Skip to comments.Dems pitch Department of Peacebuilding [would also create "Peace Days......]
Posted on 02/26/2013 10:24:00 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Dems pitch Department of Peacebuilding By Pete Kasperowicz - 02/26/13 09:57 AM ET
House Democrats led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) have introduced legislation that would create a federal Department of Peacebuilding, which would be tasked with everything from finding ways to scale back U.S. military actions to ending bullying at schools.
Under her bill, H.R. 808, the new department would be led by a Cabinet-level Secretary of Peacebuilding, who would have a seat on the National Security Council. The department would be "dedicated to peacebuilding, peacemaking, and the study and promotion of conditions conducive to both domestic and international peace and a culture of peace."
"This culture of violence that we live in is unacceptable," Lee said earlier this month. "On our streets and across the globe, the pervasive presence of violence has infected the lives of millions, and it is far past time we address it as a nation.
"We invest hundreds of billions each year in the Pentagon, in war colleges, military academies, and our national defense universities all to develop war tactics and strategies," she said in a press release. "Now we need that kind of investment in peace and nonviolence here at home."
Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) floated a similar idea in past Congresses, calling for the creation of a national Department of Peace.
The new department would be charged with pushing peace-building as a "strategic national policy objective" that would have components both at home and abroad.
Domestically, the department would be tasked with finding ways to reduce gun violence, violence against animals, gang and ethnic violence, and even bullying at schools. Internationally, the department would monitor global conflicts and propose ways to end them.
To help achieve these goals, the bill would have the department create a "peace academy," modeled on the U.S. military service academies. The secretary would also create "Peace Days," and would encourage people to "observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on Peace Days."
The bill does not appropriate a specific amount of money to create the new department but says "such sums as may be necessary" are authorized.
See Ministry of Love from 1984
John, reality has again gone a place too far for even satire.
I honestly thought this was satire until I read it and the source...
It is to laugh.
“To help achieve these goals, the bill would have the department create a “peace academy,” modeled on the U.S. military service academies. The secretary would also create “Peace Days,” and would encourage people to “observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on Peace Days.”
For something as important as peace they really should spend at least $5 trillion per year on it.
Cash For Clunkers...
Affordable Care Act...
What could possibly go wrong?
“such sums as may be necessary”
. . . ain’t that just the Washington way!
isn’t there a department of peace building in Wash DC? it is nice but always looks empty.
Coming soon ?
But if we cut 85 billion the the economy will nose dive.
These people will only get the message when the citizenry finally back up their ire with pitchforks and other.......
Sorry. We're broke. No more social programs. We can't afford the ones we have now.
[Tax and spend (D). Tax and spend (D). Tax and spend (D).]
It’s interesting that proponents want the Department of Peace to work domestically as well as internationally. That would make it the Department of Peace Everywhere.
This idea has unrealized potential. Given its mission, we could begin by folding the State Department, HHS, HUD, the U.S. Institute for Peace, and myriad other agencies into the new Department. I mean, really, there’s nothing new here other than the name.
So let’s consolidate all the relevant agencies under the banner of DOPE and cut aggregate funding by 50% in view of the efficiencies, synergies, and economies of scale generated by the new Department.
Aside from ruining America, the LIBs and the DIMs are ruining satire. Nothing is beyond the diseased degenerate minds of these pin-headed asshat moonbats...nothing!
Dept of Rainbows & Unicorns
Oh, no, no, no. You're missing the point here. This is more people control, bigger government, more government union employees, more democrat union dues donations. This bill is in ADDITION to all the other agencies.
They didn't say anything about any cutting. No way. They don't even want to discuss reducing. OMG. Are you kidding?
Union membership country wide is waaaay down. The union donations, therefore, are waaaay down. Those union members have to be replaced, so the money will still come rolling in. They can't force the private sector to unionize, so the only thing they can do is create more agencies for government union members. "It's the union donations, stupid."
Babs is Black and from Berzerkley, CA! Nothing more need be said!