Bob Bauman - October 01, 2008
The name of the so-called “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” has always disturbed and rankled me.
Created in the frenzied political aftermath of the 9-11-2001 terrorist attacks, it sounds like something Hitler’s propaganda minister, Josef Goebbels would have dreamed up to impress the gullible masses. Indeed, the attitude too often displayed at airports by the over paid DHS’s minions of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is akin to that of storm troopers.
Two years ago I and others called attention to a dangerous provision slipped into an omnibus appropriation bill that gave the President of the United States the unprecedented power to deploy the U.S. military for domestic duty within the United States as he sees fit.
President Bush (or someone who had his ear) came up with the disturbing idea that the U.S. military should be put in charge of domestic police matters when a “major catastrophe” occurs within America.