The FBI’s unprecedented entry to President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, the removal of boxes of documents, and the warrant behind them, have many Americans concerned. What documents were sought? Why wasn’t a 24-hour subpoena issued prior to the FBI entry? Was the action politically motivated? What precedence does this set for the use of law enforcement in the lives of other American citizens, a concern regardless of your political leaning?
At the same time, 87,000 new IRS agents are being hired, just at a time when the tax code is being rewritten by Congress. How might these agents be assigned to enforce new laws? What category of citizens might be the likely targets of increased auditing? What audits will be authorized under the new Inflation Reduction Act, passed exclusively by the Democratic members of Congress?
Of the raid on President Trump’s residence, Harvard Law school professor Allen Dershowitz has called for the full release of the warrant to enter the Trump home: “I want to see the affidavit. I want to know how Judge Reinhart justified allowing the breaking-in of the safe. Remember, to get into a safe, you have to have a special warrant.” Such unconventional and unprecedented action, especially in the current heightened political climate, raises serious concerns about the use of law enforcement by political agencies, especially as authorized by the Attorney General of the United States. What other actions, by state or local levels of law enforcement, might be endorsed or encouraged by the Federal government against its citizens?
While I have always stood strongly for the full funding and appropriate use of our heroic law enforcement agencies, I stand equally firmly against politicizing their resources against our citizens. Indeed, so did our nation’s Founders. The concerns of such government overreach stem directly from the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. It states,
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
A warrant must prescribe specifically ‘persons or things to be seized.’ Hidden or obscure purposes or intentions are not acceptable according to the Constitution of our Republic. This amendment was explicitly included in the limitations placed on the Federal government by the Founders because of such abuses imposed on the colonies by King George III.
We fought the Revolutionary War to set Americans free from such abuses. And I will continue to fight for the freedoms of Americans against all bullying and abuse by their government. Enough of the Democratic Congress not providing adequate oversight of the abuses of the Executive agencies of the Federal government.
When you elect me to Congress, you can count on me to ensure that our law enforcement agencies are fully funded. Adequate policing is what has and always will keep our neighborhoods safe.
When you elect me to Congress, you can count on me to demand full oversight of our federal law enforcement agencies, including the IRS.
When you elect me to Congress, you can count on me to end political favoritism when it comes to enforcing the laws of our land.
When you elect me to Congress, you can count on me to work hard to enable collaboration of our law enforcement with other community agencies to keep your family safe.
I’m Peter Hernandez, and I’m working hard to earn your vote on November 8th.
Peter Hernandez is a first generation Mexican-American, born and raised in San Benito County, California, by parents who worked the fields, and he grew up in the agricultural community. His parents instilled in him a strong work ethic, a love for God, and a deep respect for the American Dream and American Exceptionalism. As a small business owner today, Peter understands firsthand how inflation, over-regulation and burdensome taxes are killing the middle class economy. As a Latino man, Peter is dedicated to encouraging Hispanic families in the civic and electoral process, and looks forward to serving as their voice and representative in US Congress. Peter currently holds office as a County Supervisor for San Benito County. He is passionate about restoring representative government as originally intended – local people representing and enriching local communities as opposed to government serving and enriching itself. During the oppressive California pandemic shutdowns, Peter stood against the overreaches of the Administrative State, believing the local communities should decide for themselves how to best care for and protect their constituents. He fought to keep businesses open, knowing how vital they are to the health of the local economy. Peter is an America First candidate who stands against the harmful progressive policies of the Biden administration and the current Democrat Congress. He will fight to: RENEW the rule of law; RESTORE strong families and parental rights; REVIVE the middle class and small businesses. www.hernandezforcongress.com