He goes off on a couple of tangents, but he raises some important questions. The first is, why does the Department of Homeland Security feel the need for vehicles with 50 caliber machine guns mounted on them to patrol the U.S./Mexico border? We are not at war with Mexico. We have no need for weapons of this magnitude to stop potential defectors from crossing the border. I think he’s implying that the vehicles actually serve a more sinister purpose. In any case, they are overkill. Firepower of this magnitude is not necessary to combat potential defectors attempting to cross the border from Mexico.
There is another question raised regarding free speech. I personally noticed when watching news conferences following 9/11 that no reporters were daring to ask the tough questions. I do feel that the mainstream news media has an agenda. I’m not citing any particular liberal or conservative bias. I simply feel that the mainstream media has been told by those in control not to ask certain questions or air certain issues. They keep it clean to make the government look good.
Following 9/11, I also noticed that if anyone dared question the actions of our government, they were automatically accused of being unpatriotic and potentially a terrorist sympathizer. This is a dangerous trend. When people are unable to express criticism of the government without fear of attack, we, as a nation, are not abiding by one of the most important tenets of our own Constitution. It does not mean that a person is anti-American if they express distress regarding certain policies or actions. Wanting to improve the quality of life for and grant a level of equal freedom to all people is not treason.