These people will not only threaten your 2nd Amendment rights but may also be used to police your energy use. You've heard of the Brown Shirts in the 1930's, these might be the "Green Shirts". Please join the NRA and get involved in calling & emailing your Representatives. Fight socialism as that is the infrastucture (physical, electronic, etc.) needed to be the machine to destroy your rights as an individual. BT-100dc
(3) Families of deployed DoD civilian employees shall be supported and provided with information on benefits and entitlements, and issues likely to be faced by the employee during and upon return from a deployment
I am a retired Department of Defense civilian employee(Quailty Assurance Specialist- i. e. Government inspector).
I think that all of you are reading this wrong. What is being discussed is groupings of current DoD civilian employees that are being designated as emergency essential and/or deployable to a combat zone in the event of a bigger emergency than is currently taking place.
There are a number of current DoD civilian personnel serving in or near Iraq performing the same type of job that they were doing in the USA.
In fact, there is a possibility that someone is reviewing my old personnel records to see if I might fit into some useful role in the event of a major conflict. This would only mean that I would return to full-time employment in my previous job series doing the same or smiliar functions as before retirement. The location could change if I were needed in another geographic area.
I DO NOT think that this is addressing a quasi-martial law enforcement body. I DO NOT think these people would be called upon to interact in ANY MANNER with the civilian population of our country regarding legal or lawful actions.
I am also a retired Army Reserve SGM. That designation also permits me to be returned to activity duty if the military so desires. Would I be called upon to perfrom some functions against the civilian population in a manner that might be considere martial law? I don't know, but if that comes about I MAY HAVE A MAJOR PERSONAL PROBLEM. I support the Constitution and think that I know right from wrong. I'm not sure that all we are doing in this country today is right or best for the nation.
Barack the Black Hitler - When I first read this article (http://fredshelm.wordpress.com/2008/06/05/barack-the-black-hitler/) I thought it was a bit crazy. But now, I'm starting to wonder if it may not be true. It is indeed getting scary. You may find the article interesting.