Once the pieces are positioned, a crisis is needed to finish the transition from a soft to a hard collectivist tyranny. Many assume this will be economic collapse caused by wildly excessive federal spending. But nothing dampens dissent like attacks from abroad, which unite us and make us look to the federal government for leadership. With that in mind, consider the regime’s contempt for border security:
On January 17th, 2013, Exelis Systems Corporation sent out an email to all of its employees informing them that on March 15th, 2013 all TARS Air Defense Mission Operations will permanently cease. These TARS Air Defense sites were under the control of the United States Air Force. On January 15th, 2013, the Air Force informed Exelis (the defense contractor running the TARS sites) that the TARS sites will be shut down. …
This means the southern border of the United States of America will be more vulnerable to attack from low flying aircrafts, low altitude missiles, and other infiltrations such as smuggling.
At best, this is yet another example of the federal government neglecting the fundamental duties that justify its existence even while wasting $trillions in areas outside its legitimate purview. At worst, it is further evidence that our national defenses are being deliberately eroded.
Meanwhile, the largest state sponsor of terrorism is on the verge of obtaining nuclear weapons, and Obama has nominated a Secretary of Defense who appears to have no problem with that. Five of the USA’s eight largest cities (Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego) are a short plane ride from the border of chaotic Mexico. Who needs ICBMs?