The often-out-of-control Senator John McCain (R-AZ) called Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) a “whacko” and “ridiculous” but praised resigning Homeland Security Secretary Janet for doing a “thankless” job well. Look at the caption under the photo below – the words of Border Patrol Tucson Local 2544. No praise for Janet Napolitano from Border Agents. Her legacy: the underwear didn’t explode but the pressure cooker did.
There has been nothing “thankless” about what Napolitano has purposefully and willfully done in conspiracy with Barack Obama and his administration. She specifically fingered TeaParty-minded Americans as possible domestic terrorists – worthy of being spied upon. Who might be terrorists according to Janet Napolitano?
● Expressions of libertarian philosophies (statements, bumper stickers)
● Self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies)
● Fear of economic collapse (buying gold and barter items)
●Religious views concerning the book of Revelation (apocalypse, anti-Christ)
●Expressed fears of Big Brother or big government
● Declarations of Constitutional rights and civil liberties
● Belief in a New World Order conspiracy
She helped to hush the “terrorism” in terrorism and changed the terminology to “man-caused disaster.”
She appointed Mohamed Elibiary, a Muslim Brotherhood supporter, to her advisory council, gave him a top security clearance, defended him when he downloaded classified information about Texas Governor Rick Perry to his personal computer – and then unsuccessfully shopped it to media. Her defense was that Texas didn’t get to decided what is classified and what is not. Apparently using his home computer and trying to sell something to the media, or trying to give something to the media that he obtained with his security clearance, does not concern her.
She allowed the Underwear Bomber to almost detonate just as his flight descended into the Detroit airport, and apparently didn’t even have the Tsarnaev brothers on her radar. Waging war on conservative Americans has kept her attention focused on everything but Islamic extremism.
She has supported amnesty and Obama’s plan for “selective deportation,” meaning not many illegals are deported, and 7000 agents of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) voted ‘no confidence’ in their Director who works directly under Napolitano.
And John McCain praises her. He has served in the U.S. Senate for 26 long years. I doubt he’s read the Constitution since.
FLASHBACK: Go back to April 2010 when “maverick” Senator John McCain with Lindsey Graham in S. 3081, titled Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010. S. 3081, tried to make it clear that they could and would deny U.S. citizens due process if someone in power deemed it appropriate. S. 3081 failed.
SEC. 5. DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL OF UNPRIVILEGED ENEMY BELLIGERENTS.
An individual, including a citizen of the United States, determined to be an unprivileged enemy belligerent under section 3(c)(2) in a manner which satisfies Article 5 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War may be detained without criminal charges and without trial for the duration of hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners in which the individual has engaged, or which the individual has purposely and materially supported, consistent with the law of war and any authorization for the use of military force provided by Congress pertaining to such hostilities.
“The decision by the NDAA conference committee, led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to strip the National Defense Authorization Act of the amendment that protects American citizens against indefinite detention now renders the entire NDAA unconstitutional,” Sen. Paul said. “I voted against NDAA in 2011 because it did not contain the proper constitutional protections. When my Senate colleagues voted to include those protections in the 2012 NDAA through the Feinstein-Lee Amendment last month, I supported this act,” Sen. Paul continued. “But removing those protections now takes us back to square one and does as much violence to the Constitution as last year’s NDAA. When the government can arrest suspects without a warrant, hold them without trial, deny them access to counsel or admission of bail, we have shorn the Bill of Rights of its sanctity. More at The New American
McCain who, I believe, coined the words “Enemy Belligerent,” through attempted legislation tried to hold “American Belligerents” under the thumb of the law without due process. He has railed against waterboarding those we know are enemy combatants and called it torture, but not a single person waterboarded has died, or had his fingers cut off or lost the use of any bodily part, or was disfigured in any way and those in our Government of his same persuasion – every Democrat – have left bereft unknown quantities of information that would secure America.
He’s been in a position of power far too long and just one piece of proof of that longevity-gone-sour is his praise of Janet Napolitano.
I am grateful ‘Big Sis’ will no longer be overseeing the flagrant abuse of our individual rights – a fact that will transport her legacy into infamy, but I have no doubt someone just as lawless, and just as obnoxious in their lawlessness, will fill her chair in that new, obscenely mammoth and costly DHS complex. In the meantime, Senator John McCain will continue to try to cram his amnesty into law – at any price. More at Breitbart.