The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed in 2002, after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The DHS operates the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Some critics have said that DHS procedures infringe on civil liberties and don’t necessarily make the United States safer. The Department of Homeland Security nickname of “Department of Homeland Insecurity” was used as the title of a Frank Rich article in the New York (NY) Times of June 8, 2002. Humor columnist Dave Barry used “Department of Homeland Insecurity” in a syndicated column on December 29, 2002.
Other Department of Homeland Security nicknames include “Department of Homeland Surveillance” (cited in a 2003 book), “Department of Homeless Security” (cited in print since at least March 2003), “Department of Homeland Stupdity” (cited in print since at least June 2003), “Department of Hopeless Security” (cited in print since at least September 2004), “Department of Homeless Insecurity” (cited in print since at least October 2004), “Department of Hopeless Insecurity” (cited in print since at least February 2006) and “Department of Homeland Sabotage” (cited in print since at least February 2009). The Department of Homeland Security nickname of “Department of Fatherland Security” has been cited in print since at least 2002 and 2006.
Wikipedia: United States Department of Homeland Security
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11 attacks, and with the primary responsibilities of protecting the territory of the United States and protectorates from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters. In fiscal year 2011 it was allocated a budget of $98.8 billion and spent, net, $66.4 billion.
Whereas the Department of Defense is charged with military actions abroad, the Department of Homeland Security works in the civilian sphere to protect the United States within, at, and outside its borders. Its stated goal is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism. On March 1, 2003, DHS absorbed the Immigration and Naturalization Service and assumed its duties. In doing so, it divided the enforcement and services functions into two separate and new agencies: Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Citizenship and Immigration Services. Additionally, the border enforcement functions of the INS, the U.S. Customs Service, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service were consolidated into a new agency under DHS: U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Federal Protective Service falls under the National Protection and Programs Directorate.
With more than 200,000 employees, DHS is the third largest Cabinet department, after the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Homeland security policy is coordinated at the White House by the Homeland Security Council. Other agencies with significant homeland security responsibilities include the Departments of Health and Human Services, Justice, and Energy.
Homeland Insecurity Button
This button’s design mocks the official seal of the Department of Homeland Security, replacing it with a more sinister, and more accurate representation of the the nationalist security agenda.
New York (NY) Times
Department of Homeland Insecurity
By FRANK RICH
Published: June 08, 2002
When it comes to striking terror in a White House waging a war on terrorism, Osama bin Laden has nothing on a forthright American woman spilling her guts on daytime television.
Google News Archive
29 December 2002, Spokane (WA) Spokesman-Review, “It was a wary good year” by Dave Barry, pg F9, col. 2:
The Department of Homeland Insecurity responds by racheting the nation up to a code ochre alert Status ("deeply concerned").
Google Groups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 23:07:55 GMT
Local: Sat, Aug 30 2003 6:07 pm
Subject: Re: Dept of Homeland Security should avoid Microsoft
If the Department of Homeland Security (USA) is deploying Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications throughout the organisation, then they better change the name to Department of Homeland Insecurity.
Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security
By Christopher Cooper and Robert Block
New York, NY: Henry Holt and Co.
The target of much ire this time was FEMA and Michael Brown, whose bobbing head was perched high atop a float called “Department of Homeland Insecurity.”
By Timothy Linnomme
It also had other names like The Department of Homeland Insecurity or Homeless Insecurity. The DHS didn’t really have a specific home; its home was created when it came into being, absorbing all sorts or formerly separate agencies.
The LRC Blog
How the Department of Homeland Insecurity ‘Boosts’ Private Sector Wages
Posted by David Kramer on September 12, 2011 02:37 PM
Here in New York City (aka The New World Order West) the 9/11 celebration (celebration, that is, to the Banking families and their One World Government minions) is still going on a day later. I heard on a news report an interview of some commercial drivers, one of whom had to go through THREE checkpoints in Manhattan. But the commercial drivers don’t mind the beefed-up fearmongering security because...because...because...well, it’s not because of the usual mindless propaganda that comes out of their mouths, i.e., “I don’t mind the hassle because I feel safer.” No. The reason that the drivers don’t mind the extra time they have to go through this fearmongering charade is because they are paid HOURLY wages.
New York City • Government/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, September 13, 2011 • Permalink