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Is America Becoming a Police State?

By Chuck Baldwin
February 26, 2010

There is a classic story about how no one had been able to capture a herd of wild hogs that was rooting up crops from numerous farms. It got so bad that rewards had been posted for anyone clever enough to corral the critters. But even this resulted in only limited success.

One day a stranger (who was a wily old trapper) came into town and--entering the general store--ordered a truckload of fence posts and fencing, along with some feed. When asked what he was going to use it for, he said, "I'm going to get those wild hogs y'all are having trouble with." Of course, everyone in the store laughed at the overconfident stranger. A few weeks later, however, the stranger rode into town with the back of his truck tightly packed with the smelly swine.

When asked how he was able to accomplish what no one else had been able to do, the old trapper replied, "Simple. I started putting the feed out in a small clearing and the hogs began freely eating the feed. It didn't take long and they were there every day. Then I put up the fence posts, but with no fencing. At first the hogs were a little skittish, but it wasn't long and they ignored the posts. Then I began putting the fence up, but I left the gate off. Again, the hogs were skittish at first, but soon realized they could come and go freely, and before long, they were devouring the free food with a vengeance. Then, one day when the hogs were aggressively consuming the vittles, I slammed the gate closed."

continued: http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin573.htm

*Dr. Baldwin is the host of a lively, hard-hitting syndicated radio talk show on the Genesis Communications Network called, "Chuck Baldwin Live" This is a daily, one hour long call-in show in which Dr. Baldwin addresses current event topics from a conservative Christian point of view. Pastor Baldwin writes weekly articles on the internet ChuckBaldwinLive.com and newspapers.

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Not Only A Police State

"becoming a police state"

I'd say we are there already....

"The Universe may not always play fair but at least it's got a sense of humor" ;) - Michael Patrick King

I agree...

with Betsy Ross

“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had." - Eric Schmidt

Agreed. Been that way for some time now.

But 'our' police state is the best police state on Earth! .....


we are. I think some places are worse than others--

but, yes, we are--

even in our rural area, we see more police cars--

we haven't been harrassed, but we discuss in our family how to 'handle' things--

what to do, etc.--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

From what I can see:

This little town I live in just made an ordinance that everyone under sixteen has to wear a helmet while riding their bicycles and skateboards, plus a curfew. I read this in the little local news print yesterday and have yet to formulate my letter to both the paper and the town council letting them have my opinion on it.

I love my country
I am appalled by my government


We have been since Lincoln, it's just getting worse.

I voted for Chuck too

here's why


The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

Hurricane Katrina proved it, and now the cops are ...

going to pay for murdering people who wanted to cross the bridge to find food back then: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/24/excop-pleads-guilty...

This is proof of how little they will value our lives in the midst of confusion and chaos--all, of course, in the line of duty. And if anyone seeks justice, expect the police state judges to throw the filed cases seeking justice out of court just as they did after Katrina. Yep, the gate is slamming shut!

Dear Chuck Baldwin: I voted for you.

Just a thought Mr Baldwin:

You need to start doing youtube videos of these articles... and on your own channel. It will go viral I kid you not!

Thank you.

Mr. cultivator

That was really good!

Thanks sempiternal!

Baldwin for VP? ... Paul/Baldwin 2012?


Heck, Beyonce had fifty stormtroopers at the emmy's for crying out loud.

Becoming? Too late! Its

Becoming? Too late! Its already happened.

We need permission from our government to drive our cars down the block! Imagine if someone had tried to tell George Washington or John Adams that they could not freely travel by horse or carriage without first having a card granting them permission from the government. What would they have thought of that?

When you can be stopped by law enforcement anytime for any reason and asked to produce prrof of who you are for no reason at all, the police state has already arrived. None of this makes us safer. And most just go along and think if you resist you are either a trouble maker or a criminal. But its only conditioning for what lies ahead.

Imagine if when Paul Revere was taking his midnight ride he had to produce positive identification to the first person of authority who requested it. Imagine that he could be stopped for an indefininate amount of time by law enforcement and questioned about what he was up to at such an hour. Imagine he could not embark on that midnight ride because he had been sucject to the same ridiculous things we have all come to accept.

Indeed the police state has arrived!

RON PAUL 2012 -- Our last best hope!

Ron Paul 2012 - It's Almost Here!


Cool analogy. I think America is becoming a police state. They've been building the fence around us for awhile now. What event is going to happen that will cause them to try and slam the gate shut? Hopefully it doesn't come to that, but we may see it sooner rather than later...