Americans Fear Federal Control of States: Jade Helm (Video) Update 5-14-15

Here is what it looks like to me.  
It looks like Obama has been purging our military  of some of its best and most skilled and battle tested leaders for 6 years and counting.  
It looks like we have been disarming our own military for at least 4 years.  
It looks like we have ramped up the militarization of our Police Forces around the nation for at least 6 years. 
It looks like Ferguson and now Baltimore were at least two manufactured crises with an agenda that includes nationalizing and controlling local Police Forces by the Feds that continues to unfold across America.  
It looks like Obama's many executive orders granting Federal authority over cities and municipalities in cases of national emergencies was an anticipation of something big to come.  
It looks like Congress'  passage into law of the NDAA, which allows the arrest of Americans without a trial and to be detained indefinitely was part of an agenda that was forward thinking for such a time as this.   
It looks to me like Obama, the Community Organizer, has ensured Leftist and Progressives victories in every major election in this nation starting in 2016 (and everyone one after that) by shamelessly and publicly breaking the law and granting Amnesty to at least some 5 million illegal immigrants, just for starters.  
It looks to me that Obama has his own national and domestic military force, also known as Homeland Security. 
It looks to me that Obama has been lying about his identity, about his religion, about his place of birth.  
It looks to me like Congress has helped to cover it all up, and is almost as complicit.
It looks to me that this is impossible to all just be a coincidence.
It looks to me that Obama's Presidency is about as pristine as are his motives in running this nation into the ground and it looks to me like a stealth coup d'état has been underway since at least 2007, and no one is yet to stand up to this beast. 
It looks to me like something is terribly wrong inside of America, and now the military have made the homeland their practice field and we are supposed to sit back and watch, but never question. 
Just like the good sheeple they have taught us to be. -W.E.

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The U.S. military has told WND that to allay fears and minimize concerns over a massive military training operation scheduled across much of America’s Southwest this summer, officials have met with local governments and briefed them.
And they say that it’s a combination of “inaccurate” information and “personal agendas” that is whipping up fears.
But it appears the message isn’t getting across, since a new poll shows nearly half of voters are concerned Washington “will use U.S. military training operations to impose greater control over some states.”
And one voter in five is “very concerned.”
The results come from Rasmussen Reports, which surveyed 1,000 likely voters May 7-10.
The polling company asked whether the government’s military training plan is an infringement of the rights of citizens, whether the respondent favors or opposes those exercises in their state, and how concerned are they over whether Washington “will use U.S. military training operations to impose greater control over some states.”
The training exercises this summer have been named Jade Helm 15, and WND reported when the concerns moved well beyond the fringe frets over black helicopters and secret prison sites.

That was when Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, released a statement responding to constituents’ worries about Jade Helm 15, an exercise in six states involving thousands of military personnel on public and even private land.
“Over the past few weeks, my office has been inundated with calls referring to the Jade Helm 15 military exercise scheduled to take place between July 15 and September 15, 2015. This military practice has some concerned that the U.S. Army is preparing for modern-day martial law,” Gohmert said.
“Certainly, I can understand these concerns. When leaders within the current administration believe that major threats to the country include those who support the Constitution, are military veterans, or even ‘cling to guns or religion,’ patriotic Americans have reason to be concerned.
“We have seen people working in this administration use their government positions to persecute people with conservative beliefs in God, country, and notions such as honor and self-reliance. Because of the contempt and antipathy for the true patriots or even Christian saints persecuted for their Christian beliefs, it is no surprise that those who have experienced or noticed such persecution are legitimately suspicious.”
Jade Helm is getting a lot of attention for several reasons, including the fact that the military has designated for purposes of its exercise several mostly Republican regions as “hostile” territories.
“Having served in the U.S. Army, I can understand why military officials have a goal to see if groups of Special Forces can move around a civilian population without being noticed and can handle various threat scenarios,” Gohmert wrote. “In military science classes or in my years on active duty, I have participated in or observed military exercises; however, we never named an existing city or state as a ‘hostile.’ We would use fictitious names before we would do such a thing.
“Once I observed the map depicting ‘hostile,’ ‘permissive,’ and ‘uncertain’ states and locations, I was rather appalled that the hostile areas amazingly have a Republican majority, ‘cling to their guns and religion,’ and believe in the sanctity of the United States Constitution. When the federal government begins, even in practice, games or exercises, to consider any U.S. city or state in ‘hostile’ control and trying to retake it, the message becomes extremely calloused and suspicious.”
Rasmussen found only 16 percent are opposed to such military training, and another 19 percent are undecided.
Just 21 percent believe the government’s decision to conduct military training exercises in some states is an infringement on the rights of the citizens in those states and 62 percent disagree. Sixteen percent are not sure.
But the poll found 45 percent of voters are concerned that the government will use U.S. military training operations to impose greater control over some states, with 19 percent who are “very concerned.”
Among voters who oppose military exercises in their state, 82 percent are “concerned that the federal government has greater control in mind,” the poll said.
Not surprising, Rasmussen reported, since “62 percent of Americans believe there is too much government power and too little individual freedom in the United States today.”
The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points, with a 95 percent confidence level.
Rasmussen said that just 20 percent of voters “now consider the federal government a protector of individual liberty.”
Sixty percent see the government as a threat to individual liberty instead. Only 19 percent trust the federal government to do the right thing all or most of the time.
“Most voters across virtually every demographic category favor the U.S. military conducting training exercises in their home state. Majorities generally agree, too, that the government’s decision to hold such exercises is not an infringement on anyone’s rights,” Rasmussen said.
“But 56 percent of conservative voters are concerned that the training exercises will lead to greater federal control over some states,” the report said. Forty-two percent of moderates and 33 percent of liberal voters have some level of concern.
“A plurality (47 percent) of all voters continues to believe the federal government has too much influence over state governments, but that’s down from 56 percent five years ago. Fifty-four percent (54 percent) think states should have the right to opt out of federal government programs that they don’t agree with, but only 24 percent feel states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings if their elected officials disagree with them.”
WND also reported when Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an order to the Texas State Guard to oversee any activities in his state to ensure that Texans’ “safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed.”
“By monitoring the operation on a continual basis, the State Guard will facilitate communications between my office and the commanders of the operation to ensure that adequate measures are in place to protect Texans,” he told Maj. Gen. Gerald Betty, commander of the Texas State Guard.
“Directing the State Guard to monitor the operation will allow Texas to be informed of the details of military personnel movements and training exercise schedules, and it will give us the ability to quickly and effectively communicate with local communities, law enforcement, public safety personnel and citizens.”
U.S. Army Special Operations Command officials responded to some of WND’s questions about the issue, stating in writing that the exercise is to train Special Operations Force to respond to an international crisis.
Officials said the troops need to train in areas that are not inside military bases.
“Different environments provide opportunities to experience new and unique training experiences,” the Army said. “These environments add realism and greater training value for U.S Special Operations Forces.”
Local officials have been briefed, the Army said.
But officials declined to answer whether it is unreasonable for Americans to be concerned about a government that takes away rights to oppose abortion and follow biblical standards for marriage, for example.

Jade Helm map showing Texas, Utah and part of California as "hostile"
Jade Helm map showing Texas, Utah and part of California as “hostile”

There have been two general responses: those from conservatives who doubt Washington is telling the whole story and from liberals poking fun at conservatives.
Among the former is Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who told he’s been trying to get answers from the Pentagon.
“My office has reached out to the Pentagon to inquire about this exercise. We are assured it is a military training exercise. I have no reason to doubt those assurances, but I understand the reason for concern and uncertainty, because when the federal government has not demonstrated itself to be trustworthy in this administration, the natural consequence is that many citizens don’t trust what it is saying.”

CNN quoted Pentagon spokesman Steve Warren, who said: “Jade Helm is a long planned and coordinated exercise. We are not taking over anything.”
Concerns over the military’s plans have prompted many videos.
Here’s one example: