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“It’s Not a Conspiracy Theory… It Is Happening Right Now” (Police State)
SHTFPlan.com ^ | May 20, 2013 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 05/21/2013 6:46:48 AM PDT by Perseverando

The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 was originally established to protect American citizens from the federal use of military troops to enforce and execute the laws of the land unless expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. Since then, for over a century, this task has fallen upon local and federal law enforcement. But with the War on Terror taking center stage in the United States for the last decade, elements within the government have been working tirelessly to expand the mission of the US military on the domestic front.

First, they passed the Patriot Act, which gave the government sweeping new powers to categorize any individual as a terrorist, whether they are operating on foreign lands or here at home. In 2011, as America brought in the New Year, they signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, which made it possible for American citizens who were categorized as domestic terrorists under the Patriot Act to be detained and imprisoned indefinitely without charge or trial.

Finally, last week we learned that, as President Obama came under fire for the many scandals rocking his administration, the government was quietly moving to give the Department of Defense unprecedented authority on U.S. soil, effectively nullifying Posse Comitatus.

Eric Blair of Activist Post writes:

First, the senate is debating an expansion of the already broad powers of the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) so the U.S. can essentially engage any area in the world in the war on terror, including America. Which brings us to the second development: the Pentagon has recently granted itself police powers on American soil.

Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Sheehan told Congress yesterday that the AUMF authorized the US military to operate on a worldwide battlefield from

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aumf; bhofascism; bloodoftyrants; conspiracytheory; criminalgovernment; cw2; democrats; govtabuse; obama; patriotact; policestate; possecomitatus; rapeofliberty; shtf; tyranny; waronliberty

1 posted on 05/21/2013 6:46:48 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

2 posted on 05/21/2013 6:47:45 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("“Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Perseverando

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-12/html/2013-07802.htm

This grants the military the power to declare martial law without Congress, president, or local officials.


3 posted on 05/21/2013 6:51:16 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Wow! Is that the Boston sweep?


4 posted on 05/21/2013 6:58:29 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Yes.


5 posted on 05/21/2013 6:59:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("“Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

tagline update


6 posted on 05/21/2013 7:00:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

tagline update


7 posted on 05/21/2013 7:00:15 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Perseverando

President Obama was right when he said we should reject those voices that warn that tyranny is just around the corner....

because it’s here, now.


8 posted on 05/21/2013 7:00:30 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Has anyone identified that jackass?

If so, we could send him thousands of catalogs of binoculars.


9 posted on 05/21/2013 7:01:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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10 posted on 05/21/2013 7:07:11 AM PDT by Perseverando (The truth is hate to those who hate the truth.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

This is the Montgomery co. Texas sheriffs department. Look at the advanced gear, armor vehicle and weapons behind their surveillance drone. Military if ya ask me.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/06/states-propose-limiting-use-drones-by-police/


11 posted on 05/21/2013 7:10:17 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: DBrow
"This grants the military the power to declare martial law without Congress, president, or local officials. "

Banana Republic Militaries seem to have a basic right to do so without any legal authorization.

12 posted on 05/21/2013 7:12:18 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MrB
President Obama was right when he said we should reject those voices that warn that tyranny is just around the corner....

I think he was just rapping.

13 posted on 05/21/2013 7:13:01 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Standing Wolf

Actually, all joking aside, he was “in cadence”.


14 posted on 05/21/2013 7:14:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Paladin2

If the military can act on its own domestically, it’s automatic cover for The 0ne. “I did not know...”


15 posted on 05/21/2013 7:16:37 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: All

Wake-up, the Communist Revolution in America is almost over and they are clearly winning. Will the Tea Party get it when Hussein lines them up against a wall? Can you imagine that if Gen. Patton or MacArthur were alive today that they would be silent about Wahussington. Has our sissy commie cheer-leader so gutted our DoD that he’s got bigger balls now than any of the generals that remain? We don’t want a Hitler or Nazis but a General Franco may soon be needed. PS: He is maligned by our commie press but he was a reluctant leader who had been exiled to The Canary Islands for speaking out. He was secretly flown back to Spain by the British when the Reds began night executions of conservatives (which finally united the Royalist, the Nationalist, the Catholics, Businessmen and anyone else in fear for their lives).


16 posted on 05/21/2013 7:20:44 AM PDT by RHS Jr (Pity the banksters when Jesus comes)
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To: RHS Jr

Patton and MacArthur? You got to be kidding me! Learn your history:

http://www.dailypaul.com/97314/federal-troops-attack-veterans-marching-in-dc


17 posted on 05/21/2013 7:41:23 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: DBrow
This grants the military the power to declare martial law without Congress, president, or local officials.

From your link:

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 71 (Friday, April 12, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 21826-21839]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2013-07802]

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[DOD-2009-OS-0038; RIN 0790-AI54]

32 CFR Part 182

Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Final rule.

(Lot's of bureaucratic BS, but here's a snippet:

Sec. 182.3 Definitions

The following definitions apply to this part:
Civil authorities. Those elected and appointed officers and employees who constitute the government of the United States, the governments of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. possessions and territories, and political subdivisions thereof.
Civil disturbance. Group acts of violence and disorder prejudicial to public law and order.
Civilian law enforcement official. An officer or employee of a civilian Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement agency with responsibility for enforcement of the laws within the jurisdiction of that agency.
DoD personnel. Federal military officers and enlisted personnel and civilian employees of the Department of Defense.
Domestic emergencies. Emergencies affecting the public welfare and occurring within the 50 states, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. possessions and territories, or any political subdivision thereof, as a result of enemy attack, insurrection, civil disturbance, earthquake, fire, flood, or other public disasters or equivalent emergencies that endanger life and property or disrupt the usual process of government. Domestic emergencies include civil defense emergencies, civil disturbances, major disasters, and natural disasters.

"[[Page 21829]]

Emergency authority. A Federal military commander's authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances because:
(1) Such activities are necessary to prevent significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property and are necessary to restore governmental function and public order; or
(2) Duly constituted Federal, State, or local authorities are unable or decline to provide adequate protection for Federal property or Federal governmental functions.
Explosives or munitions emergency. A situation involving the suspected or detected presence of unexploded ordnance (UXO), damaged or deteriorated explosives or munitions, an improvised explosive device (IED), other potentially explosive material or device, or other potentially harmful military chemical munitions or device, that creates an actual or potential imminent threat to human health, including safety, or the environment, including property, as determined by an explosives or munitions emergency response specialist. Such situations may require immediate and expeditious action by an explosives or munitions emergency response specialist to control, mitigate, or eliminate the threat.
Law enforcement agency. Any of a number of agencies (outside the Department of Defense) chartered and empowered to enforce U.S. laws in the following jurisdictions: the United States, a State (or political subdivision) of the United States, a territory (or political subdivision) of the United States, a federally recognized Native American tribe or Alaskan Native Village, or within the borders of a host nation."

18 posted on 05/21/2013 7:45:10 AM PDT by Perseverando (The truth is hate to those who hate the truth.)
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To: Perseverando

Thugs “escort” reporters through IRS offices:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3021960/posts


19 posted on 05/21/2013 7:47:36 AM PDT by DManA
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To: servantboy777

Yes, that’s a Montgomery Co. map on the armored vehicle. I’ve known they’ve had that drone for a while but wow. Our relatives there had no clue about the drone and no clue as to the significance.


20 posted on 05/21/2013 8:03:02 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: dagogo redux

What a crock of BS. No one was shot, no one was killed a baby died of complications (tear gas) later in a hospital.


21 posted on 05/21/2013 8:09:00 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been offically denied)
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To: dagogo redux

Yes. I learned about that in “Unintended Consequences”.
Shameful, murderous, and despicable. Sickens me.


22 posted on 05/21/2013 8:09:06 AM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
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To: spankalib

Then you learned junk history. That link in a total fabrication. You have to be a complete nut job to fall for it.


23 posted on 05/21/2013 8:13:47 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been offically denied)
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To: Perseverando
The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 was originally established to protect American citizens from the federal use of military troops to enforce and execute the laws of the land unless expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress.

When local cops are given military gear and training, then they effectively become military troops.

When local cops' funding is dependent upon federal grants, and those grants are conditional upon local cops obeying federal orders, then they are federal troops in all but name.

24 posted on 05/21/2013 8:59:38 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: bgill
Hey, funny story. The 1st drone they received through DHS grants was destroyed in an accident.

The Sheriffs office thought, why don't we hold a photo op of our SWAT capabilities. So, they all gathered together, dressed up in their lil black/olive get-ups, donning all their military toy’z and stuff. Bearcat Armored vehicle in the background.

So, what better way to get the money shot than to fly their newly acquired surveillance drone overhead and capture the inglorious moment.

HOUSTON...we have a problem!!! The operator lost contact with the drone. It began buzzin around out of control, causing Swat dudes to run for cover...and finally crashed into the side of the Bearcat SWAT van.

I thought....wow! It's good day.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/03/05/the-drone-that-crashed-into-a-s-w-a-t-teams-tank/

25 posted on 05/21/2013 9:10:43 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: dagogo redux

Don’t most educated people know that; do you think MacArthur, Patton and Eisenhower world be silent and unpatriotic today because they obeyed an order to disperse the Vets in 1932? Don’t let that awful event override the point that we are in a very bad situation now with communist running the government and in need of much stronger anti-communist leaders and actions. I could have said Washington and you could have brought up the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791; or Andrew Jackson and you’d said what about the Trail of Tears in 1831; or Thomas Jefferson and you’d bring up Sally. Don’t you know how MacArthur and Patton felt about communism.


26 posted on 05/21/2013 10:28:07 AM PDT by RHS Jr (Pity the banksters when Jesus comes)
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To: servantboy777
Though there were many cameras there, no photos or video from the incident have been publicly released.

Oops!

27 posted on 05/21/2013 11:12:58 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Perseverando

Sad thing is, probably half of the people on this “freedom” loving site are cool with living in a police state. That is as long as the cat in the white house has the right letter next to his name. Hell, revise that...most of them will bow, stoop and genuflect to anything wearing a shiney badge and a fine hat, regardless of who is in the white house.


28 posted on 05/21/2013 11:23:22 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: jpsb

I don’t mind once believing something that’s not true...that’s the way of learning, doesn’t make me a nutjob.
Be nice if instead of calling names you could show how that’s a fabrication...
I’d love for that not to be true actually.


29 posted on 05/21/2013 11:33:20 AM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
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