By Alden L. Benton
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
~Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776
Two articles published today have disturbing implications for our future safety and freedom as defined in the founding documents.
First, is an article from Godfather Politics that reports a United States Army training program identifies Evangelical Christians, Catholics, Mormons, and Orthodox Jews as terrorists on the same level as Hamas, al-Qaida, and the Klu Klux Klan.
The training was part of the Army Reserve Equal Opportunity program. The slide that listed examples of “religious extremism” put Evangelical Christianity as the first entry and included the Jewish Defense League, Catholicism and even “Islamophobia” alongside the Muslim Brotherhood, Sunni Muslims and Hamas, according to Ted Cronn, the articles author.
I find this offensive and disturbing. That an official course of the United States military, no matter who authored it, would make such an accusation is chilling and its existence makes one wonder just how secure our God-given rights specified by the Constitution really are in this age of intolerance.
However, what this atrocity sheds light upon is how deathly afraid the president and his slobbering sycophants are of grass-roots America. The strength of our faith and our foundation in right and moral thinking are indeed a danger to the immoral, lewd, and lascivious who populate the political Left and are in direct conflict with their vacuous, non-beliefs.
This is why “they” want your guns. This is why “they” want to educate your children; and why “they” want to take away your right to speak, worship, and associate with whom you please.
“It is in the interest of a tyrant to keep his people poor, so that they may not be able to afford the cost of protecting themselves by arms and be so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for rebellion.” ~Aristotle
The second article that disturbs me comes from Freedom Outpost. In this article, Tim Brown reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has sent an email to U.S. Border Patrol Agents stating that due to budget cuts and a shortage of ammunition they “will not be issued any new proficiency ammunition for next quarter.”
This email was sent after DHS purchased enough ammunition to support taking over a moderately sized country — more than 250 million rounds in their last purchase — for as yet undisclosed purposes.
According to the article, the local chapter 2554 of the National Border Patrol Council asks, “We get a 32% pay cut, even though Congress gave CBP enough money to cover salaries, and now we can’t even maintain proficiency with our service weapons to defend ourselves in the field…..Why is there an ammunition shortage? Why can’t Border Patrol agents get enough ammunition to maintain proficiency, especially at a time of increased cross-border smuggling and illegal activity? Where is all this ammunition going?”
This is serious national security threat as well when your border agents are not properly armed. However, it is a logical extension from an administration who has already admonished them to not fire their weapons, but run, hide and throw things.
I guess the DHS would rather use the ammunition on those they consider real terrorists, like Christians, Jews, and Mormons, rather than waste it on drug smugglers, human traffickers, and other violent criminals coming across our borders.
“Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.” ~John F. Kennedy
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