Off With Their Heads!

Questions and Observations

One of the things I’ve noticed over the years is governments at all levels building expensive monuments to itself.  From local city halls and county administration buildings to Washington DC, governments spare no expense in ensuring they have the very best in terms of buildings to house them. And, it appears, the Department of Homeland Security is not to be denied either:

Washington notables broke ground on the future home of the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, symbolically starting construction on the biggest federal building project in the Washington area since the Pentagon 68 years ago.

The project will bring together more than 15,000 employees now scattered in 35 offices in the region, placing them on a 176-acre campus strewn with historic buildings in a long-neglected corner of Washington, five miles from the Capitol building.

Department leaders hope the $3.4 billion consolidation will help the department fulfill its core mission — protecting the homeland — in ways big and small.

Basically, they just need a big place to store all that ammo they’ve been buying.

And for Big Sister’s throne room, of course.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Off With Their Heads! — 1 Comment

  1. Maybe we could get someone to get a look at the plans – see if they're putting in a practice-shooting range weapons-testing laboratory in the basement –

    It'd probably be located pretty close to the dungeon cells and waterboarding rooms temporary detention rooms and interview lounges, and maybe near the armored-vehicle storage employee parking garage.

    Gotta always "think ahead", y'know…


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