Meanwhile... back in the White House... the President has been signing some scary bills (like NDAA) and putting out even scarier executive orders. We are looking at a government that is clearly readying itself for martial law and some sort of conflict/unrest. Homeland Security is contracting for 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammo. It could be that they are preparing for something like domestic terrorism.... or perhaps this kind of contract is nothing to be alarmed at. Maybe they are getting ready for the Zombie Apocalypse.
But seriously, the federal government has been steadily grabbing more control in this country, and eroding individual rights and freedoms. Between TSA groping little children at airports and desensitizing them to the trappings of a Police State, and the government watching what websites you visit ... I am not sure I like what I have been hearing lately with regard to many things... and I wonder where the hell our Congress is and if they remember their oaths of office at all.
Houston... we definitely have a problem.
Some history to remember:
Suspending civil liberties
The day after the [Reichstag] fire, Hitler persuaded President Hindenburg to issue a decree entitled, “For the Protection of the People and the State.” Justified as a “defensive measure against Communist acts of violence endangering the state,” the decree suspended the constitutional guarantees pertaining to civil liberties:
Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and association; and violations of the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications; and warrants for house searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.
Two weeks after the Reichstag fire, Hitler requested the Reichstag to temporarily delegate its powers to him so that he could adequately deal with the crisis. Denouncing opponents to his request, Hitler shouted, “Germany will be free, but not through you!” When the vote was taken, the result was 441 for and 84 against, giving Hitler the two-thirds majority he needed to suspend the German constitution. On March 23, 1933, what has gone down in German history as the “Enabling Act” made Hitler dictator of Germany, freed of all legislative and constitutional constraints.
Don't think this could happen again?