Home Sweet Homeland Security,
October 21st, 2015
The terrorist activity of 9/11 2001 gave birth to a pretty big baby; The Department of Homeland Security. They were brought into existence by the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The Act is like reading a paperback novel with no plot twist or even a plot for that matter. It’s 187 pages where the characters are handed their parts for a play in progress. It’s the most impressive show in recent times and all the world’s a stage. I’ve read it for you but if you’d like to read it yourself be my guest. Homeland Security Act of 2002
I playfully make references to plays and books but this is very real. Because of modern times it’s probably what America should have looked like a decade before the attacks took place. 22 separate departments came together to form The Department of Homeland Security. That’s an amazing amount of consolidating for more efficiency. I can’t overstate how much of a fan I am. If I didn’t have such a past to contend with I’d love to leave my mark by contributing through the DHS.
The aspect you may want to know most about the Homeland Security Act is how much power they have. They have quite a bit. They really don’t have to answer to anyone except the Vice President and the Congress. I think they should have to answer to less; the Vice President and the speaker of the house only. There are too many corrupt elements in Congress for the kind of sensitive information they possess. The goal should be to ween off of such authority when it can be explained to the people why such authority was ever needed.
SEC. 811. AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY (of Homeland Security)
(b) PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN INVESTIGATIONS
(d) ACCESS TO INFORMATION BY CONGRESS
The above section is where you can find the limits of authority in the Homeland Security Act.
All that being said I did find some problems with America while reading the Homeland Security Act. It seems to me that the private sector provides much more vital support to our Government than the average American Citizen. That includes the DHS and the DoD (Department of Defense). So much so that I’m afraid the Government is dependent on such technologies and personnel, leaving us (the American people) at the mercy of the private sector (big business). I believe the American Government should always be able to stand on it’s own; that’s stand on the people without crushing them under it’s weight. If this trend continues it will result in an Oligarchy residing over an Anarchy. An Oligarchy is when a few of the wealthiest rule the rest. This calls for a new economy, new perspective, and the redistribution of wealth.
The problem with the redistribution of wealth is when transferring it to the lower classes there’s no way to keep it down there. The price for material goods and services will just increase handing the money right back to the wealthy. The other problem with the redistribution of wealth is that the wealthy don’t want to do it. I have no problem with the wealthy. I hope to be wealthy some day, as do many others. We need something that will work for everyone and Occupational Parenting is that something. It won’t take a miracle to convert the economy. It only takes the will to do so. If we can coordinate the unification of 22 different departments into one functional department on the fly we can coordinate the changes needed to convert our economic system. It keeps a generous flow of income to the lowest monetary class while calling for the rest of American enterprise to feed that flow. Corporations would be invested in bringing forth the very best humanity has to offer. We would actually experience deflation and the wealthy would be able to still enjoy the lifestyle in which they’re accustomed because goods would cost less.
If there was a financial revolution today and big business wanted to pull out of government affairs (do to reforms) we wouldn’t fair well. They would take everything they know and can produce with them. The Department of Homeland Security would be a big hitter if the people of America are to have a defense. Someone would have to be able to secure the assets needed for the DoD to provide a favorable outcome for the people of America. The DHS could be The Department of Defense‘s connection to the rest of the world. Some say the American Government is headed for fall. It certainly looks possible. Lets say for arguments sake the leading contractor for for America’s technologies wanted to fail the American Government and declared the American people would now have to answer to him or her. With the control of military and Government technology would we be compelled to do so. It’s easy to say “that’s paranoid and such a company would never do that”. It’s far better to be able to say no such company can do that. The very best and brightest that the world has to offer need to be in a military uniform or employed by one of the Departments charged with keeping us safe. The people would need The Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Constitution, and any politicians worthy of reform. Such a fall would simply be reconstruction.
I’m not convinced that Bernie Sanders view of breaking up these massive entities would work without Governmental collapse but I do agree that the public needs to be more aware. I think we’re at a point where we do have to ask big business to do the right thing and the number of people asking does make a difference. I hope that billionaires, educators, and politicians have read and are reading this site. I certainly try to make it compelling enough. Until next week; keep your homes well.