Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army? By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 17, 2014

Has the Dept. of Homeland Security Become America’s Standing Army?
By John W. Whitehead
The Rutherford Institute
June 17, 2014

If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most—a standing army on American soil.

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A better plan would be to abolish the DHS altogether. The menace of a national police force, a.k.a. a standing army, vested with so much power cannot be overstated, nor can its danger be ignored.

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It’s not difficult to see why the DHS has been described as a “wasteful, growing, fear-mongering beast.” If it is a beast, however, it is a beast that is accelerating our nation’s transformation into a police state through its establishment of a standing army, a.k.a. national police force.

This, too, is nothing new. Historically, as I show in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, the establishment of a national police force has served as a fundamental and final building block for every totalitarian regime that has ever wreaked havoc on humanity, from Hitler’s all-too-real Nazi Germany to George Orwell’s fictional Oceania. Whether fictional or historical, however, the calling cards of these national police agencies remain the same: brutality, inhumanity, corruption, intolerance, rigidity, and bureaucracy—in other words, evil.

Psalms 147:14

It is He who makes your borders peaceful, and with the cream of the wheat, He satisfies you.

PSALMS (147:14)

הַשָּׂם גְּבוּלֵךְ שָׁלוֹם חֵלֶב חִטִּים יַשְׂבִּיעֵךְ

תהילים קמז:יד

ha-SAM g’-vu-LAYKH sha-LOM khay-LEV khi-TEEM yas-bee-AYKH

Today’s Israel Inspiration

While the Bible makes frequent mention of military affairs and speaks often of soldiers, the important principle that emerges is that which is found in today’s verse. We must always remember that it is not our own efforts that matter, rather it is “He who makes our borders peaceful.” As we pray for the return of the three Israeli teens kidnapped by Hamas, we pray to the One Above to grant success to all of the incredible efforts of the IDF.