As the writer of this article states his concern over the constitutionality of these agencies actions, I too am concerned as to how and why these governmental agencies were able to create their own individual police agencies. Add in the recent shotgun purchases by the Department of Education, and I too get a queasy feeling in my belly about these recent acquisitions. Being a retired law enforcement person myself, I understand the need for duty ammo and training ammo and the importance of training with what you carry on duty. However, even with this being said, these purchases still don’t pass the smell test. How are these police forces being administrated? Who oversees their operations? Who or what agency certifies these officers? What is their code of ethics (if any)? These are just a few of the questions I have and I urge all concerned to contact your Representatives and Senators and demand an inquiry into this matter. Personally, I don’t believe that these agencies have a legal right to stand up individual police forces. The formation of these police forces constitutes a massive increase in federal police officers and the manner in which these were formed, allowed the feds to stand up these agencies without public scrutiny or knowledge for that matter.
The United States is a unique and wonderful country. Founded by men who knew all to well, the power and the corruption of a government out of control, with its boot on the neck of its citizens. These men went to great pains to formulate a government based on the premise that “All men are created equal” with “Inalienable rights” given only by God, not man, and that the peoples of the United States will be a nation free from tyranny and injustice. In reading our founding documents, The Federalist papers, The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution, you get a huge sense of nobility and altruism that went into the crafting of each and every document. While not perfect, our Constitution has been the bulwark against the very tyranny our Founding Fathers sought to protect us from. However, it seem now that very powerful people in the Federal Government look upon the Constitution as not a document of laws, but as a document merely full of suggestions, to only obey if convenient…..This is how a government that is supposed to be for “We The People”, becomes a government of “We The Government”, behind our backs……. We must hold our elected officials accountable and make them pay a huge price at the polls come november. It is like Benjamin Franklin said, ” Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. “