Security, Washington-Style

Congress voted this past week to authorize nearly $40 billion for the Homeland Security Department, but the result will likely continue to be more bureaucracy and less security for Americans.

Five years into this new Department, Congress still cannot agree on how to handle the mega-bureaucracy it created, which means there has been no effective oversight of the department. While Congress remains in disarray over how to fund and oversee the department, we can only wonder whether we are more vulnerable than we were before Homeland Security was created.

Dr. Paul's weekly column (May 14, 2007) here: http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2007/tst051407.htm




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Where are you on 9/11 Truth?

Ron:

While it is awful that Homeland Security is wasteful and inefficient, as a voter I am more concerned with the fact that the US government is currently being run by criminals.

There is considerable evidence that 9/11 was an inside job. What is your view on this? If it was, then there can hardly be any other issue of similar magnitude.

Good luck in the debate tomorrow. Don't duck 9/11.

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

A conspiracy, but not how you mean it.

Dogster,

Let me jump in here -- if you are asking if W or his minions arranged to have planes flown into the WTC, then the answer is no, that's just conspiracy theory BS which has no place in this campaign if you have any desire for people to take us seriously.

On the other hand, there have been endless efforts on the part of our government to annoy the living crap out of the Arab & Muslim people so that a major attack on us was inevitable. However, I don't think the money men behind the government really wanted an attack, as the resulting stock market collapse wiped trillions of dollars off the net worth of these same people. It's taken years to recover those paper losses, and if 9/11 hadn't happened, they would all be a lot richer today. And yes, this includes W's friends in the oil industry. Even companies most directly tied to war profits like Haliburton are not really making much money by Wall Street standards.

It's your business if you want to cling to conspiracy theories, but the simple fact is that it doesn't matter if we got into this mess by conspiracy, stupidity, laziness, incompetence, or just plain bureaucratic bloody-mindedness, either way the solution's the same -- throw the bums out.

20% of the world's population hates or at least resents us, we weren't prepared for an attack, we didn't prevent the attack, our response to the attack was a befuddled mess, and it's still a pile of crap today. How many mistakes shall we permit Bush and Congress to make before we do something about it?

Cheers,
Gary Watson
http://RonPaulPodcast.com

Cheers,
Gary Watson
http://RonPaulPodcast.com