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Under the constitution, there was never meant to be a federal police force. Even an FBI limited only to investigations was not accepted until this century. Yet today, fueled by the federal government’s misdirected war on drugs, radical environmentalism, and the aggressive behavior of the nanny state, we have witnessed the massive buildup of a virtual army of armed regulators prowling the States where they have no legal authority. The sacrifice of individual responsibility and the concept of local government by the majority of American citizens has permitted the army of bureaucrats to thrive.
Dr. Ron Paul (more quotes by Dr. Ron Paul or books by/about Dr. Ron Paul)
(1935-) American physician, US Congressman (R-TX), US Presidential candidate
Is Federal Police Force Constitutional?, The Liberty Pole, October, 1997
Constitution, Police, Prohibition, Responsibility, Statism