Vice President Says Big Sis Would Be A Good Addition To SCOTUS

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At the establishment of our constitution, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all liability to account.” – Thomas Jefferson, circa 1823

Vice President Joe Biden, last week, made a suggestion that gave conservative liberty-loving Americans throughout the Nation chills: He said that outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano should be nominated to the Supreme Court.

Citing Napolitano’s “depth of knowledge, intellect and character,” Biden said that the woman referred to as Big Sis by anyone who cares for the Constitution would make an outstanding candidate for the Court.

“I think Janet should be on the Supreme Court of the United States,” Biden said at her farewell ceremony.

Biden said his staff advised him against offering such a suggestion.

“My staff, when I said I was going to say this, said, ‘Ah, don’t make news.’ But I’m going to,” Biden said before recommending Napolitano, to applause from a crowd government bureaucrats.

Below are a few fun facts about Big Sis courtesy of Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead’s book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State:

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1. If You See Something, Say Something: In December 2010, Napolitano created a partnership between DHS and America’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart, in order to encourage shoppers to report ‘suspicious’ activity to store management. Likening the initiative to ‘the Cold War fight against communists,’ Napolitano recorded a video message to be played at hundreds of Wal-Mart locations across the country, telling shoppers ‘if you see something, say something.’

This blatantly Orwellian citizen spying program also spread to other outlets including ‘Mall of America, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Amtrak, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, [and] sports and general aviation industries.’

2. Constitution-Free Border Control: Arguments aside over the need to control illegal immigration, the American border has become a model for the emerging American police state due in large part to the DHS.

Under Napolitano’s direction, the government’s efforts along the border have become little more than an exercise in police state power, ranging from aggressive checkpoints to the widespread use of drone technology, often used against American citizens traveling within the country.

Border patrol operations occur within 100 miles of an international crossing, putting some 200 million Americans within the bounds of aggressive border patrol searches and seizures, as well as increasingly expansive drone surveillance.

With 71 checkpoints found along the southwest border of the United States alone, suspicionless search and seizures on the border are rampant.

According to the ACLU: ‘Between October 1, 2008 and June 2, 2010, over 6,500 people — nearly 3,000 of them U.S. citizens — were subjected to a search of their electronic devices as they crossed U.S. borders.

DHS claims it has the right to conduct these invasive searches whenever it likes, to whomever it likes, and without having any individualized suspicion.’

3. Drones: Napolitano has already pushed for the expansion of drone surveillance from border zones to the interior of the United States.

Drone surveillance has expanded on the American-Canadian border in recent years, including drones patrolling the 950 miles of Washington state’s north border.

A 2010 document signed by Napolitano and obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation via a Freedom of Information Act request shows that DHS has begun developing plans to mount so-called ‘non-lethal weapons’ on drones operated by Customs and Border Protection. According to the document, the weapons would be used against ‘targets of interest,’ described as people or vehicles carrying smugglers or undocumented immigrants.

4. Fusion Centers: While fusion centers—data collecting agencies spread throughout the country, aided by the National Security Agency (NSA)—were in operation prior to Napolitano’s ascension to the head of DHS, she doubled down on the program early on in her tenure, insisting ‘that Fusion Centers will be the centerpiece of state, local, federal intelligence-sharing for the future and that the Department of Homeland Security will be working and aiming its programs to underlie Fusion Centers.’

These fusion centers constantly monitor our communications, everything from our Internet activity and web searches to text messages, phone calls and emails. This data is then fed to government agencies, which are now interconnected—the CIA to the FBI, the FBI to local police—a relationship which will make a transition to martial law that much easier. As of 2009, the government admitted to having at least 72 fusion centers. A map released by the ACLU indicates that every state except Idaho has a fusion center in operation or formation.

5. Spying on Activists, Dissidents and Veterans: In 2009, DHS released three infamous reports on right wing and left wing ‘Extremism,’ and another entitled ‘Operation Vigilant Eagle,’ outlining a surveillance program targeting veterans.

The reports collectively and broadly define extremists as individuals and groups ‘that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.’ Napolitano curtly dismissed concerns by activists, journalists and veterans groups that the DHS was targeting people based upon their ideological beliefs.

Fast forward to 2013, when it was revealed that DHS, the FBI, state and local law enforcement agencies, and the private sector were working together to conduct nationwide surveillance on protesters’ First Amendment activities.

6. Stockpiling Ammunition: To add fuel to the fire, DHS has been stockpiling an alarming amount of ammunition in recent years, which only adds to the discomfort of those already leery of the government. According to Rep. Jason Chaffetz, DHS currently has 260 million rounds of ammo in stock, which averages out to between 1,300 to 1,600 rounds per officer. The US Army, meanwhile, has roughly 350 rounds per soldier.

7. TSA: Under the direction of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which falls under DHS authority, American travelers have been subjected to all manner of searches ranging from whole-body scanners and enhanced patdowns at airports to bag searches in train stations.

Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) task forces, comprised of federal air marshals, surface transportation security inspectors, transportation security officers, behavior detection officers and explosive detection canine teams laid the groundwork for the government’s effort to secure so-called ‘soft’ targets such as malls, stadiums, bridges, etc.

Some security experts predict that checkpoints and screening stations will eventually be established at all soft targets, such as department stores, restaurants, and schools. Given the virtually limitless number of potential soft targets vulnerable to terrorist attack, subjection to intrusive pat-downs and full-body imaging will become an integral component of everyday life in the United States.

8. Defending the NSA: In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the immensity of the NSA’s spying programs, Napolitano has defended the NSA’s actions. Insisting that there are ‘lots of protections built into the system,’ Napolitano remarked, ‘I think people have gotten the idea that there’s an Orwellian state out there that somehow we’re operating in. That’s far from the case… No one should believe that we are simply going willy-nilly and using any kind of data that we can gather.’

Currently, there are no openings on the Supreme Court. But when a seat becomes available, the name Napolitano should be nowhere near the list of candidates.

But on second thought, this guy would be great…

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Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • txbadonetoo

    Only Crazy Uncle Joe would support Sissy Janet who enjoys wearing flannel and hanging out at lesbian art fesivals. Nothing wrong with alternative life-styles but lets call a spade a spade.
    Now as far as Napolitanos quaifications.. Let me count them..
    1) She knowing refused to enforce existing Immigration laws – even after taking an oath to enforce the USA Constitution. Failed.
    2) She oversaw the DHS when that Russian terrorist left America (after seekding Political haven in America – yet went home to Eastern Europe and came back to the USA. Then set 2 bombs at the Boston Marathon).
    3) Janet said ‘the system worked’ when a known terrorist was allowed onto a plane flying into Detroit a few winters ago.. The Terrorist was stopped by passengers.. not DHS or the FBI or CIA or NSA..
    4) Janet has lied to the American public that the border is safer than ever.. Yet she won’t visit the border without 44 heavily armed body guards.. I dare her to drive to the border and walk into a McDonalds.
    Sis my AZZ.. Napolitano is nothing but another lying and dishonest politician who claims she did a great job.. then slinks off to a new job running the University of California college system.. God help that organization with her in charge.

    • Robert Messmer

      With respect to Item 1, Eric Holder also fails in enforcing the Constitution since he has proclaimed that he will never prosecute a “black on white” hate crime. Item 2…now really you expect the agency charged with protecting homeland security to keep track of every terrorist and prevent them from killing innocent Americans? At least the government did not try to use the Boston Marathon incident as another reason to take law abiding citizens’ guns away from them. So far they have not even come after our pressure cookers. Item 3 perhaps by “the system worked” she was referring to her “See something-Say something” campaign? Item 4 of course she lied, she is a politician. I don’t think anything or anyone can help the University of California college system.

  • KingKen

    The Supreme Court is moot in today’s society. America’s Constitution and Bill of Rights have been destroyed.

    • Vigilant

      Just the opposite. The SCOTUS has been an active, overly-powerful arm of government that has aided and abetted the destruction of the Constitution by allowing unconstitutional laws to stand, or by writing new law.

  • northbrook

    No way in Hell! Every citizen should oppose this blunder. Only Biden would propose something as preposterous as this.

    • bxarmybrat

      Napolitano would be an even worse choice than Harriet Miers.

  • USMCVeteran

    The thought of J. Napolitano as a SCOTUS judge makes me want to vomit.

  • 4lifeandfreedom

    Is this another Biden “gaffe?” It is scary enough to realize she will be head of the entire CA university system. How did she ever get the position? We have not heard more about that, have we? Oh, it is another Pelosi speech–“we have to get her in, then find out what she can do!”

    • wandamurline

      The only thing scarier than Napoleon being a SCOTUS would be that Eric Holder be one. Two Janets, Napoleon and Reno….both devout liberals, Reno showed the world that she would kill women and children without an apology and Napoleon would do the same. Holder would only kill the white and Asians and some Hispanics. Scary times.

  • Robert Peterson

    It seems the average Joe US citizens are stock piling ammunition as well.

    • chocopot

      With very good reason…

  • peter

    How did Joe get out again? The security at our institutions is becoming such a headache.

  • Don 2

    No surprise here: Incompetence has always been a resume enhancement for Democrats.

  • Alan

    Biden is probably the single reason congress will not impeach Obama. They know he is clearly insane. Can you imagine how much more damage could be done to this country, at a faster pace, with this imbecile in charge ?

    • paendragon

      Maybe he would be insane enough to fumble his globalist corporazi sales-masters’ orders and screw them up, too! Even they don’t trust him.

  • Ole SC

    Big Sis? Don’t you mean Big Butch!!!!! Where is the investigation on her sexual harassment accusations? We have enough twisted minded people on the Supreme Court!!

  • paendragon

    Liberals are criminals, and all liberal laws are crimes, because they “pre-emptively” (and so, fraudulently) slander everyone as guilty until never proven innocent; they attack first.

    For insance, their “gun (i.e: people) control laws:”

    All any of these so-called “gun control laws” can ever do, is to slander the whole population as guilty until never proven innocent; i.e:

    “SINCE you have guns, therefore you WILL use them to commit crimes, and NOT to defend yourselves and innocent others, SO we have to take them all away from you first, you criminals!”

    Since these slanderous laws accuse everyone without proof, they are by definition also prejudicial frauds, and as such, are illegal crimes in themselves, not valid laws at all.

    Guns exist. They will never again not-exist. More laws do not equal order. In general, no force or police or laws are necessary among free citizens who can and will govern themselves, while the opposite is: no amount of force or police or laws are enough for a people who CANNOT – or will not – govern themselves.

    Napolitano is a criminal, incapable of judgment.

  • dave

    I would much rather see Judge Napolitano appointed to any vacancy on the SCOTUS. At least he lves liberty and freedom, and has common sense!