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Cut DOS (State Department) excess Fat.

Cut DOS unnecessary functions and get back to State business.

Vic Biorseth, Monday, September 16, 2013
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Soon after this nation was born, it became apparent that the Presidency was in need of assistance in conducting affairs of state, most particularly foreign affairs and diplomacy.  The first "Department" authorized by Congress and approved by the President was the Department of Foreign Affairs, and President Washington appointed Thomas Jefferson to be the first Secretary of that Department.  Original responsibilities included minting coinage and conducting the census.  Eventually minting was moved to Treasury, and the census was moved into its own bureaucracy. 

(Today, under Obamunism, the American Census is fraudulently done by ACORN, SEIU workers, Alinksyite community organizers and others under the strict control of the Marxist Party.  (I mean Democrat.))

Today we know the Department of Foreign Affairs to be the Department of State, or State Department, or DOS.  It is supposed to be the structure for our diplomatic corps, and the central reporting point for all American ambassadors to other nations.  The Secretary of State, appointed by the President and approved by the Senate, is sworn in his oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and is responsible for upholding the President's foreign policy, everywhere, with consistency. 

In my not so humble opinion, that is all the Secretary of State should be doing.  If I may opine further, American foreign policy should be restricted to peaceful communication supporting lawful international trade and commerce, cooperating in international investigations, protecting American interests abroad, and providing security to foreign interests in America. 

Everything in DOS that is not required to fulfill those restricted policies should be eliminated from DOS.  In particular, the United Sates Marines provide security for US Ambassadors, Embassies and diplomatic stations.  There is no need for "extra" security forces under sole control of DOS.  FBI/CIA agents already operate from within US Embassies and diplomatic stations; there is no need for "extra" intelligence or criminal investigative agents under sole control of DOS.  The last thing America, or the world, needs is the growth of "shadow governments," whether at home or abroad, with hidden, secret agendas of their own. 

INR (Intelligence and Research) should be cut completely; there is nothing this group does that cannot be done better by CIA/FBI. 

S/CT (Counter Terrorism Coordinator) and Ambassador At Large should be cut completely.  This mission would be best handled by DOD coordinating military intelligence with CIA/FBI.

S/GAC (Global AIDS Coordinator) should be cut completely.  Infectuous AIDS was exposed as a hoax long ago, and no US treasure should be spent promoting, furthering or expanding this absolute open fraud, whether domestically or internationally. 

S/CRS (Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization) should be cut completely.  Foreign entities in need of "reconstruction" should use their own resouces first, before negotiating with a US Ambassador for any assistance. 

S/OCR (Director Office of Civil Rights) should be cut completely.  We have no proper business imposing our views on other peoples.  US Ambassadors should encourage and support, only, the same basic, fundamental civil rights foundational to America, which are:

  1. Equal treatment of all men before the same just law.
  2. Sanctity of human life.
  3. Liberty of the citizenry to find their own way in life.
  4. Citizen ability to prosper by their own industry, which means, when reduced to the simplest level, the right to own private property. 

All of which requires, first and foremost, encouragement and support of the sacred over the profane. 

Legislative Affairs should be cut completely.  Legislative affairs are the exclusive domain of the President and Congress. 

M/WHL (Office of White House Liaison) should be cut completely.  The President and the Secretary of State should be smart enough to converse with each other without any liaison between them. 

S/P (Policy Planning) should be cut completely.  DOS is supposed to implement the President's policy, not make it. 

Undersecretary for Democracy and Global Affairs responsibilities should be radically cut. 

  1. DRL (Democracy, Human Rights and Labor) should be eliminated altogether.  We have no Constitutional mandate or authorization to try to impose any popular social theories on foreign entities. 
  2. CES (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs) should likewise be eliminated entirely.  The world has been damaged enough by the open fraud of Global Warming and other scientistic frauds.  
  3. PRM (Population, Refugees and Migration) should be cut back.  The so-called human population problem may be one of the oldest open frauds to ever gain government sponsorship under the protection of the Democrat Party. 

    All American embassies should be concerned about in this area is people legitimately applying for refugee status, legitimate immigration and visa applications. 

There is probably a lot more that can and should be cut, but this is a good starting point.  America needs to get back to living within the constraints and the rules of her own Constitution, which is to say, America needs to get back to being a nation of laws and not merely another nation of men. 

To than end, we need to get back to having Secretaries of State more akin to the model of the first one, Thomas Jefferson.  Alas, that will not occur until we have a President more akin to the first one, George Washington.  So long as we have a President who is, first and foremost, an Alinskyite Marxist radical who despises America, her history and everything she stands for, we will have Secretaries of State with similar views. 

His first appointed Secretary of State, Madam Hillary, was a fellow Alinskyite radical. 

Now, we have - John Kerry.  As Secretary of State.

John Kerry, who threw the medals he had awarded himself in the dirt. 

Who lied, enormously, in public hearings, slandering American servicemen and making them out to be rapists, plunderers and murderers, allowing Cronkite and the rest of the Marxist media to jump on those lies, magnify them to the limit and never let them go

Who illegally "negotiated" with the Viet Cong leadership in Paris while we were still at war with them. 

Who participated in a Communist organization vote on whether to begin assassinating US Senators immediately, or later. 


The Book Jacket, for Kerry's New Soldier book.  Note the upside-down American flag, in a parody of the Iwo-Jima Marine Memorial.  This book of Kerry's was and is a direct slap in the face of every American veteran who ever served in war.

John Kerry was appointed by our dear leader, Comrade President Barack Hussein "Kiss my ass because I'm black" Obama, peace be upon him, and he was approved by the Senate, Harry Reid Presiding.  May each of their armpits be incurably infested with the fleas of ten thousand camels, and may they live ten thousand years. 



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Date:  Tue Sep 17 09:12:05 2013
From:  Subyz
Email:   rcsherrillj@yahoo.com
Location:  Hudgins / VA / USA
Comment: 

I can't think of anything government does better than grow government!  And they are not reluctant to compensate themselves well as shown by the number of counties surrounding Washington DC that have the highest incomes in the nation!


Date:  Wed Sep 18 05:39:11 2013
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Subyz:

Exactly.

It is trending thus as predicted, long ago.  In 1830s America, Tocqueville recognized that the exceptional greatness of America was rooted in citizen individual liberty, constrained only by the Christian "goodness" that permeated American society.  He spoke of two trends, which, if not controlled or stopped, would bode ill  for future America:

  1. The eventual meaninglessness and pointlessness of religion that would accompany the rise and spread of Unitarianism (loss of belief in the Trinity.)
  2. The dehumanizing perversion and moral depravity that would accompany the rise and spread of Illuminism (opposition to religion as superstition, and preeminence of scientism, accompanied by opposition to prejudice and support of gender equality.)

In those days all education was rooted in the home.  Home schooling meant, basically, a parental "kick-start" with the alphabet, elementary Three R's, the Bible, and children transitioning into self-education.  Older children taught the younger ones; once they could read and had mastered the most basic skills, they were almost on their own, becoming self-educated as their interests led them. 

Today, thanks to public education, and thanks to illuminati-controlled academe, the population is being systematically dumbed-down and morally depraved, and - this is the important one - more dependent, as opposed to independent.  Less exceptional.  Less excellent.  Less moral.  Less Christian. 

Therefore wealth, as well as power, migrates from the people to the new ruling class, which is the government, which still laughingly calls itself representative.  The government takes care of more and more of the people, who can no longer take care of themselves.  They have been moronified, and impoverished, and they are ever increasingly oblivious to what has happened and is happening to them, like dumb animals. 

But the professional politicians are all quite happy. 

Regards,

Vic


Date:  Thu Sep 19 03:58:18 2013
From:  Talitha Jones
Email:   -
Location:  -
Comment: 

This all jive ass racism and you all jive ass racist.


Date:  Thu Sep 19 06:32:06 2013
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Talitha:

... said the pot to the kettle ...

Regards,

Vic


Date:   Wed  Oct 29 2014
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Changes pursuant to changing the website URL and name from 
Thinking Catholic Strategic Center to
Catholic American Thinker.

Pulled the trigger on the 301 MOVE IT option June 1, 2014. Working my way through all the webpages.  . 

Regards,

Vic


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