Great piece by John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute ... I've condensed & bulleted his points. Intrepid Report: Farewell to Big Sister: Janet Napolitano’s Orwellian legacy lives on (Sept 13 2013) News headlines to the contrary, there is actually more taking place right now than just the Obama administration’s conveniently distracting push for military action against Syria. We’re still having our privacy rights ravaged by the surveillance state ... We’re still being taken to the cleaners by a fiscally irresponsible and semi-corrupt government ... And we’re still being terrorized by an out-of-control police state ... And then there’s the news about Friday, September 6, 2013, being Janet Napolitano’s last day as head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before she starts her new job as head of the University of California school system. The student government of UC Berkley is actually considering a “no confidence” vote in Napolitano’s role as president. As one of the student representatives behind the “no confidence” vote effort noted, Napolitano “comes from a background of surveillance and apprehension and security.”... Her replacement has yet to be named, although it has been suggested that New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, an even more egregious offender of civil liberties, could be tapped to replace her. Lest we forget, the following are some of Napolitano’s “greatest hits” when it comes to civil liberties violations. They are explored in greater depth in my new book, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State. If You See Something, Say Something: ... Constitution-Free Border Control: ... Drones: ... Fusion Centers: ... Spying on Activists, Dissidents and Veterans: ... Stockpiling Ammunition: ... TSA: ... Defending the NSA: ... The reality, of course, is that we are indeed living in an Orwellian state engineered in no small part by Big Sister herself.