Illegal aliens? Invading Canadians? Rampaging Boy Scouts or Tea Partiers? It’s anyone’s guess, but it has been widely reported that the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has stockpiled 1.6 billion rounds of .40 caliber and 9mm ammunition over the past year. Now the news comes out that the DHS has purchased 2,700 military-style MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush-Protected) vehicles…for use on the public streets of America (Read about it at Gateway Pundit HERE.) If this has been confirmed and is true, I have a question: Is America in need of a large internal military force? If so, why?
I’ve been political my entire life, starting out with Barry Goldwater and The Conscience of a Conservative in the1960’s. In 1967 I enlisted in the U.S. Marines for four years, spending nearly two of them in South Vietnam. In 1972 I was a Florida presidential elector for Prof. John Hospers, the first Presidential candidate of the national Libertarian Party which was founded that same year. During the late 1970’s and into the 1980’s I was a contributing editor and monthly columnist for Reason magazine, and I’ve authored numerous articles in the print and online media about various subjects relating to individual rights and personal freedom. Today I’m a lawyer by profession; I divide my time between New Hampshire and Florida all year long, spending much of my time practicing law in Florida. As an early supporter and past member of the board of directors of the Free State Project, I was drawn to the Live Free or Die state of New Hampshire in late 2003 when it was chosen by a vote of the first 5,000 FSP participants. In 2004 I founded the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, and continue today to work within the state political system to advance the traditional NH values of frugal small government, low taxes, small business, free enterprise, and self-responsibility. To all, I say “Come and see what we are building in the beautiful, healthy, livable Free State of New Hampshire!”