Let all be retained which has not been surrendered

Friends, countrymen.. your ears, please. I humbly present for your consideration two sides of an issue that is boiling much faster than I might have expected.

First the news that our noble US Department of Homeland Security has been explaining to local law enforcement around the nation that people who dissent with any federal ‘authority’ may be given to terrorism.

Second is the near-concurrent news that Texas governor Rick Perry is taking a public and clear-cut stance on state sovereignty as per the tenth amendment.

The Feds seem increasingly wary that Americans don’t adequately consider powers exercised to be authoritative, while citizens and local governments are increasingly concerned that the federal authority is overstepping its legal bounds, and is thus a threat to the union.