Federal Police Force???

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by Airdale, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Airdale

    Airdale Active Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    N.W. Arkansas
    This is from a recent column by Thomas Sowell. When a guy like Sowell raises an issue like this it's time to pay attention.

    Reportedly, the FBI and the Defense Department are cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security in investigations of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. That people who have put their lives on the line for this country are made the target of what is called the Vigilant Eagle program suggests that this administration might be more of a threat than the people they are investigating.

    All this activity takes on a more sinister aspect against the background of one of the statements of Barack Obama during last year's election campaign that got remarkably little attention in the media. He suggested the creation of a federal police force, comparable in size to the military.

    Why such an organization? For what purpose?

    Since there are state and local police forces all across the country, an FBI to investigate federal crimes and a Department of Justice to prosecute those who commit them, as well as a Defense Department with military forces, just what role would a federal police force play?

    Maybe it was just one of those bright ideas that gets floated during an election campaign. Yet there was no grassroots demand for any such federal police nor any media clamor for it, so there was not even any political reason to suggest such a thing.

    What would be different about a new federal police force, as compared to existing law enforcement and military forces? It would be a creation of the Obama administration, run by people appointed from top to bottom by that administration -- and without the conflicting loyalties of those steeped in existing military traditions and law enforcement traditions.

    In short, a federal police force could become President Obama's personal domestic political army, his own storm troopers.

    Perhaps there will never be such a federal police force. But the targeting of individuals and groups who believe in some of the fundamental values on which this country was founded, and people who have demonstrated their patriotism by volunteering for military service, suggests that this potential for political abuse is worth watching, as Obama tries to remake America to fit his vision.
  2. 4EvrLearning

    4EvrLearning New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Left Coast
    Welcome to the forum, Airdale! Great post you've shared here....many thanks. Do you happen to have a link for it?

    I don't remember when exactly I first heard the term "f ederal p'olice f orce, comparable in size to the military" but when I did, my ears sure perked up!! "What's wrong with this picture?!" EVERYTHING!

    Time will surely tell just how far this a'dmin will go in policing every little itty bit of our lives. May enough of us have the will and strength to say NO!
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009

  3. Islandboy

    Islandboy New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Off the right coast
    Yes welcome Airdale, a very dangerous situation if allowed to occur.
    There was a posting or two about this 4ever, but amid all the other rapid "rabid" changes it got lost.
    Unfortunately the patriotic seem outnumbered by the institutionalised.
    America was all about individual people fullfilling their own visions, without constraining anyone else.
  4. bcj1755

    bcj1755 New Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    A wretched hive of scum and villiany
    Of course Barry wants a national security force that's loyal to him. THEN he'll have the willing and compliant manpowwer to disarm us:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
  5. obxned

    obxned Active Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    It's going to have to be a really, really big national police force. Remember, every single month about a million and a half new firearms are bought by 'the people'.

    The Chinese army is the largest in the world. That million and a half firearms is enough to arm each and every one of them, every month!
  6. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Knoxville Tennessee
    I had an old Airdale once, Went around the neighborhood whipping every dog it could find. Welcom to the forum