The visible presence of armed federal agents for no other reason than
to represent a show of force will only deepen concerns that the
Department of Homeland Security is becoming America’s domestic standing
army, a notion posited by the Rutherford Institute’s John Whitehead in
a widely circulated article last month.
“The menace of a national
force, aka a standing army, vested with so much power cannot be
overstated, nor can its danger be ignored,” wrote Whitehead,
before listing numerous examples of how the DHS is instrumental in
pushing America’s decline into a militarized police state.