The DHS, TSA, ATF... the SS, Gestapo, and the Brownshirts.
All were implemented in the interest of preserving the peace and keeping the citizenry complacent by taking a hard stand against unrest and nonconformity.
To hear the Progressives tell it, today's airport body scans and invasive personal searches are a necessary part of maintaining "National Security".
False. These measures are being implemented as part of a continuing effort to condition people toward submitting to a false authority.
The intellectually elite knows that a free person will abrogate their freedoms if the right crisis scares them adequately into doing so.
Airport body scans, uniformed security agents- none of this is about national security. There is simply no such thing as national security. For the nation to be characterized as secure, there must be an equally valid opposite condition- ie: an "insecure nation"
DHS and TSA were formed following 9/11/2001. Apparently, following that event, some group of power hungry sociopaths decided that our nation was at risk of becoming "insecure", but they never adequately explained exactly HOW our nation was is trouble; they just started enacting more oppression against the lawful and the fearful.
I will contend that following 9/11, our nation was not only not insecure, but was actually the strongest and most secure it had been since WWII. People came together, united as Americans under a common flag. Skin color, social status, all became irrelevant as people re-affirmed themselves as Americans.
The idea that the nation needed more police agencies to enforce greater internal security was, and still is, completely bogus. The reality is that the crisis offered those who crave power over others the opportunity to make a move, and they made it...
And now we all stand in 45 minute lines in airports all over the country- waiting our turn to have our basic dignities challenged by someone whose only real sin is that they willingly choose to wear a uniform and follow the orders of a constutionally invalid agency...
I'm beginning to feel about as safe as the average German citizen circa 1939.