Saturday, November 27, 2010

Daddy, why do we live in a police state?

20th Century victim of molestation: "Officer, that man groped me."
21st Century victim of molestation: "Man! That officer groped me."

Caution: This post contains material that many will find objectionable. If you are a minor, please let a parent review this before you go any further. Honoring parents is the Christian Martialist way.

I admit it. I am not the most patient soul -- especially when I have to deal with the rigid, narrow and totally-removed-from-reality bureaucratic mindset.

That's why my wife told me today, that I will never be able to fly again. If I did, they might very well lock me up & throw away the key.

You see, any visible sign of irritation is often interpreted by the officer on the scene as "interfering with procedure." At that point, anything can happen, including violent behavior on the part of the officer.

Once an officer crosses the line and becomes violent with you, he has to arrest you. To back off at that point would be an admission that he had acted improperly, so for the sake of keeping his job, he will trump up a charge and cart you off to jail.

Do you think I'm making this up or overstating the case? Consider the following videos.

Now, forgive me for my lack of charity, but if some street thug did that to one of my grandchildren, I'd turn him every which way but loose, until the police came and took him away. Problem is, the U.S. gov't has now put the thugs in uniforms and badges and set them on the law-abiding public.

Can you see why I might get myself into trouble at an airport? Warning: if you continue on, it only gets worse.

Although meant to be humorous, you may find the following video objectionable because it shows uniformed agents touching (fully clothed) people's private parts.

You know about the drug agents who landed in prison for shooting a drug dealer, right? How about the female officer who was sentenced to 10 years for following department procedure by ordering her K-9 companion to seize and hold a fleeing felon? Her mistake was the convicted felon was also an illegal alien, which brought down the wrath of the Justice Department and the
Federal courts upon her.

Had she been a TSA officer who helped beat & hospitalize a frustrated airline passenger, perhaps she'd be up for a commendation instead of serving time away from her young child. Watch this video and weep for our nation.

Dr. Phil is not your run of the mill Tea Party extremist, so the fact that this appeared on his program shows that the present state of affairs has reached beyond the attention of the radical right.

I must confess that my first reaction to the arrogant intrusiveness of the police state -- yes, Virginia, we now officially live in a police state -- is reactionary. I want to rally the troops with Nehemiah 4:14.

Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.

On the other hand, I am also aware of why we are at this ugly point in our nation's history where the greatest terrorist threat comes from the officials sworn to protect us. Christ's Church in America has forsaken Him and His Word in so many ways. For example:

  1. We have forsaken His purpose for the Church as a holy, covenant community of faith with a mission to subdue the world to His dominion and have turned it into a religious club for our entertainment or personal inspiration;
  2. We have spit in the King's face by saying that it's impossible for us to fulfill the His commission to the Church, so we don't try, substituting something easier;
  3. We have abandoned our children to be trained up in the worldview of the wicked;
  4.  We have ourselves participated in the barbarianization of our culture, and we have welcomed its music and its ways into our churches . . . .
I could go on, but I think you get the point. When God's people turn their backs on God, He delivers them into the hands of the heathen around them -- re-read the Book of Judges.

So, the next time you stand in an airport line, and some surly jackbooted thug puts his hands in an area where they don't belong, remember that it's not the Democrats who have done this to you . . nor the Republicans. 

It is we Christians who have turned the U.S.A. into a police state by forsaking our Biblical worldview, our Biblical calling and our Biblical ethics and by substituting something that suited us better.  To put it very bluntly, if crudely, Obama has not screwed us. 

We have screwed ourselves.

1 comment:

The Warrior said...

Glad to see you touch on this topic.

And how right you are. I wish you weren't.

We have ourselves to blame.