Originally Posted by Fish
Definitely smells like horseshit. The government is way too stupid and disjointed to actually pull off something like this. And they've currently got it too good right now to justify dealing with complete civil unrest.
Have you seen the tanks that cops have received?
This one riled up a New Hampshire town! Not exactly a tank but is an armored vehicle and looks military'ish. Courtesy of the DHA grant.
Took one alert man to force the issue and change things.
Clark's father, Terry Clark, is on the Keene City Council, and so far the only council member to publicly oppose the Bearcat. But Mike Clark said he knows how the council works. "They can pass these things without any public discussion," Clark said. "And you don't hear about them until they've already passed. But if you collect enough signatures, you can force them to reconsider the motion." Clark did just that, collecting more than 500 signatures opposing the Bearcat.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison