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Shame on the US Park Police Gestapo: Punishing the Citizenry into Compliance

Before the showdown in Washington began over Obamacare and the Debt Ceiling, one would have been unlikely to see the US Park Police as particularly political.  In fact, a whole list of goon squads from the Executive Branch come to mind long before the rather jovial looking park rangers when it comes to being the enforcers of ridiculous, unnecessary, and oppressive Obama policy.  Nonetheless, the US Park Police have vaulted ahead of the pack as the leading minions of the police state.  This short article details some of the major outrages and hypocrisies related to the actions of the Park Police.

Since the “government shutdown,” the Park Police have demonstrated new levels of absurd and heavy handed government oppression.  In fact, the park police officers have spent more time, manpower, and energy ensuring that the public is prevented from obtaining any gratification from our National Parks than if they had just kept them open.  Only in government could such a ludicrous situation be created.  For example, it takes far fewer officers to allow people to drive by Mount Rushmore and continue on their way after a few minutes of photos than it does to try and seal off an entire mountain from public view.  Without doubt, the Park Police are operating on orders from Washington designed to punish the people the government is supposed to serve.  The abuse of American citizens is a thinly veiled attempt to punish the citizenry into compliance with a tyrant’s edict and is ample grounds for impeachment proceedings.  This situation is further proof that the government is an entity apart from the citizens it was solely created to serve and instead now operates as a separate entity serving only the elites.

The parks are owned by the people, not the government.  A legitimate government only exists to serve the best interests of the people and is not an entity upon itself.  It is impossible for the “government” to “own” anything and wield authority over it contrary to the public’s interests.  Therefore the notion of “government” property is an illusion created by corrupt tyrants in an effort to seize greater power from the people they falsely pretend to represent.  As such, the Park Police have no authority to refuse the public access to public property.  However, based on Park Police actions against the citizens from which it derives its funding and legitimacy, it appears that the “government” is acting as an independent entity.  The Park Police are taking actions as if they own the parks.  Based on this, one must logically conclude a few unsettling facts.  First, if the government owns the parks and can unilaterally deny access to “national” parks, then the government is an independent, private entity and not an organization of the citizenry designed to support the good of the people.  Second, this entity mimics a criminal enterprise calling itself the government and has fraudulently seized taxpayers’ dollars and spent them for their own corporate interests contrary to their stated purpose.  As such, the government has seized (arrested) citizens that attempted to view, visit, or pass through what was purported to be “public” property that now has been nationalized by a socialist corporate entity.

The Park Police are also glaring hypocrites and or idiots.  The notion that park police officers would “follow orders” and bar the few remaining World War II Marine veterans from visiting the Marine Corps War Memorial (aka The Iwo Jima Memorial), a memorial that was built to honor these same men, defies all reason.  It is bluntly a damn disgrace.  In fact, you would have to be a complete dip$%&! to actively prevent citizens and tourists from passing by monuments, memorials, and desolate tracts of natural acreage that on any other day, people quietly milled past without a second thought or park police officer anywhere nearby.  If President Obama hoped to cause outrage in the public, he succeeded, but that outrage is not targeted at the Republican Party.  It is targeted at his petty, childish, tantrum and he deserves impeachment.

Another interesting case of hypocrisy I have found relates to the inability of the Park Police to observe obvious lessons and project them into their day-to-day lives.  Rangers and park police will post signs throughout our national parks that read “don’t feed the wildlife because it creates dependency.”  They will even ticket/fine any violator and counsel them on how dangerous and destructive it is to give free handouts and food to the wildlife because it makes them overweight, lazy, and dependent.  This dependency ultimately leads to problem bears demanding more food and stealing it from homes or dying of starvation since they lose their ability to acquire food on their own.  One would think that with their very own signs staring them in the face that at least a few park police officers would realize this whole budget debate is about creating dependency.  Sadly though, it appears these Obama goons blindly support the edicts of a government regime that has made creating dependency its cornerstone policy even in light of knowing the disastrous effects it will have on the animal species, which humans are not exempt.

One must also address the constitutionality of this whole showdown.  In terms of the constitution, the President is wrong and holds no cards.  Contrary to his statements respective of not negotiating, if the Republicans hold firm, President Obama MUST negotiate.  The Constitution very clearly and explicitly gave the power to fund or not to fund ALL federal programs to the Congress.  This power was explicitly given to Congress (specifically the House of Representatives) as a means to check the Executive and Judicial branches and countermand actions of previous congresses that were presently seen as unnecessary or contrary to the wishes of the public.  It was in fact for just this type of situation, where an unchecked executive attempts to act contrary to the wishes of the people and jam a law through, that Congress was given the power to financially defund that action to stop it.  Further, President Obama is wrong in stating “Obamacare” is the law and must be funded.  There is ZERO constitutional obligation on Congress to fund any program unless the people/states it represents deem it.   Furthermore, President Obama’s statements far exceed the constitutional authorities vested in the executive.  Remember, the executive doesn’t make or interpret laws.  The executive’s primary purpose is to “execute” the laws passed by Congress.  With this in mind, the President has no authority to demand any law be enacted and enforced that Congress doesn’t want or has killed through defunding.

Respective of funding, both Congress and the President do have an obligation to pass a balanced budget and to prevent the US from defaulting.  However, they do not have an obligation to provide “free” healthcare.  Spending trillions more on socialized healthcare programs only serves to bankrupt the entire nation and should be stopped by a responsible Congress.  In fact, the US is so far in debt from egregious spending habits, that nearly all government programs, including entitlements, will need to be cut to prevent what now appears to be a certain default whether sooner or a bit later.  If the Park Service continues to act in the present manner, I for one will be voting their entire existence to be defunded permanently and the parks turned over to the states and or private business to operate.  After all, we are their bosses and they do work for us.  It’s time we demand what is ours and mass on the parks and impeach President Obama for the abuse of power.  The public…veterans, cops, truckers, students, tradesmen, factory workers, teachers, outdoor enthusiasts, tourists…all of us need to join together and crush this tyranny.  In closing, Park Police, don’t be douche bags or we are going to fire all of you.


By Guiles Hendrik

October 8, 2013

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Why You Should Fear the Government When You are Not Doing or Saying “Anything Wrong”

Source: http://www.newworldnews.com/news/tag/irs/

Source: http://www.newworldnews.com/news/tag/irs/

When educating people about the dangers of broad and unchecked government surveillance, sadly, it is all too often that “educated” people will say that they are not concerned because “they have nothing to hide” or that “they aren’t saying or doing anything wrong.”  To say these people are missing the point is a dangerous understatement.  Naiveté aside, these people are parroting media programmed responses without applying the least bit of intellectual rigor to their statement.  Not only is history full of very good reasons to fear overly intrusive police states spying into your private life, but current events also provide more than enough justification to worry.  The truth is that the United States Government has been and will continue to egregiously violate law-abiding citizens’ rights and terrorize political opponents until it is checked on all fronts by a united population that demands accountability and punishment for the criminal abuses of power.

Literally tens of millions of people have been put to death in China, the Soviet Union, and Germany for doing, saying, or believing things that are perfectly legal, lawful, and peaceful.  Under Stalin, being educated was enough to have you shipped off to the gulags.  In China, the mere appearance of not adhering to the government’s political agenda earned you a bullet to the head.  In East Germany something as simple as a neighbor reacting improperly to a political speech or a child’s comment about his parents’ dinner time conversation to a teacher could earn the unsuspecting offender a night time visit from the Stasi.  Many would quickly say this is not a comparable case since the U.S. is far different than these governments.  However, more and more frequently, it appears that the U.S. Government is indeed singling out peaceful, law-abiding citizens for nothing more than their personal beliefs, religious convictions, or political ideology.  The targeted citizens are many and includes veterans, gun owners, Christians, those that do not believe in condoning abortion or homosexual activity, whistleblowers, conservatives, farmers, hunters, fisherman, coal miners, war re-enactors, small businesses, and parents that believe in home schooling.  The price these law-abiding citizens, businesses, and organizations are paying for their beliefs are becoming steeper and steeper as the government incrementally consolidates powers and eliminates any opposition.

The pattern of U.S. Government sponsored terrorizing of citizens to force political agendas is disturbing and is becoming more and more common.  Most recently, it was exposed that the Obama Administration has known since 2011 that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been systematically targeting conservative political groups and Jewish organizations for additional tax scrutiny.[i]  These people were targeted for government harassment not because of illegal activity, but because of their constitutionally protected beliefs that were contrary to those held by the ruling elite.  Instead of demanding resignations and criminal trials for the blatantly illegal actions by members of the IRS and Obama Administration, the White House has instead chose to label the actions as “inappropriate.”  “Inappropriate” is by default the White House condoning the terrorizing of citizens that hold different political or religious beliefs.  Remember, Jewish groups were also targeted by the government.  One need only remember what happened in Germany to see where this kind of unchecked activity leads.  Even businesses as innocent and innocuous as Chick-fil-A have been recently targeted for holding firm to their legal and constitutionally protected religious beliefs.  Chick-fil-A’s refusal to cave to government harassment and terrorizing threatened to put a widely loved American restaurant chain out of business for nothing more than opposing the cult of Obama’s political correctness.

If the Obama Administration is allowed to get away with these repeated criminal abuses of power, there will no longer be any legal obstacles to the ruling elite using whatever government force it wants to “force” compliance with its agenda and ideology.  No matter what political party one may currently affiliate with, you have a responsibility to hold your party to account and should demand they take action.  Failing now means that when another party comes to power, as it inevitably does, you will be the one whose political or religious beliefs are targeted.  If you fail to act now, then you can guarantee your cries for help will go unheard and you will have no one to blame, but yourself.  Those that think that “doing nothing wrong” means they will be safe are not only ignorant, but also will be some of the first victims when government oppression progresses from harassment to total control and terrorism.  Please act daily to inform your circle of friends and urge action.  Contact your elected representatives and demand they take legal action immediately.  If the politicians fail to listen and act, make sure that they know this will be the end of their political careers and make doubly sure they are not re-elected.  In fact, if the party as a whole refuses to act, make sure to vote for none of the above and find a qualified independent candidate that is willing to break the death grip the parties have on our country.

By Guiles Hendrik

Democrats continue to use Department of Veterans Affairs to deny veterans gun rights

Just as Last Minute Survival previously warned in an exclusive report, (http://www.lastminutesurvival.com/tag/gun-bans/), on how the Department of Veterans Affairs was being quietly pushed politically to deny veterans the ability to exercise their Second Amendment “RIGHT” that they so valiantly fought for, more evidence has come to light.  This week, Republican lawmakers justifiably held up “another” defense spending bill when they challenged the VA’s authority to unilaterally declare a veteran unfit to own a firearm without any due process.  Based on the information that came forth during the floor debate, it now appears that as the VA enticed combat veterans to come forward for treatment of common symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder otherwise known as PTSD as well as during routine screenings, the VA simultaneously was using any related diagnosis to unilaterally deem veterans mentally unfit to possess a firearm.

The new evidence demonstrates that the VA has continued to move forward with unconstitutional disarmament of veterans in line with Obama Administration appointee directives.  The Department of Homeland Security has been one of the biggest violators in this regard and has repeatedly released reports that deem veterans as likely terrorists.  Initially, the clinician guide LMS obtained from the VA directly instructed care providers to pass veteran’s information to the police to confiscate any weapons from veterans in the event a veteran came for help related to suicidal tendencies or even mere thoughts.  Of course PTSD and even mild depression, which is treatable and often temporary, can be more than enough for the VA to issue a finding of mentally unfit.  This is then used to disarm the veteran without any due process.  Even if the VA doesn’t take action, the stigma of mental treatment will follow the veteran and disqualify him or her for the purchase of a firearm due to non-legislatively (read: unconstitutional) enacted BATFE background check policies.  Even worse, it appears to be used against veterans during background investigations, court proceedings, and even when negotiating insurance premiums.  Further, once an opinion is rendered by a VA employee, it becomes nearly impossible for a veteran to appeal and remove this stigma even if the condition was mild and temporary, or even wrong!

This is not an accident, but a deliberate clandestine effort to disarm veterans by the government that sent them to war.  This is symptomatic of a paranoid government that fears for its own survival and no longer cares or considers the best interests of the population it is supposed to serve.  Further, the debate over even having a “judge” adjudicate disarmament is a distractor.  The real issue is why are we rubber stamping vets with combat stress and other actually very minor mental issues as incompetent in the first place!  Was it literally not just months prior that many of these veterans had actual assault weapons, grenades, tanks, jets, and artillery and were trusted with security clearances and told to go fight and protect Americans?  Why is it that as soon as veterans want to return to normal society and seek out needed treatment for mental wounds inflicted on them by our own government’s decisions they have to fear a loss of the very Constitutional Rights they fought for?   Why would a veteran have to pay out-of-pocket now to prove they are innocent to maintain a Constitutional Right?   Why is it okay that some political appointee’s “opinion” is now enough to strip our combat veterans of “rights” without any due process or protection?  Everyone knows our vets don’t have the time or money to fight these opinions in court and NOR SHOULD THEY HAVE TOO!

Shame on all of us if we allow this disgrace.  Guilty until you can afford to prove yourself innocent?  Is this the way our Constitutional “RIGHTS” were meant to be exercised?  I think not.  Please write your Congressman and Senators and demand accountability.


Veterans Administration Acting as Backdoor to Seize Firearms

VA Establishes Back Door to Disarm Veterans


In a “Quick reference Guide for Clinicians” obtained by LMS, the Veterans Administration guide instructs clinicians to question veterans on whether or not they have access to firearms.  It then goes further and instructs clinician to restrict the patient’s access to those firearms using the police if necessary.  In fairness to the VA, the guide is for potentially suicidal vets; however, the knowledge that gun confiscation may be a part of the treatment plan will scare off vets in need of and seeking help for a range of issues such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Further, in the event a clinician orders the veteran restricted from access to firearms (whether justifiably or note), this diagnosis will likely plague the veteran and bar any future purchase or possession of firearms.  Once diagnosed, the veteran has few to no resources to undo the damage to their gun rights even if the suicidal tendencies were a temporary, treatable, or curable condition.

Even more chilling is how this practice can be expanded to other issues such as depression or other common symptoms of PTSD that often occur in many returning veterans, but typically subside on their own quickly.  For many of those veterans in transition, the military urges and sometimes mandates psychological screening and treatment.  Any positive diagnosis or even temporary treatment to include routine counseling could be used to justify a psychologically unstable or incompetent verdict being rendered against the veteran.  Under state and federal firearms laws this could again, bar future purchase or possession of a firearm.  Based on studies and threat warnings released by the Department of Homeland Security that have vilified gun owning veterans as terrorists and potential right-wing extremists, it is not a leap to suggest that the current Administration seeks to quietly disarm its returning veterans using this backdoor tactic of forcing treatment and then using the “documented” mental or psychological treatment to permanently disarm them.  Not only would that remove probably the most capable armed segment in this society that this Administration has called potential “terrorists,” but could be done with government paid “experts” in very short order.

Our veterans deserve the very best in care, but what they do not deserve is to be stripped of their constitutional rights for their service.  Veterans dealing with PTSD, which could at times include suicidal thoughts, neither want nor need to be labeled and blacklisted.  They need to be treated and treated in a manner where they are free from legal recriminations that have ranged from biased custody judgements, denial of security clearances, and now even the very rights the fought to preserve!  Please write your local VFW, Foreign Legion, and Congressional representatives and demand this policy be modified to ensure veterans are not banned from possessing firearms and that there is a clear and simple process to reverse cases already processed.