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So Why do We Need DHS?

Has anyone been wondering lately why we need the Department of Homeland Security?

Or have we just grown to accept that The Department of Homeland Security must be needed… for some reason… a reason none of us can explain, much like the Department of Education. They exist, therefore they must be needed.

Do you think there could be administrators within the FBI who might be more than a little put off by the idea that what was once (and supposedly still is) their responsibility has been taken over by a brand new politically run, seemingly all-powerful, militarized organization?

Have we all forgotten why the Posse Comitatus Act was good law?  I will remind you that the governors of each state have the National Guard at their disposal should a military presence be required during a state of emergency… not to mention State, County and Local Police, so why was the Act changed?

Do you honestly think we need the DHS to “oversee” the TSA (Transportation Security Administration)?  The TSA is made up largely of those deemed unfit for the military, police, highschool etc. charged with touching you in places you wouldn’t allow your parents to touch you, as well as viewing images of you that would typically prevent you from getting a normal job.  We might throw in the Border Patrol needing oversight… but really?  Frankly it seems to me that the Border Patrol was doing a better job prior to DHS’ political interference.  But isn’t that axiomatic?  Everyone does better without political interference.

So back to the FBI… it’s early, but I sense something going on under the radar.

It appears to me that the FBI is mustering its newly “liberated” man power and going after voter fraud and political corruption.

Considering the Leftists in this country rely heavily on institutional corruption, this turn of events cannot be welcome.

And… given that the Leftists are now in control of this country, I can’t imagine this latest onslaught targeting their livelihood can be allowed to continue.

I mentioned earlier that DHS is politically run.  It is.  But the FBI is a very different story.

The FBI has long prized its political independence, and that’s the problem… independence.  Statists cannot tolerate independence, in any form.  It Takes a Village… so long as it’s a Socialist Village.

I think many of the same questions I have asked above are being asked privately throughout our Law Enforcement community.

Remember the days of old when jurisdiction was fought over regarding certain crimes?  Here’s how it used to go… law enforcement is called and local (police), county (sheriff) and state (State Patrol, Troopers, Marshalls) show up.  Among them they figure out who has jurisdiction given the circumstance of the crime committed.  Then… helicopter in the FBI in suit and ties.  Groans abound… and the FBI “takes over”.  (I know this is a bit of a Hollywood cliché but stay with me.)  The FBI was on the scene and they were the highest power… until now.  NOW five armored personnel carriers roll up accompanied by HALO dropped infantry from our politically run Federal Security Bureau all supervised from above by a MC-130 gunship.

So I ask again… Why do we need this?

There might be someone out there brave enough to assert; “But Terrorist’s A-holes blew up the World Trade Center!  And, we had all the information to stop it!”

There are a great many books outlining that event and the moments leading up to it.  I will refer you to the “government approved” version called The 9/11 Commission Report.

All of the information was not in the same place… and the reason it was not in the same place is the responsibility of one person: Jamie Gorelick.

Because of her actions the Citizens of the U.S. are punished.  The Towers fell and we have highschool dropouts massaging us in ways we would usually have to pay extra for while lying to our spouses about it ever happening.

She is also why we have the DHS, a needless layer of bureaucracy with no apparent purpose but to allow massively new political influence over law enforcement.

Let’s pretend that it wasn’t her fault for a moment, since that’s how the birth of the DHS was justified in the first place.  This makes the mere existence of DHS an indictment of the FBI.  Previously the FBI was in charge of all things domestic.  If it wasn’t Jamie’s fault for creating barriers to the free exchange of information between foreign and domestic spy agencies, then the FBI was at fault because… because… well just because.

If you were the special FBI guy in charge… do you think that watching what we are all watching from the outside might rub you the wrong way?

Anyway… I just find some of what I’m seeing to be a bit more than a simple turf war.  It makes for interesting news watching.

But do us all a favor and start asking (again) “Why do we need a DHS?”

I want your answers… I can’t seem to find any good ones of my own.  I don’t think the FBI can either.


DHS and Their Bullet Binge

(Updated at bottom… 040413)


It is not a mystery as to why The Department of Homeland Security has put an order in for 1.6 Billion rounds of ammunition.

This has been the plan from the beginning.

By doing so, they create an artificial shortage (Market Distortion) which does two things.

First, it creates a shortage of ammunition.
Second, it forces the price of ammunition higher which further limits the ability for individuals to afford it.

So why would they do this?

Because it’s always been about the bullets.

All of the “Gun Ban” hysteria has never been about the guns… it has always been about what you put in them.

Control the bullet… Control the gun.  (You have the Right to bear Arms, just not Bullets. Tee, hee, hee… the Liberals are always too clever by half.)

Those who dream of an unarmed populace see clearly that the average U.S. Citizen is not going to give up the their guns. So a “more reasonable approach” and “compromise” would be to put new legal limits on ammunition.  If you doubt me, take a look at the latest polls and the questions that have suddenly been appearing on them… someone thinks of the questions, right?  These are called “trial balloons“.

This 1.6 Billion round order is an attempt (a very succesful one) to slow down the acquisition of ammunition long enough for the Gun Control Folks to get you to see the light of a reasonable compromise. A Compromise consisting of new laws affecting ammunition… amounts, types, prices, registries, licenses to purchase etc.

It has already been pointed out that DHS can’t possibly use all 1.6 Billion rounds in our lifetime… short of an all out domestic conflict, and that would require the by-in of a great number of people who probably would not think it a very good idea.

The Progressives in this country are Shameless. And Dishonest. And Sinister. And in full knowledge of what they are doing.

(In my experience, the U.S. Government is notorious for suddenly cancelling orders. There is no recourse for the producer.  But if you’re an ammunition producer the very last client you want to make angry is the U.S. Government.  So you will do exactly as asked and begin reserving the amounts of ammunition requested… no question.)

So there’s your answer…

Now stop brewing up Black Helicopters and go stop these Socialists from getting the “newer, gentler gun control laws” they truly crave.

Controlling the ammunition is no compromise… it was the goal from the start.

Update: 040413 Or I could be wrong… from Breitbart – “The Great DHS Ammunition Stockpile Myth“.  But keep in mind… to create a market distortion does not require, in this case, an actual purchase by the Government.  All that is required is the release of these numbers combined with an already, and appropriately so, concerned populace with a Department that intentionally drags its feet in delivery logical and reasoned answers.  I will stand by my assertion that there is intent.  Tom Stilson and I might have to agree to disagree.