Back when Homeland Security was created, I was still a Republican. Even then I thought it was an expensive power grab and unnecessary new bureaucracy - when all we needed was for the President to crack the whip over the existing intelligence leadership.

Even worse, the current administration has turned Homeland Security against our own citizenry in a classic executive power grab. The old GOP wouldn't have stood for it. The new McConnell/Barr GOP aids and abets this violation of Constitutional norms. Smacks of the Reichstag Fire.

I’m a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, have a wonderful wife and family, am a working software engineer, and a committed citizen.

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