Originally posted by MrSpad
People seem really confused about what DHS really is.
A large steaming pile of horsecrap that will one day become the monster which destroys the USA... there, confusion resolved.
Saying the DHS isn't a military style police force is disingenuous at best and outright ridiculous at worst. If viewed from an issue of semantics,
you're right... DHS is a domestic agency. The problem is they are applying the exact same set of legal standards the military operates under to said
domestic agency, which absolutely runs afoul of virtually every piece of traditional Federal legislation ever passed to protect Americans' rights and
freedoms. There is no mechanism in this nation's prime governing documents which allows the government to violate rights for any reason
that is exactly what DHS has brought to the table. They stand all alone at the top of the mountain of shame in regards to violating the:
DHS is largely responsible for the twisted concept of "Free Speech Zones" outside of which no protesting can occur at events &
such. Imagine this, I'd love the right to declare my chunk of land, my vehicle, and office a "Government Free Zone." Same principle applies,
though... the little nannies and worthless turds in DC can have their Constitutional authority over me... only in the places I choose to allow it to
happen in and the spirit of the law will be retained regardless. Yeah, right!
DHS has a long laundry list of violations here. Everything from computer data FUMTUs providing DHS with CCW name lists to
massive ammo purchases intended to get as much ammunition of the market as possible to the shenanigans seen in Boston.
I'll take a liberty with this one definition-wise, but in some ways many of DHS' cute little spy programs and nanny actions are
very similar to having a government stooge living under your own roof. While we may not be forced to quarter a soldier in the traditional sense, we
are certainly being forced to share almost every aspect of our life with our greatest enemy... some pimply faced dweeb sitting at a government data
mining computer in Utah filling out federal dossiers on each of us.
*Ahem*... I don't have the room or the time to list the manner in which the 4th has been completely destroyed by DHS, nor do I think there's a need
anymore to list it. Frankly, anybody who can say the 4th Amendment is supported by DHS and keep a straight face seriously needs to head to vegas
because they can make a killing at the poker tables.
See 4th Amendment for reaction...
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district
wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause
of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the
Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Yeah... feel free to shed some tears over the passing of American exceptionalism and American's liberties...
HEY!!! Finally an amendment Nepalitano and Chertof didn't use for toilet paper. Good job guys, you're batting avergae is below
Ueker but slightly above Angel Salizar.
I'd argue that this one is essentially ignored by the entirety of DC's machine, so DHS is hardly special here (or anywhere
else, for that matter... unless we're using the term "special" as a politically correct replacement for the word retarded
, in which case DHS
is right there at the top of the special list.)
9th Amendment and 10th Amendment
Absolutely NOBODY in D.C., in any agency, office, or position of authority has any clue what these two
amendments even mean at this point. These two are probably the two most trod upon, beaten down, DEAD Amendments in the Constitution because they
directly tell a bloated, overbearing, worthless beaurocracy that believes it weilds unrestricted power that they actually weild very restricted and
very much spelled out power and not an ounce more. Thus, these two amendments are effectively dead to America.
The only way the above rights could ever be sidestepped legally is via the military systems. When one is in the military, they really have no rights
so-to-speak. They have the right to do only what they are ordered to do. The problem today is the government clearly views us all in the same light
as they view their military... a collective of people with no rights who must do exactly as they demand.