by Gary D. Barnett: The
Department of Homeland Security Is Terrorizing American Citizens!
which I consider to be the first step or beginning of socialism,
thrives on propaganda, and uses this propaganda to indoctrinate
the people. Once this indoctrination is complete, totalitarianism
is the end result, and then propaganda is replaced by the razor's
edge of the state's sword. This is our lot today. Propaganda has
labeled those of us who desire to protect freedom as dissenters,
and as enemies of the State. Given the now "legal" ability
of the State to imprison indefinitely or murder any it chooses to,
the sword has become the state's weapon of choice. The circle is
a Reuter's article published recently, the "FBI
warns of threat from anti-government extremists." "Anti-government
extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat
to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI
warned on Monday." The article went on to say that: "These
extremists, sometimes known as "sovereign citizens," believe
they can live outside any type of government authority.
attention to who is now considered to be an extremist according
to the FBI. Those who refuse to pay or even those who oppose taxation,
those who defy government environmental regulations, and those who
believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard,
are now all considered to be extremists!
To expand on
this matter, it is a point of fact that any real libertarian is
opposed to forced government taxation, is opposed to government
mandated environmental regulations, and all real libertarians fully
understand that the creation of the Federal Reserve and the destruction
of the gold standard have bankrupted this country. Or is losing
97% of the value on our money not considered bankruptcy?
One thing that
was correct in this article was this statement: "Routine encounters
with police can turn violent "at the drop of a hat," said
Stuart McArthur, deputy assistant director in the FBI's counterterrorism
division." Yes, any wrong look or posture by any citizen can
result in extreme violence against that innocent citizen by police.
This is proven every single day around this country, but I should
mention that McArthur was mistakenly referring to violence by the
citizen against police. What a queer position to take!
State and local
police departments are inundating the FBI with requests for training
to protect themselves from sovereign citizens. This statement has
obviously been reversed, as I always thought that the sovereign
citizen was to be protected by local and state police, not the other
way around. It seems the idea of sovereignty is now reserved only
to the nation state and its agents of force. This of course is backward,
but then again, what in this country remains proper, and in the
interest of liberty? Little or nothing remains, as the U.S. has
become nothing more than a tyrannical, fascist oligarchy!
We are very
close to the bottom of the sleigh run on our way down that slippery
slope toward a total police state. Most of the pieces of the puzzle
are now in place, and all that is left for the government authorities
to do is to round up those "extremist sovereigns" still
practicing their anti-government ways. With the passage of the National
Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), and the now new expanded
FBI definition of an extremist, all that remains to be done is to
actually capture and incarcerate all those who believe themselves
to be sovereign individuals.
being anti-government, or even speaking out against the government,
or wanting to protect your hard earned property by insisting on
real money, or not agreeing with government regulations, can now
literally lead to indefinite military detention without any due
process or trial. Consider that any who believe in individual sovereignty
can now be sent away to black sites around the world, tortured,
or worse, via the rendition process. Consider that any resistance
to the State can now lead to arrest, imprisonment, beatings, or
death. Consider that this once (so-called) free country is now a
total police state bent on the destruction of all natural rights
of individuals, and the U.S. government is desirous of total power
and control over the entire population.
these things do not have to be considered, because they are already
happening! Some of the state's indiscretions are still partially
isolated at this time, but the fact of the matter is that legally,
nothing stands in the way of this government's desire to reach a
The NDAA gives
the government, mainly the executive branch, Carte blanche power
in its march toward rounding up any American that it deems as a
threat to its false sovereignty. This power not only extends to
the capture and detention of citizens, but the president also claims
the power to assassinate any he chooses to on his say so alone.
He claims this power without fear of law, and without fear of judicial
scrutiny. The powerful in government you see, are now in a position
that puts them "legally" above the law, and therefore
they answer to no one. This situation is a travesty beyond imagination,
but it is real, and it is firmly in place.
Given the horrible
USA PATRIOT Act, the Military Commissions Act, the NDAA, and all
the other rights destroying legislation passed since September 11th,
2001, what chance do we have to regain freedom? Given the massive
power now evident in the Department of Homeland Security, the military,
the TSA, the NSA, the CIA, the FBI, does liberty have a chance?
Can freedom be regained in an environment tainted by the malignancy
of this monster we call the U.S. government?
Who among us
could be considered by this government's definition to be an enemy
belligerent, an enemy combatant, an unlawful combatant, a terrorist,
an extremist, a believer in gold as money, a survivalist, or a libertarian?
If you answered yes to any of these things, you could be subject
to arrest, prosecution, incarceration, indefinite detention, citizenship
loss, torture, or assassination. This is the country that has been
built by all those who support this flawed system of government,
and who continue to allow its aggressive march toward totalitarianism
by their implied consent and apathetic behavior. Those I speak of
have no understanding of freedom or liberty, and have not the courage
to fight for right. They either worship authority, or fear it, but
either way brings a deserved slavery.
Those of us
who fight for freedom will never accept slavery. Those of us who
believe in the sovereignty of the individual will never bow to the
state apparatus. Those of us who seek the truth will never hide
from it. Those of us who believe in the sanctity of life and liberty
will continue to fight.
The State understands
this courage and commitment, and will take every step to stop it.
But if those who are willing to fight for the liberty of all are
no longer present due to government mandate, what will become of
the rest of society? What will become of freedom?