Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fire Janet Napolitano!

The more I think about the Department of Homeland Security's report on Right Wing Extremism, the more concerned I become. I am now convinced that this report violates the Constitution of the United States in that it not only threatens free speech but it also demonizes all those who are wary of big government and believe in states' rights, i.e. support the 10th Amendment (pretty much all Republicans)!

Former federal judge Andrew Napolitano (no relation to the Secretary) says,
“This document runs directly counter to the numerous U.S. Supreme Court decisions prohibiting the government from engaging in any activities that could serve to chill the exercise of expressive liberties. Liberties are chilled, in constitutional parlance, when people are afraid to express themselves for fear of government omnipresence, monitoring, or reprisals. The document also informs the reader that Big Brother is watching both public and private behavior… My guess is that the sentiments revealed in the report I read are the tip of the iceberg that the DHS would prefer to keep submerged until it needs to reveal it. This iceberg is the heavy-hand of government...”
This DHS report is a direct assault on American freedom and the U.S. Constitution. Since Ms. Napolitano allowed this report to come out of her office, and has not retracted or condemned it, she needs to be fired immediately. If President Obama will not fire her, he deserves to be impeached for failure to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, as he is sworn to do.

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