Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 5 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 3 (8 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   10 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

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

      (Page 2 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 3   Well Said 2   Valuable 2  
View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H2 6/12/13

Author 1486
Become a Fan
  (117 fans)
- Advertisement -

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.

- Advertisement -

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.

- Advertisement -

Next Page  1  |  2

Thom Hartmann is a Project Censored Award-winning New York Times best-selling author, and host of a nationally syndicated daily progressive talk program on the Air America Radio Network, live noon-3 PM ET. His most recent books are "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight," "Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights," "We The People," "What Would Jefferson Do?," "Screwed: The Undeclared War (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -
Google Content Matches:

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

S&P Blames Republicans, Mainstream Media Fails to Report It

Globalization Is Killing The Globe: Return to Local Economies

The Great Tax Con Job

The Truth about the Trust Fund-- Destroying Social Security to Destroy the Two Party System

The Deciding Moment: The Theft of Human Right

Healthcare: First They Came for the Banksters


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
8 people are discussing this page, with 10 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

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
[[IMG160]] Bush and Obama have built infrastruct... by Lance Ciepiela on Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 11:51:11 PM