Is Obama building “citizen army”

During the 2008 Presidential Campaign, Obama – then a candidate – made a unique and surprising statement. He stated that….well…..why don’t you just hear it for yourself?



The statement was not widely reported or discussed by the lamesream media. Honestly, at the time I thought that he just got caught up in the moment and misspoke. After the last 4+ years under this administration I certainly am suspicious that there were no words misspoken.

With the massive ammunition purchases(1.6 billion) by the Department of Homeland Security – which has been widely reported, thousands of recently purchased rifles(7,000), along with numerous heavily armored personnel carriers(2,700+) – something appears to be amiss. In no way am I suggesting that law enforcement should not be equipped with the tools needed to do their job and do it as safely as possible. What I am doing is questioning the timing and to a certain extent the “why?”.


Did Obama have a plan back in 2008 to truly build a civilian army which would have in its arsenal millions of rounds of ammunition, tens of thousands firearms of all types, and armored personnel carriers? If so – what comes next? Is there some danger that we are not aware of that the government is prepping for? Is the government preparing for some type of massive civil unrest in major cities across America? If so – what would cause this civil unrest?

A lot of questions. I don’t have the answers.


Then there is Captain Terry M Hestilow,  who recently sent a letter to Senator John Cornyn(TX) expressing his immense concern the DHS build up.

See it below:

Dear friends, the following is a copy of my correspondence with Senator Cornyn concerning the arming of the DHS for war against the citizens of our nation.  You are each encouraged to copy and properly amend this letter to send to your own senators and members of the U.S. House.  Further, I am somewhat overwhelmed at the response to my posts leading up to this letter on this issue.  At this point almost 3,000 of you have shared my original post, I have 994 new friends requests, 61 messages, and 70 new comments to process.  Please be patient with me and pray that this window of communication remains open to all of us as we respond to this threat against our Constitution and our people.  I am awed by you, by your positive response, and your wonderful support.  We each have a role to play in standing against this present tyranny.  Part of that proper response is sending them a letter like this from YOU, and following it up to make sure it remains a “hot button” issue that must be resolved.  God bless you as you honor your oaths and your obligations as citizens of this free nation.  May we once again know honorable leadership and peace at home.  With all sincerity and respect–Resolved, Captain Terry M. Hestilow, United States Army, Retired.

The Honorable Senator John Cornyn, State of Texas

United States Senate

517 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C.  20510

Re:  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and that agencies preparation for war against citizens of the United States of America.

Dear Senator Cornyn,

It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America.  To date, DHS has been unwilling to provide to you, the elected representatives of the People, justification for recent purchases of almost 3,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) armored personnel carriers, 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition (with associated weapons), and other weapons systems, when, in fact, the DHS has no war mission or war making authority within the limits of the United States of America.

Significant is the fact that at the same time the Obama administration is arming his DHS for war within the limits of the United States against the People of the United States in accordance with his 2008 campaign speech claiming,

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set.  We’ve gotta (sic) have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded [as the United States military]”–Candidate Barack Obama, 2008.

the Obama administration is deliberately defunding, overextending, and hollowing the Department of Defense; the only legitimate agency of the U.S. government with a war mission.

This act of the Obama administration stands as a glaring threat of war against our nation’s citizens!  This act of the Obama administration can only be understood as a tyrannical threat against the Constitution of the United States of America!  If left unresolved, the peace loving citizens who have sworn to defend the United States Constitution “against all enemies, both foreign and domestic” are left no option except to prepare to defend themselves, and the U.S. Constitution, against this Administration’s “coup” against the People and the foundations of liberty fought for and defended for the past 238 years.  We have no choice if we honor our oaths.

The only proper response to this threat against the American people is for the representatives of the People, the members of the U.S. House and Senate, to demand in clear terms that the Administration cannot ignore, that the Department of Homeland Security immediately surrender their newly appropriated weapons of war to the Department of Defense (DoD).  Further, since the DHS has assumed a position in the Administration to enforce the tyrannical acts of this president against the People of the United States against the limits of the United States Constitution, it remains for the United States Congress to exercise its limiting power in the balancing of powers established by our founding fathers, to disestablish and dissolve the DHS as soon as possible.  One needs only to look to the rise of Adolf Hitler, and his associated DHS organizations, the SA and the SS, of 1932-1934, to see the outcome of allowing an agency of government this kind of control over the free citizens of a nation.  The people of Germany could not have imagined, until it was too late, the danger of allowing a tyrant this kind of power.  We must not be so naïve as to think it will not happen to us as well if we remain passive toward this power grab by the Marxist Obama administration!

Finally, for more than two centuries the nation has lived in peace at home because of the protections of our legitimate military and the many appropriate state and federal law enforcement agencies, supported by Constitutional courts.  We stand today at a cross-road.  Will we allow this present Administration to overthrow our United States Constitution and its legal processes to amend injustices, or, will we honor our obligations to defend the Constitution against a “domestic” enemy?  Our Constitution lays out the proper methods of resolving our differences; and it does not include its overthrow by a rogue agency of a Marxist leadership at home.  You, sir, are our constitutionally elected agent to defend our Constitution at home.  We are counting upon you.  We remain aware, however, of this present threat and will not expose ourselves as an easy prey to the authors of the destruction of our nation.

I know that this letter demands much of you.  We elected you because we, the citizens of the State of Texas, believe that you are up to the task at hand and will, against all threats, honor your oath and office.  We are also writing to your fellow members of the House and Senate to stand in integrity with the Constitution and against this present threat by the Obama administration and his DHS.

We refuse to surrender our Constitution or our nation!


Captain Terry M. Hestilow

United States Army, Retired

Fort Worth, Texas

March 23, 2013


Not that I should be surprised with anything our government does – but it’s mighty strange to have the DHS plan to spend close to $50 million dollars on new uniforms, release hundreds of illegal immigrants due to budget cuts, and then still purchase this quantity of armament.  Gotta wonder where their priorities are.

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  1. There comes a time when ignoring a problem has to stop. Like a stack of -passed due- notices from a mortgage lender, they can be piled up for just so long, then it’s -make amends- or pay a steep price. For our country, the time to -make amends- has already passed, and is fading quickly in our rear-views. There are not enough of those in power with the will or the convictions to stop this madness, or even try. After all, was not NDAA supported by most of both parties. Oh, yes I know, there are a few who speak-out, but the legacy media portrays them as “extremists”, “nuts” and “fear mongers”, and then pushes -replay- often. What could these “few” hope to ever accomplish without much more help. Our populace cling to their biases with the shear strength of their own ignorance, no help is coming. A steep price is being payed now, and will only grow steeper. I wonder how history will judge us for not meeting our obligations when we had the chance.

  2. I wonder how one of these MRAPs would handel being rammed by a commandeered garbage or cement truck? Seen any testing? Just musing. D.

  3. D. I have wondered what the “Militia” could do with bulldozers and 1/2 inch thick steel plates and a welder. Ingenuity is often born from desperation, and we are already very clever.

  4. Thinking about it, the title states “Citizen army”. WE are the citizen army. What HE wants is a National Police Force. Gee, why does that sound familier, mein herr? Regards, D.

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