Thursday, December 8, 2011
Sounding the alarm of preparedness
In the wake of the alarm over the passage of the Defense Authorization Act of 2012, the internet has been rife with opinions on how American citizens can be held in detention with their Constitutional right to a speedy and public trial or habeas corpus suspended. That a Congressional action can trump the supreme law of the land, the Constitution, remains to be seen, but if the Constitution is suspended for whatever reason, there would be no Bill of Rights, no law except the law of power. Now many stories are surfacing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is working closely with defense contractors to ready camps across the United States. This appears to be real, but without confirmation of intent.
Speculation is that the federal government is preparing either for huge disasters--either manmade or natural--or for the event of martial law where American citizens are rounded up and interned in concentration camps. Certainly, when the dots are connected between various actions of the Feds, there is a pattern that could be construed as preparation for very dark days ahead. In December 2008, the Washington Post reported that Pentagon officials confirmed some 20,000 uniformed troops would be deployed by 2011 to help state and local officials respond to a domestic catastrophe. Many consider this a prelude to the suspension of civil rights, others say its preparation for inevitable terrorist attacks.
A Request for Proposal by defense contractor KBR revealed by Alex Jones' Infowars.com outlines a plan where the US is divided into five regions and seeks contractors to provide fencing, living quarters, potable water, bathroom facilities, catering and more for "camps" ranging in size "from 301 to 2,000 persons for up to 30 days." This RFP is undated, but was likely distributed in November. Given that this Administration has defined conservative religious citizens as radicals, and conservatives have been characterized as terrorists by Vice President Joe Biden and others, Christian citizens have good reason for concern. We need not fear, but we do need to control what we can control.
I wholeheartedly believe Jesus' words in Matthew 6:33, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." He is talking about food, clothing, the essentials of survival. We should, however, prepare--spirit, mind and body through prayer and the Word of God. We should also educate ourselves. Ray Gano has written a handy and practical book entitled "Survive The Coming Storm--The Value Of A Preparedness Lifestyle" that every Christian should read. When the protections of government break down, we need to be salt and light to the world. Ray has provided practical ways to survive and to lead others to do the same in the hope of the Lord.
Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/30/AR2008113002217.html
KBR RFP for FEMA Camps, http://static.infowars.com/2011/12/i/general/kbr-doc.pdf
Survive the Coming Storm by Ray Gano, http://www.prophezine.com/
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!