I have concerns, that lead to many questions, about why a county sheriffs department working in cooperation with law enforcement agencies of other states and the federal government would have the need to cooperate with a private contractor for security purposes. An action of this nature used against a body of individuals gathered in a common cause in a peaceful manner of demonstrating and protesting the actions of a government and or corporate entity, strongly suggests there would be a nefarious purpose and intent.
It is my understanding that as American citizens, we have the right and duty to protest and demonstrate against an immoral, illegal and or unjust activity of a government entity. And since most every organizational activity that functions within the united states is coerced into operating under a corporate structure, that definition would have to include a corporate entity.
The elected representatives are expected to abide by the oath that they took to defend the Constitution of the State and the Constitution of the United States. In turn, the appointee and or employee in charge of the government agencies are expected to do the same. Yet at every opportunity we see a prosecutor willing to subvert the organizing documents of the State and Nation to serve their own ends. In this current example whereas the Water Protectors are forced to defend themselves against fabricated and unsubstantiated charges, many of which have already been thrown out of court, the defense has experienced a period in which the government employees have created such an obstacle within their own justice system that it is hard to believe they hold the position they do. It has taken a special hearing, a year after the demand for production, to force the prosecutors office to comply with the law, in this case provide the defense with the witnesses and evidence they intend to use against them. In a less than recent example of this absurd and illegal behavior, I will use the actions of the recently convicted attorney general of the State of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Kane. As soon as she took office she declared that she would not enforce the States law that she did not agree with, and for the most part was allowed to get away with it until she was convicted of another crime.
Now, for the less educated elected individual I can understand why such a person would have a difficult time adhering to their oath since it has become common practice to tolerate subversive judges telling the people what is constitutional and what is not. In other words we have allowed the judiciary to abandon the established practice of deciding case law based ON the Constitution and have defaulted to a practice that decides cases based on flowery commentary and opinion, existing case law determined on flowery commentary and opinion, and proclamations pulled out of thin air. That particular rabbit trail has no end and will forever allow the judiciary to rule the roost and allow the system to be manipulated for any purpose and desired outcome. These practices keep attorneys employed and the courts busy with work, but will eventually lead to the collapse of the our constitutional form of government. In many ways it already has.
In the recent past we have seen how the government has shown up in force, in a militarized fashion, to enforce regulation and policy developed by an agency. I cite the Cliven Bundy’s ranch standoff in Nevada in April 2014. Without due process of law, the agency proceeded in the confiscation of property that resulted in citizens assembling to defend against an illegal action perpetrated by the government. Now obviously the images generated by a militarized government agency against an assembly of US citizens standing up in defense of their property rights firmly defended in the Constitution looks bad. Maybe the Morton County Sheriffs Department and other Law Enforcement Officials” were cooperating with the privately contracted security firm in an effort to direct attention away from their involvement. In large part this strategy has worked in that it allows law enforcement agencies a mechanism that shifts focus and accountability away from government law enforcement agencies to the private company. Oh, and by the way, a private company that has been employed by federal agencies to target, surveil, and disrupt international citizens opposed to American interests extracting their energy resources against their will in their respective countries.
We need to keep this fundamental in the pretext of the conversation. “We the People” have delegated the authority to our local law enforcement to protect our God given rights to Life, Liberty, and Property. Law enforcement is obligated to recognize that fact and take every step imaginable to DE-escalate a situation so as to ensure the public safety is maintained while diplomatic negotiations can commence in an effort to resolve the dispute. “We the People” are also on the other side of the barrier.
It is not the proper role of government and it’s contractors to escalate hostilities, perpetrate violence, and instigate criminal activities to create a situation wherein the public safety is compromised. Accusing people of illegal activity while they are exorcising their inherent rights, protected by the constitution, is not a valid role of government and its agencies. Employing the use of small arms weaponry, attack dogs, and high pressure water to inflict bodily injury on people is not law enforcement. Imposing an evacuation deadline of an encampment in a so called effort to protect the greater well being of the public is only an absurd excuse to impose the will of the aggressor, inflict harm on individuals that refuse to abandon their rights and their beliefs, and accuse the individuals of fabricated allegations so as to label them for life. Charges of illegal activity should have been levied against the aggressors, but they are protected by their lies and deceptive interpretations.
The land dispute and a potential for a water contamination disaster still exists. “We the People” have lost faith in the system because the system was, and is, subverted to serve the will of a few wealthy and powerful people with bigger and more guns.