In a recent January 4, 2012 article in the News Gazette, titled, “Tensions over June 5 arrest still at a boil”, it was reported that tensions between the Champaign police department and some of the city’s leadership, was continuing to escalate over the brutal arrest of a jaywalker.
We see in this situation, the primary threat to our democratic way of life and the freedoms for which millions have given the ultimate sacrifice to maintain. Wherein an evolving police state now rises in earnest and begins to challenge those who would dare question their authority over us all.
There is no defining moment when America began this decline into an authoritarian regime, no single event that changed the course of our society. It can however be stated with some certainty that when our police ceased to be those who “Protect and Serve” and became “Enforcement”, we created an alternate belief system that now empowers and emboldens a new generation.
Our local Enforcement agencies are today based upon military style tactics, militarized systems and ultra secure communications, wherein a “them-and-us” paradigm is created. It is a highly profitable lifestyle with pay in the upper income levels of our society, comprised of cloistered members who are more than willing to “watch the back” of their fellow comrades and agencies, while having little fear of oversight or inquiry.
With the introduction of the PATRIOT Act that stripped Americans of their Constitutional rights and subsequent Czar of Homeland Security who controls something called the NSA (National Security Agency), a seamless Gestapo style apparatus has been created. An integrated and highly secure National Enforcement system that accounts to no one and cannot be overseen by the citizens it dominates.
Under the ruse of “Terrorism”, a megalithic system of control and domination has been created, now culminating in the military’s recent ability to hold indefinitely, without charges or notification of location, any citizen the government deems is an enemy of the state. In addition, Federal legislation is currently being introduced that would strip the citizenship from those who would be a threat to the state.
Our military, has over the last 10 years of Middle East warfare, created many weapons for urban conflict that are now well tested and have been distributed among the three military brigades now permanently assigned to American soil.
Some of these urban control weapons are now being offered to local Enforcement and Federal funding continues to flow, so as to assure complete penetration of all communities across the country. Systems and processes rarely mentioned, never talked about and closely guarded as secret.
There is a reason why Enforcement does not want citizen review groups. Why laws are in place that make it a crime to record in any manner, the public activities of Enforcement personnel. And why citizens are not allowed to monitor or audit the secure communications that empower the secret world of Enforcement.
To question or challenge this growing power is to invite scrutiny of your life. I would advise the City of Champaign leadership to tread carefully in these matters and if they choose to continue, be prepared to become “a person of interest” as I have. To expect tapped communications, inquired accounts and acquaintances interviewed, as none of these today require warrants by Enforcement when dealing with threats against the state.
And according to Federal Governmental guidelines for local Enforcement training, anyone who challenges authority, makes references to Constitutional Rights and questions official governmental explanations of events, is to be classified as a threat to the state.
So the next time you have to stop at a Enforcement roadblock, euphemistically called a “roadside check”, just do as your told, provide the proper papers, answer the questions without a hint of resentment in being detained without probable cause and just maybe you’ll be allowed to go on about your business.
“"At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”” ~ Abraham Lincoln (January 27, 1838)