A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State by John W. Whitehead charts America's transition from a society governed by "we the people" to a police state governed by the strong arm of the law. Author John W. Whitehead, a constitutional attorney, is a proponent of freedom and believes that the American people are in grave danger of losing their basic liberties. The simple fact is that the Constitution—and in particular the Bill of Rights—is being undermined on virtually every front. Indeed, everything America was founded upon is in some way being challenged. The openness and freedom that were once the hallmarks of our nation are now in great peril.
In addition to practicing constitutional law, John W. Whitehead is the president of The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit international civil liberties organization. Whitehead has been at the forefront of the fight for protection of civil liberties in America. The topics addressed in A Government of Wolves have become very prominent in our news media. In recent months there has been a dramatic shift in the overall national dialogue regarding public concern over an emerging police state in the America and its individual manifestations such as government surveillance, indefinite detention, and drones taking to domestic skies.
A Government of Wolves has been hailed by those on the left, right, and in between on the political spectrum due to its masterful chronicling of America’s shift away from the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution, which has historically shielded us from government abuses. John W. Whitehead not only explains these acute problems but is offering us a timely call to action through practical initiatives for Americans to take charge of our present course of history and stop the growing police state.
John Whitehead is one of the most eloquent and knowledgeable defenders of liberty, and opponents of the growing American police state, writing today. 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.
—Ron Paul, 12-term US Congressman and former Presidential candidate