Congressman wants to curb military su...

Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

There are 3 comments on the The Macon Telegraph story from Aug 15, 2014, titled Congressman wants to curb military surplus program. In it, The Macon Telegraph reports that:

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., says he plans to introduce legislation when Congress returns in September to curb what he describes as an increasing militarization of police agencies across the country.

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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#1 Aug 15, 2014
"When governments fear the people, there is liberty.

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/when...

Yep, it is well past time to curb military surplus to local police.

That wild show of weaponry in the hands of the police SMACKS of TYRANNY !!
fyi

Corsicana, TX

#2 Aug 15, 2014
Eleanor wrote:
"When governments fear the people, there is liberty.
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/when...
Yep, it is well past time to curb military surplus to local police.
That wild show of weaponry in the hands of the police SMACKS of TYRANNY !!
Does that mean the folk in Ferguson should get their guns and revolt?
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#3 Aug 18, 2014
fyi wrote:
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Does that mean the folk in Ferguson should get their guns and revolt?
What do you think?

The government has turned the National Guard out to squash the revolt.

The government has the upper hand.

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