Obama’s New DHS Pick A Nightmare For Liberty

Obama Nominates Jeh Johnson as the next Homeland Security Secretary

Many Americans who have been critical of the Department of Homeland Security are preparing for a frightening change for the worse following the White House’s announcement that Jeh Johnson, formerly the Pentagon’s top lawyer, was President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Janet Napolitano as DHS Secretary.

During his time at the Pentagon, Johnson was a key player in authorizing and defending the government’s extrajudicial drone executions of American citizen and has, according to one official, been “responsible for the prior legal review and approval of every military operation approved by the President and secretary of defense” throughout Obama’s first term in the Oval Office.

“The president is selecting Johnson because he is one the most highly qualified and respected national security leaders,” the unnamed senior Administration official told The Washington Post. “During his tenure at the Department of Defense, he was known for his sound judgment and counsel.”

In 2011, Johnson was instrumental approving in the execution of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen and suspected senior figure in al-Qaida, who was executed with a drone strike in Yemen.

Waves of criticism directed at the CIA and the White House followed from Americans who believed al-Awlaki’s citizenship afforded him due process. Johnson responded to the criticism in a speech at Yale Law School shortly after the strike occurred.

“Belligerents who also happen to be U.S. citizens do not enjoy immunity where non-citizen belligerents are valid military objectives,” he said at the time.

Criticizing the President’s pick, a blogger at Ron Paul’s Institute for Peace and Prosperity wrote last week:

If the ubiquitous voice of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in the metro (or Walmart, etc) demanding that you say something if you see something wasn’t frightening enough, if TSA’s cancer rays and gropings were not outrageous enough, if Homeland Security military vehicles on US soil were not disgusting enough, Obama has a real treat in store for you. …

Thanks to Johnson’s determination, at least three American citizens have been killed without trial by their government.

Now he will be in charge of the “homeland.”

Chew on that next time you ponder “opting out” at the airport!

Johnson also served as general counsel for the government during the WikiLeaks controversy involving the unauthorized disclosure of hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents by Pfc. Bradley Manning and others.

In a letter to a whistle-blower organization in 2010, Johnson charged that WikiLeaks and its associates were responsible for “illegal and irresponsible actions” which aided America’s enemies in “their own terrorist aims.”

Johnson, on behalf of the Federal government, went on to demand “that NOTHING further be released by WikiLeaks, that ALL of the US Government classified documents that WikiLeaks has obtained be returned immediately and that WikiLeaks remove and destroy all of these records from its databases.”

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  • Motov

    Obozo does it again,
    New and improved, now you can expect even more customer neglect and abuse at your local airport.

  • Motov

    2014, Cannot get here fast enough. DHS needs to be repealed.
    I will not consent to being searched on the interstate highways.
    We must take a stand, and demand our GOD GIVEN RIGHTS to never be violated by a bunch of criminals!!!

    • CommonSense4America

      We need to get rid of the DHS. We ALREADY had a DHS that was tax free. It is called the 2nd Amendment.

  • VicBailey

    One more of Bama’s buttsniffers! Semper Fi.

  • mark

    Johnson is tough on terrorists, so conservatives despise him. They would rather he machine gun down Mexican dishwashers trying to enter our country than kill terrorists who target Americans overseas. Conservatives consistently support the mass murderers of Americans, such as Gaddafi ( who killed 189 Americans at Lockerbie) and despise those who take them down, such as President Barrack Obama. It has been their policy for years now.

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    • Don 2

      The Duke, John Wayne on Liberals 1975

    • Robert Messmer

      So it wasn’t the National Transitional Council that killed him, it was Obama. Wow Gaddafi, Bin Laden–we should just sent Obama to the Middle East and bring all those useless troops home. Bet by the end of the year, Obama would have been able to kill everyone opposed to the US.

    • 10-Nov-1775

      The halfrican used all the programs put in place by Bush, the same policies he railed against as a do nothing senator. There you go commiting obamacide again.

    • The Snarf

      And just who you consider “terrorists”? Perhaps all those people so ‘racist’ as to be light-skinned, support the constitution, think that Muslims are anything more than peace-loving people that are here for our benefit, actually believe facts rather than following destructive Regressive agendas, or in any other way dare to disagree with “The One” who made the sun shine and the waters recede, lord and savior of the Church of Karl Marx?

    • Vis Fac

      I was going to add a comment but doing so would be redundant and what ever I would have said and because I don’t speak liberalese (MORON) you wouldn’t have understood anyway.

      The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill

      You don’t have to be a Marine to make a difference the only requirement is being truly patriotic and the willingness to back it up!!!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

  • Blank Reg

    The final legacy of Affirmative Action?

    • 10-Nov-1775

      Just another name for reverse discrimination.

      • Motov

        There is no such thing as “reverse” discrimination.

        Either you do or don’t,.. the term reverse implies a retaliatory form of discrimination. Which makes that person to be like a child trying to justify his actions with the “he did it first” excuse

  • NObama_Holder_Reid_Pelosi_2012

    Not a surprise at all. Obama is no different than the rest of the majority of blacks in this Country. He surrounds himself with muslims and when ever possible other blacks. If there is a black in the selection of people for a particular position, Obama will make his selection based on race first and foremost over character, principle and accomplishments, exactly how his voters select who they vote for, first and foremost, color is the ultimate qualifier in today’s American society. It has been that way for years ever since Affirmative action. Companies hire for a position, 300 white people show up to apply bringing all kinds of qualifying skill to the table, but its for not because the only reason the company is hiring is because they are forced to have a certain amount of blacks on the payroll even though the blacks have no qualifying skill for that position and/or the business has no need for additional staff to meet their business goals. They are hired to keep the government from fining and penalizing and/or suing the company. So the Company hires them not because they need or want them but because in order to be in business it is a requirement and they just consider it a operating expense.

    Much like Obamacare forces you to have it even though you don’t need or want it and penalizes you for not having it.