by Gary D. Barnett: The
Only Gun Control That Can Save Liberty!
reported recently, heavily armed agents of the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) stormed a Leesburg, Florida Social Security
office. This supposed drill was unannounced, and was understandably
frightening to the local visitors to that office.
The armed DHS
thugs arrived in swat team fashion, surrounding the building with
their blue and white SUVs, and posting at the door of the Social
Security building a guard with a semi-automatic weapon. Some began
randomly checking the identification of locals, while others with
drug sniffing dogs rifled through the rest of the building. One
can understand their caution and hard-handed behavior due to the
extreme risk posed to our country by Florida retirees.
There was obviously
no cause to accost any of these innocent citizens, but when in this
day and age, given the police state we now live in, do the feds
care about cause? Apparently, the governor, the attorney general,
and all the state police forces were absent, probably hiding behind
their desks until the feds left after their fascist style raid!
The DHS had
the audacity to call this assault "Operation Shield."
This sounds more like a name of a war operation in the Middle East
than a raid on the elderly. This was done under the guise of a surprise
drill with a mission to detect the “presence of unauthorized persons
and potentially disruptive or dangerous activities.” None of these
existed of course, but why should that matter to the DHS, the most
abominable agency of the federal government. The real mission of
the DHS is to intimidate and terrorize innocent people so as to
habituate and control them. It will be necessary to break down the
resistance of the citizenry, so that the people will not take aggressive
action against the state when civil unrest becomes the norm, and
Martial Law is implemented. Obviously the government plan is working.
"checkpoints" are becoming far too common. What began
just recently in
Tennessee as a test has now spread to many other parts of this
country. This was expected by those of us who understand the nature
of the federal government's aggression against freedom, but the
speed at which it is progressing is dangerous. These checkpoints
will continue to increase in number, and will continue to expand
in area. A pattern is already obvious, and allowing this invasion
of our rights to go unanswered is a fool’s game.
lies with individuals, and with individual states. We as sovereign
individuals have to be prepared to resist the fascist advances of
the federal government, and its preferred agency of force, the Department
of Homeland Security. Most still cringe at the thought of Nazi or
Stalinist enforcers who detained people and demanded to see their
papers, but what difference is there between those enforcers of
old and the DHS? When a heavily armed DHS or TSA thug dressed in
combat gear and armor forces you to submit to his orders, and without
any provocation, what else can that be called but tyranny? Refusing
to acquiesce to this assault on our liberty should be the first
states also have an obligation to protect their residents from federal
invasions and bad laws, and should take immediate action to stop
the feds from terrorizing citizens with these criminal raids. When
DHS thugs come into any state to set up these fascist checkpoints,
the sheriff’s office, and all other state police forces, by order
of the governor or states attorney general, should immediately instruct
them to leave. If they do not obey, then they should be arrested
This may sound
extreme to some, but in reality, this is the only proper course.
There are many more of us than there are of them. There is no reason
for the states to bow down to the federal government or any of its
agencies, or allow them to run roughshod over us. The states should
not allow this Stalinist behavior by the DHS to continue. The use
of nullification by individual states and their police forces is
necessary, and would be enough to squelch any threat by the feds!
If in fact,
this avenue were taken, the feds would have but two choices. They
could either leave the state immediately as ordered, or they could
go to war against that state. Would they dare risk the latter? I
think not, as that would turn the entire country against the federal
government, and without the implied consent of the people, the central
government would be forced to stand down.
would simply be an act of actionable nullification by the states
against the feds. Drafting a worthless resolution will not get the
job done, but a real nullification with teeth would keep the feds
the fact that the executive branch of this government now openly
claims the "right" to assassinate any American citizen,
and given that any American can now be "legally" captured
by the military, held indefinitely without trial, and tortured or
worse, the current actions by the DHS become even more ominous!
Every time the DHS sets up one of these criminal checkpoints, any
resistance by a citizen could be used as an excuse to brand them
as a belligerent, and that could be enough reason to detain any
according to Section 1021 of the final version of the
National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal 2012.
PERSONS. — A covered person under this section is any person as
(1) A person
who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks
that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored those responsible
for those attacks.
(2) A person
who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban,
or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the
United States or its coalition partners, including any person
who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported
such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces.
UNDER LAW OF WAR. — The disposition of a
the law of war as described in subsection (a) may include the following:
under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities
authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
(2) Trial under
chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code (as amended by the Military
Commissions Act of 2009 (title XVIII of Public Law 111–84)).
for trial by an alternative court or competent tribunal having lawful
to the custody or control of the person's country of origin, any
other foreign country, or any other foreign entity.
There are virtually
no limits placed on government in this atrocious piece of legislation.
The importance of eliminating the power of the federal government
and its agencies of force by the states is imperative. We have little
time left, as all the legal obstacles holding back the federal government
have now been removed. Action is necessary by not only the individual
states, but by all individuals, for if we fail in our efforts to
rein in the federal government, especially concerning the provisions
above, we will be nothing more than residents in a fascist police
Our own government
is the real enemy of freedom, and while the goal of the feds and
their controllers may be world hegemony, it is not just foreigners
who are at great risk. All here in this country are now in the crosshairs
of this corrupt government's wrath, and any who stand in the way
will be targeted so long as the government has the upper hand. For
the feds to succeed in their efforts to control all, we the people
must remain silent. If we remain silent, then we will deserve the
slavery and pain that will surely result!
is needed to set us definitely on the road to a Fascist society
is war. It will of course be a modified form of Fascism at first.
~ John T. Flynn