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Posted on 12/17/2012 2:50:15 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Dem renews call for 'Department of Peace' after Conn. shooting By Pete Kasperowicz - 12/17/12 02:57 PM ET
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Monday afternoon resumed his call for a federal "Department of Peace," which he said is needed to counteract a "cultural matrix" in the United States that produces violence.
"On a global level, this type of thinking justified war and brings the slaughter of innocents. Nationally, it sows seeds for murder," he said on the House floor.
"Yet war abroad and violence at home are not inevitable. We have it within our power to recreate America today."
"Let us create an organized, structured approach to become architects of a new culture of peace in our homes and our schools and our workplaces," he added. "This is what the Department of Peace is about. Let us establish in America, where national security and peace at home includes jobs, housing, physical and mental healthcare, education, retirement security for all."
Kucinich, who is leaving the House at the end of the 112th Congress, has introduced legislation calling for the creation of a Department of Peace, a bill that has more than five dozen Democrats as co-sponsors.
Del. Gregorio Sablan (D), a delegate for the Northern Mariana Islands, also took to the floor Friday afternoon to offer condolences to the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and also to argue in favor of stricter gun-control laws in light of the shooting.
"But merely to offer condolences feels meaningless to me, unless we also act to save other children and families and communities from a repetition of this same terrible tragedy," he said. "We in Congress must take action to keep assault weapons and high-capacity clips out of the hands of those who are so dangerous, or deranged or deluded that they can snuff out the life of innocents on a whim."
Sablan acknowledged the Second Amendment right to bear arms, but said that amendment should not be seen as something that prevents action.
"If our talk does not take guns out of the hands of people who would murder children, then our condolences today are just empty words," he said.
How about a Department of Mental Health - for Kookcinich, alone. He’d keep at least of few hundred bureaucraps busy for a while.
They should name it the “Department of Domestic Tranquility,” or DDT. That’s a euphemistic name that would make the KGB/Cheka proud.
Patterned after the ‘religion of peace’ (Islam)?
How would a “department of peace” have helped the school shooting?
The department of energy is supposed to make us less reliant on foreign oil. We’re more dependent since it was created.
The department of education is (I guess) supposed to educate us better. Test scores are falling nation wide.
So with a department of peace, I can only guess that our world will get more violent....
This impish man is still in Congress? I thought he was redistricted out of seat in Congress.
Damn, that is so just 1984!
I was thinking retard, fool, maroon...
I thought he got beat by Marcy Kaptur which would make him the lamest of ducks.
...the midget must be shrinking, along with his brain...he might need another step installed on his personal step stool he uses at home...(wife is tall)
Could this be the actual implementation of the 2008 proposal of a Civilian National Security Force” which would be just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as the US Military?
*thinks of Peacekeepers from “The Hunger Games”*
“If our talk does not take guns out of the hands of people who would murder children, then our condolences today are just empty words,” he said.
Empty words from empty people.
Let me guess...
The Department of Peace will have tens of thousands of new bureaucrats, using the model of the TSA. It will accomplish the broad goals set forth by the Øregime when he envisioned a civilian defence force as strong and well funded as the U.S. military...
is that about right?
That would be the perfect place to move the department of defense. War Is Peace.
We are witnessing a resurgence of all the feel-good stuff that characterized the 1920’s and 30’s, with a push towards socialism, League of Nations crap, and marxist folk music. Against this backdrop of passivity and weakness, the enemies of freedom armed themselves to the teeth, and shortly thereafter much of the civilized world lay in smoldering ruins with 100 million people give or take, dead.
Dim renews call for ‘Department of Peace’ after Conn. shooting
Yeah, thanks Dennis... that ought to take care of it, you demented $hit-for-brains moonbat.
What a hammerass . . . the slaughter of innocents continues daily with 3,300 unborn/newly born Americans DAILYin our abortuaries! And this jackass talks about "slaughter" of innocents.
We already tolerate the Religion of Peace, is that not good enough?
State Dept., HHS, and Homeland Security have that waterfront well covered lad.
All working overtime, in coordination with the White House and the AG to crush DOD and the Constitution.
Peace through what..? Liberalism is truly a mental illness.
..a poem by Darrell Scott father of Rachel Joy Scott, killed at Columbine, read before a subcommittee in 1999...it should be sent to all the idiots in Congress. So it all starts again........
Why don’t they create a Ministry of Truth (Minitrue) while they’re at it?
Department of Peace?
Lordy,I just got a big,fat headache.
Take a clue from Babylon 5, and adopt the “Ministry of Peace” specifically the Nightwatch division.
The Department of Peace and Rainbows.
Of course he is saying this is Bush’s fault..
No doubt Hitler had an equivalent dept.
Feelings...wo wo wo wo....Feelings.
Since truth brings peace which brings tranquility, it could be called the Ministry of Truth... Has a nice totalitarian ring to it...
Another department of something? I had to check to see if this was satire. Our country is going down fast.
I’m 90% convinced to leave. I’ve narrowed it down to Panama or Ecuador.
There’s some irony here - Dennis’s wife is involved with some physicians’ group that’s concerned with promoting “responsible medicine”. I wonder if that group includes any head-shrinkers.
Dem renews call for 'Department of Peace' after Conn. shooting
Let me guess: It will have an increasingly creepy investigative/enforcement arm called "Nightwatch" (Babylon 5 reference).
Don’t forget a $100 billion budget with automatic annual increases.
Better yet redirect the money from the military because peace will break out everywhere.
I was thinking more along the lines of pin-headed asshat or misshapen-headed LIB degenerate or freedom-hating anti-American loser or...
These anti-Freedom creeps are relentless.
down the hall from the Dept of STFU, of which I am the head.
I’m watching Terra Nova right now. I expect to see Dennis riding into a scene on an Allosaur any minute.
Peace? just medicate the entire population.
DOPE... The Department of Peace Eternal.
We don’t need anymore damn Department of........ With our bloated federal budget, time to slash departments out.
” How do you recognize those who might be the future murderers?”
Easy...those would be Christians, conservatives, tea party, homeschoolers, preppers and gun owners. You know, terrorist types.
Department of Peace, or Department of Pacification, Dennis? Please be clear.
They could use some of that ammo the Department of Justice has been squirreling away.
Uruguay doesn’t sound too bad either.
You can get instant dual citizenship in Nevis and St. Kitts for a couple hundred grand.
Closer to home, you have Canada.