Police State: EPA Raids in Alaska Exposes Heavily Armed Federal Agencies

-By Warner Todd Huston

We’ve talked about the police state that is being built right under our very noses many times. But a recent raid on Alaska mines by the EPA is proof once again that far too many government agencies have para-military, heavily armed divisions. And they need to be curtailed.

Did you know that 40 federals agencies have 120,000 full-time agents that are allowed to carry guns?

Did you know the Library of Congress and the Federal Reserve Board have armed divisions?

Why do librarians and bankers need to have SWAT-styled divisions with automatic rifles, body armor, and armored assault vehicles? They all do, you know?

The incident in Alaska was typical, too. The EPA broke out their SWAT-styled fully automatic machine guns, their black body armor, and their jack-booted military operatives to raid a tiny mining community because someone may have violated the so-called safe water act.

Seriously. The government sent paramilitary EPA forces to see if someone was making dirty water.

One miner thought the whole thing was surreal.

“Imagine coming up to your diggings, only to see agents swarming over it like ants, wearing full body armor, with jackets that say ‘POLICE’ emblazoned on them, and all packing side arms,” gold miner C.R. Hammond told the Alaska media.

MrConservative readers might remember the incident in Wisconsin where the state Fish and Game Department sent a heavily armed, SWAT-styled team to a local animal shelter because they had “illegally” taken in a wounded fawn and were trying to nurse it back to health.

The fact is, too many state and federal agencies have a license to kill we the people. We need to start taking these powers away from government as it sets up a barrier between us and them whereby they imagine they have the power to hold us at gunpoint whenever they want to. WE are the employers, here. THEY are not our masters.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, MrConservative.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, Wizbang.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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