The Shadows of Empire June 15, 2010

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

June 15, 2010

Puerto Rico is now being patrolled by troops who recently returned from Iraq. National Guard personnel are manning checkpoints and conducting other police duties in response to a recent uptick in violent crime.

What is happening in Puerto Rico is increasingly common, in spite of the fact that the federal Posse Comitatus law explicitly forbids the use of the military in domestic law enforcement. Specialized National Guard task forces were used to provide security during the 2008 Democratic and Republican national conventions. During the Republican event in Minnesota, troops aided militarized riot police in the mass detention of nearly 300 people, who were arrested without probable cause of any kind while sitting peacefully in a public park.

The National Guard was also deployed on the streets of Pittsburgh during last fall?s G-20 economic summit. Troops in armored vehicles employed a so-called ?sonic cannon? developed for use in Iraq.

Remember: We cannot be an empire abroad and a free republic at home.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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