Armored Vehicle Requested To Deal With Libertarians

You may have heard of the Free State Project. It’s a non-profit organization which has as its goal to bring 20,000 small government and liberty-minded citizens (libertarians, perhaps) to the state of New Hampshire. So far, about 14,000 people have signed up as members and have pledged to move to New Hampshire. About 1,200 have actually moved there, and they’ve already elected some two dozen of their members to the state legislature. They’re trying to concentrate all the small government activists in one low-population state to help bring about more meaningful change.

Well, the city of Concord, New Hampshire says they’re a domestic terrorist organization. In Concord’s application to Homeland Security to obtain a quarter-of-a-million dollar BEARCAT (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack) vehicle for their police department, the Free State Project was listed as one of the reasons they needed an armored vehicle.

“The State of New Hampshire’s experience with terrorism slants primarily towards the domestic type. We are fortunate that our State has not been victimized from a mass casualty event from an international terrorism strike; however, on the domestic front, the threat is real and here. Groups such as the Sovereign Citizens, Free Staters and Occupy New Hampshire are active and present daily challenges…. The type of vehicle needed would be capable of deploying bomb, HAZMAT, and special weapons personnel, equipped to detect chemical, biological, and radiological materials as well as explosive gases. This vehicle also needs armor properties to protect these personnel from explosions and hits from multiple projectiles when required to enter ‘hot zones.’ The Lenco ‘BearCat’ meets all these requirements.”

Never mind the fact that the city of Concord has had to endure all of two homicides in the past decade. Do they even need a police force, let alone a military-style armored vehicle? I guess those small government types are so dangerous, police just might have to deploy bombs on them.

The city of Keene, New Hampshire already has a BEARCAT vehicle. They got theirs last year. One of the city council members there explained rather wryly the application process which allowed to get an armored vehicle:

“Our application talked about the danger of domestic terrorism, but that’s just something you put in the grant application to get the money. What red-blooded American cop isn’t going to be excited about getting a toy like this? That’s what it comes down to.”

Maybe that’s why they labeled Free Staters domestic terrorists. They’re trying to make it sound like they’ve got all these threats everywhere, and they need that toy tank. Just listen to how this council member in Keene reacted after it was finalized that they would be receiving a BEARCAT vehicle:








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  • iamcurious

    It stands to reason that after the radicals took over the governments, in order to maintain their power, they would see solid American’s as subversive and an enemy.

  • TonysTake

    Maybe the town should get a few drones too, armed with Hellfire Missiles. You just never know what those liberty groups may be up to. The Constitution sure is a scary thing when you are a nanny state liberal.

  • http://www.archivale.com/weblog Marc de Piolenc

    Looks like the politicians are really running scared, which confirms my opinion that this tactic is a good one. Completely peaceful, and it harnesses the political process, which the lefties have mostly hijacked to their advantage, to promote liberty. Go libertarians!
    As for being labeled terrorists, this seems like a good subject for a civil lawsuit for defamation. A couple of years ago a property owner successfully sued an envirofascist group for defamation over their allegations that he had caused specific environmental damage to a stream running through his property. If he can get an award for that, seems to me that a label like “terrorist,” which amounts to painting a target on the back of every person so labeled, should earn a very high level of compensation. Where are the contingent-fee lawyers when you really need them?

  • Len Harpoon

    Shame!

  • BillWhit

    Our Founding Fathers wanted an small government, not one that tries to control We, the People, like we currently have. Just look at OvomitCare! Congress is forcing it on the People but exempting themselves from it! What kind of Leadership is that! Being military most of my life, a true Leader leads by Example! Only examples we get from this pathetic Congress and even more Pathetic Leader, Obama, are Lies and Deceit, Smoke and Mirrors, and the raping of our Constitutional Rights! I would not lose a bit of sleep if all of them were to meet the receiving end of a reincarnated L. H. Oswald!

  • askeptic

    It sounds like one of the areas that the Free State Project needs to concentrate on is placing a member or two upon the City Council of Concord NH.

    It will be interesting to see the editorial response to this application by Concord in The Union Leader.

  • WASP

    The Free staters are NOT Libertarians, although some “recovering” Libertarians may be members. Libertarians (as in the Libertarian Party) talk talk, talk, but never act. The Free State Project needs to file suit against the totalitarian gummint of Concord.

  • We The People USA

    Police State, Communism at its finest. Since when is a group of Americans that disagree with the liberal rat bastard scumbags considered domestic terrorist. If they keep pushing the true Red, White, and Black Americans there will be a revolt and the liberal scum will lose. GOD BLESS AMERICA and the US Constitution

  • https://www.facebook.com/lori.a.clayton Lori Ann

    I am a libertarian , I guess one of those tanks are for me. I am a married Christian woman with children and grand children. I don’t believe in big government. I believe in freedom. People should have the right to choose how they live their life’s and not be told what to do by the government. I believe the war on drugs needs to end. I don’t believe that homosexuals should be given the same rights as married people. I don’t believe in abortion for any reason. I believe if some one rapes a child, that man should be in prison . I know not everyone agrees with me on these issues, but shouldn’t I have a right to express how I really feel ?

    • Raymond Appenzeller

      I agree with you almost
      100 percent except on two issuses. The abortion issue and drugs, I have a difference of opinion. But, I respect your opinions on these matters. I do not believe we are a threat to this country as much as the present administration is today. They are the threat to America. Notice how they place the blame on others to have people focusing on us. Hang in there! Pray and hope this cancer is destroyed by patriotic people!

  • Richard West

    Remember, the BEARCAT is a wheeled vehicle. Disable the wheels, and you can cook the survivors, or pick them off as they exit.

    • WASP

      Exactly! These fascist-progressives in gummint just can’t conceive what would happen to them and their storm troopers if say one million (much less 100 million) patriots get themselves organized and start shooting. What do you figure happens when say 1000 or 2000 citizens with large caliber hunting rifles and assualt rifles opened up simultaneously on our nazis in their toy “armored cars”. Then comes the Molotovs.