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Ret. Army Captain Terry M. Hestilow warns DHS's Arms Build-Up a “bold threat of war” against Americans

Posted with permission of Ret. Captain Hestilow

Re: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and that agency's preparation for war against citizens of the United States of America.

To Senator John Cornyn:

It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America. To date, DHS has been unwilling to provide to you, the elected representatives of the People, justification for recent purchases of almost 3,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) armored personnel carriers, 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition (with associated weapons), and other weapons systems, when, in fact, the DHS has no war mission or war making authority within the limits of the United States of America.

Significant is the fact that at the same time the Obama administration is arming his DHS for war within the limits of the United States against the People of the United States in accordance with his 2008 campaign speech claiming,

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve gotta (sic) have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded [as the United States military]”--Candidate Barack Obama, 2008.

The Obama administration is deliberately defunding, overextending, and hollowing the Department of Defense; the only legitimate agency of the U.S. government with a war mission.

This act of the Obama administration stands as a glaring threat of war against our nation’s citizens! This act of the Obama administration can only be understood as a tyrannical threat against the Constitution of the United States of America! If left unresolved, the peace loving citizens who have sworn to defend the United States Constitution “against all enemies, both foreign and domestic” are left no option except to prepare to defend themselves, and the U.S. Constitution, against this Administration’s “coup” against the People and the foundations of liberty fought for and defended for the past 238 years. We have no choice if we honor our oaths.

The only proper response to this threat against the American people is for the representatives of the People, the members of the U.S. House and Senate, to demand in clear terms that the Administration cannot ignore, that the Department of Homeland Security immediately surrender their newly appropriated weapons of war to the Department of Defense (DoD). Further, since the DHS has assumed a position in the Administration to enforce the tyrannical acts of this president against the People of the United States against the limits of the United States Constitution, it remains for the United States Congress to exercise its limiting power in the balancing of powers established by our founding fathers, to disestablish and dissolve the DHS as soon as possible. One needs only to look to the rise of Adolf Hitler, and his associated DHS organizations, the SA and the SS, of 1932-1934, to see the outcome of allowing an agency of government this kind of control over the free citizens of a nation. The people of Germany could not have imagined, until it was too late, the danger of allowing a tyrant this kind of power. We must not be so naïve as to think it will not happen to us as well if we remain passive toward this power grab by the Marxist Obama administration!

Finally, for more than two centuries the nation has lived in peace at home because of the protections of our legitimate military and the many appropriate state and federal law enforcement agencies, supported by Constitutional courts. We stand today at a cross-road. Will we allow this present Administration to overthrow our United States Constitution and its legal processes to amend injustices, or, will we honor our obligations to defend the Constitution against a “domestic” enemy? Our Constitution lays out the proper methods of resolving our differences; and it does not include its overthrow by a rogue agency of a Marxist leadership at home. You, sir, are our constitutionally elected agent to defend our Constitution at home. We are counting upon you. We remain aware, however, of this present threat and will not expose ourselves as an easy prey to the authors of the destruction of our nation.

I know that this letter demands much of you. We elected you because we, the citizens of the State of Texas, believe that you are up to the task at hand and will, against all threats, honor your oath and office. We are also writing to your fellow members of the House and Senate to stand in integrity with the Constitution and against this present threat by the Obama administration and his DHS.

We refuse to surrender our Constitution or our nation!


Captain Terry M. Hestilow
United States Army, Retired
Fort Worth, Texas
March 23, 2013

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Why won't people here

watch "The Ring Of Power"? Why the HELL won't you?


Cyril's picture

Ouch! BIG "OUCH".



"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

A real hero. Even though he is retired, he can be....

court marshaled under the UCMJ.


Thank you Captain Hestilow

I have intelligence reports

I have intelligence reports that say the US Federal Government is currently in an arms buildup against the American Citizenry for the event of an economic collapse.

Now what do I do with that information?

What the government doesn't understand is.....

the guns will be turned on them. Americans are not going to turn of their families and friends when government attempts to take away their freedom.

Sure, it may start out that government is in control but an event will spark a tipping point where those who've been sworn to uphold the constitution will realize their bosses are trampling on it and turn on them.

I think you are being hopeful to the point of foolish

Everyday there are videos of cops gone wild. You do realize THEY are American's and neighbors and friends - right?
You do realize how many people voted for him just to get "Obama phones" right? Do you think they won't turn in an American for 500 bucks?

Think again. Just ask why Bloomberg wrote up just such a proposal. Because it will work.

To believe in the common calling of the American under the banner of such is to be blind to the fight ahead.

That is why.....

.....drones and unmanned type weaponry is the ultimate prize for TPTB; no one to defy orders.

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison

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Obama Furthers Osama's Plan

Osama instilled paranoia and fear with a handful of people and some box cutters.

Obama is amping-up Osama's intent.

However, Osama was wrong.
American won't be brought to it's knees.
We will fall on our face.

Or, worse yet, fall on our own guns.

The Federal government must

The Federal government must believe that America is their country, and theirs alone.........its the only thing that explains their actions to me...........offcourse, they still have to convert a certain amount of people, so as not to look like it being their decissions........thats what you get though when you allow them to provide every single "solution"..........not great, when it looks like the majority of governing officials are towing the line of BIG government


Why do so many people remain silent on posts such as this?

I called my congressman's

I called my congressman's office a couple of weeks ago asking him to look into this. I'm waiting to hear his response. I may not hear anything though. He's running for Senator next election cycle.

i remain silent

because i had nothing nice to say about this tool obviously stuck in left/right land.
which administration created DHS?

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Left/Right land?

Bush (R) created it
Obama (D) expanded it, and could possibly use it unconstitutionally.

What's with the left/right? They both are at fault.
I saw nothing about Republicans or Democrats in the letter, only about the people. And a demand that the 's'elected officials stand behind their oaths.

If a man makes a gun and someone else uses it to commit a murder, do you blame the manufacturer or the one that pulled the trigger?