By Michael Webster: Syndicated Investigative Reporter
The recent pattern of federal government abuse is very troubling. It undermines citizens’ trust in their government and we, the American people, deserve an explanation from this government as to why this administration and others, including Congress, used its vast powers to commit these unconstitutional acts.
Congress wrote and passed the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and was signed into law by Presidents Bush and Obama respectively. According to U.S. Rep.Tim Walberg, who is a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee which has been investigating IRS-related issues said “The lack of preparedness in rescuing Americans under attack, and the administration’s misdirection to investigators seeking the truth about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi is disgraceful. The Department of Justice’s broad phone-tapping of reporters is chilling and the slew of improprieties conducted by the IRS in targeting the president’s political opponents leading up to his re-election is outrageous.” In the last few years the laundry list of violations of Americans rights by the Government is lengthy and unacceptable by most Americans recent polls show...
Americans, the very people who the big banks, Wall Street and corporations made their massive fortunes from, were forced by the United States Government to bail out those same 'banksters' and corporations. Not one bank, corporation, or ANY leaders have been brought to justice. The price tag that many believe to be trillions of dollars was given to those same companies in the form of American hard earned tax dollars. Those very same companies are being rewarded for failing, and being too big to fail yet the American citizen is expected to weather the storm and do all the suffering without any help from anyone, much less the too big to fail group. These same groups today are foreclosing on Americans' homes and businesses, and are not making loans to small business and dragging down the U.S. economy. But believe it or not, they are continuing to do the same things that got us where we are only they are doing it even bigger and many believe it is designed to bring down America as we know it. Many Americans are finally getting fed up with it and are looking for ways to take action.
The lack of jobs and what feels like deep depression to many Americans that started in 2007 is still going on today with no real change in sight. It started in America and because the economy is global in scope it has already triggered violence in many places around the world and is being played out in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere with increasing violence and other forms of social unrest and revolution with thousands killed and the fever is spreading around the globe. In Iceland, Tunisia | Egypt Ukraine and Libya the government has already fallen.
Hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens have marched in town squares around the world to protest the failing economy and reacting to the high cost of food, energy and the great lose of jobs as Spanish unemployment heads towards 20 per cent. There have been riots and bloodshed in several Middle East countries and Ukraine, some like Ukraine and some even toppled repressive governments. Further violent protests erupted in Greece, other protests in Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Mexico, Venezuela and Bulgaria. The police have suppressed public discontent in all these countries including Russia. A bloody Civil war is raging in Syria. Russian invasion of Ukraine is under way. Many other countries and large cities are believed on the brink of rioting in the streets.
The question many are asking is this discontent going to spread around the world as things get even worse?
As things deteriorate around the globe economically Americans are starting to realize what a bad place they are finding themselves in and that Americans for the first time since the great depression are losing jobs at an alarming rate, losing their homes, savings, retirement checks and the way of life they have grown accustom to.
Many predict that there will be rioting in the streets in America soon and that may be the reason the U.S. government is building detention camps all over the country and more are expected. Homeland defense is known to be accumulating, millions of rounds of ammo, guns, ammo clips, even tanks and armored personal carriers, not to mention 30,000 drones on order and according to one expert who wants to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation from our government says there maybe as many as 3,000 U.S. Government drones in operation right now. And who knows what else we may be in for.
America, too, is experiencing a winter of discontent. Americans not having money to pay the heating bills, not able to afford gasoline for their cars, unable to pay their mortgages see no apparent bail out for THEM in site. American protests are expected to be widespread as more and more Americans lose their jobs and become homeless and as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. The gathering storms of discontent are darker now than anybody can remember. Yes, it is expected to get worse than the great depression. Parallels between the 1930s have tended to focus on the numbers — a lack of growth and waning consumer confidence is now prevalent world wide.
It is feared by many governments that history will repeat itself as in the 1930s where economic hardship spawned major demonstrations. It allowed extremists to gather support after a loss of faith in the government and politicians. Economic catastrophe bred Franco, Mussolini and Hitler.
Judge Jeanine Pirro said ” Let us go back to Civics 101 and remember that the very reason that we enter into a society and choose a government is the preservation of our property, the protection of our families from foreign incursions, the protection of our inalienable rights as outlined in the Bill of Rights, and the passage of laws that allows for a peaceful and prosperous society. Yet when the government disregards the will of the people, and seeks to do what IT thinks is right, i.e., banning certain foods, certain sizes of sodas, voiding the Second Amendment as in Chicago, it is THE GOVERNMENT that puts themselves into a state of war with the American People and such a state relieves us from any obedience to corrupt laws or the unconstitutional Executive Orders that Obama has used to rein in the American people.”
Today American Militias, Survivalist, preppers, American Military veterans, even the VFW, retired U.S.Marine groups,The American Logion and folks from all walks of life are fed up and are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.
Many of these groups are uniting and joining forces in large numbers. One such group the Oath Keepers founder and president Stewart Rhodes claims 30,000 plus members many are former and current military, law enforcement, fire fighters and regular citizens that are organizing other organizations and recruiting nation wide. According to their web site which is open to the public they boast that they are instructing their 30,000 members nation-wide to form up special teams and sub-teams in each Oath Keepers chapter, at the town and county level, modeled loosely on the Special Forces “A Team” (Operational Detachment A ) model, and for a similar purpose: to be both a potential operational unit for community security and support during crisis, but also, as mission #1, to serve as training and leadership cadre, to assist in organizing neighborhood watches, organizing veterans halls to provide community civil defense, forming County Sheriff Posses, strengthening existing CERT, volunteer fire, search-and-rescue, reserve deputy systems, etc., and eventually to assist in forming and training town and county militias (established by official act of town and county elected representatives).
The following is available from the Oath Keepers own web site as of Oct 1, 2013.
|Milita group name||State, county or locale|
|2nd Alabama Militia||Alabama, Mobile|
|Alabama Shoals Badgers||Alabama, Tuscumbia|
|Alaska Citizens Militia||Alaska, Nikiski|
|Arizona Citizens Militia||Arizona, Douglas|
|Arizona Militia||Arizona, Glendale|
|Cochise County Militia||Arizona, Tombstone|
|Northern Arizona Militia||Arizona, Flagstaff|
|Militia of Washington County||Arkansas, Fayetteville|
|American Resistance Movement||All States, USA/Nation-Wide area|
|State of California Unorganized Militia||California, Monrovia|
|Minutemen Militia||Colorado, Fort Collins|
|Florida Free Alliance||Florida, Nokomis|
|Florida Free Militia||Florida, Palm Coast|
|Georgia Militia||Georgia, Chatham County|
|Militia of Georgia||Georgia, Lawrenceville|
|Idaho Citizens Constitutional Militia||Idaho, statewide|
|North Idaho Light Foot Militia||Idaho, Bonner County|
|135th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry||Illinois, statewide|
|Illinois State Militia (Unorganized) 167th Battalion, 21st FF||Illinois, statewide|
|Indiana Citizens Volunteer Militia, 3rd Brigade||Indiana, Tippecanoe County|
|Indiana Constitutional Militia||Indiana, statewide|
|Indiana Militia Corps||Indiana, Statewide|
|Indiana Sedentary Militia||Indiana, Hendricks County|
|Indiana Sons of Liberty||Indiana, Statewide|
|Indiana's Greene County Militia||Indiana, Greene County|
|Indiana State Militia 14th Regiment||Indiana, Owen County|
|Kansas State Militia||Kansas, Wichita|
|Kansas Regional Militias||Kansas, North East, South East, Western, North Central, South Central, Cent...|
|1st Joint Public Militia||Kentucky, Bowling Green|
|Kentucky State Militia - Ohio Valley Command||Kentucky, Louisville|
|Northern Kentucky Militia 105th "Blue Guard"||Kentucky, Bracken,Mason,Pendleton,Countys|
|Louisiana Militia||Louisiana, statewide|
|Louisiana Unorganized Militia||Louisiana, Abbeville|
|Maine Constitutional Militia||Maine, statewide|
|Southern Sons of Liberty||Maryland, statewide|
|Delta 5 Mobile Light Infantry Militia||Michigan, Eaton County|
|East-Central Volunteer Militia of Michigan||Michigan, Lapeer County|
|Hutaree Militia||Michigan, Southern|
|Jackson County Volunteers||Michigan, Jackson County|
|Lenawee County Free and Independent Militia||Michigan, Adrian|
|Michigan Militia||Michigan, Redford|
|Michigan Militia Corps Wolverines 8th Division||Michigan, South Central|
|Northern Michigan Backyard Protection Militia||Michigan, Northern|
|Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia||Michigan, 13 counties|
|West Michigan Volunteer Militia||Michigan, Muskegon County|
|Capitol City Militia||Michigan, Eaton County and Ingham County|
|Mid Michigan Militia||Michigan,7 Counties,centered around Ingham County|
|Ocqueoc Militia||Michigan, Presque Isle County, Montmorency County, Alpena County, Cheboygan County|
|Minnesota Militia/Army of Mississippi||Minnesota, St. Cloud|
|Minnesota Minutemen militia||Minnesota|
|Constitution Defense Militia of Attala County (CDMAC)||Mississippi, Attala County|
|East Central Mississippi Militia||Mississippi, East Central|
|Missouri Militia||Missouri, Kansas City|
|Militia of Montana||Montana, Noxon|
|New Hampshire Patriot Militia||New Hampshire, statewide|
|United States Constitution Rangers||New Hampshire, West Lebanon|
|New Jersey Militia||New Jersey, Trenton|
|New Jersey Guardian Angels||New Jersey, Jackson|
|Empire State Militia 11th Field Force||New York, Northwestern|
|Sons of Liberty||New York, Buffalo|
|Bloodville Volunteers||New York, Saratoga County|
|North Carolina Citizens Militia||North Carolina, Charlotte|
|Constitutional Militia of Clark County||Ohio, Clark County|
|Northeastern Ohio Defense Force 3BN||Ohio, Lisbon|
|Northwestern Ohio Defense Force 4BN||Ohio, Kenton|
|Ohio Defense Force State Headquarters||Ohio, Zanesville|
|Ohio Militia||Ohio, statewide|
|Southeastern Ohio Defense Force 3rd Platoon||Ohio, Belmont County|
|Southwestern Ohio Defense Force 5BN||Ohio, Lebanon|
|Unorganized Militia of Champaign County||Ohio, St. Paris|
|Oregon Militia Corps||Oregon, statewide|
|Southern Oregon Militia||Oregon, Eagle Point|
|Keystone Freedom Fighters||Pennsylvania, Gettysburg|
|East Tennessee Militia||Tennessee, East|
|American Patriots for Freedom Foundation||Texas, Spring|
|Central Texas Militia||Texas, Central|
|Texas Well Regulated Militia||Texas, Edwards County|
|Texas State Militia||Texas|
|Virginia Citizens Militia||Virginia, Roanoke|
|King County Volunteer Militia||Washington, King County|
|Kitsap County WA Militia||Washington, Kitsap County|
|Washington State Militia||Washington, statewide|