Andrew Gronosky November 26, 2012 10:40 AM

Does anyone else find it disturbing that the Statement of Purpose of homeland security includes “economics, education, climate changes, energy, water and food security, and health threats” ? How is this concept of homeland security different from “government,” itself? It’s an interesting spin on the police state — everything affects security, so a security agency has authority over everything.

boog November 26, 2012 2:11 PM

From the “Statement of Purpose”:

[Homeland security] is about the collective strength of the entire country working to create and sustain a homeland that is safe and secure, and in which American interests, aspirations, and way of life can thrive.

Then what’s our homeland security about?

While I’m certain that entering a homeland security essay contest would be exactly as fun as it sounds, I strangely have very little interest. Now, if it was a homeland security sarcasm contest? Sure, sign me up.

Dirk Praet November 26, 2012 6:27 PM

And the big prize is 500 USD ? Do they honestly think anybody with a real idea will just give that away for 500 USD ? Oh well, if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

sego ayah November 26, 2012 9:33 PM

This has me very concerned. The president now has his own police force. they have in the past been involved in bio-weapons manufacturing under G.W. Bush at TEXAS AM… And there has been breeches in Texas and Washington state. I believe Bush planned to be still in office when he authorized production of these bio-weapons… He had Homeland security fund and run whole operation with a bunch of college kids stand foreign students.

Figureitout November 27, 2012 2:30 AM

Homeland security strives to adapt these traditional functions to confront terrorism and disasters along with new threats and evolving hazards — such as proliferation, cyber, transnational crime, violent extremism, stability and security of the space environment, economics, education, climate changes, energy, water and food security, and health threats.
–Holy sh*t, what is the “space environment, entire U.S.?! Food security?! Energy?!Water?!-Take your trolling elsewhere!!! Secure your own if you care at all!!!
I have an idea, but I gave it to someone who payed $600!!!!!

Eadwacer December 6, 2012 12:35 AM

The topic is: What is a dangerous idea you have about homeland security, and why is it dangerous?

Here’s a dangerous idea for you: Freedom

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