Education, Food Freedom and The American Police State

By Elisha Dorfsmith

Over the past couple months I have focused considerably more time on reading than writing. I have covered liberty topics from just about every angle I could think of on my blog and sometimes I feel that my concerns fall on deaf ears. Reading books from authors who express what I have been struggling so hard to say is a refreshing change of pace. Some of these books are best sellers and it is encouraging to be reminded that the message of liberty is being embraced.

Longtime readers of my blog know that much of what I write about is comprised of topics related to education, food freedom and the police state. Today I am happy to highlight and recommend three fantastic books that deal with these issues.

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A Government Of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State by John W. Whitehead

A Government of Wolves by John W. Whitehead examines the ever growing American police state and shows how anyone who thinks outside the box or defies the norm is in danger of facing the heavy hand of the law.

Every American is a potential criminal and our every move must be watched. Meanwhile, in the shadows of the legal system, there lurks a prison industrial complex lobbying lawmakers and raking in billions on the criminalization of just about everything.

I was pleased to see Whitehead cover many of the police state topics discussed on my blog over the years. Mandatory minimum sentences, private prisons, Patriot Act, NDAA, TSA, NSA, raids on raw milk, illegal lemonade stands, you name it.

Equally engaging is all of the references to dystopian books and films including favorites discussed many times on this blog like V For Vendetta, 1984, Brave New World, Minority Report,  They Live and Farhenheit 451. We are becoming the very society that these works warned us about and like a frog in boiling water, most of us don’t even realize it.

A Government Of Wolves is an extremely well researched book that will make an excellent gift for that “I’m not concerned because I have nothing to hide” person in your life. It’s a loud and clear wake up call. I’ll be buying extra copies to give away.

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Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Food Rights: The Escalating Battle Over Who Decides What We Eat by David E. Gumpert

Some people wonder why I spend so much energy and time ranting about food freedom and the right for people to grow food for themselves and their families. If you need a reason, look no further than Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights by David E. Gumpert.

In this book Gumpert gives example after example of Federal agents raiding food co-ops and small farms, investigating truckers, threatening and intimidating anyone and everyone who looks past their local grocery store for an alternative food source.

Sprinkled within the well documented stories of food police clamping down and trampling our rights are stories of people rising up and fighting back.  At what point will we say enough is enough? Perhaps not being allowed to eat or feed our children healthy food will be the last straw.

One reviewer on Amazon asked why the small food industry is such a big threat to the government. I believe we can find that answer if we follow the money. Corporate food companies are buying politicians and using the FDA and other militarized agencies to enforce their goals and eliminate all competition.

Are you angry yet?

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The School Revolution: A New Answer For Our Broken Education System by Ron Paul

As someone who was homeschooled from 2nd grade through high school and as a homeschooling father, I was happy to see Ron Paul write a book about homeschooling and the state of education in America.

In the early 80s homeschooling was banned in most states. My parents were pretty much homeschooling pioneers in the little town of Big Bear, California where I grew up. During the first few years nobody in my town was aware that homeschooling was even an option. One person told my parents that keeping their kids out of public school was a form of child abuse.

For a while Big Bear had a truant officer who got a lot of enjoyment out of harassing homeschooling families. I remember friends being turned in by their neighbors and receiving a visit from the authorities. Even with all the proper paperwork filed, parents were continually threatened with fines or jail time. Some families were afraid to let their kids have recess outside.

We’ve come a long way since then. Homeschooling has become a mainstream alternative to the public education system. Even public schools are embracing certain aspects of homeschooling. The myths about homeschoolers not being able to survive in the real world have been proven false.

In The School Revolution Ron Paul promotes his new home school curriculum, gives a shout out to Khan Academy, explores free market solutions to educational challenges and talks about the importance of leaving a legacy. An important and enjoyable read for parents and non-parents alike.

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  1. Anonie
    April 19, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    The growing police state in the US and Europe will only get worse. If you are thinking of leaving then please consider Chile. It is a modern and advanced society with a growing expat community. For more reasons on why to choose Chile please read the following page.

    http://www.dailypaul.com/295334/we-left-the-us-we-chose-chile

  1. June 17, 2015 at 5:11 pm

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