Skip to comments.Bush Pushes Gore Plan For Orwellian Government
Posted on 06/12/2002 11:34:46 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
BUSH PUSHES GORE PLAN FOR ORWELLIAN GOVERNMENT
Those who voted for G. W. Bush thinking they were getting a significantly different type of government from the Clinton-Gore years need to think again. Bush's proposal to consolidate federal law enforcement and civil defense capabilities is actually a replay of an old plan first submitted by Al Gore.
A June 10 CNS news report stated, "Some members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, were surprised by President Bush's proposed consolidation of federal law enforcement and civil defense capabilities under a new cabinet level Department of Homeland Security.
"But some are even more surprised to learn the plan has much in common with a nine-year-old idea hatched in the Clinton-Gore administration, which proposed a significant expansion of domestic police powers."
The report further stated, "Numerous components of President Bush's proposal, which were sketched out in a televised address last Thursday, are strikingly similar to a plan proposed by former Vice President Al Gore as part of the Clinton-Gore 'Partnership for Reinventing Government' in 1993."
The Bush-Gore plan to "reinvent government" is, in fact, nothing new. It is as old as tyranny itself - and that is exactly what the Bush-Gore plan is: a modern attempt to reinstall tyrannical government.
In the British newspaper, The Register, Thomas Greene states, "The real purpose (of Bush's proposal), clearly, is data acquisition, mining and manipulation on a gargantuan scale." He is right. Bush's reintroduction of the Clinton-Gore plan has shades of Hitler's SS corps. It is the beginning of a national police force in the United States.
Of course, when Al Gore submitted this plan back in 1993, vociferous opposition from the entire conservative community resisted it. As a result, the plan was summarily defeated.
However, things are different now. A Republican occupies the White House. Furthermore, the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington have created a "security-at-all-costs" mentality among the American people. Because of this, Bush will succeed in implementing the Clinton-Gore plan of freedom confiscation with little or no opposition.
What really takes the cake is the manner in which President Bush continues to coddle illegal aliens. He refuses to deport those whom U.S. law requires to be deported, he continues to promote the concept of granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, he refuses to take serious measures to keep likely terrorists out of our country, yet, he seems determined to thoroughly dismantle constitutional protection of our liberties.
What conservatives would have never surrendered to Al Gore, they seem happy to acquiesce to George Bush. However, the Clinton- Gore plan to eviscerate America's liberties smells as rotten (even worse) when George Bush regurgitates it! So, what has happened to conservatives' smellers?
Hart/Rudman -- 21st Century Commission Recommends New Anti-Terror Cabinet Agency
Of course, we know that those who think like this author can be trusted to run and hide at the first trouble shrieking about their lost "rights."
Are you a sucker of the public teat, a chomping mouth at the good ol' taxpayer-financed trough?
I'll wager YES!
The most vociferous responses you have received so far have not addressed the point of the article. One called the article "garbage" without further explanation. One went into a passionate defense of the current administration and policy based on the fact that Al Gore would have been a disaster. True enough, but it doesn't address the article.
Hang in there, and don't let the bastards get you down.
With all of the powers the President possesses due to the ongoing national emergencies we've had since 1933, I can't see why he would need more..
While it is obvious that our national police forces and intelligence gathering services failed us dismally for years .... culminating in the events of 9/11 ... it is not so obvious that a complete reorganization is going to do anything.
conservatives should take note that Allan Keys is quite disturbed by all the increased powers being given to the feds.
What is MOST disturbing to me is GWB's heavy handed willingness to turn the nation into a police state but at the same time do NOTHING about our outrageous immigration policies. AND this in the face of MASSIVE public outcry for immigration reform and a crackdown.I can not but be highly suspect of a president that allows 8,500 ME immigrants in here every month. What is he REALLY up to with this new super police fed agency?
I can only suggest you invest in a Don Rickles album; you definitely need NEW material.
But there are those niggling concerns...;^)
In this case, I don't know that I disagree with the Bush plan if, as advertised, it reorganizes existing agencies in a way that will make them work more efficiently together. The temptation for any statist of course is to increase, not merely reorganize government power, so hopefully some important people will watch that carefully.
I am a bit concerned about this, but willing to proceed as we do face a great danger.
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