The Department of Homeland Security -- Why Is It Buying Millions of Hollow Point Rounds?
It sounds incredible -- on second thought, not so incredible anymore -- that the Department of Home Security is preparing for a civil war or an economic collapse. One website claims the DHS has purchased over a billion hollow point rounds of ammunition. The site further claims that international law prohibits the use of hollow points by the military, and that they can only be used domestically. Putting two and two together, one might conclude that the DHS is preparing for civil war. See their video here.
The same video documents the massive public purchases of firearms following Obama's re-election, as well as massive buying of ammunition. Many Americans appear to be preparing for a civil war as well....as rebels. Much of the public instinctively knows a great internal conflict is coming and want to be ready.
The same website claims that the Illinois State legislature is planning to ram through a state law banning all firearms from the state, with confiscation to follow.
The Signs Are There: the Federal Government Has Become a Threat to Liberty
More and more, our federal government appears to be plotting to end our freedoms and impose a form of fascism on the country. Obama's re-election has emboldened the Left, and they appear to be seizing an historic opportunity to transform the United States into a socialist/fascist tyranny. They have been at this for decades, but previously were content with a slow gradualism of transformation, a subtle pollution of the zeitgeist. The metaphor most often quoted for this is "boiling the frog." If you drop a frog into a pan of boiling water (the theory goes), it will immediately jump out to save itself. However, if you increase the heat a degree at a time, the frog will be cooked before it realizes the danger.
We seem to be moving from slowly increasing the heat to microwaving the frog. Feinstein's fascist gun confiscation bill is proof. Obama, a radical punk, continues his destruction of the economy and forcing many more citizens onto the welfare rolls, making them dependents of the state. A New York Times Op-Ed this week advocated ending the Constitution of the United States so that government politicians can do whatever they like.
A few months ago, a military magazine carried an article advising the military on how to prepare for and fight an internal insurrection -- a civil war. Of course, that eventuality will be moot if the populace is disarmed and unable to fight. In any case, statists are recognizing the possibility of civil war.
Time to Bring Back the Militias?
I believe it is time to bring back the militias, and to support them and fund them. Under Bill Clinton's regime, many concerned citizens feared the destruction of their rights, and formed unofficial and unrecognized militias. Militias were groups of armed men who practiced target shooting together and even trained together in military tactics. They held meetings and discussed survival tactics and techniques. These militia members saw themselves as the "unorganized militia," as provided for in Title 10, Subtitle A, Chapter 13 -- United States Code.
The Left did its usual slander job on the militias following Timothy McVeigh's bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma. McVeigh was not a member of any militia, nor was he acting from any philosophy or dogma put out by the militias. Nevertheless, the Left successfully tainted the reputation of the militias, and hung the McVeigh albatross around militia members' necks. Now when you mention "militias," many people automatically envision mass murderer Timothy McVeigh.
In spite of this, it's time to bring these militias back. The threat of an oppressive, unconstitutional federal government is now greater than ever. Once gun confiscation begins in mass, it will be time to fight. We cannot give up our guns meekly.
Will the Military Step In, and If So, Whose Side Will They Take?
The U.S. Military is largely patriotic, loyal and conservative. If civil war breaks out, will they support the federal usurpers, or will they support the Constitution and the people? Aren't the military sworn to oppose all enemies, foreign and domestic? If there is a domestic enemy, will they consider that enemy us, or the Democrats in office? What about Posse Comitatus?
Since the Obama and the Democrats are already busily dismantling all of our constitutional protections, why should the Military be any different? Military leaders should privately think on these awful possibilities, and what their reaction will be in the event of civil war. Instead of becoming an arm of tyranny, they could become the sword of liberty, by deposing an out-of-control, leftist tyranny.