Obama To Federalize All Civilian Law Enforcement?

3-19-09

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Many have seen, or at the very least heard of, this infamous Barack Hussein Obama campaign trail proclamation:

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we have set. We’ve gotta have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded….”

(Were those knuckleheads sitting behind Obama even listening to what he was saying while they were applauding like a bunch of trained seals?)

Naturally speculation has been running rampant over what Obama is really getting at with all this civilian security force nonsense and I have yet to come across any reasonable explanation, until now.

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As I have wandered through and poked about various internet sites the thoughts and opinions regarding this subject have run the gamut from the typical drunk postings to some seriously grave concerns.

Some have suggested he is talking about importing hundreds of thousands of foreigners to act as a “completely detached from American values and our God given and Constitutionally guaranteed rights” para military force committed to nothing more than a short list of easy to understand orders and a paycheck they could only dream about back home.

Many have stated their belief that there will be some sort of massive recruitment or conscription of citizens from within the country and these folks will go through a fairly quick but thorough indoctrination process that will accomplish basically the same thing as the previously mentioned scenario. Something along the lines of the brownshirts that were of great assistance to Adolph Hitler’s rise to power back in the day.

The list goes on but I think we all get the drift. People are concerned, and rightly so, about what this guy is up to especially with his push for this mandatory “government/community service” happy horse crap, specifically H.R.1388 which passed through the intestines of the House Thursday. This legislation imposes all kinds of requirements that under this current neo marxist administration can be fairly described as something at least half of this country is not only disinterested in but will actively shove right back in the face of any government officials who try and force this garbage upon us.

Now let’s recall Obama’s words for a moment.

…“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we have set. We’ve gotta have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded….”

It would be helpful to know exactly what national security objectives have been “set” by Mr. Obama and his cronies but the active duty military would certainly not be a part of that within the borders of the U.S., under most circumstances, as that is the responsibility of civilian law enforcement according to existing law.

It’s understandable many may tend to get caught up in the word “civilian” but for the sake of my theory on what I believe is about to happen in this country let’s just say it refers to everyone except active duty and subject to recall military and National Guard members.

So who’s left?

The rest of us, including the 900,000 strong civilian police force in this country. A police force that can become federalized with the stroke of a pen in Obama’s left hand.

Sound crazy? Maybe, maybe not.

These men and women have already gone through basic law enforcement and legal training at the very least. Medium to large sized departments go well beyond the basics with many if not most receiving training of one type or another from the military, something that has been going on for years now. Keep in mind many civilian police officers in this country are former federally controlled military personnel anyway. All one has to do is look at the uniforms and gear many law enforcement officers, especially within the S.W.A.T. ranks, wear these days to get an idea of the militaristic influence that has taken place.

“What a dope. There is no way in the world MY police department will become “federalized!”

Really? Considering that law enforcement costs can often be the number one expenditure in most city budgets politicians could easily be convinced to allow the federal government to take over local law enforcement duties and associated expenses, selling the program to their constituents as a terrific way to free up funds to blow on even more social service projects.

With budgets stretched to the breaking point it is not unusual in the least for cities to disband their police departments, or never initiate one to begin with upon incorporation, and defer all law enforcement to the county level so the federalizing of all police personnel in the country would most likely not be that difficult to pull off.

Many police departments, especially in urban areas of the country, already have highly trained officers and much of the equipment necessary to fulfill Obama’s desire to “be just as strong, just as powerful” as the military including fully automatic rifles, explosives, riot vehicles, helicopters and in many cases fixed wing aircraft. A further injection of surplus military equipment into these civilian police departments where the administration thinks it’s needed could be fairly easily accomplished rounding out the program rather nicely.

The advantage to the Obama administration of having a federalized nationwide civilian police force answerable only to Washington D.C. could be instrumental in eliminating conflicting regional political attitudes concerning many aspects of Obama’s ultimate agenda. In other words Coeur d’Alene Idaho meet Berkley California and learn to like the way they do things because that is the way it’s gonna be.

It is no secret that Obama and the top law enforcement officer in America, Eric Holder, are virulently anti Second Amendment. Obama is on record as desiring a complete ban on the manufacture and distribution of handguns in this country. He is also on record as opposing all concealed carry of handguns anywhere in the U.S.

Law enforcement officers, now unconcerned about answering to the local officials or citizenry, would have no problem enforcing a hypothetical executive order from Obama that all concealed carry permits in the U.S. are no longer valid. They would have no concern about the locals when the word comes down via another hypothetical that the Second Amendment has suddenly been rescinded and the civilian possession of any firearm is now a federal offense.

Obama’s desire is to centralize power over and control of this country within the walls of the White House–localism and individualism is a serious threat to his agenda. That really should be no secret to anyone as it is obvious by the actions he has taken since stinking up our Oval Office January 21st. He is also doing everything he can, with the help of the useful idiots in Congress and the media, to ensure the long term control of our government will remain with the ultra liberal wing of the Democratic party.

Is this theory concerning the federalization of all police officers in the country a load of crap? Could be but then again this very thing happened in New Orleans a few years ago now didn’t it?

It wasn’t just the 58,000 National Guard troops patrolling the streets of New Orleans folks. The military personnel were assisted by civilian law enforcement officers, under George W. Bush’s federal government control, from around the country including the clearly identifiable California Highway Patrol officers that wiped out this little 90 year old lady.

Would these CHP officers have done the same thing in their home state or would they be concerned their actions, judged by the people that live there, just might cause a firestorm of protest putting their careers in peril and costing the state bank when the lawsuits start flying around?

This is the danger we face if or when local control and accountability over our law enforcement were to ever be usurped by the federal government.

Let’s hope I am indeed, full of crap on this one.

(Please understand I am well aware of the Tenth Amendment, unlike the federal government that has been kicking that puppy in the balls really hard for decades, and all I can say is politicians at every level will sell their souls to the devil to stay in office no matter the cost. The Tenth is a great amendment, makes a hell of a lot of sense and I am a huge fan , but since the federal government hasn’t given a rat’s ass about the Constitution for so long now I can assure everyone they won’t have a problem with following through on their plans to do pretty much whatever they want in this situation if indeed it is coming down the way I think it might.)

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One Response to Obama To Federalize All Civilian Law Enforcement?

  1. Bill says:

    H.R.5122 was signed into law by President Bush on October 17, 2006, and will take effect October 1, 2007 (unless an earlier effective date is established by regulation). “On the same day, Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which abolishes the legal protection of habeas corpus, authorizes the president to detain and jail anyone (even US citizens) without charge and subject them to harsh interrogation that may or may not involve torture.” [5]

    Note: The Military Commissions Act of 2006, has just recently been upheld by the courts
    as unconstitutional

    The
    Posse Comitatus
    Act of 1878

    20 Stat. L., 145

    June 18, 1878

    CHAP. 263 – An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes.

    SEC. 15. From and after the passage of this act it shall not be lawful to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a posse comitatus, or otherwise, for the purpose of executing the laws, except in such cases and under such circumstances as such employment of said force may be expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress; and no money appropriated by this act shall be used to pay any of the expenses incurred in the employment of any troops in violation of this section And any person willfully violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or imprisonment not exceeding two years or by both such fine and imprisonment.
    10 U.S.C. (United States Code) 375
    Sec. 375. Restriction on direct participation by military personnel:

    The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to ensure that any activity (including the provision of any equipment or facility or the assignment or detail of any personnel) under this chapter does not include or permit direct participation by a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps in a search, seizure, arrest, or other similar activity unless participation in such activity by such member is otherwise authorized by law.
    18 U.S.C. 1385
    Sec. 1385. Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus

    Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of
    Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to
    execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
    Editor’s Note: The only exemption has to do with nuclear materials (18 U.S.C. 831 (e)

    “Gen. Tommy Franks says that if the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.” — NewsMax, November 21, 2003

    In October 2006, Bush signed into law the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Quietly slipped into the law at the last minute, at the request of the Bush administration, were sections changing important legal principles, dating back 200 years, which limit the U.S. government’s ability to use the military to intervene in domestic affairs. These changes would allow Bush, whenever he thinks it necessary, to institute martial law–under which the military takes direct control over civilian administration.

    Note: the Bush administration enacted the John Warner National Defense Authorization
    Act circumventing the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 changing important legal
    principles, which limit the U.S. government’s ability to use the military to intervene
    in domestic affairs. These changes would allow Bush, whenever he thinks it
    necessary, to institute martial law–under which the military takes direct control over
    civilian administration.

    Now, Bush Wants To Federalize The Guard

    The National Guard is oldest part of the US Army and traces it roots back to the old militias of colonial times. For most of the history of the US, the militias or National Guard provided the bulk of Army personnel, with the Regular Army only making up a small fraction of the US Army. Each state has it’s own National Guard units, with the governor being the “Command-in-Chief” of that particular state’s Guard units. Unlike the Regular Army, the National Guard has the ability to perform domestic police and rescue actions; and except during war time, are usually only deployed domestically. However, the President has the ability to Federalize any National Guard units, which means they essentially become no different than Regular Army troops. Once National Guard units are Federalized, they can not longer perform domestic police actions; and are forbidden from being deployed domestically by the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. This same act also forbids the Regular US Army from being deployed for domestic actions.

    Note: Once National Guard units are Federalized, they can not longer perform domestic
    police actions; and are forbidden from being deployed domestically by the Posse
    Comitatus Act of 1878. This same act also forbids the Regular US Army from
    being deployed for domestic actions.

    Duncan v. Kahanamoku

    “Our system of government clearly is the antithesis of total military rule and the founders of this country are not likely to have contemplated complete military dominance…. They were opposed to governments that placed in the hands of one man the power to make, interpret and enforce the laws….The established principle of every free people is, that the law shall alone govern; and to it the military must always yield“ .'(95)

    Now, considering the above court decision one could assume that the enactment of Martial Law for the purpose of total military dominance would be unconstitutional.

    “The military should always be kept in subjection to the laws of the country to which it belongs, and that he is no friend to the Republic who advocates the contrary.”

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