Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I'd Rather be Wrong

I look at and read a lot of news. But I have a tendency to look for the little things and think about them. Sometimes, in the middle of the night when I can't sleep, I will sit in my recliner and let my mind roam loose on these little bits and pieces. Two years ago I started seeing things about what is happening in Washington that I didn't like. Early on in his administration the president opined that it might be a good idea to form a domestic military. Then the president started appointing czars to essentially take over the roles that are traditionally done by Senate approved Cabinet members. There was also the "in your face" insult to the Supreme Court during the State of the Union address. The president has exhibited a disdain for the law preferring to do things by Presidential Order completely bypassing congress.

Members of the administration have been producing studies refering to domestic terrorism as a major threat to the country. Returning veterans have been insulted by implying that they may become a domestic threat because they have military training. Law obeying and peaceful "Tea Partiers" have been called vile names and labeled as a threat while the "Occupy" groups are ignored or encouraged. All the while the administration is ignoring illegals streaming across our borders. They have created a "domestic enemy" where none really exists.

As most everyone knows, things haven't gone well in this country over the last four years. Blaming Bush has gotten worn out as an excuse. The Obama campaign is throwing out rash and untrue accusations against the opposition. As the campaign heats up and election day approaches there seem to be an aroma of panic in Democrat quarters. This to the point where they had to send Joe Biden home to consider his verbal transgressions. On his first day back from isolation he refers to Republicans as "squealing pigs" and is said to be making plans to crash the Republican convention.

Now to the really scary stuff. On March 16, 2012 Barack Obama signed the "National Defense Resources Preparedness - Executive Order". It is available on line with any search engine. This executive order gives the president control over everything in the country in an emergency. I'm talking about food, transportation, manufacturing, banking, everything. And guess who gets to decide what is an emergency. Why the president, of course. The use of Predator drones has been approved for use in the US. They are talking about putting up a spy blimp to monitor the cities for unruly behavior.

It gets worse in March the department of homeland security made a purchase of 450 million rounds of .40 caliber S&W hollow-point ammo. That is just their most recent purchase. They have also ordered bullet-proof traffic control booths with stop and go lights and level 3 bullet-proof glass. These should go well with the military style combat vehicles they also bought. Two other agencies made significant ammo purchases. NOAA bought 46,000 rounds and Social Security bought 174,000 rounds of .357 Sig ammo. All hollow point. The other thing that I have stumbled across is the rumor that DHS is planning to arm TSA agents. Yes those lovely smart people that grope you and granny at the airport may be armed at some point. The amount of ammo being purchased far exceeds the amount needed for sworn agents carry weapons along with training and practice.

So where does this bring us? I do not think it inconcievable that backed into a corner and feeling he has lost the election or, having lost the election, the president would find an excuse to declare martial law. I understand that the military has been having domestic warfare training exercises in American cities. This has been written up a number of times. Again use your search engine. There is a lot of information out there.

I sincerely pray that I am reading to much into this. I want to be wrong. I do not think that many Americans would accept this. For the first time in my life I fear for the Republic. Any man that would do this his name would be would be anathema.

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