Should We Abolish the Department of Homeland Security?

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Should we abolish the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)? I highlight [a few reasons why we should] in my letter to Congress: When the DHS was created the year after 9/11, it lumped in 22 agencies from other departments to improve efficiency and coordination. It has FAILED… The budget jumped from $19.5 billion in 2002…

Are Republicans powerless, or are they conning us?

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Quote of the Day: “No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” — Edmund Burke (1729-1797) The financial support of generous DC Downsizers enabled us to send the following news release to more than 800 media outlets, and nearly 5,000 websites, this morning… Are Republicans Powerless or…

In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men. It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs

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Quote of the Day: “In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men. It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs.” — Walter Lippmann (1889-1974) Source: “An Inquiry into the Principles of the Good Society,” 1937 We’ve previously updated both the “Read the Bills Act” and the “One Subject…

Does Obama need Congressional approval for military action in Libya?

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Quote of the Day: When asked about Obama’s position that he doesn’t need Congressional approval for military action in Libya because “there are no boots on the ground” there, Representative Dennis Kucinich replied: “This isn’t about footwear. This is about the Constitution of the United States.” DownsizeDC.org opposed Obama’s illegal war in Libya before it…

Help make better laws by insisting Bills only cover one subject at a time

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Quote of the Day: “True, it is evil that a single man should crush the herd, but see not there the worse form of slavery, which is when the herd crushes out the man.” — Antoine De Saintexupery (1900-1944) Source: Citadelle, 1948 We spent months revising and improving our three Downsize DC Agenda bills . .…