Police State America





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Get ready for martial law

Watch what people do, not what they say, especially when it comes to politicians with enormous egos.  This president says he loves liberty.  He says he upholds the Constitution and the rule of law, according to his oath.  He says he understands the Constitution establishes and protects liberty.

But look at what the man does.  He violates the Constitution routinely, destroying liberty with each violation.

In a recent press conference, he made excuses for NSA surveillance excesses, proposing meaningless reforms.  Obviously, he could not care less about protecting our constitutional right to be free from illegal government search and surveillance.

He uses the IRS to target conservatives to stifle their right to free speech and assembly.  For years, Tea Party conservatives have complained they have been denied tax exempt status to operate.  The IRS admitted they targeted the Tea Party and other conservatives.  IRS officials have testified the White House was involved.  Yet recently, the FBI tells us there is nothing to investigate.  Just yesterday, it was reported the IRS is now targeting conservatives in Hollywood.

Journalists have been targeted, spied upon, their privacy invaded, and their jobs threatened. White House officials have harassed reporters and editors and producers.  Even CNN was threatened for covering Benghazi, as was Fox News.  AP reporters’ records were taken and examined by DOJ.

The Obama police state emerges.  It gets worse.  Much worse.

Pushing passage of the National Defense Authorization Act recently in the dark of night, Obama has now set the stage for arresting American citizens without charge and detaining them indefinitely, according to many respected legal experts.  Some have sued the government, stating in court documents:

 “The central question now before this court is whether the federal judiciary will stand idly by while Congress and the president establish the legal framework for the establishment of a police state and the subjugation of the American citizenry through the threat of indefinite military arrest and detention, without the right to counsel, the right to confront one’s accusers, or the right to trial.” 

Every item listed is a gross violation of due process as guaranteed by the Constitution.  Make no mistake: this so-called president is a control freak, a far left statist and egomaniac, hell bent on establishing centralized authority to control all aspects of life.

Police state.  Martial law.

Meanwhile, it’s open season on conservatives, Christians, the Catholic Church, and Christian law firms. Liberty Counsel reports it has been targeted by the IRS.  Franklin Graham’s ministry was targeted, as are hundreds of other groups refusing to goose step according to the dictates of Obama’s drum beat.   Dr. Ben Carson, following remarks critical of Obama, was audited by the IRS for the first time in his life.  Gov. Mike Huckabee is now being misrepresented and assaulted by the national media for rightly criticizing the administration on a number of fronts.

No doubt furious over ongoing criticism of ObamaCare and desperate for some power play advantage, Obama has now removed the gloves, no longer restrained by common sense, re-election, or regard for his own party.

Notice coordinated attacks on the governors of New Jersey and Virginia.  Notice the conservative-condemning remarks by the governor of New York.  Notice the arrest and indictment of conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.  Notice harassment of reporters and threats leveled against James O’Keefe.   Notice the bold-faced demand by Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY for more IRS harassment and targeting of the Tea Party.  He readily acknowledges Congress will not act against his political enemies, so the IRS must be brought in to do his dirty work.

Experienced observers realize that when dealing with the Left, nothing is accidental; all is coordinated and orchestrated.

Recall the White House summoning various media representatives last month coinciding with the appointment of John Podesta to Obama’s inner circle.

Podesta knows how to get things done, one way or the other.  He unabashedly recommends the Executive Branch bypass Congress on climate change. A Clintonista from Chicago, Podesta is ‘admired’ for his ability to tamp down scandals and save political fortunes. Certainly, this series of attacks on conservatives is specially designed to distract from Obama’s serial scandals and to turn his poll numbers.

What we are seeing now is a revealed battle plan authored by Podesta and others, and endorsed by this president in league with mass media, all working to centralize power, destroy the Constitution, and establish an oligarchy in America–an oligarchy to be established and preserved by the use of raw military power in a police state environment.   The battle plan has actually been revealed for some time. given the other devious tactics employed in the overall strategy.

Obama uses the threat of terrorism to concentrate power in the federal government.  He uses so-called man-made global warming to concentrate power. He uses the administrative rule-making authority of a vast bureaucracy to enact tens of thousands of job killing regulations.  He uses the race card, gun control, same sex marriage, abortion, education reform, immigration, finance reform, healthcare ‘reform’, and discussions about income disparity to concentrate power. He stacks the courts, corrupts the legislative process, and issues executive orders to concentrate power.

If provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are allowed to stand by the Supreme Court, the American experiment in liberty and the American dream are dead.

Obama is the enemy within.  Either he is defeated, or America is lost.

The American people have been lied to and fooled by the Poser in Chief, over and over, for years.  2014 and 2016 are their last chance at redemption.

 

Allan Erickson enjoyed an 11-year career in radio, television and print journalism as a reporter, talk show host, and operations manager. He then turned to sales and marketing for 20 years. He is the author of the book “The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence,” Tate Publishing, 2012. He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom.  To contact him, email:  allanlerickson@gmail.com.

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The Startling New Way Big Brother Is Tracking Your Health





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As ObamaCare continues to eat away at the private American healthcare system that the rest of the world once envied, the federal government now has a hand in virtually all aspects of the medical industry.

The intrusion is well-documented and is not limited to any particular federal agency.

Among the most recent developments is the Environmental Protection Agency’s promise to scour social media posts for clues about potential outbreaks of disease. Apparently taking a page out of the NSA’s playbook, the EPA announced last week that it is seeking a contractor capable of scanning millions of Twitter posts for users posting specific symptoms.

According to reports, the agency is interested in tracking cases of acute gastroenteritis infections – or AGI – to determine where the disorder is most prevalent. In a public notice, the EPA offered a number of “search terms” for the prospective contractor to look for, including “[s]tomach flu, stomach bug, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.”

The apparent mission involves comparing results from Twitter with studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control. Of course, the social media site is known to be the home of countless saboteurs and wiseacres who could easily skew results, thus invalidating any of the contractors’ findings.

Nonetheless, the EPA appears anxious to begin the project. Considering the emphasis on influenza, this could be an effort to further indoctrinate Americans with the ostensible benefits of the flu vaccine.

In any case, it is another step toward a society in which no information – especially personal health data – is immune from government snooping. Obviously, those posting their symptoms to Twitter have no expectation of privacy; however, it is doubtful many expect to have those posts dissected by federal contractors.

The incremental attack on privacy in the U.S. has increased in speed and severity throughout the Obama administration. As he implements his plan to bypass Congress whenever it suits him, the problems associated with an invasive government bureaucracy are sure to become more pronounced.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Video: 40,000 New Laws On The Books For 2014!





It’s 2014! And what’s new in this new year?

There are 40,000 new laws on the books for 2014!





The Multi-Front Assault On Our Liberty

Statue of Liberty The Multi Front Assault On Our Liberty

9/11, much like December 7th, is a day that will live in infamy. It is not only a day that brought foreign-born terror to our shores, but it also led to the direct erosion of our very freedoms so near and dear to our hearts. The Patriot Act is what I speak of. It was one of those things done by our elected officials in response to what happened that awful day. It was swift, it was sure, it was seemingly that one correct thing to do. Nothing could be further from the truth.

That single enactment of law took our freedom from us. It made us suspect. It made us slaves. It allowed the terrorists to win a battle they had not anticipated winning at all. To compound the problem, another cabinet-level department was created, along with several new agencies and administrations. Not only did we lose freedom, but we inflated our government at a time when it was expedient to reduce government spending and waste. Knee-jerk reactions rarely provide equitable solutions.

Now we find ourselves in a time of deep financial crisis. A crisis long in the making it has been. From a government telling mortgage companies they must provide loans to people who have no visible means of ever paying to Freddie-Mac and Fannie-Mae that would underwrite a corpse and probably did on several occasions. The ever-present availability of easy-credit terms and credit cards. Americans these days have forgotten the lessons learned by the previous two generations. The lessons of the Great Depression can teach a lot of things; one of them was how to save and be less wasteful. But what is history? Apparently, it is something in a book on a shelf for almost all Americans that must be dusted occasionally.

We are a nation that is some $15 trillion in debt. We have elected a most curious President (about whom we know very little) who is running up more and more debt each day. We have a Democrat- controlled Senate and Republican-controlled Congress that cannot present a debt-reduction plan with a balanced budget. It seems that senility runs rampant in the halls of the US Congress and Senate; yet we keep electing these lethargic and pathetic fools. So what does that make us, the electorate? I do not think I need to answer that.

Tax increases are looming. I, like anyone else in their right mind, hate taxes and the thought of paying them. But they are needed. They are absolutely necessary. The question is how we go about the whole process, as well as how much enough is. The last time I checked, I am paying out about 1/3 of my income in taxes, Medicaid, Social Security, etc. I think I am being robbed blind. What entitles the government to 1/3 of my income? The new healthcare law we all have come to love and know so well is a joke. The so-called preexisting condition clause whereby you cannot be denied? Guess what? It doesn’t apply to private insurance companies. So what was Princess Pelosi so proud of? Proud of screwing Americans once again with her fantasy world. (I wonder if her plastic surgery counts as a preexisting condition.)

The ship is sinking; I do not have the bilge pump to help keep it afloat, just my simple leaky bucket. Please go out and vote. Vote them all out.

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Why Have We Surrendered To Big Brother?

Obama Big Brother SC Why Have We Surrendered To Big Brother?

What makes us Americans unique in the world is that we question everything. This is how we are able to keep our freedoms, by questioning the people representing us in our government.

However, we have stopped questioning; we let them get away with too much, and they walked all over us. Now, we pay the price. Our freedom is at stake.

Where we once could be free people, we have been regulated and controlled. We no longer can have lemonade stands; kids can’t just go outside and play. They have rules about riding bikes, playing in the street on a Saturday, and what games can be played at school (oh yeah, and there are no winners and no losers growing up.) Groups of people have words they can use but others cannot, we have “free speech zones”, reporters for our Representatives have to use government computers so they can be monitored, and we have cameras on corners to watch us. In short, we have BIG BROTHER.

Yes, everyone needs rules, but common sense should also be there. Don’t ride a bike in the middle of the street. Don’t just go up and hit someone because they are different; there are ways of speaking without causing a fight. Unfortunately this is all some people can understand.

Where is our common sense? It’s been legislated to death.

We have given away too much power to our Representatives. We need to take it back.

Our Representatives are trying to put everyone in a bubble, for our own good. They want to control us for our safety.

We have given up our freedoms because we kept quiet too long. Our Representatives do not hear us anymore, no matter how loudly we yell or scream at them.

If we want OUR White House back and our House and Senate back, we are going to have to make them listen. We are going to have to find a way to get their attention.

Too many times, we have heard this is so-and-so’s Senate seat or House seat. It is NOT their seat; it is the people’s seat.

The White House is the House of the People. It does not belong to the current President, whoever he (or she) may be.

We MUST remember the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They are not just old pieces of paper or rags.These are our Rights. Our founding fathers even said that they could not list all of our Rights in the Constitution as there are too many.

Do we really want to keep giving away everything? Or do we want safety so badly that we’re willing to give up ALL our Freedoms to Big Brother?

Do we want Big Brother speaking to us from a box on the street telling us to pick up trash and to not do this or that? Do you really want to get fined for anything and everything that they think we should or shouldn’t do?

I do not want to live like that. I want to take personal responsibility for myself and my actions from when I get up in the morning, deciding for myself what I eat, whether or not I exercise, and what choices I make during the day. What my kids eat during the day is MY responsibility. If I decide to drink soda 6 times a day or more or get a hangover, this is my responsibility. Taking responsibility also means accepting the consequences when you do something wrong, intentionally or not.

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