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Should U.S. Department of Homeland Security be scrapped?

Mopvyzo 2012/04/24 15:33:58
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  • *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg' 2012/04/29 22:57:03
    yes
    *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg'
    Absolutely. And you can take the CIA, FDA, EPA, and DoED with you!
  • Dave 007 2012/04/29 12:16:34
    yes
    Dave 007
    Yes and start an agency that will actually do the job the right way. Keep ALL illegals out! No more muslims allowed in, we have enough and they multiply like rabbits.
  • Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/26 19:04:59 (edited)
    yes
    Adakin Valorem~PWCM~JLA
    The Department was founded to combat the apparent lack of coordination that should have seen 9-11 attack coming. But there is a long list of events that DHS has missed, like the shoe bomber, the crotch bomber, the Time Square Bomber and others that ordinary citizens and good basic police work either uncovered or the incompetence of the terrorists messed.

    But DHS isn't the only thing that needs to be eliminated. Departments of Commerce, Education and Energy come to mind. TSA should be privatized. And HUD could be combined with Agriculture to encompass both rural and urban domestic services instead of duplicating services.

    In addition, the GSA and Secret Service should share the same 'Event Coordinators' so as to economize the costs of hookers and party favors for the government's training conferences....

    The Department was founded to combat the apparent lack of coordination that should have seen 9-11 attack coming. But there is a long list of events that DHS has missed, like the shoe bomber, the crotch bomber, the Time Square Bomber and others that ordinary citizens and good basic police work either uncovered or the incompetence of the terrorists messed.

    But DHS isn't the only thing that needs to be eliminated. Departments of Commerce, Education and Energy come to mind. TSA should be privatized. And HUD could be combined with Agriculture to encompass both rural and urban domestic services instead of duplicating services.

    In addition, the GSA and Secret Service should share the same 'Event Coordinators' so as to economize the costs of hookers and party favors for the government's training conferences....

    DHS logo Dept of Energy logo HUD logo Dept of Education logo Dept of Commerce logo
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  • cddjmikey 2012/04/25 22:00:44
    no
    cddjmikey
    But a full audit needs to be performed to see if they are accomplishing their primary mission as economically as possible. If not they need to be told they have 1 year to streamline operations themselves or Congress will do it for them. If Congress can't get it done within a few months, since they will already have had a year to think about it, then shut it down.
  • HipJipC 2012/04/25 18:51:00
    undecided
    HipJipC
    The corruption in the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security should be scrapped.
  • SEAL76 2012/04/25 17:30:49
    yes
    SEAL76
    +1
    Yes along with many of the other useless alphabet aqgencies. DEA, BATFE, Dept of Education. Health and Human Services, FDA, and a few others.
  • Leonidas 2012/04/25 14:30:15
    undecided
    Leonidas
    +1
    The Department was founded to combat the apparant lack of coordination that might have avoided the 9-11 disaster. However it also inherited all sorts of missions that have no direct relationship with combating terrorism. Current critiscisum appears to be in that area. I haven't heard that much critiscisum in their primary mission---combating terrorism. Any reorganization should be well thought out and studied extensivly. Just getting rid of it will put the nation right back where we were prior to 9-11.
  • Aahz_On... Leonidas 2012/04/25 22:02:44
    Aahz_OneAndOnly
    +1
    9-11 was a straight INSIDE JOB

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

  • Mark Twain 2012/04/25 13:47:17
    yes
    Mark Twain
    The percieved enemy of the Government is the people. Their votes present a danger, their wealth creates a threat, Their being armed also gives them the ability to protect themselves. If goverment can just get people to be dependant on them for security, food and housing then they cease being a threat. CONTROL is what its about. The noose gets tighter,,,If they destroy our economy we are much more controllable. The Government is still going to exist. Its not a person,,its an Entity, it does not serve us it feeds off of us. Most of us are nine meals away from standing in line behind the Homeland Security truck waiting for our daily MRE's. Homeland Security will get rid of you if you try to get rid of it.
  • Charles Braley 2012/04/25 13:01:19
    yes
    Charles Braley
    +1
    That & TSA!!!!!!!!!!!
  • mewycg 2012/04/25 07:57:59
    yes
    mewycg
    If I say yes then are they going to come and arrest me? Or just give me the heavy-duty pat down & frisk on my next trip to the airport?
  • blessed 2012/04/25 05:54:45
    yes
    blessed
    +1
    Yes its too expensive in this economy, did you all notice that it was top of the line for everything with this department. They want to cut food stamps but can afford a camera at every traffic light, and everywhere else, as they turn us into a survalence society that rivals Orwells 1984.
  • Top 2012/04/25 05:20:01
    yes
    Top
    +1
    The nine most feared words in America should be "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you". There are quite a few people who heartily endorse increasingly-invasive measures employed by the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration because it makes them feel safe, but that feeling of safety is an illusion. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), an umbrella organization that would oversee 22 preexisting federal agencies. The idea was to improve the coordination of the federal government's counterterrorism effort, but the result has been an ever-expanding bureaucracy. The Department of Homeland Security should be abolished and its components reorganized into more practical groupings. The agencies tasked with immigration, border security, and customs enforcement belong under the same oversight agency, which could appropriately be called the Border Security Administration. The Transportation Security Administration and Federal Air Marshals Service should be abolished, and the federal government should end support for fusion centers. The remaining DHS organizations should return to their former parent agencies.
  • O'l Jarhead 2012/04/25 03:56:08
    yes
    O'l Jarhead
    +2
    Haven't we got enough police agencies already? Now we got a police agency that has authority over all other police agencies. At some point in the not too distance future, I think we will see that the Department of Homland Security was designed to work against us and not for us. Remember, I told you so.
  • SoCal71 2012/04/25 02:42:43
    yes
    SoCal71
    Not yet, there are many other liberal agencies that need to go long before this one. They are only following executive orders regarding immigration..
  • Paul 2012/04/25 01:07:50
    undecided
    Paul
    Homeland Security was developed in response to 9-11, the threat of terrorism still exists, and Homeland Security will continue to exist also. Maybe it could be eliminated, responsibilities going to other agencies, that would seem logical to condense government and spending, but I don't think it will happen, especially during an election year. The risk that something might happen as soon as we get rid of it, our politicians aren't going to put their jobs on the line suggesting it.
  • klausd11 2012/04/25 01:01:35
    yes
    klausd11
    +1
    Whenever the government fails to provide what it promised to, it gets bigger. What better way to grow than to create a whole new agency?
    What, if any, incentive is there to do a good job?
  • Freight85 2012/04/25 00:26:42
    yes
    Freight85
    +2
    No brainer...
  • Pm 2012/04/25 00:14:04
    no
    Pm
    Reason?
  • cindy 2012/04/24 23:59:41
    yes
    cindy
    +3
    They have way to much power, they have to be dismantled ...................
  • Charles R. Anderson 2012/04/24 23:53:59
    yes
    Charles R. Anderson
    +3
    The police power belongs in local government.
  • santa6642 2012/04/24 23:47:33
    no
    santa6642
    Just the liberals that are in it now,
  • ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠ 2012/04/24 23:25:22
    yes
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +5
    A lot of "departments" need to be cut.

    But first and foremost, end the fed!
  • Cliff 2012/04/24 23:17:25
    yes
    Cliff
    +3
    If they cannot even control our borders, what good are they?
  • dubbie 2012/04/24 22:49:32
    no
    dubbie
    +1
    Nope Just the leadership of it , Beings they dont know what they`re doing
  • lee 2012/04/24 22:14:28
    yes
    lee
    +3
    too much power for one organization to have...

    if better communication is the only goal, then there are plenty of tools available to ensure the left hand knows what the right hand is doing...

    this dept seems designed to hide activities from the oversight and check/balance system that keeps our government OUT of our business.
  • stevegutch 2012/04/24 21:53:50
    no
    stevegutch
    What would republicans use to try to scare us? Remember GW Bush and all those stupid terror alerts. Notice that you don't here Obama saying "I'm keeping you safe" evey 20 minutes.
  • MegaFortunateSon 2012/04/24 21:53:02
    no
    MegaFortunateSon
    +1
    Scrap Homeland Security. Really?
  • ManBearPig MegaFor... 2012/04/24 22:07:40
    ManBearPig
    +2
    what exactly have they really done... before homeland security was established the FBI and CIA worked together to do the same things homeland security is "supposed" to do
  • Paul ManBearPig 2012/04/25 00:56:08
    Paul
    homeland security came about because FBI and CIA didn't work together well and some believe 9-11 should have been known about and stopped.
  • bozo Paul 2012/04/25 13:38:00 (edited)
    bozo
    do you hear your self ? two agencies didn't work well together ?? Turf war.?
    50 years of adding new ( we gotta have or the sky will fall agencies) and all we have to show for it is dysfunctional government, over lapping authority waste.
    Trouble in a nut shell is GOVERNMENT just adds more layers of control and cost but THEY NEVER CUT ANYTHING.

    America is like the titanic, the first bucket of water wasn't the one that sank the ship it was the last bucket added to all of the other buckets the ship already had taken in
    .
    Government is going to add one more "we gotta have this or the sky will fall " agency and the weight & COST of all this government is going to sink our ship
  • ManBearPig Paul 2012/04/26 15:24:24
    ManBearPig
    oh it was known... there have been reports from Israel and other countries warning us something is going to happen... just because they didnt start working well together doesnt mean we need to add another agency to get in the way and do nothing to add to the dysfunctionality of the big picture... it means we need to get them to cooperate with each other... its like you have two managers of a business who dont work well together in a small restaurant that only needs 2 managers to run... and then the owner adds a third manager to work with them... its only going to lead to each manager working on top of another complicating things and not getting the actual work done
  • Mike 2012/04/24 21:50:56
    yes
    Mike
    +3
    it has no real function other than to tell you you "YOU NEED TO BE WATCHED" for your own protection.
  • goinpostal 2012/04/24 21:48:54
    no
    goinpostal
    WHEN THE WARS END YOU GOING TO NEED IT
  • ManBearPig goinpostal 2012/04/24 22:08:53
    ManBearPig
    +2
    thats for the CIA and the FBI to do... if i recall all the terrorists plots that have been foiled were because of the FBI... when was the last time Homeland Security done anything to actually prevent attacks
  • Freight85 ManBearPig 2012/04/25 00:30:38
    Freight85
    +1
    Shhh....listen. Keep your voice down. Don't tell anyone I told you, but the CIA and the FBI are the terrorists.
  • ManBearPig Freight85 2012/04/26 15:25:25
    ManBearPig
    you should have told me beforehand... i couldnt yelled it on top of a mountain
  • Freedom 2012/04/24 21:45:47
    yes
    Freedom
    +6
    Just as evil and un-American as the TSA and the Patriot Act.
  • nverumind 2012/04/24 21:37:48
    yes
    nverumind
    +2
    along with a few other things!
  • yes
    Gยเtคг Plคאєг ( JFK Democrat )
    +3
    Yes, i do not think we need it, we can also scrap the patriot act, or atleast the parts of it that allow government to infringe on our freedoms

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