By John Galt
April 26, 2011
In the world of talk radio, the internet, and various other media outlets there have been legends of FEMA camps under construction throughout the United States, stories about U.N. troops training to round up United States citizens, and concoctions which make for fascinating fiction but little if any fact to support the various stories. In reality each of these stories unfortunately carry a kernel of truth within them, a factoid which stimulates the imagination but fails to capitalize on the big picture thus destroying the underlying credibility of the author. I loath the idea of a trip down Woo-Woo Lane but during a review of the news and a story forwarded to me by my friend in Ireland, a sudden and stark realization hit me as to how such a massive construct could be used by a government which has devious plans in place for its citizens in the future.
The logical place to begin with this project is to review the history of how the creation of the foundation occurred and the extreme ideals behind the construction of this camp. While the conspiracy theorists and civil libertarians were all labeled insane nutcases when the Patriot Act was first proposed, their concerns have been substantially validated in the last nine years. The abuses of power via the Patriot Act which are documented throughout the internet and various legal websites are only the tip of the iceberg. The law itself was designed to massively increase powers beyond the scope of the Constitution which enable the government to selectively violate the rights of U.S. citizens at will. For the non-believers refer, for example, to Section 6001 and the various clauses allowing reviews and searches of personal financial records without obtaining a search warrant as outlined in the 4th Amendment. This foundation for the camp was a necessity because without the legal authority to bypass the judicial system, the implementation of other laws and regulations would not be possible.
Shortly after the Patriot Act became law, the Department of Homeland Security was created and in less than a decade it has become the largest non-Defense Department and Veterans Affair bureaucracy in the Federal Government (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008 Table 1). The department’s reach has become so massive and intrusive that the American people only notice the power they contain when they hear or witness the abuses via the Transportation Security Administration such as the video of the six year old girl recently being molested while attempting to board a flight with her parents. Often though, the American people miss the bigger picture that the tentacles of DHS have now stretched far beyond airport and border security, but into the realms of an apparent creation of a domestic paramilitary force to defend our nation against terrorism.
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