Jade Helm is the the largest military exercise to ever take place within U.S borders. Mainstream media is content with painting genuine concern about the operation as nothing but crazy conspiracy theory – despite being banned from reporting on it.
Lets set the record straight, Jade Helm will NOT result in an immediate marshal law takeover. There are two distinct reasons for Jade Helm. The first is conditioning the public to accept military personnel within civilian territory, the second is the enhancement of the military’s human domain (the motto of the entire exercise).
In military terms, the human domain is the understanding of anything associated with people. To enhance the human domain, you collect geographic/pychographic/demographic information on a mass scale.
Jade Helm, if you research and understand the technology that’s involved, is an intelligence operation to collect data from specific areas in the country. Why? Quite possibly to enhance surveillance in America while also creating a realistic simulation software for the military.
Furthermore, these military exercises are a direct violation of the 3rd amendment. They’re also dangerously close to breaking a federal law known as Posse Comitatus.
“The Third Amendment (Amendment III) to the United States Constitution places restrictions on the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner’s consent, forbidding the practice in peacetime.” _The Constitution of the United States
Here’s an explanation from constitutioncenter.org:
“The Third Amendment is intended to protect citizens’ rights to the ownership and use of their property without intrusion by the government. The drafters of the Constitution, like many other colonists, were resentful of laws, in place before the Revolutionary War, that allowed British soldiers to take over private homes for their own use. Thus, the amendment bars the government from forcing individuals to provide lodging to soldiers in their homes, except during war when the interest of national security may override an individual’s right of private property.”
Jade Helm will take place almost entirely on city owned, and privately owned land. The exercise will set up local headquarters on private property of large landowners.
In Radley Balko’s book, “Rise of the Warrior Cop”, he says: “the historical context behind the Third Amendment shows that the framers of the constitution were worried about something more profound than quartering soldiers. The amendment was a placeholder for the broader aversion to an internal standing army”
Balko continues, “At the time the Third Amendment was ratified, the images and memories of British Troops in Boston and other cities were still fresh, and the clashes with colonists that drew the country into war still evoked strong emotions. What we might call the ‘symbolic Third Amendment’ wasn’t just prohibition on peace time quartering, but a more robust expression of the threat that standing armies pose to free societies. it represented a long-standing, deeply ingrained resistance to armies patrolling American streets”.
In Schleicher County Texas, an HQ was set up at the Steve Blaylock Ranch. In Victoria and Goliad Counties, HQ is located at T Michaol O’Connor’s ranch. These are privately owned properties.
If we don’t draw the line here, when DO we draw it? We cannot sit passively and thankfully Texans agree. Maintaining a free society requires vigilance and the ability to say “no, you can’t go that far”. Passivity will only allow authorities to walk over civil liberties and rip the constitution to shreds.