Skip to comments.Too Many Federal Agencies Have Created Their Own Private Armies
Posted on 04/21/2014 5:02:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Does the Environmental Protection Agency really need armed agents? Outside of law enforcement, federal agencies now employ over 25,000 people as armed agents. They are more than guards. Theyve become like private armies that can push around private citizens.
Over 70 non-military federal agencies now have their own armed agents.
You expect armed agents with the FBI, the U.S. Marshal Service and the Border Patrol.
But the EPA? The Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, even the Social Security Administration and the National Institutes of Health? Even the Department of Education and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have their own armed agents.
As do the Food and Drug Administration. And Veterans Affairs. Even the Government Printing Office and the National Zoo. And of course the Library of Congress
Collectively, over 25,000 individuals now work as armed agents of federal agencies not usually associated with law enforcement.
These are not just guards. These agents go out on raids to enforce the orders of federal bureaucracies. No bureaucracy should have a private army to enforce its orders against the American people.
This is of grave concern to me.
This is of grave concern to me.
Not sure how that happened. Sorry.
Federal, state and local agencies have become the fourth branch of government.
“Monkey see, monkey do” is a partial explanation. Or, maybe, pistol envy. But there’s also something else at work here.
I think much of the ammo purchases are black ops that are sending ammo in to be fired in the guns of fast and furious.
It should be of grave concern to ALL citizens. These paramilitary armed agents exist solely to intimidate and frighten the peasants into submission.
As the increase their armed forces, they seek to constrain our possession of arms. The intent is clear.
I disagree. They are a paramilitary extension of the executive branch. If I were president, the first thing I would do is order the disbanding of ALL of them and order them to turn in all firearms and military hardware to the nearest military base equipped to handle them.
I fear for my country. I fear for my fellow citizens...low information or not. I fear there will be an uprising and it will be bad. But, I am not afraid for liberty and good to shine once more from our shores. This is America. And we are Americans. If we must go through hard times to find our way back to God, good...then so be it. The Tree of Liberty.
I wonder if the enabling laws setting up these federal agencies give them the power to arm themselves this way, or to carry out armed activities against citizens. This is becoming the civilian police force that Obama said he wanted when he ran his first presidential campaign. He’s doing it without legislation from Congress.
At the very least.
Clearly, they’ve got a lot more money than they need in their budgets. This would be a great area to start reducing the federal deficit.
I would like to see a bill proposed by GOP leadership in the House, requiring the disarming of all non-military federal agencies, except the CIA, FBI, and Federal Marshalls.
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