Posted on The Patriot Post-By Mark Alexander-On February 9, 2012:
“Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression.”—James Madison (1788)
The FBI held a press conference this week on a terrorist alert bulletin, which it sent to every federal, state and local law enforcement agency across the country. Unfortunately, that bulletin continued a trend of “terrorist profiles” issued since Barack Hussein Obama has been in office. This particular alert identified such broad ideological characteristics that it can be construed to include the activities of tens of millions of law-abiding Americans.
The FBI counterterrorism division report concluded that those who believe that our government has exceeded its constitutional limits or are protesting for restoration of constitutional integrity might pose a threat. By that definition, anyone associated with the “Tea Party movement” is suspect, and that’s the problem with this sweeping and politically motivated “bureaucrap.”
Make no mistake: There are some deadly anti-government socialist and fascist radicals in America. For example, consider the man who launched someone’s political career in 1994 -- Obama mentor William Ayers, who was previously the leader of the Weathermen, a murderous group of radical “useful idiots.” They bombed the U.S. Capitol twice, the Pentagon, the Department of State, several federal courthouses, plus state and local government buildings—with intent to kill. Unfortunately, the FBI never assembled sufficient evidence to convict Ayers. (Lucky break for Obama’s career!)
Or how about Obama’s radical, racist, hate-spewing pastor, Jeremiah Wright? This is the man who married the Obamas and baptized their children; the same man who regularly sermonized about “the US-KKK-A” with assertions that “The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color;” the man who said that the U.S. government “gives [black people] drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strikes law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, g-d d--- America!”
Does that constitute a threat to the government?
The aforementioned FBI alert focused on the so-called “sovereign citizen” movement, which the FBI believes may have more than 500,000 members—though it has no leaders, no membership roster, no organization at all. There is a “sovereign citizens” website which notes boldly, “We do NOT endorse non-payment of taxes or violence to achieve these changes. We do NOT endorse giving up a social security number and we do NOT endorse violence against the police or the government.”
According to the FBI, some of those associated with this movement are engaged in crimes like underpaying taxes and other fraud, none of which should be classified as terrorism. According to a Reuters report on the press release, “Legal convictions of such extremists, mostly for white-collar crimes such as fraud, have increased from 10 in 2009 to 18 in 2011, FBI agents said.”
We did the math, and that’s an increase of eight convictions.
Meanwhile, more than 5,200 of Obama’s Occupy movement radicals were arrested in 2011, many for violent offenses, and some of those directed at police.
This is not to say that the FBI didn’t have reason to warn law enforcement agencies. In May of 2010, two sociopaths, one of whom had mentioned “sovereign citizen” on a website, murdered two Arkansas police officers. But why wait almost two years to issue the warning?
Now, I spent some years in law enforcement, and some of those devoted to counter-terrorism. I still hold a reserve national security position with the Department of Homeland Security and, as such, maintain threat currency and contacts with domestic counter-terrorism folks. I mention this to say I can assure you that most federal, state and local law enforcement personnel abide by their oath to “support and defend the Constitution” and are steadfastly accountable to that oath. In other words, they understand that broadly labeling as “terrorists” those who support constitutional limits on government is offensive to that oath.
However, we now have an established Obama-era pattern of applying such broad labels, which began in 2009 when the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis issued a report on “Right-Wing Extremism.” It claimed that those who use terms including “patriot” or “constitutionalist,” and “link their beliefs to those commonly associated with the American Revolution,” are a threat. It even went so far as to identify returning war veterans as “potential threats.”
That report was so repulsive that it received a prompt rebuke from liberal Democrat Bennie Thompson, then chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and Republican Peter King, its ranking member. Thompson wrote, “This report appears to raise significant issues involving the privacy and civil liberties of many Americans. ... Freedom of association and freedom of speech are guaranteed to all Americans. ... I am disappointed that the Department would allow this report to be disseminated to its State and local partners. ... I am dumbfounded that I&A released this report.”
Thompson protested that the DHS report “blurred the line” between legal and illegal activity.
At the time, DHS spokesperson Amy Kudwa claimed the report was not finished and had been recalled: “This product is not, nor was it ever, in operational use.” That notwithstanding, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano defended the report and insisted, “We do not—nor will we ever—monitor ideology or political beliefs. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people.” (Trust her, she’s from the government!)
However, such monitoring is not the contiguous prerogative of DHS, but that of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. This is why the latest national alert issued by the FBI should raise many red flags with overseers in the House and Senate.
Here are some excerpts from the FBI bulletin: “This ... domestic terrorist movement, which, scattered across the United States, has existed for decades. ... They do not represent an anarchist group, nor are they a militia. ... They operate as individuals without established leadership and only come together in loosely affiliated groups to ... socialize and talk about their ideology. They may refer to themselves as ‘constitutionalists.’ ... Several indicators can help identify these individuals. References to the Bible, The Constitution of the United States, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, or treaties with foreign governments...”
Those clips are taken out of context, but the problem with such broad profiles is that by the time they filter down through the channels, there are, inevitably, those who are not able to distinguish good from evil, or those whose political bias blinds them from such distinctions.
For example, shortly after DHS released its “Right-Wing Extremist” profile, I was contacted by Patriot readers, both officers and enlisted personnel, about a security exercise scenario at Ft. Knox. That scenario identified attackers as “Tea Party members” among “white supremacists” armed with “military grade weapons” and “bomb making components.” (In fact, many military and law enforcement personnel identify with the Tea Party movement, which is why we were contacted by military readers.)
Within hours of posting that report, senior command staff at Ft. Knox contacted us and conceded that an officer in the security loop altered the scenario to include “the Tea Party in order to make it more realistic.” The commanding officer assured us, “an official investigation has been initiated to determine the manner in which this information was included in the exercise scenario.”
To make it “more realistic”? Every reader of this column can accurately profile the political views and racial/ethnic identity of the individual who “altered the scenario.”
So, given the current FBI profile, if these “terrorists” are members of an organization with no leaders, no membership and, in fact, no organization, how exactly are they to be distinguished from law-abiding political activists who believe our government has exceeded its constitutional authority? How are they to be distinguished from patriotic Americans who advocate for the restoration of constitutional integrity and proper limits on the role of government? There are plenty of us who, in the course of our objections to the erosion of the Rule of Law, might make “references to the Bible, The Constitution of the United States, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, or treaties with foreign governments...”
What purpose does this FBI memo really serve?
In October 2011, DHS attempted to make amends by publishing a training guide for “Countering Violent Extremism.” In that directive, Section 2 notes, “Training should be sensitive to constitutional values,” and it asserts, “training should support the protection of civil rights and civil liberties as part of national security. Don’t use training that equates religious expression, protests, or other constitutionally protected activity with criminal activity.”
Perhaps Obama’s executive appointees to the FBI should adopt a similar policy and—unlike DHS—abide by it. In the meantime, we are waiting for objections from oversight committee Republicans concerning Obama’s latest attack on Bible-citing, Constitution-abiding Patriots....”
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I. IS AMERICA SPIRALING TOWARD FASCISM?
Posted on News With Views-By Dr. Carl Parnell, Ed,D –On February 7, 2012:
“If the “man on the street” was asked to describe the type of government that the United States has, he would very quickly say “Democracy.” However, in reality, America has a constitutional republic, which is the “rule of law” through a written constitution. But, as America’s history evolves, America’s government is slowly but surely following a new governmental trend, a trend toward Fascism, which is a monopolistic, state-controlled government, which gains control through the economy. In essence, the government makes the private sector think that they own their businesses. But, in reality, the government through its many control mechanisms, taxation, legislation, and regulation, actually controls these businesses. Also, it is a trend toward usurpation of America’s “rule of law.” Unfortunately, this usurpation has been purported that Americans must lose freedoms in order to have security. Of course, this is a lie that should not be perpetuated in a nation where the blood of millions of America’s finest has given their lives on the battlefields around the world for these very freedoms.
Unfortunately, those leaders who would attempt to deny Americans their God-given rights and freedoms belong to all political parties. In other words, voters must really do their research before they cast their votes on Election Day. Each political party has people who are working toward a new day in America when the government that they represent turns on its on people by eliminating the U.S. Constitution and instituting a new government, which would be some faction of Fascism. Of course, if our politicians are successful, America would be positioned to eventually become one of the members of a one world government that has been prophesied in the Bible many centuries ago. Also, it should interjected here that, according to new whistleblower reports that have been come out of the White House, anyone who negatively talks about a one world government has been categorized as a “potential terrorist.” Therefore, those who conspire behind closed doors to make America a state-controlled fascist nation do not want it to be publicized, since Americans might finally wake up to the reality of their abominable game plan.
However, could America actually become a fascist nation? According to Thom Hartmann, an American radio host, author, and former progressive political commentator, America could very well become a fascist nation. In his article “The Ghost of Vice President Wallace Warns: It Can Happen Here,” Mr. Hartmann writes,
Fascism could very easily replace democracy in the United States. If his ghost could appear, he would say that “it can happen here.” However, it probably would not be a frontal attack. Vice-President Wallace believed that it would be more subtle. The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist, the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.
Also, in a 1944 New York Times article, the former Vice-President expressed his concerns of a future fascist state in America. Vice-President Wallace stated,
If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States. There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.... They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead. Nonetheless, at that time there were few corporate heads that had run for political office, and, in Wallace’s view, most politicians still felt it was their obligation to represent We The People instead of corporate cartels. American fascism will not be really dangerous, until there is a purposeful coalition among the cartelists, the deliberate prisoners of public information.
Mr. Wallace also believed,
American fascists would have to lie to the people in order to gain power. And, because they were in bed with the nation’s largest corporations - who could gain control of newspapers and broadcast media - they could promote their lies with ease. How would fascists then be recognized? The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact, Wallace wrote. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism. They use every opportunity to impugn democracy. They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.
Ultimately, Franklin Roosevelt’s former Vice-President exclaimed, “The myth of fascist efficiency has deluded many people. ... Democracy, to crush fascism internally, must...develop the ability to keep people fully employed and at the same time balance the budget. It must put human beings first and dollars second. It must appeal to reason and decency and not to violence and deceit. We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.”
Posted on News With Views-By Chuck Baldwin-On February 9, 2012:
“Writing for WorldNetDaily, Bob Unruh reports a refreshing story of how individual sovereign states are beginning to push back against federal overreach. Unruh writes, “State and local officials in surging numbers are telling Washington they simply won’t cooperate with any plans to detain Americans the federal government may choose to describe as ‘belligerents.’
“The issue centers on provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, signed by President Obama, for the indefinite and rights-free detention of those Washington cites as belligerents, whether American citizens or not.
“WND reported when Rep. Daniel P. Gordon Jr. immediately drafted a resolution in the Rhode Island legislature to express opposition to the sections of the NDAA ‘that suspend habeas corpus and civil liberties.’
“Now the Tenth Amendment Center confirms that the resistance to the federal bureaucracy is catching on.”
Unruh continues, “‘Sources close to the Tenth Amendment Center say as many as 10 states will consider legislation or resolutions in response to the detention provisions in section 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA,’ the organization is reporting. ‘Lawmakers in Rhode Island and Washington will likely introduce resolutions authored by the Rhode Island Liberty Coalition within the next week. Additionally, local governments, including Fremont County, Colo. and El Paso County, Colo., have passed resolution condemning the detention provisions.’
“Tenth Amendment Center executive director Michael Boldin commented that ‘federal politicians never seem to repeal federal law.
“‘It’s going to take “We the People” in our states to stand up and say, “No!” to this unconstitutional monster,’ he said.”
Unruh goes on to report, “Already, Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, has introduced HB 1160, which would prevent ‘any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency or the armed forces of the United States in the investigation, prosecution, or detainment of a United States citizen in violation of the Constitution of Virginia.’”
“Mike Maharrey, communications director for the TAC, said the fight is shaping up like the conflict in the 1850s when northern states refused to cooperated with fugitive slave laws that required them to capture and return escaping slaves.
“‘It is clear to me, and I am far from alone in this view, that the detention provisions in the NDAA are vague, overbroad and open to interpretation,’ he said. ‘That leaves me to trust in the good character and moral clarity of Barack Obama, Rick Santorum or whoever happens to reside at the White House, to protect me and my fellow Americans from abuse of his power. No thanks.’
“Maharrey noted that during the latter days of slavery, ‘state and local governments in northern states stepped in and thwarted the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Acts, which allowed the federal government to arrest and detain black people, and send them back into slavery with little or no due process.
“‘We laud these men and women as heroes,’ he said. ‘I have no doubt that history will prove equally kind to those standing up for the most basic rights of Americans today.’”
See Bob Unruh’s report.
As I have said repeatedly in this column, the only hope for the preservation of liberty and freedom in America is for individual sovereign states to do what they were created to do: protect the rights and liberties of the citizens of their states from the overreach and despotic propensities of those miscreants in Washington, D.C. If freedom-loving people in the body politic truly intend to see to it that their rights and liberties are preserved, they will pay much more attention—and be much more attuned—to electing State governors, legislators, attorney generals, etc., than they are electing US congressmen, senators, and even electing the President.
With the exception of Ron Paul, there is not a major party Presidential candidate who will make a dime’s worth of difference in protecting the liberties and freedoms of the American citizenry. Both Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D.C., are all about empire-building, foreign interventionism, and expanding the Welfare and Warfare states. Furthermore, none of them (with the exception of Ron Paul) would do anything to thwart or reverse the burgeoning police state that is currently being rapidly constructed in this country. That means, as Michael Boldin said, “It’s going to take ‘We the People’ in our states to stand up and say, ‘No!’”
And quite frankly, that’s about the only thing that the power-elite in Washington, D.C., are worried about. They aren’t worried about Afghanistan, Iraq, or Iran. Those are all orchestrated conflicts to keep our troops fighting endless wars, to have an excuse to print more and more fiat currency, to satisfy the international bankers who are making trillions of dollars off the military-industrial complex, and to give them an excuse of “national security” in order to strip away more and more freedoms from the American citizenry. But State governors, legislators, and attorney generals who actually believe the Constitution and who have the courage to defend it, now THAT scares them to death! Why? Because they know that the real power in this country rests with “We the People” who, through their state governments, have the ability to actually stop their quest for globalism and feudalism.
America’s Founding Fathers clearly understood that the states are the ultimate guardians of the peoples’ liberties. James Madison (and even Alexander Hamilton) spoke to this eloquently in the Federalist Papers.
In Federalist #46, Madison said, “Were it admitted, however, that the Federal government may fell an equal disposition with the State governments to extend its power beyond the due limits, the [states] would still have the advantage in the means of DEFEATING SUCH ENCROACHMENTS” (emphasis added). By “defeating such encroachments,” Madison included “opposition,” “refusal to cooperate,” “frowns of the [State] executive,” “obstructions,” and “plans of resistance.”
Did you see that? America’s third President and Father of the Constitution said that it was the duty of the states to obstruct, oppose, resist, and otherwise refuse to cooperate with any federal policy or mandate that runs counter to the principles of liberty. And, remember, this is from the man who authored the so-called “supremacy clause” of the US Constitution!
In Federalist #45, Madison said, “Thus, each of the principal branches of the federal government will owe its existence more or less to the favor of the State governments, and must consequently feel a dependence, which is much more likely to beget a disposition too obsequious than too overbearing towards them. On the other side, the component parts of the State governments will in no instance be indebted for their appointment to the direct agency of the federal government, and very little, if at all, to the local influence of its members.”
Did you get that? In the mind of America’s founders, the federal government would be dependent upon the State governments, not the other way around! But what do we hear today? Even these so-called “conservative” politicos and talking heads say just the opposite. They keep insisting that the states are dependent upon, and subservient to, the federal government.
Even the colonists’ biggest proponent of central government, Alexander Hamilton, had it right on the power of the states to resist federal encroachment. In Federalist #26, Hamilton said, “Independent of … the national legislature itself … the State legislatures, who will always be not only vigilant but suspicious and jealous guardians of the rights of the citizens against encroachments from the federal government, will constantly have their attention awake to the conduct of the national rulers, and will be ready enough, if any thing improper appears, to sound the alarm to the people, and not only to be the voice, but, if necessary, the arm of their discontent.”
Wow! Did you catch that? Hamilton said that the states held the right and duty to resist federal encroachment with their “voice” and with their “arm.”
Does any of this sound like America’s Founding Fathers expected the states to be lap dogs for federal usurpation of power? They fully recognized that it would take the individual states standing against any potential federal overreach to protect and secure the rights and liberties of the American people.
I will say it again: it is far more important who is elected as your governor than who is elected President. It is far more important who is elected as your State attorney general than who is appointed US attorney general. It is far more important who is elected to your State legislature than who is elected to the US House and Senate. It is far more important who is elected as your sheriff than who is appointed as the Director of the FBI. But if all you watch is FOX News, CNN, NBC, CBS, and ABC, you will be mesmerized with national politics, and you will forget about that which is the most important defender of our liberties: our individual state governments. In fact, in many cases today, our State and local governments are as abusive of our liberties as is the federal government. This is mainly due to the inattention and misunderstanding of the People as to the importance of electing local and State leaders who will accept, as their first responsibility, the maintenance of liberty for the people they represent. And by nature, that means being a faithful watchdog to the incursions of the federal government against our freedoms.
It is encouraging to read that at least ten states are pushing back against the monstrously unconstitutional NDAA. If all fifty states would act as courageously as these tenacious ten—and not just against the NDAA, but also against EVERY assault of the federal government against our liberties—America could be restored to the “land of the free” very quickly. As it is, however, the protectors and guardians of our liberties (our State leaders and county sheriffs) are being bribed, coerced, cajoled, harangued, and intimidated into cowardly submission by these belligerent bullies in Washington, D.C.
Thank you Representative Daniel P. Gordon, Jr. of Rhode Island. Thank you Delegate Bob Marshall of Virginia. Thank you to all of you State legislators, State senators, and county sheriffs across our great land who truly understand the oath you took to the Constitution and who are willing to stand as the watchdogs of our liberties. It is a truism that if your tribe does not increase, our freedoms are surely lost.”
III. A day of reckoning for Washington!-Posted on Laigle’s Forum-By Don Hank-On February 10, 2012:
IV. NDAA Nullification: Tennessee Bills Propose Kidnapping Charges For Federal Agents!-Posted on Western Journalism-ByBREAKING NEWS-On February 8, 2012:
V. State-Controlled Mainstream Media?-Posted on Western Journalism-By KRIS ZANE-On February 8, 2012:
VI. Dick Morris: Obama’s sneaky treaties!-Posted on The Hill-By Dick Morris-On February 7, 2012:
VII. Congress Calls for Accelerated Use of Drones in U.S.!-Posted on Secrecy News-By Steven Aftergood-On February 3, 2012:
VIII. Video: Obama Is Betraying America!-Posted on DickMorris.com-By Dick Morris –On February 3, 2012:
IX. America’s Sheriffs Fight Barack Obama And Federal Government!-Posted on English Pravada-By Dr. Eowyn-On February 2, 2012:
X. Obama the Chicken is Being Plucked!-Posted on English Pravada-By Mark McGrew-On January 30, 2012:
XI. James Madison And The ‘Gathering Storm’ Prophecy!-Posted on News With Views-By Timothy N. Baldwin, JD.-On January 27, 2012:
XII. All Who Signed The NDAA Bill Should Be Impeached!-Posted on News With Views-By Dr. Laurie Roth, NewsWithViews.com-On January 20, 2012:
XIII. The Real 2012 Doomsday: U.S. Falls To Tyranny!-Posted on Personal Liberty Digest-By Sam Rolley –On January 18, 2012:
XIV. MAJOR NEW WEAPON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE U.N.!-Posted on News With Views-By Tom DeWeese-On January 8, 2012:
Note: The following videos, articles and/or blog posts reveal how our American Constitution faces a ‘progressive’ threat, with the help of the main stream media, along with a video regarding our Constitution and our Republic-if we can keep it-You Decide:
I. Video: Obama: People Are Frustrated I Can’t Force My Will On Congress–Founding Fathers Made It Difficult!-Posted on Western Journalism-By DANIEL NOE-On February 7, 2012:
II. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE: U.S. CONSTITUTION INFERIOR!-Posted on WND.com-By Bob Unruh-On February 3, 2012:
III. EXCLUSIVE—Mark Levin on ‘Ameritopia:’ ‘We Now Live in a Post-Constitutional Country!’-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Terence P. Jeffrey-On January 16, 2012:
IV. Miss America: Obama Shirking the Constitution!-Posted on NewsMax.com-By Tom O’Connell-On Juy 13, 2011:
V. Florida D.A. Fired for Talking About Constitution Settles Case!-Posted on The Blaze-By Madeleine Morgenstern-On July 8, 2011:
VI. The Elite Are Not Even Trying To Hide How Much They Hate The U.S. Constitution Anymore!-Posted on InfoWars.com-By The American Dream-On July 5, 2011:
VIII. American Constitution faces ‘progressive’ threat!-Posted on WND.com-By Aaron Klein-On July 3, 2011:
IX. The Constitution Matters: ‘A reply to Time magazine’s Richard Stengel.’-Posted on National Review Online-By THOMAS SOWELL-On June 28, 2011:
X. Video: TIME Magazine Asks: ‘Does the Constitution Still Matter?’-Posted on The PatriotPost-On June 24, 2011:
XI. CNN Analysts Want Constitution Modernized; Bash Second Amendment Wording, Electoral College!-Posted on News Busters-By Matt Hadro-On June 27, 2011:
XII. Obama Versus the Constitution!-Posted on American Thinker-By James Lewis-On April 25, 2011:
XIII. George Soros assault on U.S. Constitution: ‘White House officials involved in rewriting nation’s founding document’!-Posted on WND.com-By Aaron Klein-On March 27, 2011:
XIV. Video: A Republic, If You Can Keep It – The American Form of Government!
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New World Order By Executive Order!
It’s Getting Very Serious Now!
The Greatest Fraud Perpetrated in American History!
Who owns our supposedly fair and balanced airwaves and news outlets?
Is it important to understand the Marxist assault on the foundations of our system?
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“Food For Thought”
God Bless the U.S.A.!