Don’t Like Being Labeled a ‘Rightwing Extremist’? Blame Bush!
posted at 9:47 am on April 20, 2009 by The Other McCain
Creating a new Department of Homeland Security was a bad idea. . . .
Once created, bureaucratic power acts to preserve itself and advances its institutional interests by serving the interests of its political masters. The DHS report on “rightwing extremism” illustrates this principle. . . . The Bush administration’s creation of the new DHS was not simply another instance of poor administration and leadership. Rather, it established a new tool for political leaders seeking to demonize their opponents. Bush’s intentions in creating DHS don’t matter now, because it’s no longer his department. The more power government has, the greater is its potential threat to our freedom. The DHS report is a startling reminder that big government is dangerous.
Keep this in mind next time someone tries to tell you that all Republicans are brainwashed Bushbot lapdogs.