Does the city of Fort Pierce Police force really need an armored vehicle? What are they preparing for?
WPTV has reported that the Fort Pierce police department acquired the $700,000 armored vehicle with only 5,000 miles on it from the US military for $2,000. That’s quite a bargain, especially considering the $125,000 trolley Ft Pierce parked due to low ridership. When you consider that US taxpayers already spent $700,000 to purchase the vehicle however, the vehicle doesn’t look like much of a bargain anymore.
“If you see my SWAT team roll up in this, it’s over, so just give up,” said Police Chief Sam Baldwin.
On might wonder why the military would get rid of such an expensive vehicle after only limited use. One might also wonder why a city with just over 42,000 residents needs such a vehicle.
In America today, we see two contrary movements happening. On the one hand, we see the reduction in size and strength of the US military. On the other hand, we see increasing militarization of local police forces and federal agencies. The former is designed to weaken America. The latter is designed to control the American people.
Certainly, much of the militarization is unnecessary and overreaching, especially when we’re referring to federal agencies, but as a nation forgets God and His laws, God turns that nation over to tyrants who exercise force to retain the evil desires of the people. Remember, “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9 NKJV) If the people who live in a nation will not restrain evil in themselves, God will raise up oppressors to rule over them who will restrain them.
As Robert Winthrop, Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, said, “Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them or by a power without them; either by the Word of God or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or by the bayonet.”
It is time for America to return to God so that we might serve him and He might deliver us from the oppressors who rule over us.