While no one really questioned his statements at the time, today more and more are questioning his actions as his grandiose schemes and plans to fundamentally change the country are taking place. Most Americans seem shocked and in disbelief, yet day by day we see Obama obliterating the rule of law and the Constitution in favor of a more centralized, more one man rule type of government. Few, if any, in Washington seem very concerned about it; they talk about it but there is very little action.
His second statement, the one about a domestic military organization, clearly is being drawn up as well and it is in the militarization of elements of many federal agencies and the donation of military style vehicles and weapons to many non-federal police agencies. Give the locals the "goodies" and they will be on the hook for your edicts and commands. Everywhere you turn today there are police units in SWAT uniforms, and the more that are created the more they are likely to commit mischief.
Examples are growing nationwide of raids on homes and businesses with SWAT teams trashing property and in numerous cases innocent people being hurt or even killed. Some are helpless elderly and in one noted case in Washington, D.C., a mother with her infant in the car was killed in a hail of gunfire after she had stopped her car and sat helpless inside with no weapon in her possession. This one still needs more investigation although the authorities are doing everything in their power to hush up any talk.
In the past, events like these sparked outrage, yet today they are happening with such frequency that they barely generate a yawn. As more and more innocents are involved and as the degree of use increases, however, the public is beginning to take notice and they don't like what they see. The recent Bundy Ranch standoff where the BLM, a land management body, surrounded a rancher with two hundred heavily armed officers supported by helicopters, may be just the thing that has tipped the scales toward common sense. A legal action that could have been handled with a simple property lien nearly turned into a modern day OK Corral. Who is calling the shots on this type of behavior and why?
Pay attention, folks, for now that over twenty five agencies have independent SWAT-style units, even agencies with monikers like the IRS, Federal Reserve, Post Office, Agriculture Department, and NOAA becoming more and more like the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (anyone remember Fast and Furious?), there is much to be concerned with. And with heavily loaded local police tending to shoot first and ask questions later, more and more accidents are likely to happen with no consequence.
America was never designed to operate like this. This is one of the reasons why the founders decided to break away from British control, because it turns out to be nothing less than unmitigated tyranny. It is also a good reason why you should never allow anyone to take your legally held guns, for once you no longer have the means of defending yourself and your family you are at the mercy of the heavily armed. Keep your eyes open, speak up and demand that the New Federal Civilian Army concept be disbanded before you, too, become a victim of its overreach.
God bless America and may she still be saved.