by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
What will Donald Trump’s presidency mean for liberty? Only time will tell.
Over the years, it seems that the world has tilted towards extremes from one side to the other, through left and right arms of the larger system of government.
During both Republican and Democratic presidents, there have been wars, riots, disasters and protests, as well as covert black op missions, plans for emergency camps for mass populations, threats of disaster and world war, and scandals; and there have been attempts to disarm the population, reign in militia members and to criminalize homesteading, homeschooling, black market and cash transactions, federalize state business, and undermine individual sovereignty at every level. There is constant and increasing surveillance.
In the name of public safety, nearly any health emergency can prompt mandatory quarantine, door-to-door sweeps and forced vaccinations. Major natural disasters and terrorist incidents (particularly the Boston Marathon bombing) now regularly prompt martial law in the regional footprint surrounding the area. Most public events are kept under armed guard; highway checkpoints are common and put up with, TSA are entrenched, Homeland Security has unchecked powers at every level.
From Nixon’s destruction of the gold standard, to Carter’s government rationing powers during the oil crisis, to Rex 84 internment camp plans and Iran Contra under Regan and Bush, Ruby Ridge, Waco and Oklahoma City under Bush and Clinton, and the War on Terror under Bush II and Obama, there have been incredibly significant attacks on personal liberty.
The threat has little to do with the public personas of the presidents themselves, but more to do with the crisis that they face. 9/11 opened the door to a police state, and the institution of a permanent surveillance state.
What kind of crisis will President Trump face? How will he respond?
When/if President Trump faces a major crisis, there is no reason to think it will bring anything but even more tyranny, instituted in the deep state itself. Depending upon the situation, the response could be quite harsh.
The threat of martial law has once again become very real.
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