Fear And Loathing In Government (Guest Post)

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I have been often asked in political polls if I consider myself a conservative or a liberal. My reply is that the two terms are not mutually exclusive depending on there use. My interpretation of State and Federal Constitutions is liberal in regards to the Bill of Rights and the rights of the People, while very conservative in regards to the limited powers lent the governments by the people.

Sadly, Local, State and Federal Courts long ago began a practice of reversing the vision of the founding fathers, in that they now have become extremely conservative against the Bill of Rights in a continual incremental erosion of the rights of the people, while being more liberal in expanding the power and reach of the government over the people and into every aspect of their lives. This is a result of nearly a hundred years of influential and privileged elitists transforming our nation from a Republic into a progressive oligarchy.

The old axiom is: “when People fear the government, there is Tyranny. When the government fears the people there is liberty. Unfortunately, that no longer hold true as our increasingly “Progressive” local state and federal governments are changing that into a new axiom whereby “when the government oligarchy fears the power of the people, they will institute tyranny until they completely control the people and make them fear the government.”

This fear and loathing that the government has towards the people is reflected in many ways, but few are as disturbing as that which is resulting in the arming of Federal agencies that were never armed before, their stockpiling of weapons and ammunition, and the militarization of even the lowest levels of Law enforcement. A subject which an Indiana police office has finally admitted as to why:


DHS Labels Veterans “Violent” “Extremists” Who Are “‘Disgruntled’ About the Takeover of the US.”

Operation Vigilant Eagle: Is This Really How We Honor Our Nation’s Veterans?

DHS’ Domestic Terror Warning Angers GOP

“To characterize men and women returning home after defending our country as potential terrorists is offensive and unacceptable,” Boehner said.

David Rehbein, commander of The American Legion, a congressionally chartered veterans group that claims 2.6 million members, wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano expressing concern with the assessment, which made its way into the mainstream press after conservative bloggers got wind of the analysis.

One such blogger, Michelle Malkin, called the report, “one of the most embarrassingly shoddy pieces of propaganda I’d ever read out of DHS.”

Rehbein called the assessment incomplete and said it lacked statistical evidence. He said the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by military veteran Timothy McVeigh was one instance of a veteran becoming a domestic terrorist.

“To continue to use McVeigh as an example of the stereotypical `disgruntled military veteran’ is as unfair as using Osama bin Laden as the sole example of Islam,” Rehbein said in the April 13 letter.

Napolitano stands by controversial report

The Times reported Tuesday that the department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) issued April 7 the nine-page document titled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” Outcry from veterans groups, Republican lawmakers and conservative activists followed, but the reaction spread Wednesday to Democratic lawmakers and liberal-leaning groups.

In his letter to Ms. Napolitano, Mr. Thompson demanded that Homeland Security officials explain how and why they wrote the report and whether it poses any threat to civil liberties.

“As I am certain you agree, freedom of association and freedom of speech are guaranteed to all Americans – whether a person’s beliefs, whatever their political orientation, are ‘extremist’ or not,” Mr. Thompson said.

Mr. Thompson said the report “blurred the line,” and that he is “disappointed and surprised that the department would allow this report to be disseminated” to law enforcement officials nationwide.

Read that last line again. One Indiana Law Enforcement Office admitted that the DHS report is behind the Obama Administration’s unprecedented move to heavily arm and militarize all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies: Police Now “Armed For War” Against Returning Veterans

In a chilling story entitled Armed for War: Pentagon surplus gives local police an edge, we learn how a Mine Resistant Vehicle (MRAP) which was once used during the occupation of Afghanistan will now be “patrolling the streets of central Indiana,” according to the report.

Sgt. Dan Downing of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department states, “When I first started we really didn’t have the violence that we see today,” adding, “The weaponry is totally different now that it was in the beginning of my career, plus, you have a lot of people who are coming out of the military that have the ability and knowledge to build IEDs and to defeat law enforcement techniques.”…(snip)

…Indiana seems to be a major trial balloon for the militarization of law enforcement given that the Indiana National Guard has also just purchased two military UH-72 Lakota helicopters which will also be used by local police and the DHS for “homeland security missions”. Downing’s claim that armored tanks are necessary to deal with violent crime doesn’t jive with actual statistics which suggest that violent crime is in fact on the decrease.

Downing’s admission that the armored vehicles are partly about combating the threat posed by returning veterans correlates with similar rhetoric at the federal level….(snip)

…It seems to have been completely forgotten by police departments, the media and Americans in general that having military-style tanks patrol the streets is symbolic of a collapsing banana republic or an authoritarian Communist state.

Perhaps the main reason why police officers are being trained that veterans are a major threat is because returning vets are in a perfect position to recognize that America is beginning to resemble an occupied country like Afghanistan.

As should be expected: The United States of SWAT? Military-style units from government agencies are wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens.

“Law-enforcement agencies across the U.S., at every level of government, have been blurring the line between police officer and soldier,” journalist Radley Balko writes in his 2013 book Rise of the Warrior Cop. …(snip)

…The proliferation of paramilitary federal SWAT teams inevitably brings abuses that have nothing to do with either drugs or terrorism. Many of the raids they conduct are against harmless, often innocent, Americans who typically are accused of non-violent civil or administrative violations.

Congratulations! Your tiny town has an MRAP and is ready for war (MRAP, or Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected armored personnel vehicle.)

For the past few years, the Pentagon has been giving these vehicles to police departments across the country. The unwieldy behemoths have little real application in domestic police work. They’re designed for use on a battlefield. (The Pentagon offers no training to police departments when it gives the vehicles away. And they’ve been known to tip over.)

But police departments are snatching them up. It’s part of the general trend toward more militarized domestic police forces that’s been happening since about the early 1980s.

Some in Washington DC are getting very concerned about the “civilian corps” military build-up: Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah): End Federal Agency SWAT Teams

“I understand that federal agents must be capable of protecting themselves. But what we have observed here goes far beyond providing necessary protection. It is a demonstration of the federal government’s distrust of the American people, excessive concentration of power and an ability to intimidate us in ways that we never could have imagined just a few years ago.

We are witnessing the criminalization of America, where any one of us may find our front doors broken down and a SWAT team in camouflage standing in our living rooms. It is also why we may find ourselves under arrest for some innocent action that no reasonable person would think is illegal, like helping an injured bird, getting lost on a snowmobile on federal land, or shipping lobsters in plastic instead of cardboard boxes. And as absolutely absurd as these examples sound, they have all led to federal investigations of private citizens.

The militarization of agencies and the criminalization of trivial actions are only symptoms of a much deeper and more troubling problem within Washington.

The heart of the problem is that the federal government no longer trusts the American people. When all of us feel that we are no longer seen as citizens but as potential suspects – a relationship of trust is impossible.”

It appears to me unquestionable that State and Federal governments are gearing up in preparation to repel civil insurrection against the iron-fisted enforcement of their authority in exactly the same historic manner of socialist takeovers of the last century. All of this is going to come to a head eventually possibly resulting in a Tienniman Square scenario. Just considering the unbelievable level of espionage the government(s) are doing on the American people. Now we have Harry Reid’s plans to limit the first Amendment and free speech. And even Establishment Republican’s considering bringing in illegal immigrants into the military (somewhat reminiscent of the Hessian mercenary troops during our Revolutionary War). We have to wonder what the Progressive Democrat and Republican leaders plan to do with the “dissidents,” many of whom are ready to oppose further oppression.

Considering: Obama citizen-detention plan in trouble & Judge to feds on citizen detention: I said no!

A federal judge has told the Obama administration that all Americans are protected by her preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of a citizen detention clause in a new federal law supported by Obama… (snip)

U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest shot back in a new Memorandum Opinion and Order yesterday that said because the possible injury to Americans includes the loss of their rights, her order was intended to protect everyone.

“The injunction in this action is intentionally expansive because ‘persons whose expression is constitutionally protected [and not party to the instant litigation] may well refrain from exercising their rights for fear of criminal sanctions by a statute susceptible of application to protected expression,’” Forrest wrote.

On May 16 she issued a preliminary injunction banning enforcement of Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act. The section allows indefinite detention of people designated by the government as terrorists or terror-linked.

The law allows them to be held without hearing, charges or bond – essentially without their civil rights. And their detention can be indefinite.

The Obama administration asked for reconsideration and said it was interpreting the injunction as a protection only for the individual plaintiffs.

Wrong, the judge wrote.

We have to seriously consider the implication of the Obama Administration’s desire to incarcerate American citizens indefinitely as if they were terrorists in Guantanamo Bay. Why also has the: Obama court nominee wrote memos justifying drone strikes on U.S. citizens been nominated (and since approved by the Senate) to the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals. With Obama not able to use his detention camps, will history repeat itself resulting in mass graves of American political prisoners on US soil?

“When any nation mistrusts it’s citizens with guns it is sending a clear message. It no longer trusts it’s citizens because such a government has evil plans.” – attributed to George Washington

12 Responses to “Fear And Loathing In Government (Guest Post)”

  1. 1

    Nanny G

    Local gov’ts are becoming staging depots for military equipment for the feds.
    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57358599-78/police-program-utah-1033.html.csp

    The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle is not the only gift Utah law enforcement agencies have received from the military.
    In the two-year period beginning in October 2011, Utah police received 1,230 rifles, according to records the Defense Department provided to The Tribune.
    Utah police also received four grenade launchers, 17 .45-caliber pistols and a handful of magazines and weapon accessories.

    As of an April 2013 audit, Utah police possessed $2.8 million of weapons and other military gear received through the 1033 program.
    The Defense Logistics Agency would only provide an inventory of the weapons on a county-by-county basis. https://www.dispositionservices.dla.mil/rtd03/leso/
    THIS IS KEY:

    The Defense Department still owns the weaponry, although it’s considered on permanent loan to the police as long as the gear is maintained, accounted for and never sold or given away.

    In other words, the states, counties and cities are HOLDING federal weapons all over the country for the Feds to use whenever they see fit!

  2. 4

    ilovebeeswarzone

    HOW else can we say it?
    THE LEADERSHIP HAS TURNED AMERICA AS A PROSTITUTE,
    BY ACCEPTING ANYONE WITHIN TO SHARE LIFE WITH THE AMERICANS,
    AND WORSE OF ALL THEY LET DOWN THE RIGOROUS MUST DO, TO KEEP AND PROTECT THE VALUES OF AMERICANS, THE LAWS OF THE LAND ARE BEING ARROGANTLY STEPPED ON,
    LAUGHING ABOUT IT AS A BIG JOKE, AS ALSO THE CURENCY AND TREASURES OF THE COUNTRY ARE SPENT ABROAD AS IF
    A NEVERENDING MUST DO, TO RUIN AMERICA, AS IF SHE IS A BOTTOMLESS COUNTRY,
    THE OTHER DANGER WAS TO PRESERVE THE MINDSET OF THE PEOPLE, BY ENHANCING THOSE VALUES,PUBLICLY A REMINDER FOR THE PEOPLE TO KEEP PRECIOUSLY, AS A SHIELD PROTECTING FROM ATTACK ON THE VALUES,
    BUT THEY PUSH THE POLITNESS BY SAYING WE DO NOT THIS ANYMORE OR THAT, WE USE TO DO HAPPYLY, BECAUSE NOT TO OFFEND THE OTHERS , THE MOST EVIL SENTENCE FOR A PEOPLE TO RECIEVE,
    THOSE OTHER WE DON’T NEED TO OFFEND BY CARRYING THE VALUES OF THIS AMERICA,
    THEY SHOULD ADOPT OUR VALUES, IF ONLY NOT TO OFFEND US, WE LET THAT HAPPENED, WORSE IS WE SHOULD HAVE KEPT AND STOOD FIRM,
    IN SCHOOL FOR THE NEW GENERATION TO REMEMBER AND KEEP IT AS A PRECIOUS PRIZE THEY HAVE, TO LIVE IN THIS EXCEPTIONALIST COUNTRY, AND AMONG SUCH TOLERANT PEOPLE
    BRAVE AND SO KIND TO GO ABROAD IN HATER’S COUNTRIES AND FIGHT THE RADICALISM
    KILLING THEIR PEOPLE RUTHLESLY AS THEY SEE FIT, IMPOSING THEIR CORRUPT MINDSET,
    BUT THEY ARRIVE IN AMERICA TO CONQUER THE PEOPLE TO THEIR EVIL MINDSET AND
    DESTRUCTIVE WISH TO LEAD THIS GOOD PEACEFUL PEOPLE WHO ALLOWED THEM TO SHARE BUT NEVER THOUGHT TO BECOME UNDER THEIR MINDSET,
    THE FACE OF AMERICA IS CHANGING ,LEANING TOWARD THE CLIFF OF NO POSSIBLE RETURN, UNLESS WE RETURN BACK
    TO THE VALUES OF THE FRAMERS WHO HAVE CREATED UNDER THE WISDOM OF GOD,
    THE BIGGEST SOLIDS LAWS OF THIS VAST LAND, THEY TRY SO HARD TO GRIND IT PIECE BY PIECE,
    IT’S IN DANGER, JUST LOOK AT THE WARRIORS HURTING,
    THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO HURT, THEY ARE THE MYGHTY WARRIORS AND WE FOUND A WAY TO WEAKEN THEM,
    HOW EVIL,

  3. 5

    Ditto

    Although this has been mentioned elsewhere on FA, the following is clearly part of the Fear and Loathing that Obama has for Americans and their Constitution:

    Directive No. 3025.18, “Defense Support of Civil Authorities,” was issued Dec. 29, 2010, and states that U.S. commanders “are provided emergency authority under this directive.” Most troubling is the authority for the use of military arms and forces, including unarmed drones, in operations against domestic unrest.

    “This appears to be the latest step in the administration’s decision to use force within the United States against its citizens,” said a defense official opposed to the directive.

    “Federal military forces shall not be used to quell civil disturbances unless specifically authorized by the president in accordance with applicable law or permitted under emergency authority,” “In these circumstances, those federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the president is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances” under two conditions.

    The conditions include military support needed “to prevent significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property and are necessary to restore governmental function and public order.” A second use is when federal, state and local authorities “are unable or decline to provide adequate protection for federal property or federal governmental functions.

    Inside the Ring: Memo outlines Obama’s plan to use the military against citizens

    Military assistance can include loans of arms, ammunition, vessels and aircraft. The directive states clearly that it is for engaging civilians during times of unrest.…(Snip)

    The directive was signed by then-Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn. A copy can be found on the Pentagon website: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/302518p.pdf.

    Defense analysts say there has been a buildup of military units within non-security-related federal agencies, notably the creation of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams. The buildup has raised questions about whether the Obama administration is undermining civil liberties under the guise of counterterrorism and counternarcotics efforts.

    Other agencies with SWAT teams reportedly include the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Education Department.

    The militarization of federal agencies, under little-known statues that permit deputization of security officials, comes as the White House has launched verbal attacks on private citizens’ ownership of firearms despite the fact that most gun owners are law-abiding citizens.

    Not only has the Posse Commitatus Act been set aside, Obama’s Directive has been written to authorize what the PCA prohibited. This again, is directly out of the historical playbook of how a tyrannical socialist takeover forces it’s authority over those it oppresses.

  4. 8

    john

    GET TOUGH ON CRIME ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DRUGS MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING
    The right used to cheer COPS !! on Fox
    This has been going on since the conservative Reagan administration, it was more accepted when just the blacks and hippies were targeted

  5. 9

    ilovebeeswarzone

    John
    you are always spitting on the CONSERVATIVES,
    when you visit here,
    don”t you have other info that are positive,
    we don"t need that chitty lies,

  6. 10

    Smorgasbord

    Why is my fear of obama wanting to overthrow the USA constantly being strengthened by what he does, instead of being diminished?

  7. 11

    Smorgasbord

    @tomd: #7

    …just like the national-socialists brownshirts

    It wouldn’t surprise me if obama starts such a group, and has them wear “brown shirts”, just like Hitler did his group.

    Keep in mind that obama won bought the nobel peace prize (not capitalized on purpose) for making peace, not war. He doesn’t know how to make war on OUR enemies, but he has been making war on HIS enemies.

    Keep in mind that from the time obama became president, to the time the nominations for the peach prize ended, was only 11-12 days. How do you get that prize for only 11-12 days of work, when others have spent many years doing things that they should have been nominated for?

  8. 12

    ilovebeeswarzone

    THE DANGER is that person decide to create an event ORDERD BY THE ONE HIDDING BEHIND, so to call the MARTIAL LAW,
    AND STAY ON THE POST AFTER HIS TIME IS UP,
    IS THAT NOT ENOUGH, DO THE ELECTED NEED MORE,
    DO NOT TEMP THE DEVIL, BY WAITING, BECAUSE,
    YOU MIGHT PUSH TOO FAR IN A LAND OF NO MORE RETURN,

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