January 7, 2012
“All that is needed to set us definitely on the road to a Fascist society is war. It will of course be a modified form of Fascism at first.” – John T. Flynn.
As reported recently, heavily armed agents of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stormed a Leesburg, Florida Social Security office. This supposed drill was unannounced, and was understandably frightening to the local visitors to that office.
The armed DHS thugs arrived in swat team fashion, surrounding the building with their blue and white SUVs, and posting at the door of the Social Security building a guard with a semi-automatic weapon. Some began randomly checking the identification of locals, while others with drug sniffing dogs rifled through the rest of the building. One can understand their caution and hard-handed behavior due to the extreme risk posed to our country by Florida retirees.
There was obviously no cause to accost any of these innocent citizens, but when in this day and age, given the police state we now live in, do the feds care about cause? Apparently, the governor, the attorney general, and all the state police forces were absent, probably hiding behind their desks until the feds left after their fascist style raid!
The DHS had the audacity to call this assault "Operation Shield." This sounds more like a name of a war operation in the Middle East than a raid on the elderly. This was done under the guise of a surprise drill with a mission to detect the “presence of unauthorized persons and potentially disruptive or dangerous activities.” None of these existed of course, but why should that matter to the DHS, the most abominable agency of the federal government. The real mission of the DHS is to intimidate and terrorize innocent people so as to habituate and control them. It will be necessary to break down the resistance of the citizenry, so that the people will not take aggressive action against the state when civil unrest becomes the norm, and Martial Law is implemented. Obviously the government plan is working.
These DHS "checkpoints" are becoming far too common. What began just recently in Tennessee as a test has now spread to many other parts of this country. This was expected by those of us who understand the nature of the federal government’s aggression against freedom, but the speed at which it is progressing is dangerous. These checkpoints will continue to increase in number, and will continue to expand in area. A pattern is already obvious, and allowing this invasion of our rights to go unanswered is a fool’s game.
The remedy lies with individuals, and with individual states. We as sovereign individuals have to be prepared to resist the fascist advances of the federal government, and its preferred agency of force, the Department of Homeland Security. Most still cringe at the thought of Nazi or Stalinist enforcers who detained people and demanded to see their papers, but what difference is there between those enforcers of old and the DHS? When a heavily armed DHS or TSA thug dressed in combat gear and armor forces you to submit to his orders, and without any provocation, what else can that be called but tyranny? Refusing to acquiesce to this assault on our liberty should be the first step taken.
The individual states also have an obligation to protect their residents from federal invasions and bad laws, and should take immediate action to stop the feds from terrorizing citizens with these criminal raids. When DHS thugs come into any state to set up these fascist checkpoints, the sheriff’s office, and all other state police forces, by order of the governor or states attorney general, should immediately instruct them to leave. If they do not obey, then they should be arrested and jailed.
This may sound extreme to some, but in reality, this is the only proper course. There are many more of us than there are of them. There is no reason for the states to bow down to the federal government or any of its agencies, or allow them to run roughshod over us. The states should not allow this Stalinist behavior by the DHS to continue. The use of nullification by individual states and their police forces is necessary, and would be enough to squelch any threat by the feds!
If in fact, this avenue were taken, the feds would have but two choices. They could either leave the state immediately as ordered, or they could go to war against that state. Would they dare risk the latter? I think not, as that would turn the entire country against the federal government, and without the implied consent of the people, the central government would be forced to stand down.
This strategy would simply be an act of actionable nullification by the states against the feds. Drafting a worthless resolution will not get the job done, but a real nullification with teeth would keep the feds at bay.
Considering the fact that the executive branch of this government now openly claims the "right" to assassinate any American citizen, and given that any American can now be "legally" captured by the military, held indefinitely without trial, and tortured or worse, the current actions by the DHS become even more ominous! Every time the DHS sets up one of these criminal checkpoints, any resistance by a citizen could be used as an excuse to brand them as a belligerent, and that could be enough reason to detain any according to Section 1021 of the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal 2012.
(b) COVERED PERSONS. – A covered person under this section is any person as follows:
(1) A person who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored those responsible for those attacks.
(2) A person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces.
(c) DISPOSITION UNDER LAW OF WAR. – The disposition of a person under the law of war as described in subsection (a) may include the following:
(1) Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
(2) Trial under chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code (as amended by the Military Commissions Act of 2009 (title XVIII of Public Law 111–84)).
(3) Transfer for trial by an alternative court or competent tribunal having lawful jurisdiction.
(4) Transfer to the custody or control of the person’s country of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity.
There are virtually no limits placed on government in this atrocious piece of legislation. The importance of eliminating the power of the federal government and its agencies of force by the states is imperative. We have little time left, as all the legal obstacles holding back the federal government have now been removed. Action is necessary by not only the individual states, but by all individuals, for if we fail in our efforts to rein in the federal government, especially concerning the provisions above, we will be nothing more than residents in a fascist police state!
Our own government is the real enemy of freedom, and while the goal of the feds and their controllers may be world hegemony, it is not just foreigners who are at great risk. All here in this country are now in the crosshairs of this corrupt government’s wrath, and any who stand in the way will be targeted so long as the government has the upper hand. For the feds to succeed in their efforts to control all, we the people must remain silent. If we remain silent, then we will deserve the slavery and pain that will surely result!
Gary D. Barnettis president of Barnett Financial Services, Inc., in Lewistown, Montana. Visit his website.