‘Extreme Vetting’: Homeland Security’s Attack On Liberty?

Gen. John Kelly, Director of the Department of Homeland Security, told Congress yesterday that the Administration is considering even more “extreme” vetting measures, to possibly include demands for passwords and information about web browsing habits. For now, these measures would only apply to those coming from the seven countries included in the temporary visa ban, but does anyone believe these requirements will not be expanded to include others…possibly even including Americans? More in today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

  • BrotherJonah

    There’s the notion that Muslims are a test case, if the fascist prick in chief gets a (I was about to say something about a crowbar, but that’s implied work and Mr Trump would never get the reference) wedge in the opening (OK I said it, may God have mercy on us), a breach in the dam, whatever. It just expands on itself with no further effort, or very little. There’s a new meme working at the demos, signs that say “First they came for the Muslims

    Then, we said NOT TODAY, Mother____er!”

    Hey, they got their wedge issues, we have ours.

  • Don

    Trump’s gone to a lot of trouble to just pander to his frothing at the mouth base. And he’s also caused himself a lot of damage by doing it!

    That’s a good thing. But not good in the sense that he’s likely learned something from the experience and will go deeper than just Bannon for advice in the future.
    He undoubtedly now knows what his legal team is for!

  • Len Berman

    Enjoyed the report. Good to see our foreign policy discussed sensibly.

  • December 25, 2015 Homeland Defense: The Pentagon Declares War on America

    State Terrorism directed against the American People and Democracy Itself. The Department of Defense now authorizes the domestic deployment of US troops in “the conduct of operations other than war” including law enforcement activities and the quelling of “civil disturbances”: “Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances…“

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/homeland-defense-the-pentagon-declares-war-on-america/5335483

    The official budget of the American Empire

    https://www.nationalpriorities.org/media/uploads/webinars/understanding_pentagon.pdf

    • BrotherJonah

      Then there’s the possibility that certain Mutant Militia types could use Posse Commitatus to skip civil trials and just go straight to lynch law.
      We have a messed up set of laws and that one is really bad.

      The North Dakota National Guard have already been used as Publicly Subsidized Private Mercenaries, recently, and the Colorado NG was used in a labor dispute at Ludlow just over a century ago, and in between were riots in Detroit during WW2 and at Kent State the Ohio NG was fresh off a labor dispute, and still had their weapons locked and loaded. Something you’re only supposed to do in a free-fire zone. Like if you could logically assume that every other human in the area is an enemy.

      And just TRY having a loaded magazine in your rifle or pistol on base, other than MP/SP and even they aren’t supposed to have a chambered round… or on the firing range. Man, they’d have your arse for breakfast and probably have some more of it for supper.
      That’s me wandering off topic. They’ve used those powers before and probably will again. It’s a logical extension of Militarized Cops.