On The Front Lines
John Whitehead Appears on Fox News’ Huckabee, FOX & Friends, Virginia PBS and BLAZE TV to Discuss New Police State Book, ‘A Government of Wolves’
NEW YORK, N.Y. — Constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead will appear in New York for a series of television appearances to discuss his new book, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State (SelectBooks, 2013), starting with Fox News Channel’s Huckabee at 8 pm EST on Saturday, July 27, where Whitehead will be interviewed by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. The Huckabee segment will re-air on Sunday evening at 8 and 11 pm EST. PBS affiliate WVPT’s Politics Matters with Jan Paynter will feature the first of a two-part interview with Whitehead on Sunday, July 28, at 11:30 am EST (part two will air on August 25). FOX & Friends will welcome Whitehead to their studio on Monday, July 29, at 6:40 am EST, followed later in the week by an appearance on Wilkow! on Glenn Beck’s Blaze TV (details to follow).
Hailed by those at all points along the political spectrum for its masterful chronicling of America’s shift away from the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution, which historically shielded the citizenry from government abuses, A Government of Wolves paints a chilling portrait of a nation in the final stages of transformation into a police state, complete with surveillance cameras, drug-sniffing dogs, SWAT team raids, roadside strip searches, blood draws at DUI checkpoints, mosquito drones, tasers, privatized prisons, GPS tracking devices, zero tolerance policies, overcriminalization, and free speech zones.
Drawing on his vast knowledge of history, culture, and law, John W. Whitehead compellingly argues that fiction has now become fact. Indeed, with sci fi movies such as Minority Report, 1984, The Matrix, They Live, and V for Vendetta pointing the way, America has become that futuristic society of celluloid fantasies in which a passive, uninformed populace gives rise to an overbearing, out-of-control government. This is the future George Orwell warned against. This is the present that Whitehead cautions could become an endless nightmare from which there is no awakening unless we act now. As American historian and nationally syndicated columnist Nat Hentoff notes in his special introduction to A Government of Wolves: “We have been through some troubling times before in our nation’s history. There were the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 . . . the Red Raids in the early 1920s . . . the Japanese internment camps of World War Two . . . What we have now may be more insidious. Indeed, I believe we are in a worse state now than ever before in this country. With the surveillance state closing in on us, we are fighting to keep our country free from our own government.”
John Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated, and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law. A prominent leader in the national dialogue on civil liberties and human rights and a formidable champion of the Constitution, Whitehead’s concern for the persecuted and oppressed led him in 1982 to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the defense of civil liberties and human rights. “John Whitehead is one of the most eloquent and knowledgeable defenders of liberty, and opponents of the growing American police state, writing today,” declared Ron Paul, twelve-term US congressman and former presidential candidate. “I am pleased to recommend A Government of Wolves to anyone interested in learning how modern America increasingly resembles a dystopian science fiction film instead of a Constitutional Republic.”