While the recent debate over guns in America has been very heated, it has brought up a subject that is even more controversial; the possibility of tyranny in America. Many pro-gun enthusiasts who suggest that the 2nd amendment was put in place, not for hunting or sport shooting, but for rebellion against a tyrannical government have been called crazy and paranoid by gun-control advocates on the left who say that our system of constraints placed on the government by our Constitution and system of checks and balances provides a safety net for our liberties, meaning that a tyrannical regime could never rise to power here in the United States. It must be understood, however, that tyranny occurs when these very constraints are ignored and violated, making tyranny in America a very real possibility.
It is not merely the possibility, however, but the likelihood of tyranny in America that has many people scared. When properly analyzed, recent events suggest that a tyrannical regime may already be in the works here in America. Below is just a small account of the events and statements that have some people running to their bomb shelters.
- With the United Nations becoming more important in U.S. policy making and the U.S. having a very strong presence and influence globally, many fear that the sovereignty of the United States is threatened by a push for a more global system of government. The justification for this argument can be seen all around. In his book "Memoirs," American banker David Rockefeller admitted that he and his family, along with several other families, are part of a conspiracy against the best interests of the United States with the following quote: "For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as "internationalists" and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it." Rockefeller is also an attendee at the annual Bilderberg meeting
. In addition to this, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta once suggested
that international approval is more important than congressional approval when making the decision to go to war.
- Increased surveillance and paranoia following the alleged terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 has many people fearing for the future of the nation. Since 9/11/01, basic constitutional rights have been undermined with the PATRIOT Act, the creation of the TSA, the 2012 NDAA which allows for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens
, and the abuses of the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS has released several documents and advertisements
which call upon average citizens to report anything that may be suspicious. They have also suggested that suspicious activity could be anything from having coffee grinders and goggles
to using words like "electric," "burn," and "pork" online; and earlier this month, Alex Allen and Liberty Battles.com
reported that the Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point had released a report
which says anyone who opposes a 'New World Order' is a potential terrorist threat
Military Preparing for Civil Unrest
- Several declassified military documents in which the military is preparing and training for civil unrest in America also make people a little uneasy. One document from 2006
outlines the military's plans for civil unrest in the United States and another evaluates domestic detainee policies.
The military has also been conducting urban warfare drills
on American streets, some along with local police departments.
Bulk Government Ammunition Purchases
- Since early last year, several government departments and agencies have been purchasing ammunition in bulk. In April, 2012 it was reported that the Department of Homeland Security was purchasing 450 million rounds of ammunition
. They continued by purchasing 750 million more rounds
in August, 2012 and 2.16 million more rounds
in February, 2013. The Social Security Administration
and National Weather Service
also purchased large amounts of ammunition in August, 2012. (Note: A lot of the ammunition purchased by these domestic departments was hollow point ammunition, which is illegal to use in international warfare.)