Here's the Nonsense: The federal government influencing local and state law enforcement is a good way to assure common methods and fair ways of enforcing our laws nationwide. This should make people feel safer.
Here's the Horse Sense: More government is never a good idea. And federal control of local and state law enforcement is nothing short of a repeat of what happens over and over again when countries fall to totalitarian regimes.
President Obama has spent the last 6 years not just taking apart our government, but changing it. That's what fundamental transformation is. Every aspect of our lives are being taken over. The latest is a new move planned by Obama to federalize police forces across the country. Once that happens, tell me the difference between America and any totalitarian regime. America no longer has a government by the people. America is becoming a nation enslaved.
Many areas of our lives are being taken over by the government. For example, we have Obamacare which took over our healthcare system. We've now got Obamanet which has just taken over and will control the internet. Now the Daily Caller is reporting that President Obama's next planned action is to federalize the police across the nation, something the Daily Caller has dubbed Obamalaw.
The article says:
"In just the way the government took over health care, through mandatory requirements for health insurance policies, issuing subsidies and federal grants to the state for Medicaid expansion, Obama is set to exercise expanded control over local and state law enforcement by attaching conditions to the federal funds they receive. Common Core for education and the mortgage rules for banks are additional examples."
Daily Caller speculates where this is headed by saying:
"Those best practices likely will eventually include rules that restrict police investigations of groups that are part of the Democratic coalition, and rules that try to level convictions and penalities among various sub-groups of the United States, regardless of actual conviction rates."
Law enforcement desperately struggles to get the funding they need. By using federal funds to entice local and state law enforcement they can require those forces to be indoctrinated and controlled by federal policies and viewpoints.
In their article, the Daily Caller refers to comments Obama made referring to a report that is underlying this plan. Included in this report are many things but just to give you an idea how wide-ranging they are, look at these two:
1.) They recommend that law enforcement agencies train officers in dealing with the LGBTQ community, "including issues such as determining gender identity for arrest placement."
So, does this mean that men who identify as women would be jailed with women and women who identify as men would be jailed with men? This could bring absolute anarchy to the prison system and create disastrous effects for corrections departments.
2.) They also recommend training law enforcement for interactions with Muslim, Arab, South Asian communities, immigrant or non-English speaking groups.
Does this mean that they will be trained to simply leave those groups alone and not pursue enforcement actions against them when they break the law?
This is not about law enforcement. This is about control. The government wants to be able to identify citizens that they believe need to be targeted for control. We already have seen their efforts to identify American citizens who are conservative as right wing extremists along labeling them as terrorist threats much more dangerous than Islamic extremists.
While you chew on that, remember that yesterday, the GOP establishment pushed through a DHS funding bill that allows Obama's illegal amnesty to continue, even though the majority of Americans are against it. This is yet one more time that they have gone against the will of the people.
I've said it before and I will continue to repeat it. The Republican Party is not your friend. A small minority of conservatives are in the party, but they do not control it. The party leadership is controlled by the establishment and have sold their souls to supporting this president and the progressive movement. America's future is doomed if citizens continue to do nothing.
The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense
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