What Is Going On?

The TSA has been responsible for over 9,000 unannounced “security checkpoints” over the last year alone, as the federal agency’s VIPR program expands to become a literal occupying army in the name of safety.

The TSA’s 25 “viper” teams — for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response — have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year. Department of Homeland Security officials have asked Congress for funding to add 12 more teams next year.

In Leesburg, Florida this morning,  locals visiting a Social Security office were met with " blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications. And other officers, some with K-9s, sifted through the building,”

I know there are many, many people that have no problem with these type of checkpoints, unexpected, random, or otherwise, but please ask yourself a couple questions.  

  1. Why is DHS setting up checkpoints at Social Security offices in the first place?
  2. Why random checkpoints along some of our highways?
  3. If they're really looking for illegal immigrants, as they claim, then WHY not do something, anything at all to secure our borders?
Only the ignorant will say 'I have nothing to hide, so I'm okay with it.'.  Looking at the bigger picture, one  would have to be honest and ask 'where does it stop?'. In our homes? At your local grocery store?  If the authorities and the powers that be would just do their  job of profiling and ship all illegals back to where they came from ,would any of this be necessary? No, it would not.  

The way I see it,  it begins small, slowly and quietly. First, TSA at airports. Random checkpoints on the highway, here and there. DHS checkpoints at a Social Security office.  A little here, a little there, and we as a society begin to adjust and get used to being stopped and showing our identification when asked.  Then they turn up the heat, gently. Now, youve got checkpoints at the mall, the skating rink and the movie theater.  But, hey, what's wrong with that, people will say.  It's all for our own protection, right?  Or is it?  Think about it.


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