Patriot Act, Dept. of Homeland Security – Our Congressional representatives say they seemed
a good idea at the time. I and a lot of you thought otherwise. They saw government protecting our people. We foresaw government oppressing our people.
Case in point, Republican John Culberson who represents Texas Congressional District 7. John considers himself a “Jeffersonian Republican”. His bio says he “is committed to Thomas Jefferson’s vision of limited government, individual liberty, and states’ rights.”
John Culberson, along with my Congressman, voted for the Patriot Act and Department of Homeland Security.
Where are we now? Under authority of the Patriot Act, along with other acts of Congress, government “snooping” – sifting, actually – into every aspect of our lives yields what can only be characterized as tyranny of big government.
The Department of Homeland Security has become a colossal national police force funded by Congress. Astronomical DHS ammunition purchases suck the market dry to the point even local municipal police departments are having difficulty finding ammo.
How does Congressman John Culberson see things now? He says, “I intend to start by filing legislation to start systematically shutting down the federal government by restoring the 10th Amendment powers of the States and restoring absolute individual liberty and privacy. I will begin with shutting down the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and strictly limiting its mission to securing our borders and ports of entry and tracking, detaining and deporting foreign nationals.”
Congressman Culberson also pledges to work to repeal, or “roll back” the Patriot Act. Says Mr. Culberson, “I will work hard to undo the damage these laws have done to our liberty, our privacy and to our Republic. I will be a zealot on restoring our liberty and shutting down as much of the federal police state as I can.”
Take note that Cong. Culberson recognizes the “federal police state” that now stands as our greatest threat to freedom.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. — Amendment X
May God have mercy on us.