Surprise, surprise! The most transparent administration in history feels no need to explain its recent purchases of ammunition, including 1.6 billion rounds by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS.) It’s been estimated that’s enough ammo to carry on a war for over 20 straight years. This bullet-buy is in addition to the DHS purchase of 2,700 light-armored vehicles that will apparently be rolling down a street near you….for your safety, of course.
Infowars is reporting that Congressman Timothy Huelscamp (R-Kansas) said in an interview with one of their reporters:
“They have no answer for that question [regarding the DHS ammo purchase.] They refuse to answer that. I’ve got a list of various questions of agencies about multiple things. Far from being the most transparent administration in the world, they are the most closed and opaque.”
He stressed that he is not the only member of Congress demanding answers. But, no one’s getting any out of the Obama crew.
Huelscamp made reference to Rand Paul’s recent attempts to get answers on the topic of domestic drone strikes, noting that the only way to get this administration to say anything may be to refuse to fund DHS during the appropriations process, until such time as certain questions are answered. That, in fact, is the Congressman’s suggested strategy.
Huelscamp answered questions regarding the NDAA’s “indefinite detention” feature. (He was one of only a handful of Congressman from either party to vote “no” on that bill both times. ) And the bottom line on NDAA is the same as with the bullet-buy above and topics like the President’s “kill list” and domestic drone use against US citizens. That bottom line is this: The administration of Barak Obama obviously rejects the idea that it owes anyone at all any answers.
Who can blame them, really? The media might as well be on their payroll. Good stooges that they are, you know they will not be asking any hard questions.
Our government is off the rails. “Do not remove the ancient landmarks,” says the Scripture (Prov 22:28), landmarks there having reference to identifying property boundaries. Those who moved the landmarks were stealing land and power that were not theirs by law. Metaphorically, the US Constitution was supposed to function like a set of landmarks, keeping the federal power inside a very narrow strip of allowable activity. Nice idea. The writers of the Anti-Federalist Papers had an inkling of what we’re now seeing. That is, for all practical purposes, the markers are gone, along with the boundaries they were supposed to enforce.
It’s easy to despair when we see all these things. It’s tempting to think there’s nothing left to be done, besides the two options of going quietly into that dark night, or going out in a hail of newly purchased bullets.
Christian citizen, there are still other options: strong, powerful ones. Today (Friday, 3/22) and tomorrow, Kindle readers can get this article for FREE: Fetters of Iron: Biblical Limits on Civil Government. (Because we have to know right before we can do right.) See also the book, Resistance to Tyrants: Romans 13 and the Christian Duty to Oppose Wicked Rulers (paperback/kindle) for a Biblical defense of the virtue of standing up to government-run-amok, along with suggested strategies.