Posts Tagged ‘Department of Homeland Security

15
May
13

The Government Takes Aim At The 2nd Amendment While They Take Aim At Certain Ideologies

The government is targeting conservative political groups through the IRS.
The government is targeting conservative environmental groups through the EPA.
The government is targeting conservative groups who are against illegal-immigration and abortion calling them “right-wing terrorist” through the memo called “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” by the DHS.
The government is targeting veterans (also in the “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” document)  by the DHS.
The government is targeting “preppers” and “survivalist” in their report called Communities Against Terrorism distributed by the FBI.

I guess I could add in the attack on gun owners with no real charges, the attack on people not wanting to vaccinate, the people who want to grow their own food, etc. All I’m saying here is that more often than not it seems that our government (and this isn’t just Obama!) is against Conservative and Constitutional values. This doesn’t seem like a country where you can practices as you see fit with your own life anymore. Instead it is a country where you can only believe what is politically correct, speak truth that isn’t too harsh, and you must feel guilty of who you are. For if you speak or do what you want in life, you’re probably a racist, a bigot, you hate children, you hate Obama because he’s black, you love money more than old people, you’re white and don’t understand other races, you hate Mexicans because you don’t want them to come here illegally, and more.

I’ll say it and I know this turns people off but it really reminds me of how Germany was in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Atrocious things happened in Germany during those times things that most people would never agree to. But they kept quiet and hoped that things would turn around. They looked to the government with the master promise and master plan to make their country and world great again. They gave up their liberties. They gave up their firearms. They largely gave up their religions and political beliefs. The gave up their neighbors, friends, and family… for safety and a promise of prosperity. But most of all, they gave up their dignity.

When will Americans stand up and say “no more” attacking my neighbor simply because they are different? When will we realize that America is a melting pot of all different ideas, political beliefs, and religions and that we will never be an all cohesive group? That no matter what laws are passed we all have a right to live life as we see fit? Until we speak out, regardless of what politician is saying what… and say that these things are wrong… I fear we are doomed. We must stand up for our neighbor even if we disagree with them. They have a right to be who they are without our interference and vice-versa.

When will we reach this realization?

18
Feb
13

Why Has The Department of Homeland Security Ordered 3x More Ammunition Than The Entire Iraq War?

I genuinely think that people need to examine the facts and the relativity to what is currently going on in the world. Many people believe that the U.S. government is encroaching on our right to own firearms. I do believe that there are powers to be that do indeed want this. However, they know that this is an uphill battle because the 2nd Amendment is a pretty direct piece of law. Furthermore, courts across America including the Supreme Court have ruled that guns are individual rights, they have even explicitly stated that the AR-15 is a viable firearm to be used for defense.

So because it is an uphill battle the politicians know that they must take back doors to curb firearms in America. So instead of amending the Constitution, they simply limit the effectiveness of a firearm by reducing the pool of weapons, restrict the people allowed to own firearms, restrict trade, and make ammunition scarce.

President Obama has already signed back-door Executive Orders to limit some of these things. He wants to create a better database to limit the firearms to the mentally unstable. While this sounds like a noble gesture, I question it’s effect. The Department of Homeland Security has put out at least two memos stating that military veterans are high on the suspect list for domestic terrorism. They have also said that people who strongly disagree with the government or have bought bulk ammunition are also high on the list of possible suspects of domestic terrorism. To me if you already have those definitions all it takes is a hop and a skip for you to say “hey, you can’t buy this gun until you go get a health check” to which I go in and am validated to be sane due to my military experience and my feelings of suspicion against my government. It is real easy for this paper-jockey to deem me unstable and thus take away my right to own a firearm. If they want to take away my right then do it the right way – do it in court.

They also want to limit the option of a person-to-person sale. This also seems problematic to me because this too is a hop and skip away from them controlling who gets what. Let’s say that I want to pass a firearm down to my son. With this rule I may be banned from passing a firearm down to which the firearm would die with me and then be turned over to the state (probably to be destroyed).

DHSWhat is most concerning to me, and anyone that has recently been to a place that sells ammunition will also know this, that ammunition is scarce. I never thought I’d see it, but even 22LR is nowhere to be found. If one cannot obtain ammunition for their firearm then their firearm is useless and irrelevant. What if the U.S. government knows they cannot take the guns so they are simply taking the ammunition in a perfectly legal way by simply buying the ammunition before we can?

The way the market works is that of supply and demand. If one buys then that item is removed from the shelf and nobody else can buy it. In this case the Department of Homeland Security is buying a lot of ammunition right off the top so that it never hits the shelf for normal citizens to purchase. The ammunition manufacturers more than likely are just going to fulfil orders to whoever puts up the most money, which in this case is the government because their order is massive. The DHS has purchased 1.6 billion rounds in the last year. Other government agencies also have purchased ammunition as well, albeit not as much. An additional 21.6 million rounds have also recently been requested.

As InfoWars points out here, “To put that in perspective, during the height of active battle operations in Iraq, US soldiers used 5.5 million rounds of ammunition a month. Extrapolating the figures, the DHS has purchased enough bullets over the last 10 months to wage a full scale war for almost 30 years.” Another way to look at these figures is that the Iraq war lasted from March 2003 until December 2011, which is 105 months. If each month the U.S. military used 5.5million rounds of ammunition then that means that over the 8 years and 9 months we used 577.5 million (0.577 billion) rounds. To use the DHS’ order of 1.6billon we’d have to have 3 Iraq wars going on. Sinking in yet?

And what is the DHS’ official reasoning for the influx of the bulk ammo? Two reasons it seems – (1) training and (2) they are expecting an ‘influx’ of immigrants.

I call bullshit on that for two reasons. First off much of the 1.6 billion rounds is hollow-point. For the most part everyone trains with ball ammo, not hollow-point. Hollow-point is used against soft targets because they expand and cause more carnal damage. Secondly, most training happens a few times a year. There is no way that they need that much ammunition to train with.

So I can only figure two things as to why they would purchase that much ammo. (1) The agency created to deal with threats within the borders is preparing for some sort of catalyclsmic event where they need to have plenty of ammunition for crowd control – they will use it against it’s own citizens. Or (2) they are buying ammunition to dry up the supply so that we cannot purchase the ammunition and thus make our firearms useless. Or (3) they are purchasing bulk ammo to accomplish both goals listed above.

I see no other reason.

11
Feb
13

The U.S. Government Can Now Search You Without Probable Cause

assasinatingOn February 6th in my post entitled “Assasinating American Citizens Is Now Officially ETHICAL, WISE, and LEGAL” I reported on how the government now has officially declared that assasinating American Citizens is legal. Since that time the U.S. Government also has said that they will use a drone to assasinate rogue-cop Christpoher Dorner on American soil.

Now there is reports that the government through the Department of Homeland Security has secret directive that they will allow searches and seizures of goods and items if they are within 100 miles of the border. Of course, their reasons are to “stop illegal immigration.”

For those of you who are not asleep this is how the Bill of Rights now stands:

Amendment I: The government has dictated on numerous occasions that the media cannot report on certain things. They are talking about editing media so that there is “less violence.” We also cannot peacefully convene around any government building, monument, meeting, at the White House, etc – we must peacefully convene in designated areas and we are foreced to stay in those designated areas by police, SWAT, and military personnel with advanced weapons, shields, and armor.

Amendment II: We are not allowed to own guns and if we are we must received permission to own them. Not all firearms are legal to own. Some governments are trying to seize assets of gun manufacturers and the rest of them are simply regulated to the max.

Amendment III: As of right now, I don’t know of any government agents being quartered in personal homes. Instead we simply pay the Pentagon bulk sums of money and we pay for their housing to be built.

New-Bill-Of-RightsAmendment IV: There are “Constitution-free” zones that allow the government to search and seize your property without probable cause. Police routinely stop citizens under false-pretenses to meet quotas and for government revenue. During times of crisis – natural or man-made – the government has gone door to door and forced people to stay inside or consficated food/water/firearms.

Amendment V: I don’t know of any double jeaopardy, but we do have the criminal vs civil lawsuits ruining plenty of lives.

Amendment VI: Trial of all accused of criminal charges is gone. The government has already publically assasinated three American citizens abroad and have considered that assasinating an American citizen on American soil is a valid option.

Amendment VII: I’m unaware of anyone not being allowed trial for matters of this sort.

Amendment VII: I’m not sure what excessive bail is considered, but I often hear of bails being hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. I’d call this excessive. As for cruel and unusual punishment, I’d say much of our military practices, Gitmo, and the other secret camps we have are all cruel punishment and are a virtual black hole. I believe that American citizens as well as foreigners have landed in these cells.

Amendment IX: The 9th is absolutely destroyed. We are ruled by special interest groups or mob rule. Nothing is retained by the people and the government creates powers for itself that the people never had in the first place.

Amendment X: State rights. For years the states have ceded their power to the Federal government. There is some glimmer of hope that many states are fighting back and blocking federal power encroachment.

See story on the 100 miles here.

Americans have no Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures if they happen to be within 100 miles of the border, according to the “Executive Summary” of a still-secret report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the ACLU-created map above shows, nearly 2/3 of Americans (197 million people)—including the entire populations of Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Michigan—live in this “Constitution free” zone, as do the residents of the nation’s five most populous cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia.

The secret report is DHS’s response (two years late) to critics of its policy, in place since at least 2008, of allowing border control agents, without a warrant or even a suspicion of wrongdoing, to search any travelers’ electronic devices (laptops, cell phones, tablets, cameras, etc.) and seize data they find. According to a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) filed three years ago by the ACLU, DHS subjected more than 6,500 travelers—nearly half of them U.S. citizens—to searches under this policy between October 2008 and June 2010.

The Executive Summary of the secret report, which DHS is allowing the public to see, sets forth its conclusions without even summarizing the reasoning underlying them. Thus it asserts that “imposing a requirement that officers have reasonable suspicion in order to conduct a border search of an electronic device would be operationally harmful without concomitant civil rights/civil liberties benefits,” but is silent on how DHS defines “civil rights/civil liberties benefits” or how it balances these against its institutional needs.

The ACLU, which has already filed an FOIA request demanding the full report, released a statement arguing that “allowing government agents to search through all of a traveler’s data without reasonable suspicion is completely incompatible with our fundamental rights: our Fourth Amendment right to privacy—and more specifically the right to be free from unreasonable searches—is implicated when the government can rummage through our computers and cell phones for no reason other than that we happen to have traveled abroad. Suspicionless searches also open the door to profiling based on perceived or actual race, ethnicity, or religion. And our First Amendment rights to free speech and free association are inhibited when agents at the border can target us for searches based on our exercise of those rights.”

-Matt Bewig

24
Nov
12

Maricopa Arizona — were you aware that the Federal Government labels you as a hotspot for terrorist activity?

I like Arizona. I have never felt unsafe here. Admittedly this is probably largely due to the fact that I live in suburbia-Chandler where there is barely a bar around. Nevertheless, I feel that Arizona does a lot right and that I feel safe.

However, according to a report written by the University of Maryland for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) in January 2012 Maricopa County is a hot spot for terrorism (p 2).

Terrorism? I honestly have no idea what they are talking about but apparently we have had 7 “single issue” terrorist attacks from 1970-2008 (p 18) with 6 of them being in the 2000’s (p 23).

What is more troubling is their definitions of who is considered “extreme right-wing.” They describe someone as extreme right-wing as a,

“group that believe that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent (for some threat is from a specific ethnic, racial, or religious group), and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism. Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty,and believe in conspiracy theories that involve great threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.” (p 8-9)

Now mind you, the START report is the report that was written for the Department of Homeland Security to combat terrorism. So I must ask, why is one that trains with firearms or survialism considered terrorism? Or why is it considered terrorism if one believes that sovereignty is a good thing?

I’m already shooting myself here in the foot in regards to this START report, but this just goes hand-in-hand with the 2009 Department of Homeland Security report entitled Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment (here). In this specific document the DHS also calls out people concerned about “martial law, impending civil strife or racial conflict, suspension of the U.S. Constitution, and the creation of citizen detention camps” (p 4). So now we have two separate government documents that are labeling anyone that is concerned about the role of government… to be terrorist. The 2009 report also specifically calls out anyone that has purchased ammunition in bulk or that is a returning veteran.

Pair all these reports with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that allows indefinite detention of American citizens without charge or trial and you have the making of a police state that even North Korea would be proud of. The only difference is that in America people still think they are free and will call you out as a kook (or now a terrorist) if you try to say otherwise.




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