And it made me think of situations like the one pictured here. A little redheaded boy gets the pat down treatment by older men, both agents, who could clearly be playing a part in a script that I'd rather not think about. And I also remember all those times prior to the pat down when I was required to take off my shoes at the airport while foreign nationals in all types of attire walked through unchecked. Was I really at the right number in the random check every time I flew and what about that little boy?
This brings me to the real issue which is this behemoth cabinet entity, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was rushed into being and incorporated many agencies from different departments under its control. With nearly a quarter million employees and twenty-two subordinate agencies, DHS has just become another bloated government operation that fails to get the job done and it may even be by design.
Frankly, from seeing the changing mission of the Border Patrol, we have taken a working agency and removed it's authority with the result being the nation no longer has a border. And DHS mandates the expenditure of huge amounts of money to relocate illegals, place them in places where no one wants them in small town USA and often under the cover of darkness. This is being done so often and in so many different communities that it is difficult not to come up with a conspiracy theory.
Why would any country open its border to all takers with the offer of subsidies and support at a time when so many of her own people are suffering? I don't think any other country would for any reason.
But my point is this. One Senator, Rand Paul, is questioning what the government has done and is doing about the contradiction between security and privacy. So why isn't someone taking on the TSA and its parent department, DHS, in the same way? Money in huge amounts is being wasted, the border is wide open, and DHS seems hell bent on turning America into a third world nightmare.
My opening headline favored eliminating the TSA and its worthless operation. But now, on second, I think we should eliminate the entire DHS and put its functions back in the agencies where they came from. They worked better, they performed their mission and they didn't do harm to our nation and her borders and we would save a lot of money in the process. End the DHS albatross now, and send it flying off into the sunset like the albatross that it is.
And Republicans, those of you who helped George Bush push this monstrosity through way to fast to understand it's ramifications under a different ideological Administration, take the lead on this instead of sitting at the back of the bus. We've all had enough.
It's time to take America back for Americans, folks. This would be one grand step in that process.