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Government Strategically Assaulting our Liberties?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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From 300 a year during the 1970s,Special Weapons Assault Team raids have exploded to more than 50,000 a year over the past decade,the overwhelming majority for the purpose of serving of warrants to non-violent offenders,usually drug-related crimes.

The “War on Drugs,” which provided the original excuse for the nationwide formation of SWAT teams and the use of armored vehicles or paramilitary tactics in small localities,has now evolved into the more menacing “War on Terror.”

But is this a war on drug dealers and terrorists or a war on the American people?  Consider a few recent occurrences.

In Waco, Texas, 80 lives were taken by masked SWAT team members driving armored vehicles in what one writer properly called an  “ATF publicity stunt gone awry.”

Three years ago, more than 400 children were wrenched from their parents by body armor-wearing assault teams carrying automatic weapons in response to a confidential telephone complaint of abuse — which turned out to be a hoax.

Documents may guarantee rights but body armor, assault vehicles, and automatic weapons eviscerate such paper assurances with devastating ease.

We will only stop despicable and unconstitutional behavior which transcends political party affiliation by making politicians more frightened of voters than they are enamored of power. Tea Parties have made this their goal. All freedom-loving Americans must join the fight.



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  • mrrk



    • sid

      i would like to see, one more swat invasion, into the white house!!!

    • Gas Passer

      Right On!

    • daves

      You can thank President Reagan and his wife Nancy for this. They didn’t start the war on drugs but they sure started the police invasions.

    • Soldier of Fortune

      daves, so you’re a dogmatic, far left, looney liberal?

    • El Lobo Solo

      You must mean RICCO.

    • El Lobo Solo

      What did the KKK, Henry Ford & the Socialist Workers Party all have in common?

      @ Daves;
      Check out the Ken Burns series on Prohibition the next time it comes around on History Channel (also

      Ans: All wanted/lobbied for Prohibition Amendment.

      The Prohibition years vastly expanded the powers of the Federal Govt & Federal law enforcement & the effects are still with us today.

    • Michael

      The elite have the government assaulting us in every manner they can. The government without help couldn’t think of all of the ideas and ways to assault us.

  • Lloyd

    I wonder if those are legally activated SWAT teams, or perhaps members of activist groups. I also wonder if Congress is aware of the problems we have, or are they part of the problem. If Congress is doing their job, they would solve the problems, but perhaps they do not want to solve them. Things like that do not occur, unless our Congress wants them to occur.

    • Gas Passer

      That activist group that wants those legally activated SWAT teams is….your government.
      To be used against you.

    • No 1 patriot

      Gas Passer: Remember during the election, Obama wanted a “private” army equipped just as well as our military? Perhaps this is what these teams are turning into since Janet’from Homeland Security now has notified all police, etc. about the dangers of the extremist Tea Party, returning vets, etc. I thought he was looking for the new Black Panthers to do this and maybe they are part of it too, but this is starting to remind me of Germany in World War II-how about you??? I don’t trust anything this man says or does because I know he’s not up to anything good but just taking away more of our freedoms everyday….

    • Robert Bostick

      Your reasoning is why I am arming up big time and getting plenty of supplies in the house. I am thinking about getting a small enclosed cargo trailer and supplying it with all my wife and I would need for at least two months, including small quarters in the trailer. Then if we have to “get out of Dodge” we will be ready on an instants notice.

    • floramae

      That;s exactly how I feel!!

  • ARMYOF69

    If we had controlled , legally available drugs, CRIME related to drugs will drop to near ZERO…
    ONLY the gangsters and the politicians became rich, the rest of the folks went to prisons, or were killed by the Mafia etc.

    • daves

      Despite campaign promises not to spend limited law enforcement resources interfering with state medical marijuana laws and a 2009 Department of Justice policy directive against targeting individuals acting in compliance with state medical marijuana laws, the U.S. Attorneys signaled that they now intend to prosecute individuals who provide that medicine to patients under safe, regulated conditions.

      “How can the Obama administration say that it’s fine for sick people to use this proven medicine, and yet tell them they can’t have any legal place to get it?” asked Rob Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project. “Medical marijuana isn’t going away. Over 70 percent of Americans support making medical marijuana legal, and 16 states allow it.”

      “The end result of the federal government’s policy is to ensure that medical marijuana is sold illegally in most parts of the country, as well as to create needless suffering for patients who can’t find a place to buy medical marijuana.”

  • jim

    They occur all of the time aand the locals usually get away with it. It seems like the time for neighbors helping eachother has passed. Where is the public out cry from these 80 people murdered by this swat team. If I played a joke in my back yard and someone was killed do you think I’d still be walking free?? What about those children what happened to the clown that created the hoax? Did this person get exposed or punished? Please don’t place these things on the net without the specifics and access to either further information. It’s just to unnerving and hinders any plans for us to help the victems and/or protect ourselves. It’s like reading a book only to find someone has removed the last chapter.

    • anyoldjoe

      Sir, surely you remember Waco. It was during the Clinton administration. Janet Reno was the Attorney General. The Branch Davidians? David Koresh? Is this ringing any bells?

    • Matt

      It was the same at Ruby Ridge, where the government murdered Randy Weavers wife, standing in the doorway holding a newborn, and 13 year old son by shooting him in the back.What does the government do right? Everything they touch they screw up. All they care about is their careers, power and greed.

    • patriot2

      do you also remember that that ugly janet reno took all responsibility for both of those fiasco’s?nothing ever happened to that one either except she ran for fla governor,thank god she didn’t make it.

  • Ann Wilson Kingsley

    We just need to go back to citizen generated police protection, bounty hunters. It is an inexpensive system that can be utilized for control of illegal aliens to drugs. Bounty hunters could be paid a hefty fee, and the system would still be a fraction of what our current system would cost.

    Do you believe that an illegal alien would cross our border if they knew they would be hunted down when they reached the other side? We are foolish people to build up a police state when the solutions are very simple and inexpensive. Hundreds of illegal aliens die every year trying to cross into the U.S. illegally. Bounty hunters would stop the death toll overnight with a much lower death toll.

    • CaptTurbo

      Actually, defending the borders is one of the very few responsibilities that the Federal government actually has so I’m not so big on your idea.

      We just need the government to concentrate on their actual job and stop doing everything else.

      Ron Paul would bring immediate positive changes.

    • LadyLiberty


      I agree. The only candidate that can save our country is Ron Paul.

      No candidate is perfect…but he is the only candidate that is consistant in putting the constitution and all American people first.

  • ken

    prohibition never has or will work, swat teams should only be used for terrorists and gangs ( terrorists ).

  • tod

    For your Freedoms and Constitution back vote for Dr. Ron Paul 2012 !

    • Mike Young

      I totally concur, Dr. Ron Paul will reinstitute the Constitutional protections Liberties, and Freedoms that many past Administrations have failed to do. Freedom comes at a price and in this case the price has been apathy and trusting in the government with out any oversight for the past several decades.

    • daves

      Freedom is never free. The cost of freedom is risk. Do we let the Government start spying on Americans without cause in order to feel safer or do we show our bravery by sticking to our principals no matter what the risk?

    • mark

      I only hope that americans wake up to the views of Dr.Ron Paul, he can save our great country we need him in the white house 2012 spread the word.

    • No 1 patriot

      Tod: Ron Paul would be great as a vice president but he is too far to the right to beat Obama right now..I agree he is right on the mark in most things but there are some areas that he would never get them thru congress. It’s like Cain’s 9-9-9..I don’t think he could get that passed or at least all of it thru this congress…but he is a smart, hardworking man who knows how to solve problems since he’s saved businesses and grown others and would have our country back on it’s feet in a shorter time than others can do. I do like Paul though but I hope and pray we get the right one to defeat Obama and that’s my bottom line in 2012.

    • Susie40

      Cains 9 9 9 is only a starting point, It would go through all kinds of scrutiny step by step. I like the first step, dump the current tax system…work from there. Unemployment would go up right away when the IRS is gone and many CPA’s would be hunting for corporate work.

      Personally I like the FAIR TAX system. Hope it turns that way!

      Congress isn’t and hasn’t been representing the people for many years. They represent their pockets and those they like. It is thoroughly corrupt.

      The White House is corrupt.

      The DOJ is corrupt.

      The EPA is corrupt.

      The DOE is corrupt.

      The ATF is corrupt.

      The FBI is corrupt.

      Don’t trust any of them to do the right thing.

      The only One we can trust is God. But we must understand repent – turn away from sin, not tolerate it a little here and a little there. If we don’t, we have no hope of God’s help in fixing this mess.


  • oldgringo

    These are the Tactics of a World Police State and as long as there are peoples who think like the Wall Street Protesters who sit there rechanting from the speaker with the bull horn that it’s alright “to have sex with animals” this country is doomed!

    • No 1 patriot

      Nancy Pelosi is all in favor of this mess and it’s just another woodstock mess. These people are having sex in sleeping bags, etc. and leaders have free condoms on hand for them, also defacating on cop’s cars and making a mess of everywhere they are gathered. One was asked what he wanted and he said, “I just want my college loans paid off by the gov.” Mess, isn’t it?? There are powerful leaders and money here too and they even have websites directing them on what to do if the police try to remove them from an area, etc. Frances Fox Piven, 60’s rebel was on the steps of a building accompanied by Russell Simmons-$50 million dollar capitalist-telling all these “poor” misunderstood kids,etc. how proud she was of their work and telling them to keep the revolution going the other nite..I have the video…A college professor for years, she’s helped get this generation ready for the socialist assault on America…Nice, huh? She was also very active in the Clinton administration…

  • Conservative

    There has been some evidence on You Tube showing Fema has been building what looks like concentration camp facilities with train drop off points, barb wire all around looking very ominus to say the least. I think there is more to the eye than what we take for granted our freedoms. I believe we are all in for a big surprise in the near future with the upcoming election.

    No one is trying to re-vette Obama even though the evidence is overwhelming that he may not be elligable to be President. We should press our legislators to do there job once and for all. We can stop him before the next election.

  • CaptTurbo

    Prohibitions have never brought about anything but wasteful spending, killings, and loss of liberity.

    Love Liberty? Support Ron Paul.

  • foxtrap

    There’s no way any drugs are going to legaized and police para-militaries disbanded, as long as government can feast at the money and power trough. And that will be a very long time. That’s what this is about: money and power.

  • Henry

    Politically incorrect as it may be, obama is, as well as his administration are doing exactly what the Hugo Chavez playbook instructs them to do. America is under the full assult of Marxism. Pure and simple. It is building steam. The regime has on a daily basis is slamming down the boot of Marxism harder and harder. Reality is a hard thing to accept sometimes. This is one of those times. In short order, America’s “Ignorant Class” will be standing at 8 ft. deep trenches all over the country. We will be seeing execution squads shooting people dead then seeing their dead bodies fall into the trenches.

    People, the obama adminisitration is full of dedicated and admitted Marxist. Wake UP! America is not exempt from reality. Everyday that goes by we will be seeing more and more insanity develop across America. Thomas Jefferson clearly stated that a free society like America’s lifespan is about 400 years. We are seeing the death of America bleeding before us and the Ignorant Class continues to have their heads buried in the sand. Get ready America. Say your prayers. America is now experiencing what Venezuela experienced when Hugo Chavez implimented his Marxist regime. No difference. God help us.

    • daves

      Oh the drama! I got $1,000 that says you’re wrong.

    • El Lobo Solo

      Only a $1000???
      Better spend it now before the inflation rate kicks in.
      Thank you Ben Bernanke & Timothy Giethner.

  • Henry

    Hey America! Enjoying Marxism?

  • Mike Young

    What we need to happen is remove all non Constitution folllowing politicians from Congress, as well as State Legislatures. This will be a mighty task but I believe the American people are up to the task, research every candidate running for not just Federal Offices like the President, and Congressional Offices but local offices as well, these effect your localities just as much or more than Federal Office holders do.

    If these candidates do not or have not voted in a pattern that follows the Constitution, then vote them out. Many of the past and present politicians in Congress don’t follow and have no intention of following our Constitution, especially many of them in the Democratic Socialists Party of America, but unfortunately many politicians in the Republican party have also lost their way and voted in a manner not consistant with our Constitution as well.
    This must be stopped and they must be voted out or I fear a real revolution will occur and real bloodshed will happen for both government guards (Police) as well as the citizens.

  • ARMYOF69

    LIBERTIES????? What LIBERTIES??????

  • American For Truth And Justice…

    Look at obama’s fake birth certificate again… It says obama was born in 1961 at Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital. This can not be… This Hospital was renamed this in 1978. The name of the Hopitals in 1961 were Kaui Keolani Childrens Hospital and Kapi’olani Maternity Home respectively.. They merged in 1978 both Hospitals and Changed the name to Kapi’olani Maternity & Genecological Hospital. Look it up yourself go to ( America, the cover up runs deep and from the top. Treason for crimes against America and whoever gives aid to obama should be tried also. Transparency right?America has been soldout by the white house…Transparency remember

  • American For Truth And Justice…

    obama’s fake birth certificate again… It says obama was born in 1961 at Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital. This can not be… This Hospital was renamed this in 1978. The name of the Hopitals in 1961 were Kaui Keolani Childrens Hospital and Kapi’olani Maternity Home respectively.. They merged in 1978 both Hospitals and Changed the name to Kapi’olani Maternity & Genecological Hospital. Look it up yourself go to

    • daves

      Concerned about the welfare of Hawaii’s mothers, Queen Kapi‘olani held luau and bazaars to raise the $8,000 needed to open Kapi‘olani Maternity Home in 1890. She endowed her legacy with “Kulia i ka nu‘u” or “Strive for the highest.”

      In 1908, Albert and Emma Kauikeolani Wilcox donated $50,000 to start a children’s hospital. The community, concerned that two of every seven infants in Hawai‘i did not live to see their first birthday, rallied to match the Wilcox’s gift. A year later, Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital opened.

      The two hospitals joined in 1978 to become Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children. Staying true to its mission, the non-profit hospital has played a vital role in the health of Hawaii’s women, children and adolescents. It is staffed with highly skilled, compassionate physicians and nurses, dedicated to providing the finest care for Hawaii’s families:

      A lot of people lack basic reading skills if they are taking from that that it was a children’s hospital until 1978. What started out as a maternity home, became The Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in 1958. This is from a PDF from HA Catholic Social Services, which referred unwed mothers to the Kapiolani Maternity Home/Hospital throughout the years:

  • am2sweet

    Now you wonder if we can trust the ones that have been trained for the War on Terror. If Obama decides any of us regular citizens are threats can I assume that one of those assult teams would be showing up? I don’t think Obama would sic those teams on any Muslims.

  • tweety

    And you have to wonder why none of these “mistake raids” were advertised/aired on main stream media? Accidentally, on purpose!

  • Blair Colquhoun


  • pompuppies

    “They” finally found a classmate that dares to speak.

    If he is re-elected in 2012, the US is finished. The following is in simple language that everyone can understand. Not the gibberish that our government keeps telling people. Please read this carefully and make sure you keep this message going.
    This needs to be emailed to everyone in the USA …

    By Wayne Allyn Root , June 6th, 2010
    Barack Hussien Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent.
    To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he’s doing.
    He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure,
    economic crisis and social chaos — thereby destroying capitalism and
    our country from within.
    Barack Hussien Obama was my college classmate

    ( Columbia University , class of ’83).
    He is a devout Muslim do not be fooled.
    Look at his Czars…anti-business..anti- american.
    As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Barack Hussien Obama is
    following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University ..
    They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system
    with government spending and entitlement demands.
    Add up the clues below. Taken individually they’re alarming.
    Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival … and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government.
    Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.
    Universal health care . The health care bill had very little to do with health care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions).
    Obama doesn’t care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans will add trillions to the national debt.
    What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression?
    Cap and trade. Like health care legislation having nothing to do with
    health care, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming.
    It has everything to do with redistribution of income, government control
    of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama’s biggest contributors.
    Those powerful and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE, which owns
    NBC, MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants.
    They will kick-back hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to
    Obama and the Democratic Party to keep them in power.
    The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars,
    bigger homes and businesses helps Obama “spread the wealth around.”
    Make Puerto Rico a state. Why? Who’s asking for a 51st state?
    Who’s asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government
    entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression? Certainly not American taxpayers. But this has been Barack Hussien Obama’s plan all along.
    His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.
    Legalize 12 million illegal Mexican immigrants.
    Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America. But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted on to support big government.
    Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children,
    food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and
    eventually Social Security.
    Stimulus and bailouts. Where did all that money go?
    It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions — including billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country.
    It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could
    keep paying union dues.
    It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions).
    A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues).
    All those public employees will vote loyally Democrat to protect their
    bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America.
    The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful.
    The ends justify the means.
    Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, and job
    creators. Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers, redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama).
    Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government. Barack Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to starve his political opposition. With the acts outlined above, Barack Hussien Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the
    Add it up and you’ve got the perfect Marxist scheme — all devised by
    my Columbia University college classmate Barack Hussien Obama using the Cloward and Piven Plan …
    “Correctly attributed” says snopes!

    • Michael Guy

      I attended thhe Occupy Pittsburgh rally on Saturday as an observer. First, I must congratulate the organizers and demonstrators for their neatness and the exhuberant yet orderly manner in which they excercised their 1st Amendment rights. But I was a little confused by thier anti-corporation rhetoric. I saw ALF-Cio union members decrying greedy corporations. But can it also be said governments can be even worse , always greedy for more tax money and power? Aren’t these corporations the one who sign your checks and provide your benefits? I saw government workers whose income and benefits are primarily derived from taxes. We can understand their demand for more taxation. Higher taxes provide better wages and benefuits for those who work for the government. Yet, even there, we may concede that corporations may not provide enough tax revenue to the federal government, but they do provide state, proprty and school taxes. The Codex of the Federal register that contains all these loopholes, exemptions etc were enacted by a Senate comprised mainly of Democrats. Local corporate taxes are used by school districts to provide an education for students and lucrative wages and benefits for teachers. So why were there teachers trying to bite the hand that feeds them? Many of the workers who railed against corporations are looking forward to retirement. But their retirement is based upon stock performance of corporations. Many of the protestors were students, complaining about student loans. Yet it is the liberal universities who keep raising tuition annd and giving six figure salaries to their profressors. The banks did not overcharge you for a degree, the progressive innstitutes of higher learning did. You protestors rightfully railed against the FED, corporate bail outs and the fact that the US Treasury is now a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs. But in a few months you will be supporting the President and Democratic politicians who made these decisions. So other than the few Marxis, Trotsky-ite socialist whomarched in solidarity with you because they want total power and control, why were so many protesting?

      Be careful you don;t kill the goose that lays the golden egg with over taxation and regulation. for if you destroy the corporations with what will you replace them?

  • Buck

    Think about the Marine veteran gunned down in his home by a “swat team ” of cops . he was an American hero and was MURDERED by the country he defended , Oh ! yeah ! It was a mistake , wrong American . Good job officers .

    • Are you Serious

      You need to do some follow up on this case if you are referring to the incident in Arizona. To say he was murdered is just plain wrong. But you are most likely anti police, so nothing I or anyone else could say or even prove, would change your mind.

    • MalikTous

      It was murder. They could have used riot rounds or knockout gas.

    • Are you Serious

      We’re you there you moron?

    • daves

      You probably shouldn’t call people morons unless you can actually use the English language.

    • Are you Serious

      ESAD!!! Nice to know you’ve never made a mistake AH.

    • daves

      Of course I make mistakes but I don’t call people morons.

  • Buck

    I forget to ask , just how often does this happen and we don’t hear about it because of coverups ?

  • fliteking

    The point of the article is correct.

    Getting Joe Six-pack or Martha Soccer-mom to understand it is the real issue.

  • T Lewis

    The police, ATF, FBI etc are just a bunch of evil scumbags. The are egotistical bullies of low intelligence who do what they’re told. They spy on everyone, break into houses, confiscate property and take innocent lives.

    • MalikTous

      Cue up Canned Heat, ‘Sic ’em Pigs’

  • No hippie chick

    We can ABSOLUTELY. Trust those that are currently serving in the war on terror. They see ‘what doesn’t work every day’.
    The bigger concern to me is obama’s self described ‘army’. Who are they? Unions? Black panthers? Acorn? The folks of ows?
    Now they may have no thought about trying to ‘hold’ the American people.
    I truely believe we have no need to fear our own military, all are volunteers and I belive most, if not all, have only this great countries survival in mind.
    Continue to pray!

  • traitors in gov

    And will these be the very same teams that will be coming to take our guns???

    Better get ready, because if the dolt in the WH takes 2012 he will be coming for us Patriots

  • Adrian Vance

    “Power,” is an addiction just like psychotropic drugs. The more you take the more you want. It is just that simple.

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  • tod

    Smaller Government Dr. Ron Paul 2012 !!!

  • tom

    Read the book “Maximizing Harm” It spells out how the war on drugs has benefited only the government and the drug cartels while the rest of us are caught in the crossfire.

  • MalikTous

    Repeal the Pervert Act (USA-PATRIOT act) and dissolve all but a few ‘national’ SWATs for taking out drug cartels. Ban gun control and re-arm the citizens along with giving low-cost or free training in self defence and firearms responsibility. Scrap the Volstead-clone drug policy and cut off the funding for the drug cartels by legalising supervised use of recreational drugs. Vote out the thieving socialist liberal extremists.

    For real Libertarians, look to and consider Bob Barr and Wayne Root.

    • Are you Serious

      KMA, fool.

    • ARMYOF69

      I do agree with most of what you say. We need our freedom back, BADLY.

  • Buck

    The government , as well as almost all cops everywhere have gone from ” to protect and serve ” to ” harrasse and intimidate . It started with Philly , Weaver , and Waco and now it’s down to killing returning Marines for nothing like the one in Arizona .

    • Are you Serious

      Yawn zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. ESAD

  • Dave USA

    Swat Teams = Jack Booted THUGS !!!!!!!!

    • Are you Serious

      When do think you’ll be on parole? Lol.