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Militarized USDA and EPA using SWAT teams to terrorize innocent people including lemon growers and small farmers

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(NaturalNews) The federal government is becoming increasingly militarized, with numerous agencies now employing their own SWAT teams to conduct raids on raw milk producers, beekeepers, lemon growers - or anyone else who runs afoul of agency policies.

The trend has increased during Obama's presidency and is not only costing taxpayers enormous amounts of money, but also terrorizing citizens who could hardly be considered dangerous criminals by any sane estimation.

The USDA is just one example. From BlacklistedNews.com:

"The USDA has used its new military power to threaten people who grow lemon trees; force large fines on people for selling bunnies; confiscate raisins for no real reason; and ruin the livelihoods of small farmers.

"One USDA SWAT team even seized bees privately owned that were proven resistant to Monsanto's GMO Roundup and killed all remaining Queens. This shows the incestuous relationship between crooked corporations like George Soro's Monsanto and government agencies.

"The USDA is not alone in its abuse of power. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have recently used their swat teams to bully Americans for lobbyist interests or to punish political enemies."

"Guns in the hands of the bureaucrats"

The militarization of agencies that have nothing to do with national security is disturbing, particularly when it involves non-violent innocent citizens being bullied and intimidated by lethal force in the name of protecting corporate interests.

As Ron Paul said in 1997:

"All government power is ultimately gun power and serves the interests of those who despise or do not comprehend the principles of liberty. The gun in the hands of law-abiding citizens serves to hold in check arrogant and aggressive government. Guns in the hands of the bureaucrats do the opposite. The founders of this country fully understood this fact."

No doubt the founders of this country are rolling in their graves as we slip deeper into an authoritarian system that serves the interests of a corporate fascist state.

"Why does US Department of Agriculture (USDA) need submachine guns? The agency's Office of Inspector General (OIG) is requesting .40 Caliber semiautomatic submachine guns along with 320,000 rounds of hollow point ammo.

"Why is the US Postal Service soliciting proposals for assorted small arms ammunition?

"Why has the Social Security Administration requested 174,000 rounds of hollow-point bullets?

"Why does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which oversees the National Weather Service, need 46,000 rounds of hollow point ammo?

"For what purpose does the EPA need a SWAT team?"

It's difficult to imagine any possible justification for supplying the SSA or the NOAA with hundreds of thousands of hollow-point bullets, or have I missed something?

Our own tax dollars being spent to enslave us

Over the past ten years, 44 "traditionally administrative" federal agencies have spent more $71 million on military equipment, including cannon launchers, firearms and ammunition.

As the federal government increasingly encroaches on Second Amendment freedoms, it is also arming itself to the teeth. And that's not even mentioning the fact that law enforcement agencies are also becoming more militarized by the day.

As Adam Andrzejewski, founder of OpenTheBooks.com, told the Washington Times:

"Spending $71.1 million on body armor outside of traditional law enforcement agencies raises troubling questions. It's no surprise Gallup found that nearly 50 percent of Americans believe the federal government is a threat to their liberty."

It's time we recognize the threat we face from our own government. The increasing militarization of federal agencies and the simultaneously increasing restrictions on citizens' rights to own guns should send a clear signal that the principles our nation was founded upon are being systematically undermined.

If we fail to heed the warning signs, we can say goodbye to the freedoms our founding fathers worked so hard to establish and that so many have died for since to protect.


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