Chuck Baldwin: Is America Becoming A Police State? In the name of “security” or “safety” or “protection,” Americans are surrendering their liberties

Only a blind or deliberately naïve man cannot see that America–the once-proud “land of the free”–is being systematically turned into a twenty-first century police state. Good grief! The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom notes that America is not even listed among the “free” countries of the earth. …

When will we recognize that the Department of Homeland Security would be more properly named the Department of Homeland Enslavement? When are we going to wake up to the fact that the Patriot Act is nothing but a tool of the federal government to usurp constitutionally protected liberties? When are we going to realize that the federal “war on drugs” inflicts more damage on the Bill of Rights than it does any major drug dealer? When will we get fed up with these random police checkpoints (manned by agents from virtually any and every police agency, including federal agents) going up everywhere? When will we tire of our local policemen and sheriff’s deputies more resembling military commandos than peace officers? When will we demand that our State and local officials stop begging the federal government for “stimulus” money? In other words, when are we going to decide that we want to live in FREEDOM?

From: News with Views

There is a classic story about how no one had been able to capture a herd of wild hogs that was rooting up crops from numerous farms. It got so bad that rewards had been posted for anyone clever enough to corral the critters. But even this resulted in only limited success.

One day a stranger (who was a wily old trapper) came into town and–entering the general store–ordered a truckload of fence posts and fencing, along with some feed. When asked what he was going to use it for, he said, “I’m going to get those wild hogs y’all are having trouble with.” Of course, everyone in the store laughed at the overconfident stranger. A few weeks later, however, the stranger rode into town with the back of his truck tightly packed with the smelly swine.

When asked how he was able to accomplish what no one else had been able to do, the old trapper replied, “Simple. I started putting the feed out in a small clearing and the hogs began freely eating the feed. It didn’t take long and they were there every day. Then I put up the fence posts, but with no fencing. At first the hogs were a little skittish, but it wasn’t long and they ignored the posts. Then I began putting the fence up, but I left the gate off. Again, the hogs were skittish at first, but soon realized they could come and go freely, and before long, they were devouring the free food with a vengeance. Then, one day when the hogs were aggressively consuming the vittles, I slammed the gate closed.”

Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that what the old trapper did to the wild hogs is exactly what our soon-to-be oppressors are doing to us! What is worse, most Americans seem about as oblivious to the whole thing as that bunch of pigs. For anyone who is paying attention, however, the signs of growing enslavement are everywhere.

Inside my web site is a link page that is constantly updated with pertinent information relating to how America is quickly being turned into Huxley’s Brave New World. I invite readers to regularly visit this page. It is entitled “The Emerging Police State.”

See the web page here.

Here is a sampling of just this year’s relevant headlines to date:

“Police Push For Warrantless Searches Of Cell Phones” (CNET News)

“During The Olympics, The Feds Will Be Reading Your Tweets–And The Blotter” (ABC News)

“Feds Push For Tracking Cell Phones” (CNET News)

“Troops Randomly Patrol Streets In Pittsburgh, Respond To ‘Domestic Disputes'” (PrisonPlanet.com)

“Residents Fumed Over Weekend Alcohol, Firearm Ban” (WXII-12 TV News, Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

“Ron Paul Warns Of Social Unrest And Martial Law” (Texas Congressman Ron Paul)

“FBI Broke Law For Years In Phone Record Searches” (The Washington Post)

“Top Obama Czar: Infiltrate All ‘Conspiracy Theorists'” (World Net Daily)

“President Gives Foreign Cops Power Over Americans” (Retired lawman Jim Kouri)

Those are just some of the headlines from 2010 so far. Check out the headlines from 2009 and backward to discover that the list of relevant news stories is extensive. And as you peruse those news stories, keep reminding yourself about what you are actually seeing: you are watching the old trapper put the fence around the hog feed.

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