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January 22, 2014

Jan. 22, 2014: Letters to the editor

Be wary of Dept. of Homeland Security

I actually hope I am wrong about the information that I am writing in this editorial. Last Friday, the Kokomo Tribune printed a story that Homeland Security was investigating a house fire in Peru.

There is some talk of doing away with county sheriffs. So could it be possible Homeland Security personnel could take over civil service jobs? Why should we be concerned about this?

Civil service jobs require personnel to uphold our Constitution. Homeland Security is a federal initiative. So with an executive order, we could conceivably have home invasion without probable cause, detention or even jail without probable cause, drones, etc., by the federal government.

Other reasons to be concerned about Homeland Security are huge armored car buildups; 1.5 billion rounds of ammunition recently purchased; target-practice posters featuring women who are pregnant, children, etc.; underground facilities in several areas of Tennessee, Missouri, Arizona and Colorado; offices in major cities.

The next concern is that this Homeland Security department answers to this current administration. Why should we fear it?

• This administration doesn’t like the military. More than 200 top military personnel have been fired. (Read Bob Gates’ new book.)

• It doesn’t like Christians. Obama quotes, “They cling to their guns and religion. This is no longer a Christian nation,” although a recent Gallup poll states 77 percent of the U.S. population believes Jesus is God.

• It likes to circumvent our Constitution with executive orders.

Last week, the non-partisan congressional hearing concluded the State Department headed by Hillary Clinton could have protected our Ambassador Stevens and the three Marines killed in Benghazi. She did nothing. If you saw the brutal way Ambassador Stevens was tortured and murdered (I have) you would never vote for this woman, especially considering the rude and arrogant manner she testified in the congressional hearing (what does it matter comment). Believe me, it matters.

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