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-Wisconsin Home Invasions by Government Officials: Could This Happen to Conservative Christians?

by Dr. D ~ April 23rd, 2015

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Read the account of what happened in Wisconsin due to out- of- control politically motivated prosecutors, government investigators, judges, and compliant police.

Constitutional rights were violated, free speech suspended and individual privacy invaded, along with home invasions with families including children awakened in the night, herded and held at gun point by police officers while their homes were torn apart and personal documents and computers confiscated with no reason given to those who were humiliated and whose lives were turned upside down and  changed forever.

Things like this are not suppose to happen in America and yet they did and the perpetrators are still free after several years of this whole thing going through the courts with no real resolution for the victims. Read this incredible entirely true account, this doesn’t come from the Onion or any from that genre,  but from a respected conservative journal. Here are some quotes from the article in the National Review:

Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram.

She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled at her to grab some clothes, others yelled for her to open the door. “I was so afraid,” she says. “I did not know what to do.” She grabbed some clothes, opened the door, and dressed right in front of the police.

They wouldn’t let her speak to a lawyer. …all the while the police searched her house, making a mess…Then they left, carrying with them only a cellphone and a laptop.

“It’s a matter of life or death.” That was the first thought of “Anne” (not her real name). Someone was pounding at her front door. It was early in the morning — very early — and it was the kind of heavy pounding that meant someone was either fleeing from — or bringing — trouble. “It was so hard. I’d never heard anything like it. I thought someone was dying outside.” She ran to the door, opened it, and then chaos. “People came pouring in. For a second I thought it was a home invasion. It was terrifying. They were yelling and running, into every room in the house. One of the men was in my face, yelling at me over and over and over.”

It was indeed a home invasion, but the people who were pouring in were Wisconsin law-enforcement officers. Armed, uniformed police swarmed into the house. Plainclothes investigators cornered her and her newly awakened family. Soon, state officials were seizing the family’s personal property, including each person’s computer and smartphone, filled with the most intimate family information. Why were the police at Anne’s home? She had no answers. The police were treating them the way they’d seen police treat drug dealers on television.

Read the whole article

Response: The events portrayed in the National Review article were all politically motivated.

Wisconsin’s Gov. Walker at the time was trying to bring the state’s nearly bankrupted budget under control and along with his supporters were trying to limit public employee benefits and union control. Lots of state employees were angry over this including some state prosecutors, judges, and state police officials. It didn’t seem to matter that their reactions against Walker and his supporters violated the Constitution, free speech, and state laws. Scary.

We are now living in times where accounts of government officials exceeding their authority and violating the rights of citizens are increasingly common. Given the recent poll written about on this site that shows 34% saying that opposing same-sex marriage is ‘totally unacceptable’ and another 18% supporting that it’s ‘mostly unacceptable,’ is anyone else beside myself concerned about how that might translate into actions against Christians with civil rights suspended similar to what happened against a lawfully elected Governor and his supporters?

I am concerned about how conservative Christians who support traditional marriage may be treated in the near future. Will our rights be violated and suspended by radical ‘progressive’ government officials because we support a minority view on marriage that is now considered to be ‘unacceptable’ in the same way by some as racism and slavery? Will it be difficult for our churches to receive the proper zoning and building permits in the future? Already some Christians have lost positions and jobs over this issue and Christian businesses have been closed and fined in the last year or so. What will the future bring.

Will it include outright persecution? According to the Constitution and the laws of our country that can not happen but viewing what happen to Walker and some of his close supporters in Wisconsin sometimes the law does not seem to matter anymore when it comes to some autocratic government officials.

Persecution, killing, and loss of property have happen over religious issues in America in the past in spite of the Constitution. In 1838 Gov. Boggs of Missouri issued an Extermination Order for the killing and expelling of all Mormons in the state. Later, members of the same unpopular religious group were forced from their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois by a vote of the Illinois state legislature which revoked the city’s charter and asked the Mormons to leave the state under the threat of action by the state militia.

You might protest that those actions against an unpopular religious minority happened a long time ago in the early 19th century. But what happened in Wisconsin is still in the courts and Christians are being censored and Christian businesses are being fined nearly every week all across America.

What is next for people of faith who may hold unpopular minority positions on Homosexuality and same-sex marriage? The only ones that may receive a pass on this issue and a possible coming government onslaught are the Muslims since they have been designated by the ‘progressives’ and the media as a protected class in the name of combating s0-called ‘Islamophobia.’ What is next? Only time will tell, but conservative Christians really do need to stand up for their rights while it is still day.             *Top

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