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Security Services

 

“To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions; To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia…”

Amendment 1, section 8

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Active Indicators

Active Indicators Over Time

status of security service indicators

Current weighted authoritarian value of active security service indicators

 

about this category

The Security Services of the United States are meant to be used against our enemies and in the name of the common good—never against citizens or residents here at home for political purposes.

There are 20 indicators for Security Services. Each indicator has a severity level on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being less severe and 5 being the most severe. We rate activity on each indicator along a scale of 1-10, with 1 being slightly active and 10 being fully active. Updates are made monthly.

The donut graph on the left shows how many indicators are currently active for Security Services. The bar graph on the right shows the “weighted authoritarian value” for Security Services at a given moment—that is, a value that reflects the active indicators multiplied by their severity ranking. You can see the status and severity of each indicator (along with relevant news articles) in the table below, as well as the 90-day trend: if the indicator has recently become active, there's a warning symbol, but if it has become inactive, there's a forward-pointing green arrow instead.

 

INDICATOR

ACTivity

SEVERITY (1-5)

90 DAY TREND



Partial or wholesale removal of regulatory protections of senior executive service (SES) members and other career federal civilians workers.

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5

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Institution of a government policy to use political ideology as a screening mechanism for civilian hiring, military appointments, and civilian and military assignments.

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5

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Action taken to weaken or eliminate security services (intelligence, military and law enforcement) oversight bodies and rules.

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5

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Civil servants required to take loyalty oath or pledge to the administration (alongside of Constitutional oath).

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5

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Military personnel required to take loyalty oath or pledge to the administration (alongside of Constitutional oath).

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5

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Purges of civilian personnel using extra-legal means.

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5

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Purges of military personnel using extra-legal means.

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5

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Congress passes legislation to erode restrictions on use of federal military force within the United States.

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5

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Federal agents (E.g. Border Patrol) openly demonstrate partisan allegiance to administration or defy court orders.

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5

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Creation of civilian, non-governmental, or paramilitary entity that are based on allegiance to the executive.

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5

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Congress passes legislation that partially reduces or wholesale removes the ability of U.S. military personnel to refuse an unlawful order.

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5

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POTUS invoked Insurrection Act to federalize National Guard and/or use military for law enforcement.

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5

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