An article posted on Conservative Refocus, March 4, 2013, covering the Department of Homeland Security’s purchase of at least 2,700 armored vehicles for domestic use hit a nerve with many conservatives. One reader contacted the website’s administrator with information connecting the MRAP acquisitions to particular (and peculiar) FEMA activities.
Acting on that information, a March 9, 2013 search for information regarding MRAP on the DOD website revealed an interesting twist, passed along by Conservative Examiner, Barry Secrest. The DOD site contains no information beyond 2007 on MRAPs (mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles). In fact, all videos and supporting imagery have also been removed from the government site.
Any web manager knows that data is archived from the present to the past. Therefore, it is obvious that any information that was once available post 2007 has been redacted from the website. The question is: Why?
The citizen who contacted Conservative Refocus pointed administrators to a DHS connected program run by FEMA.
The federal government calls them FEMA Corps. But to many people, they invoke thoughts of the Hitler Youth of 1930’s Germany. Regardless of their official name, the Department of Homeland Security graduated its first class in late 2012. Young adults, aged 18-24, were recruited from the President’s AmeriCorp volunteers. They represent the first wave of DHS’s Youth Corps, designed specifically to create a standing, civilian ‘army’ of FEMA Youth across the country. “The FEMA Corps members will serve for a 10 month term with an option to extend for a second year.” Basic Training in the military -- or Boot Camp -- is, depending on the branch of service, nine to twelve weeks.
FEMA explains on their website that the Youth Corps are trained to respond, according to FEMA’s mission, to “support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.” But many people are concerned about this growing force in light of other recent discoveries.
It is no secret that this country is in a state of financial, social, and political transformation. There is a tremendous amount of civic unrest, as we are faced with a president who appears to be singularly focused on an agenda that does not support the US Constitution. Obama’s promise to transform America based upon an undeniably left-wing approach to government, which has been repeatedly confirmed by the teachings of Saul Alinsky, Cloward-Piven, etc., raises many alarms.
With this growing unrest, many concerned Americans have questions that remain unanswered regarding various government agencies’ purchases of tanks, ammunition, FEMA coffins, body bags, and reported FEMA camps believed to exist across the country (and verified as legitimate via CBS News).
Fact or fiction? Verifiable information is difficult to obtain. No surprise there.
But the FEMA Corps exist and are proudly promoted on the FEMA website. While their purpose is explained in terms of disaster relief, it is also a fact that this government organization has more power than the President of the United States or the Congress.
In the face of dire emergencies, which have a broad definition (growing ever-broader under the current administration), it has the power to “suspend laws, move entire populations, arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and hold them without trial, it can seize property, food supplies, transportation systems, and can suspend the Constitution.”
FEMA was not created under Constitutional law by the Congress. It is the product of Presidential Executive Orders dating back to President John F. Kennedy. Originally, FEMA had one purpose when it was created: To assure the survivability of the United States government in the event of a nuclear attack on this nation. Things have changed throughout the years. The power of this organization has only strengthened and broadened, domestically.
As for the tanks, ammunition (completely verified on the link posted above), and other issues, time and vigilant research will tell.
But perhaps it is not unwise to consider possibilities that, at another point in our history, might have seemed extreme. And preparation for whatever may come is an investment worth considering.