Retired Military Officer Demands that Federal Agencies End Preparation for War Against US Citizens, Turn Weapons Over to DoD

This past weekend, a retired military officer shared his letter to Senator John Cornyn, demanding answers about the hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition and thousands of armored vehicles being prepared for domestic law enforcement.

Since its posting, the letter has gone viral. Here it is in its entirety:

The Honorable Senator John Cornyn, State of Texas
United States Senate
517 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Re: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and that agencies preparation for war against citizens of the United States of America.

Dear Senator Cornyn,

It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America. To date, DHS has been unwilling to provide to you, the elected representatives of the People, justification for recent purchases of almost 3,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) armored personnel carriers, 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition (with associated weapons), and other weapons systems, when, in fact, the DHS has no war mission or war making authority within the limits of the United States of America.

Significant is the fact that at the same time the Obama administration is arming his DHS for war within the limits of the United States against the People of the United States in accordance with his 2008 campaign speech claiming,

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve gotta (sic) have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded [as the United States military]”–Candidate Barack Obama, 2008.

The Obama administration is deliberately defunding, overextending, and hollowing the Department of Defense; the only legitimate agency of the U.S. government with a war mission.

This act of the Obama administration stands as a glaring threat of war against our nation’s citizens! This act of the Obama administration can only be understood as a tyrannical threat against the Constitution of the United States of America! If left unresolved, the peace loving citizens who have sworn to defend the United States Constitution “against all enemies, both foreign and domestic” are left no option except to prepare to defend themselves, and the U.S. Constitution, against this Administration’s “coup” against the People and the foundations of liberty fought for and defended for the past 238 years. We have no choice if we honor our oaths.

The only proper response to this threat against the American people is for the representatives of the People, the members of the U.S. House and Senate, to demand in clear terms that the Administration cannot ignore, that the Department of Homeland Security immediately surrender their newly appropriated weapons of war to the Department of Defense (DoD). Further, since the DHS has assumed a position in the Administration to enforce the tyrannical acts of this president against the People of the United States against the limits of the United States Constitution, it remains for the United States Congress to exercise its limiting power in the balancing of powers established by our founding fathers, to disestablish and dissolve the DHS as soon as possible. One needs only to look to the rise of Adolf Hitler, and his associated DHS organizations, the SA and the SS, of 1932-1934, to see the outcome of allowing an agency of government this kind of control over the free citizens of a nation. The people of Germany could not have imagined, until it was too late, the danger of allowing a tyrant this kind of power. We must not be so naïve as to think it will not happen to us as well if we remain passive toward this power grab by the Marxist Obama administration!

Finally, for more than two centuries the nation has lived in peace at home because of the protections of our legitimate military and the many appropriate state and federal law enforcement agencies, supported by Constitutional courts. We stand today at a cross-road. Will we allow this present Administration to overthrow our United States Constitution and its legal processes to amend injustices, or, will we honor our obligations to defend the Constitution against a “domestic” enemy? Our Constitution lays out the proper methods of resolving our differences; and it does not include its overthrow by a rogue agency of a Marxist leadership at home. You, sir, are our constitutionally elected agent to defend our Constitution at home. We are counting upon you. We remain aware, however, of this present threat and will not expose ourselves as an easy prey to the authors of the destruction of our nation.

I know that this letter demands much of you. We elected you because we, the citizens of the State of Texas, believe that you are up to the task at hand and will, against all threats, honor your oath and office. We are also writing to your fellow members of the House and Senate to stand in integrity with the Constitution and against this present threat by the Obama administration and his DHS.

We refuse to surrender our Constitution or our nation!


Captain Terry M. Hestilow
United States Army, Retired
Fort Worth, Texas
March 23, 2013

  • 1jam

    I wonder how long before obama bin laden sees to it that the Capt. mysteriously disappears?

  • StingraySFO

    The ‘THIRD DAY of INFAMY’ is rapidly approaching. Millions of Veterans are awake and aware, echoing this Captain’s demand.
    This administration’s days are numbered!

    • CSN

      Watch out for the drones as this administration will use them on US Citizens.

  • Considering the abrupt about face turns of so many judges and law officials along with newspeople and news companies threatened with the FTC, you have to wonder just how far will they go to shut the people up.

    Andrew Breitbart comes to mind.

  • Harold

    At least one MAN that is pro-American is speaking up, even if the cowards in the senate and congress are not!

    • All those traitorous cowards will have to be disposed of if they do nothing, we get to keep the pensions at least.

  • Barry_Suxx

    Cap’n Terry: Thanks for speaking-UP for MILLIONS for your fellow American Citizens. We SALUTE You Sir!

    Word of Caution now that you’ve spoken-out: Watch Your Back Brother.

  • Pilotruss

    I thank God for someone that can say what I have been thinking .

  • jpeters3270

    Amazing that this is happening when all Congress needs to do is stop payment on the check. Is Congress at all aware of their power of the purse strings?

    • The majority in congress are complicit.

    • ssilv48

      J, as far as I can see, all of congress is in on this. All they do is a dog and pony show, the mistake will be theirs, I will demand a military trial for all of congress, senators and mr oboma along with that gorilla looking wife, as she know’s his status. mr oboma is not a citizen of the United States.

  • Doug

    Guns Up!

  • NikVa

    Where’s Boehner on this? He trusts the President? He needs to wake up!

    Janet Napolitano refuses to enforce the borders, releases detainees and yet stockpiles weapons and ammo. Think about “Fast and Furious” who they might be arming!!

    • CCB11

      I just about fell of of my chair when I heard John Boehner say he trusted Obama. I bet Obama laughed his butt of over that remark. Has he had his head stuck in the sand for the last 4 yrs.? I think he has a man crush on Obama. Boehner needs to go.


    Capt. Hestilow is spot on in his assessment of the DHS, it is another piece of government elitism gone rampant that I too railed against because it smacks of nothing more than manufactured SS that is designed to become another gestapo, the secret police who put fear into any and all that opposed the incumbent regime and acted as shock troops to annihilate all political and academic thinking in disagreement of the idea the state was all powerful…
    Elitism is nothing more than a government gone rampant and runs amuck devouring the will of the nation…..

  • Thank you Captain Terry M. Hestilow! That is bold and courageous leadership!

  • IWG

    Bush started this fiasco by implementing Homeland Security and the Patriot Act and Obama expanded on these unconstitutional powers. When you look at the continuity between both Democratic and Republican President’s actions, you realize they have little power against those who manage the political budgets and careers of our supposed representatives. In order to restore our Republic you would not only need to abolish the DHS, but the FED, CIA, FDA, IRS and DOE for starters. None of these organizations represent the people or a Constitutional Republic.

    • Bush may have started H S & the Patriot act was a mistake but the big O is taking us down the road to a place like northern Asia.

      • Big O has one main goal in mind. Bring down America. He will be the master of this country. Or at least that is his plain.

  • Thomas

    Okay, if this retired officer see this I am sure others in our military are just as concerned. So my question would be is instead of watching obama’s troops grow stronger, why don’t they use our military to just show up in force and confiscate all the war materials the DHS and FEMA has stockpiled? It’s so dam evident that obama is not going to listen to reason or stop his side from cheating at the polls and causing chaos in our country etc, etc.
    Why are those who have the power to stop him just seem to be sitting back and waiting to see what happens next?

    • Phil

      Thomas, while it may come to that, it would be mutiny, and 100% (or very near that) of the military would have to be involved. Otherwise, the ones who do stand up to be counted will be knocked down and imprisoned or shot.

    • CCB11

      Obama has been weeding out the people that would not advance his orders if those orders are Americans.

  • Why is this so bad is that what there really trying to do is kill American citizens aren’t they doing that already with the food and everything c’mon y’all death comes in many fashions and I highly doubt this is for the sole purpose of killing our own people if you don’t like Obama then say u don’t like him straight, you don’t need to make fantasy comments,to express your dislike for the president. Same goes for that retired peice of shit up there. How come obidy came out and spoke when bush blew up fuckin twin towers

    • Collins get real OK. Bush did not blow up twin towers. If you can;t do any better then this then give it up

    • Allen

      Collins, you are an uninformed person on Obama’s dole. Anyone with a modicum of brains can see all of this. Go back to your corner and spit and whittle.

    • julian you need to move to Egypt with obamas muslim butt buddies. You aren’t good enough to live in a country that good men like Capt. Hestilow have fought and died for.

  • Iwg at the bottom is the only person who said anything that makes any sense

  • MikeyParks

    Where is the press? Where are the major broadcast outlets? Why are they not screaming their heads off? Are they really that partisan to allow this just because a Democrat is behind it?

    • CCB11

      Yes I am afraid so.

    • MM

      the “Press” is OWNED by the same, who own the last 4 or 5 Presidents.

      No one can believe a word from the MSM. Not a word.

  • Truthbug

    So good to see the truth breaking out into the open. Captain Hestilow and Joe Miller are serving the citizens well as watchmen on the wall. Our gratitude for and to them is unbounded!

  • Brent

    Sadly, the compromising RINO John Cornyn is the WRONG person to give this message to. Cornyn is only conservative when enough voters slap him up beside the head with a 2×4, figuratively speaking (so please, let’s do that!) or he’s immediately facing re-election. He’ll be perfectly happy to bow down to Obama’s thuggery in the name of “compromise.”

    • Allen

      I agree, Brent. You’ve pegged him correctly. There are probably only 5 or 6 Senators with testicles in the country today. He’s not one of them.

  • Locked & loaded, Captain. Got your back, sir!

  • kirkaloan

    We should ALL forward this letter to our Senators and Congressmen and demand action on this. DHS should be defunded and abolished.

  • Ronin

    Unbowed, and in agreement.


    Coryn will do nothing, he is the consumate RINO elite. In 2014, we need to make Ted Cruz the senior Senator.

  • Meanwhile, USMC Commandant Amos tells his Marines to be frugal with ammo and supplies?? WTF?? Why isn’t Amos running a coup and moving obama and holder to the brig??

  • Just too much like what Hitler did. Our own US Gestapo. It is unbelievable our elected politicians are watching all this happen in utter silence. The only way I can rationalize the stunning lack of reaction…. is the Chicago mob (Obama’s roots) using their keep silent methods.

    • mikrat

      The Politicians are watching because they are apart of it – Both the D’d and the R’s.

  • Post this to your FB pages people. That is the Least some can do…others can do more…

  • Gunrunner1

    Reminds me of the movie “The Patriot” where Mel says”, Well we must plead again, and even again rather than war”.

    They are never going to give up their control once they have their hands around our necks. History shows that they never do, once the fingers grasp fully.

  • MikeyParks

    Obama was not born in this country and has no allegiance to it. In fact, he was raised to despise America and our form of government and economic system. So no, he’s not like Bush or even Clinton. He’s a toxin introduced from the outside and is actively trying to destroy this country. It’s pathetic that the Democrats are allowing it and making excuses for it. They don’t realize that, like the frog that carried the scorpion on its back, they’ll be stung to death eventually too.

  • AMEN!

  • CSN

    Hitler…Stalin….if it can happen, it can happen to you! People of USA wake up for pity’s sake, and don’t let this tyrannical leader dupe us into thinking he’s about hope….he wants a change all right, which means people who are patriots out of the way….hell or high water.

    • SmithWinston6478

      CSN, You are correct as usual… a precise recollection of history; Einsatzgruppen followed orders. Jews obeyed gun laws.


    Cornyn has always been backstabbing the voters and this letter will have no impact on a person such as he.The RINO elite are interested only in lining their pockets.

  • SmithWinston6478

    Those who think an average soldier would not fire on unarmed citizens should review the 1968 history of Kent State University. A Trojan Horse saboteur and wannabe dictator commands our military. Pray this shameful era ends peacefully. God save our Constitutional Republic!

    “If ever a time should come when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” – Samuel Adams, 1776
    “The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from it’s government.” –
    Thomas Paine

  • Quintrell

    Obama is dreaming and so is anyone else that thinks they could defeat the American Spring, should it occur.