Herbert Hoover, who created the Great Depression by increasing taxes and regulation after the stock market crash in 1929. Charles Johnson is author of “Why Coolidge Matters: Leadership Lesson from American’s Most Underrated President.”