Even America’s smallest towns can be instantly turned into occupied territories as local police agencies quickly transform themselves from peacekeepers into occupying military forces. The small town of Ferguson, Missouri, is living proof of that.
The London Guardian covers the story:
“Michael Brown was shot dead by an officer from a police force of 53, serving a population of just 21,000. But the police response to a series of protests over his death has been something more akin to the deployment of an army in a miniature warzone.
“Ferguson police have deployed stun grenades, rubber bullets and what appear to be 40mm wooden baton rounds to quell the protests in a show of force that is a stark illustration of the militarization of police forces in the US.
“‘I’m a soldier, I’m a military officer and I know when there’s a need for such thing, but I don’t think in a small town of 22,000 people you need up-armor vehicles,’ Cristian Balan, a communications officer in the US army, who was not speaking on behalf of the US military, told the Guardian. ‘Even if there’s an active shooter--are you really going to use an up-armor vehicle? Do you really need it?’
“In the eyes of the government, the answer increasingly seems to be a resounding yes.
“Since 2006, state and local law enforcement have acquired at least 435 armored vehicles, 533 military aircraft and 93,763 machine guns, according to an investigation by the New York Times published in June. This was made possible under a department of defense program that allows the agency to transfer excess military property to US law enforcement agencies. More than $4.3bn worth of gear has been transferred since the program was created in 1997, according to the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO).
“The ACLU said there are no ‘meaningful constraints’ to what a local police force could acquire, meaning that even a 10,000 person town with no history of major violence could request and receive a mine-resistant vehicle, like those that are currently available on the LESO site.”
The report continued saying, “The increasing militarization of US police is also attributed to the skyrocketing proliferation of Swat teams across the US. There has been a more than 1400% increase in the amount of Swat deployments between 1980 and 2000, according to estimates by Eastern Kentucky University professor Peter Kraska.”
The report also said, “‘As we’ve seen in Ferguson, the militarization of policing tends to escalate the risk of violence to the communities,’ said Kara Dansky, senior counsel with the ACLU’s Center for Justice and the prime author of its June 2014 report on the militarization of US police. ‘We think that historically, the police and the military have had different roles and that American neighborhoods aren’t war zones and police officers should not be treating us like wartime enemies.’”
See the report here:
Indeed, the militarization of U.S. police agencies has been escalating for decades. Can anyone remember when federal police and U.S. military personnel collaborated to slaughter scores of American citizens outside Waco, Texas, in 1993, and when federal police agents assassinated American citizens at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in 1992? These two episodes are a blight on American justice, an affront on the constitutional rule of law, and the worst kind of insult to the American conscience. And, notice, it did not matter one bit whether a Democrat or Republican was in the White House. A Republican (George H.W. Bush) was President when government agents murdered the Weavers at Ruby Ridge; and a Democrat (Bill Clinton) was President when federal agents and military troops murdered the Branch Davidians.
Those two events seemed to be the catalyst for the emerging American Police State. But it was the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the implementation of the PATRIOT Act under G.W. Bush that has propelled the police-state mentality throughout America’s heartland.
As noted in the Guardian report above, the Pentagon has been turning local police agencies into quasi-military units for decades. And the DHS is routinely supplying police-state style training for practically every local police agency in the United States--and has been for years.
And when it comes to the two major parties in Washington, D.C., the Republican Party has been the most aggressive in the creation of the American Police State. In the name of “law and order” and “national security,” conservative Republican legislators and Presidents have enacted a multitude of laws abridging the protections of liberty contained in the Bill of Rights. For all intents and purposes, the two administrations of G.W. Bush, coupled with six long years of the Republican Party controlling the entire federal government (2001-2006), virtually expunged most of the Bill of Rights. In fact, everything that President Barack Obama is now utilizing to abridge constitutional liberties was handed to him on a silver platter by G.W. Bush and his fellow neocon Republicans in Washington, D.C. And if Montanans send the quintessential neocon, Ryan Zinke, to Congress this fall (and other states do likewise), America’s collapse into a Police State will accelerate even faster.
There are two things that neocon Republicans love: foreign wars abroad and a Police State at home. And, sadly, it seems that a majority of America’s conservative Christians are right there with them.
If America’s pastors would start taking a stand against this burgeoning Police State, it would die almost instantly. But when is the last time you heard your pastor say one word of protest against the way our policemen are being turned into soldiers? When has he said a peep about the abridgment of our Bill of Rights by these power-hungry, would-be tyrants from both parties in Washington, D.C.? Under Presidents Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, and Obama, the right of Habeas Corpus, the 4th Amendment, 5th Amendment, 6th Amendment, 7th Amendment, and 8th Amendment are, for all intents and purposes, eviscerated. Kaput! Gone! Wiped out! And the vast majority of our good pastors have not said one word--not one word!
You see this silent, passive pastor as a good man; you believe him to be kind and compassionate; you think he is godly and sincere. But, by his silence, he is helping to put the chains of tyranny around the necks of your children and grandchildren. By his silence, he is facilitating the collapse of America into a Police State as surely as the sun sets in the west. This is not godliness; it is cowardice!
The founder of Lutheranism, Martin Luther, is credited with saying, “If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages there the loyalty of the soldier is proved. And to be steady on all the battlefields besides is merely flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.”
Ladies and gentlemen, where the battle rages--and the point at which the world and the devil are at this moment attacking--is the creation of an American Police State (as well as the invasion of criminals and potential terrorists across our southern border, of course). Therefore, if your pastor is not on the battlefield at this point, he is not “confessing Christ” and has fled his post and disgraced his calling.
The Boston Marathon bombing brought out Gestapo-like tactics of the Boston police. Now, the little town of Ferguson, Missouri, has been subjected to the same thing. And now that the U.S. Justice Department has sent hundreds of federal agents to Ferguson, one can only imagine the kind of martial law and abridgments to personal liberties that will be enacted. One Democrat U.S. Congressman is already calling for martial law. Yes, the Feinstein/Schumer wing of the Democrat Party loves the Police State, as well.
Realize this, my friends, what we saw take place at Waco, Ruby Ridge, Boston (and in hundreds of obscure places all over the country), and now Ferguson is a preview of America’s burgeoning Police State.
Are people with pure political agendas such as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, et al. taking advantage of the situation in Ferguson? You bet! Are race-baiters taking advantage of Ferguson? Without a doubt. And I strongly suspect that the federal government is using paid provocateurs to further inflame the situation and give the federal government an opportunity to impose federal intervention in the area. Regardless, the escalation of an American Police State is undeniable; and the American people had better start paying attention.
This is not a Republican or Democrat issue; it is not a liberal or conservative issue; it is not a black or white issue; it is not a Christian or secular issue. It is a liberty or slavery issue! A freedom mindset and a police-state mindset cannot coexist. They cannot! We will either have one of the other. The American people better make up their minds quickly which one it will be, because, if we do nothing, our very own and very real Police State is just around the corner.
P.S. I am now engaged in scheduling meetings, through which we will help establish non-501c3 churches and Christian fellowships. The fall calendar is starting to fill up. I encourage those folks who are tired of the silence and cowardice of these establishment, government-intimidated churches and who sincerely desire to help start or support a true liberty church and patriot pulpit that is unencumbered by the 501c3 non-profit government corporation status to go to my Liberty Church Project website and fill out the online application. Our goal is to help people all over the country start scores and hundreds of liberty-oriented, non-501c3 churches and fellowships. We are accepting applications NOW. Go here:
© Chuck Baldwin
Yes sir, Semper Fi
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America is in a head lock by a Marxist dictatorial President. He is fully committed to the elimination of our freedoms and liberties. Sadly, most Americans have their heads burried in the sand. While many have awakened to the assault, there is still a vast majority of Americans clueless to what is about to happen to them. The old saying "history repeats itself" is now front and center. America is being whipped into a Police State. The evidence is overwhelming. From day one, the Marxist regime in the White House has been bludgening rights and freedoms. Americans took the bate hook, line, and sinker. What is the ultimate prize? The building Police State is now becoming evident to people. However, a Police State is not the ultimate prize of our Marxist President and his Brown Shirt Attorney General. The true prize for them is the boot of a Marxist State firmly shoved down completely on our freedoms and liberties. Sadly, it maybe too late to recuperate. We will begin to see cities and towns like Ferguson all over America. Once we begin to see the blood flowing in the streets all over America, it will be all over except for the crying. Thomas Jefferson only gave America 400 years to survive as a free republic. Sadly, we couldn't even make it close to that timeframe. The rabid Marxist wolf is now off the golf course. Ferguson was simply a test case for him. Bottom line? No, we may not survive the assault. That will be the official date of "transformation" of The USA to the MSA. The Marxist STATE of America.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
I want to see some patriots, front and center. Not wimps. Every move they make: Checkmated, with facts. (As in the serious questions about Sandy Hook, and the Boston Marathon staged production. And the surfacing questions regarding the real Michael Brown; another staged production, apparently, aka agitprop.) And to start making some moves of our own, to put them off balance.
They thought they could fool us with 9/11. Big mistake. We've got the investigation & communication tools now to catch them in their scurrilous handiwork. Time to go on the offensive in all this shit. They've had their innings. Now it's our turn.
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There is about 3 facts on the time line. Prognostications based on the bible are not facts.
I thought this was an action organization. I just bought a Manual on Common Law Grand Jury. I joined oathkeepers.net; I joined the Oregon Common Law Grand Jury group. I attend the phone conferences.
We all know what is going on give me action Items to work on. I know you folks have good blogging skills.
Stan what do you propose; prioritized that we can do immediately?
Mike who specifically do you want to expose?
Lady what are the practical that those who are not Christian (pantheist) can do.
IO suggest quit blogging the same stuff over and over and go to work on the county and state you live in on Common Law Grand Jury.
Yes, frustration, patience, acceptance, priorities.
I couldn't find you on the Nevada OAS website nor on the NLA site. Are you an oathkeeper.net? I find that Lady thinks my spiritual inclination does not make muster. I find very few on the OPP blog and Plubius Huldah blog want to take action. They wet down their leg if they have to back up what they blog with action to match their words.
I was born and reared in Reno, RHS 1956. My classmate and my former attorney and former Chief Of Nevada Supreme Court and now a senior judge ignores everything I send to him about NLA; CLGJ and my thoughts on these action subject. He is right there to piss and moan about obozo and the naked ladies that come across the either..
I just found out about all of this when I started looking for action instead of talk. There are only 64 people in the NLA/CLGJ in OR. Hell you're not even listed in NV
All the very best
I close with love, peace, harmony and a prayer. "Praise the lord and pass the ammunition."
Ronald: Unfortunately, I wouldn't know what a pantheist can do, you would have to consult your many gods for that answer/those answers! I can invite you, however, to re-think your position, and ask the One who has ALL the answers! :)
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