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Judge Andrew P. Napolitano – Waging War | LibertyNEWS.com

September 12, 2014 1 comment

James Madison is commonly referred to as the Father of the Constitution in large measure because, in the secrecy of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, he kept the most complete set of notes.

He also had a very keen mind and a modest demeanor and an uncanny ability to solidify consensus around basic principles that are woven into the Constitution.

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66 Percent of Americans Now Live in a Constitution-Free Zone ….. | The Nation

July 16, 2014 1 comment

………………..A Standing ArmyThe zone first came into existence thanks to a series of laws passed by Congress in the 1940s and 1950s at a time when the Border Patrol was just an afterthought with a minuscule budget and only 1,100 agents. Today, Customs and Border Protection has more than 60,000 employees and is by far the largest federal law enforcement agency in the country. According to author and constitutional attorney John Whitehead, the Department of Homeland Security

 

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DHS, created in 2002, is efficiently and ruthlessly building “a standing army on American soil.”Long ago, President James Madison warned that “a standing military force, with an overgrown Executive, will not long be safe companions to liberty.”

 

With its 240,000 employees and $61 billion budget, the DHS, Whitehead points out, is militarizing police units, stockpiling ammunition, spying on activists, and building detention centers, among many other things. CBP is the uniformed and most visible component of this “standing army.” It practically has its own air force and navy, an Office of Air and Marine equipped with 280 sea vessels, 250 aircraft and 1,200 agents.On the border, never before have there been so many miles of walls and barriers, or such an array of sophisticated cameras capable of operating at night as well as in the daylight. Motion sensors, radar systems, and cameras mounted on towers, as well as those drones, all feed their information into operational control rooms throughout the borderlands. There, agents can surveil activity over large stretches of territory on sophisticated and expensive video walls.

 

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“A wasteful, growing, fear-mongering beast”….. By: Chuck Baldwin

June 21, 2014 1 comment

By Chuck Baldwin

What The DHS Is Building Is Indeed A BeastOne of the great concerns of our Founding Fathers was a large standing army on American soil. James Madison spoke for all of America’s founders when he said, “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”

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I wonder what Madison and the rest of our founders would have to say about the Department of Homeland Security DHS.John Whitehead, the president of The Rutherford Institute, recently wrote a trenchant summary of the DHS. He began by saying, “If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security DHS is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most – a standing army on American soil.

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“Whitehead observes that the DHS employs over 240,000 full time workers and has an annual budget of $61 billion. Sub-agencies of the DHS include the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration TSA, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency

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FEMA.Whitehead states, “In the 12 years since it was established to ‘prevent terrorist attacks within the United States,’ the DHS has grown from a post-9/11 knee-jerk reaction to a leviathan with tentacles in every aspect of American life. With good reason, a bipartisan bill to provide greater oversight and accountability into the DHS’ purchasing process has been making its way through Congress.”

 

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Chuck Baldwin — DHS – A Wasteful, Growing, Fear-Mongering Beast… ““In the 12 years since it was established to ‘prevent terrorist attacks within the United States,’ the DHS has grown from a post-9/11 knee-jerk reaction to a leviathan with tentacles in every aspect of American life. “

June 19, 2014 3 comments

By Chuck Baldwin

June 19, 2014NewsWithViews.comOne of the great concerns of our Founding Fathers was a large standing army on American soil. James Madison spoke for all of America’s founders when he said, “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”

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I wonder what Madison and the rest of our founders would have to say about the Department of Homeland Security DHS.John Whitehead, the president of The Rutherford Institute, recently wrote a trenchant summary of the DHS. He began by saying, “If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security DHS is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies.

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In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most–a standing army on American soil.”Whitehead observes that the DHS employs over 240,000 full time workers and has an annual budget of $61 billion. Sub-agencies of the DHS include the Coast Guard,

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Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration TSA, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA.Whitehead states,

 

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WHITEHEAD: Has the Dept. of Homeland Security become America’s standing army?

June 16, 2014 1 comment

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Has the Dept. of Homeland Security become America’s standing army?

The Rutherford Institute ^ | June 16, 2014 | John W. WhiteheadPosted on 6/16/2014, 7:02:13 PM by stevie_d_64

“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison

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“Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.”—Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeantIf the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security DHS is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies.

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In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most—a standing army on American soil.

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The third largest federal agency behind the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the DHS—with its 240,000 full-time workers, $61 billion budget and sub-agencies that include the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration TSA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA—has been aptly dubbed a “runaway train.”

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Beware a beneficent government…IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY…Judge Napolitano…

June 12, 2014 3 comments

The president is an ardent progressive. This dastardly philosophy of government was brought into the American mainstream 100 years ago by a Republican, Theodore Roosevelt, and a Democrat, Woodrow Wilson. Its guiding principle is the belief that government – not individuals – is the chief engine of human progress.

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Bastards Run the Government … (Judge Napolitano)– LewRockwell.com

June 12, 2014 2 comments

The president is an ardent progressive. This dastardly philosophy of government was brought into the American mainstream 100 years ago by a Republican, Theodore Roosevelt, and a Democrat, Woodrow Wilson. Its guiding principle is the belief that government — not individuals — is the chief engine of human progress. If that means government tearing down rich persons to help poor persons, if that means the massive redistribution of wealth, if it means federal regulation of every conceivable occupation or productive endeavor, if it means fighting an unjust war, progressives are for it.

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