January 7, 2011
By Michael J. Bruning
Although they claim to have been around for 40 years, I have never heard of this “paramilitary” quasi-law enforcement” organization, the Federal Protective Service, until I saw a recent article that describes the agency performing some kind of training raid around a Social Security office in rural America.
The claim is that they provide security and protective services for over 9,000 federally owned or leased properties with a FPS force of some 900 personnel and over 15,000 “contracted” rent a cops, along with several thousand other staffers for a sum total of 20,000 career and quasi career federal employees. It is indeed ironic as to just how many “federal law enforcement” personnel exists – outside of the normal parameters of law enforcement. We all know the FBI, Secret Service, VA Police, Postal Agents, DEA, U.S. Marshal Service, Capital Police, TSA Agents, Border Patrol, ICE and a host of others, but this revelation that there is such a thing as the Federal Protective Service begs the question as to just how many American citizens owe their allegiance to the political decisions of the day, rather than to the American people? In addition to all of these “civilian” law enforcement personnel, remember that we also have a veritable list of American citizens who serve in the military and whose job it is to enforce federal law in their capacity as military police, etc. Such an over-lapping of law enforcement duties can not be ignored, nor can the fact that we entered upon this slippery slope with the Patriot Acts I and II and more recently, the unconstitutional Bill of Rights destroyer, the National Defense Act of 2011/2012. Indeed, we should be very worried about our future as American citizens and more importantly, the continuation of our freedom and liberty as a people and as a Republic.
I find all of the activity by the past half-dozen presidents, a worthless and corrupt congress and a blatantly lame and sadistic judiciary to be the blame for what we see and have today. Likewise, and to a great extent, an uneducated, illiterate, ignorant and severely apathetic electorate need to take the blame for electing and re-electing these same jackals, time and time again. Read More