Federal control of your local police is much closer than most Americans think, according to a report by a “bipartisan” panel of so-called security experts. (The report was featured on the Homeland Security Newswire.) Click HERE to read the article. Click HERE to read the full report.
The Homeland Security Newswire website claims, in part, “that DHS should shift its intelligence gathering efforts away from foreign enemies and focus on local threats by working with law enforcement agencies and the private sector to secure critical infrastructure, the border, and cities from domestic threats…”
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Forget al-Qaeda. Forget Hamas. Forget the drug war on the U.S./Mexico border. Forget the Taliban. The federal government considers domestic threats the greater danger. It now considers you the terrorist. You are now, or soon will be, the domestic threat.
The federal government is quick to point out that the main threat DHS would address is domestic and foreign threats to infrastructure. The great fear among constitutionalists, however, is the threat of mission creep, or shifting from threats to infrastructure to perceived threats to the government and escalation of the attacks on the constitutionally guaranteed rights of private citizens.
Mission creep is already a fact. One example of mission creep can be seen in the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA). TSA’s bureaucratic harassment began with body scans and full body pat-downs at airports and has expanded (or crept) to similar harassment of bus and train travelers. Next came TSA interference in the trucking industry. What’s next? East German style checkpoints on our streets and highways? Mission creep is also evidenced in virtually every city, town and even some villages. It can be seen in the proliferation of military-style weapons used by police agencies. For example, consider Fargo, North Dakota. Fargo has averaged fewer than two homicides a year since 2005 and not one single case of international terrorism has been prosecuted in the past 10 years.
In spite of the fact that terrorism in Fargo is virtually nil, $8 million in federal funds have allowed the city to equip every city squad car with a military-style assault rifle, Kevlar helmets able to withstand incoming fire from battlefield-grade ammunition and a new $256,643 armored truck, complete with a rotating turret. SOURCE
Fargo and North Dakota are not alone in receiving enormous sums of federal money allegedly designed to give police a firepower advantage over criminals.
“In Montgomery County, Texas, the sheriff’s department owns a $300,000 pilot-less surveillance drone, like those used to hunt down al Qaeda terrorists in the remote tribal regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. In Augusta, Maine, with fewer than 20,000 people and where an officer hasn’t died from gunfire in the line of duty in more than 125 years, police bought eight $1,500 tactical vests. Police in Des Moines, Iowa, bought two $180,000 bomb-disarming robots, while an Arizona sheriff is now the proud owner of a surplus Army tank.” SOURCE
So just who do the authorities fear are or may become domestic terrorists? The short answer is basically anyone with a brain, who is uneasy with the direction Big Brother is taking our nation. Specifically, TSA Agents, FBI and now even local police are looking for:
1. Anyone expressing libertarian philosophies (statements, bumper stickers);
2. People expressing Second Amendment-oriented views such as NRA or gun club membership or anyone holding a CCW (concealed carry) permit;
3. Anyone possessing non-fiction survivalist literature. Fictional books such as “Patriots” and “One Second After” are mentioned by name;
4. Self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies);
5. Fear of economic collapse (buying gold and barter items);
6. Religious views concerning the book of Revelation (apocalypse, anti-Christ);
7. Expressed fears of Big Brother or big government;
8. Those who home school;
9. Declarations of Constitutional rights and civil liberties;
10. Belief in a New World Order conspiracy.
It’s ironic and evil that believers in the New World Order (NWO) are labeled as conspiracy theory nuts and radicals when one of the leading lights of the NWO has publicly bragged about his involvement.
“For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” David Rockefeller, from his own book, Memoirs.
High on federal watch lists are so-called militia groups. The organized militia is mentioned, and highly praised, countless times in early American history and even at the time of the Civil War. The difference between the constitutional militia and those who rob banks or plan assassinations of police and politicians are like night and day. In two previous articles I discussed a few facts about militias. Click HERE for the first article; The Swiss Militia – A Model For America. Click HERE for the second article; Founder’s Quotes on the dangers of a standing army and the need for a constitutional militia.
Federal trainers (who are assigned to teach local police the “new” rules) describe the dangers of extremists and militia groups who are allegedly roaming the community and hiding in plain sight, ready to attack. Officers are instructed how to recognize these domestic terrorists by their behavior, views and common characteristics. State data bases are kept to track suspected domestic terrorists and officers are instructed on reporting procedures to state and federal agencies.
The Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) report specifically describes supporters of presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr as militia-influenced terrorists and instructs the Missouri police to be on the lookout for supporters displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitution, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties.
Police are educated in the MIAC document that people who are anti-abortion, own gold, display an assortment of U.S. flags, or even those that talk about the film, Zeitgeist, view the police as their enemy and compares them with domestic terrorists like Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph and other domestic militia groups who have been charged with plotting terrorist attacks. SOURCE
Most shocking of all is the government’s war against the Constitution itself. The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Phoenix provided FBI agents and other law enforcement officials instructions in identifying potential terrorists. According the those instructions knowledge and use of the Constitution of the United States of America, the supreme law of the land, brands a person as a terrorist.
“If the FBI, an agency of the government of the United States, declares that knowledge and use of the U.S. Constitution makes one a terrorist, the implication is that the U.S. government no longer recognizes the U.S. Constitution as the supreme law of the land. In reality, de facto, the U.S. Constitution has now been shredded into irrelevancy. There is no more Constitution.” SOURCE
Be afraid everyone. Be very afraid.