Originally posted by Seekerof
When you employ the use of "government", your implying what: State or Federal government?
Last I heard, this is a state initiative, not a federal.
I think this would be a topic unto itself. I think a case can be made that at times they work together and others they do not. Here's what I
Operation FALCON is an excellent example of President Bush’s direction and the Justice Department’s dedication to deal both with the terrorist
threat and traditional violent crime,” said Attorney General Gonzales. “This joint effort shows the commitment of our federal, state, and local
partners to make our neighborhoods safer, and it has led to the highest number of arrests ever recorded for a single initiative of its kind. We will
use all of our Nation’s law enforcement resources to serve the people, to pursue justice, and to make our streets and Nation safer.”
“This operation, which produced the largest number of arrests ever recorded during a single initiative, would not have been possible without the
cooperation of our law enforcement partners on the federal, state, and local levels,” said Director Reyna. “Working together, we were able to take
more than 10,000 fugitives off the streets, making our communities safer for everyone.”
I don't think this is anything new, I just think we're getting better at it. I'm grateful for this operation, just wondering what they're doing
looking at me. There are lots of easier ways to keep watch of me I think. In fact, I'm fairly certainly they do in ways I don't realize. Is it
good? Yes....so far.
Now, ask "Who's responsibility is immigration?" and you'll get the state pointing at the fed, and the fed pointing at the state:
"Please call your Senators and ask them to oppose S.A. 3871:
The enforcement of federal civil immigration laws is a federal responsibility. This amendment represents an unacceptable shift in both responsibility
and cost from the federal government to state governments."
So is the government "united we stand" or "divided, we the republic"? Well, the answer is in the:
Not that I blame anyone really. Capitalism is what we proudly built as our foundation. There is only one thing I can think of that is more important
to the Federal Government than the picture above and that is control. If you think I'm kidding, check the price tag on one of these babies:
I'm feeling very pictorial today, apologies if it gets annoying. So, as I was yapping...er...saying. Control control control. If the state has
information the FBI, CIA or any-bloody-else in the District of Amerigo Vespucci wants to have. The state gets lots of those green pieces of paper for
this info upon request. You and I have a number. Now, there is more than one but I can assure you, you're life fits onto one page according to a
national database and a .doc file is sub-atomic in storage space and cost.
Is any of this bad? Well, not really in my opinion...but you're asking me, who's never been falsely accused or jailed for something I didn't do.
Here's a cut & paste from truth-justice.org...
We had not heard anything from my wife's aged, invalid mother for about 36 hours; we usually talked to her every day like clock work to find out
how she was feeling and if she needed anything. Alarmed at her failure to call us, my wife and I went to my mother-in-law's apartment and found her
dead on the floor in a pool of blood. My wife and I were in a state of shock and disbelief at finding our loved one dead, possibly due to a fall or
even by violence.
After I had phoned the police to report the death of my mother-in-law, police homicide investigators arrived and were everywhere in our apartment
collecting evidence. They immediately separated my wife and me and began independent interrogations regarding the lifeless body on the floor. At one
point, investigators informed me that my wife's and my accounts of discovering my mother-in-law's body did not match.
It appeared that the homicide investigators did not believe our accounts surrounding who discovered my mother-in-law's body first. They
indicated that they had a problem with the results of our interrogations and they would have to go through the whole interrogation again. They were
quite aggressive and it appeared they were trying to link us to her death even though they themselves had not determined if the death was due to a
fall or was by violence. Two interrogations later we were numb. Our shock of finding our loved one was overwhelming, but it was now turning into
fear because it was becoming more and more evident that the investigators were attempting to link us to my mother-in-law's death.
At 49 years of age and after living a happy life focused around God and family, I had never been the brunt of a criminal investigation. I was
scared to death, and could only imagine that my wife who was being interrogated in the next room had the same feelings.
It was at this time that I began to remember the newspaper and television stories of people being accused, tried, convicted, and incarcerated for
crimes that they did not commit. Some were sentenced to 25 years, others 50 years, others for life, and still others to Death Row. Where was this
terrible event going to lead us? I was petrified to believe that we could be caught up in a problem, a problem from which we might not be able to
extract ourselves. We were people of modest means and had no money set aside to hire a highly experienced, well-known defense team. What were we to
do? How far was this going to go? Would we be taken to jail and indicted for murder? How could this happen?
Note: Many, many people experience the same real-life situation described above. Some are able to clear themselves; yet, others are processed
through the judicial system. Competent sources estimate that between 3% and 15% of the inmates in prisons across the USA, are innocent. This means
that of the 2 million people incarcerated in America today, from 60,000 to 285,000 innocents are in prison. These numbers grow at the same ratio
regarding over 5 million Americans who are under some form of control by the Corrections System outside the nation's prisons, e.g., parole, payment
of fines, etc.
Let me say that too, "Competent sources estimate that between 3% and 15% of the inmates in prisons across the USA, are innocent. This means that of
the 2 million people incarcerated in America today, from 60,000 to 285,000 innocents are in prison."
Now tell me each human life is not
significant. This gets a total
or a victim of "pick and choose" human rights:
They may have a different story. Eyes and ears open please! Take daily notice of change and be advised
. I truly believe this is the best
country in the world (that's an opinion, not a fact) and would like to keep it that way.
I'd like to hear of unexpected places people are being observed. No fits of paranoia, but rather interesting notes to heighten awareness.