1. an act or instance of invading or entering as an enemy, especially by an army.
2. the entrance or advent of anything troublesome or harmful, as disease.
3. entrance as if to take possession or overrun: the annual invasion of the resort by tourists.
4. infringement by intrusion.
For those of you who listen to my show I AM Liberty you know that I am in no way a revolutionary. Though I am very much pro reality and this piece is very much about the reality of a government that has grown so big so fast that I don’t even think, at its highest levels, it knows what its become.
The use of the definition for Invasion above was used to drive home this idea that collectively the government seems to have morphed into something that it never intended to be. I think using definitions will help out with this dangerous, through provoking but necessary topic.
I made the word army bold in the definition as I thought it would pertain to the first factual piece in this article. Up until now I have been writing a bit of a preface. Before we go into the facts though let’s look at another word.
1. a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.
2. a state or period of armed hostility or active military operations: The two nations were at war with each other.
3. a contest carried on by force of arms, as in a series of battles or campaigns: the War of 1812.
4. armed fighting, as a science, profession, activity, or art; methods or principles of waging armed conflict: War is the soldier’s business.
5. active hostility or contention; conflict; contest: a war of words.
There are over 70 armed government agencies in our coutnry now!
This startling list I pulled from The Truth About Guns.com
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
• United States Coast Guard (USCG)
• Coast Guard Police (CGPD)
• Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS)
• United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
• United States Border Patrol (USBP)
• Federal Protective Service (FPS)
• United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
• United States Secret Service (USSS)
• Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
• Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS)
• Department of Justice (USDOJ)
• Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
• Drug Enforcement Administration (since 1973)
• Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (1968 – 73)
• Federal Bureau of Narcotics (1930 – 68)
• Bureau of Prohibition (1927 – 33)
• Bureau of Drug Abuse Control (1966 – 68)
• Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
• Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
• United States Marshals Service (USMS)
Department of State (DOS)
• Bureau of Diplomatic Security
• Diplomatic Security Service (DSS)
Department of Commerce (DOC)
• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Office for Law EnforcementDepartment of Treasury
• Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations Division (IRS-CID)
• Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA)
• United States Mint Police (USMP)
• United States Treasury Police – merged into the US Secret Service Uniformed Division in 1986.
Department of Defense
• Defense Criminal Investigative Service(DCIS)
• Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Department of the Army
• United States Army Criminal Investigation Division (Army CID)
• United States Army Military Police Corps
• Department of the Air Force
• Air Force Office of Special Investigations (Airforce OSI)
• Air Force Security Forces
• Department of the Navy
• Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
• Office of Naval Intelligence Police (ONI Police)
• Marine Corps Provost Marshal’s Office
• Department of Education
• Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
• Department of Health and Human Services
• Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
• Office of Criminal Investigations
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
• U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations
• Office of Inspector General
Department of the Interior (USDI)
• Bureau of Indian Affairs Police
• Bureau of Land Management Office of Law Enforcement & Security
• National Parks Service
• National Park Rangers
• United States Park Police
• U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement
Other Major Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
• Central Intelligence Agency Security Protective Service (SPS)
• Federal Reserve Police
• Library of Congress Police
• National Security Agency Police (NSA Police)
• Smithsonian National Zoological Park Police
• United States Capitol Police (USCP)
• United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
• United States Supreme Court Police
• Veterans Affairs Police
ter•ri•to•ry [ter-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
noun, plural ter•ri•to•ries.
1. any tract of land; region or district.
2. the land and waters belonging to or under the jurisdiction of a state, sovereign, etc.
3. any separate tract of land belonging to a state.
In keeping this article in line with the title I have to ask. Following an invasion what typically happens as the invading force has taken control? In most cases they lay claim to territories whether it be by building monuments, planting flags or in our case building military bases across the world. So lets take a look at the territory claim here in America by our government which is done not by flag but by legislation and under the auspice of environmental protection.
You might recall back in 09 the government made an attempt to claim even more of American land in two bills one being the NREPA (Northern Rockies Environmental Protection Act) and the Omnibus Bill.
This from Senator Jim Demint on these two pieces of legislation. Take note to the incredible expanse of our lands already owned by the government. This from an article by http://www.propertyrightsalliance.org
Once those lands become “monuments”, access to those natural resources is limited and in the hands of the federal government. The Senator emphasizes the severity of the government land takeover, saying “This is a nationwide problem. The government currently owns 650 million acres, or 29 percent of the nation’s total land.”
DRONES AND SPIES
No matter how you feel about Edward Snowden he brought something to light that we all feared but was never truly affirmed. Another arm of the government is busy overreaching under the guise of one buzzword or another. Again, the path to Hell is paved with well intentioned idiots.
The fourth Amendment has been dismantled by so many of these processes it’s hard to wrap our little worker bee heads around it but it’s the reason I don’t leave my Kinect plugged in. It’s the reason I cringe when I see black helicopters flying around my neighborhood. Nothing has changed except for the fact that what we once suspected of our intrusive government we now know to be true.
The city of Charlottesville Virginia has since issued a drone free zone over their city. The fact is once these things go up they are not coming down. I personally can’t imagine living with hundreds of eyes in the sky. To me, infect, that’s not even living.
According to an article by Josh Solomon at
WASHINGTON – Thousands of unmanned aircraft systems—commonly known as drones—could be buzzing around in U.S. airspace by 2015 because of a law passed last year, raising both safety and privacy concerns among some lawmakers and advocacy groups.
Already, drones are in use counting sea lions in Alaska, monitoring drug trafficking across our borders and conducting weather and environmental research. In fact, 327 drones to date are licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly over U.S. soil.
But the FAA expects that number to increase to 30,000 by 2020, fueling what could become a $90 billion industry.
Now the realist in me knows that these drones wont all be for nefarious uses still…..
The 2012 law, called the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, contains a seven-page provision—known as the Drone Act—requiring the FAA to fully integrate unmanned aircraft into the National Airspace System by September 2015. Additionally, the Drone Act allows law enforcement agencies, including local police forces, to buy and use unmanned aircraft for evidence gathering and surveillance.
1. the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.
2. an act or instance of oppressing.
3. the state of being oppressed.
4. the feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally or physically, by troubles, adverse conditions, anxiety, etc.
Some folks are fine with paying thirty percent of their income in taxes. They have this idea that the government is doing the “right things” with the money. I personally have never met these particular types of lunatics but I am sure they are out there
The chunk of money taken only increases as you slowly begin to make your way up the tax bracket system. If you are lucky enough to get to the point where you are making some really good money, well, you can expect to be gutted for much more than thirty percent.
Lets talk also about the big bad wolf, the seven letter word, the embodiment of greed, the bonus. If you work hard and make your way into a company that is paying out bonuses that allow such incredible things to happen in a middle class home than prepare for real robbery. My wife received a much deserved bonus this year that was slashed more than 50% by our government. This is about as cruel and unjust an authoritative power can be if we are talking about oppression.
What would America look to do if another nation was increasing armies, claiming massive amounts of American territory, conducting espionage and oppressing our people?
No one wants a civil war. Maybe some extremists on both sides of the coin do.
I speak to the Mom’s and Dad’s, I speak to real Americans and ask that you look over this article and understand that beyond talkers like me and beyond the political money ball this is reality. When you kiss your child before bed tonight and look into their eyes know that this is the world we offer them.
These things are not unstoppable. Take Charlottesville for example. It takes a resounding message from groups of Americans. You will have to clear your head and pull out of the games they use to divide us. If we can present concise arguments about the things we will not stand for these crooked money makers and lawmakers will have no power over us.
If we choose to walk on separate paths, however, because of old grudges, political affiliations or whathaveyou’s than we will fall. Americans will never agree that’s the beauty of freedom. Still, no matter what god you speak to or even if none at all we can agree that growing armed forces, privacy invasion, claiming land, and breaking the back of the American worker are four things are four things that have to stop!