“There must be security for all or no one is secure.” – Klaatu. Is it time to federalize, militarize police, use Martial Law to stop crime and terrorism?


Jim Lantern

Editorial Article

Monday 19 September 2016

Is it time to federalize, militarize police, use Martial Law to stop crime and terrorism?

“There must be security for all or no one is secure.” – Klaatu.

Under President Obama, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, terrorism became worse. They had their chance. They failed. There’s no indication Hillary Clinton will do anything different or better. I have NO CONFIDENCE in Clinton.

I favor Gary Johnson over Donald Trump, and way over Hillary Clinton. However, I have NO CONFIDENCE in Johnson on this issue of terrorism, as well as on the crime issue in general. I do not believe he will do anything effective to reduce crime and terrorist attacks.

That leaves only Donald Trump. He does have a plan. It is extreme. It could work. I don’t like it, but maybe the time has come and it is necessary. If you want to see crime and terrorism knocked down to near zero, then you must vote for Trump. The main question is: Will Trump do what he has promised to do? I’m not questioning how effective it will be, because of that there is little doubt. But will he proceed or back off? Can he be trusted? Will Congress try to stop him? Here is an indication of what his plan is…

[Excerpts from a past posting.]

Trump speech excerpts released: “Safety will be restored.”

The Trump campaign released official excerpts of the speech. Here are some of the excerpts in full as released:

  • Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States.
  • Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities.
  • Many have witnessed this violence personally, some have even been its victims.
  • I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20th 2017, safety will be restored.

Consider carefully the possibility of what that really means: Martial Law will be declared by President Trump on 20 January 2017.

If so, is it justified?

Excerpt from Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention…

  • “Our convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. The attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life. Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country. Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities. Many have witnessed this violence personally, some have even been its victims. I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20th 2017, safety will be restored. The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its own citizens. Any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead.”

Excerpts from The Hill, 29 July 2016…

  • Trump would give back military gear to police.
  • Donald Trump says he would allow police access to military-grade equipment if elected, reversing limits imposed by President Obama last year after civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.
  • Obama last year implemented new limits on sending military supplies to local law enforcement from federal agencies or with federal funds. The partial ban covers tracked armored vehicles, armed aircraft, bayonets and guns, and ammunition of .50 caliber or higher.
  • The gear is often too costly for police departments to purchase on their own.
  • Other equipment such as drones, firearms and riot gear must be approved by local governments.

Excerpts from Real News Right Now – Politics (about 4 weeks ago)…

  • Trump Announces Plan to Federalize American Police Departments.
  • Less than twenty-four hours after accepting his party’s nomination and delivering the longest acceptance speech in nearly four decades, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled his plan to restore law and order in America, which he bleakly described as being under siege by illegal immigrants, the Islamic State, and race-related violence.
  • “We’re going to put an end to that,” Trump said during a post-convention interview with The New York Times. “We’re going to federalize every police department in this country. We’re going to eliminate the red tape and it’s going to give police the ability to do their jobs effectively and, believe me, this is something that’s going to happen within my first one hundred days in office.”
  • Under Trump’s plan, city and state police departments would fall under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security and would therefore be granted broad authorities to enforce the law. “They’re going to receive the best weapons, training, and resources this country has to offer,” Trump promised. “We’re going to put an end to jurisdictional restrictions and increase police capabilities in terms of surveillance and the use of deadly force. Not only that, we’re going to eliminate this so-called standard for probable cause; it’s very limiting and, frankly, outdated. Our police forces are going to have much more freedom in terms of who they can arrest and why.”
  • Trump compared his proposal for a federalized police force to similar operations in countries like Brazil and Mexico where armor-clad federal police are able to travel freely between cities and counties and have the support of military-grade vehicles and weaponry. “It’s going to be very similar to what you see in Rio de Janeiro where they have a very serious gang problem,” Trump explained. “You look at Chicago where they have dozens of people being killed every week. Well, I will tell you, we’re going to get very tough in Chicago and in places like that. We’re going to – in my first hundred days – we’re going to send several thousand police into that city and clean it up like you wouldn’t believe and, you know what, people will be very happy.”
  • In a highly anticipated acceptance speech delivered on the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday, Donald Trump spoke of a nation in crisis, plagued by the looming threat of terrorism and domestic crime, and vowed, as president, to “restore law and order.”

The only way Trump can accomplish all he has claimed he will do and within such a short amount of time is to…

  1. Declare Martial Law on 20 January 2017. “Martial Law is the exercise of government and control by military authorities over the civilian population of a designated territory – an extreme and rare measure used to control society during war or periods of civil unrest or chaos.”
  2. Militarize police – arm police with military weapons, including those recently taken away from police by President Obama after the Ferguson conflict.
  3. Increase the powers of the police – exercised by legislative and executive branches of states through the enactment and enforcement of laws – power to compel obedience to laws through whatever measures they see fit, provided those measures do not infringe upon any of the rights protected by the United States Constitution or in the various state constitutions, and are not unreasonably arbitrary or oppressive – methods of enforcement can include legal sanctions, physical means, and other forms of coercion and inducement.
  4. Suspend the Bill of Rights – the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution – including Miranda Rights.
  5. Federalize police – creation of a National Police Force, including the Deportation Force.
  6. Deport all illegal immigrants and criminals – rather than warehousing them in camps or prisons at the expense of taxpayers, or banish them to a location from which escape or return is not possible [similar to the idea presented in the 1981 dystopian movie Escapee from New York].
  7. For national identification and national security fingerprint and photograph all U.S. citizens, and all other people who are not citizens within the United States – immigrants, foreign students and workers, plus all other visitors.
  8. Expand the government contracts established by the Obama Administration between the U.S. government and Experian (headquarters in Ireland with branches in United States) for identification confirmation and related national security.
  9. Use the Experian super-computer in Allen Texas with the NSA super-computer in Utah to help establish Experian’s globalization goal for its “Single Source of Truth” and “Single Version of Truth” with use of a worldwide electronic currency (single source – banning use of cash and other means) within the United States – going to a thumbprint and/or fingerprint pad system for identification and for making all purchases – including food and water – for which no one within the United States can purchase without use of the thumbprint and/or fingerprint identification system [comparable to the biblical “mark of the beast” – the “Classical Greek word charagma (χάραγμα), translated as mark (of the beast) in Revelation 13:16 can also mean any mark engravedimprinted, or branded; stamped money, document or coin.”]

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