Ya don’t build a big bright and shiny police state and not use it!
Look for drones to be increasingly looking for regulatory violations from executive agencies like the EPA or to simply eavesdrop on US citizens. It is ironic that the same liberals who rant about how conservatives are going to end privacy by restricting abortions have no problem with a government drone spying on their movements or even peering in thweir windows.
Currently, the US has 16 major intelligence agencies, and over 100 federal police agencies. And because of a relatively new change in the law, non-police federal agencies may now procure and use weapons and even set up their own SWAT-like enforcement teams.
The most notorious use of these so far was when the Department of Education sent a SWAT team to arrest a woman who was in default of her student loan, breaking into the home of her ex-husband, who lived there with their child, but not the woman. The accusation against her was of student loan fraud, for concealing assets that could have been used to pay off her loan. Typically a civil offense.
And credit where credit is due. Though Obama and his bureaucracy are using it, these authoritarian police agencies were for the most part given broad and unconstitutional authorities under George W. Bush, who, while he was correct in taking the War on Terror to our foreign enemies, devoted just as many resources to creating a police state in the US, against its honest citizenry.
It will take decades of concerted action to dismantle this nightmare, and to set up deep constraints on the government against ever doing such things again.
Billions of bullets + 2,700 MRAPs + drones + Obama’s “force at home” statement = Bad news for white conservative Christians
Look at Cyprus. They are confiscating 10% of people’s bank accounts. Is that a sign of what the ultimate goal is here?
The old saying follow the money. We’ve heard that the RATS have been talking about nationalizing 401’s.
No. Those intentions are indeed totalitarian...
No use pretending they aren’t.
“Is Obama Building A Federal Police Force? ‘
Have they already done it? Starting in the KKKlinton administration many federal agencies including the EPA have become heavily armed.
Is there really a doubt at this point?
Thanks to "Today's Toons."
Well I have a newsflash for everyone in Atlanta.
Yesterday evening about 6:30 PM we were exiting I85 at Sugarloaf parkway when the fiancee’ askes me “whats that coming at us, a drone?” I looked and said it was just a helicopter but as it got closer it drifted sideways and I realized it actually was a drone flying right down I85 heading North. It was unbelievable! As it got practically overhead flying at about 500 ft you could clearly see that it was a drone. About 12-15 ft long and it had a rotor but it was way too small to be manned. It was definitely a drone no doubt about it.
They are with us and if we don’t all start raising heck about it they will be flying over us all day everyday spying on every move we make.
Is there a mustach in Mexico?
Not that the strong ethical types that run for office could ever be compromised or anything... /s
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>>>While the intentions here might not be totalitarian, the ultimate outcome could be...<<<<
A long time ago I took a class at college called “Authoritarian Regiemes.” Among the little nuggets of wisdom from that class was the idea that the modern totalitarian state operated by using the police to enforce its decrees instead of the military, since the military had a bad tendency to instill a sense of loyalty to the military itself and not the state.
In any case, the creation of a national police force goes as far back as Lenin, and as a matter of course there is no reason to create a national police force other than enforcing the will of the state.
God help us.
This isn't the first place I've seen this, unfortunately, and people are starting to notice.
I think the most useful user-aid for any student of Obama's Regime is any history of the Third Reich, and its included analysis of what Hitler created, how the component parts worked, and what were his evident intentions for how they were to work, and what they might tell us about the real intentions behind some of the institutional monstrosities Obama is creating, without telling us what he is doing, as part of his recreation of East Germany here in America.
What makes you think they might not be totalitarian?
This is called “Federal mission creep” from fighting and protectin Americans from a “terrorist” attack to monitoring American at “ball parks.”
The reach into the private lives of Americans by this federal governmen should send a chill down the spine of every American, but, it won’t, some Americans will want even more regulation and control by this out of control government.
Sad state of affairs watching this once great Nation decend into a “police state” with the support of 1/3 of the American people. The coming civil war appears to be closer than ever before, since this federal government will NEVER surrender this power back to the American people and the never ending war on (place name here) will never be won, continuing to be used an an excuse for spending more and more of our hard earned tax dollars.
This is exactly why The American people cannot afford to “compromise” with these liberal socialist and must get this out of control government back under the limitations in our Constitution, this government will have to be forced back into the bottle, the federal government will never do it by its self.
Stay safe everyone, keep yourselves ready, it won’t be pretty when it comes, not “if” it comes, but, “when” it comes!