The Department of Peacebuilding

Congresswoman Barbara Lee is sponsoring legislation (H.R. 808) that would create a new cabinet level bureaucracy…the Department of Peacebuilding.  No, don’t rub your eyes, you read that correctly.

What would this Department do, you ask?

This proposed department would be charged with developing national strategies and programs for violence reduction both domestically and internationally.  Working across agencies, the Secretary of Peacebuilding would sponsor conflict prevention and dispute resolution initiatives, facilitate peace summits between conflicting parties, encourage community policing, and support efforts by local community and religious groups to reduce gun violence, racial and ethnic violence, and prevent violence against women and LGBT Americans.

And, it would be funded with enough money as is necessary to provide this vital service, both here and abroad.

So, while our President is flying around the country inventing the damage that would be caused by the loss of $85 billion in budget increases, and, while our national debt inches ever closer to $17 trillion, Ms. Lee is proposing yet another government behemoth that will duplicate what is already being done by our State Department, at least on the international level, and a myriad of both federal and state agencies on the national and local level.

No wonder we’re broke.

Any guesses as to Ms. Lee’s political affiliation?


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8 Responses to "The Department of Peacebuilding"

  1. stinkfoot says:

    The more I see of the current obsession to grow the bureaucracy amid the budget debate charades the more I’m convinced that it’s time to effect a wholesale house cleaning and to start over.  Our collective ignorance is being used to engineer high mis-informational support for something that will ultimately prove to be not in the interest of anyone who values freedom.

  2. sammy22 says:

    The D of P is a silly idea.

  3. JBS says:

    The short name will be: DOPe and the motto will be: “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”
    This country has real problems that the Regime won’t face and this _________ is wasting time proposing second-grade social work tripe.

  4. Eric says:

    Leave it to Barbara Lee to come up with something as stupid as this!  We have real problems in this country and this is the silliness that our “legislators” spend their time with?  “Ms. Lee, you are so overpaid!”

  5. ricbee says:

    Another blithering idiot in Congress. What have we done to deserve this? Our only hope is in the San Andreas fault.

  6. Lynn says:


  7. SeeingRed says:

    Is Barbara Lee related to Cynthia McKinnon?

  8. PatRiot says:

    This department name changing is going right here, in front of our eyes.  It is a “revolutionary” change.  In 2 generations the transformation will be complete.  DEP is now DEEP.
    Dept of Safety is now Dept of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
    Another fundamental change, but it is not the change America hoped for, wanted or needed. 

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