Friday, November 8, 2013

Retired Army Captain Sounds Alarm Over Dept. of Homeland Security Appropriations

On March 23, 2013 a retired U.S. Army captain by the name of Terry Hestilow became another in a growing rank of former military leaders issuing warnings about a possible future threat coming from President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) against the common, law abiding citizens of the United States of America.

Before reading a letter that Captain Hestilow wrote to Texas Senator John Cornyn it is important we get to know a little bit about the man behind these frightening insights he reveals in the letter.

Captain Hestilow is now retired after spending 30 years of his life dedicated in military service to the protection of the United States Constitution. He has served on a war footing in Vietnam right up to Afghanistan. Was honorably retired from military service after three decades of service and continues defending the nation through enlightening the public of serious domestic arms build-up by the DHS. In a self-describing summary on his LinkedIn business page Captain Hestilow writes of himself:

Mission oriented Christ centered patriot committed to the United States Constitution as written and the preservation of the foundations, institutions and moral values upon which the United States was established. Recognizing that these as the means by which the United States has become the greatest and most benevolent nation the earth has known and through which it has prospered, my objectives continue to reflect that of a political Constitutional Conservative committed to republican government, an honest understanding of history and the preservation of free market principles.

His supporters hail him as a modern day Paul Revere sounding the early alarm while detractors have called him everything from that crazy Tea Party guy to even questioning some of his service as outlined on his Army Officer's 2-1, or a 30 year military man with an unremarkable career. I had spent over a decade in military service starting with the Vietnam era and only those who had never served a day in their lives in the service would call any person's combat years as "unremarkable" is already suspect in my mind when it comes to evaluating the success or failure of one's military life.

Captain Hestilow served this country with distinction and honor for nearly all his adult life. He saw things going on behind the scenes and with this current administration and the DHS that have given him great pause, so much so, that he was willing to question the leadership of the very country he dedicated his life of service to. That should automatically give him your undivided attention as he laid out this concern to his duly-elected Senator from his home State of Texas.

The Honorable Senator John Cornyn, State of Texas

United States Senate

517 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510 Re: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and that agencies preparation for war against citizens of the United States of America.

Dear Senator 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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