Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Judgment of History…

I believe that twenty-five years from now, when historians look back upon the presidency of G.W. Bush, they will judge his greatest mistake to have been the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

History demonstrates to us convincingly that the efficacy and efficiency of any bureaucracy is inversely proportional to its size.

Thus, the notion that our security and emergency response organs would be streamlined and improved by gathering them all under the umbrella of a new, über-Bureaucracy has tragically proven to be as mistaken as the notion that monumental government transfer programs would eliminate poverty.

To the degree that he has increased, rather than decreased the federal bureaucracy, George W. Bush bears responsibility for the inertia displayed by federal agencies in the wake of Katrina.

Is there anyone in the United States, with even a room temperature IQ, who believes that we are safer or better prepared to deal with a terrorist attack today than we were on 9/11/2001? An argument can be made that we’d be safer and better prepared without DHS.

I urge the President and Congress to dismantle the Department of Homeland Security as soon as possible.

Of course, I know that even if I live to be 100, it will outlive me and remain with us as a testament to the folly of collectivism.


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