Thursday, January 12, 2012

DHS And Department Of Education Partnership

This document (Strategic Implementation Plan - SIP) was just released in December 2011

Apparently the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Education (along with other government departments) have a common goal now to work through official activities... that includes in and after school, to train people on how to identify potential domestic terrorist behaviors! It is called Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).

In this document you can read about the plan to have DHS work with local police departments and local school districts to provide educational opportunities to train youth and communities on how to identify potentially-terrorist behaviors and activities. Do a search on EDU (Education Department) within the PDF and you will find some interesting plans to train citizens.

That's right - they plan to turn every parent and child into some sort of informant using community "partnerships" to train everyone about who and who is not a potential terrorist, and how you can report these suspects to the authorities.

Couple this with the recent passage of the NDAA, which trashes due process and this should be a big red flag!

It's disturbing.


As the activities described in the SIP are executed, there will be major and long-lasting impacts:

••There will be platforms throughout the country for including communities that may be targeted by violent extremists for recruitment and radicalization into ongoing Federal, State, and local engagement efforts;

••The Federal Government will support that engagement through a task force of senior officials from across the government;

••Community-led efforts to build resilience to violent extremism will be supported;

••Analysis will increase in depth and relevance, and will be shared with those assessed to need it, including Governor-appointed Homeland Security Advisors, Major Cities Chiefs, Mayors’ Offices, and local partners;

••Training for Federal, State, tribal, and local government and law enforcement officials on community resilience, CVE, and cultural competence will improve, and that training will meet rigorous professional standards; and

••Local partners, including government officials and community leaders, will better understand the threat of violent extremism and how they can work together to prevent it.

Who or what are extremists or domestic terrorists?
Are they the people who are against abortion?
or who have more than 7 days of food stored in their home?
or who protest being groped at the airports?
or who support Ron Paul?
or are they people who support 2nd amendment rights?
or who carry Gadsden flags?
or who protest burdensome taxation?

Remember the MIAC report?

We are treading into very dangerous waters my friends.


Anonymous said...

Would you be opposed to teaching people to identify child abuse?

Judy Aron said...

Yeah, like identifying so-called "terrorists" is like identifying child abuse... don't be absurd.... and actually now that I think of it, I know of of many parents who were wrongly accused of child abuse too... had DCF all up in their shorts causing lots of trauma to the family. Maybe we should suspect you of some sort of wrongdoing.. eh? Do you recall Salem witch hunts and McCarthyism? All designed to invoke fear and make people compliant.

Anonymous said...

You are indeed correct that many people are incorrectly accused of child abuse. Yet doctors, hospitals, police and welfare workers are reuired by law to report thier suspicions. So we should stop that, right?? And Faisal Shahzad (the Times Suare bomber) should have been ignored by those citizens who reported their suspicions to the police, right?
Isn't there some common sense that should be used here? If I see something wrong, someone breaking the law, someone doing something that no one should be doing, shouldn't I report it?

Judy Aron said...

Please Anonymous - don't be so dense. I am NOT saying people shouldn't report obvious criminal activity - but ever hear of the Salem witch hunts, or McCarthyism? How about we report people with made up stories. If I don't agree with your politics perhaps I think you might be embezzling money - maybe I should report you... or seems to me you could be printing money in your basement... maybe I should tell the authorities. Maybe I saw you man handle your kids.

I am talking about a very dangerous road here. Tell me who is a terrorist - is it someone who is missing a finger? or someone who has more than7 days worth of food in their house, or someone who buys gold and silver? You see Anonymous - right as we type - the term terrorist is very subjective, and open to the whims of whoever decides you are a terrorist. The Nazis did that sort of thing, so did other tyrannical regimes. They come and haul you away in the middle of the night with no due process...and that is what NDAA has given us.

I am not cool with that.
Are you?
You obviously are - because you want to train everyone to become a government informant. Do you not see there is a connected agenda?

Judy Aron said...

PS - Anonymous - How come you don't use your real name? What are you afraid of? Hmmmmm?

Anonymous said...

I happen to believe that there is not two or more levels of justice; that is everyone should be treated equally and all laws should be applied equally. I also believe that our public officials have a responsibility to be open and that all public records should be public. The unequal treatment of public data only serves to allow the public officials to cover up their mistakes and transgressions. If it is appropriate for the doctors and teachers to report suspected child abuse to authorities then they should also be required to report ALL suspected illegal acts such as illegal aliens, medicaid fraud, acts of terror, etc. The very things you say you fear if people are free to report suspected acts of terrorism are already taking place under the guise of reporting acts of child abuse and other politically correct causes. Every divorce lawyer in a contested divorce advises the female client to accuse the husband of abuse. As you have pointed out angry parents have accused child care providers of child abuse. The problem is NOT that people can report suspicion of crime the problem is that most if not all information is secret and unavailable to the accused and to the publiuc at large. In my opinion unless the information needs to be kept secret to protect national security it should be public; 100% public. That would be the safeguard NOT simply deciding that we should not turn in lawbreakers out of fear that the "privilage" might be abused. Every legal case being investigated by police and any government agency should be open 100% including the often used cover of crimes involving minors. It is common that officials in welfare cases make mistakes or intentionally commit harm and use these secrecy laws to coverup their crimes and abuse.

Every criminal should be turned in to authorities and every crime should be investigated and prosecuted publicly. No one, not police, not politicians, not welfare agencies, not FEMA, has more rights then each and every citizen. We have ceded these rights out of ignorance and laziness but those who have taken those extra-constitutional rights never took them legally.

Uncle Sam said...

Yeah, but who is a criminal? Who is a terrorist?
Anonymous - it's all well and good that you want to scour the countryside for the bad guys, but if the government is deciding who or what is a terrorist and you are on that list because you have a basement full of food, then I'd say we have a problem - or do you enjoy living in a police state?

Anonymous said...

I don't want to scour the countryside for terrorists or any criminals. What I want is for the authorities to treat all crimes as crimes and prosecute criminals. I want the information to be public so we citizens can do our constitutional due diligience and determine if or elected and appointed public officials are acting in our best interests.

Judy Aron said...

That's fine - but training everyone to be an informant is not a terrific idea - especially if you cannot adequately identify who is a terrorist... or if terrorists are merely people who disagree with their government. Furthermore using the Education establishment to spread this agenda is pretty scary. I think the Nazis did that.