Source: John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute Posted Wed., Apr.29, 2015
The American founding fathers did not want a military government, ruled by force. Rather, they opted for a republic bound by the rule of law – the U.S. Constitution which is under constant attack.
Why is the government using the military to carry out arrests, searches, seizure of evidence and other activities normally handled by a civilian police force?
How can there be any semblance of freedom when there are tanks in the streets, military encampments in cities, Blackhawk helicopters and armed drones patrolling overhead?
Why are there military plans to use south-western states, so called “hostile” territory, as staging grounds for guerrilla warfare drills in which highly-trained military troops equipped with all manner of weapons turn American towns and cities in quasi-battlefields? They call it “Jade Helm 15”.
Americans have every right to be uneasy about this summer’s planned Jade Helm 15 military exercises.
Their concern and worry arises because of these government actions:
–the expansion of the military industrial complex and its influence in Washington DC
–the rampant surveillance, the corporate-funded elections and revolving door between lobbyists and elected officials
— the militarized police, the loss of our freedoms, the injustice of the courts, the privatized prisons, the school lockdowns, the roadside strip searches
— the military drills on domestic soil, the fusion centers and the simultaneous fusing of every branch of law enforcement (federal, state and local)
–the stockpiling of ammunition by various government agencies
–the active shooter drills that are indistinguishable from actual crises, the economy flirting with near collapse, etc.
What’s the rationale behind turning government agencies into military outposts?
What’s with all of the government agencies stockpiling hollow point bullets?
Why does the Department of Agriculture need .40 caliber semiautomatic submachine guns and 320,000 rounds of hollow point bullets? Why do its agents need ballistic vests and body armour?
Why does the Postal Service need “assorted small arms ammunition”? Why is the federal government distributing obscene amounts of military equipment, weapons and ammunition to police departments around the country?
Why is Dept Homeland Security acquiring more than 2,500 Mine-Resistant Armoured Protection (MRAP) vehicles, only to pass them around to local police departments across the country?
Why is the military partnering with local police to conduct training drills around the country? And what exactly are they training for?
Why is the government amassing names and information on Americans considered to be threats to the nation?
These questions, taken individually, are alarming enough. However, put them together and they add up to trouble, the kind that the American founding fathers warned against.
Collectively, they leave one wondering, what exactly is the U.S. government preparing for, and whether, or not, American citizens should be preparing for the eventuality when our so-called “government of the people, by the people, for the people” is no longer answerable to “we the people.”??