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The Developing Police State
By: David Deschesne, Editor/Publisher,
FORT FAIRFIELD JOURNAL July 14, 2010, p. 2
Fort Fairfield Police Chief Joe Bubar probably thinks it was pretty cute playing Army with the Maine State Police and Aroostook County Sheriff’s department as they all got dressed up in military battle dress uniforms and armed with AR-15 assault rifles just to go after little old Brock Good Jr. I wonder how much that military operation cost the tax payers.
There are likely some on our local town and city councils who think it’s no big deal having cops stomping around in military uniforms, using military weaponry and tactics. I have news for them: history has shown that whenever a police power accumulates such massive firepower and force, the legislative body that controls them is soon forced into submission.
I suppose it’s really nice to have a police state with militarized officers running around smashing in doors...as long as you’re the one with the badge and gun. Council members should be reminded that the big table they sit behind during council meetings is not a “force field” protecting them from the police’s overwhelming monopoly of force. While all of us peon citizens sitting on this side of the council table are fair game for militarized police to harass, intimidate and “enforce” into submission, that same power can be used to coerce and intimidate council members, as well as legislators at the State and national level.
In his book, Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, William Shirer described the German military as behaving effectively as its own country. It had so much power and force that the German legislature dealt with it as if it were another country, much more powerful than they were. Hat in hand, the German legislature would have to bow and submit to the German military officers and, as the head of the military, Adolph Hitler, himself.
In Gulag Archipelego, Alexander Solzhenitsyn describes what it’s like living under a police state, being arrested for merely having an opinion that differs from the government’s;
“[The night arrest] is, in fact, a favorite, because it has important advantages. Everyone living in the apartment is thrown into a state of terror by the first knock at the door. The arrested person is torn from the warmth of his bed. He is in a daze, half-asleep, helpless, and his judgment is befogged. In a night arrest State Security men have a superiority in numbers; there are many of them, armed, against one person who hasn’t even finished buttoning his trousers. During the arrest and search it is highly improbable that a crowd of potential supporters will gather at the entrance. The unhurried, step-by-step visits, first to one apartment then to another, tomorrow to a third and a fourth, provide an opportunity for the Security operations personnel to be deployed with the maximum efficiency and to imprison many more citizens of a given town than the police force itself numbers.”
Are you going to be a town councilor who dares to defy the police when they can smash down your door, plant some drugs—or a gun—and drag you away, kicking and screaming to be jailed indefinitely on trumped-up charges if you don’t follow the will of the police controllers? This is what happens every time society gives their police authority to use such overwhelming power. I’m not dreaming this up, I’m simply looking at history to prove my points.
Fortunately, we are not at that juncture at this point in time. But with the help of the U.S. Department of Homeland “Security”, we are rapidly moving toward a time where the police will have more power than our elected servants and as such, get to make the laws up all by themselves.
It was reported that, shortly after it was formed, the DHS hired former Soviet KGB chief, Yevgeni Primakov and former East German Stasi Chief, Markus Wolf as advisors on how to build and perfect the police state infrastructure here in the U.S.. It isn’t a secret any longer that the U.S. is following the model of all great historical police states and adding the benefits of high technology onto their plan, as well. Unfortunately, our military and police are so uneducated and misinformed that they are gleefully participating in the enslavement of themselves and their own families.
Full disclosure here, I personally do not use drugs, deal in child pornography, sell or possess illegal weapons, speed, drink alcohol, or contemplate suicide. So, when any rogues within the local police, Maine State Police or Aroostook County Sheriff Department smash down my door and try to frame me with a crime, I want you all to know it is because they want to shut me up; to stop teaching you just exactly how bad they are planning to make your life in the future and the future of your children.
You have all got to decide right now if you want to live in an oppressive, dictatorial police state, or not. If you don’t, then there is a way to quash it, that is to elect a County Sheriff who will actually protect you from that type of criminal behavior. Our current Sheriff, Democrat, Jim Madore, obviously sees nothing wrong with smashing down doors and parading his deputies around in woodland camo BDUs with assault rifles. However, Dave Salkind, from Easton, who is running for sheriff this November thinks that type of behavior is not healthy for a free society and has pledged to do all within his power to hold it back and keep it in check, if he is elected as sheriff.
Electing a good sheriff is just one of the possible solutions to scaling back the police state that I’m sure none of us wants to live in.
Save electing a good sheriff, we eventually might have to form up a defense force of private citizens to watch over and protect each other from the police and its police state power as the economy of our country and morality of our leadership progressively deteriorates.