The passage of the National Defense Authorization Act will protect the people by giving broad powers to the government to “detain” terrorists. The issue comes down to the government’s definition of terrorist. As I stated in an earlier post, today’s terrorists were yesterday’s patriots. The fight for freedom as outlined by our Declaration of Independence is seeing a renaissance in the hearts of the American people . Washington is starting to recognize that there will be consequences to its abuse of power and Rep. Paul has issued a warning to us concerning a street fight with the overwhelming forces of the state.
The militarization of the police to fight a terrorist threat must be questioned. Start the dialog with your local authorities now to make them question to whom they owe their allegiance: an abusive government or the Constitution of the United States?
“Most people are so fascinated by it, because nothing happens here,” says Carol Archbold, a Fargo resident and criminal justice professor at North Dakota State University. “There’s no terrorism here.”
Like Fargo, thousands of other local police departments nationwide have been amassing stockpiles of military-style equipment in the name of homeland security, aided by more than $34 billion in federal grants since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.