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Federal Government: What Is ‘Homeland Security’ Anyway?

January 11, 2013 by  

Federal Government: What Is ‘Homeland Security’ Anyway?
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The Federal government has implemented a massive security/surveillance apparatus in the years since 9/11 under the guise of homeland security, but a new report indicates that the government doesn’t know what “homeland security” actually means.

A report out Tuesday from the Congressional Research Office details how 30 Federal entities handling everything from social security to agriculture are receiving Homeland Security funding because the government has no clear designation as to what constitutes spending to secure the homeland.

From the report:

Ten years after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the U.S. government does not have a single definition for “homeland security.” Currently, different strategic documents and mission statements offer varying missions that are derived from different homeland security definitions. Historically, the strategic documents framing national homeland security policy have included national strategies produced by the White House and documents developed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Prior to the 2010 National Security Strategy, the 2002 and 2007 National Strategies for Homeland Security were the guiding documents produced by the White House. In 2011, the White House issued the National Strategy for Counterterrorism.

In conjunction with these White House strategies, DHS has developed a series of evolving strategic documents based on the two national homeland security strategies and include the 2008 Strategic Plan—One Team, One Mission, Securing the Homeland; the 2010 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review and Bottom-Up Review; and the 2012 Department of Homeland Security Strategic Plan. The 2012 DHS strategic plan is the latest evolution in DHS’s process of defining its mission, goals, and responsibilities. This plan, however, only addresses the department’s homeland security purview and is not a document that addresses homeland security missions and responsibilities that are shared across the federal government. Currently, the Department of Homeland Security is developing the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, which is due late 2013 or early 2014.

Translation: The government designates whatever it wants to as homeland security spending. According to the report, the actual Department of Homeland Security receives only about 52 percent of the money spent on “homeland security.” The rest is split up among 30 other Federal agencies, leading to a notion that “funding is driving priorities rather than priorities driving the funding,” according to the report.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • FreedomFighter

    “report indicates that the government doesn’t know what “homeland security” actually means.”

    Homeland Security: the ability of government to become larger, replicating the job of the military only inside the US and used against the American people, DHS does not protect the people it is disigned to be a GESTPO

    The US Military was disigned and implemented to protect the homeland of the United States of America. DHS or the “Department of Human Sacrifice” should be eliminated, we dont need a GESTPO.

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

    • Chris

      After two years of reading and commenting on here, I finally agree with you on something. Maybe there is hope for the country after all. :)

      Simper Fi, baby.

    • TIME

      Dear FF,

      Great post… To the POINT and 100% Correct.

      Peace and Love Shalom

    • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

      Amen Freedom Fighter, it is all about government control of the people, has been done before and people have learned nothing from history. God Bless and Semper Fi Friend:

    • Bob

      Homeland security should be the first agency to be abolished it’s like the Nazi SS!

    • Walter & Renee Agard

      you got that right FreedomFighter

  • Warrior

    “Without a general consensus on the physical and philosophical definition and missions of
    homeland security, achieved through a strategic process, some believe that there will continue to
    be the potential for disjointed and disparate approaches to securing the nation. From this
    perspective general consensus on the homeland security concept necessarily starts with a
    consensus definition and an accepted list of prioritized missions that are constantly reevaluated to
    meet risks of the new paradigm that is homeland security in the 21st century. These varied
    definitions and missions, however, may be the result of a strategic process that has attempted to
    adjust federal homeland security policy to emerging threats and risks.”

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    Shawn Reese

    When you cut through all the BS, it’s all about “gubmint control” and “gubmint make work”. Only the gubmint can invent these “perpetual motion” machines. I forgot, are we on a number or color system for threat levels these days?

  • RevNowWhileWeCan

    The Department of Homeland Security is just another brownshirt organization to keep even more separation between the people and gov’t. IMO, these different groups are being used as back-up by the gov’t because I believe the military is finally getting fed up with the lies from our leaders. I believe the gov’t is going to use all of these federal groups to do their dirty work here at home because the MIC has lost it’s confidence in the leadership here at home and when and if the gov’t tries to enforce craziness here at home, they’ll be forced to turn to these federal groups like DHS, CIA, FBI, FEMA Corps, armed S.S. and IRS agents if SHTF. The MIC, IMO, could be our best allies if things get really desperate.
    Also, the DHS is just another funnel for the criminal poliicians to give more huge contracts to their criminal friends in the private sectors and continue to take as much money as they can while it still has purchasing power. When they can’t buy anything else and the well is try, they’ll use them to protect themselves and their criminal friends from the destruction they are currently manufacturing.
    Have you seen a lot of these DHS vehicles? Instead of basic vehicular necessities, they look like they should be on “pimp my ride”. They travel in style. The best tax dollars can buy.

    I love my government. More please………

  • roger gunderson

    People get fooled real easy. Our Government lulls people into “feeling safer” while bloating Government size.

    • alpha-lemming

      Exactly….. I recall at the time, the ball got dropped and 9-11 happened primarily due to a lack of communication between agencies. How do we stream-line the intell and improve efficiency???…… 1 more layer of bureaucracy ought to do it.

      • Jimmy The Greek

        No one dropped the ball on 911 they let it happen ! same as in OK City , nickles ratted on McVAY , they they told the ATF goons not to come near the building that day they had charges in the bulbing set to be triggered with mercury switches that would go off from the vibes of the truck bomb ,

  • TIME

    Dear People,

    One word: ” DEMOCIDE ”

    299,000.000 > thats {{{ 299 MILLION }}} people killed by their alledged lovable leaders all in the name of not being PC to the STATE / BIG GOVERNMENT..

    Thats what the DHS is all about people.

    What the hell will it take to break the spell with you all? .

    Peace and Love, Shalom

  • Chester

    Hope you are all aware that DHS has its own marshal’s force. Have seen THOSE vehicles traveling main roads not too long back, in what is basically a backwater area. NOT fancies, just rather plain Chevrolet Suburbans, but rather clearly marked as to who they belonged to.

    • Warrior

      And they are all Armor Vehicles! There’s a retrofitter here in chicago that is going gangbusters tearing these vehicles down and plating em.

  • Jimmy The Greek

    The federal government could not find it butt with both hands even if they sitting on them ! let alone run some kind of of homeland security .

    • TIME

      Dear JTG,

      Don’t kid yourself, for anyone to underestimate the evil of these people is to place yourself in the gave before your dead.

      This is a very serious moment in time, as in do you know that high school grads are getting letters from DHS explaining that they will be given funds for higher education if they serve in the DHS for a few years?

      Just for the record thats been going on now for the last 2 years. The folks they are looking at are the alledged “Minorites” as well all people on Government aids children.

      Now look at the picture again and tell me all about how lost these people are. Your dead wrong so get a grip and do it very soon. Just as the German people were dead wrong about the Nazi’s.

      Peace and Love, Shalom

      • Jimmy The Greek

        I understand what you are saying however if they are recruting from the minorites they well not be getten the cream of the crop LOL

      • TIME

        Dear JTG,

        Perhaps not, but then again perhaps they will in fact get just what they really want, angry hate filled people ~ with ZERO moral codes ~ who want nothing more than to kill.

        Just think of it this way ~ a well trained gang of thugs ~ who are both armed with the best equipment & with unlimited funds for said equipment.

        Peace and Love Shalom.

      • SirCrashton

        “…a well trained gang of thugs ~ who are both armed with the best equipment & with unlimited funds for said equipment.”

        Precisely what Hitler’s brown shirts, and later the SS, were.

  • GRusling

    DHS is completely useless as any kind of defensive force, unless that refers to defense of the PERKS our government leaders keep passing out to themselves. It’s just one more layer of bureaucracy installed to soak up tax dollars and support the “friends and relatives” of the liars residing in Washington DC, sucking the life out of the producing class in America.

    When will The People wake up and stop voting for these criminals, over and over again?

  • http://yahoo D.Darlow

    Homeland Security ; Secure the BORDERS , Stop the Illegal DRUG TRAFFIC ,Stop illegals from entering this country………………………………………. And I didn’t attend any feel good meetings in Washington………………………………….

    • gunner

      They don’t want to secure our borders or stop illegal drug traffic. They encourage illegal immigration (running public service announcements IN MEXICO on how to get food stamps) and are major players in the illegal drugs entering this country. Securing the border will interfere with their plans to bring this country to its knees.

  • BobfromSoCal

    If they don’t know what Homeland security means, all they need to do is look into the not so distant past and find out what Fatherland security was all about.

  • FWO21

    This reminds me of the movie “State of Play” where they have this organization with all these phoney companies within it and money is given to these companies that don’t exist. I think Homeland Security is just another place to spend taxpayer dollars that we don’t have. It is all very criminal.

  • Steven4Freedom

    By the way, Homeland Security means: secure pro-zionist, pro-israHelli, pro-socialist agandas within the USA. America is a colony of israHell.

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