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DHS keywords used to search “Social Networking Sites”

May 24, 2013

In the same vein as the IRS abuses, I couldn’t help but be enraged that the “thought police” are out there searching for content to put into their mill.  You can be sure that nothing good will come of this.  I’ve got over 400 posts on this blog now.  I wonder how many hits I’ve generated?

It’s almost shocking what freedoms some people will give up for the illusive goal of security.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/reuvencohen/2012/05/26/department-of-homeland-security-forced-to-release-list-of-keywords-used-to-monitor-social-networking-sites/2/

“Those who give up liberty to get security deserve neither.”  I’ve seen it attributed to Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.  I’m not sure who said it, but I’d heartily endorse the sentiment.

DHS needs to be dismantled and thrown into the dustbin of failed government programs.  What a waste of space.  They seem to be more like brown-shirted, jack-booted thugs every day.  Security my ass.

I’ll take the Constitutional “security” any day.  Article 2, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution describes when the President may control the Militia:

Section 2
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United
States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual
Service of the United States;

“…actual Service of the United States…” is described in Article 1, Section 8, number 15

"To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;"

Sounds to me like the duties of DHS are already ascribed to the Militia, which the 2nd Amendment sought to provide for by the second amendment to the Constitution:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Sounds like there needs to be a movement returning “Homeland Security” to its rightful owners: the Militia. I’d trust my neighbor with a gun far more than some hack from a Federal agency.

http://constitutionus.com/

That site had a great text version of the Constitution that was very easy to search and cut and paste.  I’m grateful to them for putting it out there.

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