Two quotes from James Madison on the relationship between national defense (read homeland security) and tyranny:
“”The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.”
“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”
If James Madison saw this clear pattern in history hundreds of years ago, then how can we in the 21st century fail to see its effects around us in the present? In matters of democracy and liberty, it seems that many Americans have not learned from the wisdom of past generations.