The idea of “safety” or “security” is a powerful tool in the collection of emerging dictatorial governments that are not yet able or willing to use outright force to crush the entire population into compliance with the freedom-robbing desires of the rulers of the state. How many freedoms and liberties have we already willingly given up for “security’s” sake? Will we be able to stop and reverse the growth of the police state in America.
CNN Reports the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has now searched a 95 year old woman in the final stages of leukemia, forcing her to remove her adult diaper. When will we force our government to stop treating its citizens like criminals when there is not even a reasonable suspicion to justify these intrusive personal searches?
Listen closely and what you will hear, beneath the babble of political chatter and other mindless political noises distracting you from what’s really going on, are the dying squeals of the Fourth Amendment. It dies a little more with every no-knock raid that is carried out by a SWAT team, every phone call eavesdropped on by FBI agents, and every piece of legislation passed that further undermines the right of every American to be free from governmental intrusions into their private affairs.
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As we enter hurricane season, it’s nice to see that my beloved home state of Texas might be ready to whip up a storm and tell the Obama administration to put it in their fascist pipe and smoke it. This has the potential to be a really nice, feel-good story, and we could certainly use one right now. The Lone Star State has been attempting to stop the outrageously invasive, criminal, police state, body-groping procedures of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The increasing militarization of the police did not occur suddenly, in a single precinct. Nor can it be traced back to a single leader or event. Rather, the pattern is so subtle that most American citizens have hardly been aware of it. Little by little, police authority has expanded, one weapon after another has been added to the police arsenal, and one exception after another has been made to the standards that have historically restrained police authority. Yet when analyzed as a whole, this trend toward militarization is undeniable, and when left unchecked, it amounts to nothing less than the end of American liberty.