“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”
I received an email from a reader who asked: “I just read this article and was curious about your take on it….”
Let me premise my comments with this… I do enjoy listening to Alex Jones who has a talent for discovering and shining a light on government intrusions into our liberties as Americans. He is a passionate man who appears genuinely concerned about what is happening in America and the world today, as am I.
The article in question basically states that a National Guardsman came forward and blew the whistle regarding government orders as to how to handle riots and social chaos, should it occur as a result of the upcoming elections. The apparently ‘vetted’ Guardsman states that there are lists of ‘Doomsday Preppers’ who will be targeted first should this chaos ensue. The National Guard will be ordered to take their firearms… according to the report.
This general topic comes up fairly often (the gov’t coming to take our guns), which is why I chose to post on it rather than to answer the email directly. I also look forward to your comments…
Here’s my take on this…. The Oath of Enlistment for the U.S. military reads, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”. My gut tells me that should such an order of confiscation actually occur, that very few American soldiers (from whatever branch…) will actually follow through on fellow Americans.
Mrs. MSB disagrees with me however, and feels that IF the military were given such an order that they would carry it out – because that’s what they are trained to do.
But I think that not only would it be a conflict in their minds (2nd Amendment and all…) and a potential suicide mission, but it would most certainly spark a massive ‘problem’ from the armed populace who understands their 2nd Amendment rights.
I know this happened in the New Orleans vicinity following hurricane Katrina, and guns were indeed illegally confiscated. But I also know that New Orleans was (is?) known for its corruption, particularly in their local gov’t and PD.
So, while I could be wrong, my instinct tells me that this will not happen this way. Instead, ongoing slow strangulation of gun rights is and has been the tactic as more and more upcoming generations are taught (through media and other brainwashing) that guns are bad, rather than the ‘bad’ people who may use them badly.
Now as far as gov’t lists of ‘Doomsday Preppers’, I have no doubt that these lists do exist. After all, look at the enormous DHS who need to self justify their existence. Look at what they have been doing (and buying). Actions speak louder than words. I’m sure you don’t know this (until now) that there have been DHS infiltrators on this very website disguising themselves as one of ‘us’ while they comment on posts. I’ve caught some of them by their IP Address which traced directly to ‘Department of Homeland Security’. It’s actually a bit unnerving to realize that they have done this and apparently have nothing better to do than to dig into a website like this. Like we’re the enemy???
Here’s the thing… the DHS is NOT the military. In fact, the DHS are the ones to be concerned about in my opinion. I realize that the DHS umbrella now encompasses many good agencies (border patrol, etc.), so don’t shoot me down. I’m just saying that the aggressive behavior of the agency pressing against American liberty and spying / tracking Americans is… well…. paranoid on their part. Why are they doing this? It seems ridiculous.
So to sum up my answer to the person who sent me the email, I do NOT believe that our military would ever carry out such an order against their fellow Americans. I DO believe that the DHS is capable of attempting such action, based on their current leadership and their record of actions.
(Having said that, I’ll bet I’ve moved up a bit on their list 😉 )