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WHITEHEAD: Has the Dept. of Homeland Security become America’s standing army?
The Rutherford Institute ^ | June 16, 2014 | John W. Whitehead

Posted on 06/16/2014 4:02:13 PM PDT by stevie_d_64

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

“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 sergeant

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.

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.”

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: cnsf; dhs; efad; homelandsecurity; overreach; standingarmy; styg; unconstitutional
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1 posted on 06/16/2014 4:02:13 PM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: Travis McGee

Tap on yer shoulder, ping...


2 posted on 06/16/2014 4:03:20 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: stevie_d_64

I recommend sending THEM to Iraq


3 posted on 06/16/2014 4:03:54 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: stevie_d_64

Soon the railway cars and large ovens.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 4:05:49 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: stevie_d_64

They are there to help and protect us... If you’re not doing anything wrong, you don’t have anything to worry about.... TRUST ME


5 posted on 06/16/2014 4:05:56 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: stevie_d_64

Not to mention all the other militarized government agencies.


6 posted on 06/16/2014 4:06:27 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Yeah.

Completely averts Posse Comitatus.


7 posted on 06/16/2014 4:10:34 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: stevie_d_64

Of course. What do you think the real reason was for the Patriot Act? It sure wasn’t to fight Terrorism any more than RICO is to be used only for Organized Crime.


8 posted on 06/16/2014 4:13:20 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: stevie_d_64

I can hear the leftists screaming “Bush’s fault”.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 4:14:07 PM PDT by all the best
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To: stevie_d_64

Well, yeah . . . sure, but once the citizenry has been disarmed and no longer present a threat, don’t you think they’ll downsize again or simply disband?


10 posted on 06/16/2014 4:14:37 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: all the best; RIghtwardHo

(I can hear the leftists screaming “Bush’s fault”.)

AND the FReeper before your post!


11 posted on 06/16/2014 4:17:43 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: stevie_d_64

The liberty or constitutional rights of American citizens are most definitely not the objectives. ( more like: the targets).


12 posted on 06/16/2014 4:20:04 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..)w)
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To: stevie_d_64

But we’re safe. No eighty year old nun with crutches will be able to board a redeye flight to Phoenix wearing RDX panties and detonator disguised as a crucifix.


13 posted on 06/16/2014 4:21:53 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: stevie_d_64

DHS is a Fascist arm of the US government, but they are not effective army. As long as there is a 2a and massive gun ownership, the DHS loses the numbers game. In PA alone, there are four times as many hunters than all DHS employees. There are many more gun owners. These are the so-called bitter clingers. While metrosexual and androgynous males of cities may surrender to the DHS, real men in the country will not be intimidated by these bumbling fools of the DHS. DHS loses a war on moral grounds. DHS loses a war based on there is nothing to fight for. Real Americans will fight for freedom, liberty and their property and when not constrained by politicians. There isn’t a more effective fighting force in the world. It just needs to be organized.


14 posted on 06/16/2014 4:23:08 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Ohhh please.. I’m sure Obama doesn’t know ANYTHING about this yet. /s


15 posted on 06/16/2014 4:23:51 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: stevie_d_64

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


16 posted on 06/16/2014 4:25:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: ConservativeInPA
Have you factored in just about every Police Dept. in America as whores in MRAPs for the DHS against the people?

By the way, if the DHS purchases all of this 'counter-terrorism' stuff, why did Obama just set 5 highly dangerous Taliban commanders free?

17 posted on 06/16/2014 4:27:40 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: G Larry

Actually my point was that DHS was a Bush creation.


18 posted on 06/16/2014 4:28:46 PM PDT by all the best
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Yeah, He has to hear it on the nightly news first.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 4:37:51 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Don Corleone
Soon the railway cars and large ovens.

nope. we learned from nazi germany in the '30s. there are more of us than them and we will not go gentle into the good night. "Lord, make my hand fast and accurate. Let my aim be true and my hand faster than those who would seek to destroy me. Grant me victory over my foes and those who wish to do harm to me and mine. Let not my last thought be 'If I only had my gun." And Lord, if today is truly the day you call me home Let me die in a pile of empty brass." Amen

20 posted on 06/16/2014 4:43:58 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: faithhopecharity
The liberty or constitutional rights of American citizens are most definitely not the objectives. ( more like: the targets).

They still seem to forget that over 150 million people own multiple firearms. When the SHTF they will be the ones cowering.

21 posted on 06/16/2014 4:49:04 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Organized? Well my cartridges are lined up next to my rifles. What else is it I need to do? thinking thinking? Not taking any cheap BS in the neighborhood. Anything else? Semper Fi


22 posted on 06/16/2014 4:54:56 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: ConservativeInPA

23 posted on 06/16/2014 4:55:08 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: stevie_d_64

Yes.


24 posted on 06/16/2014 4:57:36 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Don Corleone
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
25 posted on 06/16/2014 4:59:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

Just like now

26 posted on 06/16/2014 5:05:42 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: stevie_d_64

I wonder when they’ll switch their uniforms to brown.


27 posted on 06/16/2014 5:10:13 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: stevie_d_64
And Americans know who those DHS tyrants are. When they go for broke we'll
all know by their neighbors where they live, and where their spouses live,
and where their Children go to school. Their main office in Dallas is in the
same building as the CIA.
28 posted on 06/16/2014 5:16:41 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: stevie_d_64; Travis McGee

Matt — You even picked the right state, 10 years in advance.

Pretty soon we will see them executing invasive, destructive, no-warrant searches for contraband. Officer Gretchen please pick up the white courtesy phone.

I wonder what the first declared contraband will be.


29 posted on 06/16/2014 5:37:02 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: stevie_d_64

“Army?” A rather rotund army. That’s pretty funny.


30 posted on 06/16/2014 5:37:03 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Police Departments are the least of our worries. They may seem intimidating with their MRAPs and black body armor, but for the most part they are poorly trained. I’ve seen local police departments qualify at my gun club. It’s a real joke. While a few actually practice, most cops are simply union thugs that take a paycheck and a pension and do not much more than go to the range a couple times a year. As for the DHS is concerned, it is a similar situation. remember their numbers are inflated by dysfunctional organizations such as the TSA. Again, low intelligence, union slugs that only intimidate those the cry for a nanny state.


31 posted on 06/16/2014 5:47:15 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: stevie_d_64

fer later


32 posted on 06/16/2014 5:47:41 PM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
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To: cherokee1

Maybe you are the one that will organize your neighborhood. Mine’s organized. But beyond our neighborhoods there will be a need for coordinated and larger offensive movements.


33 posted on 06/16/2014 5:51:08 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: stevie_d_64

OMG, it was DESIGNED to be the American version of the Committee for State Security (better known as KGB) from the very beginning!

It is Obama’s “civilian force that is equipped and trained as well as the military”.

It will be instrument of our oppression in a very short time.

The military will be bled dry and replaced by gays and women and illegals so this American KGB has no opposition.


34 posted on 06/16/2014 5:59:44 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: Blueflag
It was not hard to make the guesses. Writing decently well was hard, but not guessing the road ahead. That was always as clear as a spotlight in the darkness.


35 posted on 06/16/2014 6:00:46 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: all the best

Yes, and my point is that some FReepers don’t recognize that its Fascist nature didn’t arise until Obama got ahold of it.


36 posted on 06/16/2014 6:01:43 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: unixfox

>>When the SHTF they will be the ones cowering.

What if they manage to keep it from fully hitting the fan? When will you cheer for a cop or politician or community organizer getting shot by a fed-up citizen?

The government is testing our tolerance level for tyranny and so far, it seems to be pretty high. As long as they don’t preempt a football game or cut off the beer supply, the sheeple will sit on their asses through just about anything. How many scandals does it take to give up your week at the beach or the mountains or Orlando to go march on DC instead?


37 posted on 06/16/2014 6:05:45 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: G Larry

If its nature is fascist, as you say, then it was inherently fascist.


38 posted on 06/16/2014 6:08:15 PM PDT by all the best
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To: ConservativeInPA

I’ve shot next to some of these Barney Fife’s.

They aren’t the least bit embarrassed, though I cringe for them.


39 posted on 06/16/2014 6:15:31 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: stevie_d_64

The Department of Homeland Security is the American equivalent of the Ton Ton Macoute.


40 posted on 06/16/2014 6:29:35 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: stevie_d_64

“with its 240,000 full-time workers,”

Americans own enough bullets to shoot every DHS employee 48,643 times.


41 posted on 06/16/2014 6:35:44 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: bravo whiskey

Remember, one only needs to get ONE to have succeeded in their duty to the Republic.

That prayer is awesome BW...


42 posted on 06/16/2014 6:46:35 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Bryanw92

“...or community organizer ...”

LOL.


43 posted on 06/16/2014 6:48:21 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Don Corleone
Soon the railway cars and large ovens.

Then just as quick will be the large caliber handguns and the high powered long guns that many that make up the back bone of America are clinging to.

I vote the sooner the better.
44 posted on 06/16/2014 7:05:15 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: Bryanw92
How many scandals does it take to give up your week at the beach or the mountains or Orlando to go march on DC instead?

Marching on DC will no longer work. We must repel them when they try to march on us. Lock and load.
45 posted on 06/16/2014 7:12:05 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: all the best

The Patriot Act was NOT “fascist” as authored, THAT was part of Obama’s “fundamental transformation”.


46 posted on 06/16/2014 7:21:03 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: stevie_d_64

I still say the best way to inspire our civil servants to do there best in our behalf is to visit their families at home and compliment them on their fine wife/husband and kids.
Make sure you bring them a nice gift and let them know you believe in sharing the golden rule.


47 posted on 06/16/2014 7:35:58 PM PDT by WilliamRobert
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To: stevie_d_64

No. They have become the United States’ Brown Shirts. That was the SA if I remember correctly.


48 posted on 06/16/2014 7:55:44 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: stevie_d_64; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” Barack Hussein Obama, 7/2/2008
They don’t call it a Civil Defense force, that would imply we need (or perhaps that we deserve) defense. The official name is National Civilian Community Corps.

I think of it as the NatCCC, or more simply, as the NatCs...

49 posted on 06/16/2014 9:24:00 PM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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To: null and void

Sounds like NAZI to me


50 posted on 06/16/2014 10:16:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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