Led by an articulate orator, the German government set out to nationalize health care, transportation, manufacturing and law enforcement. The government has set out to nationalize manufacturing of autos and the finance industry. The Obama-backed "cap and trade" legislation will effectively nationalize the energy and transportation . And Obama's nationalized health care program is on the front burner.
Provide police officers, criminal investigators, and law enforcement officers of the Department of Defense with the authority to execute warrants, make arrests, and carry firearms. (Emphasis added.)
Why do employees of the Department of Defense need the authority to execute warrants, make arrests and carry firearms? When the bill was introduced, Filner said: "We need to ensure that federal, state and local law enforcement are able to work together to apprehend criminals and to prevent and solve crimes."
The 1878 Posse Comitatus Act explicitly prohibits the Department of Defense from involvement in state and local law enforcement activities. The feds have the FBI to investigate federal crimes and the Justice Department to prosecute federal crimes. Waco and Ruby Ridge are good examples of federal law enforcement. And the land management agencies have gun-totin' enforcement officers to prevent from picking up arrowheads on federal property. Why do we need to authorize the secretary of defense to arm another domestic police force?
Take a clue from the authorities granted by the bill:
- To execute and serve warrants;
- To make arrests without warrants;
- To carry firearms;
- To enforce federal laws enacted to protect persons or property;
- To prevent breaches of the peace and suppress affrays or unlawful assemblies. …
There are other authorities, but let's focus on this last one: "To prevent breaches of the peace and suppress affrays or unlawful assemblies." What is an unlawful assembly? Any assembly that is not authorized by government is unlawful. Should an irate society decide to hold a tea party even if government refused to authorize it, then there must be a reliable federal law enforcement army to "suppress" the unlawful assembly. Local police cannot be trusted to "suppress" an assembly of their neighbors. Finish reading...