in peril from within, would Founders
recognize the U.S.A? Liberty
WatchDog.org – M. D, Kittle – 7/4/2014
Cheryl K. Chumley of the Washington Times is a veteran reporter on liberty issues. She’s also the author of Police State USA, which documents how
has abandoned its founding
principles and what needs to be done to restore them. America
She said the Founding Fathers’ greatest gift to the
was clearly defining that its
citizens rights come from God, not the government. They are natural rights, not
But the federal government, particularly since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has forced the erosion of basic constitutional rights, in the name of security, Chumley said.
“The saddest part is that most of these actions and regulations proposed for counterterrorism are not leading to any good counterterrorism intelligence. They are actually being used against innocent Americans,” she said in an interview with Wisconsin Reporter.
In her reporting, Chumley has tracked at least 400 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protectedarmored fighting vehicles going to local law enforcement agencies across the country. Police departments have picked up another 450 regular armored vehicles, 100,000 machine guns and most frightening of all, Chumley says, sniper technology rife silencers.
And it’s all been conducted under the Pentagon’s 1033 Program, which has sent millions of pieces of battlefield equipment to domestic police forces since 1994.
“Police department around
changed in the last few years,” Chumley said. “They are not so much to protect
and serve; they are more aggressive, with a shoot-first-ask-questions-later
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