Whether you know it or not, all the pieces are now in place for a police state in America. Some of it is already implemented and the rest is just waiting the command.
Obama has now signed the National Defense Authorization Act and it was Obama that insisted that it included the right for the military to incarcerate Americans without charge or legal recourse. The military can now hold American citizens for unlimited time in America without any charges being brought against them. I see no difference between this and what tyrannical nations do under a military dictatorship.
There is a knock on the door in the middle of the night and citizens just disappear (more likely they will break the door down). This act clearly violates the 6th, 7th, and 8th amendments to the Bill of Rights to the Constitution but they get away with it by saying it is an issues of national security.
The federal military forces were once not allowed to have police powers over civilians in America but now they do. By order of the President, the military can now detain and incarcerate anyone that they think is a threat to whatever that administration defines as a threat to security. That threat could be a terrorist attack, the next march on Washington or just some local effort to stop EPA or federal land grab tyranny. The threat will soon be whatever the administration wants it to be.
This act violates the Constitution with its Bill of Rights but few seem to care. This act was passed by over 80 percent of the Senate and House so you can blame most in both party’s. Apparently your representatives are either willing to give up any of your rights in the name of national security or they only cared about getting themselves home before Christmas. Anyone who voted for this should be voted out of office.
When Obama signed this bill he clearly admitted the power it gave him to incarcerate Americans but he said he will not use that power. Of course, promises are not binding and we all know that Obama and politicians are really good at telling us one thing and then doing another. What Obama might of meant is that he has no plans to use it before the election.
Let’s face the facts. The Department of Homeland Security has grown to almost 1/4 million people and the head of Homeland Security thinks that terrorists are right-wing patriots and Bible believing Christians. The Transportation Security Administration is now at about 70,000 people irradiating or frisking everyone that flies, and they have big plans to expand all over the country anywhere that people gather. In addition, state and local police forces have been militarized and in the final analysis, they will answer to Homeland Security. Only a few county sheriffs might not obey unconstitutional federal decrees when they are ordered.
FEMA camps are now being contracted for in every state of the Union and those that get these contracts have to have these FEMA camps operational within days of the order. You might think the camps will be used by displaced persons in natural disasters, perhaps they will (at first), but all these camps are to be fenced and gated and all have separate fenced areas that will be off-limits to the other residents for some reason. That could mean the camps are being built for both temporary shelter and incarceration. In other words, they will be dual use facilities. After all, you cannot just build prison camps without raising eyebrows.
One would think that this new power given to the President to arrest people at will would be all over the news but with few exceptions nothing worthwhile is said. I see no occupying Washington movement developing over this unconstitutional action by government. The main people that are warning about this law are the ACLU, libertarian leaders and some Far Right alternate news sites. However, for the most part there has been little major reporting on this. For that matter, how much do you really know about the planned FEMA camps? Government actions that are done in secret does not exactly foster trust.
Meanwhile the Federal government is now monitoring all communication in the United States. That also was illegal. They are now trying to get the power to shut down websites based on copyright infringement that really can be expanded into shutting down any website that someone complains about. Your website could be shut down until you go to great expense to prove that you are innocent. Once government regulates control over the corporations that run domain name servers, site hosting and search engines, there will be no assurance that there will be any free speech on the Internet.
The expansions of police powers are coming through the out of control Executive Branch in our federal government. There are few checks or balances coming from the other two branches of government. Some laws are not being enforced by the Justice Department and others actions are being enforced that are actually against the law. Selectively enforcing and not enforcing is against the oath they took to enforce the Constitution. Also, just about all bureaucratic agencies, regulatory agencies and tax agencies are establishing or are expanding their police powers of enforcement.
Don’t expect this to change even if Obama is replaced. Not that I expect Obama to lose. Certain Obama supporters are already setting up a third-party called “Elect America”. There is no reason for this party to exist since they have no candidate or agenda. It seems to be an obvious effort by supporters of Obama to nominate a populist candidate like Trump, Bloomberg etc., to remove some of the 25 percent independent swing vote from the Republican equation. Removing many of the independents will insure a victory for the larger Democratic Party. Obama could then be reelected with only 40 percent of the vote.
It has happened before. Don’t be surprised when these third-party players show up. Don’t think that it was not planned and don’t get sucked into voting for one of these third-party candidates because they will never get more than 25 percent of the vote. That is because 40 percent of Americans are solid Democrats that would vote for Beelzebub if he were a Democrat (as we see) and 35 percent are Republicans that would vote for Nancy Reagan if she ran. Only 25 percent of voters might vote for a third party nominee.
Things are going to get even more nasty in the world and when that happens human rights go out the window. Our government is planning for the inevitable, but you will not like the end result because that will be a police state.
I think this article by Chuck Baldwin called Bill of Rights no more helps fill in the blanks.
Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.