A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
OK. Hold on a moment.
KGB, or Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti, translated into English is: “Committee for State Security.”
So what, you ask?
So … DHS stands for “Department of Homeland Security.” Ummm.
Honestly, the only difference I see is that one is a “department” and the other a “committee.”
Many conservative commentators have been warning for years that the US is becoming a police state akin to the old Soviet Union.
What with the hearings going on in Washington currently on the abuse of power by the IRS and the Justice Department, is it any wonder that more and more Americans are questioning the the government’s loyalty to the constitution — AND to the citizens of the US?
It has become clear that if you are a friend of the constitution then you are an enemy of the Obama Administration. At least that now seems to be the position of our current government.
Consider this: “Agents from the Department of Homeland Security posing as national “police” were deployed across the country this week to monitor and intimidate Tea Party activists, who were peacefully protesting the Obama administration and its abuse of the IRS to target conservative groups. The apparently unlawful spying and bullying has drawn outrage from analysts, experts, and commentators from across the political spectrum worried that the federal government is going off the rails.
From California to Florida and everywhere in between, armed DHS functionaries — part of the so-called “Federal Protective Service” (FPS) — intimidated and spied on peaceful activists, according to protesters in attendance. News reports were filled with pictures and videos of large Homeland Security trucks that said “police” in giant letters, along with armed DHS personnel dressed in “police” outfits. At a rally in Los Angeles, a DHS helicopter was even spotted flying overhead as federal “police” ordered protesters to get off of government property.” SOURCE: http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/15505-homeland-security-police-monitored-tea-party-irs-protests
The article at The New American continues: “Why aren’t DHS officers protecting the homeland against foreign enemies armed with explosives and hate? Perhaps because the Obama Administration is more worried about domestic ‘enemies’ armed with the Constitution and love of country,” wrote Sally Zelikovsky about the scandal in the American Thinker. She also said the administration sending out DHS agents to spy on Tea Party protests was “further evidence of the Soviet-style ‘War on Dissent.’ ”
“One would think they would be just a bit more circumspect and maybe even exercise a modicum of restraint before dispersing KGB, I mean, DHS agents to free speech rallies protected under the Constitution,” Zelikovsky continued in her stinging criticism of the department’s latest activities. “The fact that they did this so blatantly despite the scrutiny they are under is symptomatic of a government on the verge of a constitutional breakdown — a government that doesn’t hesitate to bully the little guy while giving the Constitution the proverbial political finger.” Source: http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/15505-homeland-security-police-monitored-tea-party-irs-protests
Look. It is clear to anyone with an iota of sense that our government is out of control. Freedom and liberty are being curtailed. Personal freedom is in serious peril in America today.
The Department of Homeland Security should be abolished at once. In fact, there is serious question whether we ever needed them, in the first place.
“It is clear that the DHS is not in the business of protecting us, it is in the business of protecting criminals and keeping us controlled. The DHS no longer plays any role in protecting of the U.S. citizens. It is time to defund and abolish it, sell all of its assets and ammo and return all the proceeds to the U.S. treasury for partial repayment of our debt or maybe using some of this money to reopen the WH for kids and the national parks to law abiding Americans.” SOURCE: http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/?p=406253
We couldn’t agree more.
If DHS ever inspired confidence in Americans that time is long past. DHS now inspires fear and loathing among the citizens of America. It is now seen as a thuggish strong arm enforcement agency of the police state, an adversary of the citizens of the country. We want it gone!
© J. D. Longstreet
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