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Homeland Security Violating Our Constitutional Rights With No Benefit

DHS – the Department of Homeland Security – has been given an extraordinary amount of power to intrude into our private lives. This intrusion, in disregard of our legal rights under the Constitution of the United States of America, has been conducted in the name of protecting us from terrorism.

Terrorism, however, has turned out to be an an exceptionally minor problem. Last year, more people in the United States were killed by pet dogs than by terrorists.

homeland security spoofThe Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released an investigation of the Department of Homeland Security yesterday, specifically focusing on fusion centers, places where local, state, and federal law enforcement officials meet with agents from government surveillance networks, and trade information about citizens’ private activities, in the hopes of somehow using that information to stop terrorism.

The Subcommittee found that these fusion centers are a thorough failure. Their report advised that, “DHS’ work with those state and local fusion centers has not produced useful intelligence to support federal counterterrorism efforts. The Subcommittee investigation found that DHS-assigned detailees to the fusion centers forwarded “intelligence” of uneven quality – oftentimes shoddy, rarely timely, sometimes endangering citizens’ civil liberties and Privacy Act protections, occasionally taken from already-published public sources, and more often than not unrelated to terrorism. The Subcommittee investigation also found that DHS officials’ public claims about fusion centers were not always accurate. For instance, DHS officials asserted that some fusion centers existed when they did not. At times, DHS officials overstated fusion centers’ “success stories.” At other times, DHS officials failed to disclose or acknowledge non-public evaluations highlighting a host of problems at fusion centers and in DHS’ own operations.”

The Department of Homeland Security appears to be a slipshod, non-essential government agency that is only effective at trampling on Americans’ constitutional rights.

Why shouldn’t Congress simply declare the “Homeland Security” concept a failed experiment, and dissolve the Department of Homeland Security?

6 thoughts on “Homeland Security Violating Our Constitutional Rights With No Benefit”

  1. Tom says:

    To answer your last question: Because they make too much money (the prison/industrial state) and can now provide really cheap labor to compete with China and the Far East.
    for example:

    The irony is that it costs the government MORE, but the prison makes a TON off of this, and it’s all perfectly “legal” since they passed laws about this years ago.

  2. Katie says:

    Absolutely Homeland Security should be dismantled! Secure our borders now. For years Muslim terrorists have been smuggled into our country….they are biding their time until there are enough of them…..knowing this is an act of Treason and Obama and Napolitiano must be held accountable!

    The knowledge is theirs and they refuse to secure our borders….and now talk of Amnesty for these people! WE DON’T KNOW HOW MANY TERRORISTS ARE IN OUR COUNTRY BUT WE DO KNOW THEY STILL ARE COMING IN…..This is TREASON!

  3. Frank says:

    Homeland security employees and their families can slander private citizens and then use their power to influence and control the courts is outrageous. Be careful they might be watching you in the shower or in your bedroom the FEDERAL PERVERTS

  4. paul says:

    i have firsthand experience with this federal department. due to guilty by association and they have completely wrecked my life ive done nothing wrong but since I knew someone who did they overturned my whole life. they can pull any piece of information from any where and they can say and do whatever they want with no stopping. I have contacted the head of homeland security and my congress men lets hope we all as a country can stop this devilish act of personal invasion and take homeland security down.

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