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25% Cut in Defense
Posted by: Dale Franks on Saturday, October 25, 2008

At first, I was ready to into a big snit over Bruce's post on Barney Frank (D-MA) and his suggestion that we cut defense spending by 25%.

But, we're apparently thinking about transferring some of that money to the new, cabinet-level Department of Peace and Nonviolence.

Ah. Well. That's all right, then.
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I thought the State Dept was supposed to handle all the Peace/non violent stuff.
Written By: mac
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Perhaps, that guy Obama knows from his neighborhood, Ayers, would be interested in heading this Department. He has fought for peace and nonviolence.
Written By: Is
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Here’s the first guy to be in charge of it....
Written By: shark
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from the link under responsibilitises and powers
call on the intellectual and spiritual wealth of the people
Err, hasn’t the Dems been fighting and minimizing spiritual wealth for a while now.
(11) promote racial, religious, and ethnic tolerance;
So they are gonna start treating christians a little better now? And I find this one rich,
(e) Media-Related Responsibilities- Respecting the first amendment of the Constitution of the United States and the requirement for free and independent media, the Secretary shall—

(1) seek assistance in the design and implementation of nonviolent policies from media professionals;

(2) study the role of the media in the escalation and de-escalation of conflict at domestic and international levels and make findings public; and

(3) make recommendations to professional media organizations in order to provide opportunities to increase media awareness of peace-building initiatives.
I wonder if they are gonna look into how far in the tank the media is for Obama, or will the problem be me because I complain about the divisivness that the media is creating.
Written By: wilky
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I was initially tempted to ask if the Department of Peace would look anything like the Ministry of Peace, but having read the text of the bill, I’m starting to wonder if a more apt comparison would be the Ministry of Truth.
Written By: Bryan Pick
I really can’t understand what practical impetus there might be for a Department of Peace, but then again, I doubt that the advocates of this are really interested in expanding the cabinet as a matter of practical necessity. We might as well have a Secretary of Love and Happiness, which would probably end up as two separate departments.

It was a silly idea when Benjamin Rush proposed it and it’s even sillier now.
Written By: Paludicola

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