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"I would hurl words into the darkness and wait for an echo. If an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight." Richard Wright, American Hunger

The United Police State of America – Roger Ingalls

I want everyday hard working citizens to take five minutes from their crazy worker-bee routine to just stop and think about what is going on around them. I know it’s hard. We want to come home from another day of insanity, drink a glass of wine and just numb our brains for a few satisfying minutes before the chaotic next day rears its ugly head.

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We have to think, we have to engage our brains…for the sake of future generations. The days of “it’s all about me me me” are over! We must ascend to a higher state of social responsibility, it’s our duty…it’s our time.

I didn’t want this post to sound too preachy or get too long so I’ll get to the point. Please think about and become familiar with the following issues:

 1)      In many states and local city governments, it is now illegal for you to video tape police activities. No more Rodney King type videos.

2)      As of last Thursday, thanks to Congress and the President, it is now a Federal offense to cause a disturbance during some political events (H.R. 347). The right to assemble and protest, as guaranteed by the Constitution, is being minimized.

3)      The precedent has now been set allowing the President to assassinate you (an American citizen) if you are deemed a potential threat – your arrest or trial with guilty verdict is not necessary for execution.

4)      If you are alleged or considered a terrorist, you can be locked away for life, without official charge or trial (habeas corpus suspended).

5)      Political momentum is building to disallow a woman to control what is done to her own body.

6)      City governments are creating laws without constitutional or historic “commons” consideration that limits use of public places for assembly and protest.

The pace to limit our basic rights is accelerating. Thomas Jefferson and other like-minded Founding Fathers fought hard to get a Bill of Rights included in the Constitution. Wouldn’t it be tragic to let it all slip away? Think about this small list above…there are many others not shown.

Turning a blind eye to the elimination of freedom is like putting shackles and chains on our children and telling them to get used to it.


Roger Ingalls is well traveled and has seen the good and bad of many foreign governments. He hopes his blogging will encourage readers to think more deeply about the American political system and its impact on US citizens and the international community.

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2 thoughts on “The United Police State of America – Roger Ingalls

  1. It is very worrisome what you say. Given (that) what you say is correct something should be done about it. Looking from the outside USA seems to be almost the perfect country; an example to be followed. We do not want the USA to slip into chaos. We want and we need USA to be a place of healthy productive people that live in freedom and in peace with the world. But thinking twice … we really know there are some problems. We should not let them grow bigger. May God help all of us!

  2. “turning a blind eye” .. in my mind’s eye.. is a ship that sailed a long time ago. The eye of the American was poked out with a sharp stick by the fat bully on the playground who came along and started shouting amendments at the top of his mean little lungs. We are the world leaders in excess, self-gratification and abuse of a good thing. The end result? Some took the power given to them and ran with it – some to break the law, some to uphold it but both to extremes. And we have nobody to blame but ourselves. We are the democracy, yes? Wouldn’t that mean that these laws come into effect from the very people we put there?

    A thought provoking article – but is it too little too late?

    ~ Kymberlie Ingalls

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