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OBAMA’S EVER-EXPANDING POLICE STATE
by KrisAnne Hall, ©2013, blogging at KrisAnneHall.com
(Apr. 26, 2013) — When Faisal Shahzad tried to blow up Times Square Eric Holder demanded we make our “Miranda” rights “more flexible to meet our current security needs,” a call for the destruction of our 5th & 6th Amendments. And Americans cheered the government’s assault on the Constitution, a.k.a. the fight against terrorism.
The government then moved on to mass SECRET surveillance of US Citizens through the FBI and partnerships between DHS and our local law enforcement in statewide “Fusion Centers.” Don’t worry, not ALL citizens, just those the DHS has classified as “anti-government.”
CISPA may not pass the Senate and become law, but that is NO IMPEDIMENT to a tyrant. Obama has authorized the DHS to secretly grab your internet communications and monitor YOU!
Yet, our government does not stop with secret surveillance, but BOLDLY and OPENLY tramples our rights, because Americans clamor for it to obtain safety. All the while the warnings of our founders fall on deaf ears. Sam Adams: Let us remember that “if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom.”
This month we watched as the DoD and DHS raided homes in Watertown, MA, yet it took a regular citizen to find the perp. Still Americans cheered at surrendering their 4th Amendment in the name of security. Rest assured Americans will be calling for a clamp-down on internet speech, 24-hour surveillance of all public activities, dedicated drone monitoring, and every other thing we can do to enlarge the police state “to keep us safe.”
Want to see the new normal our government wants us to accept? Watch the dedication of the George W. Bush Library and see how impressed the citizens are.
With a gleam in his eye and UNLIMITED POWER in his hand, we will be watching you, the government agent proclaims. We will be secretly digitizing your face and recording your movements, he excitedly declares. And if you cross our path, we can kill you if we simply PERCIEVE a threat, he proudly guarantees.
Over the last 12 years as our Liberty has DECREASED in the name of national security, yet terrorism has actually EXPANDED. We have now been attacked not only by Jihadists from the Middle East, but now from Europe, as well. These Jihadists have moved from hijacking planes to walking among us with roadside IEDs in Boston. We are not MOVING FORWARD, we are falling BACKWARD, and the assault on our Liberties HAS NOT made us safer!
We have encouraged this lawless attack on our Liberty. We’ve actually done more than encourage it, we have ASKED for it. We have asked for the chains of national security to be laid upon us and are being transformed into slaves to be ordered about by the standing army. Yet the massive police presence at the Boston Marathon didn’t stop the bombing. Not one single camera stopped the bombing (by the way, cameras have no ability to stop anything). Expanding government and enlarging the police state can’t keep you safe, but it can and will make you a tributary slave.