Authoritarian America, Part I

Joe McHugh
25 min readNov 9, 2020

My true story of unconstitutional governmental obstruction, entrapment, and interference, and my campaign for president of the United States to restore liberty in America.

What you are about to read is possible only because Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 rightly protects publishing platforms from the liability of user-generated content and has not yet been altered or repealed. Section 230 is likely the last vestige of free speech separating us from absolute totalitarian control. Without it, I would very likely be dead with my fight to restore liberty in America buried with me.

To the American patriots who have coached me through the last nine years at personal risk to yourselves and your family and to those who have suffered under this system of oppression, my writings, my campaign, and my life are dedicated to you.

For God and country, stay safe.

The following documents my campaign experience and what I hope will be the final chapter of Hijacking America. It is time to turn the page for liberty to strike back.

Read the article series, Hijacking America: Part I, the book, Hijacking America — Liberty Strikes Back, the platform, Restore Liberty in America Platform, and the campaign websites: &

America is a totalitarian state.

Edward Snowden warned us about a sprawling surveillance state. He fled to Russia. Chelsea Manning, too, warned us about unconstitutional surveillance. She spent seven years in prison until President Obama commuted her sentence. Julian Assange, Wikileaks publisher, on the run for years, faces charges of up to 175 years in prison by the US government for publishing news of criminal government action. And now, I’m sharing with you what they have not, that we’re living in a surveillance state that is beyond our wildest imagination. The screen that you’re reading this article on — it’s watching you back — in real-time. If you pay close enough attention, you just might find that the people on the other side of the screen are interacting with you too.

I have spent the better part of the last nine years dodging government entrapment attempts to put me behind bars or worse. Since 2012, they’ve…



Joe McHugh

Joe McHugh is an Independent candidate for President, Forex & crypto CTA; political-economic analyst, and founder of Earth Loans.