Missions include preventing terrorism and enhancing security; managing our borders; administering immigration laws; securing cyberspace; and ensuring disaster resilience. -- Department of Homeland Security
Administer Immigration Laws -- Department bears responsibility for facilitating legal immigration and enforcing laws. Supports legal employment by offering information and expanding E-Verify program.
Securing and Managing our borders -- Our mission is to secure our borders. We are using technology, manpower and physical infrastructure to improve operational control of our borders. US Government stockpiles billions of rounds of "hollow point" ammunition which is ironically banned by the Geneva Conventions. Not only has the Social Security Administration purchased multi thousands of rounds of hollow point bullets but so have the Department of Homeland Security and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Sources have further indicated that ammunition and firearms have been delivered to multiple agencies of the federal government, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service, among others.
Joseph Farah at World Net Daily poses an ominous question:
"Why does the civilian Department of Homeland Security need billions of rounds of ammunition?
This is the agency that is responsible for policing the border. But it doesn’t.
This is the agency that is responsible for catching terrorists. But it doesn’t.
So why does Homeland Security need so many weapons and enough hollow-point rounds to plug every American six times?"
In the past several weeks we have seen the following Obama Cabinet members resign:
Hillary Clinton (Secretary of State)- replaced by Senate Confirmed John Kerry who provided aid and comfort to the enemy during the Vietnam war.
Leon Panetta (US Defense Secretary) - Chuck Hagel currently attending Senate Confirmation hearings for the job. There have been serious concerns about Hagel as the civilian leader of our Armed Forces. It is obvious that Obama chose this man carefully and fully understood that the Senate would have a hard time confirming him to replace Panetta. What would happen if the Secretary of Defence position languishes without a leader?
The Deputy Secretary, Ashton Carter would assume responsibilities as the #2? According to Boston.com -- By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff
WASHINGTON -- President Obama late this afternoon nominated Harvard professor Ashton B. Carter, a leading authority on arms control, to take on a surprising new role, according to top administration officials -- as the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer.
The choice of Carter to run the office that oversees hundreds of billions of dollars for new weapons and research -- and the focus of intense lobbying by defense firms, retired generals, and members of Congress -- has been rumored for weeks. And word of his pending nomination has already sparked concern within the defense industry and some of the Pentagon bureaucracy.
The most intriguing aspect of Ashton Carter's career lies in his biography -- " In 2001-2002, he served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism and advised on the creation of the Department of Homeland Security."
Why am I rambling on about DHS? In the same Joseph Farah article at WND, Farah brings us back to 2009 when Obama made the following statement:
"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
Now that DHS and other Federal agencies have enough weapons and ammunition stockpiled the assault on our 2nd Amendment rights have intensified. Should we be worried?