AOC is suggesting that we do away with the Department of Homeland Security, and she’s right we should.

By |2019-07-12T06:00:30-08:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |16 Comments

Courtesy of CNN:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has frequently criticized Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is suggesting that the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees ICE, should be eliminated.

Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives have previously called for the abolition of ICE, but her suggestion to dissolve the umbrella department that oversees numerous agencies — including the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Transportation Security Administration — would significantly alter the federal structure overseeing immigration enforcement, anti-terrorism and disaster management that was created after the September 11 attacks.

Ocasio-Cortez first made the suggestion earlier this week in an interview with The New Yorker Radio Hour’s David Remnick during a discussion about whether it was possible to reform ICE rather than abolishing it, which Ocasio-Cortez said was impossible because the agency lacks adequate oversight.

“Would you get rid of Homeland Security too?” Remnick asked.

“I think so, I think so. I think we need to undo a lot of the egregious, a lot of the egregious mistakes that the Bush administration did. I feel like we are at a very, it’s a very qualified and supported position, at least in terms of evidence, and in terms of being able to make the argument, that we never should’ve created DHS in the early 2000s,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

 I was definitely one of those railing against the creation of DHS and the implementation of the Patriot Act.

When I first started IM I often focused on the Bush Administration’s manipulation of terror alerts as a way to keep us frightened and in support of egregious intrusions into our privacy. 

In those days the formation of DHS was seen for exactly what it was, an overreaction to a crisis that it would likely not have stopped anyway, and that would put our personal data at risk for decades to come. 

Remember we fought terrorism and tapped phones with legally obtained warrants just fine before the Bush Administratino created this clunky Gestapo like government agency. 

We did not need it then, and we most certainly do not need it now. 

The question to be asked is whether or not it is too late to put the genie back in the bottle? 

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  1. Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 4:40 am

    I always thought the name Dept of Homeland Security sounded like something from the USSR.

    As they say, don’t throw the baby out with the wash water, why don’t they FIX what is wrong instead of getting rid of it and starting from scratch.

    I have a feeling that AOC is really going to screw it up for the Democrats, instead of fighting trump they are now fighting who is on Pelosi’s side and who is on AOC side, STUPID, this is NOT the time for infighting, we need to get rid of trump!!!

    • nanna July 13, 2019 at 7:04 pm

      You can’t fix what is wrong with it, it’s a monolithic bureaucracy whose flaws were built into its creation because it’s never politic for Republicans to make a considered decision about anything important when they can be stoking emotions instead. It was never going to function but it was an excellent opportunity for Republicans to formalize a great deal of surveillance and make a shitload of money for big donors and guarantee their power for the rest of their lives. And ours, unfortunately.

      If there was any real threat to the United States then Republicans would have made Bush get out of the Saudis bed, but instead he just bent over further for them.

  2. Nonnie Mouse July 13, 2019 at 5:52 am

    The Cheney Administration (c’mon, people, Dubya was nothing but a puppet) knew that all they had to do was invoke fear into the population, which they did.
    A lot of paranoid people out there who will believe anything.

  3. Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Funny, nobody really complained about this during the Obama Admin, he could have taken care of this 10 years ago right?

    • Gryphen July 13, 2019 at 6:24 am

      No, he couldn’t.

      If you remember he could not even close Gitmo due to Republican interference, and that was one of his campaign promises.

      • Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 8:13 am

        But regardless, where were the complaints about Homeland Security regardless of who is President, from Democrats like AOC Gryphen?

        (PS if you hadn’t noticed, and sorry I know she is your pretend girlfriend, she is now being mocked, MOCKED, by members of the House Democrats who have lost patience with her ignorance and juvenile 15yo attention needs.)

        • nanna July 13, 2019 at 7:26 pm

          No complaints? bahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa how many years have you spent looking up your ass?

          TWO WORDS.


          • Anonymous July 14, 2019 at 4:07 am

            Uhhhh… Edward Snowden is not a Democrat nor a Democratic Politician nanna, lolol.

            He is most closely aligned with Libertarians, and he famously does/did not like Obama (that is putting it lightly) .

            You want to try again?……… bahahahaaaa, ha?


        • nanna July 14, 2019 at 5:58 pm

          You stupid fuckwit, half the fucking country was up in arms about Snowden. Are you going to claim that doesn’t include Democrats? Go read, there’s plenty of stuff with short words for you.

          • Anonymous July 14, 2019 at 9:59 pm

            What exactly is your point about Snowden then nanna? He did everything he did during the Obama Admin.

            He has also publicly stated his extreme displeasure with Obama and the Obama Administration.

            You really need to check yourself before you wreck yourself.

  4. Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 6:41 am

    AOC needs to run for the senate. I support her 100%. Even tho I live in Texas I would definitely shoot money her way. I think Beto needs to drop out and run for Cornan’s senate seat. He has a better chance of success there. I’m a Kamala supporter all the way.

  5. anon July 13, 2019 at 7:29 am

    I’m not sure why, but I don’t think I like AOC. Still trying to figure this out, so please no need to jump on me.

    • nanna July 13, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      I didn’t trust her from the beginning. She likes to act like she was Jenny from the block elected by the proletariat by overwhelming demand. Nothing could be further from the truth.

      Her intention all along was to go into politics- it’s the reason for her majors in college- and she ran a campaign based on identity politics. You might have noticed how good she is at divisiveness and you might have noticed the similarities to Sarah Palin in the endless victimhood. She magnifies every little turd that drops out of Fux until she gets face time on major media and nobody notices that her achievements in congress are fewer than yours and mine put together.

  6. Anonymous July 13, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Remembering when Homeland Security was created, it was just another layer of bureaucracy being added to government. The departments that were consolidated already had been established for years and did not need the extra layer of people who get paid well and make decisions people all ready in those agencies would be making.

    • Anon July 13, 2019 at 11:28 pm

      Putin was very happy. Made some money. Why his portfolio is 200 billion now. Too bad when he loses his money and dies in a Siberian prison with no heat. Shrug.

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