At what point does ourÂ governmentÂ slip from a republic to a police state?
There is an argument that during the Bush years it had slid to more of a monarchy (yes, even with Congress in place.)
So where does this question come from? Well this week we had the protest at the Walmart distribution center where the local police brought out an LRAD (Long Range Audio Device) and it was used as a threat against the protesters. LRAD are deployed on cruise and merchant ships toÂ repelÂ pirates. They will damage the ears and make you physically ill. It is my understanding that they can be fatal if used incorrectly (or perhaps IÂ shouldÂ say in a manner not for crowdÂ dispersing).
While I was reading more about the LRAD, I found that the Chicago police have one and threatened to use it at the G-8/NATO meeting protest. The Pittsburgh police have one and they actually did deploy it against citizens that were protesting the G-20 meeting.Â http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV88Ndffr1cÂ You can hear what it sounds like there. Â This over-reaction has resulted in lawsuit over the hearing damage to bystanders. LRAD have been provided all over the country for use against citizens. Â http://www.infowars.com/lrad-sonic-weapons-to-be-deployed-throughout-america-for-crises/
I also discovered a military field manual that was disturbing as a vet, and a citizen.
I still have to finish reading this manual, but to this point, I have to wonder where our government is going.
Before you start the Obama bashing, this manual was put into place in 2006, during Baby Bush’s reign. Of course some blame is to be had, but not stopping it after taking office.
We are seeing the pendulum swing back to the direction of the government and local police departments. Rights are under assault, but our legislators are useless fucks and don’t give a shit. Their short dicked club, is in it for their best interests, not the country’s.
We have to pay attention, speak, and be heard.
Why should our military be planning on killing citizens on us soil?
We know that we found out about their exercises to seize the firearms from citizens if we were to get too uppity about illegal immigrants. Â They yielded when it was leaked and changed the exercise. Fuck you, government you work for us. You have gotten too big, you are reaching too far, you are spending too much overseas, hell you are spending too much in general.
You are to protect the citizenry, not make plans to eliminate it should it exercise its rights.