What’s the real purpose for the proposed national emergency centers?

A number of things have occurred in our country over the past year or so that have made some of us suspicious that the government is preparing for civil unrest. Perhaps they’re anticipating a financial meltdown or maybe a food crisis, or they know that a government overreach is coming that will have a lot of people upset.

Whatever it is, there has to be a reason why the Department of Homeland Security has purchased so many bullets and urban assault vehicles recently. If there is rioting and mass arrests coming, they’re going to need places to incarcerate people. Some believe that’s the real reason behind the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act that is back in Congress.

Representative Alcee Hastings of Florida, who has introduced the bill for the second time (it died in committee in 2009), claims that the main purpose of the centers would be to provide temporary housing, medical and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or disaster. But isn’t that what FEMA centers are all about? Congressman Ron Paul isn’t buying the official explanation.

“They’re setting up the stage for violence in this country, no doubt about it,” said Paul, who believes these centers could lead to Americans being incarcerated in detention camps during a time of martial law.   

The budget for setting up a minimum of six emergency centers on military installations within U.S. borders is $180 million for both 2014 and 2015. I’m thinking we could probably find a better use for that money. Let’s hope our elected officials agree if and when it comes time to vote on this act.    

We’ve seen following emergencies how poorly run the FEMA centers are. Can you imagine what these new centers would be like?  

This act sure sounds to me like a way to create places to put Americans who don’t agree with the administration’s policies. What do you think is the real reason behind this act? Do you think it’s worth so much money to build these centers to keep order during a time of civil unrest? Please weigh in with your thoughts.

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