The purported “war on terrorism’ demands that common Americans suspend their own independent judgement, and instead rely in the manner of robots on directives “from the top down”, the factual support for which “the authorities” refuse to reveal on the grounds of disclosure of the evidence would supposedly compromise “national security”. In such ways, Americans are being systematically indoctrinated that they are helpless and hopeless without the authorities–and therefore that they must depend upon, believe, and above all obey “the authorities” in all things, without investigation, demur, skepticism, or (least of all) criticism. (footnote 1)
Almost all of WE THE PEOPLE have failed to read and heed their own Constitution, and to understand and consequently demand the solution to the problem of ”homeland security” that the Constitution contains—and more to the point commands. Had they done so, they would have discovered that this solution is “the Militia of the several States”. (footnote 2)
As Justice Joseph Story pinpointed long ago:
“The militia is the natural defence of a free country against sudden foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpations of power by rulers. It is against sound policy for a free people to keep up large military establishments and standing armies in time of peace, both from the enormous expenses with which they are attended and the facile means which they afford to ambitious and unprincipled rulers to subvert the government or trample upon the rights of the people. The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic, since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers, and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.” (footnote 3)
The present “homeland security” structure is entirely “top down.” We have a pyramid with the “all seeing eye” at the top— the “Secretary of Homeland Security”. The public has witnessed first hand how this structure has failed to secure the southern border of the United States. In 2013 the extensive invasion of storm troopers, equipment, and arms deployed for the Boston Marathon Bombers in Watertown, Massachusetts was an example of the implementation of “martial law”, on a small yet highly organized scale. After massive para-military forces and equipment costing taxpayer millions swarmed upon and “locked-down” Watertown, the Boston Bomber was found by a citizen. Nowadays virtually any criminal activity can be catalogued as part of the ever pliable because it is undefinable “war on terror”, which lacks even the basic characteristics of a “War” that can be “declare[d]”. (footnote 4)
Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy serve as two glaring examples of the incompetence, ineptness, and inadequacy of our current “homeland security”. This system operates entirely “top down” and the people at the bottom of this structure are supposed to take no initiative until they’ve checked it with Washington D.C., because that’s the way bureaucrats operate—nobody wants to put his “rear end” on the line without checking with the “higher authority.” And of course “higher authority” loves that because they want to be able to control from the “top down”. So we have a “homeland security” structure that is completely upside-down from the constitutional structure.