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It's High Time We Abolished the Department of Homeland Security

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Concentration of responsibility becomes concentration of power -- and because most of our intelligence and police power has been concentrated in one agency -- the DHS -- that agency has become way too powerful, with no checks and balances. In effect, it's created an entire surveillance industry around itself, and it's time to shut it down.

How did this happen? In a way, it was predictable, a replay of Eisenhower's warning.

As Deep Throat famously told Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein -- "Follow the money."

Who benefits from our nation's addiction to out-of-control "security"? The military-industrial-security complex. Providing support and equipment and consultants to DHS has now become a trillion-dollar for-profit industry.

This is not good for the United States.

When the worst abuses of the old East German STASI become the standard policies of what Thomas Jefferson once called "the world's last best hope" -- it is time for a change.

Because as Jefferson's fellow founder, Benjamin Franklin said, "those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither."

Repeal the PATRIOT Act, dissolve the DHS, and let's return to sanity.

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It's about time! What waste of taxpayer dollars.&n... by Davey Jones on Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 12:14:17 AM
Only when the truth about what really happened on ... by 911TRUTH on Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 1:03:06 AM
The ONlY way the DHS will be abolished is when the... by Deborah Dills on Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 1:01:58 PM
It's clear that Thom Hartmann loves "President Oba... by Gary Kutcher on Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 1:27:24 PM
Only when we reject wholeheartedly the duopoly sca... by Poor old Dirt farmer on Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 11:09:43 AM
THIS should be our most important goal.... by Timothy Gatto on Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 3:24:28 PM
our homeland is the planet; you know.... EARTH? An... by molly cruz on Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 12:45:32 PM
Main Core is not a secret:Main Core is the code na... by Deborah Dills on Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 4:36:51 PM
Democracy Now:  Big Brother ... Is Watching/... by Deborah Dills on Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 4:49:46 PM
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