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Sunday, August 03, 2003
Department of Whatever

It's undisputed that the the department of "Homeland Security" is badly named -- "Orwellian" is the world most often used. I don't think it's been noted that one of the causes for the bad name is that at least 2 accurate names were already taken: "Department of Defense", and anything to do with "National Security". These two ideas have both been used to refer to projection of American military power in foreign countries for so long that the government had nothing left to refer to the concept of keeping Americans from being killed by national enemies in our own country. That's the truly Orwellian part.

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