Like you, I've heard about the alleged existence of secret government-established "detention centers" before, but only from the black-helicopter crowd, so I personally never paid any attention to the claims, dismissing them as preposterous, because "our government would never do something terrible like that to its own citizens. Right?"
"Well," the voice of reason reminds me, "isn't the government that would never do something like that to its citizens the same government that legally protects and sanctions and pays for the murder of millions of babies, the most defenceless of its citizens, through abortion?"
Point well taken.
So that's why today, when I ran across this detention-camp article that seems to lend credibility to the claims, I thought I'd post it here for your consideration and comments.
Personally, I can totally see this as being part of a gradually expanding effort on the part of some in our government who would like to see trouble-makers of all kinds sequestered, if they get too vocal in their criticisms of things like FOCA.
Combine this with the fact that the U.S. military has just recently redeployed a full combat brigade, formerly engaged in combat operations in Iraq, to take up duty right here in the United States — in preparation for massive "civil unrest."
If these are dots we should be connecting, I'm not liking the pattern I see emerging here.
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced to the House of Representatives a new bill, H.R. 645, calling for the secretary of homeland security to establish no fewer than six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations.
The proposed bill, which has received little mainstream media attention, appears designed to create the type of detention center that those concerned about use of the military in domestic affairs fear could be used as concentration camps for political dissidents, such as occurred in Nazi Germany.
The bill also appears to expand the president's emergency power, much as the executive order signed by President Bush on May 9, 2007, that, as WND reported, gave the president the authority to declare an emergency and take over the direction of all federal, state, local, territorial and tribal governments without even consulting Congress.
As WND also reported, DHS has awarded a $385 million contract to Houston-based KBR, Halliburton's former engineering and construction subsidiary, to build temporary detention centers on an "as-needed" basis in national emergency situations. (read article)