Tag Archives: Department of Homeland Security

Immigration Reform Without Police State

Reprinted from TheFeeheryTheory.com

I am in favor of comprehensive immigration reform that tightens the border, legalizes the status of the 11 million immigrants who live in society’s shadows now, provides a fair pathway to folks who want to be citizens in this country, and provides both tools and incentives to businesses so that they don’t hire people who are here illegally in the future.

But I am opposed to turning this country into a police state.

That’s why I was concerned about a story I read in the Washington Post this morning. The story read: “The Department of Homeland Security wants a private company to provide a national license-plate tracking system that would give the agency access to vast amounts of information from commercial and law enforcement tag readers, Continue reading

Tom Ridge

Reprinted from Mullings.com

The official portrait of the first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security was unveiled yesterday at the Department headquarters on Nebraska Avenue, in Washington, DC. Tom Ridge left that post in 2005 and it is now 2013 but that is, as we say here, close enough for government work.

DHS was conceived out of the emotional, as well as the physical rubble of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Ridge was the Governor of Pennsylvania at the time and went to Shanksville, the site of the wreckage of Flight 93. As Mayors and Governors and Presidents do, he gave solace to the people of his state and to the first responders responsible for investigating and cleaning up the site.

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