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    Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Spending is at an all time high, the national debt is far into the trillions, and government is growing at an exponential rate. Arguably, there needs to be some cuts. Which of the following federal departments should be abolished? If you believe several of the listed departments should be abolished, choose the department that needs to be abolished the most.

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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Outside of DHS none of those are cabinet-level departments. Did you mean to say "agency"?
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Outside of DHS none of those are cabinet-level departments. Did you mean to say "agency"?
    Yes, thanks for catching that!

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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Outside of DHS none of those are cabinet-level departments. Did you mean to say "agency"?
    And since TSA is part of DHS, you get a twofer there.
    Therefore, since the world has still/Much good, but much less good than ill,
    And while the sun and moon endure/Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure,
    I'd face it as a wise man would,/And train for ill and not for good.

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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Department of education is a federal entity we can do with out

    ATF is an agency we should get rid of as well

    and ultimately the DEA. Drugs should be a state issue
    same with guns, tobacco and alcohol



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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Department of education is a federal entity we can do with out

    ATF is an agency we should get rid of as well

    and ultimately the DEA. Drugs should be a state issue
    same with guns, tobacco and alcohol
    DEA should have been on the list...crap.

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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    DEA should have been on the list...crap.
    I believe I can add it if you'd like. If i can figure out how.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    DoE and the ATF

    and the USAF

    and a whole host of the small agencies we never hear about.
    A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies (A) | USA.gov

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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Question.

    Does abolishing the agency remove every part of it, or are you letting people "abolish" things but then essentially keep it by moving stuff into other agencies?

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    Re: Which Of These Federal Departments Should Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Department of education is a federal entity we can do with out

    ATF is an agency we should get rid of as well

    and ultimately the DEA. Drugs should be a state issue
    same with guns, tobacco and alcohol
    But then what will turn into BADTFL (Bureau of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Firearms and Lasers)?

    P.S. Since no one ever gets jokes on this forum, this is a joke (a Fallout one).

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