10 Secrets About America that Will Make You Wonder Where All the Freedom Went

By Isaac Davis

It’s no secret the definition of ‘freedom’ in America has changed a great deal in recent decades. While 9/11 was a major turning point, setting in motion a slew of changes to the American mindset and to the legal framework which governs the contract between the State and the people, our natural rights have been under assault for generations.

Couple this with the dumbing down of the American citizenry, and ‘We the People’ simply no longer know or understand our rights. The fallout of this being we no longer protest or even notice when evermore egregious violations occur.

Where has all the freedom gone?

The following 10 secret truths about America are critical in understanding the state of the state today.

1.) The United States is one of only two countries in the world which taxes nonresident citizens for income earned elsewhere. If you reside in another country, as millions of U.S. citizens do, you’ll have to pay income taxes to two nations, or face prosecution by the IRS.

This means that if you happen to have been born in the U.S. but lived your entire life elsewhere, you still owe Uncle Sam the full burden of income taxes, for your entire life. This rule is so insane that only two nations out of 196 nation states in the world do it. The other is the African nation of Eritrea.

2.) The Federal Reserve is not Federal and there is no reserve. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 gave authority to a private organization to print currency. The result has been continually rising inflation and continually rising debt which is mathematically impossible to pay off.

A group of secret shareholders in the Federal Reserve make a profit for every dollar printed and used by anyone. This is the most sophisticated form of financial slavery ever devised, and many future generations of people are already indebted to this cabal.

3.) There is actually no law requiring U.S. citizens to file income tax returns, and the income tax itself is unconstitutional. This complex and controversial issue is broken down in detail in the documentary America: Freedom to Fascism by the late Aaron Russo.

4.) The IRS follows Americans around the world and harasses foreign banks to control the finances of U.S. citizens.  

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2010 makes it extremely difficult for Americans to function financially in other countries. Originally part of the Patriot Act, this type of global financial surveillance monitors bank accounts and deposits around the world. A result of this has been that many international banks will no longer do business with U.S. citizens, making it extremely difficult to live abroad.

5.) American churches are required to register with the federal government and are not allowed to engage in political speech. 

Historically, churches were the centers of communal and societal change, as pastors and leaders would speak to their congregations on matters of social injustice and government tyranny. The American Revolution would not have taken place if not for the churches, but in 1954 the federal government passed the ‘Law of Charities,’ requiring churches to files as 501(c)(3) organizations, which comes with heavy restrictions on freedom of speech. Churches today are sanitized profit centers of social complacency not social change.

6.) Free speech permits and free speech zones severely restrict our First Amendment rights.

This policy began in 1988 during the Democratic National Convention as ‘designated protest zones,’ but grew in prominence during the G.W. Bush administration. Upheld and strengthened during the Obama years, this policy of severely restricting freedom of speech and of assembly has been extended to college campuses around the nation. We won’t see antiwar protests like what we saw during the Vietnam war because this behavior is now illegal.

7.) Approximately two-thirds of Americans live in official Constitution Free Zones, where U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been given jurisdiction over the travel right of Americans. 

Within 100 miles of the U.S. border anyone can subjected to the policies of border patrol, which is allowed to interdict, search and seize persons and property without the due process required for other areas of law enforcement. Couple this with the rise in sobriety checkpoints and other police state measures and you realize we’ve lost the right to freely travel.

8.) Many ordinary and historically common rights, behaviors, practices and occupations have now become privileges regulated and taxed by the State.

Building a home, fishing, hunting, going off the grid, gardening, selling lemonade, mowing yards, driving a car, getting married, starting a business, cutting hair, and so, so much more are all activities that now require permission from the government. And for all of these activities, you’ll have to pay a fee for the privilege. Failure to do so can result in violent arrest, heavy fines, and prison time.

9.) Policing in the U.S. has become a for-profit branch of the government, and police brutality and violence is reaching epidemic levels. 

Law enforcement agencies around the U.S. have seized billions of dollars from law-abiding citizens in recent years. Traffic enforcement and local code enforcement works to generate revenue for local governments rather than for public safety. And the violence of police against Americans is everywhere.

10.) America has the highest rate of incarcerated people the world has ever seen. 

Prison in the United States has become big business, and thanks to the war on drugs, the government has found it acceptable to imprison millions of Americans, breaking up families, destroying lives and wasting taxpayer money. Although America has only 4.4 percent of the world’s population, it houses about 22 percent of the world’s prisoners.

Final Thoughts

While America is truly filled with incredible, ingenious and productive people, we are living in a time when government has extended its reach into our lives in ever more serious ways, while going unchecked. In order to solve the problem, you have to see the problem; and as we look around, it’s easy to recognize that our freedom is being stolen from us.

Read more articles by Isaac Davis.

Isaac Davis is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com. He is an outspoken advocate of liberty, self-ownership, and of a voluntary society. He is an avid reader of history and passionate about becoming self-sufficient to break free of the control matrix.

This article (10 Secrets About America that Will Make You Wonder Where All the Freedom Went) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Isaac Davis and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.


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9 Comments on "10 Secrets About America that Will Make You Wonder Where All the Freedom Went"

  1. anticriminals | July 14, 2017 at 1:31 pm | Reply

    What Americans don’t realize is that we do have enemies. Americans don’t realize that this thing we call our government was actually overthrown back during the civil war. What most Americans do not know is that they are not U. S. Citizens because they do not understand the legal geographical definition of the term “United States”, meaning federal. Most Americans have been deceived into believing that they are U S citizens under the 14th amendment, but therein lies the deception. When understood, the 14th amendment is proof that your government was overthrown; along with the existence of the Federal Reserve and the IRS, two of the elements of communism.
    You can learn more by Googleing “The Great American Adventure”, by Retired Judge Dale or by Googleing annavonreitz.com.

    PS Non-filer since 1979 and I can teach anyone, who wants to learn, how to read and understand the Internal Revenue Code.

  2. “….many future generations of people are already indebted to this cabal….”

    This is claimed by the cabal !
    But how does this cabal intend to get that “owed” money from the people ?
    The ONLY way is through the “helping” State’s monopoly on force.

    ONLY because people believe (have Faith) the State has the RIGHT to use force against them, the cabal can collect any money from the people at all.

    That Belief (delusion) is the REAL problem !
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    Three Types of Conquest

    History reveals nations can be conquered by the use of one or more of three methods.

    1. The most common is conquest by war. In time, though, this method usually fails, because the captives hate the captors and rise up and drive them out if they can. Much force is needed to maintain control, making it expensive for the conqueror.

    2. Another method is by religion, where men are convinced they must give their captors part of their earnings as “obedience to God.” Such a captivity is vulnerable to philosophical exposure or by overthrow by armed force, since religion by its nature lacks military force to regain control, once its captives become disillusioned.

    3. The third method can be called economic conquest. It takes place when nations are placed under “tribute” without the use of visible force or coercion, so that the victims do not realize they have been conquered. “Tribute” is collected from them in the form of “legal” debts and taxes, and they believe they are paying it for their own good, for the good of others, or to protect all from some enemy. Their captors become their “benefactors” and “protectors”.

    Although this is the slowest to impose. It is often quite long lasting, as the captives do not see any military force arrayed against them, their religion is left more or less intact, they have freedom to speak and travel, and they participate in “elections” for their rulers. Without realizing it, they are conquered, and the instruments of their own society are used to transfer their wealth to their captors and make the conquest complete.

  3. Common Sense | July 15, 2017 at 6:42 am | Reply

    The proverbial frog in the pot. Our complacency and apathy has allowed the slow diminishing/removal of our rights. The praying mantis approach. So slow, we don’t recognize it.
    Our ancestors that came to America and fought against the tyranny of king George were robust and aware citizens that knew what they were losing. But now we have become fat and lazy only caring about entertainment and our own selfish wants. Who cares if we are losing all our freedoms as long as I have my phone and TV.
    Given the example we the people have shown, I predict we will slip into total dominance without lifting a finger.
    Future generations won’t miss something they never knew. Freedom.

    A citizenry of sheep always brings about a government of wolves.

  4. Could this have something to do with the First Amendment’s establishment of religion? Yes, you read that correctly:

    “…Although the First Amendment does not allow for establishing one religion over another, by eliminating Christianity as the federal government’s religion of choice (achieved by Article 6’s interdiction against Christian test oaths), Amendment 1 authorized equality for all non-Christian and even antichristian religions. When the Constitution failed to recognize Christian monotheism, it allowed Amendment 1 to fill the void by authorizing pagan polytheism.

    Amendment 1 did exactly what the framers proclaimed it could not do: it prohibited the exercise of monotheistic Christianity (except within the confines of its church buildings) and established polytheism in its place. This explains the government’s double standard regarding Christian and non-Christian religions. For example, court participants entering the United States District Court of Appeals for the Middle District of Alabama must walk by a statue of Themis, the Greek goddess of justice. And yet, on November 18, 2002, this very court ruled that Judge Roy Moore’s Ten Commandments Monument violated the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Despite many Christians’ protests against this hypocrisy, it was in keeping with the inevitable repercussions of the First Amendment.

    “…Christians hang their religious hat on Amendment 1, as if some great moral principle is carved therein. They have gotten so caught up in the battle over the misuse of the Establishment Clause – the freedom from religion – that they have overlooked the ungodliness intrinsic in the Free Exercise Clause – the freedom of religion…..”

    For more, see online Chapter 11 “Amendment 1: Government-Sanctioned Polytheism” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 11.

    Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that examines the Constitution by the Bible.

  5. Louis Charles | July 15, 2017 at 8:41 pm | Reply

    You mention the Fed Reserve… but really fail to identify the REAL problem with it. America has a (((group of people))) who have been handed a complete monopoly over a “legal” currency counterfeiting operation. They are not even limited by trees, ink and Brinks trucks to haul their loot around anymore. Simply click a mouse and they buy who they want, when they want, to do whatever they want. NO LIMITS, whatsoever. How do you expect a population… even if well informed to combat this? They buy politicians, judges, DAs, cops, academia, entertainment, news media, the medical industry, ad infinitum. Everyone… even Ron Paul just keeps talking about the “economic” consequences, not the criminal influence. Why does George Soros have as much cash as he wants? WTF does that sagFace actually do to “earn” his money? What has he ever produced besides chaos? The producers of “Get Smart” in the ’60s knew what they were talking about! That show came on just after we dropped the silver in our dollar — 1964 Their criminal cabal was called CHAOS.

  6. In the case of the UN, the USA will reimburse tax paid by UN employees. The Eritreans are not so lucky. We all know what happened to Aaron Russo when he produced his documentary on the IRS and other illegal outfits. We are not organized. If we were this would be quashed immediately. Our representatives are either bribed, blackmailed or as in the case of Jim Traficant sent to jail and then have a big tractor fall on them.

  7. JimmyGotHisKornCracked | July 16, 2017 at 9:10 am | Reply

    One does not lose freedom, one is convinced that freedom has been lost. Freedom has repercussions, and many have decided to forego those, in lieu of collective promises.

    While those promises are rarely the bargain envisioned by the disillusioned people; its temporary comforts can’t be denied. Yet, just as with anything that creates a reality apart from what is actual, consequences ensue.

    Your system has lost the humanity it once served, humanity lost by the continual degradation of cultures not viewed as American. What is a servant whose master is dead? What is a servant whose dead master has been replaced by his enemy? Will it not lash out at it’s heirs on orders of its new master?

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