What is a US Standing Army?

You have probably already heard that when Joe Biden signed the ridiculously named and irresponsibly passed so-called Inflation Reduction Act, the IRS was suddenly authorized to hire 87,000 new armed agents. At the time of the bill’s passing, most of us rightfully wondered, “Why do IRS agents need to be armed to conduct income tax audits?” But the IRS is just one of many federal agencies that has been purchasing vast amounts of firearms and ammunition, while concurrently training their employees in military style methods. Not only will IRS agents be armed but many other Federal employees constituting a “standing army” or the potential of martial law wil be imposed by force upon the citizenry by Federal agencies.   

The framers of the Constitution wisely vested the ultimate power of the military to a civilian, along with civilian oversight. The president of the United States serving as the Commander in Chief in consultation with his Secretary of Defense are supposed to dictate the actions of the military for defense of the country against foreign enemies – not domestic ones. The Posse Comitatus Act passed in 1878 strictly prohibits the military from engaging in any domestic civilian matters with the exception of states of emergency when the National Guard may be called in. This is a constitutional safeguard as a tyrannical political administration might turn the armed forces on American citizens. In order to circumvent this pesky little statute, the Biden administration is now arming his federal agencies. Although the arming of federal agencies is not technically unlawful, it should give us great pause.

A recent article from the Epoch Times highlights the various agencies that are now armed and ready to impose the government’s dictums through lethal force, if necessary. Below is a comprehensive list of the armed federal agencies assembled by the investigative reporters John and Nisha Whitehead:

  • IRS – 4,500 guns, 5 million rounds of ammunition, 621 shotguns, 539 long barrel rifles, and 15 submachine guns
  • Department of Veteran Affairs – 11 million rounds, camouflage uniforms, riot gear, tactical lighting and image enhancement devices
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – 4 million rounds of ammunition, 1,300 guns, 5 submachine guns, 189 automatic firearms
  • Social Security Administration – 800,000 rounds of ammunition, armor and guns
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – 600 guns and 620 armed “special agents”

If my math serves me correctly this is an astonishing 20 million rounds of ammunition and approximately 3,330 weapons. These are only the numbers that can be documented and it is not a stretch to think that there could be many more we are not aware of. What this concentration of weapons and ammunition actually amounts to is a “Standing Federal Army” or “National Police Force” which is antithetical to our founding. 

All tyrants and dictators in history have had a private police force/military at their disposal. For Hitler it was the Gestapo; for Mussolini it was the OVRA; for Stalin it was the NKVD and then later the KGB. These special forces reigned with absolute terror and their brutal reputations are certainly well deserved. 

We seem to be at a precipice in American history. We all saw too well how governments at all levels (local, state and federal) severely limited our God given freedoms during the pandemic. Americans in general are law abiding, trusting, responsible, and hardworking people who care about their communities and the country. One wonders if the populace had not initially complied with the Covid-19 lockdowns and mandates would martial law have needed to be declared and with it the use of these goon squads within the federal government?  And what will happen if another manufactured crisis hits our shores? Will our freedoms be yet eroded again this time enforced with 3,300 federal guns and 20 million rounds of ammunition?

We all need to pray that somehow our country wakes up out of our collective stupor and fully embraces freedom and justice for all – even those who peacefully dissent or belong to an opposing political party. The militarization of the federal government is happening right before our eyes and it may be a precursor of things to come if we do not fight for our rights and freedoms at the ballot box. It is imperative that the control of the House of Representatives and Senate flip from Democrat control. You can help do this in the mid-term elections on November 8th.  Register to vote if you have not already done so and commit to candidates who will uphold the Constitution. Volunteer as a poll watcher or worker. This is for our children and grandchildren. As Ronald Reagan wisely remarked,

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

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