Well folks, America will officially be a police state if this becomes law, and the biggest enemies are those within. The Senate proceeded full steam ahead, despite intelligence authorities opposing it. Only 7 Senators voted against it.
“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.” James Madison, Author of the US Constitution
America is already a soft-core police state. We have cops roaming the Street to pull us over at gunpoint and kill our dogs because someone saw something and said something. Our driver’s license is a biometric ID card. The Dept. of
Safety and Homeland Security is fusing with the TSA to randomly search semi-tractor trailers and people boarding Greyhound buses, despite the fact that the TSA has yet to catch a single terrorist. A Fusion Center and $200 million police State has been built in Tennessee. At the local level our grand jury foreperson is appointed by a local Judge and can serve an indefinite number of terms.
Now it’s hard-core. With the evisceration of Posse Comitatus, military troops will be able to roam the streets. Southerners would do well to remember what the South went through after the war between the States. This is war against the American people, and yet there doesn’t seem to be much outrage against it, except from Ron Paul supporters and even that is meager at best. There are people all across this country protesting for a variety of reasons, but most are really disorganized and few know where to direct their focus and attention. Now that people know that Herman Cain probably can’t keep his pants on, Rick Perry has shown there’s nothing between his ears and Michele Bachmann never really polled that high in the first place, conservatives are acting like we have to choose between flip Mitt and flop Newt. Some are even dumb enough to think they should party while doing so. Just keep ignoring Ron Paul and/or acting like he can’t win. Yeah, ignoring principles for partisan politics, that’s a great plan.
For the past couple of years, I’ve been working at the State level to stop REAL ID, which turned the driver’s license into a biometric ID card. Tennessee piddled around with some non-binding resolutions and let the feds ram rod it through the Dept. of
Safety and Homeland Security.
The only peaceful options that I have left, absent Divine Intervention, are to keep exposing this nonsense and rebuking politicians for doing nothing about it. If you have effective methods of stopping the police state, please share them.
Obama is threatening to veto this police state standing army legislation. I am skeptical that he will, but am willing to be pleasantly surprised. Sadly, it appears that he is only planning to veto it because he believes he already has authority to kill Americans and has no need to indefinitely detain them.
In the meantime, vote for Ron Paul and heed Proverbs Chapter 23.
1 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you;
2 And put a knife to your throat If you are a man given to appetite.
3 Do not desire his delicacies, For they are deceptive food.