The Emerging Police State in America
Evidence can be seen all around you of the security grid being
fortified as government tightens it's grip on its citizens. Some would point to
this and other evidence showing the preparation of a police state. But, I would
suggest the police state is not something in the future... we are now living in
a police state.
Since the passage
of the 2001 Patriot Act, your local police department, once used to defend and
protect the citizens, has been militarized and increasingly used to oppress the
citizens. Nearly every major police department now has military style strike
teams dressed in ninja style uniforms to enforce citizen compliance with a
whole array of new unconstitutional laws. At the same time,
police violence directed at unarmed citizens has soared as
they are provided with tasers and other sophisticated compliance
John Whitehead recently wrote,
Eighty thousand SWAT team raids across the country now, with armed
troopers going through doors, and these are called the police. They have
assault vehicles, helicopters, he adds. Soon they'll have drones
equipped with massive weapons, drones that'll have scanning devices they can
see in your home. So all the signs that I see are pointing to the fact that a
police state is emerging in this country.
It's not only police
departments that are being militarized. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is
aquiring submachine guns. The Food and Drug Agency and the Department of
Education also have militarized teams to conduct raids.
armed FDA officers raided a grocery store suspected of using raw milk. In 2011,
the Department of Education's OIG forcibly entered the home of a man suspected
of student aid fraud.
The 2012 passage of the
National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) allows the
military to detain indefinitely without trial any US citizen that the
government labels a terrorist or an accessary to
and conservatives are being targeted as domestic terrorists. Documents from
the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the U.S. Army, the Missouri
Information Analysis Center (MIAC), and the Southern Poverty Law Center
identify a wide swath of law abiding Americans as likely terrorists that should
The IRS was exposed in 2013 as targeting Tea Party
groups, Christian groups and other conservative groups for increased scrutiny
in tax matters.
Domestic Surveillance Grid
Prior to the post-9/11
War on Terror, the NSA had
every intention of ensnaring the phone conversations, e-mails, chat logs,
Internet search history, etc. of all Americans into their wide net of domestic
surveillance. A 42-page, declassified memo called
Transition 2001, published in December
2000 to brief newly elected President Bush on the National Security Agency,
declares that the agencys mission demands a powerful, permanent
presence on a global telecommunications network that will host
protected communications of Americans as well as the targeted
communications of adversaries.
Predating the Transition 2001 memo
by three months, and 9/11 by an entire year, a report entitled
Americas Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century
calls for the U.S. Department of Defense to aggressively embrace
information technologies but warns of a slow implementation unless a new
Pearl Harbor ushers in an era of high-tech intelligence gathering.
In 2013, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed to the public a
massive NSA spy grid violating the 4th
Amendment rights targeting ALL Americans. The NSAs vast wiretapping
and surveillance operation, in addition to the agencys attempt to
intimidate the media and whistleblowers from releasing information about
programs such as PRISM, has virtually
nothing to do with catching terrorists and everything to do with creating a
chilling effect that dissuades the free press from exposing government
corruption while making Americans fearful of engaging in political free
Michael Snyder has provided details on Main Core, a list of
some 8 million or more names compiled by the CIA and U.S. intelligence. The
individuals on the Main Core list, he writes, will be rounded up after the
Constitution is suspended and martial law imposed.
Main Core is the code name of a database maintained since the 1980s by the
federal government of the United States. Main Core contains personal and
financial data of millions of U.S. citizens believed to be threats to national
security. The data, which comes from the NSA, FBI, CIA, and other sources, is
collected and stored without warrants or court orders. The database's name
derives from the fact that it contains "copies of the 'main core' or essence of
each item of intelligence information on Americans produced by the FBI and the
other agencies of the U.S. intelligence community."
Rep. Mike Rogers and the apologists for high-tech tyranny insist the NSAs
Prism and Boundless Informant are about protecting us from terrorists. If you
are a student of history, however, you will realize this is nonsense. If you
know anything about Continuity of Government measures implemented following
September 11, 2001 and earlier programs like
Rex 84 and
Operation Garden Plot, you already have a sneaking
suspicion the NSAs massive surveillance operation has nothing to do with
al-Qaeda. Its about collecting data on American citizens, specifically
the eight or so million compiled in the Main Core database.
NSAs Prism and Boundless Informant represent only the latest details of a
story stretching back decades. The national security state has spent years and
expended billions of dollars in a coordinated effort to categorize and monitor
enemies of the state.
As Alex Jones exposed in the late 1990s, U.S. troops have
been training for a considerable amount of time. During numerous urban warfare
drills that Jones attended and reported on, troops were trained to raid, arrest
and imprison U.S. citizens in detention camps as well as taking over public
buildings and running checkpoints. During role playing exercises, actors
playing prisoners would scream Im an American citizen, I have
rights as they were being dragged away by troops.
Concentration style camps and
detention facilities have been constructed around the
country and bills are being introduced in Congress authorizing the Department
of Homeland Security to implement its network of FEMA camp facilities to house
U.S. citizens in the event of a national emergency or to meet other
appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Martial Law in America
President Barack Obamas signing of the
National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order has
authorized widespread federal and military control of the national economy and
resources during emergency and non-emergency conditions.
The US Army announced in 2008, the First Brigade Combat Team of the
Third Division was placed under the command of US Army North, the Armys
component of the Pentagons Northern Command (NorthCom), which was created
in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with the stated mission
of defending the US homeland and aiding federal, state and local
authorities. This marks first time ever, the US military is deploying an active
duty regular Army combat unit for full-time use inside the United States to
deal with emergencies, including potential civil unrest.
Washington Post reported on plans to station 20,000 more
U.S. troops inside America for purposes of domestic security, an
expansion of Northcoms militarization of the country in preparation for
potential civil unrest following a total economic collapse or a mass terror
attack. The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside
the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to
a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon
officials, reports the Post.
The contention that the troops will
merely help recovery efforts after a major catastrophe is
contradicted by the fact that Northcom itself, in a September 8 Army Times
article, said the first wave of the deployment, which was put in place on
October 1st at Fort Stewart and at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs,
would be aimed at tackling civil unrest and crowd control.
controversy arose surrounding the admissions made in the Army Times article,
Northcom retracted the claim but conceded that both lethal and non-lethal
weaponry traditionally used in crowd control and riot situations would still be
used in the field.
In the short term, the domestic deployment of troops is likely
aimed at combating likely civil unrest that will ensue after a complete
economic collapse followed by a devastating period of hyperinflation expected
to occur in 2009-2010..
This warning was again echoed a few days ago in
a leaked internal
memo from Citibank.
The world is not going back to normal
after the magnitude of what they have done. When the dust settles this will
either work, and the money they have pushed into the system will feed through
into an inflation shock, wrote Tom Fitzpatrick, Citibanks chief
The memo predicts depression, civil
disorder and possibly wars as a fallout from an economic collapse that
many say is on the horizon.
Naturally, the claim that such troop
deployments are merely to aid in disaster relief efforts is a thin veil aimed
at distracting from the real goal. Should a real tragedy occur, volunteers and
already existing civil aid organizations are fully capable of dealing with such
events, as we witnessed on 9/11.
The military are primarily trained to
kill people and break things, and their role during the Hurricane Katrina
relief efforts was mainly focused on detaining people in sports stadiums,
shooting alleged looters and seizing guns from wealthy home owners in the high
and dry areas, while real recovery measures were left to volunteers and local
The open admission that U.S. troops will be involved in law
enforcement operations as well as potentially using non-lethal weapons against
American citizens is a complete violation of the Posse Comitatus Act and the
Insurrection Act, which substantially limit the powers of the federal
government to use the military for law enforcement unless under precise and
Section 1385 of the
Posse Comitatus Act states, Whoever, except in cases
and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of
Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse
comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or
imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
Under the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, signed by
President Bush on October 17, 2006, the law was changed to state, The
President may employ the armed forces to restore public order in any State of
the United States the President determines hinders the execution of laws or
deprives people of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the
Constitution and secured by law or opposes or obstructs the execution of the
laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those
However, these changes were repealed in their entirety by
HR 4986: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year
2008, reverting back to the original state of the
Insurrection Act of 1807. Despite this repeal, President
Bush attached a signing statement saying that he did not feel bound by the
repeal. It remains to be seen whether President elect Obama will reverse
Bushs signing statement.
The original text of the Insurrection
Act severely limits the power of the President to deploy troops within the
For troops to be deployed, a condition has to exist
that, (1) So hinders the execution of the laws of that State, and of the
United States within the State, that any part or class of its people is
deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the
Constitution and secured by law, and the constituted authorities of that State
are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right, privilege, or immunity, or
to give that protection; or (2) opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws
of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws. In any
situation covered by clause (1), the State shall be considered to have denied
the equal protection of the laws secured by the Constitution.
the incoming Obama administration and Northcom waiting for such a scenario to
unfold, an event that completely overwhelms state authorities, before
unleashing the might of the U.S. Army against the American people?
deployment of National Guard troops to aid law enforcement or for disaster
relief purposes is legal under the authority of the governor of a state, but
using active duty U.S. Army in law enforcement operations inside America absent
the conditions described in the Insurrection Act is completely illegal.
The political left and right need to join forces and denounce this
plan for what it is - another unconstitutional step towards the incremental
implementation of martial law and the militarization of America.
Joseph Watson, Prison
Planet.com December 1, 2008]
The Role of the Church in Instituting
The government has been training ministers to convince their
congregations to submit to government authority in the event of a martial law
crackdown, based upon Romans 13. The argument is that Romans 13 states that
Christians must submit to government authority, since the government is
divinely empowered and sustained. This is the same argument which Adolph Hitler
used in order to convince the German churches to follow him and his
However, Romans 13 does not teach subservience. Rather, as
explained by a Baptist minister Chuck Baldwin, Romans 13
actually says something very different:
said, Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also
for conscience sake.' Meaning, our obedience to civil authority is more than
just because they said so.' It is also a matter of conscience. This means
we must think and reason for ourselves regarding the justness and rightness of
our government's laws. Obedience is not automatic or robotic. It is a result of
both rational deliberation and moral approbation.
Therefore, there are
times when civil authority may need to be resisted. Either governmental abuse
of power or the violation of conscience (or both) could precipitate civil
The Bible therefore requires that Christians resist
imposition of martial law based upon false pretenses or upon an abuse of
Similarly, Romans 13 teaches that any government that is a
"terror to good works" is acting beyond its authority and must be resisted .
Therefore, Romans 13 compels us to resist and remove from power
elements of the U.S. government which participated in the
9/11 attacks or are planning to carry out
further false flag attacks.
And remember that neoconservatives use
religion to manipulate people, even though they themselves are usually not
religious. So the government hacks pushing Romans 13 as an excuse for fascism
and government-sponsored terror likely do not themselves even believe in the
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