Let me put everyone at ease over the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) recent purchase of 174,000 rounds of pistol ammo. According to the AP and CNN they are merely for training and normal police work of the 259 agents of the Social Security Administration’s Inspector General’s Office.
I’m glad the official propaganda arm (a.k.a. the AP and CNN) of the U.S. Federal Government has put to rest the crazy Conspiracy Theory that the Feds are preparing for civil unrest.
I feel better already don’t you? Unfortunately the fact remains that the United States Federal Government has purchased or plans to purchase 1.4 billion rounds of ammo to be used not overseas but inside the U.S. That is not a Conspiracy!!! (Thanks to InfoWars and Alex Jones for breaking this Story!!!)
The CNN article and the AP article both highlight the State’s version of the SSA purchase as “normal”. In both stories they quote the Social Security Administration.
“These investigators have full law enforcement authority, including executing search warrants and making arrests,” the agency said in an August post. “Our investigators are similar to your state or local police officers. They use traditional investigative techniques, and they are armed when on official duty.”
Hollow point bullets are standard-issue items for many police agencies, the Social Security Administration said. The bullets expand when they hit a target and can help prevent injuries to bystanders from bullets passing through a body, according to police.
Investigators “use this ammunition during their mandatory quarterly firearms qualifications and other training sessions, to ensure agent and public safety,” the administration added.
Then the AP further goes on to support the State’s version by quoting two Law Enforcement types:
“For practice ammunition, they do not have to be hollow-points, but hollow-points are the normal police round used for duty ammunition due to their ability to stop when they hit an object as opposed to going through it and striking more objects,” said William J. Muldoon, president of the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.
“Six hundred rounds per year for training, qualification and I would assume to carry on duty is not out of line at all,” said John W. Worden, director of the University of Missouri’s Law Enforcement Training Institute. “Hollow points are carried by law enforcement all over the country and are probably the preferred type of ammo no matter what caliber.”
And the CNN story instead of quoting police, quote a A Left-Wing Professor who supports the expansive growth of Government.
“This is just the latest in a long history of uniquely American anti-government conspiracy theories, said Kathryn Olmsted, a University of California at Davis history professor and author of “Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories in American Democracy.”
That another one would surface in the midst of a contentious election cycle and continued unease over the nation’s financial future is not all that surprising, Olmsted said Tuesday.
But this one, she said, seems particularly tenuous.
“It strikes me as one of the more extreme conspiracy theories,” Olmsted said. “I’m surprised it has any traction.”
The AP and CNN maybe reporting the truth about the SSA purchase. But what they are not reporting is the reason why the SSA needs bullets to begin with. Even if these rounds are just for target practice and normal Federal Police Work ,it is still a huge problem. That’s because up until the Progressive era an armed Federal Police force of any kind was unthinkable and believed to be UnConstitutional. But with the Income Tax and Prohibition the power of the State increased and with it the need to have more heavily armed guardians to enforce the confiscatory and liberty killing laws became necessary.
And why does the State need bullets? It’s because it steals property from individuals and other people want to steal it from them. If the State didn’t force you into the Social Security System, which is the largest Ponzi scheme on Earth, by withholding 6.2% (even though they’ve given us a temporary reprieve) and also steal another 6.2% from your employer every two weeks, they wouldn’t need armed agents. (Incidentally if anyone thinks this is a voluntary program try to opt out. If you do the SSA will tell you to talk to the IRS because they are the enforcement agency for the program.)
Now, I would like to ask Condi Rice and all the other Conservatives how in light of this fact they can continue to say that we live in the freest nation on Earth?
Now all of this Stolen Property known as Social Security is a huge pot that other criminals will naturally target. But the State being the biggest gang on the block doesn’t want anyone else to get a piece of the action so they have armed Federal Agents to ensure that they have complete control of the stolen loot.
Like my brother said, once one freedom is given up another five go with it. That is how it is with Social Security, the income tax, and every other government intervention into your life. A Police State is growing in this Country in leaps and bounds because the intervention of Government into our lives is growing. That is not a coincidence!!! The SSA purchase of 174,000 rounds just highlights this FACT. Think of the phrase from the SSA “These investigators have full law enforcement authority, including executing search warrants and making arrests”.
To me that is scary. How many agencies of the Federal Government have that power now? The IRS, TSA, Homeland Security and the SSA just to mention a few. Then you have the DEA, the BATF and FBI. As the Imperial Bureaucracies grow so will the size of the departments who guard them. The recent 1.4 billion rounds of ammo purchase or ordered that is intended for use inside of the United States by the Federal Government is a fact.
No amount of white washing by the AP or CNN will change that. In the past the Hippies would have been up in arms about such a purchase. But the Progressive/Collectivists are in power and they want to remain in power. Unfortunately history is full of the accounts of what Governments do with power.
What the AP and CNN fail to report that in the 20th century Communist Governments killed over 170 million of their own citizens by hanging, boiling them alive, burning them alive, burying them alive, beating them to death, starving them to death and by shooting them, not with marshmallows or with teddy bears, but with BULLETS!!! That is not a Conspiracy Theory. That is the Truth.
That statistic is frightening in and of itself but the counter side to that is that “Democratic Governments” around the world have killed tens of millions of people as well during the 20th century and were directly responsible for allowing Stalin, Mao and Hitler to take power. As Collectivism grows so does the need to enforce these artificial freedom killing policies against individuals whether it’s in Democratic or Communist Countries. This is always done by the State through armed agents.
As Albert J Nock wrote the struggle is always between “Society and the State”. Society is the peaceful voluntary interactions between individuals and the State is the coercive predatory plundering entity that seeks to control and kill. Now why wouldn’t the AP and CNN be on the side of Society?
The CNN article takes the idea even one step further with the quotes from Olmsted. On one hand the Social Security administration and Homeland Securities purchases of ammo isn’t nefarious at all and at the same time these purchase are some how justified because of all the conspiracy nut cases out there. George Orwell himself would have been amazed at that logic.
If the reporters wanted to actually hold Government accountable they would seek to uncover the truth about the State. And in particular how an armed Federal Police Force was anathema to the founding of this fading Republic and that taxation is really theft.
Here are some links to the stories and the SSA’s official website – so you can judge for yourself.
http://oig.ssa.gov/newsroom/oig-news For a list of Media Outlets who are running cover for the State
Unfortunately the reporters for the AP and CNN aren’t interested in uncovering the truth. They are only interested in ingratiating themselves to those in power and helping to propagate the growing Police State.
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