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Time to abolish DHS

Two years ago this month, the federal government broke ground on what was supposed to be a massive new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security. Situated on the St. Elizabeths Hospital campus in Southeast Washington, the $3.4 billion project was designed to bring together some 15,000 employees of our newest Cabinet department, which in less than a decade has become notorious for waste, mismanagement and inflicting pointless humiliation on airline travelers.

Depending on your sense of humor, you may get a mordant chuckle out of the fact that, before the government adopted the St. Elizabeths moniker in 1916, the property was known as the Government Hospital for the Insane.

DHS' headquarters project hit a speed bump recently when the House voted to eliminate funding for the project.

That's a start, but in a new study, my Cato Institute colleague David Rittgers makes a provocative and compelling argument for going much further. He argues that, 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, it's time to abolish the Department of Homeland Security.

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Comment by Ed Price
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And not only them, but DPS and DES and a whole other bunch of D's, etc.. Why not Government in general?

See: "Government Corruption Causes Mass Blackout" and realize the difference in the States is only the element of subtlety and secrecy. 09/28/2011

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