Department of Homeland Security Tramples Over U.S. Constitution
Posted by Steve Markowitz on December 13, 2015
There is a well needed debate ongoing in the Country concerning the rights of individual US citizens versus the need for protective measures against worldwide terrorism. On the one side are those who would give the government nearly unlimited powers in the name of “safety”. On the other are those who would strip the government of any power not specifically granted in the U.S. Constitution. This is a complex argument with reasonable people on both sides. While compromise is in order, rarely does the government and its bureaucrats relinquish power and authority.
Below is a video exchange between Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy and Department of Homeland Security official Kelli Ann Burriesci. The discussion involves Americans’ individual rights under the Constitution, specifically one of the most important ones, due process. This exchange is of concern for not only because it does it shows shallowness of one important bureaucrat, but also her seeming lack of concern for rights given all Americans under the Constitution.
As Ben Franklin warned: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”