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“If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most—a standing army on American soil.”

 John Whitehead


I don’t want to live in an America where the people fear the government and its enforcement minions. This is the quintessential definition of tyranny. I want to live in an America where the government and its enforcement goons fear the people. This is the quintessential Jeffersonian definition of freedom.

Our Founding Fathers provided the people with the First Amendment and the right to peaceably assemble in order to confront tyranny before it could gain a foothold. The newly released crowd control Army manual attempts to legitimize the killing of peaceful protesters. Obama has placed the Second Amendment in jeopardy with a serious of contrived actions ranging from Fast and Furious to the infamous Batman shooting. Under the auspices of the newest version of the East German Stasi and its pot bellied, blue uniformed goons from the TSA, the Fourth Amendment is gone. Thanks to the current Congress and Obama, the last vestiges of due process and the Fifth Amendment were obliterated with the passage of the “Snatch and grab” legislation known as the NDAA which allows for the secret police to secretly arrest people for any reason and indefinitely detain citizens without bail, a trial, legal representation or even formal charges being presented. Prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment have been obliterated as evidenced by the three American citizens, one a juvenile from Denver, CO., who have been murdered by the government in drone strikes without any due process of law. The 10th Amendment, designed to protect the citizens from federal government over-reach is destroyed, in part, through the militarization of the police through Project 1033 which represents the extreme militarization of the police.

To Serve and Protect


The local police have become the extension of the illegal and unconstitutional national police force, DHS. Project 1033, operating under the auspices of DHS, with the cooperation of the Pentagon, has militarized the police to the point where Ferguson looks more like Fallujah. These two entities have changed the psychological mentality of the police to the point where they hold the general public in utter contempt. In an increasing number of communities, the average citizen is viewed as the enemy of the federalized local police.  According to the Cato Institute, the militarized police have carried out 40,000 swat team raids on individual residences in the past year. A third of these raids went bad. Innocent citizens have been brutalized, the homes at the “wrong address” have been destroyed and innocent people have been murdered. But who is counting when the citizens are living under undeclared martial law imposed by the local police departments who are extensions of the modern day East German Stasi, the DHS.

Fallujah or Ferguson?

Fallujah or Ferguson?

Fallujah or Ferguson?

Ferguson or Fallujah? It is hard to tell the difference!


When Ferguson resembles the Middle East’s version of Fallujah more than it does Middle America, there is a problem. When combat troops serving in the Middle East are indistinguishable from policemen on the streets of Middle America, there is a major problem. When American citizens are held with the same contempt as Iraqi combatants, there is a monumental problem. When St. Louis County Police Chief, Timothy Fitch, has announced that he will be a part of a national delegation of law enforcement officials traveling to Israel to study counter-terrorism tactics, this is much more than a problem, this is in-your-face-tyranny! Please tell me how a police chief keeps his job when he is training to treat American citizens in the same manner that the IDF treats Palestinians? This equates the average American citizen with being a member of Hamas. By allowing our law enforcement leaders to be trained by those fighting Middle Eastern terrorists threatens to bring the Gaza Strip to America. 


When I first heard the term “The Department of Homeland Security”, images of Nazi Germany came to mind and I could not get the phrase “Der Fatherland” out my mind. “Der Homeland” and all that it stood for is what my father’s family escaped from when they came to United States. This might seem like hyperbole to some, however, when you consider that DHS was created by Markus Wolfe, a former East German Stasi Leader and was paid $5 million dollars to do so, critics should not be considered to be paranoid conspiracy theorists. It would appear that my original instincts related to the Nazi phrase “Der Homeland” were right on the money. This is tyranny. And when this Nazi-style tyranny spreads to our local police departments and the Army givens itself permission to shoot peaceful protesters, this is not a just tyranny, these transgressions have escalated to treason. 

The following is an excellent compilation of how the federalized police are interacting with the people they purport to serve.




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  2. Dave August 19, 2014 at 5:55 am

    If people just stayed at home – the cops and all their weaponry would have no one to use it upon. Riots solve nothing, they create more problems.

    If police want to be armed like they are these days – so be it. I have no inclination or desire to confront them wether they are or not. I’m not going to protest by rioting. It’s stupid and resolves nothing but pain and suffering.

  3. phillycop August 19, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Mr. Hodges im a police officer in phila. Who works in a unit with other jursudictions i have trained all over the country including a couple of guys from idf. You are correct the climate has changed to where its us against them (citizens) im all for criminals being put away but im worried that its out of the bottle and cant be put back in. As far as Ferguson if that officer was in fear for his life than you protect yourself it doesn’t matter if unarmed if getting ass kicked if shot for no reason then officer should be in jail


  5. TG USMC August 19, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Hello Dave, my fellow friend of freedom. Good job again! Just one slight correction needed here. The police motto has changed in case you did not know it. It used to be “To Protect and Serve”. It now has been changed to “SEEK AND DESTROY!”
    God Bless America

  6. Steve Gregg August 19, 2014 at 6:49 am

    It’s up to each and every one of us to resist tyranny. One small way in which I do that is by using my real name here. If it makes it easier for them to find me, so be it! The truth is, I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.

  7. Tired Of TNB August 19, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Thing is, what is happening in Ferguson is NOT peaceful protest. It is violence, hooliganism, and TNB at its zenith. While I am concerned about the militarization of police, the buying of billions of rounds of hollow point ammo by various TLA’s and worse, I am 100% behind the efforts of police in Ferguson to put down the stupidity of a segment of its population over the shooting of a criminally inclined bully.

  8. MODERNMINUTEMAN August 19, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Most of the time i love your articles and while i dislike the police state this is not a very good example of it for they have not shot one person in these riots despite the rioters destroying their own town and business and throwing molotov cocktails at cops. These rioters are not patriots in any sense of the word and are in fact nothing more than useless racists!


  9. NW Native August 19, 2014 at 7:30 am

    And let’s not forget that Sandy Hook was also a contrived hoax. No children or teachers were killed. The school hadn’t been in use for several years.
    Prof. James Fetzer and others have deconstructed the Sandy Hook affair. The globalists are desperate to get the guns so they can really put the clamps on the American people.
    Never, ever forget that the very same bunch that set up communism around the world beginning in the early 20th century are the very same gang that is creating all the chaos, that means all, in the once American Republic.
    Lock this into your minds, most if not all of the so-called Islamic
    “terrorists” are led behind the scenes by this same gang.
    They must control all sides of this conflict for control of the world.
    The 64 Cent question is Putin also under their control and discipline.

  10. Cate August 19, 2014 at 7:48 am

    When I first heard the term, Dept of Homeland Security, I felt an uneasiness too. Just the word,”Homeland,” reminded me of the oppression I read about and watched on black and white newsreels. Creepy term, creepy intentions..I was glad I lived in the United States and didn’t have to experience something like that.Now look what’s happening before our very eyes. Only now there is nowhere to flee. This is what we in the U.S. need to do:Psalm 16:8.
    Thank you Dave and crew for your effort in spelling out what’s going on. May GOD continue to bless you and yours, in Jesus’ name.

  11. tj August 19, 2014 at 7:57 am

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/video-new-black-panther-leader-works-with-police-to-corral-ferguson-protesters.html DAVE IF YOU INTERVIEWED SGT. DAN PAGE HERE HE IS A THE BEGING OF THE VIDIO AS A POLICEMAN WORING THE PROTEST IN MISSOUI

  12. Uzziel August 19, 2014 at 8:23 am

    So… shoot back at ’em.

  13. Sophie August 19, 2014 at 8:44 am

    It is clear that the police are performing a military function. People are seeing the very disturbing nature of these military actions on main stream media. C.N.N. had Don Lemon reporting and he stated that after some time, he had to put on a gas mask and a flack jacket. Yes, terms like “homeland” have a sickening falseness in the context of “security.” It was interesting that in the new policing manual, the term “conspiracy,” took on its proper meaning. People may call us “truthers,” but I se them as “flat-earthers.”

    The very positive side of this sort of protest is that reporters, such as Ryan Riley and Wesley Lowrey and others, who were concerned and even alarmed, would be able to return and provide information, such as the name of this website to peaceful protesters and it can be disseminated more widely. Of great importance, putting out the need to protect the power grid as an urgent priority could be done in this sort of forum.

  14. Michael August 19, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Dave and Others,

    It’s to late for many, but not for some. How many helped “Us” during the American Revolution? History repeats itself. Many enjoy what the few will do; it is better than the inverse, unfortunately ” We” and the “few” will continue to repeat “Our” relationship-to be a truly free human being, is to recognize “Our” American mortality, and look forward to “Our” future immortality with Christ.

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  16. Tony G August 19, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I have news for you. The police have long believed that the only good people are fellow officers. Most of them only deal with outlaws, drug heads, drunks, and illegal immigrants. This has been the thought for better than 25 years especially in urban settings.

    In today’s world there is no offense for the American citizen. Computerized voting? Do you really know where your vote went? Interpetation of the law, where did you get your law degree? We just don’t understand afterall they have worked diligently to dumb us down. They taken away out good jobs to afford families to have the staple of the family to stay home, in many cases Mom has to work to make ends meet.

    Every action has a reaction. That’s where we are, our own apathy has brought us to this destinied location. We can point the finger at the elected politicians but why? We allowed this to happen. Nothing covert about it.

    As the Plasmist said in Chapter 121 verse one and two, I turn mine eyes toward the hills, whence shall my help cometh? My help cometh from the Lord who made Heaven and earth. You want some power we should set a national day of prayer, a specific time where upwards to 100 million people pray for the same thing. We’ll see some power.

  17. Catherine August 19, 2014 at 9:36 am

    The question remains, it is we the people, and we need to act, because as we watch the administration commit treason, and the senate and congress and military just stand by and do nothing, and yet they all took an oath to defend the constitution and to defend the US against all enemies foreign and domestic, and though we here some words, so far, no action. I think that the people in Ferguson are acting, and maybe that is the option.

  18. Anna August 19, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Why can I no longer read the comments on the older articles? I don’t have time to read your website daily and I’d really like to read the comments of the older articles, like I could before the website was “updated”. The readers comments are very important in spreading the truth.

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  20. Arizona August 19, 2014 at 10:51 am

    BLOOD MOONS,always mean the same thing ,..BLOOD IN THE STREETS,DESEASE IN THE LAND,……..now america will learn the LORDS rules the hard way…..that blood moon only seen in TEXAS,would have scared me to death had I saw it,BLOOD in the streets is coming to texas,and soon too……….

  21. Grumbles August 19, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Great article Dave. Thank you for spelling out in clear, consciise language the reality of living in the once land of the free. I find it satisfying that we can believe in journalists like you to tell us the truth, even though the truth for these past 13 years since 9/11 has been surreal. Thank you for continuing the battle of truth tellers and I thank God for journalists like you that have never quit in the war to wake people up!

  22. bri (uk) August 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    if I recall..dimitri dudeman in his prophetic vision, way back in 84 stated that when the american govt was kept occupied putting down civil revolts, on the streets of america…then the Russian submarines parked off both coasts unleash a pre emptive nuclear attack….an attack, so devastating that america ceases to be ….with the ukrainian situation escalating into a possible nato and russian showdown…putin might just be tempted to go “all in”..winner take all scenario..

  23. Always Orange August 19, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Look I agree with most of what you people say. I see that we are living in the end times and that we all need to prepare to the best of our ability. Jesus is most important. I think however that you are neglecting the fact that a lot of these protesters are not peaceful and aren’t even from the area. There are agent provocateurs in place. Should the police just stand aside and let them destroy the place?

  24. Wardoc August 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Many comments above seem to ignore or be unable to comprehend the FACT that the average street cop has an IQ under 100 (the mean is 100, SD is 15-16), and, more likely than not, loves to get excited by group think and bullying others when in a protective group (most are cowards when not in a groups or with instant com). Yes, yes yes, I know there are good cops, bla, bla bla. Very few of them now however, and those few are retiring in droves. Too many psychos coming back from the sandbox and confusing amerikans for iraqis and disoriented to situation.

  25. Sophie August 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I love the idea of a hundred million people praying at the same time, Tony G.

  26. Sophie August 19, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I love the idea of a hundred million people praying at the same time as suggested by Tony G here and by others previously. Ultimately, God’s rule will prevail over that of any oligarchy.

  27. linda August 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    whether the police officer is guilty or not, the animals in furgurson will not be happy until he is hung! if the media would just stop, the protest will too.

  28. Syrin August 19, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Always Orange, I really hate that attitude, because it is one of defeat. Don’t you think the Russians living under Stalin thought they lived in the end times? How about the Jews under Hitler? How about the Cambodians under Pol Pot? That defeatist attitude will allow the tyranny to take hold because people like you will be sitting there doing nothing waiting for some divine intervention that likely will NEVER come, so if you care for your family AT ALL, wake the f’up to the reality that it is astronomically unlikely Jesus is going to save you in this realm. Don’t they say the Lord helps those who help themselves? This is the time where you had better damn well help yourself and your family.


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  31. john edward August 20, 2014 at 6:06 am

    The only way to deal with this NWO is to withdraw from them. Stop buying new cars, stereos, computers etc. Let their corporations dry up and blow away from lack of sales. Stop buying gasoline for trips that are wasted. Stop buying their over priced and poisoned food from the supermarkets. Make due with what you have and prepare for the future they are trying to create for you. Non Compliance with the other side is the order of the day. Dont borrow from them as that is a chain to sink you. Make the old car work, get a bike, walk and get off your fat bottom and get in shape. We dont need to shoot them but to EXCLUDE THEM in every facet of life. Ignore them. They go home like everyone else. SHUN THEM. Don’t let your kids play with theirs. IF they are in the organization that you are in then withdraw from it and let others know exactly why you did so. Make life and being being one of their agents a miserable way of life. Grow your own food as best you can to not only provide better nutrition for yourself but to exclude your money from their system. Start to become independent. Start drinking water and break the soda company. Stop driving unnecessarily and you can prevent a war some place on the planet because if there is not the demand then THEY wont look for oil to profit. Purchase from businesses in the USA and refuse to send your money to China for that pair of socks or underwear. Simply stop buying toys. WE must EXCLUDE THEM. We are enslaving ourselves though our want of toys. Stop using their FAKE MONEY and use silver or barter or trades. The Government wants to take half of what you make in income so stop making unnecessary income…………find a way around it. Grow food and you don’t need as much money to live. Everyone can grow something somewhere. Sprout seed vs buying that head of lettuce from Mexico that treats it with human poo just for you!
    Stop sending your children to their indoctrination centers of perversion and ignorance called public education and home school your children. Research and stop murdering your children with vaccinations from nice men in the white suits called Doctors. If you get healthy then Obamma care is Moot for you as their poisons are unnecessary to correct the problem THEY created. Demand the taxable value of your home be lowered as few places are increasing in value so correspondingly the taxes must be reduced.
    WE can have an impact and remain nonviolent.


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  33. josh August 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

    @john edward, you are a moron. Try a real solution, not the generic ‘feel good’ one.

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