It seems like Barry is selling Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles that cost the taxpayer $600,000 per copy to every law enforcement agency across America, large and small, for the paltry sum of $2,000 each. At first glance, that would seem to be quite the bargain, but when the Conservative Collective considers that each vehicle has already been paid for with our money, why would any police chief be so stupid as to pay for one AGAIN…with taxpayer dollars?
Here is what we see on the nightly local news. Sheriff Bubba T. Dingleberry and his SWAT boys standing proudly next to his shiny new MRAP:
Badass isn’t it? But…why does the Salinas Police Department need that level of vehicle? Are terrorists running rampant? Are the streets littered with dead citizens? Are the police in Salinas running over a lot of mines or IED’s? Are Al-Queda ambushing officers from Salinas constantly? Why does Sheriff Bubbas MRAP need to be set up for a Browning M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun? Why in the hell does ANY law enforcement agency need military equipment to carry out its assigned duties? The Conservative Collective says…they don’t unless there are other motives at work.
Remember what Barry said at the very beginning of his first term? He said he wanted a federal police force that was as well funded and as well equipped…as the military. But why?
The answer is relatively straightforward and resides in law. Barry is denied the use of the military for domestic law enforcement purposes by our Posse Comitatus law. He cannot direct the military against civilians. But, there are no such limitations for his use of law enforcement across America. Barry owns Eric Holder, who in turn owns the Department of Justice, which can direct Americas police departments against us…well we all get it.
Recent history has shown us that in places like Boston, law enforcement storm troopers, emboldened by support from the DOJ, will commit constitutional violations day after day and they roll in those violations like a dog in poop. They train with the military, they think like the military now and they kill like the military when at war. But, who is law enforcement at war with, exactly? Criminals? Don’t be stupid. The answer is…you and me.
And think about this…while law enforcement whines about their casualties going up by 40%, no one brings up the fact that since 9/11 America’s law enforcement has killed over 5,000 civilians. That happens to be more than the number of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in ten years. Worse, they kill us and then congratulate themselves with high-fives for a job well done. Make no mistake, these MRAPs are meant to scare the living bejeezuz out of us, not to protect officers lives.
The Conservative Collective as well as other concerned groups such as The Cato Institute have watched the escalation of police militarization with extreme interest. We also find it interesting that Sheriff Bubba never shows what happens when a MRAP happens along someone who does not like MRAPs. It looks like this;
Not so shiny is it? Not nearly as impressive when its been turned inside out by someone who isn’t afraid of armor and really doesn’t like MRAPs rumbling down the street in their neighborhood. In this case, in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The other option is that Sheriff Bubba has a tiny penis and is merely trying to over-compensate by having the biggest pickup truck in the county. At any other time in history, this would be the more likely scenario.