Turning America Into a War Zone, Where ‘We the People’ Are the Enemy

It’s not just the Defense Department that is passing out free military equipment to local police. Since the early 1990s, the Justice Department has worked with the Pentagon to fund military technology for police departments. And then there are the billions of dollars’ worth of federal grants distributed by the Department of Homeland Security, enabling police departments to go on a veritable buying spree for highly questionable military-grade supplies better suited to the battlefield.

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DHS Raids Private Home, Seizes Car for Violating EPA Regs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) acts everyday more like an autocratic government endowed with superpowers beyond anything every imagined by the men who framed our form of government. Consider this disturbing report filed by the Washington Times on August 1 about a DHS raid on a private residence in South Carolina to seize a car that couldn’t pass Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) muster.

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Surprise: Government Panel Approves Government Spying

On July 1, the Associated Press breathlessly reported that an “independent civil liberties board” gave NSA spying the constitutional seal of approval and declared the spy agency employs “reasonable” safeguards designed to protect the rights of Americans.

Funny what the AP considers “independent.”

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Breaking the Federal Monopoly

The other day, a friend of mine posted this on Facebook.

I am starting to wonder why I bother to pay my cable bill. Internet is down again at home. Time Warner says that they can’t get a technician out to the house until tomorrow afternoon. If they didn’t have a monopoly I would drop them in a heartbeat but as things are I guess I have no recourse.

When I read this, I thought, “Wow! I feel the same way about the federal government.”

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