Federal agents in camouflage, without badges are snatching up American citizens and taking them to undisclosed locations. To hear this statement a mere 5 years ago would seem unthinkable. However, the very thing those who dub themselves as ‘patriots’ say they have been preparing to fight against is here. A nation that tolerates the circumvention of its laws and liberties can not claim to be free. Simply said, secret police are the most un-American shit ever.
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) has recounted widespread reports that “federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14. Personal accounts and multiple videos posted online show the officers driving up to people, detaining individuals with no explanation of why they are being arrested, and driving off.”
Though these federal forces are apprehending those who you differ with ideologically, a dangerous precedent is being set. There is no turning back once a nation allows an environment where its government has the power to indiscriminately apprehend people without explanation. If it helps motivate you to oppose this troubling development, President Obama signed into power the act which gives Trump authorization to deploy such tactics. Yes, you heard that correct. Barack HUSSEIN Obama. According to The Nation, “On the face of it, what these federal officers are doing is illegal and unconstitutional. It’s possible that they are acting under the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, signed by Barack Obama, which legalized the detention of Americans suspected of being terrorists. If so, then the War on Terrorism has truly come home.”