The government says it is concerned about terrorism. But to combat terrorism, the government needs criteria. Here are a few: Ron Paul supporters, opponents of the Mexico-U.S. highway, and gun owners.
This is old news. You probably read about it. It’s from a government report, titled “The Modern Militia Movement.” It is dated Feb. 20, 2009.
When it went public, state officials had a damage control problem. They invoked the usual excuses.
But state law enforcement officials said the report is being misinterpreted. Lt. John Hotz of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the report was compiled by the Missouri Information Analysis Center based in Jefferson City and comes purely from publically available, trend data on militias.
Hotz said MIAC, which opened in 2005, is a “fusion center” that combines resources from the federal Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. It was set up to collect local intelligence to better combat terrorism and other criminal activity, he said.
“All this is an educational thing,” Hotz said of the report. “Troopers have been shot by members of groups, so it’s our job to let law enforcement officers know what the trends are in the modern militia movement.”
The term Fusion center is worth searching on Google. If you have not done this yet, now is the time.
Hotz said using those or similar factors to determine whether someone could be a terrorist is not profiling. He said people who display signs or bumper stickers from such groups are not in danger of harassment from police.
“It’s giving the makeup of militia members and their political beliefs,” Hotz said of the report. “It’s not saying that everybody who supports these candidates is involved in a militia. It’s not even saying that all militias are bad.”
Of course it’s profiling.
That was 2009. Today, the Senate has passed a bill to lock up Americans without trial who are identified by the government as terrorists. Senator Rand Paul, one of only two Republican Senators to vote against the 2012 revision of the National Defense Appropriation Act, says this.
We are running out of time. This is why families should quietly begin taking action. It is time to budget for the kinds of products that are on the list of profiled products.
But beware. The government has produced this video against the use of currency. The government is planting seeds of doubt.