The American government has already laid the groundwork for tyranny to step in. Citizens have remained silent as the current administration has systematically created pathways for total government takeover across the board. Say what you will, but we as a nation have given Congress carte blanche, and all three branches of the federal government have gone essentially unchecked by the American people. Our government, which once stood to protect the freedoms and liberties of its people, has gone down a very dark path – one that will lead to the upheaval of the Constitution and the implementation of a tyrannical oligarchy or dictatorship.
One of the first signs of trouble came on March 16, 2012, when President Obama issued an executive order that was entitled, “National Defense Resources Preparedness.” While it may sound innocuous, the order actually gives the President alone the authority to take over all resources within the nation (industry, labor and even food) – so long as it is done “to promote the national defense.” A select few government agencies have also been given the power to seize and take control over these resources. As reported by Mike Adams:
1) the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;
(2) the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;
(3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;
(4) the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;
(5) the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and
(6) the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.
So, President Obama has granted himself and his cronies the ability to take over all things related to food, healthcare, transportation, water and “all other materials” – which basically means anything else they might decide they want. This order gives the U.S. government the right to take your crops, your seeds, your livestock and your supplies, and claim that it is all in the name of “national defense.”
Of course, the usurpation of resources (and the American people’s inevitable denial of access to those resources) is not the only way in which our current administration has shown their hand. The true colors of our current government and its potential successors are also readily seen in many other ways.
For example, in 2013, the Department of Homeland Security was set to purchase 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition – an amount that would supply the Army with enough bullets for 22 years of war. That amount of bullets would also sustain the DHS itself for over 100 years. A portion of those bullets are specialized sniper rounds. Some of the bullets purchased are also hollow point rounds, which have been internationally banned from use in war. So, what exactly is the DHS preparing for? They can’t use those bullets in war, and stockpiling a century’s worth of bullets for training seems a bit excessive.
The war against free speech is also of great concern. When members of Congress pressured the IRS into investigating conservative 501(c)4 groups, they also became a shining example of what our government is willing to do to stifle opposing views. The New York Times even obtained a draft inspector general’s audit which showed that the agency’s use of “tea party” as a key word to draw excessive scrutiny of tax-exempt status applicants dated all the way back to 2010. Whether or not you are a conservative is irrelevant; targeting groups who foster different beliefs to your own is against everything America stands for.
The silencing of dissenting opinions has continued to grow over the last few years. The administration has actually managed to get the American people to censor themselves and each other, which is easily evidenced by the banning of Milo Yiannopoulos from Twitter, and the banning of Ben Shapiro from DePaul University.
Mass censorship, the armament of government agencies and the acquisition of resources by the federal government are all signs that a collapse is coming, and that our government plans on taking advantage of it.