“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison
Constitutional lawyer John W. Whitehead pens a very chilling summation of the growth of the American Police State.
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.
With that premise, Whitehead summarizes the most disturbing of the erosion of privacy and liberty as DHS becomes the “national police force” and proceeds to shred the Constitution. It is worth the read.
I am going to be ordering Whitehead’s book, too.